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Special Events for August 2007
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August 1, 2007
Beaver Wetland Paddle at Burnaby Lake Regional Park; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 1, 2007
Walk and Learn, Boundary Bay Regional Park; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 1 - 4, 2007
Get 'em ready to go! Mark your calendar to be here August 1st through 4th, 2007. The Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association (PSAT&MA), located in Lynden Washington, has held an annual threshing bee and tractor show at Berthusen Park for 36 years. The 2007 show will be featuring Allis Chalmers tractors & implements.  Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995, http://www.lynden.org

August 1 - 30, 2007
See BC’s fascinating sport history come ALIVE while you TREK through the 20,000 square foot BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum! The Hall of Fame is offering two exciting new public guided tours this summer, which are sure to entertain, educate and delight visitors young or old, from near or far. TREK with BECK– Immerse yourself in 100 years of sport heritage through a guided tour with Hall of Fame Curator, Jason Beck  Every Tuesday at 2:30pm. No Reservations required, regular admission applies. Sports History ALIVE Guided Tour.  Every Friday at 2:30pm. No Reservations required, regular admission applies.  The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located at Gate ‘A’ of BC Place stadium, Robson & Beatty Street. Open Daily 10am-5pm

August 2 - 6, 2007
Abbotsford Agrifair & Mighty Fraser Rodeo.  Abbotsford Exhibition Park, http://www.agrifair.ca

August 2 - 6, 2007
Squamish Days is celebrating 50 years! Join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival from Thursday, August 2nd to Monday, August 6th.   This community festival has something for the whole family and is a great way to enjoy the BC Day Long weekend. There are music events, children's activities, a parade, wacky bed races, a 10 km run, pancake breakfast and two world class Loggers Sports Shows with competitors from all around the world. This event showcases not only Squamish’s rich heritage, but also it’s strong and vibrant community spirit. We look forward to seeing you this summer! 778.836.3278, www.squamishdays.org (http://www.squamishdays.org/)

August 2 - 26, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY.  Welcome to The Cookery, the famed Manhattan nightclub, featuring the legendary Miss Alberta Hunter. A musical revue in the tradition of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cookin’ at the Cookery blends blues with biography, following the spellbinding adventures of the celebrated African-American songstress. From humble beginnings in Memphis to stardom in 1920s Chicago, the cradle of jazz, Hunter performed for royalty and presidents before capping off her career at The Cookery. Get ready to clap your hands and tap your feet to Hunter’s sassy music, a testament to her extraordinary life.  Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 604.687.1644, http://www.artsclub.com/onstage/20062007/cookin.htm

August 3 - 6, 2007
National Slo-Pitch Master.  Slo-pitch tournament featuring over 50 national teams of men ages 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+; Bolivar Park/Bridgeview Park, Surrey; www.slo-pitch.com

August 3 - 12, 2007
17th Annual Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown.  The public is invited to visit the various seaside venues to experience first-hand all the sights, sounds and sensations of this award winning 10-day festival. Everyone is welcome and everything is free. The festival continues to strike a balance between the charming community feel of its roots and the exciting regional event it has become. The result is something for everyone. Festival goers can now come to the festival decide between numerous events and exhibitions, both big and small, from morning until late evening.  The festival offers a visual arts program, nightly Sunset Concert Series, a Sunday Seniors Concert, World Music Day, Children's Programs, Studio Tours, Fountain Stage Concerts, Youth Rock, the ArtBeat outdoor gallery phenomenon and much more.  604-925-7268, www.harmonyarts.ca 

August 3 - 31, 2007
6th Annual BC Cultural Crawl.  The BC Day long-weekend kicks off the 6th Annual BC Cultural Crawl,a month-long celebration of the arts, culture and heritage of BC. Throughout the month of August, British Columbians will come together to showcase the best of their community's unique "cultural fingerprint" to residents, neighbours and visitors alike.  www.art-bc.com

August 3, 2007
Hilary Duff at the Pacific Coliseum.  604.251.7787, http://www.pne.ca/showsandevents/concerts_and_events.htm

August 3, 2007
Squamish Station World Championship Chair Carve.See experts carve chairs with nothing more than chainsaws. Judging and Chair Auction starts at 5:30pm, event time from 3:00pm-6:00pm, with proceeds to local charity. Squamish Station.  www.squamishdays.org

August 4, 2007
Squamish Classics Show N' Shine. Squamish Classic Car Club is holding their 11th Annual Show N' Shine.This is an open event to all finished and unfinished classic and specialty cars,m trucks and motorcycles. This community fundraising event benefits local hospital foundation charity,admission is $1 or a canned food item, children under 12 are free. In addition to the Car Show there will be food, live band,giveaways and raffles. Over 30 awards to participants. Vehicle Registration 10-noon, entry fee is $10. Located at leski\'s crossing on government road on private field,next to Easter Seal Camp.. Contact:Lyle Stachoski Phone:604 898-5898 or email holygto@yahoo.ca

August 4, 2007
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; Everyone welcome. Registration not required, no admission fee for shoppers. There is a $10 fee for one parking stall. Proceeds go to the Cammidge House Committee Events Funds; 604-250-8671.

August 4 - 5, 2007
31st Annual POWELL STREET FESTIVAL.  The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! Come enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese Canadian performances, Oppenheimer Park 400 Powell Street; 604.739.9388, http://powellstreetfestival.com/

August 4 - 5, 2007
The Spirit of the Sea Festival is an annual weekend-long celebration held in the charming seaside community of White Rock, British Columbia. Spanning more than 2 kilometers of the stunning Semiahmoo Bay, events are held from the West Beach region of White Rock to the East Beach at Semiahmoo Park and throughout the Peninsula.  http://www.spiritofthesea.ca/

August 4 - 6, 2007
BRIGADE DAYS, Fort Langley.  Activities and fun for all. The Langley Arts Council will sponsor art and music in the village. The weekend will finish with the Sabir Sisters singing and fiddling for the Picnic in the Fort. Everyone welcome. For information - bays@shaw.ca or 604-888-1759

August 4 - 25, 2007
Art on the Promenade.  Celebrate Canadian artists as you stroll down the promenade at Canada Place. Watch local artists work and learn about painting, jewerly making, crafts and more.  Every weekend in August, including the BC Day long weekend, from 11 to 5. 604-775-7200, www.canadaplace.ca

August 5, 2007
Brazilian Carnvial.  On August 5th, come dance to the vibrant music of Boca do Rio and Sapeca; watch in awe at the acrobatic feats of the Capoeiristas; feast your eyes on the beauty of the samba dancers. All this in the intimacy of a backyard!  Boca do Rio is a fountainhead of creativity and soulfulness that compels listeners to dance. No one can sit still at a Boca do Rio performance! Brazil is a country where music is a part of daily life and people live by its rhythms. www.inthehousefestival.com

August 5, 2007
Blueberry Sale and Llama Picnic, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188

August 5, 19, 2007
The Arts on Mill Lake The Arts on Mill Lake ~Presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council. August 5 & 19th from Noon - 4pm. Come see visual and performing artists amidst a spectacular backdrop. Free. Location: On the grounds surrounding Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford. For more info: 604-852-9358 (long distance from Vancouver).

August 5 - 19, 2007
Festival Vancouver.  A summer music festival featuring national and international artists performing orchestral, choral, world and chamber music, jazz and opera in over 50 concerts. Various venues. 604.688.1152, www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca

August 6, 2007
BC Day Indigenous Event at Kitsilano Beach.  Learn about the history of Kitsilano. Coast Salish speakers, singers and spoken word artists.  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Kitsilano Beach;

August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2007
BC Place Tours.  Now you can tour behind the scenes - to the media lounges, locker rooms, playing field, Pacific Rim Suites and more. Walk-up tours leave from Gate H at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Adults - $8.00, Students & Seniors - $7.00, & Children (6-12) - $5.00.  Prearranged tours for groups of 20 people or more can be arranged year round by calling (604) 661-7362. A discount will apply.  http://www.bcplacestadium.com

August 8, 2007
Watershed Discoveries School.  An outdoor science exploration summer program for children entering Kindergarten. Micro-explorers. Play games and explore forests, rivers, and lakes to see where animals and plants make their homes.  The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Rice Lake Gate - Learning Lodge. North Shore.  604-987-1273.

August 8, 2007
Wesburn Family Picnic.  We’re setting up activity stations, filling the wading pool and roasting hot dogs. Event runs rain or shine. Call Louise at 604-540-5904 for more information. Free admission. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, August 8. Wesburn Park, Burnaby.

August 9 - 12, 2007
Chilliwack Exhibition & Fair.  The Chilliwack Exhibition consists of daily kids activities, parade, logging and animal shows. A Midway and Grandstand shows. Rodeo,Harness Racing, Tractor Pull, Lawnmower Racing. Hours are August 10,11,12 9am-midnight, August 13 9am - 6pm.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-824-8191, www.chilliwackexhibition.com

August 9 - 12, 14 - 19, 2007
Rites of Passage Theatre Project  A free, all-ages outdoor spectacle theatre show in Port Moody! A celebration, a vision quest, an event, a party and a show all rolled into one! Come watch, dance, drum, yell as unsuspecting youth volunteers journey to the underworld & back. Free! Donations accepted.  Up to three teens can volunteer to be brought up onstage to be part of the show each night: Go through an actual coming of age ceremony - go to the "underworld" - survive trials and tests - be celebrated at the end! Must register ahead of time. Bring your friends to watch - free!  Outdoor stage at the Inlet Theatre, (behind City Hall), Port Moody. 7 pm.  http://www.dreamridertheatre.com

August 9 - 12, 2007
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.  A gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices. The 25th 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.  1-800-565-9631, www.writersfestival.ca

August 10 - 12, 2007
Abbotsford International Airshow. The Abbotsford International Airshow is held annually on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at Abbotsford International Airport. It is one of Canada's largest airshows and features both military and civilian aircraft from Canada and the United States, and on occasion military aircraft from other countries such as Britain, Germany, and Russia. www.abbotsfordairshow.com

August 10 - 12, 2007
All Triumph Drive-In.  A car show featuring Triumph cars.  In front of Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston;  spoulers@shaw.ca

August 10 - 12, 2007
Mini-Train Festival at the Burnaby Central Railway. An opportunity to see how many trains we can run to carry the public and for the members of the public to see how many different trains they can ride in a day.  www.bcsme.org

August 11, 2007
Build actual model solar powered cars at the The 8th Vancouver Chinatown Festival, then race them under the sun's rays. It's a fun way to start learning about an energy source that doesn't cost the earth. Kids know that working models can be "scaled up" to full size, and that's the whole purpose of Solar Power Roadshow's edu-fun tent at this event.  (Solar cars cannot be taken home as they are reused at other festivals.) at the 8th Vancouver Chinatown Festival.  (604) 739-7717, http://solarcarworkshop.blogspot.com

August 11, 2007
Bring a blanket to lie on the grass and watch the best meteor shower of the summer at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Before the sun sets, make a wish on a shooting star, test your knowledge with a trivia game, or enjoy the tale of the Greek hero Perseus who lends his name to this meteor shower. Explore the solar system and beyond through an astronomer’s telescope. Navigate through summer constellations with a park interpreter. Learn the difference between comets and meteors and discover why a ‘shooting star’ is not a star. Everyone welcome! Come to the Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Road on the Abbotsford side of the park. Travel east, past the main park entrance at the corner of 8th avenue and 272nd street and turn south on Lefeuvre. Travel 500 m. to the Aldergrove Bowl Entrance on your right. Note that 8th Avenue becomes Huntingdon Road on the Abbotsford side. Parking will be available on site.  Drop in, registration not required.   Everyone Welcome!  7:30 - 11:00 pm, 604-530-4983.

August 11, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

August 11, 2007
Everyone's invited to sit on the world's first Revived Battery Electric Pickup for free face-painting at the Kensington Community Fair, 11am-3pm, on 11th August, under the Solar Power Roadshow's tents. Battery breakthroughs were discovered in Burnaby and resulted in this unique vehicle that costs 30 cents a day to operate. It's the world's cheapest pickup truck to run. Kids and parents waiting for their turn will also play with other edu-fun renewable energy devices. It's free.  604-739-7717

August 11, 2007
Cloverdale Blueberry Festival.  The best ways to beat the summer blues is by eating them! Learn more about the wonderful Blueberry, why it's so versatile, tasty and good for you.  Cloverdale, 604-576-3155, http://www.cloverdalebia.com

August 11, 2007
Animal Rights Day.  This is the 24th annual Animal Rights Day celebration, put on by the Vancouver Humane Society. There will be booths from many different animal organizations providing valuable resources and information to those interested. Henny, the giant chicken, will be there saying hello to kids and giving out stickers. It will be a lot of fun so please come join us!  11am-5pm Robson Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

August 11, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Capitol Hill Community Centre, 361 South Howard Ave., Burnaby; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

August 11, 2007
Corn Festival.  Join us for a Corn Fest on Reichenbach Road in Pitt Meadows.  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.  604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca

August 11, 2007
Jazz & Blues Festival.  The 11th annual Jazz & Blues Festival in Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. The event presents some of BC's best local and regional Jazz & Blues artists.  2:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca, www.jazzblues.ca

August 11, 2007
Kensington Community Fair.  Enjoy a barbecue lunch and live entertainment and find out about our community. Brought to you by the Greystone Lochdale Community Association, Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Volunteer Burnaby and Burnaby Family Life. Free admission. Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm, August 11. Kensington Park (Kensington Avenue & Hastings Street). Info 604.671.1000.

August 11, 2007
Kid’s Festival. Come join us for a full day of music, dance, theatre, sport and imagination. We will start the event with a Piper Parade at 11:30 am . Other activities include old fashioned races for parent and child, various craft workshops for all ages, as well as the “world’s largest” piñatas. Fun for the entire family. Kilby Historic Site.  For more information call 604-796-9576 or visit www.kilby.ca.

August 11, 2007
Saturday August 11th 9:30 am or 2:00pm Attention kids of all ages, today the crew of Fraser River Safari will take you on an exploration of the Mighty Fraser.  During a stretch of the legs all guests are invited to take in a Children’s Festival that only happens here once a year. Join the fun, call today for details or visit www.fraserriversafari.com  1-866-348-6877

August 11, 2007
WEST END SUMMER BLOCK PARTY.  Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding its 9th annual West End Summer Block Party and 65th Birthday Celebration on Saturday August 11th, 2007, from 11 am until 2 pm on the 1000 block of Broughton Street. This is a free event with live street entertainment featuring Eve Smith, Taiko Drummers, a clown, and much more!!! There will also be a huge children's carnival with games and prizes, face painting and tatoo booths, 25 cent hot dogs, senior's tea and tarts, and a youth center! Come join the fun!!! Everyone is welcome! For more information please contact Agata at 604-683-2554.

August 11 - 12, 2007
8th Annual Chinatown Festival.  The Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival is the largest multicultural summer celebration in the neighborhood. This year’s Festival will feature the new Carrall Street Greenway, Chinatown Heritage and Food Tasting Walking Tours, Chinese Folk Art demonstrations, multicultural stage performances, open-air market, Youth Talent Showdown contest, BMX Bike Stunts Show and children’s activities…and lots more. Free admission to the public.  Carrall and Keefer St, Vancouver, 604.632.3808, www.vancouver-chinatown.com

August 11 - 12, 2007
Import Invasion at Mission Raceway Park; (604) 826-6315, http://www.missionraceway.com

August 11 - 12, 2007
International Society for Krishna Consciousness  Ceperley Park and Beach Avenue, Iskcon Parade & Festival of India, http://www.festivalofindia.org

August 11 - 12, 2007
Pitt Meadows Airport Open House.  Enjoy skydiving, vintage cars & aircraft, free airplane rides for children 8-17, aviation displays and entertainment. 604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca

August 11 - 12, 2007
Come to the largest summer celebration in the neighborhood! This year’s Festival features a Sustainability Transportation area, Chinatown Heritage and Food Tasting Walking Tours, Chinese Folk Art demonstrations, Multicultural stage performances, Open-air market, Youth Talent Showdown contest, BMX Bike Stunts Show, Children’s activities…and lots more! FREE ADMISSION.  www.vancouver-chinatown.com

August 11, 25, 2007
Summer Salsa Cruise Series.  Don't miss another year of the Summer Salsa Cruise series aboard Vancouver's largest cruising vessel the MV Britannia. With 6 dates beginning Saturday June 23rd - Sept 8th, we offer you a taste of Latin American culture within the beautiful waters of Vancouver. 3 Djs, 3 levels, Free Salsa Lessons and a Dance Show. Food is also avaiable. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. www.SalsaCruises.com

August 12, 2007
Bird Count on the Estuary. Join the Squamish Environmental Conservation Society (SECS) for their monthly bird count. Expert and beginner birders alike are invited. Head out into the estuary for about 4 hours of birding. We meet back at the Howe Sound Inn about 1:00 pm for optional lunch and tally results. A great way to learn more about the birds in our estuary and get to know other birders in Squamish. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. 8:00 am. Howe Sound Inn at the south end of Cleveland Ave., in restaurant. www.naturesquamish.ca 

August 12, 2007
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival.  The stage is set for thousands of music fans to enjoy some of the greatest blues and roots artists in the world as they perform over 10 hours of music at one of the most breathtaking locations in British Columbia. The site will feature interactive arts activities for the youngsters between 2-8 PM, souvenir and CD kiosks, a delectable variety of foods and a beer garden. Held at Burnaby's Deer Lake Park, 604-872-5200  or www.burnabybluesfestival.com 

August 12, 2007
DreamWalk 2007.  Come walk with us! The Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is hosting an annual 5k Dream Walk to raise funds to help to provide more Wishes and Great Escapes events for seriously ill children. 10am - 2pm, Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  For more information and to register: www.starlightcanada.org/howtohelp/dreamwalk.htm

August 12, 2007
Vancouver Chariot Festival.  This year is the 34th annual Vancouver Chariot Festival. 3 Large Chariots and other floats start under the Granville St Bridge and move along Beach Ave until Second Beach, where participants are greeted by a free vegatarian feast. As well there will be live music on two stages, a childrens activity centre, slideshow presentations, a cooking demonstrations and so much more.  Under the Granville St. Bridge to Second Beach, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 604-433-9728

August 12, 2007
Antique & Collectables Fair.  10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Lots of vendors and lots of antiques.  London Heritage Farm, Richmond,  604-271-5220

August 12, 2007
Canoe the Slough: Fraser River Stories, Deas Island Regional Park. Ages 5+. $20/person. Registration required. For full program details, see the Check It Out events guide.  604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 12, 2007
Copper and Fire-Showcasing our Dynamic Earth's Treasures. This is the 5th Annual Event with displays of Raku and Copper pottery demos. Live band and entertainers, refreshments, kids play area and more. A fun family event at The BC Museum of Mining, Britannia Beach. 604-896-2233 Visit http://www.bcmuseumofmining.org

August 12, 2007
Eleventh Annual Bare Buns Run.  Everyone welcome. $25 Registration fee covers run participation, designer t-shirt, certificates, ribbons, and medals. Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  Pre-registration details at www.wreckbeach.org. (This is a fundraiser, not a free event for participants.)

August 12, 2007
RONA MS BIKE TOUR.  Gear Up with the RONA MS Bike Tour, a choice of 30 or 60 km bike ride through scenic Vancouver in support of research into cures for Multiple Sclerosis and to continue providing support services.  Starts at Science World, http://www.mssociety.ca/bc/bike_van.htm

August 12, 2007
What Lies Beneath, Belcarra Regional Park.  Registration not required. Free. Meet at the Belcarra Bay Beach picnic area and look for the tents.  604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 13 - 17, 2007
Animating History Camp. Stories from Vancouver ’s past, become stop motion animated films.  Guided by professional animators. For more information and programming updates, please visit: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca 

August 13 - 18, 2007
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, Lynden; 360-354-5995, http://www.lynden.org

August 13, 27, 2007
Music on the Wharf.  A summer music series Monday evenings, celebrating historic Port Haney with bi-weekly concerts on the Port Haney Wharf. July 16  7:30 pm  "Golden Ears Jazz Band" presents swing, funk and jazz, July 30  7:30 pm  "Steve Hansen Combo" presents jazz and blues, Aug 13  7:30 pm  "Foot Long Tooth" presents barrelhouse and Motown music, Aug 27  7:00 pm  "John Hough and Jim Woodyard" present Canadian acoustic folk music;  604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca 

August 15, 2007
Twilight Concert Series, Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All Stars at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street, Mission; (604) 826-0277, http://www.garycomeau.net

August 15 - 19, 2007
Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival.  This year's Festival theme is "Looking Westward". 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 

August 16, 2007
Green Roof Open House Event.  Green roofs or living roofs provide a natural solution to current urban environmental problems. Our two main research areas include using green roofs to increase thermal efficiency and manage storm water of a building. Subject: A general over view about green roof applications will be presented in a 30 minute presentation which includes an introduction to the historical and global case studies, types, benefits, and barriers of the implementation of green roofs. As well as a quick glance at CAGRT’s first year research results. The second half of the presentation will demonstrate the implementation; define the materials and construction; substrate and plants/planting technology; and some design guidelines used to build the research facility’s green roof. After the presentation there will be a mini tour of the research facility. Where: BCIT Green Roof Research Facility, 555 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC Time: 3-5 pm Date: Every third Thursday of the month Cost: FREE.  http://www.greenroof.bcit.ca

August 16, 2007
Willingdon Community Day.  Fun for the whole family. Includes carnival games, raffles, cake walk, barbecue, displays and live entertainment. Free admission. Thursday, 5:30-8:00pm, August 16. Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.299.1446.

August 17, 2007
Josh Groban at GM Place.  604.280.4400, http://www.canucks.com/gm/events

August 17, 2007
Twilight Concert Series, Langley Ukulele Ensemble at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street, Mission; (604) 826-0277

August 17 - 18, 2007
Richmond Maritime Festival.  Celebrate Richmond's traditional connections with the sea at the 4th 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, 604-718-8050, www.richmond.ca

August 17 - 18, 2007
South Asian Film Festival.  The objective of this festival is to provide an alternative to the commercial films of South Asia. Our aim is to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the South Asian community through shorts films, documentaries and art films from the subcontinent. Whether one is an experienced or a new filmmaker, we would like to show support for independent filmmakers working with South Asian themes to meet and learn from each other.  Deerlake Park, Burnaby; www.melafestivals.ca

August 17 - 19, 2007
Anime Evolution 2007.  Anime Evolution is a 3-day convention celebrating Japanese Animation and culture. We have guests from all over North America and Japan. We are proud to present BACK-ON, a music group, courtesy of AVEX Group.  SFU Burnaby Campus, http://www.animeevolution.com

August 18, 2007
ARTS ALIVE! FESTIVAL.  Fraser Hwy between 204th and 206th & Douglas Park The streets of Downtown Langley come alive with over 100 participants including the fine arts, artisans and crafters, a multicultural venue, a first nations display and an exciting children's activity area. See artisits demonstrate their techniques and talented musicians being featured on three entertainment stages. This free, fun for the whole family event is a great way to spend your day. Call 604-539-0133 or visit www.downtownlangley.com for information.

August 18, 2007
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale.  Everyone welcome. Registration not required, no admission fee for shoppers. There is a $10 fee for one parking stall. Proceeds go to the Cammidge House Committee Events Fund. Boundary Bay Regional Park, 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 18, 2007
LAUGHING GAS at GRANVILLE ISLAND.  Kids from ages 6 to 106 will laugh uncontrollably when stung by a solar-charged Tesla device. Have fun while learning about renewable energy that may help save the planet. It's a gas!  Under the Solar Power Roadshow tent at Kids Market. 604-739-7717.

August 18, 2007
RSVP - Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party.  Come celebrate the 26th anniversary of a bicycle classic with 1200 cyclists riding from Seattle to Vancouver. There will be a food stop at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and Memorial Peace Park.  8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca

August 18, 2007
Huge Kids Toy and Clothing Sale, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050-176 Street, Cloverdale; 604 588 9919.

August 18 - 24, 2007
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. 604.485.6467, www.discoverpowellriver.com

August 18 - September 3, 2007
The Fair at the PNE.  Attracting more than a million visitors over 17 days, the fair features live entertainment, attractions, concerts, agricultural exhibits and thrill rides at Playland Amusement Park.  http://www.pne.ca/thefair/index.htm

August 19, 2007
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. The first Slow Food Cycle Sunday took place August 21 2005. 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 

August 19, 2007
International Shows, Market, Food Fair featuring Spanish delights, and family fun. Free admission, donations welcomed. Trout Lake Park, 604-533-4380,  www.latinsummerfest.com

August 19, 2007
West Coast Railway Park Mini Rail Day. The Park is hosting its annual mini rail day from 10am-5pm. Guest engines and steamers will be operating on the mini rails. Rides are $2.50 and free to members. Visit http://www.wcra.org for more info.

August 23, 2007
Jack's Big Show with ZZ Top, The Pretenders and Stray Cats.  General Motors Place, www.ticketmaster.ca

August 23 - 25, 2007
Kerrisdale Days.  End of summer sidewalk sales along with free entertainment, horse & carriage rides and music for the whole family. Celebrate Kerrisdale's Birthday at 3 pm Under the Clock with free birthday cake.  West 41st Avenue between Maple and Larch Street, 604-257-8438.

August 23 - 26, 2007
Wooden Boat Festival.  Seafaring folk from up and down the Pacific Coast gather at Granville Island's west docks to show off their boats in a nautical open house. Granville Island, 604.688.9622, www.vancouverwoodenboat.com

August 24, 2007
Wild Lights Lantern Festival.  Join 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, coordinated by the Public Dreams Society!  Held at Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. For more information, contact: North Vancouver Community Arts Council at http://www.nvartscouncil.ca

August 24 - 26, 2007
Fraser Valley Pow-Wow.  Traditional Drum and Dance Specials. Open to public, colourful entertainment, Native arts and crafts, carvings, beadwork, food concession. Bannock and Indian Tacos.  Near Albion Ferry at Kwantlen First Nation. 604-820-7574.

August 24, 2007
1st Annual Slow Food Cycle Tour Agassiz.  The self-guided tour begins at the Fall Fair Grounds in Agassiz where participants receive a map that they can follow to the various farm locations. There are ten stops on the route through the tranquil rural area of Agassiz-Harrison Mills and participants are able to take the tour as fast or as slow as they would like. 9 am - 4 pm, http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com/index.php/Events

August 25, 2007
Children's Festival.  It's a Back to School Bash!   Richmond's only festival just for kids. This FREE event is for families and children of all ages. A variety of entertainment including: bouncy castles, kids only swap meet, interactive displays of science world, surprise shows, magician and music.Please contact City Centre Community Centre at 604-233-8910 for more information.  Minoru Park Plaza, Richmond.

August 25, 2007
Night of the Mummy Family Sleep-Over.  Explore the museum by flashlight, solve the mummy’s curse and examine a real mummy.  Dig for artifacts from ancient cultures around the world. Excavate reproduced artefacts, see a real Egyptian Mummy and solve a mummy mystery. Have an evening of mummy adventures!  Open to kids ages 7 & up - require one adult for every 4 kids.  $50 per person (includes snack, a light breakfast and all programming supplies). www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

August 25, 2007
Art on the Farm. Come see local artists, taste home baked goods or just enjoy the music as you walk through the apple orchard and down to the hazelnut grove. We’ll have: pottery, jewellery, paintings, hand spun wool, woodwork, metal work, hand crafted textiles, music, a tea garden, a chili stand, and berry picking. August 25, 10 am – 4 pm At Barking Dog Farm, 1162 Iverson Road, Columbia Valley in Chilliwack. More information email: artonthefarm@shaw.ca

August 25, 2007
Bowfest 2007,Crippen Regional Park, Bowen Island; Everyone welcome. Drop-in fees $5/child, $10/adult. For full program details, see the Check It Out events guide.  604-341-6372, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

August 25, 2007
Mission Hospice Society – Sunflower Festival at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street, Mission; 604-302-2235.

August 26, 2007
Arabian Knights Festival.  This event is an all-inclusive celebration of diversity through the art of belly dance at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. The day will be colourful and lively, with a "gypsy caravan" feel. There will be belly dancers performing throughout the day, two free half-hour workshops for the public on 'Belly Dance Basic Moves' and 'Veil Work', a 'shimmy' competition for the public, a community dance circle, and vendors selling authentic clothing, arts, jewellery and cultural food. Families are invited to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a day of community.  604-466-4976.

August 26, 2007
Incredible Edible Tour.  Tour last year's favorite farms and meet the folks that put food on your table! Tickets include round trip transportation to/from Kits' Capers, tour guide, 3 farm tours in the Fraser Valley, gourmet lunch and farm gate sales. $75 each. Details 604-730-0450,  www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

August 31, 2007
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/)

August 31 to September 2, 2007
Lytton River Festival.  The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers-the Thompson and Fraser-and their historic and present role in the small community of Lytton. Includes a film showing with films about our rivers, Kayak, Demonstrations, Salmon BBQ, Street Market, Activities for all ages, Bands and Street Dance. Fireworks.  250-455-2523, www.riverfestival.ca

August , 2007
Vancouver Canadians Baseball 2007 

Ongoing to August 4, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents SUDS - THE ROCKIN' 60S MUSICAL SOAP OPERA.  Set in a Laundromat, Suds virtually bubbles over with nostalgia, comedy, and more than thirty songs of the 1960s, including favourites such as “Please, Mr. Postman,” “Johnny Angel,” “Chapel of Love,” and “It’s My Party.” This high-spirited summer romp provides squeaky-clean fun for the entire family and practically guarantees that you’ll leave the theatre singing.  Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 604.687.1644,  http://www.artsclub.com

Ongoing to August 18, 2007
Theatre Under the Stars.  Come and enjoy one of Vancouver's favourite summer traditions Theatre Under the Stars at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park! This summer, two musical favourites will delight the whole family GREASE and OKLAHOMA! More information call: (604) 687-0174 or visit: www.tuts.ca (http://www.tuts.ca/

Ongoing to August 19, 2007
All over the Map on Granville Island. FREE world dance performances on the outdoor stage at Performance Works, on Granville Island. All shows are family-friendly and are guaranteed to get you moving, so bring your dancing shoes! Sundays at 2pm, 604.893.8807, www.newworks.ca 

Ongoing until August 26, 2007
Ladner Village Market. With 140 British Columbia artisans, 22 local merchants and outstanding free entertainment, historic Ladner Village is transformed into a bustling market and European-style street festival.  All artisans make, bake or grow their wares.  From Williams Lake to Mill Bay, from the Shuswap to the Sunshine Coast, we have scouted the province for unique products and exceptional quality.  Featuring some of the best of BC in the heart of Ladner. The 2nd and 4th Sundays of June, July and August, 10am to 4pm; 604-946-8583, www.ladnerbusiness.com 

Ongoing until August 31, 2007
The Great Outdoors Film Festival. The White Rock Business Improvement Association presents special FREE family outdoor film screenings of classic movies. This summer long film festival allows families to roll out the blanket or bring along your lawn chair and enjoy FREE family movies. Friday July 20- "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK",  Friday August 3- "E.T.",  Friday August 17- "THE GOONIES",  Friday August 31- "JAWS".   There's pre-movie contests, prize giveaways and live entertainment to keep you busy before the feature starts. Venues open nightly at 6:00pm. The feature presentation will start by dusk. For more information regarding the scheduled films, locations and showtimes, please visit: www.stayplaywhiterock.com 

Ongoing to August 31, 2007
The Giggle Dam Theatre presents Feel Fab Fridays.  Have you ever had that sinking feeling about a holiday cruise? The Giggle Dam crew is taking a leak...ky vessel to ports of call throughout the big wide world in search of the ultimate vacation. Visit places you’ve never seen and some you wish you never had. We’ll conjure up maids and mermaids, go down with Jack & Rose on the Titanic and, of course, see tourists of all shapes and sizes. Like a puppy on patrol the ‘Dam’ is out to put it’s stamp on all the people, places and things that make travel so ‘Dam’ interesting. The world is our oyster as we all climb aboard our ultra comedic cruise ship to provide waves of laughter all summer long. Take a holiday without ever leaving home...All Aboard!  The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, Port Coquitlam; 604.231.7535, http://www.giggledam.com

September 9, 2007
Feast of Fields - Celebrate the best of B.C.'s harvest at the 13th annual Feast of Fields fundraiser, hosted by FarmFolk/CityFolk. Mingle with foodies while enjoying food and wine from our region's finest restaurants and wineries. Get to know your local food producers and learn about sustainable food systems.  UBC Farm, 6182 South Campus Road, Vancouver; http://www.feastoffields.com

September 9, 2007
Kids from ages 3 to 103 can jump on a giant solar-powered piano keyboard.  Play stump the champ for tasty prizes at the 9th Annual Fleetwood Festival. Even if you can't play any musical instrument! Learn about climate change and sustainability while having fun with folks from everywhere. It's under the Solar Power Road Show's tent, check it out!  Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 - 84 Avenue, Surrey; 604-739-7717.

Ongoing to September 9, 2007
The 12th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts and tempting your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts, decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks and ethnic food. Tourist can enjoy their tour in the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. They can shop from the hundred booths for gifts items, fashion, or modern electronics. Besides, they can enjoy the multicultural performances - Folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, band as well as games and prizes, etc. Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market, the first of its kind in North America!  Vancouver Chinatown, Keefer St. 100 Block; 604-682-8998, www.vancouver-chinatown.com 

Ongoing until September 9, 2007
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer 2007,  Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing until September 15, 2007
"Sins of the City" Walking Tour.  Covering twelve city blocks, this two-hour walking tour visits numerous locations in Japantown, Chinatown and Gastown, highlighting some of the many brothels, opium dens, gambling houses and bootlegging joints that once called this city home.  These walking tours take place, rain or shine, on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The fee is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling (604) 665-3346. Participants are also invited to visit the Police Museum on the day of their walking tour at no additional charge. More information can be found on the museum website at www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.

Ongoing until September 15, 2007
"Sins of the City" Walking Tour.  Covering twelve city blocks, this two-hour walking tour visits numerous locations in Japantown, Chinatown and Gastown, highlighting some of the many brothels, opium dens, gambling houses and bootlegging joints that once called this city home.  These walking tours take place, rain or shine, on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The fee is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling (604) 665-3346. Participants are also invited to visit the Police Museum on the day of their walking tour at no additional charge. More information can be found on the museum website at www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.

Ongoing to September 16, 2007
Vancouver Museum presents Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond.  Combining old ways with advanced digital technology, the Cree of west central Saskatchewan tell their story inspired by the art of one of their own – Allen Sapp. Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond was developed using an elder-led process and will offer visitors the images and voices of the Northern Planes Cree recounting insights into their own history, culture and beliefs. The exhibition provides a human face for issues such as reserve life, treaties and contemporary Cree culture using oral testimony, objects and, of course, the art of Allen Sapp.  604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 23, 2007
Bard on the Beach.  Favourite Shakespeare plays (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Timon of Athens) are performed in tents on the beach overlooking picturesque English Bay. Vanier Park.  604.739.0559, www.bardonthebeach.org 

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
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, 2007
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 to September 30, 2007
DINOTOWN. Enjoy a full day of family fun on 4.8 hectares (12 acres). Admission includes live shows, safe rides, wet-fun firehall, character meet ’n’ greets, toddlers’ area and on-site Dinersaurus. $13, senior $9.50, under 2 free.  www.dinotown.com

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
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, 2007
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 until September 30, 2007
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 until September 30, 2007
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 September 30, 2007
Playland. B.C.'s premier nine-acre amusement park filled with electrifying rides. Pacific National Exhibition Park. PNE Fair Grounds; 604.253.2311, www.pne.ca

Ongoing until October 6, 2007
Dundarave Farmers’ Market. Over 30 booths of organic cheeses, vegetables, fruit and honey.  Every Saturday at Dundarave Village, West Vancouver, 10 am to 4 pm; 604-922-6020.

Ongoing to October 8, 2007
Richmond Night Market, 604.244.8448,www.richmondnightmarket.com 

Ongoing to October 9, 2007
Haney Farmers' Market.  The popular community market is located on Saturdays in Memorial Peace Park and features locally made baked or grown products.

Ongoing to October 24, 2007
Riley Park Farmers Market.  A weekly event not to be missed! Stock your shelves with the best in local produce, baked goods, meat and seafood, cheese and dairy as well as delectable jams and jellies, pickles and more! Find the perfect gift made by local artisans and enjoy some music and community togetherness in an open-air setting. Wednesdays from 1pm - 6:30pm until Oct 24.  30th and Ontario Street in the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium. Visit our website for vendor lists and schedules: www.eatlocal.org

Ongoing until October 28, 2007
Ambleside Farmers’ Market. Meet your friends, listen to great music while shopping for “straight from the farm" organic and non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, honey, baking, jams, syrups, salsas, prepared foods and local crafts. This is a fun place to shop. Every Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm;  See you there! Info: www.northshorefarmersmarkets.com, info@northshorefarmersmarkets.com, 604-984-9002.

Ongoing to November 3, 2007
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.589.7627, http://www.bclions.com

Ongoing to December 31, 2007
Rice is Life. Cultivated for over 5,000 years in more than 100 countries, on every continent except Antarctica , rice sustains two-thirds of the world’s population.  The exhibit explores the agricultural, spiritual and artistic significance of rice.  Vancouver Museum, 604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

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

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents So You Think You Can Improvise... a parody of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance.  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

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

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
 

 






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