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Special Events for September 2015
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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September 2, 2015
Join us to learn more about Vancouver's viaducts, ask your questions, and give us feedback. The viaducts study concept includes 13 features, such as a new waterfront park, reconnected communities, and an efficient street network. Learn more about Vancouver's viaducts.  Farmers' Market Main St, 1100 Station Street (outside of Pacific Central Station).  http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/viaducts-study.aspx

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September 4, 2015
Peking Dreams
Performers of the National Circus and Acrobats
Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China performs “Peking Dreams.” Founded in 1953, the National Circus and Acrobats group is one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. Marvel at the breathtaking feats of these world-renowned acrobats and athletes, a troupe that has made a profound contribution to the Circus world and heavily influenced the creation of Cirque de Soleil. Presented by the VSO.
http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/15SPEC02/

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September 4 - 7, 2015
As we are still in the Year of the Sheep we are inviting a heard of sheep to TAIWANfest. Kids can enjoy the sheep, do arts and crafts, learn to dance and dream to be a composer. TAIWANfest is a family friendly event that showcases food, arts, culture and lifestyle. For more information on activities for kids or other programming at TAIWANfest, please visit www.taiwanfest.ca. TAIWANfest takes place in Downtown Vancouver from Sept. 4th to Sept. 7th.

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September 5, 2015
2015 Pemberton Longtable Dinner
2015 Pemberton Longtable Dinner British Columbia’s most compelling and ambitious al fresco dining experiences – the 2015 Araxi Longtable Dinner Series – will be held on Saturday, September 5th in Pemberton. This year, as a convenience to guests, the dinner will be staged on the Labour Day long weekend. http://www.araxi.com/longtable/

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September 5, 2015
Richmond World Festival
The Richmond World Festival is the City's newest signature event. This one day festival will feature music, food, sport and culture from around the world. A major headline artist will close the main stage with numerous multicultural acts performing throughout the day. The event will include a food truck festival, a culinary stage and activities for all ages. Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond; http://www.richmondworldfestival.com

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September 5, 2015
Richmond World Festival Presented by Coast Capital Savings
The Richmond World Festival is the City's newest signature event. Scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2015, this one day festival will feature music, food, sport and culture from around the world.  A major headline artist will close the main stage with numerous multicultural acts performing throughout the day.  The event will include a food truck festival, a culinary stage and activities for all ages. www.richmondworldfestival.com

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September 5 - 6, 2015
Serbian Days
Experience Serbian culture, dance, music, food and games at the 2015 Serbian Days festival, which is set to take place at the Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. This unique festival will feature live performances, arts and crafts, a kid zone, and traditional fare, including kebabs, roasted meats, skewers, assorted cookies and more. 505 - 63rd Ave E, Vancouver; http://www.serbianday.com

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September 6, 2015
Interested in becoming a birder but intimidated by the expert birding groups? Join this introductory birding walk and learn about the birds you are most likely to see like the chickadee and white-crowned sparrow. Get acquainted with the harder-to-spot birds like the spotted towhee and the bushtit. We will have bird ID books and binoculars to share. No super bird experts allowed!  Meet at the Stanley Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. Below the viewing plaza located towards the water from the intersection of Chilco St. and Alberni St.  For more information or to register, phone 604-718-6522 or email programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

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September 6, 2015
Mountain View Cemetery walking tour: victims of early accidents
Who died on planes, cars, trains, and boats, including the S.S. Sophia and at the Britannia Mines?
Cemetery walking tour group of people and headstone.  Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of almost 150,000 people and each of them with at least one interesting story. So come and learn a little bit about your cemetery and some of the people who rest here.
More details  http://vancouver.ca/your-government/tours-events-mountain-view-cemetery.aspx

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September 6, October 4,  November 1, 2015
Creative Cafe
1 pm - 4 pm
MINNEKHADA REGIONAL PARK
Enjoy fun, creative activities while learning about the history and natural wonders of the park.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association.

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September 6 - 7, 2015
Polish Festival Vancouver
The 3rd Polish Cultural Festival takes place in Lynn Valley Village/Town Centre on the Labour Day weekend and will feature Polish music, singing, folk dancing and exciting flavors of Polish culture and food. On the second day we celebrate our children and youth, with a puppet show, theatre play, arts activities, sing along, balloon lady, face-painting and more. Presented by the North Shore Polish Association Belweder. http://www.belweder.org/

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September 7, 2015
Labour Day Fair at The Burnaby Village Museum
Labour Day Fair at The Burnaby Village Museum Old-fashioned fun for the whole family complete with games of chance, entertainers, musicians, a children's craft, market vendors plus FREE carousel rides! Monday, September 7, 2015  11:00AM - 4:30PM Burnaby Village Museum 6501 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby BC V5G 3T6 FREE Admission For more information, please visit: www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.

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September 7, 2015
Music in the Park 2015
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir? Bring your family and friends, your lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch (or grab some great fresh, local treats from the food vendors). This FREE event will include five live bands, activities for the kids, and artist demonstrations in many mediums by a selection of talented local artists.  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/music-in-park

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September 7, 2015
Music in the Park
FREE Family Fun!
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir? Bring your family and friends, your lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch (or grab some great fresh, local treats from the food vendors). We will have five live bands, free activities for the kids, and artist demonstrations in many mediums by a selection of talented local artists. http://nvartscouncil.ca/events/music-in-park

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September 9, 2015
Casual Birding Walk
9 am - Noon
BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK
Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour bird watching amble. Bring binoculars if possible.
By donation, drop-in. Meet at Cammidge House via the Centennial Beach Entrance on Boundary Bay Road. Hosted by the Delta Naturalists Society & the Boundary Bay Park Association.  programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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September 10 - 20, 2015
Vancouver Fringe Festival
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre. Over 11 days nearly 90 theatre companies come together to share their creativity on stage. The uniqueness of the Fringe comes from the “everyone is welcome” selection technique—Mainstage shows are literally drawn from a hat, while Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) artists find their own venue, some of them in surprising locations! The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Every night of the Festival, there’s free live music and performances at the Fringe Bar. The Fringe is a cultural experience unlike any other!  More information: www.vancouverfringe.com

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September 11, 2015
Sweetbird
Join for the fall NOW Society Concert featuring the NOW ensemble of JP Carter (trumpet), Mike Brown (bass clarinet), Ron Samworth (guitar), Chad MacQuarrie (guitar), Lisa Cay Miller (piano), Paul Blaney (bass) and Bernie Arai (drums). There will also be new works by Ron Samworth, Tony Wilson, Jill Townsend and Lisa Cay Miller and guest artists Peggy Lee (cello) and Tony Wilson (guitar). 20% of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the BC Cancer Society.
8th floor, 581 Cardero Street , Vancouver; http://www.nowsociety.org

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September 11 - 12, 2015
Artists for Conservation Festival
The 5th Annual Artists for Conservation Festival comes to downtown Vancouver for three days only - celebrating nature and wildlife through the arts. Join us for a world-class international art exhibit and expo, featuring original artwork by some of the most recognized names in wildlife art from around the world. Inspiring for all ages, the event features live music, films, cultural performances, painting, sculpting and carving demonstrations with live birds of prey. Artwork sales directly support conservation and environmental education.  http://www.ArtistsforConservation.org/festival

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September 11 - 13, 2015
Vancouver Bead & Jewellery Show
It's the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers and everyone in between! The 2015 Vancouver Bead & Jewellery Show offers artisan jewellery, jewellery making suppliers, classes, free make 'n' takes and more.  http://www.vbjs.ca

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September 12, 2015
Place des Arts Annual Open House
Discover your inner artist! Place des Arts’ annual all-ages Open House is an informative, entertaining way for the whole family to find out about all the classes and programs available for the season. Meet many of our fabulous teachers, get info from our knowledgeable programmers, watch class demos and participate in fun activities. Get your “passport to the arts” filled in and stamped for a chance to win $50, $75 and $100 Place des Arts gift certificates. Register for a class during the open house and receive up to $10 off your registration fee (1 per family). Admission is free; please register at brownpapertickets.com to let us know you're coming!
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00PM.  1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam | www.placedesarts.ca

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September 12, 2015
Luminary Festival
Create your own lantern to bring to the festival! There will be lantern-making workshops scheduled for August. The festival includes a parade of lanterns, buskers, children's games, crafts, and food vendors. There will be a free shuttle service from the North Delta Rec. Centre beginning at 6:00 pm, as there is no on-site parking (residential area). Sunstone Park, 10400 Delsom Crescent, Delta; http://www.delta.ca/discover-delta/festivals-events/luminary-festival

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September 12, 2015
Unbuckled: Vancouver's Ultimate Backyard BBQ
From 2:00 pm until dusk, prepare to get Dixie fried, down home, and fully countrified. Get ready for a grand ol' Saturday in the park with all the city's big hitters and hot heartbreakers. We're offering the perfect escape to an unpretentious community gathering complete with hay bales, pickup trucks, burlap galore, picnic blankets, a western style bar, and a very special hubcap collection. What would the day be without a little friendly country-style sports competition to mix things up? All guests are encouraged to sign up teams of 8-15 people and compete in a variety of different games for unique prizes, including the Champion Unbuckled Belt Buckles. Stanley Park, Brockton Baseball Diamond , Vancouver; http://www.unbuckled.ca/

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September 12, 2015
Day at Westham Island Herb Farm
This annual event always takes place at the first Saturday in September on Westham Island Herb Farm. The event is organized by the Delta Farm and Wildlife Trust and is a great way for the entire family to learn about farming and agriculture in Delta. You can go on hay wagon tours, meet the dairy farmer, learn about chickens, crops grown in our region, see draft horses plow and listen to live music. http://www.westhamislandherb.ca

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September 12 -13, 2015
Want to try camping? Let Fort Langley National Historic Site staff show you the ropes! Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present an unforgettable Learn-to Camp experience. Learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire and stay safe around wildlife, while making new friends and enjoying historic scenery at Vancouver's only fort. Tent, meals and workshops are included!  Check http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ19.aspx for more details.

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September 12 - 27, 2015
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2015
Flamenco Rosario presents the 25th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival with various free and paid events bringing the sensuous art form's highly-rhythmic dance, fervid vocals, and intricate guitar to venues on Granville Island and around the city. Performance highlights include Spain's acclaimed Andrés Peña & Pilar Ogalla Company, Toronto's award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Dance Company, a new collaboration between flamenco virtuoso Karen Lugo and renowned Fiona Malena Flamenco, as well as Vancouver's own award-winning Flamenco Rosario.  http://www.vancouverflamencofestival.org

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September 13, 2015
The Coho Festival
Coho Festival - September 13, 2015 Ambleside Park West Vancouver The Coho Festival celebrates the return of the Coho Salmon to the rivers and streams of the North Shore. This festival is held every September at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. The Coho Festival kicks off with the famous 14K Coho Run to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Watch the runners cross the finish line, then attend a Squamish Nation blessing of the salmon followed by live entertainment and the famous salmon barbecue. http://vancouversnorthshore.com

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September 13, 2015
Come celebrate Queen Elizabeth Park's 75th year
Take in a free concert, enjoy our licensed area, free pitch and putt, free admission at the Bloedel Conservatory, $5.00 zipline rides, food trucks, family fun, and much more!  This free event will feature live outdoor concerts with headliners The Zolas and Delhi 2 Dublin, and a licensed area by Stanley Park Brewing.  noon to 7:00 p.m.

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September 13, 2015
ClearlyContacts.ca Grouse Grind Challenge
This Vancouver classic is the true test of your season's training. Whether you are coming out to beat the current course record, to just enjoy the trail, or to raise funds, this is an excellent celebration of the end of the summer hiking season.  http://www.grousemountain.com/events

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September 13, 2015
Holi ColourFest Vancouver
This worldwide phenomenon has arrived in Vancouver! A festival celebrating love; signifying new life, new growth, and new beginnings. Holi (an Indian tradition) reminds us to colour our life with love, faith, and a generous spirit, to give and receive and best of all; it's just great fun! An all ages, family friendly event in its first year: featuring well-known artists Gina Sala, TK and Namrock, GB Productions and local jazz fave Jennifer Layne!  http://www.colourfestvancouver.com

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September 13, 2015
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the single most powerful awareness and fundraising initiative in Canada dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. This annual family-friendly event is held annually in September, the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, on the Sunday after the Labour day weekend. The Walk is organized by more than 45 communities. Participants can register individually, join a team, or start their own.  https://www.facebook.com/OvarianCancerCanada

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September 13, 2015
Welcome to VOKRA's 2015 6th Annual Walk for the Kitties
Every year, for one day, we ask all our friends to join us in raising funds for the homeless and unwanted cats and kittens in the Lower Mainland.  WALK with us on September 13th, rain or shine.  It's a relaxing, non-competitive 5 km stroll along Jericho beach - to the dog park and back.  And if you don't want to walk, that's okay... Come and hang around. http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/annual-walk-for-the-kitties

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September 13, 2015
Susan Tang, piano
Program will include works by Ives, Ligeti and Chopin. Tickets are: Adult $18 | Senior $15 | Student $10. Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30PM Concert
604-534-2848, development@langleymusic.com www.langleymusic.com

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September 13, 2015
Enjoy a day in the country without leaving this city?
On Sunday, September 13th 2015, the Southlands Riding Club will host the 13th annual Southlands Country Fair. The Country Fair has become a popular annual tradition where citizens of the lower mainland are invited to come enjoy "a day in the country without leaving the city". The Fair runs from 10:00-5:00 RAIN or SHINE (most events will be moved under cover if it rains). The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, old fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a local arts and crafts market, heritage displays, farmers market, agricultural demonstrations,  book sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, delicious food enjoyed outdoors, and much more! This year we have invited Children?s Musical performer, Will Stroet to perform throughout the fair!  604-263-4817, southlandscountryfair@gmail.com, http://www.southlandsridingclub.com
Southlands Riding Club 7025 MacDonald St Vancouver

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September 16, 2015
URBAN FORAGING OF WILD & MEDICINAL PLANTS with Lori Snyder
Cooking & Growing with the Seasons with Vancouver's Top Chefs & Urban Farmers Remarkable Vancouver chefs & urban farmers come together to offer unique & informative cooking & gardening classes, teaching you to cook & grow with the seasons. EarthBites cooking classes are ‘watch & learn' demonstration-style with hands-on as necessary. 100% of net proceeds go to EarthBites - connecting kids with their food.  http://earthbites.ca/

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September 17, 2015
Hapa-palooza Festival presents The Book of Negroes: From Page to Screen
With Lawrence Hill and Margaret Gallagher September 17, 2015 SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC     What are the highs and lows of transforming a critically acclaimed best-selling novel into a major television mini-series? What is it like to write dialogue for Cuba Gooding Jr.? How do mixed race origins lead to an inspired creative career.  http://www.hapapalooza.com/

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September 17, 2015
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance 2015/2016: Project Soul + South Asian Arts
Project Soul + South Asian Arts Thursday September 17,2015 @ 12 noon Two of Vancouver's hottest dance companies join forces to present an exuberant program of hip hop and bhangra, contrasting styles which share deep connections to music and rhythm. Project Soul works at the forefront of Vancouver's urban dance scene, teaching and performing street dances including popping, locking, breakdancing and more; South Asian Arts are leading exponents of bhangra, the high-energy Punjabi folk dance. http://www.thedancecentre.ca/

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September 17, 2015
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! noon series Project Soul + South Asian Arts
The Dance Centre's popular noon hour Discover Dance! series kicks off a new season with two of Vancouver?s hottest dance companies, Project Soul and South Asian Arts. Project Soul works at the forefront of the urban dance scene, teaching and performing street dances including popping, locking, breakdancing and more; South Asian Arts are leading exponents of bhangra, the high-energy Punjabi folk dance that has become a global phenomenon. The show will celebrate these two contrasting styles which share deep connections to music and rhythm, and there will be an artist talkback after the performance. http://thedancecentre.ca/events/discover_dance2

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September 17 to October 18, 2015
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Disgraced
DISGRACED By Ayad Akhtar A Shattering Cultural Collision "A stinging swipe at the fallacy of the post-racial nation" -The Hollywood Reporter  September 17 - October 18, 2015 Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage 2750 Granville Street Vancouver, BC For more information and tickets, please visit http://artsclub.com

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September 17 to October 18, 2015
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE By Janet Munsil Based on the novel by Jane Austen A Swoon-Worthy Adaptation of the Beloved Classic "Funny, fierce, and romantic...undeniably engaging" -Calgary Herald January 28 - February 28, 2016   For more information and tickets, please visit http://artsclub.com

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September 19, 2015
MEC Big Wild Challenge
The MEC Big Wild Challenge Trail Run is an opportunity for wilderness-lovers explore what BC's parks and protected areas have to offer while raising money to help protect the wilderness and landscapes of this province. Participants can lace up for a 5 km or 10 km trail run/walk in Lynn Valley Headwaters Regional Park or a 5 km, 12 km, or 21 km run in East Sooke Park. The afternoon will close with a celebration BBQ, hosted by CPAWS-BC.  http://bigwildchallenge2015.cpaws.org

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September 19, 2015
Steam Whistle Oktoberfest Party
Get your oom-pah-pah on with Steam Whistle Brewing for our traditional Oktoberfest Party at the Vancouver Alpen Club. Just like in Munich, raise your stein and say PROSIT! as we start the party with an official keg tapping. Enjoy delicious authentic German cuisine, music and entertainment by The Rheinlander Band and the Edelweiss Dancers. Come dressed in your best dirndls and lederhosen for a chance to win great prizes.  http://steamwhistle.ca/events/eventdetail.php?id=1794

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September 19, 2015
Wesbrook Village Festival 2015
Join us for our 5th Annual Wesbrook Village Festival! Enjoy a day full of fun for everyone - and we mean everyone; from students to seniors and residents to visitors. If you've been to the Wesbrook Village Festival before, you know exactly what you're in for - an afternoon of fun activities and great food all for FREE! Here's a little snippet of just some of the activities we're going to have: Free BBQ, Live Music, Rock Climbing Wall, and Kid's Zone.  http://www.discoverwesbrook.com

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September 19, 2015
The Dance Centre presents the 14th annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
From contemporary and swing to classical Indian and Ukrainian dance, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of free open classes, studio showings and events. Participating companies include the Dovbush Dancers, Mandala Arts and Culture, Port-O-Swing Dance School, the response., and a diverse selection of local dance artists working across many different dance traditions. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, info@thedancecentre.ca

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September 19, 2015
The wildly popular animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, 'come to real life' in a classically Wild Kratts story on stage. Off To the Creature Rescue! the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ?wow facts? the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach's clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.  Go to www.ticketmaster.ca WILD KRATTS LIVE UBC

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September 19, 2015
We are hoping to make this event really special for the modern mom.  We want her to feel special, have fun, learn something, get inspired and of course get to shop! Our motto is Explore, Expand, Experience.  We have a number of vendors and services that are excited to have to try their products and teach you through our workshops. We have amazing speakers lined up ready to engage and excite you.  Grab your mom, sister and friends and come to the most exciting new baby shower show! Register to attend FREE at www.mybellababy.ca

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September 19 - 20, 2015
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
Celebrate the best of country living, local food and culture. Enjoy live music featuring Bobs and Lolo, jugglers, clowns, Scottish country dancing, animal demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, children?s crafts and activities, roving performers and a vibrant marketplace. Bring your own mug and shopping bag.
$2/child (7?12), $3/adult.  Free for kids under 6, seniors 65+, and anyone in pioneer costume.
Look for event signs at 200th Street and 8th Avenue, Langley.
Information: 604-432-6359 or search 'country celebration' at www.metrovancouver.org

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September 20 , 2015
A National Celebration
Recovery Day was first celebrated in the cities of Vancouver and Victoria, BC on September 30th, 2012 as a public display of the freedom from addiction. Since then, the movement has spread throughout Canada, encompassing communities large and small, from East to West. We come together in the month of September to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of millions of Canadians.  Queen Elizabeth Plaza, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia, noon to 3:00 p.m.

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September 20, 2015
Terry Fox Run
An annual tradition, inspired by a dream. Register at SunGod Arena by 9:00 am. No entry fee. No minimum donation. Run will start at 10:00 am. Choose from 5 km or 10 km. Bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, rollerblades and dogs on a leash are all welcome.
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, 1299A 56th Street, Delta; http://tinyurl.com/ogu7t4j

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September 20, 2015
It's a win-win: GREAT music for a GREAT cause.
On Sunday Sept. 20th at 2:00pm, the Sentimental Journey Big Band will be performing LIVE at Knox United Church and you're invited!
Sentimental Journey Big Band's story started 22 years ago when a group of musician friends were looking for a place to make music after their community bands had disbanded for the summer. Twenty-two years later, the band's love for swing and Latin dance tunes of the Big Band Era lives on. The Sentimental Journey Big Band has played at numerous venues in the Greater Vancouver area and fundraisers for both Knox and the North Shore Children's Crisis Center.  www.facebook.com/events/1657954114426009

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September 20, 2015
Treasured Bulb Sale, UBC Botanical Garden
Featuring a wide range of bulbs, from garden favourites to specialty selections. Beginners as well as collectors will find quite a few gems for all seasons. Some sources for bulbs include: private gardens, the Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden, and some specialty growers.
www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events

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September 23 - 27, 2015
Word Vancouver, formerly The Word On The Street Vancouver, is a multi-day literary festival held in various locations throughout the city, including Banyen Books & Sound, Historic Joy Kogawa House, and The Paper Hound, with the main festival day taking place on Sunday, September 27 at Library Square at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. Featuring author readings, presentations, workshops, activities, entertainment, an exhibitor marketplace and more, Word Vancouver has something for everyone! http://www.wordvancouver.ca

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September 23, 2015
SUMMER LOVE with Dawn Doucette from Culinary Concepts
Cooking & Growing with the Seasons with Vancouver's Top Chefs & Urban Farmers Remarkable Vancouver chefs & urban farmers come together to offer unique & informative cooking & gardening classes, teaching you to cook & grow with the seasons. EarthBites cooking classes are ‘watch & learn' demonstration-style with hands-on as necessary. 100% of net proceeds go to EarthBites - connecting kids with their food. http://earthbites.ca/

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September 23, 2015
Vancouver Fringe Presents: Bookworm
Vancouver Fringe Presents: Bookworm Written, created, and performed by Corin Raymond A hit at the 2012 VancouverFringe Festival, Bookworm is the story of a father reading to his son, growing up in a library, Spiderman, Ray Bradbury, and meeting the Minotaur forthe first time just outside of Wawa. Warning: this show will open your heart Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 7:00PM Revue Stage at Granville Island.  http://www.vancouverfringe.com/

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September 24 - 26, 2015
Pacific Festival: The Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival is a showcase of world-class contemporary theatre from Hong Kong and Canada. Throughout the month of September, Gateway Theatre will present new and exciting theatre from Hong Kong with English surtitles. https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/

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September 24 to October 9, 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival
One of the most popular film festivals in North America & one of the largest cultural events in Vancouver. More than 150,000 people attend approximately 550 screenings of 350+ films from 70 countries. Check our website for the schedule of films and year-round screenings at the Vancity Theatre. http://www.viff.org/

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September 24, 2015
PRIMOGRANO PASTA with Alex Tung from La Grotta Del Formaggio
Cooking & Growing with the Seasons with Vancouver's Top Chefs & Urban Farmers Remarkable Vancouver chefs & urban farmers come together to offer unique & informative cooking & gardening classes, teaching you to cook & grow with the seasons. EarthBites cooking classes are ‘watch & learn' demonstration-style with hands-on as necessary.  http://earthbites.ca/

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September 25, 2015
Blackbird,Fly
Weaving together deeply engaging narrative, movement and music, Emmy-nominated violinist, pianist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), described as "about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets" (New York Times), performs with preeminent spoken word artist and activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. This profoundly reflective and powerfully uplifting work explores the artists' Haitian heritage, while delving into universal themes of cultural identity, tolerance and inclusion.
The Chan Centre For The Performing Arts At UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver; http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/blackbird-fly

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September 25, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Savour Cowichan Festival is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the Cowichan Valley.s spectacular cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink. For ten days, 40 artisanal food and beverage producers will be hosting the world at more than 60 epicurean events throughout the Cowichan Valley. Every day you'll be able to visit local operations and talk to experts who are passionate about what they do, like master winemakers, cider makers, brewmasters and sommeliers. You'll be able to participate behind the scenes, ask questions and of course, you're encouraged to liberally sample along the way! Free & Ticketed Events.  www.savourcowichan.com

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September 26, 2015
Mid-Century Modern House Tour
Mid Century Modern House Tour Explore five private homes designed in the distinctive West Coast take on Mid-Century Modernism including a 1962 Arthur Erickson home. Learn about the masters of the style and experience the homes’ direct relationship to natural surroundings, which make the most of the West Coast’s luminous grey skies, dense forests and rocky terrain. http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/

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September 26, 2015
MetamorFest 2015 Community Street Festival
Join us as we celebrate the vibrant Mount Pleasant community at our annual community festival! MetamorFest takes place on either side of East Broadway, from Fraser Street to Prince Albert Street.  All ages, free event
More details  http://www.mpnh.org/metamorfest

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September 26, 2015
RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser
Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day at one of Metro Vancouver's biggest celebration of the Fraser River RiverFest. Inspired by the Fraser, RiverFest is a free family-friendly festival that consists of art, entertaining interactive activities, historical, environment and conservation exhibits, tours of the Fraser River, the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat and live music overlooking the beautiful Fraser River in New Westminster.  New Westminster Quay, www.fraserriverdiscovery.org

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September 27, 2015
World Rivers Day Celebrations
World Rivers Day Celebrations @ The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel A free family-friendly celebration of our rivers and waterways featuring children's entertainer Will Stroet. Activities include demonstrations, displays, tours, activities, crafts and music. Plus the Village and Carousel will be open. Sunday, September 27, 2015  11.00AM - 4.30PM Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel.  http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/worldriversday

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September 27, 2015
11 am - 3 pm
KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK
Celebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children's activities and stewardship displays. Allow 1.5 hours to complete all activities.
Meet at the riverfront south of Lougheed Hwy and River Rd, Maple Ridge. Information: 604-970-8404.
Presented by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society and Metro Vancouver.

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September 27, 2015
Family Day at PdA: Culture Days Edition
Gather up the family and tour three exhibitions, including Beyond Real - Overexposed, Underexposed by Jeannette Sirois, Landscape Photography by Joseph Therrien and the Art Feats PdA Teacher and Staff Exhibition. Meet some of the artists and participate in several all-ages art workshops based on the artwork you’ve seen. Admission is free; register online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

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September 30 to October 3, 2015
JOE INK presents 4OUR
A new work by Joe Laughlin Faris Theatre Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street October 1 - 3, 2015 Preview Performance: September 30 From JOE INK, and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin, comes the world premiere of 4OUR, on stage October 1 through October 3, 2015 at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. http://joeink.ca/

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September 29 to October 10, 2015
The Cultch Presents: Are We Cool Now?
he Cultch Presents: Are We Cool Now? Indie Rock Road Trip. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Dan Mangan. Are We Cool Now? is a unique musical exploration of contemporary relationships, full of humour and insight. The draw: An innovative rock music/theatre fusion written by Amiel Gladstone with music by Dan Mangan The Cultch Historic Theatre 1895 Venables Street Vancouver. http://www.thecultch.com/

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Ongoing until September 5, 2015
Animal Farm
Between a chicken's tea party, a cow's romance and a horse's laugh, 21 talented artists have highlighted the heart and life of farm animals. Come and enjoy the vast array of personalities on display in Animal Farm.  CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

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Ongoing until September 5, 2015
Free Watershed Tours
Every summer, from July to September, we offer tours of our three protected watersheds (Capilano Watershed, Coquitlam Watershed, and Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve) to let you discover the pristine source of your tap water. Find out which tour is right for you, and register at, www.metrovancouver.org (search “watershed tours”) or call 604-432-6430.

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Ongoing until September 20, 2015
Playland at the PNE
It's Playland season! Bring your friends and family out for a full day of fun, featuring over 30 thrilling rides and attractions! Playland also features Kids Playce, a special area for children aged 2-10.  Make sure you're prepared by purchasing a PlayPass online or at retailers*, and save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. A Playland PlayPass gives you access to over 30 rides and attractions, including our new extreme thrill ride, The Beast! Plus Crazy Beach Party will be back in a new location!  http://www.pne.ca/playland/index.html

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Ongoing until September 25, 2015
Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders' Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Friday Night Market also includes a Beer Garden, with local beer, organic Betty's Vodka Iced Tea, and your favourite wines and ciders.  http://www.northshoregreenmarkets.com/

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Ongoin until September 26, 2015
Art Deco Photowalk Discover the beauty and rich history of Vancouver’s Art Deco architecture on this two hour photowalk. You’ll receive expert photography coaching while you learn the stories behind the buildings you’re shooting – from the streamlined façade of the Vogue Theatre to the ornate decadence of the Marine building.  (Every Saturday).  http://forbiddenvancouver.ca/art-deco-photowalk/

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Ongoing unitl September 27, 2015
International Summer Night Market
The ISNM presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages. There will be a kid's play zone, and a main centre stage for nightly entertainment, as well as delicious food and booths filled with unique merchandise. Open weekly on Fridays & Saturday, Sundays and holiday Mondays. Free admission. Each night, more then 20,000 people visit the International Summer Night Market! So come out and enjoy your summer at The Summer Night Market.  http://www.summernightmarket.com

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Ongoing until September 27, 2015
Food Cart Fest Vancouver
This event is a gathering of over 20 of the city's top Food Carts presented by Vancity, Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society. Join us every Sunday in the Summer at the Olympic Village for food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music, DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, ping pong, urban gardening, and more. Always free to Vancity and Car2go members, this year is also free with a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.  http://www.foodcartfest.com

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Ongoing until September 29, 2015
Lost Souls of Gastown Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute gothic theatre experience. Step back in time to a violent frontier town of hustlers, thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. Meet Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school. Catch the horror-filled tale of a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp.  http://forbiddenvancouver.ca/home/the-lost-souls-of-gastown/

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Ongoing until September 30, 2015
One War, Two Victories
This event is a travelling museum exhibition, which was produced by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. The exhibit explores the experiences of Chinese Canadians who served in the Canadian Military and Volunteer Services and in Allied war efforts during the Second World War. This photographic exhibition presents fascinating wartime stories of unforgettable men and women, and their remarkable contributions to Canada and to the Chinese Canadian community in war and in peace. Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/britannia/about.htm?PageMode=HTML

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Ongoing until September 30, 2015
Flightlinez Vancouver - Queen Elizabeth Park Temporary Zipline
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth Park's 75th Anniversary, Greenheart is building a zipline for the public to enjoy throughout the summer. Tickets will be available onsite (Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park) for $20/adult, $14/child or in advance online for $18/adult and $12/child.  http://www.flightlinezvancouver.com

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October 3, 2015
Heritage Apple Day Event
11 am - 2 pm
DERBY REACH REGIONAL PARK
Apple tasting, old-fashioned tasks, fiddling, artists painting and historians. Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave and 4km west of Fort Langley. Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver.  programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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October 4, 2015
Nikita Pogrebnoy, viola and Henri-Paul Sicsic, piano
Program will feature masterworks for viola and piano including the sonorous Brahms f minor Sonata. Tickets are: Adult $18 | Senior $15 | Student $10
Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30PM Concert 604-534-2848, development@langleymusic.com www.langleymusic.com

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October 6, 2015
Canada's largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check out our website www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information.

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October 15 - 18, 2015
Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is an annual festival of arts, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, toys, costumes and makeup. The 2015 festival is back starting from Oct 15 Thursday to Oct 18 Sunday, with performing arts in theatres, exhibitions at PNE, and a grand Parade in downtown Vancouver. The festival of arts and fantasy is for the general public, opens to everyone and attracted nearly 100,000 spectators last year. We welcome artists, exhibitors, vendors and community partners to join the event. Please see our website for detailed time and locations www.VanHalloween.com

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October 17, 2015
Critter Capers: The Case of the Plant Invader
1 pm - 4 pm
TYNEHEAD REGIONAL PARK
A pushy plant has been invading the forest. Help discover the truth about this plant invader by conducting field experiments and examining scat.
Ages 6+, Free, Meet at Hatchery Parking lot.
programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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October 17 - 18, 2015
UBC Botanical Garden, 11:00 - 4:00
Apple Festival is a two day family event for all ages, the UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival celebrates one of BC's favourite fruits with tastings, demonstrations, activities and sales of tasty apples and apple trees and more!  www.applefestival.ca

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October 18, 2015
Return of the Salmon
11 am - 3 pm
KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK
Witness the return of spawning salmon to Kanaka Creek. Displays, games and fisheries experts on-site.  Meet at the fish fence on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway. Information: 604-530-4983. Presented by Metro Vancouver and Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.

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October 24, 2015
Ensemble Caprice: This Montreal based baroque ensemble brings a fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music together in an unusual way through a programme called Salsa Baroque. This unique ensemble will highlight music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th Century.
604-534-2848, development@langleymusic.com www.langleymusic.com

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Ongoing until October 10, 2015
Vancouver Police Museum presents Sins of the City - Red Light Rendezvous This brand new 2-hour walking tour explores the history of Vancouver's sex trade. Leave your heels at home for this stroll through the history of the oldest profession in our city's oldest neighbourhood. Wander the streets in the footsteps of the earliest madams, and follow the trail of kinky, dirty secrets laid down by more than a century of paid sex in Vancouver.  http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city/

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Ongoing until October 11, 2015
Richmond Night Market 2015
The market provides Metro Vancouverites with a North American take on the massive street markets found in Asian cities featuring merchandise booths,food vendors serving Asian street food and desserts and diverse family-friendly entertainment. The night market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship spring/summertime events of the region.
http://www.richmondnightmarket.com/

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Ongoing until October 13, 2015
Movies in the Morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum
Tuesday. Lowly little Tuesday. Too early in the week to be loved, not early enough to be dreaded, Tuesday can be a little slow for all of us. What makes Tuesday better, though? Movies! And what can make movies even better? Watching them in the morgue, of course! The Vancouver Police Museum is proud to present Movies in the Morgue, a monthly series of film screenings held right here at the old Vancouver city morgue. Come join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a gritty drama, a classic comedy or a heart-pounding action film, all while surrounded by the ghosts and gadgets of Vancouver’s past.  Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/movies-in-the-morgue/

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Ongoing until October 16, 2015
Vancouver Police Museum presents Sins of the City - Sins of the City - Vice, Dice, and Opium Pipes   Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!  http://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city/

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Ongoing until October 17, 2015
Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles Vancouver Heritage Foundation Location - various within Vancouver Select Fridays at 10am and Select Saturdays at 12pm May 8th through October 17th Vancouver Heritage Foundation invites you to join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and unique architecture. Civic Historian John Atkin will lead a series of walks exploring the diverse neighbourhoods across the city. http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/take-a-tour/walking-tours/

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Ongoing until October 30, 2015
Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour
Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems.  http://offtheeatentracktours.ca

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Ongoing until October 30, 2015
Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour
Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't find on your own!  Visit Website http://offtheeatentracktours.ca/

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November 8, 2015
Considering Private School?
Find the best school for your child at the Our Kids Vancouver Private School Expo on Sunday, November 8th, 2015. This is an exceptional tool for families to learn how tot find a school that suites their child's needs while exploring their private school options quickly and easily.  Hosted by Our Kids, Canada's trusted source to independent education choices, the Vancouver Private School Expo is the largest in British Columbia and features the very best private and independent schools in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby and outstanding boarding schools across Canada. The Westin Bayshore, www.ourkids.net/expo/register.php

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November 13 - 14, 2015
SPARK is a PAOC Next Gen Ministries PreTeen Conference that has been running for over 10 years for students in grades 6 through 8. You can trust that students will have a life changing experience! Students will learn God's truths about their life through worship and the word. We have an incredible group of volunteers that will help your pre-teen explore their faith, and have a blast while doing it!  Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly.   Find out more at www.sparklive.ca

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December 6, 2015
Christmas at Burnaby Lake Nature House
11 am - 2 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Festive activities and refreshments in the Burnaby Lake Nature House.
All ages, Free, drop-in
4519 Piper Avenue (off Winston St)
Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association, programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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December 6, 2015
Christmas Carol Sing-along
1 pm - 4 pm
MINNEKHADA REGIONAL PARK
An afternoon of festive fun including sing-alongs in front of a yule log and a visit from Santa.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Information: www.minnekhada.ca. Presented by Minnekhada Park Association

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Ongoing until January 3, 2016
DTES Street Market - Vancouver
A great flea market in the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Operating for almost 5 years at Pigeon Park, our event has over 150 vendors and thousands of customers every Sunday. The market vendors are all from the low income population of the DTES, and display found items and local arts and crafts in a garage sale type atmosphere. Weekly on Sunday January 11, 2015 to Sunday January 3, 2016; 300 Carrall Street, 778-323-5415, http://dtesstmkt.blogspot.ca

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

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December 9, 2015
Casual Birding Walk
9 am - Noon
BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK
Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour bird watching amble. Bring binoculars if possible.
By donation, drop-in.  Meet at Cammidge House via the Centennial Beach Entrance on Boundary Bay Road. Hosted by the Delta Naturalists Society & the Boundary Bay Park Association.  programs.info@metrovancouver.org










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