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


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Special Events for June 2014
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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May 30 to June 7, 2014
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a 9 day annual festival that showcases the best local and international craft brewed beers featuring events in 30 plus venues across the city.  www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com

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May 31 to June 1, 2014
The 15th Annual Art in the Garden Tour is a 2-day self-guided tour featuring up to 16 beautiful and unique North and West Vancouver gardens, the artwork of local visual artists working in a great variety of media and the music of local musicians performing in a myriad of genres - all to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful talent in our midst.
A beautiful way to spend the day
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Phone: 604-988-6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/art-garden

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May 31 to June 15, 2014
Day Out With Thomas The Tank
Thomas visits the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Includes a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Thomas and friends story-telling and video viewing, imagination station, temporary tattoos and more.  Weekly on Saturday, Sunday from Saturday May 31, 2014 to Sunday June 15, 2014
West Coast Heritage Railway Park, Squamish; www.tourismsquamish.com/events/day-out-thomas

June 1, 2014

Heritage House Tour 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014 @ 10:00AM Join us for our 12th year of the Heritage House Tour where we get inside 10 restored or renovated heritage homes of varying age and style. The 2014 tour is all about Vancouver’s unique history and stories. We’ll take a look at the lumber history with a BC Mills kit house with a major 1920s addition, and a grand home with incredible interior wood. Visit Website

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June 1, 2014
Slugfest
Join the fun and games dedicated to slugs and their people. Contest categories include beauty, heavyweight and largest and smallest slug, all culminating in the grand finale Great Richmond Slug Race. No registration required
For More information
Richmond Nature Park
Phone: 604-718-6188
Email: nature@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/parks/parks/naturepark/about.htm

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June 1, 2014
Coho Bon Voyage
Join this annual Bowen Island salmon celebration. Release young salmon, take a guided tour of the Terminal Creek Fish Hatchery and discover the ecological importance of the salmon life cycle. Information: www.bowenhatchery.org  Presented in partnership with the Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club.

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June 1 - 7, 2014

City of Bhangra Festival

The 10th Annual City of Bhangra Festival 2014 is May 29 to June 7. Featuring a form of folk music & dance from the Punjab regions of India & Pakistan, delivered with the excitement of the 21st century. More than 17 events, 300 performers & 15,000 local & international attendees in Vancouver & Surrey will celebrate this year's theme: #BhangraLove. This year's festival includes favourite events: TransFusion at SFU Woodwards, Media Arts Mehfil at the Surrey City Hall, Bhangra on Main at Heritage Hall, Downtown Bhangra on the VAG Plaza, plus new events.  http://vibc.org

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June 1, 8, 2014
AUDITIONS! Teen Theatre and Musical Theatre Companies (ages 13 – 17)
Calling students between the ages of 13 and 17: Audition to be a part of Place des Arts’ Theatre Company and/or Musical Theatre Company for the 2014-2015 season! The two companies are performance ensembles made up of dedicated young performers. Each company will perform twice for the public at Place des Arts in December and at Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Studio Theatre in May. Additional performance opportunities are also extended to Company members throughout the year. For more information about the companies and the teachers, visit www.placedesarts.ca
Audition Details
Theatre Company: Sunday June 1, 2014; Musical Theatre Company: Sunday June 8, 2014
WHERE: Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
AUDITION PREP: For the Theatre Company auditions, please prepare one monologue from the audition package; For the Musical Theatre Company auditions, come prepared to sing a song and learn a short scene and dance routine to perform during the group audition.
Contact Performing Arts Programmer Jessie Au to book an audition and receive a Theatre Company audition package: 604.664.1636 ext. 33 or email jau@placedesarts.ca

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June 1 - 13, 2014

Microscapes - Agates Up Close at Britannia Mine Museum

Location: Britannia Mine Museum
Microscapes are back again with more stunning full-colour photos of agates. This exhibit in the Machine Shop will showcase how beautiful and artistic rocks can look up close. This year we look at the beauty of agates. Explore Britannia Museum's new exhibit Microscapes - Agates Up Close, with beautiful and artistic views of rocks and minerals.   On display in our Machine Shop from May 9 to June 13, 2014  Free for members or with regular admission. Visit Website

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June 1 - 29, 2014

Miniature Train at Stanley Park

The Miniature Train winds along 2 km of track through Stanley Park, and is one of the more relaxing ways to enjoy the park. Travel over trestles and through tunnels on your journey through the forest. The Miniature Train has become one of Vancouver's most popular attractions and carries over 200,000 passengers per year. Ride on the miniature train and enjoy a different theme each season: During the spring, celebrate the beauty of nature in Stanley Park;  Visit Website

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June 1 to December 31, 2014

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology, O'Brian Gallery
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today.  Visit Website

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June 4, 2014

100 in 1 Day Vancouver Workshop
Do you have an idea to make your city a better place? Come and discuss it with like-minded people. Don't have an idea yet? Come and contribute to people's ideas! Join the citizen-driven movement that started in Bogota, Colombia in 2012. Building up to 100 in 1 Day, people of all ages, backgrounds and locations across the city are invited to attend workshops to develop their interventions http://100in1day.ca/vancouver/

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June 4 - 14, 2014

Firehall Arts Centre presents The Concessions

Location: Firehall Arts Centre
The Concessions June 4th - 14th, 2014 A haunting piece of Canadian gothic written by Flying Start emerging playwright Briana Brown. A co-production with the Playwright's Theatre Centre and Touchstone Theatre.  http://firehallartscentre.ca/whats-on/

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June 5, 2014

Roedde House Concerts Presents: The Keenlyside, Jaré, Gubbels Debut

Join us for an evening of jazz at the Roedde House (1415 Barclay Street). This illustrious trio will serenade you with catchy originals, scintillating solos & hot enchantment.
Featuring: Juno Award winner, TOM KEENLYSIDE, flute/ saxophone, FRAN JARÉ, composer/pianist & BRENT GUBBELS, acoustic bass. Tea & homemade cookies will be served at intermission. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind evening experience of music & place!
Tickets are $15* & can be purchased online here: www.jarejazz.brownpapertickets.com
Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. http://www.roeddehouse.org

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June 6, 2014

The West Coast Symphony presents Classic Music Concert Series)

Christ Church Cathedral
The West Coast Symphony welcomes you to its 2013 - 2014 Season   This would be the final programme of the 2013-2014 season West Coast Symphony presents two 20th century masterpieces.  Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich were contemporaries and indeed corresponded regularly until Shostakovich's death in 1975.  The Britten Violin Concerto is an intense musical ride with restless melancholic melodies and a helter-skelter scherzo second movement.  Visit Website

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June 6 - 7, 2014
Princess Aurora will not die but fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. Our story begins on the 99th day of the 99th year with the evil Carabosse awaiting to see if her spell will be broken. Travelling from afar, through the dark forest, Prince Charming is led by the Lilac Fairy and discovers the beautiful Aurora asleep inside the castle. With one kiss, he awakes the Sleeping Beauty and breaks the evil spell. This classic tale, full of stunning variation, pas de deux, and original choreography by Goh Ballet's renowned faculty, is sure to make you believe that there truly is a Happily Ever After.
Tickets available on www.ticketstonight.ca
The Vancouver Playhouse

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June 6 - 8, 2014

In the House Festival

The In the House Festival is 11 years old! We've got a weekend of performance for you that you'll never forget. Music, dance, magic, comedy, burlesque and, of course, a circus will regale your senses for 3 days. 13 houses open up their doors and their yards to spectacular performances. There's something for everyone, so don't miss out on this fabulous community building event!
Shows take place in various houses around Napier and Victoria.
For details on performers and schedules, please go to www.inthehousefestival.com
1929 Napier St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

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June 6 - 15, 2014

Greek Food Festival Surrey

Weekends 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Weekdays from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Featuring authentic pork, lamb & chicken dishes, greek pastries - baklava, bougatsa & loukoumades. Enjoy live Greek music Friday, Saturday & Sunday & multicultural entertainment. Visit our booths offering a variety of Greek gifts & specialty items.  http://www.greekorthodoxsurrey.org
13181 - 96th Ave, Surrey

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June 7, 2014
Join Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre's MARPOLE COMMUNITY DAY, a Marpole community celebration with FREE Rides, Entertainment, Stage Performances, Games, Community tables, Silent Auction, Family Fitness Circuits, Food Concession and more!
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is located at 990 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, by Oak Park. (Oak Street & West 59th Avenue.)

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June 7, 2014
What do bugs, ducklings, and frogs love? The fresh water of Beaver Lake in Stanley Park! Using our eyes and dip nets, we'll explore the creatures that call this special place home. Meet the Stanley Park Ecology Society leader at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion.  For accompanied kids 5-14yrs. 10:00am to noon. Please pre-register by calling 604-718-6522 or email ync@stanleyparkecology.ca

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June 7, 2014
Walk Richmond - Terra Nova
On this group walk explore the Terra Nova dyke trail, the Sharing Garden and Rural Park with its excellent bird habitat and other wildlife. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available. 10:00-11:00 am.  This Event is FREE
For More information
Walk Richmond
Phone: 604-276-4300
Email: walking@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/walk

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June 7, 2014
Lazuli Bunting Walk
Colony Farm Regional Park - Meet at the parking lot at end of Colony Farm Road
Enjoy migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on 2 hour guided walks.  Bring binoculars if possible.
Free, drop-in. 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information: 604-520-6442. Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association

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June 7, 2014
Fresh Air Hike
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Belcarra Regional Park
Hike up the trail to Woodhaven Swamp.  Look for foot-long White Pine cones.  This is a medium hike with long uphill sections. Ages 13+
$3.35/youth/senior; $5.50/adult
Registration required.  http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 7 - 8, 2014
2014 MEC Bikefest North Shore
We love bikes, and we're throwing a party in their honour. Come join the fun and try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors' booths, score deals at the MEC Bikeswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic. There'll also be bike races, performers, entertainment, food vendors, beer garden and kids' activities.
Highlights include: MEC XC race, Norco Enduro Races, BMX BC Cup Races; Tons of Prizes, including a Ghost 29er Bike; Acrobag Big Air Bag; Guided Rides by MEC Envoy's; Bikefest Passport; Mt Seymour Lion's Club BBQ; Informative clinics including Bike Maintenance, Bike Fit, Nutrition, etc; Bike Art Show featuring talented local artists.
Bring your bike, your family, and your riding buddies, and embrace the awesomeness of wheels.
1301 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, 604-990-4417, nvnbikefest@mec.ca

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June 7 - 8, 2014

Doors Open Richmond

Doors Open 2014 is Richmond's 7th annual arts, culture & heritage festival. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society & Doors Open Steering Committee, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond's arts, culture & heritage at up to fifty partner sites through the use of a Doors Open colour brochure guide with complete listings, posted on-line & available at local facilities. http://www.richmond.ca/culture/
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

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June 7 - 8, 2014

Hockey Night in Canada's Play On!

Play On! is a huge tournament of 4-on-4 street hockey and is open to people of all ages and skill levels. The tournament takes place in a festival atmosphere with vendors, performers, and even a media and celebrity game! Get together a team of 5-7 people, or sign up for the UPS corporate division, and get ready for a great weekend this summer! Registration is now open.
2929 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam, http://www.playon.ca/events/vancouver, 604-688-7584

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June 7 - 8, 2014

Sasquatch Days

After nearly 70 years, Sasquatch Days came back to Harrison Hot Springs in 2012. This historic event brings the local First Nations Band Sts'ailes back to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs for two days of games, fun and excitement. This intercultural celebration will include canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts'ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators.
Main Beach, http://www.tourismharrison.com

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June 7 - 8, 2014
At the 4th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) on June 7 & 8, over 165 enthusiasts from across the city are converging at the PNE Forum to share what they make. The event brings passion projects forward, whatever the skill level or experience may be. There will be seasoned makers from previous years that have exhibited around the world, first-time makers, hobbyists, and educators. Attending is an opportunity to engage with Vancouver's makers, and perhaps discover your own innermaker.
Saturday June 7, 2014 10am-6pm, Sunday June 8, 2014 10am-6pm
PNE Forum, 2901 E Hastings Street at Renfrew, Vancouver BC V5K 5J1
Tickets: $14 adults, $11 students/seniors aged 13-18, $9 children aged
5-12, $38 family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 19)
Info and tickets: www.makerfaire.ca

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June 7 - 15, 2014

Day Out With Thomas at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Thomas the Train Engine is arriving at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Saturday June 7th & Sunday June 8th, plus Saturday June 14th & Sunday June 15th this year. A day of fun for all of Thomas' friends - starting with a 25 minute train ride with Thomas, bouncy castles, crafts, Sir Toppam Hat, musicians, magicians and lots of fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our website http://www.wcra.org, 604-898-9336

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June 8, 2014

Brit Floyd

Having performed to over one million fans around the world since its first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America from March to June 2014 to perform DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 - 1994.
Ticket prices: $37.25, $47.25, $67.25. http://www.abbotsfordcentre.ca

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June 8, 2014

Italian Day on The Drive

Italy has always been associated with classic style. An unmatched sense of design is Italy's first & foremost export. This wealth is founded on centuries of Italians making things beautifully & with care, passing down traditional artisanal methods from generation to generation. Made in Italy means the marriage of masterful design & artisan technique. It means superior quality. It is what makes Italy unique among all others. Combine this tied up in images of La Dolce Vita - it is no wonder that the Italian brand is both globally & locally embraced unlike any other. For Italian Day 2014 - we celebrate Made in Italy from inventions to Italian goods & lifestyle - products of Italian history & culture found in our very own backyard.
Commercial Drive, http://www.italianday.ca/

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June 8, 2014

Second Sunday Series - Albacanus Trio- Catherine Laub, Lindita Musaraj & Rita Attrot

Join us for an afternoon of classical music at the Roedde House with the Albacanus Trio in our Victorian Parlour! Series supported by the McGrane Pearson Fund and the Vancouver Foundation.
http://www.roeddehouse.org

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June 8, 2014

Walk to Fight Arthritis

Our 5th Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis is just around the corner! Taking place across the country on June 8, we invite you to come and "Move It" with us! Join this milestone event and become part of the inspiration for those children and adults in BC who are living with arthritis. Whether you walk, run, roll or stroll, your presence will make a difference! Sunday June 8 will be a memorable day that YOU can be a part of, whether you choose the 1K or 5K option!
Your family, friends and even your pets can come along for the fun of it, while making an impact on Arthritis care and education right here in Vancouver. http://www.walktofightarthritis.ca

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June 8, 2014
Children are our most precious cargo, but when parents don't know proper car seat safety procedures, they put their children's lives at risk on the roads.  Chevrolet is dedicated to keeping kids safe and that's why Dueck GM Richmond has made a commitment to families in Richmond to help keep their children safe with the Safe and Sure Child Car Seat Installation Workshop Program.
Chevrolet is working with Parachute, a Canadian charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, to roll out the new Chevrolet Safe and Sure program to help educate parents and caregivers with hands-on instructions on car seat safety. The program offers free one-on-one workshops with a certified car seat technician who will teach families and caregivers how to use and install car seats in any vehicle so children are safe for every ride no matter the make or model of their vehicle.
Dueck GM Richmond 12100 Featherstone Way,
Appointment registration is available in advance of this workshop at www.safeandsure.ca.

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June 8, 2014
Sapperton Day Street Festival
400 block East Columbia Street, New Westminster, B.C. (Between Braid & Sherbrooke Street)
The 2014 Sapperton Day Street Festival is a non-profit community event put together by the Sapperton Business Association with some help from local businesses and its friends in the community. This is its 12th consecutive year after returning from a short hiatus.
All proceeds raised on the day of the event will be donated to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation?s to raise funds for critically needed equipment, research and innovation and to ensure the best medical standards for the future.
Come join us to celebrate the beginning of summer and the deep history of the community.  We will be having live street performers, musical groups, bouncy castles, clowns, games, mini-donuts, pancake breakfast, rock climbing wall, market place vendors and much, much, more ??  11:00 am to 5:00 pm
guy.ciprian@shopsapperton.com, www.shopsapperton.com

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June 9, 2014
Human rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis discusses her new book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, analyzing the rhetoric and reality surrounding Canada’s most contested agencies, human rights commissions and tribunals. She will speak to the pervasive myths about these institutions, while offering a frank assessment of their performance and their role in mediating conflicts in such contentious areas as hate speech, religious freedoms, and sexuality.
Pearl Eliadis is a human rights lawyer, lecturer at McGill's Faculty of Law, and has published extensively on human rights, public policy, and equality law. A member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, she was appointed President of the Quebec Bar Association's Advisory Committee on Human Rights in 2013.
Admission is free. Seating is limited.
No registration required.
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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June 9 - 15, 2014
Vroom Vroom! The spring Auto Show is at Willowbrook Shopping Centre June 9 to 15. Walk through the centre to see the latest vehicles from local dealerships.
For more information please call Customer Service at 604.398.2846.

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June 10, 2014
Celebrate the Ocean with a new documentary from the Salish Sea, Reaching Blue - the story of a coastal way of life under threat, where hope is found in stories of our past while facing the challenges of the future.
Join the dialogue with:
Ian Hinkle, filmmaker
Dr. Kim Juniper, scientist, Ocean Networks Canada
Jodi Stark, environmentalist, David Suzuki Foundation
For more information visit www.reachingblue.com or email oceankeepers@davidsuzuki.org
Presented in partnership with David Suzuki Foundation of Canada and Ocean Networks Canada.
7:00pm - 9:00pm in PDT
Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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June 11, 2014
Casual Birding Walk
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meet at Cammidge House at Boundary Bay Regional Park
Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour birdwatching amble. Bring binoculars.
Free, Drop-in.  programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 11 - 17, 2014

Sacred Sands - Grains of Truth

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden offers a rare opportunity to watch and participate with Tibetan Buddhist monks in the creation of the Pema Sangthig mandala (the "Secret Essence of the Lotus"). It is the first time ever this sand mandala is created outside of Tibet. The week-long process of daily sand mandala creation, guided meditation, Buddhist teachings, and conversations about the significance of Tibetan sand mandalas is open to everyone, regardless of age or religious orientation. Activities start at 10:30 am, conclude at 5:30 pm with a 12 pm-2 pm break. A special week-pass with daily unlimited access is available for $20 in advance at www.mangalashrifoundation.org OR in person at the Garden.  http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

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June 11 to September 20, 2014

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014

Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. Visit Website

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June 12, 2014
An illustrated talk by Sherril Foster, author of “A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer”. Spencer took the iconic images of outlaw Bill Miner’s 1906 arrest.
Presented by Herstory Cafe and VPL Special Collection.
In 1898, a time when women were discouraged from entering the man’s world of business and trade, Mary Spencer set up a photography studio on Victoria Street West in Kamloops, and very soon became widely known within the community. Mary’s business thrived.
One day in May 1906, Mary was asked to photograph a special subject. She was hired by the Vancouver Province to cover the story of the famous train robbers Bill Miner and his gang. Mary’s photos of Billy and his cohorts captured the imagination of a province intrigued by BC’s first and most charming train robber.
Includes an artifact display.
Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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June 12, 2014

Jazz Nights at Roedde House: The James Danderfer Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with James Danderfer, Chris Gestrin, and Joe Poole in our Victorian Parlour.  http://www.roeddehouse.org

June 13, 2014
Fun Fest
Yard Sale - Bouncy Castles
Sweets - Games - BBQ *Raffle*
Lord Roberts Elementary School - 1100 Bidwell Street
The Lord Roberts school's biggest fundraiser of the year is happening on Friday June 13th from 3 to 7pm. Join us for family fun for everyone and help us create a new playground for our students? and the West End community.
All proceeds go directly to new playground equipment. Free admission. *36 Raffle Prizes valued at over $4300.00.
https://www.facebook.com/LordRobertsElementaryPAC/eventsc
info@lordrobertspac.ca

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June 13 - 14, 2014

2014 FIVB World League - Canada vs. Belgium - June 13th

Location: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (UBC)
The FIVB Volleyball World League is synonymous with fantastic matches and top-class sport and entertainment. A new "ground-breaking" structure for the FIVB's premier annual men's volleyball event was announced in late 2013, and World League 2014 is expanding from 18 countries to 28 for the first time.  Visit Website

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June 13 - 14, 2014

World League Volleyball Event

The FIVB Volleyball World League is synonymous with fantastic matches and top-class sport and entertainment. A new 'ground-breaking' structure for the FIVB's premier annual men's volleyball event was announced in late 2013, and World League 2014 is expanding from 18 countries to 28 for the first time. This year, Canada will be the top-ranked team (11th) in Pool C - facing Belgium (37), Australia (14) and Finland (30).
Volleyball Canada is pleased to host Team Canada vs. Team Belgium in Vancouver this year on June 13th at 7:00 pm and 14th at 5:00 pm.
http://www.volleyball.ca/node/2105

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June 13 - 15, 2014

BC's Family Fishing Weekend

Special Community Fishing Events: During the Father's Day weekend BC residents can have fun by attending our popular community fishing events around the province. These events are FREE to attend and help people, particularly kids, learn about fishing, fish and conservation in a fun and relaxed environment. Expert volunteers on site help take the mystery out of the "how to" of fishing. Time and materials are provided by volunteers and companies that recognize the value of introducing young people and families to fishing and the outdoors. The events offer great opportunities to fish with loaner equipment or give-aways. For a complete list of the community fishing events visit the website events page, http://www.bcfamilyfishing.com

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June 13 - 15, 2014

Vancouver International Storytelling Festival

The Vancouver International Storytelling Festival takes the form of a series of concerts, workshops, daytime performances, a kids' stage & storytelling through dance. There is a strong commitment to multiculturalism & service to the storytelling community.
From epics to personal narratives, traditional folk stories to fairytales, the Vancouver Society of Storytelling (VSOS) is filling A Cabinet of Curiosities at the 20th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival! Get ready for a full weekend of enlivening encounters with some of the most animated & passionate storytellers in the City, including Naveen Girn, Todd Wong, Lizzy Karp, Magpie Ulysses & Deborah Williams. Join us to celebrate your unique narratives within the diverse communities & histories that comprise these shared Salish territories.
Various Locations, http://www.vancouverstorytelling.org

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June 13 - 28, 2014

Anne (of Green Gables)

The girl with the fiery red hair and an imagination that knows no bounds comes to vibrant life onstage as we celebrate a classic Canadian tale. Matthew and Marilla want to adopt a boy to help with the farm chores. Instead, they get the precocious Anne...with an "e". Uninhibited by her surroundings, Anne adapts to her new life, often locking heads with the austere Marilla, making new friends, and competing with her rival, Gilbert Blythe. Through the course of time, Anne transforms in to a refined young woman in this charming story about finding your way.  http://www.gallery7theatre.com

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June 14, 2014
Mountain View Cemetery - Where Vancouver Remembers
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5W 2Z3
FREE - all ages are welcome, come with a family member or friend
Working with artist Shirley Wiebe, explore how personal hand gestures and words can be combined to create an image using only handwritten text. Inspired by the diminished practice of printing and writing by hand, this workshop takes texting and emoticons back to their origins. Participants will create word-based drawings by ‘filling in’ a projected enlargement of their own hand gesture on paper. Take away a personal manifesto!
Coinciding guided walking tours invite people to engage with memory and history, and to observe commemorative sources. How is identity expressed through symbols and typography?

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June 14, 2014

Envision Financial Bandstand Birthday Bash

A special celebration day for the Maple Ridge Concert Band. On this day, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the building of our beautiful bandstand in downtown Maple Ridge! If you have not yet heard, Maple Ridge Concert Band built this bandstand in 1994 from donated funds and materials from within the Maple Ridge community. The Maple Ridge Concert Band will be hosting a special day to celebrate this anniversary. We will have a day of performances in the Memorial Peace Park featuring concert bands, jazz bands, singers, dancers, actors, and even a wedding! http://mrcb.ca

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June 14, 2014

Latin Caribbean Festival

You are invited to participate in South Surrey's first annual Latin Caribbean Festival, an event that we hope will truly showcase South Surrey's diverse cultural community. Come celebrate with us. Where music culture, food, dancing, and lots of excitement meets. At the Pacific Inn In South Surrey 2 minutes from the beach in White Rock.
Enjoy live music by the Cailfornia Beach Boys, Reggae, Mariachi, Calypso, Steel Drums, Ache Brasil dancing, Limbo dancing and more!
There will be a kids zone, food vendors, beer garden, and swim suit fashion show with free indoor and outdoor activities all day.
Additionally there will be a Latin Caribbean Glo After Party
http://www.latincaribbeanfest.com

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June 14, 2014
Car Boot Sale
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Boundary Bay Regional Park - Centennial Beach parking lot.  You never know what you'll find at the ever popular Car Boot Sale.  $10/site for sellers. programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 14, 2014
ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver
Saturday, June 14, 2014
10am to 4pm
Can time be drawn? What does a minute look like? Come to the ArtStarts Gallery (808 Richards Street) to explore time-based drawing experiments. Create ephemeral drawings with light, participate in a collaborative durational drawing project and learn many other different ways you can leave your mark in time and space. There will be several drawing experiments to experience: Drawing with Light, Scribbling Machines, Draw O'Clock, Felt Stories, and Copernican Compositions. Participants of all ages are welcome! No drawing experience is required. Free
Now in its fifth year, Vancouver Draw Down is a city-wide day of drawing that celebrates creativity and challenges commonplace ideas about what drawing is and what it can do. Reconnect with the power and pleasure of making your mark at over 45 free drawing workshops on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Learn more at www.artstarts.com/events or www.VancouverDrawDown.com

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June 14, 2014

Father’s Day Heritage Toy Making Event
Come to the Museum on Saturday June 14th to learn about the history of toys and to create a simple heritage toy while spending some quality time with dad. The event will run from 1:00pm- 3:30pm. We’ll have coffee for dad, lemonade for the kids, and baked goods for all! Pre-registration is required and this event is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email info@coquitlamheritage.ca.

Mackin House is located at 1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam BC., V3K 1G2

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June 14, 2014
Get drawn in! Doodle a portrait on a paper bag, join a comic jam, draw all over a field, or on the side of a building, using anything from chalk and pencils to string and baking soda...
Now in its 5th year, the Vancouver Draw Down is a city-wide day of drawing that celebrates creativity and challenges commonplace ideas about what drawing is and what it can do. Reconnect with the power and pleasure of making your mark at over 40 FREE drawing workshops on Saturday, June 14.
Visit www.vancouverdrawdown.com for workshop and venue details.

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June 14 - 15, 2014

Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay

24 hours is a long time to run around in circles.
But it's a walk in the park compared to the challenges some kids deal with their entire lives.
So walk, jog or sprint around Swangard Stadium and Burnaby Central Park and give disabilities a run for its money.
Over the past 35 years, this long-running event has sent thousands of kids to Easter Seals camps through the creative fundraising efforts of its 24 Hour Relay teams.
The summer camps provide those children with the opportunity to discover their abilities, build their confidence and, most importantly, have fun in a safe and caring environment.of children with physical and cognitive disabilities. http://www.24hourrelay.com

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June 14 - 15, 2014
Father's Day Craft in Wesbrook Village
This Father's Day, why not make something for Dad? We will be providing picture frames and pasta shapes as well as paint for you to get creative!
We have a limited number of picture frames, so don't miss out!
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Wesbrook Welcome Centre (3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver)
discoverwesbrook@ubcproperties.com, http://discoverwesbrook.com/, 604-228-2025

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June 14 to October 11, 2014

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Visit Website

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June 15, 2014
COLON CANCER CANADA ANNUAL WALK/RUN
It is going to be a great day for everyone, with refreshments, t-shirts and more!
Did you know that colon cancer is 90% preventable if detected early?
Register today to help save lives through increased public awareness of Colorectal Cancer, access to screening, funding for research initiatives and patient support.
Location: Jericho Beach, www.pushforyourtush.ca

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June 15, 2014

Black Powder Event

Father's Day - Black Powder Event at Kilby.
Today it's all about Dad! Enjoy the live Cowboy Action Show, chat with black powder gun enthusiasts, watch archery and knife throwing demonstrations & stroll thru Trader's Row.
Kilby Historical Site, http://www.kilby.ca

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June 15, 2014

Car Free Day on Commercial Drive

Frying fish over fire, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJs spinning beats & all of your friends & 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 & more involvement from you. This is YOUR day to bring yourself to your community. Bring your PASSIONS, your ENERGY & your CREATIVITY to the street!
http://www.thedrive.ca

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June 15, 2014

Do It For Dad Walk/Run

The Do It For Dad Walk/Run is taking place on June 15 at Burnaby Lake Park. Every year people come together to raise money to help find a cure and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. If you are interested in walking/running or volunteering, please contact us at 604-574-4012, http://www.walktolive.ca/

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June 15, 2014
Golf with Dad FORE Father's Day at Highstreet.
Tee-off in front of Tim Hortons and take in our 9 hole putting course located throughout the Podium Level.  It's free to play from 12-4pm!  After the game enter for your chance to win a $250 Highstreet Gift Card and many other great prizes from Tim Hortons. For more details please contact guest services at 604-381-3934.
12:00pm-4:00pm, 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd, Abbotsford;  For more information contact Guest Services at (604) 381-3934, www.highstreetfv.com


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June 15, 2014

Seek the Peak Relay 2014

Seek The Peak is back for its 11th anniversary year complete with 16 kilometers of ultimate fitness bragging rights & a challenge that is guaranteed to leave you breathless.
With an awe inspiring 4100ft climb Seek The Peak will test your fitness, stamina, strength & overall mental toughness but the camaraderie will keep you powering onwards & upwards. Face the 16 kilometer course alone or tackle the race with a team of four splitting up the legs including the famous Grouse Grind.
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, 2014
June 15 is Father's Day and we invite you to treat your Dad like a Hall of Famer with a FREE visit to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.Father's Day at the BC Sports Hall of Fame includes:
All Dads receive FREE admission and a gift - a hard cover book celebrating the story of Honoured Member Greg Moore!
Take part in a Father and child amazing race challenge!
Enjoy our interactive games - including Greg Moore race car simulator!
Challenge Dad to a game of table tennis
See how high Dad can climb on the rotating climbing wall
Explore the Vancouver 2010 Gallery and Hall of Champions
Be inspired in the Terry Fox and Rick Hansen Galleries
Celebrate 30 years of the Vancouver Sun Run in the NEW exhibit
Take a tour of BC Place Stadium
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place from 10am-5pm.
Go there. Experience. Be proud. Be inspired.
www.bcsportshalloffame.com, 604 687 5520
 
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June 15, 2014
Sunday in the Park
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Boundary Bay Regional Park - Cammidge House
Celebrate FAther's Day with a pancake breakfast that includes entertainment and more.
Pancake breakfast: $3/child; $6/adult
Hosted by Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club and Boundary Bay Park Association
programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 15, 2014
Splash! BC Family Fishing Day
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Try your luck at catching a rainbow trout out of Rice Lake, and enjoy exhibits and festivities with the kids.  No license is required.  Event runs rain or shine; allow 2 hours.
The LSCR is 3km north of Capilano University on Lillooet Road.
BBQ extra; all proceeds go to the Seymour Salmonid Society.
778-452-4584, programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 15 - 18, 2014

Test of Metal

A point-to-point 67km mountain bike race with 1,200 metres of climbing and 800 racers. This three-day festival brings out thousands of spectators, supporting hundreds of riders from all over British Columbia.
Squamish, http://testofmetal.com

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June 15 to October 12, 2014

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, Vancouver
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Visit Website

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June 17, 2014
Baby & Me Hiking
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Capilano River & Lynn Headwaters Regional Parks
Moderate-level hikes for new parents and their babies, rain or shine.
Registration Required. programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 18, 2014

Canada's Women’s National Team vs Germany

Canada's Women's National Team will host two of the world's most dominant women's soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Germany, Wednesday 18 June (kickoff 19.00 local) and Japan, Tuesday 28 October (kickoff 19.00 local). Both Women's International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 7:00PM BC Place 777 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver.  Visit Website

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June 19, 2014

Vancouver Aquarium presents - Night at the Aquarium

A Spectacular Evening to Benefit the Conservation of Our Oceans Be amongst the first to attend the grand opening gala in a stunning new setting. In celebration of the most significant expansion and revitalization in the Vancouver Aquarium's history, Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group Inc., promises to be the most unforgettable philanthropic event of the year. We invite you to embark on an exciting new aquatic journey while enjoying fine food and wine, and entertainment. Visit Website

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June 19 to August 2, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Red Rock Diner

Location: Granville Island Stage
RED ROCK DINER By Dean Regan Vancouver's Rock ‘n' Roll Musical ARTS CLUB CLASSIC Vancouver, 1957. Five teens come of age while DJ Red Robinson plays the the biggest hits of the time- from the raucous "Great Balls of Fire" and "Jailhouse Rock" to ballads like "Diana" and "Crying."  Visit Website

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June 20, 2014

Japantown - Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord

Japantown - Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord Explore one of Vancouver's most historic neighbourhoods, Japantown, or discover the legacy of distinctive twentieth century architectural styles. This once thriving enclave, neglected since the expulsion of its Japanese-Canadian residents during the Second World War, is experiencing a rebirth, with incoming businesses and residents, and related gentrification. At the same time, some heritage buildings are feeling the brunt of redevelopment pressures.   Visit Website

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June 20 - 22, 2014

19th Annual Gibsons Landing June Jazz Festival

The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society where tradition & innovation meet. The event venues are located through the Sunshine Coast region & this year's line-up is sure to have something for everyone. Check our website for more information on ticket prices & event times.  http://www.coastjazz.com

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June 20 - 22, 2014

2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

Created 26 years ago as a showcase of Vancouver's growing cultural diversity, this first-of-its-kind event has grown to become a grand celebration of Canada's unique multicultural heritage with exciting programs & professional performances by well-known entertainers. Visual arts displays & activities from local community groups & of course, the world-class dragon boat races make the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival Vancouver's most anticipated & prestigious summer event. See you in 2014!
Various Locations Around False Creek, http://www.dragonboatbc.ca

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June 20 to July 1, 2014

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

With 1800 artists, 300 concerts and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver's signature festival and British Columbia's biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days—June 20 - July 1, 2014—the world's best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Visit Website

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June 21, 2014
West Point Grey Community Centre
4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1K4
Join us for the annual Fiesta Day parade and celebration at Trimble Park. There will be crafts, games, hands on Pottery demonstrations and the wading pool will be open. Come meet the WPG staff and Board Members, Playground leaders, some of the Day Camp staff and the Preschool teachers all while finding out what West Point Grey CC offers. This is fun all ages! Please note the parade starts the event at 10th and Blanca.
For more information check out the Fiesta website www.pointgreyfiesta.org  Please note that this event is Free and the carnival at Fiesta takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and West Point Grey CC is only there on Saturday.

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June 21, 2014

Celebrate Our Aboriginal Heritage - Port Moody Heritage Society & Kwikwetlem First Nation

Join us June 21st from noon till 4:00pm as we celebrate our First Nations stories. View our Aboriginal artifact displays and enjoy a Salmon BBQ, drum making demonstrations, historical games, Yoga Sun Salutations, and over 10 family friendly games and activities! Join us right after the City of Port Moody Parade!
2734 Murray Street, Port Moody, http://www.portmoodymuseum.org

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June 21, 2014

Done in a Day 2014: Hike the Baden-Powell Trail

Experience the beauty of Baden Powell Trail & hike for a good cause!
Burnaby Counselling Group has been providing professional counselling services & workshops to communities at large for over 30 years! This year, our registered charity is determined to raise awareness on mental health topics & gather $25,000 towards subsidizing clients in need. By confronting an intense physical challenge to complete the full 48 km Baden-Powell Trail in 17 hours, hikers will seek to empathize with those who are facing emotional challenges.  http://counsellinggroup.org/hike

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June 21, 2014

Doors Open

Doors Open is a free family event that provides the unique opportunity for you to be a tourist in your own city. A variety of sites will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Surrey's rich culture, history, art & architecture. Free activities, guided tours, food & much more!  http://www.surrey.ca/doorsopen

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June 21, 2014
Colony Farm Bird Banding Family Day
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Colony Farm Regional Park
Discover techniques for monitoring migratory birds and the ecosystem dynamics of wild bird populations.
Park at Shaughnessy St. Entrance
To preregister or for information, visit www.birdvancouver.com
Presented by the Vancouver Avian Research Centre

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June 21, 2014
Join us in celebration of the beginning of summer at the 24th Annual Strawberry Festival! Admission is free and guests can listen to a lively jazz swing band, check out our unique vendors, shop at the white elephant sale, go crazy at the photo booth, and enter to win one of our amazing raffle prizes! Kids will enjoy the bouncy castle, senior-led craft workshops, and face painting. Indulge in our famous strawberry shortcake served in biodegradable dishware. Visit us at www.wesn.ca/strawberryfestival for details on prizes and activities!

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June 21, 2014
Celebrate Aboriginal Day with us. Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley. Taste salmon roasted over an open fire and experience dancing, drumming and storytelling with local First Nations performers.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave Fort Langley
$3.90/youth, $6.55/senior, $7.80/adult & $19.60/family
604.513.4777, www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley, fort.langley@pc.gc.ca


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June 21, 2014
Fishing for Everyone
Derby Reach Regional Park - Edgewater Bar
Staff will share fishing techniques and lend equipment.  To fish all day, bring your own gear.  Tidal fishing licenses are required for each person; get them in advance at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca, 604-504-4716, fraservalley@gofishbc.com
Offered in partnershisp with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and in support of the 'Learn to Fish' program.

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June 21, 2014
ANNUAL STRAWBERRY TEA - St. Anselm's Anglican Church 5210 University Blvd. across from the University Golf Club.
Please join us for Homemade Strawberry Shortcake made with FRESH local berries, topped with whipped cream/ice cream, plus assorted sandwiches and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will also be jams and home baked goodies for sale and our fabulous Treasure Table. Come with friends, relax, and enjoy a lovely afternoon, 2:00-5:00pm. Tickets are only $12 adults and $5 children over 4 years. Tickets may be purchased at the door OR beginning  June 4th  from the church office (advance purchase is greatly appreciated). All proceeds will go to our Renovation and Renewal fund.
604-224-1410, office@stanselms.ca, www.stanselms.ca

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June 21 - 22, 2014

Tough Mudder Whistler

Tough Mudder is a hardcore 16-19 kilometre obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit & camaraderie.
The event has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide.
By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you'll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time & discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that's experienced all too rarely these days.
Whistler Olympic Park, http://toughmudder.com/events/whistler-2014/

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June 21 to September 1, 2014

The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Discover the journey of the Salmon.  The word "Klahowya" means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you've ever seen! Visit Website

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June 22, 2014

29th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents BOBBY MCFERRIN & The Spirityouall Band

Location: Orpheum Theatre
Bobby McFerrin makes a habit of breaking the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner blurs the lines between popular music and high art, prancing around barefoot in the world's most prestigious concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. Visit Website

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June 24, 2014

Concert in the Park

The Delta Music Makers Community Band, now on its 31st year, will be performing a tantalizing selection of concert music at Memorial Park in Ladner beginning at 7pm. The audience will enjoy concert marches, big band tunes, folk music, sensitive ballads, fascinating band interpretations, and vocal selections by our lovely soprano with band accompaniment.
Memorial Park, http://www.deltamusicmakers.org

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June 26, 2014
Sonus Boreal presents "Music of the Americas". Featuring music from South and North America, including classic, folk, and jazz in a full rich choral sound.
Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.
2:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.caCentral Library

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June 26, 2014

Vancouver Circus School: Welcome to the Jungle
$38.50 - $25
The Vancouver Circus School performs aerials and acrobatics.
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street near Robson
Welcome to the jungle, where the Vancouver Circus School's Ring Masters will do away with their everyday, human facades and expose their inner beings. These animals, creatures of lore; and tribes people won't hold back -- they're not afraid to reveal the abrasive and uncivilized side of the jungle. Watch as they organize the chaos of their story into amazing displays of aerials, acrobatics, and other peculiarities of circus!
http://www.vancouvercircusschool.ca/

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June 26, 2014
10 km Trail Running Series
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Aldergrove Lake Regional Park - Blacktail Picnic Shelter
Fun, cheap 10 km trail run (5k option available for some runs).
Prizes for top male and female runners! Door prizes! Food! Music!$5 if you register in person at Peninsula Runners, #1-20349 88 Avenue, Langley, BC
$8 if you register online (www.metrovancouveronline.org) using the 4 digit barcode (5705)
$10 drop-in
See meeting locations at www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 27, 2014
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 27 to July 26, 2014
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents ExtraOrdinary
This exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramic work focuses on bringing common everyday objects into an unfamiliar and mysterious realm.  Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts are all Capilano University art instructors and have the commonality of familiar objects such as food as inspiration in their art practice.  They change the meaning of these objects either by transforming their use, physical shape, or by placing them in unexpected environments. http://nvartscouncil.ca

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June 27 to August 31, 2014

Summerfest at Lonsdale Quay Market

The North Shore's favourite waterfront festival is an 11-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. A spectacular outdoor festival featuring local talent, cultural dance, live concerts, Artisan Farmers Market, and kid's activities. SummerFest is a free community event and is in support of local charities; donations will be accepted on site. Please visit our website for a complete Festival schedule. http://www.lonsdalequay.com

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June 28, 2014

East Side Pride

Location: Grandview Park, Commercial Drive
East Side Pride Come enjoy a day in Grandview Park to pay tribute to the historic Stonewall Riots (which took place on Saturday June 28th 1969) and browse through local artisan stalls, or visit a local community groups or non-profit exhibitors or participate in an activity. Bring a blanket and pull up a seat on the grass to listen to music from local grassroots artists and community groups.Visit Website

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June 28, 2014
St. Mark's Anglican Church 1805 Larch Street, Vancouver
A Day with Evelyn Roth
Evelyn Roth is a self taught community artist, specializing in environmentally sensitive events and art gallery exhibits. There’s a plaque at 2nd and Stephens titled “Living Large” honouring her work in our neighbourhood. She was the first artist to make art from recycled videotape. Kits House has commissioned Evelyn to facilitate a workshop to teach people how to crochet with recycled video-tape.
We will create a 500’ ceremonial ribbon that will be cut at the official re-opening of Kits House’s 7th & Vine site in October, 2014.
During the workshop, Evelyn will share highlights of her career as an artist; stories about her time in Kitsilano and facilitate the group in designing a storytelling tent for Kits House’s reopening in the fall.
Registration form and workshop information can be found at http://kitshouse.org/recycled-videotape

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June 28, 2014

RUSH: Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt

Action. Adventure. Suspense. RUSH delivers it all - and the chance to win a trip around the world for one brave team of two! Make personal history. Register for RUSH 2014 today.
Teams of two will decipher clues and scour the streets of Vancouver, testing their physical and mental limits. RUSH is a fundraiser for the BC Lung Association. All event proceeds support vital lung health and air quality research, education & advocacy. http://www.rushvancouver.ca

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June 28, 2014
Car Boot Sale
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Boundary Bay Regional Park - Centennial Beach parking lot
You never know what you'll find at the ever poular Car Boot Sale.  $10/site for sellers.
programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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June 28 - 29, 2014

Vancouver Int'l Busker Festival

Exceptional street performers from across Canada and around the world converge on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. Enjoy two full days of family entertainment with more than 80 shows featuring comedy, acrobatics, music, magicians and more. Treat your tastebuds at Granville Street's great cafes and bistros, plus an assortment of Vancouver's best Street Food trucks. Artists and artisans, merchants and vendors offer cool and one-of-kind items for your shopping pleasure. http://vancouverbuskerfest.com

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June 28 to July 1, 2014

Port Moody Golden Spike Days

The Golden Spike Days Festival is a fun-filled weekend for the entire family with great entertainment, special events & activities, Can Can dancers, as well as great food. June 29 is the kick off of the annual festival with concerts in the evening events & children's rides. Check the website regularly for updates on what is planned for this year's festival. Admission fee is by donation. http://www.goldenspike.bc.ca

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June 28 to July 5, 2014

BC Bike Race

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.
The BC Bike Race is excited to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the opening stage for 2014. Going into year eight, BC Bike Race, the "Ultimate Singletrack Experience," will make a slight change to its route by hosting stage one in North Vancouver. After three years away the trail conditions are right to bring the event back. Other stages are Cumberland, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Sechelt, Squamish & Whistler.
Check our website for the full schedule. http://www.bcbikerace.com

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June 29 to July 1, 2014

Ships to Shore Steveston

Richmond, BC's popular Ships to Shore Festival is back. This annual event runs June 29 to July 1, 2014 and celebrates the rich maritime history of picturesque Steveston, the home-port of Canada's largest fishing fleet. A flotilla of tall ships, other sailing vessels sail into Steveston and offer free viewings and boardings as the seaside village relives the days when it was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world. Ships to Shore coincides with the extraordinarily popular Steveston Salmon Festival - one of Canada's longest running and most beloved Canada Day celebrations, offering a full three days of free events and activities for all ages
Britannia Shipyards - National Historic Suite, http://richmond.ca/discover/events/ShipstoShore.htm

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Ongoing until June 14, 2014

Pacific Theatre presents Espresso
ESPRESSO by Lucia Frangione May 16-June 14 Three fiery women - Vito's estranged daughter, his pit-bull of a second wife, and the family's wrinkled matriarch - find humour and grace in the aftermath of a violent car crash that threatens to take from them the one man they all love. "The espresso - she's life. Quick, black, bitter in the mouth. Don't expect sweet."
http://pacifictheatre.org

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Ongoing until June 21, 2014
Music Together at the Langley Centennial Museum
Music Together is a research-based music and movement program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and the adults who love them.  Once a week we will explore songs, chants, dance, and instrument play.  All activities are specially designed to meet the learning needs of young children.  We nurture the development of their rhythmic and tonal skills, and most importantly their love of making music.  First child fee includes 2 CDs, an illustrated songbook, and parent resource guide for new families.  Contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 for more information and to register for this class.  www.langleymuseum.org

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Ongoing until June 29, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Monty Python's Spamalot

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Book and lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle A New Musical Lovingly Ripped Off from the Motion Picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail Whether or not you've seen the movie that inspired it, Spamalot will make you laughalot. Favourites old and new-the Knights Who Say "Ni!" and the Laker Girls among them-appear in this highly irreverent. Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage. http://www.artsclub.com

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Ongoing until July 6, 2014

Cirque du Soleil presents TOTEM

TOTEM - A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. May 15 - June 29, 2014 TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.  http://www.cirquedusoleil.com

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Ongoing until July 7, 2014
Rosemary Burden has deconstructed pages of Shakespearean writings to create a 30-foot wide "Butterfly Factory" .  This installation addresses the idea of repetition, art versus craft, and the oft-discussed possibility of the disappearance of the printed paper book in light of the emerging use of electronic books. It also speaks to the plight of the monarch butterflies whose habitat is under threat.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council 604-988-6844
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until July 15, 2014
Eric Goldstein at the District Library
By distilling the basic elements of colour, texture, movement and line from landscapes, Eric's abstract frames endeavour to portray nature's sublime order; not as he thinks of them but as he feels: unspoken, indescribable and sometimes chaotic.  Lynn Valley Main Library,

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Ongoing until August 15, 2014
Registration Open for Summer Camps for kids with Learning Disabilities:
The Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver, which services Metro Vancouver, offers summer day camps for children and youth aged 4-17 with suspected or diagnosed learning disabilities. Choose from Arts Expression Camp, Music and Movement Camp, Early Childhood Literacy Camp, or Connect-U Urban Social Skills Camp. We also feature a youth employment-preparedness camp called LEEP (Leadership Education & Employment Program.) Bursaries may be available.   Visit http://www.ldav.ca/news-events/ or call 604-873-8139.

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Ongoing until August 23, 2014

Gu Xiong: a journey exposed

Location: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
The 2nd Summer exhibition of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art opens. Entitled “Gu Xiong: a journey exposed”, the show, curated by Astrid Heyerdahl, will showcase the work of Gu Xiong, a transcultural artist with a strong sense of global interco... Visit Website

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Ongoing until August 30, 2014
Timescapes at the ArtStarts Gallery
This exhibition showcases how students across BC examined how time is marked in the natural world through explorations in felt, clay, printmaking and other artistic mediums. Also grounded in language arts, these explorations enabled students to develop a deep understanding of natural cycles and their relevance to their own communities.
The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. Since the gallery opened in 2006, exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections.
The ArtStarts Gallery is located at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/gallery

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014

Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver

he first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. Visitors will discover a changing-of-the-guard when it comes to the region's wildlife, with ravens, wolves and elk fading as crows, coyotes and black-tailed deer settled in.
Rewilding Vancouver also challenges us to envision new streetscapes that feature unearthed fish-bearing streams long hidden below city streets. A life-sized creation of the now extinct Steller's Sea Cow is one of many highlights of this exhibition. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014

Vancouver Foodie Tour presents Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour 5 Courses, 12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! You will be tempted with gourmets worth selling your soul for! Enough food will be served ensuring that your taste buds will have the energy to savor each stop of the tour. Check your will power at the door. Duration: 3 hours Tours run on: Fridays to Mondays, 2-5pm. Daily. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014

Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour

5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included. Tour Information Duration: 2 hours. Monday to Friday. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Douglas Coupland
This is the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work and will be presented from May 31 - September 1, 2014. Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life. The title of the exhibition, 'everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything', refers both to Coupland's deep engagement with place and cultural identity and, simultaneously, his recognition of a growing ubiquity as access to information, images and technology becomes more readily available to the masses. 604-662-4700, customerservice@vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014

Rewilding Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver

The first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, sound scapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/

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Ongoing until September 3, 2014

Sunset Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a Trolley tour, a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & a sunset aboard the Vancouver Trolley Company. You & your party will be picked up at your hotel in downtown Vancouver between 4:35 pm & 4:45 pm. After a drive through Stanley Park & over the Lions Gate Bridge you will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge & end your evening on top of Grouse Mountain.  http://www.vancouvertrolley.com

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Ongoing until September 7, 2014
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 until September 14, 2014

The International Summer Night Market

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event over the past five years and is now recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Night Market presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages! Excite your taste buds with exotic mouth-watering delights from all around the world. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 14, 2014

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts'msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting and fashion design techniques. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 14, 2014
North Delta Firehall Farmers' Market
Come out for fresh and local produce, baked goods, seasonal artisan gifts, hand-crafted works by local artisans, the hottest food trucks, cooking demos and more! Free parking with playground beside the market; leashed dogs welcome. Market opens at 10am to 2pm. Every 2 weeks on Sunday. Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Avenue, Delta, 778-688-3663

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 21, 2014

Steveston Farmers' & Artisans' Market

The Steveston Farmers' and Artisans' Market will open May 4 and operate every Sunday bi-weekly until September 21. This popular market, now in its 6th, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine.  http://www.sfam.ca

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Ongoing until September 25, 2014

Port Coquitlam Farmers' Market

A busy and colourful downtown Farmers' Market with fresh produce picked that morning, fruits when in season, seafood, sausage, pickles, jams, jellies, conserves, eggs, fresh baked bread and cookies, fair trade coffee, fine art, fibre art, woodworking and so much more. Children's crafts and lively entertainment will encourage you to stay and relax awhile.
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
604-318-8966, http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org

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Ongoing until September 26, 2014

Shipyards Night Market

Shipbuilders' Square, 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders' Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC.  Visit Website

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Ongoing until December 21, 2014

Weekly Family Programs - Art & Education at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Weekly Family Programs Every Sunday throughout the year, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join the team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities. Weekly Family Programs are free with Gallery admission. *Sundays FREE for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery

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Ongoing until October 1, 2014

Main Street Station Farmers' Market

Weekly on Wednesday June 4, 2014 to Wednesday October 1, 2014
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!
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 2, 2014

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET Back by popular demand! Discover a traditional outdoor farmers market with fresh produce direct from the growers, artisan foods and baking, as well as non-food merchandise. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Thursdays, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 8, 2014

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

The Surrey Urban Farmers Market will now be located at the Surrey City Hall Plaza.  Our market features an amazing array of fresh local produce. Between 22-28 vendors set up each week with a focus on produce. You can find some amazingly delicious food from several food carts, and fresh baked goods. We also offer tons of community information, and you can enjoy weekly music, a battery drop off, water bottle refill and answers to your gardening and food growing questions. http://www.surreymarket.org

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Ongoing until October 8, 2014

Langley Community Farmers Market

Fill your basket and feed your soul at the Langley Community Farmers Market! The LCFM is pleased to welcome vendors and customers alike to participate in Langley's tastiest outdoor market. Throughout the Spring and Summer each Wednesday from 2 pm-6:30 pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will find more than 40 vendors that "Make it, Bake it or Grow it" selling the very best this region has to offer. http://www.langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. Learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters. And do battle against your fellow reporters to be crowned ‘top newshound', with a grand prize on offer.  Every Thursday, Saturday, departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral; www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until October 12, 2014

Richmond Summer Night Market

8351 River Road, Richmond, BC
The Richmond Summer Night Market gets quite busy on the weekend, with the lineup for hurricane potatoes stretching across the park. It's a good idea to get there early or late if you want to avoid the crowds. This night market also offers rides, live entertainment, and tons of booths to shop from. Hours or Operation Friday - Saturday @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM(midnight) Sunday & Stat Holiday  @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM Admission $2.00  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 14, 2014

The Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market 2014 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just 1 block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 8 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests & hundreds of give-away prizes. Come & spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping & eating paradise with us!  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014
West End Farmers' Market
Weekly on Saturday May 31, 2014 to Saturday October 18, 2014
Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, the West End Farmers' Market looks onto beautiful newly-renovated Nelson Park and community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee onsite as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!
1100 Block Of Comox St
http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun. http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 19, 2014

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Every Sunday, Kitsilano Community Centre, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Sins of the City walking tour

240 Cordova St East, Vancouver
Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city! Sins of the City tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00am.  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market

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 until October 25, 2014

Summer Farmers Market
Enjoy the best of Squamish every weekend throughout the summer on Saturdays between 10am-3pm, May through October. Featuring local artisan wares and fare, local produce, live entertainment and music. http://squamishfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Coquitlam Farmers' Market
The Coquitlam Farmers' began in 1997 as a small summer market with a few vendors, and has grown to boast a weekly Sunday market from Mother's Day to Halloween; and a twice a month Winter market from November to March. Each week you will find a diverse mix of vendors, kids crafts, local entertainment, and strong involvement by community groups who provide education to the public on local programs and services. Weekly on Sunday, 604-318-8966.
Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot, 624 Poirier St, Coquitlam

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Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Ambleside Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm May through October, Ambleside Farmers' Market has a great location by the water at the entrance to Ambleside Park. We have a good selection of organic & conventional farmers selling produce, fruits & berries, plus prepared food vendors with breads, fish, jams, beef, honey, vinegars, pickles, salsas, pastas & baking, as well as a great variety of crafters selling jewelry, pottery, artwork, skin care & much more.
Bellevue St &13th St, Parking Lot Behind Police Stn, West Vancouver
604-628-8226, info@artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing until December 20, 2014

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season. http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

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Ongoing
Kid's Meditation, Sundays 10-11:15 am
All parents wish for their children to be happy. In an uncertain and busy world, children and parents need a place to go together to learn how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to help calm our minds and strengthen our families. The Kid?s Meditation Class is designed for children ages 4 to 11.  We learn about giving, sharing and loving everyone. Activities include a spiritual topic, story time and arts and crafts. Classes are taught by experienced Dharma practitioners. Parents are welcome to stay with the children or enjoy Prayers for World Peace being offered in the adjacent meditation room. There is no charge for this class.  Donations are accepted but not expected.  Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver, http://kmcvancouver.org/

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Parade
West Georgia and Broughton Streets
7:00pm July 1st
The 6th Annual Canada Day Parade presented by Port Metro Vancouver starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets
ends at Burrard and Pender Streets. This free community event features more than 60 dynamic entries and recognizes diversity, multiculturalism, freedom and the special bond that connect all Canadians. Come and celebrate our nation’s birthday at the parade.
http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/Parade

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day
Celebrate Canada's 147th birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities
Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave Fort Langley
$3.90/youth, $6.55/senior, $7.80/adult & $19.60/family
604.513.4777, www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley, fort.langley@pc.gc.ca


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July 1, 2014

Canada Day - Harrison Hot Springs

Birthday festivities take place in both Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz including a pancake breakfast, parade, children's activities, family entertainments, craft market and fireworks.
Main Beach, http://www.tourismharrison.com
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

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July 1, 2014

Canada Day Celebration - Delta

Canada Day celebration is a popular event for all ages. Participants enjoy activities, entertainment, light refreshments and fireworks.
Chalmers Park, http://www.delta.ca

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July 1, 2014

Canada Day Celebrations - Surrey

s Western Canada's largest Canada Day celebration, the party will include live entertainment, spectacular fireworks, carnival rides & so much more. Admission to the event & concerts are free!
176 Street & 64 Avenue, http://www.surrey.ca/canadaday

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July 1, 2014

Canada Day Celebrations At Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place returns for its 26th year, inviting locals & visitors to celebrate the country's birthday with a free waterfront party. More than 250,000 attendees are expected to attend for 13 hours of free family fun, including live music & dance performances, extreme sports displays, appearances by the Canadian Armed Forces & more. Afterward, check out the Canada Day Parade at 7:00 pm (beginning at the corner of Georgia & Broughton Streets) & the Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show at 10:30 pm. http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca

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July 1, 2014

Maple Ridge Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park. Festivities take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market, followed up with lots of interactive activities for children and families. The official ceremonies, flag-raising and awards will begin at 12:30 pm. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun continue throughout the day. Don't forget to participate in our neighbourhood "Show Your Colours for Canada Day" contest.
Memorial Peace Park, http://www.mapleridge.ca

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July 1, 2014

Steveston Salmon Festival

The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada's birthday & the rich heritage of their community. The day begins with a parade through the historic village. After the official opening, the stage bursts with great entertainment all afternoon. Festival highlights include the Japanese cultural show, craft fair, trade show, an awesome children's festival, Funtastic inflatables & mini midway, martial arts demonstrations, youth rock fest, food fair plus an art show & exhibit. The main attraction is our famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon fillets are grilled over open fire pits. http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

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July 1, 2014
Celebrate Canada's Birthday with the whole family!
Free activities and entertainment include cake, face painting, live music and dance performances, a petting zoo, environmental art and so much more!
Sunset Community Centre, 604.718.6505 or www.mysunset.net

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Canoeing
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Celebrate Canada Day with a very Canadian activity - canoeing!
Ages 13+
$21.25/person
Registration required.  Barcode 5719
programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 3 - 12 , 2014
Stone's Throw production ofGruesome Playground Injuries, as part of Pacific Theatre's 2014 Playground Series. Written by fiery-hot playwright and Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph. Directed by award-winning local powerhouse Chelsea Haberlin. A heavy-hitting play documenting the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist that navigates friendship, love, and the wounds created in between. 
Gruesome Playground Injuries will play July 3-July 12 at Pacific Theatre. Tickets are $15. Tickets, as well as more information, are available at www.pacifictheatre.org.

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July 7 - 11, 2014
Artful Dreams
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Join us and learn from the art of Marc Chagall and Franz Marc, a modernist and expressionist. We will discover how their art was inspired by their dreams, life, and love of animals. Explore contrast, movement and art history through the creation of a range of different art projects which include sketching, collage, pastels, watercolour, acrylics and a plaster mask.
Discover Mask Making
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Natalie Moor
Observe, play and create fun projects in this class. Explore colour, form and clowning! While drawing inspiration from the neighboring farm and from story books, we will build masks that give voice and life to the amazing imaginary characters our minds are just waiting to meet!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 8 to August 30, 2014
This summer, budding young gardeners are invited to grab a bucket and trowel, and dig in for the Junior Master Gardener's summer camps at the Earthwise Garden and Farm in Boundary Bay.
Programs are for children aged 7-12 and will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am until 3 pm for 8 weeks starting July 8. Each week has a different theme. 
Children will have a chance to plant their own sunflowers, beans and many other yummy plants, or learn to identify common backyard birds and build their very own wooden birdhouse!
Other weeks focus on water creatures found in ponds, wiggly worms and slimy slugs, and the world of creepy crawlies in the soil. Kids will lend a hand to some of the more helpful bugs by building a beautiful bug hotel! For the science buffs out there, one week will be all about Plant Science with real scientific experiments. Find out how to make two kinds of fruit grow on one plant!
For one special evening Earthwise will be hosting a Nocturnal Camp to discover which animals lurk around the farm and garden at night and go on a bat walk using real bat detectors.
For more information and to register please email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca, visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca or call 604-946-9828.

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July 10 - 12, 2014
Dancing on the Edge Festival & The Dance Centre Present The World Premiere of solo|soul
A solo dance work created by and for Karen Jamieson
Part of the 2014 Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance
More info about solo|soul: www.kjdance.ca
Ticket and Program info: www.dancingontheedge.org or 604-689-0926

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July 11 to August 23, 2014
Theatre Under the Stars
Theatre Under the Stars presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running July 11 - August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the whole family.
Tickets from $20-$45 at www.tuts.ca or 604.696.4295. Info: www.tuts.ca.
 

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July 14 - 18, 2014
Magical Musical Theatre
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Zelda Coertze
Talking animals, spells and superpowers! Explore your favourite fairytales through story drama, movement activities, and songs! We will take our adventures into the sunshine, and create a performance extravaganza to show off our acting, singing and dancing skills.
Farmyard Tails
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Cath Hughes
Do you love creating characters and stories? In this camp, you will develop animal characters who will come alive in your stories through storyboarding and experimenting in drawing, mixed media, collage and printmaking. A great camp for imaginative thinkers!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 14 - 18, 2014
Summer Music Camp at Jean Lyons School of Music
This camp is all about making music! Campers will experience a fun, hands-on approach to the wide world of music.
There will be a general orientation and exploration of the piano keyboard, introductory pieces, and creative piano playing through imaginative story making at the keyboard.
Music and movement activities will engage children in playing a variety of rhythm instruments and xylophones, singing games, rhymes, folk dance, creative movement and storytelling.
Children will explore the instruments in the orchestra by listening to the strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments, and complete each day with crafting an instrument. Above all, Summer Music Camp is fun!
For ages 4-6, no musical experience necessary. For more information or to register, please visit www.jeanlyonsmusic.com or contact Jean Lyons School of Music.

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July 18 - 20 , 2014
Dolphin Basketball Classic
The 4-on-4 Dolphin Basketball Classic originated in the summer of 1986 and over the past two decades the classic has become one of the premier outdoor basketball tournaments on the west coast. Originally the tournament was organized to cater to only Lulu Island’s top high school players but as the years went on the tournament took a life of its own and quickly became a true North American hoop-fest.
Thompson Community Centre
For More information
Dolphin Basketball Classic
Phone: 604-420-4258
Email: info@dolphinbasketball.com
Website: www.dolphinbasketball.com

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July 21 - 25, 2014
Art Yourself
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Jeri Sue Engen
Drawing inspiration from the self-portraits of some of the greatest artists in the world, this camp will focus on creating painted selfies in a variety of different techniques and styles. Immortalize yourself in clay, cubism, pop art, impressionism, and much more while learning the art of portrait drawing.
Creative Story Time
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Zelda Coertze
Explore a variety of themes: space, music, and friendship through drama, dance, and crafts. Campers will journey through a different story, and explore each part of it through a different art form. Make your own Picasso-style mystery monster, create a music carnival, and dance like you would on the moon!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 28 to August 1, 2014
Cartoons and Speech Balloons
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Julian Lawrence
Design cool cartoon characters using simple geometric shapes and learn how to incorporate characters into settings. You will learn techniques such as rough drawing, penciling, inking and lettering while creating your own mini-page comic!
Imaginarium
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Explore the fantastic world of abstraction and surrealism through the work of Wassily Kandinsky and Ren Magritte. Play with composition, colour, and the infinite possibilities of imagination and expression through the creation of ceramics, collage, stained glass, acrylic paint and a collaborative mural.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 11 - 15, 2014
Sculpting Experiments
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Jeri Sue Engen
Who says sculpting needs to be limited to clay? Explore and discover a variety of other materials to create 3 dimensional works including paper, wire, plaster, found objects and more! Take your ideas to another dimension.
From Design to Stage
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Andrea Unrau
Learn about all the elements of putting on a theatre production! From costumes and props to staging and performance, campers will participate in putting together a small scale performance that is big on creativity.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 18 - 22, 2014
Act, Move and Sing!
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Andrea Unrau
Have fun learning the skills to put together group musical performances with movement, acting and singing! We will work in the sunshine on performance technique and use our imaginations to create original musical numbers.
The Adventures of Me!
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Julian Lawrence
In this cartooning class students will create an original 6 panel page of cartoon art describing themselves, their family and their culture. Cartooning tips and techniques such as sketching, penciling, composition, inking and
lettering will be demonstrated and discussed.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 24 , 2014
Inspire Health is hosting Paddle With InspireHealth on August 24th! This event is inclusive to all forms of paddling and has a focus on health and wellness. A Beach BBQ Celebration with awards and prizes will be held after a great morning on the water! Participants can register and use one of the kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards provided or bring their own. Begin the journey, and support integrative cancer care! http://paddleforinspirehealth.kintera.org      

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August 25 - 29, 2014
Creature Capers
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Cath Hughes
This camp will explore the realms of your imagination, creating fabulous creature characters that we will bring to life using papier mache, mixed media and found materials. Develop new skills, bring your drawings to life in three dimensions, and have lots of fun.
Creative Safari
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Young artists will explore how to recreate master Surrealist art by using materials they find around Maplewood House. The safari will be the journey but the adventure will be to discover how the surroundings can be an inspiration to the design and the artwork. Let the quest begin!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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September 21 - 27, 2014
RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser
Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day in New Westminster with RiverFest. Inspired by the river, RiverFest will kick off with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and wrap up with a free, family-friendly festival consisting of art exhibits, interactive activities and crafts, live music and dramatic performances, River Tours, the annual Salmon Chowder Cook-Off, and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade. RiverFest is free to the public and will be held on the boardwalk at the New Westminster Quay.
For more information, visit www.fraserriverdiscovery.org








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