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June 24 to July 3, 2005
TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Some of the biggest names in jazz take the stage at various venues in the Vancouver area. In addition, a 2 free, 2-day New Orleans-style street festival is held in historic Gastown and at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Presented by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society; 604-872-5200, www.coastaljazz.ca

June 29 to July 4, 2005
Coastal Sound International Choral Festival.  200 children and youth will participate in the festival with performances at various venues; 604-916-5973, http://www.coastalsoundfestival.com

June 30 to July 3, 2005
Canada Day Skydive Festival. An event for all to see. A Twin Otter Aircraft taking skydivers to 14,000 feet. Tube and Flag jumps with Red and White smoke for Canada Day. Come and Check it out!  Fraser Valley Skydiving - Chilliwack; (604) 794-DIVE or http://www.fvskydiving.com

July 1, 2005
Abbotsford Canada Day Family Festival. Play zones, hayrides, antique cars and loads of fun activities including fireworks and live entertainment in the evening; http://www.abbotsford.ca

July 1, 2005
Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum.  Another auspicious birthday is celebrated: Canada is 138 years old. This is Burnaby's official celebration, and the public is invited to join the festivities free of charge. 11:00am-4:30pm. Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604-293-6500.  Recorded Info Line 604-293-6501.

July 1, 2005
Canada Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Free admission to celebrate the nation's birthday, http://www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

July 1, 2005
Canada Day Celebration.  Celebrate Canada's birthday at Richmond Park (behind Eastburn Community Centre) with children's activities, games, entertainment, information booths and, of course, birthday cake for everyone! Bring a picnic or sample some tasty treats. Free admission. Friday, 11:00am-2:30pm, July 1.  If the weather's wet, the party moves indoors to Eastburn Community Centre. Phone 604-525-5361 or 604-525-1671 for more information. Co-sponsored by Eastburn/Edmonds Centres and local community agencies.

July 1, 2005
Canada Day Celebrations at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver; 12 - 4 pm, http://www.westvancouver.ca/canadaday

July 1, 2005
Canada Day Fun Fly.  Come come celebrate Canada's 136th Birthday.  12 pm - 5 pm, Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/

July 1, 2005
Canada Day on Granville Island.  Celebrate like a Canadian with free family fun at this annual event. Plenty of activities for the young and young at heart, from a parade to live jazz and oodles of free treats Island-wide; http://www.granvilleisland.com

July 1, 2005
Canada Day On the Bay. This celebration for the peninsula, hosted by Rick Forchuk, will take place on the waterfront and will include a citizen reaffirmation ceremony, children's activities, multicultural performances and will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening.  White Rock, 604-536-1940, http://www.expresscomputers.com/canadaday/

July 1, 2005
Celebrate Canada Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  Celebrate Canada Day (Friday, July 1) with free admission at the Maritime Museum! Families enjoy the Alcan Childrens Maritime Discovery Centre and the historic RCMP vessel St. Roch, as well as special activities only on Canada Day. Entrance to the Museum, all exhibits, special activities and entrance to the Museum are free to the public. A special family craft activity area will be open from noon to 4 pm; 604-257-8300, http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

July 1, 2005
Golden Spike Days Grand Opening and Rocky Point Park Ribbon Cutting.  Join Mayor Joe Trasolini and the Golden Spike Days Society to open this weekend long event! Ribbon cutting for the new performance stage at Rocky Point Park. Refreshments and Entertainment. Rocky Point Park, Port Moody;(http://www.goldenspikedays.bc.ca/)

July 1, 2005
Langley Canada Day Celebrations has grown to be the biggest event in the Langleys and one of the two largest Canada Day Celebrations in the province. Its family oriented theme includes two days of special flying activities, a continuous stage show, a dozen or more children's rides, aircraft static displays, special community exhibits by cadets, gymnasts, firefighters, merchants and vendors as well as live musical entertainment. Held in Langley at the Municipal Airport and in Fort Langley at the National Historic Site.; (604) 534-7330.

July 1, 2005
North Shore Canada Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast. Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:00am. Vancouver Motorcycle Drill Team precedes the parade by about 15 minutes. At 10:00, over 80 entries head west down 13th Street, turn north on Lonsdale to 17th Street, then head west again to end at Mahon Park. After the parade head on down to Waterfront Park for more Canada Day Festivities; 604-984-6097, http://www.northshoreparade.com

July 1, 2005
Squamish, Canada Day Celebrations.  Official ceremonies, children's races, canine demonstrations, birthday cup cake, face painting... and a lot more.  Held at Squamish Pavilion and Squamish Junction Park; 604-892-9244.

July 1, 2005
Steveston Salmon Festival.  Festival highlights include attractions such as the Japanese Cultural Show, the Craft Fair, Trade Show an awesome Children's Festival, as well as the usual crowd pleasers like the midway and rides; http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

July 1, 2005
The Trek Red Truck Beer Racing Team is pleased to announce the second annual Yaletown Grand Prix bicycle race on Wednesday, June 29th in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown. Bicycle racers will pass every few minutes on this technically challenging course, reaching speeds as high as 70km per hour! Stay tuned for more; www.trekredtruckracing.com

July 1, 2005
Yaletown Grand Prix:  International, national, and regional champs hit speeds in excess of 60-km in a tight technical course, around Lower Mainland; 604-669-2860, http://www.best.bc.ca

July 1, 2005
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS.  All day event, entertainment, 8AM breakfast, 3PM cake located in the Aldergrove Kinsmen Heritage Park. For more information call Diane @ 604-857-0555

July 1, 2005
Squamish, Canada Day Celebrations.  Official ceremonies, children's races, canine demonstrations, birthday cup cake, face painting... and a lot more.  Held at Squamish Pavilion and Squamish Junction Park; 604-892-9244.

July 1, 2005
Telegraph demos, quilting demos, face-painting, dancing, children's crafts & concession. Port Moody Station Museum, (604) 939-1648, http://vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum

July 1, 2005
Vancouver, Canada Day Celebration.  Held in various locations around Greater Vancouver, including Canada Place, Granville Island, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, ...604-666-7200.

July 1 - 3, 2005
Heritage Harbour Celebration.  The Heritage Harbour will be the center for celebrations over the Canada Day weekend. Admission to the Museum is free on Canada Day. Members of the Master Society (steam tug) will be available to conduct guided tours of this unique piece of BC?s maritime history and members of the Oarlock and Sail Club will demonstrate traditional boat building techniques. As well, there will be special activities for children.  Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, 604 257-8300, http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/

July 1 - 4, 2005
25th Anniversary Celebration at Minter Gardens.  2005 is the 25th Anniversary of Minter Gardens opened by Brian and Faye Minter on Mothers Day 1980. Join us for a weekend of celebration. Visit www.mintergardens.com for more details on the schedule of events.

July 1 - September 2, 2005
Music in the Garden: Enchanted Evenings Series. In its twelfth season, the Enchanted Evenings series expands to showcase new talent along with your favorite performers from July 1 to September 2. The 2005 repertoire includes classical, Asian, world, Indian, and fusion music. All shows start at 7:30pm and end approx. 8:30pm on Friday nights. Tickets are $15 non-members and $12 members. Call 604 662-3207 to reserve advance tickets or purchase them at the door.

July 1 - September 2, 2005
Summary WHO: Robson Square Summertime Ballroom Dance Series WHAT: Ballroom & Latin social dancing WHERE: Robson Square (at the ice rink) WHEN: Every Friday night 8:00 pm ? midnight, July 1 - September 2, 2005 WHY: It?s free! Open to everyone! Demonstrations, beginner lessons, general dancing WEBSITE: http://www.dancesportbc.com

July 1 to September 2, 2005
DanceSport BC: Every Friday evening from July 1, 2005 until September 2, 2005, DanceSport BC will be hosting the Robson Square Summertime Dance Series Ballroom and Latin social dancing at Robsons Square (at the ice rink). Its free! Open to everyone! Demonstrations, beginner lessons, general dancing from 8 pm to 11.30 pm; 604-925-5003, http://www.dancesportbc.com

July 2, 2005
Black Eyed Peas, Street-soul hip-hop outfit from Los Angeles, with Talib Kweli and Fatty Koo.  Deer Lake Park, 604-280-4444.

July 2, 2005
World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, PNE Agrodome, 604-280-4444.

JULY 2 - 3, 2005
REPTILE SHOW AND SALE.  Come see hundreds of captive bred Exotic Reptiles from around the world. Meet top breeders from all over Western Canada and learn about these fascinating animals. There will be an area setup for hands-on display, come and hold a snake or lizard. A fun event for the whole family, come out and experience the Crocodile Hunter in you.  ABBOTSFORD EXHIBITION PARK,32470 HAIDA DRIVE, ABBOTSFORD. Adults $4.00, Child $2.00 and Family $10.00; (604) 820-9324, http://a1pythons.com/show.htm

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2005
Discover what?s exciting in the heart of historic Chinatown this summer! The Chinatown Arts & Cultural Committee presents four colorful and diverse cultural showcases every Saturday in July (July 2, 9, 16, 23) at the Sun Yat Sen PARK courtyard in order to further enhance Vancouver Chinatown?s role as the host of arts and cultural events in the City, promote the diversity of art forms, and strengthen neighborhood collaborations. Donations gratefully appreciated.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2005
Dundarave Farmer?s Market, 9am-3pm, Dundarave Village, West Vancouver; 604-921-1814.

July 2 - 10, 2005
Canada Cup.  The Canada Cup gets underway Saturday, July 2 and winds up Sunday, July 10 with opening ceremonies, special promotions, prize draws and family entertainment in between - all adding to the value and festival atmosphere of this very special sports spectacular!  Softball City 2201 -148th Street , South Surrey; 604-536-9287, http://www.softball.bc.ca/softcity.html

July 2 - 23, 2005
5th Annual Chinatown Arts & Cultural Festival.  At the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park Courtyard - performances, artisan marketplace, children?s crafts, and food tasting from around the world. Donations appreciated.  Every Saturday afternoon from 1 -4 pm; www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 3, 2005
Bugs, Snails and Spider Trails.  Explore the world of insects, spiders and other creepy-crawlies. Join a bug hunt, follow a snail and count spider legs. Share in a fun, hands-on introduction  to invertebrates.  Colony Farm Regional Park, Ages 3 ? 5, accompanied by an adult, $12 per adult/child pair;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 3, 2005
Concerts By the Sea - Adam Woodall Band, 7pm  Ambleside Pier, West Vancouver;

July 3, 2005
Flea Market.  Clean out your garage, closets and attic and sell your household odds and ends in Willingdon Centre's parking lot ($10.70 per stall). Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, July 9. Parking stall registration begins 9:00am, June 3 by phoning 604-299-1446. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue.

July 3, 2005
Lions Club Big "M" Car Show at the Steveston Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8080.

July 3, August 7, September 4, 2005
Minnekhada Lodge Open House.  View the magnificent interior of this heritage building during an Open House. Wander through the rooms of this former hunting lodge built by Lt.-Gov. Eric Hamber, enjoy views of the Pitt River from the veranda and indulge in a snack from the concession.  Minnekhada Regional Park; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005
Ambleside Farmer?s Market, 1 - 5pm, 14th St. & Marine Dr., West Vancouver; amblesidefarmersmarket@telus.net

July 4 - 14, 2005
Youth Meditation Day Camp.  Experience the effects of being centered and grounded with focus through meditation. Learn the basic structure of your energy system as it relates to spirit, mind and body. Create the life you want for yourself with amusement and integrity. Includes outdoor activities, weather permitting;  604-461-5511, http://www.veraciswellness.com

July 5, 2005
SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA.  The Scottish Cultural Society presents the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in concert. Orpheum Theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311.

July 5 - 8, 2005
YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS July 5-8, 2005 9am-3pm Spend a day unearthing "historical treasures" on a seeded archaeological dig. 604 231-6460

July 5, 27, August 31, 2005
Wetland Guide to Who Eats Who.  Come canoe the quiet waters of Burnaby Lake and enjoy the evening air, slow current and calm ripples of the canoe?s wake. Below the water?s tranquil surface is an eat-or-be-eaten world where animals and plants are nibbled, swallowed or sucked dry by other creatures and even some plants. Learn who eats who in Burnaby Lake and how healthy wetlands keep mosquito populations in check. Burnaby Lake Regional Park; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 6, 2005
Sea Vancouver Festival presents NATALIE MCMASTER.  Plaza of Nations, http://www.seavancouver.ca/festival/concerts.html

July 6 - 10, 2005
Sea Vancouver Concerts. Live music at the tall ships festival includes Natalie MacMaster and Leahy, with Jesse Cook, Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards, Cowboy Junkies, Barrage, Jim Byrnes, Babe Gurr, and more.  Plaza of Nations, http://www.seavancouver.ca

July 6 - 10, 2005
Sea Vancouver Festival: A celebration of West Coast-style maritime fun, the Sea Vancouver Festival will be held July 6-10, 2005. Visit Vancouver's shores this summer to tour the magnificent tall ships and take in music, comedy, sports, food, arts, culture, casino nights and a spectacular fireworks grand finale with music and special effects. http://www.seavancouver.ca/

July 6 - 10, 2005
SeaVancouver Festival. The Sea Vancouver Festival, A Celebration of Life by the Sea, is Vancouver?s newest summer festival from July 6 to 10. This festival is the cultural expression of our history, our present and our future, and encompasses a wide variety of events, like the Tall Ship Challenge, and activities along the public waterfront. Find out more at www.seavancouver.ca.  Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, 604 257-8300, http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/

July 6, 17, 19, August 14, September 11, 2005
Canoeing at Deas. Deas Island Regional Park. Canoe the serene, sheltered waters of Deas Slough to Ladner Marsh. Find the historical sunken rum-runner, the Aubrey B. Imagine the war canoes paddled from the north coast, during the once abundant salmon runs, as you hear stories of Deas? past. Gain insights to the local features as you paddle by farmland, eagle nests, herons, bog orchids, fishing boats, rich estuary wetlands and more. Basic canoeing instructions will be provided with time to practice before the expedition; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 7, 2005
July 7 at 8:00 pm - VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE - MARGIE GILLIS.  The Dancing on the Edge Festival is proud to present internationally acclaimed Margie Gillis as headliner for its opening night celebration. Tickets 604-280-3311.

July 7, 2005
The History of Greater Vancouver?s Waterworks.  Discover the intriguing story of how our current water supply system started with the foresight of a few industrious people. Follow the development of Greater Vancouver?s water supply and systems from the 1800s to the present. Presenters will recount stories of the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam Watersheds, and introduce the characters who contributed to the development and the delay of progress in the early days.  Visit http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/education.htm

July 7, 2005
Walk with a Naturalist: Explore a cold mountain stream and surrounding forest. Look for aquatic invertebrates. Listen to the songs of nesting birds. Search for historical artifacts from days gone by.  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, $5/adult; $3/senior or child; $14/family Registration required.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 7 - 10, 2005
Tall Ships Challenge 2005.  The Sea Vancouver TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2005 will anchor in Vancouver?s Harbour this year and will be back in 2008 and 2011. The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® is an annual series of sail training races, rallies, cruises and port festivals organized by the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) in conjunction with host ports in the US and Canada.  To herald the ships? arrival, thousands will line the shores to welcome the fleet as it sails into the city during the Parade of Sail on July 7, 2005. Majestic vessels will navigate their way from ports around the world, including Russia, Mexico, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Prime viewing spots include English Bay, False Creek, Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach; www.seavancouver.ca (http://www.seavancouver.ca)

July 7 - 16, 2005
Dancing on the Edge. The Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance will celebrate its seventeenth festival, July 7th thru 16th, 2005. The festival programs professional Canadian and international dance works from both established and emerging choreographers. Approximately six programs are selected that are several works or one full program work from one artist for each festival as well as shorter works from a number of artists to be shown on six mixed programs; 604-689-0926, http://www.mcsquared.com/edge/

July 7, 17, 2005
Linden Walk-Riverview tree tour.  The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will host a Guided Tree Tour at 1 pm, Sunday Come visit this World Class Collection of Trees (Arboretum). The tours last for about 2 hours, depending on weather and walkers preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine; 604-290-9910.

July 7 - 23, 2005
Quintessence Musical Theatre presents LAST CALL... A POST NUCLEAR CABARET.  Bartholomew Gross (David Adams) and Edie Morose (Marguerite Witvoet) are two lonely and unlikely survivors of a nuclear war a limited exchange. After weeks wandering through the post-apocalyptic Vancouver wilderness, the pair come across the ruins of a cabaret where only the piano and the beer have survived. What follows is a hilarious and incisive look at the road to annihilation past AND present.  Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, http://www.quintessencemusicals.com/

July 7 - 28, 2005
Earthwise Eco-Kids Days. Every Thursday, children can enjoy exciting environmentally-themed crafts, games and other eco-activities in the shady garden. For kids aged 5-8. McKitrick Earthwise Garden, 604-946-9828, http://www.drsociety.bc.ca

July 8, 2005
John Renbourn and Jaqui McShee, St James Hall (3214 W 10th Ave) Tickets $20 ($17 members) Master guitarist John Renbourn and legendary vocalist Jaqui McShee, bywords in the British Folk-Rock world since they helped found the seminal group, Pentangle, in the late 60's, bring to the stage the rich repertoire and shared experience that is the fruit of four decades of musical collaboration. See the website for more information: http://www.john-renbourn.com.  Tickets for all Rogue Folk Club events can be purchased at Rufus' Guitars, Highlife and Zulu Records or by calling 604.736.3022 to reserve.

July 8 - 10, 2005
Whistler Arts and Music Festival.  The Whistler Arts and Music Festival is back for the second year in a row. Fun, fabulous, entertaining, and lively this is one festival you and your family can't miss. There's plenty of street entertainment, nightly shows, art walks, outdoor film series, and possibly a big outdoor concert featuring your favourite star! http://www.tourismwhistler.com

July 8 - 9, 2005
Abbotsford Berry Festival: This celebration of local strawberry, raspberry and blueberry products, transforms the downtown area into a lively festival setting. Continuous entertainment, bingo, children's rides, fishing pond, local crafts and luscious market style foods, stage and street entertainment; 604-850-6547, http://www.abbotsforddowntownbia.bc.ca/events.htm

July 8, 29, August 12, 26, September 4, 2005
Life on a Lake. Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Paddle your way along marshy shores. Just as you use special equipment to explore this watery habitat, animals and plants have special adaptations to live in, on and around the lake. Find out what it takes to survive in this watery world; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 9 - 10, 2005
11TH Annual Sea to Sky Trail Ride.  Squamish, (604) 730-1247 or info: http://www.great-explorations.com/pages/sts.html

July 9 - 10, 2005
North Shore Antiques Fair. Over 200 tables and booths of antiques and collectables; West Vancouver Arena, 604-980-3159.

July 9 - 10, 2005
Place des Arts presents FAIR IN THE SQUARE.  Dont miss Fair in the Square taking place July 9 and 10 at Place des Arts, Heritage Square in Maillardville, Coquitlam. This fun family event runs from 11 am to 4 pm each day and showcases art, culture and heritage with live music and entertainment, an artisan market, historical displays and artisan demonstrations. Activities for kids include: an activity junction, arts and crafts, carnival games and fun workshops. Place des Arts, Mackin Heritage Home & Toy Museum, and the Fraser Mills Station Museum will be open for families to explore the arts and experience Maillardvilles rich past.  604-664-1636, http://www.placedesarts.ca

July 9 - 17, 2005
Harrison Festival of the Arts. Evening Concert Series, Music in the Plaza, Visual Art Exhibits, juried Art/Craft Market, Theatre, Literary Café and Children's Day; http://www.harrisonfestival.com

July 9 - 10, 16 - 17, 2005
Arnold Mikelson Festival Of Arts.  Mr. Mikelson and his wife Mary organized the first festival over thirty years ago with a handful of artists and a dream to bring original art to the community. Today the Festival has grown to be one of the largest art exhibitions in the area welcoming thousands of patrons. Over 100 artists participate every year, showcasing wood sculpture, painting, pottery, glass blowing, soapstone, metal art, fabrics, jewelry and much more. Mind and Matter Gallery 13743 16th Ave, Surrey;  http://www.mindandmatterart.com

July 9, 2005
17th Annual Knee Knackering Run, 6 am-4 pm  Baden Powell Trail, North Vancouver;

July 9, 2005
27th Annual Wreck Beach Day.  Wreck Beach Day celebrates Vancouver?s marvellous fortune to have this beautiful beach and coincides with International Nude Weekend and International Nude Week. Participate in sandcastle building and enjoy the nude art show highlighting artisans inspired by this wilderness-like beach. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded. Registration: 9 am at the foot of Trail 6; judging, 2 pm; awards ceremony, 3 pm. Walk down from the top of Trail 6, off Marine Drive near the University of BC.  Pre-registration details:www.wreckbeach.org (http://www.wreckbeach.org) or call 604-856-9598.

July 9, 2005
8th Annual Squamish Triathalon. A Memorial to Bob McIntosh.  Don Ross Secondary School.  Contact: 604-898-4270 or http://www.squamishtriathalon.org

July 9, 2005
Alanis Morissette, Orpheum Theatre, 604-280-4444.

July 9, 2005
An Evening with Kevin Smith.  Writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl) returns to the scene of his abbreviated film-school career for a no-holds-barred Q&A session at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. Starts at 7PM, ends... late. The Vogue Theatre, http://www.kevinthevan.com

July 9, 2005
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, Community Information Booths, Hospital Bed Races.  Contact 604-233-8910 for information.

July 9, 2005
Wild Berries:  With the long, warm days of summer come an abundant variety of wild berries and other fruits. Seek them out by their colourful hues of purple, gold, and salmon red as you learn to identify common edible and non-edible berries. Hear myths, legends and uses for these colourful fruits of the forest, and sample a few of the wild variety.  Tynehead Regional Park, Ages 14+ $10/person. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 9 to August 20, 2005
Cates Park Concert Series.  Popular Local Musicians are flocking to the Cates Park in Deep Cove this summer to play free summer concerts and help the Musart Cultural Society raise money for cancer researched Musart Cultural Society has created a series of FREE outdoor summer concerts to create opportunity and exposure for local Lower Mainland artists, musicians, dancers and poets and a venue for the community to celebrate music and talented local acts. Cates Park Concert Series is held at Cates Park in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, every Saturday from July 9th to August 20th from 4-7pm.

July 10, 2005
Burnaby Discovery Day Festival, Shadow Centre for the Arts,  604-205-3000.

July 10, 2005
Collector Car Show - Sunday, July 10, 2005 11-5pm,Vintage Vehicles roll onto the heritage site today. Come discuss these classic cars, their maintenance and restoration with car enthusiasts from the Fraser Valley. KILBY Museum & Campground, 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, (604) 796-9576.

July 10, 2005
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind presents our 18th annual ago "Go for Guide Dogs? Fundraising Walk on Sunday, July 10, 2005.  Registration is at 12:00pm, and the walk starts at 1:00pm.  Take your dog and join us in the four-kilometre walk through Central Park in Burnaby.   To find us, enter the parking lot off Imperial Street.  Following the walk, there?ll be lots of door prizes, including overnight accommodations, a Victoria excursion tour, and a one-year membership at the Olympic Athletic Club.  All funds raised at the walk are directed towards providing professionally trained guide dogs to the visually impaired.  Registration forms are available in advance at: Pet Food ?N More in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, and Surrey; Tisol Pet Food Supermarkets in Burnaby; and most vet clinics in Burnaby and Vancouver.  To have a pledge form mailed to you, telephone (604) 270-2432.  You can also attend without a form and make a donation to register.

July 10, 2005
Concerts By the Sea - North Shore Concert Band, 7pm  Ambleside Pier, West Vancouver;

July 10, 2005
Explore Sunday.  Sailing ships, tugboats, rowboats, submersibles and more. The museum is full of boats of all kinds. Visit the Museum?s galleries and heritage harbour to view a historic and contemporary vessels, participate in a maritime scavenger hunt, and even build your own toy boat to take home. Activities from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, 604 257-8300, http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/

July 10, 2005
Honey Bees on the Bog,  Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

July 10, 2005
Mercedes-Benz History Show 'N Shine, July 10th, Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. 50 years of Mercedes-Benz in Canada. Interested in the History of Mercedes-Benz and want to see some rare and often not seen cars? Do you own a Mercedes-Benz? Come out to the Mercedes-Benz Club Show 'N Shine and Celebrate 50 years of Mercedes-Benz being in Canada. http://www.mercedesclub.ca

July 10, 24, 2005
Ladner Village Market

July 10, 17, 21, 24, August 7, 14, 21, 25, 28, September 11, 18, 2005
Old-growth Walking Tour, 10 am ? 12:30 pm, Enjoy a shuttle ride up to the northernmost end of the LSCR where your guide will lead you on a relaxing one-hour walking tour through a stand of giant spruce and western red cedars growing next to an idyllic area of the Seymour River. Learn how a forest ecosystem develops over time.  This program also runs on two Thursday evenings. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Call 604-987-1273 to pre-register.

July 10, 17, 24, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 11, 18, 2005
Lower Seymour Watershed Bus Tour, 1:30 ? 4 pm.  The bus tour offers visitors a chance to see and experience the unique features of the LSCR. Your guide will drive you along LSCR?s limited access service roads to view current utility projects, evidence of historical logging, old-growth forest stands, drinking water infrastructure, and spectacular scenery. Learn more about the natural history of the Seymour Watershed and how the GVRD manages our region?s drinking water supply. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Call 604-987-1273 to pre-register.

July 11 to October 8, 2005
Don't miss another fabulous season of the Yaletown Funky Farmers Market.  The market kicks off every Saturday  rain or shine  starting June 11th to October 8th in Bill Curtis Square located at the corner of Mainland and Davie, just across from Starbucks and the Opus Hotel in Yaletown.  Find truly unique handmade crafts including pet fashions, jewellery, soaps and home décor Yaletown style. Enjoy farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and a selection of gourmet prepared foods. Enjoy the hip urban atmosphere of historic Yaletown with its fresh array of modern lifestyle shops and cutting edge restaurants. Stroll the docks and take your pick of patios for brunch before or after the market. For information contact Gary at: 604 683-7473 or projects@yaletowninfo.com

July 12 - 16, 2005
Museum of Anthropology presents The Skidegate Project.  This series of 5 performances brings together both urban Haida and Haida from the village of Skidegate to perform a new iteration of "The Percy Gladstone Memorial Dance." Combining elements from the same dance first performed in Skidegate in January 2005, and a second version workshopped at MOA on June 21, 2005, this unique performance piece is the result of intense collaboration between choreographer Karen Jamieson and members of the Haida Nation. Incorporating dance, music, masks, film, and multimedia, this work is presented as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver. http://www.moa.ubc.ca

July 13 to August 20, 2005
Theatre Under the Stars presents Can-Can.  Cole Porter's witty score made this Broadway musical an instant classic when it opened in 1953. The story is set in the year 1893 and tells the tale of La Mome Pistache who is upset about the investigation of her Bal Du Paradis, where the major attraction is the Can-Can. She tries to seduce the highly moral investigating judge Aristide Forestier. The two eventually fall in love and when her case comes to trial, Aristide takes over the defense and wins the acquittal.  Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park; 604-257-0366, http://www.tuts.bc.ca/

July 14 to August 21, 2005
Theatre Under the Stars presents Big: The Musical. The West Coast Premiere for this charming Broadway musical that is based on the hit film, BIG, that starred Tom Hanks. 12-year-old Josh Baskin finds a machine that tells him to make a wish. The next morning josh awakens to find his wish come true. He is big. He lands a job at Maximillion Toys, where he meets Susan, who falls in love with him. Torn between his job, the new love interest, and his kid friend, Josh makes the hardest decision of his life - he knows he no longer needs to be big. Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park; 604-257-0366, http://www.tuts.bc.ca/

July 14, 2005
Dr. Doolittle 3 is filming in Vancouver and they need people to be in the crowd for a scene they?re filming at a Rodeo. So on July 14th from 11am to 3pm at Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition Grounds there is going to be a show being filmed for the movie. We need as many people to come out a possible and since it is a free event and for Dr. Doolittle I thought it would be a great family outing for the summer. There are going to be a ton of prizes given away including a trip to Disneyland for four (the ultimate family outing); 416-504-8464 ext. 236.

July 15 - 16, 2005
"GARDENS OF THE VILLAGE - A TOUR"  - Fort Langley. Fifth annual, always a huge success with different styles of gardens. Phone 604-888-8835

July 15 - 16, 2005
Raspberry Festival.  The Lynden area produces more raspberries each year than anywhere else in North America.  Enjoy wine tasting, farm tours, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, downtown Sidewalk Sale, raspberry sampling, Raspberry Run/Walk for Cancer, croquet tournament, and more!  Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995, http://www.lynden.org

July 15, 16, 17, 2005
New Westminster Fraserfest.  In this three day celebration of the Fraser River there will be activity, entertainment and excitement. Experience the local entertainment, booths and displays, the physically punishing tricycle race, fireworks, and the ever-popular workboat parade. It all happens at the rivers edge.  Westminster Quay, 604-520-3881, http://www.westminsterquay.com/

July 15 - 17, 2005
28th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival.  The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a 27-year tradition created to soothe, inspire and celebrate music, the city and what can happen when all kinds of people get together for a great time on stage, back stage and out in front of it. Everybody fits in at the Festival, and it is definitely not a formal affair! With seven stages running all day long, you can always find music to soothe your There`s a lot more we could say but well give the last word to some of the artists and people in the audience; 604-602-9798, http://www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 15 - 17, 2005
Centennial Theatre presents Joe Avati Live!  The fans have waited long enough. Live in 2005, the Italo-Australian comedian who has Canada's Italians falling on the floor with laughter has announced his imminent return, with a hilarious new tour showcasing never before heard material! Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

July 15 - 17, 2005
Tour de Delta: 700-metre hill climb up Centre Street in North Delta, fast and furious criterium in the historic fishing village of Ladner, and grueling road race through Ladner, Tswwassen and North Delta; http://www.tourdedelta.bc.ca

July 15, 22, August 5, 19, 2005
Beaver Evening Paddle.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Evening is a good time to spot beavers going to work on the night shift. Glide along the calm headwaters of the Brunette River, stopping beside beaver lodges, canals and scent pads. Learn about one of Canada?s signature species as you enjoy an evening paddle; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 15 to September 4, 2005
Historic Chinatown Walking Tours. Gain a new perspective on a old neighbourhood and learn about the history, architecture and people.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, ext. 205;

July 16, 2005
6th Annual Antiques Appraisal day with Al Bowen.  This is Mackin House Museum and Coquitlam Heritage Society?s 6th annual Antique appraisal with renowned certified appraiser Al Bowen. Want to know if you have a one of a kind in your home? Learn the history of family treasures or that unusual piece you have wondered about for years. Bought it at a flea market and are just wondering?, bring it down and benefit from Mr. Bowen?s expert appraisals. Tour the Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. The only toy museum in the lower mainland; 604-516-6151, mackin.house@telus.net

July 16, 2005
Bay Challenge Swim Race, 7-9am  Sandy Cove Beach, West Vancouver; Vancouver Open Water Swim Association; http://www.vowsa.bc.ca

July 16, 2005
Butterflies - Help Out!  Make your contribution to a sustainable region. Plant a butterfly garden which does not require pesticides, includes native plants, and requires less watering while providing important habitat. Join GVRD and butterfly gardening expert Gwen Odermatt for an informative workshop. Gwen operates ?Petals and Butterflies,? a nearby nursery that specializes in growing pollinator attracting plants. Enjoy iced tea and cookies as you watch a slide show outlining techniques and preferred plants, then walk through the Campbell Valley butterfly garden to see some of these plants up close. Take home seeds to start your own garden.  Campbell Valley Regional Park, Ages 14+, $7.50/person.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 16, 2005
Butterflies on the Wing.  Butterflies are the ballet dancers of the insect world, adding much beauty to our landscape. Follow the flight of these important pollinators. Join a park interpreter and a local butterfly expert to learn about butterfly biology. Catch, identify and release some local beauties. As part of the food chain, their abundance and diversity is an indicator of our environment?s health. Explore the fields of Campbell Valley and learn about their habitat needs. Take home handouts and seeds for your own butterfly garden.  Campbell Valley Regional Park,  Ages 5+ $7.50/adult, $4/child, $20/family.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 16, 2005
Canada's Parks Day.  BC Parks invites you to Canada?s Parks Day on Saturday July 16. Parks Day is an annual event that allows Canadians of all ages to rediscover the wonders of Canada?s natural heritage. Join us at a park near you for lots of family fun events such as guided nature walks, campfire stories, family bbq?s, and much more. Check out WWW.PARKSDAY.CA for more information.

July 16, 2005
Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Festival -- For a registration package, sponsorship package or more information please visit our website at http://www.fraservalleydragonboatclub.com

July 16, 2005
Millipedes, Slugs and Bugs.  What has four legs per segment, is a vegetarian and lives underground? Discover friendly millipedes, banana slugs and other invertebrates that live under and around the ground in summer. Join your child in a bug hunt, nature games and outdoor activities.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Ages 3 ? 5 accompanied by an adult. $12.84 per adult/child pair and  $7.49/additional individual.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 16, 2005
Soul Gospel Summer 2005.  Checo Tohomaso and the Vancouver Outreach Community Soul Gospel Choir (VOC) are pleased to announce our upcoming Summer concert on Saturday, July 16th, 2005.  The dynamic VOC Soul Gospel Choir mixes together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae. The vibrant delivery results in an audience that can?t resist joining in by toe tapping, foot stomping, jumping, singing, dancing and hand clapping.  Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W 33rd Ave, Vancouver; 604-876-3363, http://www.vocsoulgospelchoir.com

July 16, 2005
The Second Annual Celebrate Mount Pleasant Pool Day will be held July 16th, 2005 from 1PM-3PM.  Location @15th/Ontario Vancouver.

July 16, 2005
Walk with a Naturalist: Marvel at delicate ferns and towering trees, visit a giant Douglas-fir, look for woodpeckers and squirrels and find out about the cycle of life and death in the forest.  Capilano River Regional Park, Ages 6+ $5/adult; $3/senior or child; $14/family Registration required.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 16 - 17, 2005
13th Annual Bowen Island People, Plants and Places Tour.  How do you garden with no dirt and hundreds of hungry deer? Tour Bowen Island and be introduced to the unique gardens and gardening skills of locals. A ?must see? spot on the tour is the Bowen Island Memorial Garden in Crippen Regional Park. Tickets are available in early June for this full-day, self-drive tour.  Information and tickets: 604-947-2655

July 16 - 17, 2005
ERIKSON'S DAYLILY GARDENS - 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE. Pamela Erikson invites you to attend her 4th Annual Open House fundraiser for both the Aldergrove Daylily Society and the D.W. Poppy High School Music Department. Come and walk through the private gardens, with over 2,100 varieties of daylilies, hundreds of hostas, euphorbias, unusual perennials and specimen trees. Other local nurseries will be on hand along with the VanDusen Master Gardeners Clinic, the Aldergrove Daylily Society Chinese Auction and refreshments. Admission is by donation at the gate, benefitting the D.W. Poppy High School Musoc Department, whose Chamber Ensemble will be providing light music in the gazebo for the weekend. Please note that these are private gardens and are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Erickson's Daylily Gardens is located at 24642 51 Avenue, Langley. Please call 604-856-5758 for more information.

July 16 - 17, 2005
Blue Mountain Music Festival (formerly FACES).  The Blue Mountain Music Festival will feature a mix of music from children?s entertainers to big band to blues. There will also be a Children?s Area that prides itself on its hands-on activities. Local service clubs and vendors will be selling food and refreshments. The Festival promises to fun for the whole family.  Free, 604-941-8606, malcolm.evelyn@shaw.ca

July 17, 2005
7th Annual Kidsake .  5 pm, Richmond Auto Mall. Kidsake Day is BC's largest child safety day. Over 40 community groups participate in this informative and fun day for parents and kids of all ages. Not only will you and your kids learn how to keep yourselves safe, you'll also have fun doing it! Live entertainment, balloon animals, face painting & tattooing stations. Come for the information, stay for the fun! Rain or shine. Entrance is FREE. http://www.kidsakeday.com

July 17, 2005
Burnaby's Beautiful Garden Tour.  Take a self-guided tour of 10 local gardens with a master gardener at each site. 10:00am to 4:00pm, July 17, rain or shine. $10.00 passports are available at City Hall, Confederation Centre, Cameron Complex, Bonsor Complex and Edmonds Centre. Hosted by the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society. For more information, call Heather at 604-438-1342.

July 17, 2005
Concerts By the Sea ? Summer Pops Youth Orchestra, 7pm  Ambleside Pier, West Vancouver;

July 17, 2005
Concours Classic Vintage Car Show.  Featuring rare & unique automobiles from days gone by, with great musical entertainment in our beautiful Garden setting.  Minter Gardens, Chilliwack; 888-646-8377, http://www.mintergardens.com

July 17, 2005
Wild Botanicals and Herbs.  For centuries people have used plants for food, medicine and other everyday purposes. Learn to identify plants of interest during an enjoyable walk in the park, and investigate current and historical uses of some native and introduced plants. Booklet provided.  Minnekhada Regional Park. Ages 13+  $15/person;  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 19, 2005
Le Vent Du Nord, St. James Hall (3214 W 10th Ave) Tickets $18 ($15 members) Le Vent du Nord brings together four musicians with various and multiple talents, who aim to serve traditional Quebecois music, a music they know how to renew while respecting its authenticity. A brief but perfectly accurate description might be: 8 musical instruments, 4 voices in harmony,2 generations of musicians and a master of dance. And to top all this data, let us say right now that the sum is worth more than the total of its parts! Website: http://www.leventdunord.com.  Tickets for all Rogue Folk Club events can be purchased at Rufus' Guitars, Highlife and Zulu Records or by calling 604.736.3022 to reserve.

July 19, 20, 2005
July 19, 20 at 8:00 pm - ORPHEUM - BOB DYLAN. House of Blues Concerts Canada proudly presents an evening with Bob Dylan. Tickets 604-280-3311.

July 19 - 24, 2005
Sea-to-Sky Canadian National Windsurfing Champs.  Windsurfing Canada, Trident Performance Boards and Roberts High Performance Sailboards invite windsurfers to the Canadians, the national windsurfing championships, which will crown the top Canadian Man and Woman sailors in combined Formula, Slalom and Freestyle.  Come sail this rugged Howe Sound venue with the best from B.C. and the Gorge; http://www.cnwc.ca

July 20, 2005
2005 Tour de Gastown.  Featuring some of North Americas top riders, this is one of the most famous bike races in Canada. The race is run on a super-fast 1.2 km course over the cobbled streets of Gastown. 12:00 noon cycling demonstrations & expo 6:00PM start womens race 7:35PM start mens race; http://www.tourdegastown.com

July 20, 2005
Dochas, St James Hall (3214 W 10th Ave) Tickets $18 ($15 Members) Since releasing their debut album in 2002, Dochas have taken the traditional music scene by storm. The five girls, from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland exude professionalism and rare talent throughout their performances of traditional music and song. They play fiddle, accordion, pipes, whistles, clàrsach, piano and guitar and are masterful on these instruments. This is complemented by powerful and poignant Gaelic Singing. Website: http://www.dochas.co.uk  Tickets for all Rogue Folk Club events can be purchased at Rufus' Guitars, Highlife and Zulu Records or by calling 604.736.3022 to reserve.

July 20 to August 3, 2005
Stanley Park's Dance at dusk.  Free dance program, weather permitting, is offered Monday-Wednesday evenings until August, and Thursday evenings in mid-summer. Instruction provided, no partner required.  Ceperley Playground, Stanley Park. http://www.vancouverparks.ca

July 21, 2005
Stave Lake Powerhouse Trip, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

July 21, 2005
Strange Days Festival: The Doors of the 21st Century with Vanilla Fudge and the Pat Travers Band. 34 years after Jim Morrison's death, the original Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek are back on the road.  Pacific Coliseum; 604-280-4444.

July 21, 2005
Waterson : Carthy, St James Hall (3214 W 10th Ave) Tickets $20 ($17 Members) This legendary band is purely a family affair, with Martin Carthy, wife Norma Waterson, daughter Eliza Carthy on fiddle, and son-in-law Saul Rose on melodeon, comprising this purveyor of traditional British folk music. As a group they are monstrously talented, with exceptional group harmonies, as well as outstanding instrumental prowess. True students of their art, they are able to arrange ancient songs into something new and challenging, without detracting from the spirit or beauty of the originals. Check out the website at: www.watersoncarthy.com.  Tickets for all Rogue Folk Club events can be purchased at Rufus' Guitars, Highlife and Zulu Records or by calling 604.736.3022 to reserve.

July 21, 2005
Willie Nelson, General Motors Place, 604-280-4444.

July 21 - 30, 2005
Vancouver Chamber Music Festival.  Each summer since 1986, the VRS has also presented the two-week Vancouver Chamber Music Festival which brings together upwards of 20 of the finest young established chamber musicians from Canada and abroad. Broadcast nationally by CBC Radio, this Festival attracts music lovers from all over North America to its sold-out concerts. The Globe and Mail proclaimed in 1992 that the VRS "has become a vital part of Vancouver's cultural life."  604-602-0363, http://www.vanrecital.com

July 22, 23, 24, 2005
Tour de White Rock. The 26th annual event will include top teams from North America; 604-541-2161 or http://www.city.whiterock.bc.ca/2005Leisure-Services/Tour-de-White-Rock.html

July 22 - 24, 2005
Hope Mountain BluesFest. Fun, food and festivities for the whole family.  Memorial Park, Hope; (604) 869-0574, http://www.hopemountainbluesfest.com

July 22 - 24, 2005
Maple Ridge Agricultural Fair.  An 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.  Maple Ridge Fairgrounds in Albion; 604-463-6922.

July 22 - 24, 2005
Mission Folk Music Festival. Canadian music legends Kate and Anna McGarrigle headline annual fest, with Italy's Fiamma Fumana, Chuchumbe from Mexico, Chirgilchin, from Russia, US/Irish band Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul; American acts Willie and Lobo, Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir, Foghorn String Band and Faithway Doves, and Canadian bands Swamperella, David Francey, George Leach, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Le Vent du Nord, Sandy Scofield & Friends, Boris Sichon, Tzo'kam, Corrine West & Steve Dawson, John Reischman and Jaybirds and artists from the Xay:tem Project; 1-888-777-0366, http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/

July 22 - 24, 2005
Pemberton's Annual Wild West Jamboree.  Cowboy entertainers, Music & Poetry, Chili Cook Off, Beer Garden, 4-H Show, Treasure Hunt /Poker Ride, Barn Dance, Cowboy Church, Pancake Breakfast.  Held at Pemberton Stables in Pemberton; (604) 894-6789 or -6984.

July 23 - 24, 2005
Annual Caribbean Days Festival and Multicultural Parade.  Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws tens of thousands of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine. The Festival has an uncanny knack for bringing good weather with it, and over the years has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar -- and with an attendance estimated at up to 30,000, possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC, period. There is no charge for admission. Waterfront Park, North Vancouver; 604-515-2400, http://www.caribbeandays.ca

July 23 - 24, 2005
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. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.  Admission by donation, All Ages.

July 23 - 24, 2005
Northwest Sport Kite Competition.  9 am - 5 pm, Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/

July 23, 2005
5 Peaks Trail Running Series.  Canada's Premier Trail Running Series offers an exciting atmosphere, a challenging course, a competitive field, and an amazing off-road experience. You will run over rocks, roots, tree stumps, and logs, up ski hills and hiking trails, through puddles, mud, snow and much, much more. Positive impact on you, no impact on the environment! Each venue offers two race courses; Sport (5-6km) and Enduro (10-15km), and is open to novice and expert participants of all ages. GET OFF THE ROAD and onto the trails!   Mount Seymour, http://www.5peaks.com.

July 23, 2005
Illuminares: Festival of Light.  As the curtain of dusk is drawn, families gather, hundreds of paper lanterns are lit and music fills the air. See weaving serpents, birds in flight, planets in orbit, schools of fish, and creatures of the imagination, glowing and shimmering with music, fire sculptures, torch choreography and a fireworks finale. Trout Lake Park, Vancouver; 604-879-8611, or http://www.publicdreams.org

July 23, 2005
KRYPTON KIDS TRIATHLON. Triple your fun with a SWIM, BIKE and RUN! Take the challenge on your own or sign-up as a team of 3. Bring the family down for a day of fun at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt. Barcode 61787 (7-8 years), barcode 61788 (9-10 years), barcode 61789 (11-13 years). Contact the Walnut Grove Community Centre for more information (604-882-0408).

July 23, 2005
Richmond PlayDay - Free Family Fun!  Want to play?  then head to Richmond PlayDay.  It's a free family fun event celebrating play and the fun, freedom and learning that naturally comes with it.  You can dig in the Sand Zone, invent in the Science Zone and create in the Building Zone.  South Arm Park, Richmond.  For more information, call 604-276-4300.

July 23, 2005
The Royal City Star Riverboat Casino is proud to host the Official Royal City Show & Shine 50?s Dance Party on Saturday, July 23rd. Featuring Steve Elliott as ?Elvis Elite? performing his legendary tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, and live music with Chris Marr and the Hornets performing the most danceable hits from the era. Hoola Hoop and costume contests, come dressed in your 50?s best! Tickets are only $15 and are available at the casino or by calling 604-519-3660. Guests must be 19 years of age or older.

July 23, 2005
Seashore Sleuths.  Join a fun, seaside adventure to search for bubble snails, starfish, sculpins and tiny shore crabs. Explore the wonders of Boundary Bay as you walk the beach at low tide.  Boundary Bay Regional Park, Ages 6+ $7.50/adult, $4/child, $20/family.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 23, August 27, 2005
The Seymour Water Source Tour.  The Seymour Watershed supplies 40 per cent of the Lower Mainland?s water supply. This tour is an informative and detailed visit to the water supply infrastructure and project sites in the LSCR including the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant project and the Seymour Falls Dam seismic upgrade. Learn where your water comes from, where it goes, and what happens to it along the way.  Visit http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/education.htm

July 24, 2005
4TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR AND TEA. The Arthritis Society - Langley Community Group is having their 4th Annual Garden Tour and Tea on July 24th from 10:30AM to 3:30PM. The tickets are $15.00 which includes sandwiches and tea/coffee. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, a fashion show by Ella's, Brennan's and Hunni's, plants for sale and master gardeners in attendance. Please phone 604-514-9902 for tickets or visit our website at www.langleyarthritis.com for more event information.

July 24, 2005
Clayburn Heritage Day.  A celebration of Clayburn's past and present with open houses, artisans, guided walking tours, children's games, historical displays, music and concession.  Held in Clayburn Village, Abbotsford; http://www.clayburn.heritagebc.org, 604-854-3960.

July 24, 2005
Concerts By the Sea ? North Shore Celtic Ensemble, 7pm  Ambleside Pier, West Vancouver;

July 24, 2005
Behind the Scenes - Sunday July 24, 2005 11-5pm Join our Curator, Bev Kennedy, and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of this ol' place. Explore areas of these heritage buildings that are not normally open to the public through the eyes of a Curator. KILBY Museum & Campground, 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, (604) 796-9576.

July 24, 2005
Early Music Fest 2005. Vocal and instrumental music from the early Middle Ages.  University Chapel, 604-732-1610, http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca

July 24, 2005
The 6th Annual Royal City Show and Shine is almost here!! Each year the City hosts one of the most spectacular and entertaining car shows in the country. Last year we had an attendance of over 85,000 people! This year we are working hard to give you a great car show as well. With entertainment throughout the City in celebration of the event, you will not be left with a minute without finding something fun to do. The Show itself is  on Sunday, with other festivities taking place throughout the weekend; http://www.newwestcarshow.com

July 25 to August 1, 2005
GATECON 2005, Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre; http://www.gatecon.com

July 26, 2005
Summer in the Park with the Purple Pirate. Join us for a BBQ lunch followed by 45 minutes of fabulous FREE outdoor entertainment!  Riley Park, Vancouver; http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/cc/riley

July 27, 30 August 3, 6, 2005
HSBC Celebration of Light.  The 2005 international musical fireworks competition will bring an exciting variety of music and styles to the event.  English Bay, http://www.celebration-of-light.com

July 28, 2005
Walk with a Naturalist: Look for migrating shorebirds, darting dragonflies and chattering Marsh Wrens, and discover the hidden world of aquatic invertebrates. Iona Beach Regional Park. Ages 6+  $5/adult; $3/senior or child; $14/family Registration required.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 28 - 31, 2005
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://www.squamishdays.org

July 28 to August 1, 2005
ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR, Contact: Harvey Carroll - ( 604) 852-6674, http://www.agrifair.ca

July 29, 2005
CAMEO Music Festival/Retrofest 2005. 3 day music festival with Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Starship, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter and Iron Butterfly.  Island 22 Regional Park, 604-820-3039, http://www.retrofest.net/

July 29, 2005
World Championship Chair Carve.  Unique carving contest using chainsaws. Judging and auctioning of chairs take place at 5:30 all proceeds go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters; 3:00-6:30, Squamish Station.

July 29 to August 1, 2005
Fort Festival of Performing Arts.  21st annual Fort Festival of the Performing Arts in combination with the Brigade Days. This celebration has proven to be a great combination of music and history for our families and visitors.  Held at Fort Langley National Historic Site; 604-513-4777

July 29 to August 1, 2005
FORT FESTIVAL, Fort Langley.  21st annual with a variety of music and venues throughout the Village. Phone 604-888-1759.

July 29 to August 7, 2005
Harmony Arts Festival.  The 15th Annual Harmony Arts Festival held in West Vancouver is better than ever.  Last year, the festival attracted close to 60, 000 people.  The festival is filled with rich programming and West Vancouver's water front parks will light up with the many performances and visual arts.  Everyone is invited free of charge.  Come help celebrate the community!  Held at Ambleside Landing in West Vancouver; 604-925-7268, http://www.harmonyarts.net

July 29, August 19, 2005
The Bats of Burrvilla: Follow the flight of this fascinating mammal by the light of the moon. Listen for their hunting sonar using a bat detector as they dash and dart in search of mosquitoes and other night-flying insects. Learn about the mysteries of their nocturnal life as you experience their nighttime world.  Deas Island Regional Park, Ages 6+ $7.50/adult, $4/child, $20/family.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 30 - 31, 2005
Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival.  Bocephus King and Craig Jacks and the Mighty Jackalopes headline this annual event which includes vendors, arts and crafts, kid's activites and overnight camping. All-ages event.  Lighthouse Marine Park, 604-682-3269, ext. 3018, http://www.bandcouver.com

July 30 - 31, 2005
The 29th Annual Powell Street Festival.  Colourful costumes and displays, eclectic entertainment, demonstrations of skill and strength, savoury food - sushi... tempura... salmon teriyaki - and friendly people. These are the main ingredients of the Powell Street Festival, the annual mid-summer celebration of Asian Canadian arts, history and culture in Vancouver, Canada. The Festival features dance, music, theatre, exhibits, sumo matches, martial arts, crafts and delectable foods. At past Festivals, we have been privileged to have had many special guests artists and individuals from outside of the Lower Mainland, including Yuri Kochiyama, Nobuo Kubota, Frank Chickens, Northwest Asian American Theatre, San Jose Taiko, The Oyoyo Sisters, Dawn Obokata, Bart Uchida, Chiyoko Slavnik, Roy Miya and Amy Hill. As for local artists, there have been so many! The list includes many of the individuals and groups that you can find at this year's Festival. So please come to the Festival and discover the Lower Mainland's Japanese Canadian arts and culture; 604-739-9388, http://www.powellstfestival.shinnova.com

July 30 to August 1, 2005
BC Day Weekend.  This festival highlights BC's cultural diversity. Various multicultural groups are on-site over the weekend to display their handicrafts and costumes, to demonstrate their crafts, and to perform their songs and dances. The Ice Cream Parlour offers a menu of multicultural treats. Come celebrate our diversity!  Held at the Burnaby Village Museum; 604-203-6500, http://burnabyparksrec.org

July 30 to August 1, 2005
BRIGADE DAYS.  Fort Langley National Historic Site welcomes guests to see and feel what life was like in the Fort during the Fur Brigade. Reenactments include: historic weaponry demonstrations, fur trading and gold prospecting stories and antics, crafts, games, workshops, music, entertainment and lots more. For more information contact the National Historic Site 604-513-4777

July 30 to August 1, 2005
Tsawwassen Sun Festival.  On the August long weekend, Tsawwassen will host the annual Sun Festival. Coordinated by the Tsawwassen BIA, 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; 604-943-0502.

July 30 to August 2, 2005
Classical Music in the Mountains.  Spectacular classical music will resonate in the Village streets. Relax and enjoy this rare opportunity to witness performances by top classical musicians outdoors in Whistler Village. This weekend also celebrates "BC Day" for local British Columbians.  Whistler, http://www.mywhistler.com

July 30, 2005
Be Aware - Bears!  Bears are cause to be wary, but not fearful. Our society has a range of perceptions about bears: cute and cuddly cartoon bears, destructive garbage bears, passive berry-eating bears or aggressive attack bears. Find out about bear lifestyles, characteristics and habits. Distinguish fact from fiction during this program designed to help you avoid  bear problems and enjoy walking in the woods.  Minnekhada Regional Park, Ages 6+ $7.50/person; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 30, 2005
Nuts About Squirrels.  Bring your preschooler on a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed adventure. Search the forest for squirrel homes, listen for squirrel calls and find squirrel food. Share the fun with your child as you play squirrelly games and do nutty activities.  Tynehead Regional Park, Ages 3 ? 5 accompanied by an adult. $12 per adult/child pair. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 30, 2005
Teddy Bear Picnic at Spirit of the Sea Festival, 12 noon - 2 pm, White Rock Beach. Children's entertainment, Teddy Bear Parade and more!  Janna Nicholson, 604-541-2252.

July 30, 31, 2005
Spirit of the Sea Festival, White Rock; http://www.festivalwhiterock.com/, 604-536-6844;

July 31, 2005
International Bog Day.  Contact the Burns Bog Conservation Society for more information. (604) 572-0373, http://www.burnsbog.org/

July 31, 2005
July 31 at 7:30 pm - QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE - MARK KNOPFLER. House of Blues Concerts Canada present Dire Straits front man, Mark Knopfler live in concert. Tickets 604-280-3311.

July 31, 2005
The Port Coquitlam Firefighters Local 1941 are holding their  second annual Show and Shine. The show is located at #1 Firehall 1725 Broadway street Port Coquitlam. Entry and viewing fee by donation. All proceeds to the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund; 604-710-3473, www.burnfund.org (http://www.burnfund.org)

July and August, 2005
DAYCAMPS - TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURES I & II July-August, 2005 9am-3pm Visit heritage sites for archaeological clues, artifacts, and old photos to solve a mystery. Weekly. 604 231-6460

July and August, 2005
Music on the Wharf.  Monday evenings, July and August.  A free summer music series celebrating historic Port Haney with bi-weekly concerts on the Port Haney Wharf. July 11, 7:30pm Double Overtime with Tom Walker & Jim Thomson, July 25, 7:30pm Steve Hanson Combo with James Badger and Pat Darcus, August 8, 7:30pm Tusket with Ivan Boudreau, Greg Stewart & Simon Jarrett, August 22, 7:00pm Alouette River Band with bluegrass favourites; Call 604-463-5311.

July and August, 2005
SCIENCE AND NATURE CAMP July-August, 2005 Weekly day camps for children ages 6-12 explore wetland, forest and marine environments. 604 718-6188

July and August, 2005
Waterfront Concert?Series acoustic performances. Saturdays & Sundays 3-5pm July & August. White Rock Museum Boardwalk *weather conditions permitting; (604)?541-2252.

August 1 - 14, 2005
FESTIVAL VANCOUVER 2005.  14 days, 10 venues from the Chan Centre at UBC to the newly-refurbished Christ Church Cathedral international and Canadian classical, world and jazz musicians offering over 50 concerts to thousands of music lovers from all over the world. Sound irresistible? Explore the extraordinary in one of the worlds most beautiful cities at the 5th annual Festival Vancouver; 604-688-8441, http://www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca

August 1 - 14, 2005
Festival Vancouver. International and Canadian classical, world and jazz musicians in over 50 concerts. http://www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca

August 1, 2005
Made in BC.  Granville Island Business and Community Association (GIBCA) and CMHC Granville Island are proud to present the first annual Made in BC event. Come celebrate BC Day on Granville Island and enjoy many free activities including A Taste of BC Producers' Public Market Showcase, Artists' & Artisans' Island Studios Walk. Granville Island restaurants will feature Fresh Sheets with BC Food Products and much more; 604-666-5784, http://www.granvilleisland.com

August 2 - 7, 2005
RAIN.  Billed as the closest thing to a Beatles reunion fans will ever see -- a multi-media, multi-dimensional production show.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604-280-4444.

August 6, 2005
Mark your calendars on Saturday August 6th 2005 for the Heineken Yaletown  Summer Celebration and Car Show. It?s fabulous?it?s free?and it?s all part of Vancouver Best Free Day of the summer!  From 11am to 5pm this power pack day starts with over 50,000 people enjoying this high-energy festival that takes place in the five blocks of the old heritage area along Mainland and Hamilton, spilling into the streets and onto the loading docks. There?s a main stage with live musical entertainment all day. Plus a dog show, an aerial bike show, a kid?s area with petting zoo.  For 2005, there?ll be a happening beer garden presented by Elixir & Opus Bar, and sponsored by Heineken. In the evening the action moves to English Bay for the Celebration of Lights fireworks. Don?t miss Vancouver?s best free day! http://www.yaletowninfo.com

August 6 - 7, 2005
The 6th Vancouver Chinatown Festival.  The largest annual block party in the historic Chinatown featuring a youth talent contest, heritage and food tasting walking tour, multicultural stage performances, Chinese folk art demos, side walk sales, kids? bike rodeo, BMX bike stunts, inflatable games, children?s activities, community info booths, lucky draws and much more!  Come to Vancouver Chinatown with your families and friends for the perfect weekend treat on August 6 & 7, 2005 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For more information, please contact the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society at 604-632-3808.  Website: www.vancouver-chinatown.com (http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/).

August 14, 2005
Ladner Village Classic Car show & Quilt Walk: pancake breakfast, raffle prizes, live music, trophies, On going quilting demonstrations.  Store windows lined with quilts, streets lined with classic cars, tractors, etc.  Free to the public. Admission for the participants with vehicles and to register quilts. Ladner Village on 48th Ave. & Delta Streets, www.ladnerbusiness.com (http://www.ladnerbusiness.com) , 604-940-9755

Ongoing until July 10, 2005
Surrey Art Gallery presents Reasonable & Senseless: A Technical Disaster. he notion of contemporary, critical electronic arts and a reckoning with the technical disaster has been fuelling a discussion amongst a handful of Canadian artists on both eastern and western seaboards. In this context we have been remotely discussing the role of the artist as watchdog, soothsayer, prophet or recalcitrant gravedigger; 604-501-5566, http://www.arts.surrey.ca

Ongoing until July 10, 2005
Arts Club Theatre presents MISS SAIGON.  War, Love, Sacrifice and Hope This hugely popular show is the second musical by Boubil and Schnberg - the same team that created Les Misrables. An American soldier named Chris has a brief and passionate affair with an innocent Vietnamese girl named Kim, only to be tragically separated in the turmoil of the U.S. exodus. What follows is Kim's harrowing and desperate odyssey to leave her war-torn homeland and reunite with the man she loves - and the father of her son. In a society torn apart by the aftermath of war, Kim's journey is a staggering example of the ultimate sacrifice a mother will make for her child.  Stanley Theatre, 2780 Granville Street, Vancouver, 604-687-1644, www.artsclub.com

Ongoing to July 24, 2005
Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Soccer at Swangard Stadium.  Call 604-669-9283 or http://www.whitecapsfc.com/index.html for game schedule.

Ongoing until August 30, 2005
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 to September, 2005
1st and 3rd Saturdays from June ? September (weather permitting), 8 am ? noon, Boundary Bay Regional Park. If you have something to sell or something to buy, come out to this multi-household garage sale ? all in one location. Book a stall for $10. Proceeds go to the Cammidge House Committee Events Fund to enhance Cammidge House and support community events and park activities. Look for park entrance signs off Boundary Bay Road.  Information: 604-250-8671. Everyone welcome. Free, registration not required;

Ongoing until September 3, 2005
Mission City Farmers' Market. Assortment of baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles and preserves, crafts, garden art, plants and nursery stock; Every Saturday, 604-864-1261.

Ongoing until September 5, 2005
Wang Du.  The Vancouver Art Gallery will be the first venue outside Europe to present this exhibition of sculptural works by Wang Du, a Chinese-born (b. 1956) artist living and working in Paris since 1990. Wang Du is recognized as a master of manipulating and deconstructing images related to the mass media. In each work he painstakingly reproduces the original two-dimensional image in three-dimensional form, often utilizing the extreme foreshortening and cropping that are a part of media representation.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 5, 2005
Franz West: As a leading European artist, Franz West has made an important contribution to sculpture at the turn of the century. West's work emerges out of the history of Viennese Actionism with its emphasis on the human body, the grotesque and subversive humour. Franz West features over 30 works from the past three decades and focuses on West's Passtück (or Adaptive) sculptures; Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 5, 2005
Burnaby Lake Nature House.  Mmmm - which trail should I explore? What plant is that? Get your questions answered by friendly park naturalists and volunteers at the Burnaby Lake Nature House. Pick up a park map, report bird sightings or learn about the park?s flora and fauna through fun and interactive displays. Stroll through the butterfly garden and discover which plants attract these colourful insects. Find out about upcoming nature programs and the Burnaby Lake Park Association.  The Nature House is located at the end of Piper Avenue off Winston Street; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 5, 2005
Campbell Valley Visitor Centre, Langley.  Drop by the Campbell Valley Visitor Centre and meet the volunteer hosts. These dedicated local naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts will provide you with information on park features and trails. Check out displays by various park groups, play at the kids? corner or report wildlife sightings. The Visitor Centre hosts are always looking for new members who can share insights on Campbell Valley. Call 604-530-4983; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 11, 2005
Men's Whitecap Soccer at Swanguard Stadium, Burnaby; http://www.whitecapssoccer.com

Ongoing to September 14, 2005
Davies Heritage Orchard Cottages.  The Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association and the GVRD invite you to step back in time to discover island life as it was in the heyday of the Union Steamship Company. From the Bowen Island ferry dock, walk to the Davies Heritage Orchard cottages to learn about summer bellflower apples, picnics in the park and historic moonlight cruises.  For Davies Heritage Orchard information, or to arrange a viewing of the Museum Cottage (Wed. - Sun., June 22 to Aug 28) call 604-947-9146; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 12, 2005
Vancouver Canadians Baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver; 604-872-5232 or http://www.canadiansbaseball.com

Ongoing to September 18, 2005
Sunday Hosts at Pacific Spirit Park Centre.  A warm smile and a wealth of park knowledge are the trademarks of the volunteer Sunday hosts. Group members are waiting to answer your questions and provide trail maps at the Park Centre, located at 4915 West 16th Avenue. If you are interested in becoming a Sunday host, please call 604-730-2611 or e-mail pspsociety@telus.net;

Ongoing to September 25, 2005
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.  Bard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver.  The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions.   For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit www.bardonthebeach.org (http://www.bardonthebeach.org)

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
West End Farmer's Market & Gourmet Food.  West End/Nelson Park Farmers & Gourmet Food Market. Come meet the farmers and your neighbours at the 6th annual West End Farmers and Gourmet Food Market. Featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables in season from family farms, quality local crafts, delicious edibles, community information, live music, master gardeners and more.  Every Saturday until Thanksgiving in Nelson Park - Comox St. between Bute & Thurlow., http://eatlocal.org/WestEnd.html

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
UBC Music presents Wednesday Noon Hours, An hour of music presented by various artists. Program changes weekly.  12 pm, UBC Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Road, UBC, Vancouver;

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
Heritage West End of Vancouver Walking Tour. Explore and discover local people, architecture and history. Tours meet daily at the Wall Centre Hotel Fountain, 2pm.  Rain/shine Thursdays -Tuesday.  No tour Wednesday. $5 per person, $10 per family.  Tour is approximately 2 hours.  Simply show up-look for the man in the bowler hat.  For more information email jcgray@sfu.ca or visit http://www.sfu.ca/~jcgray 

Ongoing until October 8, 2005
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market.  Held Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, May 7th to October 8th, in Historic Downtown Abbotsford, this market is a showcase for BC growers, artisans and entertainers in a street fair setting.  Being designed not only as a shopping place but also as a social community venue, the market will feature cooking demonstrations, musicians, and performance artists.  For further information check the website at: www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com (http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com)

Ongoing until October 10, 2005, 2005
Enchanted World of Sand. Displays of 20 scenes from magical myths, legends and fairytales, carved from sand by Canadian master sculptors.  $5/adult, $2/child aged 6-13, Harrison Hot Springs.

Ongoing until October, 2005
B.C. Lions CFL Football, BC Place Stadium, http://www.bclions.com/.

Ongoing
MOMS WANTED! Ever feel under-appreciated? Does someone you know think they have a better idea of how to raise your own children? How would you like to put them to the test? Put that know-it-all family member or special friend in your shoes while you enjoy a weekend getaway! Paperny Films is looking for moms (or dads) with multiple children to star in "Crash Test Mommy", an insightful and entertaining television series for Life Network on the realities of parenting. If you know a mum (or dad) who really deserves a break and who has something to prove, call 604 228 1960 or e-mail us at mum@papernyfilms.com for more information.

Ongoing
You Say You Want A Revolution.  Groove on Vancouver as the hippie capital of Canada. Visit the hippies? communal house, try on some macrame finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s. Look for your mom or dad, or yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In and the Retinal Circus nightclub. Follow the action as Vancouverites ?both hippie and straight ?fought the freeway and saved their neighbourhoods.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Imprentice. The Imprentice isn't about Money, Money, Money, Money its about Funny, Funny, Funny, Funny when an all-powerful host, with impossibly bad hair, runs a competition where a group of improvisers must employ all their formal training, their street-smarts, their improv-chutzpah in this ultimate boardroom battle. Who will hear those dreaded words You`re fired! and which one will be hired to be the Improv Apprentice. It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,  http://www.vtsl.com

 

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