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Special Events for April 2004

 

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April 1 - 3, 2004 
broken theory: Presenting another original script from Handsworth performing arts students about a house party gone wrong. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-903-3600. 

April 1 - 4, 2004 
OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL U-18 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Almost 100 of the world's top young curlers from Japan, America and Canada will compete for Gold, Silver, Bronze and 4th to 12th World Seed. This competition will be held in Langley and Cloverdale. For more information visit www.optimistjuniorcurling.ca or call 604-533-2839. 

April 1 - 4, 2004 
PEARL Veda Hille: If theyre not the best band in Canada theyre certainly in the running; while their leader is as gifted a songwriter as this country has produced and thats counting ex-pats like Neil, Joni and Leonard. The Georgia Straight In spring, and in honour of the VECC's 30th anniversary (our pearl anniversary), Veda Hille presents an array of fresh delights for your listening pleasure. Guests from all over will play music, show film, and do tricks. As well, each night, a newly-commissioned song cycle written by Veda for the event will feature songs about Vancouver's Eastside accompanied by archival film of the city. What better reason to celebrate? 30 great years and many more to come, here's to the Cultch and all that love her. Shes a gift from God, or at least from Canada.The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA. Vancouver East Cultural Centre; 604-280-3311. 

April 1 - 30, 2004 
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was created in 1984 to get people to enjoy acres and acres of blooming tulips. Two tulip growers – Washington Bulb Company and Skagit Valley Bulb Farm – have created wonderful gardens showcasing tulips. 

April 1 - 30, 2004 
Wilfrido Limvalencia Heart to Hearth: Folk scenes, children, pets and landscapes are featured in Wilfrido Limvalencias exhibit. A blend of nave art and realism, Limvalencias new term Folk Realism effectively describes his work. His visuals capture the sense of security and peace of home. No matter where people live in the world; friends, family, love, peace and happiness all hold the same place in our hearts. Limvalencias heartwarming exhibit should not be missed. Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, New Westminster; 604-517-5900. 

April 2 - 24, 2004 
Treasure Island:This exuberant staging of Robert Louis Stevenson's masterful classic will enthrall audiences of all ages with a great tale of mutiny on the high seas! Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island; 604-685-6217. 

April 3, 2004 
Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club. “Free Lawn Bowling Clinic”: You are invited to a “FREE” Lawn Bowling Clinic at the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club to try your hand at lawn bowling. Adults between: 9:00am – 12:00am and Youth: 2:00pm – 4:00pm. PLEASE WEAR FLAT SHOES. (Coffee & hot dogs provided). The location of our clubhouse is just below the Thomas Haney Secondary School at 11445 – 232nd Street. Please come you’ll have a great time!! It’s a great sport similar to curling. We have a wonderful clubhouse and lots of social activities all year round. We welcome new members. Call Peter or Susan Glenister at 604 466-0388 for more information. 

April 3, 2004 
PARKGATE COMMUNITY SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA at Parkgate Community Centre, North Vancouver; 

April 3, 2004 
CANDLELIGHT TOUR: Join us on a "ghost walk" and travel back in time to the eve of the 1858 goldrush. See life as it may have been at a Columbia District furtrading post in the middle of the nineteenth century. Pre-booked tours leave every ten minutes starting at 6:30 pm. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets on ale March 1st. Phone 604-888-3943 for more information or to purchase. All tickets $8.00 Presented by the Friends of Fort Langley; 

April 3, 2004 
Hawk Eyes, Coyote Noses and Rabbit Ears: Some say that if a drop of water falls in the forest, a hawk could see it, a coyote could smell it and a rabbit could hear it. Discover a sense of wonder as you explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature with your child. Find out about animal super senses as you test your own. Join in outdoor fun and sense-ational activities. Preschool, ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult; Colony Farm, Coquitlam; 604-432-6359. 

April 3, 2004 
Stanley Park Spring Forward 5K Run: Starting at Lumberman's Arch, the course takes the participant along paved pathways and the Stanley Park Seawall; 604-688-8648. 

April 4 - 25, 2004 
Super Cities WALK/Run For MS: Its that time again! The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, British Columbia Division is taking footsteps to organize BCs largest multi-site family event: the 13th annual Super Cities WALK/Run For MS. On April 4 and 25, over 6,500 participants and volunteers will take to the streets at over 21 sites in the fight against MS. We anticipate that during these two days over $900,000 will be raised to help fund the important programs and services of the MS Society. Various locations Vancouver; 604-488-0028. 

April 4, 2004 
Ralph Nader: Burnaby/New Westminster Federal NDP present an evening with consumer advocate, lawyer, and author Ralph Nader. Orpheum Theatre, 604-280-4444. 

April 4, 11, 18, 2004 
Blossom Tours: The Vancouver Museum and the Garden are welcoming spring with blossom viewing. Over four weeks, the Vancouver Museum will lead Sunday morning excursions into Vancouver neighbourhoods displaying the best blossoms, and delve into the heritage of each area while enjoying the blossoms. The tours will then visit the Garden for light refreshments and a tour introducing the current flowers in bloom and their symbolism and cultural significance in the Garden. Leaving from the Vancouver Museum at 10:00am and returning at 12:30pm. Tickets: $20.00 for /members of the Garden and the Vancouver Museum, $35.00 for non-members and includes admission to the museum. To register, call the Vancouver Museum at 604-734-7368. 

April 5 - 8, 2004 
School Dance Festival: Students from Surrey's elementary and secondary schools perform a variety of forms of dance including jazz, ballet, folk, hip-hop and more. Bell Performing Arts Centre; 604-507-6355. 

April 8 - 24, 2004 
The Royal City Musical theatre presents Carousel: The Royal City Musical theatre will mark its 15th anniversary season with Carousel. Set in a Maine costal village toward the end of the 19th century. Carousel is the story of swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow. Massey Theatre, New Westminster; 604-522-4306. 

April 8, 2004 
Arts County Fair: Features De La Soul, Ataris, Wide Mouth Mason, Pilate, and High Holy Days in a benefit for B.C. Autism Society and the Canadian Liver Foundation. Thunderbird Stadium, UBC; 604-280-4444 

April 8, 2004 
Evening Frog Song: Spend a spring evening at the marsh for an unforgettable experience! Smell spring fragrances and learn to identify frog songs. Look for amphibian egg masses and find out about curious habits of local amphibians. Sing along with the frog chorus. Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam; 604-432-6359. 

April 8, 2004 
Travis Hilliard Memorial Cup at Mount Seymour: An annual event devoted to the memory of a good friend of the Seymour Kids and Mount Seymour.  This event will feature the exclusive 'Hilliard Banked Slalom' course.  This course has been developed with the freeriding spirit of Travis in mind, featuring big banks, big berms, big jumps, and big fun. 604-986-2261. 

April 9, 2004 
Rogue Folk Club presents Fred Eaglesmith: Ontario's powerful songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is the voice of rural North America, and one of Canada's most prolific and impressive performers. Two stalwart members of his long-time touring band The Flying Squirrels will also showcase their considerable talents - Willie P. Bennett and Washboard Hank, and they will be joined by the big voiced Scot from Ontario, Bobby Watt and other guests. St. James Hall, Vancouver; 

April 10, 2004 
AFFORDABLE GOWNS FOR GORGEOUS GRADS & SUITS FOR GUYS: This sale will be held at Langley City's Timms Community Centre. Grad gear will be on sale for $20.00 and proceeds will benefit the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries. Donations of suits, shirts, ties, shoes, dresses, purses, and other grad gear can be brought in to Penny Pinchers or Brennan's Men's Wear. 

April 10, 2004 
All Star Wrestling: At the Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale; Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets which are sold at the door are $10.00 each. For more information please contact Joe or Fabio at 604-889-0251. 

April 10, 2004 
Chickadee Birdhouse: Did you know different species of birds need different types of birdhouses? Cathy Steele from Wild Birds Unlimited will help you build your own birdhouse, and share tips on how to encourage birds to visit your yard and what to feed them. Pre-register by calling 604-502-6456. Cost is $13 (7 yrs +). Surrey Museum; 

April 10, 2004 
Easter Bunny Skate at Bill Copeland Sports Centre: Crafts, games and an Easter egg hunt are part of this egg-citing afternoon. Don't forget your skates! $3.25 child, $3.85 student/senior, $4.80 adult, 1 session. 604-925-3159. 

April 10, 2004 
RICHMOND NATURE PARK: HUMMINGBIRD HOMECOMING, The hummingbirds are back! Learn all about hummingbirds and how to attract them to your yard, how they feed and make their nests. Join a guided walk. 604 718-6188. 

April 10, 2004 
Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Mount Seymour, Snowboard rail contest featuring three parallel rail zones, free BBQ lunch for competitors, and tons of prizes. 604-986-2261. 

April 10, 2004 
Wild Bird Trust of BC Walk: JOY OF SPRING at Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver; 924-2581. 

April 11, 2004 
Easter Egg Hunt West Richmond Community Centre; 604-718-8400. 

April 11, 2004 
Hyack Antique Car Easter Parade-Easter in the Park: On Easter Sunday, come to Westminster Quay for the 24th Annual Hyack Antique Car Easter Parade. This nostalgic look at almost 200 vintage cars of yesteryear is sponsored by the Totem A&T Car Club, and is the largest Easter Car Parade in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy entertainment and the Easter Bonnet Contest at the Quay, then watch as the cars head off to wind their way through city streets to Queens Park, where you can have an afternoon of family fun with an Easter Surprise Hunt, Children's Rides, Face Painters and more, all put on by the New Westminster Parks and Recreation Department. And, of course, the Easter Bunny himself will be in attendance - you may even have your photo taken with him! 604 777-5121. 

April 12, 2004 
Springtime Tynehead Trek: Grab your boots, brollies and raincoats for a self-guided walk. Discover spring as you saunter along winding trails, by woodlands and rippling river. Search for clues that reveal amazing facts about forest and river habitats and the creatures that depend on them. Bring a pencil and pick up your Springtime Tynehead Trek sheet between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the 96th Avenue trailhead by the hatchery. Return your completed sheet by 3 p.m. to earn a special treat. Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; 604-432-6359. 

April 14, 2004 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT DAY - LANGLEY CITY: Mayor Grinnell and Council invite you to this free event which includes displays and information on City Services and Facilities like Finance, Fire-Rescue Servcies, RCMP, Engineering, Parks, Library and more. Tours offered throughout the day. Let Langley City Firefighters flip for you! Join them for the Seniors Breakfast where City firefighters will be flipping pancakes from 8:30 - 9:30 am at the City of Langley Library. Breakfast is free for seniors and by donations for others. Explore your City and enter the Scavenger Hunt - the winner will be drawn on Local Government Day. Entry forms are available at the Timms Centre, Douglas Recreation Centre, City Hall or online atwww.city.langley.bc.ca. All entry forms must be returned by Tuesday, April 13, 2004. Call 604-514-2800 for more information about Local Government Day! 

April 15, 2004 
7TH ANNUAL DINNER AND FASHION SHOW IN MEMORY OF DEBBIE MONAHAN: The annual dinner and celebrity fashion show, in memory of Debbie Monahan, was created to help promote awareness of domestic violence and in particular, violence against women. The net proceeds for this event are donated to the Ishtar Transition Housing Society. This year the event starts at 6:30 pm and the cost is $60.00. To reserve your ticket call: 604-530-4141 

April 15, 2004 
MUSEUM TALK: THOROUGHBREAD RACING IN RICHMOND: Geraldine Wray, Gerry Gilker and Jack Lowe share a collection of colourful stories and pictures about Richmond’s horse racing industry. Richmond Museum, 604 231-6460. 

April 15 to May 1, 2004 
Gateway Theatre presents Lend Me A Tenor: September 1934, and the financially troubled Cleveland Grand Opera Company has engaged world-famous tenor Tito Merelli (known to a legion of fans as Il Stupendo) for its gala season-opener. When Merelli cant go on, the company stands to lose a bundle, unless they can find a way for the ailing singer to deliver the performance of his life! Screamingly funny and non-stop laughter only begin to describe this door-slamming, dress-dropping comedy! Gateway Theatre, Richmond; 604-270-6500. 

April 16, 2004 
Beaver Evening Walk: Twilight and dusk are times for beavers, nature’s engineers, to start their nocturnal day. Find out how these industrious creatures build structures that benefit other creatures of the night. Catch a glimpse of a swimming beaver and perhaps hear one slap the water with its tail. Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam; 604-432-6359. 

April 16, 2004 
Rogue Folk Club presents Karen Savoca: She's got a voice that can move cold stone", and "sings with an inherent sense of fun, drawing the listener willingly into her world, an emotionally charged celebration of life with all its ups and downs." Though she writes on a variety of instruments, in live performance Karen Savoca plays conga and hand percussion and loves to make people dance. St. James Hall, 3214 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver. 

April 16 - 17, 2004 
Our Children, Our Future: Towards a Powerful Vision For Public Education, Presented by School District No. 36 (Surrey). Bell Performing Arts Centre; 604-507-6355. 

April 16 - 18, 2004 
76TH ANNUAL BRADNER FLOWER SHOW: This years 76th annual Bradner Flower Show features hundreds of varieties of daffodils. Come and take a peek at the Bradner Community Hall, 5303 Bradner Road; from 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM April 16 and 17, and then again April 18 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM. 

April 16 - 18, 2004 
BC Half Arabian Horse Show at the Agriplex, Cloverdale; 604-534-1957. 

April 16 to May 1, 2004 
Theatre West Van presents Maggie's Getting Married: Maggies older sister discovers she know's the groom a little better than Maggie would like to. Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-990-3474. 

April 17, 2004 
Interpretation Skills Workshop: Interested in leading your own park nature and recreation programs, or working in heritage interpretation? Volunteers, recreation leaders and new interpreters will benefit from this professional and volunteer skills development workshop. Spend a day with GVRD’s senior interpreters as they share the basics of their craft. You will learn the philosophy of nature interpretation and evaluate the elements of a good interpretive program. The workshop includes examples of park interpretation. Booklet provided. Deas Island Regional Park; 604-432-6359. 

April 17 - 18, 2004 
The Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club is having their annual garage sale. The location is our clubhouse just below the Thomas Haney Secondary School at 11445 – 232nd Street. We have an interesting selection of items for sale. Including Hot Dog Sales and a Raffle Draw….. Please call Peter or Susan 604 466-0388 for more information. 

April 17, 2004 
CAILLOU: Paquin Entertainment presents Caillou as part of the Paquin Family Series. Queen Elizabeth Theatre; 604-280-4444. 

April 17, 2004 
Irish Music & Dance at the Victoria Drive Community Hall, Vancouver; 604-709-4140. 

April 17, 2004 
Kid's Swap Meet at the Shannon Hall, Cloverdale; 604-720-7721. 

April 17, 2004 
Olam: Olam is a Klezmer-influenced world-beat group that draws on the rich musical traditions of Eastern Europe and the Middle East and combines them with modern funk, jazz and Latin beats to create an energetic fusion that transcends ethnic boundaries. Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture, 604-325-1812. 

April 17, 2004 
Plowing Match: Farmers young and old try their hand at old-fashioned farming -- with prizes awarded in many categories -- at this yearly event held in April at Northwest Washington Fair grounds, Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995. 

April 17, 2004 
RICHMOND TEMPLES OF FAITH TRIP: Experience the rich diversity of cultural traditions in Richmond on this tour of local places of worship. Richmond Muesum, 604 231-6460. 

April 18, 2004 
Vinok Worldance: See the world in one night as Vinok Worldance amazes you with dances and music from cultures across the globe. Vinok lights up the stage with a variety of amazing footwork, stunning choreography, humour and reverence. Hailed as Canada's "United Nations of Dance", their vast repertoire includes material from over 40 cultures. In "Bringing you the world", in authentic costumes, dancers and musicians kick up their heels with Irish step-dancing, fiery Flamenco, Chinese ribbon dancing, Slovak boot slappin' antics and many more exciting rhythms from around the world. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484. 

April 18, 2004 
Artists Helping Artists: Many Hands: Join the Artist Helping Artist ground floor studio. Experience and create a small textile doll or sculpture. Burnaby Art Gallery at Ceperley House; 604-205-7332. 

April 18, 2004 
DALAI LAMA: Spiritual leader from Tibet gives a teaching on compassion and cultivating a good heart, followed by a talk on universal responsibility Pacific Coliseum, www.dalailamavancouver.org/ 

April 18, 2004 
Dalai Lama;Come and listen to one of the great minds of our time as the Dalai Lama speaks live in Vancouver. Pacific Coliseum. 

April 18, 2004 
Free Family Sunday Programs: Once a month join us for an interactive experience that combines the current art gallery exhibit with a free hands on studio activity. Artist's Helping Artists: Many Hands Join the Artist Helping Artist ground floor studio. Experience and create a small textile doll or sculpture. Instructor: Kadejha McCall. Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-205-7332. 

April 18, 2004 
Kidstuff Only Swapmeet at Bonsor Complex:Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child's cluttered closets and toy boxes, or pick up a bargain. If you're thinking of selling, please note that we accept only used items for children age 12 and younger, as well as maternity clothes. Free admission, but donations to the food bank gratefully accepted. Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm, April 18. Table rental: $17.71 (limit one table per family). Burnaby; 604-925-3159. 

April 18, 2004 
Vancouver Sun Run: One of the world's largest 10 km race. Walk or run the scenic route through downtown Vancouver, finishing at BC Place Stadium for snacks, refreshments and entertainment. 604-689-9441. 

April 19, 2004 
Celebration for Peace: A musical tribute to the Dalai Lama.For this special concert Vancouver Symphony welcomes His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama with host Goldie Hawn, Ann Mortifee, Raffi, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and the Peace Choir. Orpheum Theatre, 604-280-4444. 

April 19 - 28, 2004 
North Shore Writers' Festival: Fifth annual festival of readings by Canadian authors, hosted by the three North Shore Public Libraries. Daily events at libraries across the North Shore, culminating on April 28 in a grand finale with guest of honour Elizabeth Hay, finalist for the Governor General's Fiction Award as well as the Giller Prize. Other guests include writers Madeleine Thien, Michael Slade (father-daughter duo Jay and Rebecca Clarke) and pop-scientist Penny Le Couteur, traveller extraordinaire Barbara Hodgson, chef John Bishop, garden guru Des Kennedy, and Pandora's Collective. Also: writer-in-residence Luanne Armstrong and a limerick contest! http://www.nvdpl.ca 

April 22 - 23, 2004 
Ron James, Ron James’ latest kinetically charged concoction, The Road Between my Ears, weaves a riotous verbal and physical tapestry that captures one man’s spirit of place on a rapidly changing planet. Critics and audiences alike revel in his pyrotechnic display of wit and wisdom: "Utterly Brilliant" (Ottawa Sun); "explosively funny" (Halifax Herald); "funniest man in Canada" (Victoria Times); "simply the best" (Toronto Sun); "you’ve got to see this man work!" (Montreal Gazette). And so do you! Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484. 

April 23 - 25, 2004 
EAT! Vancouver - The Everything Food + Kitchen Show: If you love to eat, love to cook, love to entertain, love your kitchen and just love to shop for unique specialty items and foods, then this is the event you must attend! Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at EAT! Vancouver, The Everything Food + Kitchen Show. Visit www.eat-vancouver.com (http://www.eat-vancouver.com) for more information. 

April 24, 2004 
The Nylons - 25th Anniversary Tour: The Nylons’ overnight success has been twenty-four years in the making, culminating with the release of their thirteenth album, Play On. The Nylons have long been an institution in Canada and a legend in the international world of a cappella music. As their staying power and new album make obvious – this is a group that always produces at the peak of its form and for whom the only way is onward and upward. On stage, The Nylons’ exuberant performance and explosive stage presence mesmerizes audiences of all ages! Hear the strongest mix to date of original material and unique Nylons’ reworkings of selected hits from favourite artists (Sting, James Taylor, Paul Simon and others). Melodious, powerful, energetic-the way great a cappella should be! Don't miss this tribute to 25 FABULOUS years! Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484. 

April 24 - 25, 2004 
TD Canada Trust Semiahmoo Bay Regatta & Kite Festival: The 5th Annual International race, with both Canadian and American participants. There will be beachside events for spectators to enjoy. White Rock, (604) 535-8533. 

April 24, 2004 
7th ANNUAL NVRC PERENNIAL PLANT EXCHANGE & SALE at Harry Jerome RecCentre, North Vancouver; Plants can be exchanged on April 23 from 7am-7pm. Info: 987-Play(7529). 

April 24, 2004 
Bugs, Snails and Spider Trails: Explore the world of insects, spiders and other creepy-crawlies. Join a bug hunt, follow a snail and count spider legs. Share in a fun, hands-on introduction to invertebrates. Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; To register call 604-501-5100. 

April 24, 2004 
Carnival Mardi Gras Madness! The Canadian Cancer Society's eighth annual Diamond Ball features a black-tie dinner-dance and auction, with live carnival music. Farimont Hotel Vancouver; 604-675-7133. 

April 24, 2004 
Friends of DeBoville Slough: A Nature Walk along the north side of the slough. Learn about the birds and the bees and the flower and the trees and plants along the banks of the slough again, all are welcome. Dress according to weather. Port Coquitlam; for more information please contact Elaine Golds @ 604-937-3483. 

April 24, 2004 
Heritage GardeningCelebrate Earth Day by planting heritage plants in a planter. Dani Brown, our expert heritage gardener, will share her knowledge about heritage gardens. Pre-register by calling 604-502-6456. Cost is $37.50 (16 yrs+). Surrey Museum; 

April 24, 2004 
South Arm Slough Walking Tour, Richmond Museum; 604-231-6460. 

April 24 - 25, 2004 
The Festival of Wind, Waves & Water: Come join the British Columbia Kitefliers Association for two days of kite flying at the Festival of Wind, Waves & Water on White Rock's sunny East Beach. For further information contact: festival@bcka.bc.ca [festival@bcka.bc.ca?subject=Question about Wind, Waves & Water] . 

April 25, 2004 
2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY ARBOUR DAY, COMMEMORATIVE TREE PLANTING - REMEMBERING YESTERDAY, SUSTAINING THE FUTURE. This will be a free family and community event with the purpose and focus being to increase public awareness of the importance of trees in our community. The Commemorative Tree Planting initiative is an opportunity for your group to plant a tree in McLeod Athletic Park in recognition of a person from your family, organization or a community assoc. Langley; 

April 25, 2004 
Goodbye Chums! Join us for a Bon Voyage party as we send thousands of chum salmon fry on their journey to the sea. These fish will face many challenges throughout their lives. Discover how you and your family can help the salmon and their habitat. Meet local stewardship groups who work hard to improve the health of the Kanaka Creek Watershed. You too can make a difference! Find out how, while checking out these activities. Kanaka Creek, Maple Ridge; 604-432-6359. 

April 27, 2004 
Goldie Hawn: Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture series features women speaking about their lives and what inspired them. Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; 604-280-4444. 

April 29, 2004 
Pacifica String Quartet: Simin Ganatra, violin Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin Masumi Per Rostad, viola Brandon Vamos, cello One of todays most dynamic and exciting string quartets, the Pacifica Quartet is distinguished for its impassioned interpretations and unique musical voice. The Pacifica Quartet has toured extensively throughout the U.S., from New York's Merkin Concert Hall to La Jolla's Summerfest. The quartet lives in Chicago, where it serves as resident quartet at the University of Chicago and the Music Institute of Chicago. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-873-4612. 

April 29, 2004 
Daryk Fedje: Archeologist's recent discoveries near Gwaii Haanas National Park in Northern B.C., are making scientists rethink the arrival of the first people on this continent. Downtown Vancouver Pulblic LIbrary; 604-666-2368. 

April 30 to May 2, 2004 
Vans Slam City Jam: Vans Slam City Jam, the North American Skateboarding Championships, is celebrating its 11th year in Vancouver, in a new venue - BC Place Stadium - located in the heart of downtown Vancouver! Vans Slam City Jam is North America's largest and longest-running pure skateboarding competition, a World Cup Skateboarding points event, and the first stop on the Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding series. The world's best professional skateboarders gather to battle for US$100,000 and the men's and women's North American Street and Vert Titles. Info: www.slamcityjam.com (http://www.slamcityjam.com) 

April 30, 2004 
Pond Peeking at Boundary Bay: Frogs, mosquitoes, backswimmers and dragonflies all use the pond as their nursery. A pond is also a wildlife restaurant where mosquitoes are the favorite meal. It’s a miniature community where each creature from tiny mosquito to duck contributes to the welfare of a pond ecosystem. Peek into the amazing world of a pond and witness metamorphosis, food chains and weird creature adaptations. Search for frogs and tadpoles. Catch and release pond bugs as you explore their aquatic habitat. Boundary Bay, Delta; 604-432-6359. 

April 30 to May 9, 2004 
Port Coquitlam May Day 2004:or more details go to www.city.port-coquitlam.bc.ca (http://www.city.port-coquitlam.bc.ca) or call the Parks and Recreation at (604) 927-7900 

April 30, 2004 
The Vancouver Korean Dance Society: The Vancouver Korean Dance Society, an exciting multicultural company will perform a beautiful evening of Korean traditional dance. The performance will combine new and old styles of the fan dance, drum dance, and Jang-Go dance, highlighting the original creations by Artistic Director Hye Seoung Chung. Massey Theatre, New Westminster; www.masseytheatre.com . 

May 1, 2004 
Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair 2004: The North Vancouver Museum and Archives is proud to host the third annual Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair. Come and view selected history projects done by students from the North Shore. The day includes judging, entertainment, children's activities, and workshops for the adults, contests, and much more! North Vancouver Museum and Archives. 

May 4 - 30, 2004 
Terracotta Warriors: World premiere of new "Action-Musical". This new Action-Musical, combines extravagant dance and songs with spectacular martial arts in an unprecedented fashion. Adapted from historical accounts of the life of Qin Shihuang, the first Emperor of China from 221 B.C., this is a story of rule by terror, loyalty by force, and love by decree. Fight sequences intertwine with scenes of romance and betrayal as the power of the realm clashes with human passion. Elaborate costumes and sets come together with exciting surround sound effects and unique orchestral music to immerse the audience in the emotion, the drama, and the battles of the second century B.C. With a cast of over 70 outstanding artists from China, this world premiere will dazzle the audience with the kind of lavishness and scope that goes beyond traditional Broadway shows. Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, 604-280-4444. P>Ongoing until April 4, 2004 
Pacific International Auto Show at BC Place Stadium; 604-212-9964. P>Ongoing until April 4, 2004 
Port Moody Festival of the Arts: A 10-day feast of music, dance, comedy, visual arts, prose, poetry, children's crafts and family fun. Various location, :604-931-2008. 

Ongoing from April 8, 2004 
Student Exhibition: Sacred Places and Spaces: Students of Anthropology 431 are developing an exhibition of photographs that examine why we create sacred places and spaces in our urban environment. They identify places and spaces that might be permanent or transitory, formal or informal, public or private, real or imagined, built or natural. UBC Museum of Anthropology; 604-822-5950. 

Ongoing until April 15, 2004 
Ocean Cruising Adventure Lectures: See the world this spring at the popular Ocean Cruising in Small Boats lectures presented by local sailors who have sailed the oceans of the world. Starting at 8 pm, the Thursday evening lectures are held at the H R MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. March 11 - Galapagos Islands and French Polynesia with Nick and Jean Fenger on their 39 ft cutter Dragon Star March 18 - West Indies and Eastern US on board 34 ft cutter Khamsin with by Gillian West April 1 - Cruising through Europe on 65 ft sailing barge with writer/photographer Bill Wolferstan April 8 - Mediterranean Coast with Stan and Emily Walter aboard Maple Leaf 42 and Hyack Wind April 15 - Wild Side of Cruising, Raratonga, Cook Island with Gwen Cornfield on 50 ft ketch New Horizons and 48 ft Loreley Vancouver Maritime Museum, 604-257-8300. 

Ongoing until April 16, 2004 
Bumps, Loops and Rolls: Pilot Training at the Boundary Bay Airport, 1941-1945 and Boundary Bay Airport Hangar Number Three: The public is welcome to the opening of two exhibits based on this year's theme, "Defending Canada: Heritage of Military Places". The main gallery exhibit looks back at the heyday of the airport during the war years, when it served as a training school for pilots and gunners. A companion exhibit traces the many uses, military and civilian, the hangar has served since its construction during the war years, Delta Museum and Archives, 604-946-9322. 

Ongoing until April 17, 2004 
Connections: The family unit has always been an integral part of Inuit life and continues to be a vital element that provides a secure frame of reference for the individual as the northern Canadian communities experience dramatic and rapid changes to their lifestyle. Images of mothers with their children are testimony to the strong bond that's shared, whether between humans or animals. The Inuit are also intimately linked to the spirit world and images of transformations convey their sense of awe at this mysterious aspect of life. Invisible threads spin outward from every inhabitant of the temporal and ethereal worlds and Inuit artists try to capture these connections through renderings in stone, bone, and antler. Inuit Gallery, 604-688-7323. 

Ongoing until April 24, 2004 
Equus: A child psychiatrist, haunted by doubts about his life and work, confronts his own demons when he treats a teenager who has brutally maimed six horses. A shattering confrontation between passion and normalcy, Equus examines the psychological shackles placed on all of us by a civilized society. Vancouver Playhouse, 604-873-3311. 

Ongoing until April 30, 2003 
Open Spaces, 3rd Annual International Sculpture Project: The much anticipated 3rd Vancouver International Sculpture Project -"OPEN SPACES features the installation of 17 works by renowned Canadian, British and American Sculptors. The temporary installations will be interactive and public in nature emphasizing the diversity of the city, both in geography and citizenry, and will be installed throughout the downtown center; 604-682-1234. 

Ongoing until May 16, 2004 
Canvas of War: Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum: In sending artists to the front during World War I, Canada became the first country to officially sanction a war artists program. During World War II, Canadian artists were joined by their British counterparts in recording the historic conflict. In this national touring exhibition, the Canadian War Museum has opened its distinguished collection to highlight 72 works by such notable artists as Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley and other members of the Group of Seven, Jack Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes, Alex Colville and numerous others. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604.662.4719. 

Ongoing until August 30, 2004 
Ocean Oasis: Ocean Oasis is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds Mexico's Sea of Corts and the Baja California desert. "A few very special places in the world are havens for life. Resources and shelter draw living creatures from far and near. These places are rare. We call them oases." What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. P>Ongoing until June 26, 2004 
Heritage Stories for Children: A Saturday morning program for parents and young children. Presenters and stories TBA. During Asian Heritage Month (May) focus will be on Asian Canadian Stories. Richmond Museum, 604-231-6460. 

Ongoing until August 31, 2004 
Nascar 3D: Experience NASCAR like never before through the magic of IMAX 3D technology. With NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience, you'll be transported into the driver's seat of North America's most popular spectator sport. NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience goes behind the scenes of the races to uncover the science, technology and teamwork that make up this preeminent sport. Meet the revered drivers as they compete for the coveted checkered flag. Discover the technology and underlying physics that drivers depend on and meet the millions of passionate fans who are devoted to this exciting sport. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing until October 31, 2004 
Mayday - The Risky Business of Fishing: MAYDAY The Risky Business of Fishing presents a thrilling series of dramatic real-life Search and Rescue stories from the West Coast Fishery. Each tale is brought alive through dynamic illustrations, sound-effects and exhibits containing the tools of survival in an unforgiving marine environment. As they experience the exhibit, visitors learn why fishing is called the most dangerous job in the world and are left with a new appreciation of those who brave the elements to bring in the catch, and those who assist them when they run into trouble. Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009. 

Ongoing until December 31, 2004 
The Young Black Stallion: In Disney's first dramatic feature made specifically for the giant screen, Walt Disney Pictures is proud to present the continuation of a family favorite and a story that has enthralled generations of readers. The Young Black Stallion, a prequel to the 1979 classic, presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt, whom she names Shetan. Once reunited with her father, however, Neera remains haunted by images of the "lost horse of the desert" -- one of a few stallions of legend, rumored to be "born of the sands, sired by the night sky, drinkers of the wind." The original writer and producer of The Black Stallion have returned for this production, which will bring giant screen audiences the wonder, excitement, and magic of Walter Farley's equine hero as they have never seen it before. Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre, Science World; 604-443-7443. 

Ongoing 
Communication: Explore the similarities and confusing differences between languages. Use a fiber optics to watch a video. Adjust a satellite dish to send and catch your own image, and control a computer with the loudness of your voice. These and other hands-on experiences will help you better understand today's information society. Science World, Vancouver; 604-443-7440. 

Ongoing 
100 year Anniversary of Flight Program: With an emphasis on Canadian innovation and aviation technology, follow the history of flight from early Greek legend to the Wright brothers and beyond. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver; 604-738-7827. 

Ongoing 
Ghosts of the Abyss 3D: Academy Award winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration - the legendary wreck of the Titanic. Using state-of-the-art technology, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. At the CN Imax at Canada Place; 604-682-4629. 

Ongoing 
India: Kingdom of the Tiger: Journey across India, a breathtaking land shaped by a myriad of cultures, customs and traditions. Inspired by the writings and experiences of Jum Corbett, a pioneer of Indian wildlife conservation. A glorious tribute to this magnificent land, and to its greatest ambassador - the mighty Bengal Tiger. At the CN IMAX at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing 
The 50s Gallery: Do you remember the 50s? Bobby socks and poodle skirts; milkshakes and rock and roll. Few decades have made such an impression on popular culture. Admire the mint-condition 1955 Ford Fairlane, check out the neon, or put a quarter in the jukebox and listen the music of the decade that gave birth to the teenager in this, the latest addition to the history of Vancouver. Vancouver Museum, 604-736-4431. 







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