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Spring Fling at Hycroft

Spring Fling Market at Hycroft

The Spring Fling Bazaar is a fundraising event. It features a market with artisan vendors and live band at Vancouver’s Hycroft in May.

Spring Fling is a day of shopping, live music and dancing with funds raised benefiting the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation. Put on by the University Women’s Club of Vancouver, the event took place on May 10th in 2023. The event’s date for 2024 is to be confirmed.

Performing at the event on the evening of May 10th this past year was the band The Swamp Devils with J. Knutson (who is also a founding member of Spirit of the West)!




Spring Fling Bazaar at Hycroft

Hycroft is a historic manor and heritage building in Vancouver. Various events happen at the venue throughout the year, including art showings, concerts, dinners and more. The venue can also be rented for private functions like weddings.

Spring Fling Bazaar was a new event at Hycroft in 2023. It took place on Wednesday, May 10th, from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm.

The event featured local artisan vendors selling all sorts of unique and interesting products. There was also a silent auction. Last year’s event included live music by The Swamp Devils from North Vancouver. Guests at the Spring Fling Bazaar could dance the night away as the band played Rock, Celtic, Louisiana Bayou and Zydeco tunes starting at 7:00 pm.

Admission to the Spring Fling Bazaar is by donation. The suggested minimum is $10 per person. Proceeds support the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation. Advanced registration isn’t necessary. You can just show up.

TIP: In addition to being a fun event and for a good cause, the Hycroft on May 10th, 2023, was an exceptional place to find something special for Mother’s Day, which was on the weekend after the event.


About Hycroft

Hycroft’s address is 1489 McRae Avenue in the City of Vancouver. It’s a mansion in the upscale neighbourhood of Shaughnessy. The building serves as the clubhouse for the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (UWCV). Hycroft is also a heritage building currently maintained by the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.

The mansion was built for local politician and businessman Alexander Duncan McRae in the early 1900s. He turned the house into a showpiece for parties, balls and other events, which made it a popular place to visit and be seen in Vancouver. The McRae family donated the building to the government during the Second World War for veterans to use.

In the 1960s, the Hycroft property was subdivided and sold to the UWCV. After many years of hard work, the building was restored and became livable once again. The UWCV has maintained the mansion and its grounds with the help of the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation since 1991.

Today, Hycroft hosts many different fundraising events. One annual tradition is Hycroft for the Holidays which is the longest running Christmas fair in all of Vancouver. There are also dinners, performances, lectures and more at the venue throughout the year. Many of the events are for members only. Others though, like Spring Fling and Hycroft for the Holidays, are open to the public.


To donate to the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation, visit the CanadaHelps.org website.

For information about renting Hycroft, visit the UWCV website.


Hycroft Manor at Night
Hycroft at Night


Other Information

To learn more about the organization behind the event, visit the University Women’s Club of Vancouver‘s website. To learn more about the venue in general, click UWC Vancouver.

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