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Valentines weekend in Vancouver

Get your fill of laughs, good eats, and even a parade this weekend in Vancouver. Make sure to leave lots of room in your schedule to make some of these great events.


Vancouver Comedy Festival

Catch the final weekend of the Vancouver Comedy Festival. With 17 shows happening this weekend, you are sure to find a show that will make your sides split and give you a serious case of the giggles. Performers this weekend include Bob Saget, Margaret Cho and Marc Maron. Celebrating its ninth year, the Vancouver Comedy Festival has showcased some the most talented comedians of our time including Jay Leno, Betty White, Zach Galifianakis, and Steve Martin. So don’t miss your opportunity to see some of the biggest names in comedy and the rising stars of tomorrow.

For More Information and to Purchase Tickets: http://comedyfest.com/featured_shows



Food Truck Festival at the Vancouver Farmers Market- Saturday February 16th

Every weekend this month the Vancouver Farmers Market will play host to a Food Truck Festival. Doubling the regular amount of food trucks, the market will feature fifteen food trucks every weekend. Featuring cuisine from around the world and homegrown favourites, make sure to bring your appetite. Some of the great food trucks that you will get to try include Eli’s Serious Sausage, Vij’s Railway Express, Le Tigre,  Feastro The Rolling Beastro, and Ze Bite. So stop by the market this weekend and you’ll get to feel like you are on an episode of The Food Networks Eat St.



For More information:http://www.eatlocal.org/foodtruckfest.html
Location: Nat Bailey Stadium- 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver BC



Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade- Sunday February 17th

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary, this year’s Chinese New Year parade promises to be the biggest ever. The parade will feature marching bands, cultural dance performances, various community sponsors and a motorcycle drill team. The 2.5 hour parade will feature three thousand performers and is expected to draw a crowd of over fifty thousand spectators. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM in the heart of historic Chinatown. Following the parade, there will be lion dancing throughout Chinatown from 2:00-4:00 PM.

For More Information:http://www.cbavancouver.ca/parade.html
Location:   http://www.cbavancouver.ca/map.html



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A born and raised Kelowna girl that lives in Vancouver. Ruman is an avid blogger, fitness enthusiast, news junkie, bookworm, unpaid product tester and wannabe food network star. She loves Vancouver and thinks you should too, and that's why she is sharing all of its best kept secrets with the Okanagan.

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