Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for July 2006

 

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June 30, 2006
B.C. Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at (604) 280-4400, www.ticketmaster.ca, or at the door. For more information visit www.bclions.com or call (604) 589-ROAR.

June 30, 2006
LANGLEY CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS - DAY 1.  Rides, vendors, concessions, displays, activities, entertainment and musical performances highlight this 10th Annual event at the McLeod Athletic Park, across from the Langley Regional Airport. Call 604-522-6232 (604-5-CANADA) for more information or visit their website: www.langleycanadaday.ca.

June 30, 2006
CRITICAL MASS in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)

July 1, 2006
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; 604-224-5739, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

July 1, 2006
Canada Day at Canada Place.  Canada Place Corporation proudly presents the biggest Canada Day celebration out west on Saturday, July 1, 2006 from 10am to 7pm. Admission is FREE! Kicking off the festivities is the Hbc Run for Cancer. 604-775-8025

July 1, 2006
Canada Day at Fort Langley.  Join in on the celebrations happening Fort Langley! Celebrate Canada's Birthday with music, family games, stories and a giant birthday cake. Discover why Fort Langley is such an important part of Canada's story. All day festivities! Free admission and parking! 604-513-4777.

July 1, 2006
Canada Day Celebration.  Celebrate Canada’s birthday with children’s activities, games, entertainment, information booths and, of course, birthday cake for everyone at Richmond Park (behind Eastburn Centre)! Bring a picnic or sample some tasty treats. Free admission. Saturday, 11:00am-2:30pm, July 1. If the weather’s wet, the party moves indoors to Eastburn Centre. Phone 604-525-5361 or 604-525-1671 for more information. Co-sponsored by Eastburn/Edmonds centres and local community agencies.

July 1, 2006
Canada Day at Coal Harbour.  Join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coal Harbour Community Centre to celebrate what makes Canada great! Multicultural entertainment, food, art, activities and more! Lots of fun for kids, seniors and everyone in between. At beautiful Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton St., Vancouver. For more information, call 604-718-8222 or visit our website www.coalharbourcc.ca.

July 1, 2006
Steveston Salmon Festival.  Be a part of Canada's Biggest Little Birthday Party! 61st Annual 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; www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

July 1, 2006
The Trek Red Truck Beer Racing Team is pleased to announce the second annual Yaletown Grand Prix bicycle race on Saturday, July 1st 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, 2006
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN ALDERGROVE. All day event for the whole family! Start with a pancake breakfast from 8:00am to 11:00am, then take in the flag raising at 11:30am. Free birthday cake and ice cream at 3:00pm! Fun and entertainment goes on all day - magician, clown, bands, mini golf, face painting and much more! See you at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Heritage Park (32 Avenue between 271 Street and 272 Street).

July 1, 2006
Deadmans Island: Canada Day Rockfest 2006.  For the first time we are opening the gates of Deadmans Island's which will be transformed into the ultimate summer rock festival. Seven of Vancouver's hottest Indie bands will be performing LIVE against the backdrop of downtown Vancouver and the beautiful Coal Harbour all afternoon long blended with live DJ's spinning hot grooves throughout the day.  Check out details and news of bands and ticket sales at the official website www.deadmansisland.com. Limited tickets available.

July 1, 2006
Dominion Day Celebrations, 11:00am  5:00pm. Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way! The site will be decorated with patriotic bunting as we test your knowledge of Canadian trivia. Create your own noise-maker in the Orchard Shed. There will be lots of fun and prizes for all ages. At 2 pm we will have an ice cream making demonstration, where visitors can help measure and mix ingredients, then crank the old-fashioned ice cream freezer. Help us celebrate Canada Day and remember why we are proud to be Canadian. Pre-order your whole, fresh home-style apple pie for only $9.00. The Harrison River Restaurant will be featuring a hearty beef dip sandwich served with farm fresh salad.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

July 1, 2006
North Vancouver Canada Day 2006.  Come celebrate Canada Day at this fun-filled family event featuring music, live entertainment, dance performances, and games! Free kids activities include miniature golf, a climbing wall, face painting, storytelling and art & crafts. Waterfront Park (one block west of Lonsdale Quay).  http://www.northvancanadaday.com/

July 1, 2006
Canada Day Fun Fly. Come come celebrate Canada's 137th Birthday; Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/ info@bcka.bc.ca

July 1, 2006
Vancouver's King Of Table Hockey.  On July 1st (Canada Day), Deighton's Well @ 127-131 Water Street in Historic Gastown will host the 2006 Vancouver's King Of Table Hockey Tournament. Register Today at www.KingOfTableHockey.com

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2006
Chinatown Arts & Cultural Festival.  Art and culture enrich the heart of historic Chinatown! The Chinatown Arts & Cultural Committee presents four colorful and diverse cultural showcases on Saturdays in July (July 1, 8, 15, 22) 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. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Park Courtyard, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 1 - 8, 2006
Mainstage 2006. Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival in Maple Ridgeruns for nine days with performances every night that represents the best in community theatre from across the province. http://www.theatrebc.org/

July 1 - 9, 2006
Canada Cup.  The Canada Cup gets underway Saturday, July 1 and winds up Sunday, July 9 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!  Held at Softball City 2201 -148th Street , South Surrey. (604) 536-9287, http://www.softball.bc.ca/softcity.html .

July 1 - 31, 2006
Burnaby Summer Theatre. This free program brings live theatre to children of all ages and takes place at various parks and recreation centres in Burnaby in July and August. For information, call the Burnaby Arts Council at 604-298-7322 or visit www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

July 1 - 31, 2006
Lavender Daze.During the whole month of July come and visit the Lavender fields and enjoy our specialty products in the Woodshed Store. Greenhill Acres Farm in Ryder Lake, Chilliwack area. 604-858-9917, http://www.greenhillacres.com

July 1 to August 20, 2006
Tigers and Dragons - China and India for Kids. Tigers and Dragons – China and India For Kids. Join us on Granville Island this summer to explore a new exhibit for kids! Lots to see, do, and touch - while learning about China and India: Shop in our pretend Chinese Market. Play in our Discover India Area. Explore the globe in our Where in the World Are You from section. Have fun in our Dress Up Area. Practice new words in our Language Learning Area. Cozy up in our Book Nook....and more! Tigers and Dragons is brought to you by Kids Around the World Children’s Museum Society - an organization working to build a children’s museum in Vancouver to celebrate the ‘world in our city’.  Granville Island in the BBQ pit near the water park; http://www.kidsaroundtheworld.ca  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 1 to August 27, 2006
The Burnaby Art Gallery Presents ORGANIC RELATIONSHIPS.  This community based exhibition investigates the relationship that 10 artists have with one another and the interplay between their approaches to expressing ideas and methods they explore. Each member of the group has a unique artistic background; developed distinctive painting techniques; assorted subject matter interests and has been influenced by various theories. 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, 604.205.7306

July 1 to September 1, 2006
Evening Campfires. Shhh! listen! Can you hear the distant voices of the past? At Evening Campfires, stories of Fort Langley's colorful past come alive. Discover Fort Langley in a fun, interactive and entertaining way as costumed  interpreters animate stories of Fort Langley's rich past while you relax by a roaring Voyageur campfire.  Sing songs and have fun participating in activities. The campfire runs from 7pm-7:45 pm and is included in your same day admission, seasonal pass, or for a nominal fee. Bring your own mug for a free Voyageur beverage. Fort Langley National Historic site of Canada,23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley; 604-513-4777,www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley;

July 1 to September 10, 2006
Chinatown Walking Tours.  Join noted historian John Atkin for a fascinating walk through historic Chinatown. Sundays at 7pm from June 4th - September 10th, 2006.  Register at least two days in advance, at 604-662-3207 ext 205. Tickets are $10.

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. Take a drive in the beautiful countryside, experience something new and connect with our friendly people and their agricultural roots on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. The Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour has something that will appeal to everyone...young and old. Maybe you will enjoy sampling some of the best ice cream you will ever taste, or how about learning the inner secrets of growing award winning perrenials. For the more action oriented you can pick the best halloween jack-o-lantern out of a real pumpkin patch and best of all you can end your tour with some fine cold climate wines and dinner made from products grown on local farms. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Agassiz – Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour. This is where it all began! Agassiz – Harrison Mills started the Mighty Fraser Country Circle Farm Tour in 2003. This tour is packed with history, fabulous gourmet food products, and lots of interesting venues for the kids to explore. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour. From an award winning storybook farm to pro rodeo, there a lot of “buzz” about this tour! Learn all about bees, shop for many different honey products, fill up on artisan bread and fresh cheese, pick your own apples, visit a potter’s studio, and see spectacular show gardens! In late summer, early fall, the corn is a-maze-ing! http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Langley Circle Farm Tour. Come visit some of what Langley’s farm community has to offer you … Take an interactive tour on a dairy farm; sample award-winning wines; eat at a bistro; taste home-grown exotic herbs and tomatoes; see rare alcapas; choose from the largest selection of plant specimens and rare trees in the area; visit the largest equestrian centre on the West Coast; sample luscious berries; buy your free-range turkey for that special occasion. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Circle Farm Tour. This is an adventure packed tour that includes sky diving, horseback riding and canoeing. You can also learn all about bees and how they make honey, wind your way through a corn maze, and of course, find some wonderful fresh eats!  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 to September 30, 2006
Mission Circle Farm Tour.  Celebrate the legacy of our fore fathers on the Mission tour as you explore a 100 year old working heritage farm, nose around Canada’s largest dahlia nursery founded in 1920, and catch a Rainbow at the oldest and largest trout farm in BC. Pick up some of grandma’s favourite elixir, Apple Cider Vinegar, and sample succulent Heirloom apples. Enjoy the drive through a majestic forest of West Coast Cedar to find exotic cattle, llamas, and alpacas. Get free landscaping ideas from a tree and shrub expert, and shop for fresh produce, preserves, baked goodies, crafts and local art at the farmers’ market. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

July 1 - October 31, 2006
Harvest Extravaganza and Garden Tours.  Tour the Award Winning Dried Flowers Farm gardens and see row after row of specialty flowers in bloom through summer till fall.  Come to get garden inspired!  Held in Yarrow at 4655 Community Street; 604.823.6274, www.driedflowersbyjudy.com

July 2, 2006
ANTIQUE DAY IN THE VILLAGE.  Knowledgeable appraisers, auction, sales and vintage displays. Fort Langley.  For more information phone 604-888-8835

July 2, 3, 21, 2006
Beaver Evening Paddle at Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 3 to August 31, 2006
Kids Video Camp.  A hands-on acting & production summer camp where kids can experience the fun making short films & videos as taught by experienced industry veterans!  They also learn how to apply that experience to their home camcorders and computers. Introduces youngsters ages 8 - 18 to the experiences and accomplishments uniquely associated with the film and television industries. www.kidsvideocamp.com

July 4 - 8, 2006
International Choral Kathaumixw Festival.  The International Choral Kathaumixw Festival has become known worldwide for its friendly musical atmosphere and setting.  This festival features international concerts, choral and vocal solo competitions, common song singing, conductors seminars, concert tour program, and social events.  Held in Powell River, www.kathaumixw.org

July 5 - 9, 2006
WESTERN FAMILY FESTIVAL - FEATURING THE $20,000 GRAND PRIX.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a real country fair. The event will be a great day for the whole family. Activities include an interactive petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and the famous Cook's Racing Pigs to name a few! Meet us under the Marque tenting above the Grand Prix field for 16,000 square feet of vendor and product showcase. Admission: $5.00 with net proceeds to be donated the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association - Riding for Disabled Children. For additional informatoin or to book exhibitor space contact Jody (604-534-3949 or jody@thunderbirdshowpark.com). Thunderbird Show Park is located at 24550 72 Avenue, Langley. Visit their website at www.thunderbirdshowpark.com for more information on this and other upcoming events.

July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 2006
Puppets in the Park. 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm.  A great source of entertainment for the whole family! Put on by the Maple Ridge librarians by the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy the show! For info call 604-467-7417

July 7 - 8, 2006
Dancing on the Edge Festival Presents Andre Gingras.  Netherlands-based Canadian choreographer André Gingras makes his Vancouver debut with CYP17, a stunning tour de force of dance theatre and video imagery that launched his international career and has helped make him one of the most exciting and popular young choreographers in Europe. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 604.689.0926, www.thedancecentre.ca

July 7 - 8, 2006
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, www.abbotsforddowntownbia.bc.ca/events.htm

July 7 - 9, 2006
Howe Sound Outrigger Race.  This major event has become the largest paddling event of it’s kind in Canada and has gained international recognition as one of the top ten races of its kind in the world. The event includes sprint races for paddlers new to sport and a 15km and 30 km course for the hard-core paddlers. This year more than 35 of the awesome 45-foot ‘long boats’ (OC-6) and about 60 solo and tandem outriggers (OC-1/OC-2) are expected to grace Gibsons Harbour and the waters of Howe Sound for ‘big-water’ racing. The Town of Gibsons becomes the heartbeat of the outrigger world for the weekend. www.clippercanoes.com (http://www.clippercanoes.com)

July 7 to August 18, 2006
8th Annual Evenings in Edgemont.  8th Annual Evenings in Edgemont Village free Friday night community concert series (Highlands at Edgemont Bvld.). Presented by the District of North Vancouver, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and the Edgemont Village Business & Professional Association. July 7 SwingSoul Orchestra (Golden Age of Swing) July 14 VOC Soul Gospel Choir(Motown) July 21 Tiller’s Folly (Celtic) July 28 Jake & Elwood's Blues Brothers Revue (R&B) Aug 4 The Sweetpea Swing Band (Jazz tunes with a twist) Aug 11 Big Dawg Band featuring Mike Henry & Miss Nadine (R&B) Aug 18 La Candela (Cuban Dance music); 604-990-3841, parkevents@northvanrec.com

July 7 to September 1, 2006
Music in the Garden: Enchanted Evenings. In its 13th season, the Enchanted Evenings series expands to showcase new talent along with your favourite performers from July 7 to September 1. The 2006 repertoire includes classical, Asian, world, Indian, and fusion music. All shows start at 7:30pm and end approx. 8:30pm on Friday nights. Held at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.  604-662-3207, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 8, 2006
BC Cancer Foundation's The Underwear Affair.  Join the BC Cancer Foundation's The Underwear Affair - a 10K Run/5K Walk to uncover the cures for cancers below the waist. This is your chance to get out there and get active to fight prostate, colon and ovarian cancer, among others.  BC Place Stadium; www.uncoverthecure.org or (604) 734-CURE

July 8, 2006
Children of all ages are invited to share in the dazzling magic of Juan the Magician at all branches of Richmond Public Library on Sat. July 8th. These free 30-minute magic shows will take place at the Brighouse (Main) Branch at 10:30 a.m.; the Steveston Branch at 12:00 noon; the Ironwood Branch at 2:00 p.m.; and the Cambie Branch at 3:30 p.m. Children nine years of age and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. These magic shows kick off the popular annual Summer Reading Club. For information about summer library activities for children, please visit your local library branch, or call 604-231-6412 or go online at www.yourlibrary.ca/whatson.cfm.

July 8, 2006
Concerts on the Dock, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Richmond; 604-718-8050

July 8, 2006
Fish for the Future at London's Landing, Richmond; 604-710-2118, http://www.fishingwithrod.com/fftf/

July 8, 2006
Flea Market. Clean out your garage, home or attic and come on down! Sell household items such as dishes, figurines, books, clothes, toys, jewellery, lamps, small furniture and odds and ends. Oneperson’s junk is another’s treasure! Table registration begins Friday, 9:00am, June 2. $10.70 per table, call 604-299-1446 for details. Admission is free for buyers. Flea market: Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, July 8. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue.

July 8, 2006
Marpole Summerfest.  The Marpole Summerfest Community Festival celebrates its 6th Annual event on Saturday July 8th. Merchant sidewalk sales, food fair, Kids Fun Zone, music, street entertainment, arts and crafts, and the first annual Marpole Show 'n Shine. Join us in fun, friendly, neighbourhood Marpole! 604-418-8232

July 8, 2006
Seashore Sleuths.  Join a fun, seaside adventure on the vast low-tide mud flats of Boundary Bay. Search for bubble snails, starfish, sculpins and tiny shore crabs. Explore the wonders of shore life as you walk the beach at low tide. Boundary Bay Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 8, 2006
The Canada Cup of Beer.   The Canada Cup of Beer will feature over 20 Canadian beer producers and beer importers. A great opportunity to taste local Microbrews, Specialty Imports and Domestic brands all in one location. Fans will also get a chance to vote for their favourite products, favourite booth and favourite t-shirts. Event Details: Date: July 8th, 2006 Time: 12:00-7:00 pm Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium Tickets: $20 (includes 5 tasting tokens) Website: www.canadacupofbeer.com Other: The event will also feature educational seminars, local performers and a variety of food venders.

July 8 - 9, 2006
2nd Annual NORTH SHORE ANTIQUES FAIR.  Over 250 tables and booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! Decorative art pottery & glass, memorabilia, antique & estate jewelry, formal & country furniture, antiquarian books, sterling & silverplate, mid-century Modernist decor, old toys & dolls, heirloom collectibles, shabby chic accessories, folk art & primitives, vintage kitchenalia, postcards, textiles & linens, and much, much more...Early Bird Admission - Saturday Only 8am-10am - $10 at Door / General Admission - Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm - $5 at Door / Children Under 13 Free with Adult Admission / Free Parking.  West Vancouver Arena, 604-980-3159 or www.21cpromotions.com

July 8 - 9, 2006
Fair in the Square.  Don't miss the 6th annual Fair in the Square taking place July 8 and 9 at Heritage Square in Maillardville, Coquitlam. This fun family event runs from 11 am to 4:30 pm each day and showcases art, culture and heritage with live music and entertainment, an artisan market, historical displays and artist 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 Maillardville's rich past. Admission is free! For more details call Place des Arts at 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca.

July 8 - 16, 2006
The Harrison Festival brings the culture of the globe to HarrisonHot Springs presenting some of the world's best music and art in an event the whole family can enjoy. Some of the world's best roots and folk musicians perform on the indoor and outdoor stages. This year's performers include: Bluerunners (Louisiana); Afrodizz; Roy Forbes, Carlos del Junco,Gillian Frame & Back of the Moon (Scotland); Mighty Popo and Urunana rw'abadatana (Rwanda), Grupo Fantasma (Austin,Texas);and many more. On weekends a large juried art/craft market flows along the lake front featuring some of the finest artisans in BC. Hand crafted pottery, jewellery, glass paintings woodwork and much more will be on show in this in this colorful market. The visual art exhibit features the work of author, photojournalist, human and environmental rights activist Robert Semenuik. The exhibit will feature photos of the San people of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, which are part of Semeniuk's on going project to give faces and personalities to the overwhelming numbers that are dying in the world health crisis. The always popular Children's Day is Wednesday, July 12. Music, clowns, crafts stations, a climbing wall, Vancouver Aquarium Bus and many more activities are fun for the whole family. All these events are set against the spectacular natural backdrop of Harrison Lake and the surrounding mountains. Visit our website for more details. http://www.harrisonfestival.com

July 9, 2006
Honeybee Show at the Richmond Nature Park;604-718-6188

July 9, 2006
Waterfront Discovery Walk.  North Vancouver Save Our Shores Society invites everyone to participate in the 7th Annual Discovery Waterfront Walk. On the day of the walk, participants sign-in at Cates Park any time after 9:30 AM (to correspond with the low tide) and are provided a route map. The 4km beach, trail & street walk starts at Cates Park & ends at Panorama Park in Deep Cove. A free shuttle bus will transport you back to your vehicle at Cates Park. The last shuttle will depart Panorama Park at 2 PM. We recommend good walking shoes & a hat. The objective of the Waterfront Discovery Walk is to promote the need for responsible stewardship of our shoreline. As a non-profit group comprised of local residents, Save Our Shores remains dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and enhancing our natural North Vancouver District waterfront for the enjoyment of all residents of the community. 604-988-5594;

July 10, 2006
Barnacle Buddies.  Take time out for a seaside adventure. Search for barnacles, tiny shore crabs and colourful sea stars among the rocks and in the sand. Discover the beach at low tide with your child as you help instill respect for this fragile environment.  Belcarra Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 13, 28, 2006
Bats of Burvilla.  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 night-time world.  Deas Island Regional Park. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 14, 2006
B.C. Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders.  BC Place Stadium; For more information visit www.bclions.com or call (604) 589-ROAR.

July 14 - 15, 2006
Raspberry Festival, Lynden Washington.  Enjoy live jazz music, berry farm tours, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, Sidewalk Sale, raspberry sampling, wine tasting, Raspberry Run/Walk for Cancer, a raspberry pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, Razz to Riches prize drawings, and more!  For more information 360-354-5995, or http://www.lynden.org

July 14 - 16, 2006
Hydrangea Blossom Festival.  The Hydrangea Festival is a floral parade that celebrates life with all age groups by having a day full of fun, music, dancing, arts, crafts, food & much more.  Surrey; www.fraservalleybc.com/hydrangeafestival

July 14 - 16, 2006
Fraser Fest.  To celebrate the mighty Fraser River, the Hyack Festival Association holds an annual Fraser Fest. This three day event is capped off with a fireworks display over the Westminster Quay Market on Friday night. Please visit the Hyack Festival Association website for more information about this event at : www.hyack.bc.ca

July 14 - 16, 2006
Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Takes place at Jericho Beach Park featuring three evenings and two full days of the finest traditional and contemporary roots music from around the world.  More info at 604-602-9798, or email info@thefestival.bc.ca.  On the Web visit http://www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 14 - 23, 2006
2nd Annual Chinese Performing Arts Festival presents TANG CONCUBINES.  This new Action-Musical portrays the lives and loves of two of the most famous women in all of Chinese history, Wu Zetian and Yang Guifei. Their notorious and celebrated lives played a major role in deciding the fate of the Tang dynasty [618-906 AD].  Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts, 604.602.0616, http://www.centreinvancouver.com/upcoming.php

July 14 to August 18, 2006
14th Annual Concerts in the Cove.  orth Vancouver Celebrates Music! Free outdoor concerts at Panorama Park Fridays, 7pm-9pm July 14-August 18 Concerts presented by the District of North Vancouver, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and Mount Seymour. July 14 SwingSoul Orchestra (Golden Age of Swing) July 21 Smith & Jones (Country) July 28 Mountain Blue Birds (Bluegrass) Aug 4 Top City (Motown) Aug 11 La Candela (Cuban Dance music) Aug 18 Boogaloo (R&B) Concerts may be cancelled in the event of rain.  604-990-3841 parkevents@northvanrec.com

July 15, 2006
The 4rd Annual Whiskey Creek Music Festival takes place Saturday July 15, 2006 from Noon to 11pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. This Music Festival features top Tribute Artists known throughout North America for their spectacular performances. This year's Festival includes tributes to  Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many more! This 11 hour musical extravaganza costs $20 for the entire day, with children aged 12 and under admitted free. Admission is by advanced ticket purchase or at the gate on July 15, 2006. Gate opens at 11am - overnight camping on Saturday is free with admission; www.whiskeycreekmusicfestival.org

July 15, 2006
Butterflies on the Wing.  Butterflies are the ballet dancers of the insect world. Follow the flight of these important pollinators and learn about butterfly biology. Catch, identify and release some local beauties and discover their role as indicators 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, Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 15, 2006
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; 604-224-5739, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

July 15, 2006
City Centre Celebration.  Bringing Richmond Together!  A special family event with lots of activities and fun for everyone. Minoru Park Oval, 604-233-8910.

July 15, 2006
Compass Crazy and Hiking Essentials.  Do compasses leave you mystified and maps make you scratch your head? Learn how to use a compass and orienteer a route. Find out how to read a map and how to stuff a backpack for a safe successful hike. For children nine and older accompanied by an adult.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 15, 2006
Vintage Car Show, 11:00am  5:00pm, Watch classic cars as they cruise onto our heritage grounds today. Chat with collectors from all over the Lower Mainland and discuss their restoration projects. Door prizes are drawn every hour and children will enjoy their own crafts and games in the Orchard Shed. Sit back and enjoy the live entertainment we will have on the grounds. Our Harrison River Restaurant will be serving brunch all day, featuring an egg bake with bacon, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit plate and selections from the pastry table for $12.50. Fresh homemade bread and whole pies will be for sale in the Waterloo Farm Gift Shop so you may want to pre-order to guarantee yours. Contact us to register your vehicle and take part in our show.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

July 15, 2006
Walk and Learn at Capilano River Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 15 - 16, 2006
2006 African Soccer Tournament of BC.  12th Annual African Soccer Tournament & Kids Mini-Tournament. Come out for a great weekend of multi-cultural soccer, entertainment & lots of fun! For more information & registration please call 604-944-8721. Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, Sprott Street & Willingdon Avenue;

July 15 - 16, 2006
Blue Mountain Music Festival.  This year's Festival will feature a mix of music from children’s entertainers to Lisa Brokop on Saturday night. Sunday night entertainment will feature Al Foreman, Hans Stamer and Jim Byrnes.  There will be face painters, roving clowns and local service clubs selling food and refreshments. The festival promises to fun for the whole family. Admission is by donation. Plan on arriving early to enjoy the many activities for the whole family. Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam; Blue Mountain Music Festival (http://festivalcoquitlam.citysoup.ca/Festival/default.htm)

July 15 - 16, 2006
ERIKSON'S DAYLILY GARDENS - 5TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE. Fifth annual Peak Bloom Open House Event! Visit the gardens in full bloom, with over 2300 varieties of daylilies and hundreds of hostas, euphorbia and rare and unusual perennials and specimen trees - new areas added every year! At our Open House we also feature displays by other local nurseries, craftspeople, refreshments and the Aldergrove Daylily Society will have their fabulous bake sale and wonderful Chinese Auction where you can win new introduction plants for a pittance! 10:00am - 4:00pm. Admission by donation - proceeds to DW Poppy High School Music Department. Located at 24642 - 51 Avenue, Langley - Phone 604-856-5758

July 15 - 16, 2006
Whistler Children’s Art Festival.  The 24th Annual Whistler Children's Art Festival comes alive in Creekside featuring a multitude of hands-on workshops in fine arts, crafts, and performing arts led by professional artists and performers. www.whistlerartscouncil.com or  604-938-9221

July 15 - 16 and 22 - 23, 2006
Arnold Mikelson Festival of Arts.  Over 125 artisans are on display throughtout a stunning three acre garden at the Mind and Matter Gallery.  This year marks the 30th year of the Festival of Arts.  Exhibits showcase wood sculpture, paintings, pottery, glass blowing, metal art, fabrics and jewelery.  Held in Whiterock at the Mind and Matter Gallery.   All four days the exhibit runs from 10 am till 6 pm.  604.536.6460, www.mindandmatterart.com

July 15 - 17, 2006
Tour De White Rock.  From humble beginnings in 1980 when White Rock saw its first bicycle race with 35 participants and 20 volunteers, to an international race attracting over 150 high caliber cyclists from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, the Tour de White Rock has become a hot spot event for pro cycling teams, fans and the media. The Tour de White Rock is recognized internationally for its tradition of superb organization and race routes that raise the bar for endurance and tactics. For more information please visit the City of White Rock website. (http://www.city.whiterock.bc.ca/2005Leisure-Services/Tour-de-White-Rock.html)

July 16, 2006
Victorian Family Picnic at Historic Stewart Farm, South Surrey; Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy ice cream making, lemonade, magic shows. 604-592-6956

July 16, 2006
A Very Berry Country Fair.  Enjoy a funfilled day for the whole family with live entertainment from the TomCats, playing popular hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's,80's...was ther anything beyond that? 18 hole miniature golf presented by Bells & Whistles, Bouncy Castle, hands on candy making at the Maple Sugar Shack, a 'no Hands' strawberry shortcake eating contest, face painting by Seastar, and our Famous Mr. Bubbles the Singing Clown will all be there to entertain the kids. Freybe gourmet Foods will be on site with their ever popular and fabulously deicious barbeque available 11am-3pm, an amazing array of market vendors, and many berries, including 'very berry' wine tasting from the award winning selection of the Fort Wine Co..Come celebrate sunshine, laughter, music and kids with us! The Very Berry Country Fair also celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Fort Wine CO., see ya'there.  10am - 5pm, The Fort Wine Co. Farm, 26151 84th Ave., Fort Langley Contact info; myeniko@yahoo.ca  or www.thefortwineco.com?To=myeniko@yahoo.ca&YY=74409&order=down&sort=date&pos=1) or www.thefortwineco.com

July 16, 2006
Concours Classic Vintage Car Show.  The Fraser Valley British Motor Club, The Vintage Car Club of Canada – Central Fraser Valley Chapter and Minter Gardens are pleased to invite classic car lovers to the 4th annual Concours Classic on Sunday July 16th, 2006.  Over one hundred mint condition classic cars await visitors at beautiful Minter Gardens, just 15 minutes east of Chilliwack in the scenic Fraser Valley. British classics and North American beauties will all be set within 32 acres of fantastic floral artistry. 1-888-MINTERS or www.mintergardens.com (http://www.mintergardens.com).

July 18, 2006
All Girl Skate Jam - Vans Warped Tour.  The All Girl Skate Jam is the first and only skateboarding competition for all girls, all ages, and all abilities. By providing a unique competitive series devoted solely to women, the AGSJ is able to bring women of the new millennium together allowing one-on-one interaction. Competition includes both the amateur and professional levels. Originally an annual event, the popularity and demand from women skaters have caused the All Girl Skate Jam to be involved in action and extreme sports events around the world, as well as offering a skate/surf camp every summer. The All Girl Skate Jam is sanctioned by the International Girls Skateboarding Association.  Thunderbird Stadium - 6066 Thunderbird, University Of British Columbia, www.allgirlskatejam.com or 760-942-5916.

July 18 - 29, 2006
Summer Combustion – Chamber Music Concert Series.  The festival, now in its 21st year, features 20 uncommonly passionate and brilliant musicians playing over 10 days right in Vancouver’s back yard – the auditorium at Crofton House School in Kerrisdale and opening with a FREE outdoor performance at the Reflection Pond at Simon Fraser University. www.summercombustion.com

July 19, 2006
Tour de Gastown.  Find yourself a place on the sidewalk. Then stand back. World-renowned cyclists are about to race right past you. Scores of them. You’ll see them fly up Water Street. Then lean into the hairpin turn at Cordova Street. They’ll dash to Maple Tree Square and Gassy Jack’s statue, then tear back up Water Street to the finish line at the Steamclock. Looking for breath-taking excitement? Get in on the race.  Gastown, www.tourdegastown.com

July 21 - 23, 2006
Chilliwack Track & Field - BCJD Championships at Sardis Senior Running Track; 604-858-7880

July 21 - 23, 2006
Mission Folk Music Festival at Fraser River Heritage Park; (604) 826-5937, http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/

July 21 - 23, 2006
Tour de Delta.  The race weekend begins with the leg-burning 700 metre Brenco HILL CLIMB, 7:00 pm Friday July 21. With racers set-off the line two at a time up Centre Street in North Delta, this race design creates a very competitive atmosphere as cyclists compete against each other and the clock.  604-952-3545 or www.tourdedelta.com

July 21 - 23, 2006
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! www.tourismwhistler.com

July 22 - 23, 2006
Steveston Sport Kite Competition, Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

July 22 - 30, 2006
CrankWorx.  A five-day, five-night fusion of spectacular freeride mountain biking competitions, summer sports, music and entertainment, Crankworx is fast becoming one of Canada’s premier summer festivals.  At the heart of Crankworx is the #1 rated mountain bike park on the planet, an immense rider-designed playground that has changed the face of riding and transformed Whistler into the epicentre of the sport. 604-938-2769, http://www.crankworx.com/

July 22, 2006
Bill's Great Peak Ascent.  A trail/off-road run from the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) to a peak on the North Shore mountains and back. 30km, 15km or less; Almost 100% off-road. Some technical, mostly not. Decent views, weather permitting. Approximately 2 kilometers (6,700') of elevation change over roughly 30 kilometers. More information: http://www.clubfatass.com/

July 22, 2006
Seashore Discovery.  Join a fun, low-tide beach adventure with your preschooler. Search for barnacles, starfish, sculpins and tiny shore crabs. This is a fun introduction to the seashore as a home for shoreline creatures. Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 22, 2006
STEVE NASH FOUNDATION CHARITY CLASSIC.  The two-time NBA MVP will come home to hit the hardwood with some of the League’s best for a stellar night of basketball and fun, as Steve asks British Columbia to help make the biggest assist of his career: growing health in Canadian kids. Net proceeds from the Classic will support the Steve Nash Foundation, dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life, and its work in British Columbia.  While last year’s Classic encouraged “Building Hope Through Hoops” and the development of an all-access basketball centre in Toronto, this summer Steve and the Foundation are promoting action through an “Assist Challenge.” With the League’s highest assist average, Steve now challenges Canadians to make ten assists for kids in their own communities. Community action initiatives and events will celebrate the Challenge this summer.  General Motors Place, 604-280-4400, http://www.stevenash.org/

July 23, 2006
21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET.  175 Tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! Retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls & toys, kitchenalia, clocks, jewelry, country stuff, china & glass, 50's Modern, records, militaria, linens & lace, postcards, garden accessories, lamps & shades, tools, shabby chic, sports items, paintings & prints, memorabilia, silverware, kitsch, bottles & tins, advertising, collectibles, and much, much more...  Croatian Cultural Centre, www.21cpromotions.com/flea_market/index.html

July 23, 2006
22nd Annual Burnaby Discovery Day Festival. This grassroots community favourite provides many family opportunities for fun and creativity. Explore clay and paint, or sit back and enjoy live music and roving entertainment. Many community-building organizations anchor this celebration generating an enormous amount of civic pride, goodwill and spirit through arts and cultural activities. Free admission. Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm, July 23. Festival takes place in Deer Lake Park and at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604-291-6864 for more information.

July 23, 2006
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, (604) 854-3960, www.clayburn.heritagebc.org

July 23, 2006
Creatures of the ‘Not-So-Deep'.  ee more than seashells at the seashore! Join GVRD and Belcarra Beachkeeper volunteers to learn about the creatures exposed at low tide and living in the ocean nearby. Search for sea life on a beach walk, play a seashore game, admire the animals in the dock pool and make an ocean craft to take home. Plan an hour or more to complete most activities; expect to get muddy during beach walks. Dress to get dirty!  Belcarra Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 23, 2006
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Deer Lake Park.  The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra once again performs its annual free concert. Come and enjoy orchestral manoeuvres in the park! Free admission. Sunday, 7:30-9:30pm, July 23.Festival takes place in Deer Lake Park and at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604-291-6864 for more information.

July 26, 2006
SPIRIT OF THE HORSE MEMORIAL GARDEN FUND RAISER. The Langley Horse Federation invites you to join them for another wonderful evening of splendid food, fantastic entertainment and fun at its annual fund raising event! Live music performed by the Old Tyme Fiddlers will fill the air as Langley horse lovers and friends as well as many Langley business people gather at Campbell Valley Park to celebrate these magnificant creatures that have touched so many lives. Special entertainment during the evening will include Elvis and Patsy Cline impersonators! Dinner will be catered by Stargate Catering. Once again, the Langley Horse Federation will be proudly presenting a $500 Scholarship to a deserving Langley student that has had outstanding achievements in the equestrian field. The very important fund raising component of this event is the silent auction which once again promises to have many, many wonderful items up for bid - including a Whistler Weekend! 5:30pm - 11:00pm. To donate an item for the auction please contact Joy Richardson at 604.534.7541. Tickets are $50.00 per person ($20 for students). Please contact Joy Richardson (604.534.7541), Ulli Dargel (604.421.6681), Greenhawk Equestrian (604.514.7885) or Country Feed (604.856.1611) for tickets.

July 26, 2006
Walk and Learn at Iona Beach Regional Park. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 26, 29, August 2, 5, 2006
HSBC Celebration of Light -- The largest fireworks competition in the world.  July 26 — Italy, July 29 — China, August 2 — Czech Republic, and August 5 — Mexico and Celebration Finale.  English Bay, Vancouver; http://www.hsbccelebrationoflight.com/fireworks/

July 28 - 30, 2006
2nd Annual Chinese Performing Arts Festival presents TERRACOTTA WARRIORS.  This haunting story of China's First Emperor is seen through the eyes of his beloved concubine and scheming eunuch. The most incredible Chinese historical facts are revealed on stage against a backdrop of epic sets and lavish costumes. The audience will marvel at the dance, music and action used to tell a story of power and lust, of betrayal and forbidden passion. Battles and conquest, forbidden love, burning of books, live burial of scholars and even the building of the Great Wall end with a final climax of the Dance of the Terracotta Warriors. It's a theatrical event to be remembered! Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts, http://www.centreinvancouver.com/upcoming.php

July 28 - 30, 2006
Aldergrove Fair Days.  Aldergrove Fair Days is an event for the whole family that involves: Fireworks, Tractor Pull, Main Stage Entertainment, Kids Zone, Amusement Park (west coast amusements), Town Parade, Commercial exhibits; Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre; http://www.aldergrovefallfair.com

July 28 - 30, 2006
Atchelitz Threshing Bee.  This event is packed with threshing contests, corn shucking, vintage cars, and other fun activities. Chilliwack Antique Powerland, 604-858-9129.

July 29, 2006
ALDERGROVE FAIR DAYS PARADE, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; For all the information on this fun annual event, visit www.AldergroveFairDays.com

July 29, 2006
Art in the Garden  11:00am  5:00pm. Join us in our beautiful Heritage Gardens to view or purchase work by local artists. We have invited artists from Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs to bring their artwork to the site today. Oil and acrylic paintings, water colours, pen and ink, charcoal or pencil… we will have a variety of art mediums on display for viewing. Children of all ages can memorialize their hand or foot print in cement to make a stepping stone for your garden. The Harrison River Restaurant will be offering a wonderful assortment of pastries and a beverage for $4.50. Our lunch feature is a mile high egg salad sandwich with a light tossed green salad.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

July 29, 2006
Chickadee Capers.  Follow the flight of excited chickadees as they flit from branch to branch in search of food. Share fun, hands-on nature activities with your child, listen to chickadee calls and play chickadee games. Enjoy an outdoor experience together as you learn about this tiny songbird.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 29, 2006
City Square Heritage Walks.  Highlighting Vancouver's history: Led by local author and heritage expert, John Atkin, these unique tours showcase the rich heritage of surrounding areas. The tour starts from City Square’ Food Court at 10am and lasts about two hours. Walkers are asked to meet at City Square Mall’s Food Court at 10am. Space is limited so get there early. Walks are $10 per person, kids under 12 are free. Contact City Square administration at 604-876-5165 or the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at 604-264-9642. www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

July 29, 2006
Heineken Yaletown Summer Celebration & Vintage Car Show.  Five blocks of the old heritage area along Mainland and Hamilton spilling into the streets and onto the loading docks. Giant sidewalk sales, old time candy corn and samplings from some of Yaletown's leading restaurants. Beer Gardens and BBQ and ice cream sales to the Make a Wish Foundation. Aerial BMX bike show and Main Stage with live musical entertainment all day. 604-683-7473, www.yaletowninfo.com

July 29, 2006
Illuminares Lantern Procession. Public Dreams Society celebrates the light of the summer season with its 18th annual Illuminares Lantern Procession on Saturday, July 29, 2006. The event lights up Trout Lake Park from 7 - 11pm with magnificent lanterns, artistry, music, and magic. This year, Illuminares has a theme: “What grows in your garden? Real or Imagined”. Donations are gratefully accepted for this free of charge event. For more information on Illuminares, contact Creative Director, Mercedes Baines, at 604 879 8611 Ext. 111.  Trout Lake Park, Vancouver;  http://www.publicdreams.org

July 29, 2006
Richmond Play Day. Want to Play? Then head to Richmond Play Day.  It's a free family fun event celebrating play and the fun, freedom and learning that naturally come with it. You can dig in the Sand Zone, sculpt in the Art Zone, create in the Building Zone, and challenge yourself in our newly created Adventure Zone. South Arm Community Park, 8880 Williams Road, Richmond.

July 29, 2006
Waterfront Outdoor Dance (Public Event).  When we shut down Caribbean Days Festival at 7 PM on Saturday, we don't stop the music! The party keeps going at our incredible Waterfront Outdoor Party, with its great open-air location: outdoors by the water! This monster jam is held at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Plaza, right by the Seabus Terminal and 2 minutes' walk from the Festival grounds. Food and licensed beverages will be served. Dance in the open air to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, African & Calypso rhythms, with 2 bands and 2 DJs! Door Prize: Win a romantic night out for two, courtesy of the Lonsdale Quay Hotel! Includes dinner and overnight stay for two lucky people. www.caribbeandaysfestival.com (http://www.ttcsbc)

July 29, 2006
WildLights Lantern-Making Workshop.  Create decorative balloon lanterns using colourful tissue and paper mache techniques! Stop by Lynn Valley Centre on Saturday July 29 between 10 and 5 and design your own hand-made lantern. Drop-in workshop is  by donation. 604-988-6844

July 29, 30, 2006
The Bees & Blueberry Festival. A hive of activity awaits you! Check out Dr. Bee's amazzzzzing bee beard, blueberry pie eating contests, true blue pooch parade, spelling bee buzz, children's entertainers, kid's zone fun, guided tours, vendors and much more! Event runs from 10am - 6pm at Honeyland Canada 17617 Ford Rd Pitt Meadows. For more information, call 604-460-8889 or visit www.honeylandcanada.com.

July 29 - 30, 2006
Caribbean Days Parade and Festival.  The Caribbean Days Festival is the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC's annual feature event at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the largest annual cultural festival in the province of BC. There is no charge to attend. The event is open to the public and draws in the tens of thousands of people each year. This festival has an AM azing track record of great weather and good times, reflective of its status as BC's premiere summer Caribbean gala. Held at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. (604) 515-5400, www.caribbeandaysfestival.com (http://www.caribbeandaysfestival.com)

July 29 - 30, 2006
Fraser Valley Little Britches Rodeo, Heritage Park - Rodeo Arena; 604-539-8303

July 29 to August 6, 2006
Vancouver Pride Week.  The first weekend of August highlights Vancouver’s glbt community’s largest event of the year, the Vancouver Pride Festival. This annual week long celebration put on by the Vancouver Pride Society has a proud 27 year history that involves a wide cross section of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the GLBT community.  The Pride Festival includes such highlights as the city’s largest parade and a multitude of events. 604-687-0955, www.vancouverpride.ca (http://www.vancouverpride.ca)

July 30, 2006
19th Annual North Shore Garden Tour; http://www.northshoregardencontest.com

July 30, 2006
International Bog Day.  Come celebrate the 15th International Bog Day! Who: the Burns Bog Conservation Society is inviting you, your friends, family and neighbours What: to International Bog Day When: on Sunday, July 30th from 10:30am-3pm Where: at the Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice at 10388 Nordel Court, in North Delta Why: because it will be tons of fun with: live music and entertainment cultural performances a Kid's Adventure Tent tours of Burns Bog free Tim Hortons goodies food, raffle and more! Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice, 10388 Nordel Court in N Delta. http://www.burnsbog.org

August 2 - 27, 2006
Broadway Across Canada presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  With worldwide box office sales of over $3 billion, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the most successful entertainment venture of the twentieth century, surpassing such blockbuster films as Titanic, E.T., and Star Wars. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, www.broadwayacrosscanada.ca

August 20, 2006
Latin Summer Festival at Trout Lake, Vancouver; www.latinsummerfest.com

August 26, 2006
AHOY ALL SAILORS HAVE A PIRATIN’ GOOD TIME AT THE 16TH ANNUAL SCOTIABANK EASTER SEALS REGATTA & FESTIVAL. Summer is almost here so fill’n yer sailing calendar with this year’s 16th Annual Scotiabank Easter Seals Regatta & Festival. It’s a piratin’ great time for all ye hearties, young and old. Race across the waters of English Bay in either the competitive or recreational divisions then go ashore with the lubbers fer some great grub and grog, live entertainment, games, a silent & live auction and more. Then top fundraisers fer Easter Seal House Vancouver and top division racers get to collect ther’ booty. Missin’ yer vessel?  Don’t despair, ther’s great opportunities for companies and individuals to clim’ aboard as Boat Sponsors. Sponsorships include a complete package of benefits including sailing on the boat you sponsor, tickets for the spectator boat, the barbecue and festival and more.  Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver; Call the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities at 604-873-1865 or visit the website at www.eastersealsregatta.ca (http://www.eastersealsregatta.ca/).

September 2 - 4, 2006
Taiwanese Cultural Festival.  Located at the Plaza of Nations, http://taiwanfest.ca/

September 9 - 10, 2006
Courageous inspired Canadians, challenging physical limits, through night and day, to raise money and awareness for those living with cancer. This is the essence of Step Up for the Cure. It is a 24-hour stair climbing marathon with the goal of running vertical meters for each Canadian battling this disease. Every 4 minutes in Canada, a Canadian is diagnosed with cancer. Therefore, the challenge for each participant is to run 1 set every 4 minutes (or 15 sets an hour) for the duration of the event. Our goals for 2006 are to: Run 1 million stairs in each of the three participating cities (MONTREAL | OTTAWA | VANCOUVER). Run 1 set for each Canadian diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Raise $60,000 for the Cancer Research Society in order to create a "Step Up for the Cure" research grant. Locations Montreal September 16-17, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Molson Percival Stadium (475 Pine Ave. West) Ottawa September 23-24, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: TBA Vancouver September 9-10, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Swangard Stadium

Ongoing until July 6, 2006
Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Soccer. Swangard Stadium. www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing to July 9, 2006
Arts Club Theatre Company presents CABARET.  Deliciously gaudy and sinfully bawdy, wilkommen to the Kit Kat Cluba brassy and carefree world that is doomed to crumble. Set in Berlin in the early 1930s, Sally Bowles blindly performs in the smoky spotlight, unaware of the fact that peoples lives are about to be changed forever with the rise of the Nazi regime. Featuring the bold showstoppers Wilkommen, The Money Song, and the title song, Cabaret will transport you back to a time when the gin was dry and the emcees slithered in the night. 604.687.5315, http://www.artsclub.com

Ongoing until August 27, 2006
75 Years of Collecting: First Nations Myths and Realities.  This permanent collection exhibition examines the representation of First Nations peoples in art from first contact to the present. The show explores how First Nations have historically been depicted and their culture used as subject matter by non-Native artists in British Columbia and others who visited the province. It also contrasts the imagery by non-Natives with work created by First Nations peoples – works that celebrate and expand Aboriginal cultures to offer a bracing counterpoint.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to August 28, 2006
Community Grass Volleyball Leagues.  Trout Lake - John Hendrey Park.  (604) 255-2832, www.tfcvolleyball.com

Ongoing until August 31, 2006
Vancouver Public Library presents MUSIC OF THE WHOLE WORLD.  The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra will present a free, six-part series on the ways that inter-cultural music has been and is being developed. Various musical traditions including those of Asia, India, Latin America and the Middle East will be explored through demonstration, lecture and discussion. Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, (604) 331-4001, http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Port Moody's 4th Annual Market (every Saturday) at Port Moody Queens Street Plaza; Fresh produce, gourmet foods, beautiful hand made crafts, live entertainment, artists at work. psabean@shaw.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
ARTISTS LOVE MARKET IN THE PARK. The next stage in the evolution of Market in the Park begins on Saturday June 3, 2006 in Douglas Park, Langley. Inspired by an influx of jewelry designers and fine artistsover the last three years, the Market has taken on a life of it’s own as an exciting assembly of fine arts and high quality handicrafts interspersed with farm products and fresh baking. There is an ever-changing, eclectic selection of artists along with a core group of regulars making each week a new experience for shoppers. Local artist Robert Chapman has found a following at the market. Robert displays his paintings, paints and can often be found giving lessons on a sunny afternoon at the market. Each week he is joined by a variety of sculptors, potters or photographers showcasing their talents. 604-514-2866, khilton@city.langley.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Market in the Park.  If you make-it, bake-it or grow-it, come sell your wares at this farmer's market/craft fair. Beautiful Douglas Park (Park Lane and Douglas Crescent in Langley), is the site for the City's Market in the Park which will take place each Saturday from June 3rd to September 2nd.. For more information contact the Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

Ongoing until September 4, 2006
Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses until September 4, 2006.  Profiling the work of eight leading designers in the field, the exhibition presents the latest and most exciting developments in progressive “prefab” home design. Challenging negative perceptions of prefab as cheap, shoddy and homogenous, the exhibition explores sustainable solutions and innovative designs offered by a new generation of architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604.662.4719,  www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 6, 2006
Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club.  Great Fun, Great Value...Great Prices! See great baseball with the Vancouver Canadians, at the prettiest little ball park in the world, Nat Bailey Stadium.The Canadians, the Northwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to offer their fans the most affordable sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland.  604.872.5232, http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/

Ongoing to September 9, 2006
Free Capilano Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About CAPILANO tours: - Offered Thursdays to Saturdays - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or e-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
Arthur Erickson: Critical Works.  Arthur Erickson: Critical Works presents 12 major projects from the past 40 years through a broad array of photographs, architectural drawings, models and films. From Simon Fraser University, which first brought him international recognition in 1963, to more recent projects, the exhibition explores Erickson’s ideas of landscape, public space and social value that have made him one of Canada’s preeminent architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 10, 2006
FREE Coquitlam Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About COQUITLAM tours: - Offered Sundays, June 25 to September 10 - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours - Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or E-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca For more information: www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/watershed-tours.htm

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing to September 10, 2006
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market - the first of its kind in North America! A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before -on every Fri., Sat. & Sun. Check our website.  www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

Ongoing to September 17, 2006
Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art.  This landmark survey exhibition of Haida art will feature more than 200 works, including some of the finest examples of Haida art produced over the last two hundred years. From monumental poles and exquisitely carved masks and argillite to remarkable spruce root weaving, the exhibition will reveal the importance of narrative in Haida Art, as well as the importance of the land and waters of Haida Gwaii within Haida cultural expression. The exhibition traces the development of traditional Haida form and will also explore new directions in Haida art, including works by the late Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick and other contemporary Haida artists. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 24, 2006
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.  Bard 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.  A Midsummer's Night Dream (Mainstage tent), Measure for Measure (Mainstage tent), The Winter's Tale (Studio Stage tent), and Troilus and Cressida (Studio Stage tent).   For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit http://www.bardonthebeach.org

Ongoing until October 7, 2006
ABBOTSFORD FARM & COUNTRY MARKET 2006 (every Saturday).  In West Railway parking lot by Essendene. The local farm and country market is abuzz with lively entertainment and demos, people socializing, and shopping for quality products made, baked or grown by the vendors. It’s THE place for fresh farm produce, baked goods, specialty products, unique crafts and artwork, along with contests and prizes. 604-850-6547, Abbotsford Farm and Country Market (http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com)

Ongoing until October 9, 2006
East Vancouver Farmers Market.  Opening for its 12th season with a "Dig In" Garden Festival is the Farmers Market. Alongside fresh, local produce, flowers, herbs, honey, preserves, baked-goods, arts and crafts and live music will be a wide variety of shrubs, plants, flowers and veggies starters plus community garden info, composting displays and seeds for sale. Saturdays at East 15th & Victoria Dr, Vancouver.  For more information call 604-879-3276 or visit http://eatlocal.org.

Ongoing to October 28, 2006
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.661.3626, www.bclions.com

Ongoing until October 29, 2006
Coquitlam Farmers Market (every Sunday).  Celebrate the Bounty of BC with the Coquitlam Farmers Market. Enjoy farm fresh produce, direct from local farmers, beautifully hand crafted items, fresh baked goods, live music and special events.  Dogwood Pavilion 624 Poirier Street, 604.318.8966, Coquitlam Farmers Market  (http://www.makebakegrow.com )

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

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

Ongoing
Deep Sea: The Ride.  Visitors to Deep Sea are taken aboard a submersible in search of the two great monsters of the deep ocean: The Giant Squid and the Sperm Whale. Two kilometres beneath the Ocean's surface, where pressure makes the environment more inhospitable than the surface of Mars, we follow a Sperm Whale through a spectacular hydrothermal vent community that teems with exotic life. It is a scene that has been observed by only a handful of ocean researchers. But there is more! Finding ourselves in the midst of a shoal of squid, we are amazed to see a Giant Squid up close. Hold on tight as our submersible is crushed between these two monsters as they jostle in a titanic struggle to survive. HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver; Please contact the Space Centre for showtimes, as schedule can vary at 604-738-7827.

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents VTSL FAMILY MATINEE SERIES.  Instant Improv is improvised sketch comedy at its very best. The audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the improvisers provide the entertainment in the form of hilarious improvised scenes. Whether the improvisers reconstruct the story of an audience members first day at school or a recess mishap, each Instant Improv performance is as unique as its audience.  New Revue Stage, 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island.  604-738-7013, www.vtsl.com

Ongoing
Family Fun at the UBC Museum of Anthropology: Poles of the Northwest Coast.  This program is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm. MOA welcomes families and individuals interested in learning more about NWC First Nations cultures. This new program is free with admission to the Museum. Family admission of $25 includes two adults and up to four children. The program lasts 90 minutes and is suitable for children 6-12 years. For more information visit: http://moa.ubc.ca/programs/index.php

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 isnt 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 Youre 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,  www.vtsl.com
 
 
 

 






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