Inside Vancouver: What’s happening Sept. 7

Back-to-school fashions

After the mall closed on Aug. 25, a large crowd came together in the Westbank “Unwritten” Exhibition space to get a first look at the latest back-to-school fashions for kids, along with an inspiring performance from the prestigious Goh Ballet School. The catwalk of cuteness was followed by an impressive show of the young ballet performers of Goh Ballet, which will have a future home at the new Oakridge master-planned community currently being built.

Exploring music in time

Also on Aug. 25, the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival and The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver presented an amazing exploration of music in time. Attendees experienced a soundwork by emerging Tahltan/Tlingit composer and musician Edzi’u. Inspired by her family’s tradition of storytelling, her album, Kime Ani, explores issues of culture and identity through vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and voice, vibrantly interpreting stories from three generations of her grandmothers and matriarchs.

Dog days

On Sat. Sept. 21, join hundreds of people, puppies and pooches at Port Royal Park’s first ever Woofstock Festival. This family-friendly event invites local pet owners and their pets to come and connect with other dog-friendly neighbours through fun activities, contests, live entertainment, food trucks and much more. Woofstock will be a great way to come and visit the 52-acre master-planned community of Port Royal, surrounded by parks, playgrounds, waterfront walkways, and more. Parking is restricted in the area, and guests are encouraged to walk or take public transit. For more information, visit

Adera’s special limited summer promotion for Duet

Sat., Aug. 24 brought people from all over to the exciting emerging neighbourhood of Burquitlam on the Burnaby-Coquitlam border to find out more about Adera’s new lowrise development, Duet, as well as enjoy some sweet treats provided by Little Ootie’s mini-doughnut truck. Adera’s vice-president of marketing and sales, Eric Andreasen, was there with the rest of the sales team, attempting to limit their mini-doughnut intake, as well as to let people know about Duet’s special limited summer promotion – a 10 per cent deposit structure, savings of up to $20,000, air conditioning, and more. Have a friend or family member looking for a new home? Bring them to the Duet Presentation Centre at 106-552 Clarke Road, Coquitlam and learn about Adera’s referral program that could earn you $2,000.

‘Concord talks’ to you

As a part of Concord Pacific’s “Concord Talks” series, a capacity crowd gathered at the Concord Pacific Presentation Centre in False Creek on Aug. 21 to hear three expert presenters talk about the tax implications of real estate purchases. Notary Public, Cheryl Kwok, gave listeners tips and information on the closing process for a new property, including the potential taxes and costs. Mortgage advisor Annie Tan spoke about the importance of getting a mortgage approved as part of the closing process.

And certified financial planner, Eric Yeung, provided information on how to plan for retirement with real estate properties, and understanding the long-term tax liability of owning a rental property.

Due to the overwhelming response, Concord Talks will repeat this seminar on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at its Burnaby Presentation Centre, 4750 Kingsway, in Burnaby.

Did you know?

Condo Expo 2019

The first Condo Expo in Vancouver will be happening on Sat., Sept. 28 at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Condo Expo will offer homebuyers and investors a one-stop-shop for purchasing a new home, bringing together many development companies from Metro Vancouver and further afield that are promoting new residential projects.


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