Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for August 2006

 

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July 26, 29, August 2, 5, 2006
HSBC Celebration of Light -- The largest fireworks competition in the world.  July 26 — Italy, July 29 — China, August 2 — Czech Republic, and August 5 — Mexico and Celebration Finale.  English Bay, Vancouver; http://www.hsbccelebrationoflight.com/fireworks/

July 28, 2006
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/)

July 28 - 30, 2006
2nd Annual Chinese Performing Arts Festival presents TERRACOTTA WARRIORS.  This haunting story of China's First Emperor is seen through the eyes of his beloved concubine and scheming eunuch. The most incredible Chinese historical facts are revealed on stage against a backdrop of epic sets and lavish costumes. The audience will marvel at the dance, music and action used to tell a story of power and lust, of betrayal and forbidden passion. Battles and conquest, forbidden love, burning of books, live burial of scholars and even the building of the Great Wall end with a final climax of the Dance of the Terracotta Warriors. It's a theatrical event to be remembered! Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts, http://www.centreinvancouver.com/upcoming.php

July 28 - 30, 2006
Aldergrove Fair Days.  Aldergrove Fair Days is an event for the whole family that involves: Fireworks, Tractor Pull, Main Stage Entertainment, Kids Zone, Amusement Park (west coast amusements), Town Parade, Commercial exhibits; Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre; http://www.aldergrovefallfair.com

July 28 - 30, 2006
Atchelitz Threshing Bee.  This event is packed with threshing contests, corn shucking, vintage cars, and other fun activities. Chilliwack Antique Powerland, 604-858-9129.

July 29, 2006
Bike Rodeo- Township of Langley, Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Langley RCMP to host our very 1st Bike Rodeo on Saturday, July 29.  This FREE Family Event will run 9:00am-12:00 noon in the parking lot at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre. Come test your biking knowledge & skills!  For more information, call 604.533.6170 or e-mail kyoung@tol.bc.ca.

July 29, 2006
Art in the Garden  11:00am  5:00pm. Join us in our beautiful Heritage Gardens to view or purchase work by local artists. We have invited artists from Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs to bring their artwork to the site today. Oil and acrylic paintings, water colours, pen and ink, charcoal or pencil… we will have a variety of art mediums on display for viewing. Children of all ages can memorialize their hand or foot print in cement to make a stepping stone for your garden. The Harrison River Restaurant will be offering a wonderful assortment of pastries and a beverage for $4.50. Our lunch feature is a mile high egg salad sandwich with a light tossed green salad.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

July 29, 2006
Chickadee Capers.  Follow the flight of excited chickadees as they flit from branch to branch in search of food. Share fun, hands-on nature activities with your child, listen to chickadee calls and play chickadee games. Enjoy an outdoor experience together as you learn about this tiny songbird.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 29, 2006
Heineken Yaletown Summer Celebration & Vintage Car Show.  Five blocks of the old heritage area along Mainland and Hamilton spilling into the streets and onto the loading docks. Giant sidewalk sales, old time candy corn and samplings from some of Yaletown's leading restaurants. Beer Gardens and BBQ and ice cream sales to the Make a Wish Foundation. Aerial BMX bike show and Main Stage with live musical entertainment all day. 604-683-7473, www.yaletowninfo.com

July 29, 2006
Illuminares Lantern Procession. Public Dreams Society celebrates the light of the summer season with its 18th annual Illuminares Lantern Procession on Saturday, July 29, 2006. The event lights up Trout Lake Park from 7 - 11pm with magnificent lanterns, artistry, music, and magic. This year, Illuminares has a theme: “What grows in your garden? Real or Imagined”. Donations are gratefully accepted for this free of charge event. For more information on Illuminares, contact Creative Director, Mercedes Baines, at 604 879 8611 Ext. 111.  Trout Lake Park, Vancouver;  http://www.publicdreams.org

July 29, 2006
Richmond Play Day. Want to Play? Then head to Richmond Play Day.  It's a free family fun event celebrating play and the fun, freedom and learning that naturally come with it. You can dig in the Sand Zone, sculpt in the Art Zone, create in the Building Zone, and challenge yourself in our newly created Adventure Zone. South Arm Community Park, 8880 Williams Road, Richmond.

July 29, 2006
Waterfront Outdoor Dance (Public Event).  When we shut down Caribbean Days Festival at 7 PM on Saturday, we don't stop the music! The party keeps going at our incredible Waterfront Outdoor Party, with its great open-air location: outdoors by the water! This monster jam is held at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Plaza, right by the Seabus Terminal and 2 minutes' walk from the Festival grounds. Food and licensed beverages will be served. Dance in the open air to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, African & Calypso rhythms, with 2 bands and 2 DJs! Door Prize: Win a romantic night out for two, courtesy of the Lonsdale Quay Hotel! Includes dinner and overnight stay for two lucky people. www.caribbeandaysfestival.com (http://www.ttcsbc)

July 29, 2006
WildLights Lantern-Making Workshop.  Create decorative balloon lanterns using colourful tissue and paper mache techniques! Stop by Lynn Valley Centre on Saturday July 29 between 10 and 5 and design your own hand-made lantern. Drop-in workshop is  by donation. 604-988-6844

July 29, 30, 2006
The Bees & Blueberry Festival. A hive of activity awaits you! Check out Dr. Bee's amazzzzzing bee beard, blueberry pie eating contests, true blue pooch parade, spelling bee buzz, children's entertainers, kid's zone fun, guided tours, vendors and much more! Event runs from 10am - 6pm at Honeyland Canada 17617 Ford Rd Pitt Meadows. For more information, call 604-460-8889 or visit www.honeylandcanada.com.

July 29 - 30, 2006
Caribbean Days Parade and Festival.  The Caribbean Days Festival is the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC's annual feature event at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the largest annual cultural festival in the province of BC. There is no charge to attend. The event is open to the public and draws in the tens of thousands of people each year. This festival has an AM azing track record of great weather and good times, reflective of its status as BC's premiere summer Caribbean gala. Held at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. (604) 515-5400, www.caribbeandaysfestival.com (http://www.caribbeandaysfestival.com)

July 29 - 30, 2006
Fraser Valley Little Britches Rodeo, Heritage Park - Rodeo Arena; 604-539-8303

July 29, 30, 2006
The 13th Annual MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY - FREE Interactive Community Theatre. This year, the colourful characters of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland come alive in three Vancouver parks, offering old-fashioned participatory fun for all.  Children of all ages are welcome to dress as their favourite character, bring a picnic, and join Alice as she meets Humpty Dumpty (before his Great Fall), has tea with the Mad Hatter, plays croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts, and dances the Lobster Quadrille to the fantastic troubadour sounds of Toot-A-Lute.  July 29 at Renfrew Park (22nd & Renfrew),  and Sunday July 30 at Trout Lake (east side of the lake).  All shows are noon to 3pm.  604-876-7979.

July 29 to August 6, 2006
Vancouver Pride Week.  The first weekend of August highlights Vancouver’s glbt community’s largest event of the year, the Vancouver Pride Festival. This annual week long celebration put on by the Vancouver Pride Society has a proud 27 year history that involves a wide cross section of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the GLBT community.  The Pride Festival includes such highlights as the city’s largest parade and a multitude of events. 604-687-0955, www.vancouverpride.ca (http://www.vancouverpride.ca)

July 30, 2006
19th Annual North Shore Garden Tour; http://www.northshoregardencontest.com

July 30, 2006
International Bog Day.  Come celebrate the 15th International Bog Day! Who: the Burns Bog Conservation Society is inviting you, your friends, family and neighbours What: to International Bog Day When: on Sunday, July 30th from 10:30am-3pm Where: at the Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice at 10388 Nordel Court, in North Delta Why: because it will be tons of fun with: live music and entertainment cultural performances a Kid's Adventure Tent tours of Burns Bog free Tim Hortons goodies food, raffle and more! Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice, 10388 Nordel Court in N Delta. http://www.burnsbog.org

July 30, 2006
Come celebrate North Vancouver’s transportation history! The North Vancouver Museum & Archives is proud to host Making Tracks, a FREE community event at the foot of Lonsdale. With musical entertainment, historical displays, and vintage vehicles, there is fun for everyone! Kids can also try their hand at tugboat building, a solar powered car workshop, and riding wacky PedalPlay art bikes. Making Tracks takes place on Sunday, July 30th, 2006 from noon to 4pm at the PGE Train Station at the foot of Lonsdale Ave. Admission is free. For more information please call (604) 990-3700.

August 1, 2006
Mary Leliveld's Happy Trail Run.  10km trail run set in the beautiful Lynn Canyon Headwaters Park area of North Vancouver on terrain that ranges from flat and smooth to small hills with a few rocks. Emphasis on camaraderie rather than competition. We would like to see this be a group run where we celebrate the life of a friend who can't join us. Excellent opportunity for beginning trail runners.  More information: http://www.clubfatass.com/

August 1, 13, 2006
Canoe the Slough: Fraser River Stories.  This canoe tour of the Fraser River wetlands will take you through the serene, sheltered waters of Deas Slough to Ladner Marsh. Find remnants of the historical sunken rum-runner, the Audrey B. Imagine war canoes paddling from the north coast during the once abundant salmon runs, as you hear colourful stories of life along the Fraser River. Learn about local features as you paddle by farmland, fishing boats and rich estuary wetlands. This is a great opportunity to view eagle nests, herons and bogs from the water. Basic canoeing instruction and practice time will be provided. (At Deas Island, GVRD is unable to provide lifejackets for children under 23 kilograms.).   Deas Island Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 1 to September 1, 2006
Here’s your chance to learn the art of blacksmithing, hands-on, under the guidance of a practicing blacksmith. Go back in time and dress in period costume while you hand craft your own souvenir, transforming metal with fire! Weekends only and space is limited so call 604 513 4777 to book your space! You must be 19 years, and older, to attend.  Fort Langley, 604 513 4777,http://www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

August 2, 11, 23, 2006
Marsh by Canoe.  Discover the secrets a marsh hides from the shore. Paddle by fuzzy cattails, look for Marsh Wren nests; listen to the yellowthroat song and hear the cry of a hunting hawk. Find out about the animals that live, hunt and play at Burnaby Lake.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 2, 16, 2006
Puppets in the Park. 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm.  A great source of entertainment for the whole family! Put on by the Maple Ridge librarians by the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy the show! For info call 604-467-7417

August 2 - 27, 2006
Broadway Across Canada presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  With worldwide box office sales of over $3 billion, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the most successful entertainment venture of the twentieth century, surpassing such blockbuster films as Titanic, E.T., and Star Wars. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, www.broadwayacrosscanada.ca

August 3, 2006
Walk into the Twilight and Night Zone.  As colours fade and the sun sets, an amazing evening shift takes place. Many of the park’s wild inhabitants come out of their daytime hiding places. Colourless white flowers dispense beautiful aromas to attract evening moths. Great Horned Owls fly from tree top to building top in search of prey. Beavers swim quietly to avoid predation and disturbance from larger daytime mammals and raptors. Bats stream from day roosts while shrews and moles come out to hunt insects on the ground. Come discover the glorious night!  Deas Island Regional Park;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 3 - 7, 2006
Abbotsford Agrifair. www.agrifair.ca

August 4 - 6, 2006
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; www.squamishdays.org

August 4, 6, 18, 30, 2006
Beaver Evening Paddle.  Evening is a good time to spot beavers going to work on the night shift. Glide along the calm headwaters of the Brunette River, stopping beside beaver lodges, canals and scent pads. Learn about one of Canada’s signature species as you enjoy an evening paddle.  Burnaby Lake;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 4 to September 3, 2006
Whistler Theatre Project.  Shakespeare in Whistler? Absolutely. Whistler is proud to welcome its first professional theatre group performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" right here in the mountains from August 4 - September 3, 2006.  Audience members will have the opportunity to watch the production by William Shakespeare in an open-backed tent with a spectacular view of the local Whistler mountains and sky. www.whistlertheatreproject.com

August 5, 2006
After a hugely successful festival, the In the House Performance Series is back to regale you with another year of amazing performances. The first show is an evening of African music, dance, and storytelling called “Padare.”  The show takes place in a lovely backyard in the Commercial Dr. area (1956 Graveley St.).  Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.inthehousefestival.com or can be reserved by calling 604-874-9325 or by emailing at info@inthehousefestival.com

August 5, 2006
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills and loads more! All at great prices!  Croatian Cutural Centre,  http://www.geocities.com/turnbuckle99/

August 5, 2006
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; 604-224-5739, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 5 - 6, 2006
30th Annual Powell Street Festival  A celebration of Asian-Canadian arts,history and culture. The festival featuresdance, music, theatre, exhibits, martialarts, crafts and delectable foods.Oppenheimer Park, 604.739.9388, http://www.powellstfestival.shinnova.com/

August 5 - 6, 2006
Spirit of the Sea Festival Torch Light Parade (White Rock); 604-536-6844, http://www.festivalwhiterock.com/

August 5 - 7, 2006
Brigade Days And Fort Festival.  The Fort Langley National Historic Site will have brigades of fur-filled canoes arriving from the interior fur-trading posts at the annual Brigade Days that runs from Saturday, August 5 to Monday, August 7.  Re-enactments taking place at the fort include: historic weaponry demonstrations, fur trading and gold prospecting stories and antics, games, workshops, music, entertainment and more.  http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/index_e.a

August 6, 2006
10th Annual Wreck Beach Bare Buns Run.  The Wreck Beach Preservation Society joins with naturists across the border for this three-way “Buns Across the Border” fundraising run that promotes wholesome social nudity. Registration; 9 am to 12:30 pm; run 1 pm. Walk down from the top of Trail 6, off Marine Drive near UBC. Registration fee covers run participation, designer t-shirt, certificates, ribbons and medals.  Pre-registration details at www.wreckbeach.org (http://www.wreckbeach.org) (external website) or call  604-856-9598.

August 6, 2006
Antique & Collectible Show, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond; 604-271-5220.

August 6, 2006
BC DAY FAMILY FARM FAIR & BARN SALE AT CEDAR SPRINGS RANCH.  Cedar Springs Ranch, home of the Canadian Clyde Ride, invites you to bring the family to their Farm Fair & Barn Sale. Activities throughout the day include: hay rides, Aldor Acres' Petting Zoo, Clyde Rides, food fair, face painting, Langley Riders Drill Team demonstration, Langley Township Fire Department display, Great Chilli Cook Off and much more! Admission at the Gate is by donation. Cedar Springs Ranch is located at 3421-232 Street, Langley.

August 6, 2006
Llama Picnic and Blueberry Sale.  August is Blueberry Month - buy your blueberries at the Nature Park and help support our educational programs. Enjoy a blueberry tea or bring your picnic lunch then take a llama for a walk in the park. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.  Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

August 7, 2006
BC Day Celebrations  11:00am  5:00pm.  Come out and celebrate the 135th Anniversary of the Province of British Columbia! There will be games and activities for the whole family in the Orchard Shed. The Jr. Merchant’s Playroom will be open… a storeroom in the Sub-basement of the General Store serves as a “play store,” where the children are encouraged to sell, weigh and wrap goods. We will be serving complimentary refreshments and popcorn for only 5 cents. The Harrison River Restaurant will be serving up a fun kid’s lunch: hot dog, pop, apple and rice crispy square for $4.00.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

August 7, 2006
BC Day Edible Plants Walk.  Learn about Lynn Canyon Park's edible treasures.  Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, North Vancouver; 604-981-3103, http://www.dnv.org/ecology/index.htm

August 7, 2006
Fortin's Auto 60th Anniversary Show n' Shine. Open to all Vintage and Specialty vehicles. Trophies, prizes and free dash plaques to all entrants! Featuring 2 live bands, "The Hornets" & Trevor McDonald. Indoor automotive trade show, Outdoor concession. Open to the public 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., ADMISSION IS FREE! For more details contact Marty VanderWel @ 604-795-5173. http://www.fortins.com

August 7 - 19, 2006
Festival Vancouver.  Glorious voices, magnificent sounds, harmonious rhythms, and classic favourites are waiting to delight at this bi-annual celebration of music. International in scope, Festival Vancouver will present a diverse collection of extraordinary music, including orchestral, choral, chamber and world music plus opera and jazz events.  Held at various venues throughout Vancouver, 604-688-1152, www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca

August 9, 2006
Dr. Bee - Have you heard the buzz? Honeyland Canada's very own Dr. Bee performs in Memorial Peace Park. Fun and educational for the whole family; Dr. Bee will bring along his live hives to sweeten the show! A beeeeeautiful event put on by the Maple Ridge library. Fore more information, call the library at 604-467-7417.

August 10, 2006
Anoushka Shankar - The “Rise” Tour.  Anoushka Shankar had a priceless advantage when learning to play the sitar. Starting at age nine, she was taught to play by her world-famous father Ravi Shankar, who introduced the centuries-old instrument to an entire generation of Westerners. Now Anoushka is a force on her own: composing, performing and collaborating musically with her father as well as a roster of international stars including Sting and Elton John. Her performances are notable for her joyous intensity and grace, as well as her astonishing technical command of the challenging 20-stringed instrument.  Chan Centre at UBC.  www.festivalvancouver.ca

August 10 - 13, 2006
Chilliwack Exhibition & Fair.  The 134th Chilliwack Exhibition consists of many different events and competitions such as livestock shows, crafts, florals, hobbies and many exciting types of entertainment for everyone.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-824-8191, http://www.chilliwackexhibition.com

August 11 - 12, 2006
3rd ANNUAL CLOVERDALE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, http://www.cloverdalebia.com

August 11 - 13, 2006
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 12, 2006
100th Anniversary Celebration. 11:00am  5:00pm. Join us for the Kilby General Store’s 100th birthday party! Local and provincial dignitaries will be on site today to honour the 100th anniversary of the General Store. Family and friends of the Kilby’s will also be with us to relate their stories of the years gone by. At noon a time capsule will be placed into the ground for the next 100 years. Live music will entertain the guests and dancing will be encouraged! We will be cutting into the birthday cake around 1 pm, with complimentary iced tea and lemonade. Enjoy the celebration of this landmark day. Our Harrison River Restaurant is featuring a buffet picnic lunch including country baked fried chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob, assorted pastries and a beverage for $12.50.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

August 12, 2006
An Evening with Spike Lee.  Spike Lee, writer, producer and director of such films as Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X, will appear at the Orpheum Theatre for an exclusive speaking engagement.  After speaking, ticket holders can participate in a question-and-answer session with Mr. Lee, who Entertainment Weekly named one of the 50 Greatest Filmmakers of All Time. 604-280-4444.

August 12, 2006
Garlic Festival at New Moon Acres.  Join Tom and Maggie Leslie of New Moon Acres, for the Second Annual Garlic Festival in Richmond, BC. This year's Festival will include organic vendors, garlic demonstrations, and free recipes by Maggie. There will also be a delicious BBQ and live music by the Temporaries.  The farm offers fresh garlic and garlic products such as Maggie's home made garlic powder, pickled garlic, and vinaigrettes. They also carry honey and honey products from Nickel Valley, free range brown eggs as well as certified organic brown eggs.  The event takes place from 9am - 4pm at 12260- No.2 Road, Richmond B.C. Admission is free.  604-271-1645, www.newmoonacres.com

August 12, 2006
Kensington Community Fair. Explore what local charities, societies and clubs are up to in this community. Lots of entertainment, a mini-midway, food and interactive and creative activities for the young and young at heart. Free admission; minimal charge for food and the swimming pool. Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm, August 12. Kensington Park (Kensington & Hastings). Brought to you by the Greystone Lochdale Community Association in conjunction with Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Call 604-473-2353 or e-mail kalr@shaw.ca for more information.

August 12, 2006
Maple Ridge Jazz & Blues Festival.  This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Maple Ridge Jazz and Blues Festival. The 2006 diamond celebration features 2 red hot outdoor stages, 15 performances, and 11 hours of non stop live music including Jerry Doucette, Gary Comeau, Tom Keenlyside and many more.  Maple Ridge; 604-476-2787, http://www.jazzblues.ca

August 12, 2006
Meteor Shower Watch at Aldergrove Lake.  Be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower! Before the sun sets, wish on a shooting star, test your knowledge with a trivia game or watch a stellar slide show. As darkness falls, admire stars, planets and other astral phenomena through astronomers’ telescopes. Navigate through summer constellations and discover why a ‘shooting star’ is not a star. Bring a blanket to lie on the grass and watch the meteor shower.  7:30 – 11 pm, Presented by GVRD, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Fraser Valley Astronomers.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 12, 2006
West End Summer Block Party.  Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding their 8th annual West End Summer Block Party on Saturday August 12th, 2006 from 11 am - 2 pm on the 1000 block of Broughton Street. This is a free event with live street entertainment featuring Eve Smith, First Nations Dancers, a clown, and much more!!! There will also be a huge children’s carnival with games and prizes, face painting and tattoo booths, 25 cent hot dogs, Seniors’ tea and tarts, a youth corner, and free Tim Hortons samplers! Come join the fun!! Everyone is welcome!  Free.  604-683-2554

August 12 - 13, 2006
The Canadian Strongman Federation is pleased to announce that the Canadian National Strongman competition will be held at the New Westminster Quay, in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia  on August 12th & 13th, 2006.  Live bands will be on hand to entertain you as you watch the exciting competition unfold between these outstanding Canadian strength athletes!  Both light weight and HEAVY weight divisions are scheduled to compete!  Stay tuned for more exciting details!  http://www.bceaa.org/

August 13, 2006
18th Annual Lower Mainland Vega Club Car Show at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

August 13, 2006
August Fun Fly.  East Beach, White Rock; 11 am - 4 pm, British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

August 13, 2006
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival in Deer Lake Park.  3pm-8pm, gates open 2pm,  www.burnabybluesfestival.com

August 13, 2006
Indian Arm Sightseeing Boat Cruise. For those outdoor enthusiasts who have wanted to visit the end of Indian Arm, TLC The Land Conservancy is offering for the first time an exclusive boat cruise on Sunday, August 13, 2006 from 1-4pm. Departing from Deep Cove, TLC will provide educational commentary (thanks to the Deep Cove Heritage Society) along with snacks and drinks. The boat will cruise by one of TLC’s recreational properties: Thwaytes Landing Park, an impressive 130-acre site which includes 1,100 meters of shoreline, cliffs with rocky outcrops, three year-round streams, waterfalls, and a mature coniferous forest. Participants will also view from the boat: Jug Island, Lone Rock, Racoon Island, Lions Nose, Camp Jubilee, Best Point, Buntzen Bay, and Wigwam Inn. Proceeds from the sightseeing cruise will go directly towards preservation of Thwaytes Landing. Space is limited so reserve your seats by calling (604) 733-2313. Tickets cost: $65+GST (non-member) or $59+GST (TLC member). Boat provided by Summer Sun Charters Ltd.  http://www.conservancy.bc.ca

August 13, 2006
Multifest.  Enjoy a wide range of cultural foods, dance performances, and activities for children. This event features EnviroFair, Farmers Market, Multifest, and Kids zone  Corner of Cambie and Jacombs Roads  Cambie Community Centre, Richmond, 604-233-8372.

August 13, 2006
Teddy Bear Day.  All about things warm and fuzzy. Collectibles, a clinic, stories, entertainers and the Teddy Bear Prowl Parade. Bring your favourite "stuffy" and join in the fun.  Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, 604-293-6501.

August 13, 2006
The Voyageur Adventure.  Voyageurs Avance! Paddle on the Fraser River as a team back to the fur-trade era in a giant 35-foot Voyageur canoe. Listen to stories of Fort Langley's colourful past told by knowledgeable guides and then have fun exploring Fort Langley National Historic Site. All ages! Call for prices and to book your space!  604 513 4777, http://www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

August 13, 19, 2006
Ceili Irish Music & Dance Camp -- For the third year running, Ceili Irish Music and Dance Camp 2006 is thrilled to be returning to beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, BC bringing world champions, star dancers, and dynamic musicians to this unique corner of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.  Ceili Music and Dance Camp is a great week of immersion in Irish culture. Whether it’s dance, fiddle, guitar, piano accompaniment, penny whistle, bodhrán, or Gaelic Football that piques your interest, join us for a fun filled week as you’re coached by some of the top names in Irish dance, music, and sports.  (778)288-5695, email de_danaan@shaw.ca or visit www.dedanaan.ca

August 14, 2006
The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With it's unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.  Orpheum Theatre;

August 14 - 19, 2006
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. For more information, see http://www.nwwafair.com

August 15, 2006
Patty Bailey and Friends Story time!  Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. Join Patty Bailey at the Bandstand (Maple Ridge) for her energetic and interactive storytelling. Both kids and parents will love the silly antics, and lyrical style of Patty’s stories and fast paced performance. This grassROOTS sponsored event is wonderful for the whole family! For more information, call 604-467-7325 or visit www.pattybaileystoryteller.com (http://www.pattybaileystoryteller.com/)

August 16, 2006
Wesburn Family Picnic. Calling all families! Join us for some awesome fun at Wesburn Park (Burnaby). We’re setting up activity stations, filling the wading pool and roasting hot dogs. Event will run rain or shine. Free admission. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, August 16. Call Louise at 604-540-5904 for more information.

August 16 - 20, 2006
Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival.  This year's Festival theme is Our Fibre Arts Heritage — Coast to Coast to Coast. You'll find the theme interpreted in workshop topics offered by teachers from across Canada, exhibits, and other Festival events.  There is plenty to see and do—workshops, juried exhibit & sale, merchant mall, artisans market, entertainment, demonstrations, tours, and more. You'll find a wide range of fibre arts, including basketry, dyeing, knitting, quilting, needle arts, paper arts, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, and woodworking.  604-740-1229, www.gibsonslandingfibrearts.com (http://www.gibsonslandingfibrearts.com)

August 17, 2006
Willingdon Community Fair. Mark your calendar and don’t miss this annual celebration. Includes carnival games, raffles, cake walk, barbecue, displays and live entertainment. Free admission. Thursday, 5:30-8:00pm, August 17. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby.

August 18, 2006
Bat Watch. Watch for bats darting and zigzagging above water and farm clearings as they leave their day roosts at dusk to feed on night-flying insects. Learn about bat food, roosts and enemies. Take home handouts and vivid memories of walking in the dark. Minnekhada Regional Park;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 18, 2006
Copper and Fire.  The BC Museum of Mining's signature event Copper & Fire will be held Sunday August 13, 2006. This event will "showcase our Dynamic Earth's Treasures" through interactive exhibits and arts demonstrations such as Raku, pottery, jewellery making, blacksmithing --all activities that require fire and/or copper to shape these treasures. Enjoy live bands and entertainers, refreshments, childrens activities, prize giveaways and more! Special half price event pricing includes a fully guided Museum tour. For more info please visit our website: www.bcmuseumofmining.org or call 1.800.896.4044

August 18, 2006
WildLights Lantern Festival.  oin the North Vancouver Community Arts Council at the Wild Lights Lantern Festival! This summer parade celebrates community by inviting local residents to participate in a rhythmic carnival pageant. Bring your own hand-made lantern! Wear a costume! Dance alongside a musical processional, costumed dancers, fire-bearers and stilt walkers, from  the Public Dreams Society!  Edgemont Village, North Vancouver; 604-988-6844, North Vancouver Community Arts Council (http://www.nvartscouncil.ca)

August 18, 2006
Cinema in the Park.  On August 18th, 2006, a 20 by 30 foot movie screen will be set up by the waters edge with the city glowing in the distance and the North Shore Mountains in the background. Cinema in the Park is a free, outdoor event open to the community with an expected audience of between 750-1000 people. Audience members are encouraged to make a minimum $5 cash or two-item food donation to benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.  Spanish Banks West, www.lotusevents.ca.

August 18 - 19, 2006
Richmond Maritime Festival.  Celebrate Richmond's traditional connections with the sea at the 2nd Annual Richmond Maritime Festival.  This family event at Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site will give you the opportunity to see a variety of maritme exhibits, such as knot tying, rope making, model boat building, and net mending.  The whole family can enjoy live entertainment (sea songs and shanties) and participate in hands-on demonstrations.  Plus the water will showcase a floating exhibition of boats for your viewing pleasure.  Many boats will be at the docks of the shipyard, including a 1930's rum-runner, historic fishing boats and classic power and sail boats.  Britannia Heritage Shipyard National Historic Site.  For more information about the Richmond Maritime Festival, call 604-718-8050 or email britannia@richmond.ca

August 18 - 20, 2006
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.  The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation is simply this - an awesome life changing adventure. During one amazing weekend, August 18-20th, 2006, thousands of women and men will unite in Vancouver to walk 60 kilometres in a bold display of courage and commitment. It's a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. This extraordinary weekend is about finding the hero in yourself and discovering strength you never knew you had.  604-684-9255, www.endcancer.ca

August 19, 2006
13TH ANNUAL ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL.  If art is your pleasure, Downtown Langley is the plact to be on August 19th! This free family event features a feast of visual and performing arts. Over 90 artists participate in this feast of visual and performing art. See artists demonstrate their techniques and purchase works of art directly from the artists. Watch talented musicians and dancers perform on three entertainment stages. Enjoy a children's chalk art area to let your "budding artist" show you what they can do. Location: Fraser Highway between 204 and 206 Street. For more information contact the Downtown Langley Merchants Association at 604-539-0133 or visit their website at www.downtownlangley.com

August 19, 2006
2006 B.C. Body Building Figure & Fitness Championship;  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

August 19, 2006
Canadian XK Jaquar Register/MG Club at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

August 19, 2006
Capilano Canyon Night Run (Midsummer).  A 90-minute run that starts in twilight in a suburban neighborhood, then stimulates your senses with a trail run in the mist and inky blackness of the Capilano Canyon. A guided Group run at a gentle pace for the socially-inclined and first time night runner. A Competitive category for those more motivated by the clock and the opportunity to rip their buddy's lungs out. A potluck party and celebration of summer. Entry limited to first 50, so please register early!  More information: http://www.clubfatass.com/

August 19, 2006
Concerts on the Docks. North by West, Sea shanties and sailor songs In conjunction with the Maritime Festival  Britannia Shipyard NHS, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond; Tickets:  604-276-4300.

August 19, 2006
Hyperlite Wakeboard Tour.  This event is held from August 19th-20th at Albert Dyck Lake Memorial Park. For more information on Wakeboarding and Waterskiing in Abbotsford see www.waterski-wakeboard.ca.

August 19, 2006
Kids Swap Meet at the Shannon Hall & McKay Building, Cloverdale; 604.588.9919

August 19, 2006
Ocean View Cemetery Walking Tour.  Opened in 1919, this cemetery includes the spectacular 1928 Abby Mausoleum, possibly the largest in Canada, and the 1936 Garden Chapel, a replica of a small Norman church. Notable include Canadian icon "Klondike Kate" Ryan, hockey legend "Cyclone" Taylor, world heavyweight champion boxer Tommy Burns, soccer player Domenic Mobilio and the mysterious Grand Duke Alexei Romanov. Pre-registration required. August 19, 12:00noon-4:00pm $10.70 Bar Code 106961, 604-294-7450.

August 19, 2006
Valley Fuchsia And Geranium Annual Show And Competition.  The Valley Fuchsia and Geranium Club is hosting it's annual show and competition at St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall (20955 Old Yale Rd., Langley) on Saturday, August 19 from noon - 3 pm.  604-591-3262.

August 19, 2006
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; 604-224-5739, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 19 - 20, 2006
Canadian Islamic Cultural Expo'06.  This Expo sheds some light on the peaceful, diverse, and multicultural aspects of Islamic tradition. It is a festival that brings together more that 25 nations of different ethnicities, languages, and geographical locations. The event features interactive exhibits, arts, ethnic foods, clothing, live music and entretainnment. Admission: FREE.  Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Plaza, 604-434-7526, http://www.cice.ca

August 19 - 20, 2006
Exotic Reptile Show.  The Westcoast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles will be at the Nature House with a hands-on show of exotic reptiles. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.

August 19 - 25, 2006
Blackberry Festival.  This unique week-long festival is sure to delight anyone interested in an old-fashioned small town festival. The Festival occurs roughly at the peak of blackberry season, and a highlight is the popular "Street Party" featuring musicians, arts and crafts, and of course food! There's also a competition for the best homemade blackberry wine.  Held in Powell River, 604.485.6467, http://discoverpowellriver.com

August 19 to September 4, 2006
The 2006 Fair at the PNE is bigger and better than ever – with more new entertainment programming than in any other year! Along with the many new and exciting features like the PNE Sport Town Heroes Celebration Parade, Family Theatre shows, and the Home Depot Home Improvement Showcase are the many Fair favourites like the Iams Superdogs, Canadian Freestyle Motocross Championships, the PNE Prize Home, the Marketplace, and all of that great Fair food. Come out and enjoy live music, wacky entertainers, and fun games. The PNE is an event the whole family can enjoy! ONSITE PRICES: Fair Gate Pass (6-64 yrs.) $15.00, Fair Season Gate Pass $34.75, One-Day Fair Ride Pass (over 48”) $34.75, One-Day Junior Fair Ride Pass (over 48”) $23.75, Fair Seniors Gate Pass $5.00; Fair and Ride COMBO passes sold only online and at offsite retailers. Buy tickets ONLINE at www.pne.ca before August 1st and SAVE! Visit offsite retailers SAFEWAY, SHOPPERS DRUG MART, and 7-11 after August 1st and SAVE! 604-253-2311, www.pne.ca (http://www.pne.ca)

August 20, 2006
Public Tree Tour-Riverview.  Come visit this World Class Collection of Trees(Arboretum)The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts guided Tree Tours, Sundays at 1 pm.  Tours last for about 2 hours, depending on weather and walkers preference.  Dress for the weather & make sure to wear, comfy shoes or boots.   Tours go RAIN or SHINE. 604-290-9910, trees@rhcs.org

August 20, 2006
15th annual Great Canadian VW Show.  Don't miss the Great Canadian VW Show! Western Canada's largest VW event attracts some of the finest Stock and Custom VWs from around the Pacific Northwest, including many past and present Hot VWs Magazine feature cars (18+ cars shot at past GCVW shows). Over 60 awards in 23 Classes. All types of VWs in any condition welcome. No pre-registration required. Dealer Displays, Swap Area, 50/50 Draw, Trivia Contests and more...an entire day of VW fun for the whole family! [At Coquitlam Town Centre Park, Coquitlam]. geoff@airspeedparts.com

August 20, 2006
7th Annual Royal City "Show & Shine".  Every year large crowds of people come to Downtown New Westminster to admire classic, hot rod, vintage, and current models of cars and motorcycles. There is always tons to do that day. From listening to the variety of live bands, to watching various performers, to exploring the many shops located in the area...people will not run out of things to do. Truly an event for the entire family, there are many kids activities as well. Please contact us at 604 524 4996 if you would like to register for the Show or would like more information.  www.newwestcarshow.com (http://www.newwestcarshow.com)

August 20, 2006
Abbotsford Garlic Festival. Join the MSA Museum Society and hundreds of garlic lovers for the annual Abbotsford Garlic Festival.  The Garlic Festivsl is coming back to Tretheway House at 2313 Ware Street, Abbotsford;

August 20, 2006
Gastown Motorcycle Show & Shine.  Gastown's second annual Motorcycle Show & Shine. Come out to see some of the finest two-wheeled machines this August 20th, 2006.  http://www.gastown.org

August 20, 2006
Latin Summer Fest.  In light of the joy and color of Latin American culture, the Latin Summer Fest features a parade, international outdoors stage, a food fair and family entertainment for all each August at Trout Lake Park. The summer finale in the  most beautiful city in Canada, Latin style! Free admission. http://www.latinsummerfest.com

August 20, 2006
Slow Food Cycle Sunday.  Slow Food Cycle Sunday is an opportunity to connect—town folk and city folk, consumers with their food, people with the land.  A self-propelled adventure, for anyone with two wheels, it attracted 400 people of all ages, from the Sea to Sky corridor and Lower Mainland. A 50 kilometre street-party up Pemberton Meadows Road, enabling people to meet local growers, sample their produce, and learn about the foodbasket we live in. Not to mention, to stock up on fresh-from-the-farm supplies.  www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com (http://www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com)

August 20, 2006
Gastown Motorcycle Show & Shine.  More than 250 classic motorcycles will be on display along Water Street including choppers, cruisers, vintage bikes, sport bikes, touring bikes, rat bikes, sidecars, drag bikes, scooters etc.  Manufacturers like Harley Davidson, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Yamaha will also be showing their latest models.  Music, fashion show and a kids zone featuring the Yamaha Riding Academy.  This is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their kids to the exciting world of off road riding.  Over the last twelve months Yamaha Canada and the YRA program have trained over 3500 new young riders.  604-580-0111, www.gastown.org (http://www.gastown.org/)

August 24 - 26, 2006
Kerrisdale Days. Celebrate Kerrisdale Days with activitiesfor the whole family including clowns,mimes, magicians, singers and bands.Noon-4pm in the Kerrisdale businessarea; 604.266.9875, www.kerrisdalevillage.com

August 24 - 27, 2006
Wooden Boat Festival.  Seafaring folk from up and down thePacific Coast gather at the Island's westdocks to show off their boats in anautical open house. Granville Island. 604.688.9622,www.vancouverwoodenboat.com

August 25, 2006
Bat Watch. Watch for bats darting and zigzagging above water and farm clearings as they leave their day roosts at dusk to feed on night-flying insects. Learn about bat food, roosts and enemies. Take home handouts and vivid memories of walking in the dark. Colony Farm Regional Park;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 26 2006
First Nations Art Celebration, 11:00am  5:00pm. Meet local First Nations artists as they demonstrate their talent and display their work on the grounds today. You will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork. Our Harrison River Restaurant will be serving up salmon salad sandwiches and delicious corn chowder.     Kids will be invited to make their own dream catcher in the Orchard Shed. Others can view the totem pole carving and basket weaving examples. We are planning on having our local native drum, Blackfish Drum Group, famous in the Pow Wow circuit, with many first place titles, they are sure to entertain folks of all ages.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

August 26, 2006
City Square Heritage Walks.  Highlighting Vancouver's history: Led by local author and heritage expert, John Atkin, these unique tours showcase the rich heritage of surrounding areas. The tour starts from City Square’ Food Court at 10am and lasts about two hours. Walkers are asked to meet at City Square Mall’s Food Court at 10am. Space is limited so get there early. Walks are $10 per person, kids under 12 are free. Contact City Square administration at 604-876-5165 or the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at 604-264-9642. www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

August 26, 2006
Art on the Farm (2nd Annual). Family friendly day at "The Farm". Local artisans display and sell their art, and products. This is NOT a flea market. Activities for kids. Free Blackberries and Hazel Nuts to pick. Location: "The Barking Dog Farm" Admission is FREE.  1162 Iverson Rd., (5K south of Cultus Lake); 604-209-0747, sixseas@attglobal.net

August 26, 2006
Bowfest 2006.  Tradition continues with an end-of-summer celebration. Enjoy a parade, a “Run for the Ferry,” crafts, kids’ activities, entertainment and great food.  Crippen Regional Park, Bowen Island; 604-947-2650.

August 26, 2006
Extended Discovery Paddle.  If you long to explore the more remote areas of Burnaby Lake, then join this special extended canoe journey! Head out on the lake to explore the reeds, creeks, canals, and beaver lodges too far for regular programs. Sorry kids – this one is for adults and teens only.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 26, 2006
Pop Culture Collectibles Fair, Capitol Hill Community Centre, Burnaby; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

August 26, 2006
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival at Cates Park, North Vancouver; 604-990-5563

August 26, 2006
AHOY ALL SAILORS HAVE A PIRATIN’ GOOD TIME AT THE 16TH ANNUAL SCOTIABANK EASTER SEALS REGATTA & FESTIVAL. Summer is almost here so fill’n yer sailing calendar with this year’s 16th Annual Scotiabank Easter Seals Regatta & Festival. It’s a piratin’ great time for all ye hearties, young and old. Race across the waters of English Bay in either the competitive or recreational divisions then go ashore with the lubbers fer some great grub and grog, live entertainment, games, a silent & live auction and more. Then top fundraisers fer Easter Seal House Vancouver and top division racers get to collect ther’ booty. Missin’ yer vessel?  Don’t despair, ther’s great opportunities for companies and individuals to clim’ aboard as Boat Sponsors. Sponsorships include a complete package of benefits including sailing on the boat you sponsor, tickets for the spectator boat, the barbecue and festival and more.  Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver; Call the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities at 604-873-1865 or visit the website at www.eastersealsregatta.ca (http://www.eastersealsregatta.ca/).

August 26, 2006
What Lies Beneath.  Have you ever wondered what lies beyond your gaze in the shallow ocean water? Help Beachkeepers and a local biologist catch, observe and release sea creatures collected by a beach seine net. Get a close look at the mysterious, undersea animals that call Belcarra Beach their home. Learn why marine and beach ecosystems are important and what you can do to protect local biodiversity. Wear footwear that you can get wet and dirty.  Belcarra Regional Park.  Presented by GVRD and Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Free.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

August 26 - 27, 2006
5th Annual BURNABY LAKE ANTIQUES FAIR.  Over 250 tables and booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! Antique & estate jewelry, period furnishings, portcards & memorabilia, country collectibles, sterling & silverplate, vintage kitchenalia, decorative art pottery & glass, antiquarian books, mid-century Modernist design, handmade linens & lace, shabby chic decor, old dolls & toys, ephemera, paintings & prints, and much, much more...Early Bird Admission - Saturday Only 8am-10am - $10 at Door / General Admission - Saturday & Sunday - 10am-5pm - $5 at Door / Children Under 13 Free with Adult Admission / Ample Free Parking / Multiple Food Courts.  604-980-3159 or www.antiquesvancouver.com

August 27, 2006
BMW Car Club at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

August 27, 2006
DEEP COVE DAZE 2006.  Vancity Festival Mainstage presents great local music all day. Acts such as Deep Cove Swing Band, Fera, Lotus and our 2006 headliner CARMEN & CAMILLE.  Panorama Park in North Vancouver, musart@telus.net or www.deepcovemusic.com

August 27, 2006
Portobello West Fashion and Art Market.  Inspired by the famous artisan markets of London, Portobello West showcases up to 100 local clothing designers, jewelers, potters and artisans.  Free to the public, Portobello West creates a new shopping experience by bringing together a variety of designers and artists. It provides a place for individuals to support the local fashion industry, purchase unique designs and express their distinctive style.  Portobello West opens August 27, 2006 and will be open year round on the last Sunday of every month from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the event go to www.portobellowest.com.  Plaza of Nations.

August 27, 2006
Riverview Backyard Walk-Burke Mountain Naturalists.  The Backyard / Finnie's Walks are being offered by members of Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN). You will have a chance to see natural features of the lands, native trees, streams, birds and wild flowers @Riverview Hospital Site. Finnie's Garden is an excellent example of Naturescape in Action. This 2 acre site is the result of work done by residents during the 1950's under the direction of Art Finnie. Restoration by volunteers continues from 2001; 604-290-9910.

August 28 - 30, 2006
Kids Only Cooking Camp at Vista D’oro Farms.  What better way to finish the summer holidays than to celebrate in the kitchen! The Kids Only Summer Camp will have the young culinarians in the family creating fresh, seasonal meals using B.C.'s bumper crop of summer fruits and veggies. For three action-packed, fun-filled days the children will have the opportunity to learn about the culinary arts through demonstrations and hands-on cooking in small groups. Each day's menu is cooked from scratch, using ingredients from the farm and farms nearby, then the young chefs sit down to enjoy a lunch they created. Menus are designed to be age appropriate, incorporate a variety of culinary techniques and skills, to appeal to and develop younger palates and to help children discover the process and pleasure of cooking and sharing food together. (604) 514-3539,  www.vistadoro.com

Ongoing until August 18, 2006
8th Annual Evenings in Edgemont.  8th Annual Evenings in Edgemont Village free Friday night community concert series (Highlands at Edgemont Bvld.). Presented by the District of North Vancouver, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and the Edgemont Village Business & Professional Association. July 7 SwingSoul Orchestra (Golden Age of Swing) July 14 VOC Soul Gospel Choir(Motown) July 21 Tiller’s Folly (Celtic) July 28 Jake & Elwood's Blues Brothers Revue (R&B) Aug 4 The Sweetpea Swing Band (Jazz tunes with a twist) Aug 11 Big Dawg Band featuring Mike Henry & Miss Nadine (R&B) Aug 18 La Candela (Cuban Dance music); 604-990-3841, parkevents@northvanrec.com

Ongoing until August 18, 2006
14th Annual Concerts in the Cove.  orth Vancouver Celebrates Music! Free outdoor concerts at Panorama Park Fridays, 7pm-9pm July 14-August 18 Concerts presented by the District of North Vancouver, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and Mount Seymour. July 14 SwingSoul Orchestra (Golden Age of Swing) July 21 Smith & Jones (Country) July 28 Mountain Blue Birds (Bluegrass) Aug 4 Top City (Motown) Aug 11 La Candela (Cuban Dance music) Aug 18 Boogaloo (R&B) Concerts may be cancelled in the event of rain.  604-990-3841 parkevents@northvanrec.com

Ongoing until August 20, 2006
Tigers and Dragons - China and India for Kids. Tigers and Dragons – China and India For Kids. Join us on Granville Island this summer to explore a new exhibit for kids! Lots to see, do, and touch - while learning about China and India: Shop in our pretend Chinese Market. Play in our Discover India Area. Explore the globe in our Where in the World Are You from section. Have fun in our Dress Up Area. Practice new words in our Language Learning Area. Cozy up in our Book Nook....and more! Tigers and Dragons is brought to you by Kids Around the World Children’s Museum Society - an organization working to build a children’s museum in Vancouver to celebrate the ‘world in our city’.  Granville Island in the BBQ pit near the water park; http://www.kidsaroundtheworld.ca  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until August 27, 2006
75 Years of Collecting: First Nations Myths and Realities.  This permanent collection exhibition examines the representation of First Nations peoples in art from first contact to the present. The show explores how First Nations have historically been depicted and their culture used as subject matter by non-Native artists in British Columbia and others who visited the province. It also contrasts the imagery by non-Natives with work created by First Nations peoples – works that celebrate and expand Aboriginal cultures to offer a bracing counterpoint.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing until August 27, 2006
The Burnaby Art Gallery Presents ORGANIC RELATIONSHIPS.  This community based exhibition investigates the relationship that 10 artists have with one another and the interplay between their approaches to expressing ideas and methods they explore. Each member of the group has a unique artistic background; developed distinctive painting techniques; assorted subject matter interests and has been influenced by various theories. 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, 604.205.7306
P>Ongoing to August 28, 2006
Community Grass Volleyball Leagues.  Trout Lake - John Hendrey Park.  (604) 255-2832, www.tfcvolleyball.com

Ongoing until August 30, 2006
Free Historic Walking Tours of Gastown.  Hear about the colourful people & events that shaped our city.  Experience the architecture & history of Vancouver’s birthplace.  Tour meets at 2 pm, Gassy Jack’s Statue in Maple Tree Square (Intersection of Water & Carrall Street);  Contact the Gastown Business Improvement Society at 604-683-5650  or email: info@gastown.org, www.gastown.org

Ongoing until August 31, 2006
Vancouver Public Library presents MUSIC OF THE WHOLE WORLD.  The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra will present a free, six-part series on the ways that inter-cultural music has been and is being developed. Various musical traditions including those of Asia, India, Latin America and the Middle East will be explored through demonstration, lecture and discussion. Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, (604) 331-4001, http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca

Ongoing until August 31, 2006
Kids Video Camp.  A hands-on acting & production summer camp where kids can experience the fun making short films & videos as taught by experienced industry veterans!  They also learn how to apply that experience to their home camcorders and computers. Introduces youngsters ages 8 - 18 to the experiences and accomplishments uniquely associated with the film and television industries. www.kidsvideocamp.com

Ongoing to September 1, 2006
Ballroom Dancing at Robson Square.  Dance under the stars at DanceSport BC's annual Robson Square Summer Dance Series in downtown Vancouver. Throughout the summer, the translucent-domed Robson Square located under 800 Robson Street transforms into the city's largest outdoor dance floor. Learn to Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango, Waltz and Foxtrot by taking free half-hour dance lessons from guest instructors or watch dance demonstrations showcasing local dance studios and top amateur competitors. This evening of glitz and glamour runs every Friday from June 30 to September 1, 8:00 pm until 11:30 pm. For more information, contact DanceSport BC at robsonsquare@hotmail.com.

Ongoing until September 1, 2006
Music in the Garden: Enchanted Evenings. In its 13th season, the Enchanted Evenings series expands to showcase new talent along with your favourite performers from July 7 to September 1. The 2006 repertoire includes classical, Asian, world, Indian, and fusion music. All shows start at 7:30pm and end approx. 8:30pm on Friday nights. Held at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.  604-662-3207, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com (http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com)

Ongoing until September 1, 2006
Evening Campfires. Shhh! listen! Can you hear the distant voices of the past? At Evening Campfires, stories of Fort Langley's colorful past come alive. Discover Fort Langley in a fun, interactive and entertaining way as costumed  interpreters animate stories of Fort Langley's rich past while you relax by a roaring Voyageur campfire.  Sing songs and have fun participating in activities. The campfire runs from 7pm-7:45 pm and is included in your same day admission, seasonal pass, or for a nominal fee. Bring your own mug for a free Voyageur beverage. Fort Langley National Historic site of Canada,23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley; 604-513-4777,www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley;
P>Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Port Moody's 4th Annual Market (every Saturday) at Port Moody Queens Street Plaza; Fresh produce, gourmet foods, beautiful hand made crafts, live entertainment, artists at work. psabean@shaw.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
ARTISTS LOVE MARKET IN THE PARK. The next stage in the evolution of Market in the Park begins on Saturday June 3, 2006 in Douglas Park, Langley. Inspired by an influx of jewelry designers and fine artistsover the last three years, the Market has taken on a life of it’s own as an exciting assembly of fine arts and high quality handicrafts interspersed with farm products and fresh baking. There is an ever-changing, eclectic selection of artists along with a core group of regulars making each week a new experience for shoppers. Local artist Robert Chapman has found a following at the market. Robert displays his paintings, paints and can often be found giving lessons on a sunny afternoon at the market. Each week he is joined by a variety of sculptors, potters or photographers showcasing their talents. 604-514-2866, khilton@city.langley.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Market in the Park.  If you make-it, bake-it or grow-it, come sell your wares at this farmer's market/craft fair. Beautiful Douglas Park (Park Lane and Douglas Crescent in Langley), is the site for the City's Market in the Park which will take place each Saturday from June 3rd to September 2nd.. For more information contact the Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

Ongoing until September 3, 2006
Waterfront Productions.  The North Vancouver Museum & Archives is launching new summer walking presentations on the public pier in the former Burrard Dry Dock shipyards, North Vancouver. Until Sept 3rd, visitors may explore this part of North Vancouver’s waterfront with costumed historical guides who will present stories of the community in an entertaining and interesting manner. Following on last summer’s successes, this year our very own “Shipyard Gals” will highlight the fascinating female history of Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War.  Waterfront Productions runs every Wednesday to Sunday at 3pm, until Sept 3rd. The tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and starts from the PGE Railway Station at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.  Waterfront Productions is a free presentation brought to you by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives. Call 604.990.3700 for more information.

Ongoing until September 4, 2006
Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses until September 4, 2006.  Profiling the work of eight leading designers in the field, the exhibition presents the latest and most exciting developments in progressive “prefab” home design. Challenging negative perceptions of prefab as cheap, shoddy and homogenous, the exhibition explores sustainable solutions and innovative designs offered by a new generation of architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604.662.4719,  www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 6, 2006
Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club.  Great Fun, Great Value...Great Prices! See great baseball with the Vancouver Canadians, at the prettiest little ball park in the world, Nat Bailey Stadium.The Canadians, the Northwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to offer their fans the most affordable sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland.  604.872.5232, http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/

Ongoing to September 9, 2006
Free Capilano Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About CAPILANO tours: - Offered Thursdays to Saturdays - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or e-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
Arthur Erickson: Critical Works.  Arthur Erickson: Critical Works presents 12 major projects from the past 40 years through a broad array of photographs, architectural drawings, models and films. From Simon Fraser University, which first brought him international recognition in 1963, to more recent projects, the exhibition explores Erickson’s ideas of landscape, public space and social value that have made him one of Canada’s preeminent architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 10, 2006
FREE Coquitlam Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About COQUITLAM tours: - Offered Sundays, June 25 to September 10 - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours - Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or E-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca For more information: www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/watershed-tours.htm

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing to September 10, 2006
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market - the first of its kind in North America! A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before -on every Fri., Sat. & Sun. Check our website.  www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
Chinatown Walking Tours.  Join noted historian John Atkin for a fascinating walk through historic Chinatown. Sundays at 7pm.  Register at least two days in advance, at 604-662-3207 extension 205. Tickets are $10.

Ongoing to September 17, 2006
Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art.  This landmark survey exhibition of Haida art will feature more than 200 works, including some of the finest examples of Haida art produced over the last two hundred years. From monumental poles and exquisitely carved masks and argillite to remarkable spruce root weaving, the exhibition will reveal the importance of narrative in Haida Art, as well as the importance of the land and waters of Haida Gwaii within Haida cultural expression. The exhibition traces the development of traditional Haida form and will also explore new directions in Haida art, including works by the late Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick and other contemporary Haida artists. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 24, 2006
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.  Bard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions.  A Midsummer's Night Dream (Mainstage tent), Measure for Measure (Mainstage tent), The Winter's Tale (Studio Stage tent), and Troilus and Cressida (Studio Stage tent).   For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit http://www.bardonthebeach.org

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. Take a drive in the beautiful countryside, experience something new and connect with our friendly people and their agricultural roots on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. The Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour has something that will appeal to everyone...young and old. Maybe you will enjoy sampling some of the best ice cream you will ever taste, or how about learning the inner secrets of growing award winning perrenials. For the more action oriented you can pick the best halloween jack-o-lantern out of a real pumpkin patch and best of all you can end your tour with some fine cold climate wines and dinner made from products grown on local farms. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Agassiz – Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour. This is where it all began! Agassiz – Harrison Mills started the Mighty Fraser Country Circle Farm Tour in 2003. This tour is packed with history, fabulous gourmet food products, and lots of interesting venues for the kids to explore. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour. From an award winning storybook farm to pro rodeo, there a lot of “buzz” about this tour! Learn all about bees, shop for many different honey products, fill up on artisan bread and fresh cheese, pick your own apples, visit a potter’s studio, and see spectacular show gardens! In late summer, early fall, the corn is a-maze-ing! http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Langley Circle Farm Tour. Come visit some of what Langley’s farm community has to offer you … Take an interactive tour on a dairy farm; sample award-winning wines; eat at a bistro; taste home-grown exotic herbs and tomatoes; see rare alcapas; choose from the largest selection of plant specimens and rare trees in the area; visit the largest equestrian centre on the West Coast; sample luscious berries; buy your free-range turkey for that special occasion. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Circle Farm Tour. This is an adventure packed tour that includes sky diving, horseback riding and canoeing. You can also learn all about bees and how they make honey, wind your way through a corn maze, and of course, find some wonderful fresh eats!  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Mission Circle Farm Tour.  Celebrate the legacy of our fore fathers on the Mission tour as you explore a 100 year old working heritage farm, nose around Canada’s largest dahlia nursery founded in 1920, and catch a Rainbow at the oldest and largest trout farm in BC. Pick up some of grandma’s favourite elixir, Apple Cider Vinegar, and sample succulent Heirloom apples. Enjoy the drive through a majestic forest of West Coast Cedar to find exotic cattle, llamas, and alpacas. Get free landscaping ideas from a tree and shrub expert, and shop for fresh produce, preserves, baked goodies, crafts and local art at the farmers’ market. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until October 7, 2006
ABBOTSFORD FARM & COUNTRY MARKET 2006 (every Saturday).  In West Railway parking lot by Essendene. The local farm and country market is abuzz with lively entertainment and demos, people socializing, and shopping for quality products made, baked or grown by the vendors. It’s THE place for fresh farm produce, baked goods, specialty products, unique crafts and artwork, along with contests and prizes. 604-850-6547, Abbotsford Farm and Country Market (http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com)

Ongoing until October 9, 2006
East Vancouver Farmers Market.  Opening for its 12th season with a "Dig In" Garden Festival is the Farmers Market. Alongside fresh, local produce, flowers, herbs, honey, preserves, baked-goods, arts and crafts and live music will be a wide variety of shrubs, plants, flowers and veggies starters plus community garden info, composting displays and seeds for sale. Saturdays at East 15th & Victoria Dr, Vancouver.  For more information call 604-879-3276 or visit http://eatlocal.org.
P>Ongoing to October 28, 2006
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.661.3626, www.bclions.com

Ongoing until October 29, 2006
Coquitlam Farmers Market (every Sunday).  Celebrate the Bounty of BC with the Coquitlam Farmers Market. Enjoy farm fresh produce, direct from local farmers, beautifully hand crafted items, fresh baked goods, live music and special events.  Dogwood Pavilion 624 Poirier Street, 604.318.8966, Coquitlam Farmers Market  (http://www.makebakegrow.com )

Ongoing until October 31, 2006
Harvest Extravaganza and Garden Tours.  Tour the Award Winning Dried Flowers Farm gardens and see row after row of specialty flowers in bloom through summer till fall.  Come to get garden inspired!  Held in Yarrow at 4655 Community Street; 604.823.6274, www.driedflowersbyjudy.com (http://www.driedflowersbyjudy.com)

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
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
Deep Sea: The Ride.  Visitors to Deep Sea are taken aboard a submersible in search of the two great monsters of the deep ocean: The Giant Squid and the Sperm Whale. Two kilometres beneath the Ocean's surface, where pressure makes the environment more inhospitable than the surface of Mars, we follow a Sperm Whale through a spectacular hydrothermal vent community that teems with exotic life. It is a scene that has been observed by only a handful of ocean researchers. But there is more! Finding ourselves in the midst of a shoal of squid, we are amazed to see a Giant Squid up close. Hold on tight as our submersible is crushed between these two monsters as they jostle in a titanic struggle to survive. HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver; Please contact the Space Centre for showtimes, as schedule can vary at 604-738-7827.

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents VTSL FAMILY MATINEE SERIES.  Instant Improv is improvised sketch comedy at its very best. The audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the improvisers provide the entertainment in the form of hilarious improvised scenes. Whether the improvisers reconstruct the story of an audience members first day at school or a recess mishap, each Instant Improv performance is as unique as its audience.  New Revue Stage, 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island.  604-738-7013, www.vtsl.com

Ongoing
Family Fun at the UBC Museum of Anthropology: Poles of the Northwest Coast.  This program is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm. MOA welcomes families and individuals interested in learning more about NWC First Nations cultures. This new program is free with admission to the Museum. Family admission of $25 includes two adults and up to four children. The program lasts 90 minutes and is suitable for children 6-12 years. For more information visit: http://moa.ubc.ca/programs/index.php

Ongoing
MOMS WANTED! Ever feel under-appreciated? Does someone you know think they have a better idea of how to raise your own children? How would you like to put them to the test? Put that know-it-all family member or special friend in your shoes while you enjoy a weekend getaway! Paperny Films is looking for moms (or dads) with multiple children to star in "Crash Test Mommy", an insightful and entertaining television series for Life Network on the realities of parenting. If you know a mum (or dad) who really deserves a break and who has something to prove, call 604 228 1960 or e-mail us at mum@papernyfilms.com for more information.

Ongoing
You Say You Want A Revolution.  Groove on Vancouver as the hippie capital of Canada. Visit the hippies’ communal house, try on some macrame finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s. Look for your mom or dad, or yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In and the Retinal Circus nightclub. Follow the action as Vancouverites –both hippie and straight - fought the freeway and saved their neighbourhoods.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Imprentice. The Imprentice isnt about Money, Money, Money, Money its about Funny, Funny, Funny, Funny when an all-powerful host, with impossibly bad hair, runs a competition where a group of improvisers must employ all their formal training, their street-smarts, their improv-chutzpah in this ultimate boardroom battle. Who will hear those dreaded words Youre fired! and which one will be hired to be the Improv Apprentice. It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,  www.vtsl.com

September 2, 2006
Steamworks Concours d’Elegance.  This display of 75 to 100 Classic and heritage cars will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday September 2, 2006 in the Gastown district of Vancouver. Water Street will be closed off for the day and cars will be displayed from the Gassy Jack statue all the way to Granville Square. http://www.gastown.org

September 2 - 4, 2006
Taiwanese Cultural Festival.  Located at the Plaza of Nations, http://taiwanfest.ca/

September 5, 7, 10, 2006
Auditions for the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society's 2006 Panto, Hansel and Gretel will be taking place on September 5th, 7th and 10th. We will be looking for Male and Female leads, an ensemble and a children's chorus ages 10 to 13. Our show will be performed at the Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage from November 29th through December 10th. More information will be posted on our website. For more information visit our website http://www.fvgss.org/

September 9 - 10, 2006
Courageous inspired Canadians, challenging physical limits, through night and day, to raise money and awareness for those living with cancer. This is the essence of Step Up for the Cure. It is a 24-hour stair climbing marathon with the goal of running vertical meters for each Canadian battling this disease. Every 4 minutes in Canada, a Canadian is diagnosed with cancer. Therefore, the challenge for each participant is to run 1 set every 4 minutes (or 15 sets an hour) for the duration of the event. Our goals for 2006 are to: Run 1 million stairs in each of the three participating cities (MONTREAL | OTTAWA | VANCOUVER). Run 1 set for each Canadian diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Raise $60,000 for the Cancer Research Society in order to create a "Step Up for the Cure" research grant. Locations Montreal September 16-17, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Molson Percival Stadium (475 Pine Ave. West) Ottawa September 23-24, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: TBA Vancouver September 9-10, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Swangard Stadium

September 10, 2006
All Nissan Show and Shine at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

September 16 - 17, 2006
The 4th Annual Baby & Family Fair is being held at the VCEC this September with lots of fun, information and products for families of children newborn to five.  The Baby & Family Fair is the Lower Mainland’s premier show for expectant parents and families of young children. It is the only consumer show that focuses strictly on children 5 years of age and under, the formative years. It is an informative and action packed celebration of family life and parenting, and features exhibitors, seminars and interactive sessions.  Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 604-878-1045, www.baby-fair.com
 






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