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

 

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September 1 - 3, 2006
Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival. The 19th Annual Bluegrass Festival features live performances all weekend long as well as an open mic,slowpitch jam, Sunday Church Service, childrens activities, free workshops and a free corn roast every night.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-824-9927, http://www.chilliwackartscouncil.com

September 1, 2006
Here’s your chance to learn the art of blacksmithing, hands-on, under the guidance of a practicing blacksmith. Go back in time and dress in period costume while you hand craft your own souvenir, transforming metal with fire! Weekends only and space is limited so call 604 513 4777 to book your space! You must be 19 years, and older, to attend.  Fort Langley, 604 513 4777,http://www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

September 1 - 30, 2006
THE CORN MAZE, 4623 - 168th Street Surrey, B.C.,  LATE AUGUST to OCTOBER;  (604) 576-1449, Corn Maze Website

September 2, 2006
Extended Discovery Paddle at Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 2, 2006
BC Sardine Festival.  Discover and celebrate BC sardines. Join members of the BC sardine industry and some of BC’s most popular chefs and seafood experts as they demonstrate a variety of amazing sardine recipes and provide tips on buying, handling, preparing and eating BC sardines. Family fun, samples and live entertainment.  Fisherman’s Park at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site  604-301-0141, http://www.bcsardines.ca

September 2, 2006
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 2, 2006
Steamworks Concours d’Elegance at Gastown.  This display of 75 to 100 Classic and heritage cars will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday September 2, 2006 in the Gastown district of Vancouver. Water Street will be closed off for the day and cars will be displayed from the Gassy Jack statue all the way to Granville Square; http://www.gastown.org

September 2 - 3, 2006
A celebration of African Music and Culture.  Come and enjoy the flavour and culture of Africa. There will be lots of African crafts, food, and many other products and services to view and buy.  The market is a family-oriented event that exposes the community to business opportunities and cultural resources.  Free entrance, Queensborough Community Centre, AfrikaDey web site

September 2 - 4, 2006
The Taiwanese Cultural Festival returns to celebrate Taiwan's traditional, aboriginal and modern culture in Vancouver! As a five-time CEIA Best Cultural Event winner, TCF will have outstanding arts and craft exhibitions, excellent food fairs and markets, and vibrantly entertaining performances.  Dragon boats races will thrill the audience, and a cooking competition will display Taiwanese and Canadian chefs' techniques as well as their sense of flavor. The world's first lantern maze will be there as well.  It is a great event to end your summer! September 2nd to 4th, Plaza of Nation and Roundhouse Community Centre. Hotline: 604-696-1555 www.taiwanfest.ca (http://www.taiwanfest.ca/)

September 4, 2006
4th Annual International Lynden 500 Soapbox Kart Race; Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995, http://www.lynden.org

September 4, 2006
Jazz Festival  at Westminster Quay; 604-520-3881

September 4, 2006
Labour Day. 11:00am  5:00pm. Join us for the last holiday of the summer! The Jr. Merchant Playroom will be open for the children. This former storeroom now serves as a “play store,” where the children are encouraged to sell, weigh and wrap goods, just as they would in the 1920s. Our Inventions Exhibit will also be on display where you will learn interesting facts about how some common household items were invented. The restaurant will be featuring Harrison Harvest Stew, along with our regular country style menu selections. Marvellous homemade muffins will be on special throughout the day.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

September 5, 2006
On September 5th, In the House presents an intimate evening of folk music with "Folk for the Folk." It’s a great way to finish off the summer and bring in a whole new season. On the bill are Mark Berube and Tarkin.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.inthehousefestival.comor can be reserved by calling 604-874-9325 or emailing at info@inthehousefestival.com

September 5, 7, 10, 2006
Auditions for the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society's 2006 Panto, Hansel and Gretel will be taking place on September 5th, 7th and 10th. We will be looking for Male and Female leads, an ensemble and a children's chorus ages 10 to 13. Our show will be performed at the Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage from November 29th through December 10th. More information will be posted on our website. For more information visit our website http://www.fvgss.org/

September 5 - 10, 2006
The World Championships of Sand Sculpture.  The Competition starts at 9am on Tuesday, September 5th with the Doubles Class beginning fifty hours of competition. The one-hundred hour Team Class starts on Thursday. 3 & 4 person teams. Judging on the Doubles Class also takes place. On Friday, 5 & 6 person teams and all the Master Solos start to fill the beach. The 7 person teams start Saturday, September 9th. All entries will finish at 3pm Sunday the 10th. Adult admission during the Competition is only $7.00 CDN (incl. tax) per day. Accompanied children under age 13 are only $2.00.  Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs; www.harrisand.org

September 6, 2006
Kenny Rogers at River Rock Show Theatre - 8811 River Rd., Richmond; www.ticketmaster.ca

September 6 - 12, 2006
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival at Pacific Cinematheque.  VLAFF is a non-profit cultural promoter that strives to entertain audiences, provide insight into Latin American social issues, and celebrate the rich traditions of these diverse countries. This annual, non-competitive festival promotes dialogue between cultures and explores historical and social issues through the eyes of filmmakers; http://www.vlaff.org

September 7, 2006
Paul Talbot: Change One Thing.  Life is full of change and sometimes we feel we want to do it all. Take the time to change one thing... nurture your relationships, improve your finances, pursue a new interest, or just learn to relax and clear the clutter. Paul Talbot is an author, trainer, and simplicity coach. He is creator and co-founder of the Clutter series. (Free admission.)  Vancouver Public Library, (604) 331-4044.

September 7 - 17, 2006
Vancouver Fringe Festival.  he first Vancouver Fringe Festival took place in 1985. Now in its 21st year, it has become an annual event and a September ritual.  Every year, close to 100 theatre groups and performers from across Canada and around the the world perform for 11 days in diverse venues, from theatres to garages to a moving Aquabus. 604-257-0350, www.vancouverfringe.com

September 8, 2006
VANCOUVER DIALOGUES 2006: DALAI LAMA & STUDENTS. Victor Chan and the Dalai Lama Centre presents Nurturing Compassion a talk by the Dalai Lama on his visit inaugurate the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. The Dalai Lama is coming to Vancouver from September 8-10 to share his insights on the art of happiness. With captivating warmth and humor, the Dalai Lama will tell you how to deal with daily anxiety, anger and discouragement, suggesting practical steps that lead to authentic fulfillment. Tickets 604-280-3311 Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.ca)

September 8 - 10, 2006
BC Philatelic Society plans VANPEX 2006.The theme of VANPEX 2006, “Three Kings for Canada,” recalls the year 1936, when three separate monarchs served as monarchs for what was then the Dominion of Canada. The national-level stamp show is scheduled for September 8-10 in Coquitlam, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. It is hoped that many of the show’s 180 exhibit frames will feature collections relating to the “Three Kings” theme. Twenty stamp dealers have rented all 29 dealer tables. Two additional tables are reserved for Canada Post, which has been invited to attend. A weekend pass costs $5; youths aged 15 or younger are admitted free. VANPEX will feature several seminars and philatelic presentations, and a Saturday night awards banquet. Cacheted show covers with the “Three Kings” theme are available at the show. Sponsored by the Vancouver-based British Columbia Philatelic Society, VANPEX will take place at the Executive Plaza Coquitlam Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC, within easy walking distance of the Lougheed SkyTrain Station and the Lougheed Mall Shopping Centre; 604-694-0014.

September 8 - 10, 2006
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.  (604) 869-2744, www.hopebrigadedays.net

September 9, 2006
10TH ANNUAL LANGLEY GOOD TIMES CRUISE-IN.  The Langley Good Times Cruise-In is organized by a non-profit society which relies on a dedicated group of over 200 volunteers to host a memorable event for thousands of car enthusiasts each year. Profits from this event go to support local charities. The Langley Good Times Cruise-In (held Saturday, September 9 this year) is one of the premier outdoor car shows in North America, featuring approximately 2,000 vintage, classic and custom vehicles of all makes and sizes. Three entertainment stages keep things hopping throughout the day featuring a variety of entertainment. For more information contact 604-530-6656.

September 9, 2006
12th Annual Brackendale Fall Fair.

September 9, 2006
Beaver Evening Paddle at  Burnaby Lake Regional Park; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 9, 2006
Car Trunk Sale.  It's a giant garage sale! Load up your cars, trucks and minivans with used items you no longer need and stake your claim in our parking lot ($11.66 per stall). Call 604.291.1261 in advance to reserve your spot and to get a copy of the vendor guidelines. If you have a preference for the location of your spot, please go in person to Bill Copeland Sports Centre to view the map. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm, September 9. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue.

September 9, 2006
Concerts on the Docks. Tillers Folly, Tiller's Folly performs high-energy acoustic roots music with Pacific Northwest flair.  Britannia Shipyard NHS 5180 Westwater Drive  Tickets: 604-276-4300, 604-718-8050

September 9, 2006
Elizabeth's Concert of Hope to benefit the ALS Society of BC proudly supported by Cambridge House, Bailey and Global TV.  Performances by Tom Cochrane, Tangissimo, Barney Bentall, Destino Tenors, Universal Gospel Choir and more with Master of Ceremonies Senator Larry Campbell.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484, http://www.centennialtheatre.com, www.alsbc.ca

September 9, 2006
Geomorphology of the LSCR.  Geomorphology is the study of the characteristics, evolution and configuration of rocks and landforms. We will interpret the rocks and landforms of the LSCR, revealing the evolution and formation of the watershed. Understanding the geomorphology of the LSCR is fascinating, extremely relevant, and valuable for planning and managing our water supply. Ages 13+ (Adult oriented) $7.50 adults; $4 students and seniors; $20 family. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 9, 2006
Lady Bug Run Family Relay sponsored by the Deep Cove Parent Participation Preschool.  September 9, 2006.  Run starts at 10:00 am.  Walk, run, or skip and raise money for DCPP Preschool.  Any family with a preschool age child may enter!  Join us at Myrtle Park in Deep Cove to exercise our muscles and our lungs.  The course will be level and friendly to “all terrain” strollers.  The course will be marked and encouraging course marshals will keep young participants on track.  The Ladybug Run is a fun, non-competitive run designed to introduce youngsters to the joys of exercise.  The suggested donation is $2 for each member of the family participating in the run.  ($10 maximum.)  Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends welcome.

September 9, 2006
Marsh by Canoe at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 9, 2006
Neighbourhood Day at West End CC.  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. This year is particularly exciting because it’s the community centre’s 30th year of serving the West End. There will be activities for everyone from preschoolers to seniors, including: sumo wrestling, live entertainment, inflatables, the Solar-Powered Road Show, traffic school, Starbucks’ Mobile Patrol, London Drugs’ Operation Family I.D., boot camp circuit training, art displays, a BBQ and The Vancity Seniors’ Tea. For more information, call 604-257-8333, visit our website at www.westendcc.ca (file://www.westendcc.ca) or email westendcc@vancouver.ca.

September 9, 2006
Radio Show. 11:00am  5:00pm. Here's your invitation to a friendly, high-tech hobby that's got something fun for everyone! It is your opportunity to become an amateur radio operator--no matter what age, gender or physical ability. Share in a world of communication that can be opened up to you with ham radios. In addition we will have a wonderful display of antique radios presented to you from SPARC, the Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada. The Harrison River Restaurant will be featuring a hearty beef dip sandwich served with a farm fresh salad. Treat yourself to “gently grown” Baron of Beef roast for only $5.00/lb in our Waterloo Farm Gift Shop.  Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or check our website www.kilby.ca for more details.

September 9 - 10, 2006
Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath.  Be part of the 22nd annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath on September 9 – 10, 2006! This BC Lung Association fundraising 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.  For more information, contact Sarah teHennepe at 604-731-5864 or 1-800-665-5864 or trek@bc.lung.ca. Event information and online registration is also available at www.bc.lung.ca

September 9 - 10, 2006
Nibbles & Bites.  Two whole days of family fun, food and entertainment!  We'll be there again on the first weekend after Labour Day at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue in Richmond with "nibble & bite sized" portions of the specialities of up to 25 local restaurants; 604-718-8422.

September 9 - 10, 2006
Squamish Climbers Festival.  The Access Society is holding a festival on September 9th & 10th, in Squamish. Everyone is invited to a celebration of Squamish and of climbing. The event will feature an Adopt-a-Crag, Michael Reardon speaking about his freesoloing feats, a big party and fundraiser, and a fun competition. And, we hope, a lot of climbing and good times.  Visit see www.squamishclimbersfestival.com for more information

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

September 10, 2006
BBQ ON THE BY-PASS - A WELL SEASONED EVENT.  Well Seasoned - a gourmet food store invites everyone to attend the Fraser Valley's Premier BBQ Competition! 12 teams from Western Washington and BC will compete in ribs, chicken, sausage and beef as well as a mystery competition sponsored by BC Turkey. "Who's Cuisine Will Reign Supreme" Come join in the fun and find out what it takes to create award winning BBQ! Free admission for the whole family! Well Seasoned - a gourmet food store is located at 20771 Langley Bypass.

September 10, 2006
Coho Festival.  A Celebration of Nature's Annual Miracle of Salmon Returning to Vancouver's North Shore.  Held at Ambleside Park and other North Shore locations; 604-926-6956, www.westvancouver.com/coho/index.php/festival

September 10, 2006
All Nissan Show and Shine at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver;

September 10, 2006
Coho Run sponsored by the Coho Festival Society,  Stanley Park Parkway, English Bay, Seawall; (604) 926-6956

September 10, 2006
Loop the Lakes.  Experience some of the sweetest single track trails around Squamish in the second annual LOOP THE LAKES trail run.  With two different courses to choose from, first time trail racers and seasoned off-roaders alike will be able to challenge themselves. Fast flowing turns and exhilarating downhills will keep you smiling the whole way!  Alice Lake Provincial Park, Squamish.  Visit www.loopthelakes.com for on-line registration and more race information, or email us at info@loopthelakes.com

September 10, 2006
Mountain Highway Madness (North Vancouver).  A mind-numbing running interval session on a fairly big mountain. Officially held twice a year. Wide dirt and gravel access road. No traffic. 15k per lap. Approximately 1 kilometer (3,300') of elevation change per lap.  More information: http://www.clubfatass.com/

September 10, 2006
Paws for a Cause,  BCSPCA,  Vanier Park; 604-681-7271, or 1-800-665-1868 (toll-free within BC)

September 10, 2006
September Fun Fly at Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

September 10, 2006
THE 12TH ANNUAL FEAST OF FIELDS.  Savour the Flavours of Farm Fresh Fare at Vista D’oro Farms, 20856 4th Avenue,  Langley.  Farm Folk/City Folk brings together the best local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and artisanal food producers in celebration of the depth and wealth of the Lower Mainland’s culinary scene. Tickets $75. For more information on this annual culinary extravaganza visit www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca or call 604.730.0450.

September 13 - 16, 2006
Ballet British Columbia and Alberta Ballet present ROMEO AND JULIET.  Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts;  604.732.5003, http://www.balletbc.com/

September 15, 2006
Chris Hamilton's Back to School Birthday Bash!  One of BC's favourite new children's musicians Chris Hamilton is celebrating his birthday and you are invited! Shake away those back-to-school blues with a dance party for the whole family. Chris & his friends will perform songs from his latest CD Boogie Child and his popular concert "hits" like My Pet Dragon. Firehall Centre for the Arts 11489 84 Ave North Delta;Visit www.chrishamilton.ca for more information.

September 15 - 16, 2006
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival.  Come celebrate the 101st Fair at the Agassiz Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon September 15 and all day Saturday, September 16.  http://www.agassizfallfair.ca/

September 15 - 17, 2006
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, www.phjazz.ca

September 16, 2006
Annual Country Fair. A well-loved community event which that celebrates our connection to the land and to the past, present and future of Richmond.  South Arm United Church - 11051 No.3 Rd.  604-275-3285.

September 16, 2006
Cloverdale Country Festival & Old Car Jamboree. 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 www.cloverdalebia.com

September 16, 2006
Gionco Sports World - Kickboxing.  Agriplex, Cloverdale.  604.435.7777.

September 16, 2006
Night of 2006 Lights Lantern Festival.  Presented by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with Public Dreams Society. This magical lantern procession winds its way around Deer Lake Park to the rhythm of African djembe drums. Along the way, you encounter whimsical performances, stilt walkers and illuminated lantern installations. A spectacular fire show concludes this magnificent evening. Free on-site milk-carton lantern workshop 3:30-6:30pm (while supplies last). Free admission. Event 6:30-9:30pm. Deer Lake Park and Shadbolt Cengtre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Phone 604.291.6864 for more information.

September 16, 2006
Pop Culture Collectibles Fair.  Capitol Hill Community Centre.  604·521·6304.

September 16, 2006
Seymour Mountain History Day.  Deep Cove Heritage Society is partnering with Mt Seymour History Project's resident historian, Alex Douglas. Come and see historic pictorial displays, memory sharing and presentations. Followed by a guided hike tour of Trapper John's Cabin along Goldie Lake Trail between 1 and 3pm.  Mt Seymour Mountain Top Parking Lot, (604) 929-5744, http://www.deepcoveheritage.com

September 16, 2006
The 5th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House marks the anniversary of the opening of the building, which is Canada’s flagship dance facility. Join us for a day of dance fun! Studio showings by Mandala Arts and Culture and Aeriosa Dance Company are just some of the highlights of this year’s Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House. This annual event provides a great chance for families to come out and see various forms of dance, including ballet and contemporary. Free classes, events and studio showings of dance styles ranging from flamenco and bellydance to hip hop and contemporary run throughout the day. For more information and a full schedule, call 604.606.6400 or visit www.thedancecentre.ca.

September 16, 2006
The SMV, MBAC, ExATec, LV and MOC with the support of the Consulate General of Mexico, would like to invite you to commemorate with us the 196th Mexican Independence Celebration with a Gala Dinner – Dance, on Saturday, September 16th - 6 pm  at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Tickets $ 75.00 per person ($ 80.00 if paid on or after September 1st 2006).  Tickets can be purchased on-line for your best convenience at www.computotal.com/TIX (http://www.computotal.com/TIX)

September 16 - 17, 2006
The 4th Annual Baby & Family Fair is being held at the VCEC this September with lots of fun, information and products for families of children newborn to five.  The Baby & Family Fair is the Lower Mainland’s premier show for expectant parents and families of young children. It is the only consumer show that focuses strictly on children 5 years of age and under, the formative years. It is an informative and action packed celebration of family life and parenting, and features exhibitors, seminars and interactive sessions.  Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 604-878-1045, www.baby-fair.com

September 16 - 17, 2006
Art Walk.  As Squamish establishes itself as an outdoor Mecca on the world stage, it is also developing a vibrant and eclectic arts scene.  To introduce this burgeoning artistic culture to the world, VISUALS — Squamish Valley Artists, presents the 5th annual Art Walk Studio & Gallery Tour. This two-day visual feast sees artists open their studios to the public. You’ll see where they create their art, be able to ask questions about technique and inspiration, and of course view and purchase original works. Area galleries get in on the spirit of things as well by providing venues for many more artists to exhibit and demonstrate their craft.  www.squamishart.com (http://www.squamishart.com)

September 16 - 17, 2006
Country Celebration.  Country Celebration is a family-oriented, community fall fair enabling people of all ages to celebrate nature, agriculture and heritage in a beautiful outdoor setting. There is plenty to see and do at the event including: a kite-making workshop, live entertainment both on and off stage, shopping for crafts, preserves and home baking, meeting with local community groups, hopping on board a hay wagon ride, llama and miniature horse demonstrations, the Mobile Dairy Classroom, the Solar Power Roadshow, a musical instrument-making workshop, and much more!  Country Celebration is the award-winning event that people from around the region look forward to year after year.  Come find out why!  CampbellValley Regional Park, Langley, 604-432-6351, www.gvrd.bc.ca/countrycelebration (http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/countrycelebration)

September 16 - 17, 2006
Fall Fair on Salt Spring Island.  Much loved by young and old, locals and tourists alike, the annual Fall Fair is Salt Spring Island's oldest and community event, and the one with the more heart!  http://www.saltspringmarket.com/salt_spring_island/fallfair.htm

September 16 - 17, 2006
Mud Racing at Chilliwack Heritage Park - Track; 778-773-6401

September 16 - 17, 2006
Semiahmoo Salmon Festival, White Rock East Beach.  This multicultural event features stage entertainment, powwows, family activities and a salmon BBQ; (604) 536-3101

September 16 - 17, 2006
The Harrison Festival Society presents the Castles & Crafts Craft Market. As in the past, Castles & Crafts will be held during the first weekend of Harrison’s World Championship Sand Sculpture Exhibition. This is the weekend immediately after the Champion weekend; the first weekend the completed Sculptures are on public view.  info@harrisonfestival.com, http://www.harrison.ca/

September 16, October 21, December 9, 2006
Kids Swap Meet in the Shannon Hall & McKay Building, Cloverdale; 604.513.8880.

September 17, 2006
"Sharing Our Wealth" Community Festival - Celebrating the Douglas Park/South Cambie Community.  Our annual neighbourhood festival that gives everyone a reason to come out and enjoy a day in the Park! Festival rides, carnival games, face painting, science and animal shows, skateboarding demos, home grown song and dance. Highlights include: main stage entertainment with our homegrown talent; community group displays; graffiti competitions; flower arranging competitions; emergency preparation and neighbourhood information. There will be many activities for children, including carnival games, animal and science shows, crafts and face painting. And a wonderful kitchen serving dishes prepared by dedicated community volunteers.  604-257-8130.

September 17, 2006
26TH ANNUAL TERRY FOX RUN - LANGLEY CITY.  Lace up your sneakers and roller blades, pump up your bike tires and make plans to be in beautiful Douglas Park in Downtown Langley for the 26th Annual Terry Fox Run. Last year's event in Langley City raised over $10,000 and had 269 participants walk, run and roll 5KM and 10KM routes. The run starts at 10:00 AM but folks are invited to come to the park beginning at 8:30 AM for pancakes and entertainment. Registration begins at 8:30. Pledge sheets are available at fitness centres, libraries, and stores throughout the City. 604-218-6799 for more information.

September 17, 2006
26th Annual Terry Fox Run.  In 1980, the whole country cheered on Terry Fox and his ‘Marathon of Hope’. The Terry Fox Run is non-competitive, all-inclusive single-day fundraiser for cancer research in the name of the Canadian icon who attempted to run across Canada with a prosthetic leg. Come out and participate in this special event: walk, run, wheel or bike on September 17th to keep Terry’s dream alive. http://www.terryfoxrun.org

September 17, 2006
American Bike Association - BMX Racing.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 480-961-1903, http://www.ababmx.com

September 17, 2006
Annual Terry Fox Run.  Come out and participate in this non-competitive, all-inclusive single day fundraiser for cancer research. Walk, run, wheelchair or bike in pursuit of Terry Fox’s legendary ‘Marathon of Hope’. No registration fee, however donations are graciously accepted.  Garry Point Park 10:00 am  604-464-2666, http://www.terryfoxrun.org

September 17, 2006
Children’s Swap Meet at Poirier Community Centre 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam.  Bargain hunters wanting to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes are invited to Coquitlam’s Leisure & Parks Children’s Swap meet.  Admission is free and there will be a concession available with light refreshments.  For more information, call 604-933-6048 or email: poiriercommunitycentre@coquitlam.ca

September 17, 2006
Farmer’s Market Kids Day at Dogwood Pavilion parking lot 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam.  This promises to be a fun morning for all with games and crafts for the kids, a children’s magic show performed by Mac Backwards,  swing and jazz tunes by local musicians Don Kellett and Rosemary Campbell, and community information provided by the VanDusen Master Gardeners; For more information, call 604-933-6048 or email: poiriercommunitycentre@coquitlam.ca

September 17, 2006
Pagan Pride Day Vancouver.  Vancouver Pagan Pride Day is a public event for the whole family. Taking place in the beautiful woodland setting of Queens Park, there are activities for all interests.  Queens Park in New Westminster; http://www.members.shaw.ca/pagan-rain/vpp.htm

September 17, 2006
Palaeontology Show at Richmond Nature Park; 604-718-6188.

September 17 - 24, 2006
Vancouver Recital Society presents SHOSTAKOVICH FESTIVAL.  2006 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the great Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. In commemorating the significant musical contribution of this colossal figure, the Vancouver Recital Society will present the complete cycle of Shostakovich's 15 string quartets in 5 concerts performed by the Jerusalem Quartet, interspersed with a series of 3 lectures given by Robert Greenberg. Chan Centre for the Arts, 604.602.0363, https://www.vanrecital.com/

September 18 - 24, 2006
CanWest ComedyFest presented by RE/MAX.  The 2006 CanWest ComedyFest is thriving in its 3rd year downtown and promises to be even brighter with a six-day schedule of hilarity in the heart of the city that will showcase the best comedy and talent the West Coast of North America has ever seen. 604.683.0883, www.comedyfest.com

September 19, 2006
A Story to Tell and a Place for the Telling series: Global Migration and Human Trafficking. The highways of tears, the missing women. In British Columbia, the histories of harm carried by aboriginal communities are all too familiar, and the human costs far too high. Join us to hear stories of resilience and hope as aboriginal women acknowledge losses and share their work to reclaim the future. (Free admission. Co-sponsored by Canadian Red Cross and KAYA.)  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch; (604) 331-4044.

September 19, 2006
Art on the Farm.  Come & join us between 10am-4pm! 25+ local artisans will show and sell their works in an informal, rural, family fun setting. Musicians will entertain among the trees. Come and enjoy the art, song and a day at the farm with free admission, free blackberry picking, free hazelnut gathering, and an all-round fun day of local art in beautiful Columbia Valley.  1162 Iverson Rd., Col. Valley. south of Cultus Lake, barkingdogfarm@hotmail.com

September 20, 2006
The History of Burrard Inlet.  Doreen Armitage, local history author, will read from her book and present a slide show Burrard Inlet: A History which was short-listed for the 2002 City of Vancouver Book Award.  Admission is free.  St. Andrew's United Church, North Vancouver; 604-988-2931

September 23, 2006
Antique Show.  11:00am  5:00pm. This is exciting! Bring in your small, portable antiques and an appraiser on site will help determine the value of your treasure.  Children will learn about antiquing from our tea-staining craft! The Harrison River Restaurant will be offering a wonderful assortment of pastries and a beverage for $4.50. Our lunch feature is mile high egg salad sandwich with a light tossed green salad.   Please call (604) 796-9576, email info@kilby.ca or ch

September 23, 2006
Salmon in the Seymour.  The Seymour River is home to many species of salmon and trout. Join us to explore salmon habitat in and around the old-growth forest. Learn how forests are important for salmon, and hear about what the GVRD and Seymour Salmonid Society are doing to improve salmon habitat and enhance aquatic ecosystems in the LSCR. Don a pair of waders and join us in the creek to discover what salmon eat! Ages 7+ $7.50 adults; $4 students and seniors; $20 family.  Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver; Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 23, 2006
SHOULDA, COULDA, WOULDA. By: Rae Armour, Beverley Elliott, Linda Kidder and Meg Tennant.  This is the coming together of four marvelously talented independent recording artists. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.  http://www.city.burnaby.bc.ca

September 23 - 24, 2006
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 www.weddingfair.ca.

September 24, 2006
6th Annual Trails and Rivers Half Marathon Run and Walk. The event starts at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre and follows the Taboulay Poco Trail clockwise to Peace Park and returns to Hyde Creek Rec Centre (Port Coquitlam).  runone@telus.net.

September 24, 2006
Golden Retriever Club of BC Golden Daze Picnic at Deas Island Regional Park.  Open to the general public; 604-589-0198, http://www.grcbc.org

September 24, 2006
HEART & STROKE CHEERIOS WALK FOR HEART. Are you walking for heart health? Take part in the Heart & Stroke Cheerios Walk for Heart, Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Walk starts at 10:00AM sharp at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. Call 604-591-1955 to register or check out www.heartandstroke.ca/walk for details.

September 24, 2006
Kidstuff Swapmeet.  Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child's cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you're thinking of selling, please note that we accept only maternity clothes as well as used items for children age 12 and younger. Free admission for buyers. Registration begins 9:00am, August 16 for tables ($15.00). Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, September 24. Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue. Phone 604.299.1446.

September 24, 2006
The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver's Library Square and CBC Plaza. More than 500 attractions including exhibits by local and national publishers, booksellers, literacy organizations, libraries and writers' associations. Info at 604-684-8266 or visit www.thewordonthestreet.ca

September 24, 2006
Walk for AIDS  Persons with AIDS Society, Stanley Park, Ceperley Park, Seawall, Lost Lagoon; 604-915-WALK

September 24, 2006
Walk for Heart, Garry Point Park (Richmond).  The Heart and Stroke Foundation would like to invite you to our Walk for Heart Campaign on September 24, 2006, to help raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke. For more information or to register, please contact our office at (604) 279-7130 or visit us online at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/walk.

September 28 to October 13, 2006
Vancouver International Film Festival, Granville Theatre and other venues.  This festival presents 300 films from 50 countries making it one of the largest film festivals in North America. Info at 604-685-0260 or visit www.viff.org

September 29, 2006
Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre Presents JIM BYRNES ACOUSTIC BAND.  Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre, 604.990.7810, http://www.capcollege.bc.ca/theatre

Sept 29, 2006
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm;Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)

September 30, 2006
Flea Market. Here's your chance to clean out your cupboards or find yourself a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Note to vendors: Please register in person at Confederation Centre and choose your table (maximum one table per person plus one table for a friend). Registration begins 9:00am on August 29 for tables (17.50). Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, September 30. Confederation Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone 604.294.1936 or 604.294.7010.

September 30, 2006
International Championship Wrestling, Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale; 604.530.2580.

September 30, 2006
L'IL RASCAL'S SWAPMEET.  Fun for the whole family, crafts and face painting area for the children, elementary school white elephant table, door prizes. Sellers selling everything from new & used infant to teen items. Sports equipment, bikes, strollers, furniture, clothing, toys, games and lots more. Definately a must see. Table rental's $20.00 each, $25.00 for businesses.This event will sell out quickly to avoid disapointment book your table now.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckacuck Way, Chilliwack; 604 858 4034.

September 30, 2006
City Square Heritage Walks.  Highlighting Vancouver's history: Led by local author and heritage expert, John Atkin, these unique tours showcase the rich heritage of surrounding areas. The tour starts from City Square’ Food Court at 10am and lasts about two hours. Walkers are asked to meet at City Square Mall’s Food Court at 10am. Space is limited so get there early. Walks are $10 per person, kids under 12 are free. Contact City Square administration at 604-876-5165 or the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at 604-264-9642. www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

September 30, 2006
Toy Tractor Show.  Farm Toy Tractors and Construction Toys - Toy Trucks - Banks and Nascar.  Lynden, Washington; 360-354-5995, http://www.lynden.org

September 30 to October 1, 2006
Earthsave Canada's Taste of Health.  Western Canada's largest annual vegetarian food festival. September 30 & October 1, 2006 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). Speakers, cooking demos, free product giveaways, restaurants, book fair, workshops. Experience and learn about the vegetarian lifestyle!  Croation Cultural Centre, 604.879.0154, http://www.earthsave.bc.ca

October 7, 2006
Welcome to Cranberry Festival at the Fort Wine Co. Cranberry farms at 26151 84th Ave., located minutes from the village of Fort Langley. This established satellite event runs in conjunction with the village. Trolley service is available to & from both locations and includes a tour of FWC cranberry fields preparing berries for harvest. Featured at the site will be live entertainment with The Hard Times Bluegrass Band, best bluegrass music around. Special feature for the kids, Tarkov's Haunted Gallery which offers 6,000 sq.ft. of twisting halls containing pre-halloween thrills and excitement. Also on site 18 hole miniature golf presented by Bells & Whistles. A scarecrow exhibit and competition, face painting and other fun will also be available. Bulk cranberry sales from the Fort Wine Co.'s own farm as well as wine tasting from award winning selections. Freybe's Gourmet foods will be in attendance with a barbeque lunch with specialty products designed especially for the season. Free parking available at site on 84th Ave. Free admission to event. We'll be waiting for you! For more info contact; Eniko 604-881-2255 or myeniko@yahoo.ca (/ym/Compose?To=myeniko@yahoo.ca&YY=56718&order=down&sort=date&pos=0) or visit www.thefortwineco.com

October 21, 2006
"A Time for Tea" takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver.  A wonderful opportunity for Mothers and Daughters to connect while making a difference in the lives of Canadian women.  This event is open to women from the age of eighteen and older and benefits the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health.  The CFWH (www.cfwh.org (http://www.cfwh.org)) funds research in areas of women's health including but not limited to, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, infertility, maternal-fetal medicine, menopause, and osteoporosis.  The event will feature a delicious afternoon tea menu, guest speaker Klara Kroupa from Savant Style, gift raffles and more.  The cost to attend is $50.00 per person.  Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling 604-831-7137.  For more information please visit www.justbcausebc.homestead.com (http://www.justbcausebc.homestead.com)

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Port Moody's 4th Annual Market (every Saturday) at Port Moody Queens Street Plaza; Fresh produce, gourmet foods, beautiful hand made crafts, live entertainment, artists at work. psabean@shaw.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
ARTISTS LOVE MARKET IN THE PARK. The next stage in the evolution of Market in the Park begins on Saturday June 3, 2006 in Douglas Park, Langley. Inspired by an influx of jewelry designers and fine artistsover the last three years, the Market has taken on a life of it’s own as an exciting assembly of fine arts and high quality handicrafts interspersed with farm products and fresh baking. There is an ever-changing, eclectic selection of artists along with a core group of regulars making each week a new experience for shoppers. Local artist Robert Chapman has found a following at the market. Robert displays his paintings, paints and can often be found giving lessons on a sunny afternoon at the market. Each week he is joined by a variety of sculptors, potters or photographers showcasing their talents. 604-514-2866, khilton@city.langley.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 2, 2006
Market in the Park.  If you make-it, bake-it or grow-it, come sell your wares at this farmer's market/craft fair. Beautiful Douglas Park (Park Lane and Douglas Crescent in Langley), is the site for the City's Market in the Park which will take place each Saturday from June 3rd to September 2nd.. For more information contact the Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

Ongoing until September 3, 2006
Waterfront Productions.  The North Vancouver Museum & Archives is launching new summer walking presentations on the public pier in the former Burrard Dry Dock shipyards, North Vancouver. Until Sept 3rd, visitors may explore this part of North Vancouver’s waterfront with costumed historical guides who will present stories of the community in an entertaining and interesting manner. Following on last summer’s successes, this year our very own “Shipyard Gals” will highlight the fascinating female history of Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War.  Waterfront Productions runs every Wednesday to Sunday at 3pm, until Sept 3rd. The tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and starts from the PGE Railway Station at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.  Waterfront Productions is a free presentation brought to you by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives. Call 604.990.3700 for more information.

Ongoing until September 4, 2006
Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses until September 4, 2006.  Profiling the work of eight leading designers in the field, the exhibition presents the latest and most exciting developments in progressive “prefab” home design. Challenging negative perceptions of prefab as cheap, shoddy and homogenous, the exhibition explores sustainable solutions and innovative designs offered by a new generation of architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604.662.4719,  www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 6, 2006
Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club.  Great Fun, Great Value...Great Prices! See great baseball with the Vancouver Canadians, at the prettiest little ball park in the world, Nat Bailey Stadium.The Canadians, the Northwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to offer their fans the most affordable sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland.  604.872.5232, http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/

Ongoing to September 9, 2006
Free Capilano Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About CAPILANO tours: - Offered Thursdays to Saturdays - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or e-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
Arthur Erickson: Critical Works.  Arthur Erickson: Critical Works presents 12 major projects from the past 40 years through a broad array of photographs, architectural drawings, models and films. From Simon Fraser University, which first brought him international recognition in 1963, to more recent projects, the exhibition explores Erickson’s ideas of landscape, public space and social value that have made him one of Canada’s preeminent architects. Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Ongoing to September 10, 2006
FREE Coquitlam Watershed Tours.  The GVRD manages three forested watersheds to provide Lower Mainland residents with clear, pure drinking water. The watersheds are closed to the public to safeguard the water supply. Every summer, the GVRD hosts free bus and walking tours in the scenic Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds. These tours provide unique natural and cultural history insights into the evolution of the region's water supply. Bring your camera and enjoy these popular tours! About COQUITLAM tours: - Offered Sundays, June 25 to September 10 - Offered twice a day, at 8 am and 12:30 pm, rain or shine - 4 hours in duration - Guided, conducted in English - Adult-oriented - Bus tours & Walking tours - Registration is required. Call 604-432-6430 or E-mail toursreg@gvrd.bc.ca For more information: www.gvrd.bc.ca/water/watershed-tours.htm

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

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

Ongoing until September 10, 2006
Chinatown Walking Tours.  Join noted historian John Atkin for a fascinating walk through historic Chinatown. Sundays at 7pm.  Register at least two days in advance, at 604-662-3207 extension 205. Tickets are $10.

Ongoing to September 17, 2006
Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art.  This landmark survey exhibition of Haida art will feature more than 200 works, including some of the finest examples of Haida art produced over the last two hundred years. From monumental poles and exquisitely carved masks and argillite to remarkable spruce root weaving, the exhibition will reveal the importance of narrative in Haida Art, as well as the importance of the land and waters of Haida Gwaii within Haida cultural expression. The exhibition traces the development of traditional Haida form and will also explore new directions in Haida art, including works by the late Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick and other contemporary Haida artists. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. Take a drive in the beautiful countryside, experience something new and connect with our friendly people and their agricultural roots on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. The Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour has something that will appeal to everyone...young and old. Maybe you will enjoy sampling some of the best ice cream you will ever taste, or how about learning the inner secrets of growing award winning perrenials. For the more action oriented you can pick the best halloween jack-o-lantern out of a real pumpkin patch and best of all you can end your tour with some fine cold climate wines and dinner made from products grown on local farms. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Agassiz – Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour. This is where it all began! Agassiz – Harrison Mills started the Mighty Fraser Country Circle Farm Tour in 2003. This tour is packed with history, fabulous gourmet food products, and lots of interesting venues for the kids to explore. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour. From an award winning storybook farm to pro rodeo, there a lot of “buzz” about this tour! Learn all about bees, shop for many different honey products, fill up on artisan bread and fresh cheese, pick your own apples, visit a potter’s studio, and see spectacular show gardens! In late summer, early fall, the corn is a-maze-ing! http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Langley Circle Farm Tour. Come visit some of what Langley’s farm community has to offer you … Take an interactive tour on a dairy farm; sample award-winning wines; eat at a bistro; taste home-grown exotic herbs and tomatoes; see rare alcapas; choose from the largest selection of plant specimens and rare trees in the area; visit the largest equestrian centre on the West Coast; sample luscious berries; buy your free-range turkey for that special occasion.  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing to September 30, 2006
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Circle Farm Tour. This is an adventure packed tour that includes sky diving, horseback riding and canoeing. You can also learn all about bees and how they make honey, wind your way through a corn maze, and of course, find some wonderful fresh eats!  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until September 30, 2006
Mission Circle Farm Tour.  Celebrate the legacy of our fore fathers on the Mission tour as you explore a 100 year old working heritage farm, nose around Canada’s largest dahlia nursery founded in 1920, and catch a Rainbow at the oldest and largest trout farm in BC. Pick up some of grandma’s favourite elixir, Apple Cider Vinegar, and sample succulent Heirloom apples. Enjoy the drive through a majestic forest of West Coast Cedar to find exotic cattle, llamas, and alpacas. Get free landscaping ideas from a tree and shrub expert, and shop for fresh produce, preserves, baked goodies, crafts and local art at the farmers’ market. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

Ongoing until October 7, 2006
ABBOTSFORD FARM & COUNTRY MARKET 2006 (every Saturday).  In West Railway parking lot by Essendene. The local farm and country market is abuzz with lively entertainment and demos, people socializing, and shopping for quality products made, baked or grown by the vendors. It’s THE place for fresh farm produce, baked goods, specialty products, unique crafts and artwork, along with contests and prizes. 604-850-6547, Abbotsford Farm and Country Market (http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com)

Ongoing until October 9, 2006
East Vancouver Farmers Market.  Opening for its 12th season with a "Dig In" Garden Festival is the Farmers Market. Alongside fresh, local produce, flowers, herbs, honey, preserves, baked-goods, arts and crafts and live music will be a wide variety of shrubs, plants, flowers and veggies starters plus community garden info, composting displays and seeds for sale. Saturdays at East 15th & Victoria Dr, Vancouver.  For more information call 604-879-3276 or visit http://eatlocal.org.

Ongoing to October 28, 2006
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.661.3626, www.bclions.com

Ongoing until October 29, 2006
Coquitlam Farmers Market (every Sunday).  Celebrate the Bounty of BC with the Coquitlam Farmers Market. Enjoy farm fresh produce, direct from local farmers, beautifully hand crafted items, fresh baked goods, live music and special events.  Dogwood Pavilion 624 Poirier Street, 604.318.8966, Coquitlam Farmers Market  (http://www.makebakegrow.com)

Ongoing until October 31, 2006
Harvest Extravaganza and Garden Tours.  Tour the Award Winning Dried Flowers Farm gardens and see row after row of specialty flowers in bloom through summer till fall.  Come to get garden inspired!  Held in Yarrow at 4655 Community Street; 604.823.6274, www.driedflowersbyjudy.com (http://www.driedflowersbyjudy.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing until October 15, 2006
75 Years of Collecting: First Nations Myths and Realities.  This permanent collection exhibition examines the representation of First Nations peoples in art from first contact to the present. The show explores how First Nations have historically been depicted and their culture used as subject matter by non-Native artists in British Columbia and others who visited the province. It also contrasts the imagery by non-Natives with work created by First Nations peoples – works that celebrate and expand Aboriginal cultures to offer a bracing counterpoint.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719, http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
 






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