Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for August 2003

 

Please confirm dates, locations, and other particulars by calling the phone number listed.
 

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July 30, August 2, 6, 9, 2003
HSBC Celebration of Light: A Vancouver tradition that can't be missed! The Czech Republic, Canada and Chine will amaze us all with a spectacular display of fireworks in this international competition; 877-737-3285.

July 31 to August 4, 2003
Agrifair & my Marketplace Trade Show: This fair is great fun for the entire family with attractions like: draft horses,sheep, goats, dairy, beef, llama, poultry, hands-on milking demonstrations, kids world, petting farm, antique farm machinery displays, a midway, plus motor sports, Mighty Fraser Pro Bud Rodeo, free stage entertainment,fireworks and "my Marketplace", Abbotsford; 604-852-6674.

July 31 to August 4, 2003
Squamish Days Logger Sports: Just when you thought you'd seen it all. There is really nothing that can compare to the Logger Sporting events at this four-day community festival; a celebration of the area's strong roots in the forest industry. Squamish; (604) 892-9244.

August 1, 2003
Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars (Cajun Roots and Blues) "Concerts in the Cove", 7 to 9pm, Panorama Park, North Vancouver; 604-990-3841.

August 1, 2003
Delta Recycling Society Kids Day: Delta Recycling Society presents 'Kids Day!' A fun and educational day for the whole family. Kids will have a chance to visist the children's garden, learn about watersheds, build a worm bin and participate in recycle crafts. 7046 Brown Street, Ladner; 604 946-9828 x 315.

August 1, 2003
Pacific Rim Professional Magic Challenge: Six professional magicians from the US and Canada will compete for cash prizes and the Gold Medal in a People's Choice contest. The second half of the show will feature last year's winner from Vancouver, BC, Jeff McLeod, who took the championship in Arizona last year. Massey Theatre, New Westminster; 604-280-4444.

August 1, 2003
The Winks and Tanma Thom: Tyr Jami (cellist and vocalist) and Todd Macdonald (mandolinist and vocalist) make up the duo known as The Winks. Together since 1999, The Winks are wowing audiences with their unique combination of electrified cello fused with mandolin. Their latest CD, "The Human Tapes," is their fourth full length CD and their first studio album. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

August 1, 2003
Tillers Folly (West Coast Celtic) "Evenings in Edgemont Village" Free Community Concert Series, 7 to 9 pm, North Vancouver; 604-990-3841.

August 1 - 10, 2003
Harmony Arts Festival: The 13th Annual Harmony Arts Festival held in West Vancouver is better than ever.  Last year, the festival attracted close to 60, 000 people.  The festival is filled with rich programming and West Vancouver's water front parks will light up with the many performances and visual arts.  Everyone is invited free of charge.  Come help celebrate the community! Ambleside Landing in West Vancouver; (604) 925-7268 or www.harmonyarts.net .

August 1 - 2, 2003
Threshing Bee: The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association is located in Lynden Washington. For 31 years we have held our annual threshing bee and tractor show at Berthusen Park west of the town of Lynden. Our show includes threshing demonstrations, antique tractors on parade daily, steam powered saw mill demonstrations, antique & farm tractor pulls and more! Our 2003 Show will feature the Ford Tractor Company. Get em ready to go! Mark your calendar to be here July 30th, 31st and August 1st. & 2nd., 2003. For more event information visit the official Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association web site:http://www.psatma.com

August 1 - 3, 2003
Atchelitz Threshing Bee: This event is packed with threshing contests, corn shucking, vintage cars, and other fun activities. Chilliwack Antique Powerland, 604-858-9129.

August 1 - 4, 2003
Abbotsford Agrifair: A Fair Like 'No Udder!': BC's largest summer agriculture fair. Outstanding family fun, art displays, antiques, fireworks, animals, and more! www.bcfairs.ca (http://www.bcfairs.ca)

August 1 - 4, 2003
FORT FESTIVAL 2003: Events include: Summer Music (at Langley Community Music School). The Vuillaume Duo, paintings by Barbara Boldt, Classical Concerts, Barbara Nickel "Frog Song & Northern Lights" (Langley Centennial Museum & BC Agricultural Museum Archives), F.L.A.G. "Artists at Work" (CN Station), Brigade Day Celebrations, Family Picnic with Scott Richardson's Tim Pan Band. For more information call Festival Office (604) 888-1759 or Fort Langley Information Centre (604) 888-1477.

August 1 - 4, 2003
Tsawwassen Sun Festival: A parade, beer garden, displays, activities and softball tournament at Winskill Park. For more information, please call Diana Cousins at 604-943-8590. 

August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 2003
The Jovial Crew presents "The Importance of Being Ernest": A trivial comedy for serious people. Eagle Nest Theatre in Deas Island Park 7:00 pm sharp. Tickets $20. Seniors / Students $15. Tickets by reservation 604-946-1055.

August 1, 8 & 15, 2003
Friday Night at the Dive-in: Free moonlight swims for youth ages 11-16 years, at Robert Burnaby outdoor pool. Music, lights, games, food and refreshments. Fun for all. For information, call 604-540-5901 or the pool information line at 604-570-4000. Robert Burnaby outdoor pool, 8175 Wedgewood Street. Fridays, 8:30-10:30pm.

August 1 - 31, 2003
11th Season Garden Harvest Tours: Tour the Award Winning Dried Flower Farm gardens and see row after row of specialty flowers in bloom all summer and fall.  Come and get garden inspired! Yarrow, 604-823-6274 or www.driedflowersbyjudy.com .

August 2, 2003
14th Annual Bellingham Kids Festival: Kids' Fest is joining a celebration of kids across the nation as we combine forces for a National Kids Day. Celebrate this great day with free healthy food, games, prizes, arts and crafts, raffle drawings, entertainers and so much more. There will be face painting, chalk art, inflatable rides, children's music and tons more. Don't miss this incredible community-wide event!! 360-676-6985.

August 2, 2003
EXPRESSIONS WITH RHYTHM: A BHARATANATYAM PERFORMED BY JAI GOVINDA, Vancouver Playhouse; 604 327-7614.

August 2, 2003
Retro Skate-o-rama "get your roller boogie on": Calling all skating superstars! Or, those who just dream about being a Superstar. Any kind of superstar! This event combines two things we love to do: dance and skate. A DJ will be laying down funky tracks as hundreds of Vancouverites get their roller groove on. Not so hot on the moving contraptions? No worries, come bust it with your feet firmly planted on the ground and enjoy the entertainment! Don?t forget your retro gear! Professional demo's on the hour by BC's hottest roller kings and queens. Plaza of Nations (part of Celebrate BC event).

August 2, 5, 7, 9, 16, 23, 2003
GUIDED PUBLIC TOURS OF THE ORPHEUM THEATRE: The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame presents guided public tours of the historic Oprheum Theatre. Learn about the Orpheum's history, architecture and technical operations as you are taken on a guided tour from the lobby to backstage to the catwalks above the dome. Admission is $5.00 per person. No reservations required. Meet at the Smithe & Seymour lobby entrance 10 am. Information 604 665-3050.

August 2 - 10, 2003
YTV?s Weird on Wheels Mobile: A truckload of entertainment and activities for kids. At Science World. Info: 604.443.7440.

August 2 - 3, 2003
2003 Chinatown Festival:Come celebrate Vancouver's rich cultural heritage at the 2003 Chinatown Festival! Experience the sights, sounds and unique multicultural experiences offered only by Chinatown during this two day block-party on August 2nd and 3rd. Sample ethnic delicacies from across Asia, get your fortune told and be sure to check out this year's Chinatown Youth Idol talent competition. This year's contest will be held on the open stage at Keefer & Columbia St. and features over $5,000 in prizes and workshops from international talent and modeling agencies. 604-632-3808.

August 2 - 3, 2003
Mount Baker Blues: Fabulous event set at the foot of majestic Mount Baker. A family event complete with nearby camping, food and crafts vendors. Nominated six straight year as Washington's Best Blues Event! 360-671-6817.

August 2 - 3, 2003
Point Roberts Art and Music Festival, 360-945-2505.

August 2 - 3, 2003
Spirit of the Sea Festival: SATURDAY: Elks Club Pancake Breakfast, family parade, magic show, teddy bear's picnic (kids 10 and under), live music, sailing and flying demonstrations, dancing, beach party, fireworks. SUNDAY: Pancake breakfast, golfing on the beach, sandcastles, flypast, fishing derby, live music and entertainment, waiter's race, torchlight parade, marching bands, illumined floats, more. White Rock; 604-536-7686 or http://www.whiterockfestival.com.

August 2 - 3, 2003
The Powell Street Festival: Largest Japanese Canadian Festival, The 27th annual celebration of Asian Canadian arts, culture and heritage takes place August 2-3, 2003.  This festival explores Asian cuisine and art, offers workshops, and much, much more!  Enjoy Saturday and Sunday activities from 11:30am to 7:00pm; Held at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, (604) 739-9388 or http://powellstfestival.shinnova.com.

August 2 - 3, 2003
Celebrate BC Festival: Celebrate BC is a family focused festival showcasing British Columbia, its people and products. Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver.

August 2 - 3, 2003
Powell Street Festival: A celebration of Asian Canadian arts, history and culture. The festival features dance, music, theatre, exhibits, martial arts, crafts and delectable foods. Powell Street, Vancouver; 604-739-9388.

August 2 - 4, 2003
Elvismania: A three-day festival created around the 20th century's greatest performer Elvis Presley; Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds, 6050A - 176th Street, Surrey; 604-280-4444.

August 2 - 4, 2003
BC Day Weekend at the Burnaby Village Museum: This festival highlights BC's cultural diversity. Various multicultural groups are on-site over the weekend to display their handicrafts and costumes, to demonstrate their crafts, and to perform their songs and dances. The Ice Cream Parlour offers a menu of multicultural treats. Come celebrate our diversity! (604) 203-6500.

August 2 - 4, 2003
Fort Festival of Performing Arts: 19th annual Fort Festival of the Performing Arts in combination with the Brigade Days. This celebration has proven to be a great combination of music and history for our families and visitors. Held at Fort Langley National Historic Site, (604) 513-4777.

August 2 - 4, 2003
Tsawwassen Sun Festival Celebrations: Tsawwassen's Annual Sun Festival celebrates with the theme "Hello Hollywood, 2003! ". There will be many local and imported 'celebrities' circulating around this fun-filled event. The kids will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and the "Star Making" tent whle the bigger kids will be sure to revel in the Star Search for local talent, Stars on Stage with Celebrity Impersonators, Live Theatre or the BMX Bicycle Air Show ... just to name a 'few' entertainment items! Plan a fun filled day for the whole family and don't miss the famous parade on the 4th! Tsawwassen and Winskill Park; 604-943-0502.

August 2 - 4, 2003
 BRIGADE DAYS - FORT LANGLEY: At the Fort Langley National Historic Site see re-creations of the Fort years ago including historic weapons demonstrations, fur traders and gold prospectors, crafts, games, workshops, music, entertainment and much more. Contact 604-513-4777 for more information.

August 2, 16, 2003
Mock Improv: "Vancouver's finest long-form improv" at the Kerrisdale Community Centre; www.mockimprov.com.

August 3, 2003
Blink: a Magic Spectacular stars Greg Frewin, three time World Champion of Magic and star of NBC's World's Greatest Magicians along with John Shyrock of Arizona, Eric Buss of California, Aldo Colombini from Italy, Sean Bogunia from Michigan, Oscar Munoz from Texas. These performers have won every award there is in magic! Massey Theatre, New Westminster; 604-280-4444.

August 3, 2003
Cannery Night, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009.

August 3, 2003
Summer Salmon Stomp: Celtic-folk band the Tiller's Folly performs at a fundraising concert and salmon barbecue. Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9006.

August 3 - 4, 2003
Demolition Derby: Demolition Derby, NL Mini Stocks, Figure Eights and Roll Overs. Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Agri-Fair Arena; 604-856-4095.

August 3 - 4, 2003
Pacific Rim Kite Festival: The British Columbia Kiteflyers Association is holding its annual festival on the B.C. Day long weekend. Scheduled activities include: various kite demonstrations, stunt kite flying lessons, Japanese Rokkaku battles, a Teddy Bear Parachute Drop (bring your favourite Teddy!) and a kite-building workshop. http://www.bcka.bc.ca/

August 3 -18, 2003
Bellingham Festival of Music: <Premier Northwest Summer Music Festival? featuring classical, chamber, world and jazz music. Fourteen spectacular concerts, four unique venues, over 20 world-renowned soloists and the Bellingham Festival Orchestra and Chorus! August 1 through August 18, 2003. Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm; Tickets ($19-$28/concert) @ Mount Baker Theatre: 360-734-6080; Festival Information: 360-676-5997 or www.bellinghamfestival.org

August 4, 2003
BC Hydro Power Smart Presents BC Day at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver:This exciting event will bring the community together with music, food, and games in celebration of BC's unique culture and natural beauty; 604-983-8258.

August 4, 2003
BC Balloon Day Festival: Celebrate BC Day at Jim Hadgekiss Park (22520-116th Avenue, Maple Ridge) includes pancake breakfast and balloon rides. For more information, call 604-467-7191.

August 4, 2003
WWE RAW: The superstars of the WWE hit Vancouver to blow the roof off the Pacific Coliseum with the highest in sports entertainment; 604-280-4444.

August 4 - 17, 2003
Festival Vancouver: An extraordinary celebration of spectacular music. In over 50 concerts, this festival will features national and international artists performing outstanding orchestral, choral, opera, world music, chamber music and jazz concerts. Various Venues, 604-688-1152, www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca.

August 5 - 7, 2003
Park Concert : Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture present their sereies of free outdoor concerts within a park setting. Come and enjoy the 'Delta Concert Band' in Diefenbaker Park at 7:30 p.m. They are a full concert band performing a wide variety of music for all ages. A lovely way to wind up the evening! 604 952-3546.

August 6, 2003
Heritage Walk withThe Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society: starting in front of the Terry Fox Library and ending up for refreshments at the Heritage Display Centre. Register by calling 604-927-2388.

August 7, 2003
Good Night Chorus: Come for a captivating evening as the park transforms from day into night. Listen to the evening songs of birds settling into their night roosts. Discover creatures that start stirring as daylight dwindles. Was that strange call in the dark a night hawk, frog, owl or maybe a flying squirrel? Burnaby Lake; 604-421-5225.

August 7, 2003
Snowbird Pilot Autograph Session: The Abbotsford Times is hosting this annual favourite at the Best Western Regency from 5 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 7th. Canada's ambassadors - the Snowbirds Pilots will greet their fans and sign autographs. Everyone is invited to bring family and friends and enjoy some great food and entertainment; 604 854-5244.

August 7 - 10, 2003
Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo, Chilliwack Fair Grounds (250) 989-1300.

August 7 - 10, 2003
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts: A gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices. The 21th Annual Festival of the Written Arts presents top Canadian authors. Readings in the imposing cedar pavilion set amidst the beautiful gardens of Sechelt's historic Rockwood Centre. A festival of bookish delights! 1-800-565-9631 or www.writersfestival.ca .

August 7, 14, 21, 2003
Heritage for kids: Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society hosts a craft program for kids, with basic tools of art taught.Programs are for kids aged 7 to 11. You must register a week in advance. 604-465-4322.

August 8, 2003
Enchanted Evening Concert Series - An Indian Classic:Experience the drama, elaborate costumes, and celebratory music of classical Indian dance and music presented in partnership with the Pandit Jasraj School of Music. Tickets are $15 non-members and $12 members. To reserve advance tickets call 604-662-3207 or email sunyatsen@telus.net

August 8, 2003
TAIWAN CHORUS: The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society presents the Taiwan Chorus in an evening of choral music., Vancouver Playhouse; 604 436-5995.

August 8, 2003
The Dynamics (Motown) "Evenings in Edgemont Village" Free Community Concert Series, 7 to 9pm, North Vancouver; 604-990-3841.

August 8, 2003
Tillers Folly (West Coast Celtic) "Concerts in the Cove", 7 to 9pm, Panorama Park, North Vancouver; 604-990-3841.

August 8 & 22, 2003
Kool Down at Kensington: If you are 10-16 years old, join us for a FREE SWIM! It is lots of fun, so bring your friends. There are prices and a barbecue ($1.00 for hot dog and a pop). Offered in cooperation with the Greystone Lochdale Community Association. For more information, call 604-299-8354.

August 8 - 10, 2003
7th Annual Maple Ridge Roots & Blues Festival: The seventh annual Roots & Blues festival presents some of BC's newest local and regional jazz and blues artists. Festivities include arts and crafts village, an international food fair and children's activities. For more information, call 604-467-7325. Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge.

August 8 - 10, 2003
Abbotsford International Airshow: The leading airshow in North America, which attracts the world's top aeronautical performances - from heritage to spectacular air demonstration squadrons, dramatic aerobatics teams to daring soloist and skydivers. Incredible static displays! (604) 852-8511, http://abbotsfordairshow.com

August 8 - 10, 2003
Squamish Open Annual Regatta, (604) 892-5202.

August 8 - 17, 2003
Weetama, Whistler Celebration of Aboriginal Culture: Whistler provides the stage in a showcase of the arts and culture of the regions First Nations communities. Music, art, dance and educational components come together to create this culturally rich experience; (604) 932-2394.

August 8, 9, 10, 2003
6th Annual Miniature Train Fest Meet: The British Columbia Society of Model Engineers Invites you to join them at the 6th Annual Train Fest Meet at the Rainbow Creek Station, 120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby; 604-291-0922.

August 9, 2003
Bare Buns Fun Run: Wreck Beach Preservation Society joins with naturists across the border for this three-way Buns Across the Border event that promotes social nudity in a wholesome way. Advanced registration ?Saturday August 9, noon to 4 pm; and starting at 9 am on Sunday August 10, at the foot of Trail 6. Walk down from the top of Trail 6, off Southwest Marine Drive near UBC. Free, everyone welcome; 604-432-6359.

August 9, 2003
Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest: Build the ultimate sand sculpture at the second Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest for 2003. This event will be juried with awards given to several catergories. For more information on this events, e-mail karl king at karl@aplhahunt.com, or go to www.birchbaychamber.com for all the details. This event is sponsored by the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce; (360) 371-5004.

August 9, 2003
French Marionette Show, Family Entertainment at Firehall Centre; 604-596-1025.

August 9, 2003
Northwest Auto Salon: ESO Entertainment presents Northwest Auto Salon at Plaza of Nations Northwest Auto Salon, a consumer car show for the rapidly growing sport compact segment of the automotive accessory and special equipment industry. The Northwest Auto Salon will be held 12-8pm Saturday, August 9 at the Plaza of Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia. An architectural marvel, the Plaza of Nations complex is Vancouver?s most unique convention and reception facility. Northwest Auto Salon will utilize 70,000 sq. ft. of both indoor and outdoor exhibit space including the covered outdoor amphitheatre and spectacular glass convention hall. Northwest Auto Salon will feature 100+ customized European and Japanese sport compact cars, 25+ exhibiting vendors and the ESO battlefields, which consists of a dance crew, emcee and break dance competitions; 604-936-7267.

August 9, 2003
Searching for Salamanders: Shy, timid salamanders are often found under leaf litter. They hide by day and hunt insects and other small invertebrates by night. Search for and learn about these intriguing amphibians. Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam; 604-421-5225.

August 9, 2003
South Vancouver Community Festival: South Vancouver community organizations and businesses are proud to present the 9th annual SouthVancouver Community Festival. Bring the whole family to to enjoy a free day of activities and entertainment on Saturday, August 9th, rain or shine at Bobolink Park (61st & Nanimo. Watch local musicians and performers: Locos, Lion Dancers, Kempton Dexter, Hip Hop kids, and others who will be on stage from 12pm to 4pm, or participate in the many other activities. For little ones there are carnival games, a wading pool, face painting, parades, clowns and crafts. For others there is a Seniors' bingo and social, mendhi, kite making, hemp bracelet weaving, free family raffles and an information fair; 604-325-5213. 

August 9, 2003
Stormy - Ultra Trail Running Race - 3rd Annual, Brennan Park Recreation Centre, Squamish; (604) 898-3579.

August 9, 2003
The Sunflower Festival will be held in Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation to benefit the Mission Hospice Society. The Festival begins with a Sunflower Walk at 4 p.m. followed by a concert of talented local musicans playing folk, roots, gospeland jazz; 604-820-0704.

August 9, 2003
Wild Bird Trust of BC Walk: WINGING IT - Swallows, Shifts, and dragon flies too! At Maplewood Flats Conservation Area 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Rain or shine. For information call 924-2581.

August 9, 2003
Yaletown Summer Celebration & Car Show (4th Annual): The fourth annual Yaletown Summer Celebration will feature live music and entertainment, a kid's area with a petting zoo and free pony rides, sidewalk sales, bbq's, karate and belly dancer demonstrations and much more! The Park & Pose Car Show will line the streets with 200 classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and antiques. The backdrop of Yaletown heritage buildings couldn't be a better fit! 604-683-7473.

August 9 - 10, 2003
15th Annual Hackett Park Craft Fair, Sechelt, BC. One of BC's largest juried Craft Fairs. Top Artisans from BC and Washington. Displays and sale under the trees. Live music. Gourmet food. Children's entertainment as well. Admission $2 (ages 12 years and older). Admission is included with Writers Festival pass. (604) 885-5412.

August 10, 2003
14th ANNUAL LOWER MAINLAND VEGA CAR SHOW at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver; 10am - 4pm.

August 10, 2003
Blueberry Sale & Llama Picnic held at Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

August 10, 2003
Cat Fanciers of BC CAT SHOW:Come and see Cat of all breeds, shapes and sizes. Treat your kitty too with many venders with Food, Toys and Cat Scratching Posts. CARES (Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Services) will have cats and kittens for adoption at the show. *To contact CARES please phone (604)943-9489. Admission $5 adult, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-12, under 6 free. Langley Civic Centre.

August 10, 2003
Delta Half Marathon, For more information, please contact the North Delta Groundpounders Run Club at 604-572-8081. 

August 10, 2003
Family Farm Fair, 10-4 pm, London Heritage Farm, Richmond; 604-271-5220.

August 10, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour: Join us on August 10th for a day of fun and fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. After a great tour of the city (choice of 35km/60km route)we meet back at Riley Park for entertainment, BBQ, prizes and fun in the sun. Contact the MS Society for more information to regsiter yourself today. See you in August!

August 10, 2003
Under the Volcano: Art and Social Change" gig celebrates 13th annual event August 11 at Cates Park, North Vancouver. Expect left wing politics, tunes, kids things, etc. Tickets are on a sliding scale of  $5-20. Cates Park, North Vancouver.

August 10, 24, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour: Three different sites around the Lower Mainland: Vancouver on August 10th, Fraser valley on August 24th and Kamloops on September 7th. Come join us and tour the beautiful city of Vancouver or ride through the picturesque farmlands of Fraser Valley or enjoy a day of fun in the sun in Kamloops. A variety of routes are available so it is open to everyone. See you there! Please visit our website for more information at www.msbiketours.com or give us a call at (604)689.3144. 

August 10, 24, 2003
Village Market: Ladner Business Association presents its popular summer event, the 'Ladner Village Market'. Operating every 2nd Sunday of the month throughout the summer season, the days for 2003 are June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10 and August 24th. Come to enjoy the entertainment, shop from the many varied merchants and enjoy the old world market feel. Always and busy and exciting hub of activity with something for the whole family. 604 943-3146.

August 11 - 16, 2003
The Northwest Washington Fair: The Northwest Washington Fair is Lynden?s biggest entertainment attraction, drawing more than 200,000 visitors to the area the third week of August each year. The emphasis of the fair is mainly agricultural, with entertainment and exhibits filling the 35-acre fairgrounds on Front Street.; 360-354-5995.

August 11, 2003
Family Canoeing: Learn to canoe in a group of six to eight on Sasamat Lake. Children as young as eight welcome when accompanied by an adult or older youth. Sasamat Outdoor Centre, 604-939-2268.

August 12 - 13, 2003
Park Concert : Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture present their series of free oudoor concerts within a park setting. Come on over to Memorial Park in Ladner and listen to the 52nd Street Trio at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the mainstream Jazz and Blues by this piano trio, featuring originals and classics by the greats! A wonderful way to spend a balmy summer evening! 604 952-3546.

August 14, 2003
Concert in the Park, Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8080.

August 14, 2003
Willingdon Community Day: Mark your calendar so you don't miss this annual event that's fun for the whole family. There will be carnival games, raffles, cake walk, barbecue, displays, live entertainment and a good time for all! Free admission, small cost for food. Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm, August 14. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue. Information: 604.299.1446.

August 15 - 17, 2003
Fraser Valley Drum Group PowWow: A gathering of First Nations drum groups and dancers, competing with large round drums played by six to ten people. Dancers in regalia compete in categories of jingle dress, fancy, grass and traditional. Open to public, admission charged. Held at McMillan Island, accessed from Fort Langley.

August 15 - 17, 2003
Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival: Friendly atmosphere, fabulous fibre arts, and a breathtaking mountain-to-sea scenery. Come celebrate the Fibre Arts of the Pacific Rim. There's lots to see and do in 2003 with a variety of workshops, displays, demonstrations, merchant mall, juried sale, and tours. www.gibsonslandingfibrearts.com 

August 15 -17, 2003
Maritime Heritage Festival, Britannia Shipyard, Steveston; 604-718-8050

August 15, 2003
Blackthorn (Traditional Celtic) "Evenings in Edgemont Village" Free Community Concert Series, 7 to 9pm, 604-990-3841.

August 15, 2003
Mike Henry Band (R&B, Reggae) "Concerts in the Cove", 7 to 9pm, Panorama Park North Vancouver; 604-990-3841.

August 16 - 17, 2003
5th Annual 'A Taste of BC': Don't miss this exciting and always popular event! "A Taste of BC" showcases the very best BC products from fresh fruit and delicious jams, jellies, vinegars, dips, meat and organic foods to fragrant soaps, lavender lotions and the work of talented local artists and photographers. Sampling is part of the fun! Enjoy our beer and wine garden, live entertainment, features of interest to children and so much more! Held at Minter Gardens. 1-888-MINTERS, www.mintergardens.com

August 16 - 17, 2003
Exotic Reptile Show at the Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

August 16 - September 1, 2003
Pacific National Exhibition, Fair of the Century: Over a million visitors agree that the Fair at the PNE is the high point of the summer. Every member of the family can enjoy hundreds of attractions, daily live entertainment, dazzling exhibits, an extensive agricultural showcase, and 37 thrilling midway rides at Playland Amusement Park. As a special tribute, an extraordinary dance production Outrageous will erupt on the fairgrounds four times daily, and the grand finale Fire in the Night features even more music, dance, laser and pyrotechnic effects you'll never forget; (604) 253-2311 or http://pne.bc.ca . 

August 16, 2003
Allied Art - Chalk Art Festival: 11th Annual Chalk Art Festival happens on the sidewalks of downtown Bellingham, WA. (if it rains, the festival is held the following Saturday) Chalk Art on the sidewalks, arts and crafts in the streets, entertainment, prizes, fun! For details check our website at www.alliedarts.com ; 360 676-8548.

August 16, 2003
ARTS ALIVE - DOWNTOWN Langley: Outdoor art exhibit featuring artwalk, arts and crafts, entertainment. Call 604-539-0133.

August 16, 2003
Birding In Richmond, Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

August 16, 2003
CANADIAN XK JAGUAR REGISTER/MG CLUB Heritage Car Show at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, 9am - 3pm.

August 16, 2003
Donavan, a magician entertains at the Firehall Centre; 604-596-1025.

August 17, 2003
Abbotsford Garlic Festival, Trethewey House, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; 604-853-0313.

August 17, 2003
Hammond Days: An annual community event that features live music, kid's activities, crafts, community displays, baseball tournaments, a pancake breakfast, a Heritage Walk, a heritage Tea and evening dances. Contact the Hammond Community Association at 604-465-6753.

August 19, 2003
Kids World Day at Burnaby Village Museum: Bring the kids and let them experience the world at Burnaby Village.  A balanced mix of education and fun! (604) 203-6500.

August 20 - 23, 2003
Elders Gathering 2003. This year's theme is "Grandmothers and Grandfathers Pulling Together for our Children". Picture a beautiful hot summer August afternoon...the sound of pow wow drummers in the background, and...Coast Salish and West Coast singing from other parts of the grounds. Stroll further and the aroma of baked fish wafts through from the concession stands. Elders & family members leisurely walk through arts and crafts displays; play lahal; check out workshops; or enjoy cultural presentations. No, this isn?t a pow wow nor is it in a rural location but urban Coquitlam and this is the 27th Annual Elders Gathering 2003. Featuring workshops on Traditional Healing Methods, Aboriginal Child and Family Services, Foster Parenting and Justice, Presentations by various community and youth leaders, and First Nations guest speakers. There will be a pow wow, Coast Salish dancing and singing as well as song and dance from West Coast groups like the Tsimshian, Git?ksan, Haisla, Haida and Bella Coola. There will also be Metis jigging (a dance form), fiddling and singing groups. Coquitlam Town Centre; (604) 251-5655.

August 20, 2003
Wesburn Celebration: Bring the family to the park for fun in the sun. We're setting up activity stations, filling the wading pool and roasting hot dogs. Free admission, small cost for food. Wednesday, 5:00-7:00pm, August 20. Wesburn Community Centre, 4781 Parkwood Crescent. Information: 604.525.5361.

August 21 - 23, 2003
Kerrisdale Days:Come and celebrate Kerrisdale's Birthday. Sidewalk sales, free music and children's entertainment. Birthday cake served at 3 pm! All sponsored by the Kerrisdale Business Association. West 41st Ave between Maple St & Larch St.; 604-288-9875.

August 21 - 24, 2003
Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival: Afloat and ashore, there'll be displays and hands-on boatbuilding demonstrations including knot tyers and wood carvers. Family fun will include the ever-popular kids' boat building and the 3rd annual family boatbuilding project. Granville Island, (604) 688-9622.

August 22 - 23, 2003
LEGO!: Back by popular demand! For two days only, visit the Vancouver LEGO® Club's amazing display of Lower Mainland railway history, created entirely from LEGO® bricks and components, including running trains. Surrey museum, 604-502-6456.

August 22, 2003
Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars (Cajun Roots & Blues) "Evenings in Edgemont Village" Free Community Concert Series, 7 to 9pm, 604-990-3841.

August 22, 2003
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents the WILD LIGHTS FESTIVAL in Edgemont Village featuring Lantern Making workshops and a lantern procession with performance by the Public Dreams Society. Call 988-6844 for more info.

August 23 - 24, 2003
Dragonfly, Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

August 23, 2003
Backyard Sale & Barbecue at Edmonds Centre: You're invited to Edmonds Centre's (Burnaby) annual thrift sale with bargains galore! If you'd like to rent a table to sell your items, please register in advance. Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm, August 23. Free admission to buyers. Barbecue lunch: $5.00. Table rental: $9.00 each. To register, call 604.525-1671.

August 23, 2003
BATTLE AT THE BARN HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER:The day begins at 1pm on "Centre Stage" with our battle of the bands contest featuring some of the best amateur bands in Vancouver who are competing for $10,000 in prize money and a chance to open up for the evening concert. This event is from 1-6pm followed by evening concert from 6pm till end. ALL DAY: kids playground, spectator sports, classic car show, battle of the bands, fairgrounds, followed by a seperate evening concert starting at 6pm. EVENING CONCERT ENTERTAINERS: Glass Tiger, Streetheart, Chilliwack, The Headpins,& Doug and the Slugs. Highway 99 and Highway 10, Delta. Email info@battleatthebarn.com for more information.

August 23, 2003
Cher: Among only a handful of artists to achieve global fame on the strength of a first name alone, the one-and-only Cher is as admired and renowned as she?s ever been in her life. A Grammy-winning recording artist, Broadway and television star, and an Academy Award-winning actress, Cher has consistently remained in the public eye since her career began in the ?60s. General Motors Place; (604) 280-4444.

August 23, 2003
Children's Festival: It's a Back to School Bash! Richmond's only festival just for kids. Lots of games, activities, and entertainment for children of all ages. Magic shows, bouncy castles, carnival games and more...Minoru Park Plaza, Richmond; 604-233-8910.

August 23, 2003
Flea Market: Over 130 tables available on June 21 at Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 WEst Boulevard, 604-257-8100, $14.00, in person only, limit of two per person. Event in held at Kerrisdale Arena, 5670 East Boulevard. Admission on that day $1.00 per person..

August 23, 2003
Kerrisdale Summer Festival: Don't miss our 3rd annual summer festival featuring games, crafts and entertainment. Held at the grass field (Yew street & 43rd) behind the Centre; 604-257-8100.

August 23, 2003
Kid's Cannery Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009.

August 23, 2003
Nitasha Rajoo Suitcase Theatre, Family Entertainment at Firehall Centre; 604-596-1025.

August 23, 2003
Sumo Wresting Tournament, Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8080.

August 24, 2003
6TH  Caribbean Summer Jam Festival, Below the Squamish Athletic Club on 37835 Second Avenue; 1 (604) 892-8248.

August 24, 2003
Alouette Arts Midsummer Festival: This is the 13th year of this annual outdoor event. The Midsummer Festival is a family orientated community event featuring local musicians, artists, crafters, and international food venders. Children's activities and entertainment take place throughout the day. Held at Maple Ridge Park in Maple Ridge from 11am-7pm; (604) 467-8350.

August 24, 2003
DEEP COVE DAZE in Panorama Park, North Vancouver; 11am-6pm .

August 24, 2003
Latin Summer Fest: Looking for an exciting day of family fun? Come out and enjoy the fun at the third annual Latin Summer Fest at Trout Lake Park, located at East 15th Avenue and Victoria Drive in East Vancouver. A Latin-style street parade at 10am will launch the festival on Sunday, August 24, 2003 showcasing the costumes, music, and undeniable charisma of the Latin American people. As the parade disperses into Trout Lake Park, a full day of Latin American food, artisan market and Latin entertainment will kick into high gear. There will be something for everyone, even rides for the kids. If you are an individual, group or community organization that would like to take part or volunteer to make this day great, contact us for more information. vancouverlatinfest@canada.com

August 24, 2003
Mountain Express Run for Leukemia: he Mountain Express Run for Leukemia takes place amongst the spectacular scenery of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, located in the UBC Endowment Lands. By offering distances ranging from 1-km to 10-km, people of all ages and fitness levels can join this unique event to support the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada, Western Region. The combination of fresh air, great entertainment, friendly people and a fantastic course make this a truly enjoyable experience for the entire family. Visit www.leukemia.ca/bc for more details or 604-733-2873.

August 24, 2003
Movie Night on the Pacific: Imagine watching ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'' on a warm summer night with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Enter the 'Be Ferris for a Day' reffle! Please NO lawn chairs. If rained out, event will occur Sunday August 31. Admission by donation. Spanish Bank West; 604-257-8148.

August 24, 2003
Puppets 2003 - Jack and the Varmints: Jack is a popular hero of Appalachian folk tales. Colorful shadow puppets, live old time banjo and a barrel of laughs send Jack and the Varmints running down the hollow. A beloved regular with our puppet series, Oregon Shadow Theatre?s award-winning plays have toured the United States and Canada, including at the Smithsonian Institution. Bellingham; 360-676-6981.

August 28, 2003
'Gentle' Ben Kilham - Presentation: Raising Orphaned Bear Cubs in the Wild, 7:30pm. Join the Mother Bear Man as he recounts the many hours spent with bear cubs, breaking down mutual suspicion and building trust, discovering unknown facets of bear behaviour that have radically revised our understanding. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484.

August 29 - 31, 2003
Bluegrass Festival: Discover the roots of country music at this well established music festival at the Chilliwack Antique Powerland. There are activities for all age groups from hayrides to competitions and workshops. Don't miss the corn shuckin' contests and the free nightly corn roasts; (604) 792-2069.

August 29 - 31, 2003
North American Welsh Festival: North America's largest gathering of the Welsh and friends, celebrating culture & heritage and meeting old and new friends. This event is alive with comedy, dancing, poetry and singing. Don't miss the fun! Richmond Inn and Convention Centre, 877-831-0563, www.nafow.org.

August 30, 2003
9TH Annual Brackendale Fall Fair, The Farmers Market Institute behind the Brackendale Art Gallery; 1 (604) 898-3407.

August 30, 2003
BC Museum of Mining?New?Copper and Fire Special Event; 1-604-896-2233 or 1-800-896-4044.

August 30, 2003
Steamworks Concours d'Elegance: Steamworks is hosting its inaugural Steamworks Concours d'Elegance, positioned to be B.C.'s exclusive car show with 75 to 100 cars displayed along Water Street from the Gassy Jack statue, to the Steamworks Grande Cafe. The display of classic and heritage vehicles will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with judging for 6 categories, of which ''Most Elegant Car'' will be the piece de resistance. In addition, Steamworks Concours d'Elegance is addressing the issue of Prostate Cancer and will be offering free PSA screening by MDS Metro Labs. The event is free to the public; 604-689-9151.

August 30, 2003
Zoophorus: This all-day concert takes place on private land in the heart of Whistler overlooking the stunning surroundings of the area where music lovers can getaway for a day of relaxation, basking in the sun and boogie to some of the finest Live Music on the planet ! This all-ages concert will feature a lot more than just great live music. There will be arts and crafts, family entertainment, delicious food and a large beer garden will be available as well. Zoophorus promises to be a day filled with top-notch music, great people - for a great cause ! (604)-932-3338.

August 31, 2003 deadline
Pandora's Collective Summer Dream Poetry Contest. Guidelines: Writers must submit triplicates of their work, typed, with no name or address on the same page as the poem. A cover sheet should be included with name, address, telephone number and/or email address, as well as the title of the poem or poems for clarification. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is forty. All rights return to the poet after publication. Entries: Adults - $5 per poem Teens - $3 per poem. Deadline: August 31 Winners will be announced October 1 on our website. Prizes: Adults - First prize is $100, second prize is $50, third is publication on our website. Teens - First prize is $75, second prize is $40, third is publication on our website. Please mail entries, with cheque included, to: Pandora's Collective Delamont Postal Outlet P.O. Box 291181950 West Broadway Vancouver BC V6J 5C2 Please do not send original copies, as your submissions will not be returned. 

August 31, 2003
Let's Talk! 1st Annual Brain Injury Community Picnic: 11am to 3pm at Central Park (Variety Playground), Burnaby for survivors for families & friends for BI community professionals for information for resources for networking for FUN! Check out www.brainassociation.com or 604-803-9902,

Ongoing until August 4, 2003
Vancouver International Comedy Festival: A public celebration of comedy and laughter, this festival features an eclectic and diverse mixture of comic artists from around the world. Granville Island; 604-683-0883.

Ongoing until August 10, 2003
Cirque du Soleil - Allegria: A Spanish word for elation, joy and jubilation, Alegria is an astonishing spectacle of athleticism and artistry, set against a baroque and operatic backdrop of flamboyant costumes, extraordinary lighting and elaborate set design. Concord Pacific, Pacific Blvd., Vancouver; 800-361-4595. 

Ongoing until August 11, 2003
Unearthing Treasures from China: Journey back in time through intricately carved, colourful, and truly one-of-a-kind stone carvings, a traditional art form dating back several thousands of years ago. This art form continues to be practiced today by artists whose talents, creativity, and imaginations create unique works of beauty. Todays Select grades of stones are selected that contain different colours and unique qualities, which are then revealed as the artist designs and then sculpts them into three dimensional works of art, astonishing items which depict legend, history, symbolic plants and animals, or landscape. Each stone carving thus becomes a one and only, an awe-inspiring work of art which can never be replicated. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Ongoing until August 16, 2003
Bowen Island Arts Festival:Bowen Island's painters, sculptors and artisans will be providing indoor exhibits and demonstrations in Snug Cove Village and at Artisan Square. Held at different locations throughout Bowen Island; (604) 947-0823.

Ongoing until August 17, 2003
Vancouver Early Music Festival, UBC Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Road, UBC; 604-732-1610.

Ongoing until August 18, 2003
Men in Kilts: Scottish dancing Monday nights during the summer (weather permitting) at Stanley Park's Ceperley Playground; The dancing is free and audience participation is encouraged, so come to watch or, better yet, join in! 604-922-8507.

Ongoing until August 19, 2003
International Folk Dance Tuesdays: The Vancouver International Folk Dance Society will lead you in line and circle dances from Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Tuesday nights at Ceperley Picnic Site in Stanley Park;7:00pm - 9:00pm, 604-257-8400.

Ongoing until August 20, 2003
Ballroom Dance Wednesdays: Jive, swing, cha-cha, samba, tango, fox trot, polka and waltz under the stars with experienced instructors from Dance World. Wednesday nights at Ceperley Picnic Site in Stanley Park; 7:30pm - 9:30pm, 604-876-3778.

Ongoing until August 20, 2003
Posts and Beams and Canning Machines: This collective exhibit showcases the work of sixteen artists inspired by the architecture of salmon canneries on the West Coast. The participating artists are from the Lower Mainland, Gulf Islands and as far away as Bella Bella. Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston;

Ongoing until August 22, 2003
Kerrisdale Play Palace: The Play Palace includes a giant slide, obstacle course, bouncy equipment, toys to ride, music, arts and crafts, entertainment, AND MORE! Please inquire about our special Pool and Palace package (Play Palace admission includes admission to Maple Grove Outdoor Pool) for groups of 6 and larger. Easy access to outdoor playground and grassy fields -perfect for family fun for rainy Vancouver days. Please call (604) 257-8123 for more information, email us at play_palace@city.vancouver.bc.ca, or visit our website at www.kerrisdalecc.com , Kerrisdale Arena.

Ongoing until August 22, 2003
Theatre Under The Stars- Anne of Green Gables / The King and I, Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park; 604-257-0366.

July 4 to August 29, 2003
Enchanted Evening: Musical performances featuring traditional and contemporary Asian music. The garden's Ming Dynasty lanterns light the paths for evening strolls. Every Friday Night. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver; 604-662-3207.

Ongoing until August 30 , 2003
LOOK UP! Vancouver Architectural Walking Tours : This summer, look up a side of the city you may have never seen before. Explore one or all six summer tours: - Victory Square + Gastown: Where the City Began - Chinatown: Yesterday + Today - Strathcona: Neighbourhood of Change - Yaletown + False Creek North: Industrial to Residential - The West End: The Manhattan to Mole Hill - The Downtown Business Core: Modern + Contemporary. Various locations; 604-683-8588,

Ongoing until August 31, 2003
Songbird: Nancy Walker, metal and glassworks - the works address the concern for the plight of songbirds. Richmond Art Gallery, 604-231-6457.

Ongoing until August 31, 2003
Mamma mia, Abba musical: The show interweaves 22 Abba songs into a story about a mother confronting her 1970's past.Including hits such as "The Winner Takes it All;" "Money, Money, Money;" and "Dancing Queen". Queen Elizabeth Theatre; 604-280-4444.

Ongoing until August 31, 2001
Historic Walking Tours of Gastown. Listen to stories about the people, events and architecture that shaped the city. Meet at Gassy Jack?s Statue in Maple Tree Square at intersection of Water and Carrall St.; (604) 683-5650.

Ongoing until September 5, 2003
Splash!: Starting June 14, the Granville Island Water Park is open daily 10am - 6pm. Remember, the Water Park has lifeguard supervision. Free. For more info call (604) 666-5784.

Ongoing until September 14, 2003
Sundays from June 22 to September 14, North Vancouver; A Forest through Time - Walking Tour - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Lower Seymour Watershed - Bus Tour - 1:30 to 4 p.m.; 604-987-1273.

Ongoing until September 14, 2003
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Tours: Sundays, A Forest through Time - Walking Tour - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Lower Seymour Watershed - Bus Tour - 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver; 604-987-1273.

Ongoing until September 24, 2003
Jade Peony Walking Tour: walking tours every Wednesday at 1:30pm during June, July, August & September. Back by popular demand please join historian, John Atkin for an easy walking tour to discover the stories and history of Vancouver's oldest neighborhood and Chinatown based on Wayson Choy's acclaimed book, ''Jade Peony.'' Explore the colorful markets of Chinatown, get glimpses of the lives of local inhabitants during the last century, and the quaint local neighborhood of Strathcona. The walk begins at the Garden. Tickets are $10 each. Please call the Garden at 604- 662-3207 to register and purchase advance tickets. Non-refundable after purchase. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Ongoing until September 29 , 2003
Chinatown Night Market: Vancouver's busy streets, especially near Main and Keefer, will be even busier than usual this summer, as the annual Vancouver Chinatown Night Market comes alive. The Market runs until the end of September, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. You can expect to see throngs of people on Chinatown's streets, buying all manner of merchandise - from creative gifts to CDs, toys, trendy clothes, candy and delicious ethnic food.

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. 







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