Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


 

 

Special Events for July 2014
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July 1, 2014
Canada Day
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Celebrate Canada's 147th birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities. Fort Langley's celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum - be sure to visit us all for a fun-filled day. For more information, visit www.celebratecanadaday.ca.  10am - 5pm (free admission)
http://www.parkscanada.ca/fortlangley, 604 513 4777, fort.langley@pc.gc.ca

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July 1, 2014
Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day!
Celebrate Canada's 147th birthday with Coquitlam! Join us for a fun-filled day of festival favourites including entertainment, food, cultural village, artisans and a spectacular fireworks display.  This year, our Canada Day celebration has changed its location within Town Centre Park however, the fireworks display will still be at the same location at Lafarge Lake. Arrive early, stay late and explore Coquitlam. We look forward to seeing you!
Town Centre Park Coquitlam, http://www.coquitlam.ca

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July 1, 2014
North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park
The Rotary Club of Lions Gate presents the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park from 12:00 to 4:00pm on Tuesday, July 1st. This is a free, family event featuring live multicultural performers, crafts and games, activities for the whole family and some of Vancouver's best food trucks! For more information, please visit www.northvancanadaday.com

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day on Granville Island
Get your flags ready! Canada Day is on its way again and as always we'll be throwing the best party in the city! With free jazz performances courtesy of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, face painting, roving characters, tattoos, a parade, and more, this is a birthday bash that everyone can enjoy! We'll be posting all the event details on the website soon, so stay tuned and make sure you save the date; July 1st on Granville Island is an event you don't want to miss!  Visit Website

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July 1, 2014
Langley's International Festival presents Canada Day
Over the past sixteen years, the Langley Canada Day Celebrations have become a premiere event with record-setting attendance, family fun and entertainment, community bonding and pride in affirming Canada's heritage. Langley's International festival includes things as: performing artists, ethnic cuisine, international marketplace, numerous pavilions which showcase interests for children, seniors, and healthy community living, cultural art gallery, live Shakespearian performances from Bard in the Valley, soccer tournament, beer & wine garden, dog show, pony rides and much more.
7888-200 St, Willoughby Community Park, Langley, 778-298-7703

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day by the Bay
The City of White Rock invites you to join us in celebrating Canada's birthday along our beautiful waterfront. Enjoy a quintessential West Coast experience of an ocean breeze, magnificent views of Semiahmoo Bay, fine artisans and live performances.  http://www.inwhiterock.com

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Celebrations
As Western Canada's largest Canada Day celebration, the party will include live entertainment, spectacular fireworks, carnival rides & so much more. Admission to the event & concerts are free!
176 Street & 64 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
http://www.surrey.ca/canadaday

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July 1, 2014
27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place presented by Port Metro Vancouver:
Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation?s capital. Join us on July 1st for FREE family fun to celebrate our country?s 147th anniversary. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of live performances and entertaining exhibits. New this year, the event features headliner, Said the Whale and activities such as Salty?s Market, the Go Canada! Sports Zone and the West Coast Lumberjack Show. Capping off the daytime festivities is the popular Canada Day Parade at 7:00pm and the Coast Capital Savings Fireworks Show at 10:30pm.
www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day - Harrison Hot Springs
Birthday festivities take place in both Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz including a pancake breakfast, parade, children's activities, family entertainments, craft market and fireworks.
Main Beach, http://www.tourismharrison.com
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Celebration - Delta
Canada Day celebration is a popular event for all ages. Participants enjoy activities, entertainment, light refreshments and fireworks.
Chalmers Park, http://www.delta.ca

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Celebrations - Surrey
Western Canada's largest Canada Day celebration, the party will include live entertainment, spectacular fireworks, carnival rides & so much more. Admission to the event & concerts are free!
176 Street & 64 Avenue, http://www.surrey.ca/canadaday

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July 1, 2014
Maple Ridge Canada Day Celebrations
Celebrate Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park. Festivities take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market, followed up with lots of interactive activities for children and families. The official ceremonies, flag-raising and awards will begin at 12:30 pm. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun continue throughout the day. Don't forget to participate in our neighbourhood "Show Your Colours for Canada Day" contest.
Memorial Peace Park, http://www.mapleridge.ca

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July 1, 2014
Steveston Salmon Festival
The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada's birthday & the rich heritage of their community. The day begins with a parade through the historic village. After the official opening, the stage bursts with great entertainment all afternoon. Festival highlights include the Japanese cultural show, craft fair, trade show, an awesome children's festival, Funtastic inflatables & mini midway, martial arts demonstrations, youth rock fest, food fair plus an art show & exhibit. The main attraction is our famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon fillets are grilled over open fire pits. http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

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July 1, 2014
Celebrate Canada's Birthday with the whole family!
Free activities and entertainment include cake, face painting, live music and dance performances, a petting zoo, environmental art and so much more!
Sunset Community Centre, 604.718.6505 or www.mysunset.net

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Canoeing
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Celebrate Canada Day with a very Canadian activity - canoeing!
Ages 13+
$21.25/person
Registration required.  Barcode 5719
programs.info@metrovancouver.org, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day at Highstreet
Stop by the Central Plaza in Highstreet on Canada Day from 12:00pm-4:00pm for kids crafts, face painting, a photo booth and more! #HighstreetLovesCanada
3122 Mt. Lehman Rd, Abbotsford.  For more information contact Guest Services at (604) 381-3934 or at info@highstreetfv.com

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July 1, 2014
Canada Day Cake Celebration
Willowbrook Shopping Centre will be celebrating Canada Day with a giant cake!  The cake, which will feed 1,000 people, will be served from 11am to 2pm (or while quantities last) on July 1 at Willowbrook?s Centre Court by The Body Shop. Come and enjoy a complimentary piece of cake!
Visit http://www.shopwillowbrook.com/ for more information.

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July 2 - 3, 2014
Butch & Femme Fashion Show
This show brings together the LGBTQ and allies community for a night of fashion, drag, music, comedy, and burlesque. Using the vintage finds from her business Remixd Clothing and Collectables, Leigh Burrows outfits each participant with era-appropriate attire from the 1900s thru to present day. The Leaping Thespians, along with community participants who offer their talents of live comedy, burles...Location: Heaven's Door;  Visit Website

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July 2 - 6, 2014
ScotDance Canada Championship Series 2014
The ScotDance Canada Championship Series features the Canadian Highland Dancing Championships, and the ScotDance Canada Open Championships. Events also include Pre-Premier competitions, Premier and Restricted Premier competitions, Pre-Championship, choreography, and special events.  http://www.sdccs.ca

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July 2 to August 27, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium Summer AquaCamps
Introducing the aquatic summer experience of a lifetime: Vancouver Aquarium AquaCamps (3-5 day camps), for students entering grades K-8 this fall, are an amazing way for budding marine biologists to learn about their connection to aquatic life while creating lifelong memories. AquaCampers will get connected with our incredible animals and the Aquarium’s staff, including biologists, veterinarians and aquarists who are dedicated to caring for them.  Visit Website

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July 3, 2014
Kraftwerk
Internationally recognized for their revolutionary electronic "sound paintings" and musical experimentation with tapes and synthesizers - German band Krafwerk performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  The Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and his former partner Florian Schneider at their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. Kraftwerk achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic "sound paintings" and musical experimentation with tapes and synthesizers. More details

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July 3, 2014
Book Launch: 5 Secrets to Effective Communication
Interested in communicating with clarity, impact and influence in your business and personal life?
Join Sandy Chernoff, author of 5 Secrets to Effective Communication, when she shares some tips from her new book and is interviewed about her writing experience by Gobiner Gill.
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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July 3, 2014
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with Viviane Gosselin
The first major exhibition on urban historical ecology in Canada, Rewilding Vancouver features 12 tableaux that mix taxidermy, material culture, projection and sound to reveal the natural “understory” of familiar Vancouver locations. Guest curated by J.B. MacKinnon (co-author of The 100-Mile Diet), Rewilding Vancouver applies locally the global themes in MacKinnon’s recently published book The Once and Future World. Join us for an in-depth talk and tour with MOV Curator of Contemporary Culture Viviane Gosselin, who will delve into the details of the exhibitions striking roster of artifacts and design. Museum of Vancouver

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July 3 - 6, 2014
2014 Whistler Longboard Festival and World Cup Downhill
Set at the base of Blackcomb Mountain this gnarly 1.6 km road features a 1000ft vertical foot drop as riders grip and drift through seven 180 degree hairpins with 12 corners. Imagine snow boardercross meets the Formula 1 of skateboards as 4 man heats ripped down the mountain. The 2014 Whistler Longboard Festival will include: > 3 days of racing > 1 day with 3 different contests at the S... Visit Website

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July 3 - 12 , 2014
Stone's Throw production ofGruesome Playground Injuries, as part of Pacific Theatre's 2014 Playground Series. Written by fiery-hot playwright and Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph. Directed by award-winning local powerhouse Chelsea Haberlin. A heavy-hitting play documenting the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist that navigates friendship, love, and the wounds created in between. 
Gruesome Playground Injuries will play July 3-July 12 at Pacific Theatre. Tickets are $15. Tickets, as well as more information, are available at www.pacifictheatre.org.

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July 4, 2014
2014 Indian Summer Festival presents Indian Summer in the Park
2014 Indian Summer Festival presents Indian Summer in the Park What better way to get your summer weekend groove on than an evening of food, music, dance, film and friends in the park? Come to historic Victory Square Park in Gastown on Friday July 4th with family and friends. Grab a bite from one of several friendly food trucks, have a hearty chuckle with Laughing Yoga expert Nish Thaver, and... Visit Website, Victory Square Park

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July 4, 2014
Art Deco - Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord
Art Deco - Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord The Art Deco style exploded worldwide after the First World War, as a lively and joyful counter to the previous years of constraint and conflict. Impacting fashion, marketing and publishing, its most vivacious implementation was in the world of architecture and design, and Vancouver jumped right into the fray. Vancouver Heritage Foundation.  Visit Website

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July 4, 2014
Live Music by Norman Shakel and company
Music in the Park Outdoor Concert Series
All ages, Free
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music in the fresh air. Norman Shakel and his music partner have been playing together for over 30 years. This community event is sponsored by Kerrisdale Community Centre Society.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Maple Grove Park, 6875 Yew Street, 604 257 8105
If the weather is poor on the day of the performance, please call after 3:00pm to confirm the event.

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July 4 - 6, 2014
Tour de Delta MK Delta Criterium  July 4, 2014   6:30pm
The exciting MK Delta Criterium features a 1.2km criterium loop around the Social Heart area of North Delta. Riders travel in a pack, reaching breakneck speeds of more than 70km/hr, fighting it out for cash prizes. Great entertainment for all; including a fun-filled Community Festival at Richardson Elementary.
Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium  July 5, 2014   5:15pm
The Brenco Criterium is a fan favourite as cyclists manipulate the tight street corners of the historic fishing village of Ladner in front of thousands of spectators. Watch competitors complete lap after lap at breakneck speeds!
White Spot   Delta Road Race  July 6, 2014   Women 9am    Men 12pm
Wrap up the weekend with the gruelling White Spot   Delta Road Race on an 11.63km course that winds through the streets of Tsawwassen.  This challenging race incorporates strategy, precision & endurance which when combined with a strong international field expected to be racing for UCI points, is going to make for a very exciting race.  Join us for the Community Festival at Dennison Park!
Tour de Delta Kids Criteriums  July 4, 2014  5:45pm and July 5, 2014 4:00pm
Calling all pros of the future! The Kids Criterium and Youth Race offer a chance for kids age 6-11 and youth age 12-14 to warm up the criterium course for the pros!  All participants are presented with a medal!  Safe bikes & helmets mandatory, enthusiasm encouraged!  Pre-registration required.?
Visit www.tourdedelta.com for more info!

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July 4 - 6, 2014
ClearlyContacts.ca Open Beach Volleyball Tournament
Now in its 23rd year, the ClearlyContacts.ca Open is a three day beach volleyball tournament run by Volleyball BC and featuring the best pro beach volleyball players from Canada, North America, and destinations worldwide. The event takes place at famous Kits Beach in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and offers the largest pro beach volleyball purse in Canada with $15,000 in prize money.  The ClearlyContacts.ca Open is free to attend and draws visitors from all over Canada and North America.  http://ww.clearlycontactsopen.volleyballbc.org

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July 4 to August 29, 2014
Music at the Cannery
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society's annual summertime evening concert series returns on July 4th! Join us every Friday night at 6:30 pm in July and August for an evening of music. Every week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and much more! Friday nights at 6:30 pm, through July & August. Admission is by donation. Cash bar will be available. Concerts are held outdoors on the Cannery's Tank Deck, so please dress warmly for our cool summer evenings. 604-664-9009, http://www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

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July 4 to August 29, 2014
Friday, July 4th, kicks off the 5th annual 
Take-Off Fridays summer series at YVR. From 9:00am to 3:00pm, every Friday from July 4th to August 29th, both children and adults are able to enjoy all the fun that YVR has to offer from free entertainment, delicious food samples, tours of the Public Observation Area, shopping deals, face-painting, caricaturists, and much more!
Additionally, fast approaching is the return of the legendary 
YVR Take-Off Fridays' Paper Airplane Competition on July 11th at 11:00am. Participants of all ages and wannabe pilots alike will be coached by BCIT Aerospace Technology instructor Ralph Heldt, and will compete to win huge prizes, including a $1,00 travel gift card courtesy of Uniglobe Travel. Here is a dropbox link from the Take Off Friday 2013 festivities: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c32sgyoy4fsfq38/AAAJyq76wnfTGllqdLg3yPpia?

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July 5, 2014
Stanley Park Young Naturalists: Quack Snacks
Should ducks and geese in Stanley Park be eating bread and other people snacks? Nope! Help the Stanley Park Young Naturalists observe these birds feeding around Lost Lagoon and learn what they naturally eat to keep healthy. Kim Hunter, a local artist, will lead a fun art workshop on the topic.
For accompanied children ages 5-14. 10:00am to noon; meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. Cost: $25 for family membership (includes 12 programs/year). To preregister email ync@stanleyparkecology.ca.
Please pre-register by contacting Celina at 604-718-6522 or at ync@stanleyparkecology.ca

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July 5, 2014
4H Celebration & Kids Festival
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 4H in Canada with our local Agassiz Rainbow 4H Club. Enjoy a full day with the animals, learning how to groom & care for farm animals. Additional entertainment includes face painting, music, crafts and games.
Kilby Historical Site, http://www.kilby.ca

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July 5, 2014
Spice Road Market - Earthwise Society 11am to 3pm
A vibrant annual event that explores and celebrates the different cultures that make up the community of Delta: this year's theme is India. The Spice Road Market will feature an art show, Banghra dance demonstrations, Mehndi artists, traditional and contemporary music, a kids zone with traditional crafts, vendors, farm store and the Taste of Delta restaurant competition featuring Earthwise produce.
The restaurant competition will feature a selection of restaurants in a friendly "black box" competition in which they will be asked to create an Indian inspired signature dish with Earthwise certified organic produce for the public to sample and vote on as their favourite 'Taste of Delta'. Tasting tickets available for purchase at Earthwise $10 advance, $15 at the gate.  604-946-9828, http://www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca/events/

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July 5 - 6, 2014
Carnaval del Sol
In Latin American people enjoy gathering in the local "plaza" to soak up the daily happenings. Carnaval del Sol hopes to recreate this experience in Vancouver. Some of the scheduled events include locally and nationally renowned Latin musical artists, folk dance troupes, a marketplace, a traditional multicultural street soccer tournament and much more highlight this year's Carnaval del Sol. July 5 to July 6, 2014 Granville Street between Nelson Street and Dunsmuir Street.  Visit Website

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July 5 to August 30, 2014
Go backstage at the historic concert hall
Summer tours of the historic Orpheum
The tour reveals some of the secrets of the Opheum's history and even some ghost stories. “We delight groups by taking them from the top of the iconic dome and then right down into the basement where the original ice-block air conditioning room was first installed in 1927,” says Rob Haynes, President, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. The restored opulent Orpheum has over 140 original Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers, and the tour shows how the glorious chandelier is hung from the iconic dome.
12 years and up, $10 cash; 604-665-3470
More details

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July 5 to August 30, 2014
The Surrey Night Market
The Surrey Night Market will be an open air summer market for local residents and small businesses to sell and enjoy a variety of local foods, services and goods. This night market will be a multicultural, family friendly event for all the residents of Surrey and neighbouring cities. It will be located at the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds and will begin Saturday, July 5th. The following weekends it will be open every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00 pm-11:00 pm, until the end of August. Admission is $2 for adults, free for kids under 10 and parking is free.  604-805-3440, http://www.surreynightmarket.com

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July 6, 2014
Fragmented Forests
Stanley Park is an island on the edge of a city, surrounded by ocean, and isolated from other forests. Take a guided walk with the Stanley Park Ecology Society to learn about the challenges faced by fragmented forests like this one, their management, and what you can do to help.
1:30 to 3:30pm; meet at Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. $10 per person or $5 for SPES members.
For more info: http://stanleyparkecology.ca
Please pre-register by contacting Celina at 604-718-6522 or programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

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July 6, 2014
Meet your local firefighters
Fire Hall Open House
Fire Hall No. 1, 900 Heatley Avenue
Fire Hall No. 4, 1475 W. 10th Ave
Fire Hall No. 3, 2801 Quebec St
All ages, Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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July 6, 2014
Passages: Cultural Legacies of the Komagata Maru
Jazz, poetry and the visual arts meet in this evening of cross-media storytelling. Inspired by the Komagata Maru Episode and other narratives of the South Asian Canadian experience, eight brilliant artists take to the stage to produce a collaborative work.  6:00pm-9:00pm,  Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street.  Hosted by Museum of Vancouver

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July 6, 2014
Great Gatsby Garden Party
Inspired by the 'The Great Gatsby', Pretty Estates Resort is hosting its second annual Great Gatsby Garden Party. Our local artisans will inspire you with their beautiful displays, while our dancers sway to the Charleston. We're celebrating 1920's glam, vintage cars, tables dressed in white linens and sparkling wine, Mint Juleps, savouries and dainties. Harrison Mills, 604-796-1000, http://www.prettyestateresort.com/harrison-mills-events/

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July 6, 2014
Squamish Triathlon
17th annual memorial to Bob McIntosh features Olympic and Sprint distances for swimming, bike riding and running.
Squamish, http://Squamishtriathlon.org

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July 6, 2014
What do environmental awareness, visual art, and tea have in common?  They are some of the elements that make up the wonderful and whimsical Midsummer Fete at Colony Farm Regional Park.
Now in its 5th year on July 6th 2014, A Midsummer Fete is a modern-day interpretation of an village summer fete. Motivated by the unique perspective of the artist in nature, the event was crafted to be celebratory, informative and inspirational. Guests will enjoy storytelling, music, ephemeral art installations, roving characters, a giant labyrinth and a wildly colourful tea party, with hats and hilarity hosted by local celebrity Isolde N Barron. Come wearing your finest tea time attire and be prepared to have fun.  For More Information: http://midsummerfete.com/

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July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. Warmer Sun Fun House in collaboration with the Zen Maker Lab is bringing this workshop to Vancouver.  City X teaches basic 3D modeling, printing & design thinking skills to highlight the importance of creativity in problem solving.  The workshop will run every Sunday in July. http://cityxproject.warmersun.com

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July 6 to August 24, 2014
Summer Sunday Concerts - Port Moody
Weekly on Sunday July 6, 2014 to Sunday August 24, 2014
Free concerts every Sunday in July and August at 2:00 pm at Rocky Point Park. Featuring some of Vancouver's top R&B, soul and funk bands.
2800 Murray Street, 604-341-4813, http://www.summersundays.ca

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July 7, 2014
In the Gloaming
Relive wonderful memories of summer nights spent singing around a campfire. Join EnChor Choir for a family-friendly concert at the Bard tent, featuring music-from the classical to the ridiculous that highlights the unique relationship we have with the outdoors. “In the Gloaming”, where “Down by the Bay” sits alongside Gordon Lightfoot, and Stephen Foster snuggles up with Edward Elgar, will leave you with a smile and a full heart. Audience participation is encouraged.  Visit Website

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July 7 - 10, 2014
St. Anselm's Anglican Church (5210 University Blvd. across from the golf club) is pleased to announce: What a WONDERFUL World, Vacation Bible Camp for children ages 3-12. Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 10, 1:00-4:00pm. Through activities, stories, songs and prayers, the children will learn about God and the wonderful world we live in and how they can help care for God's creation. There is no fee to attend; children are invited to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the homeless. Space is limited so register today!
For more information and to register contact the church office: 604-224-1410 or office@stanselms.ca.

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July 7 - 11, 2014
Artful Dreams
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Join us and learn from the art of Marc Chagall and Franz Marc, a modernist and expressionist. We will discover how their art was inspired by their dreams, life, and love of animals. Explore contrast, movement and art history through the creation of a range of different art projects which include sketching, collage, pastels, watercolour, acrylics and a plaster mask.
Discover Mask Making
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Natalie Moor
Observe, play and create fun projects in this class. Explore colour, form and clowning! While drawing inspiration from the neighboring farm and from story books, we will build masks that give voice and life to the amazing imaginary characters our minds are just waiting to meet!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 7 - 25, 2014
ART ATTACK! Studio East Summer Art Program for Kids
Need some summer artventures and messy fun for your kids this July? Join us at Art Attack! (ages 5-8 & 8-11). We have an engaging variety of artful activities to inspire the artist in your child this summer. For more info about Art Attack! please contact Stephanie at 604-220-6093, Anita at 604-715-5608 or artattack@studio-east.ca :) Registration: eastvanart.ca www.facebook.com/events/14087964... Visit Website

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July 7 to August 31, 2014
Free Waterfront Zumba at Canada Place:
Get fit and have fun at this outdoor, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow dance party every Monday this summer at the North Point! No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class that is guaranteed to have you smiling. Mondays @ 5:30pm, July and August, beginning July 7th, 2014. For full event details, visit http://www.canadaplace.ca/Events/Summer_Series

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July 8, 2014
Introduction to Cycling Touring
Enjoy a bike tour of the greenway and learn how to prepare for cycle touring.
Free, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
North Alouette Greenway - Greenway Parking Lot
Registration Required., http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 8, 2014
UBC Grand Prix Cycling Race
The UBC Grand Prix presented by Mahony & Sons will feature a Criterium cycling race open to Pro/Am male and female cyclists competing for over $10,000 in prize money. Athletes will race a technical1 km circuit for 40-50 laps at speeds up to 60km/hr. Spectators will be entertained by the athletes sprinting for cash prizes that will be awarded throughout the race making for an exciting afternoon at the UBC Campus and evening of fun. UBC Campus. Visit Website

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July 8 to August 30, 2014
This summer, budding young gardeners are invited to grab a bucket and trowel, and dig in for the Junior Master Gardener's summer camps at the Earthwise Garden and Farm in Boundary Bay.
Programs are for children aged 7-12 and will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am until 3 pm for 8 weeks starting July 8. Each week has a different theme. 
Children will have a chance to plant their own sunflowers, beans and many other yummy plants, or learn to identify common backyard birds and build their very own wooden birdhouse!
Other weeks focus on water creatures found in ponds, wiggly worms and slimy slugs, and the world of creepy crawlies in the soil. Kids will lend a hand to some of the more helpful bugs by building a beautiful bug hotel! For the science buffs out there, one week will be all about Plant Science with real scientific experiments. Find out how to make two kinds of fruit grow on one plant!
For one special evening Earthwise will be hosting a Nocturnal Camp to discover which animals lurk around the farm and garden at night and go on a bat walk using real bat detectors.
For more information and to register please email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca, visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca or call 604-946-9828.

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July 8 to September 2, 2014
The Chevron Summer Cinema Series presents Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014 at Stanley Park
One of the most popular summertime events in Vancouver is back! The Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park - "in the park after dark" free outdoor movies - returns every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2, 2014. Second Beach's Ceperley Meadows will be outfitted with a four storey inflatable movie screen, transforming it into an outdoor cinema. Stanley Park's Ceperely Meadow (between Second Beach Pool and the children's playground). Visit Website

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July 9, 2014
Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix
Canada`s greatest criterium. Watch North America’s top cyclists race wheel-to-wheel on Gastown’s thrilling 1.2-km course with the hairpin corner. Women’s race 30 laps. Men’s race 50 laps. Action starts 5:45 pm. Part of BC Superweek. www.globalrelayggp.org

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July 9, 2014
Canoeing at Deas Slough
Dip your paddle and learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying the sights and sounds on the river.
$21.25/person, Ages 13+, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Deas Island Regional Park, http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 9, 2014
Beaver Wetland Paddle
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Glide along calm waters, spot beaver lodges, wren's nests and dragonflies.  Learn about beaver-created wetlands that support other creatures.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
Ages 13+, $21.25/person, Registration Required., http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 9, 2014
2014 Indian Summer Festival presents FREE Hip Hop Yoga
Come bust a move and get your yoga on at the same time! Hip Hop Yoga is a fusion of jazz warm ups, yoga flows, core work, hip-hop technique and some fun choreography. Work up a sweat with new moves from instructor Chris Duggan. Chris Duggan is a Power Yoga teacher with a Hip Hop background. He has combined the two, to create a fun cardio dance class, that incorporates yoga flows as a warm up ... Visit Website, Woodward’s Complex Atrium

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July 10, 2014
The Giro di Burnaby is, once again, set to hit the streets of The Burnaby Heights on July 10th, 2014. As part of BC Superweek, the Giro is one of the premiere professional cycling events in Canada, attracting teams from around the globe. The course is a 1.3 km loop featuring a 200 meter downhill straight away past Burnaby's famous "Swinging Girl" neon sign. With riders reaching speeds of up to 60km per hour, this fast paced event is one of the most exciting the Lower Mainland has to offer, Visit www.girodiburnaby.com for more details.

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July 10, 2014
2014 Indian Summer Festival presents FREE BOLLYWOOD GROOVES
Ever wonder how those Bollywood stars learned their moves? Spend some time with the Shiamak Davar Dance team and soon you'll be able to bust a move with the best of them! This class is led by the dynamic Shiamak Davar Vancouver Dance Team. Shiamak Davar is an Indian contemporary dance choreographer known for his trendsetting work in Bollywood blockbusters and for changing the the way the world ... Visit Website http://indiansummerfestival.ca/events/bollywood-grooves, Woodward’s Complex Atrium

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July 10, 2014
Ben Henriques Trio: Bebop and Beyond
Ben Henriques Trio: Bebop and Beyond. Featuring Jen Hodge on bass and Tristan Paxton on guitar. Originally a native of Vancouver, Ben Henriques made his way to Montreal in 2001 to study Jazz at McGill University where he earned his Bachelor's in Jazz Performance.
1415 Barclay St., Vancouver, http://www.roeddehouse.org

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July 10 - 12, 2014
Dancing on the Edge Festival & The Dance Centre Present The World Premiere of solo|soul
A solo dance work created by and for Karen Jamieson
Part of the 2014 Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance
More info about solo|soul: www.kjdance.ca
Ticket and Program info: www.dancingontheedge.org or 604-689-0926

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July 10 to August 28, 2014
Scotiabank SCENE presents Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place:
Come out to the North Point** every Thursday evening this summer to watch a movie under the stars, featuring great Canadian talent! Bring a blanket and a lawn chair, then sit back and enjoy the show.
The movie schedule is as follows:   
July 10 - Back to the Future (featuring Michael J Fox)
July 17 - Liar Liar (featuring Jim Carrey)
July 24 - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (featuring Mike Myers)
July 31 - Uncle Buck (featuring John Candy & Dan Aykroyd)
Aug 7 - Ghostbusters (featuring Dan Aykroyd)
Aug 14 - The Notebook (featuring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams)
Aug 21 - The Hunger Games (featuring Donald Sutherland)
Aug 28 - Star Trek II : Wrath of Khan (featuring William Shatner)
*Movies will be cancelled in the case of rain and rescheduled for a date in September. This is a family-friendly event. No smoking or alcohol permitted.
For full event details, visit http://www.canadaplace.ca/Events/Summer_Series

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July 11, 2014
Bat of Burrvilla
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Deas Island Regional Park
As dusk descends, bats head out to much on a buffet of insects.  Watch them and learn more.
Ages 6+, $8/adult; $4.25/child/youth/senior, Registration Required., http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 11, 2014
2014 Indian Summer Festival presents FREE BHANGRA MOVES
Bhangra is a very lively form of folk music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of India. During the last thirty years, Bhangra has surged in popularity worldwide, both in a traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae. South Asian Arts Society aims to create performance and educational opportunities for professional & amateur artists and build ... Visit http://indiansummerfestival.ca/events/bhangra-moves,  Woodward’s Complex Atrium

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July 11, 2014
Enjoy live music by The Land of Deborah
Music in the Park concert series
All ages, Free
The Land of Deborah is an independent artist with a unique take on life, love, and the pursuit of fair-trade chocolate. Her songs are a cornucopia of feel-good, infectious songs that are personal, eclectic, and downright fun. If you like Sarah McLachlan or Ingrid Michaelson, you will love "visiting The Land"!  Maple Grove Park, 6875 Yew Street; 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  604 257 8105, Visit The Land of Deborah website 

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July 11, 2014
Harrison Festival of the Arts Opening Concert
An evening celebration featuring the diverse talents of our very own Fraser Valley's emerging and established performers.
Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs, 604-796-3664, http://www.harrisonfestival.com

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July 11 - 13, 2014
2014 Squamish Nation Youth PowWow
At the beginning of each day the Grand Entry has the Squamish Nation leading in, with full regalia, with all the dancers from all over the parade in a big circle. Don't miss the multiple dance competitions and traditional food served all day. Lots to see with Crafters and games for kids. Fri, July 11 2014 - Sun, July 13 2014 Capilano Reserve Park, 100 Mathias... Visit Website, Capilano Reserve Park

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July 11 - 13, 2014
35th Annual Tour de White Rock
The weekend kicks off with the Homelife Realty Hill Climb, an exciting dash to the top of Buena Vista Avenue in the heart of White Rock. The second event features the Choices Markets Criterium, where racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/hr as they race on a 1-km circuit that loops from Johnston Road, around five corners, past City Hall and back around White Rock Elementary. The weekend wraps up with the renowned Peace Arch News Road Race, which takes cyclists through the beautiful landscapes of White Rock's hilly seaside. Check out www.tourdewhiterock.ca for more details

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July 11 - 21, 2014
Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship
This annual event is devoted to providing young, high calibre, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential & ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, offering exposure to potential university & college scholarships while providing a source of inspiration & mentorship to the youth of the sport. Also an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch spectator!  604-536-9287, http://www.canadianopenfastpitch.com

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July 11 to August 23, 2014
Theatre Under the Stars
Theatre Under the Stars presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running July 11 - August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the whole family.
Tickets from $20-$45 at www.tuts.ca or 604.696.4295. Info: www.tuts.ca.
 

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July 12, 2014
Car Boot Sale
You never know what you'll find at the ever popular Car Boot Sale.  $10/site for sellers.
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Boundary Bay Regional Park - Centennial Beach parking lot.
programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 12, 2014
Wreck Beach - International Nude Art Show
Join Evelyn Roth and John Davis of Australia, along with other artists.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Pacific Spirit Regional Park - Wreck Beach
604-856-9598

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July 12, 2014
Wreck Beach: Skinny Dippping Record Setting
Register in person from 9am to 3pm.
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 604-856-9598
Pacific Spirit Regional Park - Wreck Beach

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July 12, 2014
Butterfly Tea Party
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Celebrate butterfly season in the wildlife garden with tea, sotries, crafts and butterfly enthusiasts.
Meet at the Campbell Valley Nature House, 20285 8th Avenue, South Valley park entrance.
programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 12, 2014
2014 Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival
10 City Blocks | 40 Food Trucks | 50 Amazing Bands | 100's of Merchants & Vendors The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver's biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year's festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver's top musical performers as well ... Visit http://www.khatsahlano.com

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July 12, 2014
Bring your pet to this outdoor pet expo!
Village Pet a Palooza
All ages, Free
Bring your beloved furry family members to this free community pet expo on the Village Plaza. Enjoy a variety of kiosks that are informative, entertaining, and interactive.  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, 604-257-3050, Outdoor Plaza in the Olympic Village, 1 Athletes Way, More details

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July 12, 2014
An Afternoon with Jiyu
Shou-Fang Hu-Moore, pen-name Jiyu, has lived for years with leukemia and the after-effects of a bone marrow transplant while pursuing an architectural career, doing translation, writing and teaching Mandarin. Facing death and her inner self gives Jiyu a new perspective towards life. Jiyu will read from Who is Calling My Name, a collection of essays and 'mini-stories' she has written since 1993. Jiyu has won several literary awards in Taiwan and North America.  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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July 12, 2014
Dinner By Starlight w/ Vikram Vij & the Dabbawalas
To be revealed to ticket holders only 2 weeks in advance of the event
Dinner by Starlight has quickly become one of the most sought after events in Vancouver. Every year, Vancouver’s culinary magician Vikram Vij, prepares a one-time-only meal in honour of a special guest at the Indian Summer Festival.
This year, the guests of honour are the legendary Dabbawalas of Mumbai. On their first visit to Vancouver, they share some of their funniest stories with dinner guests, and Vikram Vij cooks a Dabba (lunchbox) inspired meal in their honour. This is food from the heart of India, in the presence of the incredible human spirit that makes India tick. What could be better?  www.indiansummerfestival.ca

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July 12, 2014
Deja vu Vintage Market at Wellbrook Winery
This is an exciting open-air market from 11am to 4pm. Come browse the market and find that one-of-a-kind home décor item you've been searching for. Sample the fine wines from Wellbrook Winery and stop by the food trucks for a delicious snack! The combination of talented local vendors and the turn-of-the-century location make this a fun shopping experience!
Wellbrook Winery, 604-946-1868, http://www.wellbrookwinery.com

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July 12 - 13, 2014
Whistler Children's Festival - Whistler
The Whistler Children's Festival fills one weekend every year with art workshops, music, acrobatics, theatre, dance & fun that encourages kids to embrace their imagination! The Festival offers a range of workshops for kids, including pre-school activities for children aged 3-5, intermediate workshops for kids up to grade 8 & workshops for the whole family. Celebrating it's 30th year in 2013, the Festival will be held in Whistler Olympic Plaza. http://www.whistler.com/events/july/

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July 12 - 20, 2014
Harrison Festival of the Arts
A celebration of music, theatre, dance & visual arts. The Harrison Festival, set in the beautiful lakeside village of Harrison Hot Springs, has quietly built a national & international reputation for excellence. Now in its 35th year, the Festival presents music from all corners of the globe, visual & literary arts, theatre, a large outdoor art market, workshops as well as a special day for children, while maintaining a relaxed, small town atmosphere. Admission fee charged for some events.
Memorial Hall, 604-796-3664, http://www.harrisonfestival.com

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July 12, August 9, 15, 23, 2014
Salsa Cruise Series
Join us as we celebrate another anticipated Salsa Cruise Series aboard the MV Britannia commencing June 28th, July 12th, August 9th, 16th & 23rd & September 13th.
3 levels. 3 Djs. A complimentary salsa lesson and a dance show taught by some of Vancouver's top instructors. Take part in the excitement or sit back and watch the view either way this will be a night to remember. Food is available for purchase by Patron Tacos & Cantina and Saltenas.
Tickets $28 in advance. Group discounts are available.  604-312-6772

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July 13, 2014
Stanley Park History 101
Stanley Park has an incredibly rich history. From mystery and romance to forestry, protests and recreation, the stories from the Park's past will surprise you. Join the Stanley Park Ecology Society in gaining a glimpse of what has happened over the last 100+ years.
1:30 to 3:30pm; meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. $10 per person or $5 for SPES members.  Please pre-register by contacting Celina at 604-718-6522 or programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

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July 13, 2014
Wreck Beach & Body Acceptance Day
oin the 33rd annual celebration of the naturist lifestyle with many activities.
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Pacific Spirit Regional Park - Wreck Beach, 604-856-9598

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July 13, 2014
Annual Symphony in the Park
A program of light classics and popular favourites presented by the VSO. Arrive early, bring a blanket, and a picnic basket and settle in for a wonderful evening of symphonic music in the park.
Free admission, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Deer Lake Park

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July 13, 2014
Family Exploration Day: Hands-on with Rewilding Vancouver
Step into the wild through a hands-on, family-friendly day of exploration of the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver! Tackle mysteries of the local food chain, ecosystems, and explore questions about "what belongs" in a wild urban environment through puzzles, art activities, and storytelling.  Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street; Museum of Vancouver

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July 13, 2014
Maple Grove Day – Fun-Day Sunday!
Splashy Fun in the Sun!
All ages, Regular admission
Let's enjoy a summer afternoon together with lots of games, swimming, water-safety activities, arts and crafts, and much more. There will be a guest appearance by the local firefighters in their fire truck and live music by Saxalamode, a Vancouver saxophone quartet.  Maple Grove Pool, 6875 Yew Street;  2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 604 257 8105

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July 13, 2014
Key West Ford Show & Shine
Free interactive fun for the whole family on Columbia Street in Downtown New West featuring 350 classic, vintage and futuristic cars, trucks and bicycles! Beer gardens, kids zone, food trucks, live entertainment and easily assessable via Skytrain.  604-524-4996, http://www.downtownnewwest.ca

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July 13, 2014
Kilby Vintage & Collector Car Show
Join us as collector & vintage cars from all over the lower mainland roll onto our 1920s heritage site. Our 1906 general store, museum and working heritage farm is the perfect setting for the show. Car judging is from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, with awards being presented at 3:30 pm. Vote for your favourite in the ever popular "People's Choice" award.  604-796-9576, http://www.kilby.ca

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July 14 - 18, 2014
Magical Musical Theatre
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Zelda Coertze
Talking animals, spells and superpowers! Explore your favourite fairytales through story drama, movement activities, and songs! We will take our adventures into the sunshine, and create a performance extravaganza to show off our acting, singing and dancing skills.
Farmyard Tails
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Cath Hughes
Do you love creating characters and stories? In this camp, you will develop animal characters who will come alive in your stories through storyboarding and experimenting in drawing, mixed media, collage and printmaking. A great camp for imaginative thinkers!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 14 - 18, 2014
Summer Music Camp at Jean Lyons School of Music
This camp is all about making music! Campers will experience a fun, hands-on approach to the wide world of music.
There will be a general orientation and exploration of the piano keyboard, introductory pieces, and creative piano playing through imaginative story making at the keyboard.
Music and movement activities will engage children in playing a variety of rhythm instruments and xylophones, singing games, rhymes, folk dance, creative movement and storytelling.
Children will explore the instruments in the orchestra by listening to the strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments, and complete each day with crafting an instrument. Above all, Summer Music Camp is fun!
For ages 4-6, no musical experience necessary. For more information or to register, please visit www.jeanlyonsmusic.com or contact Jean Lyons School of Music.

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July 16 - 20, 2014
Squamish Mountain Festival
Celebrate the culture of climbing. The festival's aim is to celebrate climbing and climbing culture at all levels, via hands on experience in the weekend clinics and through inspirational films & guest speaker and social events during the evenings. http://www.squamishmountainfestival.com

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July 16 - 20, 2014
Pemberton Music Festival
With nearly 100 performances,
Pemberton Music Festival will be 5 glorious days of music, comedy, and camping in one of the most idyllic settings on Earth. www.pembertonmusicfestival.com

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July 18 - 20, 2014
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
The 37th Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents the world’s finest traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music artists in the urban seaside beauty of Jericho Beach Park. 60+ Canadian and international music acts perform on daytime and evening stages, including Joan Baez, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Great Lake Swimmers, Karine Polwart, Beppe Gambetta, Ozomatli, The Como Mamas, Wintersleep, Longhorne Slim; Jericho Beach Park. Visit Website

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July 18 - 20, 2014
Aldergrove Fair Days
Celebrating our 102nd Annual Agricultural Fair. This year's theme is 'Tractorfest' featuring tractors old and new as well as an Antique Tractor Pull, World Fast Draw Championship, Extreme Lawnmower Racing, Car Show and all the rest of the fun things a Fair/Festival has to offer!  http://www.AldergroveFairDays.com

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July 18 - 20, 2014
LuckyBabe is bringing its exquisite line of products (Leggings, Crop tops and Accessories) to you via the ChinaTown Exp popup shop. Need any more reason to go?
We have Vancouver's premier Dj, Dj Kasha Kennedy mixing that summer jam, with finger licking food and drinks. Guests will be given special VIP passes to Joseph Richards for the after party. 
Don't miss it, it will be fun with tons of activities and prizes to be given away. Free Entry
www.luckybabe.com, info@luckybabe.com

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July 18 - 20 , 2014
Dolphin Basketball Classic
The 4-on-4 Dolphin Basketball Classic originated in the summer of 1986 and over the past two decades the classic has become one of the premier outdoor basketball tournaments on the west coast. Originally the tournament was organized to cater to only Lulu Island’s top high school players but as the years went on the tournament took a life of its own and quickly became a true North American hoop-fest.
Thompson Community Centre
For More information
Dolphin Basketball Classic
Phone: 604-420-4258
Email: info@dolphinbasketball.com
Website: www.dolphinbasketball.com

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July 19, 2014
Eagle Nestlings
Negotiating their way through the canopy, young and sometimes clumsy eagles are strengthening their wing muscles in preparation for life on their own. Join the Stanley Park Ecology Society on a guided walk and learn about these soon-to-be graceful predators that call Stanley Park home.
1:30 to 3:30; meet at Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. $10 per person or $5 for SPES members.
http://stanleyparkecology.ca. Please pre-register by contacting Celina at 604-718-6522 or programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

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July 19, 2014
Celebrate Parks Day
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Visit Fort Langley, drop by our booths to see park displays and activites, then walk all or part of the 4.5 km Fort-to-Fort Trail.
programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 19, 2014
Boundary Bay Airshow
Airshows, with their raw energy & excitement, continue to draw people. As one of Delta's most popular events, the Boundary Bay Airshow is no exception. It is one of the last free admission shows & now attracts over 10,000 guests. Families enjoy the exhilarating air performances & static aircraft displays, as well as children's activities, refreshments & much more offered throughout the day. Gates open at 11am. Airshow will commence at 12 noon to 4pm. Boundary Bay Airport, 604-946-2131, http://www.czbb.com/

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July 19, 2014
Squamish Gearjammer - Squamish
This wild cross-country mountain bike race is a 45km point-to-point race that follows some of the best riding trails in Squamish.
Alice Lake Park Road, http://testofmetal.com

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July 19 - 20, 2014
Exotic Reptile Show
Drop-in to see this show with snakes, lizards and geckos presented by the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles. This is a great opportunity to talk with the people who know reptiles best. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for All Ages. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Nature Park
Phone: 604-718-6188
Email: nature@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

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July 19 - 20, 2014
Fusion Festival - Surrey
Fusion Festival is Surrey's 2-day multicultural celebration featuring plenty of international pavilions celebrating music, food & culture. With multiple stages featuring a variety of talented performers from around the world, the festival brings together many distinct cultural heritages.
100 Ave & King George Blvd, 604-591-4834, http://www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival

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July 20, 2014
Beaver Lake and Salmon Streams
Discover the unique streams and wetlands around Beaver Lake. Take a guided walk with Stanley Park Ecology Society and learn about the animals that depend on these areas and what the society is doing to encourage the return of salmon to the waters of Stanley Park.
1:30 to 3:30pm; meet at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. $10 per person or $5 for SPES members.  http://stanleyparkecology.ca.  Please pre-register by contacting Celina at 604-718-6522 or programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

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July 20, 2014
Edmonds City Fair & Classic Car Show
Join in the street festival running along Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Kingsway, Burnaby.  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
For more information, please call 604-297-4838.

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July 20, 2014
Meet your local firefighters
Fire Hall No. 20, 5402 Victoria Drive. Vancouver
Fire Hall No. 10, 2992 Wesbrook Mall. Vancouver
All ages, Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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July 20, 2014
Modified Addiction Auto Show 2014
2014 Modified Addiction Auto Show will bring many different styles of custom cars, trucks and sport compacts. This year our auto show will be hosted on Granville Street (400-500-600 block), Vancouver.  604-439-0282, http://www.modifiedaddiction.ca

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July 21 - 25, 2014
Art Yourself
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Jeri Sue Engen
Drawing inspiration from the self-portraits of some of the greatest artists in the world, this camp will focus on creating painted selfies in a variety of different techniques and styles. Immortalize yourself in clay, cubism, pop art, impressionism, and much more while learning the art of portrait drawing.
Creative Story Time
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Zelda Coertze
Explore a variety of themes: space, music, and friendship through drama, dance, and crafts. Campers will journey through a different story, and explore each part of it through a different art form. Make your own Picasso-style mystery monster, create a music carnival, and dance like you would on the moon!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 22 to August 10, 2014
KARAOKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Karaoke World Championships is the world's biggest karaoke event. It brings together singers from all over the world, regardless of race, nation or religion. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to become stars. Prizes: The Men's and Ladies BC provincial champion win airfare to Red Deer, Alberta to compete at the National Final Oct. 25th & 26th, 2014. Sunday, June 22, 2014 - Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:30PM Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville Street. Free Admission. Visit Website

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July 23, 2014
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium
Join us for After Hours, our adult-only evening. Explore our galleries and exhibits in peace and tranquility without kids underfoot. Food and alcoholic beverages are also available.
845 Avison Way, 604-659-3400, http://www.vanaqua.org/experience

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July 24, 2014
10 km Trail Running Series
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Campbell Valley Regional Park - Old Orchard Picnic Shelter
Fun, cheap 10 km trail run (5k option available for some runs).
Prizes for top male and female runners! Door prizes! Food! Music!$5 if you register in person at Peninsula Runners, #1-20349 88 Avenue, Langley, BC
$8 if you register online (www.metrovancouveronline.org) using the 4 digit barcode (5706)
$10 drop-in
See meeting locations at www.metrovancouveronline.org
Brought to you by Peninsula Runners and Metro Vancouver.

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July 24, 2014
A Surprising Amount of Nudity
The social history of English Bay beach in the 1890s and early 20th century. Vancouver in its early years was a frontier town, where not everyone had regard for Victorian morals. The beach was one place where the attitudes of local men and women were laid bare. Join historian Neil Whaley as he presents his original research -- an informative peek at a part of Vancouver not well known. Thursday,... Visit Website, Vancouver Maritime Museum

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July 24 - 27, 2014
2014 Summer Craft Market
In partnership with The Craft Council of BC, we are pleased to present our second annual Summer craft Market. Come face to face with 88 fine BC and Canadian artisans and their work: wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewellery designers, toy-makers, and many more. DATES Thursday, July 24 Friday, July 25 Saturday, July 26 Sunday, July 27 HOURS Thursday 11am - 7pm ... Visit Website, Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre West

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July 25, 2014
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/)

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July 25, 2014
Science World presents Slumber Party
Experience an amazing overnight adventure from dusk 'til dawn! Discover exclusive Slumber Party programming and camp out with your family among some of your favourite Science World exhibits. Exclusive to this Slumber Party, take part in a series of family fun challenges inspired by our current feature exhibition, Science of Sports! Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 6:30PM - 8:00AM Public: $60 Science World Members: $55   TELUS World of Science; Visit Website

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July 25, 2014
The 21st Century Saxophone
Classical saxophonist and composer Colin MacDonald presents original works and arrangements of contemporary favourites for saxophone.  Coming through its popularity in jazz and rock music, the saxophone emerges in the 21st Century as one of the most popular contemporary voices in classical music. The program includes the minimalist classic New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich, arranged for soprano saxophone; Canadian Music Centre. Visit Website

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July 25 - 27, 2014
Mission Folk Music Festival
The Mission Folk Music Festival buzzes with a rich sense of musical wonder as it continues to find the best, the rarest, the unheard of that should be heard while nurturing local artists and reaching around the globe to bring in the world's great music. Staged in one of BC's loveliest parks, overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival presents a festival renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness.
Fraser River Heritage Park, 604-826-5937, http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

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July 25 - 27, 2014
Squamish Wind Festival
Come celebrate wind and water sports in Squamish through art, music, theatre, and craft. A three day free arts & music festival that celebrates the world's best playground for wind & paddle sports. http://facebook.com/SquamishWind

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July 26, 2014
Summertime Free Family Days at the Contemporary Art Gallery
On the last Saturday of every month from 12-3pm, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays.  555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC
For more information visit: http://artstarts.com/weekend or http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/events/family-day/

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July 26, 2014
ArtStarts on Saturdays presents Story Fabrics with Ewa Sniatycka
Free arts workshop for kids
Join Infusion Teaching Artist Ewa Sniatycka in an exploration of shapes and stories. Natural and geometric shapes are found in the world around us and can be used to tell our stories. Find inspiration in the current exhibition or in the natural and built environments to stimulate your senses and engage your powers of observation, imagination and memory to tell a story of your own! Experiment with constructing giant collages of family stories then create miniature pieces to take home. Bring your cameras to document your evolving stories!
11am and 1pm (2 sessions). ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver.
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/weekend or call 604-336-0626.

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July 26, 2014
Car Boot Sale
You never know what you'll find at the ever popular Car Boot Sale.  $10/site for sellers.
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Boundary Bay Regional Park - Centennial Beach parking lot
programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 26, 2014
Learn to Fish Programs, a Fraser River Experience
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Derby Reach Regional Park
Learn about fish and fishing techniques along the banks of the Fraser River.  Equipment provided.
Ages 7 - 15, $5/child
Registration required; call 1-604-504-4716 or email visitfraservalley@gofishbc.com

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July 26, 2014
Guided Bike Tour Along the Fraser River
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Derby Reach Regional Park
Bike through scenic countryside along the banks of the Fraser River; 10 to 14 kms on gravel trails.
All ages, Free, Registration Required., http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 26, 2014
Free Writing Workshop: Nikkei Names
Presented by Discover Nikkei: What’s in a name? Explore the origins of Nikkei names and write about the meaning of your own name. This can include family names, given names, and even nicknames! Reservations recommended as seating is limited. For RSVP or questions, please contact Editor@DiscoverNikkei.org --- This event is co-sponsored & co-hosted by the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the Japanese American National Museum; Visit Website

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July 26, 2014
PRIDE Run and Walk + Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park The Vancouver Frontrunners will be starting the Pride Run and Walk from Brockton Oval, and the Vancouver Pride Society will be organizing A pride picnic in the park, come bring your family , friends and a packed lunch and pull up a picnic table or blanket on the grass. Join in on games (participation by donation), or enjoy a refreshment in the 19+ beer garden. DJ's will play music throughout the day, bring your dog to the doggy daycare park. Brockton Oval, Stanley Park. Visit Website

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July 26, 2014
Family festival followed by an outdoor movie
Mount Pleasant Park Festival
All ages, Free
Mount Pleasant Community Centre is coming back to Mount Pleasant Park to bring you a free, fun family evening. The Lego-themed event will have plenty of activities for all ages. At dusk, we're playing The Lego Movie on a giant inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chair, picnic basket, and friends and family. Come early to save a spot on the grass for the movie.  6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant Park, at West 16th Ave and Ontario St., 604-257-3080
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July 26, 2014
10th Anual Harrison Dragon Boat Festival
This great event brings you exciting races, community-sponsored attractions and festivities - all with the beautiful backdrop of stunning Harrison Lake. This spectacular venue is easily accessible to teams from all over the Pacific Northwest and only a ninety minute drive from downtown Vancouver. This is the perfect time for a weekend retreat.
Harrison Lagoon And Lake, 604-796-5581, http://harrisondragonboat.com/

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July 26, 2014
Natural Trekking presents Breakaways - Happy in Haney
Today we will make our way to the quaint historic downtown of Haney. The day will include a hike in the area along with our signature wine tasting, eating & shopping activities!  604-836-2321, http://www.breakaways.ca

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July 26 - 27, 2014
Caribbean Days Festival
Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver's Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining & dancing in the sunshine. This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival & culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar -- & with tens of thousands of attendees, possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC. 604-515-2400, http://www.caribbeandays.ca

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July 26 - 27, 2014
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest
Come out to the Annual Country Fest at the Albion Fairgrounds! Enjoy 4H livestock shows, home arts and competitions, demonstrations, food exhibitions and daily entertainment. Admission is free!
Albion Fairgrounds, 604-463-6922, http://www.mrpmcountryfest.com

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July 26 to August 3, 2014
Odlum Brown VanOpen Tennis Championships
The Odlum Brown VanOpen is the largest professional men's and women's tennis tournament in Western Canada and this is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's top tennis stars. The tournament has hosted some of the biggest names in world tennis including Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis, as well as Canadians Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil. The Odlum Brown VanOpen is a drama packed week of exhilarating tennis and good off-court entertainment.
Hollyburn Country Club, 604-913-4598, http://www.vanopen.com

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July 26, 30, August 2, 2014
Honda Celebration of Light 2014
The Honda Celebration of Light is not only Vancouver's biggest event,  but it's also the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world and attracts up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening. Operated by the Not For Profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society. DATES Saturday, July 26, 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Saturday, August 2, 2014 The show will kick off right at 10:00PM on each night of the event, and each show will last 25 minutes.  English Bay and Sunset Beach;  Visit Website

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July 27, 2014
ArtStarts at River Market presents Story Fabrics with Ewa Sniatycka
Free arts workshop for kids, 11am and 1pm (2 sessions)
River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, V3M 6B9
Join Infusion Teaching Artist Ewa Sniatycka in an exploration of shapes and stories. Natural and geometric shapes are found in the world around us and can be used to tell our stories. Find inspiration in the current exhibition or in the natural and built environments to stimulate your senses and engage your powers of observation, imagination and memory to tell a story of your own! Experiment with constructing giant collages of family stories then create miniature pieces to take home. Bring your cameras to document your evolving stories!
ArtStarts at River Market is a free workshop series for families featuring free, fun, 45-minute arts workshops with some of the best children's artists.  For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/weekend or call 604-336-0626.

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July 27, 2014
Musqueam Tour: Witness it, Remember it, Tell it
Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Musqueam Indian Band have developed a pilot project bus tour. Hop on a bus to explore several sites around Vancouver which hold particular significance to the Musqueam people. Learn how these sites were used historically and what makes them important. You'll also learn how these sites are used now in modern Musqueam culture. As the bus travels between destinations you'll learn from Musqueam guides about traditional practices, arts and crafts, songs, and legends.  Visit Website

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July 27, 2014
Music in the Park: Post-Modern Camerata
All ages, Free
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy free performances in the relaxing setting of Alexandra Park in the West End. The Post-Modern Camerata, under the artistic direction of Dr. Greg Caisley, is a group of professional singers and instrumentalists from Vancouver dedicated to performing cantate and chamber music by J. S. Bach and other composers. Celebrate 100 years of community performances at the Haywood Bandstand.  Haywood Bandstand, Alexandra Park, 1755 Beach Avenue; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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July 27, 2014
Meet your local firefighters
Fire Hall No. 13 Open House
All ages, Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations. Fire Hall No. 13, 4013 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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July 27, 2014
Jog for the Bog Trail Run
Come for the run and stay for the fun! Jog through the Bog in the morning before a pancake breakfast. Then stay for music, tours, dancing and booths. Hosted by the Burns Bog Conservation Society, this worthy event supports peatland conservation in the BC area.
Delta Nature Reserve, 604-572-0373, http://www.burnsbog.org/jog/

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July 27, 2014
Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon
One of the toughest triathlons in the world is coming to town. Whistler will host Subaru Ironman Canada this summer with the race course incorporating its beautiful lakes, mountain roads and the Valley Trail Network. The race will start with a 2-loop swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a 1-loop bike course via the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Callaghan Valley & Pemberton. The 2-loop course will utilize the Valley Trail, winding past Lost Lake & Green Lake before a triumphant finish adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza.
http://www.ironman.com, 800-944-7853

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July 28 to August 1, 2014
Cartoons and Speech Balloons
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Julian Lawrence
Design cool cartoon characters using simple geometric shapes and learn how to incorporate characters into settings. You will learn techniques such as rough drawing, penciling, inking and lettering while creating your own mini-page comic!
Imaginarium
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Explore the fantastic world of abstraction and surrealism through the work of Wassily Kandinsky and Ren Magritte. Play with composition, colour, and the infinite possibilities of imagination and expression through the creation of ceramics, collage, stained glass, acrylic paint and a collaborative mural.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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July 30, 2014
Canoeing at Deas Slough
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Deas Island Regional Park
Dip your paddle and learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying the sights and sounds on the river.
$21.25/person, Ages 18+, Registration Required., http://www.metrovancouveronline.org

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July 31 to August 4, 2014
57th Annual Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival
Squamish Days is a weekend full of excitement, fun & action aimed to make every member of the family smile. There are music events, children's activities, a parade, wacky bed races, a 10 km run, pancake breakfast & 2 world-class Loggers Sports Shows with competitors from all around the world. This event showcases not only Squamish's rich heritage, but also it's strong & vibrant community spirit. We look forward to seeing you this summer.
604-815-4994, http://www.squamishdays.ca

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July 31 to August 4, 2014
Wanderlust Whistler
Whistler celebrates wellness as yoga and music come together in the mountains for the 2nd Annual Wanderlust Festival in Canada. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies and sharing their wisdom in an amazing event across the entire community. Drawing the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed. 800-944-7853, http://www.whistler.com/wanderlust/

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Ongoing until July 6, 2014
Cirque du Soleil presents TOTEM
TOTEM - A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. May 15 - June 29, 2014 TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.  http://www.cirquedusoleil.com

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Ongoing until July 7, 2014
Rosemary Burden has deconstructed pages of Shakespearean writings to create a 30-foot wide "Butterfly Factory".  This installation addresses the idea of repetition, art versus craft, and the oft-discussed possibility of the disappearance of the printed paper book in light of the emerging use of electronic books. It also speaks to the plight of the monarch butterflies whose habitat is under threat.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council 604-988-6844
www.nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until July 15, 2014
Eric Goldstein at the District Library
By distilling the basic elements of colour, texture, movement and line from landscapes, Eric's abstract frames endeavour to portray nature's sublime order; not as he thinks of them but as he feels: unspoken, indescribable and sometimes chaotic.  Lynn Valley Main Library,

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Ongoing until July 26, 2014
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents ExtraOrdinary
This exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramic work focuses on bringing common everyday objects into an unfamiliar and mysterious realm.  Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts are all Capilano University art instructors and have the commonality of familiar objects such as food as inspiration in their art practice.  They change the meaning of these objects either by transforming their use, physical shape, or by placing them in unexpected environments. http://nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until August 2, 2014
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Red Rock Diner
Location: Granville Island Stage
RED ROCK DINER By Dean Regan Vancouver's Rock ‘n' Roll Musical ARTS CLUB CLASSIC Vancouver, 1957. Five teens come of age while DJ Red Robinson plays the the biggest hits of the time- from the raucous "Great Balls of Fire" and "Jailhouse Rock" to ballads like "Diana" and "Crying."  Visit Website

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Ongoing until August 15, 2014
Registration Open for Summer Camps for kids with Learning Disabilities:
The Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver, which services Metro Vancouver, offers summer day camps for children and youth aged 4-17 with suspected or diagnosed learning disabilities. Choose from Arts Expression Camp, Music and Movement Camp, Early Childhood Literacy Camp, or Connect-U Urban Social Skills Camp. We also feature a youth employment-preparedness camp called LEEP (Leadership Education & Employment Program.) Bursaries may be available.   Visit http://www.ldav.ca/news-events/ or call 604-873-8139.

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Ongoing until August 23, 2014
Gu Xiong: a journey exposed
Location: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
The 2nd Summer exhibition of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art opens. Entitled “Gu Xiong: a journey exposed”, the show, curated by Astrid Heyerdahl, will showcase the work of Gu Xiong, a transcultural artist with a strong sense of global interco... Visit Website

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Ongoing until August 30, 2014
Timescapes at the ArtStarts Gallery
This exhibition showcases how students across BC examined how time is marked in the natural world through explorations in felt, clay, printmaking and other artistic mediums. Also grounded in language arts, these explorations enabled students to develop a deep understanding of natural cycles and their relevance to their own communities.
The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. Since the gallery opened in 2006, exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections.
The ArtStarts Gallery is located at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/gallery

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014
Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver
he first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. Visitors will discover a changing-of-the-guard when it comes to the region's wildlife, with ravens, wolves and elk fading as crows, coyotes and black-tailed deer settled in.
Rewilding Vancouver also challenges us to envision new streetscapes that feature unearthed fish-bearing streams long hidden below city streets. A life-sized creation of the now extinct Steller's Sea Cow is one of many highlights of this exhibition. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014
Summerfest at Lonsdale Quay Market
The North Shore's favourite waterfront festival is an 11-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. A spectacular outdoor festival featuring local talent, cultural dance, live concerts, Artisan Farmers Market, and kid's activities. SummerFest is a free community event and is in support of local charities; donations will be accepted on site. Please visit our website for a complete Festival schedule. http://www.lonsdalequay.com

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014
Science World presents "Journey to the South Pacific - OMNIMAX® Film"
Journey to the South Pacific Take an adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua and join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes you on encounters with whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth, highlighting the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. ELUS World of Science, Vancouver. Visit Website

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Ongoing until August 31, 2014
Food Cart Fest will take place every Sunday in the Summer from 12pm-5pm at 215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village). The site is next to the Seawall and a short walk from the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station, the Aquabus’ Spyglass Place Dock, and major bus routes along Broadway, Cambie, Main, and West 2nd Avenue.
http://www.foodcartfest.com/#home

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park
Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Discover the journey of the Salmon.  The word "Klahowya" means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you've ever seen! Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
Vancouver Foodie Tour presents Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour 5 Courses, 12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! You will be tempted with gourmets worth selling your soul for! Enough food will be served ensuring that your taste buds will have the energy to savor each stop of the tour. Check your will power at the door. Duration: 3 hours Tours run on: Fridays to Mondays, 2-5pm. Daily. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour
5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included. Tour Information Duration: 2 hours. Monday to Friday. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Douglas Coupland
This is the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work and will be presented from May 31 - September 1, 2014. Douglas Coupland is an artist based in Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life. The title of the exhibition, 'everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything', refers both to Coupland's deep engagement with place and cultural identity and, simultaneously, his recognition of a growing ubiquity as access to information, images and technology becomes more readily available to the masses. 604-662-4700, customerservice@vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Ongoing until September 1, 2014
Rewilding Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver
The first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, sound scapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/

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Ongoing until September 3, 2014
Sunset Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain
Enjoy a Trolley tour, a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & a sunset aboard the Vancouver Trolley Company. You & your party will be picked up at your hotel in downtown Vancouver between 4:35 pm & 4:45 pm. After a drive through Stanley Park & over the Lions Gate Bridge you will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge & end your evening on top of Grouse Mountain.  http://www.vancouvertrolley.com

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Ongoing until September 7, 2014
Ladner Village Market - Delta
Located in historic Ladner Village, this 3 block long, open-air market runs rain or shine and has over 150 vendors from all over the southern province. Visitors will have a variety of fresh produce, meat, plants, garden art, handmade jewelry, soaps, furniture and crafts. They can also sample an array of food and beverages from restaurants and market vendors. Market is open 2 Sundays per month - check website for updates. http://www.ladnervillagemarket.com

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Ongoing until September 14, 2014
The International Summer Night Market
12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event over the past five years and is now recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Night Market presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages! Excite your taste buds with exotic mouth-watering delights from all around the world. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 14, 2014
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts'msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting and fashion design techniques. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 14, 2014
North Delta Firehall Farmers' Market
Come out for fresh and local produce, baked goods, seasonal artisan gifts, hand-crafted works by local artisans, the hottest food trucks, cooking demos and more! Free parking with playground beside the market; leashed dogs welcome. Market opens at 10am to 2pm. Every 2 weeks on Sunday. Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Avenue, Delta, 778-688-3663

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

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Ongoing until September 20, 2014
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. Visit Website

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Ongoing until September 21, 2014
Steveston Farmers' & Artisans' Market
The Steveston Farmers' and Artisans' Market will open May 4 and operate every Sunday bi-weekly until September 21. This popular market, now in its 6th, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine.  http://www.sfam.ca

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Ongoing until September 25, 2014
Port Coquitlam Farmers' Market
A busy and colourful downtown Farmers' Market with fresh produce picked that morning, fruits when in season, seafood, sausage, pickles, jams, jellies, conserves, eggs, fresh baked bread and cookies, fair trade coffee, fine art, fibre art, woodworking and so much more. Children's crafts and lively entertainment will encourage you to stay and relax awhile.
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
604-318-8966, http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org

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Ongoing until September 26, 2014
Shipyards Night Market
Shipbuilders' Square, 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. 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.  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 1, 2014
Main Street Station Farmers' Market
Weekly on Wednesday June 4, 2014 to Wednesday October 1, 2014
Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. Access by bus and SkyTrain is exceptional at this central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. Expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce, meat and cheese, baking and more!
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 2, 2014
YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET
YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET Back by popular demand! Discover a traditional outdoor farmers market with fresh produce direct from the growers, artisan foods and baking, as well as non-food merchandise. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Thursdays, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 8, 2014
Surrey Urban Farmers Market
The Surrey Urban Farmers Market will now be located at the Surrey City Hall Plaza.  Our market features an amazing array of fresh local produce. Between 22-28 vendors set up each week with a focus on produce. You can find some amazingly delicious food from several food carts, and fresh baked goods. We also offer tons of community information, and you can enjoy weekly music, a battery drop off, water bottle refill and answers to your gardening and food growing questions. http://www.surreymarket.org

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Ongoing until October 8, 2014
Langley Community Farmers Market
Fill your basket and feed your soul at the Langley Community Farmers Market! The LCFM is pleased to welcome vendors and customers alike to participate in Langley's tastiest outdoor market. Throughout the Spring and Summer each Wednesday from 2 pm-6:30 pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will find more than 40 vendors that "Make it, Bake it or Grow it" selling the very best this region has to offer. http://www.langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014
Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. Learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters. And do battle against your fellow reporters to be crowned ‘top newshound', with a grand prize on offer.  Every Thursday, Saturday, departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral; www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 12, 2014
Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, Vancouver
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 12, 2014
Richmond Summer Night Market
8351 River Road, Richmond, BC
The Richmond Summer Night Market gets quite busy on the weekend, with the lineup for hurricane potatoes stretching across the park. It's a good idea to get there early or late if you want to avoid the crowds. This night market also offers rides, live entertainment, and tons of booths to shop from. Hours or Operation Friday - Saturday @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM(midnight) Sunday & Stat Holiday  @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM Admission $2.00  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 14, 2014
The Richmond Night Market
The Richmond Night Market 2014 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just 1 block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 8 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests & hundreds of give-away prizes. Come & spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping & eating paradise with us!  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014
West End Farmers' Market
Weekly on Saturday May 31, 2014 to Saturday October 18, 2014
Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, the West End Farmers' Market looks onto beautiful newly-renovated Nelson Park and community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee onsite as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!
1100 Block Of Comox St
http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing until October 18, 2014
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun. http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 19, 2014
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Every Sunday, Kitsilano Community Centre, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014
Sins of the City walking tour
240 Cordova St East, Vancouver
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! Sins of the City tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00am.  Visit Website

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014
Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market
Every Saturday from May through October, Artisan Farmer's Market is in a wonderful location right by the water, shaded by trees on the East Plaza at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops. We have a great selection of organic & conventional produce, fruits & berries. Our prepared food vendors sell baking, jams, honey, preserves, salsas, sauces, pickles & pastas to name a few. Our crafters have jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, soaps, botanical prints, herbal skincare & much more. The Farmers' Market also features a book swap, kids play area & featured entertainment. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing until October 25, 2014
Summer Farmers Market
Enjoy the best of Squamish every weekend throughout the summer on Saturdays between 10am-3pm, May through October. Featuring local artisan wares and fare, local produce, live entertainment and music. http://squamishfarmersmarket.com

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Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Coquitlam Farmers' Market
The Coquitlam Farmers' began in 1997 as a small summer market with a few vendors, and has grown to boast a weekly Sunday market from Mother's Day to Halloween; and a twice a month Winter market from November to March. Each week you will find a diverse mix of vendors, kids crafts, local entertainment, and strong involvement by community groups who provide education to the public on local programs and services. Weekly on Sunday, 604-318-8966.
Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot, 624 Poirier St, Coquitlam

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Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Ambleside Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm May through October, Ambleside Farmers' Market has a great location by the water at the entrance to Ambleside Park. We have a good selection of organic & conventional farmers selling produce, fruits & berries, plus prepared food vendors with breads, fish, jams, beef, honey, vinegars, pickles, salsas, pastas & baking, as well as a great variety of crafters selling jewelry, pottery, artwork, skin care & much more.
Bellevue St &13th St, Parking Lot Behind Police Stn, West Vancouver
604-628-8226, info@artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing until December 20, 2014
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market
The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season. http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

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Ongoing until December 21, 2014
Weekly Family Programs - Art & Education at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Weekly Family Programs Every Sunday throughout the year, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join the team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities. Weekly Family Programs are free with Gallery admission. *Sundays FREE for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery

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Ongoing until December 31, 2014
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology, O'Brian Gallery
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today.  Visit Website

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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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August 11 - 15, 2014
Sculpting Experiments
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Jeri Sue Engen
Who says sculpting needs to be limited to clay? Explore and discover a variety of other materials to create 3 dimensional works including paper, wire, plaster, found objects and more! Take your ideas to another dimension.
From Design to Stage
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Andrea Unrau
Learn about all the elements of putting on a theatre production! From costumes and props to staging and performance, campers will participate in putting together a small scale performance that is big on creativity.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 15 - 17, 2014
Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival presents Detention
Detention is a non-verbal physical comedy for all ages - no translation needed! This fresh example of classic Hong Kong humor translates to all audiences without words. The piece is an acrobatic comedy combining clowning, martial arts and percussion. Performed by a group of talented comedians, drummers, tap dancers, xiqu (Chinese Opera) performers & even a Kung Fu master!
Gateway Theatre Box Office: 604-270-1812, boxoffice@gatewaytheatre.com
http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/shows-events/201314-201415-seasons

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August 16, 2014

CLOVERDALE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL & SHOW N SHINE
The 11th Annual Blueberry Event is the largest event of the year in the business area of the Cloverdale Town Centre just south of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The Festival has a variety of components which are spread throughout the area like the Surrey Show N Shine (custom car/truck/motorcycle) which is on the downtown streets, Amusement Rides, 3 live entertainment stages, charity blueberry pancake breakfasts & BBQ’s, Farmers Market (especially fresh blueberries), Blueberry Pie Eating Contests, Blueberry Arts Festival, Shuttle Bus Rides and a variety of exhibitors which are located at the Surrey Museum Plaza and Clover Square Village. 
http://www.cloverdalebia.com

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August 18 - 22, 2014
Act, Move and Sing!
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Andrea Unrau
Have fun learning the skills to put together group musical performances with movement, acting and singing! We will work in the sunshine on performance technique and use our imaginations to create original musical numbers.
The Adventures of Me!
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Julian Lawrence
In this cartooning class students will create an original 6 panel page of cartoon art describing themselves, their family and their culture. Cartooning tips and techniques such as sketching, penciling, composition, inking and
lettering will be demonstrated and discussed.
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 20 - 22, 2014
Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival presents The Isle
A poetic reflection on love. The Isle, written by leading Hong Kong playwright Paul Poon, depicts one couple's encounter on a remote island where their past and present overlap
Ticket Price: Adult $35, Festival Pass $125, student and group rates available.
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 3V4
Website: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/shows-events/201314-201415-seasons

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August 22 - 24, 2014
Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival presents Fire of Desire
Ten acts of passion. Based on the classic 1900 play Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler (better known by its French title La Ronde), The Fire Of Desire updates the setting to present day Hong Kong, where five men and five women (all played by the same two actors) explore their frustrations and perspectives on love, marriage, and sex in ten different scenes, each scene taking place in a room with a different man and woman.
Ticket Price: Adult $50, Festival Pass $125, student and group rates available.
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 3V4
Website: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/shows-events/201314-201415-seasons

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August 24 , 2014
Inspire Health is hosting Paddle With InspireHealth on August 24th! This event is inclusive to all forms of paddling and has a focus on health and wellness. A Beach BBQ Celebration with awards and prizes will be held after a great morning on the water! Participants can register and use one of the kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards provided or bring their own. Begin the journey, and support integrative cancer care! http://paddleforinspirehealth.kintera.org     

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August 25 - 29, 2014
Creature Capers
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Teacher: Cath Hughes
This camp will explore the realms of your imagination, creating fabulous creature characters that we will bring to life using papier mache, mixed media and found materials. Develop new skills, bring your drawings to life in three dimensions, and have lots of fun.
Creative Safari
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Teacher: Gloria Rodriguez
Young artists will explore how to recreate master Surrealist art by using materials they find around Maplewood House. The safari will be the journey but the adventure will be to discover how the surroundings can be an inspiration to the design and the artwork. Let the quest begin!
All camps are for kids 6-10 years old.
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca, programmes@nvartscouncil.ca

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August 30, 2014
Summertime Free Family Days at the Contemporary Art Gallery
On the last Saturday of every month from 12-3pm, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays.  For more information visit: http://artstarts.com/weekend or http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/events/family-day/

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September 21 - 27, 2014
RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser
Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day in New Westminster with RiverFest. Inspired by the river, RiverFest will kick off with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and wrap up with a free, family-friendly festival consisting of art exhibits, interactive activities and crafts, live music and dramatic performances, River Tours, the annual Salmon Chowder Cook-Off, and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade. RiverFest is free to the public and will be held on the boardwalk at the New Westminster Quay.
For more information, visit www.fraserriverdiscovery.org









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