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Special Events for May 2007
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May 1, 2007
Free Seminar - Feeding the Soil: Composts, Cover Crops and Other Goodies.  Dr. Art Bomke will provide an informative seminar on his research as it relates to compost, cover crops and other goodies. Dr. Art Bomke is a professor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. His research builds from a basic concern for sustainable soil management and examines composting, the use of yard trimmings, cover crops and manure. UBC Botanical Garden; (604) 822-3928

May 1, 2007
House of Blues presents JARVIS COCKER.  Jarvis Cocker is an English musician, best known for fronting the band Pulp. Jarvis Cocker is now following a solo career - his debut album titled Jarvis came out in the UK on November 13, 2006.  Commodore Ballroom, 604.739.4550.

May 1, 2007
House of Blues presents JOHN MAYER w/ special guest KATHLEEN EDWARDS, Pacific Coliseum, 604.251.7787.

May 1 - 5, 2007
Carousel Theatre presents The Odyssey.  The world of Greek Mythology comes alive in an epic theatrical staging. The Odyssey follows the many adventures of Odysseus and his sailors on their long journey home from the Trojan War. Meet Athena, Poseidon, the Cyclops and many others as the tales of Ancient Greece unfold in an unforgettable story that spans the seas and the decades.  Waterfront Theatre, http://www.carouseltheatre.ca/literary.html

May 1 - 28, 2007
The Land Gives Me Rice, Rice Gives Me Life: A Photography Exhibit Rice farmers in China document in photographs a year in the life of their villages. Sponsored by Greenpeace and the Chinese Cultural Centre, the photography exhibit portrays the importance of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. Opens April 28 and runs until May 28, 2007 at the Chinese Cultural Centre, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver. For more information contact: 604-721-7493

May 1 - 31, 2007
Richmond to Celebrate Asian Heritage Month.  http://www.richmond.ca/news/city/asianmonth.htm

May 2, 2007
Naomi Beth Wakan.  Naomi Beth Wakan is the author of "Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life." She will share her experiences as an older writer in order to offer insights that will amuse, inform and encourage you to get writing. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education).  Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia St.; (604) 331-4044.

May 2, 2007
YOUTH FAIR.  Frog Hollow Neighbourhod House 2nd Annual Youth Fair Come celebrate Youth Week by attending this FREE event! Open to youth age 15-30 Receive information from our many service providers including: -Education -Employmet -Health -Housing and Much More. *Free stuff, *Door Prizes, *Mini makeovers!  2131 RENFREW ST, 604-253-9675.

May 2 - 6, 2007
NewMusicWest.  NewMusicWest is the largest and most influential new music festival on the West Coast, attracting great music, businesses and individuals from all over North America. NMW showcases 200 bands, in 25 venues over 5 nights and invites the public and the music industry to attend. http://www.newmusicwest.com

May 3, 2007
Become an Intercultural Host.  Vancouver is fast becoming one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The YMCA Connections program offers Canadians the opportunity to learn about other cultures through one-to-one matches with new immigrants. We also provide cross-cultural training workshops, seminars and social activities. Come on out to this information session and find out all about this free program.  YMCA Vancouver #201-1166 Alberni Street; 604-685-8066.

May 3, 2007
Julie Barlow: The Story of French.  Join award-winning freelance journalist, Julie Barlow as she presents her new book, "The Story of French", co-authored by her husband Jean-Benoit Nadeau. The book unravels the mysteries of a language that has maintained its global influence despite the ascendancy of English. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise de Vancouver and Sophia Books).  Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia Street; (604) 331-4044.

May 3, 2007
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Sakir Hussain Maestros in Concert.  Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, santoor, and Zakir Hussain, tabla, come together in one of the most highly anticipated and applauded concert performances both in India and internationally.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 3 - 4, 2007
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents SWINGIN' WITH DORSEY & SINATRA!  Orpheum Theatre; 

May 3 - 5, 8 - 10, 2007
Lola Dance presents the world premiere of Provincial Essays, a new work for five dancers. This piece is an eclectic collection of choreographic landscapes. The movement vocabulary is inspired by observations of the natural world. Born out of investigation into our emotional and physical terrain, Provincial Essays represents landscapes embedded with persistent and inevitable obsessions. Scotiabank Dance Centre - Faris Family Studio (677 Davie St.and Granville),  604 683 6552 or www.loladance.org (http://www.loladance.org/)

May 3 - 12, 2007
Felix Culpa presents Revenge.  The Firehall Arts Centre, 604.231.7535, http://www.felixculpa.bc.ca/

May 3 - 12, 2007
Gateway Theatre presents THE STONE FACE.  Welcome to the surreal world of Buster Keaton, an altered universe where doors solve problems and card games provide lessons in life. It's 1964 and first-time director Alan Schneider visits Keaton to discuss a new project, not expecting to enter a world filled with gags, inexplicable magic and events that defy logic. Watch closely! You won't want to miss a thing.  Gateway Theatre, 604.270.1812, http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/

May 3 - 12, 2007
Theatre Terrific presents doGs.  doGs explores the essence of belief; is it a ?hope beyond reason?? Nine odd, quaint, bizarre and mundane characters bring their beliefs or; absence of beliefs to the crossroads. Peeling away the political correctness that shields their convictions, a dance of dialogue ensues.  Performance Works, 604.231.7535

May 4, 2007
Rick Mercer.  Co-presented by the UBC Alma Mater Society and the Chan Centre Known as "Canada's Unofficial Opposition," Rick Mercer has some of the most satirical wit and the most delightfully scathing political commentary going. Winner of 25 Gemini Awards, he currently hosts The Rick Mercer Report, one of the CBC's most popular shows. http://www.ticketmaster.ca

May 4 - 5, 2007
VANCOUVER?S FOURTH REGIONAL HISTORICA FAIR.  Over 80 students from a dozen Vancouver schools will be coming together May 4th and 5th in a celebration of Canadian history and heritage. They will participate in Vancouver ?s fourth Regional Historica Fair and by doing so will join nearly 200,000 other young people across Canada involved in Historica Fairs. The Fair is taking place at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Vancouver Museum and is open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 5th.  www.vancouverheritagefair.ca

May 4 - 6, 2007
2007 Delta Gymnastics International Invitational.  A gymnastics competition for athletes of all ages from throughout the province - featuring the 'Cash and Carry Cup' - a meet for both young and high performance athletes to display gymnastics for cash prizes. Come see the best gymnasts in BC alongside some of Canada's best at a local community level meet!  South Delta Recreational Centre, 604-943-0460.

May 4 - 6, 2007
Chilliwack Jazz Festival.  www.chwkjazz.com

May 4 - 6, 2007
Maple Ridge Mountain Festival.  To celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Mountain Festival, the planning committee is meeting now! The Society will be hosting children's entertainment at the Fun Zone and the People's Choice Photography competition.  604-463-5221, http://www.mapleridge.org

May 4 - 9, 2007
Design Vancouver 2007. Design Vancouver is the West Coast?s chic and innovative interior design expo on May 4-6 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Showcasing the latest and most design-forward solutions for any space, the event features top retailers, independent designers and small space experts, with ideas ranging from top-of-the-line to budget-conscious. The theme of this year?s event is "The Stories Behind Design." Features will include a design competition using mountain pine beetle wood, a display space for up-and-coming designers, a custom-built laneway studio outside the Convention Centre, and a design experts speakers? series.  Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, www.dvexpo.ca

May 4 - 13, 2007
May Day Festival. The City of Port Coquitlam has been celebrating May Day since 1923. The community's modern take on a historic celebration includes a whole week of fun-filled activities including outdoor concerts, community showcases, May Pole dancing, amusement rides, the Kids Toonie Fun Run and the May Day Parade. 604-927-7900

May 4 - 27, 2007
Playhouse Theatre Company presents THE ANDERSEN PROJECT.  Canadian theatre legend Robert Lepage (the far side of the moon) returns to the Playhouse with another extraordinary one-man show. A Quebecois songwriter is commissioned by a French opera company to write an opera based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Dryad. His experiences in Paris parallel Andersen's own trip to the 1867 World's Fair as past and present intertwine in Lepage's fertile imagination. The two men, separated by more than a century, are connected through their shared loneliness, sexual confusion and unfulfilled longings. Lepage weaves his trademark theatrical alchemy onstage, creating a visually and emotionally stunning piece of theatre.  Vancouver Playhouse, 604.873.3311, http://www.vancouverplayhouse.com/currentseason/0607_andersenproject.php

May 4 to December 31, 2007
Rice is Life. Cultivated for over 5,000 years in more than 100 countries, on every continent except Antarctica , rice sustains two-thirds of the world?s population.  The exhibit explores the agricultural, spiritual and artistic significance of rice.  Vancouver Museum, 604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

May 5, 2007
9th Annual Celebrate the Arts Parade. We will once again be celebrating the arts in our community during the month of May, and to kick off our annual parade we have come up with a new theme. This year our theme will be ?CELEBRATE THE ARTS DOWN ON THE FARM? and all participants are expected to incorporate this theme when decorating their float. Below and to the left you will find a link to the parade application. All floats will once again be marshalling in one area, the parking lot of Chilliwack Senior Secondary School and surrounding area. The parade committee will phone each entry with specific marshalling instructions closer to the parade date.  Downtown Chilliwack, (604) 792-2069.

May 5, 2007
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.  Mission, BC;  www.vcn.bc.ca/bcucf/

May 5, 2007
Behind the Scenes. Behind the Scenes Tour Explore areas of the General Store and the Cottage, which are not normally open to the public. The Cottage was built near the present campground by the Martin family in the 1890s. Currently this building holds our archives and the Fraser Heritage Society offices. Discover the benefits of volunteering and the inner workings of a BC Heritage site...?Where history comes to life.?  Kilby Historic Site, http://www.kilby.ca

May 5, 2007
Burnaby Village Museum opens for the Summer Season. A visit to Burnaby Village Museum is a step back in time to the 1920s. Experience life as it might have been in Burnaby. Self-guided tours let you explore the farmhouse and village at your own pace. Period-costumed interpreters welcome guests and give demonstrations at the various homes, businesses and shops of a traditional village along the BC Electric Railway tramline. An exciting must for every visitor is a whirl on the fully restored historic 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel. Rides are accompanied by music from a grand 1925 Wurlitzer organ. Amenities include an ice-cream parlour that offers a menu of light meals and snacks, picnic tables and a gift shop. The site is wheelchair accessible. Open daily, 11:00am-4:30pm, until September 3. Admission rates apply. 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604.293.6500. Visit  http://www.burnabyvillagemusem.ca/ for more information.

May 5, 2007
Centennial Celebration in Song.  North Shore choirs join together to celebrate the City of North Vancouver's centenary in song.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 5, 2007
Chilliwack Riding Club May Horse Show, Free Admission, Chilliwack Heritage Park - Sand rings 1&2 (Exit 116 off of Hwy 1); 604-823-0220.

May 5, 2007
DPCC Garden Network Plant Sale.  At very reasonable prices we have perennials from local gardens, herbs from Easy Acres Herb Farm and more. Sale in lane behind 782 West 22nd Ave. Donated plants gratefully accepted, contact Jacqui at 604.879.7954. Sat, May 5 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm; 604-879-7954.

May 5, 2007
Fingerling Festival.  Noons Creek Hatchery and Port Moody Rec Centre, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody. 604-469-9106 or visit www.noonscreek.org

May 5, 2007
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 Centres and choose your table (maximum of one table per person plus one table for a friend). Registration begins 9:00am on March 20. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, May 5. Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Phone 604.294.1936

May 5, 2007
George Carlin.  The irreverent and irascible demigod Comedy Central voted second-best standup comic of all time (after Richard Pryor) hits Vancouver one week before his 70th birthday. Hipsters young and old, and anyone who still likes sticking it to the man. River Rock Show Theatre, 604-280-4444

May 5, 2007
Huge Kids Toy and Clothing Sale, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050-176 Street, Cloverdale; 604 588 9919.

May 5, 2007
Jesters,Jugglers and Jousters.  Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived King Edmund + Queen Catherine, and they lived in a marvelous castle. They were much loved in the land and people from far and wide would come and join in their banquet celebrations. There was always much revelry and merriment at these affairs, and music, dance, juggling and jousting were always guaranteed crowd pleasers. On May 5th, it is your turn to come and join in the festivities as we go back to Medieval times for a banquet and performances beyond compare. 604-874-9325,  www.inthehousefestival.com

May 5, 2007
Leigh Square Community Arts Village Opens Up!  The City of Port Coquitlam announces the grand opening celebration of the new Leigh Square Community Arts Village! The opening is a part of the City?s May Day celebrations and the public are invited to an afternoon of tours, music, arts and crafts activities and arts and heritage exhibits.  2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam;  604-927-8440.

May 5, 2007
May Mardi Gras One Day Jazz Blowout.  Event is held from noon until midnight, featuring bands: 51st Eight, The Louisiana Joymakers, and Lance Buller and the Monarchs. Event is being held in the Landing Leisure Center (formerly Ag-Rec) plus there are free outdoor youth performances; Chilliwack, 604-795-3600 or 1-866-300-7111

May 5, 2007
Millipedes, Slugs and Bugs.  Which vegetarian has four legs per segment and lives underground? Discover friendly millipedes, banana slugs and other invertebrates that live near and under the ground in summer. Join your child in a bug hunt, nature games and outdoor activities. Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 5, 2007
South Delta Jazz Festival presents East Van Jazz Orchestra.  Tsawwassen Arts Centre, http://www.southdeltajazzfestival.com/

May 5, 2007
St. George's Fair.  One of Vancouver's Largest Fairs: Saturday May 5th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's St.George's School Fair celebrates the 1950's with an international food fair featuring a Korean BBQ, Indian and Oriental Delights, a superb collection of vintage cars, yoyo and dance demonstrations, live music, midway; and plenty of games and rides for the entire family. The community of Vancouver is invited to attend. Entrance is only $2.00! Free Parking is available at St. George's Senior School Campus located at 4175 W. 29th Ave. Besides a ton of activities for children and families, the Fair has a huge collection of used books, sporting goods, clothing and many designer label clothing items, garden baskets, home baking, toys and games, antiques and a raffle. The Super Grand Prize is a 2007 Pontiac Solstice valued at $32,000.00 and several Grand Prizes including a Rocky Mountain RailTour (Valued at $3,500), Whistler Getaway Package (Valued at $3,000), Two European Spa Packages. 3851 West 29th Avenue, 604-224-1425.

May 5, 2007
WestCoast Families magazine presents the Mother's Day Photo Event at Ikea (Richmond & Coquitlam).  Saturday May 5th from 10am-2pm.  Professional photographers from Bopomo Pictures and WhatSee Photography will be at each location to take pictures of your kids for Mother's Day!  Each family receives a FREE print, which can be picked up in-store on Friday May 11 or Saturday May 12.  The best photo from each location will appear on the COVER of WestCoast Families magazine! www.westcoastfamilies.com  www.ikea.com

May 5 - 6, 2007
Botanical Watercolours Course.  Join botanical painter Alison Watt for this introductory course to Botanical Painting. The class will cover watercolour materials and basic watercolour techniques. Special attention will be given to the concerns of plant painting. Please visit Alison?s web-site at http://www.alisonwatt.ca/ to view a selection of her works. Class Size 14 people maximum.  UBC Botanical Garden, (604) 822-3928.

May 5 - 6, 2007
Introductory Botanical Watercolours Course.  UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.  (604) 827-4536

May 6, 2007
"Anybody Can Make Solar Ovens" at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts' Rhododendron Festival on May  6, 2007. This is a FREE festival, open to the public. "Kids" from 6 to 106 will enjoy creating and building free-form solar ovens. Its an edu-fun activity! Solar ovens can be designed to fold, i.e. for a summer camp. Its happening under the Solar Power Roadshow tent at "Rhodofest" and everyone is invited. Free.

May 6, 2007
Darts Hill Garden Park Spring Open House 2007.  Due to tremendous interest in visiting the park, this spring will see two days where the public can come to enjoy the fabulous Darts Hill Garden Park, the most outstanding plantsman?s garden in Western Canada. Spring is a time when this garden shows off the colours and fragrances of flowering shrubs, perennials and the largest selection of tree species in the Pacific Northwest. Surrey?s own Darts Hill Garden Park represents a great opportunity to see many unusual and rare plants as well as good old fashioned easy to find favourites. Guides will be on hand to point out plants of special interest and to answer all your questions.  16th Avenue, at 170th Street.  For more information on Darts Hill Garden Park, call 604.501.5050 or visit Surrey?s website at www.parks.surrey.ca .

May 6, 2007
19th Annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival. This quaint festival features a unique blend of art and horticulture.  Highlights include entertainment, free watercolour workshops, garden tours, commericial plant sales, interactive arts activities, and the ever popular Strawberry Tea.  Take home a bargain for your home and garden from the Silent Auction.  Deer Lake, Burnaby.

May 6, 2007
Bell Walk for Kids.  On Sunday May 6th, in more than 50 communities across the country, thousands of Canadians will step out to help out. Every dollar raised will help ensure Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors can always be there with the support and hope troubled and abused kids need and deserve.  Spanish Banks Beach; 604-647-2970.

May 6, 2007
BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon. Canada's largest marathon takes participants from B.C. Place Stadium through False Creek to Stanley Park and the Kitsilano neighbourhood. www.bmovanmarathon.ca, 604.872.2928

May 6, 2007
Children?s Swap Meet. 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.  Admission is free and there will be a concession available with light refreshments. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam; 604-933-6048 or email poiriercommunitycentre@coquitlam.ca

May 6, 2007
Rhododendron Festival at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 604.739.7717.

May 6, 2007
Salmon Send-off.  Join us for some fi shy fun. Release salmon fry into the Serpentine River, enjoy a hatchery tour, children?s activities and a short fish habitat walk. Allow at least one hour to complete all activities.  Tynehead Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007
Jericho Hill Community Drumming Circle.  Everyone Welcome!!  This is a fun, intergenerational, multicultural and rhythmical celebration, all ages and stages welcome, first-time-beginner-friendly, wheelchair accessible, drums and instruments provided. Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Avenue.

May 7, 2007
Sheila Baxter.  Sheila Baxter has been active in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and West End for the past 25 years. She is a street poet, tutor and author of five groundbreaking books on poverty and homelessness, including her recent play, "Death in a Dumpster: A Passion Play for the Homeless." (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education).  Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia St., (604) 331-4044.

May 8, 2007
Music on Main Society presents Tyler Duncan, baritone and Erika Switzer, piano. Heritage Hall, 604.231.7535, http://www.musiconmain.ca

May 8 - 12, 2007
Vancouver East Cultural Centre Presents SMASH UP.  Smash Up Vancouver delivers the Vancouver debut of Animals of Distinction, a new project from The Holy Body Tattoo co-founder Dana Gingras. A series of short mixed-media works conceived as a collision between dance, animation and sound, Smash Up expresses the sublimely disquieting forces of desire, isolation, emotional and physical dislocation. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604.251.1363, http://www.vecc.bc.ca

May 9 - 13, 2007
Vancouver Sun Tournament of Sand Sculpture Champions.  The 2nd Annual Vancouver Sun Tournament of Sand Sculpture Champions will be held from May 09-13, 2007. Eighteen former World Champions and multiple-medal winners from the past seventeen years of the World Championships have been invited to participate in this elite competition. The display of their sculpture will be open daily until October 08, 2007.  Harrison Hot Springs, www.harrisand.org

May 9 - 19, 2007
  CPISRA 2007 Boccia World Cup at BC Place Stadium; www.2007bocciaworldcup.com

May 10 - 13, 2007
Peak Invitational Dance Competition.  A dance competition where dancers are encouraged to "Reach their Peak!"  http://www.peakinvitational.ca  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com

May 10 to June 8, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents GYPSY.  Ambitious. Obsessive. Domineering. Unrelenting yet sympathetic. That?s Mama Rose! The quintessential stage mother, Rose pushes timid Louise into the burlesque spotlight, where she is reborn as the notorious Gypsy Rose Lee, whose memoirs inspired the musical. Living vicariously through her daughter?s success, Rose lusts for stardom of her own. This Styne-Sondheim classic, considered the crowning achievement in the canon, features the unforgettable gems ?Everything?s Coming up Roses,? ?Together,? and ?Let Me Entertain You.?  Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 604.687.1644, http://www.artsclub.com/20062007/20062007season.htm

May 11, 2007
Lord Nelson Elementary is having a Spring Fair to raise funds to build a new playground. Prizes: Gwen Stefani Tickets, golf at Furry Creek, autographed Marcus Naslund Jersey and more Canucks memorabilia, Original Art, and much, much more. Lord Nelson Elementary - 2235 Kitchener Street. Contact lordnelson-pac@hotmail.com for more information.

May 11 - 13, 2007
22nd Cedar Cottage Mothers Day Traditional Pow Wow.  Everyone welcome to this community event! Prairie style dancing, singing and drumming. Dance exhibitions, hoop dancers, arts and craft market, native foods, raffles, princess pageant, brave contest and more!  Trout Lake Community Centre, (604) 874-4231.

May 11 - 13, 2007
Art in the City: Visual Art Show & Sale.  Calling all art lovers! Come check out our large selection of visual arts, drawings, paintings and pottery at the second annual Art in the City event. Bring the family - you are sure to find something for everyone. Friday May 11 - 5 to 9pm; Saturday May 12 - 10am to 6pm; Sunday May 13 - 10am to 5pm. At the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. (parking available off Haro St.), Vancouver. Admission is Free. 604-257-8333 or www.westendcc.ca.

May 11 - 13, 2007
Western Canadian Chuckwagon Challenge and Fair. Dust is gonna fly at Heritage Park with action in the oval.  Chilliwack Heritage Park Outdoor Track and Arena; 604-794-0130.

May 11 to June 16, 2007
Shadbolt Celebrates.  The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts showcases the talents and accomplishments of students and instructors with dance, music and drama recitals as well as visual and ceramic art exhibitions. For more information, call 604.205.3000. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.

May 12, 2007
Car Boot Sale, Steveston Community Centre, 604-718-8080

May 12, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

May 12, 2007
Jug Island Beach Hike, Belcarra Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 12, 2007
Partners in the Park and International Migratory Bird Day.  Discover what?s sprouting in the community gardens, take a guided nature walk through meadow trails and tour current habitat enhancement projects. Take a walk in search of the brilliant Lazuli Bunting or check out the results of the ongoing Great Blue Heron count. Join Colony Farm Park Association volunteers on a walk around the two remaining historic buildings and be inspired by the restoration plans. Support the association?s fundraising efforts for the buildings and buy some organic seedlings to plant in your vegetable and flower garden.  Colony Farm Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 12, 2007
Pop Culture Collectibles Fair.  New & Vintage Comics, Toys & Collectibles, Records - CD's - VHS - DVD's, Manga - Anime - Books, Jewelry - Magazines - Star Wars, Hot Wheels - Wrestling - Canucks; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Free Admission, Free Parking, Croation Cultural Centre; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

May 12, 2007
ROUNDHOUSE Community Bash. There are many exciting events planned to celebrate, kicking off with a huge block party on May 12. The day will be jam-packed with activities, performances, demonstrations and installations for people of all ages, and it?s all free of charge. We would love for families to come out and enjoy this special day.   Inside and outside the Roundhouse, at Davie and Pacific. FREE and fun for all ages.  For more information, call 604-713-1800

May 12, 2007
The Great Salmon Sendoff. Celebrate the return of the salmon by helping to release salmon fry into Stoney Creek! Also onsite are environmental displays, refreshments and entertainment. Free admission. Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm, May 12. Stoney Creek Community School, 2740 Beaverbrook Crescent, Burnaby.  For more information, call 604.664.8849.

May 12, 2007
The Vancouver World Rhythm and Dance Festival.  Vancouver Rhythm and Dance (VRAD) presents The Vancouver World Rhythm and Dance Festival. A showcase of rhythms and dances from around the world. 20+ Workshops and Presentations 11am - 6pm. Evening performance by Hari Pal,Fana Soro, Adel Awad, and Adalat(Ida)Omar. Opening Act: Pep e Danza & Drum Prayers 7:30 pm-10:00 pm Adv Tickets: DayPass5 WorkshopsPerformance - $30$20$10. Family, senior, student and member discounts available.  Vancouver Community College, www.vrad.ca or (604) 408-8582.

May 12 to October 9, 2007
Haney Farmers' Market.  The popular community market is located on Saturdays in Memorial Peace Park and features locally made baked or grown products.

May 13, 2007
BMO Bank of Montreal Pacific Spirit Run.  The Pacific Spirit Run is part of the Vancouver Sun Run Series and offers participants the choice of a 10km and a 5 km route along nature trails, or a 2.5 km paved route. All courses start at Triumf Building, 4004 Westbrook Mall, UBC. Event warmup starts at 8:45 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. www.pacificspiritrun.com

May 13, 2007
Cultus Lake Triathlon. A Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon. The Spring race consists of a 500m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, while the Olympic distance race will consist of a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. http://www.cultuslaketri.ca

May 13, 2007
Growing Hope For Africa ~ Third Annual Sunflower Seedling Sale.  Growing Hope For Africa ~ Third Annual Mother's Day Sunflower Seedling Sale is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grassroots HIV/AIDS organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 30 ornamental varieties of sunflower seedlings locally grown by nurses, friends and families concerned about the plight of AIDS impacted families. There will also be a puppet show at noon and Solidarity Notes Choir at 1:30 pm.  2133 East 7th Avenue, 778-330-6770.

May 13, 2007
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 13, 2007
Mother's Day. Treat your Mother to an old-fashioned day! Museum admission is free for all Moms today.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

May 13, 2007
Reclaim Mothers Day: Genuine Universal Childcare Now!  March and Rally start at: McSpadden Park (Victoria Drive and 4th Ave.) March to: Grandview Park (Commercial Drive and Charles Street). Refreshments and childrens activities until 4:30 More than chocolates and flowers, working class women want to see their role as mothers supported by access to genuine universal childcare and protection for their children and communities from the ravages of imperialist war and plunder. grassrootswomen@telus.net web: www3.telus.net/grassrootswomen

May 13 to September 30, 2007
DINOTOWN. Enjoy a full day of family fun on 4.8 hectares (12 acres). Admission includes live shows, safe rides, wet-fun firehall, character meet ?n? greets, toddlers? area and on-site Dinersaurus. $13, senior $9.50, under 2 free.  www.dinotown.com

May 14, 2007
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra is, in essence, a chamber orchestra comprised of soloists, which expands several times a year to a full symphony orchestra. The Orchestra is self-managed and is one of the few groups in Germany to operate entirely without subsidy.  Christ Church Cathedral, 604.231.7535, http://www.volkerhartung.com/Chamberorchestra.html

May 14 - 21, 2007
Vancouver International Children's Festival. This family festival features theatre, music, dance and puppetry from around the world. Vanier Park. 604.708.5655, www.childrensfestival.ca

May 15, 2007
UNIQUE LIVES & EXPERIENCES: LILY TOMLIN. Wherever there is Lily Tomlin, there is a cast of thousands. From Ernestine the telephone operator, to five-year old Edith Ann, from Broadway to the silver screen, her characters are as poignant as they are hilarious. Now, the Emmy, Tony and Grammy-winning actor and comedian brings you her most charming character ? Lily Tomlin herself to the Unique Lives' stage. Come hear Lily and her hilarious characters sound off on modern life, love, childhood, the media, pop culture, the past and the future. You will find yourself laughing at life, at Lily and most of all yourself! Take a journey with the ?real Lily? as she talks, jokes, reminisces and continues ?the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe?. Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.ca) Unique Lives (http://www.uniquelives.com/cities/07van.htm)

May 15 - 26, 2007
Tightrope Productions presents Wreckage.  It?s 1924. Rose disappears from a train wreck without a trace. Twenty-five years later her suitcase arrives anonymously and mysteriously, triggering her daughter Violet?s search for the truth and unlocking a bizarre chain of events. A haunted railway detective, gourmet gangster-chefs, a Puccini-singing ghost, and a host of Dickensian characters populate Vancouver?s underbelly. Wreckage is a stylish ?gangster? play with a dark and wicked sense of humour and the theatrical punch of a speeding train. Playwrights Theatre Centre?s Studio, 604.231.7535

May 16, 2007
House of Blues presents FEIST w/ SPECIAL GUEST CHAD VANGAALEN.  Leslie Feist is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She performs as a solo artist under the name Feist, and as a member of Broken Social Scene.  Orpheum theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster

May 17 to June 2, 2007
Axis Theatre Company and Pi Theatre present the Western Canadian premiere of Arabian Night. Performance Works, 604.231.7535, www.pitheatre.com

May 18 - 19, 2007
ETCH-YOUR-SKETCH.  So you think you're funny or you've said "I can do that!" well here's your chance to strut your stuff! Get a team together - Write two 5 minutes or less sketches with 3 randomly selected factors - Perform your sketches to a sold-out audience - Wow the judges to win the coveted Vancouver Rice Bowl - Goad the audience and take home the ?People's Choys? Award! Register your team by May 1, 2007. Roundhouse Performance Centre.

May 18 - 21, 2007
Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition.  Top cowboys and cowgirls on the professional rodeo circuit compete in traditional rodeo events including bare back, saddle, bronco, and bull riding. At the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Fairgrounds, 604.576.9461, www.cloverdalerodeo.com
P>May 18 to October 8, 2007
Richmond Night Market, 604.244.8448,www.richmondnightmarket.com

May 18 to September 9, 2007
The 12th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts and tempting your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts, decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks and ethnic food. Tourist can enjoy their tour in the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. They can shop from the hundred booths for gifts items, fashion, or modern electronics. Besides, they can enjoy the multicultural performances - Folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, band as well as games and prizes, etc. Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market, the first of its kind in North America!  Vancouver Chinatown, Keefer St. 100 Block; 604-682-8998, www.vancouver-chinatown.com 

May 19, 2007
All British Field Meet. A display of more then 400 classic British cars on the Great Lawn. VanDusen Botanical Garden, 604.736.6754, www.vandusengardens.org

May 19, 2007
Buds 'n' Bloom Plant & Garden Show.  The ninth annual show will feature everything for the avid gardener. Featuring a wide variety of plants, garden art, garden services, raffle, silent auction and concession.  Agassiz Agricultural Pavilion, 604-796-3664, http://www.harrisonfestival.com

May 19, 2007
Blacksmithing, Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

May 19 - 27, 2007
Hyack Festival. This popular festival includes family day, May Day celebrations, an anvil salute, an antique fair, fireworks and a parade. New Westminster. 604.522.6894, www.hyack.bc.ca

May 20, 2007
24th Annual Vancouver AIDS Candlelight Memorial.  The 24th Annual Vancouver AIDS Candlelight Memorial and Vigil will be held on Sunday, May 20th, 8PM at the Memorial. In December, 2005, the AIDS Candlelight Memorial and Vigil merged with the Vancouver AIDS Memorial Society. The Candlelight Vigil will now have a permanent home at the Vancouver AIDS Memorial site at Sunset Beach and will remain connected to the International Candlelight Vigil held yearly around the world. Sunset Beach, English Bay, www.aidsmemorial.ca

May 20, 2007
Burnaby Lake Through New Eyes.  Celebrate spring at Burnaby Lake! Take a guided walk from an animal?s point of view. Visit displays, become a ?habitat detective? and make a craft to take home.  Meet and park at the Burnaby Lake Nature House on Piper Avenue off Winston Street, or park at the Avalon Avenue lot and enjoy a half-hour walk to the Nature House.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 20, 2007
Wilderness at Your Doorstep.  Bring the family, bring a picnic and celebrate the City of North Vancouver?s Centennial at this annual ?Open House? to explore the park. Volunteers, local experts and park enthusiasts will be on hand to share information about Lynn Headwaters cultural and natural history, hiker safety and trail details. Explore the rare, prefabricated B.C. Mills House that contains artifacts of the lumbering and mining activities that took place in the late 1800s and the early 20th century. Check out the delightful Varley Trail, named after one of Canada?s famous Group of Seven painters.  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

May 21, 2007
Victoria Day Celebrations.  Celebrate the anniversary of Queen Victoria?s Birthday in 1920s style. The site will be decorated with patriotic bunting and we will have an ice cream making demonstration at 2 pm. 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 farm for spring.  Kilby Historic Site, (604) 796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

May 25, 2007
"Run for Light" Fun Run.  The 27th annual Run for Light is an annual night run for both blind and sighted participants. Runners carry light-sticks, creating a path of light around the seawall. This is a family-oriented event with participants from throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.  Stanley Park, Lumberman's Arch, www.bcblindsports.bc.ca

May 25, 2007
Frigg Concert.  Frigg is a multi-talented Finnish-Norwegian seven who produces fresh Scandinavian fold fiddling accompanied by fretted instruments, upright bass and endless energy. The style flavored with a taste of American and Irish fold music. For more information, please phone 604-796-3664. http://www.harrisonfestival.com

May 25, 2007
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm;Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)

May 25 - 27, 2007
EAT! Vancouver, The Everything Food & Cooking Festival.  Come to B.C. Place and experience EAT! Vancouver. This event 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. B.C. Place Stadium  www.eat-vancouver.com 

May 25 - 27, 2007
Opera Appassionata Presenting ?L?amico Fritz?.  Performances held in Wellbrook Winery's old barn will transport the audience to the time and place of the opera's setting. A unique experience not to be missed.  604-946-1868, www.wellbrookwinery.com/specialevents/

May 25 - 27, 2007
Seabird Island 38th Annual First Nations Festival, Seabird Island, Agassiz; 604-858-0009, http://www.stolotourism.ca

May 26, 2007
L'IL RASCAL'S KID'S SWAPMEET.  FUN  FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, CRAFTS AND FACE PAINTING AREA FOR CHILDREN. SELLERS SELLING EVERYTHING FROM NEW AND USED, INFANT TO TEEN ITEMS. SPORTS EQUIPMENT, BIKES, STROLLERS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING, TOYS, VIDEO GAMES AND MORE. DEFINATELY A MUST SEE & WELL WORTH THE DRIVE.  CHILLIWACK HERITAGE PARK, 604 858 4034.

May 26, 2007
Lions Club Salmon Run Antique Car Show,Steveston Community Centre, 604-718-8080

May 26, 2007
Richmond Temples of Faith Trip, Richmond Museum, 604-247-8300

May 26, 2007
5th Annual Stroll For Liver WALK/RUN in various locations within BC in May & June 2007.  The WALK/RUN is a fun, family-oriented event that offers accessible routes that cater to all fitness levels, and allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the fight against liver disease. All participants will receive a light breakfast before beginning their trek, refreshments at Rest Stops along the way and lunch & entertainment upon return.  All funds raised will stay in BC to support over 400,000 people in our province with liver disease. Vancouver ? May 26, 2007 (Stanley Park), Abbotsford ? May 27, 2007 (Mill Lake ? Centennial Park).  Please contact the Canadian Liver Foundation for more information or to register: 1-800-856-7266.

May 26 - 27, 2007
North West Mud Racing Assoc. Event.  Mud Drags - Saturday starting at 2:00pm and Sunday starting at noon.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 1-778-773-6401, http://www.nwmra.com

May 26 - 27, 2007
The Pacific Baroque Orchestra Presents CELLO CELEBRATION.  Master cellist, renowned recording artist and one of the pioneers of baroque performance in Europe, Jaap ter Linden joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra as soloist and guest director in a concert of music from Germany and the Netherlands including a cello concerto and a symphony by C.P.E. Bach, a Telemann suite, and one of the extraordinary concertos by van Wassenaer.  604.215.0406, http://www.pacificbaroque.com

May 26 - 27, 2007
Woodcarver's Show,Steveston Community Centre, 604-718-8080

May 26 -27, 2007
Home & Garden Tour.  Catch a glimpse of the finest homes and gardens at Ballet British Columbia?s Fifth Annual Home & Garden Tour. From colourfully contemporary to innovative urban, this year?s tour features six of the city?s most prominent homes and gardens located in Vancouver?s premiere neighbourhoods. Don't miss this exceptionally popular tour. The Home and Garden Tour is delighted to welcome Vancouver?s own design diva, Kelly Deck, host of HGTV's outdoor decorating program, Take It Outside. On Saturday, May 26 from 2 - 5 pm. Tour participants will have an unrivalled opportunity to ask Kelly for her many designer tips and pointers.  info@balletbc.com

May 27, 2007
RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR.  175 tables and booths of fun, fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode! Mid- century Modernist decor, vintage & estate jewelry, pop culture classics, Boho & shabby chic accents, French country collectibles, old toys & dolls, retro glam accessories, decorative art pottery & glass, funky 50's kitsch, Art Deco & Art Nouveau, ephemera, paintings & prints, antiquarian books, textiles & linens, memorabilia, period lighting & fixtures, and much, much more.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-980-3159, www.21cpromotions.com

May 27, 2007
KIDS' SWAP MEET, ROYAL CITY CURLING CLUB, 75 Sixth Avenue East, New Westminster; (604) 936-6372 or email: generation-06@hotmail.com

May 30, 2007
UNIQUE LIVES & EXPERIENCES: MARTHA DE FOX.  Mexico's first lady is setting herself apart from her predecessors with her modern approaches to family, politics and religion. This evening is sure to be informative and insightful.  Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster Unique Lives

May 31, 2007
Hamilton Fire Hall Official Opening and Kite Festival, McLean Park, Richmond; 604-718-8055

May 31, 2007
The Dance Centre?s Discover Dance! series presents Triaspora. Three accomplished women ? dancer/choreographer Jessica Jone, composer/multi-disciplinary artist Ya-wen Vivienne Wang, and musician Lan Tung ? explore the Chinese Canadian experience through dance, theatre, spoken word and music, with an original score performed live by the Orchid Ensemble. Presented as part of Asian Heritage Month. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St , Vancouver . Tickets $9/$7 students, seniors and children from 604 231 7535 www.ticketstonight.ca. Info: 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca.

May 31 to June 2, 2007
Enjoy edu-fun sustainable entertainment during your visit to the Surrey Children's Festival by visiting the Solar Power Roadshow's tents at the fesival. Activities include: Solar Car Build/Race, Create A Mystery Solar Powered Device, Solar-Powered Sticky Bubbles.  It's at the Surrey Children's Festival.  Bear Creek Park, Surrey; solaredufun@yahoo.com

May 31 to September 23, 2007
Bard on the Beach.  Favourite Shakespeare plays (The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Timon of Athens) are performed in tents on the beach overlooking picturesque English Bay. Vanier Park.  604.739.0559, www.bardonthebeach.org 

June 3, 2007
Open Vancouver Heritage House Tour.  Now celebrating its 5th year the event is a one-day, self-guided tour of 10 heritage homes in neighbourhoods spread from Point Grey through Kitsilano and Shaughnessy and into East Vancouver .  The houses which have been lovingly restored by their owners range from modest worker cottages to gorgeous mansions.. 604.264.9642, www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

June 7 - 10, 2007
Vancouver Sun Garden Show at VanDusen Gardens.The largest outdoor garden show in North America is returning to the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver from June 7 ? 10, 2007. The Vancouver Sun comes on board as title partner, giving the show its new title ? The Vancouver Sun Garden Show. This year?s ?Windows on the World? theme will showcase designer gardens from around the globe.  www.vancouvergardenshow.com.

June 9, 2007
Newton Community Festival.  Newton Community Festival being held June 9th from 10 am to 3pm at the Newton Rec Centre and Newton Wave Pool (72nd and King George Hwy, Surrey; www.newtonfestival.com

July 13, August 25, 2007
Night of the Mummy- An Overnight Family.  Explore the museum by flashlight, dig for Egyptian artefacts and examine a real mummy.  For more information and programming updates, please visit: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

July 16 - 20, August 13 - 17, 2007
Animating History Camp. Stories from Vancouver ?s past, become stop motion animated films.  Guided by professional animators. For more information and programming updates, please visit: www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

July 21, 2007
On July 21st, 2007, in true west coast style, fifteen hundred people will gather at the UBC Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, BC to practice yoga together and raise money for Camp Moomba, giving Canadian children impacted by HIV/AIDS a chance to go to summer camp and enjoy recreational activities throughout the year. The 5th Annual Yogathon is the largest single-day yoga event in Western Canada. Not only does it include an exhilarating 108-minute yoga program (for beginners, experts, young and old), but there are many other exciting features to check out, such as a Bliss Fest artisan marketplace and organic food fair, children?s activities, ?On the Mat Walk? - fashion show and book review, and a live musical performance by Vancouver?s very own: Ghost Brothers http://www.myspace.com/ghostbrothers

Ongoing to May 13, 2007
Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs.  No artist has chronicled Vancouver?s urban life as comprehensively and with such sustained insight as photographer Fred Herzog, whose work will be featured in the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs from January 25 to May 13, 2007.  Since 1953, Herzog has produced more than 80,000 colour photographs of the city?s urban life ? the second-hand shops, vacant lots, neon signage and crowds of people who have populated the streets over the past fifty years.  Originally created as slides, recent innovations in digital technology have allowed Herzog a new freedom to print his images on a large scale, opening his photographic world to a wider audience.  The first retrospective to survey his complete body of work, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs will feature more than 100 images covering the artist?s entire career.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 16, 2007
Vancouver Museum presents Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond.  Combining old ways with advanced digital technology, the Cree of west central Saskatchewan tell their story inspired by the art of one of their own ? Allen Sapp. Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond was developed using an elder-led process and will offer visitors the images and voices of the Northern Planes Cree recounting insights into their own history, culture and beliefs. The exhibition provides a human face for issues such as reserve life, treaties and contemporary Cree culture using oral testimony, objects and, of course, the art of Allen Sapp.  604.736.4431, www.vanmuseum.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 30, 2007
Playland. B.C.'s premier nine-acre amusement park filled with electrifying rides. Pacific National Exhibition Park. PNE Fair Grounds; 604.253.2311, www.pne.ca

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents So You Think You Can Improvise... a parody of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance.  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

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
Vancouver Public Library presents OPEN MIKE FOR TEENS.  Are you tired of singing in the shower or reading poetry to your cat? We are too and we're here to do something about it! On the first Monday of every month between October and June, teens are invited to come on stage in the Peter Kaye room at Central Library and do their thing!  Anything goes, from stories to poetry to songs. It can be your own material or someone else's. It doesn't matter who wrote it, we wanna hear it.  Library Square, 604.331.3691.

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 until June 30, 2007
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Complete Improvised Works of Bill Shakespeare . The Bard has been summoned by the King and Queen to perform for the royal court. Unfortunately, William has not written anything in months and is both unable to prepare a new show or deny the Royal court it's performance. Luckily William remembered an old Italian man telling him of a form of theatre called Commedia Del Arte where huge portions of the script were made up by the audience. And so, with the assistance of Vancouver TheatreSports® League, the completely new works of Shakespeare are born! New Revue Stage, http://www.vtsl.com

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
 






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