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Special Events for February 2008
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February 1, 2008
Vancouver Society of Storytelling presents StoryFeast 2008.  The Vancouver International Storytelling Festival celebrates its 16th year with daytime and evening performances over the course of three days. StoryFeast 2008 brings you a feast of tales and tales of feasts, with our theme of food for mind, body and soul. Featuring tellers from the Latin American community, we have concerts and a cabaret, workshops for storytellers of all ages, special kids events and exciting story jams. Local favourites like Pepe Danza, Melanie Ray and Lucia Frangione and international stars like Theresa Amoon (France) and Licia Parea (US) bring us stories told through words, music and dance. Prepare to be surprised. The Festival is now at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street). For more information visit: www.vancouverstorytelling.org


February 1, 2008
Festival Baobab presents African Heartbeat - Djembes To Jazz.  Master mbira-player Kurai Mubaiwa weaves a spell with music from Zimbabwe’s Shona people. The young women of the Miyanda dance-and-percussion group combine forces with youth marimba ensemble Kunaka for the vibrant spectacle Spirit of Africa. The members of Masabo celebrate West African village culture with powerful drum rhythms, masked dance, and storytelling from Jean-Pierre Makosso. And hot quintet Shango Ashé serves up a cocktail of contemporary jazz with African and Latin flavours.  All three Festival Baobab shows take place at the Maritime Labour Centre, on the 100-block of Victoria Drive (entrance at 1880 Triumph St.). For a full schedule and ticket and venue information, please go to www.alliancefrancaise.ca


February 1, 2008
Faun Fables.  A category defying musical entity, Faun Fables is Dawn McCarthys vivid imagination come to life in song and theatre. It is a crossroads where ancient ballad, art song, physical theatre and rock music meet. Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. www.front.bc.ca / www.pushfestival.ca Tickets $15/10 call 604.876.9343


February 1 - 2, 2008
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii Concert.  A Coast Salish welcome begins the pre-show events at 639 Hornby Street, the home of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and the Chief Dan George Centre. There from 7 pm until 7:45 pm, a "virtual" Bill Reid introduces the figures in his most famous canoe, as captured by video and sound projections of Reid. Traditional dancers lead us across the courtyard, and the audience enters Christ Church Cathedral. There, at 8pm the concert begins with Guujaaw, the elected Chief of the Haida Nation, and Terry Lynn Williams and guests singing traditional Haida songs. The oratorio follows with soloists Melody Mercredi and Clarence Logan, the choir of Christ Church Cathedral and a live orchestra under the direction of Rupert Lang.  Bill Reid Gallery of North West Coast Art, 604.631.2872, http://www.billreidgallery.ca


February 1 - 3, 2008
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Live Experience @ GM Place.  Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. In WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, fifteen roaring, snarling live dinosaurs mesmerize the audience and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth. This 90-minute show is now on a two-year North American arena tour and will perform eight performances at General Motors Place in Vancouver. 500,000 North Americans have already seen the production since it opened in July 2007.  www.dinosaurlive.com


February 1 - 3 , 2008
The 16th Annual Wellness Show is February 1, 2 and 3 2008 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, and is one of Canada’s largest health and lifestyle showcases, offering a stimulating range of guest speakers and close to 300 exhibitors, all sharing knowledge on the latest in nutrition, fitness and health. Tickets to the show are: $12 general admission, $10 for seniors (65+) and students, $5 for children 6-15, and free for the young ones. Save and purchase a 3-day pass for only $27. More info:www.thewellnessshow.com


February 1 - 7, 2008
Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair 2008.  Aberdeen 1/F hallways will be transformed into a fair with vendors offering Chinese New Year themed flowers, fresh plants such as Calmodin Oranges and Chinese Narcissus, unique gifts and confections. Don't forget your Dragon's Beard Candies and Purdy's lucky pouches filled with delectable gold chocolate coins.  Aberdeen Mall, Richmond; 604-273-1234.


February 1 - 17, 2008
Parker Place – Chinese New Year Sidewalk Sale. Feb 8 – God of Fortune/Lion Dance Performance and Hong Kong popular stand up comedy actor Dayo Chi-Wah Wong's press conference and autograph session. Feb 10 – 3pm – 5pm: Chinese New Year Show hosted by AM1320  Parker Place Mall  4380 No.3 Road  604-273-0276


February 1 - 29, 2008
Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry.  Out of Bounds is an exciting photography exhibition and competition featuring scenes of skiing and snowboarding in British Columbia's beautiful backcountry. This juried exhibition showcases some of the region's most well-known professional photographers as well as exciting amateur photographers from the Sea to Sky Corridor and throughout BC. Vote for your favourite photo and win a heliskiing trip from Coast Range Heliskiing! 604-938-9221; info@whistlerartscouncil.com; www.whistlerartscouncil.com


February 1 - 29, 2008
Black History Month.  Every year Canadians are invited to take part in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. This is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians to learn about the experiences of Black Canadians in our society, and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history. www.canadianheritage.gc.ca.


February 1 - 29 & March 1 - 23, 2008
Whistler CELEBRATION 2010™.  A showcase of the performing arts, literary events, film screenings, snow sculpting, art exhibitions, outdoor stage and street performances in support of the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. 604-938-9221; info@whistlerartscouncil.com; www.whistlerartscouncil.com


February 2, 2008
Mardi Gras Ukrainian-style.  Pushynnia: pre-Lenten Carnival banquet and dance. Full buffet with perogies. Cash bar, live entertainment by S-Bahn and huge dance floor. Adults $35; youth 20 and under $20.  Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash St. (at 16th Ave.).  604.433-0661.


February 2, 2008
Monster Jam.  BC Place Stadium.  Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster at (604) 280-4444 or www.ticketmaster.ca. Info: (630) 566-6100 or www.monsterjamonline.com.


February 2, 2008
Protest the Giveaway of BCs Rivers and Hydroelectric Power.  Provincial Day of Action Speakers, music, theatre Come and make your voice heard. Keep BC Rivers Public.  Art Gallery, south side. 604-688-8846.


February 2, 2008
Celebrating Creative Women. A show you can't miss this winter season! Come and enjoy this spectacular fundraiser for the North Shore Women's Centre. This all-women's mixed-program includes the talents of: Rosario Flamenco; Sawagi Taiko (Japanese drummers); Coco Love Alcorn (singer-songwriter); In.Stead (spoken word); Kira Firebelly (aerial performance); Kababayang Pilipino (Filipino dance); Vancouver Korean Dance Society; Cecilia Women's Ensemble; Dianna David (theatrical comedy); and more! Also includes a silent auction starting at 5pm. Early Bird tix $22.00 before Jan.24th, $28.00 regular price. www.northshorewomen.ca and www.centennialtheatre.com


February 2, 2008
Flea Market. Clean out your cupboards or find yourself a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Note to vendors: Please register in person at Confederation Centre and choose your table (maximum one table per person plus one table for a friend). Registration begins 9:00am on August 15. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, February 2. Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone 604.294.1936.


February 3, 2008
My Name is Rachel Corrie: Public Conversation with the Corries.  neworldtheatre welcomes parents of slain activist Rachel Corrie to Vancouver Public Conversation with the Corries on Sunday February 3 SFU Harbour Centre, West Hastings Hosted by My Name is Rachel Corrie artists Marcus Youssef and Adrienne Wong On February 3rd the parents of slain American activist Rachel Corrie will visit Vancouver from their home in Olympia, Washington. They are coming to Vancouver to support neworldtheatre and Teesri Duniya theatres national co-production of the internationally renowned play My Name is Rachel Corrie, at the Havana Theatre, as part of the 2008 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. They will be attending the performance on February 2nd. As part of their time in Vancouver, they will participate in a public conversation about the play, public reaction to it, and their work on the Palestine/Israel conflict in the wake of their daughters widely publicized death. SFU Harbour Centre, 604-231-7535, http://www.neworldtheatre.com


February 3, 2008
Children’s Swap Meet.  Parents have been busy cleaning out their children’s closets and toy boxes. Bargain hunters wanting to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes are invited to Coquitlam’s Leisure & Parks Children’s Swap meet.  Admission is free and there will be a concession available with light refreshments. Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam; 604-933-6048


February 4, 2008
A Soldier's Honour - Sergeant Masumi Mitsui and the Japanese Canadian War Memorial This special presentation in Richmond with Lyle Dick, Admission is Free In 1985, Sergeant Masumi Mitsui, aged 98 and a decorated veteran of the First World War, returned to Vancouver as the honoured guest in a ceremony to relight the lantern at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park. The story of the 222 Japanese Canadian soldiers of that war is a moving testament to the heroism, suffering, and sacrifice of fallen soldiers, the struggle of the returning veterans for political equality, and the aspirations of the Japanese Canadians to find a secure place in Canada. Lyle Dick is the West Coast Historian and author with Parks Canada in Vancouver.  Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site; 604-664-9134.


February 5, 2008
The Road to Vendee, with Derek Hatfield.  Canada’s first and only around the world solo ocean racer Derek Hatfield will awe us with his latest presentation “The Road to Vendee”. How he built his sailboats; his recent races; and his plans for the ultimate challenge: the Vendee-Globe around the world solo race in November 2008. Presented by the Bluewater Cruising Association. Info www.bluewatercruising.org, tel 1-877-214-4917


February 6, 2008
Music In the Morning Presents WU HAN.  Wu Han's career has taken her to many of the world's most prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Washington's Kennedy Center. Well-loved by Music in the Morning audiences, Wu Han explores the piano repertoire of the three composers. Coffee at 10 am | Talk with Music at 10:30 am.  Vancouver Academy of Music, www.musicinthemorning.org


February 6, 2008
James Douglas: Father of British Columbia.  In 2008, British Columbia celebrates 150 years of cultural diversity, community strengths and achievements since it was founded in 1858 as a Crown Colony. Learn how James Douglas, a native of Guyana and fur trader, rose to head the Hudson's Bay Company's operations on the west coast and was named by Queen Victoria as the first Governor of British Columbia. Mike Starr, a program developer from Fort Langley National Historic Site is joined by Dr. Bert Allsopp from the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Society.  Vancouver Public Library; 604-666-8800.


February 6 - 10, 2008
Vancouver International Boat Show.  The largest boat show in Western Canada, it's the best place to see and buy the latest and greatest in boating and fishing. Featuring everything from canoes, kayaks, inflatables, runabouts, pontoon and deck boats, fishing boats, cruisers and motoryachts, and sailboats! See boats ranging in size from eight up to forty-three feet. Plus, over thirty seminars for new and experienced boaters, and activities for the whole family! For more information call (604) 678-8820 or go to www.vancouverboatshow.ca.


February 6 - 16, 2008
The Satchmo' Suite.  This hot jazz musical brings Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong to life. Through a powerful original jazz score, a live three-piece orchestra, and a story that captures your heart, director Hans Böggild brings us a dynamic theatrical relationship between a modern-day classical cellist and the Father of Jazz himself. When the cellist is asked to fill in for the orchestra’s soloist who has taken ill, he is flooded with self-doubt. Within mere hours of the performance, he conjures the spirit of Louis Armstrong to help him work through the issues hindering his bow. Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  For more info, visit www.thecultch.com


February 7, 2008
Chinese/Vietnamese/Tibetan/Korean New Year.  2008 is the 'Year of the Rat'.


February 7, 2008
Ivan Rados.  Come meet internationally renowned psychic, healer, artist and artist. Ivan Rados presents his book "Create Yourself: Secrets of Self Discovery and Healing with Sacred Geometry." (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Banyen Books.)  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.


February 7, 2008
Young Workers Unite!  Community Forum & Discussion on the present issues and struggles of young workers in Vancouver and how they are organizing themselves. Bus: Take the #8 or #9 and get off at Broadway and Fraser Speakers: IWW-Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance-Vancouver, Bus Riders' Union, B.C. Federation Young Workers' Committee.  672 E. Broadway, http://ilps2005.tripod.com


February 7 to April 6, 2008
Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence Within Diversity.  Experience contemporary craft with the newest exhibition of the Craft Association of British Columbia at the Vancouver Museum from February 7 to April 6. Celebrate the diversity of over eighty artisans using mediums of fibre, glass, wood, metal and ceramics to create vibrant pieces with west coast flair. General admission is $10, students and seniors $8, youth $6.50, and child admission is Free. Vancouver Museum is located at 1100 Chestnut Street in Vanier Park. For more information visit www.vanmuseum.bc.ca or www.cabc.net


February 8, 2008
Port Moody Night Marketfair and Magic Show will be held at Heritage Woods Secondary School. This is the second annual event and over 2000 people are expected to attend this pre-sold ticketed event. It is a perfect opportunity for Valentines and Asian New Year gift sales. Vendors are asked to email Roberta at beckandbeck@telus.net for information. Roberta Beck beckandbeck@telus.net 604-469-2170


February 8 - 17, 2008
3rd Annual WinterSong Festival in West Vancouver To Brighten February Blues.  The 3rd Annual WinterSong Festival celebrates the joy of song and the human voice with a broad range of exciting and dynamic performances in various West Vancouver venues from February 8-17, 2008. The diverse program showcases a breadth of events featuring both professional and aspiring talent. There is nothing that touches the heart and soul quite the same way as the human voice lifted in song, and this 10-day festival will offer something for everyone’s musical tastes. Full details for WinterSong Festival are available at www.wintersong.ca (http://www.wintersong.ca/)


February 9, 2008
"Bikes: The Wheel Story"Exhibit Opening. Join the bike expert from Cap’s Bicycle Shop’s Bike Museum and see rare and innovative historic bikes from their collection. Watch how an early Penny Farthing bike was ridden, find out why bikes continue to be enjoyed by old and young, and be among the first to see the new Bikes exhibition.  Surrey Museum, 604-592-6956.


February 9, 2008
2008 International Taekwon-Do Federation of B.C. Provincial Championships.  Come out and see some of B.C.’s top Martial Artists competing for the title of 2008 Provincial Champions!  Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam; For more information, please contact Kevin Reinelt at Triumph Taekwon-Do, 604-944-5425. www.triumphtkd.com


February 9, 2008
SIX CONTINENTS Singing around the World.  Six conductors from the National Conductors Symposium present choral delights from six continents - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North & South America. Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th at Yew), 604.738.6822.


February 9 - 10, 2008
Show Your Lovin Soul Benefit Dance &Silent Auction.  TRADEWORKS TRAINING SOCIETY WILL HOLD A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE UNEMPLOYED. Feb 9/08...Valentines Charity Fundraiser Concert & Dance at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. Vancouver BC. Silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 draw with net proceeds (ticket sales included) going to Tradeworks, a registered non-profit society since 1994 dedicated to providing unemployed downtown east side residents (youth at risk, women, men) with job and life skills training and to assist them in finding and keeping employment. Featuring 2 bands...BILLY DIXON & the SOUL TRAIN EXPRESS with the SISTERS of SOUL plus BARRY COLLINS & the EPICS. $25 advance tickets, call Russell at (604)781-5096 or Pathways Information Centre at 604-682-7353, or on-line at http://vtixonline.com/events/tra001($35 at the door). Reserve a table for 10 and give tickets as Christmas gifts. Buy early and get the table of your choice.


February 10, 2008
South Asian Arts presents Canada, My India!  A journey through India's vast artistic roots that lie deep in Vancouver's multicultural landscape, “Canada, My India!” travels through Greater Vancouver’s ethnic diversity from Abbotsford all the way to Whistler. Believe it or not there is South Asian drizzle all throughout! All artists pull inspiration from our ethnically embracing Canadian home. Celebrating similarities and differences, this musical play will be performed in English, highlighting various Indian arts and western fusions. Canada allows for all cultures to flourish and this production will help communicate how proud we are to be Vancouverites. It is cultural diversity and acceptance in Vancouver that ignites the spirits of all residents, building bridges between one of our largest ethnic groups and other cultures. The artists performing in “Canada, My India!” are some of the finest in North America with accolades to show. “Canada, My India” will be the first professional, locally produced show encompassing South Asian classical, folk, and fusion arts with the very best that Vancouver has to offer.  Norman Rothstein Theatre, 604.631.2872.


February 11, 2008
John Dennison: Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia.  Today, low tuition fees, small classes, open access and high teaching standards provide unprecedented opportunities for students seeking professional qualifications and financial security. John Dennison has written 4 books and published many articles on the topic of post-secondary education.(Free admission. Co-sponsored by Vancouver Community College Faculty Association).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.


February 11, 2008
UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN UP-COMING EVENTS 1. LECTURE: Black Iris & Red Tulips - Wildflowers of Israel & Jordan Date: Monday February 11, 2008 Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lecture Details: The wild red tulips, Tulipa agenensis, and gorgeous black iris, Iris atrofusca, are just two of the hundreds of interesting plants found in the Middle East. This lecture will focus on the species of royal iris (in the section Oncocyclus), which are endemic to Israel & Jordan. These impressive plants produce large, dark-coloured flowers, and have an unusual relationship with their pollinators. They are also rare and endangered. The remaining wild populations are threatened by grazing and development, but serve as a flagship for the conservation movement. Join Jackie Chambers as she shares some photographs of these irises and other beautiful wildflowers, taken during her work and travel in this fascinating part of the world. Instructor: Jackie Chambers. Jackie graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Applied Ethics. She attended Olds College to obtain her Production Horticulture Diploma (major in Greenhouse Management). Jackie then worked as a commercial grower, until she departed for England where she tended to the Royal Horticultural Society’s orchid collection, at Wisley. After graduating with honors from a three-year diploma course at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Jackie worked as a horticulturist at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in Israel. She currently works as a UBC Botanical Garden horticulturist. Location: At the Botanical Garden Reception Centre, 6804 South West Marine Drive. Cost: $5.00 Please Note: Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea supplied. Fee collected at the door. Please call 604-822-3928 or email botg@interchange.ubc.ca  in advance to book a seat.


February 11, 2008
The Glass Menagerie.  Tennessee Williams’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a family. Faded Southern belle Amanda yearns for her idealized youth, while her grown children struggle to escape their overbearing mother. Just when happiness seems beyond the grasp of these fragile individuals, hope arrives in the form of a gentleman caller. An Arts Club Theatre production. Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca or Millennium Place at 604-935-8410.


February 12, 2008
2010 COUNTDOWN FEATURING FEIST.  To commemorate the 2-year countdown to the opening of the 2010 Winter Games, the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad is producing an evening of music that brings together the grandeur of symphonic soundscapes with the cutting edge of indie rock, rhythm and blues, folk and acoustic punk.Headlining the concert will be Feist and her internationally-acclaimed band, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, featuring world premier orchestral arrangements commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, Montreal singer-cellist Jorane; Leela Gilday (2007 Juno Award-winner for Aboriginal Album of the Year) and Suzie McNeil who released an "Olympic - and Paralympic-inspired" video of her hit song Believe. Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.ca) 2010 Countdown (http://www.vancouver2010.com)


February 12 - 17, 2008
Talking Stick Festival .  7th Annual Talking Stick Festival.  A celebration of Aboriginal Performance & Art. The Festival runs from February 12 - February 17, 2008. Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 7th Annual Talking Stick Festival, February 12 – 17, 2008. A celebration of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal performance and art, this year’s Talking Stick Festival will unite a diverse and talented community of local, national and international Aboriginal artists and feature a fusion of music, dance, theatre, multimedia, performance art, visual art and storytelling. The vibrant city-wide event takes place at several venues: the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, the Scotiabank Dance Centre, Ironworks Studio, Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Britannia School, the Railway Club and the Yale.  http://www.fullcircleperformance.ca 


February 13, 2008
Ross Labrie: Thomas Merton's Life and Thought series.  Ross Labrie gives a talk on "Thomas Merton and Asceticism". Labrie is President of the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and author of "The Art of Thomas Merton" and "Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination." (Free admission. Co-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 14, 2008
Beer My Valentine's.  Beer My Valentine's - February 14th, 2008 Beer & Chocolate! What better way to spend a romantic evening gazing into a lover's eyes or meeting that new special someone! Just Here For The Beer .Com becomes cupid? Not quite, but we will help you celebrate Valentine's Day in style. Craft beer and gourmet chocolate pairings starting at 8 pm expertly selected by Colin Jack and Rick Mohabir of Just Here For The Beer .Com. This event is perfect for couples and singles! Details: Day: Thursday February 14th, 2008 - St. Valentine's Day! Time: 7:00-11:55 pm (beer and chocolate pairing starts at 8:00 pm). Location: Granville Island Taproom - Granville Island Brewery; www.justhereforthebeer.com/valentines


February 14, 2008
Celebrity Breakfast to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  CEO's and corporate leaders of Vancouver's business community will join together with local personalities from sports, arts, and media to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more information contact Danny DeSouza at 604.730.7361


February 14, 2008
RUSH HOUR SERIES: Kuuskmann-Taylor Duo February 14, 2008, Refreshments, 6:15 pm; concert 6:45 pm. Vancouver Art Gallery (Heritage Courtroom, Room 302) $20 for adults / $18 for seniors / $15 for students at 604.873.4612. Unwind after work with an intimate evening of classical music in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy a glass of wine in the casual, yet elegant, Heritage Courtroom (Room 302) at the Vancouver Art Gallery. www.musicinthemorning.org


February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day.  Named in honour of the Catholic saint, Valentine's day now widely celebrates love of partners, family members and friends with the exchange of cards and gifts.


February 15, 2008
After the success of his work 77 Minutes, Centennial Theatre is proud to welcome back Ruckus Company Productions and their recent work Ricochet, the creation of local dancer-choreographer Brock Jellison.  Ricochet is the semi-autobiographical work exploring the ups and downs of a tap dancer struggling to find his feet in the real world. Drawing from his own experiences, Ricochet takes audience members on a raucous ride through Jellison’s past: from his years in Fort St John as a bullied tap prodigy, his unhappy times touring with professional dance companies, his traumatic return to Vancouver where he battled drug addiction, and finally, to his emergence as one of the top dancer-choreographers in the Lower Mainland.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com


February 16, 2008
Tales in Teen Angst Poetry.  Inspired by Sara Bynoe's website www.TeenAngstPoetry.com, comedy series and book Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry. Part stand-up comedy, part performance poetry, part theatre. Expect the show to be a medley of mortification; poems of rhyming swears, classic teen ravings like ‘no one understands my pain’ and ‘I will never love again,’ a heart-bleeding song inspired by break-ups and an ode or two to Kurt Cobain. Part stand-up comedy, part poetry reading, and part verbatim theatre, Tales in Teen Angst Poetry is a heartfelt yet hilarious valentine for every lonely, angry and misunderstood teenager that ever lived because the truth is everyone understands your pain. Especially Sara. "Bloody Hilarious"- ION Magazine "Sara Bynoe has a great comedic talent reminiscent of Carol Burnett." -Jennifer Flye, Terminal City "Sara Bynoe is charismatic"- Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight.  Tsawwassen Arts Centre.


February 16, 2008
Renfrew Ravine Nature Walk - all ages.  Enjoy an early spring nature and bird walk along Renfrew Ravine. This will be an easy walk between 22nd and 29th Avenues along the greenway path. Dress for the weather. Meet at Renfrew Community Centre-library side entrance. $2-person or $5-family; 604-257-8388.


February 16 - 17, 2008
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.  The Outdoor Adventure Show is the ONLY consumer show in Canada that brings together buyers and sellers of outdoor adventure products & services under one roof! Excitement abounds with over 300 exhibitors. Feature areas include: water sports, mountain sports, camping, clothing, education, nutrition, destinations, clubs, associations and MUCH MUCH MORE! Info: 1-800-891-4859 or www.outdooradventureshow.ca.


February 16 to March 3, 2008
Chutzpah! Festival. Comedy, music, theatre and cutting-edge dance are just a few of the highlights of the annual Chutzpah! Festival. Designed to celebrate established and emerging professional Jewish artists and their collaborators from around the world, Chutzpah! has earned an admirable reputation for its innovative and eclectic programming. Norman Rothstein Theatre.  More Information phone: (604) 257-5145 or visit: www.chutzpahfestival.com


February 17, 2008
PASSPORT TO THE PAST.  Celebrate Heritage Week by learning more about the history of your community! Join us in commemorating 150 years since the proclamation of British Columbia in the Fort Langley Big House, where it all started. Pick up your Passport to the Past and complete it by visiting other local attractions including the Langley Centennial Museum, Derby Reach Regional Park, and the Canadian Northern Railway Museum. Completed passports will be entered into a draw to win great prizes. For more information please visit www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley.


February 17, 2008
RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR.  175 tables and booths of fun, fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode! Mid-century Modernist decor, vintage & estate jewelry, pop culture classics, boho & shabby chic accents, French country collectibles, old toys & dolls, retro glam accessories, decorative art pottery & glass, funky 50's kitsch, Art Deco & Art Nouveau, ephemera, paintings & prints, antiquarian books, textiles & linens, memorabilia, period lighting & fixtures, and much, much more...NEW! Appraisal Clinics All Day -- Call or Visit www.21cpromotions.com


February 17, 2008
Climb the Wall: the Stairclimb for Clean Air.  Join more than 600 participants as they climb the 48 storeys of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel on February 17th for clean air and healthy lungs! Enjoy a fantastic brunch, event t-shirt, cloth goodie bag, and tree sapling. It's your leg muscles against the tallest building in British Columbia. Register today at www.stairclimb.ca


February 17, 2008
Historic Half Marathon. Come celebrate BC's 150th anniversary right where it all began in the town of Fort Langley! The route will start at the Fort Langley Community Hall, through beautiful rural streets and mountain views, while it finishes inside the gate of the Historic Fort. The event will also be greatly supporting lots of local wildlife charities! Please visit our website for more information at www.tryevents.ca or email us at: tryevent@yahoo.ca


February 17, 2008
Bob & Boris. From Eastern Europe to the West Coast of Canada, Boris Sichon and Bob Caldwell bring many years of musical tradition and modern innovation to the stage.  With Boris’ collection of over 200 instruments and Bob’s special interest in electronic music, this duo is sure to ignite young people’s interest in music. The ancient and the modern mingle to create a unique show that takes the audience on a voyage through time.  Evergreen Cultural Centre is located at 1205 Pinetree Way , Coquitlam BC   For tickets call the Box Office at 604.927.6555 or buy online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca


February 17, 2008
Historic Half Marathon, Fort Langley. Come celebrate BC's 150th anniversary right where it all began in the town of Fort Langley! The route will start at the Fort Langley Community Hall, through beautiful rural streets and mountain views, while it finishes inside the gate of the Historic Fort. The event will also be greatly supporting lots of local wildlife charities! Please visit our website for more information at www.tryevents.ca or email us at: tryevent@yahoo.ca


February 18, 2008
Getting Published as a Children's Author and/or Illustrator.  Featuring a panel of children's authors/illustrators, including: KC (Karen) Dyer, Alison Acheson, James McCann, Julie Burtinshaw, Diane Haynes, Elizabeth Shefrin. Moderated by Ellen Schwartz. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by the Children's Writers and Illustrators of BC.)  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 19, 2008
FREE WINTER NOON HOUR SERIES - The Fearful Hero. Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to step into uncertainty and challenge. Explore how fear of fear constrains us and look at ways to meet life with more freedom and energy. PAUL BELSERENE teaches in the UBC Writing Centre and the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Vancouver. Seating limited. Please call to reserve a seat. www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca


February 19, 2008
UNIQUE LIVES & EXPERIENCES: SARAH WEDDINGTON  Sarah Weddington is a Texas born and nationally known advocate of women's issues. She has affected women through her roles as attorney, legislator, Presidential assistant, professor and lecturer. In 1973, she successfully argued the winning side of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court and authored the best-seller A QUESTION OF CHOICE. Recently she has been advocating the development of women's leadership skills. Currently the Bush administration is laying the groundwork for a repeal of Roe v. Wade. Once again Sarah Weddington is prepared to take the pro-choice stand with her motto “reproductive freedom is not free”. Don't miss a word from this remarkable defender of women's rights.  Orpheum Theatre. Tickets 1-877-873-8124  Unique Lives http://www.uniquelives.com/


February 20 - 23, 2008
Marginalia: Revisioning Roy Kiyooka.  As a second-generation Japanese Canadian, Roy Kiyooka remains a singular and important figure in the artistic Canadian landscape. His artistic diversity and creativity challenged and enlightened notions of what contemporary art can be, celebrated the everyday, made the personal political, and found beauty in an endless process of invention. In Marginalia, Kiyooka’s paintings, photographs, writings, films and music provide cues and motivations for four new works by BC composers Hildegard Westerkamp, Jocelyn Morlock, Stefan Smulovitz and Stefan Udell performed by Standing Wave Ensemble. A range of Kiyooka’s works including paintings, poetry, videos and photographs will also be displayed in the Vancouver East Cultural Centre foyer and performance hall, interacting, layering and dialoguing with the live music performance. Winner of the Alcan Performing Arts Award Music 2008. For more info, visit www.thecultch.com


February 20 - 24, 2008
BC Home and Garden Show.  The BC Home & Garden Show offers new ideas, expert advice and a total selection of home-related products for renovating, decorating, entertaining and gardening. Ignite your sense of 'refresh - renew - revive'. Info: 1-800-633-8332 or (604)433-5121 or www.bchomeandgardenshow.com.


February 21, 2008
John Nightingale: The Changing Face of Our Oceans.  Dr. John Nightingale will describe the impacts climate change is having on oeceans and ocean life, and highlight the prbably impacts to come. He will discuss how climate change-cuased ocean impacts are related to each of us individually, and the role individuals must play to ensure a healthy vital aquatic environment for generations to come. Dr. John Nightingale is President of the Vancouver Aquarium. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Vancouver Natural History Society)  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 22, 2008
Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining.  The Necessary Visions series presents a screening of the documentary film, "Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining." In 1999, the residents of a small town in northern Peru learned that the Fujimori government had secretly granted mining concessions on their land to a multi-national corporation. The story demonstrates how ordinary people can successfully defeat government and corporate collusion. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Cinema Politica).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 22, 2008
Pro-D Day Family Skate.  Regular admission and rental rates apply. All children must be accompanied on the ice by an adult; the ratio of children to adults must not be greater than 3 to 1. Friday, 10:30am-1:15pm, February 22. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue. Phone 604.291.1261.


February 22 to March 1, 2008
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.  An incredible mix of daredevils that risk their lives and activists trying to save the planet will come together at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. The showcase promises to thrill audiences with stories of adventure from all over the world. With presentations and films from veteran alpinists, high altitude explorers, endurance runners, big wall solo climbers and wild river paddlers, this year’s festival will leave the crowd speechless. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com


February 23, 2008
Date: Vancouver, BC: Pré-Maternelle Pomme d’Api Preschool ™s only preschool offering both French immersion and Francophone programs – is holding its annual Open House on Saturday, February 23rd from 10 am until 1 pm. The community is welcome to attend to learn more about the benefits of an early French language experience, the school and its teachers, and to enjoy free activities and refreshments. Saturday, February 23rd 10 am - 1 pm Open House Pré-Maternelle Pomme d’Api Preschool  2551 East 49th @ Elliot, Vancouver, BC *Learn about the benefits of early exposure to French Immersion and Programme Francophone *Introduce your child to preschool by participating in games, songs and arts & crafts *Visit the classroom and meet the teachers *Enjoy healthy snacks and juice *Visit Usborne Books with a selection of French Books as well as many English titles For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Jennifer Torney Volunteer Director Publicity Pomme d’Api 604-251-9787 About Pré-Maternelle Pomme d’Api Preschool  Preschool is the only school in Vancouver to offer both French-Immersion & Francophone preschool programmes. Pré-Maternelle Pomme d’Api Preschool  is a non-profit, parent-run preschool catering to families who desire to have their children benefit from the richness of a French Immersion Program or who are Francophone themselves needing to have their children continue learning in their mother tongue. www.pommedapi.org


February 23, 2008
Dennis Foon.  In this workshop, award-winning author and playwright Dennis Foon will examine the demands of speculative fiction and fantasy writing, offering tips on how a seed of an idea can evolve into a fully realized world. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - contact Kyle Greenwood at the Writers' Trust of Canada, e-mail: kgreenwood@writerstrust.com (This event co-sponsored by The Writers' Trust of Canada).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 23, 2008
Scottish Ceilidti - Kaylee.  Dance to the irresistible rhythms of a Celtk Band. Simple dances-instruction provided-no partner - required-wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments will be provided. Save $1 per person with a group of 8. $5-advance tickets $7-at door.  Renfrew Park Community Centre, 604-257-8390.


February 23, 2008
Jan Ken Pon! (Rock Paper Scissors) Family Games Day.  Experience over twenty traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at the forth annual Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day presented by the Japanese Canadian National Museum . Play with colourful tops and a Japanese style cup & ball, make your own sumo wrestlers and beanbags, and run around and burn off some energy. The highlight of the day is a rock-paper-scissors tournament with fun prizes. Old Japanese heritage toys are on display from February 16 till 28th.  National Nikkei Heritage Centre, Burnaby; 604.777.7000 ext 109, www.nikkeiplace.org/upcomingevents.html


February 23, 2008
Promoting Healthy Living: A Multicultural Health Fair 2008.  A combination of fun and educational activities, the Multicultural Health Fair is a free community event that provides a simple way for multi-ethnic families to learn about crucial health topics and encourages the community to adapt healthier lifestyles. A one-stop shop for all kinds of health information: exhibitors, workshops, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more!   Croation Cultural Centre.  Volunteer opportunities available, for details go to: www.amssa.org/healthfair2008/volunteers.htm


February 23, 2008
VOC Soul Gospel Choir - Black History Month Soul Gospel Sing-A-Long 2008.  Join us as we celebrate Black History Month on Saturday February 23rd at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. This free Community Event will unite Singers and Non-Singers alike as we learn to sing Soul Gospel Favorites and Negro Spirituals led by Checo Tohomaso. He will Activate Your Soul! Musician Checo Tohomaso will be joined by members of the three choirs under his direction: the Vancouver Outreach Community (VOC) Soul Gospel Choir, the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir and the Creativ Music Soul Gospel Choir. The goal is to unite people of different cultures and beliefs to participate in an inspirational musical message of Joy, Peace, Hope and Healing through our common passion: singing. In six-part harmony you will experience a high-energy, positive vibe, as our voices mix together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae. The animated delivery will have you join in by toe tapping, foot stomping, jumping, singing, dancing and hand clapping.  604 876 3363.


February 24, 2008
Kidstuff Swapmeet.  Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child’s cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you’re thinking of selling, we accept only maternity clothes and used items for children age 12 and younger. Table rental, $15.50 (barcode 137380). Registration begins 9:00am, January 26. Free admission for buyers. Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, September 23. Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue. Phone 604.299.1446.


February 25, 2008
The Forest Based Bio-refinery: Wood to Ethanol Free Seminar. Lignocellulosic feedstocks, including wood from forests, have significant potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for expanding and diversifying the forest products industry. The Faculty of Forestry's Forest Products Biotechnology group is addressing the technical and policy issues, which must be overcome to move lignocellulose-based bio-ethanol into commercial production. nstructor: Dr. Jack Saddler, Dean and Professor in the UBC Faculty of Forestry, with an NSERC Industrial Senior Chair. UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre.  For information or to book a seat contact (604) 822-3928 OR email botg@interchange.ubc.ca


February 25, 2008
UNIQUE LIVES & EXPERIENCES: MAYA ANGELOU.  Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics.  Orpheum Theatre. Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.ca/) Unique Lives (http://www.uniquelives.com/)


February 25 to March 2, 2008
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Sample more than 500 wines from around the world. Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre and various other venues. More Information phone: (604) 873-3311 or visit: www.playhousewinefest.com


February 26, 2008
FREE WINTER NOON HOUR SERIES - The Courage to Say No.  Do you find yourself frustrated by your inability to set limits with other people? Do you reluctantly give in to requests for your time, energy and money? Join a lively lecture, discussion on how you, too, can become the master of your life. DAVID FARWELL, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker and a faculty member of the Gestalt Training Institute. Seating limited. Please call to reserve a seat.  UBC Robson Square, 604-822-8585, www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca


February 26, 2008
Speak Up 2008: My Virtual World.  Vancouver Public Library's Speak Up series brings together many voices, perspectives and experiences, and provides and opportunity for public dialogue. This year's series explores the role of technology in our lives. The February 26 talk is "Gaming: Distraction or a New Way of Learning?" Panelists are: Suzanne DeCastell (Associate Dean of Education, SFU); Katherine Monk (National Film Critic, CanWest News Service); Dave Warfiled (Head of Game Design, Vancouver Film School). (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca


February 28, 2008
VASS Grouse Mountain Corporate Cup.  The VASS Grouse Mountain Corporate Cup, on February 28th, will match corporate teams with a high performance skier with a disability for a day of ski racing. For VASS' ski racers and corporate participants, the event will provide the opportunity to ski alongside some of B.C.'s top disabled skiers, past and aspiring Paralympians. Former members of the Canadian able-bodied Alpine Ski Team will also be on hand to provide ski-racing tips and cheer on their compatriots.  www.vass.ca


February 28 to March 1, 2008
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the world’s most popular ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Feb. 28 to March 1 at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on March 1 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Experience the magic of the enchanted forest, a cast of storybook characters, and the talents of the RWB’s company of dancers. Ticketmaster: 604.280.3311, www.ticketmaster.ca.


February 29, 2008
Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth.  To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is proud to showcase a retrospective of award-winning feature films from previous years at Reel 2 Real. Vancity Theatre, www.r2rfestival.org


February 29, 2008
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/)


February 29 to March 1, 2008
Women's Spirituality Celebration.  Our 16th annual Women's Spirituality Celebration will be at the Canadian Memorial Church & Centre for Peace. Friday evening and all day Saturday, with small workshops & large group multi-faith gatherings designed to nourish women of all faith traditions as well as individual spiritual seekers. 604-327-9273, www.medwyn.ca


March 9, 2008
FLEA MARKET at Trout Lake Community Centre; 604-257-6955


March 15, 2008
Easter Eggstravaganza.  An Easter egg hunt, cookie decoration, Easter crafts, games, bouncy castle and entertainment ar all part of this fun filled afternoon for children ages 2-8years old.  Please not that all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please purchase tickets in advance!  This event is always a sellout!  Trout Lake Community Centre, 604-257-6952.


March 17 - 20, 2008
SPRING BREAK DAYCAMP.  Kids can come out and have fun with our friendly, qualified leaders. Space is limited in this fun-filled adventure camp, so be sure to pre-register in person to fill out a medical/waiver form. Drop-ins taken only if space permits.  Trout Lake Community Centre, 604-257-6955.


March 18, 2008
Circus Cowboys presents Wanted.  In this hilarious show, Sheriff Scott is following the trail of Riff Raph the bandit, who is constantly disguising himself. Trained at the National Circus School , the Circus Cowboys, Scott and Raphael, will dazzle the audience with their skills including lasso tricks, bike riding, acrobatics and more. This one-of-a-kind cowboy farce combines comedy, dance and theatrics with crazy circus skills and audience participation. Yee-haw!  Evergreen Cultural Centre is located at 1205 Pinetree Way , Coquitlam BC   For tickets call the Box Office at 604.927.6555 or buy online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca


March 18 - 20, 2008
Spring Break Festival.  Evergreen Cultural Centre is located at 1205 Pinetree Way , Coquitlam BC   For tickets call the Box Office at 604.927.6555 or buy online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca


March 19 - 20, 2008
DuffleBag Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty.  The “nearly world famous” DuffleBag Theatre returns to Evergreen with two fun filled improv show. The company’s refreshing adaptations of well known fairy tales have young audience members (and a few parents) join them on stage. The resulting excitement and spontaneity creates a hilarious experience for all. With DuffleBag Theatre, the dream of living a fairy tale actually does come true.  Evergreen Cultural Centre is located at 1205 Pinetree Way , Coquitlam BC   For tickets call the Box Office at 604.927.6555 or buy online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca


March 22, 2008
Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad. Donna and Teddy, both single parents, meet at the rink while watching their sons play minor league hockey. Between periods, during penalties, and amid the whir and thrum of a Zamboni, an unexpected romance blooms in the bleachers. Cheer on the pair as they lick old wounds and take tentative, humourous steps back into the dating game, all against the backdrop of our national obsession. An Arts Club Theatre production. Tickets:  www.ticketmaster.ca or Millennium Place at 604-935-8410.


Ongoing to February 9, 2008
Firehall Arts Centre presents Banana Boys.  The "Banana Boys" are back. Following on sold out shows last season, the Firehall brings back the BBoys - the clever and witty story of five university buddies who try to balance the joys of video games and beer with the frustrations of feeling caught between two cultures.  Performances nightly at 8:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Pay-What-You-Can performances on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.  Firehall Arts Centre, 604.689.0926, www.firehallartscentre.ca


Ongoing to February 3, 2008
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.  The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver's mid-winter festival presenting acclaimed local, national, and international artists and their work. Held over four weeks each January, PuSh looks to expand the horizons of Lower Mainland audiences and artists with work that is visionary, genre-bending, startling and original.  Various Venues.  For more information and show descriptions visit www.pushfestival.ca


Ongoing to February 3, 2008
Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out Vancouver.  Tourism Vancouver will stage a culinary promotion called Dine Out Vancouver to showcase Vancouver's renowned food and wine scene. Participating restaurants will offer special three-course dinner menus to allow visitors to sample the best of local cuisine at an exceptional value. www.tourismvancouver.com (/visitors/dining/dine_out_vancouver)


Ongoing until February 8, 2008
West Vancouver Museum Presents BEHIND THE WIRE: THE WARTIME DIARY AND ART OF ROBERT BUCKHAM.  Buckham concealed his precious diary and drawings in old milk cans in order to protect them during the months he and over 10, 000 other PoWs endured a forced march in the dead of winter westward through Germany in front of the Russian advance. Those who survived were eventually liberated and in 1945, Buckham returned to Canada to resume his career as an illustrator and artist. His drawings of Canada’s countryside and cityscapes graced the pages of the Globe and Mail for many years. His art was inspired by nature and local landscapes, as well as his frequent travels. 604.925.7179, http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com


Ongoing until February 15, 2008
Each Fall & Winter, the Fraser Valley becomes home to hundreds of wintering eagles as well as millions of returning salmon. Only Fraser River Safari with a custom built, fully enclosed and heated jet boat can take guests to see this annual event in complete comfort. Special tours on the Mighty Fraser will feature guest speaker David Hancock throughout January & February, partial proceeds to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation.  A great family adventure. Visit www.fraserriversafari (http://www.fraserriversafari/) or call today for details.  1-866-348-6877


Ongoing to April 2008
Vancouver Winter Farmers Market.  Eating locally in the winter is possible! Enjoy local, fresh BC produce, prepared food and crafts at this festive indoor and outdoor event, held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from Novemebr to April. Call 604.879.FARM for details.  WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver; 604.879.3276, info@eatlocal.org


Ongoing until April 5, 2008
Vancouver Canucks: Come watch the Vancouver Canucks as they battle the best the NHL has to offer. General Motors Place, 604.899.4600, http://www.canucks.com 


Ongoing until May 10, 2008
DANCE ALLSORTS 10th SEASON 2007-2008.  New Works is proud to announce the tenth season of Dance Allsorts: Vancouver’s most diverse dance series. Presented by New Works in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Centre, this popular, inexpensive series exposes audiences to all sorts of dance.  604.893.8875 www.newworks.ca


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


Ongoing
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
MR DANCE in Vancouver - Social and ballroom dancing every Sunday and Tuesday.  We teaching dancing since 1991.   Admission: $6.00 for a group lesson and a dance.  No partner requierd.  No membership.   Learn to dance like the Stars in 2008.  FREE ticket for new people every Tuesday.  Location: Vancouver, Astorino's Hall, 1739 Venabes Street.  Visit www.MrDance.ca for more information.


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

 








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