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Top Vancouver Events March 1-4: eating contest, salsa festival and more

Think you could eat this?

Someone please inform us of what balut is (depicted above): it's something one of the bees may end up eating a lot of tomorrow night. We hope you enjoy our top event picks of the week.

Top Picks

Herro Hachi's Dinner and Balut Eating Contest (Kelly's Pick)
March 1 | 8PM | Little Ongpin Restaurant | Free

If you know me at all you know I love a good eating contest. As a champion sushi eater (apparently) maybe I'll try my hand at Herro Hachi's balut eating contest! Shoot I don't even know what a balut is...maybe that's a good thing?

Vancouver International Salsa festival '12 (Ajay's Pick)
Mar 1 - 4 | Downtown | Varied $

This amazing 4 day festival features international dance showcases, non-stop social dancing, salsa and bachata education, live music, and gala events. If you like to dance salsa or just love watching  it, this is for you.

ForestEthics hosts Wade Davis book launch (Miraj's pick)
Mar 6 | 7- 9 PM | SFU Woodward’s | $10/$12

ForestEthics proudly hosts renowned Canadian anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis for an event celebrating the launch of his latest book, The Sacred Headwaters. During this event, Wade Davis speaks about the country’s extraordinary cultural heritage, describes the region’s beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants. Read here for the full VO Wade Davis profile.

Honourable Mentions

Introduction to Peerfunding/Crowdfunding and the Keys to Success
Mar 1 | W2 Media Cafe

Join us for a conversation on peerfunding and how grassroots projects like W2 can raise funds through our networks. By connecting with our networks of supporters, we are able to raise funds and be economically independent.

Victory Gardens Launch Party and Silent Auction
Mar 2| Nelson the Seagull

Victory Gardens, an urban farming business from Vancouver BC, is pleased to announce the launch of their first growing season with a silent auction and fundraiser.

Redefining Normal | an Intercultural Dialogue Series
Mar 2 | Performance Works
In dialogue with the diverse cultural issues of new play Confessions of the Other Woman, urban ink productions is hosting a series of community-centered panels entitled “Redefining Normal: an Intercultural Dialogue Series”. 

World Televison Premiere of STOLEN MEMORIES
Mar 4 | 7:30 - 11:30 PM | W2 Media Cafe | $10 (suggested)

Stolen Memories is a detective story about filmmaker Kagan Goh’s personal quest to return a photo album that was lost by a Japanese Canadian family during the Japanese internment. A new photo album will be presented to the Kamitakahara family as a symbolic gesture of a new beginning for a new generation. The filmmakers will be present, including writer/producer/director Kagan Goh and producer Imtiaz Popat who will be doing a Q & A. Food and refreshments will be served. Thanks Imtiaz! ^mk

Lightening Pitch Event
Mar 6 | HiVE Vancouver | $10
Want to learn how some of the most successful BC social good innovators under 30 got where they are today and how you can become a part of the social innovation movement? The Lightning Pitch Event will feature 90 second presentations from nearly a dozen youth-led social good initatives and the opportunity to network with emerging and established social change leaders. 

LOCO Business Mixer with Fairware
Mar 6 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM | 178 West 3rd Ave | $16

Think factory, store and warehouse tours with good local food, drink and discussion. It’s a chance for our members to get to know each other, strengthen community and leverage our network to support a stronger local economy. Fairware is a promotional products agency that combines design, strategy and sustainability to promotional campaigns and the products that support them. Thanks Denise! ^mk

Coming Up

Bold Ideas To Transform Health Care (Powered by Pecha Kucha)
Mar 7 | Four Seasons | $15

Health Care 2.0: Social Media Camp
Mar 7 | Four Seasons | $100 

inCITE: an Exploration of Books & Ideas
Mar 7 | 7:30PM | Alice Mackay - VPL | Free

Main Street Live
Mar 8 | 9-1AM | The Cobalt | $?

Young Social Innovators - Speak Up!
Mar 10 | 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Musuem of Vancouver | Free

[email protected] GlobeEvent
Mar 13| 5 - 7 PM | SAP, 910 Mainland Street | $10

Maker Faire | Show and Tell
Mar 15 | 5:30-9:30 PM | Museum of Vancouver | By donation


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