Notable Now Vancouver: June 13, 2014

Get to the Drawing Board
Now in its fifth year, Vancouver Draw Down is a Vancouver-wide day of drawing that celebrates artistic creativity around what drawing actually is and what it can do. Reconnect with the power and pleasure of making your mark at over 45 free drawing workshops on Saturday, June 14th and take in a number of unique drawing experiments as well as vote for daily Drawing Challenge winners. Learn more here.

Just opened: The Fat Badger (1616 Alberni Street)
Vancouver’s newest dining addition has just opened in the West End/Coal Harbour area, giving Vancouverites a taste of quality British-style grub. Find plenty of local craft beers on tap as well as some British favourites and a handful of cocktails and wines by the glass to round out their list. The setting is upscale-casual in true gastro pub-style with plenty to pick from for daily lunch, dinner and weekend brunch service.

MEC Bikefest 2014
MEC is throwing the ultimate bike swap party this weekend at Athletes Village Plaza in False Creek. If you’re on the hunt for a new set of wheels for summer or just want to connect with the biking community, be sure to head to MEC Bikefest. Try out the latest gear, test ride bikes, get your bike engraved for security by the VPD, and score deals at the MEC Bikeswap while picking up tips and tricks from biking pros. There’ll also be guided bike rides, entertainment, food vendors, and kids activities. For more info click here.

Seek The Peak (June 15th, North Shore)
Seek the Peak is back for its 10th anniversary year complete with 16 gruelling kilometers of ultimate fitness bragging rights and a challenge that is guaranteed to leave you breathless. With an awe-inspiring 4100-foot climb, Seek The Peak will test your fitness, stamina, strength and overall mental toughness. Attempt this race solo or grab a few friends up for the challenge. For info and race day entry details, click here.

Coming up: FWE Garden Party (June 16th, 181 Roundhouse Mews)
Don’t miss next Monday’s annual FEW 2014 Garden Party in support of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Tickets are still available ($78 for members, $98 for non-members) and it’s a fantastic way to connect with like-minded businesswomen from the Greater Vancouver community in a casual cocktail party setting. Guest speaker Peter Armstrong (Rocky Mountaineer + FEW Honourary Council Member) will impart sage advice and tips to attendees. Learn more here.

Coming up: Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (June 20 to 22nd, Creekside Park)
Don’t miss this year’s 26th anniversary of the Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival that takes place near the Creekside Community Centre. Excitement alights with two days worth of non-stop dragon boat races guaranteed to get you cheering from the sidelines. Racing aside, the festival also features live music (Alex Cuba), a beer garden, blessing ceremony, tea tasting and more. For more info, click here.

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