May 2017

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Jane's walk at UBC May 3, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

Jane's walk at UBC

Date
May 3, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location
Meet outside Bean Around The World/Old Barn Community Centre

Join us for a Jane's Walk this year with Campus & Community Planning Landscape Architect, Dean Gregory and Manager of Community Planning, Joanne Proft.

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours that give people the opportunity to get together to explore and celebrate their neighbourhoods. They are held annually around the world including at UBC to celebrate and honour urbanist Jane Jacobs, an advocate for sustainable and community-centred neighbourhoods.  Jane’s Walks are not only educational, they are fun as well, and provide a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, and learn together.

UBC in itself is a small city that is urbanizing to become a dynamic place to study, and live. This year's Jane's Walk revolves around topics of evolution of neighbourhood planning, sustainability and reconciliation. The tour will take you through UBC’s south campus, in particular, Hawthorne Place. Pharmacy Building, the Engineering Building Courtyard and will end at the new Reconciliation Pole. You will also have the opportunity to explore UBC's beautiful public realm improvements; part of a 15-year plan to improve and update public spaces and animate, invigorate and bring life to campus.

When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:00-1:00
Where: Meet outside Bean Around the World/ Old Barn Community Centre

For more information about Jane’s Walk, visit their website.

Contact us for more information, or register online.

 
 
UBC Sports Day May 5, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:30

UBC Sports Day

Date
May 5, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:30
Location
University Commons 3-7, the Bosque
Activities will start at University Commons and end at SRC
Zone # 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Spinsanity, Drum Fit, Tic-Tac-Toe, Start line, inflatable arch, sound system
Zone #7 - Wheelchair basketball activity
Bosque Area - Frickets Activity
Access will be maintained on University Commons
Participants will follow rules of the road
No road closures
A sound system will be used at levels heard only in the immediate area. Event noise will not disrupt classes or university operations
 
 
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BMO Vancouver Marathon May 7, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Date
May 7, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00
Location
Marine Drive (Ministry of Transportation roads)

To print the map and event details, click here

Event Details

  • Setup at 6am / Takedown at 1pm
  • 13,000 participants; 5,000 spectators
  • Marathon, half-marathon, 8km, 2km walk and kid's fun run races
  • One of Canada's largest marathons with a 40-year history.
  • To promote Vancouver's active lifestyle, engaging participants and community partners to create a positive and memorable experience. 
  • Fundraiser for over 20 charities.  This year's goal is $500,000. 

Road Closures UBC/Endowment Lands/Pacific Spirit Park/Dunbar/Southlands/Kerrisdale

8am - 10am West 49th Avenue westbound lanes CLOSED from SW Marine Drive to Cambie Street
8am - 10:15am SW Marine Drive westbound lanes CLOSED from Camosun Street to West 49th Ave
8am - 10:15am SW Marine Drive CLOSED from Crown Street to Camosun Street
8am - 10:30am Camosun Street CLOSED from West 29th Avenue to SW Marine Drive
8am - 10:45am West 29th Avenue CLOSED from Imperial Drive to Camosun Street
8:30am - 10:45am Imperial Drive CLOSED from West 16th Avenue to West 29th Avenue
8:30am - 10:45am West 16th Avenue eastbound lanes CLOSED from Imperial Drive to Wesbrook Mall
8:30am - 10:45am SW Marine Drive westbound lanes CLOSED to Wesbrook Mall
8:45am - 11am Blanca Street CLOSED from West 16th Avenue to West 10th Avenue
8:45am - 11:30am NW/SW Marine Drive northbound lanes CLOSED from Chancellor Boulevard to West 16th Avenue
9am - 12:15am NW Marine Drive CLOSED from Chancellor Boulevard to West 4th Avenue

 

Botanical Garden maintained from northbound SW Marine Drive and westbound on West 16th Ave.

Rose Garden Parkade maintained via East Mall or Chancellor Blvd.

Access to Green College/Cecil Green via Chancellor Blvd as gaps in runners permit

Driving FROM Wesbrook Village you can travel eastbound on SW Marine Drive all the way to Richmond

Driving TO Wesbrook Village during the two-hour road closure will be more challenging.  To avoid delays and long detour routes, it is highly recommended to avoid travel during this period.  If travel is essential, the detour routes available include SW Marine Drive via Dunbar Street or Blenheim Street, or alternatively via West 10th Avenue/University Blvd to Wesbrook Mall.   Note - expect delays crossing West 16th Ave. as traffic will only be let through when there are gaps in between runners.

Further event information and registration can be found here.

 
 
World Tuesday Night Championship Bike Race May 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

World Tuesday Night Championship Bike Race

Date
May 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
Location
Stadium Road, East Mall, West 16th Ave, SW Marine Drive

To print event details and map, click here

Event Details:

  • Tuesdays from May 9th to August 29th, but may not occur on every Tuesday
  • Clockwise from Stadium Road and Main Mall to East Mall, West 16th Avenue, SW Marine Drive and Stadium Road back to Main Mall.
  • Cyclists ride at higher speeds and follow rules of the road, but close a lane for their event because of the high cycling speeds
  • Course marshalls and traffic control personnel (TCP) will be placed along the course to ensure the safety of cyclists and bring awareness to the comunity that the event is in progress
  • Short delays may occur before traffic is permitted to cross the reserved lane behind the cyclists
  • Food and beverage will not be served
  • Sound system will not be used

Event Road Closures:

  • TCP will close one lane westbound on West 16th Avenue at East Mall roundabout, but all traffic movements will be maintained.
  • Course marshalls will be located at St. John Hospice, Botanical Garden and Stadium Road to allow access when it is safe.
  • Access to West Mall driveways from the north either from Agronomy Road off of Marine Drive or from Thunderbird Blvd.off of East Mall.
  • Access to St. John Hospice via West Mall

 

 
Lunch hour cycling workshop May 10, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

Lunch hour cycling workshop

Date
May 10, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Policy Labs, 2260 West Mall

UBC and HUB are offering a free lunch hour workshop on cycling.

Designed for both those new to cycling and those who cycle regularly, this fun and interactive workshop will cover important things you need to know about biking to work. Free lunch will be provided.​

RSVP now.

 
 
 
Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women May 13, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women

Date
May 13, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00
Location
Ministry Roads and Pacific Spirit Park
To print event details and map, click here
 
Fun run - Wesbrook Village UBC 1K Kids Run / 5K /10k The start/ finish is located in Wesbrook Village with the run located in Pacific Spirit Park
All permits from the Ministry of Hwy for road usage and Metro Parks for Pacific spirit Park
Runners will cross Wesbrook Mall @ Gray Ave under the control of designated TCP's
UBC Parking to conduct traffic control
Carpark adjacent to the new Wesbrook Community Centre will be used for pre- and post-race activities
Food provided by Tapestry Foundation
Sound system to be used from 9am – 12noon
Alcohol will not be served
 

 

 
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Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike May 15, 2017 - 10:00 to 18:00

Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike

Date
May 15, 2017 - 10:00 to 18:00
Location
East Mall, Agricultural Road, Main Mall and Memorial Road

The Big Bike is a 30-person bicycle with a Heart & Stroke cyclist steering the bike.

The bike travels on roadways/concrete areas only and follows rules of the road but proceeds slower.

Registration will be set up by Buchanan Tower against the tree line. 

The trailer and truck will be parked outside of Buchanan Tower against the tree line.

Click here for further information or to register for the event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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World Tuesday Night Championship Bike Race May 23, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

World Tuesday Night Championship Bike Race

Date
May 23, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
Location
Stadium Road, East Mall, West 16th Ave, SW Marine Drive

To print event details and map, click here

Event Details:

  • Tuesdays from May 9th to August 29th, but may not occur on every Tuesday
  • Clockwise from Stadium Road and Main Mall to East Mall, West 16th Avenue, SW Marine Drive and Stadium Road back to Main Mall.
  • Cyclists ride at higher speeds and follow rules of the road, but close a lane for their event because of the high cycling speeds
  • Course marshalls and traffic control personnel (TCP) will be placed along the course to ensure the safety of cyclists and bring awareness to the comunity that the event is in progress
  • Short delays may occur before traffic is permitted to cross the reserved lane behind the cyclists
  • Food and beverage will not be served
  • Sound system will not be used

Event Road Closures:

  • TCP will close one lane westbound on West 16th Avenue at East Mall roundabout, but all traffic movements will be maintained.
  • Course marshalls will be located at St. John Hospice, Botanical Garden and Stadium Road to allow access when it is safe.
  • Access to West Mall driveways from the north either from Agronomy Road off of Marine Drive or from Thunderbird Blvd.off of East Mall.
  • Access to St. John Hospice via West Mall
 
 
 
 
Ride to Conquer Cancer Training Ride May 27, 2017 - 09:00 to 13:00

Ride to Conquer Cancer Training Ride

Date
May 27, 2017 - 09:00 to 13:00
Location
Marine Drive, West 16th, Blanca, West 4th

Event Details:

  • Following rules of the road
  • There are no road closures associated with this event

 

 
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Date
May 29, 2017 - 08:00 to June 2, 2017 - 17:00

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week May 29, 2017 - 08:00 to June 2, 2017 - 17:00

Bike to Work Week

Date
May 29, 2017 - 08:00 to June 2, 2017 - 17:00
Location
UBC Vancouver

There’s no better time to get inspired to get active and energized on your way to UBC, and reduce your carbon footprint. You can also win great prizes! We’ve got lots going on through the week to keep you pumped up and prepared to tackle anything (including the hill).

Register to be eligible for great prizes from HUB. Learn more.

Learn more about Bike to Work Week events on campus including the Celebration Station on June 1, 4-6pm at UBC Bookstore. 

 

 

 

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