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Special Events for March 2015
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March 1, 2015
The 14th Annual BC Lung Association's Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air - Vancouver
It's no walk in the park. It's 48 thigh-burning storeys skyward in support of lung health.  Who: 500+ Climbers, firefighters and volunteers. Why: To raise much-needed funds for lung health research, education and advocacy.  http://www.stairclimb.ca

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March 1, 2015
St. Philip's Anglican Church - Sunday, March 1st 2015 @ 4:00pm - Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music featuring a collection of works for the viola and guitar as well as works for two violas.  The program will include a mix of Classical and Contemporary music by Marcello, Poliquin, Pleyel, Carulli, Stamitz, Prt and Marchelie.  http://duoverdejo.com/concerts/

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March 1 - 19, 2015
Vancouver Police Museum presents Forensic Science Under the Microscope
Vancouver Police Museum presents Forensic Science Under the Microscope The Vancouver Police Museum invites you to step behind the police line and examine the art of forensic analysis during our 3rd annual Speaker Series: Under The Microscope. Thursday Feb 19th lecture: Ballistics 101 Guns, bullets and the marks they make, will walk audiences through all they need to know about guns and the science that surrounds them. Speaker: VPD Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Examiner, Rob Caunt. Website  http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca

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March 1 - 25, 2015
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Sister Judy
SISTER JUDY A LOVE STORY By Shawn Macdonald   Premiere The world of Sister Judy, a popular university theology professor, is rocked when a brilliant new student challenges her notions of love and devotion. What is driving the student's relentless pursuit of the truth? As Judy unravels, so does the story of her past, revealing old wounds, and new fears. Website http://artsclub.com/

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March 1 - 28, 2015
Contemporary Art Gallery Spring Family Days
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: www.artstarts.com/weekend

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March 1 - 31, 2015
White Rock Irish Festival - White Rock
Celebrate Irish Heritage Month in White Rock with music, poetry, workshops, contests, dancing, food and more!  http://www.inwhiterock.com

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March 1 - 31, 2015
Come explore VanDusen Garden - Kids are FREE for the month of March! Bring your kids 12 years and under to explore the 55 acres at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Find your way through the hedge maze, spot local wildlife, enjoy a family picnic, and discover over 7,000 different plants from around the world! Take advantage of up to two free child admissions when you purchase a regular price adult, senior or youth admission.  http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/

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March 3, 2015
Making up life as we go along
Unique Lives: Debra McGrath & Colin Mochrie
Join Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath as they talk about their marriage, their careers and Deb's shoes. From the beginning of their relationship, where Deb hired Colin at Second City, to their short lived stay in LA during the Rodney King incident, OJ, earth-quakes, bush fires and floods, to the present day where they have defied the predictions of quests at their wedding, Colin and Debra will talk about how they combined the pleasures of marriage with the pressures of show biz. Canadian show biz, but still. With 25 years experience in marriage, over 80 years experience in entertainment and one year's experience in Instagram, this will be fun and informative. http://uniquelives.com/vancouver

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March 3, 2015
The second annual Curry Cup competition returns as eight acclaimed BC chef teams prepare unique curry dishes and compete for the ultimate Curry Cup Championship. Join us as the competition unfolds and taste flavours of curry from around the world.
the Heritage Hall at 3102 Main St., 6:30pm- 9:30pm
https://chefstablesociety.com/

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March 3 - 8, 2015
Coastal First Nations Dance Festival - Vancouver
The Dancers of Damelahamid and the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC present the 2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. An annual celebration of Indigenous stories, songs, and dances, artists from Arizona, Alaska, Yukon, Washington, and throughout British Columbia will each showcase the brilliance of their individual culture. This year's festival will also feature enhanced educational offerings including a new Artist Talk with award-winning Haida artist Terri-Lyne Williams-Davidson.  http://www.damelahamid.ca

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March 4 - 8, 2015
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival - Vancouver
Celebrating the 10th annual festival, presented by Women In Film and Television Vancouver, and the best of cinema created by women. Local films and shorts, documentaries, international features, industry workshops; awards gala; and guest filmmakers. http://www.womeninfilm.ca/2015_Film_Festival.html

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March 5, 2015
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, UBC students can break up with routine and get down with a FREE yoga class followed by a straight up chat with relationship and health experts on how to break up with the bad things in your life and let in the good. It all goes down at the Student Recreation Centre at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Healthy snacks and juice up for grabs.  : For more information check out www.breakupandmove.ca or e-mail ubc@breakupandmove.ca

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March 5, 2015
Nikkei National Museum Speaker Series presents The Human Gyre Marine Debris Creating Human Connections Across the Pacific
Kate Le Souef is the tsunami debris cleanup coordinator with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a joint conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF. Since June, Kate has been coordinating cleanups of shorelines on Vancouver Island that have been affected by debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. She traveled to Japan in November 2014 to attend an incredible, confronting and inspiring week-long event about the 2011 tsunami and to tour affected areas.  http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/the-human-gyre/

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March 5 - 14, 2015
Gateway Theatre presents Miss Caledonia
Gateway Theatre presents Miss Caledonia Lights. Camera. Farm Girl.  It's 1955 in rural Ontario and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it'll steer her to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. To tell the tale, Second City performer and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson plays multiple characters across time and space in this tour-de-force acting feat. Website www.gatewaytheatre.com/events/gateway-show/miss-caledonia

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March 6 - 8, 2015
Vancouver Web Fest - Vancouver
The Vancouver Web Fest (VWF) celebrates the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. This uniquely diverse festival is the first of its kind in Canada. VWF will bring together International and Canadian web series creators, producers and viewers through an engaged and responsive forum that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary genre. The best TV is not always on TV. Join us as we recognize web series in the categories of Best: Comedy, Drama, Action/Adventure, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Reality, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Animation, Mystery/Thriller, Horror, Musical, Foreign, App Based Series, Overall Series, Actor, and Actress.  http://www.vancouverwebfest.com

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March 6 - 17 , 2015
11th Annual CelticFest Vancouver
CelticFest Vancouver organizers have announced the dates and events lined up for the 11th Annual CelticFest Vancouver in 2015. From March 6-17, concert venues, pubs, clubs and city streets will come alive with the sights, sounds, and vibrant spirit of Celtic culture. An expanded festival promises 12 event-filled days of music, dance, family fun, spectacle and discovery for folks of all ages and backgrounds. Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration offers the best of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture in all its diversity, and vitality – and everyone is invited! www.celticfestvancouver.com

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March 7, 2015
Eyes on Owls
1 - 4 pm
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Learn about owls as you examine feathers, bones and beaks. Enjoy displays, crafts and a guided walk.
Meet at the Nature House, at 8th Ave and 204th St in Langley.
Information: 604-530-4983
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

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March 7, 2015
CAG Free Guided Visit
CAG Free Guided Visit CAG Curator, Learning and Public Programs, Shaun Dacey leads a tour of current exhibitions. Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. Website http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/

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March 7, 2015
Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour   An International Women's Day / Week event E. Pauline Johnson died in Vancouver on this date, March 7th 1913. She routinely visited Stanley Park. On this tour, we will walk in her footsteps, from Lost Lagoon, through the Coastal Rain Forest trails, and visit her iconic gravesite memorial monument at Ferguson Point. We will return to Lost Lagoon via the seawall and across Ceperly Meadow.  Website http://stanleyparkhistory.wordpress.com/

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March 7, 2015
Refresh Kids - Squamish
Announcing the first Refresh Kids, Squamish's indie marketplace for the modern mother and child happening from 10:00 am-5:00 pm at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. More than 40 vendors from Sea to Sky to Metro Vancouver will offer a wide selection of the best in locally designed clothing, accessories, toys and curated wares alongside children's boutiques and pop-ups. Market activities include kids crafts, music, workshops, rope-making, DJ and dancing, a snow cone bar, high tea and photo booth fun for children of all ages.  http://www.refreshkids.ca

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March 7, 2015
Alice@Wonderland
Come see Alice @ Wonderland the Musical! Performed by Vancouver Performing Stars. Come join Alice in her topsy-turvy modern world daydream of wonderland!  604-671-3775, http://www.performingstars.ca/tickets

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March 7, 2015
The BC chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada is holding a family friendly bowling fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th at 1pm. The event will take place at Rev's Bowling Alley (5502 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, by Holdom skytrain). The event is $30 per person which includes bowling for two hours, all equipment, pizza, soft drinks, and fantastic prizes. Please visit www.huntingtonsociety.kintera.org/BowlingforHD to purchase tickets.

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March 7 - 8, 2015
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show - Vancouver
See It! Do It! Live It! At The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show! Get amazing pre-season deals on the best outdoor gear and travel experiences at this exciting two-day event featuring hundreds of exhibitors. Discover hiking, running/triathlons, camping, kayaking, canoeing, and adventure travel, plus be inspired with seminars from seasoned travellers and experts. http://www.outdooradventureshow.ca

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March 7 - 8, 2015
The Sky's No Limit! Girls Fly Too - Abbotsford
There is an epic FREE Lower Mainland outreach event at the Abbotsford International Airport to inspire girls and women of all ages to explore aviation, aerospace and space. From shop floor to top floor we're inspiring future leaders! Females who have not flown in a small aircraft before may sign up in advance for a free flight. Families are welcome, guys too - no registration required - however the free flights are for the girls.  604-210-4033, http://www.girlsfly2.ca/

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March 7 - 8, 2015
Vancouver Bike Show - Vancouver
The Vancouver Bike Show is the best place to shop for bicycles and accessories and see the latest trends in cycling. See all the new bike options in one place and get some of the best deals you have been waiting for! Meet the manufactures from leading brands plus enjoy thrilling action packed events!  http://www.vancouverbikeshow.com/

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March 8 - 28, 2015
Vancouver International Dance Festival
Vancouver International Dance Festival The 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents extraordinary contemporary dance performances from March 8 - 28, 2015. Performed at various venues throughout Vancouver, and featuring an incredibly diverse offering of free and paid events, the festival includes such international icons as Japan's Dairakudakan and Hungarian dancer/choreographer Ferenc Fehér, Montreal's experimental companies Par B.L.eux and Cie Manuel Roque.  Website
http://vidf.ca/

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March 8 - 28, 2015
Vancouver International Dance Festival - Vancouver
The 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents extraordinary contemporary dance performances. Performed at various venues throughout Vancouver, and featuring an incredibly diverse offering of free and paid events, the festival includes such international icons as Japan's Dairakudakan and Hungarian dancer/choreographer Ferenc Fehér, Montreal's experimental companies Par B.L.eux and Cie Manuel Roque, Toronto's audacious Benjamin Kamino, and local favourites Out Innerspace, 605 Collective, The Response, and Kokoro Dance.  http://vidf.ca

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March 8 to April 11, 2015
Purely Paper.  Enter a world of paper being manipulated, folded, cut, and explored through large scale installations, sculptures, drawings, origami, 2D and 3D paper cuts. Using reclaimed maps, newspapers, paper pulp and more, Purely Paper features five Vancouver artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary paper.
CityScape Community Art Space
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3
604.988.6844 / www.nvartscouncil.ca / exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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March 9 - 13, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp - Best of the West
Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
Join us to explore past and present artists from British Columbia to inspire projects in different styles including post impressionist, expressionism, abstract, and modernist. Mediums include acrylics, chalk and oil pastel, printmaking, collage and sculpture. Some of the artists highlighted will include B.C. Binning, Molly Lamb Boback, Emily Carr, Jack Shadbolt, Lawren Harris, Joe Average, Ross Penhall, Dana Irving and Douglas Coupland. Register at  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/education/spring-break-camp-best-west.

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March 9 - 13, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp - Drama Adventures
Come on an adventure with us! Combining elements of drama, stage craft, and musical theatre, we will make a variety show around the theme of adventure. In the process of creating our show, we'll make hand puppets, masks and much more! Our adventure will also include games and trips outside (weather permitting). Bring your creativity, and come play!
LMaplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver; 604-988-6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca

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March 9 - 13, 2015
Wow!  Spring Break is approaching fast!  Some of our art camps are already sold out but there are spaces left in mixed media, painting & drawing, sewing, clay wheel throwing, clay studio and theatre. Join two half day camps to make a full day, including a lunch hour at the park – bring your lunch! After-camp care from 3:00 – 5:30pm available for $10 including tax per day, payable prior to the start of each day. Register online via www.pomoarts.ca or call us on 604-931-2008 (we are open until 8pm weekdays and 5pm weekends).

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March 9 - 13 & 16 - 20, 2015
Knight Camp! Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay
This week long co-ed day camp teaches your child (ages 8-14) the chivalry, discipline and martial skills of a knight! Kids of any physical ability are invited to participate. Along with swordplay, there's lots of fun with medieval games, heraldry, and learning the knightly virtues such as courage, mercy, and generosity. Camps run from 10am to 3:30pm, with childcare available before and after to help out working parents. 412 West Hastings St, Vancouver; 604.568.9907, www.knightcamp.ca

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March 9 - 20, 2015
Burnaby Village Museum presents Spring Break Scavenger Hunt: Games
Burnaby Village Museum presents Spring Break Scavenger Hunt: Games Pick up your scavenger clues and start the hunt! Explore the Village using your detective skills to locate the answers. The general store clerk will have a special treat for those who succeed. For this special event, the blacksmith, the general store and the tram barn will be open.  Website http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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March 10, 2015
Tracking Animal Signs
11 am - 3 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Dissect owl pellets, examine fur, feathers and scat, and make your own "slug" slime to take home. Allow an hour to complete.
Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue,off Winston St.
Free, Drop In,All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

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March 11, 2015
Spring Nature Tune-up
1:30 - 4 pm
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Tune up your senses and skills for nature explorations. Go on a 1km walk to look for signs of spring and learn about plants and animals at discovery stations. Allow 1 hour to complete.
Meet at the 16th Ave entrance, beside the kiosk in the parking lot.
Free
Drop In
All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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March 11 - 13 & 18 - 20, 2015
CSI Vancouver:
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Junior Detective?
Dust off that lab coat and pull on some blue gloves, because we need your help to crack the case!
Designed especially for aspiring Junior Detectives aged 8-13, CSI Vancouver at the Vancouver Police Museum is a unique and exciting opportunity to get involved in real crime scene investigation and forensic science techniques. Over 3 days, kids will have the chance to participate in an in-depth, hands-on investigation, and learn from the specialists who do this for real every day. Highlights of the camp include learning from trained Vancouver Police Department officers - like those in the Dog Squad, Forensic Identification Unit, and others - and some serious hands-on crime solving.
To register, please call us at 604-665-3346, email us, or simply and securely book online using PayPal: http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/csitrainingcamp/
Vancouver Police Museum
240 East Cordova Street

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March 12, 2015
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! noon series, featuring Vancouver?s JC Dance Co. in a showcase of Ballroom and Latin dances. The company?s performance team will be joined by competitive ballroom dance students in a selection of classic dances including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the dancers. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets $14/$12 students, children and seniors.
www.thedancecentre.ca

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March 12, 2015
Animal Architects
11 am - 3 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Search for nests, sneak through a giant spider web, make a mason bee craft and build a marshmallow treat by a campfire.
Allow an hour to complete. Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue,off Winston St.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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March 13 to April 19, 2015
The Cultch presents Famous Puppet Death Scenes
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary) York Theatre The beloved Old Trouts return with a fan favourite! Through the magic of puppetry, the Old Trouts promise to cure your fear of death. No more dreading birthdays. No more desperate pleas for immortality through fame, art, or progeny. Through a collection of famous scenes culled from the absolute best puppet shows in history, the Old Trouts will deconstruct your traumatized psyche. Website http://www.thecultch.com/

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March 14, 2015
KDocs: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Documentary Film Festival - Vancouver
KDocs is KPU's very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU's communities. KDocs contributes to KPU's engagement of various and varied communities, through documentary screenings and community dialogue, in critical thinking and understanding about ourselves, our communities, and our world.  http://www.kpu.ca/kdocs

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March 14, 2015
Spring Nature Tune-up
Saturday, March 14,2015
1:30 - 4 pm
DERBY REACH REGIONAL PARK
Tune up your senses and skills for nature explorations. Go on a 1km walk to look for signs of spring and learn about plants and animals at discovery stations. Allow 1 hour to complete.
Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent,app. 2km north of 96th Ave.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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March 14, 2015
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Mackin House
This year we welcome Irish dancers from the Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy as part of our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Join us for an afternoon of Irish music and dance.  1pm-3:30pm. 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, 604-516-6151, www.coquitlamheritage.ca

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March 14 - 15, 2015
Terminal City Tabletop Convention (TCTC) taking place on March 14-15, 2015. We are a board, card and role playing convention entering our second year. This year we are launching our inaugural KIDS GAME LIBRARY. These are games aimed at children aged 4-8. Kids under 10 get in for free.  http://www.terminalcitytabletop.com/kids-corner/

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March 14 - 22, 2015
Playdome presented by Global BC
COME DOWN AND PLAY Canada's largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions is back to BC Place! Feel like your floating in air with the Zero Gravity ride, be spun around on the new open air cars of the Ring of Fire and be flung into oblivion on the Super Shot. Popular favorites such as 1001 nights, The Ferris Wheel and the Zipper are all back to be enjoyed.   Ride all day for one low price Tickets are available at the door. BC Place. Visit Website http://www.bcplacestadium.com/index.php/playdome.html

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March 15, 2015
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock The Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC is proud to present NEA jazz masters and piano legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. In this rare and intimate performance, which marks the duo's first reunion in 37 years, each will play off the other's jazz rhythms and riffs while taking moments to revisit songs made famous from their original 1970's tour.Website http://www.chancentre.com/

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March 16 - 20, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp: Roots, Shoots and Leaves
Create, explore and learn from the natural world! We will engage in story, song, and a variety of creative projects aimed at awakening our connection to the Earth, and lifecycles of nature. Explore mediums like pastels, pencil crayons and watercolour while creating your masterpiece inspired by beautiful animals and plants.  Ages: 6-10
Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver; 604-988-6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca

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March 16 - 20, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp: Cartoons and Speech Balloons
In this cartooning class you will create an original 8?page mini-comic that depicts an Aesop fable. We will create cartoon characters using simple geometric shapes and learn how to incorporate characters into settings. Cartooning tips and techniques such as rough drawing, penciling, inking and lettering will be demonstrated and discussed. At the end, you will have lots of new drawing skills and an eight-page mini-zine ready for reading! This programme is suitable for children aged 6-10.
Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver; 604-988-6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca

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March 17 - 29, 2015
Vancouver Fringe Festival presents Marathon
Vancouver Fringe Festival presents Marathon After receiving a standing ovation at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival's Opening Night and 30th Birthday Bash, we're bringing Marathon back for a full run! Based on TJ Dawe's short stint running track and field as a means of connecting with his high-school-principal-dad, Dawe links his actions and emotions to his understanding of the Enneagram and his Fringe career-giving audiences insight into the man who's been delighting Fringe crowds since 1998. Website  http://www.vancouverfringe.com/fringe-presents/

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March 17 - 29, 2015
Vancouver Fringe Festival presents Virtual Solitaire
Vancouver Fringe Festival persents Virtual Solitare Since Virtual Solitaire's 1997 debut and 2000 Vancouver Fringe run, technology has advanced exponentially, and so too has its ability to leave users feeling isolated, disconnected, and sometimes addicted. In Virtual Solitaire, Nathan is addicted to full immersion virtual reality. He's had the surgery, but can't afford the bandwidth anymore. Website http://www.vancouverfringe.com/fringe-presents/

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March 21, 2015
Spring Nature Tune-up
Saturday, March 21,2015
1:30 - 4 pm
ALDERGROVE REGIONAL PARK
Tune up your senses and skills for nature explorations. Go on a 1km walk to look for signs of spring and learn about plants and animals at discovery stations. Allow 1 hour to complete.
Meet at the Blacktail Group Picnic Area.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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March 21, 2015
Canadian Cancer Society Yukigassen - Snow Battle Vancouver 2015
Yukigassen returns to Vancouver once again on March 21, 2015 in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Robson Square. 8 teams of 7 participants will qualify to play for the title of the Canadian Cancer Society Yukigassen - Snow Battle Vancouver 2015 Champion. Teams will participate in epic three-period snow battles by hitting their opponents with plush snowballs or capturing their flag. We challenge you to join this one-day double elimination tournament, earn prizes and win the opportunity to represent Vancouver and compete in the Yukigassen Canada National Championships.
Must be age 19+ to participate in the Yukigassen tournament. However, there will be a carnival onsite with games and entertainment welcome for all ages.   For more information, please visit: http://convio.cancer.ca/yukigassen

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March 21 - 22, 2015
Antique Expo at Tradex - Abbotsford
Antiquing, treasure hunting and bargains galore! Bring your antiques to our Antique Identification Clinic to have your item assessed for only $12. This event is wheelchair accessible. ATM and concession available.  http://www.antiquesbydesignshows.com

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March 21 - 22, 2015
Explore hundreds of ways to live big with ZoomerShow Vancouver 2015!
Travel, money, health and fitness, retirement and reinvention - if it's new, if it can show you how to live big, it's at the ZoomerShow!  Exhibitors featuring the latest trends, products and services for YOUR generation. http://www.zoomershow.com/events/vancouver2015/

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March 22, 2015
The Amazing Kreskin - Chilliwack
With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for some six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind his own. With skills that go beyond that of your usual entertainer, The Amazing Kreskin always offers a fascinating performance with a twist - just wait for his finale to see what we mean!  http://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

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March 25 to April 22, 2015
Vancouver Hertiage Foundation presents Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Vancouver Hertiage Foundation presents Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Learn about the state of heritage in Vancouver today with experts in architecture and design, city planning and other related fields. The speakers will offer in depth illustrated talks followed by a Q&A. Bring your lunch and your questions to BCIT Downtown and learn about the issues, projects and topics that are relevant to the future of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and buildings.  BCIT Downtown Campus. Website  http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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March 28, 2015
Hippity, hoppity, spring has sprung! On March 28 from 10am-12pm - join the Easter Bunny at Coal Harbour Community Centre (480 Broughton St, downtown Vancouver) for an Easter egg hunt, arts & crafts, and play time. The excitement will also include a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon making, a photo booth, and Mike's Critters! Please pre-register by phoning Coal Harbour CC at 604-718-8222 ($5/child, $6/child on the day-of event). 2-6 years, parent participation is required.
Coal Harbour Community Centre: 604-718-8222 or www.coalharbourcc.ca

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March 28, 2015
CAG Free Family Days
CAG Free Family Days 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. Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 12:00PM - 3:00PM Conteporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street Vancouver. Visit Website http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/

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Ongoing until March 5, 2015
Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada - Vancouver
FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back the popular flight ride experience Flight of the Dragon for a second season! After the success of the first season of Flight of the Dragon in 2014 we're happy to announce that this unique experience will be coming back in our back-to-back flight ride experience with FlyOver Canada. Included with the regular admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China's most spectacular landscapes & scenery. Then, stay seated & take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents & mist. 604-620-8455, http://www.flyovercanada.com

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Ongoing until March 5, 2015
Some say that every culture in the past has created stories to comprehend the world around them. Myth is the manifestation in symbolic meanings, metaphorical images and the explanation of life energy in all living things. Classically trained painter and sculptor Evie Katevatis attempts to breathe life into the more obscure characters and stories of Greco-Roman mythology through dream-like images. The show runs January 20 to March 5 at Il Museo: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St. Vancouver, BC Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm , 604-430-3337

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Ongoing until March 15, 2015
2015 Chutzpah! Festival
2015 Chutzpah! February 19 to March 15 Music-Dance-Theatre-Interdisciplinary Tickets: chutzpahfestival.com 604-257-5145 (pronounced: ho'ots-pä) Chutzpah! is the quality of impudence. The word derives from a Hebrew word meaning "impertinence." The modern English usage of the word has taken on a wider, positive meaning to express admiration for non-conformist but gutsy audaci... Visit Website  http://chutzpahfestival.com/

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Ongoing until March 16, 2015
ing-Yueh Chuang
Ying-Yueh is originally from Taiwan and has lived in Canada since 1990. Her work has a strong focus on hybridized materials influenced by her hybrid existence living between two cultures.
The Flower Series focuses on bridging two major craft media, clay and textile. This body of work was inspired by visits to fabric stores in the traditional market during a four-month residency in 2011 in Jingdezhen, China. She selected fabric patterned with two-dimensional flowers, and replaced them with three-dimensional porcelain flowers of her own creation. Ying-Yueh juxtaposed the two materials to address social issues such as equality. Before Mao, Imperial porcelain representing the social elites was used only for royalty. Conversely, the affordable and decorative fabric associated with the poor was used for household or ordinary dress purposes. These works contrast cheap labour and mass-produced fabric for the lower classes with expensive, hand-built porcelain for the upper classes.
CityScape Community Art Space
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC  V7M 2G3
T: 604.988.6844 W: nvartscouncil.ca E: exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until March 28, 2015
Sharing Our Stories Exhibit
The exhibit, Sharing Our Stories, features oral histories and memory boxes highlighting the experiences of some of our Canadian Iranian residents. They speak to why they chose to live here, and about their challenges creating new lives on the North Shore.
3203 Institute Road, North Vancouver, http://www.nvma.ca

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Ongoing until March 28, 2015
From Seabeds to Cityscapes, An Exhibition of Young People's Art
From Seabeds to Cityscapes is an exhibition of young people's art that explores how where we live and how we inhabit that space shapes our experiences, our culture, and even who we are. Dwellings invites you to explore the many ways in which students across BC have reflected on their immediate surroundings and examined the concept of dwelling in both human and natural worlds. Investigate how creatures in different habitats interact with the spaces they inhabit, envision the human body as a dwelling space, imagine habitations for people in the future, and delve into many other creative contemplations on where we dwell.  ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver, http://artstarts.com/gallery

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Ongoing until March 30, 2015
Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Offsite - Robert Youds - Vancouver
Victoria-based artist Robert Youds' light installation, For Everyone a Sunset, draws upon the architectural vernacular of downtown Vancouver. Youds references the urban surroundings by using their associated materials-aluminium framework, salvaged glass, LED lighting-to construct a sculptural query that creates a space for audiences to contemplate the urban experience.  Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets in downtown Vancouver. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Ongoing until April 4, 2015

PigaPicha! A Century of Portrait Photography in Nairobi

In the exhibition 'PigaPicha!', the East African photo tradition is presented and documented as a chapter of its own in the international history of photography. 'PigaPicha!' highlights the history of portrait photography in Nairobi and gives a comprehensive overview of this form of urban culture, which is one of the most creative fields in modern East Africa. The exhibition is produced by Iwalewa-Haus and the Afrikaarchiv (DEVA) of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Join us for a special opening party on November 25 at the Museum of Anthropology.
Museum Of Anthropology, http://www.moa.ubc.ca/home.php

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Ongoing until April 26, 2015
North Delta Winter Market & Food Truck Festival - Delta
Sunday's from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm is farmers market day in Surrey & North Delta at Sunbury Hall. Check out the Food Truck Fest and farm fresh produce featuring a harvest of delicious local fruits & veggies, the best bakery breads and pastries with gluten free and organic options, SPCA certified organic chicken & eggs. All this along with a plethora of gourmet foods, lovely handcrafted fashions, gifts and jewelry.  10409 Dunlop Rd., http://northdeltawintermarket.flavors.me/

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Ongong until April 31, 2015
Discover New Westminster's indoor farmers market!
Over 100 years ago settlers came from great distances to shop the Royal City Winter Farmers Market. www.rcfm.ca

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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 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! From local bakeries to a tiki hideaway, we know all the tastiest shops on Main. Website http://offtheeatentracktours.ca/vancouver

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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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April 1, 2015
Explore recreation activities for children and youth with disabilities. Enjoy demonstrations by Sirota's Alchymy at 6:30pm and Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Burnaby at 7pm.  Free event, co hosted by Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Trout Lake Community centre and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
Contact Michael Hajduk at mhajduk@develop.bc.ca or 604.301.3831.

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April 4, 2015
Eco-Easter Egg Hunt
10 am - 12 noon
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Search for Easter eggs while discovering egg-laying species at the park. Bring your Easter basket.
Information: 604-520-6442
Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

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April 5, 2015
Easter Scavenger Hunt & Egg Scramble
Calling all little bunnies! On April 5 get ready for our all-ages Easter Scavenger Hunt. Your mission: complete the activities of the scavenger hunt and earn chocolate treats. The all-ages scavenger hunt includes fun activities that will take you exploring around the fort and earning chocolate as you go. The scavenger hunt will take place around the grounds within the fort walls and will be available all day from 10am - 5pm.. (Easter Egg Scramble [age 5 & under] at 12 pm and 3 pm)  604-513-4777, http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2015.aspx#a5

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April 6,2015
Critter Capers? Who's Crashing in My Tree Cavity?
12 noon - 4 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Who's in chickadee's tree cavity? Solve the mystery by examining fur, saliva and other evidence. Allow at least one hour.
Ages 6+
Free, drop-in.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House,4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street.
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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April 25, 2015
On Saturday, April 25th, Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge will be hosting their third annual Family Festival! This event will feature western shows, pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a western photo booth, archery, climbing wall activities, door prizes, and a whole array of other exciting activities that are fun for families of all ages!
Timberline Ranch- 22351 144th Ave. Maple Ridge, B.C.  More information can be found at: http://www.timberlineranch.com or by emailing registration@timberlineranch.com

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April 26, 2015
Goodbye Chums
11 am - 3 pm
KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK
Release salmon fry into Kanaka Creek, visit the hatchery, see displays, play games and make crafts. Meet at Bell-Irving Hatchery on 256th St, south of Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Information: 604-530-4983
Presented by Metro Vancouver and Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

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April 26, 2015 - May 3, 2015
EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival.
New hands-on workshops, exclusive guest chef dinners and special events throughout the city. EAT! Vancouver at BC Place May 1st to May 3rd with over 250 exhibitors including celebrity chefs celebrating all things food, drink and cooking. http://eat-vancouver.com/

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May 9, 2015
Salmon Send-off
11 am - 3 pm
TYNEHEAD REGIONAL PARK
Release salmon fry, tour the hatchery, eat at the concession and do children's crafts.
Allow one hour. Meet at the 96th Ave entrance by the Tynehead Hatchery.
Presented by the Serpentine Enhancement Society with Metro Vancouver.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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May 9, 2015
International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1 - 4 pm
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Join us for displays, kid's activities, a history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm. Look for the tents at the end of Colony Farm Road. Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Free, Drop In,All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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May 16, 2015
Forest Fairy Gathering
11 am - 3 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Visit the "Gnome Depot" to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting. Fairy attire welcome. Meet at the Burnaby LakeNature House, 4519 Piper Avenue,off Winston St.
Free, Drop In, All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activit

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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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