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Special Events for September 2007
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September 1, 2007
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park, 604-250-8671, programs.info@gvrd.bc.ca

September 1 - 2, 2007
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.  Croatian Cultural Centre, http://www.africanvibesfm.com/afrikadey/

September 1 - 2, 2007
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 entertainments 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, www.sunshinemusicfest.com

September 4 - 9, 2007
Vancouver Sun World Championships of Sand Sculpture.  The 18th Annual Vancouver Sun World Championships of Sand Sculpture will be held on the main beach in Harrison Hot Springs from September 04-09, 2007. Combined with the Tournament of Champions, Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Art Exhibition will also be open daily until October 08th. It will be the largest display of individual sand sculpture in the world. www.harrisand.org

September 5, 2007
Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue. Industry: The end of industry? Greater Vancouver land values are the highest in the country. Can we continue to manage the pressures this creates? How do we manage pressure to convert existing industrial lands to residential and commercial uses?   Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody; http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/sustainability/dialogues.htm

September 5, 2007
In the House presents Cabaret des Baguettes – an evening of music, cancan, mime and crepes! It’s a French evening you’ll never forget.  Imagine walking down a Parisian street late at night and from the open doors of a café you hear the strains of a musette being played on the accordion. You walk a bit further and you hear hoots and hollers as people applaud cancan dancers. You’ve just eaten some crepes… Life is good. Now you can experience all that and more for real, only it’s in someone’s living room!  You MUST reserve in advance and prepay if you are having dinner. Please email info@inthehousefestival.com or call 604-874-9325 to reserve dinner tickets. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.inthehousefestival.com. Dinner must be reserved by Monday, September 3rd.

September 5, 2007
Mom and Baby Walking Club.  Walks happen every Wednesday through October 31st (except Sept 26). This North Shore hiking club is designed for new and expecting moms (and babies!) to enjoy moderate level hikes in a beautiful outdoor setting. Moms should have their own comfortable carrier and should be able to carry their baby for at least 90 minutes. Expecting moms should be seasoned hikers and have permission from their caregiver. Bring water and a snack to enjoy after the hike. All participants will receive a free pedometer at the start of the session. $10 per child/adult pair; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 5 - 12, 2007
5th Annual Latin American Film Festival .  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.Since 2003, VLAFF has continued to provide audiences with the unique opportunity of experiencing Latin American cinema in Vancouver.  604.231.7535,  http://vlaff.org/en/features

September 6 - 7, 2007
Volkswagen Ultimate Shoot Out @ CANADA PLACE.  Watch 200 amateur golfers shoot from the West side of Canada Place onto a floating green in hopes of winning the ultimate prize, a new Volkswagen vehicle. For more information or to register visit www.ultimateshootout.ca.

September 6 - 16, 2007
Vancouver Fringe Festival. More than one hundred groups from around the world present 500 shows on a variety of indoor and outdoor stages. Various venues. 604.257.0350, www.vancouverfringe.com

September 7, 2007
ABBA Again and the Tom Jones Review.  ABBA Again will help you relive your memories of the 70s era with songs like the ever-popular Mamma Mia, through to the lingering sounds of SOS and Eagle, bouncing back to the disco dancing favourite Dancing Queen, Voulez-Vous and Does Your Mother Know to the show stopping sounds of Thank You for The Music. This show is not to be missed. Opening the night will be the Tom Jones Reivew-a tribute to Tom Jones!  At the LW Club in North Vancouver; 604-988-6161, www.abbaagain.com

September 7 - 9, 2007
LANGLEY GOOD TIMES CRUISE-IN SEP 7/07 - CRUISE & DRIVE-IN THEATRE SEP 8/07 - SHOW'NSHINE DOWNTOWN LANGLEY 8AM-6PM SEP 9/07 - SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL  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 over 1600 registered vehicles in 2006. The Cruise-In has become one of the largest mixed car shows in Canada and one of the Top 10 in North America. The event is quickly gaining an international reputation, drawing cars and spectators from across Canada and the United States. Visit www.langleycruise-in.com for more information.

September 7 - 9, 2007
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.com

September 8, 2007
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 ($11.96 per stall). Call 604.291.1261 in advance to reserve your spot and get a copy of 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. Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm, September 8. Free admission for buyers. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.291.1261.

September 8, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive; (604) 521-6304, funpromo@shaw.ca

September 8, 2007
L'IL RASCAL'S KID'S SWAPMEET.  FUN  FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, CRAFTS AND FACE PAINTING AREA FOR CHILDREN. SELLERS SELLING EVERYTHING FROM NEW AND USED, INFANT TO TEEN ITEMS. SPORTS EQUIPMENT, BIKES, STROLLERS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING, TOYS, VIDEO GAMES AND MORE. DEFINATELY A MUST SEE & WELL WORTH THE DRIVE.  CHILLIWACK HERITAGE PARK, 604 858 4034.

September 8 - 9 , 2007
The 23rd Annual Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath.  The 23rd Annual Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath is an exhilarating, fully supported, two-day 200-kilometre ride along rural roads with mountain views and waterfront scenery to raise money in support of lung health. Riding at your own pace means you don’t need to be a gold medal athlete; just prepare yourself for fun, fresh air, and 400 new friends!  Greater Vancouver Area, 604-731-5864, www.bicycletrek.ca

September 8 - 9, 2007
Nibbles & Bites.  Thompson Community Association is pleased to announce the dates of our 16th annual Nibbles & Bites Food Festival.  Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue in Richmond; 604-718-8422, www.nibblesandbites.com

September 9, 2007
Feast of Fields - Celebrate the best of B.C.'s harvest at the 13th annual Feast of Fields fundraiser, hosted by FarmFolk/CityFolk. Mingle with foodies while enjoying food and wine from our region's finest restaurants and wineries. Get to know your local food producers and learn about sustainable food systems.  UBC Farm, 6182 South Campus Road, Vancouver; http://www.feastoffields.com

September 9, 2007
Kids from ages 3 to 103 can jump on a giant solar-powered piano keyboard.  Play stump the champ for tasty prizes at the 9th Annual Fleetwood Festival. Even if you can't play any musical instrument! Learn about climate change and sustainability while having fun with folks from everywhere. It's under the Solar Power Road Show's tent, check it out!  Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 - 84 Avenue, Surrey; 604-739-7717.

September 9, 2007
September Fun Fly, Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach; British Columbia Kitefliers Association, http://www.bcka.bc.ca/  info@bcka.bc.ca

September 9, 2007
Coho Walk.  Enjoy the 4.5-kilometre walk ending at the Capilano Suspension Bridge,or the full 8.5-km descent from forest to beachfront at Ambleside Park. Shuttle buses to Cleveland Dam run 10 am to 2 pm. Meet the shuttle between the Keg and White Spot restaurant parking lots at Park Royal South Mall. The last pick-up at Capilano Suspension Bridge for the 4.5-kilometre walk is 2:15 pm. We recommend you start no later than noon to catch the last bus. Drop-in fee (cash only please): $3 adults; $2 seniors and children (7 – 12); free for children 6 and under.  604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/checkitout

September 14 - 15, 2007
Agassiz Fall Fair.  Coming to the fair is the perfect way to end the summer. It’s a place to meet friends, relax, enjoy good food and entertainment, exhibit your talents and learn about agriculture. 604-796-3246, www.agassizfallfair.ca

September 14 - 16, 2007
Pender Harbour Jazz Festival.  The Eleventh Annual Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, known as "the intimate jazz festival" for the small venues and up-close ambience with the performers. Also known as the most scenic jazz festival; with many outdoor venues featuring sea, mountains, boats and flying eagles as backdrops. 1-877-883-2456 or 604-883-2456, www.phjazz.ca

September 15 - 16, 2007
Campbell Valley Regional Park Country Celebration Fall Fair.  Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of country life at this family-friendly fall fair. There will be plenty to see and do: • meet all kinds of hoofed, woolly, furry and fuzzy creatures • ride on a horse-drawn wagon • milk a cow at the mobile dairy classroom • stroll and shop for crafts, preserves and home baking • win great prizes donated by the many vendors and exhibitors • enjoy a composting workshop • tap your toes and move your feet to a variety of country tunes. Look for event signs at 204th Street and 8th Avenue, Langley. Drop-in fee (cash only please): $2 adults (13 – 64); $1 children (7 – 12); free for children 6 and under, 65+; 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/countrycelebration

September 15, 2007
Illumin8. From 1-6pm join The Fort Wine Company as they host Illumin8! An artistic event showcasing local talent. Browse the artists tents and taste some of our award wining fruit wine. www.thefortwineco.com

September 15, 2007
Night of 2007 Lights Lantern Festival.  The City of Burnaby , in association with Public Dreams Society , presents the Night of 2007 Lights Lantern Festival . In the tradition of  Public Dreams' Illuminares event held at Trout Lake in Vancouver each year, a magical community lantern procession winds its way around Deer Lake Park .  Led by African djembe drummers, participants encounter whimsical performances and magnificent illuminated lantern installations along the route. A spectacular fire show on the upper terrace concludes this magical evening.  Free onsite milk carton workshops from 3:30 - 7:00pm., Drum Circle : 7:15pm, and Lantern Procession: 8:30pm; Free Admission, (604) 205-3000, www.shadboltcentre.com

September 15, 2007
Cammidge House Committee Car Boot Sale, Boundary Bay Regional Park, 604-250-8671, programs.info@gvrd.bc.ca

September 15, 2007
Flea Market.  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 15. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm, September 15. Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Phone 604.294.1936.

September 15, 2007
The 3rd Annual Gracious Grape Wine Tasting 2007 benefitting The Vancouver Sun Raise-a-Reader Campaign.  The Gracious Grape Wine Tasting is a unique community event. Last year’s proceeds benefitted the Canadian Diabetes Association. The tasting was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre and was an overwhelming success. This year’s 3rd Annual Vancouver Gracious Grape Wine Tasting will be a funky wine tasting, art show, and silent auction with sweet and savory appetizers at the perfect venue to encapsulate the ‘en vogue’ Vancouver socialite. The Coliseum shaped Vancouver Public Library at Library Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver has a generous glass-roofed concourse, which will serve as our site for over 600 entertained wine tasters. 604.808.3995, www.graciousgrape.com

September 16, 2007
City of Coquitlam’s Children’s Fall Swap Meet & Farmer’s Market Kids Day.  Join Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services and take advantage of all the great deals as they once again host a sold out 80 vendor Children’s Swap Meet on Sunday Sept 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street.  For more information, please call 604-933-6048 or 604-933-6090 or email poiriercommunitycentre@coquitlam.ca

September 16, 2007
The 27th Annual Terry Fox Run.  Please join us for this year’s Terry Fox Run and help to keep Terry’s dream of finding a cure for Cancer alive. Everyone is welcome to participate in this non-competitive single day fundraiser for Cancer research. Walk, run, wheelchair or bike in support of Terry Fox’s legendary ‘Marathon of Hope’. No registration fee, however donations are graciously accepted. Hope to see you there! Ceperley Park at 2nd Beach, Stanley Park.  For more run locations around the province visit www.terryfoxrun.org, (604) 464-2666.

September 16, 2007
Kids can sustain music while the sun shines at Meadows Maze's "Kids Day" on September 15, 2007. Play the world's biggest solar-powered piano keyboard, and more. Kids learn that it's fun to run with renewable energy, and many wind and solar generators will be powering crazy-fun devices at this event. Free balloon hats or balloon costumes. Sustainable edu-fun activities will be presented by the Solar Power Roadshow.   Meadows Maze, 13672 Reichenbach Rd. Pitt Meadows

September 17, 2007
The 3rd Annual Easter Seats Drop Zone.  Have you always wanted to leap a tall building in a single bound? Here’s your chance to rappel 20 storeys! The 3rd Annual Easter Seals Drop Zone is a fundraising event taking place at 999 West Hastings Street in Vancouver on Monday, September 17.  Become a superhero for BC’s children with disabilities by participating in this once in a lifetime event! Register online at www.thedropzone.ca or call 604-873-1865 for more information.

September 17 - 23, 2007
Canwest Comedy Fest.  A public celebration of comedy and laughter, this festival features an eclectic and diverse mixture of comic artists from around the world. Granville Island and various other venues.www.vancouvercomedyfest.com, 604.683.0883

September 20, 2007
The Pembina Institute Presents Green Planet Concert Series Featuring Art Garfunkel.  The Pembina Institute will be presenting Art Garfunkel in a unique three-city concerty tour (Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver) entitled Green Planet Concert Series. This event has been designed to help raise funds for The Pembina Institute. www.ticketmaster.ca

September 21, 2007
Rainforest by Night family nature program.  Owls, salamanders and bats go about their days by night. Experience a West Coast rainforest beneath the moon shadows of tall trees and moss-strewn branches. Catch a glimpse of a flying squirrel, listen for an owl’s call or watch for a salamander stalking insects on the forest floor. Learn about our magnificent rainforests and their night life. Ages 7+ $7.50/adult, $4/child or senior, $20/family; Minnekhada Regional Park, 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 22, 2007
Fall Carnival Skate.  Regular admission and rental rates apply. Saturday, 12:45-3:15pm, September 22. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.291.1261.

September 22, 2007
Giant dog walk to support guide dogs.  All dog lovers in the Lower Mainland are invited to gather with their dogs on September 22 and walk a four-kilometre route in Central Park.  All dog lovers in the Lower Mainland are invited to gather with their dogs on September 22 and walk a four-kilometre route in Central Park.  All funds raised are directed towards providing professionally trained guide dogs to the visually impaired in British Columbia.  For an entry form call (604) 270-2432 or download one at www.guidedogs.ca

September 22, 2007
Out On the Fraser River interpretive boat tour.  Set out on the historic Fraser River from Steveston to Annacis Island aboard a covered tour boat. Watch for seals feeding on returning salmon. Look for grebes and cormorants in estuarine marshes. Cruise past charming fishing villages and secluded houseboat neighbourhoods. Witness modern uses of this ancient transportation route as you pass by massive freighters and working docklands. See the Fraser’s influence on the region’s communities, environment and economy. Ages 12+ $55/person; Steveston Dock, 604-432-6359, http://www.gvrd.bc.ca

September 22 - 23, 2007
ArtWalk - Studio and Gallery Tour.  ArtWalk- September 22 and 23, 11 – 5:00 Sat and Sun. VISUALS, Squamish Valley Artists annual showcase event where artists open their studios to the public. Take a self-guided tour through galleries, studios and shops in the heart of Squamish and surrounding areas. Pick up your guide at the Squamish Adventure Centre, in shops around town or in the centre of the Chief Newspaper, Sept. 14. Enter the Fundraiser Draw to support the Howe Sound Women’s Centre and VISUALS. WIN the 36”x36” framed, hand-finished, limited edition print of “A Walk in the Park”, image donated by Wanda Doyle and reproduced on canvas by Global Inkstorm.com. www.squamishart.com

September 23, 2007
Jog for the Bog Trail Run.  Run . Educate . Celebrate. 10km Run or 5km Run/Walk, bog brunch, local exhibitors, live band, awards and prizes. For all ages and abilities. Start & Finish at Westview Park, 6500 Westview Drive, Delta. For online registration & event info visit www.jog4thebog.com or call 604.572.0373.

September 23, 2007
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, we accept only maternity clothes and used items for children age 12 and younger. Table rental, $15.50 (barcode 135682). Registration begins 9:00am, August 24. Free admission for buyers. Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, September 23. Willingdon Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.299.1446.

September 25, 2007
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. This is the most romantic outdoor Chinese cultural celebration and includes a colourful lantern festival, myth telling, music, and complimentary tea and mooncakes.  604.662.3207,  www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

September 27, 2007
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! Violet Moore Irish Dancers and Guests.  The exceptional young dancers of Violet Moore’s celebrated school demonstrate the virtuosity and sparkling footwork of Irish dance, accompanied by infectious music from members of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble. The finale is an invigorating afternoon céili for dancers and audience! 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street , Vancouver . www.thedancecentre.ca.

September 27 to October 12, 2007
Vancouver International Film Festival. This festival presents 300 films from 50 countries making it one of the largest film festivals in North America. Granville Theatre and various other venues  604.685.0260, www.viff.org)

September 28, 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 29, 2007
Flamenco Rosario presents 18th Annual Vancouver Flamenco Festival. Vancouver Playhouse, 604.231.7535, http://www.flamencorosario.org/

September 30, 2007
Hike For Huntington's (H4H).  3 and 5 km hike around Rice Lake Loop to raise funds and awareness for Huntington's Disease. This is a family event.  Lower Seymour Conservation Researve, Rice Lake Loop, 604.209.3779, http://hsc-ca.org

September 30, 2007
Southlands Country Fair.  Southlands is a community event that focuses on horses and a rural lifestyle within the city of Vancouver . It was created to showcase the unique equestrian neighbourhood of Southlands, and to give all residents of Vancouver the opportunity to enjoy a day in the country, without leaving the city.  There are activities for all ages, all day long. Shopping, learning, petting animals, riding ponies, playing games, and watching horses and riders perform...you will be entertained from the moment you enter the gates. Specific attractions include: all day long Horse Entertainment featuring Southlands riders demonstrating all the exciting things horses can do; Pony Rides and Hay Rides; a Farm Yard Fun area for the kids full of old-fashioned, country-themed activities; the Country Lane Market for those who love to shop for local arts and crafts, along with a Used Book Sale, Tail Gate Thrift Sale, and Kids Baking Contest. Add to all that the Macdonald Street Farm full of animals for the kids to meet, lots of great food and a pleasant picnic area, musical entertainment featuring local artists going on all day, and you have the recipe for a great day!  http://www.southlandsridingclub.com/Country_Fair/country_fair_2007.htm

September 30, 2007
The Word on the Street Festival. You and your family are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at The Word On The Street Book & Magazine Fair Library Square Downtown. 604.684.8266, www.thewordonthestreet.ca

Ongoing to September 3, 2007
The Fair at the PNE.  Attracting more than a million visitors over 17 days, the fair features live entertainment, attractions, concerts, agricultural exhibits and thrill rides at Playland Amusement Park.  http://www.pne.ca/thefair/index.htm

Ongoing until September 9, 2007
The Vancouver Whitecaps Men's Soccer 2007,  Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 604.669.9283, www.whitecapsfc.com

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

Ongoing until September 15, 2007
"Sins of the City" Walking Tour.  Covering twelve city blocks, this two-hour walking tour visits numerous locations in Japantown, Chinatown and Gastown, highlighting some of the many brothels, opium dens, gambling houses and bootlegging joints that once called this city home.  These walking tours take place, rain or shine, on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The fee is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling (604) 665-3346. Participants are also invited to visit the Police Museum on the day of their walking tour at no additional charge. More information can be found on the museum website at www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.

Ongoing until September 15, 2007
"Sins of the City" Walking Tour.  Covering twelve city blocks, this two-hour walking tour visits numerous locations in Japantown, Chinatown and Gastown, highlighting some of the many brothels, opium dens, gambling houses and bootlegging joints that once called this city home.  These walking tours take place, rain or shine, on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The fee is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling (604) 665-3346. Participants are also invited to visit the Police Museum on the day of their walking tour at no additional charge. More information can be found on the museum website at www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.

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

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

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

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

Ongoing until October 6, 2007
Dundarave Farmers’ Market. Over 30 booths of organic cheeses, vegetables, fruit and honey.  Every Saturday at Dundarave Village, West Vancouver, 10 am to 4 pm; 604-922-6020.

Ongoing to October 8, 2007
Richmond Night Market, 604.244.8448, www.richmondnightmarket.com

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

Ongoing to October 24, 2007
Riley Park Farmers Market.  A weekly event not to be missed! Stock your shelves with the best in local produce, baked goods, meat and seafood, cheese and dairy as well as delectable jams and jellies, pickles and more! Find the perfect gift made by local artisans and enjoy some music and community togetherness in an open-air setting. Wednesdays from 1pm - 6:30pm until Oct 24.  30th and Ontario Street in the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium. Visit our website for vendor lists and schedules: www.eatlocal.org

Ongoing until October 28, 2007
Ambleside Farmers’ Market. Meet your friends, listen to great music while shopping for “straight from the farm" organic and non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, honey, baking, jams, syrups, salsas, prepared foods and local crafts. This is a fun place to shop. Every Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm;  See you there! Info: www.northshorefarmersmarkets.com, info@northshorefarmersmarkets.com, 604-984-9002.

Ongoing to November 3, 2007
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.589.7627, http://www.bclions.com

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

Ongoing
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents So You Think You Can Improvise... a parody of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance.  It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,  www.vtsl.com

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

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

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

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






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