Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Special Events for April 2009
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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April 1, 2009
The Massive Technology Show is Canada's leading small business tradeshow and conference for executives and entrepreneurs. This one-day event shows companies how to embrace the power of technology. The informative technology displays, both national and local, and the series of speaker presentations.  UBC Robson Square. http://www.massivetechshow.com


April 1 - 4, 2009
Maniac A (r)evolution Theatre Production.  Maniac is a one-man sketch extravaganza that is not for the faint of heart written by John Murphy and directed by Jonathan Ryder of (r)evolution Theatre. Politically incorrect without discrimination, Murphy’s comedic showcase provides many opportunities to laugh while wondering if you should with topics that include infants with the blues, death to smiling people, pornographic horse racing, the inner workings of Charlton Heston’s mind, blood suckers, God playing dice and cross-dressing performance poetry. www.shadboltcentre.com


April 1 - 5, 2009
Vancouver International Auto Show at BC Place. www.vancouverinternationalautoshow.com.


April 1 to April 24, 2009
2009 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.  With over 36,000 Japanese ornamental cherry trees no other city in Canada is so well positioned to host such a joyous city-wide celebration. This engaging festival provides a happy opportunity to bring people together in Vancouver's natural park settings to experience this miracle of nature.  For a complete list of events during the festival, visit www.vcbf.ca 


April 2, 2009
Stories from the Margin: Film Screening. Join us for a screening celebration of raw, bold, and poignant personal short stories by racialized filmmakers with an interest in identity politics. (Admission is free. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by CitizenShift & Cinema Politica).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 3, 2009
Vancouver Aquarium presents Tales from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  On Friday, April 3, at 5:30pm, the Vancouver Aquarium’s TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (TD GCSC) hosts “Tales from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Learn about the incredible journey undertaken by Algalita Marine Research Foundation members as they sailed through this mid-Pacific plastic soup, studying the effects of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. This event is free to the public, but space is limited, call 604-659-3561 or email shorelinemedia@vanaqua.org to reserve a ticket today.


April 3, 2009
EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS FOR LITERACY.  Hop on down to Willowbrook Shopping Centre for Easter chocolates and Easter Bunny photos. The Easter Bunny arrives at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Friday, April 3 and will be available for photo sessions until Saturday, April 11.  For Easter Bunny hours, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com.


April 3 - 5, 2009
Racket Rally 2009.  Don't miss the amazing speed of the first events sold out in Beijing when the best in Table Tennis AND Badminton compete in North America for the first time.  It all takes place at the spectacular new Richmond Olympic Oval where you can also enjoy the free Racket Rally Festival featuring badminton and table tennis tournaments presented by Badminton BC and the BC Table Tennis Association.  www.racketrally.net


April 3 - 8, 2009
Divine Performing Arts World Tour Show 2009.  State-of-the-art backdrops conjure celestial palaces and pastoral vistas, while groundbreaking music combines the best of Chinese and Western composition. Taking inspiration from ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales, the breathtaking beauty of Divine Performing Arts is not to be missed !  Queen Elizabeth Theatre; http://divineperformingarts.org/


April 4, 2009
EAGLE RIDGE ELEMENTARY’S 2nd ANNUAL KIDS Items ONLY SWAP MEET, 1215 Falcon Drive (Corner of Falcon and Guildford);


April 4, 2009
Easter Eggstravaganza. Bring your children, ages 2-8 years to Trout Lake Community Centre's EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA. An Easter Egg hunt, cookie decorating, Easter crafts, games and entertainment are all part of this fun filled afternoon for children aged 2-8 years. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited for this event so please purchase tickets in advance as this event always sells out prior to the day. Schedule: Egg hunt - 1-1:30pm, Entertainment - 1:35-2pm, Crafts and Cookies - 2:00-2:45pm. $4/per child or $10/family of up to 4 children. Please purchase your tickets in advance as this event is always a sellout! 604-257-6955.


April 4, 2009
Great Easter Jubilee!  Hippity, hoppity, the Easter bunny has ARRIVED! Join Coal Harbour in celebrating Easter with games and arts and crafts at our Easter Jubilee. Playtime toys, mini-petting zoo, bouncy castle and an Easter egg hunt as well! Register now to guarantee your spot over the phone or online. For more information, call 604-718-8222.  Coal Harbour Community Centre.


April 4, 2009
Hillview's Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A FUNdraiser in support of Hillview Parent Participation Preschool. Egg Hunt, face painting, crafts, egg decorating, activities, refreshments. Hillview Preschool, #8 - 4340 Carson Street, Burnaby; www.hillviewpreschool.ca


April 4, 2009
L’IL Rascals Kids Swap Meet.  Excellent opportunity to buy or sell new & used infant to teen items. Sellers selling everything from maternity items, clothing for all ages, toys, video games, furniture, strollers, bikes, sports equipment and more. Definitely a must see and well worth the drive. There is a Concession and ATM Machine on site.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604 858 4034, lilrascalsswap@telus.net


April 4, 2009
Pulse to the Podium: Celebrating Vancouver's Countdown to the 2010 Winter Games. The Vancouver Park Board is organizing a series of free, family-focused one-day events to build 2010 Winter Games spirit in local communities. Each event will follow a similar format with the goal of presenting Olympic and Paralympic values through fun and festive inspiring activities. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Britannia Community Centre.


April 4, 2009
UBC Botanical Garden Course: The Art of Dried Flower Arranging.  Learn the art of dried flower arranging with the Friends of the Garden. In this course, participants will learn the appropriate plants to grow and how to successfully dry them, as well as the tools and techniques for working with various plants to create beautiful dried flower arrangements. Flowers, foam and containers will be provided for participants to create their own dried masterpiece as a decoration for their home, and particularly nice as an attractive, fragrant, long lasting and low maintenance gift for friends or family.  UBC Botanical Garden, www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org


April 4 - 5, 2009
Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion - Public Open House.  The 1.2 million sq ft waterfront expansion of the Vancouver Convention Centre is getting ready to welcome the world!  Complete open house details at www.vancouverconventioncentre.com


April 5, 2009
A memorial skate in the name of Irene Spencer will be held at the Forum ice rink (Richmond Ice Centre), 14140 Triangle Rd., Richmond, on Sunday, April 5th 2009. This is a family event - fun for all ages. Come and get your face painted, come in costume or in crazy hatsâ"¦let your imagination run wild! Prizes are courtesy of merchants in the communities of Steveston/Richmond, Ladner/Delta and some very talented BC crafters. Sign in begins at the rink at 12:30pm with skating from 1:00pm.


April 5, 2009
Family Day at PdA: Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue , Coquitlam.  When you hear the names Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael do you automatically think, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Does the thought of touring an art gallery leave you cold? Do you think you have to be an “artist” to create art? Gather up the family and blow the dust off those notions at Place des Arts’ Family Day at PdA! Hang out with exhibiting artists Tracey Costescu and Michelle McCutchon and learn all about their work and process. Then participate in their workshops in portraiture and clay modeling. Or attend a workshop in making your own family tree or coat of arms and get the blood pumping in a movement workshop. All activities are family oriented and fun for all ages. www.placedesarts.ca


April 5, 2009
Spencer Skate for Scleroderma.  A memorial skate in the name of Irene Spencer will be held at the Forum (Richmond Rinks), 14140 Triangle Rd., Richmond.  This is a family event - fun for all ages. Come and get your face painted, come in costume or in crazy hats...let your imagination run wild!... Prize categories are not yet complete, but we do know door prizes are courtesy of merchants in the communities of Steveston/Richmond, Ladner/Delta and some very talented BC crafters.  For more information contact Dbyrne@richmond.ca .


April 9, 2009
Easter Eggstravganza!  Join in on the fun at this great family Easter event! Enjoy games, arts and crafts, bouncy castle and an Easter egg hunt. Please pre-register to ensure your child's spot in the egg hunt. West End Community Centre, 604-257-8333.


April 9, 2009
FlipNComedy Show Against Gang Violence.  SHARE LAUGHS, NOT BULLETS! A fundraising comedy show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. A multi-ethnic mix of professional and amatuer comedians. Our headliner is Talk 1410AM host Patrick Maliha who was named Vancouver's Favorite Comedian by the readers of the Georgia Straight. For more information e-mail: flipncomedy@gmail.com or call: 604-525-2262. Visit www.lafflines.com for more details


April 10, 2009
Easter Egg Hunt. Get your Easter hopping with our popular Easter Egg Hunt. There will be a gym full of Easter activities! The Egg Hunt will take place outdoors (weather-permitting) otherwise, it will occur indoors. Please pre-register. Drop-ins accepted, space permitting. (Additional $1 for drop-ins on day of the event.) Please call the front desk to register 604-718-8201. Killarney Community Centre.


April 10 - 12, 2009
17th Annual Whister Cup at Whistler Blackcomb.  The Whistler Cup is an international ski event organized by the Whistler Ski Club and hosted by Whistler-Blackcomb. Now in its 17th year, Whistler Cup has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing. For the complete schedule, photos, current news, and more information, check out the website at http://www.whistlercup.com/


April 12 - 13, 2009
The Ultimate Easter Egg Adventure.  Join us on a fun filled river adventure that will take guests on an exploration of the Mighty Fraser towards the magical Harrison/Fraser Confluence.  Search out the wildlife on the river and then play with the farm animals during our stop over where the big hunt for Easter eggs will be taking place. Great family fun on a covered and heat all weather jet boat. Our family pack is reduced for this special expedition to only $200.00. (family pack consists of  2 adults, 2 children - boat tour, hunt entrance fees & GST included in price)  Allow 4 hours. www.fraserriversafari.com


April 13, 2009
I Have My Mother's Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir Across Generations,  The Barbara Bluman Memorial Lecture commemorates the former Vancouver Public Library Board Trustee, respected lawyer and one of BC's first female arbitrators who was struck by cancer as she recorded her mother's tale of survival. The book, I Have My Mother's Eyes was completed by Bluman's daughter Danielle Schroeder. It chronicles the dramatic journey from Nazi-occupied Poland by Bluman's mother to British Columbia where her legacy endures. (Admission is free. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Society).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 15, 2009
Hats Through the Century Afternoon Tea.  Ivan Sayer will do a presentation with models showing off the different types of hats that were worn from the 18th century until 1960. Price includes light refreshments, tea and coffee. $5/person. 2929 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver; 604-257-8388.


April 16 - 17, 2009
Awake and Dreaming is the powerful story of a twelve year old girl growing up in poverty with her young mother on the streets of Vancouver. Theo often retreats to the imaginary world of her books as a way of escaping the harsh reality of her life. She dreams of belonging to a real family, with two parents and brothers and sisters who love her, and is surprised when she wakes up one morning to find herself the honorary member of such a family. The play discusses imagination, friendship, the importance of books, and how we sometimes use our fantasy life to escape from a difficult reality. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Adapted for the stage by Megan Mackenzie and Cassie Silva. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.  For more info: www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org


April 16 - 18, 2009
Awake and Dreaming is the powerful story of a twelve year old girl growing up in poverty with her young mother on the streets of Vancouver.  Theo often retreats to the imaginary world of her books as a way of escaping the harsh reality of her life. She dreams of belonging to a real family, with two parents and brothers and sisters who love her, and is surprised when she wakes up one morning to find herself the honorary member of such a family. The play discusses imagination, friendship, the importance of books, and how we sometimes use our fantasy life to escape from a difficult reality.   Recommended for ages 10 and up. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org


April 16 - 18, 2009
Experience the raw intensity and power of one of John Alleyne's most elaborate works -- Ballet BC's A Streetcar Named Desire, April 16-18 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Based on Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama and featuring an original jazz score by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes, Streetcar is sure to captivate audiences with its intricate synergy of music and dance. Tickets from $35.75. www.ticketmaster.ca, 604-280-3311, or www.balletbc.com


April 16, 2009
Heather Pringle. Award-winning author Heather Pringle reads from The Master Plan, her groundbreaking story of scientific and political abuse on a global scale. Heather Pringle is one of North America's foremost popular writers on the subject of archeology. (Admission is Free. Space is limited).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 17, 2009
Active Living.  A guide for individuals in living a healthier and more active lifestle through the three essential areas of overall health: The importance of nutrition, mineral supplements and dialy activities that promote increased flexibility and mobility. FREE. 2929 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver; 604-2578-8388


April 17, 2009
More Here Than Before: Fiction and Memoir in a Second Language. Vancouver Public Library's 2008 Writer-in-Residence Caroline Adderson will host a group of talented writers reading from their chapbook collection, More Here Than Before. These writers from diverse cutlural backgrounds, write in English although it is not their mother tongue. Working with the Writer-in-Residence in last Fall's Writer's Workshop, they used their own life stories to move from memoir to fiction. (Admission is free. Space is limited.) Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 17 - 19, 2009
Gem and mineral show. There will be displays of crystals, minerals, rocks and hand crafted jewelry. 40+ dealers with gift items, beads, gemstones and all supplies for the hobby. There will be artists demonstrating silversmithing, stone carving, faceting and much more.The show is at Ag-Rec Bldg., CFV Fairgrounds, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford; 1 800-361-7222.


April 17 - 26, 2009
2009 TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival .  The defining celebration of Whistler, the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival is a 10 day and night showcase of the latest progressions in the skiing and snowboarding world, where even the arts events are packed full of adrenaline. Combining Canada’s largest free outdoor concert series with career-making showdowns of action sports and lifestyle fashion, photography and film, the best spring snow conditions, and burn-the-candle nightlife, it’s a celebration of everything that’s core to mountain culture.  http://www.wssf.com/ 


April 18, 2009
Abandon your fast life for a day of  s l o w . . . and join the 2nd Annual Bike the Blossoms on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 presented by Slow Food Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. The inaugural Bike the Blossoms, held on April 19th, 2008, saw over 1,000 participatants enjoy the springtime cherry blossoms in this unique food-focused cycling tour in the heart of Vancouver where farmers came in from the Metro Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley to showcase their food and artisanal products. This self-guided cycling tour is fun for the whole family!  Enjoy a leisurely ride, stopping at local community centres to meet local farmers, to sample local foods and refuel at slow food designated eateries, restaurants and cafes along the way.  Come learn about local food production while getting to know and supporting our local farmers. More information and registration at www.slowfoodvancouver.com


April 19, 2009
Centennial Theatre proudly presents the 2008/2009 Family Festival Series. Featuring renowned children’s performer Flyin’ Bob - Articulate Nonsense.  Flyin’ Bob is an acrobat, balancer, wirewalker, professional idiot and highly skilled goofball. From the rainbow skywriter act to the suspenseful and nearly disastrous finale on the 9-foot  high tightwire, Articulate Nonsense is a riveting celebration of risk taking and goofy charm.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com


April 19, 2009
Flyin’ Bob - Articulate Nonsense.  Flyin’ Bob is an acrobat, balancer, wirewalker, professional idiot and highly skilled goofball. From the rainbow skywriter act to the suspenseful and nearly disastrous finale on the 9-foot high tightwire, Articulate Nonsense is a riveting celebration of risk taking and goofy charm. Tickets for Flyin’ Bob are available at the Centennial Theatre Box Office (604) 984-4484 www.centennialtheatre.com  or in person at 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.


April 19, 2009
TARA CHEYENNE PERFORMANCE DANCE THEATRE. The ever popular Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg is back with her highly physical, character-driven solo work that uniquely blends dance and theatre. This Dance Allsorts presentation will be an entertaining journey through a selection of outrageous, energetic, and hilarious grab bag of the personalities occupying Friedenberg's person. Movie Stars, house wives, little boys and manic teenagers populate the stage, expressed through exciting dance, text and comedy. Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.


April 19, 2009
The ever popular Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg is back with her highly physical, character-driven solo work that uniquely blends dance and theatre. This Dance Allsorts presentation will be an entertaining journey through a selection of outrageous, energetic, and hilarious grab bag of the personalities occupying Friedenberg's person. Movie Stars, house wives, little boys and manic teenagers populate the stage, expressed through exciting dance, text and comedy.  Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 604-880-0527.


April 19, 2009
Vancouver Sun Run.  Mark Sunday April 19th in your calendar for The Vancouver Sun Run, presented by HSBC! It’s Canada’s biggest run and the second largest 10K in North America. After you cross the finish line, join us for the post race festivities and live music at BC Place! Go to www.sunrun.com or call (604) 689-9441 for more details.


April 19 - 25, 2009
The Gardenia Centre for the Arts will be holding an art exhibit for the students of Douglas Park Elementary School during Arts & Culture Week in April. Arts Expressions from Douglas Park, 5497 Salt Lane, Langley; 604-533-4177, www.gardeniacentreforthearts.com


April 21, 2009
Book Launch: A Verse Map of Vancouver.  The City in verse! Ninety-two poets have contributed to this beautiful full-colour anthology edited by Vancouver Poet Laureate, George McWhirter. A Verse Map of Vancouver chronicles Vancouver neighbourhoods - from the best-known locales to lesser-known nooks and crannies. Each poem is accompanied wtih stunning photography by Derek Von Essen. Published by Anvil Press. (Admission is free. Seating is limited.) Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 21, 2009
On April 21th 2009 the Langara Display+Design class will open the doors to their “InHouse” grad show. This program focuses on Interior, 3D, and Graphic design, so the show is bound to be imaginative, inspiring and creative. Come check out Vancouver’s newest collection of fabulous young designers! Langara College: 100 w.49th ave. Vancouver; www.langara.bc.ca/display+design


April 22, 2009
Earth Day.  Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. More than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity. Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive. Earth Day provides the opportunity for positive actions and results. www.earthday.ca.


April 23, 2009
Collectors' Plant Auction.  The Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research (FOGS), Vancouver BC are hosting the 4th Collector's Plant Auction on Thursday, April 23rd 2009 at 6:30 p.m. www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/events/auction.php


April 23 - 25, 2009
The Dance Centre presents EARTH=home, a fast-paced, entertaining and thought-provoking show created by Judith Marcuse which uses theatre, music, dance and multimedia technology to express young peoples’ feelings about the state of our planet and where we are taking it. Featuring a cast of nine, along with video projections, photographs and text, it traces the story of a group of strangers who are forced to find a way to live together in a surreal world of limited resources, exploring issues including the environment, consumerism and social justice. Each performance is followed by a facilitated talkback. Suitable for ages 10+.  Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street , Vancouver; www.thedancecentre.ca .


April 23 - 26, 2009
“Anne of Green Gables” … the classic Canadian story comes to life on Stage in Langley. The Venue, 5708 Glover Road, Langley; www.imaginethatplace.com 


April 23 to May 24, 2009
Local Young Talent Showcased in Arts Alive: Re:(Purpose).  Showcases Burnaby students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 in an exploration of how to recycle and reuse things in new ways - both artistically and in life. 604.297.4422 or visit www.burnabyartgallery.ca.


April 24, 2009
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)


April 25, 2009
Museum of Anthropology: Tatau – The Art and History of Samoan Tattoos - A Public Workshop with Rosanna Raymond. On April 25, we invite you to join Rosanna Raymond for a special hands-on session in which you’ll learn about the history and importance of Samoan tattooing, as well as create your own tatau designs. The workshop also includes a tour of the exhibit Tatau – Samoan Tattooing and Global Culture. http://www.moa.ubc.ca/   


April 25, 2009
Scottish Ceilidh (all ages).  Dance to the irresistible rhythms of a Ceilidh Band. Simple dances, instruction provided, no partner required. There will be demo's of Scottish Country Dancing and Highland Dancing. Refreshments will be provided. Save $1/person with a group of 8 adults. Free/Children & Youth $6/Adults. 2929 East 22nd Ave. Vancouver; 604-257-8388


April 26, 2009
Earth Fest.  WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC will be celebrating 30 years of rehabilitating wildlife with Earth Fest, a free, fun-filled event for the whole family.  See wildlife releases, build nest boxes, and visit community group exhibits, plus more stewardship activities, games, and prizes!  Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion.  For more information, visit www.wildliferescue.ca or call 604-526-2747.


April 26 - 27, 2009
The ABA Beauty Show. Canada's largest hair and aesthetic exhibition and educational event featuring all your professional needs under one roof. Info: www.abacanada.com.  BC Place.


April 26 to May 3, 2009
Canstruction Vancouver 2009 Presented by Terasen. Witness giant, gravity-defying sculptures made entirely from cans of food at the annual Canstruction event. Cans used in the sculptures will be donated directly to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Since its inception 7 years ago, over 750,000 cans have been raised thanks to everyone involved in the event. This year's Canstruction theme is "THROUGHOUT HISTORY from Caveman to Spaceman".  Canada Place. Visit http://www.canstructionvancouver.com for more information.


April 27 to May 25, 2009
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new film series produced in partnership with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG). The Monday evening, three film series will run April 27 to May 25 with a focus on Canadian, independent and international films. www.shadboltcentre.com


April 28, 2009
Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places. Author and journalist Terry Gould tells why nine journalists, working in troubled hot spots and threatened with certain death, stayed on the story. (Admission is free. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, BC Ministry of Education). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


April 30, 2009
Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Best-selling and award-winning author Gail Anderson-Dargatz reads selections from Turtle Valley, A Recipe for Bees, A Rhinestone Button and The Cure for Death by Lightening, and talks about the inspirations behind these novels. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, BC Ministry of Education).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


May 3, 2009
Bellies to Babies Celebration®, formerly known as Vancouver 's Largest Baby Shower is set to premiere in Vancouver , British Columbia May 3, 2009. www.belliestobabiescelebration.com


May 8 - 10, 2009
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada 's largest green consumer tradeshow and eco-marketplace. Established in 2007, EPIC is produced by GLOBE Events, a division of the GLOBE Foundation. Visit EPIC to learn about environmentally-friendly products and services, as well as the companies providing them. Join this three day celebration of smart living; surround yourself with insightful people, innovative businesses and inspiring ideas. At EPIC, you’ll "Shop and TH!NK".  For More information visit www.epicexpo.com


May 9, 2009
Friendly Forest Pre-school would like to invite you to our KIDS' SWAP MEET, taking place on Saturday, May 9th, 2009. Anmore Elementary School, 30 Elementary Road, Anmore; 604.949.1488.


May 10, 2009
DANCESPORT BC  BALLROOM DANCE.  For the closing performance of the season, New Works is pleased to present a unique opportunity to view ballroom dancing at its very best from the local dancers of Dancesport BC! Well known in the worldwide circuit of competitive ballroom dance, for them, dancing is a passion to be taken seriously, and this performance will prove just that with a balance of timeless grace, high energy, exhilarating skill, and, of course, fabulous costumes! Come watch beautiful competitive couples as they line up and promenade right past you, just as if you were a judge on Dancing with the Stars. Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre


May 12, 2009
The JCCGV Youth Department will host their 2nd Annual Youth Fashion Show.  Promoting a healthy lifestyle, the fashion show will highlight styles for the upcoming season combined with tips on eating well and staying active delivered by the youth themselves in the form of Video Blogs. Proceeds will benefit programs and facilities for youth in Vancouver and the lower mainland. THELOOK09 Show will be held at the JCCGV, 950 W 41st Avenue (at Oak Street) starting at 7:30pm.  604-257-5114 or email thelook2009@gmail.com.  Visit www.thelook09.wordpress.com  for updates and to enter a fun VLOG contest.


May 30, 2009
35th Annual Alexandra Festival, Saturday May 30th 11am - 10pm. 2916 McBride Ave, South Surrey B.C. (Crescent Beach). Crafters, entertainment, family fun zone, and refreshments. Local Musicians perform, while local Artists sell their goods, with an enhanced fun zone for children and families. Participate in this unique event for all ages, and it will become a tradition!


June 6, 2009
Crazy Carnivale!  Family fundraiser to raise money for Science World’s Tower of Bauble. It’s a 20th birthday party for Science World. Join Science World in celebrating 20 years of igniting minds at their 3rd annual Crazy Carnivale! and help raise money for the Tower of Bauble outside TELUS World of Science . Live music by XLR8, street entertainment, delicious food, family photos, take-home art projects, face painting, birthday games, the famous Crazy Carnivale! goody bag and more. Tickets $250/family before April 30. $300/family after April 30. Call 604-443-7500.


June 7, 2009
7th Annual Heritage House Tour.  The Vancouver Heritage Foundation 7th Annual Heritage House Tour is opening ten private homes to the public on Sunday June 7th from 10 am – 5 pm. The historic homes range from small cottages to gracious mansions, and are spread from Shaughnessy and Kitsilano, to Douglas Park, Strathcona and Grandview-Woodlands; www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org


June 7, 2009
Join the fight against childhood cancer by participating in the 24th annual HSBC Childrun for BC Children's Hospital on Sunday, June 7th! Join over 4,000 people in this fun, family-oriented 5K or 1K run or walk. Register on your own, as part of a community, corporate or school team. Funds raised go directly to childhood cancer research and programs at BC Children's Hospital. Register now at www.childrun.com.


June 20, 2009
Chip's Not Dead Yet is offering a rare opportunity to you and your family: to become part of a little slice of history. The second annual Chip's Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile is scheduled to take place on June 20, 2009, with all proceeds going to the BC Children's Hospital. The one-mile uphill race is run in themed waves. Last June, runners young and old busted up West 10th dressed as rockstars, bridesmaids, in their underwear, and more. (Particularly popular? The Superhero Kids wave.) www.cndy.ca


July 17, 18, 19, 2009
BC Renaissance Festival.  Come experience the 3rd Annual BC Renaissance Festival!  Shop the marketplace, enjoy the stage performers, and spend some time with the characters of Steller?s Grove.  Thrill to the excitement of the Joust and join us in song at the end of the day.  More to see and do for all ages.  Come for the day, or visit us all three days, and immerse yourself in the 16th century!  Aldor Acres Farm, 24990 84th Ave, Langley, BC; http://www.bcrenfest.com


Ongoing
Beat Street Community Drum Circle.  Enjoy call-and-response songs from around the world, rhythm games and hand drumming with the freedom to try out a huge selection of percussion instruments and toys.Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Ave.; Every Sunday 3-5 pm, www.lylepovah.com, 604 736-6487


Ongoing
Community Lunch.  A free lunch of soup and sandwiches is offered weekly in North Vancouver in a safe, friendly, wheelchair accessible place where you can share a free meal with children, youth and adults. All are welcomed!  St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges, North Vancouver; 604-985-0408, www.st-andrews-united.ca


Ongoing
For the last 12 years I've been running a non-profit organization in Delta called Air Time Canada.  We offer a free Aviation Camp where kids (and adults) learn how to co-pilot an airplane and get a chance to try it out for real.  It's completely free, in that we cover the cost of the ground school, food, flights, fuel, instructors, etc.  Participants do have to pay for their own classroom supplies.  You can find out a lot more at: http://www.airfun.org  David Black, Director, Air Time Canada;


Ongoing
MR DANCE in Vancouver - Social and ballroom dancing every Sunday and Tuesday.  We are teaching dancing since 1991.   Admission: $6.00 for a group lesson and a dance.  No partner required.  No membership.   Learn to dance like the Stars in 2009.  FREE ticket for new people every Tuesday.  Location: Vancouver, Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venables Street.  Visit www.MrDance.ca or call Elsie at 604 436 4436 for more information.


Ongoing
Totems - Silent Messengers of the West Coast.  Visit the largest and most diverse collection of totem poles Vancouver has seen and pay homage to this ancient icon in Pacific Northwest Coast native culture, known as the silent messenger. Coastal Peoples Fine Arts, 1024 Mainland St., Vancouver; 604.685.9248, http://www.coastalpeoples.com


Ongoing
Vancouver Public Library presents OPEN MIKE FOR TEENS.  Are you tired of singing in the shower or reading poetry to your cat? We are too and we're here to do something about it! On the first Monday of every month between October and June, teens are invited to come on stage in the Peter Kaye room at Central Library and do their thing!  Anything goes, from stories to poetry to songs. It can be your own material or someone else's. It doesn't matter who wrote it, we wanna hear it.  Library Square, 604.331.3691.
























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