Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for September 2005

 

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September 1 - 30, 2005
13th 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.  Location: Dried Flowers by Judy, 604-823-6274, http://www.driedflowersbyjudy.com

September 1, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents SUMMERTIME CONCERT FOR FLUTE AND PIANO.  Please join us for this free lunchtime concert featuring Swiss flautist Carole Collaud, with Vancouver musicians Andrea Minden, flute, and Vashti Gray, piano. The program will include music by Bach, Mozart, Cimarosa and Bizet. http:// www.vpl.ca

September 2, 2005
Bat Watch.  Watch for bats darting and zigzagging above water and farm clearings as they leave their roosts at dusk to feed on night-flying insects. Learn about bat food, roosts and enemies. Take home handouts and vivid memories of walking in the dark.  Minnekhada Regional Park, Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 2 - 4, 2005
Silent Summer Nights.  Celebrate the end of summer in style. Saunter into Grandview Park for the 5th annual Silent Summer Nights: three enchanting evenings of silent and not-so-silent films featuring original live music by Eye of Newt and invited guests. A Labour Day classic.  For more info, call Jamie Nesbitt at: 604-662-3395 or visit: http://www.rumble.org

September 3, 2005
Crosby, Stills and Nash. Legendary '70s harmony trio (Teach Your Children).  Orpheum Theatre, 604-280-4444.

September 3, 2005
Ridgefest.  This is gonna be the biggest outdoor concert and skatefest that Maple Ridge has seen this year. Bands include Stutterfly, Elysian Fields, Complete, and Cry of the Afflicted. Other events include: skate competition, appearance by skate legend Kevin Harris, Sumo suits, basketball, BMX Demos, concession stand, giveaways and more! Located in the back parking lot of CLA (11756 232nd Street, Maple Ridge). Parking is at Thomas Haney Secondary. Cost: $7 .  For more information go to http://www.ridgefest.net or contact Mike Pennington at 604-467-5531.

September 3, 2005
Squamish Soapbox Derby.  Fundraiser for Canadian Diabetes Association. More of a festival than a race, there will be prizes for fastest and flashiest carts, best costume, there will be free carts for people to try out, entertainment and marketplace. Ross Road. $20 to participate with your own cart. $5 to try out a cart. Volunteers contact Glenn Worrad 604-815- 4045.

September 3, 2005
Steamworks Concours D'Elegance.  Display of 75 -100 classic and heritage cars.  Gastown, http://www.steamworks.com

September 3, 2005
Sunsplash In The Park.  Features Michael Franti and Spearhead, with Israel Vibration, Mofro, Lazares S. Halk, Bounty Hunter and Cordel.  Deer Lake Park, 604-280-4444.

September 3 - 4, 2005
Sunshine Music Festival.  Held every Labour Day weekend at the Palm Beach Regional Park in Powell River, the Sunshine Folk Festival draws music lovers from all over the province and the border states. Like any great folk festival, along with fabulous and varied musical performances, concert-goers are treated to an array of complimentary entertainment such as tarot card readings, foot massages, along with art and craft booths that display an amazing range of artistry and ingenuity.; 604-487-4107, http://www.sunshinemusicfest.com

September 3 - 5, 2005
TAIWANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL.  A celebration of Taiwanese culture, featuring performance art, visual art and cuisine. Suitable for families and all ages.  Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver; http://www.canadatcf.com/

September 4, 2005
Minnekhada Lodge Open House.  View the magnificent interior of this heritage building during an Open House. Wander through the rooms of this former hunting lodge built by Lt.-Gov. Eric Hamber, enjoy views of the Pitt River from the verandah and indulge in a snack from the concession.  Minnekhada Regional Park; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 4, 2005
Life on a Lake. Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Paddle your way along marshy shores. Just as you use special equipment to explore this watery habitat, animals and plants have special adaptations to live in, on and around the lake. Find out what it takes to survive in this watery world; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 5, 2005
B.C. FARM MACHINERY "OLD & NEW DAY".  Working antique tractors alongside new machines. For more information contact BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum, Fort Langley, 604-888-2273

September 5, 2005
Fall Fair & Free Rides.  Experience all the sights, sounds and smells of an old-time fall fair. The fortune teller will brighten up your future, the old-time Watkins display will bring back your favourite remedies, and Footlight Theatre?s Vaudeville Varieties Show will have you laughing (or booing!) out loud. Kids and adults alike can take part in the watermelon-eating contest and the games of skill. The Land Conservancy will have bird house building for a $5.00 donation . Take in the Children?s Activity Tent right beside the Scarecrow Patch. Watch for special entertainers, dancers & demonstrators through out the site.  Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

September 5, 2005
First Nations Showcase.  Soak in the final rays of summer as you sit in a flower-filled yard, listening to traditional First Nations song, drumming, and storytelling. Immerse yourselves in cultures that have lived on for countless generations. Join in the dancing at the end! The nations represented include Nisgaa, Coast Salish, and the Chehalis people. Enjoy some traditional First Nations food during the breaks.  In the House 3465 Bella Vista Street, Vancouver; http://www.inthehousefestival.com

September 5, 2005
Vancouver Triathlon - through Stanley Park, English Bay.  http://www.multisportscanada.com/vancouvertri.htm

September 5 - 11, 2005
2005 Bell Canadian Open - RCGA.  2005 Bell Canadian Open hosted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association and Bell Canada.  Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, 4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, http://www.bellcanadianopen.ca

September 5, 19, 2005
Vancouver Poetry Slam at Cafe Deux Soleils; Doors and sign up 8 pm, Slam begins at 9 pm, 604-708-0670.

September 6 to October 10, 2005
World Championship Sand Sculpture.  Individual and team carvers from around the world transform the shores of Harrison Lake into a magical land of sand sculptures! The sculptures stay on display for about 3 weeks, creating a unique outdoor gallery.  Competition: September 06 - 11, 2005, exhibition: until October 10, 2005.   For more information visit http://www.harrisand.org

September 7, 2005
25th Anniversary Party at Eastburn Centre.  There will be games, special guests, entertainment, hot dogs and cake. Come and celebrate 25 years of recreation in the southeast area of Burnaby.  For more information, please call 604-525-5361. Eastburn Centre, 7435 Edmonds Street.

September 7, 2005
Evening Lecture Series - The History of Greater Vancouver?s Waterworks.  Discover the intriguing story of how our current water supply system started with the foresight of a few industrious people. Follow the development of Greater Vancouver?s water supply and systems from the 1800s to the present. Presenters will recount stories of the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam Watersheds, and introduce the characters who contributed to the development, and the delay of progress in the early days.  LSCR Learning Lodge. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 7 - 8, 2005
An Evening with PATCH ADAMS.  Come and meet Hunter "Patch" Adams, the real person behind the hit movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams. Patch is both a medical doctor and a clown . . . but he is also a social activist and rabble rouser who has devoted his life to the study of what makes people happy. Patch Adams believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process. Sept. 7 Italian Cultural Centre / September 8 The BELL Centre Surrey; http://www.jeromeinspires.com/patch

September 8 - 10, 2005
North American Police Soccer Tournament.  The North American Police Soccer Tournament will be held in Abbotsford from September 8th through the 10th. There will be 27 teams (over 600 players) from all across North America.  This tournament is free to spectators and will be held at Exhibition Park Abbotsford from 8 am - 5:00 pm daily.

September 8 - 13, 2005
Whistler Writers Festival.  Designed for writers and readers alike. Reading events where you will be able to listen and talk to some of your favourite west coast writers, lectures on craft and the business of publishing and an intensive workshop for emerging writers. Workshop mentors include Susan Musgrave, Brian Kaufman, Caroline Adderson and others. www.theviciouscircle.ca

September 8 - 18, 2005
Vancouver Fringe Festival.  Vancouver's largest theatre festival, with over 500 wild and wonderful performances featuring the best in local, national and international talent;  604-257-0350, http://www.vancouverfringe.com

September 9, 2005
Gigantour Heavy Metal Extravaganza. Features Megadeth, Anthrax, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore and more.  Pacific Coliseum, 604-280-4444.

September 9, 2005
Rogue Folk Club presents CLEIA.  It's the farewell gig for the local 5-piece acoustic roots band Cleia. Canadiana, Americana and Briterama at its best - don't miss your last chance to see them! (at least for a very long time...). "Cleia slips very comfortably into that growing group of contemporary musicians and bands that are once again taking trad music and making it fresh again. It's an exciting time." - Paul Brandon, Green Man Review.  St. James Hall, 3214 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver, http://www.cleiatheband.com

September 9 - 11, 2005
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.  The "Cruise - In" has become one of the largest mixed car shows in Canada and is quickly gaining an international reputation, drawing cars and spectators from across Canada and the United States.  For more information visit: http://www.langleycruise-in.com

September 9-17, 2005
QUANTUM PHYSICS: THE MUSICAL.  A hitchhiker's guide to the Quantum world, no experience necessary. Welcome to the 11th dimension, where science meets magic, and Einstein and Buddha are buddies. A new musical comedy by the creators of the award-winning hit musicals Larger Than Life (composer) and Gremlin.  Cost: $8. Ages 12+. At the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival September 9-17.   Info 604-939-0364 or email  ifoundaquarter@shaw.ca . Tickets http://www.vancouverfringe.com.

September 10, 2005
Brackendale Fall Fair.  Brackendale Fall Fair brings our community together each year to celebrate the joys of farming life. Exhibits. Games. Crafts. Animals. Food. Family Fun. Children and adults alike may enter the exhibits. Pamphlets with all the information can be found at the Library. To volunteer or for more information about the Brackendale Farmers Institute, call Barb Cummings 604 898 8499. 10 am - 5 pm.

September 10, 2005
Burnaby Cemeteries Tour.  9:00am - 2:00pm, 1 session, $35.00.  A full-day tour of Forest lawn and Ocean View Cemeteries. Architecture, history, cultural traits and burial practices are but some of the aspects that will be explored.  Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Administration Office at 604-294-7450.

September 10, 2005
Cops for Cancer-Tour De Valley:Day Ride.  The Canadian Cancer Society invites you to come out and ride 50km or 100 km in a fundraising bike ride with the Cops for Cancer tour team. Early registration (before August 20) $40 after August 20 Registration is $50. and a minimum of $100 in pledges must be raised. The money raised goes toward childhood cancer research, programs that support children with cancer and camps for children with cancer, like Camp Goodtimes, a free summer camp for BC children with a history of cancer.  Aldergrove Lake Regional Park.  For more information call Natasha or Leanne at (604)-533-1668.

September 10, 2005
Neighbourhood Day at West End.  Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West End Community Centre (870 Denman St., between Barclay and Haro) for a fun, friendly, free event to celebrate our community. There will be activities for every age group from preschoolers to seniors, including: a climbing wall, live entertainment, inflatables, the Home Depot kids' workshop centre, traffic school, free fitness classes, art displays, a BBQ and a seniors' Afternoon Tea. For more information, call 604-257-8333, visit our website at http://www.westendcc.ca or email westendcc@vancouver.ca.

September 10, 2005
?195th Mexican Independence Anniversary?. The Institute of Mexicans Abroad (CCIME) in association with the General Consulate of Mexico is pleased to present the gala dinner and dance to commemorate the 195th Mexican Independence Anniversary which is to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver. 604 -710-4325.

September 10 - 11, 2005
22nd Annual Farm Fair.  Farmers are all dressed up in western gear to welcome you to the farm. Both days are jam packed with activities: craft exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, fire safety house, milking and butter making demos, races and games, down home music and dancing. Don't forget the sunflower contest, entries accepted until 11:45AM.  Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver; 604-929-5610, http://www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

September 10 - 11, 2005
Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath.  Be part of the 21st Annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath on September 10 ? 11, 2005! This BC Lung Association event is a 2-day, 200-kilometre, fully supported ride through the scenic Fraser Valley. Cycling enthusiasts from all across the province participate in this event, raising both awareness and funds in support of lung health in B.C., http://www.bc.lung.ca.

September 10 - 11, 2005
Deep Cove to Whistler Sea 2 Summit Adventure Race. This is where it all began. Sea2summit returns to the classic route from Deep Cove in North Vancouver. A mass paddling start on the waters of Indian Arm leads to trekking and biking through the Indian River Valley and Mamquam River Valley to Squamish to end day one. Day two is the epic journey through Sea-to-Sky Country, ultimately finishing in Whistler; http://www.sea2summit.com

September 10 - 11, 2005
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.  2004 saw 20,000 visitors to the biggest event ever.  Thompson Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8422, http://www.nibblesandbites.com/

September 10 - 11, 2005
 93RD ANNUAL ALDERGROVE FALL FAIR.  Homemade preserves, baking and crafts are just a few of the great things you'll see at the Fall Fair. Activities will take place at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre. Don't forget to take in the Tractor Cruise-In, a unique collection of antique tractors sure to bring back memories. For more information call 604-856-2749 or visit http://www.AldergroveFallFair.com.

September 10 - 18, 2005
The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.  Join thousands of volunteers to clean up garbage from rivers, streams, lakes and ocean shorelines. Simply choose a shoreline site in one of these Regional Parks: Kanaka Creek, Lynn Headwaters, Iona Beach, Boundary Bay, Belcarra or Tynehead - whichever is convenient for your group - and pick a cleanup date between September 10 and 18. Free supplies, educational materials and support will be provided. Everyone welcome. Leaders must be over 18. Register your group by calling 1-877-427-2422 or visit http://www.vanaqua.org/cleanup

September 10 to October 2, 2005
Playland.  Amusement park features 30 rides and attractions.  Weekends and holidays only, 604-253-2311, http://www.pne.ca.

September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3, 2005
Blacksmithing for Beginners.   Over 4 hours, learn about the history of the trade and blacksmith shop safety, proper tool use and forging techniques. Participants will have ample time at the forge under the guidance of an experienced Museum blacksmith and will each produce a dinner triangle with their newly acquired skills. Steel toed boots must be worn.  Goggles, aprons and all materials are provided. Instructors: Jeff Chenatte or Lorne Gray, $50.00, 1 session; Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501, http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

September 11, 2005
Canoe the Slough: Fraser River Stories.  Canoe the serene, sheltered waters of Deas Slough to Ladner Marsh. Find remnants of the historical sunken rum-runner, the Audrey B. Imagine war canoes on the river paddled from the north coast, during once abundant salmon runs, as you hear colourful stories of Deas? past. Learn about local features as you paddle by farmland, eagle nests, herons, bogs, fishing boats, rich estuary wetlands and more. Deas Island Regional Park, Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 11, 2005
Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

September 11, 2005
Coho Festival.  Coho Festival at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver. Enjoy the family oriented festivities and learn about stream habitat, salmon life and Adopt-a-Fish program. BBQ will be available. 604-926-6956, http://www.cohofestival.com

September 11, 2005
Coho Walk.  Stretch your legs and mind during this walk through a beautiful river ecosystem. Get your heart pumping as you breathe in the cool forest air and experience the best of the park at discovery stations along this 8.5-kilometre descent from forest to beachfront at Ambleside Park. Shuttle buses leave continuously from Park Royal Mall between 10 am and 2 pm, and take you to the start of the walk at Cleveland Dam. A shorter version of the walk (4.5-kilometre) ends at Capliano Suspension Bridge Park where the shuttle bus will stop for your return to Park Royal. Capilano River Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 11, 2005
FarmFolk/Cityfolk presents the 11th Annual Feast of Fields, Langley.  A culinary extravaganza in a beautiful farm setting.  Taste the best of BC food, wine, and beer from 1pm-5pm at the Vista D'oro Farms, Langley BC.  The Feast of Fields is a food lover's dream, with bite size offerings from some of the Lower Mainland's best Chefs.  City folks are able to immerse themselves in farm life for one day, sampling some of the benefits of country living.  With over 400 visitors anticipated this year, the Feast of Fields and Vista D'oro Farms will have the opportunity to educate and inspire many.  Enjoy breathtaking vistas from British Columbia's own backyard.  For ticket information and photos visit:  http://www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca/ or call 604-730-0450.

September 11, 2005
September Fun Fly, Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach, British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/

September 12, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents THE WORLD POETRY READING SERIES.  The VPL's City Poets Series presents The World Poetry Reading Series program, featuring poetry from around the world, presented bilingually.  This month's poets: Stephanie Maricevic, Dugald Christie, Claudia Barria Davidson, Umberto Assandri, Sharon Taylor; VPL - Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; http://www.vpl.ca

September 13, 2005
Mount Pleasant POOL Parade.  Save Mount Pleasant Pool! Parade to City Hall for the City Budget Public Meeting September 13th.  Meet 5:30PM @ W 16th/Ontario, parade at 630PM to City Hall at W 12th/Cambie. If you wish to speak at the meeting, please call City Hall to register.  Bring your trumpets and your tambourines, your snorkel masks and your placards, or just bring yourself and your friends! It takes a whole community to save a pool! Join the POOL Parade to City Hall September 13th, rain or shine!

September 13, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents CLUTTER BE GONE!  This presentation will provide tips and techniques to achieve a more simplified, and clutter free, life - both at work and home. Paul Talbot is an author, trainer, and simplicity coach, and co-founder of End the Clutter International. He has written several books, newsletters, and articles which have been published worldwide.  http://www.vpl.ca

September 14, 2005
Vancouver Public Library presents CLAIRE ROBSON.  The VPL presents a Life Mapping workshop with Claire Robson, author of Love in Good Time. Using simple rolls of paper, Life Mappers chart thir life histories and learn how to weave narrative, characters, setting and social context into universal stories. The Life Map becomes a tool for research, a resource for writing books, essays, poetry and stories, a way to collect and display personal archives such as journals, photographs and family treasures.  http://www.vpl.ca

September 15 - 16, 2005
Fabian Saul Productions presents Mariachi: The Spirit of Mexico, highlighting the wide range of Mariachi music, performed on stage with the excitement of an exuberant display of the best of Mariachi Music headlined by the world's best musicians, singers and dancers. For more info, visit http://www.mariachispirit.com, Tickets 604-280-3311, Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

September 16, 2005
10th annual Sea to Sky Film Festival.  Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish, BC; 604-898-5930.

September 16, 2005
Rogue Folk Club presents NATHAN.  Completely original, soulful and stunning... this is a 4-piece rootsy-poppy-folk-band you've just gotta see for yourself. "If David Lynch had directed O Brother Where Art Thou?, Nathan's music would be the soundtrack." - Michael Wrycraft, CBC Radio.  t. James Hall, 3214 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver, http://www.nathanmusic.ca/

September 16 - 17, 2005
 9th ANNUAL CLOVERDALE COUNTRY FESTIVAL  & OLD CAR JAMBOREE.   Cloverdale Town Centre, 604-576-3155, http://www.cloverdalebia.com

September 16 - 18, 2005
Pender Harbour Jazz Festival.  Scenic Pender Harbour is the setting for a marvelous weekend of jazz and relaxation. A beautiful two hour scenic drive / ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. There are outdoor and indoor venues, along with free and ticketed shows. Possibly the most intimate and scenic Jazz Festival on the continent; 604-883-2456, http://www.phjazz.ca

September 16 - 25, 2005
Fraser Valley Food & Wine Festival.  We celebrate the quality of life in the Fraser Valley. There are numerous high quality specialty farms, vineyards, wineries, cooking schools, restaurants, chocolate shops, historic sites, winery tours and accommodations. The Fraser Valley Food & Wine Festival is a special time to explore the many special events put on by the businesses in the Fraser Valley.  http://www.fraservalleywinefestival.com/

September 17, 2005
8th Annual Cloverdale Country Festival.  Old car jamboree, artists in action, petting zoos, arts & crafts, pony rides, amuseument rides, live entertainment, antique farm tractors, kids swap meet, Surrey Museum heritage displays and exhibits, Farmers Market, fashion show and Surrey firefighters Jr. Combat Challenge.  Held at the Cloverdale Town Centre.  For more information, please call 604.576.3155 or 604.574.9802 or visit http://www.cloverdalebia.com

September 17, 2005
Car Trunk Sale. Load up your cars, trucks and minivans with items you no longer need and stake your claim in our parking lot ($10.70 per stall). Call 604-291-1261 in advance to reserve your spot. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm, September 17. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue.  604-294-7944, http://www.city.burnaby.bc.ca

September 17, 2005
MURRAYVILLE FALL FAIR.  Family fun, pancake breakfast, petting zoo, wagon rides, and craft fair. For more information contact Wally 604-533-5569.

September 17, 2005
Night of 2005 Lights Lantern Festival.  A candlelight procession through magnificant lantern installations in Deer Lake Park. Fire show finale. Free on-site lantern making workshop 3:30-6:30pm (while supplies last). Free admission.  604-291-6864.

September 17, 2005
Shifting Gears: Historical Fashion Show.  Come see the fashion show in your own vintage outfit! Ivan Sayers presents his unique collection of historical clothing. The theme of this show is Transportation to coincide with the "North Shore Moves: Paddles to Duel Cells" exhibit at the West Vancouver Museum and Archives. As part of the North Shore Heritage Weekend special Heritage Display will be in the Foyer of Kay Meek Centre from 12 pm to 3:30 pm; 604-925-7295.

September 17, 2005
The Dance Centre presents Open House Performance.  The Dance Centre presents a mixed program of traditional Chinese and contemporary Asian dance, featuring renowned Toronto-based Peking Opera exponent William Lau; dancers from the Chen Ling Dance Academy, performing classical Chinese dance; Ballet BC dancer Chengxin Wei's exciting contemporary piece Yuan; and a stimulating duet with the outstanding Vancouver choreographer Wen Wei Wang and contact improvisation master, Peter Bingham. The Dance Centre, 400-873 Beatty Street, Vancouver.

September 17 - 18, 2005
4th Annual Art Walk 2005.  4th Annual Art Walk 2005. A rare opportunity to meet artists in their studios & to catch a glimpse into the creative process. Local gallery owners join in with demonstrations by their in-house artists. Work created is available to purchase. Studios & galleries throughout Squamish. Featured artists include: TobyJaxon, Maureen Provencal, Jenny Smack, Suzanne Glick, Claudia Annett, Judy McQuinn, Gret Wint, Tracy Dixon, Maureen Brown, Sash Pellow-Lenser, Linda Wagner, Kay Austen, Liza (Liebich) Bennett, Fran Solar, Craig Caldwell, Carol Ann Berkley, and Ruby Finck. 11am-5pm For more information please contact Craig Caldwell at craig@eclecticwoodworking.com or 604-815-8461 or visit http://www.squamishart.com

September 17 - 18, 2005
Country Celebration.  Experience the magic of an old-fashioned fall fair. Head out to Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley to enjoy the exuberant sights, sounds and scents of country life at the 26th annual Country Celebration. Roving Stiltwalkers, jugglers, musicians, storytellers, up and coming country music stars.  Campbell Valley Regional Park, 204th St & 8th Ave, Langley; 604-432-6351, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/countrycelebration

September 17 - 18, 2005
Squamish Valley Artisan Guild.  Inspired by the beauty of their natural surrounding, artists from every corner of the world have been attracted to Squamish. Our vibrant arts community includes: wildwood benches, a sculptural garden, a mosaic project, stone masks, and painted murals. Local and regional artisans are showcased through a number of specialty shops, a character North West Inn, cafes and galleries; 604-892-6366, http://www.squamishart.com/

September 18, 2005
25th Anniversary Terry Fox Run.  Join us for the 25th Anniversary Terry Fox Run on September 18th, 2005! Taking place in over 130 locations throughout the province, this non-competitive event is free of charge and is open to everybody. 25 years ago, Terry Fox began his journey across Canada to achieve his dream of finding a cure for cancer. Help make Terry's dream become a reality and be a part of Canadian history by taking part. Pledge sheets are available at various outlets across the province or online. For more information, please visit http://www.terryfoxrun.org, 1-888-836-9786

September 18, 2005
4th Annual Indian Arm Paddle-a-Thon for Thwaytes Landing. Come support the protection of Thwaytes Landing! This unique event brings friends, family, and strangers together for a fun day of paddling and fundraising. This truly distinctive event also offers a post-paddle festival that will greet paddlers and boaters upon their return to Deep Cove from Thwaytes. Multiple music acts will perform, food vendors will offer burgers and hotdogs for sale, a kid's activity centre will offer face painting and birdhouse building, and a number of educational displays will be on-site. Pre-registration details call (604) 733-2313. Basic entrance fees vary from $25.00 to $50.00 depending on whether the participant needs a boat rental. Those wanting to participate in this event but prefer not to paddle can take part in a boat tour up to Thwaytes Landing departing from Deep Cove at 10:30am for $25/person.  604-733-2313, http://www.conservancy.bc.ca

September 18, 2005
Children's Swap Meet.  Infant and children?s toys and clothing are the main items for sale at the Children's Swap Meet.   The 80 table event has a reputation as a great place to find a bargain on items such as children?s toys and clothing. This sale is for used items only that are suitable for infants and children, with the exception of five tables, which have been reserved for commercial vendors.  The event will take place in the Centennial Room and at the Poirier Community Centre (630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam).  For more information, please call 604-933-6048.  A light concession will be available, and admission is FREE!

September 18, 2005
Kids A2Z Consignment Fair. Moms and Kids wanted!  Kids A2Z consignment Fair in partnership with Coal Harbour Community Centre is hosting the first semi annual sale on Sept 18th, 11:00am-5:00pm, at 480 Broughton street.  Do you have some gently used children?s items & or maternity clothes you are looking to sell?  We sell your child?s clothing, toys & furniture (infant to pre-teen) in one day and we pay you a 65% consignor commission!  Child minding is available on site. So come and shop for bargains!  Register now to consign at www.a2zconsignment.com . Or call 604 408 4785.  In support of Make A Wish and Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.

September 18, 2005
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Mooncakes, Chang-E goddess, rabbits and family reunions are celebrated during the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, the second largest celebration in the Chinese calendar.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

September 18, 2005
Palaeontology Show, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

September 18, 2005
Squamish Estuary Guided Walks.  Guided Estuary Walks, hosted by the Squamish Environmental Conservation Society (formerly the Squamish Estuary Conservation Society). Meet in front of the Howe SOund Inn, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The guided walks are open to anyone and are free of charges. This is a monthly event and a great opportunity to visit the trails and observe the flora and fauna that inhabit this beautiful part of Squamish. We walk at a leisurely pace, with an emphasis on enjoying our surroundings, observation and conversation. Bring your enthusiasm, comfortable sturdy walking shoes and perhaps a light jacket as it can be windy in the estuary.

September 18, 2005
Woofstock Festival.  The Woofstock Festival, an outdoor festival for dogs and the people who live with them, will be held in Yaletown this year on Saturday, September 18, 2005. You?ll find everything that a cool canine needs in order to live well in this dog-eat-dog world. Woofstock is an established event begun in Toronto, with an attendance of close to 30,000 people last year. We will release more details as we get them?so until then, make sure your dog stays in tip top shape to have a chance at winning either the Miss or Mr. Canine Canada Pageant. http://www.woofstock.ca

September 20, 2005
CanWest ComedyFest presented by RE/MAX.  Don?t miss the largest comedy festival on the West Coast, with over 100 performers on 50 stages. The CanWest COMEDYFEST presented by RE/MAX features emerging Canadian talent and international headliners on the Legends Stage, Vogue MainStage, Festival Society Stage and Club Venues in Vancouver?s entertainment district. The festival offers audiences world-class entertainment similar to that to be found at ?Just for Laughs? in Montreal; http://www.vancouvercomedyfest.com or 604-683-0883.

September 22, 2005
Car Free Day Street Festival.  One day, one street, one really fun festival. Music, performances and displays that celebrate reduced car use and alternative ways that people can move around. Free, fun street activities for all ages; 604-871-6999.

September 22, 2005
Neil Diamond. Iconic singer-songwriter will perform tunes from his upcoming album of original material.  GM Place, 604-280-4444.

September 22 to October 23, 2005
Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Diary of Anne Frank.  In this gripping new adaptation, from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, recently discovered writings and survivor accounts are interwoven to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. All the while, Anne maintains her grip on reality by celebrating the simple joys of growing upa new school year, her first pair of high heels, and her first kiss. Share her timeless story that will never be forgotten.  Stanley Theatre, 2780 Granville Street, Vancouver; http://www.artsclub.com

September 24, 2005
5 Peaks Trail Running Series.  Canada's Premier Trail Running Series offers an exciting atmosphere, a challenging course, a competitive field, and an amazing off-road experience. You will run over rocks, roots, tree stumps, and logs, up ski hills and hiking trails, through puddles, mud, snow and much, much more. Positive impact on you, no impact on the environment! Each venue offers two race courses; Sport (5-6km) and Enduro (10-15km), and is open to novice and expert participants of all ages. GET OFF THE ROAD and onto the trails!  Buntzen Lake, http://www.5peaks.com

September 24, 2005
Antique Identification Clinic, Richmond Museum, 604-718-8450.

September 24
Places of Worship Tour, , 9:00am - 2:30pm, 1 session, $35.00.  Tour five visually stunning places of worship on Canada Way: St. Alban's Anglican Church, St. Michael Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church, Canada Way Mosque, Danish Lutheran Church, & the Ismaili Jamatkhana. Architectural features, history and cultural affinities will be explored. Lunch is on your own, though a group restaurant stop will be suggested. Transportation is by private car; car pooling is encouraged.  Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Administration Office at 604-294-7450.

September 24 - 25, 2005
Powell River Fall Fair.  The Fall Fair marks the end of the annual Powell River Open Market season.  This event showcases the rural and agricultural side of the Upper Sunshine Coast.  The fun never ends with the country fair competitions in such categories as home baking, canning, and gardening side-by-side with livestock competitions and live music.  Come enjoy an authentic small town rural experience!  Held in Powell River at the Paradise Valley Grounds, 604-483-4923.

September 24 - 25, 2005
Semiahmoo Salmon Festival, Joanne Charles 604-536-3101.

September 24 - 25, 2005
Women's Expo.  A quality, fun, educational and interactive experience, Women's Expo features exhibits and seminars on food, fashion, health & fitness, travel, business, careers and financial planning. For more information call (604) 251-9491 or go to http://www.weddingfair.ca/womens_expo.

September 25, 2005
21st Century Flea Market: From shabby chic to 50's kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia, 175 tables of bargains on deluxe 20th century junque! Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-980-3159, http://www.21cpromotions.com

September 25, 2005
4th Annual Southlands Riding Club Country Fair.  Enjoy a little bit of country in the city at the Southlands Riding Club. Revel in the old-fashioned ambience of the area while taking in the many displays of agricultural, cultural and equestrian events. Activities include pony rides, horse and dog entertainment, kids? midway, petting farm, fiddle music, bake sale, face painting, food fair, raffle, silent auction, and a market for farmers and artisans. Come to the Southlands Riding Club, 7025 Macdonald Street, Vancouver. Information: Southlands Riding Club at http://www.southlandsridingclub.com ? click on Country Fair link for details. 

September 25, 2005
Garbage Can Art Contest.  It's that time of year again? time to think about the annual Granville Island Ferries Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction which takes place Sunday, September 25, 2005 on Granville Island.  The artists provide their time, their art supplies and their great ideas! Granville Island Ferries supplies the garbage cans, tents, water, power and sheltered areas for spray-painting. To keep the artists and crowds in a holiday mood, Celtic music is provided throughout the afternoon by Blackthorn.  For more information call event organizer Kevin Dale McKeown at 604.688.2478 or email kevin@publicityplus.ca.

September 25, 2005
Heart & Stroke Mother Daughter Walk.  For one special day, the North Shore community will come to together to raise funds for research into heart disease and stroke--the leading cause of death in women. Register now, andput your heart and 'sole' into it. Last year, 30,000 walkers across Canada did it! Join our Mother/Daughter & Father/Son Look Alike Contest, win prizes be entertained for a morning in honour of the women in your life.  604-983-8492, http://www.heartandstroke.ca/walk

September 25, 2005
Kidstuff Only Swapmeet.  Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child's cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you're thinking of selling, please note that we accept only used items for children age 12 and younger as well as maternity clothes. Free admission for buyers. Table rental: $14.50. Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, September 25. Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue. Phone: 604-299-1446.

September 25, 2005
One Love Walkathon & Festival.  Benefit: BC?s fight against the ravages of hurricanes IVAN DENNIS and EMILY on the Island of Grenada.  Shadbolt Centre of the Arts, Deer Lake Park, Burnaby; http://www.cjmas.ca

September 25, 2005
Walk for Aids - in Stanley Park.  http://www.bcpwa.org

September 25, 2005
Whonnock Lake Day.  The annual Whonnock Fall Fair begins with an inter-denominational church service and a pancake breakfast. Food, crafts, children?s activities, and musical entertainment are all part of the day?s activities. Call Brad Jennings 604-462-0082 and Helmi Braches 604-462-8942 or Sue Shulze for table rentals 604-462-7519.

September 27 to October 2, 2005
BC Fashion Week.  Twice each year, concurrent with the two annual fashion seasons, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, the industry comes together to present ready-to-wear lines to a focused target audience. Globally recognized as "Fashion Week", these events are scheduled in major fashion centres around the world. It is an opportunity for the entire industry to collectively showcase the upcoming seasons collections to trade buyers (retailers, buying houses, distributors, wholesalers, agents, potential franchises), the media and individual buyers, for the upcoming season.  Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. Granville Island.

September 27 to October 9, 2005
Broadway In Vancouver presents MAMMA MIA!  A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle youll never forget! Over 20 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBAs timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyones having the time of their lives!  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604-280-4444, http://www.broadwayacrosscanada.ca

September 28 to October 1, 2005
Ballet British Columbia and the National Ballet of Canada present SWAN LAKE.  This production features a full orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's transcendent score and sets and costumes by Academy Award nominee Santo Loquasto. Choreographed by the National Ballet's Artistic Director, James Kudelka, this version breathes fresh life into the most beloved of all classical ballets with new logic and powerful archetypes to make it moving and relevant to a new generation of dancers and audiences.  The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, http://www.balletbc.com

September 28 to October 1, 2005
Vancouver East Cultural Centre presents HANDSOME BLUE SKY.  Originally commissioned by the JADE Tokyo Dance Festival, this piece is a deep investigation of the works of Tatsuma Hijikata, the founder of Butoh, in a contemporary context. The title itself was taken from the title of one of Hijikata's essays. Through this piece, Ko Murobushi not only rediscovers the origin of Butoh, but also explodes with new possibilities.  Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-280-3311.

September 29 to October 14, 2005
Vancouver International Film Festival.  Screening a total of 261 feature films and 85 shorts, the Vancouver International Film Festival is one of Vancouver's most successful event.  It is a must see event!  Held at various venues in Vancouver; (604) 685-0260, http://viff.org

September 30, 2005
Autumn Brewmasters' Festival. 30 micro-breweries representing local and global beer tastes, over 100 micro-brewed ales and lagers to sample, lots of great food, entertainment and great giveaways.  Net proceeds to benefit Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Greater Vancouver.  Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, http://www.autumnbrewfest.com

September 30, 2005
Rogue Folk Club presents PIERRE BENSUSAN.  An absolutely original guitarist. His instrumental and vocal compositions are powerful, poetic and intricate, and his fingerstyle picking can spin the musical traditions of the whole world into colourful new threads. "Bensusan mixes folk, jazz, ethnic, blues and Celtic elements in ways that suggest a truly borderless world" - Washington Post.  Capilano College Theatre, North Vancouver; http://www.pierrebensusan.com/

September 30, October 1, 2, 2005
Naomi?s Road.  Set during World War II, Naomi?s Road tells the touching and dramatic story of nine-year-old Naomi?s journey, with her Japanese Canadian family, from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior of B.C. In a sensitive, visually evocative production filled with emotion, humour and soaring melodies, Naomi and her older brother Stephen struggle with the harshness of war, racism, bullying and loss of family. Ultimately brother and sister triumph over their fears and discover the gifts that sustain them: music, words and love. Their resilience of spirit offers hope for the future and will lead audiences to discover the power of understanding and the beauty of compassion. Vancouver Opera is pleased to present four public performances of this production before its province-wide tour to elementary schools and community venues. Performances will be sung with piano score.  Norman Rothstein Theatre, 604-280-4444.

October 1, 2005
First United Church Fall Fair. Free Admission. Silent/Live Auction, Kid's Fun House, Dog Show, Crafts, Bake Table. 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, 15383 Semiahmoo Avenue, White Rock. For further, info please call 604-531-4850.

October 2, 2005
CIBC Run for the Cure.  The official kick-off for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single fundraising event in Canada, supporting the advancement of breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment.  B.C. Place Stadium, 604-689-2829, http://www.cbcf.org

Ongoing to September, 2005
1st and 3rd Saturdays from June ? September (weather permitting), 8 am ? noon, Boundary Bay Regional Park. If you have something to sell or something to buy, come out to this multi-household garage sale ? all in one location. Book a stall for $10. Proceeds go to the Cammidge House Committee Events Fund to enhance Cammidge House and support community events and park activities. Look for park entrance signs off Boundary Bay Road.  Information: 604-250-8671. Everyone welcome. Free, registration not required;

Ongoing until September 2, 2005
Music in the Garden: Enchanted Evenings Series. In its twelfth season, the Enchanted Evenings series expands to showcase new talent along with your favorite performers from July 1 to September 2. The 2005 repertoire includes classical, Asian, world, Indian, and fusion music. All shows start at 7:30pm and end approx. 8:30pm on Friday nights. Tickets are $15 non-members and $12 members. Call 604 662-3207 to reserve advance tickets or purchase them at the door.

Ongoing to September 2, 2005
Robson Square Summertime Ballroom Dance Series WHAT: Ballroom & Latin social dancing WHERE: Robson Square (at the ice rink) WHEN: Every Friday night 8:00 pm ? midnight, July 1 - September 2, 2005 WHY: It?s free! Open to everyone! Demonstrations, beginner lessons, general dancing WEBSITE: http://www.dancesportbc.com

Ongoing until September 3, 2005
Mission City Farmers' Market. Assortment of baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles and preserves, crafts, garden art, plants and nursery stock; Every Saturday, 604-864-1261.

Ongoing to September 4, 2005
Historic Chinatown Walking Tours. Gain a new perspective on a old neighbourhood and learn about the history, architecture and people.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207, ext. 205;

Ongoing until September 5, 2005
Pacific National Exhibition.  Over a million visitors agree that the Fair at the PNE is the high point of the summer. Every member of the family can enjoy hundreds of attractions, daily live entertainment, dazzling exhibits, an extensive agricultural showcase, and 37 thrilling midway rides at Playland Amusement Park. As a special tribute, an extraordinary dance production Outrageous will erupt on the fairgrounds four times daily, and the grand finale Fire in the Night features even more music, dance, laser and pyrotechnic effects you'll never forget;  604-253-2311, http://www.pne.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 22, 2005
Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession. Nearly 70 sculptures, drawings and studies by Auguste Rodin.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4700, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/

Ongoing until September 5, 2005
Wang Du.  The Vancouver Art Gallery will be the first venue outside Europe to present this exhibition of sculptural works by Wang Du, a Chinese-born (b. 1956) artist living and working in Paris since 1990. Wang Du is recognized as a master of manipulating and deconstructing images related to the mass media. In each work he painstakingly reproduces the original two-dimensional image in three-dimensional form, often utilizing the extreme foreshortening and cropping that are a part of media representation.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 5, 2005
Franz West: As a leading European artist, Franz West has made an important contribution to sculpture at the turn of the century. West's work emerges out of the history of Viennese Actionism with its emphasis on the human body, the grotesque and subversive humour. Franz West features over 30 works from the past three decades and focuses on West's Passtück (or Adaptive) sculptures; Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 5, 2005
Burnaby Lake Nature House.  Mmmm - which trail should I explore? What plant is that? Get your questions answered by friendly park naturalists and volunteers at the Burnaby Lake Nature House. Pick up a park map, report bird sightings or learn about the park?s flora and fauna through fun and interactive displays. Stroll through the butterfly garden and discover which plants attract these colourful insects. Find out about upcoming nature programs and the Burnaby Lake Park Association.  The Nature House is located at the end of Piper Avenue off Winston Street; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 5, 2005
Campbell Valley Visitor Centre, Langley.  Drop by the Campbell Valley Visitor Centre and meet the volunteer hosts. These dedicated local naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts will provide you with information on park features and trails. Check out displays by various park groups, play at the kids? corner or report wildlife sightings. The Visitor Centre hosts are always looking for new members who can share insights on Campbell Valley. Call 604-530-4983; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 11, 2005
Men's Whitecap Soccer at Swanguard Stadium, Burnaby; http://www.whitecapssoccer.com

Ongoing to September 14, 2005
Davies Heritage Orchard Cottages.  The Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association and the GVRD invite you to step back in time to discover island life as it was in the heyday of the Union Steamship Company. From the Bowen Island ferry dock, walk to the Davies Heritage Orchard cottages to learn about summer bellflower apples, picnics in the park and historic moonlight cruises.  For Davies Heritage Orchard information, or to arrange a viewing of the Museum Cottage (Wed. - Sun., June 22 to Aug 28) call 604-947-9146; 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 12, 2005
Vancouver Canadians Baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver; 604-872-5232 or http://www.canadiansbaseball.com

Ongoing to September 18, 2005
Sunday Hosts at Pacific Spirit Park Centre.  A warm smile and a wealth of park knowledge are the trademarks of the volunteer Sunday hosts. Group members are waiting to answer your questions and provide trail maps at the Park Centre, located at 4915 West 16th Avenue. If you are interested in becoming a Sunday host, please call 604-730-2611 or e-mail pspsociety@telus.net;

Ongoing to September 25, 2005
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.  Bard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver.  The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions.   For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit http://www.bardonthebeach.org

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
50s Gallery. Popular culture artifacts.  604-736-4431, http://www.vanmuseum.bc.ca/

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
West End Farmer's Market & Gourmet Food.  West End/Nelson Park Farmers & Gourmet Food Market. Come meet the farmers and your neighbours at the 6th annual West End Farmers and Gourment Food Market. Featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables in season from family farms, quality local crafts, delicious edibles, community information, live music, master gardeners and more.  Every Saturday until Thanksgiving in Nelson Park - Comox St. between Bute & Thurlow., http://eatlocal.org/WestEnd.html

Ongoing until September 30, 2005
UBC Music presents Wednesday Noon Hours, An hour of music presented by various artists. Program changes weekly.  12 pm, UBC Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Road, UBC, Vancouver;

Ongoing to October 8, 2005
Don't miss another fabulous season of the Yaletown Funky Farmers Market.  The market kicks off every Saturday  rain or shine  starting June 11th to October 8th in Bill Curtis Square located at the corner of Mainland and Davie, just across from Starbucks and the Opus Hotel in Yaletown.  Find truly unique handmade crafts including pet fashions, jewellery, soaps and home décor Yaletown style. Enjoy farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and a selection of gourmet prepared foods. Enjoy the hip urban atmosphere of historic Yaletown with its fresh array of modern lifestyle shops and cutting edge restaurants. Stroll the docks and take your pick of patios for brunch before or after the market. For information contact Gary at: 604 683-7473 or projects@yaletowninfo.com

Ongoing until October 8, 2005
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market.  Held Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, May 7th to October 8th, in Historic Downtown Abbotsford, this market is a showcase for BC growers, artisans and entertainers in a street fair setting.  Being designed not only as a shopping place but also as a social community venue, the market will feature cooking demonstrations, musicians, and performance artists.  For further information check the website at: http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

Ongoing until October 10, 2005, 2005
Enchanted World of Sand. Displays of 20 scenes from magical myths, legends and fairytales, carved from sand by Canadian master sculptors.  $5/adult, $2/child aged 6-13, Harrison Hot Springs.

Ongoing until October, 2005
B.C. Lions CFL Football, BC Place Stadium, http://www.bclions.com/.

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

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

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

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

 







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