Volunteers Wanted – 2018 Canada Day Drumming Celebration

I’m writing today to see whether Columbia College would be interested in joining us and helping us share the word regarding the upcoming event as we’re currently looking for international participants from 50+ nationalities to join our drum circle in Vancouver on July 1, 2018, in celebration of Canada’s diverse culture and together setting a new Guinness World Record for “Most Nationalities in A Drum Circle.” 

We thought this would be a great occasion for Columbia College Students to get a taste of Canada’s diverse culture while showcasing their own cultural heritage. 

To participate as a drummer, interested participant can now register at www.canadadaydrumming.com/participate/drum/.

We are also looking for passionate volunteers to help us in a variety of roles, interested participant can now register at http://www.canada150drumming.com/participate/volunteer/.

Please do not hesitate to let me know should you have any questions, or visit us at www.canadadaydrumming.com.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Best Regards,
Vivien Poon
Project Coordinator
The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society
508 Taylor Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6M4
Tel: (604) 601-2121
Email: register@canadadaydrumming.com
Please visit us at http://www.canadadaydrumming.com

Activities – March 2018

whistler-gallery-0011. Whistler Ski and Board Day: 16/3/2018 (Saturday) 6.45AM Bus Departs

Join West Trek for a day of skiing and snowboarding in the world famous whistler resort. The fee for a lesson, rental and day ski pass is just $100. To buy a ski pass for one day in Whistler is usually $149!!! So this is a great deal. Take advantage of it!

10 Spots only. Tickets $100.

Rental, pass and lesson included. Please note – rentals don’t include clothing.whistler1.jpg

2. Whistler Wild Winter Tour: 23/3/2018 (Saturday) 7.45AM Bus Departs

Take a tour of Whistler and see the Olympic rings and take as many selfies as you can in this winter wonderland. This trip has lots of optional extras that you can buy on the day from the tour guide. Such as bungee jumping, snowtubing, peak2peak gondola riding!

20 Spots available only. Tickets are only $30. Please note – Optional extras are purchased on the way to Whistler, bring cash to pay for them to save time.

3. Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks, flames-canucks-17122017

27/3/2018 (Tuesday) 7PM start.

If you’ve come all the way to Canada you have to see their national sport, ice hockey. Come along with your college friends for only $30 (tickets are always more than $60!!!).  The Canucks boast one of the best young players in the league, hotshot Brock Boeser.

10 Spots only. Tickets are only $30

Tickets are available NOW!!!

Bhangra Club – Starts on Tuesday 6th Feb with new instructor, Jatinder.


Hey everyone!

Great news!!! Bhangra Club will commence this coming Tuesday (6th Feb) at 6.00-8.00PM in the 4F Student Lounge. The leader of the club will be Jatinder, a key member of the highly successful Shan-E-Punjab team. He has a whole practice program lined up for you!

PLEASE NOTE: Students that wish to join should help with moving furniture to create space at the start and also moving it back at the end of the class. If you guys don’t clean up after, the club will be canceled, you’ve been warned!!

5 Cool Things To Do in Metro-Vancouver On A Rainy Day!

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This time of year the weather sucks here in Vancouver but here are some cheap and fun things to do with your friends during those rainy days. Get out and explore the city and shake off that Winter rust!!!

1) Ice-Skating at Robson Square, Vancouver

This activity is free if you have your own skates and $3 if you need to borrow some. Skate away and have some fun for next to nothing! Imagine your in the Winter Olympics (please don’t try any flips though!!!) Take the skytrain to Granville Station and walk 5 minutes to enjoy the ice!

2) Shopping at Metrotown, Burnaby

With over 400 stores and food options Metropolis at Metrotown has something for everyone. There is also a huge Cineplex Cinema here showing all the latest movies. To get here please jump off the skytrain at Metrotown Station.

3) Visit An Awesome Museum (for FREE)

All of Vancouver’s museums are FREE to visit on Tuesdays! The Museum of Vancouver and the Space Museum are easy to get to by taking a water taxi from just next to Science World, in-front of Creekside Recreation Centre. If you really enjoy the museum leave a small donation behind.

4) Play as an Athlete Richmond Olympic Experience

Fancy finding out what it would be like to be an Olympian? Why not go see what it takes at the Richmond Olympic Experience. Chances to shoot hockey books, ride virtual bobsleds and so on. This is a fun place for everyone to visit: http://richmondoval.ca/therox/

5) Bounce Around at SkyZone Trampoline Park, Surrey

Trampoline Parks are AWESOME, jump around, get rid of some excess energy and try some neat moves out check out their website and find out some great ways to have fun https://www.skyzone.com/ca-surrey .



Fantastic February Activities!!!


Victoria: One Day Voyager Tour –

Saturday, February 10th – $60 per ticket – 20 spots

Lets go across the Georgia Straight to visit the capital city of British Columbia, Victoria. We will take a ferry over to the island and visit places such at the Inner Harbour, Oak Bay Marina and the Legislature Buildings. Optional extras include the beautiful Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum and Craigdorrach Castle.


Ice Hockey: Canucks v Rapids –

Tuesday, February 20th – $30 per ticket – 10 spots

Come and see the Vancouver Canucks take on the Colorado Rapids. The Canucks have surprised many this year and new rookie superstar Brock Boeser will be looking to continue his amazing form so far this season. At only $30 per ticket this is wayyyyy cheaper than you would get at the gate!


Cypress Mountain Ski/Board Day –

Sunday, February 25th –

$40 Lift only – $50 lift and rental – $60 lift+rental+lesson

Take the opportunity to take a lesson in ski or snowboard at Metro Vancouver’s best ski resort. Enjoy a full day of skiing with spectacular views of Howe Sound and Vancouver. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn one of Canada’s signature outdoor activities.

For tickets and more information visit Student Services. Tickets are given on a 1st come- first served basis.  No refund is available within 3 days of activity departure.

Volunteer Opportunity!

2018 Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade Helper

• Event Day: Sunday, Feb 18th, 2018 (Volunteer hours between 8:00am – 4:30pm)
• Set-up Day: Saturday, Feb 17th, 2018 (Volunteer hours between 10:00am – 4:30pm)

• Duties: Set-up, crowd control, on-site helper with multiple duties, clean-up, etc.
• Number of volunteers needed: 200
• Volunteer Orientation: Feb 2nd, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm and/or Feb 9th, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm @ Choi Hall, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre
• Dress Code: please dress warmly with no open-toed shoes (preferably no high-heels) on the event day

Background of the Chinatown Spring Parade: http://www.cbavancouver.ca/
Please contact Chennie Lai, Community Engagement Officer by chennie.lai@success.bc.ca or 604-408-7274 ext. 1082 for event inquiry.

Thank you for volunteering with us! This annual parade will be a very rewarding experience, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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