Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for June 2003

 

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June  4 - 23, 2003
Life by the Pond: Using watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and photography members of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver attempt to capture the flora and creatures around the Garden's pond from turtles, birds, dragonflies, and fish to waterlilies and rocks. Painting Demonstrations: Sundays, June 8, 15 & 22 at 2:00-4:00pm in the Scholar's Study by various members,  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St., Vancouver; 604-662-3207.

June 4 - 28, 2003
Harvey: a six-foot tall white rabbit is the imaginary friend of the lovable town drunk, Elwood P. dowd. When Elwood's sister has enough of her brother's lunacy and attempts to have him committed, her plan has a different result from that hoped for. This American classic is fun for the whole family. Burr Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster;  604-523-2877.

June  5, 2003
Inside the RCMP: A Woman's Perspective:Join Beverly Busson for a fascinating glimpse into the world of the RCMP from the perspective of a woman who has risen through the ranks;  Douglas College, New Westminster; http://www.development.douglas.bc.ca/women/controlwomen.html

June  5 -22, 2003
African Art & Culture Weeks: Art Africa Inc has organized a significant collection of African art for what is one of the largest craft shows to come to North America. Available for purchase, the stunning variety of hand-made items from Africa include Makonde Art from Tanzania and Mozambique; Kenyan Sisal bags and mats, masks and woodcarvings as well as the banana and cloth batiks; Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe stone and woodcarvings; Malakite jewellery and carvings from Central Africa; and the famous West African Antiques, which include masks, drums and other works of art.  Also featured is African jewellery produced mainly from West African beads, seashells, cow horn, wood, stone and banana fibre. As part of the craft show, Art Africa Inc. is presenting musicians directly from Africa. Using drums and dance they will share traditional songs such as those about rites of passage, war, the seasons, and religious rites. The craft show is open during the Arts Centre's public hours. Contact the Surrey Arts Centre for performance dates and times.  Surrey Arts Centre, 604-501-5189.

June 5 - 23, 2003
Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver Exhibition, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden; 604-662-3207.

June 6, 2003
2nd Annual Run, Walk & Stroll for Kids, Location: Bear Creek Park  88th Avenue and King George Highway, Surrey; 604-584-1361.

June  6 - 7, 2003
Generation 2010: The festival will focus on life in the year 2010 as it realtes to two of three pillars outlined by the International Olympic committee: environment and sport. The Passion of the Winter Games will be captured in a range of activities hosted by an inspiring group of Canadian Athletes. The Energy of the Future will illustrate the five pillars of sustainable energy through a number of fun and interactive games. The event will be a fun-filled celebration to inspire children and families in BC to strive for excellence in sport and sustainable energy practices. Science World, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver; 604-443-7440.

June  7 - 8, 2003
Market Craft Festival: Inside and outside the Market you will find not only our regular cast of crafters, but craftspeople from all over Granville Island. The weekend features live demonstrations in a variety of specialty crafts. Public Market Courtyard, Granville Island;

June 7 - 8, 2003
Cultus Lake Indian Festival: Come up to the lake to enjoy a day of canoe races, craft venders, salmon BBQ and the princess contest. Native canoe teams travel from all over the Lower Mainland to compete in canoes as long as 50 feet! There are 11 man races, 6 man races, doubles and singles races. There are categories for men, women, buckskins (16 & under), and even kids races. This traditional sporting fun, exciting and drug and alcohol free! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the weekend! 604-858-6902.

June 7 - 8, 2003
The Great Salmon Send Off:  Allows visitors to release salmon fry from noon until 2 p.m. Other activities include fish painting, stream tours and bug hunts. This free event takes place in Stanley Park. Info: 604.659.3400.

June 7 - 28, 2003
For the Love of Trains: The Surrey Museum is pleased to present a very special display of the work of renowned marine and rail artist Ray Warren, whose railway paintings and prints bring Surrey's rich railway history to life. Exhibit opening on June 7 at 1:00 PM. 

June 7, 2003
Celebrate Mount Pleasant Festival; Free family event. This year we are celebrating diversity. Music performances, kids arts and crafts, community displays, sports, food and lots more family activities, Mount Pleasant Community Centre or Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 604-713-1883.

June 7, 2003
COMMUNITY DAY - A COMMUNITY IN CELEBRATION.  Free events for the whole family! Activities include: construction zone, kite making and crafts, clowns, balloons, bed races (applications forms available at Douglas Recreation Centre or Timms Centre), community group displays. Awards will be given for the Cleanest City School, Cleanest City Business, Cleanest City Industrial Business (application/nomination forms available at Douglas Recreation Centre or Timms Centre). Lunch will be cooked, served and for sale by City Fire Rescue Service (hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, refreshments). Strawberry Shortcake provided for sale by Langley Seniors Centre. For more information contact the Douglas Recreaction Centre (604-514-2865).

June 7, 2003
Farmers Day: The Farmers Day Parade is a long - standing tradition honoring the economic and social impact of the agriculture industry on the community of Lynden and it?s surrounding area.  A parade different from many others, the Farmers Day Parade is crowded with commercial, agricultural, organizational and lots of community entries. Only in Lynden can you see a procession of tractors, animals, antique cars and trucks with the traditional floats, bands and a variety of children?s entries.  Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995.

June 7, 2003
June Festival: Free Fun for Everyone! Rides, entertainment, refreshments, Oak Park (Oak St. & 59th Ave.), 604-257-8175.

June 7, 2003
Model Boat Building, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston; 604-276-4300 or 604-718-8050

June 7, 2003
Music Under the Clock: Live music by a variety of artists every Saturday from June through August, weather permitting. Sponsored by the Kerrisdale Business Association, West 41st Ave & Yew St North; 604-266-9875

June 7, 2003
Pitt Meadows Day: Celebrate in Harris Road Park. Parade begins at 11:00am, followed by children's activities, entertainment, a salmon BBQ, the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows, and fireworks. A complete day of fun for the family. For more information, call 604-460-8897.

June 7, 2003
We are looking for families, mainly from Surrey, Langley and Delta who would be interested in a day of fun.  It will be an old-fashioned picnic with a weiner roast and games. It will be free to participants but we would like each family to bring along a dish of food for everyone to share.  The event will be held in the Cloverdale area of Surrey, at the home of a foster family. If anyone is interested in participating please contact by email at fosterfamiliespicnic@hotmail.com

June 7, 2003
Yarrow celebrates their community in June with an array of activities like a parade, entertainment, games, and crafts for sale. Held at Yarrow Central Park, Chilliwack; 604-823-6008.

June 8, 2003
2003 International Harry Jerome Track Classic,Track & Field Sports Event at Swangard Stadium;

June 8, 2003
21st CENTURY ANTIQUES FAIR: 175 tables and booths of 19th and 20th Century Antiques & Collectibles! Decorative arts, vintage & estate jewelry, country collectibles, ephemera, mid-century Modernist decor, old dolls & toys, garden accessories, tins, art pottery & glass, Native crafts, hand-painted china, textiles & linens, Depression-era kitchenware, primitives, records & memorabilia, chintz, period lighting & fixtures, militaria, old books, and much, much more, Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th, Vancouver; 604-925-3159.

June 8, 2003
Island City, by Bike Tour, Sea Island School, 604-276-4035

June 8, 2003
June Fun Fly, Centennial Beach, Tsawwassen, B.C. Sponsored by the BC Kitflier's Association;

June  8, 2003
Teddy Bear Picnic, Coquitlam Town Centre Park.

June 8, 2003
Little Mountain Riley Park Community Festival: 11th annual celebration of community, multiculturalism and the arts - featuring entertainment, ethnic food fair, artisan displays and activities; 604-683-6524.  

June 9 - 20, 2003
Traditional Wooden Boat Building, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston; 604-276-4300 or 604-718-8050

June 9, 2003
Little Mountain/Riley Park Community Festival: It is with great Pleasure that we announce the upcoming 11th annual Little Mountain Riley Park Community Festival! The Festival celebrates dicersity in our community and provides oppportunity for children, youth, adults and seniors to celebrate and share resources in an environment that fasters fun and interaction. The festival features ethnic cuisine, a dynamic multicultural Main stage, arts and crafts, family games, Bingo, and dunk tank, a raffle, community information tables, local artisans, a senior's tea, face painting, a bouncing castle and a host of other activities, Riley Park 50 East 30th Ave; 604-257-8642.

June 11 to Sept 21, 2003
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: Vancouver's professional Shakespeare Festival stages three productions in repertory, in open-ended tents on the waterfront in Vanier Park, against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea & sky.  Vanier Park, 1100 Chesnut St., Vancouver;  604-739-0559.

June 12 - 15, 2003
Fraser Valley Fringe Festival:  Abbotsford comes alive June 13-16 with fringe fun, promising to excite and entertain with a mix of new productions making their debut. Abbotsford actors will participate in the festival taking place in Mission. Held at different locations in Mission and Abbotsford. (604) 826-2407.

June 12 - 15, 2003
VanDusen Flower and Garden Show: Ultimate Gardening Experience. This is the place to find inspiring ideas, beautiful displays, great shopping, tasty treats, fabulous entertainment and loads of fun! This year?s show features Theme Display Gardens, more than 250 exhibitors, presentations by garden gurus and some of Vancouver?s top chefs all in a spectacular 15 acre outdoor setting; 604-256-8671.  

June 12 - 24, 2003
Vancouver Francophone Festival, various locations around Vancouver;  604-736-9806.

June 13, 2003
10th Annual Fraser Heights Country Fair, Fraser Heights Village  160 Street and 108 Avenue, Surrey; he entire northern portion of the intersection at 108 Avenue and 160 Street will be transformed into a large pedestrian fairground.  Fairgoers can whirl around on a 30-foot merry-go-swing, mingle with the animals at the Children's Petting Zoo, and test out their driving abilities with Micro Slot Car Racing.  To round out the Fair, a Chuck Wagon barbeque sponsored by the merchants of the centre, at which the Guildford Lions Club will be barbecuing hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob, pouring sodas and providing a host of other country fixin's. More Information:  604-736-4613.  

June 13, 2003
Dance Showcase: An amazing showcase of talented dancers from ages 3 - 25. With jazz, tap, hiphop, ballet and musical theatre, this is definitely a show the whole family will want to see. Massey Theatre, 736 - 8th Avenue, New Westminster;

June 13 - 15, 2003
Alcan Dragon Boat Festival: From its beginning as a rain ceremony on southern China's river banks to Vancouver's own multicultural celebration on the shore of False Creek, dragon boat racing and its attendant festivities have changed considerably over the centuries. Today, through continuing such ancient traditions as the Taoist Dragon Blessing Ceremony, we honour what today's dragon boaters like to call "the spirit of the dragon", which is the spirit of coming together and working as a team for a common goal.  False Creek, Vancouver; 604-688-2382.

June 13 - 15, 2003
Alcan Dragon Boat Festival: In sharing the ancient traditions and celebrating them together with the many solstice festivities of all our cultural communities, rekindle the spirit of the dragon on the sun splashed waters of False Creek, Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver; 604-688-2382

June 13 - 15, 2003
ALDERGROVE FESTIVAL DAYS: Stars of the Century Variety Show - Friday, June 13th, slo-pitch tournament, parade at 10:00 am Saturday, clowns. Stories of Aldergrove old timers. For more information call 604-856-6229 or visit http://www.aldergrovemyhome.com/stars.html

June 13 - 15, 2003
Family Fishing Weekend: You don't need to buy or carry a basic freshwater licence to fish most of B.C.'s thousands of lakes and streams, compliments of the Provincial Government. To fish tidal waters (saltwater), a purchased Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence is required for people 16 and over, but is free for anyone under 16. There are events throughout the province and prizes to be won over the weekend. Check the Family Fishing Weekend web site for information and events. Go Fish! Get Hooked! Have Fun!  http://www.familyfishingbc.com

June 13 - 15, 2003
Vancouver Vibrations CWDI - Country Western & Swing Dance Festival, Day's Hotel, 9850 King George Hwy., Surrey; 604-669-9504.

June 13 - 15, 2003
Whistler Jazz & Blues Weekend: The vibrant music scene in Whistler comes alive with swing, gospel, blues, Latin jazz and classic jazz vocals, outdoors in the early spring sunshine. Daytime performances are on the mainstage and evening performances take place in the resort's most intimate indoor venues. FREE and ticketed events.  (604) 932-3928.

June 13 - 24, 2003
A celebration of Francophone culture with music on outdoor stages, June 13-24. The 13th annual fest stages Isabelle Longnus & Laurence Jalbert at Coopers Park (Stadium), Company Masabo culture & Zachary Richards (outside Le Centre culturel francophone, W. 7th Ave), and electronic tunes from Stereomovers & Mat Ste-Marie. (604) 736-9806.

June 14 - 15, 2003
RAILWAY DAYS - FORT LANGLEY: Sponsored by the Langley Heritage Society, co-sponsored with the BIA Features model railway displays, memorabilia, railway art and family fun at various venues throughout the Village including a paddlewheeler ride. Contact Lynne at 604-888-8835 for more information.

June 14 - 28, 2003
The Churchill Cup: Come one, come all to see the rugby unions of Canada, England and United States battle for the tournament championship. This event will involve both men's and women's international teams and over 200 athletes!  UBC Thunderbird Stadium

June 14, 2003
Connecting Children with Nature:Teachers, group leaders and parents, discover how to enrich children?s outdoor experiences. Engage your senses in this hands-on workshop with simple, powerful nature activities and games used by GVRD Park Interpreters. Handouts provided.  $10/person ~ Ages 14+; Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver; 604-432-6200.  

June 14, 2003
Motown Meltdown: This unique event will feature local celebrities, musicians and actors who will perform Motown favourites with their own unique style (i.e. Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul, Jazz, Country). Paul Grant (CBC Radio -"Hot Air") will be the M.C. for the exciting concert and Paul Myers (judge on Canadian Idol & singer/songwriter) will be hosting the event and will sing as well! Artists who will be backed by our scorchin'hot Motown band will include Actors Lynda Boyd, Beverley Elliott, Jane Mortifee and Jim Byrnes (actor/blues legend), Jazz Trio String of Girls and Jazz Crooner Denzal Sinclaire, Soulsters Oliver Conway and Candus Churchill, Gospel Great Marcus Mosely, Rockers Craig Northey ("The Odds") with Simon Kendall & Pat Steward, Barney Bentall with his son Dustin Bentall and Wyckham Porteous, Folk Artists Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich and Veda Hille, Popsters Babe Gurr, cherrybomb, Jessie Farrell and Coco Love Alcorn, Tribute artist Bobby Bruce (Nearly Neil) and Country Vocalist Suzanne Gitzi with Soulster Russell Marsland and Country Rocker Aaron Pritchett.  Plaza of Nations, Vancouver;

June 14, 2003
Newton Community Festival: Mark your calendar and come on down to the 8th Annual Newton Community Festival. Two stages of entertainment along with over 40 interactive displays and community resource booths will keep you entertained during the day. Bring down the entire family and have your face painted by a clown or enjoy a delicious treat from one of the many food vendors that will be on site. The 2003 Newton Community Festival has something for all ages.  Block Party on 137th Street between 74th Ave and 72 A Ave, Surrey; 604-501-5038.

June 14, 2003
Wild Bird Trust of BC Walk: MARTINS, OSPREYS . . . AND MORE at Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver;  604-924-2581.

June 14, 200
Sons of Scotland District #16 Highland Games: Taking place at Rotary Stadium, this exciting event will feature Pacific Northwest Highland Dancing Championships, individual piping competitions, drumming competition, pipe band competition, massed pipe bands.  On site will also be Scottish vendors and clan tents. For more info please call: 604 882-1083.

June 14, 2003
Relay for LIFE in Mahon Park, North Vancouver, to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. 985-8585.

June 15  2003
BC Oldsmobile Care show at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

June 15, 2003
 Vancouver Alpha Romeo Car Show,11-4pm, 12th Annual Italian Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle display.  Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;P>June 15, 2003
 Vancouver Alpha Romeo Car Show,11-4pm, 12th Annual Italian Car, Motorcycle and Bicycle display.  Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

June 15, 2003
BC Family Fishing Day: A day of fishing and learning for the all ages. Sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and organized by GVRD and the Seymour Salmonid Society.  For more information call the GVRD at 604-432-6200.

June 15, 2003
Fathers Day Paddle at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston; 604-276-4300 or 604-718-8050.

June 15, 2003
Lulu Island Bog Festival at the Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

June 15, 2003
THE LULU ISLAND BOG FESTIVAL 2003, Richmond Nature Park;

June 16, 2003
7th Annual Family Day Car Show: Annual event will be held Northview Community Church, Abbotsford. Call 604 853-2931 for details.

June 18, 2003
Canoeing ? Beginners, at Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston; 604-276-4300 or 604-718-8050.

June 2 -6, 2003
Commuter Challenge 2003: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)   A friendly competition among workplaces to see who can encourage the most employees to bike, walk, take transit or carpool to work, (anything but a single occupancy vehicle!) Fore more information call Liana at 604-689-4467, or email challenge@best.bc.ca.

June 20 - 21, 2003
Point Grey Fiesta:  a two day community celebration starting Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday, Trimble Park, Discovery at 8th; 604-617-0732.

June 20 - 21, 2003
The 16th Annual Point Grey Fiesta: Carnival rides, and a parade at 10 am;  Trimble Park at 8th and Discovery, Vancouver;

June 20 - 29, 2003
North Shore Jazz: A satellite presentation of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival watch for the times and performers to be announced, Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver; 604-990-3474.

June 20 - July 1 , 2003
du Maurier Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Granville Island is proud to present the 18th du Maurier International Jazz Festival Vancouver on Granville Island. Come and enjoy a some of the most exciting jazz musicians from around the world on Granville Island. Pick up a program at the Info Centre. Free performances daily (Performance Works & Public Market Courtyard).  For more info call the Jazz Hotline (604) 872-5200
June 20 - July 1 , 2003
du Maurier Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Granville Island is proud to present the 18th du Maurier International Jazz Festival Vancouver on Granville Island. Come and enjoy a some of the most exciting jazz musicians from around the world on Granville Island. Pick up a program at the Info Centre. Free performances daily (Performance Works & Public Market Courtyard).  For more info call the Jazz Hotline (604) 872-5200

June 21 - 22, 2003
Art in the Park: 12151 McNutt Road, between 269th and 272nd Street off Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. Live music, gourmet food, and a beautiful garden setting make this two-day event a show worth planning your weekend around. Browse through a number of displays, visual artwork, pottery, furniture, fashions, jewelry, garden art, and metalwork. For more information call Lyn at 604-462-8380.

June 21 - 22, 2003
The Desert Plant Society of Vancouver's Show and Sale A unique experience to view the many species of desert plants. These interesting, rare, and unusual plants are both on show, and for sale! Much information is on hand, including a list of endangered species, the club library, and many knowledgable members! Visit our website for more information! http://www.cactus-mall.com/dpsv; VanDusen Botanical Gardens;

June 21 - 23, 2003
Folk Festival: Admission by donation. Presenting a variety of different performances every night. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;

June 21 2003
National Aboriginal Day at the Museum of Antropology: An afternoon of music, dance, and traditional foods in celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the opening of "Pasifika: Island Journeys." The event includes dignitaries and speakers from Musqueam, the South Pacific, the Museum, and UBC, and will begin with a traditional Fijian Kava Ceremony and performance by the Rotuma Dance Troupe. Local First Nations groups including the Heiltsuk Urban Dancers and the Lac Kaien Tsimshian Dancers will also perform in the Great Hall. http://www.moa.ubc.ca

June 21, 2003
5th Annual Whalley Community Festival:  Join us for our 5th annual festival!  Celebrate our community as we bring great performers, crafters and artisans together.  Start the day with a delicious pancake breakfast by the North Surrey Lions.  Grand opening on the outdoor stage will be followed by a day of entertainment, a huge children's activity area, mascot party, art display at City Central, craft vendors, resources, services, silent auction, concessions and much more!  North Surrey Recreation Centre; 604-502-6343.

June 21, 2003
Dog Day Afternoon - Community Fair: Come on down and join us once again for a spectacluar day of FUN & GAMES!!! Browse through our highly informative booths, join in on some interactive displays and sign your dog up for some competitions - there's lots of prizes to be won. This year the City of Vancouver Emergency Services will be attending our event with ideas for the whole family, including human's best friend, on emergency situations in your home and community. It's fun for the whole family. Further information will be posted at the Community Centre. Meet us at the North End of the Lake! Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Drive; 604-257-6955.

June 21, 2003
Kids Swap Meet: Childrens items of all descriptions - clothes, toys, books, etc.To be held at ARC located at 34690 Old Yale Road, Abbotsford; Call 604-513-8880 for details.

June 21, 2003
National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2003
Webster's Corner Day - "A Neighbourhood Summer" Celebration; Includes a Bike Parade, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Play Day and more, at Webster's Corners School, Maple Ridge. Anyone wishing to get involved please call Joanne Foote at 604-467-2375 or Mary Robson at 604-463-3333 ext. 2.

June 21, 2003
 LANGLEY COUNTRY STYLE DAYS PARADE: Parade of Champions! Parade route follows Fraser Highway from 201 to 207 Street. Call 604-514-2800 to book your group or float.

June 21, 2003
Central Bog 3 Hour Interpretative Tour: Starting at noon at the entrance to the Vancouver Landfill. Group tours may be arranged for other days by calling the Burns Bog Conservation Society office at 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6462. VISA and MasterCard accepted over the phone. Tours may be cancelled due to low attendance, so please call and register, 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6462. Costs: $15 non-members, $13 members, $8 children within family membership $10 children with nonmembers.

June 22, 2003
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: Enjoy the Midsummer Magic and celebrate the longest day of the year in Burnaby, BC. There will be constant entertainment through music, dance, storytellers, magicians, and Vikings. Try the cultural foods, see interesting displays and visit the vendors. Tour the replica Viking ship, play Viking games and stroll the troll forest. Scandinavian Community Cente, http://www.scandinaviancentre.org.P>June  22, 2003
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: Enjoy the Midsummer Magic and celebrate the longest day of the year in Burnaby, BC. There will be constant entertainment through music, dance, storytellers, magicians, and Vikings. Try the cultural foods, see interesting displays and visit the vendors. Tour the replica Viking ship, play Viking games and stroll the troll forest. Scandinavian Community Cente, http://www.scandinaviancentre.org.

June 22, 2003
Bullhead Derby, Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8080

June 22, 2003
German Car Festival at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

June 22, 2003
Kids Clothing and Toy Swap:Is your house getting too full? Do you have toys, clothes and books that your kids don't use anymore? Let another family enjoy them. Buy a table and start gathering all your children's past treasures. Tables on sale now. $16.00 for one 6' and one chair. Kerrisdale Community Centre, 604-257-8100.

June 23, 2003
Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest: Come on out to Birch Bay's first "Sand Sculpture Contest for 2003. Build, sand castles, animals, objects and more. For kid's of all ages. For more information go to www.birchbaychamber.com or email Karl King at karl@alphahunt.com. Take I-5 exit 270, west to Birch Bay. This event is sponsored by the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce;  (360) 371-5004.

June 24 - July 1, 2003
Vancouver International Jazz Festival : Some of the biggest names in jazz take the stage at 40 venues in the Vancouver area. In addition, a free, two-day New Orleans-style street festival is held in historic Gastown and at the Roundhouse Community Centre; 604-872-5200.

June 24, 2003
Low Tide Loungers:  Finish the school year with a splash. Discover beach features and creatures during this marvelous low-tide.Park interpreters will be on site with displays and activities for drop-in visitors. Look for our tent at Centennial Beach, Tswassen; 604-432-6200.

June 27 - 29, 2003
Canada Cup and Canadian Championships BMX Racing: Ridge Meadows BMX Association invites you to watch BMX racing all weekend, as riders from all over Canada come to participate in this event. The Canadian Championship is an annual event. The Canada Cup is part of a series with the first race in Pitt Meadows. For more information, call Sandy Jensen at 604-463-6225.

June 28 - 29, 2003
7TH ANNUAL MAMQUAM RIVER WHITEWATER FESTIVAL:  Kayak and Adventure Center will be presenting the Mamquam River Whitewater Festival who is inviting all open and closed boaters (with appropriate skills) and spectators to come and enjoy events. Bbq, beach volleyball, hot tub, yo-yo contest and prize presentation at our on river location Squamish Kayak and Adventure Center, Squamish; (604) 898-5498.

June 28 - 29, 2003
Mamquam White Water Festival: The Mamquam River White Water Festival is inviting all boaters (with appropriate skills) and spectators to come and enjoy events. There will be boat demos, paddling clinics, races, raffle prizes and food. Squamish; (604) 898-5498.

June 28 - July 6, 2003
Rose Extravaganza: A celebration of roses, this event features hundreds of roses and showcases the ARS award-winning rose introductions for 2004, Minter Gardens, Chilliwack; 604-794-7191.

June 28 to July 6, 2003
Rose Extravaganza: A celebration of roses, this event features hundreds of roses and showcases the new award-winning rose introductions for 2003. Minter Gardens is proud to be a designated All American Rose Garden. 1-888-MINTERS.

June 28, 2003
6TH ANNUAL LAVENDER FAIR: Self-guided walkabouts at beautiful 80 acre Tuscan Farm Gardens. For more information call 604-530-1997.

June 28, 2003
BC Scottish Highland Games:  A great day of Scottish heritage. Enjoy Highland dancers, pipe bands, sheep dogs and caber toss, Scottish goodies and the beer tent. Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium. Info: 604.263.9911.

June 28, 29, 30 & July 1st, 2003
The Port Moody Golden Spike Days Festival Society is gearing up for another great Golden Spike Days Festival! Mark your calendar for the Canada Day weekend at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Enjoy 4 days of fun celebrating our community and our country?s birthday, participating in a variety of family events and listening to first class entertainment. Expected to play at this year?s Festival are Chilliwack, Doug and the Slugs, The Tiller's Folly, Wall Street, Incognito and Rumba Calzada. Rocky Point Park, Port Moody.

June 29, 2003
13th Annual Kitsilano Soapbox Derby: A neighbourhood tradition, promoting community spirit and family fun! Over 60 young drivers aged 9 to 13 race down West 4th Avenue in home-made soapboxes, competing for 1st Place honours. Other prizes include Best Design, Best Engineered, Best Overall Car, West 4th Avenue, between Yew & Burrard; 604-263-6443.

June 29, 2003
4th Annual Espirito Santo Festival & Parade: Espirito Santo Festival is an annual Portuguese (Holy Spirit) parade tradition held for past 500 years in the Azores, Portugal. 12918 - 112 Avenue, Surrey; 604-323-4442.

June 30 - July 9, 2003
FIH 4 Nation Field Hockey Tournament: Don't miss out on the fastest moving game in town! Participating teams for the men's competition are Canada, Belgium, Great Britain and India. On the women's side are Canada, China, Scotland and Wales. Come out and show your support! UBC Wright Field, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

July 1, 2003
Canada Day 2003:  Granville Island presents an Island-wide family event for Canada Day, packed with free, fun-filled activities. Wearing red & white is your ticket to ride the ferries to Granville Island 2-for-1 and receive your official Canada Day tattoo! Other free family activities include: Truly Canadian Breakfast at the Dockside Restaurant, Patriotic Pooch Contest (sponsored by Kids Market & Woofles), Official Canada Day ceremonies at the Mound and cake cutting; Fun at the Waterpark, False Creek Community Centre and Kids Market, Granville Island Patriotic Pastrydu Maurier International Jazz Festival Vancouver exclusively on Granville Island, (12 noon- 12 midnight performances on 5 stages), Granville Island Patriotic Patio Party (BBQ at Island restaurants), Pickup Canada Day programs at the Granville Island Information Centre at the end of June. For more info call (604) 666-5784.

July 1, 2003
Canada Day: With activities reminiscent of the past, this exciting, action-filled day will offer interactive Canada Day fun for the whole family. Highlights of the day will include hayrides and pony rides, outdoor and indoor stages with live entertainment, contests, carnival games, roving street performers, miniature train rides and much more!  Canada Place, Vancouver;

July 1, 2003
Salmon Festival: Start things off by attending the parade at 10am, then enjoy a day of activities and fun.  Music, belt-sander races, fresh fish, attended by about 50,000 people.  Steveston, Richmond;  (604) 718-8080.

July 1, 2003
Squamish, Canada Day Celebrations: Official ceremonies, children's races, canine demonstrations, birthday cup cake, face painting... and a lot more.  A special event takes place at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.  (604) 892-9244.

Ongoing from June 21, 2003
Pasifika: Island Journeys: Comprising more than 100 objects from Micronesia, Polynesia, and Melanesia, the exhibit is enhanced by historical and contemporary photographs, and documentation amassed first by the collector (Frank Burnett) and 100 years later by MOA curator Dr. Carol Mayer.  Museum of Anthropology.

Ongoing until June 26, 2003
Playland at Pacific National Exhibition Park. Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays; 604-253-2311.

Ongoing until June 29, 2003
Acre of Time: The History of Steveston: Situated at the mouth of the Fraser River, on the south side of Lulu Island, the young and rising town of Steveston in the 1890's was destined to play an important part in the future cities of the Pacific coast seaboard. This photographic and artifact based exhibit chronicles the many social, cultural and historical changes of the Steveston town site.  Richmond Museum, 604-231-6460.







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