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Special Events for July 2004

 

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June 19 to July 17, 2004 
Nikkei in Transition: The Stories We Tell: Series of community art workshops focusing on Japanese-Canadian issues, facilitated by Haruko Okano. We are inviting all individuals in the Japanese Canadian community, including artists, children and seniors, to come out and participate in these art workshops. Bring an image or object that relates to how you identify as Japanese-Canadian. Be a part of this exploration and collaboration! See your art become a piece of a larger work, which will be exhibited in Vancouver at the 2004 Powell Street Festival, and possibly at cultural centres across Canada! 604-683-8240. 

June 21 to September 2, 2004 
Vancouver Canadians Baseball; The most affordable professional sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland. http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/ 

June 25 to July 4, 2004 
Vancouver International Jazz Festival: From mainstream traditions to the most adventurous improvisational concepts, you can expect to hear jazz of all styles and stripes, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electonica and world music. With over 400 shows in 10 days it's a fun-filled city-wide celebration; http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.coastaljazz.ca/ or call 604-872-5200. 

June 25 to July 4, 2004 
TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival: From mainstream traditions to the most adventurous improvisational concepts, you can expect to hear jazz of all styles and stripes, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electonica and world music. With over 400 shows in 10 days it's a fun-filled city-wide celebration; 604-872-5200, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/. 

June 25, 2004 
Oscar Peterson: Canadian jazz icon opens 19th annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Orpheum Theatre, 604 872-5200. 

June 26 - 27, 2004 
Best of the West Antique Expo: A major event for West Coast antique collectors, both Canadian and American, Best of the West features 100 antiques and collectibles dealers from across Canada. Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 1-800-667-0619. 

June 27, 2004 
Maple Ridge Garden Clubs “Country Garden Tour 2004”: You will have the opportunity to visit eight beautiful private gardens as well as the private gardens of two home based local nurseries. These are all award winning gardens and many have been featured in magazines and television. Tickets for the event are $12.00 with all monies raised going to Sunshine Dreams for Kids. The tour is self guided with two gardens open to those of you who would like to “picnic in the garden”. Tickets are limited and generally sold out by mid June. For tickets and more information please contact Nancy Vince 604-462-9394 or Linda Lundeberg at 604-462-7888. 

June 30, 2004 
An Evening with Al Green at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-4444. 

July 1, 2004 
Burnaby Village Museum presents Dominion Day: Free admission for all! All sorts of family crafts, community displays, special entertainers, and free birthday cake make this day a must-see! Come meet Burnaby's Mayor, the Village's Honorary Reeve and your Mps and MLAs. Carousel rides are just $1.50! 604-293-6501. 

July 1, 2004 
Canada Day at Granville Island. Bring the whole family for an all-day celebration with interactive displays and games. 

July 1, 2004 
Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place. Celebrate the country's confederation day with entertainment for the whole family, featuring songs and dancing 604-775-8025. 

July 1, 2004 
Steveston Salmon Festival: Parade, Bull Head Derby at Garry Point Park, Chowder Contest, and Flower & Garden Show. These are just a few of the events that are happening around Salmon Festival time. For more information call 604-718-8080. 

July 1, 2004 
Harry Jerome Track Classic: Major international meet celebrates 50th anniversary of the 'Miracle Mile' this year. Also features 15 Olympic qualifying events for Athens Summer Games. Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 604-280-4444. 

July 1, 2004 
Salmon Festival at Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8094 

July 1 - 3, 2004 
Vancouver Canadians vs. Everett AquaSox at Nat Bailey Stadium; http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/ 

July 1 to August 31, 2004 
Memorial Park Twilight Festival Series: Live entertainment Thursday nights all summer long. All Concerts begin at 6:45pm. All performances are in downtown Hope, BC in the beautiful Memorial Park. For details contact the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce at 604-869-2021. 

July 1 - 11, 2004 
Greek Summerfest 2004: The Greek Community of East Vancouver invites you to come “Live a Day the Greek Way”. Their annual fundraising Greek Summer Festival takes place Thursday July 1st to Sunday July 11th at 4641 Boundary Road. The festival features Greek food, drink and live entertainment. The hours are noon to 11 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 438-6432 or visit our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.greeksummerfest.com/ 

July 2 - 3, 2004 
4th Northern & Western Francophone Youth Games: Come and encourage the 300 youth who will be competing in 6 different sporting and cultural events. Sporting events taking place include Track & Field, Volleyball and Badminton. Cultural activities taking place consist of Improvisation, Music and Visual Arts. own Centre Stadium, Coquitlam; 604-736-6970 ext 378, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.jfno.ca/ . 

July 2 - 3, 2004 
West Coast Poetry Festival at SFU Harbour Centre, and SFU Burnaby Mountain; All events are entirely free to the public but seating is limited. Parking is free for all events on Burnaby Mountain. http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.westcoastpoetryfestival.com/ 

July 2 to August 27, 2004 
SK Lee Enchanted Evenings Concert Series:Featuring Asian, classical, and world music in a serene garden setting. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com (http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/) . 

July 2, 2004 
Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; 604-280-4444. 

July 2, 2004 
BC Place Stadium Tour: Now you can tour behind the scenes - to the media lounges, locker rooms, playing field, Pacific Rim Suites and more. Walk-up tours leave from Gate H at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Adults - $6.00, Students & Seniors - $5.00, & Children (6-12) - $4.00; (604) 661-7362. 

July 2, 2004 
Rogue Folk Club presents Pied Pumkin, St. James Hall, Vancouver; http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/. 

July 3, 2004 
Low Tide Lowdown: Join the GVRD and the Belcarra Beachkeeper volunteers to get the lowdown on the beach exposed at low tide. Search for sea life on a beach walk, learn about the intertidal zone, play a seashore game and make an ocean craft to take home. Plan an hour or more to complete most activities; expect to get muddy during beach walks. From Port Moody follow Ioco Road. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Follow signs to the Belcarra Picnic Area. Free. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 3, 2004 
All Star Wrestling: At the Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale; Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets which are sold at the door are $10.00 each. For more information please contact Joe or Fabio at 604-889-0251. 

July 3 - 4, 2004 
Reptile Expo: Educational exhibition on the proper housing, safekeeping and feeding of reptiles. Organized by the Fraser Valley Herpetocultural Society. Abottsford Exhibition Grounds; reptiles@uniserve.com 

July 3 - 11, 2004 
Canada Cup. Held at Softball City 2201 -148th Street , South Surrey; (604) 536-9287, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.softball.bc.ca/softcity.html . 

July 3 - 24, 2004 
4th Annual Chinatown Arts & Cultural Festival at (Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Park Courtyard; 604-662-3207, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com (http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/) . 

July 4, 2004 
Burnaby Discovery Day Festival: Opportunities for fun and creativity for the whole family! Make a hat, explore clay, paint, sketch or sit back and enjoy the beautiful setting in Deer Lake Park. Many non-profit community groups and organizations are involved to make this a truly grass-roots festival. The event promotes community involvement at many levels and generates an enormous amount of civic pride, good will and spirit through arts and cultural activities; 604-205-30436. 

July 5, 2004 
Farmers Day: The Farmers Day Parade is a long - standing tradition honoring the economic and social impact of the agriculture industry on the community of Lynden and it’s surrounding area. Since June is Berry Dairy month the Farmers Day Parade is scheduled on the first Saturday, June 5, 2004 to start the celebration. Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995. 

July 7 - 11, 2004 
Vancouver Canadians vs. Spokane Indians at Nat Bailey Stadium; http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/ 

July 8 - 18, 2004 
Dancing on the Edge Festival: Featuring professional Canadian and International dance works from both established and emerging choreographers. Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver; 604-689-0691. 

July 9, 2004 
BC Lions vs Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place Stadium; 604-280-4444. 

July 10, 2004 
City Centre Celebration: Bringing Richmond Together! A special family event with lots of activities and fun for everyone. Ongoing Entertainment, International Food Fair, Kidz Zone, and Community Information Booths; Richmond, Minoru Park Oval; 604-233-8910. 

July 10, 2004 
Kultura Filipino Performing Arts Society: Travel around the Philippines Islands through music and dance in "Lakbay (Travel) Pilipinas III. An exciting presentation of the many festival dances in the rural, urban and ethnic communities. Graceful and demure movements, lavish and elegant costumes of the Spanise era; exotic dances of the Tiboli tribe of Mindanao; and old time favorite Bario Fiesta dances and songs in the countryside. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484. 

July 10, 2004 
Flea Market: Clean out your garage, closets and attic and sell your household items and odds and ends at Willingdon Centre's parking lot. One person's junk is another's treasure! Reserve your spot for $10.70 per parking stall. Registration begins May 27 by phoning 604-299-1446 (Bar code 51774). Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, July 10. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue, phone 604-299-1446. 

July 10, 2004 
Richmond Hospital Bed Race: Fun, sporting event that raises funds for Hospital Bed purchases for the Richmond Hospital; 604-244-5555, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://richmondhospitalfoundation.com/ . 

July 10 - 11, 2004 
Westham Island Estate Winery First Annual Celebration: Come and join us for our first annual celebration at Westham Island Winery. We are located on Westham Island in Delta, on the way to the Reifel Bird Sancuary. We offer 20 different varieties of fruit wine. For further info contact us @ 604-940-9755 or go the website www-westham-island-winery.com  

July 10 - 11, 2004 
Fair in the Square: Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum, and the Fraser Mills Station Museum will be open for families to explore our rich past. Live performances will include: The Coquitlam Celtic Ensemble, Boris Sichon and Pepe Danza, Place des Arts Wind Ensemble, Joshua Minsky, Han’s Korean dancers, Uzume Taiko Japanese Drummers, DanceJammers, The Ta Daa Lady and Twister the Clown. 604-664-1636, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.placedesarts.ca/ 

July 10, 11, 17, 18, 2004 
Arnold Mikelson Festival Of Arts: Mind And Matter Gallery Presents The 31st Annual “Arnold Mikelson FESTIVAL OF ARTS” . From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Three acres of beautiful gardens filled with over 100 artist’s creations, paintings, jewelry, pottery, stone sculpture, etc. http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.mindandmatterart.com/  

July 10 - 18, 2004 
Harrison Festival of the Arts: The beautiful lakeside village of Harrison Hot Springs, BC is host to the 26th annual Harrison Festival of the Arts. The Harrison Festival brings the cultures of the world to Harrison Hot Springs presenting some of the world's best music and art in a setting that is free of large crowds, line-ups, high ticket prices and the alienation that so often separates the audience from the artist; 604 796-3664, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.harrisonfestival.com/  

July 11, 2004 
Caribbean Festival: Lively music, costumes, dancing and delicious foods -- celebrate the Caribbean at the second annual street festival on 224th Street in Maple Ridge, BC. Call 604-467-5535 or visit http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.caribbean-street-festival.com/ 

July 11, 2004 
Fraser River Art Festival: Come out and support the first annual "Fraser River Art Festival".  Over 40 artists and artisans are taking part in showing their work along with demonstrations of origami, painting, photography, and wood carving.  For the children there is a hands on table to show their skills. London Farm, Richmond; 

July 13, 18, August 22, 2004 
Canoe Programs: Canoe the serene, sheltered waters of Deas Slough to Ladner Marsh. Explore hidden shorelines to view pastoral scenery, eagle nests, marine life and waterfowl. For families and everyone five and over. Register early, as these programs fill quickly. A maximum of one child per adult. Advance registration is required. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 14 to August 21, 2004 
Theater Under the Stars - Crazy for You & Footloose, Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park; 604-687-0174. 

July 14, 2004 
Woodhaven Swamp: Take a trail through conifer and broad-leaf forest around Woodhaven Swamp; enjoy views to the swamp and look for the animals that use this area. Meet at the parking lot on Tum-tumay-wheuton Drive near Woodhaven Swamp. Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 15 - 18, 2004 
Summer Games 2004: The BC Summer Games are the heat of competition, and the warmth of a host community?s hospitality. For four days each summer, more than 4,000 of BC?s best athletes, coaches, managers, and officials participate in over 36 sport events ranging from athletics and archery to cycling, sailing, and wrestling. Abbotsford, 604 864-0039 Ext. 27. 

July 16 - 18, 2004 
Vancouver Folk Music Festival: Summer entertainment heats up as the Vancouver Folk Music Festival heads back to Jericho Beach Park for its 27th annual celebration of music, song and dance with a lineup of some of the finest folk and roots musicians from across the street and around the world. http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.thefestival.bc.ca/index.cfm 

July 16 - 18, 2004 
Faces of the World Festival: The broad scope of cultures and activities represented at the FACES Festival is what makes it a unique and memorable experience. Described as a multitude of festivals in one, the event provides a taste of different music from around the globe. The festival encompasses a Children's Village which prides itself of hands-on art activities. There are also a quality Craft Market, an Art Walk highlighting regional artists, Multi-Cultural Displays, and an International Food Court. Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam; 604-931-8255. 

July 16 - 17, 2004 
 GARDENS OF THE VILLAGE TOUR. Fort Langley; Fourth Annual, always a huge success with different styles of gardens. Call 604-888-8835. 

July 17, 2004 
Butterfly Flutter By: Follow the flight of nature’s loveliest insect and learn to identify some of these important pollinators. Discover how to contribute to a more sustainable region by planting native plants that provide and enhance local habitat. Complete the garden scavenger hunt, win a prize, play games and make a mask to take home. Join the GVRD and local stewardship groups for a day of family fun. The butterfly garden is located beside the Visitor Centre at the park’s South Valley entrance on 8th Avenue, east of 200th Street, Langley. Free, drop in, registration not required. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 17, 2004 
2nd ANNUALPORT MOODY MARKET. 

July 17, 2004 
Birding in Richmond, Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188. 

July 17, 2004 
Fisherman’s Trail Hike: Fisherman’s Trail is a level, 6-km trail that travels along the edge of the Seymour River. We will take a hike from Twin Bridges to the Mid-Valley Lookout where a shuttle bus will take us back to the parking lot. Participants must wear boots or sturdy shoes with good traction. Please bring a snack and lots of water. Ages 13+. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 17, 2004 
Wild Botanicals and Herbs: For centuries people have used plants for food, medicine and other everyday purposes. Enjoy a walk in the park, learn to identify key species, and investigate current and historical uses of some native and introduced plants. Handouts provided. Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody; Ages 14 + $12/person; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 17 - 18, 2004 
ERIKSON'S DAYLILY GARDENS - OPEN HOUSE: Third Annual Open Hosue at Erikson's Daylily Gardens. See Canada;s largest collection of award-winning daylilies over 2,000 varieties on display in the gardens, along with hundreds of other specimen trees and perennials. Other local nurseries and crafts people will also have exhibits, along with the VanDusen Master Gardener Clinic, the Aldergrove Daylily Society Chinese Auction (win a rare daylily for $2.00, delectable treats from the Chocolate Cottage and light entertainment in the gazebo provided by the D.W. Poppy High School Chamber Ensemble. Admission is by donation to the D.W. Poppy High School Music Department. Please note that these are private gardens and unfortunately are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. No pets please. Address: 24642 - 51 Ave. Aldergrove, BC 

July 17 - 18, 2004 
Vancouver Chinatown Festival: A blockbuster event celebrating multiculturalism and the rich heritage of Vancouver's Chinatown. Featuring traditional lion dances, kung-fu demonstrations, ethnic delicacies, entertainment and much more! 604-632-3808, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/. 

July 18, 2004 
20th ANNUAL CLAM CHOWDER COOK-OFF & the 8th Annual BOAT BUILDING COMPETITION at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver; 

July 18, 2004 
21st Century Flea Market: European-style collectors market happens 5 times a year, and features 175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque! Shabby chic to 50's kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia. Croation Cultural Centre, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.21cpromotions.com/ . 

July 18, 2004 
Giant Sportscard & Memorabilia Show at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby; 604-521-6304. 

July 18, 2004 
Vancouver Early Music Festival 2004, The New Art of the Fourteenth Century at UBC; 604-732-1610, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/vemp_festival-0.htm 

July 18 - 23, 2004 
Vancouver Canadians vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at Nat Bailey Stadium; www.canadiansbaseball.com 

July 20 - 30, 2004 
Vancouver Chamber Music Festival at Crofton House School, Vancouver; 604-602-0363, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.vanrecital.com/. 

July 20, 2004 
KIDSWORLD Tours: Explore under the Dome - tour private suites, fan rooms, dressing rooms, field & media centre. Tours leave from Gate H "on the hour every hour", last tour starts at 3:00pm. Must be members of KIDSWORLD to participate. No strollers please. For more information on KIDSWORLD contact (604) 983-9799 or go to http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.kidsworldprogram.com/ 

July 21, 2004 
Forest and Stream: Enjoy a leisurely walk through forests and woodlands that surround the Serpentine River. Meet at the kiosk at the 96th Avenue entrance. Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 21, 2004 
Motown Throwdown, featuring The Temptations & Four Tops perform at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; 604-280-4444. 

July 21, 2004 
Tour de Gastown: Canada's top men and women cyclists take on North America's best on a thrilling 1km criterium course in historic Gastown. Start/Finish line at Steamclock; 604-646-3564, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.tourdegastown.com/ 

July 22 to August 2, 2004 
Vancouver International Comedy Festival: A public celebration of comedy and laughter, this festival features an eclectic and diverse mixture of comic artists from around the world. Granville Island, 604-683-0883, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.comedyfest.com/ . 

July 23 - 25, 2004 
Mission Folk Music Festival:Folk music at its finest. Come and enjoy a variety of performers in this entertaining festival. Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission; 604-826-5937. 

July 23 -25, 2004 
Maple Ridge Agricultural Fair: n outstanding event with a tradition of excellence, the Maple Ridge Agricultural Fair was awarded ‘The 1997 Agricultural Achievement of the Year’ for the Barnyard Nursery & Kidstuff areas. Other great activities include a Logging Show, Flyball Dog Tournament, the P.N.E. Youth Talent Search, Jackpot Cattle Penning, 4-H Shows, a Midway, and headlining stage entertainment. All events take place at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds in Albion; 604-463-6922. 

July 23 - 25, 2004 
Molson Indy Vancouver: The Vancouver Indy is a thrilling weekend of fast cars and all the stars that drive them over the finish line; 604-280-4639, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.molsonindy.com/ . 

July 23 -25, 2004 
Hope Mountain Blues Festival, A celebration of blues music; 604-869-9608, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.hopemountainbluesfest.com/ 

July 23 to August 21, 2004 
Vancouver Early Music Festival, UBC Recital Hall; 604-732-1610, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/ 

July 24 - 25, 2004 
CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver; Revel in the music, food, arts & crafts of the Caribbean. 

July 24 - 25, 2004 
Caribbean Days Festival: xperience the sights, sounds and smells of the Caribbean including limbo, steel band music, food, dance, arts and crafts. Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, 604.515.2400, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.caribbeandaysfestival.com/ . 

July 24 - 25, 2004 
Exotic Reptile Show: The Westcoast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles will be at the Nature House with a hands-on show of exotic reptiles. Richmond Park, 604-718-6188. 

July 24, 2004 
FOOD & CULTURAL Festival: Join us at the North Surrey Recreation Centre for an evening of food, culture and entertainment. An opportunity to sample cuisine from all over the world, and experience a truly unique Cultural Celebration. North Surrey Recreation Centre, 604-502-6302. 

July 24, 2004 
Illuminares: As the curtain of dusk is drawn, families gather, hundreds of paper lanterns are lit and music fills the air. Featuring music, fire sculptures, torch choreography and a fireworks finale. Trout Lake Park, Vancouver; 604-879-8611, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.publicdreams.org/ . 

July 24, 2004 
Insect Extravaganza: Come to Tynehead Regional Park (Surrey) and explore the wonderful world of insects. Join an insect hunt, make an insect catcher, and collect insect stamps. Plan on one and a half hours to complete most of the activities. Meet at the 96th Avenue park entrance. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 24, 2004 
The Seymour Water Source: The Seymour Watershed supplies the GVRD with 40 per cent of its water. Visit historical, present day and future sites in the LSCR that are part of your water supply and learn where your water comes from, where it goes and what happens to it along the way. Adult oriented. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 24, 2004 
Western Great Danes Club Dog Show: 8.00am – 5.00pm at the Amphitheatre, Cloverdale; 604-530-5183. 

July 25, 2004 
10 am - 5 pm, NORTH SHORE GARDENS TOUR at various North Shore locations. Tickets available at any North Shore garden centre. 604-980-1234. 

July 28, 31, August 4, 7, 2004 
HSBC Celebration of Light - Fireworks. Come be apart of a spectacular fireworks competition set to music against a backdrop of ocean and mountains. Vancouver's annual fireworks are watched by 1.6 million people over the four-night event. (604) 641-1193, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.celebration-of-light.com/ 

July 29 - August 2, 2004 
Abbotsford Agrifair; ( 604) 852-6674, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.abbotsfordagri-fair.com/ 

July 29, 2004 
Pond Safari: Healthy wetlands act as homes, restaurants and nurseries for a multitude of creatures. Bring your rubber boots to Campbell Valley Regional Park and explore pond life with a park interpreter. Observe, and then catch and release some very unusual critters. Identify those creatures associated with healthy wetlands. Mosquito borne illnesses have become a concern in Canada. Learn how wetland species such as dragonflies, damselflies, tadpoles, bats and swallows help to keep mosquito populations in check. Also find out how you can reduce mosquito breeding habitat in your own back yard. Call the Township of Langley's Civic Centre at (604) 533-6170 and quote barcode # 51810 to pre-register. 

July 29 to September 12, 2004 
Ever wonder what lies at the end of the 11-km Seymour Valley Trailway, but you just don’t have enough steam to bike or walk there? If you answered YES then these free tours are for you! Meet at the gazebo near the public parking lot Sundays from June 20 to September 12 (except long weekends). Don’t be late or you’ll MISS THE BUS! For all ages. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359. 

July 29, 2004 
BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes at BC Place Stadium, 604-280-4444, www.cfl.ca . 

July 30 to August 1, 2004 
Every Woman in the World Conference: Focusing on the theme of movement, ‘Every Woman in the World’ is invited to experience the weekend of scheduled workshops consisting of yoga, meditation, body rolling, and massage therapy to mountain biking, running, gymnastics, hip-hop, belly dancing, and more. Canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, ATV tours, flight tours and other activities will also be made available during the conference. Whistler, BC;http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.everywomanintheworld.com/ 

July 30 to August 2, 2004 
FORT Langley FESTIVAL: Various music events at different venues throughout the Village. Contact Bays 604-888-1759. 

July 30 to August 2, 2004 
Tsawwassen Sun Festival: this years theme will be "Viva, Las Vegas". Spectacular Las Vegas style entertainment and entertainers will be on hand as well many festival highlights will also available. For more information call 604-943-0502. 

July 31 to August 1, 2004 
Powell Street Festival at Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver; 604-739-9388, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/ . 

July 31 to August 1, 2004 
Squamish Days Logger Sports: Just when you thought you'd seen it all. There is really nothing that can compare to the Logger Sporting events at this four-day community festival; a celebration of the area's strong roots in the forest industry; 604) 892-9244 http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.squamishdays.org/ 

July 31 to August 2, 2004 
Burnaby Village Museum presents BC Day Weekend Multicultural Festival. Celebrate the diversity of BC and Burnaby by enjoying performances by numerous groups representing cultures from each continent. The Ice Cream Parlour provides multicultural goodies, and the daily pinata is great fun for the kids; 604-293-6501. 

July 31 to August 1, 2004 
Canadian Emergency Responder Championships: This championship is a unique two day event which brings together First Responders (firefighters, police, ski patrol, First Aid attendants…), Paramedics and Lifeguards and puts them head to head in exciting competitions which will result in one team winning from each category. This is the first time ever that each discipline will be challenged to compete against the other professions for the ultimate recognition as the top National Team. This exciting weekend ends with a spectacular Awards Gala which recognizes the winners of each event and the Sponsors who have supported them. Open to the public with free admission. An exciting weekend not to be missed! UBC Aquatic Centre; 604-521-2170. 

July 31 to August 2, 2004 
BRIGADE DAYS: A fortifying event - Fort Langley was an outpost of a commercial empire that created Canada. Its role as an essential link to the Hudson Bay company's northern and inland posts was established during the relentless international trade war waged by the British Empire on its neighbour to the South. Strategically located on the Fraser River, Fort Langley sought new northern routes to the interior and, at its peak, became the terminus for brigades of boats carrying trade goods to the interior and furs from the interior for shipment to England, and, the location for the proclamation of the new Colony of British Columbia in 1858. This story comes alive at fort Langley National Historic Site during the August long weekend. Enjoy pageantry, black powder, contests and storytelling. Each day offers a different program of activities. Be sure to catch the canoe arrival on Sunday and the concert on Monday evening. Discover the important role a small fur trade post played in the history and heritge of British Columbia and Canada. For more information please call 604-513-4777. 

July 31, 2004 
8TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF "THE BLOOMING" OF THE ECHINACEA FIELDS: Great swing music all afternoon, as well as refreshments, guided herb walks, art & antiques in the garden. 24453 - 60th Avenue, Langley. Call 604-530-1997 for more information or check out the website: http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.tuscanfarmgardens.com/ 

July 31, 2004 
Melton Cloth Workshop: Una Ann Campbell, Tahltan artist, will assist participants in making traditional-style vests with original design motifs. Museum of Anthropology; 604-822-5978, http://web.archive.org/web/20040713003535/http://www.moa.ubc.ca/. 

July - August, 2004 
LOWER LONSDALE LOOKABOUT heritage walks weekends with the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. Call 987-5618 for times and free registration. P>Ongoing until August 29, 2004 
Andy Warhol: Prints and Drawings, Vancouver Art Gallery; 604.662.4719. 

Ongoing until August 30, 2004 
Ocean Oasis: Ocean Oasis is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds Mexico's Sea of Corts and the Baja California desert. "A few very special places in the world are havens for life. Resources and shelter draw living creatures from far and near. These places are rare. We call them oases." What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing until August 30, 2004 
Vancouver Museum presents Skateboarding in Vancouver: a look at the colourful and controversial history of skateboarding in this city and beyond. See skateboards and equipment from all eras of the sport from the surf-inspired sixties to the electric eighties to the fine-arts inspired nineties. Learn how skateboarding has been shaped by this city and how skateboarding has shaped it. 604-734-7368. 

Ongoing until August 31, 2004 
Architectural Institute of British Columbia Tours: Explore six locations: Victory Square and Gastown: Where the City Began; Chinatown: Yesterday and Today; Strathcona: Neighbourhood of Change;Yaletown and False Creek North: Industrial to Residential; West End: Manhattan to Mole Hill; Downtown Business Core: Modern and Contemporary. Tuesday to Saturday; 604-683-8588, ext. 306. 

Ongoing until August 31, 2004 
Nascar 3D: Experience NASCAR like never before through the magic of IMAX 3D technology. With NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience, you'll be transported into the driver's seat of North America's most popular spectator sport. NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience goes behind the scenes of the races to uncover the science, technology and teamwork that make up this preeminent sport. Meet the revered drivers as they compete for the coveted checkered flag. Discover the technology and underlying physics that drivers depend on and meet the millions of passionate fans who are devoted to this exciting sport. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX.  

Ongoing until September 6, 2004 
Burnaby Village Museum presents Vaudeville Varieties show: Footlight Theatre Co. performs its Vaudeville Varieties show at Brookfield Hall every Sunday and holiday Monday at 1, 2, and 3pm. Performances also take place on Canada Day and the Saturdays of BC  

Ongoing until September 12, 2004 
Vikky Alexander: The West Edmonton Mall Series: This exhibition presents the complete series of sixteen photographs taken by Alexander, documenting the West Edmonton Mall, and its simulacra of urban village, and arcadia, all rolled into one building. Surrey Museum 

Ongoing until September 12, 2004 
Watershed Tours: Free public tours of the Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds take place this summer every Thursday to Sunday from June 17 to September 12, rain or shine. Each tour takes about four hours. Bus tours involve mostly bus travel with some walking. 

Ongoing until September 26, 2004 
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: ard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions. For Information cal  

Ongoing until October 2, 2004 
Yaletown Funky Farmers' Market: Rain or shine, shop for local crafts, farm-fresh produce, gourmet prepared foods and fashions from local independent labels. Every Saturday; 604-839-3605. 

Ongoing until October 31, 2004 
Mayday - The Risky Business of Fishing: MAYDAY The Risky Business of Fishing presents a thrilling series of dramatic real-life Search and Rescue stories from the West Coast Fishery. Each tale is brought alive through dynamic illustrations, sound-effects and exhibits containing the tools of survival in an unforgiving marine environment. As they experience the exhibit, visitors learn why fishing is called the most dangerous job in the world and are left with a new appreciation of those who brave the elements to bring in the catch, and those who assist them when they run into trouble. Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009. 

Ongoing until December 31, 2004 
The Young Black Stallion: In Disney's first dramatic feature made specifically for the giant screen, Walt Disney Pictures is proud to present the continuation of a family favorite and a story that has enthralled generations of readers. The Young Black Stallion, a prequel to the 1979 classic, presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt, whom she names Shetan. Once reunited with her father, however, Neera remains haunted by images of the "lost horse of the desert" -- one of a few stallions of legend, rumored to be "born of the sands, sired by the night sky, drinkers of the wind." The original writer and producer of The Black Stallion have returned for this production, which will bring giant screen audiences the wonder, excitement, and magic of Walter Farley's equine hero as they have never seen it before. Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre, Science World; 604-443-7443. 

Ongoing 
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Chinese Culture Through Papercuts. Traditional papercutting demonstration and display by Mrs. Rong Fang Wu. Watch Mrs. Wus skillful fingers shape beautiful butterflies symbolizing love along with Chinese characters and symbolic flowers, animals, and landscapes from classic myths and legends. Every Tuesday afternoon from 11am -2pm. 

Ongoing 
Communication: Explore the similarities and confusing differences between languages. Use a fiber optics to watch a video. Adjust a satellite dish to send and catch your own image, and control a computer with the loudness of your voice. These and other hands-on experiences will help you better understand today's information society. Science World, Vancouver; 604-443-7440. 

Ongoing 
100 year Anniversary of Flight Program: With an emphasis on Canadian innovation and aviation technology, follow the history of flight from early Greek legend to the Wright brothers and beyond. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver; 604-738-7827. 

Ongoing 
Ghosts of the Abyss 3D: Academy Award winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration - the legendary wreck of the Titanic. Using state-of-the-art technology, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. At the CN Imax at Canada Place; 604-682-4629. 

Ongoing 
India: Kingdom of the Tiger: Journey across India, a breathtaking land shaped by a myriad of cultures, customs and traditions. Inspired by the writings and experiences of Jum Corbett, a pioneer of Indian wildlife conservation. A glorious tribute to this magnificent land, and to its greatest ambassador - the mighty Bengal Tiger. At the CN IMAX at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing 
The 50s Gallery: Do you remember the 50s? Bobby socks and poodle skirts; milkshakes and rock and roll. Few decades have made such an impression on popular culture. Admire the mint-condition 1955 Ford Fairlane, check out the neon, or put a quarter in the jukebox and listen the music of the decade that gave birth to the teenager in this, the latest addition to the history of Vancouver. Vancouver Museum, 604-736-4431. 

Ongoing 
Beyond the Grain: Delve beyond the grain in this compelling collection of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artwork and discover the deep-rooted traditions that mold each unique piece. Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery presents a group show of master works exhibiting the rich range in form and style of our coastal communities including such artists as Henry Green, Tim Paul, Norman Tait, Dale Campbell, Susan Point and Chuck Heit; 604-685-9298. 

Ongoing 
MisAdvenutres in 3D: The Professor and Max, are back in action in Misadventures in 3D: More 3D Mania. This film finds the Institute of 3D Technology's Professor Turcinovic and his trusty robotic assistant Max caught in an unknown zone between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions - with seemingly no way out! Misadventures in 3D demonstrates how 3D technology works by exploring the principles behind visual perception. Amazing processes that we take for granted such as perspective, occlusion, and relative motion take on new meaning once experienced in 3D on the giant screen! In fact, after seeing Misadventures in 3D, you'll never look at the world the same way again. CN IMAX Theatre, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing 
Sea Stories and Symbols A timeless portrait of ancient myths and folklore: ainter dElaine Ann Herard Johnson has always been inspired by the wonderment of the sea. Her first solo exhibit as a first-grader during the 1930s depicted a cutaway view of the submerged mysteries underwater. Today, myth and lore of the worlds oceans come to life in an exhibition of paintings by now internationally acclaimed artist dElaine Johnson now showing in the J Torben Karlshoej Gallery at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. 604-257-8300. 







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