Notable Now Vancouver: August 22, 2014

SeaWheeze (August 23rd, downtown)
Not your average half marathon, this LuluLemon-organized event is dubbed the yoga. run. party. SeaWheeze is a great way to get active, squeeze in your yoga, crush your running goals, and celebrate it all with a post-run brunch along with a little beachfront yoga session in true West Coast style before hitting up the SeaWheeze Sunset outdoor concert. The race might be sold out, but you can still cheer on the runners, shop the showcase store, and check out the festivities.

TripImproviser by Vancouver TheatreSports (now until September 27th)
Don’t miss your chance to catch the latest summer show from VTS. Inspired by suggestions from the audience and TripAdvisor reviews, the new show parodies real life travel experiences with hilarious results. From city to jungle, bungee jumping to bird watching, the audience-fuelled possibilities are endless due to the unpredictable nature of this show. VTSL’s performers find the funny in all travel experiences in this light-hearted comedic showcase. 

Fishing for Kids Tournament at Reflections Gala (August 23rd, Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
Don’t miss one of the hottest fundraising events in BC. Fishing for Kids has raised over $5 million for local children’s charities, including the Canucks Autism Network. This year, guests are set to enjoy a private concert by Canadian musician Tom Cochrane, appearances by Vancouver Canuck Dan Hamhuis, as well as Stanley Cup champion and tournament co-founder Willie Mitchell, as they chill out in the popular upscale alfresco lounge sipping cocktails and dining on gourmet fare. 

Hot ticket: Garden Party (August 23rd, 5251 Oak Street)
You won’t want to put your summer party attire to rest just yet…not if you plan on attending The Garden Party at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens on August 23rd. Prepare to be transported to one of London’s famous garden parties, where best-dressed titles are coveted. The gardens will be transformed for a beautiful Garden Party & Croquet Classic event complete with high tea lunch, Champagne sabering, cocktails, live art, and more. 

Coming up: Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival (Gastown, various locations)
Coming up next weekend is the third annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival and you don’t want to miss it. With a record 12 restaurants set to compete in a massive chili cook off, the 200 block of Carrall Street (between Water and Cordova streets) will be reset for a picnic feast. Pop by for free entertainment, indulge in the beer garden, patio hop, and raise funds for Athletics for Kids.


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