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Special Events for September 2004

 

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September 1, 2004
Josh Groban at General Motors Place, Vancouver; 604-280-4444.

September 1, 2004
South Shore Trail Free Guided Walk at Burnaby Lake Regional Park, 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 1 - 30, 2004
12th Annual Open House Harvest Extravaganza. Tour our Dried Flower Farm gardens & view our amazing "upside-down" garden in our drying room-FULL with thousands of flowers. Bulk bundles or ready made gifts. Held in Chilliwack, (604) 823-6274, http://downtownchilliwack.com

September 1 - 30, 2004
Linda Mary Beech: BORDERLINE. Linda Mary Beech's work as an artist examines how an urban environment comes together with nature and the blurring of those boundaries. She takes inspiration largely from the wild animals that increasingly inhabit our cities. Her Borderline piece features two-dimensional silhouettes of crows and coyotes. Both these animals not only co-exist with people in cities but also exert their presence and in some cases even dominate human urban dwellers on their own turf. Vancouver Central Library, (604) 331-3603.

September 3 - 5, 2004
Silent Summer Nights: Silent (and not so silent) films screened to the accompaniment of original live music by Eye of Newt and invited guests. Sept 3: Winged Migration (2001), Sept 4: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936), Sept 5: Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon (1973); 8:15 pm, Granview Park, Vancouver;

September 3 - 5, 2004
Vancouver International Salsa Congress: International celebration of salsa, featuring some of the world's best salsa instructors, performers, and dancers. Three nights of performances & dancing, two full days of workshops. See website for full details. Venues: Polish Hall, Vancouver; http://www.vancouverinternationalsalsacongress.com

September 3 - 6, 2004
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival. Features tap masters workshops and performances. Hot Jazz Club, Vancouver; 604-253-0293, http://www.vantapdance.bc.ca

September 3, 2004
Bat Watch Family Nature Program at Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

September 4 - 6, 2004
Taiwanese Cultural Festival: Taiwanese Cultural Festival ¡V Absolutely awarding-winning fun, over 100 splendid, figurative, human-sized lanterns which are rarely seen in North American, one-of-a-kind performing arts, unique Taiwanese Dragon Boat Race, multicultural gourmet chefs.... will spice up your Labour Day Weekend. Great enjoyment for whole family. Gate admission $9, free for senior 65 or older and children 12 and under. Plaza of Nations, 604-267-0901, www.canadatcf.com

September 5, 2004
AfrikaDey Festival 2004:African Heritage Society presents a showcase of International, National, and Local African Artists including Alpha Yaya Diallo, Alston Becket Cyrus, Winston Soso, Maffie and the Crew, Feso and more. Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-215-5583, http://www.africanvibes.com

September 6, 2004
BC FARM MACHINERY 5TH ANNUAL "OLD & NEW". Displaying farm machinery from the past and modern machinery of today. Tractor dealers will be present as well as the Pacific Model Club and Langley Small Engine club. Bring your family and friends to see the Aldor Acres farm animals. Admission by donation. Contact Carel Jongs 604-888-2273.

September 6, 2004
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE FESTIVAL at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre; The Vancouver Tap Dance Society presents this special performance. Tickets 604-253-0293 Vancouver Tap Dance Society (http://www.vantapdance.bc.ca)

September 6, 2004
Vancouver Triathlon. This year marks the 3rd annual triathlon. Further information is available at www.multisportscanada.com/vancouvertri.htm.

September 7 - 12, 2004
2004 World Championships of Sand Sculpture Competition & Exhibition. The Competition starts at 9am on Tuesday, September 7th with the Doubles Class beginning fifty hours of competition. The one-hundred hour Team Class starts at noon on Tuesday. On Thursday, 3 & 4 person teams join them and judging on the Doubles Class takes place. On Friday, 5 & 6 person teams and all the Master Solos start to fill the beach. The 7-10 person teams start Saturday, September 11th. All entries will finish at 3 pm Sunday the 12th. Adult admission during the Competition is only $5.61 (plus tax) per day. Accompanied children under age 13 are only $ 1.00; Harrison Hot Springs, http://www.harrisand.org/

September 7, 2004
Victor Chan: Victor Chan reads from The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys, a remarkable look into the life and mind of the Dalai Lama. Chan met the Dalai Lama more than 30 years ago on a trip to India, where the holy man was in exile. Over the next three decades Chan became a frequent visitor and confidante, the first person from China to enter the Dalai Lama's inner circle since the Chinese government seized Tibet in 1959. Chan chronicles nearly three decades traveling the world with the Dalai Lama. He documents the entire amazing journey and the ongoing intimate conversation that forged their friendship. This book is a vivid portrait of the man whose global vision could just save the world. Vancouver Central Library, 7:30 pm, (604) 331-3603.

September 9 - 12, 2004
North Shore Natural Gardens Tour: Visit beautiful pesticide-free gardens and learn about sustainable gardening techniques and practices. Each garden will feature demonstrations, talks with expert gardeners, and resource materials. Free admission. Guidebooks will be available at local gardening stores at the end of August. Call the North Shore Recycling Program at 604-984-9730 or visit www.naturalgardenstour.com for more information.

September 9 - 19, 2004
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Over 700 performances and approximately 95 theatrical groups from local, national and international productions. Various venues around Vancouyver; 604-257-0350, www.vancouverfringe.com.

September 10, 2004
Hilary Duff at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver; 604-280-4444.

September 10, 2004
Monsters in the Meadow: Outdoor screenings of three horror films; September 10th - King Kong. Stanley Park's Ceperley Playground; 604-473-6205.

September 10, 2004
Sarah McLachlan at GM Place, Vancouver; 604-280-4444.

September 10 - 12, 2004
FALL FAIR: A country fair with many events planned throughout Aldergrove. South Aldergrove Park and Kinsmen Centre on 29th avenue with a Midway, 4H displays, Clowns, Tractors and Entertainment by Bobbi Smith, Kenny Hess and Eric Neilsen www.AldergroveFallFair.com

September 10 - 12, 2004
Hope - Brigade Days. Festivities include children's festival & fireworks on Friday. Community dance (Briggie Ball)& parade on Sunday. Midway, trade show, fall show, fall fair, logging sports, demolition derby, 4X4 races and more throughout the weekend. Held in Hope, (604) 869-2744.

September 10 - 12, 2004
Langley Good Times Cruise-In. The LANGLEY GOOD TIMES CRUISE-IN started in 1997 with a small group of merchants and business people from the City of Langley. The event has grown from 430 vehicles registered in 1997 to 1,532 registered vehicles in 2002. www.langleycruise-in.com

September 10 - 18, 2004
Sweet Basil Singers Festival: Celebrating its fourth season, the Vancouver Sweet Basil Jazz Festival returns as the newly renamed Sweet Basil Singers Festival to showcase prominent Canadian artists through its Sweet Basil Menage a Trois Series. The new Women in Jazz Series and the Sweet Basil Vocal Summit 2004 will showcase vocal legend Sheila Jordan (New York City) who has produced important historic and classic recordings on the Blue Note and HighNote Record labels; Canadian art song artist Jeri Brown (Halifax), Justin Time recording artist, who has four JUNO nominations in the last decade; US vocal icon Kitty Margolis (San Francisco) who has multiple DOWNBEAT jazz nominations and several internationally acclaimed 4-stars rated recordings done with Joe Henderson and Roy Hargrove; Qiu Xia He of Silk Road Music, Vietnamese Khac Chi Ensemble plus aboriginal performers, francophone singers, gospel choirs, folk and pop female vocal artists. www.sweetbasiljazz.com

September 11 - 12, 2004
20th Annual Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath. This 2-day, 200-kilometre trek through the Fraser Valley to support the BC Lung Association is attended by cycling enthusiasts from all across B.C. Various location, www.bc.lung.ca, 1-800-665-5864.

September 11 - 12, 2004
Fall Fair at Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver. Both days are jam-packed with activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Craft exhibits; pony-rides, colouring contest, straw play area, Fire fighters, Fire Safety House, music, dance and story telling, milking demonstrations; cream separating and butter making demonstrations; and good plain "olde-fashioned" fun and games! 604-929-5610, www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

September 11 - 12, 2004
Nibbles & Bites of Richmond. Food, fun, free entertainment for the whole family! Since 1992, local restaurants have offered "nibble and bite" - sized samples of their cuisine to the public in a festive setting that includes free entertainment, a children?s carnival, volleyball tournaments, a craft and exhibitors? fair and a beverage garden. Thompson Community Centre and Community Park, 604-718-8422.

September 11, 2004
Deep Purple at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; 604-280-4444.

September 11, 2004
Fleetwood Community Festival: The Sixth Annual Fleetwood Festival is designed to create a sense of community for everyone. So bring all your friends and family for a full day of fun, excitement and celebration. Fleetwood, Surrey, 604-501-5030, www.fleetwood.surrey.bc.ca 

September 11, 2004
Nuts About Squirrels Parent and Tot Nature Program at Burnaby Lake Regional Park; 604-421-5225, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

September 11, 2004
Sheila Jordan with Strings (Women in Jazz Series). Sheila Jordan's an original, for her unique musical trademarks & vocal styling; she has won the prestigious DOWNBEAT Artist Deserving Wider Recognition Critic's Poll 9 times! Born as Sheila Jeanette Dawson in 1928 & raised in poverty in coal mining country Pennsylvania, Sheila began working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs in her early teens. Influenced early by Charlie Parker & by instrumentalists rather than singers, & working chiefly with black musicians, Sheila met with disapproval from the white community. Her early vocal trio sang versions of Parker's solos akin to the works by the later Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. After moving to New York in the early 50's, she married Parker's pianist Duke Jordan & studied with Lennie Tristano after Charles Mingus introduced them. Her distinguished career has now spanned over 5 decades. Centennial Theatre Box Office, 604-984-4484.

September 12, 2004
BC SPCA Paws For a Cause.... Walk For the Animals. Fund-raising event for abused and homeless animals in your community. The walk is hosted in 31 locations across B.C. 1-800-665-1868, http://www.spca.bc.ca/walk.

September 12, 2004
Caravan World Rhythms presents: Hassan Hakmoun. Hassan Hakmoun Ensemble - Ecstatic Moroccan Gnawa Music Gnawa is traditional devotional music of Morocco played in all-night healing-trance ceremonies. It combines call-and-response African chant, wailing Arabic melodic lines, and rattling syncopation akin to flamenco. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-280-3311, www.caravanbc.org

September 12, 2004
Coho Festival: Celebrate the return of the spawning salmon to the North Shore with this great annual festival. The day starts off with a morning run or walk and continues into the afternoon. A salmon BBQ , beer gardens, kids activites and live entertainment make this a great event for the entire family! Ambleside Beach Landing, 604-432-6351, www.cohofestival.com

September 12, 2004
Fall Car Trunk Sale at Lafarge LakeCoquitlam. Rain or Shine, everyone is invited to clean out those cluttered basements, attics, garages, storage rooms and cupboards. The place to find bargains. Co-sponsored by PARCA and Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services. For information or to register call 604-933-6000.

September 12, 2004
Feast of Fields: Annual afternoon of gastronomic bliss in the country, celebrating locally produced food and wine. Celebrating: veggies and fruits grown on sustainable farms across the Lower Mainland cheese made by artisans bread from local bakeries wine produced from grapes grown in vineyards from Aldergrove to Cobble Hill poultry and beef raised with biodiversity, good health and sustainablility in mind. Westham Island Herb Farm, 604-730-0450, http://www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

August 15, 2004
Giant Sportscard & Memorabilia Show at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby; 604-521-6304, http://www.geocities.com/turnbuckle99

September 12, 2004
Sunday in the Park 2004. A special event for families to come out and enjoy a day in the park. There is a fishing derby, barbecue, hands-on activities, entertainment, canoe-rides, etc. LaFarge Lake Park, Coquitlam; 604- 512-6397,

September 15 - 16, 2004
Mariachi - The Spirit Of Mexico at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604-280-4444, www.mariachithespiritofmexico.com

September 16 - 17, 2004
Independent Music Video Festival: Features 40 videos from around the world, live performances and opening special event screening of the documentary Jandek On Corwood. Anza Club, Vancouver, 604-878-GOGO, http://www.imvf.com.

September 16, 2004
Civic Celebration: To celebrate Richmond's 125 anniversary, the Civic Celebration will celebrate Richmond's rich heritage and diversity.  An event for the whole family, young and old, that will highlight Richmond's glorious past, vibrant present, and look into our future.  The event will include heritage displays, carnival games, entertainment, and multicultural food booths.  Registration is not required for the free event. 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Richmond City Hall - Plaza.

September 16, 2004
Pioneer Tea: In celebrating Richmond's 125th anniversary of incorporation as a municipality, residents who have lived in Richmond for 50 years or more, are invited to a free afternoon of musical entertainment provided by Dal Richards and his Orchestra, heritage displays, light snack and tea.  All participants must register for the event by exchanging a completed registration form for a Pioneer Tea ticket at the following locations: Richmond City Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre, or Cambie, Steveston, Thompson, South Arm Community Centres; 604-718-8450.

September 17, 2004
Joseph Anderson. Joseph Anderson, an accomplished singer, is a founding member of Peregrine Medieval Vocal Ensemble, and Associate Director of the Center for Sacred Art in Seattle. He has studied, performed, and taught Gregorian chant and chant-based forms for the past ten years. He is an award-winning storyteller and has taught and lectured throughout the Northwest on spirituality, religious traditions, and sacred sound. Vancouver Central Libary; (604) 331-3603.

September 17, 2004
kickstART2 and O'Day Productions present: Storytelling Workshop I --Stories with Strength. Stories With Strength - In a safe, encouraging environment, participants learn to tell personal stories that are compelling, have universal appeal, and transmit meaning and value. This workshop is appropriate for individuals of all levels. Workshop facilitated by David Roche and assisted by Marlena Blavin, founder, Circle of Women performance storytelling group. Roundhouse Community Centre, 604-257-0366, www.s4dac.org

September 17 - 18, 2004
The Cloverdale Old Car Jamboree held on this September 17 & 18 will once again be a part of the Cloverdale Old Country Festival.  This year along with the spectacular array of collector cars Saturday, there will be a Cruisin? with the King Cruise held on the Friday night supported by the Westcoasters Car Club; 604-514-2277 

September 17 - 19, 2004
In Harmony Music Festival:Features over 45 bands on two stages and an open mic stage with musical styles ranging rom hard rock to acoustic, blues, country, folk and zydeco. A fundraising event for Camp Kwomais. Surrey, 604-538-9216, http://www.inharmonymusicfest.org.

September 18, 2004
BARNS: THE VANISHING LANDSCAPE GUIDED TOUR, Tour a selection of Richmond?s barns with a local historian. Sponsored by the Richmond Museum; 604 231-6460.

September 18, 2004
BC Lions Football vs Edmonton Eskimos, BC Place Stadium; 604-589-ROAR.

September 18, 2004
Birding in Richmond Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

September 18, 2004
Cloverdale Country Festival & Soap Box Derby; Cloverdale, 604-514-2277, http://www.cloverdalebia.com

September 18, 2004
MURRAYVILLE FALL FAIR, Held at historical Five Corners. Family fun, pancake breakfast, petting zoo, wagon rides, craft fair. Langley. Contact Travellers Hotel 604-533-5569

September 18, 2004
Night of 2004 Lights Lantern Festival: The City of Burnaby, in association with Public Dreams society, presents the Night of 2004 Lights. Led by the African djembe drum rhythms of a community orchestra, participants will encounter professional entertainers, whimsical performances and magnificent illuminated lantern installations along the route. A spectacular fire show finale concludes this magical evening. Pre-event Lantern Workshops will be held at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in September. Deer Lake Park, Burnaby; 604-291-6864.

September 18, 2004
Searching for Salamanders Family Nature Program at Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; 604-501-5100, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

September 18, 2004
Sheep to Shawl: Watch sheep being shorn, a fleece spun and then woven into a beautiful shawl in just 6 hours, as weaving and spinning guilds compete for a trophy and prizes. Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations and shop yarn and spinning supply vendors. Surrey Museum; 604-502-6456.

September 18, 2004
Singing the Vespers: A Gregorian Chant Practicum: Learn simple examples of the core genres of Gregorian chant (psalmody, antiphons, hymns, responses) and consider the role these chants play in cultivating contemplation in this one-day workshop. Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace; 604-669-2546.

September 18, 2004
Steveston Community Society's Celebration of Richmond's 125th Birthday: Activities for all age groups!  Tractor (golf cart) obstacles times race, frog race, horseshoe contest, cake walk, apple on a string game, hayride, hot apple cider, draw for an engraved brick, 50/50 draw, tug of war, carnival games, craft table for kids and much more!  Period dress encouraged! 11:00am - 4:00pm, Steveston Community Centre Park;

September 18, 2004
Take Back the Night. The annual march through downtown Maple Ridge brings awareness of violence against women in our Society. For information call 604-460-0064.

September 18 - 19, 2004
2004 Baby Fair: An informative and exciting celebration for new and expectant parents brings together informative and exciting exhibitors, information packed seminars and interactive sessions that are great for any parent! Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 604-323-3761, www.baby-fair.com

September 18 - 19, 2004
Artwalk 2004 Studio & Gallery Tour: Drive the magnificent "Sea to Sky" highway on September 18th. and 19th and visit the third annual Squamish Art Walk. This two day studio and gallery tour features over 25 local artists who will be opening their working studios to the public. From potters and sculptors to photographers and textile artists; wood turners and watercolourists to jewelers and stained glass artists; For further information Tel/Fax (604) 898 9775 or www.squamishartwalk.com.

September 18 - 19, 2004
Country Celebration in Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley; Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year?s Country Celebration promises to be one to remember. Awaken your senses with the exuberant sounds, smells and tastes of country life at the 25th Annual Country Celebration. Winner of the 1999 Canadian Event Industry Award for ?Best Community Event?, nominated for ?Best Event Under $100,000? in 2001 & 2002, and nominated again for ?Best Festival? in 2003. This old fashioned country fall fair is the GVRD?s largest annual community event. Come help us celebrate 25 years of Country Celebration and enjoy music from local artists, craft workshops, and many other activities. Stroll the open markets for homemade goodies, handmade crafts and fresh farm produce. Sit back and relax on a hay wagon ride, and visit the interactive exhibits of stewardship, animal and agriculture organizations. Cost: $2.00 (ages 14+) $1.00 (ages 7-13) Children 6 & under are free. Admission contributes to volunteer programs and events. From Langley, take 200th Street south and turn east on 8th Avenue. Follow the signs to parking and the event. 604-432-6391, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca.

September 18 - 19, 2004
Sea 2 Summit Adventure Racing, Squamish; Contact: (604) 304-4625 or  www.sea2summit.com

September 18 - 21, 2004
Whistler Comedy FestivalThe most fun you'll have in Whistler without snow! Laughs a Mile High features some of the world's top comedy talent in one of Canada's most beautiful resort destinations. www.tourismwhistler.com

September 19 , 2004
The 24th Annual Terry Fox Run is happening Sunday September 19th this year at 130 locations across BC and the Yukon. The Terry Fox Foundation has generated over 340 million dollars to date for cancer research, with 1.7 million dollars raised last year in BC/Yukon alone!Call The Terry Fox Foundation at 1-888-836-9786, http://www.terryfoxrun.org

September 19, 2004
100th Anniversay TreeFest; Tree tours: The popular tree tours which highlight the more than 3,000 trees on the site: - a longer and a shorter walk at each time.; at the Riverview Arboretum, 500 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam; 604-290-9910.

September 19, 2004
CARNIVOROUS PLANT SHOW AND SALE at Richmond Nature Park; Pacific Western Carnivorous Plant Society show of rare plants - the insect eating carnivorous kind; 604-718-6188.

September 19, 2004
Children's Swap Meet. Parents and children have been cleaning out their closets, dressers and toy boxes preparing to sell those slightly used toys, books, baby accessories and clothes at the upcoming Coquitlam Leisure & Parks Children's Swap meet. Poirier Community Centre, Coquitlam, 604-933-6010.

September 19, 2004
Dog Walk Trade Show at the PNE; More information at www.petloversdigest.com

September 19, 2004
Terry Fox Run. This local run starts at Hammond Community Center Walk (Maple Ridge), run, bike, roller blade, wheelchair, and choose 1, 5, or 10km. All money raised is for Cancer Research. Call the Terry Fox Foundation at 604-464-2666.

September 19, 2004
Terry Fox Run: Burnaby's 24th Annual Terry Fox Run is just around the corner! Please join us at Swangard Stadium on Sunday, Sept 19th, 2004 at 10:00am to run, walk or wheelchair in support of cancer research. We hope to have over 500 participants for the biggest, most fun & successful run this city has ever had. After the run, we look forward to having you stay for a selection of family fun and entertainment including; a fantastic band, face painting, food and visit from Mayor Corrigan. For further information on our local event, please email us at terryfoxrunburnaby@shaw.ca (or, for those with no email access only please, call Ramona at 604.765.4645). Information about the Terry Fox Foundation, pledge forms, or the Corporate Challenge, can be found by visiting our website at www.terryfoxrun.org (http://www.terryfoxrun.org) or click here (../../residents/leisure/events_trryfx.html) for more information about the Burnaby run

September 19, 2004
The 24th Annual Terry Fox Run. Run, walk, bike, wheel, ride, or blade in what has become the world's largest single day fundraising event! 25 sites in the Lower Mainland, 1-888-836-9786, www.terryfoxrun.org

September 22, 2004
Comedian George Carlin at The Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts, 604-280-4444.

September 24 - 26, 2004
Body Soul & Spirit Expo at the Rollerland Building, PNE; www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com.

September 25, 2004
Apple Day at the Historic Stewart Farm,13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. Learn to dry apples, bake juicy apple pies, and try old-fashioned apple crafts; (604) 502-6456 .

September 25, 2004
Cheakamus Challenge: Starts at Squamish District Airport and finishes in Whistler Village. The early bird en try fee is $50 and a one-day Cycling B.C. License is available for $5. www.cheakamuschallenge.com.

September 25, 2004
Puget Sound's 18th Annual Toy Tractor Show at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden; 360-354-1218.

September 25, 2004
Squamish Lights:  A Community Lantern Art Celebration; Squamish, 604-896-2434.

September 25, 2004
Vancouver's King Of Table Hockey 2004: This tournament will be played on Stiga table hockey games with international players only. This is a sanctioned tournament, all the rules/guidelines/specifications will be in strict accordance with both the Canadian Table Hockey Association & the United States Table Hockey Association. Malone's Bar & Grill, 604-739-5804.

September 25 - 26, 2004
25th Annual BC Rivers Day: Join the City of Burnaby and BCIT at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park (at the foot of Byrne Road) on Saturday, September 25, between 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for an evening of food, art and music in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of BC Rivers Day. The fun continues Sunday, September 26, between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with FREE hands-on activities, arts and crafts, entertainment and displays by environmental groups. Hot air balloon rides supplied courtesy of REMAX (weather permitting), and a free salmon barbeque in the afternoon! For additional information, please call 604-294-7288.

September 25 - 26, 2004
Medieval Fair. Experience the glorious pageantry of heroic knights in shining armour, faire maidens, wandering minstrels and the age of chivalry.  Relive the Middle Ages and learn about medieval arts and sciences! Held at Minters garden in Chilliwack. 1 (888) MINTERS / 646-8977, http://mintergardens.com

September 26, 2004
When the Tide is Out, the Table is Set Adult Seashore Workshop at Pacific Spirit Regional Park; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

September 26, 2004
21st Century Flea Market:European-style collectors market happens 5 times a year, and features 175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque! Shabby chic to 50's kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia. Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver; http://www.21cpromotions.com

September 26, 2004
BC Rivers Day at the Britannia Shipyard Shipyard, Steveston; 604-718-8050.

September 26, 2004
BC Rivers Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009.

September 26, 2004
BC RIVERS DAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: A nature festival held in Williams Park, Langely. Musical entertainment, interactive displays and hands on activities, bird house building, gold panning, streamside tree planting, food, prizes and a chance to meet the conservation community of Langley. Admission is free! For more information contact Langley Township Environmental Coordinator at 604-532-7342

September 26, 2004
BC Rivers Day: A special Day to celebrate our spectacular river heritage. Allco Park (Maple Ridge) hosts this annual event to raise awareness of our streams and rivers. For more information call Jenny at the Rivers Heritage Centre 604-467-6401.

September 26, 2004
Country Fair: Southlands Riding Club Hosts Country Fair, a Little Country in the City old-fashioned fair featuring a variety of animals. Held at the Southlands Horse Club, Vancouver; 604-263-4817, http://www.southlands.bc.ca

September 26, 2004
Mid Autumn Moon Festival: Everyone is invited to the Garden's Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival for our PUBLIC CELEBRATION DAY. This fun-filled day includes traditional Chinese Guzheng music, storytelling, traditional crafts, a tea demonstration, and mouth-watering mooncake sampling, all amidst the magnificent surroundings of the Garden. So head on down with your family and friends for a day of festivities, mooncakes, and togetherness. Donations appreciated. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com 

September 26, 2004
One Love Run. The "One Love Run" is fun walk/run to raise money for the deplorable public hospital conditions in the West Indies. Enjoy a 4.4km, 6km or 10km walk or run, followed by Caribbean food, prizes, cool music vibes, a Family Fun Zone with children's activities and performers. The run will be held at Swangard Stadium and Central Park, at 9am on September 26, 2004. For more information go to www.cjmas.ca or call 778.885.8001 or 604-515-0443.

September 26, 2004
Pandit Jasraj School of Music (PJSOM). An indian flute recital by Maestro Hari Prasad Chaurasia - Pakhawaj and table accompaniment. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484.

September 26, 2004
THE NATIONAL WORD ON THE STREET FESTIVAL: Non-stop fun and family entertainment. One day, almost 200 authors and readings in 12 languages! There¹s music on our non-stop entertainment stage in CBC Plaza, storytelling, poetry and so much more ­ Free! Come out and meet Lynn Johnston creator of For Better or For Worse, David Suzuki with his new children¹s book Tree, The Raging Grannies with Off Our Rockers and Into Trouble, Joel Bakan author of The Corporation and many others. The streets around Library Square and CBC Plaza will be closed to traffic and open to the public from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Program guides at all lower mainland Starbucks. www.thewordonthestreet.ca, Vancouver Public Library, 604-684-8266

September 26, 2004
Vedder River Festival: The Third Annual Vedder River Festival is a celebration of BC Rivers Day in Chilliwack. Chilliwack/Vedder River Morning river cleanup, followed by a salmon BBQ and various entertainment in the afternoon; 604-710-2118, http://www.fishingwithrod.com/cleanriver/

September 26, 2004
The Salmon Celebration: The Salmon Celebration is a free event that will take place on the 25th Anniversary of BC River's Day to honour the spirit of the salmon that used to live in the creeks that flowed into Eastern False Creek. We invite all to participate. Bring rattles, masks, drums, dress up like a salmon or a forest animal, whatever inspires you to remember the lost salmon stream. Gather at Jonathan Rogers Park (West 7th Avenue, and Manitoba), Vancouver at 1 PM. http://www.publicdreams.org/salmon.htm

September 26, 2004
Whonnock Lake Day: The annual Whonnock Fair consists of a full day of fun for the family including the pancake breakfast and the Whon- auction. Call the Whonnock Lake Centre at 604-462-8212 for details.

September 27, 2004
Norah Jones at GM Place, 604-280-4444.

Ongoing until September 2, 2004
Vancouver Canadians Baseball; The most affordable professional sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland. www.canadiansbaseball.com

Ongoing until September 2, 2004
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Versatile Diversified. Versatile Diversified is a collective visual farewell to the Versatile Shipyards by Second Story Art Group. The Versatile Shipyards is a historic site that made a significant contribution to the shaping of life on the North Shore. Works from abstract to realism will be presented. District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, 604-988-6844.

Ongoing until September 6, 2004
Pacific National Exhibition, British Columbia's oldest and best attended event - an end-of-summer tradition! 604-253-2311 or visit: www.pne.bc.ca.

Ongoing until September 6, 2004
Burnaby Village Museum presents Vaudeville Varieties show: Footlight Theatre Co. performs its Vaudeville Varieties show at Brookfield Hall every Sunday and holiday Monday at 1, 2, and 3pm. Performances also take place on Canada Day and the Saturdays of BC Day and Labour Day weekends. 604-293-6501.

Ongoing until September 7, 2004
Music with Marnie: Mumbu on the Moon:Popular Vancouver children?s entertainer Marnie Grey performs in brand new full length Planetarium musical production just for kids; 604-738-7827, http://www.musicwithmarnie.com

Ongoing until September 12, 2004
Vikky Alexander: The West Edmonton Mall Series. This exhibition presents the complete series of sixteen photographs taken by Alexander, documenting the West Edmonton Mall, and its simulacra of urban village, and arcadia, all rolled into one building. Surrey Art Gallery, www.arts.surrey.ca

Ongoing until September 12, 2004
Ever wonder what lies at the end of the 11-km Seymour Valley Trailway, but you just don?t have enough steam to bike or walk there? If you answered YES then these free tours are for you! Meet at the gazebo near the public parking lot Sundays from June 20 to September 12 (except long weekends). Don?t be late or you?ll MISS THE BUS! For all ages. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359.

Ongoing until September 12, 2004
Watershed Tours: Free public tours of the Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds take place this summer every Thursday to Sunday from June 17 to September 12, rain or shine. Each tour takes about four hours. Bus tours involve mostly bus travel with some walking at key stops along the way. Bus/extended walking tours involve some bus travel but with more walking. A limited number of these tours are available, so call early! Free - to register call 432-6430.

Ongoing until September 26, 2004
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: ard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions. For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit  www.bardonthebeach.org (http://www.bardonthebeach.org) 

Ongoing until September 30, 2004
Architectural Institute of British Columbia presents By Design: Recent Interior Design by AIBC and IDIBC Members, AIBC Architecture Gallery, 100-440 Cambie Street, Vancouver; 604-683-8588. 







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