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Special Events for May 2015
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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May 1 - 3, 2015
EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival
New hands-on workshops, exclusive guest chef dinners and special events throughout the city. EAT! Vancouver at BC Place May 1st to May 3rd with over 250 exhibitors including celebrity chefs celebrating all things food, drink and cooking.   Monday, April 27, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 BC Place. Visit Website http://eat-vancouver.com/

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May 1 - 8, 2015
Canstruction Vancouver 2015
GIANT SCULPTURES invade 3 Galleries at CANSTRUCTION VANCOUVER 2015! Vancouver’s most spectacular Art Exhibition, Canstruction Vancouver is back, FREE to the public! Architects, Engineers, Designers and Students are set to bring their giant sculptures to life for Canstruction Vancouver 2015. This year’s theme is “FACT or FICTION”. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.  http://www.canstructionvancouver.com/

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May 2, 2015
Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Bird Week Opening Walk
Bird Week Opening Walk Type: Outdoor Walk Saturday May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM River District Vancouver 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver Come join us for an exciting event part of Vancouver Bird Week! Join biologist Robyn Worcester for a closer look at birds living in the River District community in Vancouver. This growing community along the Fraser River has been planned with sustainability and songbird habitat in mind. Visit Website http://www.vancouverbirdweek.ca/

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May 2, 2015
Verses Festival of Words presents Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Final
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Final Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 8:00pm Doors open at 7:00pm The Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver The top 12 poets from prelims advance to this bout. Who will claim the title of 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion? This closing gala includes a feature presentation by Vancouver Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose. Poets in the Final will be performing three-minute poems. The first round will consist of twelve poets.  http://versesfestival.ca/event/canadian-individual-poetry-slam-finals-2/

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May 2, 2015
With just two Pottery Show and Sales a year, and work from 75 Aberthau potters, you will want to mark May 2nd on your calendar. Come early for the very best selection and please bring boxes and bags to carry your treasures home!
The sale begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
The sale takes place at The Aberthau Mansion
West Point Grey Community Center, 4397 West 2nd Avenue
http://aberthaupotters.com/

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May 2, 2015
Heritage Mother’s Day Gift Making Saturday, May 2nd from 1pm-3:30pm Bring your children to Mackin House to create a lovely heritage craft for Mother’s Day while moms enjoy tea in the Parlour. Registration required. By donation. 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, 604-516-6151, www.coquitlamheritage.ca

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May 3, 2015
BMO Vancouver Marathon
BMO Vancouver Marathon Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world's most "exotic" marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver's bustling Seawall. With the whole city behind you, you're bound to reach your goal!  http://www.bmovanmarathon.ca/

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May 3, 2015
Annual Burnaby Rhododendron Festival
This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities. It presents a very unique venue for both horticulture and arts groups. Festival highlights include a variety of entertainment, rovers, mini-workshops, horticultural and nature tours, plant sales, and interactive arts activities. A silent auction, artisan, and pottery sales are always crowd-pleasing favourites at this fun-filled festival! http://www.brags.ca

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May 3, 2015
Swing to the big band sound of the Roaring 20s and the Flirty 30s.
Peace Arch News Journalist Alexander Browne is the King of Swing in White Rock. Alex's long love of the music of the 20s and 30s has benefited us with a step back in history to a time of big bands with lots of swing. With a wide repertoire and talented musicians you can sit back, tap your toes and let the music take you. He will have you dancing in your seats.
Proceeds go to support future concerts and to church ministries.
St. Mark Ocean Park, http://stmarkbc.org

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May 3, 31, 2015
YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB - Raise a gardener. Our new kids club is designed to introduce kids to the fascinating world of plants and gardening through fun discussions and demonstrations, activities with plants, and arts and crafts. And all the workshops are FREE! Designed for kids 7-12 years of age (or younger accompanied by an adult) these workshops will combine science, horticulture, and arts and crafts to teach them about gardening and the natural world.Registration at www.phoenixperennials.com

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May 4, 2015
Vancouver Bird Week 2015: Stanley Park Owl Prowl
Stanley Park Owl Prowl Type: Workshop Monday May 4, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Stanley Park Ecology Society 610 Pipeline Road Come join us for an exciting event part of Vancouver Bird Week! Join local birding experts, Al Grass and Robyn Worcester, for a night to hoot about. A presentation on natural history and identifying owls of Metro Vancouver, followed by a walk in the park after dark to look for them using owl survey techniques. Visit http://www.vancouverbirdweek.ca/ for more information.

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May 7, 2015
Sister tells the story of health workers from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, exploring how they find meaning while working under difficult circumstances and revealing maternal and newborn death as a human rights issue. A panel discussion including Dr. Dorothy Shaw (VP medical affairs, BC Women?s Hospital), Professor Farah Shroff (faculty member in the Department of Family Practice, UBC), Caroline Okot Bitek RN (Health Authority Employee) and Jane Drichta CPM (Doula) will follow the film and allow attendees a rare and important opportunity to learn more about local and global initiatives and join the conversation around maternal and newborn health.
Funds raised will go towards the life saving maternal and infant health programs carried out at the Shanti Uganda Birth House. http://shantiuganda.org/sister-film-screening-panel-discussion
Address: The Goldcorp Centre for Performing Arts, 149 W Hastings St

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May 7 -  10, 2015
Mother's Day Gift Wrapping Service & Flower Sales to Benefit Langley School District Foundation
Visit Willowbrook Shopping Centre's Mother's Day Service this May to get gifts wrapped or purchase potted flowers for mom and help the Langley School District Foundation at the same time!  100% of the proceeds from the gift wrap service and flower sales will benefit the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students. The Mother's Day Service will be open May 7 to 10, and will be located in the north side of Willowbrook Shopping Centre next to Michael Hill Jewellers.  Gift wrap services start at just $3! Sales of potted flowers (including orchids and mixed planters), start at just $25. Visit www.shopwillowbrook.com for more information.

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May 8, 2015
International Migratory Bird Day
Join us for displays, kid’s activities, a history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm. Look for the tents at the end of Colony Farm Road. Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association. For more information please visit the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks website at https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver or call 604.432.6359.

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May 9, 2015
Salmon Send-off
Release salmon fry, tour the hatchery, eat at the concession and do children's crafts. Allow one hour. Presented by the Serpentine Enhancement Society with Metro Vancouver. Meet at the 96th Ave entrance by the Tynehead Hatchery. Visit the website at https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Start/Start.asp for more information. Call 604.432.6359 for more information.

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May 9, 2015
KPU Science Rendezvous & Education Expo 2015
From 11:00 am-4:00 pm, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will host it's 3rd Annual Science Rendezvous at the Langley campus as part of a nationwide celebration of science. KPU Langley will be transformed into a spectacular science experience where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, walk through interactive science labs and greenhouses, watch demonstrations of high-tech patient simulators in our nursing labs, and take a tour of our brand new state-of-the-art brewing lab! A marketplace will also be set up featuring local businesses and organizations.  http://www.kpu.ca/sciencerendezvous

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May 9, 2015
Family Fun - All are welcome!
Join us for a day of spring festivities - bring your family, friends, and neighbours to enjoy activities & food, and raise funds for the very important work accomplished by the Parents' Association, enriching the educational experience for the students and their families.
The day will include live musical performances with the North Shore Celtic Ensemble musicians and the dancers of the O'Connor-O'Brien school of Irish dance, pony rides, magic shows, craft activities, a silent auction (with some great prizes!)  and of course great food - crepes, barbecue - on the same day!  Ecole Andre-Piolat, 380 West Kings Road, North Vancouver,10:00am - 2:00pm, ape_piolat@csf.bc.ca

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May 9, 2015
Willowbrook Shopping Centre's Outdoor & Active Living Expo takes place 9:30am to 6pm, Saturday, May 9. This free indoor, family-friendly event will feature fun activities to celebrate the great outdoors. It will showcase everything from camping, to rafting, surfing, horseback riding, team sports, and more.  There will be 35+ community exhibitors, 7 kids? activity stations, on-stage musical entertainment, and sports demonstrations. Plus, the first 500 people at the event will receive a goodie bag valued at $25+ (visit the Park Ranger Hut on the Willowbrook Trail to redeem offer)!
Visit www.shopwillowbrook.com for more information.

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May 9, 2015
A Growing Affair-Plant Sale
Wide selection of garden favourites,rare & unusual plants including Native plants and edibles-vegetables, herbs, tomatoes. Experts on-hand to offer advice and answer questions. Free Admission, garden tours & children's area. http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events

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May 9, 2015
International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1 - 4 pm
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Join us for displays, kid's activities, a history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm. Look for the tents at the end of Colony Farm Road. Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Free, Drop In,All Ages
https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
604-432-6359

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May 9 - 10, 2015
Bloom Market
Bloom Market Fort Langley is back at the historic Community Hall for Mother's Day weekend 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Shop from over 25 artisans. Find fine art, baby accessories, jewelry, potter, treats and flowers for Mom. Admission $2 donated to the Langley Food Bank.  http://www.bloommarket.com

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May 10, 2015
Dance Allsorts: Project Soul
New Works presents Dance Allsorts, Vancouver's most eclectic and inspiring performance and workshop series. Entering its 17th season, Dance Allsorts introduces all sorts of dance to all sorts of people.    Performances at 2pm, followed by a Q&A with the artists.  Workshops at 3:15pm, open to all ages and ability levels.    Pay what you can at the door.  Visit Website http://www.newworks.ca/presentations/dance-allsorts

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May 10, 2015
International Migratory Bird Day
Join us for a Mother's Day tea with the birds. There will be presentations, displays & guided walks. 12:30 pm-3:30 pm. Its all free. Cammidge House, 498 Boundary Bay Road, Delta,

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May 10, 2015
FREE PHOTO WITH MUM!
Professional photographer Tanya Goehring will be taking photos on a simple white backdrop this Mother's Day at Highstreet.  Add a loveseat by Spruce Vintage Rentals, make-up touches by Sephora and we have everything you need to make you and your mum picture perfect.
Photos are first come first served and emailed to you immediately. One photo/pose per family. It's really as simple as that.  604-381-3934

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May 11, 2015
Chor Leoni presents Chor Leoni Idol
Chor Leoni Idol Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm Lamplighter Public House 92 Water St, Vancouver Doors open at 6:00pm Karaoke supremacy is on the line as eight of Chor Leoni's most entertaining singers vie for the title of Chor Leoni Idol in the return of?this popular fundraiser event. Artistic Director Erick Lichte and our celebrity judges guide the evening, and Chor Leoni will sing. http://chorleoni.org/

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May 12, 2015
A Night with Grizzlies
Spend an evening with the grizzly bears of southwest BC! Learn about why grizzly bears matter, what we know about grizzly bears from the science, why what's good for bears is good for people and meet some of the people who dedicate their lives to these iconic bears. http://www.coasttocascades.org

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May 13, 2015
Our 14 to 18 year olds are presenting Tarzan, based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by TONY Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning
http://www.xtremetheatre.ca/, xtreme.theatre.bc@gmail.com

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May 14, 2015
Lulu Series: Art in the City
According to Johanna Hurme, we cannot afford to litter our world with mediocre & disposable architecture. We need to recognize that the difference between the good & the bad is long-term vision, intelligence & care, not the price tag. By presenting a series of case studies, projects & processes, Johanna will demonstrate how design can provide answers to problems far greater than the task at hand, & how by thinking beyond the ordinary we all can help create an undeniably better world. This talk will be preceded by a short performance by flamenco guitarist, Baraa Safaa.  http://www.richmond.ca/luluseries

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May 14, 2015
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! noon hour series: Ach? Brasil. The spectacular dances and music of Brazil explode onto the stage. The company is known for high energy shows which explore the culture, traditions and rhythms of Brazil through music, dance and martial arts, including the exciting acrobatics of capoeira. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dnce Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets $14/$12 children from www.ticketstonight.ca.
www.thedancecentre.ca

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May 15 - 18, 2015
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair Polish your belt buckle, pull up those cowboy boots and dust off the ol' cowboy hat for the 69th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 127th Country Fair on the May long weekend.  The four-day show is packed with fun for people of all ages - family-oriented displays and two new specialty performances.  The world's top ranked cowboys and cowgirls will compete. http://www.cloverdalerodeo.com/

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May 15, June 12, 2015
Goh Ballet Academy is hosting Open Auditions for its 2015 International Summer Intensive for aspiring ballet professionals. Auditions are $25 at the provided dates.
Juniors at 4:00pm and Seniors at 5:00pm
http://gohballet.com/ for more details.

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May 16 - 17, 2015
Arts & Crafts Family Show
Mark your calendars! We are thrilled to have our 'Arts & Crafts Family Show' at Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping for handmade items, exploring activities for the whole family, and tasting great food. http://www.metrovancouverevents.ca

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May 16, 2015
Forest Fairy Gathering
Visit the “Gnome Depot” to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting. Fairy attire welcome. Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston St. For more information please visit the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks website at https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver or call 604.432.6359.

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May 16, 2015
Miss & Mister World Canada National Finals and Crowning Gala The most beautiful girls and the most handsome guys from all over Canada will compete for the coveted titles of Miss World Canada and Mister World Canada 2015, right here at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and you have the chance to witness it live! Thttp://www.missworldcanada.com/

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May 16, 2015
All British Classic Car Show ABFM 2015
Dubbed the 'Greatest Show on British Wheels' with 500 classic vehicles. A day for the whole family to enjoy motoring memories of the past plus brass band and jazz music, vendor stands and food truck concessions. Classic cars for sale, automotive parts and automobile displays also at the venue. Tickets for the one day event at the gate or in advance at the website.  VanDusen Botanical Garden, http://www.westerndriver.com

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May 17, 2015
Join The Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia for a free, family-friendly festival on Sunday, May 17, 2015
from 11am - 3pm at the False Creek Fishermen's Wharf.  Each year at this event, Chefs' Table Society member chefs from across the Lower Mainland serve fresh-from-the-boat spot prawns, as they aim to educate diners about this local, sustainable and delicious delicacy.
The festival, presented by the Chefs' Table Society of BC (CTS), in partnership with the Pacific Prawn Fisherman's Association, and Fishermen's Wharf, gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy free entertainment, free activities for kids, and attend free cooking demonstrations from top local chefs, all while taking advantage of the chance to buy live, locally-sourced prawns directly from the dock.

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May 17, 2015
Annual BC Spot Prawn Festival.  The Chefs' Table Society of BC proudly presents the seventh annual Spot Prawn Festival, a celebration of one of the region's most prized and sustainable seafoods. Located at False Creek's Fisherman's Wharf, the festival invites visitors and locals to meet some of Vancouver's top culinary talent, observe cooking demos, soak up live entertainment and enjoy local wines and mouthwatering dishes.
False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf, http://www.chefstablesociety.com

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May 18, 2015
Victoria Day Celebrations at Burnaby Village Museum
Victoria Day Celebrations at Burnaby Village Museum Pomp. Ceremony. Fun. The Burnaby Village Museum site is set in the 1920s - a place where pictures of King George V and Queen Mary are hung in the school house, where the Union Jack flies over the site and where Victoria Day is celebrated in grand style. Special entertainment all day long. After the parade, be presented to Queen Victoria by her ladies-in-waiting during the Queen's Levee.  http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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May 19, 2015
BC Business presents Wealthy & Wise 2015
Presenting Partner: Scotiabank On May 19th, hear David Chilton and Arlene Dickinson from Dragons' Den live at The Orpheum as they share their wisdom and success stories on finding smart investments through tough economic times and transforming marketing departments into results-driven powerhouses. This is an exclusive opportunity to get inspired, informed and poised for success by Dragons.  http://bcbusiness.ca/

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May 20, 2015
Symphonic Overdrive
Randy Bachman with the VSO
Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman performs a night of his greatest hits with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
More details http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/14SPEC10/

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May 20 - 24, 2015
Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI
Recognized the world over for high-quality artistic entertainment, Cirque du Soleil has brought its unique combination of dance, acrobatics, art, and music to more than 100 million spectators. Join the ranks of mesmerized showgoers when the show hits Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. http://ev8.evenue.net/

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May 21 - 23, 2015
11th ANNUAL SURREY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
The Surrey International Children's Festival exposes children to the arts in a fun and interactive way. This year's line-up ranges from preschool performances for children as young as 6 months to intermediate shows for older children, aged 9 and up. International and national performances include Music with Marnie and The Secret Life of Walter Manny from BC and Manitoba circus performers The Street Circus.
Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park (13750 88th Avenue, Surrey, BC)
9:00 AM - 2: 30 PM (Thursday & Friday)
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Saturday)
Price: Free & Ticketed Activities starting at $4
Ticket Link & Website: www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival

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May 21 - 24, 2015
Art! Vancouver May 2015 "Art! Vancouver is the only art exhibition of its kind hosted in the Westcoast Wonderland of Vancouver, BC, Canada taking place on May 21st through May 24th 2015.    Join us for four exciting days in the picturesque landscape of seaside Vancouver Convention Centre East Building to participate, appreciate and adore as both local and international art.  http://www.artvancouver.net/

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May 22 - 24, 2015
Britannia Classic Downhill Freeride & Race Britannia Longboarders
Gold was never extracted but Britannia was the world's largest copper producer for many years. Today, in the 7th Annual, the currency is the $5000 in cash for the top competitors of Open, Junior 17U, 35+ and Female classes. Over 300 m (1000 ft) of vertical in 2 km, 3 massive hairpins totalling 5 corners, 1 chicane and gravity fed speeds of 60 mph/100 kph.  http://www.britanniaclassic.com

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May 22 - 24, 2015
Ladner Pioneer May Days
One of BC's largest free family fairs, this 3-day event features live bands, free entertainment, a petting zoo, a food fair, a craft fair, carnival rides and a beer garden for adults.  http://www.ladnermaydays.com

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May 23, 2015
Art after Dark! A Night of the Arts for Teens
Place des Arts' Youth Arts Council invites teens ages 13 to 17 to a free night of the arts! Take part in your choice of two innovative art workshops led by professional teachers, then come together at the end of the night for a performance jam! Workshops include hip hop dance, spoken word, visual art, photography and drumming. Admission is free; Register online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636. Place des Arts | www.placedesarts.ca

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May 24, 2015
MYC® Open House
Parents interested in learning about the popular Music for Young Children® program are invited to an MYC® open house at Place des Arts. Enthusiastic teacher Cindy Sletmoen will be available to answer questions about this unique Canadian music program designed to foster and nurture musicality among youngsters. Registration for 2015-16 classes will be open this day.  1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 | www.placedesarts.ca
MYC® instruction through dynamic, hands-on teaching techniques is provided to students ages 3½ - 9 in four levels. The curriculum covers keyboard skills, singing, ear training, rhythm, theory, sight-reading and composing. Please note that parental participation is required in this full-year program and a keyboard must be present at home for students to practice. Call 604.664.1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca for more information.

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May 25 - 29, 2015
Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout British Columbia to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. This year, HASTe BC and HUB are teaming up to provide more resources and support to help schools coordinate their Bike to School Week efforts.
www.hastebc.org/btsw

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May 24, 2015
The 4th Annual Hollyburn Hockey Hero Shootout Event is a free family, friendly event where spectators come to watch participants shoot as many pucks into a goalie tended net in 30 seconds while standing on artificial ice. Funds raised support Hollyburn Family Services Society's youth programs. The event has lots of fun activities suitable for all ages including NHL alumni, clowns, balloon sculptors, magicians , air hockey, tooney tosses and a barbecue by donation.
The event will be held May 24 from noon to 2:00 pm at 18 Fell Avenue, south of the North Shore Auto Mall Rain or shine.
For more information contact Joy Hayden at604-987-8211 ext 223, jhayden@hollyburn.ca or www.hollyburn.ca

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May 25 - 31, 2015
Vancouver International Children's Festival 2015
May 25 - May 31, 2015 Granville Island, Vancouver BC  When the Vancouver International Children’s Festival arrives, Granville Island comes to life! With four fantastic indoor theatre venues, a big-top tent and a bustling arts activity village, our while Festival site becomes your family’s playground! From toddlers to tweens, we have shows and activities for everyone.  Visit Website http://www.childrensfestival.ca/

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May 26, 2015
Unique Lives: Shirley MacLaine
Let's Talk Entertainment presents Unique Lives and Experiences North America's foremost women's lecture series. Visit Website http://uniquelives.com/vancouver

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May 28, 2015
VanDusen Botanical Garden, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will welcome Summerland's Bottleneck Drive member wineries and more than 75 wines to be poured alongside food pairings from Truffles Fine Foods, all while surrounded by the calm, green and floral beauty of the garden.
As the sweet and savoury wines are poured, guests will sway to live melodies of the Ari Neufeld, fresh from the Okanagan and now living in Vancouver. A silent auction will take place amid the glorious spring blossoms of the treasured VanDusen Botanical Garden and guests will gather to mingle with friends and family.  Learn more at www.bottleneckdrive.com.

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May 28 to June 6, 2015
City of Bhangra Festival 2015
Every spring, VIBC presents the City of Bhangra Festival, a 10-day, all-out dance party and music-fest showcasing the music and dance of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. On indoor and outdoor stages, in parks, clubs, and even right smack downtown in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Festival features hundreds of local and international artists in dynamic performances designed to thrill audiences of all ages. From highland to hoop dancing; from hip-hop to dance hall; from Balkan, Brazilian, Jewish, and Flamenco teams to multimedia performances by local and international recording stars; from traditional folk forms to the latest Bollywood-inspired dance moves and electronic beats: this is City of Bhangra Festival 2015! Coming to both Vancouver and Surrey.  http://www.vibc.org

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May 29 - 31, 2015
Northwest Fan Fest is a celebration of fandom, where you can let your inner geek come out & play. Featuring the best of local fandom groups, special guests, performances, vendors, artists, and costumes like you've never seen before. Conveniently located with an affordable ticket price, Northwest Fan Fest is the convention for everyone young & old whether you're into comics, games, anime, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, costumes or any other aspect of geek culture.
With 3 full days of content, there will be something for everyone.  http://www.northwestfanfest.com

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May 30, 2015
2015 Vancouver International Tequila Expo
The Fourth Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) is Western Canada's largest festival dedicated to Mexico's number one export spirit. The festival aims to increase the presence of tequila and mezcal in Western Canada. British Columbia tequila sales in 2014 reached $25.8 million and are growing every year, especially in the high-end premium category.  http://www.vantequilaexpo.com/about_expo.php

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May 30 - 31, 2015
European Festival
Bring the whole family to enjoy Europe without a passport - see the sights, sounds & tastes of at least 20 different countries & finish the day with cool refreshments while dancing to up-to-date European bands. Available for two days! Bring your friends, family, neighbours! You don't want to miss it...Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, http://www.europeanfestival.ca

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May 30, 2015
41st Annual Alexandra Festival
Experience a fabulous day of non-stop entertainment on an outdoor stage, browse artisans and crafters' tables for that unique gift and have lots of family fun at the 41st Annual Alexandra Festival. And don't worry about parking - take our free shuttle from the Crescent Beach Legion parking lot on 128th beginning at 11:00 am. There's something for everyone at this family event by the beach!  http://www.alexhouse.net

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May 31, 2015
ChildRun 2015
As one of the largest family fun runs in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children's Hospital. The 30th annual ChildRun will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on an exciting run, where participants can choose between a scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or a 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.  http://www.childrun.ca

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June 5, 2015
Unlock Doors Open Richmond 2015 at the free opening celebrations at Steveston Museum in the heart of Steveston Village on Friday June 5th, 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Immerse yourself in local Japanese Canadian history with the opening of the Japanese Fishermen?s Benevolent Society Building on site. Enjoy refreshments, live performances, and Japanese themed activities.  For more information please visit www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

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June 5 - 6, 2015
Goh Ballet Presents The Quest of Don Quixote
Future stars of ballet unveil The Quest of Don Quixote, with stunning choreography by award winning faculty of Goh Ballet.
Location: The Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street.  www.gohballet.com

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June 6, 2015
Held on the first Saturday of every June, Hats Off Day is when Heights merchants "take their hats off" to their community and their customers, and the entire Heights community celebrates together. It's a huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party. Join us on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see why Hats Off Day has been voted Burnaby's Best Festival by Burnaby Now readers every year since 2005! Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue is shut down, and our streets are packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants!
www.hatsoffday.com

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June 6, 2015
Sign up as a pair, fundraise in advance and then race through Vancouver's Cambie corridor looking for clues, taking part in fun challenges and getting a little silly - all while supporting Ronald McDonald House BC. After the race, enjoy a celebration BBQ at the new Ronald McDonald House BC.
All funds raised will help keep BC families together while their seriously ill child receives treatment.
Registration is $25. We welcome parent/child and family teams of two. Register today at www.amazingjourney.ca.

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June 6, 2015
When you have muscular dystrophy, your muscles say stop, but your mind says go.
The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun family-oriented community event to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a Canadian charity. The Walk is a fun community event with Fire Fighters, free food, games and more! We invite you to come join us at the Burnaby Walk and help support the 50,000 Canadians affected by muscular dystrophy. The funds raised by the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy provide essential mobility equipment for our families, help us provide ongoing support, and fund leading research towards a cure.  http://muscle.akaraisin.com/walk2015/

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June 6 - 7, 2015
Unlock Richmond's heritage, culture, and arts during this FREE Doors Open weekend on June 6&7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Choose from 43 sites including museums, national historic sites, heritage buildings, art galleries, artist studios, places of worship and local organizations. #DORichmond
For more information, please visit www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

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June 6 - 7, 2015
What do robotic dogs, homegrown drones, hand-sewn quilts, Arduino projects and interactive art installations have in common?  They're just some of the fascinating Maker projects exhibiting at the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this June 6th and 7th at the PNE Forum. This year, VMMF is gearing up for its best event yet with an expanded Dark Matter Zone, a curated Textile Village and more than 100 exhibits for attendees to discover what Vancouver Makers are creating. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.makerfaire.ca.

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June 27, 2015
CAG Family Day - No Paint Brushes Allowed!
Join us for free exhibition tours and drop-in art making events for families. All ages are welcome!
2015 Free Family Day's at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Responding to Dault's experimental painting practice participants will play with similar techniques, creating improvised paintings made with unconventional tools such as forks, combs, toothbrushes, cotton balls, etc. On the last Saturday of every month, 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 - See more at: http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/events/family-day/#sthash.pHRYGh4R.dpuf

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July 19, 2015
The British Columbia Hot Rod Association will be holding Hot Rod Sunday at Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, July 19 on the northwest parking lot of the centre (near Toys R Us). There will be up to 200 hot rods, vintage, classic, and custom cars and trucks showcased at this free public event!  Come check out the vehicles, plus enjoy an awards presentation, musical entertainment, 50/50 raffle, door prize draws, food and automotive-related vendor sales taking place all day!
For more information, visit www.bchra.ca.

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Ongoing until June 2, 2015
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents
Sibeal Foyle
District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Bringing together elements of emotion, introspection and reflection, Sibeal's paintings deal with themes of emigration, the fragility of our environment, and the transitional and reflective symbol of water. Weaving together stories based on personal experiences, Sib?al melds formal painting concerns with a flair for colour, exuberant compositions and imagination.
Sibeal is an artist and educator who has lived on the North Shore since 1987. Born and raised in Ireland, she comes from a rich tradition of oral history and storytelling. Her work investigates many aspects of life but is primarily inspired by events that impact her family and community on a local and global level.
604.988.6844 exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca www.nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until June 27, 2015
Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Experience Vancouver's dirty history In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. These ain't the kinda stories you'll hear on tour buses, nor the kind you'll read in guide books.  http://forbiddenvancouver.ca/home/prohibition-city/

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

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

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

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







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