Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for May 2006

 

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May 1 - 7, 2006
BC Youth Week.  To find out more about the hundreds of events taking place across the province, check out our website:www.bcyouthweek.com

May 1 - 31, 2006
Asian Heritage Month, Richmond Museum, 604-231-6457.

May 4, 2006
2006 Celebrity Chef Potluck Dinners.  Celebrity Chef Potluck Dinners is a series of four fundraising dinners featuring the Lower Mainlands top chefs preparing their signature dishes accompanied by some of the regions best wines. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Potluck Cafe Society. Tickets are $125.00. Call (604) 683-0073 ext. 379. www.potluckcatering.com.

May 4, 2006
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House's 1st Annual Youth Fair.  Comprehensive Youth Fair for youth ages 15-29 years. Information on health, employment, alliances, programs, and much much more! Free Admission! Door Prizes!  2131 Renfrew Street, 604-253-9675.

May 4 -13, 2006
Gateway Theatre presents RICE ROCKETS AND YACHT PEOPLE.  Steer into one family's fast lane - Faster! A wealthy Asian couple, bored with the pace of life in Canada, decide to accelerate their earning power by returning to Shanghai. Their son is looking for a different kind of speed in a "chopped" car with his foot on the gas. Get ready to swerve as plans collide with an employee's unexpected midnight visit; http://www.gatewaytheatre.com

May 4 to June 3, 2006
Pacific Theatre presents A BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR.  George MacDonald's daughter is swept up by the exhilaration of a life in the theatre, spurred on by family friends Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and even Kate Terry, a luminary of the London stage. Faced with competing family expectations, blossoming romance and a call to serve London's poor, can Lilia justify so frivolous a passion?  http://www.pacifictheatre.org/season0506.html

May 5, 2006
Forum theatre about Palestine, Israel ... and here. Theatre for Living project challenges prejudices, invites new insights Working with Headlines Theatre, a group of Vancouver area performers will create a piece of Forum Theatre about the struggle for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel, and the profound effects of that struggle on people and communities in Canada. "Palestine, Israel and Me: A Power Play" At the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak) May 5th and 7th at 7:30 pm -- Admission by donation The play will be performed in other locations in the Lower Mainland in May and June, and at the World Peace Forum on June 27th. The project is co-sponsored by Jews for a Just Peace (www.jewsforajustpeace.com) and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (www.vancouver.unitarians.ca), and endorsed by the Canada Palestine Association (www.cpavancouver.org) and the Palestine Community Centre of BC (www.palestinecommunitycentre.com). The company includes members from the Jewish, Palestinian and other communities.; 604-733-2237

May 5, 2006
2006 City of Vancouver Youth Awards.  The annual C.o.V. Youth Awards celebration brings together leaders, performers and the youth community in an annual recognition event that showcases best practices of youth engagement and the amazing work of youth in their communities. Through this event, the City of Vancouver recognizes individual youth, adults, programs and organizations for their positive contributions to the community in Vancouver;  lanny.jimenez@vancouver.ca

May 5, 2006
RockRock `n` Roll Revival.  If you loved ABBA, Diana Ross and Elton John, this is as close as it'll ever get in one place. The Timebenders have done it again, brought to us a show that takes you back to the time when no shoes were too tacky and no hair was too long. Join them for the trip through the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's with many big stars and memorable dance classics. Tickets are now available at any Coquitlam Leisure & Parks facility; 604-933-6078.

May 5, 2006
The In the House Performance Series presents an evening of music performed by gifted young musicians. All in their teens, these performers prove that age is not a pre-requisite for talent. 994 William St.  (1 block east of Victoria Dr., and 5 blocks north of 1st Ave.)  Tickets are available on line at www.inthehousefestival.com or at the door.

May 5, 2006
Vso Tiny Tots: Romantic Melodies for Musical Tots.  Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver; 604-665-3050

May 5 - 6, 2006
10th Annual Ek Shandar Shaam Gala Dinner & Dance (on behalf of BC Children's Hospital Cancer Program.  Doors open 6:30pm. Over 600 people were in attendance at the sold-out event last year.We will again be offering networking opportunities, silent auction, dinner and refreshments and other surprises. It will be a glorious evening filled with lots of fun, great food, dancing and a real showcase of the best local South Asian entertainment. 'This is one of the best organized South Asian charity events I have the pleasure of attending' says Mr. Wally Oppal, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism. We unfortunately cannot reserve tables, so please come early to hold a table. Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Your support will enable us to continue to help support the work of the Oncology Program at the BC Children's Hospital. Last years' event raised $23,000!!! Please come and support this cause, and enjoy a wonderful evening!  (604) 818-9892, andybasi@telus.net

May 5 - 6, 2006
Richmond Regional Heritage Fair, Richmond Cultural Centre, 604-231-6457.

May 5 - 6, 2006
The Langley Quilters Guild will be hosting its 2nd Annual Quilt Show at the Langley Civic Centre (20699 42 Avenue) on Friday, May 5th from 5:30 to 9:00pm and Saturday, May 6th 9:30am to 4:00pm. There will be over 300 quilts created by Guild members, plus a special exhibit from the Pieceable Quilters in Lynden, Washington. The theme of the show is "Quilting Among Friends". They will have a boutique, tea room on Saturday, vendors' mall, demonstrations and challenge quilts. A quilt raffle will be drawn for at the show - tickets can be purchased on the dates of the show. For moring information visit their website at www.langleyquilters.com.

May 5 - 7, 2006
Chilliwack Jazz Festival.  Dixieland Jazz at its best; a very popular and fun event.  Held at The Old Fair Grounds, 604-795-3600, www.chwkjazz.com

May 5 - 7, 2006
Musica Intima presents The Canadian Concert: Joni, Gordon, Gilles, and Other Greats.  What better than a Canadian road trip in spring? From sea to sea to sea, musica intima does its own searching for the real Canadian Idol in a program devoted to the music of Canada. The eclectic diversity of Canadas music and traditions are combined in a celebratory and inquisitive exploration of the grand themes of our country: roots, loss and memory, and the founding of a new home; http://www.musicaintima.org/experience/index.php

May 5 - 7, 2006
The Whole Bead Show.  The Whole Bead Show is a unique showcase that displays beads of precious and semi-precious gems, silver and gold, vintage and contemporary glass and crystal, handmade and hand blown, natural and plastic; buttons; findings; charms; pendants; and some pre-made jewelry. The Whole Bead Show is open to the public as well as to the trade.  Empire Landmark Hotel and Convention Center, 800.292.2577, http://www.wholebead.com

May 6 - 7, 2006
KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR.  The 5th Annual Kerrisdale Antiques Fair features over 270 tables and booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! Antique & estate jewelry, primitives, Art Deco pottery, sterling & silver plate, mid-century Modernist decor, garden accents, vintage toys & dolls, fine art, antiquarian books, country & formal furniture, kitchen collectibles, Moorcroft, shabby chic accessories, old advertising & memorabilia, nautical, retro lighting & fixtures, Irish linens, decorative china & glass, and much, much more...for more information, visit http://www.21cpromotions.com/kerrisdale/index.html

May 6, 2006
11th annual Stone Soup Festival, a taste of the drive.  Napier Greenway at Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street , Vancouver; 11:30am - 5:30pm

May 6, 2006
BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival.  Canada's largest "Pysanky Exhibit"  Dance & Music competitions, Displays & workshops of Ukrainian Easter Egg & Wheat Weaving Display of Arts & Crafts - books, cookbooks, CD's, tapes pottery, Traditional Ukrainian food & Music.  www.vcn.bc.ca/bcucf/ (http://www.vcn.bc.ca/bcucf/)

May 6, 2006
Cam Salay, Juno Award winner and member of the Paperboys is holdhing his 4th Annual Brackendale Bluegrass Festival. A wonderful, entertaining and educational event.  Brackendale Art Gallery.

May 6, 2006
Car Boot Sale, South Arm Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8060,

May 6, 2006
Fingerling Festival.  Noons Creek Hatchery and Port Moody Ice Arena, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody.  Help release 35,000 salmon fry into Noons Creek.  For more info, Dave Bennie: 604-942-8059, or Hatchery: 604-469-9106

May 6, 2006
Flea Market.  Here?s your chance to clean out your cupboards or find yourself a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Note to vendors: Please register in person at Confederation Centre and choose your table (maximum of one table per person plus one table for a friend). Registration begins 9:00am on March 22. $15.00 per table. Confederation Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Flea market: Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, May 6. Free admission

May 6, 2006
Granville Island Studio and Market Tour.  Participants will begin at the Richmond Art Gallery. This is followed by a shuttle ride to Granville Market where visitors will enjoy a guided walking tour of the following attractions. Feature Stops: Richmond Art Gallery exhibit Making China in China by Paul Mathieu; Granville Market; Gallery of BC Ceramics, Federation Gallery and Malaspina Printmakers. Feature Presentations: glass blowing at New-Smalls & Sterling Glass and the natural textiles of renowned Japanese artist Akihiko Izukura at the Silk Weaving Studio. Complimentary coffee or tea from Trees Organic Coffee and lunch at the Sandbar is included in the price.  604-231-6457, www.richmondartgallery.org

May 6, 2006
Join Birds on the Bay and start your own bird sketching journal with artist Danny Chen! Discover how to observe and identify characteristics of shore birds such as Great Blue Heron, Curlew and the Sandpiper. Basic drawing techniques will be introduced. Children are required to bring pencil and eraser for the class. Sketching paper will be provided. Children are also encouraged to bring their own sketch book or start their own bird sketching journal! No drawing experience is required! Host: Chen's Gallery and Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society Cost: $10 per child (suitable for children 8 years & older) Meeting Place: Beecher Place 12160 Beecher Street, Crescent Beach, South Surrey Pre -register: Call 604-536-3552 to register. Class size is limited! http://www.birdsonthebay.ca

May 6, 2006
Monster Garage Sale, May 6th in front of The Old Mill Boat House at Rocky Point, Port Moody (behind Pajo's).  A variety of GARAGE SALE ITEMS, PLANTS and BAKE SALE ITEMS offered for sale. This event is a fund raiser for the Dogwood Senior's Dragon Boat Team; 9:00AM - 3:00PM

May 6, 2006
Night Quest free family event.  Free. Start your journey anytime between 8 and 9:30 pm at the Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 m west of Blanca. A concession will be provided by Girl Guides of Canada. This event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Presented by GVRD and the Pacific Spirit Park Society. 604-432-6354, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 6, 2006
Ron James: Gone With Ron.  Ron James' current show - Gone with Ron - is a rocket-fuelled rant on a world out of whack, from a man in collision with cosmic forces beyond his control ... a full throttle hurtle to the Great Out There, with the audience riding shotgun! Critics and audiences alike revel in his pyrotechnic display of wit and wisdom: "Utterly Brilliant" (Ottawa Sun); Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 6, 2006
Sat, May 6, 2006 10:00am - 4:00pm "EVERY BLOOMIN' THING" GARDEN SHOW AND SALE. The Downtown Langley Merchants Association invites you to join them for their 4th annual Garden Showand Sale. If you are a gardening enthusiast this is the event for you! Last year's show was a huge success with everything from gardening supplies and accessories to plants available at this unique show. Just in time for Mother's Day! The show takes place on Fraser Highway between 204th and 206th Street. For information please call 604-539-0133. 

May 7, 2006
18th Annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival. This quaint festival features a unique blend of art and horticulture. Highlights include entertainment, free watercolour workshops, garden tours, silent auction, commercial plant sales, interactive arts activities and a strawberry tea. Free admission. Sunday, 9:30am-4:00pm, May 7. Festival takes place in Deer Lake Park and at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604-291-6864 for more information.

May 7, 2006
44TH ANNUAL LANGLEY WALK.  It's time once again to lace up your sneakers and join your friends and family at the annual Langley Walk! In 1962 Langley's Recreation Director was Pete Swensson. It was his vision and passion for getting people into fitness that gave birth to the Langley Walk. The first walk drew about 500 people to walk a 22 mile course that stretched from Aldergrove Park to River Road, to Fort Langley, to City Park. Currently one of the oldest walks in North America, the walk hit its peak in the 1970's, attracting over 5000 people! Over the years, the walk has evolved into a 5 km route and a 10 km route. This year, the event takes place at South Aldergrove Park and is, as always, free to the public. The start/finish is at the South Aldergrove Park located at 29th Avenue and 267 Street (next to the Aldergrove Kinsman Community Centre). The event is open to walkers, runners, bikers, rollers and strollers! Trophy presentations for category winners, music and entertainment and draw prizes will follow the walk. For more information visit www.langleywalk.com or call either 604-514-2865 or 604-533-6086.

May 7, 2006
Art in Nature Exhibition. Join us as we celebrate our natural world! This afternoon exhibition will feature work of local artists showcasing the natural beauty of Boundary Bay - waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, wildlife and natural habitat. Birds on the Bay photo contest entries will also be exhibited. Free Family Event. South Surrey Recreation Centre, 604-536-3552, http://www.birdsonthebay.ca

May 7, 2006
BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon.  The Vancouver International Marathon Society offers a Full Marathon, Half Marathon and a MaraFun for kids with the most spectacular scenery in beautiful B.C.  604-872-2928, www.vanmarathon.ca

May 7, 2006
Car Trunk Sale.  One person's junk is another person's treasure. Load up the trunk of your car or your pick-up truck with items you no longer need and drive down to the parking lot at LaFarge Lake to join our popular car trunk sale.  North of Lafarge Lake in NE Coquitlam; 604-927-6913

May 7, 2006
Children's Clothing and Toy Swap Meet. Lot's of kids' stuff to buy or sell? Tables still available (only $10) or come and shop! Admission by donations; proceeds support preschool and children's programs.  10am - 3pm, Sunday May 7, West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St., Vancouver; 604-257-8333,www.westendcc.ca (file://www.westendcc.ca)

May 7, 2006
Children's Swapmeet.  Parents have been busy cleaning out their children?s closets and toy boxes. Bargain hunters wanting to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes are invited to Coquitlam?s Leisure & Parks Children?s Swap meet.  Poirier Community Centre, 604-933-6048.

May 7, 2006
HSBC Stars on Ice.  Come out on Sunday, May 7th and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stars on Ice!  This year?s show features a very special return of one of the most beloved skaters in Canadian history, Elvis Stojko. Stojko will be joining an all star cast including the legendary Kurt Browning, 2006 Olympic bronze medallist Jeffrey Buttle and Olympic gold madallists Jamie Salé and David Pelletier.  General Motors Place, 604-280-4444

May 7, 2006
It's a Hoot at the Glen Valley Organic Farm. Birds on the Bay discovers organic farming and the nesting birds with biologist Phil Henderson and farm hosts Eileen and Susan. Meet at the Glen Valley Organic farm, 8550 Bradner Road, Abbotsford. Host: Glen Valley Organic Farm & Langley Field Naturalists Meeting Place: 8550 Bradner Road, Abbotsford Info: 778-808-4867; http://www.birdsonthebay.ca

May 7, 2006
Kayak Westham Island.  Westham Island is positioned at the head of the Fraser River Delta and is also home to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. This area is a popular nesting ground for thousands of birds annually and provides great spring viewing for many migratory bird species. Experience level required: Basic paddling - some current. Host: Natural West Coast Adventures Cost: $65.00 plus gst (wet suits provided) Meeting Place: Wellington Regional Park Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please mention Birds on the Bay when registering. Info. & Reg.: 604-535-7985 or email nwcakayak@telus.net Join us for a fantastic opportunity to view migratory birds!

May 7, 2006
Kidstuff Swapmeet. Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child?s cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you?re thinking of selling, please note that we accept only used items for children age 12 and younger as well as maternity clothes. Table registration begins Friday, 9:00am, April 7. Table rental: $14.50, call 604-299-1446 for details. Admission is free for buyers. Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, May 7. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue.

May 7, 2006
Minnekhada Lodge Open House, Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam; Take this opportunity to view the magnificent interior of this heritage building. Wander through the rooms of this former lodge built by Lt.-Gov. Eric Hamber, admire views of the Pitt River from the veranda and indulge in a snack from the concession. 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 7, 2006
Salmon Send-Off free family event, Tynehead Regional Park.  Free. The hatchery entrance is on 96th Avenue between 160th and 168th Streets in Surrey; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 7 - 13, 2006
Presentation House Theatre presents THEATRE BC NORTH SHORE ZONE FESTIVAL OF PLAYS.  Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; 604.990.3474, http://www.phtheatre.org

May 9, 2006
Dance Power Competition 2006.  In its 14th season, Dance Power organizes and operates dance competitions across Western Canada. For full information check their website at www.dancepower.com.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 9 - 13, 2006
our brief eternity.  A hit since its premiere ten years ago, Our Brief Eternity established Vancouver dance company The Holy Body Tattoo's international reputation. Gruelling and intense, the piece pays tribute to the repetitive, invisible and often unacknowledged labour on which modern ideas of progress rest. Choreographed by Noam Gagnon and Dana Gingras , and performed by Day Helesic, Sonya Perreten and Yannick Matthon , with visual and text elements from writers Chris Halcrow and William Gibson.  Vancouver East Cultural Centre - 1895 Venables Street, 604-251-1363.

May 9 - 13, 2006
Vancouver East Cultural Centre presents THE HOLY BODY TATTOO: OUR BRIEF ETERNITY. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, http://www.vecc.bc.ca

May 10, 2006
A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay.  Birds on the Bay presents, Anne Murray, a life long naturalist and birder who will explore the wonders and beauty of Boundary Bay. Discover this dramatic and diverse coastal landscape and learn about bird migration, life in the intertidal, local nature destinations and more! Anne's enthusiasm and passion makes this a session not to miss! Anne's recently published book will be available for purchase after the presentation. Host: Friends of Semi

May 10 - 13, 2006
Gagarin Way.  Scottish play in French about capitalism and men's identity. David Boutin, Daniel Gadouas, Stephane Jacques and Francis Poulin star in this famous high-speed dark comedy.   Studio 16 (1545 West 7th avenue), 604-736-2616, ventes@seizieme.ca

May 11, 2006
Spring to Work! Youth Hiring Fair.  Looking for work? Connect with over 15 employers that are looking to hire!  #110 - 255 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, 604-988-3766, kdolha@ywcavan.org

May 12 - 14, 2006
Art in the City Visual Art Show and Sale.  Art in the City. Join us for the first annual Art in the City Visual Art Show and Sale. Choose from a huge selection of drawings, paintings, pottery and much more. Great Mother's Day gifts! Admission is free. Don't miss this fantastic event at the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St., Vancouver. Friday May 12: 5pm-9pm; Saturday May 13: 10am-9pm; Sunday May 14: 10am-5pm. For more information, call us at 604-257-8333 or visit our website at www.westendcc.ca.

May 12 - 14, 2006
Life Without Limits Weekend Course.  Learn 4 simple, practical meditative techniques that still the busy mind and take you directly to the stillness within. 604-255-5922, www.freedominvancouver.com

May 13, 2006
2006 Finals Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing.  River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road, Richmond;  The 67th annual Golden Gloves amateur boxing championships will be held at the River Rock Show Theatre at the River Rock Casino Resort at 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC in May 13, 2006.  This tournament will see many of the top amateur boxers in Canada and the USA compete for one of amateur boxings most coveted prize. www.goldengloves.ca

May 13, 2006
Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All Stars, 8:00pm  Harrison Memorial Hall. Gary Comeau, is a singer-songwriter and musician of unusual diversity and talent. Comeau appears with his band The Voodoo All Stars ? a ?who?s who? of the most talented musicians in Vancouver. Playing a range of instruments including guitar, mandolin and fiddle, Comeau delivers originally crafted, high energy, Cajun style rockin? roots and blues. Although Comeau?s own roots are French-Acadian, his soul seems to have taken a long and inspired detour through Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. And while Comeau does not consider himself to be a Cajun or zydeco artist per se ("it?s just the vibe that runs through the tunes I write") he?s probably the most Southern sounding player in Vancouver.  http://www.harrisonfestival.com/

May 13, 2006
Inline skating (rollerblading) social skate.  Meet people who love the sport of Inline Skating (roller blading). A group of rollerblading enthusiasts will meet at a location and go rollerblading for 2 hours or whatever time frame the group decides upon. This is a great social event for staying fit and getting hands-on tips.  Science World, http://www.inlineskatevancouver.com

May 13, 2006
North Shore Enduro.  A fun run in Vancouver's rugged North Shore mountains, the Enduro is on a 7 km loop course that lasts up to 6 hours. A safe and challenging first trail run featuring some easy and some technical terrain. A great social event for the team runner (2-6 runners can form a team). A tune-up for Western States and other summer 100-milers for the competitive solo runner.  http://www.clubfatass.com/

May 13, 2006
Partners in the Park Open House.  Volunteers and park partners are involved in many intriguing projects! Discover what?s sprouting in the community gardens, take a guided nature walk through meadow trails and tour current habitat enhancement projects. Birders can check out the results of the ongoing heron count. Join Colony Farm Park Association volunteers on a visit to the site?s remaining historical buildings and be inspired by the restoration plans. Support the association?s fundraising effort for the buildings and buy some organic seedlings to plant in your vegetable and flower garden; 1 - 4 pm, Colony Farm Regional Park.

May 13, 2006
The Bell Chity Chase.  The Bell City Chase is a unique urban adventure that requires participants to exhibit teamwork, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to make decisions on the fly as they search for ChasePoints scattered in unknown locations throughout the city. ChasePoints are designed to test teams with a variety of physical, mental, and otherwise adventurous challenges.  To conquer this 4-6 hour urban event, 2-person teams will run, walk and use public transit to navigate their way throughout the city, while calling family and friends for help, accessing the Internet, and even employing assistance of total strangers. The first team to complete the required ChasePoints and cross the finish line WINS ? and will compete in a 2-day National Championship! www.bellchitychase.com

May 13, 2006
The Great Salmon Send-off. Celebrate the return of the salmon by helping to release salmon fry into Stoney Creek! This community event includes a salmon release, environmental displays, refreshments and entertainment. Free admission. Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, May 13. Stoney Creek Community School, 2740 Beaverbrook Crescent. For more information, please call 604-664-8849.

May 13, 2006
Vancouver College Mayfair.  Come and enjoy the annual VancouverCollege Mayfair.  Mayfair is an old fashioned Spring Carnival complete with a Food Fair, Games, Rides, Bingo, Flea Market, Merchandise tents, Silent auction, Plants & Flowers and much more.  We hope to see you and your family and guests there.  You will have lots of fun!  VancouverCollege, 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver (1 block east of Granville on 38th Ave). For more information call 604-436-6745. 

May 14, 2006
BMO Bank of Montreal Pacific Spirit Run.  Join us on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2006 for the BMO Bank of Montreal Pacific Spirit Run, Vancouver's favourite trail run. Choose between a 10 km run, a 5 km walk/run or a 2.5 km walk, along beautiful wooded trails in Pacific Spirit Park. Collect pledges and raise funds for seniors' health care through St. Vincent's & Holy Family Health Care Foundation; 604.877.3003

May 14, 2006
Car Boot Sale, Steveston Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8080.

May 14, 2006
Growing Hope for Africa.  SUNFLOWER SEEDLING SALE 100% of proceeds to support Women's AIDS programs in sub saharan Africa via the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Over 20 varieties of ornamental sunflower seedlings grown by local nurses who work in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and research programs in the Downtown Eastside.  225 North Slocan St., 604-253-8976, suzy.coulter@gmail.com

May 14, 2006
Kilby Art Deco Mother's Day.  Treat your Mother to an old-fashioned day! Museum admission is free for all Moms today. View the beautiful Art Deco collections on a display in the General Store, brought in especially for your Mother this weekend. We will be 'Putting on the Ritz' with a 1920s fashion show in the Orchard Shed. Reminisce of a simpler time as you enjoy the flapper's fashions and swing music. Our children's craft involves creating your own mosaic and learning about the Art Deco time period with fun fact sheets. Then take time for brunch in our Harrison River Restaurant.   Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills; www.kilby.ca, (604) 796-9576

May 14, 2006
May Fun Fly.  Bring your kite and spend the day flying with us.  Garry Point Park, Richmond.  British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

May 14, 2006
Mother's Day

May 14, 2006
Sunday, May 14th  Art Deco Mother?s Day  11:00am  5:00pm  Treat your Mother to an old-fashioned day!  Museum admission is free for all Moms today. View the beautiful Art Deco collections on a display in the General Store, brought in especially for your Mother this weekend. We will be ?Putting on the Ritz? with a 1920s fashion show in the Orchard Shed. Reminisce of a simpler time as you enjoy the flapper?s fashions and swing music. Our children?s craft involves creating your own mosaic and learning about the Art Deco time period with fun fact sheets. Then take time for brunch in our Harrison River Restaurant.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

May 14, 2006
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Kids' Koncerts.  Corky's Magical, Musical Mission is an imaginative symphonic adventure for the kids, brought to you by the beloved kids entertainment troupe Playpus Theatre, Ken Hsieh conductor.  Orpheum, 604.876.3434, http://www.vancouversymphony.ca

May 15, 2006
International Day of Families.  International Day of Families acknowledges that the family plays a key role in the development and protection of individual members of families and underlines the positive role of family is in socialization, education protection and the intergenerational transmission of culture and values.

May 15 - 22, 2006
Vancouver International Children's Festival.  The 29th Annual Vancouver International Children's Festival takes place at Vancouver's Vanier Park.  It's the original and largest outdoor children's festival of its kind, and has inspired many more throughout the world. For more info call 604-708-5655 or email info@childrensfestival.ca.  On the Web visit http://www.childrensfestival.ca.

May 17, 2006
Barrage.  What happens when you mix a merry band of fiddlers with a stage and light show that would make Metallica drool? You'd get something like Barrage; a troupe of Canadian fiddlers and accompanying players who not only wow audiences with their playing, but with complicated choreographed routines, all done to a killer light show. It's part folk, part country; but it's done with an attitude that is definitely rock & roll.  Bell Centre for Performing Arts, 6250 - 144th St, Surrey;  604-507-6355

May 17 - 28, 2006
The Mikado.  The Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society is currently in the middle of its 24th exciting season. After its sold out productions of Alice in Wonderland and HMS Pinafore, the society is now getting ready for its spring show, Gilbert and Sullivan?s ever popular operetta The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu.  The Mikado will be on stage from May 17 to 28 at the Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre, 88th Ave. and King George Highway. For more information and how to order tickets check out the G&S Society website at www.fvgss.org (http://www.fvgss.org)

May 18, 2006
Leeside Skatepark Fundraiser.  The Vancouver Skatepark Coalition presents a Leeside Skatepark Fundraiser at THE TWILIGHT DRIVE-IN 260th & Fraser Hwy., Langley; http://members.shaw.ca/daveholden/leesidedrivein.html

May 18, 2006
Presentation House Theatre presents AN EVENING WITH JIM BYRNES & HIS BAND.  All proceeds to Presentation House Theatre. Admission includes reception, silent auction, door prizes and 1-year membership.  Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; 604.990.3474, http://www.phtheatre.org

May 19 - 22, 2006
Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition.  There is something for everyone at the fair; parade, pancake breakfast, agricultural events and demonstrations, native arts and cultural events, home improvement ideas, midway, rides and entertainment for the children, and of course exciting rodeo competitions with some of North America's top cowboys.  For more information visit www.cloverdalerodeo.com

May 18 to July 9, 2006
Arts Club Theatre Company presents CABARET.  Deliciously gaudy and sinfully bawdy, wilkommen to the Kit Kat Cluba brassy and carefree world that is doomed to crumble. Set in Berlin in the early 1930s, Sally Bowles blindly performs in the smoky spotlight, unaware of the fact that peoples lives are about to be changed forever with the rise of the Nazi regime. Featuring the bold showstoppers Wilkommen, The Money Song, and the title song, Cabaret will transport you back to a time when the gin was dry and the emcees slithered in the night. 604.687.5315, http://www.artsclub.com

May 19 to September 10, 2006
Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market - the first of its kind in North America! A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before -on every Fri., Sat. & Sun. Check our website.  www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

May 20, 2006
Birding at Terra Nova, Terra Nova Park; 604-718-8400.

May 20, 2006
Buds 'n Bloom Plant & Garden Show.  Agassiz Agricultural Pavilion.  The eighth annual show will include a wide range of booths featuring everything avid gardeners dream of: indoor and outdoor plants; garden accessories; arts and crafts for the garden and many other surprises. Admission: free

May 20, 2006
Tynehead Nature Walk.  Enjoy a walk on the Serpentine Loop through Tynehead Regional Park. Smell fresh air, see mint green leaves and touch the textures of spring. Find out about plants and animals that live in the park?s forests and woodlands. Free. Registration required. For anyone who can walk 2 km. 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 20, 2006
Vancouver SaPaSa, a registered non-profit society dedicated to the promotion of South Indian classical music and dance in the Lower Mainland is presenting their 7th annual professional concert on Saturday, May 20 starting at 5 PM until 8.30 PM. This event will be at the Confederation Center, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby BC. The venue is next to the Confederation Park in Burnaby. The program features a mini concert by Mrs. Sunita Bapooji followed by the featured concert of South Indian Violin by Mrs. Sailaja Dharmala. Sailaja is seasoned violin player from Portland USA. She will also desmonstrate techniques in adapting Western violin to Indian music. Sailaja will be accompanied by Mr. Ramamurty Dharmala on Mridangam. Tickets are $12 for 13 years and above, $6 for others. Light refreshments will be provided. For tickets, please call  (604) 945-7764. For more details emailVancouverSaPaSa@yahoo.com (/ym/Compose?To=VancouverSaPaSa@yahoo.com) or visit their web site at www.geocities.com/VancouverSaPaSa (http://www.geocities.com/VancouverSaPaSa)

May 20 - 22, 2006
Lillooet Lake Rodeo.  Held annually on the May Long Weekend in Mount Currie; 604-894-6407.

May 20 - 28, 2006
Hyack Festival.  Dozens of events occur during the Hyack Festival ? some are organized by the Hyack Festival Association, and others are organized by our fellow community groups. There's Bandshell entertainment, parades, fireworks, sporting events, rides and carnival games. The list goes on and on. It's what Hyack is all about: a community of volunteers working together to produce over sixty family-oriented events for our residents and our thousands of visitors to enjoy. But don't take our word for it - come out and enjoy it all yourself. Held at various locations in New Westminster, 604-522-6894, www.hyack.bc.ca (http://www.hyack.bc.ca)

May 21, 2006
Burnaby Lake Through New Eyes free family event.  Meet and Park at the Burnaby Lake Nature House on Piper Avenue off Winston Street, or park your vehicle at the Avalon Avenue lot and enjoy a half-hour walk to the Nature House.  604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 21, 2006
Music Man Festival. Concerto Extravaganza and great family event featuring the five winners of the Piano Concerto Competition performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Guest artist Sasha Starcevich.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 21, 2006
Public Tree Tour-Riverview.  Come visit this World Class Collection of Trees(Arboretum)The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts guided Tree Tours, Sundays at 1 pm.  Tours last for about 2 hours, depending on weather and walkers preference.  Dress for the weather & make sure to wear, comfy shoes or boots.   Tours go RAIN or SHINE. 604-290-9910, trees@rhcs.org

May 21, 2006
Walk The World 2006 - Fight Hunger.  Walk the World to fight hunger - led by the UN World Food Programme and partners. Take a step to end child hunger by walking the world with us on 21 May 2006. In 24 hours and in 24 time-zones, join us to raise the funds and awareness we need to end child hunger.  Downtown Vancouver Art Gallery to Stanley Park; www.fighthunger.org

May 21, 2006
Wilderness At Your Doorstep, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 22, 2006
84TH MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS. The historic village of Fort Langley welcomes you to celebrate Victoria Day in style. Activities include a main street parade presided over by the May Queen and her Court, canoe races, Maypole dancing, children's activities, concessions. 11:00am - 4:00pm.  For more information contact Fort Langley BIA 604-888-8835

May 22, 2006
Monday, May 22nd - Victoria Day Celebrations  11:00am  5:00pm  Celebrate the anniversary of Queen Victoria?s Birthday in 1920s style. The site will be decorated with patriotic bunting and a traditional Shepard?s Pie will be served in our restaurant. We will have an ice cream making demonstration at 2 pm where visitors help measure & mix ingredients, then crank the old-fashioned ice cream freezer. Visiting children will also be encouraged to help Farmer Chris as he spruces up our heritage gardens for spring with marigolds and pansies. The Harrison River Restaurant will also be serving up afternoon tea with a fresh baked scone, homemade jam and a traditional pot of tea for only $4.50.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

May 22, 2006
Victoria Day - Statutory Holiday

May 24 - 28, 2006
THUNDERBIRD SPRING CLASSIC HORSE SHOW. Thunderbird Show Park invites you to join them for their summer schedule of shows. The public is welcome, but classes on the last day of each show are some of the most exciting! For more information on the shows please visit their website: www.thunderbirdshowpark.com.

May 26, 2006
Astronomy at Garry Point Park, Garry Point Park, Richmond; 604-718-8080.

May 26, 2006
Ta Ki Ta Presents A Night of Indo-Jazz.  Ta Ki Ta combines North Indian and Jazz musical traditions in a seamless whole where Eastern and Western instruments, rhythms, and melodies are treated on equal footing. The concert program will feature exciting new melodies and improvisations by members of the groupand some compositions by the great Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. The group comprises two of Canada?s finest North Indian musicians, Dr. Hari Pal (tabla) and Kenneth Wells (sarode) in collaboration with well known jazz guitarist, Dr.Jared Burrows. St. Andrews Heritage Hall.  Please visit  www.ta-ki-ta.com  for more information.

May 26 - 27, 2006
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE. Relay for life is a celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and a night of fun, entertainment, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Relay for Life involves teams of 10 people who participate in an overnight non-competitive relay. Participants take turns, walking, running, or strolling around a track. Teams consist of people representing corporations, communities, families and friends. Langley's Relay for Life will take place at McLeod Athletic Park. For additional information contact Liz Harris at 604-533-0822 or eharris@bc.cancer.ca. Visit their website at www.cancer.ca or their offices at 202-20434 64 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 1N4.

May 26 - 28, 2006
EAT!Vancouver - The Everything Food + Cooking Festival.  EAT!Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and intense culinary competitions, interactive cooking activities for kids, cookbook signings, and fantastic shopping and tasting opportunities. Visit our website for more information, more pictures and last year's line up of celebrity chefs, cooks, seminar leaders, cook book authors, competitions and exhibitors.  Held annually at BC Place Stadium; www.eat-vancouver.com (http://www.eat-vancouver.com)

May 26 - 28, 2006
Slo-Pitch.  Go to bat for BC Children's Hospital! Come out and have a great time while supporting the Hospital. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and register your Slo-Pitch team today. Come play at Softball City in Surrey ? a premiere sports and entertainment complex with four diamonds and a fully licensed restaurant and patio. With a fun activity area for children on Saturday and Sunday, you can bring your whole family to cheer you on as you hit a home run. In addition to having a blast and feeling fabulous about supporting the Hospital, you can receive great incentive prizes, such as a poker set for raising your pledges. Visit www.miracleweekend.com to register your team.  Softball City, 2201 148th Street, Surrey.

May 26 - 28, 2006
Textile Arts Guild of Richmond Quilt Show, Richmond Cultural Centre Lecture Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond.

May 27, 2006
Jondo Flamenco Festival 2006.  4th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival will feature highly respected and talented flamenco artists from Spain, France, Canada, Iran, Syria, and the US. Immerse yourselves in the true passion and fury of flamenco dance and song during an intense night of pure flamenco. This event features 3 singers, 2 dancers, 2 guitarists, and 1 Percussionist. Workshops in Singing, Guitar, and Dance will be offered on Sunday May 28, 2006. Concert Date: Saturday May 27 @ 8:00 PM - Scotiabank Dance Centre More information: www.flamenco.ca 604.767.5522

May 27, 2006
Wellbrook Winery. Second Anniversary Celebration.  Step back in time as you visit the century old farm site of Wellbook Winery. Anniversary celebration will include a classic car show, music, BBQ, activities for kids and the usual tastings of our wines and Bremner's Pure Fruit Juices; 604-946-1868, www.wellbrookwinery.com

May 27 - 28, 2006
4th Annual Jimmy Ng Memorial Hockey Tournament, Steveston Community Centre, 604-272-5539.

May 27 - 28, 2006
Peony Festival - China's most Prized flower!  The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Canadian Peony Society present a festival that celebrates the ?king of flowers?, the peony or mudan flower.  Enjoy a stroll through the Garden and revel in the beautiful sounds of music dedicated to the peony,  View the lush display of peonies from Ferncliff Gardens, Take a peek at the paintings by the Canadian Chinese Artist Federation. Find out what the attraction is to China?s most highly prized flower that is associated with wealth, prosperity, royalty and friendship.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

May 27 - 28, 2006
The 9th Annual European Festival.  Cultural displays, ethnic foods, entertainment on stage. Activities for the children and an evening dance. Visit 25 countries in one day! $7/person, children under 12 free.  Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby; 604-536-3394, ediebijdemast@dutchnetwork.ca

May 27 - 28, 2006
Woodcarver's Show, Steveston Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8080.

May 27 to September 10, 2006
Vancouver Art Gallery presents ARTHUR ERICKSON.  Guest curated by Nicholas Olsberg and organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, this exhibition will focus on twelve projects undertaken by Erickson between 1963 and 2002. A monograph on Erickson's work, co-published with Douglas & McIntyre, will accompany the exhibition. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

May 28, 2006
"Shear Heaven!" To celebrate the "Rites of Spring", the whole flock of sheep are professionally shorn and "worked" by a Border Collie dog. Members of the Greater Vancouver Spinners and Weavers Guild are on hand to demonstrate the spinning, carding and weaving of wool once it has left the sheep. A food concession and pony rides are available. Shearing times are 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Held at Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver; 604-929-5610, www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

May 28, 2006
Children`s Walk-Riverview.  Come visit this World Class Collection of Trees(Arboretum)in the 2nd Annual Walk designed especially for CHILDREN.  Riverview Hospital: 2601 Lougheed Hwy; 604-290-9910, trees@rhcs.org

May 28, 2006
Hip Hip Hooray! Vancouver.   If you or a loved one have benefited from surgery to your bones and joints, you know the independence orthopaedic surgery brings. You are invited to join Hip Hip Hooray! and celebrate your new mobility. Hip Hip Hooray! Vancouver is a 1K Walk & 5K Fun Run for people like you and is attended by patients, their families and orthopaedic professionals. There will be food and music, and an invitation to join in events such as a bake sale, silent auction, prize draws and kids activities. Spanish Banks West.  Visit our website www.orthowalk.com/vancouver.html.

May 28, 2006
Lions Club Salmon Run Antique Car Show, Steveston Community Centre; 604-718-8080.

May 28, 2006
Steveston's Lions Club Car Show, Steveston Community Centre, 604-718-8080.

May 28, 2006
Weedbusters Workparty - Policeman's Helmet.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park, 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

May 29 to August 28, 2006
Community Grass Volleyball Leagues.  Trout Lake - John Hendrey Park.  (604) 255-2832, www.tfcvolleyball.com

May 31 to June 10, 2006
Vancouver East Cultural Centre presents BEAUTIFUL VIEW.  A play about joy and pain, misunderstandings and connections and how one moment can alter the whole world. It is a play about love. In da da kamera's minimalist trademark style, Beautiful View plays out the story of the relationship between Michael and Liz: how they came together and how they've drifted apart. As Michael and Liz embark on a journey to find new scenarios for the rest of their lives, we are drawn into their world and asked to see things from different points of view. The result is a beautifully acted, intense and dynamic theatrical experience; 604.280.3311, http://www.vecc.bc.ca

June 1 to September 24, 2006
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.  Bard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions.  A Midsummer's Night Dream (Mainstage tent), Measure for Measure (Mainstage tent), The Winter's Tale (Studio Stage tent), and Troilus and Cressida (Studio Stage tent).   For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit www.bardonthebeach.org (http://www.bardonthebeach.org)

June 2 - 3, 2006
Voices of the Fraser.  In this entertaining, interactive, walkthrough theatrical experience, the history of Deas Island finds its voice. Program participants will witness the transformations of this land in the half-century between 1870 and 1920: the vigorous salmon runs and the canneries that built up around them, European settlement and agriculture, and the major role of First Nations peoples and immigrants in the workforce.  Meet the characters and hear their stories as you live their experiences. Deas Island Regional Park in Delta. June 2 and 3: 8:45 pm, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm

June 3, 2006
Behind the Scenes Curator?s Tour.  Explore areas of the museum and other heritage buildings that are not normally open to the public with our Curator as your guide.  Then try your hand at our museum trivia challenge! Our Jr. Merchant Playroom will be open throughout the day, located in the sub-basement of the General Store. Educational artifacts will be provided for children to use their imaginations as they learn of inventions of the 1920s. Enjoy home style cooking in our qu

June 3, 2006
Vancouver Landfill is having its 6th Annual Open House between 9:30am-3pm. Uncover the mystery of what happens to your garbage! Jump on a half-hour bus tour to peek behind the scenes. Explore gardens demonstrating Naturescaping. Learn about the Landfill's environmental protection system. Discover how landfill gas generates electricity and heat. Hop in actual Landfill equipment. Check out educational displays on waste reduction, recycling, Burns Bog and more. Watch the bird control hawks in action, Enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Take home a free bag of compost. Kid's activities include crafts, plant potting, a giant sandbox, balloon twisting, face painting and musical entertainment.  Vancouver Landfill, 5400 72nd Street, Delta; 604-326-4600.

June 16 - 25, 2006
Hellenic Cultural Week and Greek Day on Broadway.  Family Street festival celebrating Hellenic Culture Past, Present and Future.  Location: Broadway Avenue betwwen McDonald & Blenheim; www.greekday.com

June 18, 2006
Black Powder Father?s Day, 11:00am  5:00pm. Treat your Father to a splendid old-fashioned way to celebrate his special day! Dad enjoys free admission to the site today. We will have local gun collectors dressed in period costume who would be delighted to show off their guns and share their knowledge on this subject. Blacksmithing demonstrations will also be on site, with a professional blacksmith showing off his talents and wares. A knife and tomahawk throw will be taking place in one of our pastures, and a Trader?s Row will be set up in the Orchard, featuring crafts and wares that every settler would need. Hearty buffalo chili and homemade bread will be featured in our Harrison River Restaurant. Or take dinner home? the Waterloo Farm Gift Shop is offering ?gently grown? T-Bone sirloin steaks on sale.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

June 23 - 28, 2006
World Peace Forum 2006. This is a huge moment in Vancouver?s history as we host the 18th annual World Peace Forum.   There will be 98 of the world delegates? coming here to discuss the methods for achieving peace within our lifetime.   There are many events scheduled, but all we need is to get the word out to the people of Canada and beyond.  The World Peace Forum 2006 is an international gathering of individuals, groups and civic governments from cities and communities to envision a living culture of peace and sustainability in our lifetimes.  The success of this event depends on all of us. We can work together in the journey to peace!   For a complete schedule click on the link to access the website.   Don?t miss out on the artist display from Yoko Ono, the peace walk and festival and the peace boat from Kobe, Japan! www.worldpeaceforum.ca

June 25, 2006
The Random Acts of Art festival will be hitting the streets of Edgemont Village in North Vancouver.  This unique event showcases the artistic talents of youth visual and performing artists. It runs from 12pm-6pm and is sure to be an excellent kick-off to the summer.  Random Acts of Art features: Bands, Youth, Choir ensembles, Dancers, Painters, Crafters, Photographers, Arts and Crafts, and more.  For more information please visit our website: www.randomactsfestival.com

July 16, 2006
A Very Berry Country Fair.  Enjoy a funfilled day for the whole family with live entertainment from the TomCats, playing popular hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's,80's...was ther anything beyond that? 18 hole miniature golf presented by Bells & Whistles, Bouncy Castle, hands on candy making at the Maple Sugar Shack, a 'no Hands' strawberry shortcake eating contest, face painting by Seastar, and our Famous Mr. Bubbles the Singing Clown will all be there to entertain the kids. Freybe gourmet Foods will be on site with their ever popular and fabulously deicious barbeque available 11am-3pm, an amazing array of market vendors, and many berries, including 'very berry' wine tasting from the award winning selection of the Fort Wine Co..Come celebrate sunshine, laughter, music and kids with us! The Very Berry Country Fair also celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Fort Wine CO., see ya'there.  10am - 5pm, The Fort Wine Co. Farm, 26151 84th Ave., Fort Langley Contact info; myeniko@yahoo.ca  or www.thefortwineco.com

Ongoing until May 11, 2006
Langara College is thrilled to announce our second annual festival of the arts. Our Creative & Applied Arts students are eager to share their work with the world. Join us in celebration of their achievement and in support of the arts in our community. Check for time, updates, and previews online at www.artsfest.ca.

Ongoing until May 20, 2006
EASY RIDER.  Over 54 brands and 260 motorcycles, including street, racing, and police motorcycles. Presented by the Trev Deeley Motorcycle Museum. Surrey Museum, 17710 - 56A Avenue, Surrey; (604) 502-6456.

Ongoing until July 2, 2006
Judy Cheung - Free Link.  This multi-media installation explores tele-transportation, social organization, public and private interaction and the desire to find secure ways to connect globally while maintaining distinct regional and cultural identities. Inspired by a 30 year-old engineering scheme ? the Bering Straight Bridge proposal to join Alaska and Siberia ? the freeLink project will be a simulated environment exploring how voyagers might travel from continent to continent via one single land and bridge based highway.  Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 - 88 Ave., Surrey; 604-501-5566.

Ongoing until June 18, 2006
Robert Genn: Robert Genn is one of Canada's most accomplished painters, and a long time resident of Surrey. He is considered to be continuing in the Canadian landscape painting tradition of bold painterly techniques and strong design, often on site in the wilderness he loves.  Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 - 88 Ave., Surrey; 604-501-5566.

Ongoing until August 31, 2006
Vancouver Public Library presents MUSIC OF THE WHOLE WORLD.  The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra will present a free, six-part series on the ways that inter-cultural music has been and is being developed. Various musical traditions including those of Asia, India, Latin America and the Middle East will be explored through demonstration, lecture and discussion. Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, (604) 331-4001, http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca

Ongoing
For the last 12 years I've been running a non-profit organization in Delta called Air Time Canada.  We offer a free Aviation Camp where kids (and adults) learn how to co-pilot an airplane and get a chance to try it out for real.  It's completely free, in that we cover the cost of the ground school, food, flights, fuel, instructors, etc.  Participants do have to pay for their own classroom supplies.  You can find out a lot more at: http://www.airfun.org  David Black, Director, Air Time Canada;

Ongoing
Totems - Silent Messengers of the West Coast.  Visit the largest and most diverse collection of totem poles Vancouver has seen and pay homage to this ancient icon in Pacific Northwest Coast native culture, known as the silent messenger. Coastal Peoples Fine Arts, 1024 Mainland St., Vancouver; 604.685.9248, http://www.coastalpeoples.com

April 20 to May 7, 2006
Royal City Music Theatre presents PETER PAN.  Three children who vanish from their nursery in 1904 London, experience hair-breadth escapes, the wonder of flight and the secret of the underworld of the Lost Boys. Watching over all of this is Peter Pan, mischievous, daring, unstoppable and unforgettable, fulfilling his promise to never grow old but to always embody the eternal world of a child's imagination.  Bell Centre for the Performing Arts, 6250-144th Street, Surrey, 604-522-4306.

May 26, 2006
26th Annual Run for Light Stanley Park. On May 26, 2006, BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association will host our 26th annual "Run for Light " fun run held in support of our organization. This is a 4.3km run that starts at sundown in Stanley Park at Lumberman?s Arch. The run is an awareness event for BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association, a nonprofit organization which facilitates participation and encourages achievement in sport for British Columbians who are blind or visually impaired and British Columbians who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities. All registered participants are provided with Glow in the Dark T-shirts and Light Sticks. The event begins with entertainment and recognition of the role sport and recreation play in our lives. At precisely 9:32 p.m., the run begins, with runners and walkers, young to old, making their way through Stanley Park to the Seawall, guided by their glowing light sticks. This is a family-oriented event with participants from throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond. All participants are eligible for the post-run prize draw, regardless of their finishing time. To register or volunteer for the event, please contact BC Blind Sports at (604) 321-1638 or info@bcblindsports.bc.ca , www.bcblindsports.bc.ca.

June 4, 2006
A one-day, self-guided tour of 10 heritage houses with visitors using a 32 page guidebook detailing history of each open site. 10 am ? 5 pm, www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

July 15, 2006
The 4rd Annual Whiskey Creek Music Festival takes place Saturday July 15, 2006 from Noon to 11pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. This Music Festival features top Tribute Artists known throughout North America for their spectacular performances. This year's Festival includes tributes to  Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many more! This 11 hour musical extravaganza costs $20 for the entire day, with children aged 12 and under admitted free. Admission is by advanced ticket purchase or at the gate on July 15, 2006. Gate opens at 11am - overnight camping on Saturday is free with admission; www.whiskeycreekmusicfestival.org

August 20, 2006
Latin Summer Festival at Trout Lake, Vancouver; www.latinsummerfest.com

September 9 - 10, 2006
Courageous inspired Canadians, challenging physical limits, through night and day, to raise money and awareness for those living with cancer. This is the essence of Step Up for the Cure. It is a 24-hour stair climbing marathon with the goal of running vertical meters for each Canadian battling this disease. Every 4 minutes in Canada, a Canadian is diagnosed with cancer. Therefore, the challenge for each participant is to run 1 set every 4 minutes (or 15 sets an hour) for the duration of the event. Our goals for 2006 are to: Run 1 million stairs in each of the three participating cities (MONTREAL | OTTAWA | VANCOUVER). Run 1 set for each Canadian diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Raise $60,000 for the Cancer Research Society in order to create a "Step Up for the Cure" research grant. Locations Montreal September 16-17, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Molson Percival Stadium (475 Pine Ave. West) Ottawa September 23-24, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: TBA Vancouver September 9-10, 2006 12:00 PM (noon) - 12:00 PM (noon) Location: Swangard Stadium

Ongoing until June, 2006
Jericho Hill Community Drum Circle, lead by Lyle Povah - 8th Year! An intergenerational, multicultural and weekly rhythmical celebration, all ages and stages welcome, first-time-beginner-friendly, wheelchair accessible, drums and instruments provided. Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Avenue, Sundays drop-in (September-June), 3-5 p.m. Adults $5, 4-18 years and seniors $3, under 4 years free. Info 604 736-6487 or lyle_povah@codacom.com

Ongoing until June 23, 2006
Free 18-week In-Depth Meditation Course.  SAHAJA YOGA is the spontaneous, effortless untion with the Spirit. Pure meditation allows you to get in touch and cleanse your inner being. Achieve balance and a deep sense of joy. Everyone is welcome to join!!! Every Friday 7pm at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Family Room, Joyce Skytrain Station, 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver; 604-597-8440, http://www.sahajayoga.ca/vancouver/

Ongoing until July 1, 2006
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents OUR VANISHING SKY.  By simple definition, light pollution is light that is not needed or wanted, including lighting that is too bright. Through educational text display panels, looped video presentations, interactive activities and a Planetarium show demonstrating the before-and-after impact of night light pollution on major cities around the globe, Our Vanishing Sky educates visitors about the disturbingly negative effects of light pollution on their lives and what they can do about it.  604-738-STAR, www.spacecentre.ca

Ongoing
Deep Sea: The Ride.  Visitors to Deep Sea are taken aboard a submersible in search of the two great monsters of the deep ocean: The Giant Squid and the Sperm Whale. Two kilometres beneath the Ocean's surface, where pressure makes the environment more inhospitable than the surface of Mars, we follow a Sperm Whale through a spectacular hydrothermal vent community that teems with exotic life. It is a scene that has been observed by only a handful of ocean researchers. But there is more! Finding ourselves in the midst of a shoal of squid, we are amazed to see a Giant Squid up close. Hold on tight as our submersible is crushed between these two monsters as they jostle in a titanic struggle to survive. HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver; Please contact the Space Centre for showtimes, as schedule can vary at 604-738-7827.

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents VTSL FAMILY MATINEE SERIES.  Instant Improv is improvised sketch comedy at its very best. The audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the improvisers provide the entertainment in the form of hilarious improvised scenes. Whether the improvisers reconstruct the story of an audience members first day at school or a recess mishap, each Instant Improv performance is as unique as its audience.  New Revue Stage, 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island.  604-738-7013, www.vtsl.com

Ongoing
Family Fun at the UBC Museum of Anthropology: Poles of the Northwest Coast.  This program is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm. MOA welcomes families and individuals interested in learning more about NWC First Nations cultures. This new program is free with admission to the Museum. Family admission of $25 includes two adults and up to four children. The program lasts 90 minutes and is suitable for children 6-12 years. For more information visit: http://moa.ubc.ca/programs/index.php

Ongoing
MOMS WANTED! Ever feel under-appreciated? Does someone you know think they have a better idea of how to raise your own children? How would you like to put them to the test? Put that know-it-all family member or special friend in your shoes while you enjoy a weekend getaway! Paperny Films is looking for moms (or dads) with multiple children to star in "Crash Test Mommy", an insightful and entertaining television series for Life Network on the realities of parenting. If you know a mum (or dad) who really deserves a break and who has something to prove, call 604 228 1960 or e-mail us at mum@papernyfilms.com for more information.

Ongoing
You Say You Want A Revolution.  Groove on Vancouver as the hippie capital of Canada. Visit the hippies? communal house, try on some macrame finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s. Look for your mom or dad, or yourself, in swinging footage of the Stanley Park Be-In and the Retinal Circus nightclub. Follow the action as Vancouverites ?both hippie and straight - fought the freeway and saved their neighbourhoods.  Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, 604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Imprentice. The Imprentice isnt about Money, Money, Money, Money its about Funny, Funny, Funny, Funny when an all-powerful host, with impossibly bad hair, runs a competition where a group of improvisers must employ all their formal training, their street-smarts, their improv-chutzpah in this ultimate boardroom battle. Who will hear those dreaded words Youre fired! and which one will be hired to be the Improv Apprentice. It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,  www.vtsl.com
 






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