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


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Special Events for May 2014
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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May 1 - 30, 2014
“Paintings & Porcelain” World Premier Exhibit by Water Poon (Ah Shui) & Ah Ngau

Exhibit runs May 1-30, 2014 Opening Reception: May 2, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM Two prominent artists, Water Poon (Ah Shui) and Ah Ngau, come together to produce a gorgeous exhibit of paintings and porcelain sculptures. Hong Kong and Vancouver-based, Water Poon (Ah Shui) spotted Ah Ngau's studio while driving, stopped the car and fell in love with Ah Ngau's delicate porcelain figurines.  Visit Website http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

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May 1 - 31, 2014
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to partner with Capilano Mall to present the 11th annual May is Art Month, featuring local student and professional artists and performers, showcasing a wide variety of artistic styles and media throughout the month of May at Capilano Mall. www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/may-art-month  OR  www.capilanomall.com/events/

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May 2, 2014
Camping in British Columbia and Yukon: An Expert's Guide
Join bestselling guidebook author Jayne Seagrave for an illustrated presentation of her popular guide to BC and Yukon parks and campgrounds, with a special focus on camping in the Yukon.
Admission is free. Space is limited. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca
No registration required.

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May 2 - 3, 2014

Squamish Culture & Heritage Festival

Celebrate Squamish. This festival builds local pride by bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate who we are and where we've been and to anticipate where we're going as a community in the future. http://squamishhistory.ca
Quest University

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May 2 - 4, 2014

Vancouver Web Fest

Canada's Premier International Web Series Festival Canada's first web festival will celebrate their inaugural event from May 2nd to 4th, 2014. The Vancouver Web Fest (VWF) celebrates the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. This uniquely diverse festival is the first of its kind in Canada. VWF will bring together International and Canadian web series creators, producers and viewers through an engaged and responsive forum. http://www.vancouverwebfest.com/

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May 2 - 10, 2014

IGNITE! Youth Festival

Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver's largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of 3 one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-24.  http://www.thecultch.com

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May 3 - 10, 2014

Bird Week 2014

From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Vancouver Bird Week: May 3 - 10, 2014. New this year: first annual City Bird competition. Vote now! Voting closes May 10. Bird Week Evening Presentation  Special Pre-Week Event: Author David Sibley... Visit Website

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May 3, 2014

Musqueam Tour: Witness it, Remember it, Tell it

This spring VHF and Musqueam Indian Band are developing a pilot project bus tour. Hop on a bus to explore several sites around Vancouver which hold particular significance to the Musqueam people. Learn how these sites were used historically and what makes them important sites, while also hearing about how these sites are used now and how they fit in with modern Musqueam culture.  Bus Tour, http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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May 3, 2014
Shredding Day
Protect yourself from identity theft: bring your personal papers and documents to the shredding truck. By donation. All proceeds go to the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre. 2620 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. Thanks to our sponsors: The Laughing Bean Coffee Co., Urban Impact Recycling, and Vancity.

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May 3, 2014

Race Around the World

Challenge your knowledge, resourcefulness, and determination!
10 – 18 years, grades 7 – 12, $10 per team of 4 people
Join Race Around the World (RAW) for a day of fun, zipping through youth-designed game stations and community booths. Complete the stations to win prizes: concert tickets to "City And Colour", Playland passes, gift cards, and much more.  Race starts at Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way; More details

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May 3, 2014
The Southridge School Country Fair is an annual tradition in Surrey, attracting thousands of people every year.  Bargain hunters come for a chance to shop for "recycled treasures" at a 450-family garage sale of toys, books, clothes, furniture, household items, and more! Families come for a great day of games, rides, face painting and bouncy castles. Everyone comes hoping to snag an apple pie and other home-baked goodies at one of the biggest community bake sales. NEW this year, we will also have food trucks! Rootbeer floats, cotton candy, mini donuts.... This is an event you won't want to miss!  www.southridge.bc.ca, sslaughter@southridge.bc.ca

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May 3, 2014
Celebrate the official launch of Bird Week in Vancouver.  Kids, spread your wings and join the festivities at the Grand Opening! We will learn why so many birds stop by Stanley Park for a visit, and what we can do to help our feathered friends. For accompanied children ages 5-14. To preregister, email ync@stanleyparkecology.ca
$25 for family membership (inlcudes 12 programs/year)
Start time is from 10-noon
To register or to contact us please call or email: 604-718-6522 or YNC@stanleyparkecology.ca

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May 3, 2014
Our 23rd annual environmental event, the Fingerling Festival, is coming up on Saturday, May 3rd.This is our only fundraiser of the year and our success relies on volunteers, donations that we use for our raffles and the community's attendance.  Over 4,500 visitors come and enjoy over 60 environmental organisations, and the kids help us to release over 35,00 chum into Noons Creek.  We are also seeking volunteers? for the day to help, in particular for 
setting up, working in the food tent and the salmon release.  Please take a look at our website and let me know what you'd like to volunteer for (full day or part day - groups welcome):   http://noonscreek.org/ff2014/ff2014-volunteers/
 

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May 3, 2014

Mother’s Day Heritage Gift Making Event

Bring your children to Mackin House on Saturday May 3rd to create a lovely heritage craft for Mother’s Day. Two sessions will be held: 12:30-1:30pm and 2pm-3pm. Moms can enjoy tea in the Parlour while our staff and volunteers assist children to make a special craft. Registration is required and the event is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email
info@coquitlamheritage.ca to register.

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May 3 - 4, 2014
Art in the City
Calling all Art lovers!
Come to appreciate and buy from our large selection of visual arts -drawings, paintings, photography, etc at our 9th annual Art In The City event! Walk the exhibition room showcasing 50 local and well known artist! Bring the family - you're sure to find something for everyone.  Hosted by West End Community Centre Association

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May 4, 2014
The Gift of Guilt: Can be a Leap to Freedom!
Devrah Laval, visionary and bestselling author, shows how to be guilt-free and live an enlightened life. She blends quantum physics, ACIM and teachings from Saints & Mystics to show this world is an "illusion" as are guilt and sin!  Admission is free. Space is limited.  No Registration required. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 4, 2014
Terminal City Double Header: Sunday Funday #2
Join the Terminal City Rollergirls at the Royal City Curling Club (RCCC) in New Westminster for more Season 8 action!
TCRG’s house teams next set of round robin bouts at RCCC is set for Sunday May 4, with the Riot Girls taking on Public Frenemy, and the Bad Reputations going head to head with the Faster Pussycats. Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster; www.terminalcitytickets.com

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May 4, 2014
Bollywood Mother's Day with Annie and Taushif
Treat your Mom to something special! Join owner Annie Muljiani and her son Taushif as they prepare a special Mother's Day Dinner - Bollywood style. Learn how to cook and present 3 East Indian style dishes including Red Lentil Fritters, Chickpea and Potato in Tamarin Sauce and Basmati Rice Pilaf. In honour of Mother's Day, all Moms will receive a special Bollywood gift. Jai Ho!
For full details and to RSVP, please visit our website: http://conta.cc/1hspTSt

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May 6, 2014
My captivity in North Korea

Unique Lives: Laura Ling

Once held captive by North Korea, American journalist Laura Ling talks about her career covering sensitive and difficult stories.?  In August 2009, the wold watched as former President Bill Clinton landed back in the United States after securing the release of American journalist Laura Ling and her colleague, Euna Lee, from captivity inside the most isolated country on earth - North Korea. Ling had been reporting on a story about the trafficking of North Korean women when she was violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese - North Korean border. Sentenced to twelve years in a labour prison, Ling endured months of captivity, which ended with a dramatic and unexpected turn of events. President Clinton later told Laura that when he visited North Korea's leader Kim Jung II, he told President Clinton that he was the first leader to call him to offer condolences after his father passed away. This may have impacted the Regime's decision to release Laura.  More details

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May 6 to July 7, 2014
Rosemary Burden has deconstructed pages of Shakespearean writings to create a 30-foot wide "Butterfly Factory" .  This installation addresses the idea of repetition, art versus craft, and the oft-discussed possibility of the disappearance of the printed paper book in light of the emerging use of electronic books. It also speaks to the plight of the monarch butterflies whose habitat is under threat.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council 604-988-6844
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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May 7, 2014

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Incite: An Exploration of Books & Ideas

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Mind-altering, metamorphic, twice-monthly. Free readings, interviews and discussions with authors who will change how you see the world. Incite 2014 The new season of Incite kicks-off on January 29 with a thought-provoking event featuring two acclaimed non-fiction authors. Vancouver Public Library, http://www.writersfest.bc.ca

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May 7 - 11, 2014

Firehall Arts Centre presents BC Buds – Firehall’s Spring Arts Fair

BC Buds - Firehall's Spring Arts Fair May 9th - 11th, 2014 Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BC Buds Spring Arts Fair, where over thirty different artists and arts collectives turn the nooks and crannies of the Firehall into an arts factory for three days. All performances are free. http://firehallartscentre.ca/

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May 7 - 11, 2014
The Servant of Two Masters
by Carlo Goldini, adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young
Shadows and Dreams Theatre Company is kicking off its eighth season with an unprecedented co-production of The Servant of Two Masters. Produced in concert with the Royal Canadian Theatre Company and the Arts Council of Surrey, this modernized adaptation of the legendary Italian comedy comes to Canada for the first time May 7-11. Newton Cultural Centre, $20 via www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006

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May 7, 14, 2014
First Families, First Stories: History Research Workshop
ExplorASIAN's First Families, First Stories History project is initiated by the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society as a way to begin the process of helping our communities become more self-aware by giving voice to these pioneering families of Asian Heritage and to share the story of their arrival and settlement in this country.
This workshop is to offer the best tools for those interested in researching their community. It will help you learn to use search engines, access Ancestry Library Edition, FamilySearch, the VPL catalogue, as well as various Special Collections resources, e.g., historical photos database, the BC City directories site, historical newspapers, passenger lists, birth, death and marriage records, as well as specific events relating to various ethnic groups in British Columbia.  Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 8 , 2014

100 in 1 Day Vancouver Workshop

Do you have an idea to make your city a better place? Come and discuss it with like-minded people. Don't have an idea yet? Come and contribute to people's ideas! Join the citizen-driven movement that started in Bogota, Colombia in 2012. Building up to 100 in 1 Day, people of all ages, backgrounds and locations across the city are invited to attend workshops to develop their interventionshttp://100in1day.ca/vancouver/

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May 8, 2014
Celebrate Bird Week

Vancouver Bird Project artist studio open house

Learn about The Bird Project and Vancouver Park Board's artist residencies. Browse through a working studio/exhibit and discuss with artists-in-residence Geneviève Raiche-Savoie and Jesse Garbe about their socially-engaged art that raises awareness about endemic and migratory birds.
Queen Elizabeth Ptich and Putt (Field House), 604-681-9453

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May 8 to June 29, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Monty Python's Spamalot

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Book and lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle A New Musical Lovingly Ripped Off from the Motion Picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail Whether or not you've seen the movie that inspired it, Spamalot will make you laughalot. Favourites old and new-the Knights Who Say "Ni!" and the Laker Girls among them-appear in this highly irreverent. Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage. http://www.artsclub.com

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May 9 - 10, 2014

"The Threads that Bind Us" Quilt Show

The Langley Quilters' Guild presents their 2014 Quilt Show featuring over 275 quilts. In addition there will be a Gift Shop, Raffle Quilt, Merchant Mall, Challenge Quilts, Kourgeous Kids Quilts & Quilts of Valor. Featured exhibit: "Fibrescapes" from the Fibre Art Network.
George Preston Rec. Centre, http://www.langleyquiltersguild.com

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May 9 - 10, 2014

Regional Heritage Fair at Burnaby Village Museum

A exciting few days at the museum as student submissions to the "Rivers to Sea" Regional Heritage Fair will be displayed throughout the site. Burnaby Village Museum, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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May 9 - 11, 2014

Sound of Dragon Music Festival

Vancouver's first festival devoted to Chinese music, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, electronics, and avant-garde improvisation, in solo, chamber, and chamber orchestra performances. While presenting authentic traditional music, the festival promotes creativity and innovation in imaginative new ensembles and projects. http://www.soundofdragon.com

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May 10, 2014

Rhodes to Wellness

Wellness involves actively working to improve your health. Join us in a one-day Wellness fair in an inspiring environment where you can meet with Leaders in the Wellness indrustries. You can attend valuable workshops that represent the four Quadrants of Wellness (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual). Sample some wonderful food, have a mini-coaching or counseling session, and have fun! Rhodes Wellness College, http://www.rhodemaptowellnessmay10.eventbrite.ca

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May 10, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Chan Shun Concert Hall Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 10th May 2014 Two of America's finest banjo players start a bold new chapter, as the husband and wife team tour together for the first time. The duo will present music developed together, featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and original compositions. http://www.chancentre.com

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May 10, 2014

Vancouver Curling Club presenrts Vancouver TeenFest

This one day FREE exhibition, for youth ages 12 to 18 years, and their families, will give tweens and teens in Vancouver the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders. By creating opportunities for interaction, activities, workshops and performances for this age group, TeenFest will engage and connect our youth, their families and the businesses and organizations that support them. Free workshops focusing on what's important in the life. http://www.teenfest.ca

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May 10, 2014

Lecture: Why Birds Matter

Join author, biologist, and birder Dick Cannings as he closes Bird Week 2014 with a lecture on ‘Why Birds Matter’, the theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2014.
  Dick Cannings is a biologist, birder, and author living in the Okanagan Valley. Dick works for Bird Studies Canada coordinating various bird counts, the eBird program, and the BC Breeding Bird Atlas. He is also a consulting biologist that focuses on projects concerning the status of bird populations in Canada, and a writer of books, articles, and essays about birds, birding, and the natural history of BC.  Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 10, 2014

The Harlequin Hypnosis Show

The theatrical hypnosis spectacular that's taking Canada by storm! A hilarious night of comedy, costume, and theatrical adventure. Are you ready for adventure? Join us for a night of entertainment as you enjoy a hypnosis show like you’ve never seen. Will you volunteer to save little lost Katie, or will you sit back and enjoy the spectacle? It's time to splice the main brace, man the maxim gun, and step up! Pull your boots on and report for action!  More details

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May 10, 2014

2014 Orecrusher XC Race

The 2014 Orecrusher XC is a multi-lap classic XC through the Cheekye Fan single-track trails of Brackendale.
Racers will ride a set number of laps of the approximately 20 Km loop of single-track trails & return to the race venue. Each category will race the same number of laps. (subject to change up to & including day of the event). Racers are responsible for keeping track of their own laps. Brackendale, British Columbia; http://www.testofmetal.com

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May 10, 2014

Britannia Mine Museum: Family Fun Day

BC Mining Week runs from May 11-17 & we're kicking it off with a day of family fun. Visitors of all ages can enjoy family friendly activities including gold panning races & pony rides, as well as learn how mining influences our daily lives through exhibits & educational resources. Museum offers guided tours & engaging exhibits. http://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/events.html

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May 10, 2014
Mayfair at Vancouver College
A fund-raising and community building event.  Come and enjoy an old fashioned fair for all ages.
We have an event filled day planned at the campus of Vancouver College. 
Multi-cultural Food Court featuring homemade dishes;  Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Greek, Sri Lankan, BBQ and Beer Garden.
Used merchandise sales and the return of our ever popular gently used designer clothes section.
Kids adventure land, rides, midway games and the never ending cake walk.
Entertainment on the center stage as well as an entertaining alumni vs student?s football game.
Baked goods, preserves, crafts, jewellery sales, bedding plants and a silent auction.
Vancouver College, 5400 Cartier Street; www.vc.bc.ca

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May 10, 2014
Living on the Edge with Gourmet Healthy Food
Supporting your life style of living on the edge Future Food presents gourmet healthy fast food and shows you how to fuel the spirit in you! Door prizes, samples of freeze dried fruits and veggies, recipes, learn how to cook in outdoor condition. Enjoy great healthy food cooked in front of you. Register today, space is limited.
If you have any questions or need some help, please contact us at food@hbdesign.org
Location: 207-931 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam,
Registration : http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/

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May 10 - 11, 2014

Not your typical Mother’s Day: A 100-year-old mini-tree for your mother

She will show it to everyone, brag about it for years to come, possess something almost nobody does and you will be her star! That's the promise we make for this Mother's Day at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden's Penjing Sale, May 10 and 11 from 10 am - 4 pm. Entrance to the penjing show and sale included in Garden admission. Penjing price from $5 - $50.   Practiced in China for over 2000 years, penjing means a potted landscape.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

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May 10 - 11, 2014
Work It Fitness Weekend
Sports and fitness enthusiasts - don't miss out on the Work It Fitness Weekend taking place at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on May 10 and 11! Fun for the whole family!
Exhibits from dozens of fitness and sport organizations including gyms, dance studios, martial arts academies, team sports, and more.
Non-stop live sports and fitness demonstrations in 2 performance areas.
Hourly giveaways of free wellness items during the 2-day event.
?amily-friendly bootcamp hosted by celebrity trainer Tommy Europe to benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada on May 11 from 9:30 to 10:30am. Participants have the chance to win a $500+ prize! Plus, the first 450 people to sign up for the bootcamp will receive a fit-pack. Sign up for the bootcamp in-centre now at Customer Service!
For more information, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com.

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May 11 - 16, 2014

Canstruction Vancouver

Canstruction®Vancouver is a Vancouver’s incredibly creative foodie art competition showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition at our three amazing venues; The Pendulum Gallery, The Rotunda at Pacific Center and The Four Seasons Hotel; http://www.canstructionvancouver.com

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May 11, 2014

M4S FREE PUBLIC SHOW

Attend a fun filled day of free activities at M4S, the free interactive show on mining, minerals, metals & materials! > Experience the various stages of the mining cycle at these interactive themed pavilions including: Exploration, Mining, Processing, Products & Fabrication, Sustainability, Safety, Education & Careers and Space & Deep Sea Mining.  Vancouver Convention Centre - Hall A, http://vancouver2014.cim.org

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May 11, 2014
Invitation 4 everyone to a fun filled day of FREE activities and interactive show on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials PLUS a Diamond Draw!  This Mother's Day, take the kids off her mine! Bring them out to experience an exciting adventure into the world of mining and enter a draw for a chance to win mom a diamond!
M4S is a FREE educational show open to everyone where the entire family can have fun and participate in interactive activities. Experience the various stages of the mining cycle at these interactive themed pavilions including: Exploration, Mining, Processing, Products & Fabrication, Sustainability, Safety, Education & Careers and Space & Deep Sea Mining.  Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall A.  Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/mining4society

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May 11, 2014
Celebrate Mother?s Day in The Glades - a stunning 5 acre woodland rhododendron garden.  Featuring a live music amongst a stunning display of colourful blooms from over 1600 mature, tree-sized rhododendrons.  Enjoy a gourmet coffee, wander through the meandering paths and be sure to visit the plant sale to take home a 'piece' of the garden. #cash sales only# Most paths are wheelchair accessible.  No pets please.  Tickets are $5/person in advance, $7/person at the gate, children 12 & under are FREE.
The Glades Woodland Garden is located at 561-176th Street South Surrey.  Garden gates will be open on May 11th from 10am-3pm.
For full event details and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.surrey.ca/gardens or call 604-501-5050.

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May 11, 2014
Celebrate Israel at the 11th Annual JCC Festival Ha'rikud and Community Fair
DANCE SHOWS
FAMILY ACTIVITIES
LIVE MUSIC
FOOD VENDORS and more!
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
Click here for full details: https://www.jccgv.com/content/festival-harikud-2

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May 12, 2014
4Cats North Vancouver's SPRING FAMILY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP! Create a wonderful family keepsake during this fun-filled event! Together sculpt & paint a Family Portrait in our beautiful studio using polymer clay and acrylics on a canvas panel.
http://www.4cats.com/queensbury-family

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May 12 - 17, 2014

2014 MusicFest Canada - The Nationals

MusicFest Canada is an annual national event that brings together more than 10,000 of Canada's finest young musicians who perform for recognition as the country's foremost musical ensembles. Participants range in age from 12-25 years and are drawn from the elementary, high school, college and university levels. The festival is held each year in May, usually near the holiday weekend.  http://www.musicfest.ca/

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May 13, 2014
An Evening With Andrew Westoll
Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist and creative writing instructor. His national bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is the biography of a family of chimpanzees who were rescued from a medical research laboratory and retired to an animal sanctuary in Montreal. Westoll will talk about his experiences and writing style, give a reading and a Q & A session and book signing afterwards.  Admission is free. Space is limited. No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 14, 2014

Milton K. Wong Lecture: David Suzuki

Presented by UBC Continuing Studies, The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, alumni UBC and explorASIAN David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program medal; Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, http://www.chancentre.com

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May 14, 2014

The Show: A Tribute to ABBA

The Show: A Tribute to ABBA - performing the greatest hits Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and many more.
The Show was created in 2001 and has since had an impressive 13-year run of worldwide success. The music in The Show is played by the Swedish band Waterloo and backed by members of The National Symphony Orchestra of London.?
To further add that original touch to The Show, several of the original ABBA musicians appear as guest performers, something that is unique to this tribute to ABBA. Audiences can look forward to the legendary sax player Ulf Andersson, who toured with the original ABBA and co-wrote the musical composition for the hit song "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" with original ABBA member Benny Andersson.  More details

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May 16 - 19, 2014

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

The Cloverdale Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos in Canada with an invitation format featuring the world's best competitors in Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding & Ladies Barrel Racing events. One of the longest running traditions in BC, the 126th annual Cloverdale Country Fair features the Fraser Valley's largest midway along with a wide range of family entertainment including the Kidz Zone, Agri Zone & Art Zone, plus live outdoor entertainment all weekend.  http://www.cloverdalerodeo.com

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May 16 - 19, 2014

GO Fest, Whistler's Great Outdoor Festival

GO Fest, Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival celebrates Whistler's great outdoors in springtime where winter and summer meet. From outdoor adventures of both seasons; to arts and culture inspired by them, everyone is invited to get interactive over the 4 days of programming over the Victoria Day long weekend.

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May 16 to June 14, 2014

Pacific Theatre presents Espresso
ESPRESSO by Lucia Frangione May 16-June 14 Three fiery women - Vito's estranged daughter, his pit-bull of a second wife, and the family's wrinkled matriarch - find humour and grace in the aftermath of a violent car crash that threatens to take from them the one man they all love. "The espresso - she's life. Quick, black, bitter in the mouth. Don't expect sweet."
http://pacifictheatre.org

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May 16 to July 6, 2014

Cirque du Soleil presents TOTEM

TOTEM - A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. May 15 - June 29, 2014 TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.  http://www.cirquedusoleil.com

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May 17, 2014

All British Classic Car Show ABFM 2014

Known as The Greatest Show On British Wheels this annual event is staged in the spectactular VanDusen Botanical Garden and attracts 6,000 visitors and 600 classic cars with food vendors, brass band music, British goods vendors and lots of nostalgia for all the family. Tickets at the gate. http://www.westerndriver.com

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May 17 - 18, 2014

I Can Do It! 2014

Join us for a weekend retreat in Vancouver at I Can Do It! created by Louise Hay to help you heal your life! Unveil the true you, unleash your divine greatness, release pain and fear, and learn how to make the best choices for your mind, body and spirit! Awaken to new possibilities and create a life you love!?
Saturday May 17 speakers
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - I Can See Clearly Now: Seeing Obstacles as Divine Gifts
- Caroline Myss - How the Transformation Movement is Changing You
- Bruce Lipton - The Honeymoon Effect
- Anita Moorjani - The Power of Transformation
- Nancy Levin - Jump...And Your Life Will Appear
- Alex Woodard - For The Sender
- Robert Holden - Loveability: To Know How to Love and Be Loved 
$135.00. I Can Do It! is a two day conference created by Louise Hay to help you heal your life. May 17 and 18, 2014. Attend one day, or both. More details

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May 17 - 18, 2014
Buy, sell, trade - new and used vinyl records plus a selection of turntables, audio gear and more!
2 DAYS WITH A TOTALLY DIFFERENT GROUP OF VENDORS EACH DAY!
Over 40 independent dealers and a number of personal collections up for sale! One table per vendor means only the best stuff at the best prices! Featuring vinyl-spinning genius by the Knights of the Turntable!
The Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th Ave, Vancouver, BC); www.VinylRecordFair.com

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May 18, 2014

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Kids' Koncert: Mother Goose

Inspired by the rich musical imagery of composer Maurice Ravel, we enter the fascinating world of Mother Goose as she tells the enchanting stories of her childhood: Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, the Princess of the Pagodas, and more. As she spins her tales, magic takes hold and she herself is transformed into each romantic heroine, discovering youth, lost love, and new possibilities. The VSO presents concerts for children four to eleven years of age and their families.  Orpheum Theatre, http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/series/13KIDS/

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May 18, 2014

Satinder Sartaaj

Surinder Sanghera presents multi-talented Satinder Sartaaj live in concert.
Satinder Sartaaj will perform at the iconic Orpheum in "Mehfil-e-Sartaaj", the most anticipated live Sufi musical event in Vancouver this year. A multi-gifted songwriter, singer, composer and poet, Satinder Sartaaj boasts an unprecedented list of achievements and remains at the forefront of his craft; a true inspiration and an icon to millions of fans worldwide. Satinder Sartaaj's concerts create a complete fan experience and in doing so enable fans to connect with their tradition and culture. His live performances create captivating moments, when fans can drop their inhibitions, celebrate their lives, relive their past and feel exhilarated. Sartaaj is the only contemporary Punjabi artist who can connect with everyone, with his lyrics cutting across age, religious and cultural barriers.  More details https://www.facebook.com/SatinderSartaaj

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May 20, 2014
Adventures With Orcas in the Pacific Northwest: From A1 Stubbs to Iceberg, the White Russian Bull
Lecture by eminent whale researcher Erich Hoyt, author of Orca: The Whale Called Killer. Includes footage of a rare white Siberian orca. In partnership with the Georgia Strait Alliance and The Whale Trail.  Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 22 - 24, 2014

Surrey International Children's Festival

Celebrating 10 years of arts creativity, the annual Surrey International Children's Festival inspires young hearts & minds to greater possibilities & celebrates our rich & diverse cultural heritage through performing & visual arts experiences. The Festival features international shows, hands-on arts activities, workshops, roving performances & more!  http://www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival

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May 23, 2014
Tap Talk: Approaches to Tap Dance Education
To help celebrate International Tap Dance Day, a panel of noted tap dance educators will discuss various styles and approaches to the education of tap dance. Live performances and demonstrations will be included followed by an open discussion period.
Presented in partnership with the West Coast Tap Dance Collective.
Admission is free. Space is limited.
No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 24, 2014
McBride Annex Spring Fair
The annual McBride Annex School Spring Fair is a fun and exciting carnival with games for kids of all ages, delicious food, Bouncy Castle, giant slingshot, silent auction, face painting, music and fun.  Don't miss out!  Come celebrate the day at this family-friendly fun event. Rain or shine, we'll see you there. Admission is Free. Tickets for food, games and silent auction will be available for purchase at the Fair. 4750 St. Catherines Street, http://mcbrideannex.wordpress.com/events/

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May 24, 2014

Raffi

Legendary children's entertainer Raffi performs his uplifting songs. Relive the music and fun that shaped your childhood!  Raffi is a singer, writer, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, "Baby Beluga". Once called "the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world" (Washington Post) and "Canada’s all time children’s champion" (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award. His commitment to honouring his young fans changed society’s outlook on music made for children.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre; More details

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May 24 - 25, 2014

European Festival

Bring the whole family to enjoy Europe without a passport - see the sights, sounds & tastes of at least 20 different countries & finish the day with cool refreshments while dancing to up-to-date European bands. Available for two-days for the first time! Bring your friends, family, neighbours! You don't want to miss it...
Scandinavian Community Centre
http://www.europeanfestival.ca

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May 25, 2014

Maplewood Farm Sheep Shearing Festival

Sheep Shearing! It's that time again. Join us for our 34th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Lorea Tomsin and the staff with be shearing the flock for the summer. Bill McCallion will be on hand with his world-famous duck herding Border Collies for a couple of demonstrations. Farmer Jim will be offering 5 minute pony rides! Special event rates apply.
405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, http://maplewoodfarm.bc.ca/events/

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May 26, 2014
The New Era: Returning the U.S. to Democracy & Prosperity
Join us in a book reading by Dr. Hamdy El-Rayes. He will show how democracy in the U.S. has been hijacked, leading to economic crises and unjust wars. He will also present a new model for democracy that enables ordinary people to restore their political power from the ruling elite, and offers practical solutions to the economic crisis and inequality.  No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 26 - 30, 2014
Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout Metro Vancouver to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. This year, HASTe BC and HUB are teaming up to provide more resources and support to help schools coordinate their Bike to School Week efforts. Register your school for an event resource package, and to compete for some great prizes!
www.hastebc.org/btsw

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May 27 to June 1, 2014

Vancouver International Children's Festival

A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children's Festival has been educating, entertaining & inspiring young audiences since 1978. The Vancouver International Children's Festival moved to Granville Island in 2011, after 33 years at Vanier Park.  http://www.childrensfestival.ca

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May 29, 2014
Blackfish: Movie Screening
Liberation BC presents the documentary Blackfish, a mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.  Admission is free. Space is limited. No registration required.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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May 29, 2014

Summerland Bottleneck Drive Wineries’ and Truffles Fine Foods Catering Present “Wine in the Garden”

Summerland Bottleneck Drive Wineries' and Truffles Fine Foods Catering Present "Wine in the Garden" A fundraiser for VanDusen Botanical Gardens.  Come out and enjoy wine, food, live music and beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Over 75 wines to taste from Summerland's Bottleneck Drive Wineries alongside food pairings by Truffles Fine Foods. Live music performed by Dawn Chubai. Thursday, May 29, 2014 VanDusen Botanical Gardens Vancouver BC Tickets: $75.00. VanDusen Botanical Garden, http://bottleneckdrive.com/may-29-wine-in-the-garden/

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May 29, 2014
Flamenco Rosario and Mandala Arts and Culture join forces to present a program of flamenco and the bharata natyam style of classical Indian dance for The Dance Centre?s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series. These two contrasting styles share ancient cultural origins, which can be seen in the percussive footwork, complex rhythms, and detailed use of the hands. This performance will trace the similarities, differences and ongoing evolution of two vibrant and beautiful dance genres. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets $12/$10 children, students, seniors.
604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

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May 29 to June 7, 2014

City of Bhangra Festival

The 10th Annual City of Bhangra Festival 2014 is May 29 to June 7. Featuring a form of folk music & dance from the Punjab regions of India & Pakistan, delivered with the excitement of the 21st century. More than 17 events, 300 performers & 15,000 local & international attendees in Vancouver & Surrey will celebrate this year's theme: #BhangraLove. This year's festival includes favourite events: TransFusion at SFU Woodwards, Media Arts Mehfil at the Surrey City Hall, Bhangra on Main at Heritage Hall, Downtown Bhangra on the VAG Plaza, plus new events.  http://vibc.org

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May 30, 2014
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

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May 30 to June 1, 2014

Annual every WOMAN Conference - Whistler

every WOMAN Inspiring Through Physical Activity
every WOMAN is an interactive and fun health conference to inspire everyday women and to promote the opportunity to try fitness, dance and wellness workshops in a comfortable setting.
No experience necessary. Humour recommended. Movement guaranteed. http://www.everywomanintheworld.com

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May 30 to June 1, 2014

EAT! Vancouver Food & Cooking Festival

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food & beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans & many others from the culinary world will come together for a 3 day public extravaganza at BC Place. EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations & intense culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage & cooking related exhibits; & of course, fantastic shopping opportunities. Festival highlights this year include Chuck Hughes, Food Network Celebrity Chef, Vancouver's own Rob Feenie, The Spice Goddess, Bal Arneson & Anna Olson, Host of Food Network's Bake with Anna Olsen.
BC Place Stadium 777 Pacific Blvd.; http://www.eat-vancouver.com

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May 30 to June 7, 2014
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a 9 day annual festival that showcases the best local and international craft brewed beers featuring events in 30+ venues across the city.  http://www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com

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May 31, 2014
ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, V6B 3A7
Anne Glover's hilarious stories feature mind-bending fi gures that she weaves out of a loop of string. A turtle, a snake, a bird, a rocket? is there anything she can't make? You've never heard a story told like this, and a simple shoelace will never look the same!
Sessions start at 11am and 1pm. Free! No pre-registration necessary. Ideal for kids 3-10, but all are welcome!
ArtStarts on Saturdays is a free workshop series for families at the ArtStarts Gallery in downtown Vancouver, featuring free, fun, 45-minute arts workshops with some of the best children's artists.
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/weekend or call 604-336-0626.

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May 31 to June 1, 2014
The 15th Annual Art in the Garden Tour is a 2-day self-guided tour featuring up to 16 beautiful and unique North and West Vancouver gardens, the artwork of local visual artists working in a great variety of media and the music of local musicians performing in a myriad of genres - all to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful talent in our midst.
A beautiful way to spend the day
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Phone: 604-988-6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/art-garden

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May 31 to June 15, 2014

Day Out With Thomas The Tank

Thomas visits the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Includes a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway. Thomas and friends story-telling and video viewing, imagination station, temporary tattoos and more.  Weekly on Saturday, Sunday from Saturday May 31, 2014 to Sunday June 15, 2014
West Coast Heritage Railway Park, Squamish; http://www.tourismsquamish.com/events/day-out-thomas

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June 7 - 8 , 2014

In its fourth year, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) returns at the PNE Forum June 7 and 8 to inspire DIY enthusiasts at Vancouver's biggest show and tell. At this family-friendly event, diverse Makers come together as a community to share what they have made and learned with interactive displays, demonstrations, and Making opportunities relating to art, electronics, robotics, music, crafts, kinetic sculptures, fire art, computer hacking, quilting, farming, engineering, and everything in between.
Returning popular Makers include the Mondo Spider, 3D printer village, Vancouver LEGO Club, Vancouver Hack Space, DIY or Die!!!, eatART's Prosthesis Anti-Robot Project and Titanoboa, and Laser Cutter Cafe.  PNE Forum, www.makerfaire.ca

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June 14, 2014

Father’s Day Heritage Toy Making Event

Come to the Museum on Saturday June 14th to learn about the history of toys and to create a simple heritage toy while spending some quality time with dad. The event will run from 1:00pm- 3:30pm. We’ll have coffee for dad, lemonade for the kids, and baked goods for all! Pre-registration is required and this event is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email info@coquitlamheritage.ca.

Mackin House is located at 1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam BC., V3K 1G2

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June 15, 2014
COLON CANCER CANADA ANNUAL WALK/RUN
It is going to be a great day for everyone, with refreshments, t-shirts and more!
Did you know that colon cancer is 90% preventable if detected early?
Register today to help save lives through increased public awareness of Colorectal Cancer, access to screening, funding for research initiatives and patient support.
Location: Jericho Beach, www.pushforyourtush.ca

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June 21, 2014

Point Grey Fiesta Saturday

Weekend carnival in Trimble Park at 8th Avenue and Trimble Street in Point Grey
Watch the Saturday parade at 10am on West 10th Avenue with Marching Bands and community groups
Enjoy free stage performances and childrens day camp at Trimble Park on Saturday only. While you are in the park, say hello to the 30+ exhibitors and visit the Silent Auction.
http://www.pointgreyfiesta.org/

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July 14 - 18, 2014
Summer Music Camp at Jean Lyons School of Music
This camp is all about making music! Campers will experience a fun, hands-on approach to the wide world of music.
There will be a general orientation and exploration of the piano keyboard, introductory pieces, and creative piano playing through imaginative story making at the keyboard.
Music and movement activities will engage children in playing a variety of rhythm instruments and xylophones, singing games, rhymes, folk dance, creative movement and storytelling.
Children will explore the instruments in the orchestra by listening to the strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments, and complete each day with crafting an instrument. Above all, Summer Music Camp is fun!
For ages 4-6, no musical experience necessary. For more information or to register, please visit www.jeanlyonsmusic.com or contact Jean Lyons School of Music.

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Ongoing until May 24, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim's Convenience

Soulpepper Academy alum Ins Choi's hilarious and touching debut play set in a Regent Park convenience store was the smash hit of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Mr. Kim, the store's Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Canadian classic in the making. Granville Island Stage, http://www.artsclub.com

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Ongoing until June 21, 2014
Music Together at the Langley Centennial Museum
Music Together is a research-based music and movement program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and the adults who love them.  Once a week we will explore songs, chants, dance, and instrument play.  All activities are specially designed to meet the learning needs of young children.  We nurture the development of their rhythmic and tonal skills, and most importantly their love of making music.  First child fee includes 2 CDs, an illustrated songbook, and parent resource guide for new families.  Contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 for more information and to register for this class.  www.langleymuseum.org

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Ongoing until August 30, 2014
Timescapes at the ArtStarts Gallery
This exhibition showcases how students across BC examined how time is marked in the natural world through explorations in felt, clay, printmaking and other artistic mediums. Also grounded in language arts, these explorations enabled students to develop a deep understanding of natural cycles and their relevance to their own communities.
The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. Since the gallery opened in 2006, exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections.
The ArtStarts Gallery is located at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/gallery

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014

Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver

he first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. Visitors will discover a changing-of-the-guard when it comes to the region's wildlife, with ravens, wolves and elk fading as crows, coyotes and black-tailed deer settled in.
Rewilding Vancouver also challenges us to envision new streetscapes that feature unearthed fish-bearing streams long hidden below city streets. A life-sized creation of the now extinct Steller's Sea Cow is one of many highlights of this exhibition. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014

Rewilding Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver

The first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, sound scapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/

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Ongoing until September 3, 2014

Sunset Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a Trolley tour, a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & a sunset aboard the Vancouver Trolley Company. You & your party will be picked up at your hotel in downtown Vancouver between 4:35 pm & 4:45 pm. After a drive through Stanley Park & over the Lions Gate Bridge you will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge & end your evening on top of Grouse Mountain.  http://www.vancouvertrolley.com

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Ongoing until September 21, 2014

Steveston Farmers' & Artisans' Market

The Steveston Farmers' and Artisans' Market will open May 4 and operate every Sunday bi-weekly until September 21. This popular market, now in its 6th, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine.  http://www.sfam.ca

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Ongoing until October 1, 2014

Main Street Station Farmers' Market

Weekly on Wednesday June 4, 2014 to Wednesday October 1, 2014
Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. Access by bus and SkyTrain is exceptional at this central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. Expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce, meat and cheese, baking and more!
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 2, 2014

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET Back by popular demand! Discover a traditional outdoor farmers market with fresh produce direct from the growers, artisan foods and baking, as well as non-food merchandise. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Thursdays, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 8, 2014

Langley Community Farmers Market

Fill your basket and feed your soul at the Langley Community Farmers Market! The LCFM is pleased to welcome vendors and customers alike to participate in Langley's tastiest outdoor market. Throughout the Spring and Summer each Wednesday from 2 pm-6:30 pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will find more than 40 vendors that "Make it, Bake it or Grow it" selling the very best this region has to offer. http://www.langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. Learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters. And do battle against your fellow reporters to be crowned ‘top newshound', with a grand prize on offer.  Every Thursday, Saturday, departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral; www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until October 14, 2014

The Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market 2014 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just 1 block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 8 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests & hundreds of give-away prizes. Come & spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping & eating paradise with us!  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun. http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014
West End Farmers' Market
Weekly on Saturday May 31, 2014 to Saturday October 18, 2014
Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, the West End Farmers' Market looks onto beautiful newly-renovated Nelson Park and community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee onsite as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!
1100 Block Of Comox St
http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014

West End Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun.  1100 Block of Comox Street, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 19, 2014

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Every Sunday, Kitsilano Community Centre, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May through October, Artisan Farmer's Market is in a wonderful location right by the water, shaded by trees on the East Plaza at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops. We have a great selection of organic & conventional produce, fruits & berries. Our prepared food vendors sell baking, jams, honey, preserves, salsas, sauces, pickles & pastas to name a few. Our crafters have jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, soaps, botanical prints, herbal skincare & much more. The Farmers' Market also features a book swap, kids play area & featured entertainment. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Summer Farmers Market
Enjoy the best of Squamish every weekend throughout the summer on Saturdays between 10am-3pm, May through October. Featuring local artisan wares and fare, local produce, live entertainment and music. http://squamishfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 26, 2014

Ambleside Farmers' Market

Every Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm May through October, Ambleside Farmers' Market has a great location by the water at the entrance to Ambleside Park. We have a good selection of organic & conventional farmers selling produce, fruits & berries, plus prepared food vendors with breads, fish, jams, beef, honey, vinegars, pickles, salsas, pastas & baking, as well as a great variety of crafters selling jewelry, pottery, artwork, skin care & much more.  http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing until December 20, 2014

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season. http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

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Ongoing until December 21, 2014

Weekly Family Programs - Art & Education at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Weekly Family Programs Every Sunday throughout the year, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join the team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities. Weekly Family Programs are free with Gallery admission. *Sundays FREE for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery

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Ongoing
Kid's Meditation, Sundays 10-11:15 am
All parents wish for their children to be happy. In an uncertain and busy world, children and parents need a place to go together to learn how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to help calm our minds and strengthen our families. The Kid?s Meditation Class is designed for children ages 4 to 11.  We learn about giving, sharing and loving everyone. Activities include a spiritual topic, story time and arts and crafts. Classes are taught by experienced Dharma practitioners. Parents are welcome to stay with the children or enjoy Prayers for World Peace being offered in the adjacent meditation room. There is no charge for this class.  Donations are accepted but not expected.  Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver, http://kmcvancouver.org/







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