Now that we’ve set our clocks forward, the only thing left to do is our mark the calendars for the first day of spring on March 20. In the meantime, start your activity planning now with these events happening in the Lower Mainland over the next three months.
Surviving the Slump in Real Estate — March 26
It’s quite obvious to anyone observing that the real estate market is experiencing a transition period, and data suggests this phenomenon may continue into next year. However, there are strategies to benefit from the current situation, including analyzing where opportunities lie, as an expert will explain in the latest edition of BIV Talks. Tickets are $49, or $39 for Business in Vancouver subscribers.
BC Uncorked Wine & Food Festival — April 6
Enjoy an evening of fine wine and intriguing foods at the 12thiteration of BC Uncorked. Taking place at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, guests can sample wines produced at over 55 of the top-rated wineries in the province, paired with bites served up by 15 local restaurants, caterers and food vendors. The $75 entry fee is all-inclusive.
The Health Benefits of Tai Chi — April 8
Move over yoga, tai chi is in town. On April 8 between 7 and 8 p.m. at the Richmond Brighouse Library, join Fung Loy Kok from the Taoist Tai Chi Society as he provides an introduction to the centuries-old mind-body practice. The list of benefits is long, such as helping one’s digestive system function better, increasing calmness and awareness as well as building strength.
Burnaby Festival of Learning — May 4 to 11
Learning shouldn’t be reserved only for youth, as the Burnaby Festival of Learning demonstrates. Featuring dozens of free events designed to inform, engage and spark creativity in people of all ages, visitors can look forward to art exhibits, hands-on workshops, science shows and Pechakucha — a Japanese-inspired style of slide presentation. Check out the website for more information. Registration begins on April 1.
BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival — June 14 to 15
Strongman competition, caber (tree trunk) flipping, highland dancing: these are just a sampling of what you can expect at the 88th annual BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival. Held at a new location in Lafarge Lake Park, come celebrate everything Scottish. Things kick off on June 14 with a free evening of live Celtic music. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 seniors and students and $5 children aged 6 to 12.