Posted on May 31, 2024

Events happening this month in and around VCC

Fair volunteer

It's going to be a lively month at VCC with balmier days ahead! Take a moment to have fun or learn something new this June, where we also recognize National Indigenous History Month.

June 1-14

Jewellery Art and Design annual student exhibition

Each year, the VCC Jewellery Art and Design program showcases the handcrafted collection of first and second-year students. This year features the displays of returning and graduating students and can be viewed in the VCC Downtown campus Atrium.

June 2

Brewery and the Beast [ticketed]

Get fired up for the 11th annual all-you-can-enjoy food and beer festival featuring over 60 top chefs offering speciality meats. Be sure to stop over the VCC Culinary Arts booth as one of the participating vendors. 

June 3

3 Sisters Garden

Learn about VCC's Indigenous Medicine Garden where a 3 Sisters planting ceremony will take place on Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m. in the Broadway campus Library courtyard. The three sisters represented by corn, bean and squash help foster a deeper connection with the lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

June 4

Health for All World cafe

Join VCC Nursing students for their annual Health for All World cafe to celebrate and explore ways that nurses and interdisciplinary health and social service providers can collaborate with health promotion specialists and Indigenous and non-profit, civil society partners in population health promotion to enable health equity.

June 5

Cycling for the Climate environment fair

As we celebrate World Environment Day on Go by Bike week, hosted by HUB, we invite all VCC students, employees and community members to stop by our celebration station at the Broadway campus, building A entrance. There will be light snacks and refreshments, raffle prizes, games and learning resources.

June 9

Fair in the Square

VCC and the Central City Foundation are proud to return with this annual event to celebrate our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside. Come and enjoy some great live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, an artisan market and free BBQ, cupcakes, watermelon and coffee.

June 10-13

Tooth Trolley event

As part of the Certified Dental Assistant program at VCC, the Tooth Trolley event provides real learning opportunities for students in training, while serving communities in most need. Children from Vancouver and Burnaby schools are offered free preventative dental assessments and preventive services.

June 17

Asian Culinary Arts fundraising dinner [ticketed]

Support our Asian Culinary Arts team who will represent Canada at the World Asian Culinary Competition in Taipei, Taiwan this year. The dinner will be hosted Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. at JJ’s Restaurant at VCC’s downtown location. The four-course meal will help the team gear up for this year's competition; guests will be treated to the actual competition dishes that will be prepared at the World Championships, which will take place later in June. All funds raised through the event sponsorship and ticket sales will support the training and travel costs for the team.

June 20

National Indigenous Peoples Day 

Indigenous Education and Community Engagement at VCC is hosting their annual Indigenous Day celebration on June 20. This year's theme is the celebration of Indigenous diversity. We welcome you to join us as we recognize and share the history, culture, and perspectives of Indigenous communities.

June 21-30

Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

Check out the line up of artists performing around the city, which includes many of our talented VCC Music alumni.

June 27

Spring Convocation

Each year, we celebrate the achievements of hundreds and thousands of graduands in this important milestone. Know someone who is graduating this spring? Show your support by watching the livestream or joining in on the fun.

June 28

Leveraging Relationships and Building Bridges

BIPOC Foundation presents the Building Bridges event in Vancouver, BC, hosted by Vancouver Community College. The exciting event features a keynote speaker and panel discussion for authentic conversations about unlocking pathways for Western Canadian business ecosystems and the future of BIPOC-led start-ups. The central theme of the event this year is Networking Across Cultures for Business Success.