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BIA Winter Holiday Events


#ExploreEV – Follow the Birds this Winter and Explore the East Village

Hasting Sunrise’ East Village is the place to be this winter, even the birds aren’t flying south!

We’ve partnered with local artist and former East Village biz owner Stephanie Menard to create winter bird-themed window displays in 6 East Village shops. Find at least 4 of the 6 unique winter bird displays along East Hastings from (2100 block – 2600 block) and be entered to win a rad East Van Winter prize pack worth a $150 value!!

How to enter: 

  1. Find at least 4 of the 6 of our unique bird themed window displays in shops along Hastings St.
  2. Post a photo of something you like in each shop, or of each storefront (total of 4 photos) (ONE POST) with the hashtag #ExploreEV
  3. Tag EACH SHOP including us: @eastvillagevan and artist: @stephiejmenard in your post.

Contest start date: December 4th, 2023

Contest end date: January 5th, 2024

Winner will be announced: January 12th, 2024

Sip & Sing with the BIA!


Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us!


*Free Family-Friendly Holiday Fun!

*Performance by The Lesley Branton Trio

*Complimentary Hot Chocolate provided by The East Cafe & Cookies provided by Tall Shadow Bakery to Keep You Warm.

*Aboriginal Mother Centre Society Gift Drive drop Off.

When: Friday December 15th, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Kamloops & Hastings Outdoor Plaza

BIA Winter Social & Gift Drive

The East Village BIA staff and BIA Board of Directors invite all businesses in our BIA to our annual Winter Social.

When: Wednesday December 13th, 6:00pm-8:00pm (RSVP by Dec 8th)

Where: 2747 East Hastings St.

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