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

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Special Events for August 2012
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
Does your organization, club, or business have a family friendly event planned? For your free listing, send particulars to Kelmar.

 

August 1, 4, 2012
Thanks to the ongoing support of our sponsors and the City of Vancouver the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society is pleased to announce the Celebration of Light will be back in 2012 on the following nights:
Saturday July 28th: Vietnam, Wednesday August 1st: Brazil, Saturday August 4th: Italy
http://www.vancouverfireworks.ca/

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August 1 - 5, 2012
Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia Exhibition and Sale. For the last four years, the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia has held their summer show in the open air, surrounded by the natural beauty of the garden. The experience of walking through the various shapes and forms presented in stone, wood, clay, mixed media and bronze, makes one realize that though history mankind has created objects for pleasure and also to pass on ideas, beliefs and beauty. VanDusen Botanical Garden. Visit www.ssbc.ca for more information.

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August 1 - 24, 2012
CBC Music's Musical Nooners. Come to CBC Vancouver at 700 Hamilton Street every weekday from 12-1pm for a FREE concert on our outdoor stage. Check out the events page at www.cbc.ca/bc for a list of performers. 700 Hamilton Street, vancouver.

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August 1 - 31, 2012
Free concerts every Sunday, 2:00 PM, July and August at Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray St. Port Moody. Featuring top Vancouver and international R&B, soul, motown, funk and blues bands. Complete concert information at www.summersundays.ca.

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August 1 - 31, 2012
Chinese Legacies, Family Fun Days – In honour of our new exhibit, “Chinese Legacies”, the Port Moody Station Museum is hosting weekly family days all summer.  Join us for lantern crafts and scavenger hunts; you can even try your hand at spike driving.  Look for special guests each week demonstrating traditional Chinese culture. Be sure to check out our website for more details, www.portmoodymuseum.org.  ort Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St. (next to Rocky Point Park), Port Moody.  See you there!

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August 3, 2012
Maximum Tolerated Dose: Film Screening. Please join us for a screening of the new documentary by Decipher Films and Karol Orzechowski. "Maximum Tolerated Dose" charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand. With hauntingly honest testimony by scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, and the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage, the film aims to re-invigorate the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the fore. (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Liberation BC). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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August 3, 2012
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens Enchanted Evenings presents Deborah Ledon. Singer-songwriter and seasoned entertainer Deborah Ledon is as extraordinary as her life story. A native Cuban, her family pulled off a daring escape to Canada when she was just a two-year-old toddling around her impoverished neighbourhood looking for food. That audacious theme seems to have set the stage for her life. Deborah frequently draws from her challenging life experiences for lyrical inspiration and earned international acclaim with her raw and edgy album "Spilling Inside Out". http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/

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August 3 - 12 , 2012
The 22nd annual Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, turns the West Vancouver waterfront into an open-air celebration of the arts. Visitors can enjoy the expanded Art Market, sponsored by Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism, which takes place both weekends of the Festival; art exhibitions in the park; artist talks and demonstrations; movies under the stars with Cinema in the Park sponsored by West Vancouver Optometry and over 70 bands and performers bringing music to the waterfront.
Salsa by the Sea and dynamic dance showcases also light up the waterfront festivities. The very popular Best of the West, sponsored by Park Royal Shopping Centre, returns for a second season of unique wine and culinary tasting on the Ferry Building Landing Pier on August 8, 2012.  This year’s Wine Garden, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas, is open every day of the Festival.  Sip beverages and dine in this intimate venue, while grooving to some of BC’s local gems. www.harmonyarts.ca

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August 4, 2012
Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast 2012. In the heart of the Village, a pancake breakfast is prepared by our friends at Safeway al fresco on a beautiful Saturday morning. Join us as we honour the late founder of the Vancouver Pride Society, Terry Wallace. Bute & Davie Street. rleonovich@vancouverpride.ca

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August 4, 2012
Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-off.  You Be the Judge! At the 2nd Annual Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-off. Eat and vote on specially crafted sausages made by local Mount Pleasant restaurants, with the expertise of sausage master Drews of D-Original Sausage Company. For $3 sample the BBQed creations crafted by: Hyde Restaurant, eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge, The Cascade Room, The Rumpus Room and Rhizome Cafe. All money raised will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. All buns generously donated by COBS Bread. A Family friendly evening: The MPBIAs Smoking Sausage BBQ Competition Cook-Off is a definite outdoor event to look forward to this summer. Laneway west of Main Street between Broadway and E. 8th Ave; 604-874-9816.

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August 4, 2012
Beach Heroes at the Spirit of the Sea Festival. The ‘Friends of Semiahmoo Bay’ booth offers activities for kids from colouring to the microscope that reveals many tiny features of our beach neighbours. We also offer licensing information, species identification, and will have Beach Hero walk dates. Guided walks start at 12:30 and 2:00. www.birdsonthebay.ca

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August 4, 2012
2nd Annual Smoking Sausage BBQ Competition Cook-off on Laneway west of Main Street between Broadway and E. 8th Avenue. This exciting competition will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 5 pm to 9 pm! Inspired by the charm of old world pedestrian friendly lanes and alleyways, the Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-off is one of three events (July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4) organized by the Liveable Laneways Society.  There will be music, a merchant market, great food and much more. Please contact us at 604.874.9816 or events@mpbia.ca with questions

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August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012
City of North Vancouver Announces August Line-Up for ‘Concerts in the Square’. The City of North Vancouver’s 2nd annual free outdoor summer concert series, Concerts in the Square is back this August at Shipbuilders’ Square located in the Shipyards area at the foot of Lonsdale, at the City’s waterfront. This new concert series offers free concerts hosted each Saturday in August featuring headline recording artists, local cultural and contemporary performers, as well as original fine art presented by local artists and artisans in a special feature, Art on the Pier. For more details about the City’s Concerts in the Square summer series visit www.cnv.org/ConcertsintheSquare.

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August 5, 2012
Blueberry Sale and Tea. The blueberries are ripe and ready to enjoy! Savour the best blueberry pie in town or purchase fresh scrumptious berries. Proceeds support the Richmond Nature Park Society.Richmond Nature Park. For more information contact: Richmond Nature Park, Phone: 604-718-6188 or Visit http://www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca/

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August 5, 2012
Vancouver Gay Pride Parade 2012. The celebration of the summer happens at the 34th Annual Gay Pride Parade in the heart of Vancouver's West End August 5th, 2012. Celebrate Pride with 640,000 of your friends and family on the streets of Vancouver!  rleonovich@vancouverpride.ca

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August 5, 2012
BLUEBERRY TEA AND PONY RIDES. Locally grown and freshly picked blueberries donated by the Blueberry Council of BC will be sold at the Richmond Nature Park Sunday, August 5, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Savour the best blueberry pie in town – made fresh that morning and kindly donated by ABC Country Restaurant.  Proceeds from the sale of blueberries and pies support education programs at the Richmond Nature Park. This popular annual event also features pony rides for children aged 4-12. $8 per ride. Phone 604.718-6188 or visit www.city.richmond.bc.ca. for further information

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August 5 - 25, 2012
Ponies in the Park. Giddy up on over to the Nature Park for a pony ride through the woods. Suitable for children 4-12 years. Richmond Nature Park. For more information contact: Richmond Nature Park, Phone: 604-718-6188 or Visit http://www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca/

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August 6, 2012
BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates BC Day with FREE admission for all kids!  All kids receive FREE admission when accompanied by an adult. Celebrate British Columbia’s best athletes and team in the Hall of Champions.  Break a sweat in the Participation Zone where you can climb the wall, run the track, kick the ball and slap the puck. http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com

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August 7, 14, 21, 2012
Summer Fun Nights. Come play, eat, listen to music and have fun family time. Free activities, a BBQ, and live entertainment. This event is part of the Summer Music, Movies and More series.  Place: King George Park. Meeting spot: The main entrance to the Cambie Community Centre at 12800 Cambie Road., Richmond. For more information contact: East Richmond Community Association. Phone: 604-233-8399 or Visit http://www.richmond.ca/cambie

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August 7, 14, 21, 2012
Summer Fun Nights  FREE!
Come to King George Park West to play, eat, listen to music and have fun family time. Free activities, a BBQ, and live entertainment. King George Park West - 4100 No. 5 Road, Richmond
Tuesday nights
5:30-7:30pm (bands begin at 6:30pm)
August 7     Brave Waves
August 14    Norine Braun
August 21   Soft Focus
www.richmond.ca/cambie

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August 8, 2012
Film screening: Powell Street Festival Film Trilogy:
As Long As I Can Remember
By Lynda Nakashima
(2001)
As Long As I Can Remember explores the history and rich diversity of the Powell Street Festival, made in honour of its 25th anniversary year (2001). Reflecting the history of Japanese Canadians in Vancouver and the humble beginnings of the Festival itself, Nakashima’s documentary portrays the Festival with a sense of pride, community and reverence.
The Way We Are
By Lyndsay Sung and Rafael Tsuchida
(2007)
The Way We Are documents the annual wonderful madness that is the Powell Street Festival, made especially in honour of the 30th anniversary (2006). As seen through the eyes and lenses of two contemporary Asian Canadian Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artists, this experimental documentary mixes stop motion animation, offbeat techniques, video art and original pop music while managing to display the colorful blast of art, culture and history that occurs annually over the two day festival weekend.
The Spirit of Nihonmachi
By Greg Masuda
(2012)
For 35 years the Powell Street Festival has returned to its historical roots in Oppenheimer Park on Powell Street, an area once home to Vancouver’s Japanese Canadian population, . Situated in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, this neighbourhood is now often narrowly described as been a site for drug abuse, homelessness and mental illness. Laugh, learn and cheer as you experience both the vibrant Powell Street Festival and the life and community of the Downtown Eastside through the eyes and hearts of two long-term residents of the neighborhood, Kevin and Abraham.
Nikkei Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
www.nikkeiplace.org
604.777.7000

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August 10, 2012
Movie under the Stars. The Right Stuff - A film adapted from Tom Wolfe's book that looks into what it took to become an astronaut. In the Planetarium. Tickets at the door or call (604) 738-7827 ext 240 or info@spacecentre.ca. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

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August 10, 2012
Science World Slumber Party.  Come spend the night under the dome at the first Science World slumber party. The slumber party is for children 6–12 years old and their parents. Experience an amazing overnight adventure from dusk ‘til dawn! For more information, visit www.scienceworld.ca/camp-in. Space is limited, so reserve today by emailing reserve@scienceworld.ca.

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August 10 - 11, 2012
Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil. Following the success of three performances in November 2011, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are proud to announce that Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World TourTM will be coming back to Vancouver on August 10 - 11, 2012 at Rogers Arena. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. The show is written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today, and features more than 60 international dancers, musicians and acrobats. http://www.rogersarena.ca/

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August 10 - 12, 2012
9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival. Celebrate Steveston’s waterfront heritage at the 9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival, August 10-12 at the spectacular Britannia Heritage Shipyard.  Learn local lore, try your hand at a variety of arts and crafts and meet all manner of unexpected characters, including Crabby the Crab and the Shipheads!  Enjoy food, music, artists, storytellers, dancers, drummers and more. But whatever you do, don’t forget to visit the bounty of beautiful wooden boats moored at the 600-foot-long dock. For more information visit http://www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca

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August 10 - 19, 2012
MusicFest Vancouver 2012. Various venues.http://www.musicfestvancouver.com/

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August 11, 2012
Walk Richmond - Terra Nova. Free guided walks for people of all ages led by Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association. Connect with other walkers in Richmond. Starting at the northern entrance to the West Dyke, this walk follows the perimeter trail surrounding Terra Nova Rural Park, a 35-acre protected old-field habitat with viewing platforms. Watch for wildlife as birds, owls and hawks are often observed in this conservation area. The trail continues onto the West Dyke until reaching the midway point at Blundell Road. For more information visit http://www.richmond.ca/walk

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August 11, 2012
A Planning Tour of Vancouver's West End. Join Gordon Price, Director of the SFU City Program, for a planning tour of Vancouver's West End. The West End reveals about eight different architectural stages, from fine wooden mansions to functional wooden walk-ups, not to mention more highrise towers than any other neighbourhood in Canada. But how did it all come about and why? Gordon Price explains some of the planning theory and trends that shaped the West End and some of the lessons to be learned. Tour meets in Barclay Heritage Square. For more information visit: www.heritagevancouver.org

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August 11, 2012
Midcentury Modern Residential House Tour. Tour the interiors of 5 significant Modernist homes in Vancouver. Travel by bus & end with a reception. The price includes a wine reception and $50 tax receipt. HST is charged on only $50 of each ticket. The meeting address will be sent to you in the mail together with your tickets and tax receipt 2-4 weeks prior to the August 2012 tour. $100 + $6HST. 604-264-9642, mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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August 11, 2012
SeaWheeze Half Maraton. Yoga. Run. Party. Please meet the SeaWheeze (aka the most fun half-marathon in the world) taking place in our hometown of Vancouver. Come get sweaty with us on the beaches, seawalls and bridges - you might just have the best weekend of your life. We have built this half-marathon route to be a challenging, fun and beautiful love letter to Vancouver. The course is dynamic and varied; from the Douglas firs and ocean views in Stanley Park to the jet-set seawall of modern False Creek, the SeaWheeze is engineered to showcase the beauty and vibrancy of this young city. Vancouver Convention Centre, http://www.seawheeze.com

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August 11 - 12, 2012
13th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival.  The Vancouver Chinatown Festival is a multicultural summer celebration that brings together the community and visitors alike. Recognized by Tourism Vancouver as one of the 10 Vancouver Summer Events, Chinatown Festival attracted a record 60,000 attendants last year. This year it will take place on August 6th and 7th on the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown. The festival's objective is to showcase Chinatown rich heritage while celebrating Vancouver's multicultural diversity. This year, the festivals slogan is Food for Folks to promote our authentic Chinese cuisines in Chinatown and also to make widely known the idea of good food with healthy lifestyle in our community. Highlights of this years festival includes Food Tasting Walking Tour, Cooking demonstrations, Chinese Folk Art demonstrations, Children activities, Open-air market, Multicultural stage performances, Youth Talent Showdown contest, Street Festival and much more! www.vancouver-chinatown.com

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August 12, 2012
Family Farm Fair 2012. London Heritage Farm is holding its annual Family Farm Fair! Complete with a petting zoo, pony rides, community group displays, crafts, children's activities and live entertainment, this event is sure to please families of all sizes and ages! For more information visit http://www.londonfarm.ca

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August 12, 2012
Concerts on the Quay. The Hyack Festival Association is proud to present Concerts on the Quay, a new summer concert series on the boardwalk at Westminster Quay in New Westminster, BC from 2:00pm 5:00pm. The series showcases top musicians from the Vancouver area. *Event Schedule* Sunday, August 12 Featuring Dustin Bentall & Kendel Carson plus Tonye Aganaba and Sunday, August 26 Featuring Steve Dawson plus David Boxcar Gates. More information on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheQuay

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August 12, 2012
Picnic in the Park. Bring the entire family! Purchase a $5 wristband and enjoy carnival rides & games, inflatables, popcorn, mini golf, face painting, Bell E Buttons the clown, community booths & more! Rain or shine!! Kitsilano Community Centre. Please call 604-257-6976 for more information.

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August 12, 2012
Picnic in the Park, A Neighbourhood Festival. FUN for the whole family!  Explore and shop at our Farmers Market!  Support the Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club at our BBQ Concession. Includes: Carnival Rides & Games, Inflatables, Popcorn, Seniors Fish Pond, Mini Golf, Face Painting & more! Connaught Park. Rain or Shine.12th Avenue @ Larch St, Vancouver. Please call 604-257-6976 for more information.

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August 12, 2012
Beach Heroes at the White Rock Farmer's Market. he ‘Friends of Semiahmoo Bay’ booth offers activities for kids from colouring to the microscope that reveals many tiny features of our beach neighbours. We also offer licensing information, species identification, and will have Beach Hero walk dates. www.birdsonthebay.ca

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August 12, 26, 2012
The Hyack Festival Association, in partnership with River Market, is proud to present Concerts on the Quay, a new summer concert series at Westminster Quay! Concerts on the Quay is free to the public! Come enjoy the beautiful Fraser River waterfront with great live music and excellent food!
Sunday August 12 - featuring Dustin Bentall & Kendel Carson plus Warren Dean Flandez
Sunday August 26 - featuring Steve Dawson plus David “Boxcar” Gates
More details @ http://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheQuay

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August 12 to September 2, 2012
Artful Sundays. An outdoor, visual arts, multimedia market featuring the work of local artists, live music, community groups and events, artist demonstrations and workshops and more! 4 Sundays. Napier Greenway (Napier St @ Commercial Dr). (604)718-5800, www.britanniacentre.org

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August 13, 18, 19, 2012
Beach Heroes Guided Walks. Meeting places: Crescent beach - in front of Beecher Place (12160 Beecher Street); White Rock - at the land end of the pier Learn about the small scale world that is right under your feet on the beach. Watch hermit and shore crabs scurry as their rock roof is carefully moved. Whole colonies of periwinkles, snails, and maybe a sea star, hide under there when the tide is out.  Visit website for complete schedule or call or email to book a private walk.www.birdsonthebay.ca

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August 14, August 17, 2012
Nikkei National Museum presents Japan Town Walking tours. On this historical tour of Powell Street we will take you back in time to the pre-war, bustling community of Japanese Canadians who lived and worked in this area. The area grew and thrived over a fifty-year period from the 1890s to its abrupt end with the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II in 1942. Tours are around 90 minutes. Reservations: 604.777.7000 ext.109 orjcnm@nikkeiplace.org. Meet in front of the Japanese Buddhist Temple, 220 Powell Street. www.nikkeiplace.org

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August 16, 2012
Pick up a Pencil! - Drop-in Drawing. Anyone can draw! Pick Up a Pencil are free open drawing sessions hosted by the Richmond Art Gallery to encourage the art of seeing, drawing and social engagement. Join local artist Tony Yin Tak Chu outdoors at the Cultural Centre Plaza and draw whatever you like. Some materials provided, and you may bring your own. This event is FREE! For more information visit http://www.richmondartgallery.org

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August 17 - 19, 2012
Anime Revolution at Canada Place. Anime Revolution is a brand new three-day convention located in Vancouver, catering to a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and others.  Their goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment, education, and cultural exchange. For more information visit http://www.animerevolution.ca

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August 18, 2012
Our First International Food Fair. Come and enjoy a full day of: International food, games for children and adults, over twenty booths of services and products. Do not miss this! Put it in yor calendar and help our community. 2551 E. 49th. Avenue and Elliot, Vancouver; (604) 659-4225, www.elredentor.com

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August 18, 2012
Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival Returns to Whistler Aug. 18.  On Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival returns to Whistler’s Blackcomb Mountain for its fifth year.  At noon an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese will be tossed down the mountain to be pursued by hordes of cheese enthusiasts and daredevils. Everyone is invited out to see who will capture the coveted cheese wheel and earn the title of Cheese Rolling Champion. The festival in the Upper Village of Blackcomb is fun for the whole family and includes cheese seminars, a Cheese Market full of Canadian cheeses, activities for children and uphill races. Check out www.CanadianCheeseRolling.ca for details.

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August 18 to September 3, 2012
2012 - The Fair at the PNE. The Fair at the PNE features live shows for kids and families, daily concerts, cultural programming, the beloved Superdogs, mini donuts and Crazy Dogs, the PNE Prize Home and unique international and local shopping at the Marketplace. Come experience the best part of summer at the Fair at the PNE! Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver at Hastings and Renfrew.  Open daily. Children 13 and under receive free admission. http://www.pne.ca/thefair/index.html

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August 19, 2012
4th Annual Garlic Festival. This event, hosted by the Richmond Sharing Farm, includes trying fresh, locally-grown garlic along with pickled garlic scapes, fresh garlic bread, oven-baked pizzas and garlic ice cream!  Terra Nova Rural Park. 604-718-6188. For more information visit http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/ptc/trails/exploring/terranova.htm

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August 19, 2012
Tour de Biennale.  Join pros and cycling enthusiasts on a 110 KM self-paced urban ride or 125 KM challenge ride that will take you from Vancouver to Steveston, through parkland and glass towers, from seashore to mountain top to fishing village, before a triumphant finish at the highest elevation in the city at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. For more information visit http://www.tourdebiennale.com

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August 19, 2012
Walking Tour - Hippie Kitsilano: the 60s and 70s. Join author, artist and Heritage Vancouver's first President, Michael Kluckner, for a ramble through the Kitsilano of the 1960s and 1970s, recalling Vancouver's hippie community and its legacy of social activism. The tour will pass by old coffee houses and meeting places, note some of the legendary communal houses, and put that era of Kitsilano into the context of Vancouver's growth and development in the postwar years. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.heritagevancouver.org

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August 19, 2012
Latin Summer Fest.  Annual family community event in August at Trout Lake Park is organized by Latinos in Action. Free admission. 604 533 4380, info@latinsummerfest.com, http://www.latinsummerfest.com

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August 19, 2012
Yaletown is running its 5th annual Outdoor Movie Night. This event happens once the sun sets on David Lam park (1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC). A family-friendly classic movie is then projected onto a huge 40 by 20 foot outdoor screen. Last year, this movie brought out 4,000 people to the park, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Blvd) @ Drake St. http://yaletowninfo.com/yaletown-outdoor-movie-night/

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August 19, 2012
Yaletown Outdoor Movie Night (2012). Yaletown's Outdoor Movie Night will return along with the Roundhouse Picnic in the park on August 19th, 2012. This event requires good weather, & has a rain out date on August 26. Check out this outdoor event in David Lam Park, as a classic movie is played on a huge outdoor screen on Sunday evening. This event always brings in thousands of friends into David Lam park! Be sure to arrive early. (604) 683-7473, info@yaletowninfo.com

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August 20 - 24, 2012
Genome BC Geneskool Summer Camp. This week-long day camp, running from August 20th 24th at Capilano University, North Vancouver, offers students entering grades 10 through 12 an opportunity to experience the exciting world of forensics while having fun! Hosted at a university campus, students will work in state-of-the-art lab facilities to investigate and solve a crime. 604-675-1022, sdriscoll@genomebc.ca

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August 22, 2012
Hockey Day in Richmond. Youth ball hockey tournament. Two age categories: 10-12 yrs and 13-15 yrs. Bring your own stick, gloves and helmet. Food can be purchased onsite. Tournament will go rain or shine! Pay parking available and some free parking in the surrounding area. Brighouse Lacrosse Courts. For more information visit http://www.richmondaddictions.ca

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August 25, 2012
Walk Richmond - Iona Jetty.  This route follows the covered pipeline, which reaches 4.5 km into the Straight of Georgia and offers beautiful views of the many surrounding mountain regions; Mount Baker to the east, the Coastal Mountains to the north with Pacific Spirit Regional Park in the foreground and the Vancouver Island Mountains to the west. There are covered benches along the jetty that provide a shelter from the wind and a resting spot from which to enjoy the views. For more information visit http://www.richmond.ca/walk

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August 25, 2012
City Chase Powered by GoodLife Fitness. City Chase is the Worlds Largest Urban Adventure Series, with 9 local events in Canada alone. City Chase requires teams of two to exhibit teamwork, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to make decisions on the fly as they search for physical, intellectual and wacky ChasePoint challenges scattered in unknown locations throughout the city. Focusing more on the journey than the destination, participants will learn about their city, their teammate, and themselves as they think hard, play hard and laugh hard. cityguru@citychase.com

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August 25, 2012
CNIS - African Market. Each year the Canadian Network for International Surgery holds an African Market in the covered courtyard outside our Kitsilano office, located at Maple and Broadway in Vancouver. The market is a free community event that attracts hundreds of people from the west side and the Lower Mainland. This year, 25 African artisans, vendors, chefs and performers, representing more than a dozen African countries, as well as many NGOs working in Africa will participate. Children of all ages are encouraged to take part in our crafts and games! A silent auction will be held to raise funds for course material and surgical equipment. We invite people to come and experience Africa- its beauty, diversity and some of its challenges while supporting CNIS in our mission to teach life-saving surgical skills, enabling African practitioners to prevent suffering and the deaths of millions each year. www.cnis.ca

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August 25, 2012
Richmond Dragon Boat Festival. The Steveston Dragon Boat Festival promises to be a great day of fun, entertainment and paddling for paddlers and spectators! The event begins at 9:00 am with dragon boat racing beginning and food, activities and vendor booths opening. Want to try dragon boating? At 10:00 am the general public is welcome to hop on a boat and try dragon boating with a donation to the Richmond Food Bank! By 11:00 am great entertainment on the main stage begins to celebrate a sizzling summer day. http://www.stevestondragonboatfestival.ca

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August 25, 2012
Our Annual African Market on August 25th, 2012 to spread public awareness of our organization as well as African culture. It is a free event for all ages and will be filled with music, dance, crafts and fun! We would be very grateful if you could help advertise and spread the word of our upcoming event. I have attached a brief press release for if you decide to help us out. In the meantime, you can find out more and view photos from last year’s event at http://www.cnis.ca/what-we-do/public-engagement-in-canada/african-market/.

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August 26, 2012
Richmond Raptor Festival. Get up close to some of the fabulous birds of prey that make Richmond their home. Interactive exhibits and activities. Experience breathtaking falconry displays at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Follow signs from Westminster Hwy. & No.1 Rd to Terra Nova Rural Park. For more information contact: Richmond Nature Park. Phone: 604-718-6188. or Visithttp://www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca/

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August 26, 2012
On the Backs of Salmon: A Walking Tour through Steveston. Heritage Vancouver invites you to spend a morning touring the historic fishing village of Steveston with historical interpreter Christina Froschauer. The tour will be followed by lunch at Pajo's Fish and Chips and a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: 604-331-8430, www.heritagevancouver.org

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August 28 to September 2, 2012
Die Roten Punkte - Eurosmash! Satiric indie rockers and self-proclaimed 'Best Band in the World,' Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) return to The Cultch with their brand new show, Eurosmash!, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, 2012. The riotous evening of rock, punk, and electronic music features International Fringe darlings Otto and Astrid Rot, a pair of squabbling German siblings who punctuate their performance with bouts of petty rivalry and rock star showboating. Tickets from $17 at Thecultch.com. www.thecultch.com

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August 31, 2012
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

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August 31, 2012
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens Enchanted Evenings presents Jim Byrnes. Starting piano at age five, by age thirteen Jim Byrnes was singing and playing blues guitar, and he continues to play on his favorite guitar, a Gibson 1969 Hummingbird. In addition to being a musician, acting always seemed to strike a chord, ever since he did Shakespeare in the Park in St. Louis when he was 15. He studied acting at Boston University and St. Louis University. In 1981 he formed the blues group, The Jim Byrnes Band, began playing dates throughout Canada, and has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene. The band has released three albums, "Burnin'", "I Turned My Nights Into Days" and "That River." In 1996, he won the Juno award for Best Blues/Gospel Album for "That River". http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/

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September 13, 2012
New Works presents Dance Allsorts 15th Anniversary Party. Featuring performances from the response. (Artistic Director Amber Funk Barton) and other great guests, with a community dance party to follow. At Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver). www.newworks.ca

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September 15, 2012
Place des Arts Family Open House. Discover Place des Arts! Enjoy fun arts activities, take a tour of the centre, participate in hands-on teacher demos, win fabulous door prizes and get a discount on class registration during the event (one per family). Programmers and teachers will be available to answer questions.  Place des Arts | www.placedesarts.ca

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September 16, 2012
GO GLOBAL EXPO 2012. Are you interested in studying, working, volunteering or living
overseas? Check out opportunities in more than 100 countries at the
2012 Go Global Expo (www.letsgoglobal.ca). Taking place September 16
at the Vancouver Olympic Village Creekside Community Recreation

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September 30, 2012
Family Day at PdA: Part of Canada Culture Days. Gather up the family and celebrate! Enjoy exquisite photography by members of the Artists in our Midst photography group. Discover the talents of Place des Arts’ teachers and staff and the annual Art Feats show. Then participate in several all-ages, drop-in style workshops and create your own masterpiece! Don’t be intimidated by art, get engaged in it! Admission is by donation. Call 604.664.1636 to reserve your spot. Place des Arts | www.placedesarts.ca

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October 13 - 14, 2012
UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival. A family-friendly celebration of apples! Sample uncommon apple varieties, including organic and heritage, and purchase bagged apples and trees. The festival includes crafts, food, demonstrations, and children's activities. We are pleased to announce that this year's Apple Festival will be hosting the naming ceremony for the very popular SPA 493 apple! Please join us on Saturday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m. on the great lawn to be one of the first to find out the name of Canada's newest apple. More info: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events

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October 24 to November 4, 2012
The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside. With a focus on the rich and diverse communities of the Downtown Eastside, the ninth annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates the creative and committed artists and activists who thrive in the heart of Vancouver. The festival features twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks, and a diverse array of artist showcases. Tickets and Info: www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Ongoing to August 14, 2012
Baby & Me Hiking Club on North Shore. Tuesdays, June 12 to August 14 OR Thursdays, June 14 to August 16. 10:30 am – 12 Noon. Capilano River & Lynn Headwaters Regional Parks. http://www.metrovancouver.org/CIO-Summer2012.pdf

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Ongoing to August 18, 2012
Theatre Under the Stars 2012. Theatre Under the Stars presents its 66th season:  two award-winning family musicals, performed at Malkin Bowl in beautiful Stanley Park!  For full details visit http://www.tuts.ca/.

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Ongoing to August 21, 2012
Silver Sneakers Hiking Club – Level 1. 9:30 – 11:30 am. Capilano River Regional Park. Explore Capilano Canyon with like minded people during easy two-hour guided hikes that run rain or shine. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Ages 50+ $20/person/series. http://www.metrovancouver.org/CIO-Summer2012.pdf

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Ongoing to August 23, 2012
Nature Day Camps. Come to Burnaby Lake this summer for wildlife theme camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays for children ages 6-12! We'll have games, activities, and a take-home craft that actually helps wildlife such as a bird box or mini habitat garden! Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, 604-526-2747, educate@wildliferescue.ca

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Onging to August 24, 2012
Young Explorers Summer Camp. Send your child on an adventure exploring nature and biodiversity. Campers spend a week learning about the natural world through participating in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and games with new friends. Children will explore our 44.5- hectare (110 acre) botanical garden and will also discover other amazing sites on the UBC campus including the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Farm and UBC Aquatic Centre. Young Explorers Summer Day Camp is for children aged 7-11. Older and younger children learn side by side in our age-integrated camp. Participants benefit from contributing and learning together though different activities and challenges that can be customized to individual campers needs. The camp accommodates a maximum of 30 children per week with a 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio. www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/summer-camps

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Ongoing to August 24, 2012
Animal Adventure Safari Day Camp. Animal Adventure Day Camps for kids ages 6 to 12 years old. Learn about Bugs, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals. Build bug catchers, have a tortoise race with real tortoises, do spider art, carve soap stone, bird watching, feed lizards and frogs and much more in these action packed week long day camps. 604 299-6963, www.cinemazoo.com
4 week long camp dates to choose from:
July 9 to 13 - for 6 to 8 yr. olds
July 23 to 27 - for 9 to 12 yr. olds
Aug. 6 to 10 - for 6 to 8 yr. olds
Aug. 20 to 24 - for 9 to 12 yr. olds

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Ongoing until August 31, 2012
ArtStarts Gallery, the first gallery in Canada devoted exclusively to young people’s art, is proud to present Defining Moments: Discovering Our Canadian Stories. Take a trip across this great country with stops in 8 provinces and territories to discover how young people express their Canadian identity through art. The exhibition showcases artwork submitted by Canadian youth through the Defining Moments art contest, a national digital media arts and citizenship project offered by TakingITGlobal and supported by Canadian Heritage. Admission is free! For more information, visit:  http://artstarts.com/current-exhibition

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Ongoing to- August 31, 2012
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is pleased to offer summer camps for kids age 6-10. Head to our website www.nvartscouncil.ca for full course descriptions and to register online, or contact the Programme Coordinator at 604 988 6844.

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Ongoing to September 1, 2012
Curious - Royal BC Musuem at Wing Sang in Vancouver. Royal BC Museum at Wing Sang displays world-class exhibitions transported to Vancouver from the museum in Victoria. Experience the Royal BC Museum in the heart of Chinatown and enjoy the rich human and natural history of BC, displayed for the first time in Vancouver’s historic Wing Sang building. The modern galleries of the Royal BC Museum at Wing Sang are the perfect setting for visitors to discover and share some of our most popular exhibitions. The exhibition “Curious” is made up of 4 parts: Intimate Glimpses, Artifact|Artifiction, Magic Lantern and Bottled Beauty. Each is built around unique items and stories from the 125-year-old provincial museum and archives, based in Victoria.

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Ongoing until September 2, 2012
Journeying into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Following the groundbreaking exhibition Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast presented by the Bill Reid Gallery in 2010-11, the Gallery is please to introduce Kwakwaka'wakw-Haida textile artist Meghann O'Brien and her first solo international exhibition: Journeying Into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project. Curated by the artist under the guidance of Martine Reid, Bill Reid Gallery's Director of Content and Research. For more information visit http://www.billreidgallery.ca/

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Ongoing to September 2, 2012
SUMMERFEST 2012 at Lonsdale Quay Market will run from Saturday June 30th, to Sunday September 2nd. Join us every weekend, as we celebrate local talent with some of BC’s hottest musicians and dancers. Dance demos and lessons, concerts featuring local artists, holiday weekend festivities, and children’s activities, make SummerFest an event you won’t want to miss! Lonsdale Quay Market’s SummerFest event has always been a supporter of local talent, and proud to showcase artists from within our community. This year we are very excited to partner with 100.5 The PEAK, to bring a lineup of musicians to the SummerFest stage that are all BC-bred alumni from The PEAK Performance Project!

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Ongoing to September 9, 2012
That which makes us Haida: the Haida language. This exhibition documents the last remaining fluent speakers of the Haida language and explores the three remaining dialects found in Alaska, Old Massett and Skidegate through portraits taken by Vancouver-based photographer Farah Nosh over the last eight years and interviews with the last fluent speakers in these communities.These men and women (the youngest is now 65 years old) who grew up with active, fluent speakers in their homes, are dedicating their time to save this linguistic isolate from extinction by teaching in schools, creating a written orthography and orally documenting all the vocabulary they know. They speak of how the language has influenced their relationship to the land and the sea, and shaped their ability to feel and understand their relationship to the earth and all beings through respect for all things. A full-colour catalogue, with a foreward by renowned anthropologist Wade Davis, and a CD accompanies the exhibition (Haida Gwaii Museum Press). Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

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Ongoing to September 9, 2012
The 17th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. The Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is a shopping extravaganza including Asian traditional handicrafts, fashionable gifts & tasty ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, starting May 18 to September 9, 2012. Takes place in Vancouver's Chinatown, 100 & 200 block of Keefer Street (between Gore, Main & Columbia Street). 604-682-8998, http://www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

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Ongoing to September 9, 2012
Ladner Village Market - Delta. Located in historic Ladner Village, this 3 block long, open-air market runs rain or shine and has over 140 vendors from all over the southern province. As the vendors vary each Sunday the market is never the same twice! Shop 'til you drop as you peruse the fresh produce, plants and garden accessories, hand-made jewellery, soaps, crafts, and so many more original creations. 48th Ave Between Delta & Elliot St.

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Ongoing to September 16, 2012
The Summer Night Market. Summer Night Market features more than 200 vendors. The venue includes unique merchandise from around the world and delicious foods and drinks. Plus entertainment, street performers, exhibitions, eating contest, dog show, baby crawling contest, Play Zone for kids and multicultural performances. Each night, more then 20,000 people visit The Summer Night Market. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy your summer at The Summer Night Market. 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond; http://www.summernightmarket.com

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Ongoing to September 16, 2012
Free watershed tours. Want to find out where our water comes from? Take a tour and see what makes our water mountain fresh and world class. Metro Vancouver manages three closed watersheds to provide 2.3 million residents with a clean, reliable supply of drinking water. Every summer, we open the Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds to the public by hosting watershed bus and walking tours. Advanced registration required, call 604-432-6430 or email toursreg@metrovancouver.org. http://www.metrovancouver.org/CIO-Summer2012.pdf

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Ongoing to September 16, 2012
Klahowya Village back for 2012. Enjoy the warmth of our Aboriginal Summer Village and join the excitement in 2012. Klahowya Village in Vancouver's Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience like no other you've seen. We welcome you to visit, celebrate and experience our vibrant culture through song, dance, art and cuisine!  More information will be available soon at http://www.aboriginalbc.com/klahowya-village/

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Ongoing until September 23, 2012
Reading the Riot Boards: Mini Exhibition of the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot boards at Museum of Vancouver. Following the riot on June 15, 2011 after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, broken windows on downtown businesses were hastily boarded up with sheets of plywood. The day after the riot fans and others met to clean up the city and began to leave messages on the boards - condemning the violence and looting, professing their love for the city, and stating “this is not the real Vancouver”.  The MOV received 86 of the boards for its permanent collection. http://museumofvancouver.ca

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Ongoing to September 27, 2012
Westside Community Food Market! Once a week this summer, a stretch of sidewalk in Kitsilano will be transformed into a community food market. The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation and Kitsilano Neighbourhood House are inviting sponsors,vendors, volunteers, visitors, workshop leaders, musicians, and customers to the market! Buy fresh produce from regional farmers and tasty treats from neighbourhood chefs. The market will take place on Thursday evenings, from 4-7pm, at 8th avenue and Vine St.; 604-736-7732

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Ongoing to September 27, 2012
Port Coquitlam Farmers' Market - Port Coquitlam. A busy and colourful downtown Farmers' Market with fresh produce picked that morning, fruits when in season, seafood, sausage, pickles, jams, jellies, conserves, eggs, fresh baked bread and cookies, fair trade coffee, fine art, fibre art, woodworking and so much more. A children's craft and lively entertainment will encourage you to stay and relax awhile. Thursday, 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam;

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Ongoing to September 29, 2012
Mission City Farmers' Market - Mission. Mission City Farmers' Market has been in existence since 1996. For our outdoor markets, we provide a small town ambiance in the midst of shade-offering trees and the calming flow of Lane Creek. We offer a variety of in season products as well as some talented local artisans and entertainers. Mission City Farmers Market has an atmosphere that will make you smile and take you back to a quieter time. Come visit us and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you!  Saturdays, Lane Creek Park, Mission

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
Playland Amusement Park. Get ready for another season full of fun as Playland opens for the 2012 season! This year you'll get a full season of ATMOSFEAR as well as all your favourite rides like the classic wooden roller coaster, the Corkscrew, Revelation, Hellevator and Drop Zone. And don't miss all the midway games and your favourite foods like cotton candy and mini-donuts. If you don't have your season pass yet, visit www.pne.ca now! Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver on Hastings St at Cassiar.

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to September 30, 2012
Steveston Farmers' & Artisans' Market - Steveston. The Steveston Farmers' and Artisans' Market will open May 20 and operate every Sunday bi-weekly until September 30 (Except July 1). This popular market, now in its 5th year, includes fresh local produce, organic sausages, beef, turkey and chicken, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine. 3rd Ave & Moncton St

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Ongoing until September 30, 2012
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

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Ongoing to October 3, 2012
Langley Community Farmers' Market - Langley. The Langley Community Farmers' Market invites residents of the Langleys to come discover a traditional "make it, bake it, grow it" market where the people selling their products have had a direct hand in growing and producing them. Join over 30 vendors offering an amazing array of in-season produce and fruit, processed foods and quality arts and crafts. 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

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Ongoing to October 3, 2012
Main Street Station Farmers' Market - Vancouver. Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. Access by bus and SkyTrain is exceptional at this central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. Expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce, meat and cheese, baking and more!  Every Wednesday.

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Ongoing to October 8, 2012
The Richmond Night Market. The Richmond Night Market 2012 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just one block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 08 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests and hundreds of give-away prizes. Come and spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping and eating paradise with us! http://www.richmondnightmarket.com

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Ongoing to October 13, 2012
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market. The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season. Montrose Ave & North Of George Ferguson Way, 604-996-1542,
http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

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Ongoing to October 27, 2012
Burnaby Farmers' Market - Burnaby. Every Saturday from May through October, Burnaby Farmers' Market has a large variety of farmers selling organic & non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, fish, cheese & meats, as well as prepared food vendors selling breads, honey, jams, sauces, pickles, pastas, pita bread, dips, salsas, ethnic foods, baking & pet treats. Our crafters sell jewelry, pottery, furniture, iron work, natural cosmetics, photography, baby wear, herbal skin care, knitting & much, much more. Burnaby Village Museum

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Ongoing to October 27, 2012
Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market - North Vancouver. Every Saturday from May through October, Artisan Farmer's Market is in a wonderful location right by the water, shaded by trees on the East Plaza at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops. We have a great selection of organic & conventional produce, fruits & berries. Our prepared food vendors sell baking, jams, honey, preserves, salsas, sauces, pickles & pastas to name a few. Our crafters have jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, soaps, botanical prints, herbal skincare & much more. The Farmers' Market also features a book swap, kids play area & featured entertainment.

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Ongoing to October 28, 2012
DONT EAT THE WHALE MEAT. Recently, curator Patricia Owen stumbled upon a curious assortment of memorabilia: intricately crafted ships-in-bottles, travel postcards, itineraries from the heyday of CP Steamships, lithographed labels from over 100 different salmon cans dating back to the 19th century... and 50 cans of whale meat. The Vancouver Maritime Museum is thrilled to explore the rarely seen, sentimental, and kitschy objects in its collection with Dont Eat The Whale Meat. Vancouver Maritime Museum, 604-257-8300, jen@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

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Ongoing to October 28, 2012
Ambleside Farmers' Market - West Vancouver. Every Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm May through October, Ambleside Farmers' Market has a great location by the water at the entrance to Ambleside Park. We have a good selection of organic & conventional farmers selling produce, fruits & berries, plus prepared food vendors with breads, fish, jams, beef, honey, vinegars, pickles, salsas, pastas & baking, as well as a great variety of crafters selling jewelry, pottery, artwork, skin care & much more.

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Ongoing to October 28, 2012
Coquitlam Farmers' Market - Coquitlam. The Coquitlam Farmers' began in 1997 as a small summer market with a few vendors, and has grown to boast a weekly Sunday market from Mother's Day to Halloween; and a twice a month Winter market from November to March. Each week you will find a diverse mix of vendors, kids crafts, local entertainment, and strong involvement by community groups who provide education to the public on local programs and services. A variety of events, such as our Salmon BBQ, are held monthly, focusing on eating and supporting local! Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot. Coquitlam;

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Ongoing until November 12, 2012
Exhibit Opening “Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia”  The Port Moody Station Museum is proud to present the exhibit Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia from May 14th to November 16th, 2012.  This traveling display was created by the Revelstoke Museum & Archive in partnership with the Revelstoke Railway Museum and portrays the history of the Chinese labourers who contributed to the building of the CPR between Port Moody and Craigellachie, BC.  In order to celebrate the arrival of this exhibit, the Museum will be hosting weekly family days every Sunday in July and August starting Canada Day weekend. The exhibit recounts the difficulties that faced the some 15,000 Chinese workers between 1880 and 1885 and includes a diorama of a typical Chinese worker’s campsite, artefacts such as opium pipes, coins, incense burners, as well as a slide show of historical photos.  It is estimated that between 600 and 2,200 workers lost their lives due to malnutrition, dangerous working conditions, and disease during this time. Discrimination was a daily reality for these workers, who would be paid half the salary of the white workers and were forced to do the most dangerous work in the camps. Port Moody Station Museum, www.portmoodymuseum.org

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Ongoing to January 30, 2013
Oak Street Farmers' Market. The Oak Street Farmers' Market is the only in Vancouver to offer all organic produce, eggs and meat. We are excited to be starting our second season with an expanded list of local organic farmers, bakers and prepared food vendors. Live entertainment every week.  Every Wednesday, Oak St & W 49 Ave (Unitarian Church); 778 869 4060










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