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Special Events for January 2008
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January 1, 2008
Polar Bear Swim.  Dive into the ice-cold waters of English Bay and start the New Year with a crisp new outlook. English Bay Beach, 604.665.3424.

January 3 - 5, 2008
HOLIDAY ACTING WORKSHOP, a 3-Day Theatre Course for Gifted Kids (13-15 year olds).  ONYX STUDIO, 405 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver; 604.708.9478, www.onyxstudio.org

January 10, 2008
Paul Talbot will provide practical pointers on how to start your new year free of clutter. An author, trainer and simplicity coach (better known as the No Clutter Guy), Paul's newest book on strategies for de-cluttering is called Clear the Clutter and Simplify Your Life. (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 10, 2008
Stan Persky reads from his collection of new and selected writing, TOPIC SENTENCE: A WRITER'S EDUCATION. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including THE SHORT VERSION which won a BC Book Prize for non-fiction in 2006. (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 11, 2008
Opportunity for All: Necessary Visions series.  A film screning of "Opportunity for All: The Story of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation". Renowned biologist, hunter and author Shane Mahoney brings to life the revolutionary rescue of wildlife in North America. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Necessary Voices Society).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 12, 2008
Michael Buble, General Motors Place; www.ticketmaster.ca

January 13, 2008
Family Musik: Fairy Tales.  Bippity Boppity Boo! Step into an enchanted world where puppets come to life, wishes are granted with magic wands, and the restrictions of reality are replaced by limitless imagination. Skillfully combining storytelling, music, and movement, acclaimed entertainer Rob Kapilow presents a magical afternoon of fun for the whole family.  Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the UBC, 604.873.4698, info@musicinthemorning.org

January 13, 2008
Miss Canada Teen Global 2008.  Miss Canada Teen Global Pageant will be held on Jan 13, 2008 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey at 7:00pm. This is not an ordinary pageant. This pageant is a fund raiser for Variety the Children's Charity. The purpose is to raise funds for BC's special needs children. Please come and support these wonderful teens from all across BC and Canada. For tickets or to donate to Variety please contact Jessica Ferreira at 604-916-0491 or 604-939-0591. For more information please go to the website at: www.misscanadateenglobal.ca

January 14, 2008
Clive Doucet: Urban Meltdown. Eighty percent of the planet's greenhouse gases are created by energy-intensive urban centers. Ottawa City Counsellor Clive Doucet, author of Urban Meltdown, believes the key to creating climate change solutions resides with cities. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Necessary Voices Society).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 14, 2008
Death Valley In Photographs Lecture.  If you think of Death Valley as a hot dry desert you are only partly right. Death Valley is the largest National Park in the lower 48 and the variety found within its boundaries is almost beyond imagination. There are 346 species of birds and no less than six species of fish in the park. Best of all are the 1000 species of plants, which include 23 endemics, at least one orchid and a Joshua tree forest. In the spring of a good year the flower display is truly impressive. The list of amazing attributes of Death Valley is extensive but this slide show will include most of them. Instructor: Rong Long. Ron retired after 36 years as a photographer at SFU. Ron is an active member of the Native Plant Society of BC. For information or to reserve a seat contact (604) 822-3928 or email botg@interchange.ubc.ca.  UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre.

January 14 - 16, 2008
Ballet British Columbia presents The Four Seasons and A Garden.  With the Vancouver Opera Orchestra Spring, summer, fall and winter: four seasons, four stages of life. Choreographed to one of classical music?s best known and most beloved suites, Vivaldi?s The Four Seasons, this world premiere of John Alleyne?s original choreography is a touching observation of the passage of time.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604.665.3050, http://www.balletbc.com

January 15 - 19, 22 - 26, 2008
Shadows and Dreams Theatre Compay's production of Hamlet. After last summer's successful production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Queen's Park the company takes on one of the Bard's most tragic works featuring actors from all over the lower mainland.  Presented by just seven actors in an uninterrupted hour and a half this production strips Shakespeare's longest play down to its dark heart of sorrow, anger and sudden tragic violence. Performances:January 15 ? 19th Glenbrook Middle School (701 Park Cres, New Westminster). January 22 - 26th The Beaumont Studios (316 W. 5th Ave, Vancouver).  Information: 604-515-0704 or www.shadowsanddreams.org

January 15 - 26, 2008
Frankenstein.  The newest work by Edmonton's internationally acclaimed Catalyst Theatre, Frankenstein is a soulful adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel (first published in 1818). The cautionary tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he constructs and then abandons, is an enduring story that has inspired many adaptations. Visually stunning and aesthetically original, Frankenstein has been noted for the remarkable ensemble of eight actors who play some forty characters, for its haunting original melodies, and its quirky and often ghoulishly humorous take on a familiar and consistently relevant story. Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  Visit www.thecultch.com for more info!

January 16, 2008
Italian Girls! - Opera Speaks series.  A fascinating female-focused evening of fun. Opera Speaks is a series of public forums on themes and issues arising from the season's operas. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by VPL and Vancouver Opera).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 16 - 20, 2008
2008 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships. Approximately 150 of Canada's best skaters are headed to Vancouver, B.C., to compete in the 2008 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships January 16-20 at the Pacific National Exhibition. The results at this event will determine who will represent Canada at the next ISU World Figure Skating Championships, ISU Four Continents Championships and ISU World Junior Championships. 604.280.4444, http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/events_results/events/cdns08/tickets/index.html

January 16 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

January 16 - 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

January 17 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

January 19 - 20, 2008
Game Design Expo 2008.  Announcing the second annual Game Design Expo & Open House, to be held in Vancouver, B.C. on January 19th and 20th, 2008, and hosted by Vancouver Film School. Expanding on last year?s sold-out event, Game Design Expo 2008 spans two days and two locations, and will feature talks and panels by the designers, producers, and CEOs behind the biggest games of yesterday and today. Held in conjunction with Game Design Expo, the VFS Game Design Open House is a unique chance to see inside the intensive one-year program, meet faculty, see demonstrations of student games, and experience workshop classes taught by expert VFS instructors. Tickets to the Industry Expo are $80 for both days, $50 for Saturday and $35 for Sunday. The VFS Game Design Open House is free, but those interested in attending are encouraged to register early, as last year?s Open House was booked to capacity. For schedules, tickets, registration, and up-to-the-minute details, visit www.gamedesignexpo.com.

January 20, 2008
21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET.  175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque! Retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls & toys, jewelry, country stuff, china & glass, records, mid-century Modern, linens & lace, postcards, garden accessories, lamps & shades, sports items, silverware, paintings & prints, advertising, collectibles & much, much more...NEW FOR 2008 - Appraisal Clinics 10am-3pm - www.21cpromotions.com/flea_market/index.html - General Admission $3 at Door - Children Under 13 Free - Free Parking - On-Site Snack Bar.  Croatian Cultural Centre.

January 20, 2008
Skate for a Cure.  Join the Michael Cuccione Foundation and BC Childrens Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer. On Sunday, January 20th, see General Motors Place the way the Vancouver Canucks do - from the ice. Register at skateforacure.com. Skate For a Cure is presented by McDonalds and proceeds go to the Michael Cuccione Laboratory for Childhood Cancer Research at BC Childrens Hospital. Plus, participants and spectators can enjoy fun activities in the Canadian Tire Family Fun Zone. Date: Sunday, January 20, 2008, Start time: 2:00 pm, Location: General Motors Place. Register: www.skateforacure.com. Email: sle@skateforacure.com, or Contact: 604-639-9224.

January 20, 2008
Will Shaw?s Fun and Funny Juggling Show.  Will Shaw?s unique blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and dazzling skill has taken him around the world. Be amazed by his remarkable displays of juggling, hat tricks, balance tricks, sight gags, rope spinning, boomerangs, spinning tops and offbeat clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent era to the present. Shaw has created a universally appealing style, irresistible to audiences all ages.  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

January 20, 26, 27, 2008
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival shows targeted to families. 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes -  Jan 20 http://pushfestival.ca/index.php?mpage=shows&spage=main&id=63#show  free;  The General - Jan 27  http://pushfestival.ca/index.php?mpage=shows&spage=main&id=55#show; Haircuts By Children - Jan 26, 27  http://pushfestival.ca/index.php?mpage=shows&spage=main&id=54#show

January 24, 2008
An Evening with Richard Van Camp.  Good medicine stories for the whole family! An evening of oral storytelling and readings from the author's published works. Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) First Nations from Fort Smith, NWT. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 24, 2008
Peace Begins With Me - Motivation to Change Your Life.  An uplifting evening with Ted Kuntz, M.Ed, winner of the 2006 Lifetime of Leadership Award - leave inspired! Join us for an evening that promises to inspire and leave you ready to create a life of health and happiness for yourself and those around you. Start a movement of peace and make internal resolutions permanent by learning practical tools that lead to a healthy and positive life, including a unique pay it forward kindness initiative that reminds you daily to do something good for other people. Ted Kuntz, M.Ed is recognized internationally for helping individuals, families and organizations joyfully manage the challenges and stresses of life. He will share insights from his bestselling book, 'Peace Begins With Me', insights he learned from his own personal journey as the father of a child with disabilities. All proceeds to HANS Health Action Network. Please call 604-435-0512 for more information.  Vancity Theatre, 604-435-0512, lorill@hans.org

January 25, 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/

January 25, 2008
John Izzo. Author of the bestselling book, "Awakening the Corporate Soul", presents his new book "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die." Based on a highly acclaimed Biography Channel and PBS series, the book shares what the author learned from people aged 60-105 whom others said had found the meaning in life. (Free admission.) Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 27, 2008
The General.  When Buster Keaton?s silent comedic masterpiece The General premiered in 1927, audiences weren?t sure what to make of it. The New York Times stated Buster Keaton was ?more the acrobat than the clown? and that he looked ?like a clergyman? and acted like a ?vaudeville tumbler?. At the time, this was not a good thing, but as audiences and critics look back, Keaton?s physical genius, deadpan delivery and directorial bravado consistently place The General on top-film lists. Stefan Smulovitz leads the brilliant Eye of Newt ensemble as they play an original score to The General. For this one-afternoon-only event, Eye of Newt draws upon preeminent musicians from Vancouver?s internationally acknowledged improvisational music scene, as well as special guests. Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  For more info, visit www.thecultch.com.

January 27, 2008
Toddish McWong presents Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner.  A quirky fusion/mix/buffet of Scottish Canadian and Chinese Canadian culture 10 course Chinese banguet dinner including haggis served with plum or sweet and sour sauces. For 2004, we presented the debut of Gung Haggis Won-Ton! In 2005 it was haggis lettuce wrap! - Watch for more surprises in 2008.  Floata Seafood Restaurant, 604.231.7535, http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/

January 28, 2008
World Poetry: Gung Haggist Fat Choy Gala.  A tribute to Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year, this event celebrates Chinese and Scottish traditions with a distinctly Canadian twist. Poets and performers to be announced. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by explorASIAN, The Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

January 28, 2008
Explorations In The Great Basin.  Brent Hine, Curator of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden, recently completed a seed-collecting trip where he investigated the Great Basin and intermountain region in the states of Nevada, Oregon and Washington. This is a dry-land biome between western North America's coastal mountains and the western Rockies. This unique flora will be represented a new garden feature appropriately called the 'Intermountain Habitat'. Pending good weather, this lecture will be followed by a tour of the Alpine Garden by Brent. Instructor: Brent Hine, Curator of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden. For information or to reserve a seat contact (604) 822-3928 OR email botg@interchange.ubc.ca.  UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre

January 30 to February 2, 2008
Instructions for Modern Living.  Instructions for Modern Living is a dark and witty exploration of the hidden life of late-night dwellers. In the tradition of artists like Laurie Anderson and Marie Brassard, Instructions for Modern Living is a time capsule of the ?wee small hours.' Music and dialogue combine to create a tragicomic sound-montage of what goes on behind closed doors in urban and suburban society. Video images of nocturnal surveillance footage create a deliciously hypnotic backdrop to the tales of insomniacs around the world. Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  For more information, visit www.thecultch.com!

January 31, 2008
Discover Dance! Compaigni V'ni Dansi.  The Dance Centre's popular noon hour series features Metis dance companies Compaigni V'ni Dansi and the Louis Riel Metis Dancers, led by champion jigger Yvonne Chartrand. Tickets $9/$7 from www.ticketstonight.ca  Scotiabank Dance Centre, 604.606.6400

January 31, 2008
Jen Sookfong Lee. One of Canada's bright new literary stars, Jen Sookfong Lee, reads from her debut novel, "The End of East." It is a moving portrait of three generations of the Chan family living in Vancouver's Chinatown. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4040, www.vpl.ca

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 Alan Clapp in excerpts from his documentary of Reid. Moving across the courtyard, the audience enters Christ Church Cathedral. There, at 8pm the concert begins with Guujaaw, the elected Chief of the Haida Nation singing traditional Haida songs. The oratorio follows with soloists Melody Mercredi and Clarence Logan, the choir of Christ Church Cathedral and a full live orchestra under the direction of Rupert Lang.  604.231.7535, www.billreidgallery.ca

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 - 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 & 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 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 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 604-935-841

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 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 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.

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 January 25, 2008
CANADA AT PLAY: BC ON ICE Presented by Act Now BC and our Community Partners: Global BC, The Vancouver Sun, The Province, and The Beat 94.5 FM. BC Sports Hall of Fame, Gate A, BC Place December 1, 2007 ? January 25, 2008 10am-5pm Daily Showcasing ?Canada at Play?, an exhibit profiling 100 years of winter sports, toys and games on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, and explore BC?s rich sport heritage on ice. Visitors will participate in fun interactive activities based on the stories and collection of figure skating, hockey, speed skating and curling. Educational Programs available for schools and community groups including a choice of guided tour or self guided passport tour and post visit worksheets. Adults $10 Youth, Students and Seniors $8 604-687-5520 sportsinfo@bcsportshalloffame.com

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 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
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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