For some strange reasons, Father’s Day never gets the same attention as Mother’s Day. If you think Dads don’t need the extra TLC on his special day, why not? Wanna change it? Yes, you can. The following ‘Dine & Wine’ events will make you and Dad feeling really good, and full.
Kick off Father’s Day celebration in style - Today
Dazzle your dad with delicate morsels crafted by Vancouver’s top chefs, a glass or more of fine wine for a worthy cause.
Where: Inside Vancouver Aquarium
What: Vancouver Aquarium’s 7th Night at the Aquarium.
The gala fundraiser celebrates and supports the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education efforts. Join host CTV’s Mike Killeen, along with Vancouver’s finest chefs and restaurants serving exquisite Ocean Wise inspired creations paired with international wines. Bid on incredible live- and silent-auction items, from a sturgeon fishing trip with Rick Hansen to a unique sleep over with the Aquarium’s beautiful beluga whales.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a Distinctly Canadian Flair: “Wine & Swine” Charity
Back Bacon, Pancetta, Prosciutto, Candied Bacon, Lamb Bacon, Heritage Bacon, and BC wine on Father's Day -- a wine pairing designed especially for dad! Bacon donuts by Cartems Donuterie tops off the tastings. We've partnered with local charcuterie Beast & Brine's Chef Ryan Bissell in a fun charity fundraiser for the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society. PADS wine themed litter will be joining the festivities with the puppies: Pinot, Syrah, Merlot, Grigio, Bacchus, Verdot, Malbec, and Gamay.
FraserValley sourced, all natural bacon paired with Township 7's wines. Six wine and bacon sampling stations will be spread throughout our picturesque south Langley vineyard.
When: Sunday June 16th
What: All in support of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society. The non-profit Society trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities and supports their client/dog teams for the working life of the PADS’ dog.
The menu and tickets are available online at: http://store.township7.com/wine-and-swine
Family Festivals & Carnivals
The sun will be shining this weekend, a good enough reason to take dear old Dad around town and get into the community spirit.
1/ Surrey Festival
Where: CentralCityPlaza & North Surrey Recreation Centre
2/ Car Free Day Vancouver
This street festival with an awesome message is loaded with food, drink, music and PETS!!
Where: various venues
When: Sunday, June 16th noon – 7pm
***Pet Parade - West End 2-4pm
3/ Russia Day – Festival of Russian Culture
Discover Russian food and culture right here in town!
Where: Creekside Community Centre
When: Sunday, June 16 noon – 8pm
4/ the 4th Annual Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Wellness Day
For dads who like to explore into Chinese medicinal culture and holistic treatments.
Where: Aberdeen Centre, Richmond
When: Sunday, June 16 11:30 to 4:30