June Events

Eurofest 2014

This coming weekend (Saturday, 31 May – Sunday, 1 June) is the 17th annual Eurofest (European Festival) in Vancouver!

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Once again, Eurofest will take place at Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial St. in Burnaby). There will be 30 countries participating with two days of activities and events for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy (see festival schedule). This year, Germany (http://www.Facebook.com/FeaturedGermany) and BC Metis (http://bcmetis.com/2014/02/bc-metis-federation-preparing-for-metis-cultural-events-in-2014/) are the two featured nations.

Schedule

Saturday: 11:00AM – Midnight

This year, local band, Hey Ocean! will be performing on Saturday at 8:30PM.

Sunday: 11:00AM – 6PM

Tickets

  • Day Pass (Sat or Sun before 6PM): $15*
  • Saturday Evening Concert Pass (after 6PM): $20*

*Tickets bought online have a $1 surcharge. There is a 15% discount if two or more tickets are purchased online. Children under age 12 can attend for free. Please note that this is a CASH-ONLY event so be sure to visit an ATM or bank before attending!

 

February Events

Please check back for more updates!

  • Thursday 6: UBC Opera’s The Florentine Straw Hat (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze) – 19:30 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Friday 7:
    • Valentine’s Day Movie (L’Amour Dure 3 Ans) & Dinner – 18:30 @ Alliance Francaise – $20
    • UBC Opera’s The Florentine Straw Hat (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze) – 19:30 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Saturday 8: UBC Opera’s The Florentine Straw Hat (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze) – 19:30 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Sunday 9:
    • UBC Opera’s The Florentine Straw Hat (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze) – 14:00 @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
    • Opera Pro Cantanti: Un Ballo in Maschera – Cambrian Hall
  • Thursday 13: VSO’s Tea & Trumpets: The Best of Britain – 14:00 @ Orpheum
  • Friday 14:
    • Valentine’s Day Dancing Night Fundraiser – 18:30 @ Unitarian Church (Oak & 49th Ave) – $45
    • VSO Pops: A Romantic Valentine – 20:00 @ Orpheum
  • Sunday 16: Opera Pro Cantanti: Un Ballo in Maschera – Cambrian Hall

Nikaido Gifts – Steveston

Nikaido Gifts on Moncton St. in Steveston carries many delightful products that are rare in Vancouver.

Store Front

Store Front

Here are some of the products I saw:

  • Kusmi Tea: $28.95 for 125g (L) or $8.95 for 50g (S)
    (Other stores that carry Kusmi Tea: Örling & Wu for $30, Vancouver Special for $25.95, French Made Baking for ?)
  • Victoria & Albert Museum writing sets: $12.95
  • LANOLIN-ÄGG-TVÅL (eggwhite facial soap with rose water & lanolin) from Sweden: $0.99 for 15g and $4.95 for 50g
  • Fragonard Muguet (Lily of the Valley) Eau de Toilette: $32.95 (compared to 12,50€)
  • Various teapots and teacups from the UK
  • Not from Europe but Downton Abbey-tea by Republic of Tea (US): Grantham Breakfast Blend and English Rose Tea:

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Treats from Europe

Missing some treats from Europe? Here are some that you can find in Vancouver!

At Holt Renfrew:

Charbonnel et Walker

Charbonnel et Walker

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Gift Set - $90

Fortnum & Mason Gift Set – $90

Fortnum & Mason tea trio (Royal Blend, Earl Grey Classic, Afternoon Blend) - $26

Fortnum & Mason tea trio (Royal Blend, Earl Grey Classic, Afternoon Blend) – $26

At London Drugs:

Various brands of:

At Winners:

Various brands of Italian and English treats. I was lucky to find Charbonnel et Walker too for about half the price sold at Holt Renfrew. The fine chocolates were $14.99 (compared to $30) and the truffles were $12.99 (compared to $20).

Charbonnel et Walker Fine Chocolates and Dark Marc de Champagne Truffles

Charbonnel et Walker Fine Chocolates and Dark Marc de Champagne Truffles

At Vancouver Christmas Market:

Mostly German treats. It has more selections of Niederegger Lübeck marzipan chocolates. This year, I spotted Lebkuchenherzen!

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Christmas 2013 Events

I will be adding more events as they become available. For a full list of upcoming events, please go to: Upcoming Events.

Sat 7:

  • Marche de Noel – 10:00-16:00 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
  • Nollaig (Vancouver Gaelic Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert) – 14:00 @ All Saints Anglican Church (7405 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby) – $10-15

Sun 8:

Fri 13:

Sat 14:

Mon 16:

Tues 24: