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

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Special Events for June 2015
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June 4, 2015
VIBC presents: City of Bhangra - Bhangra Village Conference A one-day conference of dialogue and workshops for local and international artists, educators, community members and bhangra enthusiasts to connect and share ideas about all aspects of the bhangra movement. New this year is a public dialogue about South Asian identity and the arts in BC, led by communications guru Sharad Khare. Thursday, June 04, 2015 @ 2:00PM - 7:00PM SFU Surrey 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, BC Free Admission  http://www.vibc.org/events

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June 4 - 7, 2015
Outerbike Whistler
Outerbike brings the world's best bike and gear manufacturers to Whistler for a massive, multi-day expo, where the latest road and mountain bikes are available for test rides. Register for the event to see for yourself whether the latest innovations in bike technology and geometry stand up to the test of British Columbia's world famous terrain.  http://www.whistler.com/events/outerbike/

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June 5, 2015
Vancouver Writer's Fest presents A Dram Come True Single Malt Scotch Tasting A Dram Come True commemorates the time-honoured art of whisky distillation with a lively celebration of spirits from Scotland and around the world. Join us at the legendary Hycroft-a magnificent Edwardian mansion located in the heart of Shaughnessy-and enjoy the superb, complex flavours of a variety of rare and distinguished single malts, with expert guidance from industry experts. A Dram Come True also features a wine.  http://writersfest.bc.ca/events/dram-come-true

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June 5, 2015
Unlock Doors Open Richmond 2015 at the free opening celebrations at Steveston Museum in the heart of Steveston Village on Friday June 5th, 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Immerse yourself in local Japanese Canadian history with the opening of the Japanese Fishermen?s Benevolent Society Building on site. Enjoy refreshments, live performances, and Japanese themed activities.  For more information please visit www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

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June 5 - 6, 2015
Goh Ballet Presents The Quest of Don Quixote
Future stars of ballet unveil The Quest of Don Quixote, with stunning choreography by award winning faculty of Goh Ballet.
Location: The Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street.  www.gohballet.com

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June 5 - 7, 2015
Levitation Vancouver
The founders of Austin Psych Fest have created an iconic, internationally renowned festival that encourages music lovers from around the globe to take a trip to Texas. Now for the first time ever, the independent and experimental histories of Austin Psych Fest and Timbre Concerts have merged to bring the spirit of this festival to Vancouver. Together we are proud to present Levitation Vancouver!
Malkin Bowl, http://www.levitation-vancouver.com

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June 5 - 14, 2015
Greek Food Festival Surrey
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.
13181 - 96th Ave, Surrey, https://www.facebook.com/SurreyGreek

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June 6, 2015
International Trails Day
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Explore the new Perimeter Trail and rural landscape. The trail is an easy walk or bike ride.
Meet at Campbell Valley Nature House,
20285 8th Ave, Langley. For all ages, 1 – 4 pm, Free

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June 6, 2015
Lazuli Bunting Walks
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Enjoy migrator y birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on 2 hour guided birding walks. Bring binoculars. Free, drop-in.
Meet at the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road.
Information: 604-520-6442.  Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association. For all ages. Free

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June 6, 2015
Goh Ballet Present's "The Little Mermaid"
June 6th, 2015 at 2:00pm
Duration: 1hr 30m
Tickets: Purchased in person at Goh Ballet Academy from Paul - 2345 Main Street
Venue: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre - 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Goh Ballet's Children's Division with appearances by our Jazz, Chinese and Contemporary groups in a special matinee performance for the whole family! Also a treasured Musical Prelude performed by students of the Steinway Society of BC Young Artist Program. www.gohballet.com

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June 6, 2015
Held on the first Saturday of every June, Hats Off Day is when Heights merchants "take their hats off" to their community and their customers, and the entire Heights community celebrates together. It's a huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party. Join us on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see why Hats Off Day has been voted Burnaby's Best Festival by Burnaby Now readers every year since 2005! Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue is shut down, and our streets are packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants!
www.hatsoffday.com

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June 6, 2015
Sign up as a pair, fundraise in advance and then race through Vancouver's Cambie corridor looking for clues, taking part in fun challenges and getting a little silly - all while supporting Ronald McDonald House BC. After the race, enjoy a celebration BBQ at the new Ronald McDonald House BC.  All funds raised will help keep BC families together while their seriously ill child receives treatment.
Registration is $25. We welcome parent/child and family teams of two. Register today at www.amazingjourney.ca.

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June 6, 2015
When you have muscular dystrophy, your muscles say stop, but your mind says go.
The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun family-oriented community event to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a Canadian charity. The Walk is a fun community event with Fire Fighters, free food, games and more! We invite you to come join us at the Burnaby Walk and help support the 50,000 Canadians affected by muscular dystrophy. The funds raised by the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy provide essential mobility equipment for our families, help us provide ongoing support, and fund leading research towards a cure.  http://muscle.akaraisin.com/walk2015/

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June 6 - 7, 2015
What do robotic dogs, homegrown drones, hand-sewn quilts, Arduino projects and interactive art installations have in common?  They're just some of the fascinating Maker projects exhibiting at the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this June 6th and 7th at the PNE Forum. This year, VMMF is gearing up for its best event yet with an expanded Dark Matter Zone, a curated Textile Village and more than 100 exhibits for attendees to discover what Vancouver Makers are creating. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.makerfaire.ca.

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June 6 - 7, 2015
Doors Open Richmond
Unlock Richmond's heritage, culture, and arts during this FREE Doors Open weekend from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Choose from 43 sites including museums, national historic sites, heritage buildings, art galleries, artist studios, places of worship and local organizations.  http://www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

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June 7, 2015
Walk to Fight Arthritis
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is a family friendly and community event that helps to raise funds and awareness for the over 650,000 children and adults in BC who are living with some form of arthritis. Be one of our champions and join the cause! Connected by cause, powered by YOU! Register now and let's make arthritis history!  http://www.walktofightarthritis.ca

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June 7, 2015
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Heritage House Tour
VHF takes a look at the diversity of options when living in heritage. On this self-guided one day tour, you will get to peek inside heritage and character homes from all walks of life including two apartment buildings, one a traditional building purpose built as units, and the other a converted commercial building with amazing wood beams.
http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/take-a-tour/heritage-house-tour/

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June 7, 2015
1:30pm, Sunday, June 7 at Willowbrook Park's Family Fun Day!  Prizes will be awarded to: Overall Top Dog, Best Homemade Costume, and Best Owner Dog Look-A-Like.  Find more information and register your dog online at www.willowbrookpark.ca.

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June 8 to July 5, 2015
FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
Vancouver will welcome the world as one of six Official Host Cities for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The world's best women's soccer players will compete in 52 matches to determine who will raise the coveted FIFA Women's World Cup winner's trophy in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver. Vancouver is host to a total of nine matches, including the final on Sunday 5 July, 2015.  http://vancouver.fwwc2015.ca/

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June 12, 2015
12 Minutes Max
12 Minutes Max showcases five eclectic contemporary dance works each lasting 12 minutes or less, by some of Vancouver's most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers: Caitlin Griffin, Con8 Collective (Charlotte Newman and Georgina Alpen), MAYCE (Robert Azevedo, Antonio Somera, and Marisa Gold), Natalie Tin Yin Gan and Francesca Frewer, and Naomi Brand.  http://www.thedancecentre.ca/programs/12_minutes_max

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June 13 to September 14, 2015
Bees Hive Tours at Grouse Mountain
This summer, it's your opportunity to understand bees by getting up-close- in a safe environment led by an expert bee keeper. Hive Tours provide a hands-on opportunity to experience and explore an active honey bee hive, while learning about these remarkable creatures. Bees are an amazing and integral part of our ecosystem. As key pollinators, bees are vital to food production and vegetation. Although Bees are sometimes grouped with wasps and hornets, they are very different and deserving of our understanding and reverence - so suit up with us and come explore the fascinating lives of Honey Bees!  http://www.grousemountain.com/hive-tours

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June 18, 2015
Une petite place - 26th Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver
Samuel Sixto invites us to an exceptional performance of some of his favourite musical vignettes. To showcase the wonderful diversity of francophone music, Samuel and his grand piano will share the stage with other artists from British Columbia, as well as a number of musicians from his native Switzerland who will be performing live, thanks to a remarkable audio-visual installation, bringing together long-time musical partners and first-time collaborators. A talented and sensitive composer and songwriter, Samuel has performed on many occasions including the Francodôme for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, the 5x5 tour presented at the Vancouver Olympic Games, Abbyfest and more.  http://www.lecentreculturel.com/unepetiteplaceen/

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June 18 - July 1, 2015
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Music festivals abound, but one stands out for its innovative and adventurous programming. The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival has been called "North America's most comprehensive and consistently rewarding jazz showcase" and "has set the standard for excellence, creativity, and positive energy." Various Venues, Vancouver, http://www.coastaljazz.ca/

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June 18 to August 1, 2015
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Godspell
GODSPELL The Exhilarating Musical by the Award-Winning Composer of Wicked   Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak   "Joyously noisy romp that goes off like an extra-long string of firecrackers" -The Wall Street Journal   Raise your spirits with this timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love.  http://www.artsclub.com/

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June 18 to September 20, 2015
Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear
Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy tells the story of an aging king who divides his kingdom between two daughters but leaves out the third, failing to understand that she loves him most of all. His mistake triggers a chain of lies and betrayal - and dooms him to madness. June 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015  Vanier Park, http://www.bardonthebeach.org/

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June 19, 2015
Jazztown - 26th Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver
For the second night of festivities we invite you to discover the subtle and enchanting world of Jazztown, an acoustic version of the francophone jazz opera 'Destin du Jazz-Club! - Vancouver'. This captivating musical adventure features a storyline that starts with rain falling on the glistening cobblestones of Water Street. A double bass rumbles, a trumpet wails. The Jazz-Club! is threatened It is still part of the City's heritage but how long will it survive?  In two unforgettable hours, this show presents three poignant love stories against a chaotic background, performed by twelve of BC's best local jazz artists. Written by Pascal Saunier, the 'Destin du Jazz-Club! - Vancouver'' is a clever blend of francophone music and theatre. http://www.lecentreculturel.com/jazztownen/

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June 19 - 21, 2015
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
Created 27 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.
Various Locations Around False Creek, Vancouver, http://www.dragonboatbc.ca

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June 19 - 21, 2015
CycleHack Vancouver
CycleHack Vancouver is a 48 hour event that is gathering together a diverse range of people with different skills and experiences of transit to look at cycling in a new way.  Whether you cycle, drive or walk; make, design, code or just have great ideas this event is for you! We want to bring together and give a voice to all those who use our roads, to prototype new ideas that make the experience of cycling more accessible, safe and fun.  http://www.cyclehackvan.tumblr.com/

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June 20 - 21, 2015
Paint the Town
Join artists throughout town as they rally to capture the beauty of our city through visual art representations. This two-day event will be held in various locations throughout White Rock. Enjoy observing local artists as they paint 'en plein air' enjoying the sights and sounds surrounding them. Various Locations, White Rock, http://www.semiahmooarts.com

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June 20 – Oct 11, 2015
MINGEI: Japan’s Enduring Folk Arts
Over 100 works of folk art from Japan shown for the first time in Canada.  MINGEI <??> (min=people, gei=art), featuring objects collected from across Japan during the 1980s and published in the book Mingei: Japan’s Enduring Folk Art, offers an intimate glimpse into the world of the unknown craftspeople of Japan.  Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 604.777.7000; www.nikkeiplace.org

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June 20, 2015
Test of Metal
The Nesters Market Squamish Test of Metal cross-country mountain bike race covers a 67 km course with over 1,200 m of climbing and 35 km of single-track. The mass start of 1,000 riders is one of the highlights of this event which brings thousands of people into Squamish, supporting hundreds of riders from all over British Columbia. But Test of Metal is more than a single event; it's a festival with activities for everyone who's looking for mountain bike-related fun. While waiting for racers to complete the course, spectators at the finish area at the Loggers Sports Grounds can take in the CrossFit Squamish Strength in Stone competition, along with the many vendors, food and beer garden.  http://www.testofmetal.com

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June 20, 2015
Arts at Darts
Come spend a delightful summer evening at Arts at Darts, featuring outstanding selected local artists in the stunning setting of Darts Hill Garden Park. Meet the artists, admire their work, and perhaps make a purchase. Participate in our Silent Auction of artist-painted Adirondack chairs and other items. Enjoy all this while strolling the garden with beverage in hand and the mellow sounds of Rossi on Spanish guitar and steel drums in the background. Darts Hill Guides and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. Admission is by donation - suggested $5/person; $10/family. Event goes on rain or shine. 15 minute walk through garden to event site. Pathways are gravel with slight inclines.  16th Avenue At 170th Street, Surrey, http://www.dartshill.ca/artsatdarts.html

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June 20, 2015
Vancouver Draw Down 2015
Vancouver Draw Down is an annual celebration of drawing for people of all ages and skill levels! Local professional artists offer over 30 FREE drawing workshops across Vancouver: in community centres, galleries, shops and more! Get drawn in!  http://www.vancouverdrawdown.com/

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June 20, 2015
Free community event!
Kids and adults are welcome!
Join us at the ArtStarts Gallery for a special event for Vancouver Draw Down, a day-long, city-wide celebration of drawing. At ?Draw and Tell: Northwest Coast Storytelling?, artists Anastasia Hendry and Christine MacKenzie will guide participants of all ages through storytelling, drawing and textile work that explores First Nations culture, history and traditional teachings. Participants will discover the importance of learning from our elders, respect for others and respect for nature. This interactive workshop includes storytelling, Northwest Coast formline drawing and creating a mini button blanket. There are two sessions: at 11am and 2pm. Admission is free. Participants of all ages and experience are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more at www.artstarts.com/events or www.VancouverDrawDown.com

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June 20, 2015
A Magical Evening - come join us for an amazing evening of magic and music.  You will be entertained by award winning magicians, including two time world champion of magic winner, Shawn Farquhar!  There will be music by the Compensators as well as great deals to be had at the silent auction!  100% of the proceeds raised will be going to the Celebrate the Child Fund at the Vancouver Foundation to support local children's charities. The show is on June 20, 2015 at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.  Event is held at the WorksafeBC Auditorium at 6951 Westminster Highway in Richmond.  To reserve tickets and made a donation go to www.CelebrateTheChild.me

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June 20, 2015
The Gathering Festival Community Celebration Saturday June 20, 2015 at Emery Barnes Park at Davie & Seymour.
Featuring more than 15 performances and a variety of family-friendly activities.  All events are free, everyone welcome!  Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues, Jim Byrnes and others join forces at the 4th annual Gathering Festival in Emery Barnes Park to support Vancouver’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged inner-city populations. All events are free and open to the public.   For full details on workshops, month-long activities, and the Summer Solstice Celebration on Sunday June 21, visit https://gatheringfestival.wordpress.com/

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June 21, 2015
Aboriginal Day At Fort Langley
Celebrate Aboriginal Day with us. Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley. Taste salmon roasted...
Fort Langley; 604-513-4777

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June 21, 2015
Splash! BC Family Fishing Day
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 3 km north of Capilano University on  Lillooet Rd. Information: 778-452-4584.

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June 21, 2015
Willows - 26th Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver
Born in Manitoba, Geneviève Toupin arrived on the music scene like a gust of fresh air, bringing in the tones of contemporary folk music and her original songs that evoke the prairie breezes. In August 2014, she released a second album in French under the pseudonym of Willows, reflecting her desire to maintain the aspect of contemporary folk music but at the same time, to get closer to her mixed roots, which blend her Franco-Manitoban, anglophone and Métis heritage.
Trout Lake, Vancouver, http://www.lecentreculturel.com/willowsen/

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June 21, 2015
Aboriginal Day At Fort Langley
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 storytelling with local First Nations people and staff interpreters. 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Salmon Demonstration & Storytelling - Watch as salmon is baked over the fire, and hear stories with local First Nations people. Salmon tasting will take place periodically after 11:00 am. http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

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June 21, 2015
Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge
From dawn to dusk, test your mettle against the most avid of Grinders on the longest day of the year. The hardiest of athletes will tackle the ultimate challenge of multiple Grinds within one-day, whether the goal is to set a personal best or set the bar as the official Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge record holder. This is the first official and only sanctioned event to determine the record-holder for most ascents of the Grouse Grind in a one-day period.  http://www.facebook.com/grousemountain

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June 21, 2015
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! 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.carfreevancouver.org

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June 26 - 28, 2015
Vancouver International Busker Festival
Exceptional street performers from across Canada and around the world converge on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. Enjoy three full days of family entertainment with more than 80 shows featuring comedy, acrobatics, music, magicians and more. Treat your taste buds 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.
Granville Street, Vancouver, http://vancouverbuskerfest.com

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June 27, 2015
GoodLife Fitness City Chase
The GoodLife Fitness City Chase is one of Canada's largest urban adventure races! Navigate your way through the city to find hidden chase points that will test both your fitness and your mind!  http://goodlifefitnesscitychase.ca/

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June 27, 2015
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 27, 2015
East Side Pride Kick off the Pride Season at the site of the historic Stonewall Festival! East Side Pride offers a chance to take in the work of local artisans and learn more about community groups doing important work in and with the LGBTQ+ community in Vancouver. Look forward to acoustic performances by local bands and serenades by some of the East Side’s top drag performers.  Grandview Park,  http://www.vancouverpride.ca/events/east-side-pride

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June 27, 2015
GoodLife Fitness City Chase
The GoodLife Fitness City Chase is Canada’s largest urban adventure race! Navigate your way through the city to find hidden Chase Points that will test both your fitness and your mind! WHAT THE HECK IS CITY CHASE? Simply put, The GoodLife Fitness City Chase is ‘Canada’s Largest Urban Adventure’. The Chase will test both your fitness and your mind.  Vancouver Art Gallery, http://goodlifefitnesscitychase.ca/

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June 27, 2015
Frog Pond Safari
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Watch water striders, whirly-gigs, water tigers, frogs and other creatures of the pond. Listen to stories and make crafts. Wear shoes that can get wet and dirty. Meet at Campbell Valley Nature House, 1 – 4 pm. 20285 8th Ave, Langley. For all ages and Free.

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June 27, 2015
CAG Family Day - No Paint Brushes Allowed!
Join us for free exhibition tours and drop-in art making events for families. All ages are welcome!
2015 Free Family Day's at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Responding to Dault's experimental painting practice participants will play with similar techniques, creating improvised paintings made with unconventional tools such as forks, combs, toothbrushes, cotton balls, etc. On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more information visit: http://artstarts.com/weekend - See more at: http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/events/family-day/#sthash.pHRYGh4R.dpuf

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June 27, 2015
ArtStarts on Saturdays presents: Musical Adventures of Marco Polo with Boris Sichon
All on board! In this exciting performance by Boris Sichon, the audience will explore the globe via a celebration of world music from different nations and traditions. Participants will learn ways in which music is an expression of cultural identity and of community. Hear how the environment influences the types of instruments (wind, percussion, string, etc.) that are produced and utilized by the people of the world. Boris is the owner of a unique collection of ethnic musical instruments he has compiled in his international travels as a performer. His collection is now comprised of over 400 rare and unique musical instruments, many of which he will introduce during this performance.  For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/weekend

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June 27 - 28, 2015
Hockey Night in Canada Presents Play On! is the Official Canadian Street Hockey Tournament. With divisions for both genders, all ages, and all skill levels, the program was designed to celebrate hockey in Canada. Now entering its 10th year in the lower BC Mainland, the national program crowns.  www.playon.ca/events/vancouver

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June 28, 2015
Waterloo Farm Festival
Bring your gumboots; this event is all about the farm! Get up close and personal with our farmyard friends and get ready to do some planting! There'll be games, garden-themed crafts and milking demonstrations with the Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience. There will also be a BBQ outside.  215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, http://kilby.ca/events/

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June 28, 2015
The Star Experience Songwriting LIVE SHOWCASE / Audition
Join the showcase. Perform your original song. Win close to $20000 in prizes: Music recording, music video, Daisy Rock guitar, artist management, hotel accomodation, gift cards, performance opportunities, TV guest appearances, etc.
Eligibility: BC Teens 13 - 18 yrs old as of Dec. 31, 2015
*You can also submit entries ONLINE. Deadline: June 28, 2015. HURRY!
Contact tseeveriathing@gmail.com Or visit our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065095493518164/

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June 28, 2015
ArtStarts at River Market presents: Musical Adventures of Marco Polo with Boris Sichon
All on board! In this exciting performance by Boris Sichon, the audience will explore the globe via a celebration of world music from different nations and traditions. Participants will learn ways in which music is an expression of cultural identity and of community. Hear how the environment influences the types of instruments (wind, percussion, string, etc.) that are produced and utilized by the people of the world. Boris is the owner of a unique collection of ethnic musical instruments he has compiled in his international travels as a performer. His collection is now comprised of over 400 rare and unique musical instruments, many of which he will introduce during this performance.
Free performance and workshop for kids.  Learn more at http://artstarts.com/weekend

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July 1 to September 5, 2015
Free Watershed Tours
Every summer, from July to September, we offer tours of our three protected watersheds (Capilano Watershed, Coquitlam Watershed, and Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve) to let you discover the pristine source of your tap water. Find out which tour is right for you, and register at, www.metrovancouver.org (search “watershed tours”) or call 604-432-6430.

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July 3 - 13, 2015
Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship
Get ready for a summer of softball: The Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, Canada’s largest fastpitch event and one of the top three women’s fastpitch events in the world, takes place from July 3 – 13 across two locations in Surrey: Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park. Premier female athletes from around the world and across British Columbia will compete for the coveted title of 2015 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Champion in this multi-day tournament.  http://www.canadianopenfastpitch.com/

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July 5 - August 30, 2015
Free concerts every Sunday at 2:00 pm featuring top Vancouver bands at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody.
(604)341-4813 info@summersundays.ca www.summersundays.ca

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July 6, 2015
Hip Baby is proud to announce that we have Karl Johnson from Cutarts coming back this summer to do more silhouettes. For $30 he will cut a silhouette (with surgical scissors) of your baby, child, dog, or yourself that you can frame and keep for life!
Karl is a third generation silhouette artist who has been featured in Oprah Magazine, In Style, Martha Stewart Living and more. You can learn more about him here (http://www.cutarts.com). Book your appointment now, we always sell out!
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com
Hip Baby
2110 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K1N6
604-736-8020
$30 per silhouette

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July 6 - 10, 2015
Summer Camp Art Classes for Kids
I Love Vancouver
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Jeri Sue Engen
From Lion's Gate Bridge to the giant cedars in Stanley Park to the glorious beach at English Bay, we all love Vancouver. We'll use this inspiration to create artwork about the city we love and call home. Printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and painting will be used to create beautiful artwork of our beautiful home.
Registration
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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July 10, 2015
Explore the Evening
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Find out why some animals are active at night. Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue off Winston Street.  7 – 8 pm.
For all ages, Free

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July 11, 2015
Butterfly Tea Party
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Celebrate butterfly season in the wildlife garden, with tea, stories, crafts and butterfly enthusiasts. Allow one hour.
Meet at the Nature House 20285 8th Avenue,
South Valley park entrance. 1 – 4 pm.  For all ages, Free

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July 18, 2015
Nature’s Rhythms and Inspirations
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Stroll gardens, hear musicians, and take in the sights and sounds of birds, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies. Take part in crafts, poetry and activities. Meet at the Nature House, 20285 8th Avenue,Langley, South Valley park entrance.  1:30 – 4 pm
For all ages, Free

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July 19, 2015
The British Columbia Hot Rod Association will be holding Hot Rod Sunday at Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, July 19 on the northwest parking lot of the centre (near Toys R Us). There will be up to 200 hot rods, vintage, classic, and custom cars and trucks showcased at this free public event!  Come check out the vehicles, plus enjoy an awards presentation, musical entertainment, 50/50 raffle, door prize draws, food and automotive-related vendor sales taking place all day!
For more information, visit www.bchra.ca.

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July 20 - 24, 2015
Summer Camp Art Classes for Kids
Behind the Scenes
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Andrea Unrau
Learn about all the elements that go into staging a real theatre production. We will collaborate to design stories, characters, scripts, sets, props and costumes and then put it all together!
Registration
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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July 27 - 31, 2015
Summer Camp Art Classes for Kids
Fanciful Frolics
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Jeri Sue Engen
Draw and sculpt your favorite imaginary creatures including dragons, merfolk and whatever else your imagination dreams up. In this art class inspired by all things make believe, we will also create magical castles and landscape paintings of imaginary places.
Registration
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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August 5, 2015
Explore the Evening
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Find out why some animals are active at night. Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue off Winston Street.  7 – 8 pm
For all ages, Free.

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August 10 - 14, 2015
Summer Camp Art Classes for Kids
Mind-Blowing Mobiles
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Natalie Moor
Explore geometry, colour and function in this fun filled camp that will take your art making to new level of interactivity. From Kandinsky to Rothko we will explore colour, the magic of shapes, and majestry of motion ! Prepare to get crafty as we build mobiles, kites and other delights!
Registration
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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August 17 - 21, 2015
Summer Camp
Art Classes for Kids
Printmaking
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Maryan Cerina
Using nature as inspiration, children will explore a variety of printmaking techniques, such as organic plant prints, lift prints, glue-line/string prints, rolling pin prints and prints made from clay relief stamps. Nature Explorations
Registration
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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October 6, 2015
Canada's largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check out our website www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information.

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Ongoing until June 2, 2015
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents
Sibeal Foyle
District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Bringing together elements of emotion, introspection and reflection, Sibeal's paintings deal with themes of emigration, the fragility of our environment, and the transitional and reflective symbol of water. Weaving together stories based on personal experiences, Sib?al melds formal painting concerns with a flair for colour, exuberant compositions and imagination.
Sibeal is an artist and educator who has lived on the North Shore since 1987. Born and raised in Ireland, she comes from a rich tradition of oral history and storytelling. Her work investigates many aspects of life but is primarily inspired by events that impact her family and community on a local and global level.
604.988.6844 exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca www.nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until June 27, 2015
Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Experience Vancouver's dirty history In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. These ain't the kinda stories you'll hear on tour buses, nor the kind you'll read in guide books.  http://forbiddenvancouver.ca/home/prohibition-city/

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Ongoing until October 11, 2015
Richmond Night Market 2015
The market provides Metro Vancouverites with a North American take on the massive street markets found in Asian cities featuring merchandise booths,food vendors serving Asian street food and desserts and diverse family-friendly entertainment. The night market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship spring/summertime events of the region.
http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

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Ongoing until October 13, 2015
Movies in the Morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum
Tuesday. Lowly little Tuesday. Too early in the week to be loved, not early enough to be dreaded, Tuesday can be a little slow for all of us. What makes Tuesday better, though? Movies! And what can make movies even better? Watching them in the morgue, of course! The Vancouver Police Museum is proud to present Movies in the Morgue, a monthly series of film screenings held right here at the old Vancouver city morgue. Come join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a gritty drama, a classic comedy or a heart-pounding action film, all while surrounded by the ghosts and gadgets of Vancouver’s past.  Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/movies-in-the-morgue/

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Ongoing until October 17, 2015
Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles Vancouver Heritage Foundation Location - various within Vancouver Select Fridays at 10am and Select Saturdays at 12pm May 8th through October 17th Vancouver Heritage Foundation invites you to join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and unique architecture.
http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/take-a-tour/walking-tours/

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Ongoing until October 30, 2015
Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour
Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems.  http://offtheeatentracktours.ca

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Ongoing until October 30, 2015
Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour
Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't find on your own!  Visit Website http://offtheeatentracktours.ca/

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Ongoing until January 3, 2016
DTES Street Market - Vancouver
A great flea market in the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Operating for almost 5 years at Pigeon Park, our event has over 150 vendors and thousands of customers every Sunday. The market vendors are all from the low income population of the DTES, and display found items and local arts and crafts in a garage sale type atmosphere. Weekly on Sunday January 11, 2015 to Sunday January 3, 2016; 300 Carrall Street, 778-323-5415, http://dtesstmkt.blogspot.ca

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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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