The sun is creeping out, and the days are getting longer. It’s time to check out and get out to some top events happening in Vancouver and British Columbia over the month of May.

May 5: CINCO DE TECHO
Kamloops, BC
#cincodetecho
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Celebrate the growth of the tech industry in Kamloops in Cinco de Mayo spirit. Hear about the changes and developments on the north shore and more initiatives to grow the tech sector. In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo Festivities, everyone is invited to enjoy the taco bar, Red Beard bevies, music and more. Register here.


May 6: Vancouver Career Fair for VFX, Animation, Film & TV, and Video Games, Presented by The Vancouver Economic Commission
Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building)
#YVRDigitalCareers
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The Vancouver Career Fair for VFX, Animation, Film & TV, and Video Games is BACK for its 6th consecutive year. Powered by the Vancouver Economic Commission, this is Vancouver’s only recruiting event for the entire Digital Entertainment & Interactive (DE&I) industry, which includes VFX, Animation and Video Games, and for the first time ever, Film & TV production. New this year, a Speaker Series engaging students and professionals in cutting-edge industry trends and local innovations. Register here.


May 6: Tip A Wee Dram 2017
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
@whiskywisemen | #WWTAWD17
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Whisky Wisemen Society presents the 8th annual Tip A Wee Dram whisky tasting fundraiser benefiting registered local charities and not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia. Enjoy an evening focused on whisky and raising money for a good cause! Bid on whiskies and other great items throughout the evening with this year’s beneficiaries being Callanish Society and the Whisky Wisemen Society. Buy tickets here.


May 9: Vote! It’s election day in BC
@electionsbc #bcelxn #iVoteBC #BCelxn17
Learn more at elections.bc.ca.

May 13: Future of Work Hackathon, Presented by Rocky Ozaki and Eric Termuende
THNK Vancouver
@rockyozaki | @termuende | #NowOfWork
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By now, you’ve long heard and read about the Future of Work. But isn’t the Future already here? Shouldn’t we be talking about the Now of Work? Two of Vancouver’s leaders on talent, culture, and tech are bringing together best practices from companies to learn and develop together. Anchored on design thinking methodologies, NOW Innovations has created a 4-hour hackathon that will inspire a new way of approaching your organizational challenges – with 30 other leaders in your community. Register here.


May 26-27: Blend 2017 | WINE after COFFEE
Performance Works, Vancouver
@Blendfest | facebook.com/blendfest.ca
picatic.com/blend2017

Blend is a conference-style party in Vancouver for the motion, design, and animation family. Because when we get together, amazing things happen. For the last 5 years, Wine after Coffee has hand-picked the most exceptional animations for your healthy audiovisual diet. A regular feast of inspiration pushes us to do better, and we go even further when we work together. So, we are gathering this unique talent under one roof. Get tickets here.


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