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Canada 150 Day

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 6/27/2017 7:38:00 AM


Make you Saturday plans now.


Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Drumming Celebration
A countrywide drumming event celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the success of Canadian multiculturalism. All Canadians are invited to participate in this once-in-a-life-time experience. This simultaneous, national drumming celebration aims to achieve a Guinness World Record. • Creekside Park, 1455 Quebec St. • July 1, 10 a.m. • Free


Canada Day at Canada Place

This year’s celebration will be a two-day event to commemorate 150 years of Confederation. Highlights include five performance stages featuring Sam Roberts, Fefe Dobson, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo and The Matinee; plus a multi-community fireworks show (July 1), a pancake breakfast (July 2) and the Canada150 parade through downtown Vancouver (July 2).

City of Burnaby: Canada Day 2017 with Steven Page
The City of Burnaby hosts a free Canada Day concert ...

Bard on the Beach 2017

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 6/14/2017 10:26:00 AM

The Bard Village in Vanier Park (Image: Bard on the Beach)


Vancouver's annual ode to William Shakespeare is back at Vanier Park. Enjoy one or all of these shows this Summer. Tickets now on sale or you can WIN tickets with Tom Lucas on our morning show.

Here is this year's line up.

Much Ado About Nothing

  • Where: BMO Mainstage
  • When: June 1 – September 23

Kevin MacDonald and Amber Lewis in Much Ado About Nothing (Image: David Cooper and Emily Cooper)

This romantic comedy pokes fun at how gossip and misunderstandings can cause unexpected twists, especially in the love department.

What makes this production so unique? Director John Murphy has set the story in 1950s Italy, where a group of actors and crew are wrapping up the filming of a movie.

Presented in black and white colour schemes, this creative vision of the classic story reimagines its leading characters Beatrice and Benedick as ...

8 Tasty Canadian Things You Can't Get In The US

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 5/10/2017 8:32:00 AM



The Canadian identity can get a little murky. With aggressively capitalist neighbours downstairs, it can be a little tricky to find uniquely Canadian products that aren't already available in the States (in a variety of shapes, mashups and flavours we haven't even thought possible). But you can proudly put your patriotism (and hunger) at ease and wave your plate in your American cousin's face; these snacks are only available in Canada.

1. Ketchup chips


This is inexplicably a Canadian classic. The ketchup chip has quite a complicated history. Invented in the '70s (the ultimate decade of experiment), the ketchup chip came to be when Hostess (now Lays) rolled the dice on a line of fruit-flavoured chips, like orange and grape. Since you've never even heard of grape chips before, you can imagine how it went, but their final experiment, a tomato-based flavour has woven itself ...