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Special Events for July 2007
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July 1, 2007
BC Charity Fun Run.  100% of all proceeds to the BC Children's Hospitals. Poker run, Show and Shine, Live DJ, Free children's events, Silent Auction, Dog Show, Pony Rides and much more.  Aldergrove Auto Wrecking, 604-857-1818, www.bcfunrun.com

July 1, 2007
Canada Day at Granville Island; 604.666.5784, www.granvilleisland.com

July 1, 2007
Canada Day Celebration.  Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Richmond Park with entertainment, information booths and of course, birthday cake for everyone. If the weather is wet, the party moves indoors to Eastburn Centre.  Richmond Park, behind Eastburn Community Centre (7435 Edmonds St, Burnaby).

July 1, 2007
Canada Day Celebrations at Canada Place.  Celebrate the country's confederation day with entertainment for the whole family, featuring songs and dancing. At Canada Place. www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday

July 1, 2007
Canada Day Fun Fly.  Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

July 1, 2007
Canada Day.  BurnabyVillage Museum hosts Burnaby’s Official Canada Day celebrations offering visitors the backdrop of its 1920s village streets, family entertainment, displays & demonstrations.  Admission is free on this day. (Carousel rides are $2.00 each).  Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

July 1, 2007
Huge July 1 Canada Day Celebration going on in Surrey at the corner of 64th Aveand 176th Street(Cloverdale Amphitheatre & Park).  The City of Surreywill be hosting its largest ever Canadaay celebration.  The official link to the City of Surreyweb page isCity of Surrey - Annual Events - Canada Day - Canada Day 2007

July 1, 2007
EMOTIONS Puppet Show & Concert!  You are invited on a journey to the world of E M O T I O N S! In this fun-filled 30-45 minute musically and visually enriching participatory performance, the child is lead on an adventure through the realms of human emotions. The topic of emotions is approached in a refreshing way through a special puppet performance in combination with live sing-along as Marla performs on her guitar! Children are given the tools to express themselves as they begin to learn the scope and nature of their feelings including an awareness of the emotions experienced by their peers.  Throughout the performance the child is engaged and encouraged to participate through integration of puppetry, dance, theatre and live music!  Millenium Park/Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds, CANADA DAY Celebrations, Surrey; 10 am; www.emotionsbook.com.

July 1, 2007
North Shore Canada Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast.  The pancake breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 9:30 am. The Vancouver Motorcyle Drill Team will once again perform along the route prior to the parade and at 10:00 the parade begins at 13th St. & Grand Blvd. Please use the contact information on the website if you would like to know how to join us in the parade or as a volunteer.  From Grand Blvd, to Mahon Park via 13th St, Lonsdale & 17th Street, North Vancouver; http://northshoreparade.org.

July 1, 2007
The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions.  The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions proudly presents their 37th anniversary presentation of the "Dancing White Stallions"! Over the years, twenty five million people throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be enjoyed by the entire family!  Argodome, 604.252.3658, http://www.pne.ca/showsandevents/concerts_and_events.htm

July 1, 2007
Youth Rock Fest.  Rock Fest is the place to be on Canada Day. The most talented, up and coming local youth rock bands will be showcasing their sounds all day. This youth-run festival includes a BBQ, youth-friendly vendors, a photo contest, plenty of room to dance and the new addition of a street-style skateboarding competition!  To register to skate at Rock Fest, fill out a registration package available at Steveston Community Centre and West 49 in Richmond Centre Mall and bring it in to the Steveston Community Centre front desk by Friday, June 29th; 11:00am - 4:00pm, Steveston Lacrosse Box.

July 1 - 8, 2007
Canada Cup.  The Canada Cup gets underway Saturday, June 30 and winds up Sunday, July 8 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.   For more information call (604) 536-9287 or visit  www.canadacup.com  or www.softball.bc.ca/softcity.html

July 1 - 8, 2007
South Delta Jazz Festival.  The South Delta Jazz Festival is an annual week long event featuring various concerts for the public plus a five day workshop for students interested in learning about or improving their jazz improv skills in a small combo setting. We also offer a series of jazz concerts in Fall and Spring, and a year-round Jazz Ensemble program for musicians of all levels at Delta Community Music School. www.southdeltajazzfestival.com

July 1 - 8, 2007
Greek Summerfest 2007.  The Greek Community of East Vancouver invites you to come Live a Day the Greek Way. Their annual fundraising Greek Summer Festival takes place Friday June 29th to Sunday July 8th at 4641 Boundary Road. The festival features Greek food, drink and entertainment. The hours are noon to 11 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (604) 438-6432 or visit our website at www.greeksummerfest.com

July 1 - 31, 2007
Whistler ArtWalk features over 20 regional artists and artisans in host “galleries” throughout Whistler Village.  including cafes, retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Artists from Lions Bay to Lillooet showcase artworks of paintings, in several mediums, photography and jewellery. Info: 604-938-9221; info@whistlerartscouncil.com; www.whistlerartscouncil.com

July 2, 2007
AdventureSmart - Get Informed and Go Outdoors!  Challenge your outdoor survival skills! Drop by the interactive display to learn the Code of Responsibility, including: 10 Essentials, Trip Planning, Do's and Dont's and Outdoor Travel Tips. The experienced AdventureSmart Team will share examples of real-life Search and Rescue scenarios that will teach you how to stay safe on your next adventure.   Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, 604-224-5739.

July 2, 2007
African Suya Day Barbeque Blast.  On Monday, July 2, 2007, the Nigerian Youth Group of British Columbia (NYG) will again treat the Greater Vancouver community to a day of Nigerian culture and cuisine through the now popular annual Suya Day Barbeque Blast. Hume Park, East Columbia and Holmes St., New Westminster.  604 715 4339,  http://nygbc.com

July 3, 2007
ECO-EXPLORER KIDS CLUB: IT'S A WORM'S WORLD AGES 4 TO 7. Build a "5-star worm hotel" and explore the amazing details of worm anatomy! Ages: 4 to 7 Cost: $3.50 / child Register: 604.532.3521 or mmarsman@tol.bc.ca Location: Township Demonstration Garden 4887 221st Street (Between 48th and 49th) For more info: www.leps.bc.ca

July 3, 2007
FREE NOON HOUR SERIES - Listening to Nature's Voice.  What do a swim at the beach, time in the garden, or a walk up a mountain have in common? This session explores how time spent in the natural world this summer may help renew, heal and deepen your spiritual life. Speaker: Catherine Jennings, BEd, MA; UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., 604-822-8585.

July 3 to August 3, 2007
Kids Day Camp.  For children 4-9 years. You can register your child at our day camp on a weekly basis for $25.00 per week. Your child will have fun, meet other children and have a chance to flourish during the summer holidays. Each week has a theme and many fun-filled activities. Marpole Place, 604 266-5301 x314

July 3 to August 10, 2007
Summer Theatre Camps.  The Gateway Academy in Richmond proudly announces our upcoming Summer Theatre Camps and the new 2007-2008 season of classes. We offer Musical Theatre and Drama Intensive Summer Camp for students of varying abilities who are 8-13, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-3:30pm. Our fall classes are offered in Musical Theatre, Dance and Drama for students 8-18. Call for further details at: 604.247.4975 The Gateway Academy is a not-for-profit organization.  Gateway Theatre, Richmond; 604.247.4975

July 4, 2007
Youth Talent Showdown 2007 - WE WANT YOU! Sign up for our showdown of talents and skills and battle for over $3500 worth of prizes. If you're a jammer, head banger, rhyme twister, pianist, vocalist, break dancer or even a toe-tapping entertainer, and between the ages of 15 to 25, register today to perform solo or as a group. Deadline for registration is July 4, 2007, 5pm. Application forms and complete rules and regulations available at web site: www.vancouver-chinatown.com

July 5, 2007
The "World Famous" Lippizzaner Stallions. 12 horses in total, consisting of Lipizzaners and Andalusians. Included in the show are the AIrs above the Ground, training session, steps & movements and concluding with the Grand Quadrille. Solo presentations also presented by the Andalusian and Lipizzan horse. *Camera/flash is okay, NO video camera *Novelty items/program books will be available for purchase *Tickets available for purchase as of June 7, 2007 at www.tickets.com or by phone at 1-800-882-8258. Alternatly you can purchase them at Country West Supply. Tickets: Adults - $22.50 Children 12 and under and seniors 60+ $20.50.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 1-877-547-4926

July 5 - 14, 2007
Dancing on the Edge Festival.  Vancouver's ten-day dance festival features dance works from across Canada and the U.S.A. Firehall Arts Centre. 604.689.0691, www.dancingontheedge.org

July 6 - 7, 2007
The 26th Annual Abbotsford Berry Beat Festival, a family friendly country street festival. Celebrate the bounty of one of the world’s best and most beautiful berry producing communities. Indulge in traditional strawberry pancake breakfast. Pick up farm fresh berries from the field to the mouth… and the freezer!  http://www.downtownabbotsford.com

July 6 to August 31, 2007
The Giggle Dam Theatre presents Feel Fab Fridays.  Have you ever had that sinking feeling about a holiday cruise? The Giggle Dam crew is taking a leak...ky vessel to ports of call throughout the big wide world in search of the ultimate vacation. Visit places you’ve never seen and some you wish you never had. We’ll conjure up maids and mermaids, go down with Jack & Rose on the Titanic and, of course, see tourists of all shapes and sizes. Like a puppy on patrol the ‘Dam’ is out to put it’s stamp on all the people, places and things that make travel so ‘Dam’ interesting. The world is our oyster as we all climb aboard our ultra comedic cruise ship to provide waves of laughter all summer long. Take a holiday without ever leaving home...All Aboard!  The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, Port Coquitlam; 604.231.7535, http://www.giggledam.com

July 7, 2007
Sunrise Summer Kickoff.  A free community event for children and their families to enjoy. There will be a street hockey tournament for local elementary school kids as well as plenty of other entertainment and activities. Special guests, music and food will also be on-site. There is sure to be something for everyone!  Sunrise Square Parking Lot (2500 Hastings Street), 604-215-2401.

July 7, 2007
Weekend To End Breast Cancer Craft Fair. Come check out some great deals at a craft fair while supporting a great cause. Over 20 local businesses. Everything from housewares to crafts to kids to beauty.  Coquitlam Royal Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway, Coquitlam.

July 7, 2007
BC Cancer Foundation's "The Underwear Affair".  The BC Cancer Foundation needs your help to raise funds and unleash a voice for devastating yet "hidden" cancers like prostate, colorectal, ovarian, testicular, bladder, cervical, and uterine that may affect you or someone you know. Participation in the Underwear Affair helps lift the taboo connected with cancers below the waist. These cancers affect areas of the body that may be uncomfortable to talk about and that are often seen as embarrassing or shameful. One may not want to see a physician to get screened for these types of cancers. This makes care and treatment an unexplored option to some of those who need it. Shedding light on these cancers means more awareness and more funding, making research and treatment a reality. Let's get active for cancers below the waist by running 10K or walking 5K in a race to uncover their cures! Proceeds from the Underwear Affair will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation, supporting research and care at the BC Cancer Agency. www.uncoverthecure.org

July 7, 2007
CHINATOWN ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL Art and culture enrich the heart of historic Chinatown! The Chinatown Arts & Cultural Committee presents four colorful and diverse cultural showcases at the 7th Annual Chinatown Arts & Cultural Festival which will be held this summer on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 in Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Courtyard and surrounding open space.  The Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday except the opening day, July 7 which is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 7, 2007
South Granville Centennial Celebration.  South Granville's Centennial Celebration, is a community event for the whole family. Enjoy sumptuous gourmet hot dogs, Centennial cake and ice cream, a vintage car show, time capsule dedication, legacy plaque unveilings, face painters, balloon artists, street performers, popcorn, live entertainment, enter for your chance to win some fabulous South Granville prizes and a whole lot more.  South Granville Street & 13th Avenue, 604-734-3195, http://www.southgranville.org

July 7 - 8, 2007
Mountain Bike Race at Bear Mountain (Mission Tree Farm), http://www.fvmba.com/

July 7 - 8, 2007
ERIKSON'S DAYLILY GARDENS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE EVENT. Visit the gardens at peak bloom time and enjoy the hundreds of rare and unusual perennials and specimen trees. The open house weekend also features other local nurseries, crafts and arts, along with the VanDusen Master Gardeners and the Aldergrove Daylily Society's chinese auction and bake sale! Admission is by donation to the DW Poppy High School Music Department, whose Chamber Ensemble will be playing light music in our gazebo for the weekend. For mor information, please call Pam at 604-856-5758. Located at 24642 - 51 Avenue, Langley.

July 7 - 8, 2007
Fair in the Square.  Don't miss the 7th annual Fair in the Square, July 7 and 8 at Heritage Square in Maillardville, Coquitlam. This year, Fair in the Square is everything circus and runs from 11 am to 4:30 pm each day. Colourful clowns, lively musicians, a masterful magician and more perform amid the unforgetable aroma of cotton candy and popcorn. Along with a diverse line-up of entertainment, you'll find artisan demonstrations, historical displays, arts & crafts, carnival games and, of course, yummy food. Best of all, admission is free! 604-664-1636, www.placedearts.ca

July 7 - 22, 2007
Stanley Park Open Tennis Tourney sponsored Tennis BC.  Stanley Park Tennis Courts.

July 8, 2007
Fresh Air Hike-Woodhaven Trail.  Ages 13+. $5/adult, $3/youth or senior. Registration required. Belcarra Regional Park, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

July 8, 2007
Honeybees on the Bog, Richmond Nature Park;604-718-6188.

July 8, 2007
MOODY BLUES. House of Blues Concerts, Rock 101 and the Vancouver Sun proudly present the legendary Moody Blues, live in concert. Tickets 604-280-3311.

July 8, 2007
Navigating the Great Outdoors self-paced compass adventure.  Ages 8+. $4/person. Registration for one of six scheduled start times required.  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, 604-432-6359.

July 8, 2007
Open House Plant Sale. Strathcona and Cottonwood Community Gardens are the largest community gardens in Canada. Recipient of a City of Vancouver Heritage Award, the magical seven-acre gardens feature heirloom fruit trees, rare & exotic perennials, native gardens, permaculture garden, Asian garden, water garden, 3 solar greenhouses, and a solar garden house with grey-water recovery & composting toilet. Strathcona Park, corner of Prior & Hawks, Vancouver; (604) 608-0384.

July 8, 2007
Squamish Triathlon, a Tribute to Bob McIntosh. Don Ross Secondary School, Cash Prizing, Chip Timing, Online registration opens Jan 1st, 2007. Register Early ... Sold Out Last Year. www.squamishtriathlon.org

July 8 to August 19, 2007
All over the Map on Granville Island. FREE world dance performances on the outdoor stage at Performance Works, on Granville Island. All shows are family-friendly and are guaranteed to get you moving, so bring your dancing shoes! Sundays at 2pm, 604.893.8807, www.newworks.ca

July 9 - 13, 2007
Got the Write Stuff? Sign up for The Canadian Book Camp.  Are you looking for a chance to interact with professional writers and illustrators and other budding authors just like you? Sharpen you pencil, stretch your typing fingers, and spark your imagination at The Canadian Book Camp! For ages 11-13 and 14+. Cost: $185.00 - registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4041.

July 9 - 13, 2007
One-week Summer Camp: Sustainable Music Factory.  Parents can respond to the GVRD's Zero-Waste initiative, by enrolling their kids from ages 7-14 at the Sustainable Music Factory workshops. Sustainability with history, art and music. With the aid of solar-charged tools, recycled materials can be artfully transformed into diatonic music instruments and used to perform stress-reducing busking-style concerts. Mulgrave School West Vancouver; http://musical-pipes.blogspot.com

July 9 - 13, 2007
Your child can learn to be a knight!  Send your child back in time to gain the training of knighthood in our five-day adventure camp this summer. Each day of the camp focuses on an aspect of knightly training. Students will learn history, battlefield skills such as strategy and tactics, and the knowledge that all knights would possess from heraldry to medieval games. Academie Duello provides a safe and engaging environment for boys and girls from ages 8 to 14 of any level of physical ability. Camp dates: July 9 to July 13; July 16 to July 20; July 23 to July 27; August 13 to July 17; August 20 to August 24; August 27 to August 31. Daily schedule: Each day runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before and after care are available -- see website for full details. GET YOUR KIDS ACTIVE THIS SUMMER!  Academie Duello, 778-889-7649.

July 10, 2007
FREE NOON HOUR SERIES - Authenticity, One Word at a Time.  The question, Who am I now? takes on new meaning once we reach midlife. Explore how cultivating the simple act of writing may lead to deeper and richer ways of living. Speakers: Clarissa Green, MSN, RN and Sally Halliday, MA, CCC; 604-822-8585, www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca

July 11, 2007
Love on the Drive, our 3rd annual free concert in Grandview Park featuring The Fugitives, DNA6, Signia and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas,  presented with our partners at Britannia Community Centre, CBC Radio and the Commercial Drive Business Association.  http://www.thefestival.bc.ca/

July 11 - 27, 2007
Cowboy Versus Samurai.  COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI is a humourous and often-moving retelling of CYRANO DE BERGERAC set in a dusty town in Wyoming. Meet Chester, Asian patrioteer extraordinaire. Having been adopted by parents of a different race and growing up in a small town where everyone else is white, Chester is looking to connect with his cultural roots. Travis, his friend, is a Korean American who teaches English at the local school. He enjoys small town life and, to a lesser degree, shares Chester's zeal for his Asian heritage. Together, they constitute Breakneck's Asian community. But not for long. Veronica Lee, a beautiful Korean American teacher from New York City, moves into town to work. Conflicting interests soon collide and Travis finds himself having to choose between his ties to a dim cowboy and a fanatical samurai.  Roundhouse Performance Centre, 778-885-1973.

July 11, 2007
Seed to Sky Garden Club.  Do you want to learn how to improve your garden? Participate in community projects? Green your neighbourhood? This grassroots garden club focuses on sharing knowledge and resources. Gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome to the monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month from February through November. Cityview Baptist Church - 4370 Sophia (at 28th Ave.), 604-872-7233.

July 12, 2007
I Can’t Believe She Wore That Dress: A Century of Bad Taste in Fashion. Join fashion historian Ivan Sayers and his models for the fashion faux pas of the 20th century. $15.00 per person. Thursday, 7:30-9:15pm, July 12. Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Avenue. Phone Burnaby Village Museum for tickets, 604-293-6500.

July 13, 2007
Vancouver's Hot Club of Mars has been swinging for a few spins around the sun (a dozen earth years or so) but, since the charming tag-team of vocalists Deanna Knight and Jennifer Layne have been dividing the vocal duties, things are really heating up! Bassist Charlie Knowles "kicks the cat" with finesse while guitarist Steve "Bugzy" Szabo keeps the rhythms chugging. Martian Ambassador Michael Dunn and new arrival Don Kellett on lead guitars spin their sweet Djangoesque lines, and Mars' resident windgod Mark Dowding, keeps those Martian desert winds blowing hot while the newest Martian import, exquisite violin soloist Tom Neville, channels the spirit of Stephane Grappelli.  ENCHANTED EVENING CONCERT SERIES, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 13, 2007
16th Annual Sandcastle Competition.  Get out your buckets, shovels and sunscreen for our 16th Annual Sandcastle Event! A day of sand, fun, adventure and prizes awaits you along with your favourite community groups. Day camps are welcome and teams of 10 are recommended. To register, please call us at 604-257-8140. See you there! Spanish Banks - West.

July 13 - 15, 2007
Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Music from local and international folk singers, songwriters, musicians, and storytellers. Daytime and evening performances and special children's programs. Jericho Beach Park and various venues.  604.602.9798, www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 13 - 21, 2007
Squamish Mountain Festival. Film Festival with 20 finalist films, screened throughout the festival week Over $2,000 in cash and prizes awarded. Also, Squamish Climber's Festival with speakers, films, presentations, competitions, clinics, trail runs, pancake breakfasts, yoga stretches and adopt-a-crag days. Photo displays, speakers, panel discussions, and more. www.squamishfilm.com

July 13, 20, 27, 2007
Music in the Garden: Enchanted Evenings Series. Evening musical performances featuring classical, Asian, world, Indian and fusion music. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. 604.662.3207, www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 13 to August 18, 2007
Theatre Under the Stars.  Come and enjoy one of Vancouver's favourite summer traditions Theatre Under the Stars at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park! This summer, two musical favourites will delight the whole family GREASE and OKLAHOMA! More information call: (604) 687-0174 or visit: www.tuts.ca

July 13, August 25, 2007
Night of the Mummy- An Overnight Family.  Explore the museum by flashlight, dig for Egyptian artefacts and examine a real mummy.  For more information and programming updates, please visit: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

July 14, 2007
26th Annual Wreck Beach Day.  Wreck Beach Day celebrates our region’s marvellous fortune to have this beautiful beach. It is special to our residents, as well as to the world community. Wreck Beach Day always tries to coincide with International Nude Weekend and International Nude Week. Participate in sandcastle building, and 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. Presented by the Wreck Beach Preservation Society.  http://www.wreckbeach.org

July 14, 2007
Creatures of the Not-So-Deep.  See more than seashells at the seashore. Join GVRD staff 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. Canadian Cancer Society volunteers will provide activities and advice about sun safety. Plan an hour or more to complete most activities; expect to get muddy on beach walks.  Meet at the Belcarra Bay Beach picnic area and look for the tents.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 14, 2007
SFU Symposium on the Book.  The Symposium on the Book at the SFU Summer Publishing Workshops has become a highlight of the literary calendar in Canada. This year a group of experts, including five authors, will explore the world of fiction for children and teen readers. July 14, join some of the best minds in children’s publishing as they converge at SFU Vancouver to delve into the word of Young Adult writing. The $75.00 fee includes five books (one from each author). This summer the summer publishing workshops will host more than 30 workshops in publishing education. Get your foot in the door: mix, mingle and network.  SFU Vancouver @ Harbour Centre; http://www.sfu.ca/pubworks

July 14, 2007
Snap-Controlled Sun-Powered Bug Races for kids from ages 3-9 at Surrey's Nature Matters Summer Festival.  July 14, 2007  11am-3pm Bear Creek Park Everyone's invited to drop learn that Solar Power is just a SNAP at the SNAP tent. On July 14, Saturday.  Just SNAP, and these sun-powered critters startrunning. But you'll have to use the sun to make themgallop. SNAP = Surrey Natural Areas Partnership.  It's all free, crazy, edu-fun presented by Solar Power RoadshowSolar Bug Racing Info:  604-739-7717

July 14, 2007
Vintage Car Show.  Watch classic and vintage cars as they cruise onto the heritage grounds. Chat with collectors and discuss their restoration projects. Enjoy the live entertainment by Sweetwater Music. Vehicle registration is only $10 contact us for more information at 604-796-9576. Our restaurant will feature a wonderful country-style buffet featuring turkey pot pies, shepherds pie, fresh salads, assorted desserts and beverage. Adults 12.50 - Seniors 10.50 - Children 8.50.   Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

July 14, 2007
23rd Annual Burnaby Discovery Day Festival.  Burnaby’s largest community festival for family fun and creativity. Free admission. Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, July 14. Deer Lake Park and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604.291.6864.

July 14, 2007
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; Minoru Park Oval, Richmond; 604-233-8910.

July 14, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Capitol Hill Community Centre, 361 South Howard Ave., Burnaby; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

July 14, 2007
KIDS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT BURNABY'S DISCOVERY DAY. Everyone's invited to build the Mystery Solar Powered Device at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on July 14th in the City of Burnaby. Kids from ages 7 to 107 can join in this fun competition. Schools and science clubs are encouraged to send their teams. Its free. Look for the Solar Power Roadshow tent at the Discovery Day festival. 604-739-7717.

July 14, 2007
Outdoor Flea Market.  Clean out your garage, home, attic and come on down! Sell your household items such as dishes, figurines, books, clothes, toys, jewellery, lamps, small furniture and odds and ends. One person’s junk is another’s treasure! Table rental: $11.66. Table registration: Friday, 9:00am, June 1 (bar code 127206). Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, July 14. Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue. Phone 604.299.1446.

July 14, 2007
Parks Day - A Stroll Through Steveston's History.  Take a walking tour of Steveston and find out about the history of this fishing village.  Gulf of Georgia Cannery  604-644-9134

July 14, 2007
Victorian Fair. Spend a pleasant and memorable summer afternoon on the farm with family and friends. Bring your picnic lunch and taste hand-cranked ice cream and lemonade. Enjoy old-time music and play some traditional games and sports. Take a tour of the 1894 farmhouse and grounds with costumed guides.  Historic Stewart Farm, 604-592-6956.

July 14 - 15, 2007
2007 AFRICAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT, Burnaby Lake sports Complex, 604-944-8721.

July 14 - 15, 2007
7th Annual Royal City "Show & Shine" .  Every year large crowds of people come to Downtown New Westminster to admire classic, hot rod, vintage, and current models of cars and motorcycles. There is always tons to do that day. From listening to the variety of live bands, to watching various performers, to exploring the many shops located in the area...people will not run out of things to do. Truly an event for the entire family, there are many kids activities as well. Please contact us at 604 524 4996 if you would like to register for the Show or would like more information.

July 14 - 15, 2007
The 24th Annual Whistler Children’s Art Festival returns on July 14 & 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with a multitude of arts and crafts workshops, wild main stage performances, zany roving characters and activities that will exhaust the whole family with excitement. As well as workshops for kids aged 4-12, the Festival includes a pre-school area for children aged 3-5, and several workshops the whole family can participate in together. Bringing together professional artists, artisans and performers who share their skills, workshops offer kids an opportunity to try their hand at numerous mediums in a festive atmosphere. Workshops this year include carving, bear paw-print T-shirts, kite-making, photography, story telling, painting, magic, tile mosaics, beading, sculpting and more! 604 938-9221; info@whistlerartscouncil.com  www.whistlerartscouncil.com

July 14 - 15, 2007
Whistler Children’s Art Festival – A magical fun-filled weekend for the entire family in Whistler’s Creekside featuring a multitude of hands on workshops led by professional artists for kids and families in fine arts, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance and music. The festival comes alive with entertainment by roving musicians, zany characters and popular children’s performers on the main stage. Info: 604-938-9221; info@whistlerartscouncil.com; www.whistlerartscouncil.com

July 14 - 15, 21 - 22, 2007
Over 125 artisans are on display throughtout a stunning three acre garden at the Mind and Matter Gallery.  This year marks the 31st 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 10am till 6pm; 604.536.6460, www.mindandmatterart.com

July 15, 2007
Burnaby's Beautiful Garden Tour.  This is a self-guided tour of several unique, private gardens located throughout Burnaby, so transportation and comfortable footwear are essential. Master gardeners are in attendance at each location along with the garden owners and volunteer hosts. They will be pleased to answer questions and identify plants of interest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Burnaby City Hall, Bonsor, Edmonds, Cameron and Confederation centres. Each ticket includes a map and a brief description of the gardens. Sunday, July 15, 10:00am-4:00pm, rain or shine. Hosted by the Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society with sponsorship by the City of Burnaby. For more information, visit our website at www.brags.ca , contact us at info@brags.ca or call Faye at 604-434-5921.

July 15, 2007
FASHION FLOWERS & TEA PETALS & BUTTERFLIES FARM NURSERY, 121 - 210TH ST. LANGLEY.  Presented by The Arthritis Society Langley Community Group, this fundraiser is for the Fraser Arthritis Centre. Sunday, July 15th, 2007 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fashion Show by Brennan's and Malory's from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Door prizes. Nursery Plants available. Master Gardeners in attendance. Gardening with Arthritis -samples of tools and information available. No pets please. Sandwiches and Tea/Coffee. Children under 6 are free. Tickets are $20 each. Buy tickets online at: www.langleyarthritis.com

July 15, 2007
Indian Arm Sightseeing Boat Cruise.  By overwhelming demand our breathtaking Indian Arm Sightseeing Cruise is back! Come and explore the full length of Indian Arm with TLC, and see for yourself the beauty that lies in your own backyard. Sailing on the spacious 65'' MV Someday, you''ll be at centre stage to take in one of TLC’s most precious recreational properties: Thwaytes Landing Regional Park Reserve. Thwaytes is an impressive 130-acre site which includes over 1,000 meters of shoreline, cliffs with rocky outcrops, waterfalls, and a diverse forest. Bring your camera and binoculars as we will encounter a wide variety of marine species as we amble past Jug Island, Lone Rock, Racoon Island, Lions Nose, Camp Jubilee, Best Point, Buntzen Bay, and the Wigwam Inn. TLC will be providing educational commentary along with light refreshments. Proceeds from this sightseeing cruise will go directly towards preservation of Thwaytes Landing. Space is limited.  http://www.conservancy.bc.ca/cruises

July 15, 2007
19th Annual Symphony in the Park: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a wonderful evening of symphonic music. Presented by the City of Burnaby and Kinder Morgan, Inc. Free admission. Sunday, 7:30-9:30pm, July 15. Deer Lake Park.

July 15, 2007
Caribbean Street Festival.  Live Caribbean Bands, colourful costumes, dancing, arts and crafts, and delicious food! Draw prize- trip to the Caribbean! Celebrate in the Sun on 224th Street, in Maple Ridge.  604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca

July 15, 2007
Classic Car Show. Featuring rare & unique automobiles from days gone by, with great brunch and afternoon entertainment in our beautiful Garden setting.  Minter Gardens, 604-794-7191, http://www.mintergardens.com

July 15, 2007
Fraser River Art Festival.  10:00 am - 7:00 pm. Come and experience the 2nd annual festival with over 40 artists and artisans taking part in showing their work along with demonstrations on origami, painting, photography and wood carving.  London Heritage Farm  604-271-5220

July 15, 2007
Squamish GearJammer. Off road Mountain Bike race through the trails of Squamish. Finish line and marketplace in Rose Park. Entries online now at www.gearjammer.ca

July 15, 2007
Walk with the Dragon.   Lumbermen's Arch, Stanley Park.  http://www.success.bc.ca/

July 16, 30, August 13, 27, 2007
Music on the Wharf.  A summer music series Monday evenings, celebrating historic Port Haney with bi-weekly concerts on the Port Haney Wharf. July 16  7:30 pm  "Golden Ears Jazz Band" presents swing, funk and jazz, July 30  7:30 pm  "Steve Hansen Combo" presents jazz and blues, Aug 13  7:30 pm  "Foot Long Tooth" presents barrelhouse and Motown music, Aug 27  7:00 pm  "John Hough and Jim Woodyard" present Canadian acoustic folk music;  604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca 

July 16 - 20, August 13 - 17, 2007
Animating History Camp. Stories from Vancouver ’s past, become stop motion animated films.  Guided by professional animators. For more information and programming updates, please visit: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

July 17, 2007
FREE NOON HOUR SERIES - Getting Real.  What challenges and gifts emerge from choosing to live our lives more consciously? Reflect on a question that never loses its capacity to provoke, inspire and transform. Speaker: Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RSW; UBC Robson Square, http://www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca

July 17 - 27, 2007
VISI presents Song: The Audible Soul. A groundbreaking new festival celebrating Art Song, the powerful fusion of poetry and music, hosted by the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) at the UBC School of Music. A dream team of Canadian and International musicians, poets, and scholars are in Vancouver for VISI’s 11-day event, with over 20 concerts and intense interdisciplinary study programs for lovers of Song, both professional performers and Lifelong Listeners. Create your own “a la carte” menu of fascinating daily lectures and master classes, or enjoy a fantastic variety of noon-hour and evening concerts. Noon-hour concerts: Adult $10/Student & Senior $8 (at the door only, cash sales). Evening Concerts: All Tickets $26 (at the door, or through TicketsTonight: www.TicketsTonight.ca , 604-231-7535, service charges may apply). More information visit: www.visi.ca 

July 18, 2007
Move It Big Time!  Move It Big Time! is for ages 0-100. Scotiabank Dance Centre, Faris Theatre (677 Davie Street); www.joeink.ca

July 19, 2007
BC Lions Share Game with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver.  Street party, plus Lions vs. Hamilton Game for $20 (reg. $27) Special Lions Share Ticket Offer through Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver--$5 goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver.  604.879.6554, BC Place.

July 19, 2007
Giro di Burnaby.  This spectator-friendly race is a centrepiece of B.C. Superweek for North America's top men and women cyclists competing for over $10,000 in cash prizes on a fast, challenging course along the Hastings Street corridor. Free admission. Thursday, 7:00pm, July 19. www.girodiburnaby.com

July 19, 2007
Richard Tarnas.  The author discusses his book, "Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View" which shines new light on the unfolding drama of human history and our own critical age. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Banyen Books). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.

July 20, 2007
Bats of Burrvilla family nature program.  Ages 6+. $7.50/adult, $4/child or senior, $20/family. Registration required.  Deas Island Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 20, 2007
Feso - an exploration of Zimbabwean Dance Rhythms. Experience the traditional and contemporary happy grooves of this brilliant trio.  ENCHANTED EVENING CONCERT SERIES, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 20 - 21, 2007
RAIN: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE. Rock 101 proudly presents the triumphant return of the ultimate tribute band, Rain, live in concert. Tickets 604-280-3311, Orpheum Theatre.

July 20 - 22, 2007
Canadian National Volleyball Tournament, sponsored by  BC Volleyball Association, Kits Beach.

July 21, 2007
2007 BC Body Building Figure & Fitness.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

July 21, 2007
Flea Market.  Here’s your chance to clean out your cupboards or find yourself a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Note to vendors: Please register in person at Confederation Centres and choose your table (maximum of one table per person plus one table for a friend). Registration begins 9:00am on March 20. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, July 21. Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone 604.294.1936.

July 21, 2007
Old Fashioned Sports Day. Join in an afternoon of fun, games and outdoor pioneer pastimes on the Museum's lawn. From well-known classics like marbles, jacks and hopscotch, to the forgotten fun of hoops and sticks, sack races and spinning tops, there'll be fun for everyone!  Surrey Museum, 604-592-6956.

July 21, 2007
Richmond Animal Wellness Expo, Garry Point Park; 604-247-4608.

July 21, 2007
Vancouver Gold Cup-dance competition.  Come and see the real life 'Dancing with the Stars', watch 40 year olds tango like teenagers! Enjoy the colourful spectacle of Ballroom and Latin American dancers with inspiring music that will defy you to sit still! Please check our website for times as they are subject to change. St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 604-408-7918, www.dancemastersbc.com

July 21, 2007
2007 Heineken YALETOWN STREET PARTY.  It’s fabulous … it’s FREE … and it’s Vancouver’s Best Free Day of the summer! This hot afternoon street party happens in Yaletown’s heritage area along Mainland and Hamilton St. With hip boutiques, exclusive shops, party lounges and fine restaurants. Featuring over 100 specialty cars on display, a live music stage, plenty of street entertainment and more. Party at the Heineken Beer Gardens while listening to the coolest dj’s; 604-683-7473,  www.yaletowninfo.com.

July 21, 2007
Amazin’ Grace: The Best Game in Town.  Join us (http://www.raceforvision.ca) for a fun-packed Amazing Race around downtown Vancouver, all in support of Operation Eyesight on July 21, 2007. You will need to combine your wits, creativity and strategy to win this race against the clock. Anyone can play – there are no special skills, athletic ability or experience required. Just bring your sense of fun and be open to experience Vancouver as never before. Entry includes: Fun-packed race around Vancouver, Great prizes, Celebration BBQ and awards ceremony. Every participant gives the gift of sight. Register at www.raceforvision.ca

July 21, 2007
Discover Brae Island.  Join celebrations to mark the official opening of this regional park and rebuilt Fort Camping RV and tent campground. Explore the new waterfront day-use area and trails on foot or bicycle. Discover the unique overnight, paddle sport and program opportunities at Fort Camping and nearby attractions. Learn more about this historic area and the Fraser River at exhibits, on tours and in traditional camping activities.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 21, 2007
Fraser Fest.  Join GVRD as we take part in the New Westminster Hyack Festival Association’s presentation of Fraser Fest (http://www.hyack.bc.ca/fraserfest.htm), a celebration of the Fraser River, B.C.’s mightiest river and most important inland waterway. This annual family event takes place along the Westminster Quay boardwalk and brings together the public, community groups, cultural organizations, businesses, and a flotilla of working and historic vessels.  Visit the GVRD’s yellow tent (along the boardwalk) for hourly theatrical presentations about Fraser River history.  Westminster Quay.

July 21, 2007
LANGLEY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.  This year's International Festival - an all day fun family event for all ages - will take place on Saturday, July 21st from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Douglas Park. Admission is free. Partial proceeds of the festival will go to the Langley Arts Council and the Canadian Food for Children Fund. For more information or to find out how to become a participant in the festival, please contact Shar Dubas, Coordinator at 604-530-4661 or Ana David, Coordinator at 604-533-4380, www.internationalfestival.ca 

July 21 - 22, 2007
Maple Ridge Agricultural Fair.  An outstanding event with an award winning standard of excellence, the Maple Ridge Agricultural Fair includes a Logging Show, 4-H Shows, a Midway, Kids Stuff, and headline stage entertainment at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds in Albion.  604-463-5221, www.mapleridge.ca

July 22, 2007
BMX International Championships.  Held one week before the World Championships in Victoria, this event will host 1,200 international athletes and up to 4,000 coaches, event staff and spectators.  www.abbotsfordbmx.ca

July 22, 2007
Butterfly Talk and Walk at the Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

July 22, 2007
Car Free Commercial Drive Festival.  Come play in the streets - East Van style! Two festival days this summer: Sunday, June 17th and Sunday, July 22nd. The Drive will be closed to all motorized traffic from 1st Ave to Venables from 10am to 8pm. Festival programming runs from noon to 6pm. Volunteers are needed also. If you would like to volunteer contact Andrea Curtis at 778.549.7874.  www.commercialdrivefestival.org

July 25, 2007
The Shriners Classic Golf Tournament.  This is a fundraiser for the Shriners Transportation Fund (Care Cruisers). It will be an incredible day in the sun with a shambles start, lots of prizes and surprises, auctions and dinner. Meadow Gardens, Pitt Meadows.  See: www.shriners.bc.ca/golf-tournament/golf-index.shtml

July 25, 28, August 1, 4, 2007
Three competing countries will try to amaze us all with a spectacular display of fireworks in this international competition. English Bay.  604.641.1193, http://www.hsbccelebrationoflight.com 

July 27, 2007
FESTIVAL VANCOUVER: BOBBY MCFERRIN.Festival Vancouver proudly presents ten-time Grammy Award winning singer, composer and classical orchestra conductor, Bobby McFerrin live in concert. Tickets 604-280-3311, Orpheum Theatre.

July 27, 2007
Vancouver Chinese Ensemble. The Ensemble presents to the public an eclectic repertoire that embraces popular and traditional Chinese music as well as Western classical and contemporary compositions. ENCHANTED EVENING CONCERT SERIES, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

July 27, 2007
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 27 - 29, 2007
Back to the Blues Gospel Blues Festival. This 3 day family event showcases 15 international gospel blues bands. There will be concessions and daily children's activities, as well as a motorcycle Show 'n' Shine and bike games Saturday afternoon. Come out and enjoy the music and free corn roast. Fun for the whole family!  Atchelitz Thresherman Village, Chilliwack 604.794.3569, http://www.back2blues.com

July 27 - 29, 2007
BC Renaissance Festival. BC Renaissance Festival is having our first year in Conjunction with Aldergrove Fair Days. Aldergrove's Medieval theme this year is allowing us to set up along side their already established fair. Their fair boasts a small midway, farm demonstrations and plenty of entertainment. We are working hard to make sure much of the renfest familiar activities and attractions grace our section of the property. Fantastic stories, lords and ladies, pirates and naives, wenches and tradesmen, music and play... All planned for the weekend... The experience, a fulfilling one and a delight to behold. With our festivals next door to each other, a complete weekend of fun can be had by the whole family. South Aldergrove Park, 267B Street & 29 Avenue; http://www.bcrenfest.com

July 27 - 29, 2007
MEDIEVAL MADNESS ALDERGROVE FAIR DAYS.  95th Annual Agricultural Fair, Business Dress Up Contest, Parade (Downtown Aldergrove on Saturday 10AM), Presentation of the Hilda Reddick Memorial Community Service Award, Midway & Rides provided by West Coast Amusements, Outdoor Food Vendors & Concessions, Antique Tractor Pull, Main Stage Entertainment, Talent Contest, Chili "Cook Off", Pet Parade, Bike Decorating. For more information visit www.aldergrovefairdays.com

July 27 - 29, 2007
Mission Folk Music Festival at Fraser River Heritage Park,  604-826-5937,  www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

July 27 - 29, 2007
The Pacific Andalusian Show & Fiesta. Fun for the whole family, retail artisans booths.  Free Admission Donations gratefully accepted on behalf of the New Stride Rehabilitation for Retired Race horses.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-886-9600, http://www.paalh.com

July 27 - 28, 2007
3rd Canadian Islamic Cultural Expo.  The 3rd Canadian Islamic Cultural Expo (CICE) is a vibrant, 2-day outdoor exhibition in downtown Vancouver open to the public. It will be held Jul 27-28 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Street Plaza. The CICE is a festival that brings together more than 20 nations from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Each country will showcase a myriad of traditional clothing, history, customs, artwork, and crafts. These exhibits drew Approximately 6,000 people at last year’s event. If you love the arts, ethnic music, international food, discovering other cultures, or simply meeting new people, the Canadian Islamic Cultural Expo is just the event for you. This festival provides a great way to learn about Islamic traditions and to sample various cultures in one venue. Admission is FREE To learn more about this event please go to www.cice.ca

July 28, 2007
Art in the Garden.  Join us in our beautiful Heritage Gardens to view or purchase work by local artists. Enjoy visiting with the artists and viewing their works in various mediums. We will have a contest for the children as they create their own painting.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

July 28, 2007
Exploring By Canoe adult and teen canoeing program.  Ages 14+. $15/person. Registration required.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

July 28, 2007
Sole to Soul.  Sole to Soul is a dance show presented by the Shiamak Indo Jazz Dance Team. The show will showcase dance pieces in the style of Shiamak's Indo Jazz Dance Movement, Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz and Shiamak's Inner Dance Movement. Performaces are choreographed by Shiamak himself and his senior instructor Rohan D'Silva. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

July 28, 2007
Illuminares Lantern Procession. Public Dreams Society celebrates the light of the summer season with its 18th annual Illuminares Lantern Procession on Saturday, July 28, 2007. 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 28 - 29, 2007
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 

July 28 - 29, 2007
Bees and Blueberries Festival.  A Hive of Activity awaits you at Dr. Bee's Honeyland Canada on Ford Road in Pitt Meadows.  http://www.honeylandcanada.com

July 28 - 29, 2007
Exotic Reptile Show at the Richmond Nature Park;604-718-6188.

July 28 - 29, 2007
Northwest Sport Kite Competition.  Garry Point Park, Richmond; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

July 29, 2007
International Bog Day. Celebrate Burns Bog at this fun family event. Includes bog tours, a kids' adventure tent, live performers and much more! Support healthy living through a healthy community. Free admission!  The Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice, 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, 604-572-0373, www.burnsbog.org

July 30, 2007
World Poetry.  Poetry and music from around the world, presented bilingually. World Poetry hosts are Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.

July - August, 2007
Abbotsford Community Summer School of the Arts in partnership with the Central Abbotsford Community School present summer drama, music & musical theatre programs for children and youth throughout July & August.  Phone 604-853-2221 (long distance from Vancouver) between 1pm-5pm for registration & program info.  Registration opens May 28th.

Ongoing until July 21, 2007
Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Soccer 2007; Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing to August 4, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents SUDS - THE ROCKIN' 60S MUSICAL SOAP OPERA.  Set in a Laundromat, Suds virtually bubbles over with nostalgia, comedy, and more than thirty songs of the 1960s, including favourites such as “Please, Mr. Postman,” “Johnny Angel,” “Chapel of Love,” and “It’s My Party.” This high-spirited summer romp provides squeaky-clean fun for the entire family and practically guarantees that you’ll leave the theatre singing.  Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 604.687.1644,  http://www.artsclub.com

Ongoing until August 26, 2007
Ladner Village Market. With 140 British Columbia artisans, 22 local merchants and outstanding free entertainment, historic Ladner Village is transformed into a bustling market and European-style street festival.  All artisans make, bake or grow their wares.  From Williams Lake to Mill Bay, from the Shuswap to the Sunshine Coast, we have scouted the province for unique products and exceptional quality.  Featuring some of the best of BC in the heart of Ladner. The 2nd and 4th Sundays of June, July and August, 10am to 4pm; 604-946-8583, www.ladnerbusiness.com 

Ongoing until August 31, 2007
The Great Outdoors Film Festival. The White Rock Business Improvement Association presents special FREE family outdoor film screenings of classic movies. This summer long film festival allows families to roll out the blanket or bring along your lawn chair and enjoy FREE family movies. Friday July 20- "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK",  Friday August 3- "E.T.",  Friday August 17- "THE GOONIES",  Friday August 31- "JAWS".   There's pre-movie contests, prize giveaways and live entertainment to keep you busy before the feature starts. Venues open nightly at 6:00pm. The feature presentation will start by dusk. For more information regarding the scheduled films, locations and showtimes, please visit: www.stayplaywhiterock.com 

Ongoing to September 9, 2007
The 12th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts and tempting your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts, decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks and ethnic food. Tourist can enjoy their tour in the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. They can shop from the hundred booths for gifts items, fashion, or modern electronics. Besides, they can enjoy the multicultural performances - Folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, band as well as games and prizes, etc. Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market, the first of its kind in North America!  Vancouver Chinatown, Keefer St. 100 Block; 604-682-8998, www.vancouver-chinatown.com 

Ongoing until September 9, 2007
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer 2007,  Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

Ongoing to September 16, 2007
Vancouver Museum presents Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond.  Combining old ways with advanced digital technology, the Cree of west central Saskatchewan tell their story inspired by the art of one of their own – Allen Sapp. Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond was developed using an elder-led process and will offer visitors the images and voices of the Northern Planes Cree recounting insights into their own history, culture and beliefs. The exhibition provides a human face for issues such as reserve life, treaties and contemporary Cree culture using oral testimony, objects and, of course, the art of Allen Sapp.  604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 23, 2007
Bard on the Beach.  Favourite Shakespeare plays (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Timon of Athens) are performed in tents on the beach overlooking picturesque English Bay. Vanier Park.  604.739.0559, www.bardonthebeach.org 

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
DINOTOWN. Enjoy a full day of family fun on 4.8 hectares (12 acres). Admission includes live shows, safe rides, wet-fun firehall, character meet ’n’ greets, toddlers’ area and on-site Dinersaurus. $13, senior $9.50, under 2 free.  www.dinotown.com

Ongoing to September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing until September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing until September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing until September 30, 2007
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

Ongoing until September 30, 2007
Playland. B.C.'s premier nine-acre amusement park filled with electrifying rides. Pacific National Exhibition Park. PNE Fair Grounds; 604.253.2311, www.pne.ca

Ongoing until October 6, 2007
Dundarave Farmers’ Market. Over 30 booths of organic cheeses, vegetables, fruit and honey.  Every Saturday at Dundarave Village, West Vancouver, 10 am to 4 pm; 604-922-6020.

Ongoing to October 8, 2007
Richmond Night Market, 604.244.8448,www.richmondnightmarket.com 
Ongoing to October 9, 2007
Haney Farmers' Market.  The popular community market is located on Saturdays in Memorial Peace Park and features locally made baked or grown products.

Ongoing to October 24, 2007
Riley Park Farmers Market.  A weekly event not to be missed! Stock your shelves with the best in local produce, baked goods, meat and seafood, cheese and dairy as well as delectable jams and jellies, pickles and more! Find the perfect gift made by local artisans and enjoy some music and community togetherness in an open-air setting. Wednesdays from 1pm - 6:30pm until Oct 24.  30th and Ontario Street in the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium. Visit our website for vendor lists and schedules: www.eatlocal.org

Ongoing until October 28, 2007
Ambleside Farmers’ Market. Meet your friends, listen to great music while shopping for “straight from the farm" organic and non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, honey, baking, jams, syrups, salsas, prepared foods and local crafts. This is a fun place to shop. Every Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm;  See you there! Info: www.northshorefarmersmarkets.com, info@northshorefarmersmarkets.com, 604-984-9002.

Ongoing to November 3, 2007
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.589.7627, http://www.bclions.com

Ongoing to December 31, 2007
Rice is Life. Cultivated for over 5,000 years in more than 100 countries, on every continent except Antarctica , rice sustains two-thirds of the world’s population.  The exhibit explores the agricultural, spiritual and artistic significance of rice.  Vancouver Museum, 604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents So You Think You Can Improvise... a parody of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance.  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

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;

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Vancouver Public Library presents OPEN MIKE FOR TEENS.  Are you tired of singing in the shower or reading poetry to your cat? We are too and we're here to do something about it! On the first Monday of every month between October and June, teens are invited to come on stage in the Peter Kaye room at Central Library and do their thing!  Anything goes, from stories to poetry to songs. It can be your own material or someone else's. It doesn't matter who wrote it, we wanna hear it.  Library Square, 604.331.3691.

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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

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






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