Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for May 2001

 

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May 1, 2001
Chrysler Stars on Ice starring Kurt Browning, Scott Hamilton, Brian Orser, and many more; (604) 280-4444.

May 1 - 31, 2001
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum: Golden Dragon & White Snake, children's book illustrations by Song Nan Zhang; (604) 687-0282.

May 1 - 31, 2001
Community Drum Circle, every Tuesday Lyle Povah facilitates a drum circle at the Jericho Hill Community Centre, Vancouver; 

May 4, 2001
Springsplash 2001 Craft & Food Fair at St. James Community Hall, Vancouver;

May 4, 2001
Our Sweetest Joy, presented by the Vancouver Chamber Choir at Ryerson Church, Vancouver; (604) 738-6822.

May 4 - 5, 2001
Holland Days in Lynden, Washington; (360) 354-5995.

May 4 - 5, 2001
Vancouver Celtic & Roots Festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver; (604) 738-4782.

May 4 - 6, 2001
Delta Youth Festival at the South Delta Rec. Centre; (604) 299-0020.

May 4 - 6, 2001
Dixieland Jazz Festival at Chilliwack Exhibition Park; (604) 795-3600.

May 4 - 6, 2001
Slam City Jam, North American Skateboard Championships at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver; (604) 280-4444.

May 5, 2001
Burrard Yacht Club Annual Sail Past, Cates Park, North Vancouver; (604) 988-0817. 

May 5, 2001
Kids' Swap Meet at the Cloverdale Fair Grounds; (604) 513-8880.

May 5 - 6, 2001
The Rainforest Reptile Refuge Society Invites You to our ALL-STAR FUNDRAISER Celebrity Auction at 1395 - 176 St., Surrey; (604) 538-1711. 

May 5 - 11, 2001
Burnaby Youth Week at various locations; call (604) 294-4457 or check out http://www.burnabyparksrec.org/youth/youth.html#youth_week .

May 6, 2001
13th Annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby; (604) 291-6864.

May 6, 2001
4th Annual May Day Soap Box Derby, Port Coquitlam; (604) 942-8141 or check out this link http://my.intergate.ca/graves/soap.html .

May 6, 2001
Boom Box Car Stereo Competition at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex; (604) 944-5411.

May 6, 2001
NAAAP Martial Arts Sampler, an event that will provide a brief introduction, history and demonstration of selected martial arts styles representing various Asian countries, at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver; (604) 718-6222.

May 6, 2001
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC; (604) 280-3311. 

May 6, 2001
Salmon Send-off: releasing of Salmon fry into the Serpentine River, Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; (604) 432-6359.

May 6, 2001
Vancouver International Marathon, downtown Vancouver; (604) 872-2928.

May 9 - 13, 2001
New Music West Festival International music festival and conference at Robson Square Conference Centre and various venues; (604) 684-9338.

May 10 - 12, 2001
Ballet British Columbia & Friends at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre; (604) 280-3311.

May 11 - 12, 2001
CirKids! presents: Circus of Imagination, at Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver; (604) 737-7408 or http://www.cirkids.org

May 11 - 13, 2001
Maple Ridge Mountain Festival celebrating the community of Ridge Meadows: parade, hospital bed race, seniors' tea, children activities; (604) 465-9400.

May 12, 2001
7th Annual Antique Swap meet at Berthusen Homestead Park near Lynden, Washington; (360) 354-5995.

May 12, 2001
Hose Reel Festival Parade on Lonsdale Ave. Victoria Park up Lonsdale, west on 17th to Mahon Park, North Vancouver; (604) 990-3841.

May 12, 2001
Mountain Festival Parade in downtown Maple Ridge, 11:00 am; (604) 465-9400.

May 12, 2001
Wild Bird Trust of BC Walk: The Ospreys are back! at Maplewood Flats Conservation area, North Vancouver; (604) 924-2581.

May 13, 2001
13th Annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Maple Ridge Lions Club; (604) 467-9528.

May 13, 2001
Demolition Derby at Agrifair Grounds, Abbotsford; (604) 589-4337.

May 13, 2001
Mother's Day

May 13, 2001
Mother's Day at Burnaby Village Museum; (604) 293-6500.

May 15, 2001
International Day of Families 

May 15, 2001
Unique Lives and Experiences presents an evening with Shirley MacLaine at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; (604) 280-4444.

May 16, 2001
Unique Lives and Experiences presents an evening with Dr. Jane Goodall at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; (604) 280-4444.

May 18 - 21, 2001
Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds; (604) 576-9461.

May 19, 2001
All British Field Meet of Classic Cars at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver; (604) 878-9274.

May 19 - 21, 2001
Victoria Day Weekend at Burnaby Village Museum; (604) 293-6500.

May 19 - 27, 2000
Hyack Festival in New Westminster; Mayday celebrations, anvil salute, parade; (604) 522-6894.

May 20 - September 10, 2001
Delta Museum & Archives: Tootin' Toy Trains; (604) 946-9322.

May 20, 2001
Car Rally: Desperately Seeking Asian Heritage Clues at Spanish Banks - Parks & Recreation Board, Vancouver; (604) 224-7941.

May 20, 2001
Honey Catchers: join the sweet adventure into the fascinating and incredible world of honeybees, Colony Farm, Coquitlam; (604) 432-6359.

May 20, 2001
Supersunday at the Vancouver Art Gallery, hands-on fun for families with school aged children; noon - 5 pm; (604) 662-4700.

May 21, 2001
Victoria Day 

May 22 - 25, 2001
Aboriginal Awareness Week 

May 23, 2001
Renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; (604) 280-3311.

May 26, 2001
BC Provincial Trucking Championships, Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 1-800-565-2282.

May 26, 2001
Lions Club Car Show, Steveston; (604) 718-8080.

May 26, 2001
Lynn Valley Days Parade, 10 am Lynn Valley, North Vancouver; (604) 990-3841.

May 26 - 27, 2001
The Great Canadian Pet Fair at Plaza of Nations, Vancouver; (604) 682-0777.

May 26 - 27, 2001
Woodcarvers Show, Steveston; (604) 718-8080.

May 26 - June 9, 2001
The Shadbolt Centre Arts Festival at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Deer Lake, Burnaby; (604) 205-3000.

May 27, 2001
Annual Sheep Fair at Maplewood Farm; (604) 929-5610.

May 27, 2001
Como Lake Fishing Derby for kids, Como Lake, Coquitlam; (604) 933-6224.

May 28 - June 3, 2001
Vancouver International Children's Festival at Vanier Park, Vancouver; (604) 708-5655.

May 31 - June 3, 2001
The VanDusen Flower and Garden Show at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver; (604) 878-9274.

June 2, 2001
Fleetwood Community Centre is hosting a Wellness Fair from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, the Fleetwood Community Centre 15996 - 84 Avenue Surrey, BC; (604) 501-5036.

June 23, 2001
The Whalley Community will host its 3rd annual Community Festival. The event helps promote a sense of cultural diversity, community identity, and pride. The event will be held in the park of Surrey Central, directly behind North Surrey Recreation Centre and at Sunrise Pavilion; (604) 502-6342. 

Ongoing until May 5, 2001
Gold Mountain Guest at the Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island; (604) 687-1644.

Ongoing until May 6, 2001
Surrey Festival of Dance, Surrey Arts Centre; (604) 501-5566.

Ongoing until May 12, 2001
Chilliwack Arts Centre: Youth Theatre, Chilliwack Arts Centre; (604) 792-2069.

Ongoing until May 18, 2001
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre: Too Close To Home, exhibition on anti-Semitism and Nazism in Canada during the 1930s and 1940s; (604) 264-0499.

Ongoing until May 25, 2001
Rocket Lab on building and launching a bottle rocket, at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver; (604) 738-7827.

Ongoing until May 27, 2001
Women Of Invention: Individuals Who Changed Our Lives, at the Langley Centennial Museum; 

Ongoing until June 28, 2001
Chang Jiang: The Great River of China at the Omnimax, Science World; (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until August 31, 2001
Pacific Mineral Museum: The Tagish Lake Meteorite; (604) 689-8700.

Ongoing until October 30, 2001
Early Chinese Ceramics at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC; (604) 822-3825.

Ongoing until October 31, 2001
Reshaping Memory, Owning History: Through the Lens of Japanese Canadian Redress, at the Japanese Canadian National Museum & Archives, 511 E. Broadway, Vancouver; (604) 874-8090.

Ongoing until September 2, 2001
West Vancouver Museum & Archives: Point Atkinson Lighthouse, an exhibition chronicling the history of the Point Atkinson Lighthouse; (604)

Ongoing until September 3, 2001
China! 7000 Years of Innovation at Science World, Vancouver; (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until December 31, 2001
Timeless Tales: Stories From North Vancouver And Beyond, interactive story telling sessions every Sunday at the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station, Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver; (604) 987-5618.

Ongoing until December 31, 2001
Vancouver Museum: The Exploration and Settlement of Vancouver; (604) 736-4431. 







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