Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Special Events for June 2013
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June 1, 2013
Hats Off Day Festival - Burnaby
The Heights Merchants and Community Present: Hats Off Day on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 9:30am - 4:00pm.
It's a party along Burnaby's Hastings Street, as Heights Merchants and the community "take their hats off" to their customers, locals, and visitors alike. Jump down the rabbit hole for a 'Mad Hatter's' celebration on Hastings Street! You'll find a kids fun run, a parade, a vintage car show, food, music, and adventure for all ages. http://www.hatsoffday.com

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June 1, 2013
Landfill opens gates for free open house
Uncover the mystery of what happens to your garbage and the contents from your Green Bin after the truck picks them up from your home. The landfill open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family!
Highlights for all ages include:
    30-minute bus tours
    Garden tours
    Flights by hawks used in bird control
    Information on how electricity and heat are generated from landfill gas
    Educational displays on waste reduction and recycling
    Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks
Vancouver Landfill, 5400 72nd Street (off Burns Drive), Delta; 3-1-1 (Vancouver), 604-873-7000 (outside Vancouver)

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June 1, 2013
Celebrate Mount Pleasant Day
It will be a fun filled day with great food, great entertainment and great company.Everybody is most definitely welcome to join us on this day! A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon bonding with your family and community members at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. www.facebook.com/MntPleasantBIA

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June 1, 2013
Heritage-Inspired Watercolor Postcard Workshop.  Have you ever wanted to try watercolor painting? Here’s your chance. Send someone special a heritage-inspired, hand-painted postcard!  A great heritage craft idea to take with you during your summer travels. Instruction will be provided; your only limit is your imagination! This event will be on Saturday, June 1st from 1:00-3:30pm.  Registration is required, admission by donation. Seating is limited, please register by calling the museum at 604-516-6151 or emailing us at info@coquitlamheritage.ca

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June 2, 2013
Sunday, June 2
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Heritage House Tour 2013
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Get Inside and Get Inspired by TWELVE private Vancouver Homes! Detailed info + tickets: http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org Now in its 11th year the Heritage House Tour is a fantastic way to get ideas for your own renovation, or to just savour the creativity and character found in the 12 private homes open on this year's tour. Spread throughout Vancouver, homes range from historic small cottages with original features to grand heritage houses with big upgrades. The 2013 tour includes five Grandview homes within walking distance of each other, a Heritage Fair with experts in renovation and restoration, an urban farm, master gardeners, a historically inspired coach house, stunning renovations and beautiful classic heritage homes. Tickets sell fast so make sure to register ASAP! Advance tickets: $40 Tickets at the door: $47

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June 2, 2013
Celtic Woman
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir
An evening of inspirational Celtic music by internationally famous group Celtic Woman. http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Celtic-Woman-tickets/artist/963285

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June 2, 2013
28th Annual ChildRun Presented by the Wilson Family
In support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation
As the largest family fun run in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children’s Hospital. On Sunday June 2nd, 2013, the 28th Annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on an exciting run, where participants can choose between a scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.  Donate Now or Register as an individual or as a team for this can’t miss event at www.childrun.com.

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June 5, 2013
9th Annual ChefMeetsBCGrape - Vancouver
The Arts Club is excited to unveil our new 2013 wine and food fundraiser, the ChefmeetsBCGrape series, celebrating the finest offerings of wine and food from across our province. We have teamed up with the Wines of British Columbia to co-produce the series, with all proceeds going directly to Arts Club productions, youth education, and community outreach programs. More than 90 BC wineries will be pouring over 350 award-winning Wines of British Columbia. Select restaurants will pair sweet and savoury dishes with BC VQA wines showing off the best of our region and representing dining hot spots from throughout BC! http://www.winebc.com/chefmeetsgrape.php

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June 5, 2013
Sam Sullivan's Public Salons
Vancouver Playhouse, 601 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir
The Public Salons is a speaker series with short presentations by Vancouver's leaders and thinkers.
http://www.ticketstonight.ca

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June 8, 2013
City Soul Choir present SOUL UNPLUGGED - Vancouver
On Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 PM, the historic St. Andrew's-Wesley church will ring with the joyful sounds of Vancouver's 90-voice City Soul Choir, directed by Brian Tate. SOULUNPLUGGED is an evening of a cappella music. This concert is unique for the City Soul Choir, who usually performs with a rocking gospel/soul band. Brian says: "For centuries, the ecstatic sound of unaccompanied voices singing together in sacred spaces has proved to be unequalled in power and beauty. The choir will perform African, Gregorian, and Native American chants, spirituals, gospel, folk and classical selections - music to touch, heal, excite, and inspire. http://www.citysoulchoir.com

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June 8, 2013
Balcony and container gardening workshop
Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street
Want to grow plants for food or pleasure but don't have room for a backyard garden? In this hands-on workshop, Grant, of Grant's Gourmet Gardening, will cover the techniques and challenges specific to gardening in containers. Topics covered will include: soil choice, fertilizing organically, how and when to water, types of containers, and the effects of different light levels on what you want want to grow. Bring your own container!  http://vancouver.ca/kensingtonrec

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June 8, 2013
Importfest Vancouver is taking place on Saturday June 8th 2013 at Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver. Importfest Canada's Biggest and Baddest Car Show will be coming to Vancouver to put on an event that is suitable for all ages groups. Visit www.importfest.com for full details.

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June 8,2013
THE VANCOUVER CREATIVE CENTRE PRESENTS: !! FREE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS !!
-SIGN-UP FOR YOUR FREE WORKSHOP BY CALLING OR EMAIL-
CHOOSE A DAY :    JUNE 8, 15, 22, 29
CHOOSE A TIME:    1PM-2:30PM   or  3PM-4:30PM
Introducing a new way for youths to learn and have fun!
* Arts and crafts
* Computer graphics
* DJing
* Video Game Design
* Music
* Skateboarding
!! ALL IN ONE LOCATION !! www.vancouvercreativecentre.com

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June 8 - 9, 2013
Play On! Vancouver is a team pre-registration event featuring recreational & competitive 4-on-4 street hockey divisions for boys, girls, men, and women of all ages and skill levels. Anyone can play! Each tournament also features a corporate division. Prizes are awarded to winning teams in every division.
Held at Coquitlam Centre, located at 2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 5R5. Price of registration ranges from $200 - $2000. Visit www.playon.ca/events/vancouver or email JMcintosh@beyondmg.ca for more details

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June 8 - 9, 2013
Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films - Vancouver
Our goal is to inspire and stimulate people to explore their relationship with the ocean by bringing together local and international filmmakers and presenters in a multimedia event and film competition. Celebrate World Oceans Day as we present three shows of world class documentaries at the VIFF Vancity Theatre. http://www.vfof.ca

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June 9, 2013
Italian Day on The Drive - Vancouver - Commercial Drive
And for Italian Day 2013 - the Italian Day Festival Society is excited to offer 'a first' in the form of a street festival to the city of Vancouver: the world famous 'Carnevale di Venezia' when the event's 'dolce vita' signature extends itself to Venice. In the heart of Vancouver's 'Little Italy', The Drive will come alive 'Venetian style' with masks, costumes, street entertainers, music, food, fashion, contests and more! http://www.italianday.ca/

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June 12, 2013
PEP Talks: Lisa Bloom
Vancouver Playhouse, 601 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir
The 2013 PEP Talks Series brings an exciting mix of world-class speakers to Vancouver. Lisa Bloom: How to raise smart kids in the New Millennium. http://www.peptalkseries.com/speakers/lisa-bloom/

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June 12 - 23, 2013
Les Misérables
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia
Les Misérables is a sweeping masterpiece of a musical that has had a record-breaking success worldwide since its London opening in 1985. http://vancouver.broadway.com/shows/les-miserables-baa/

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June 13 - 14, 2013
Special Parks Districts Forum, Speakers Series - Mark Angelo & Dr. David Suzuki - Vancouver
BC is regarded by many to have a some of the cleanest air & water on the planet, with urban communities set amidst wonderfully diverse ecosystems. Wherever you live, you are not far from nature. Yet the balance is very fragile. All too often those basic services delivered as part of our ecosystem - clean air, fresh water, healthy soil & the natural systems that abound - are taken for granted. Yet, do we take it for granted? Join us for two engaging and provocative presentations by two pre-eminent speakers - leaders in their field, Mark Angelo and Dr. David Suzuki. Sheraton Wall Centre. http://www.spdf2013.com

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June 13 - 14, 2013
Join the fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza!
For the Whistler Children's Festival's 30th birthday, its moving back to where it all began in Whistler Village on July 13 & 14, 2013. This means the festival is growing in entertainment and the number of festival-goers, and the entire weekend of festivities will be much easier for families to coordinate! Whistler Olympic Plaza is Whistler's newest, most easily accessible and high-tech outdoor venue in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
The workshops at the event are best suited for children 3 to 9 but of course kids of all ages are welcome to the live entertainment. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm both days and is easily accessible right in the heart of Whistler Village! For more info on workshops please visit http://www.artswhistler.com

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June 15, 2013
Seek the Peak Relay 2013 - North Vancouver
Seek The Peak is back for its 10th anniversary year complete with 16 kilometers of ultimate fitness bragging rights & a challenge that is guaranteed to leave you breathless. With an awe inspiring 4100 ft climb Seek The Peak will test your fitness, stamina, strength & overall mental toughness but the camaraderie will keep you powering onwards & upwards. With every upward step you take along the route from Ambleside Park in West Vancouver to the Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain valuable funds will be raised for the BC Cancer Foundation's lifesaving work in the fight against breast cancer. http://www.seekthepeak.ca

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June 15, 2013
Father’s Day Vintage Board Game Bonanza Come celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family. On Saturday June 15th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, you can play vintage board games in our parlour and enjoy some tasty treats for a relaxed afternoon with Dad. By donation. Registration is required. Please register by calling the museum at 604-516-6151 or emailing at info@coquitlamheritage.ca

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June 16, 2013
WESTERN FRONT OPEN HOUSE
The Western Front is 40! Our anniversary celebration will take place in and around the building. Instant Coffee will be in attendance, and Scrivener's Monthly, our "periodical that talks" will be presented inside Jacob Gleeson's Tent Shop. Our interactive music installation Sonic Playground will be on site with new projects by Publik Secrets and Leslie Ross with Square One. Fancy Dress Party, a celebratory screening of works from the Archive and beyond, evokes the history of costume at Western Front with works by Kate Craig, Spartacus Chetwynd, General Idea and many others. Plus many other special guests still to be announced. There will be food, games, activities for kids and much more. Come celebrate with us! event @ 303 E 8th Avenue. For more information check out our website www.front.bc.ca or call 604.876.9343

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June 16, 2013
Car Free Day on Commercial Drive - Vancouver
Frying fish over fire, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJs spinning beats and all of your friends and neighbours hanging out. Commercial Drive is the birthplace of Car Free Vancouver Day - thank you, you lovely rebels, you! We're getting back to the roots of this festival this year which means less planning from us and more involvement from you. This is YOUR day to bring yourself to your community. Bring your PASSIONS, your ENERGY and your CREATIVITY to the street! http://www.thedrive.ca/event/car-free-day-commercial-drive

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June 16, 2013
Father’s Day - Black Powder Event at Kilby Historic Site
Today it’s all about Dad!  We’ve got the BBQ fired up, our spurs all shined and the wagons are circled for our annual Black Powder event. Enjoy the live Cowboy Action Show, chat with black powder gun enthusiasts, watch archery and knife throwing demonstrations & stroll thru Trader’s Row.
Event is free with admission.
Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby RD, Harrison Mills
www.kilby.ca
604-796- 9576

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June 18, 2013
Customs declaration information workshop
Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street
Do you want a smoother return to Canada on your next trip home? How much can you bring back without paying duty or taxes? What items can or cannot be brought into Canada? Speaker Sophia Wong will talk about personal exemptions, alcohol and tobacco products, and restricted goods and currency reporting. Sophia has extensive experience as an officer with Canada Customs and as a business auditor with the Currency Reporting Agency. http://www.vancouver.ca/kensingtonrec

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June 21 - 23, 2013
Point Grey Fiesta - Vancouver
The Point Grey Fiesta is the community's annual start-of-summer event for families and friends. Starting with a Saturday parade on West 10th Ave, the celebration continues in Trimble Park with stage performances, activities and exhibitors. Carnival rides in Trimble Park operate from Friday to Sunday. With the exception of the carnival rides and midway games, Fiesta entertainment and children's activities are free of charge. http://www.pointgreyfiesta.org

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June 21 to July 1, 2013
TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Vancouver
Vancouver's signature festival & BC's biggest music showcase will animate the city for 10 days - June 21 to July 1, 2013. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica & world music will fill the air at venues big, small, indoor & outdoor across this city. By taking the music to concert halls, parks, community spaces, clubs, public plazas & neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival electrifies Vancouver with over 400 concerts, and stirs the souls of more than 500,000 people each year. http://www.coastaljazz.ca

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June 22, 2013
One Climb - North Vancouver
Free the Children and Grouse Mountain present the Whistler Water One Climb on Saturday, June 22nd. The One Climb is an inspiring one-day event to raise money to bring clean water to over 10,000 people in Kenya. Wear blue and join the party at the base of the Grouse Grind, then Climb with hundreds of others. The dance party continues at the top, ending with the amazing Spencer West. http://www.oneclimb.ca

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June 22, 2013
Free the Children and Grouse Mountain present the Whistler Water One Climb on Saturday, June 22nd. The One Climb is an inspiring one-day event to raise money to bring clean water to over 10,000 people in Kenya.  Wear blue and join the party at the base of the Grouse Grind, then Climb with hundreds of others. The dance party continues at the top, ending with the amazing Spencer West.
Location: Grouse Mountain
6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC
www.oneclimb.ca

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June 22, 2013
Aboriginal Day
Taste Fraser River salmon, enjoy Aboriginal dancing and music, and discover the traditions of our land. Visit Šxwimel? Gifts, managed by the Kwantlen First Nation. Regular admission fees apply, free for annual pass members. Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley.  For more information please contact the Fort through phone: (604) 513-4777, email: fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, website: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

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June 23, 2013
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k Run - Vancouver
This event is Canada's easiest scenic half-marathon, running past beaches, with mountains in the background, and finishing in Stanley Park, with a net drop of 76 metres (250 feet). The half-marathon start time is 7 am, while the 5k starts at 9 am. http://www.canadarunningseries.com

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June 23, 2013
Collectible Market happening during St. Jean-Baptiste Day Celebration                                                                                                         Celebrate St. Jean-Baptiste Day in Heritage Square on Sunday June 23rd from 12pm to 3pm. There will be music, free food, and fun for the whole family, courtesy of Société francophone de Maillardville, Mackin House Museum, and Place des Arts. Mackin House will be hosting a Collectible Market that day as well! We are currently accepting donations of objects made prior to 1950and that have a current value of at least $25 to sell at the market. Donate the item outright or ask for 50% of the profits. Sale items will depend upon what is donated. Cash or cheque only for purchases made at the market on June 23rd.  For more information or to inquire about donating, please contact the museum at 604-516-6151 or info@coquitlamheritage.ca

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June 28, 2013
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/)

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June 29 to July 1, 2013
Vancouver International Busker Festival - Vancouver
Granville Street Between Smithe And Pender
Award-winning street performers from all over the world converge on Granville Street for three days of music, magic, acrobatics and comedy. See one-of-a-kind shows held right in front of you for the low, low price of nothing! No tickets - it's free and open to everyone. Bring tips! http://www.vancouverbuskerfest.com

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June 29 to July 6, 2013
BC Bike Race - Vancouver
Various Locations On The West Coast Of BC
BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike adventure that takes 500+ international participants from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast & via Squamish to Whistler. In its 7th year, the race has become a cultural phenomenon in the cycling world & is often referred to as "The best week of my life" by participants. Whether you're a world champion or an adventure enthusiast, this is far more than a race. It's a tour of BC's West Coast trails, towns & lifestyle. It's the largest multi-day mountain bike race in the western hemisphere & has the world's most mountain bike singletrack. http://www.bcbikerace.com

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June 30, 2013
Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Herbie Hancock
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia
Influential jazz artist Herbie Hancock performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. http://www.coastaljazz.ca/artist/herbie_hancock

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July 1, 2013
Join Surrey’s Canada Day celebration on July 1st presented by Coast Capital Savings at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre from 10am-10:30pm. Free event and concert with headliners Platinum Blonde and Sloan plus rides, games, Kids World, Seniors Strawberry Tea and fireworks finale.
Cloverdale Mellenium Amphitheatre, 176th Street and 64th Ave. Surrey;
www.surrey.ca/canadaday, thui@surrey.ca

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day!
Happy Birthday Canada! Watch the Citizenship ceremony and wish Canada a Happy 146th Birthday with multicultural music, cake at noon, and family activities. Free admission. More fun family activities from 11 am – 3 pm across the street at the Langley Centennial Museum & Farm Machinery Museum.  Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley.  For more information please contact the Fort through phone: (604) 513-4777, email: fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, website: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

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July 6 - 7, 2013
EPIC, Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle event for the eco-conscious consumer, returns July 6 & 7, 2013 to Vancouver; but this time, we’re taking the show outdoors for an incredible party at VanDusen Botanical Garden. EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival is Vancouver’s newest and grooviest outdoor summer festival celebrating sustainability, culture and community. Join us for an awesome weekend of live music, dozens of beer and wine vendors, delicious eats provided by Green Table restaurants and on-site food trucks, and a huge sustainable living marketplace.
EAT Delicious Local Foods; DRINK Local Beer & Wines; SHOP the EcoMarketplace; LISTEN to Live Bands all day; LEARN from dozens of Visionary Speakers.
Cost of attending range from free admission to $40.00.
www.epicfest.ca

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July 10, 2013
Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.  The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is Canada’s most famous criterium bike race. (A multi-lap race held on a short closed course.) The race attracts North America’s top professional and Olympic cyclists. www.globalrelayggp.org, www.facebook.com/GastownGrandPrix

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July 17 – 21 & 24 – 28, 2013
Bollywood Wedding
An outdoor, interactive dance and theatre event. Written by Raakhi Sinha and Gurpreet Sian with Camyar Chai. Directed by Camyar Chai. Awarded the "Best Outdoor Interactive Theatre Event of 2009" by the Georgia Straight
In the Italian Gardens at the Pacific National Exhibition at Hastings Park, Vancouver.Tickets available at www.ticketleader.ca, www.southasianarts.ca

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July 18 - 21, 2013
The BC Renaissance Festival returns this July for its 7th glorious year, now at Pacific Country Stables, 21852 16th Ave, Langley. Come relive the 16th Century with our beloved cast of characters!  Enjoy our fabulous marketplace and come join us in song at the Frog & Fiddle.  Take in one of our many stage shows, and thrill to the spectacle of the Joust!  Games, rides, food and more!  Fun for all ages!
Tickets: $20 Adults, $17 Youth, $10 Kids/Seniors
Group and Weekend tickets also available.
Advance tickets available at http://bcrenfest.brownpapertickets.com
Buy now and avoid the line!

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July 22 - 26,2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age Group: 7-11 Years Old
Cost: $125/camp or $250/both camps incl. supervised lunch
Sculpture Creations
9:30am-12:30pm
In this fun and active camp, kids will learn how to make many types of sculptures.
Act, Move and Sing!
1:00pm-4:00pm
Have fun learning the skills to put together group musical performances with movement, acting and singing!
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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July 22, 2013
Parks Day!
Walk or bike the Fort-to-Fort trail, which connects Fort Langley National Historic Site to where the first Fort Langley stood from 1827-1839. Enjoy free entertainment and activities along the route, brought to you by Metro Vancouver Parks and Parks Canada. Receive 50% off admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site for attending the event. (604) 513-4777, www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

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July 27 to August 4, 2013
Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco Tennis Tournament
The Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco, is the largest professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament in Western Canada and this is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s top tennis stars. The tournament has hosted some of the biggest names in world tennis including Maria Sharapova, Marcos Baghdatis, Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. It also features plenty of off-court action with bands, entertainment, theme days and prizes. The Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco is a drama-packed week of exhilarating tennis and good fun off-court entertainment. There is no holding back. Over 140 professional athletes from around the world desperately want to add their name to one of the most prestigious events in Canadian tennis, and the end result is some intense rivalry and brilliant tennis. The event offers lots of fun for all the family with our Kid's Day activities as well as free admission on our qualifying weekend, July 27-28, 2013. For more information please visit
Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, www.vanopen.com

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July 28, 2013
Jog for the Bog and International Bog Day.
This is a fantastic family event with a 5km walk/run or a 10km run in the beautiful Delta Nature Reserve and Watershed park followed by entertainment, prizes, vendors and food. Race begins at 9am at Planet Ice (10833 Nordel Court). Registration fee for the 5km walk/run is $30 or $35 with a moisture wicking t shirt. The registration fee for the 10km run is $40 or $45 for a moisture wicking shirt. Proceeds go towards preserving the boardwalk in the Delta Nature Reserve and educational programs.  International Bog Day begins immediately following the race and has a variety of entertainment from musicians to dancers. There will be a wide range of exhibits and tours of Burns Bog. This is always a fun event and I look forward to seeing you there!
For more information please visit http://jogforthebog.org, or contact Michael at 604-572-0373 or events@burnsbog.org

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July 29 to August 2, 2013
Maplewood House
Age Group: 7-11 Years Old
Price: $125/camp or $250/both camps incl. supervised lunch
Marvelous Mixed Media
9:30am - 12:30pm
Come play with an array of material to create 2D and 3D art projects!
Drawing and Painting Outdoors
1:00pm-4:00pm
This class will take place outside and kids will be encouraged to explore the natural world, be creative and have fun.
http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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August 12 -1 6, 2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age group: 7-11 year olds
Price: $125/camp or $250 for both the morning and afternoon camps including a supervised lunch break
Five Artists in Five Days
9:30am-12:30pm
Campers will create works of art inspired by five famous artists. Plan to get messy indoors, outdoors and create canvas self portraits. We will explore colour mixing, image transfers, collage, and finger knitting.
DIY - Do It Yourself
1:00pm-4:00pm
Young artists will explore making art from items found around the house including fruits and veggies, food dye, flour, crayons, toilet paper, tape and flowers.
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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August 19 - 23, 2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age group: 7-11 year olds
Price: $125/camp or $250 for morning and afternoon camps with a supervised lunch break
Colours & Patterns
9:30am-12:30pm
In this fine arts course, students will foster creativity while having fun. Topics include printmaking, felting and tie-dye. Come explore a world of colour.
Exploring Art and Drama
1:00pm-4:00pm
In this fun and exciting drama and art class, kids develop the characters, the props, and the scenes. Through creating a play, students will learn basic craft strategies, such as set design, and painting on found objects.
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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September 15, 2013
“Enjoy a day in the country without leaving this city”
On Sunday September 15th 2013, the Southlands Riding Club will host the 12th annual Southlands Country Fair. The Country Fair has become a popular annual tradition where citizens of the lower mainland are invited to come enjoy “a day in the country without leaving the city”. The Fair runs from 10:00-4:00 RAIN or SHINE (most events will be moved under cover if it rains).he Fair features pony rides, petting farm, old fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a local arts and crafts market, farmers market, music, book sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, delicious food enjoyed outdoors, and much more! This year we are also featuring a live performance by the Lollipop Girls, as well as a visit from a few of the Housewives of Vancouver!
The Fair is a place where young and old alike can experience the charm and magic of our unique corner of the city. Entry is by donation, parking is free, some activities cost $1.00-$5.00, while many others are free.
Each year, partial proceeds from the Fair are donated to Charity with a focus on bringing together underprivileged children, and horses. southlandscountryfair@gmail.com, 604-263-4817, www.southlandsridingclub.com

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Ongoing until June 9, 2013
Joe Average's Photographic Works. Joe Average has delighted Vancouverites and the world with his bold, whimsical and exuberant paintings and prints since the 1980s. More recently Joe turned to photography, proposing new encounters with familiar Vancouver scenes and reminding us that nature and humans constantly interact with each other in the city. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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Ongoing to September 5, 2013
Dundarave Farmers' Market - North Vancouver
Dundarave Village
As we try to reduce our carbon footprint, we offer fresh, locally grown or homemade products as they become available during the season. We offer fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers perennials, herbs, baked goods, pickled items and much more. Our farmers market also takes pride in supporting local crafters with their homemade items: jewellery, ceramics, wooden toys, silk handbags and more. Saturdays, http://www.dundaravevillage.ca

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Ongoing to September 8, 2013
The 18th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market - Vancouver
The Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is a shopping extravaganza including Asian traditional handicrafts, fashionable gifts & tasty ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, starting May 17 to September 8, 2013. Takes place in Vancouver's Chinatown, 100 & 200 block of Keefer Street (between Gore, Main & Columbia Street). http://www.vancouverchinatownnightmarket.com

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Ongoing until September 8, 2013
Ladner Village Market - Delta
Located in historic Ladner Village, this 3 block long, open-air market runs rain or shine and has over 150 vendors from all over the southern province. Visitors will have a variety of fresh produce, meat, plants, garden art, handmade jewelry, soaps, furniture and crafts. They can also sample an array of food and beverages from restaurants and market vendors. Market is open 2 Sundays per month - check website for updates. http://www.ladnervillagemarket.com

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
GRAND HOTEL Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Hotels are unique venues for social interaction, cultural production, modern and contemporary design and visual culture. The first major exhibition of its kind, GRAND HOTEL will span two floors of the Gallery, charting the evolution of the hotel from an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently around the world. This exhibition is not to be missed in 2013! http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Ongoing until October 2, 2013
Main Street Station Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), every Wednesday
Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. Access by bus and SkyTrain is exceptional at this central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. Expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce, meat and cheese, baking and more! http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 5, 2013
Fort Langley Village Farmers' Market.  Join us in the Garden of the Bedford House every Saturday 10 am - 3 pm, Featuring fresh local farm produce, seasonal fresh B.C. Fruits and berries, dairy cheeses, butter & eggs, baked pies & tarts, baked breads, soups, beef jerky, honey, corn brittle, preserves, local arts & crafts, jewellery, painting and photography, face painting, and much, much more. Occasionally, we hope to have local musicians and singers entertain you on the riverfront deck. See you there! http://www.fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org

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Ongoing until October 10, 2013
Granville Island Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Across From The Public Market In Triangle Square, every Thursday
Celebrating over 20 years of all things fresh straight from the farm, this is the most established market of its kind in Vancouver. Throughout the summer and early autumn months, it's the go-to place to get the freshest produce from local farmers - from the field to your table in hours. This year, bring your reusable bag to the Farmers' Market new location: Triangle Square (conveniently in between Net Loft and Public Market). It's cash only, but there are ATMs nearby. And remember, if you can, make sure to bike, walk, take transit, or the Aquabus and False Creek Ferry. http://www.granvilleisland.com

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Ongoing until October 12, 2013
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market - Vancouver
Vancouver Farmers Markets returns to Kerrisdale Village this season for 14 weeks of local food fun in the heart of one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods. In the shadow of Point Grey High School and just up the street from Kerrisdale Arena, the farmers market will feature over 40 vendors selling farm produce, prepared foods and craft items from across BC. The market is situated on East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenues and there is ample street parking and close access to bus nearby. Saturdays,http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 19, 2013
East Vancouver Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Trout Lake Community Centre Parking Lot
More than a market - a community institution! This market was established in 1995 and features a great selection of organic and conventionally grown produce, nursery items as well as meat, cheese, seafood and prepared foods of all sorts. High quality local craft is available and perfect for gifts.Enjoy entertainment by acoustic musicians and kids can have their face painted or get a balloon animal from our resident balloon sculptor. On-site hot food available. Make a day of it and visit the beautiful Trout Lake park complete with an off-leash dog park and beach with picnic area.  Saturday, http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org

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Ongoing to October 20, 2013
Kitsilano Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Each week the parking lot of Kits Community Centre fills with organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. Kids can enjoy the playground and waterpark nearby and parents will find the best selection of organic produce around. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.  Sunday, http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 26, 2013
Burnaby Farmers' Market - Burnaby
Burnaby Village Museum
Every Saturday from May through October, Burnaby Farmers' Market has a large variety of farmers selling organic & non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, fish, cheese & meats, as well as prepared food vendors selling breads, honey, jams, sauces, pickles, pastas, pita bread, dips, salsas, ethnic foods, baking & pet treats. Our crafters sell jewelry, pottery, furniture, iron work, natural cosmetics, photography, baby wear, herbal skin care, knitting & much, much more. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing to October 26, 2013
Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market - North Vancouver
Every Saturday from May through October, Artisan Farmer's Market is in a wonderful location right by the water, shaded by trees on the East Plaza at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops. We have a great selection of organic & conventional produce, fruits & berries. Our prepared food vendors sell baking, jams, honey, preserves, salsas, sauces, pickles & pastas to name a few. Our crafters have jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, soaps, botanical prints, herbal skincare & much more. The Farmers' Market also features a book swap, kids play area & featured entertainment. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing to October 31, 2013
Seabreeze Adventures is a locally owned and operated whale watching company located in Steveston. Whale watching begins in April and runs through to October 31st. We have a fleet of three, 40-foot semi-covered vessels accommodating groups of 23 passengers.  Our boats have comfortable seating inside and unrestricted outside viewing. Our vessels are coastguard certified and our captains have extensive BC and Vancouver whale watching experience.  A certified naturalist/interpreter is on board for every trip. We also offer a free round trip shuttle service for hotel guests. http://www.seabreezeadventures.ca

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Ongoing until January 5, 2014
Foncie's Fotos - Vancouver
The Museum of Vancouver presents an exhibit of the works of Foncie Pulice, the last man standing from Vancouver's great era of post-war street photography. Creator of about 15 million images over his lifetime, Foncie captured Vancouverites in action as they strode the city streets. His photographs trigger vivid memories for long-time residents who recall the particular day, the hour, their companions, the circumstances. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca









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