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Special Events for June 2007
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June 1 - 3, 2007
American Saddlebred Show.  Chilliwack Heritage Park (Exit 116 off of Hwy 1); 604 882-1152

June 1 - 3, 2007
Cultus Lake Canoe Festival.  Main Beach- Cultus Lake; 604-858-0009, http://www.stolotourism.ca

June 1 - 3, 8 - 10, 2007
Day Out with Thomas - 2007 All Aboard Tour™– All aboard for Thomas & Friends! Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into the WCRA Heritage Park. This fun-filled family event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine. hosted by the West Coast Railway Association (www.wcra.org).

June 1 - 30, 2007
Portuguese Heritage Month. Celebrated throughout the month of June. The events range from arts and culture to sporting activities, picnics, dances and more. Various Venues, 604.684.5876, www.portuguesemonth.com

June 2, 2007
4-H Day on the Farm.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

June 2, 2007
Aboriginal Culture Celebration.  Join the Renfrew-Collingwood Aboriginal Youth Canoe Club and Renfrew Park Community Centre for an afternoon of bannock making, basket weaving, storytelling and singing to celebrate Aboriginal culture.  Renfrew Park Community Centre; 604-257-8388.

June 2, 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.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

June 2, 2007
DOWNTOWN STREET SOUNDS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Fraser Hwy between 204th Street and 206th Street. Talented musicians line the streets and various businesses play host to talented Jazz & Blues bands. An interactive swing dance performance completes this daylong event that is sure to please music lovers of all ages. Call 604-539-0133 or visit www.downtownlangley.com for information.

June 2, 2007
Marpole Community Festival.  Free Fun for the whole Family. Free Rides and Carnival Games for the Kids. VanCity Seniors' Tea. Community Tables. Main Stage Performances. Clowns. etc.  Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 604-257-8175.

June 2, 2007
Pop Culture Collectibles Fair.  New & Vintage Comics, Toys & Collectibles, Records - CD's - VHS - DVD's, Manga - Anime - Books, Jewelry - Magazines - Star Wars, Hot Wheels - Wrestling - Canucks; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Free Admission, Free Parking, Croation Cultural Centre; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

June 2, 2007
Spring on the Farm. Get acquainted with our friendly farm animals and life on the Waterloo Farm in the 1920s with Farmer Chris. Reptile enthusiast, Devin Anderson, brings his rainforest pets - an Amazon Parrot, a Boa Constrictor and a Ball Python. Educational presentations at 1pm and 3pm are sure to change your opinion of these exotic pets.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

June 2, 2007
Pitt Meadows Day.  Celebrate at Harris Road Park and in the Heritage Hall. This annual community tradition begins with a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade at 11:00 am. Children's activities, entertainment, a BBQ, the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows, Youth Fest, a family dance, and fireworks complete a day of fun for the family.  After the parade join us for Pitt Meadows Day "Youth Fest" events that feature skateboard competitions, live bands, and much more. 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

June 2, 2007
Soulstice '07 Universal Gospel Choir. In keeping with the choir's vision, our annual summer solstice concert Soulstice '07 is a passionate, innovative sharing of soul-lifting music fromr diverse cultures and spiritual traditions. Through our concert we seek to surprise, inspire, celebrate, offer joy and healing, and build common ground among cultures and communities. This year's program will include a foray into contemporary music and a focus on social justice. As always, there will be many opportunities for singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles. Chan Cente, UBC.www.universalgospelchoir.ca

June 2, 2007
Vancouver Landfill Open House.  This is a free, fun-filled event for the whole family. Come and see what happens to your garbage after it leaves your home. Learn about waste reduction, recycling and sustainability activities in your community. Take a bus tour of the site, sit in Landfill equipment, watch a predatory bird demonstration, enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks, take home a bag of compost, and much more! Visit www.vancouver.ca/landfillopenhouse for more information.

June 2 - 24, 2007
Hellenic Cultural Month.  Month long cultural odyssey in the heart of Vancouver. Featuring film festival, theatre, art expo, book display, musical gala and lecture series. The grand finale to the month long event is Vancouvers favorite ethnic festival. http://www.greekday.com

June 3, 2007
Open Vancouver Heritage House Tour.  Now celebrating its 5th year the event is a one-day, self-guided tour of 10 heritage homes in neighbourhoods spread from Point Grey through Kitsilano and Shaughnessy and into East Vancouver .  The houses which have been lovingly restored by their owners range from modest worker cottages to gorgeous mansions.. 604.264.9642, www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

June 3, 2007
Slugfest. Slippery, slimy, wonderful slugs. This is your day! Fun and games for slugs and their people. Contests include beauty, heavy weight, largest and smallest. The Grande finale is the great Richmond Slug Race. All slugs must be accompanied by a human. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society. Call 604-718-6188 for information.

June 3, 2007
Westside Cycling Classic.  BC Provincial Championship Road Cycling Race in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. West Point Grey, 604 836 9993, www.teamwedgewood.com

June 3, 2007
World Oceans Day Festival.  Get inspired! Get involved! Celebrate! Tour the interactive displays, explore the marine creature touch tank, enjoy live music, take part in an interpretive walk, have your face painted or visit with Sammy the Seagull as we celebrate World Oceans Day at Blackie Spit. A fun-filled family event your family won’t want to miss! Blackie Spit Park, Surrey; 604-501-5121, http://www.birdsonthebay.ca/events.html

June 5 - 9, 2007
Vancouver Improv Festival 2007. Join us for the whole festival! Spend the week checking out North America’s top Improv shows at the 2007 VIIF. Pass holders will receive a wristband that will allow them to see every single one of the shows at the festival, so if you plan to see more than 3 shows, SAVE A BUNDLE and LAUGH FOR A WEEK!  Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island; http://www.vancouverimprovfest.com/

June 6 - 10, 2007
Upintheair Theatre presents The 5th Walking Fish Festival.  The Walking Fish is an emerging artists festival bringing together playwrights, performers, and directors to create original theatre. Upintheair created Walking Fish to provide opportunities for these artists to work together in an accessible, affordable production process and introduce their art to the wider community.  Performance Works, Granville Island; http://www.upintheairtheatre.com

June 6 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

June 7 - 10, 2007
Vancouver Sun Garden Show at VanDusen Gardens.The largest outdoor garden show in North America is returning to the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver from June 7 – 10, 2007. The Vancouver Sun comes on board as title partner, giving the show its new title – The Vancouver Sun Garden Show. This year’s “Windows on the World” theme will showcase designer gardens from around the globe. www.vancouvergardenshow.com.

June 8, 2007
Bob Newhart. Red Robinson Show Theatre, Coquitlam; http://ticketmaster.ca

June 8 - 10, 2007
Two Vancouver Police officers will be living high atop scaffolding for 3 days and nights, to raise awareness and donations for  the BC Special Olympics. Come meet our Wonderful Volunteers, Special Olympic athletes, members of police agencies in the GVRD, West Van, CN  police, and members of the VPD Dog Squad and Mounted Squad! All monies raised goes to support the year round sporting events of the Special  Olympics! Hope to see you there!!  800 Robson Street by the Vancouver Art Gallery; 604-717-2658.

June 8 - 10, 2007
Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.   weekend filled with live music in the parks and venues throughout Gibsons Landing.  www.coastjazz.com

June 9, 2007
Amsterdam Greenhouses Annual Pond Event. Learn about aquatic plants, fish care & design. 19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Rd., Pitt Meadows; 604.465.6614, www.amsterdamgreenhouses.com

June 9, 2007
Butterflies at Risk.  Join entomologist Jennifer Heron for a look at rare and endangered butterfl ies of Metro Vancouver. Jennifer will tell personal stories about studying butterfl ies, explain some of the threats to native butterfl ies, and share some things you can do to help. You will also get outside to see how scientists catch, identify and survey butterflies. 1 – 3 PM, CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

June 9, 2007
Newton Community Festival.  Newton Community Festival being held June 9th from 10 am to 3pm at the Newton Rec Centre and Newton Wave Pool (72nd and King George Hwy, Surrey; www.newtonfestival.com

June 9, 2007
Summer County Fair.  Great Family Event. Activities include pony rides, climbing wall, amusement rides, entertainment, community displays and much more!!  Champlain Heights Rec Centre; 604-718-6575

June 9, 2007
Solar Powered Road Show.  To wrap up National Environment Week, the Kids Market will be presenting 3 Free edu-activity shows : "Solar Ovens" by the Solar Powered Road Show. Show times are 11AM, 12:30 PM, & 2:00 PM.  Kids Market, Granville Island; www.kidsmarket.ca

June 9, 2007
The ARTicipation Community Art Sale Do some Spring Cleaning and support children with disabilities! Donate your previously enjoyed art to the ARTicipation Community Art Sale, being held on June 9th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Drop off your art at the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby) until June 4, or at designated Safeway parking lots on May 26 and June 2. BACI is a non-profit organization that supports children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Proceeds from this creative community fundraiser will directly benefit children’s programs offered by BACI. For more details, visit www.articipation.ca, or call 604.299.7851.

June 9, 2007
2007 Electric Vehicle Rides - Spanish Banks Beach. A display of personal and fleet electric vehicles, from cars and trucks to scooters and bikes, skateboards and some really odd inventions, all designed to be ridden in or on! The VEVA 1912 Detroit will be there to give rides by donation.  A free-for-all sponsored by VEVA! Come ride EVs for free. If you have built an EV, bring it to show!  www.veva.ca

June 9 - 10, 2007
Ryder Lake Ramble. Explore the scenic beauty of Ryder Lake including farms, gardens & parks. 604.858.5141, 1.800.567.9535, www.ryderlakeramble.ca

June 9 - 10, 2007
Pacific Rim Kite Festival. Vanier Park, Vancouver. Come join us for the 27th annual  Pacific Rim Kite Festival.  Two days of kite flying backdropped by the Coast Mountains, English Bay and downtown Vancouver. Featuring world record holder Ray Bethell (http://www.raybethell.com/), performing with 3 kites at once in a beautiful aerial ballet.  Plenty of activities for everyone. This event is sure to be a hit with children and families. British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/ info@bcka.bc.ca

June 10, 2007
2007 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Cup.  Join the International Triathlon Union and the West End Business Improvement Association in celebrating Triathlon, a testament to the human spirit. Part of the BG Triathlon World Cup Series, this year's Vancouver BG Triathlon World Cup will act as the test event for the 2008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships. As Olympic qualifying events, this World Cup and World Championships will bring elite athletes and spectators from all over the World. Please join the West End at Second Beach, at English Bay, on Denman and Davie on June 10th to experience the world of international Triathlon sport. For more information visit: www.vancouvertriathlonworldcup.com

June 10, 2007
100th Anniversary of Old Fire Hall No. 2 and Firehall Arts Centre.  Presentations from various theatre companies, neighbourhood historical walking tours, presentation from Chuck Davis showing the Harbeck film, display of vintage emergency vehicles, free admission to Police Museum (next door) free cake while it lasts! Greeting from Fire Chief Ray Holdgate; 604-665-6070.

June 10, 2007
Grouse Mountain Seek the Peak Relay. This is one of the toughest 10 mile fundraising treks in the country with a total elevation gain of 4,100 feet. The race takes participants from the shores of Ambleside in West Vancouver through constantly changing terrain that culminates at the Peak of Grouse Mountain. All funds raised support Breast Cancer Research. Ambleside Park (start)

June 10, 2007
Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion.  People of all ages and abilities will be wheeling for hope and having fun at the community’s 5th annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event. Join us by wheeling or walking with your family, friends and colleagues to raise awareness and funds for improving the quality of life for people with spinal cord injury. Ambleside Park, West Vancouver; Info: www.rickhansen.com

June 10, 2007
RICK HANSEN'S 5TH ANNUAL WHEELS IN MOTION.  20 years ago Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour inspired millions and today that dream lives on. It’s a dream you can be part of. Join THE FOX at the 5th Annual Rick Hanson Wheels in Motion presented by Scotiabank on Sunday, June 10th at the PNE.  Visit: http://Cfox.com for more information. 

June 10, 2007
Black Powder Day. Enter the old west, as local gun enthusiasts exhibit their collections and educate our visitors on this subject. Blacksmithing demonstrations will also be on site, with professional blacksmiths showing off their talents and wares. Walk the Trader’s Row while you enjoy live music. Other demonstrations include a knife & tomahawk throw and a rope making machine. Enjoy the country-style buffet in our restaurant featuring locally grown beef, farm fresh salads, homemade desserts, and beverage. Adults 12.50 - Seniors 10.50 - Children 8.50.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

June 10, 2007
Fraser River Safari’s trip into the Old West.  Turn back time and join Fraser River Safari on a tour that will take guests back to the old west. Enjoy a fascinating journey on the Mighty Fraser and once on shore be entertained by the knife and tomahawk throw & cowboy action show. June 10th takes guests to a blacksmith and Trader’s show, kids make you own cow puppet. Departure times are 9:30am and 2:00pm Tour duration is 3.25 hours. 1-866-34-TOURS(86877), www.FraserRiverSafari.com

June 12, 19, 26, 2007
BC Place Tours.  Now you can tour behind the scenes - to the media lounges, locker rooms, playing field, Pacific Rim Suites and more. Walk-up tours leave from Gate H at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Adults - $8.00, Students & Seniors - $7.00, & Children (6-12) - $5.00.  Prearranged tours for groups of 20 people or more can be arranged year round by calling (604) 661-7362. A discount will apply.

June 13, 2007
The Big Beach Cover-up.  Finish the school year with a splash! Uncover and investigate the secrets of beach creatures during low tide. Park interpreters will be on site with displays and activities. Look for the tent at Centennial Beach. 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

June 14, 2007
Voices of the Fraser.  The history of Deas Island finds its voice in this entertaining, interactive, walkthrough theatrical experience. Witness the many transformations of this land in the half-century between 1870 and 1920: vigorous salmon runs and the canneries that built up around them, European settlement and agriculture, the major role of aboriginal peoples and immigrants in the workforce of the canneries, and the decline in fi sh stocks. Pack a picnic and enjoy this beautiful riverside park! Visit www.gvrd.bc.ca/voicesofthefraser for more information. Register early – limited tickets! DEAS ISLAND REGIONAL PARK; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

June 14 - 24, 2007
18e Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver. Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival. One of the most acclaimed cultural rendez-vous in French. This festival reflects the multicultural character of the international Francophonie, which includes more than 40 countries around the world having French as one of their official languages. It happens in the purest traditional forms of Francophone summer festivals, an outdoor festival with a stage set up in the heart of the city. Various venues, 604.736.9806, www.lecentreculturel.com

June 14 - 24, 2007
Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival.  One of the most acclaimed cultural rendezvous in French. This festival reflects the multicultural character of the international Francophonie, which includes more than 40 countries around the world having French as one of their official languages. It happens in the purest traditional forms of Francophone summer festivals, with exterior stages set up in the heart of the city. Various venues.  More information call: (604) 736-9806 or visit: www.lecentreculturel.com

June 15 to November 3, 2007
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.589.7627, http://www.bclions.com

June 15, 2007
BC Hot Rod Association 50th Anniversary.  British Columbia Hot Rod Association celebrate 50 years of organized Hot Rodding.  We welcome all car enthusiasts to the cruise Friday night, the show & shine on Saturday and also enjoy a great dinner then dance to Keith Diamond & The Rockets on Saturday night.  Cloverdale Fair Grounds Millennium Park, 604-589-3404, www.bchra50.org

June 15, 16, 2007 
Choom Hanna Presents “The Truth in Information”.
Korean-born choreographer Hanna Kiel’s fluently constructed dances explores the modern world with freshness and vitality. This new work with three dancers investigates living in an era of extreme information overload, and the struggle to distinguish between fiction and truth: The confusion in finding truth in information. Scotiabank Dance Centre - Faris Family Studio (677 Davie St.and Granville), 604-873-2170, Tickets: $15/10. 

June 16, 2007
9th Annual Whalley Community Festival.  Join us for the 9th Annual Whalley Community Festival. This year we welcome Chilliwack to the main stage, as well as, The Wheat and the Barley and many other great performers. In the Kid's Zone there will be plenty to do for kids of all ages. Bouncy castles, crafts, face painting, balloons and much more. New this year, the festival will host a Youth Rock Zone, with bands, X-Box tournaments and more.  North Surrey Recreation Centre; 604-502-6309.

June 16, 2007
Dog Day Afternoon - Annual Community Fair.  The event will kick off with the doggie parade around the lake. There will be lots of different vendors at the doggie mall including; dog training and walking services, dog jewelry, dog food/treats and canine first aid to start. Lots of contests and draw prizes for dogs and owners. BBQ. Special appearance by the Beagle Club. Agility Demo. Displays and information available for the Vancouver Pound and Animal Shelter, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Social Services, Community Web Pages/NIST, and more.  Trout Lake Community Centre,; 604-257-6955.

June 16, 2007 until October 6, 2007
West End Farmers Market at Nelson Park. A weekly event not to be missed! Shop for 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. Saturdays from 9am-2pm until Thanksgiving weekend. Visit our website for vendor lists and schedules: www.eatlocal.org

June 16, 2007
COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE AND CELEBRATION. Fraser Hwy between 200th and 206th & Douglas Park The parade starts at 10:00 AM along Fraser Highway so come cheer on the floats, marching bands, horses and decorated bicycles! Community Days follows in Douglas Park, featuring interesting displays, live entertainment, delicious food and children's rides and activities. For information call 604-514-2800 or visit www.city.langley.bc.ca

June 16, 2007
Concerts on the Dock.  Celebrate Richmond's connection to the sea. Everyone will enjoy maritime exhibits, live entertainment, food, crafts and hands-on demonstrations. Free admission.  Britannia Shipyard; 604-718-8050.

June 16 - 17, 2007
Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Take in a weekend of racing and cultural activities. Highlights include stage entertainment for the whole family. False Creek. 604.688.2382, www.adbf.com

June 16, 2007
North Shore Credit Union Test of Metal. Epic annual mountain bike race in Squamish, 800 riders, thousands of spectators and visitors, full festival program. Click on image to find out more. www.testofmetal.com

June 17, 2007
Cystic Fibrosis Dundarave Porsche Parade. A fund and awareness raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dundarave Village, West Vancouver;

June 17, 2007
Nature Walk. Flowers and Plants of Garibaldi Highlands Benchlands and the Ecology of a Regenerated Forest with Catherine Jackson. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring water. Squamish Environmental Conservation Society. 1:00 pm, www.naturesquamish.ca

June 17, 2007
Old Car Sunday at Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission;  604-463-4298

June 17, 2007
B.C. Family Fishing Day & Watershed Tours Kick-off.  Go fish Rice Lake! Pick up your free day licence and try your luck fi shing for rainbow trout. Peek under a microscope to discover what tasty morsels trout dine on in Rice Lake! Enjoy your own feast at the delicious BBQ. Explore the picturesque Seymour Valley on a bus or walking tour. Find out more about our spectacular watersheds and where your drinking water comes from. Make a craft, play a game, join a fl y tying demonstration, and more. Great prizes too! Presented by GVRD and the Seymour Salmonid Society.  10 AM – 3 PM,LOWER SEYMOUR CONSERVATION RESERVE; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

June 17, 2007
Father's Day. Spend a leisurely day back in time to the 1920s with Dad. We will have a display of interesting antique tools in the General Store Museum. Dad enjoys free admission to the site today, and the kids will make a unique gift for Dad. There will be a buffet in our restaurant featuring locally grown beef, farm fresh salads, homemade desserts, and beverage. Adults 12.50 - Seniors 10.50 - Children 8.50. For reservations call 604-796-9576.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

June 19, 2007
Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society Presents ABBA Again (Abba Tribute) and The Tom Jones Review-Free Outdoor Show. 1st Annual Bar-B-Q in the Park for Brain Injury Awareness. Blue Mountain Park,  975 King Albert Avenue, Coquitlam; 11AM-3PM

June 21, 2007
National Aboriginal Day at Xa:ytem Longhouse. Celebrations include cultural activities, crafts and more. 35087 Lougheed Hwy., Mission; 604.820.9725, www.xaytem.ca

June 21, 2007
National Aboriginal Solidarity Day.  Xa:ytem Interpretive Centre, Mission; 604-858-0009, http://www.stolotourism.ca

June 21 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

June 22 - 23, 2007
Metamorphosis, RNB Dance;  Centennial Theatre Box Office (604) 984-4484, http://www.rnbdance.com

June 22 to July 1, 2007
TD Canada Trust 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. Presented by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society. Various venues, 604 872.5200, www.coastaljazz.ca

June 23 - 24, 2007
Point Grey Fiesta.  Saturday morning parade from Blanca to Trimble Park. Carnival rides Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Saturday Fiesta in Trimble Park, stage, games, food, displays. Upper West 10th and Trimble Park; 604.617.0732.

June 23 - 24, 2007
Squamish Nation War Canoe Races.  A traditional salmon BBQ, crafts and canoe races are all part of this annual event.  Ambleside Park, West Vancouver;

June 23, 2007
Bike Fest.  SORCE mountain bike club (Surrey Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts Society) is proud to present their sixth annual Surrey Bike Fest. This festival is the only one of its kind in the South Fraser Region and is part of BC Bike Month. All ages welcome. All proceeds benefit SORCE trail work, Team SORCE and their Youth Cycling Programs in cooperation with the Elgin Park Secondary SPOKE Race Team. South Surrey Athletic Park, www.sorcebikeclub.org

June 23, 2007
42ND ANNUAL LITTLE BRITCHES RODEO. Langley Riders Society presents the Little Britches Rodeo located at 4308 208Street. Events start 10:00AM on Saturday and Sunday. BBQ Dinner Saturday evening, Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning. Admission $5.00; childred under 9 free. For information visit www.langleyriderssociety.com

June 23, 2007
Bullhead Children's Derby,Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8080

June 23, 2007
Car Boot Sale,Thompson Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8422

June 23, 2007
Driven to Perform. Join us for fashion shows, entertainment, the best in performance cars and bikes, plus the loudest sound systems to hit the streets. Tickets are available at the door. BC Place Stadium.  For more information go to www.driventoperformevent.com.

June 23, 2007
Soap Box Derby on Stave Lake Street, Mission; 604-820-3636

June 23, 2007
Pigeon Children Fundraiser Country Fair.  Country fair, market, pony rides, bouncy castle. 21852 16th Avenue, Langley; 778-668-8589, www.pcstables.com

June 23 - 24, 2007
Honeybee Festival.  Come out and enjoy our free family event, we have live bee keeping demonstrations, bee beard competition, pollination displays and information, honey samples, entertainment, Grayhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary, Reptile Rescue Society, exhibitors, a children’s festival with games, crafts, face painting, balloons a bouncy castle and of course lots of food.  Honeybee Centre is located at the corner of Fraser Highway & 176th Street, Surrey;http://www.honeybeecentre.com

June 24, 2007
Multicultural Festival.  Celebrate the cultural diversity of Burnaby. This festival features entertainment from many ethnic background, children’s arts and crafts from around the world and a variety of tasty treats from different cultures. You can also tour the craft tables offering items for sale from our blended community. Table sales are for multicultural crafts only. Table rental: $17.00 (Bar codes 128716-128798). This event is in partnership with South Burnaby Neighbourhood House and SUCCESS. Free admission. Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm, June 24. Bonsor Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue. Phone 604.439.1860.

June 24, 2007
Antique & Collectables Fair. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Lots of vendors and lots of antiques.  London Heritage Farm, Richmond; 604-271-5220

June 24, 2007
Burkeville Daze, Sea Island Community Centre; 604-718-8000

June 24, 2007
Greek Day on Broadway.  5 block street festival celebrating Hellenic Cultural. Featuring main stages, entertainment, cooking demonsgtrations, FREE KIDS ZONE -WITH CRAFTS AND RIDES, cultural tent, roaming entertainers, cultural tent, food, raffle to greece and so much more. Visit http://www.greekday.com for more details

June 24, 2007
Kitsilano Soap Box Derby.  Visit sunny Kitsilano on Sunday, June 24th to see 60 young drivers race down West 4th Avenue in home made Soap Box cars. It is an excellent opportunity for family fun.  West 4th Avenue Between Burrard and Yew, 9:00 am; http://www.kitsilanochamber.com/

June 24, 2007
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K. The world's most scenic Half-Marathon and 5k from UBC to Stanley Park. A perfect time of year for running and vacationing in Vancouver. Join 5000 runners for the best Half-Marathon you can run. On-line registration, www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm

June 26, 2007
Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Money.  Are you preoccupied with finances or struggling to overcome psychological blocks and fears about the role of money in your life? Begin to implement a vision of financial success that is truly meaningful for you. Speaker: Karin Mizgala, BA, MBA; UBC Robson Square, free noon hour series; 604-822-8585, http://www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca

June 29 - 30, July 1, 2007
Golden Spike Days 2007 at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.  Looking for a funfilled weekend?  Come to Golden Spike Days Festival. Many events including Merry -go -swing & crafts for kids. Inlet boat tours & sculpturist for the adults. Great food including a gourmet salmon B.b.q. on friday night sponsored by the Boathouse Restaurant. Entertainment for all ages including Charlotte Diamond, Atlantiic Crossing, The Giggledam Theatre, Nick Guilder & Sweeney Todd, and our own Port Moody Idol. contact 604 -931-8852, email office@goldenspikedays.bc.ca  or visit our website www.goldenspikedays.bc.ca

June 29, 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/)

June 30 to July 1, 2007
Red Bull Elevation at Whistler, BC. For the third straight year Whistler Canada will play host to the world's best BMX riders at the world's best bmx contest. Red Bull Elevation is back and taking place over the Canada Day weekend. This year's installment promises to be bigger and better than ever with new innovations to the trails and added excitement to the surrounding atmosphere. Widely known as the most bad-ass bmx contest on the planet, Red Bull Elevation promises to push the athletes to the next level in an environment unlike any other: Whistler Canada. Join us for the most action packed weekend of your summer. Cost: FREE Info: www.redbullelevation.com

June 29 to July 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

June 30 to July 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

June 30, 2007
City of North Vancouver "Party at the Pier".  Join this fun-filled afternoon with Ronald McDonald, the Royal Hudson (at Waterfront Park), visiting Naval ship HMCS Vancouver, an antique car show, kids activities, harbour tours and much more!  Burrard Dry Dock and St. Roch Dock, North Vancouver;  http://www.cnv.org

June 30, 2007
BC Highland Games.  Thousands of participants enjoy the caber toss, the dancing competitions, whiskey tastings and vendors showcasing all things Scottish. Coquitlam town centre stadium; www.bchighlandgames.com

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.

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, 2007
61th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival. Parade 10:00 am, Free Admission to the Fair Grounds, Children's Festival, Craft Fair, Flower & Garden Show, Japanese Cultural Show, Salmon Barbecue, Trade Show, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Festival, Midway and Rides.  Sponsored by the Steveston Community Society. For more information visit www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca or call 604-718-8080;

July 1, 2007
TREE-SAVING DEVICE to show at CANADA DAY PICNIC.  Everyone's invited to drop in at the Solar Power Roadshow tent at Vancouver Quadra Association's Annual Canada Day Picnic at Locarno Beach and you can hop on the world's first Revived Battery Electric Pickup's tailgate, build a solar oven, and enjoy a Sustainable Energy Magic Show. There will be food and refreshments, too. It's all free. Kids will love playing with sticky-bubbles from a solar-powered machine.  Solar Power Roadshow will also bring along a mystery tree-saving device that is popular in France but virtually unknown in greater Vancouver. It could easily save every household $250/year while sparing carbon-absorbing forests. Can you guess what it is??  Locarno Beach, Vancouver, 12pm - 3pm, 604-739-7717

July 1, 2007
Canada Day at Granville Island. Bring the whole family for an all-day celebration with interactive displays and games. Granville Island, 604.666.5784, www.granvilleisland.com

July 1, 2007
Canada Day Celebrations. Celebrate the country's confederation day with entertainment for the whole family, featuring songs and dancing. 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
Golden Spike Days.  Come one, come all! Join the fun held annually at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. How fast can you pump a hand-car down a stretch of railroad track? Find out during the official "World Championship Hand-Car Races". These and other family-oriented fun events will consume your day.   604-931-8852, www.goldenspike.ca

July 1, 2007
Yaletown Gran Prix.  The Trek Red Truck Beer Racing Team is pleased to announce the third annual Yaletown Grand Prix bicycle race on Sunday, July 1st in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown. Bicycle racers will pass every few minutes on this technically challenging course, reaching speeds as high as 70km per hour! Stay tuned for more. www.yaletowngrandprix.com

July 1, 2007
North Shore Canada Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast.  Start your day with our Pancake Breakfast from 8am - 9:30am. The Vancouver Motorcycle Drill Team returns this year with their wonderful performance as they clear the way for the Parade which begins at 10:00 am. The Parade begins at Grand Boulevard and travels west on 13th Street, north on Lonsdale Ave., then west on 17th Street to end at Mahon Park. If you would like to join us in the parade or as a volunteer or just want more information please visit www.northshoreparade.org

July 21, 2007
On July 21st, 2007, in true west coast style, fifteen hundred people will gather at the UBC Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, BC to practice yoga together and raise money for Camp Moomba, giving Canadian children impacted by HIV/AIDS a chance to go to summer camp and enjoy recreational activities throughout the year. The 5th Annual Yogathon is the largest single-day yoga event in Western Canada. Not only does it include an exhilarating 108-minute yoga program (for beginners, experts, young and old), but there are many other exciting features to check out, such as a Bliss Fest artisan marketplace and organic food fair, children’s activities, “On the Mat Walk” - fashion show and book review, and a live musical performance by Vancouver’s very own: Ghost Brothers http://www.myspace.com/ghostbrothers

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
The Fort Wine Co. is putting on their annual "Very Berry Country Fair" on July 14th. The fair runs from 10-5pm and is held at the Fort Wine Co. grounds, just minutes from Fort Langley. It is a fun family event with emphasis on the seasonal berries produced in the area. Local vendors display their unique products accompanied with live music. The Fort Wine Co. offers tastings of its delicious fruit wine - perfect for all summer meals! Come and join the fun! The Fort Wine Co. is located at 26151 84th Ave, Langley BC, V1M 3M6 For more information view www.thefortwineco.com or call 604-857-5379

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

Ongoing to June 8, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents GYPSY.  Ambitious. Obsessive. Domineering. Unrelenting yet sympathetic. That’s Mama Rose! The quintessential stage mother, Rose pushes timid Louise into the burlesque spotlight, where she is reborn as the notorious Gypsy Rose Lee, whose memoirs inspired the musical. Living vicariously through her daughter’s success, Rose lusts for stardom of her own. This Styne-Sondheim classic, considered the crowning achievement in the canon, features the unforgettable gems “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “Together,” and “Let Me Entertain You.”  Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 604.687.1644, http://www.artsclub.com/20062007/20062007season.htm

Ongoing to June 16, 2007
Shadbolt Celebrates.  The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts showcases the talents and accomplishments of students and instructors with dance, music and drama recitals as well as visual and ceramic art exhibitions. For more information, call 604.205.3000. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.

Ongoing until June 30, 2007
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Complete Improvised Works of Bill Shakespeare . The Bard has been summoned by the King and Queen to perform for the royal court. Unfortunately, William has not written anything in months and is both unable to prepare a new show or deny the Royal court it's performance. Luckily William remembered an old Italian man telling him of a form of theatre called Commedia Del Arte where huge portions of the script were made up by the audience. And so, with the assistance of Vancouver TheatreSports® League, the completely new works of Shakespeare are born! New Revue Stage, http://www.vtsl.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 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 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 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 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
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;

Ongoing
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.

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

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

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

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






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