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


 

 

Special Events for October 2014
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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October 1 - 31, 2014
Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch
Come out to the farm and experience our famous Pumpkin Festival! We have numerous animal displays setup throughout our barns along with our Petting Zoo area outside. After visiting with all the animals, take a tractor-pulled hayride out to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. We grow over 15 different varieties of pumpkins spread out over 8 hectares (20 acres), so there is sure to be one for everybody! Don't forget to stop by our Farmacy for your farm fresh veggies, eggs and pork. And be sure to pickup some of Grandma Anderson's homemade preserves while you are there.  http://aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca

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October 2, 2014
Initiated by artist Jamie Smith, ROVE is a gallery crawl that features the opening night receptions of local artists around Main Street and Southeast False Creek. Following a designated route, attendees will tour shops, galleries and cafes throughout the neighbourhood open to show new art.  Meccanica will host "four by four", featuring four artists: April Lacheur, Donna Giraud, Sarah Clement and Jamie Smith displaying four pieces of their unique work.
ROVE is the fourth in an intimate event series titled Revolving Door taking place at Meccanica's new presentation centre between August - November 2014, aimed at cultivating culture and fostering a deeper sense of community within the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood.
http://www.cressey.com/meccanica/revolvingdoor-yvr/

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October 3 - 5, 2014
Fraser Valley Food Show & Gluten Free Living Show
In response to overwhelming consumer demand in the Valley, the Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.  http://www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com

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October 4, 2014
Doors Open Vancouver
Doors Open Vancouver Doors Open Vancouver (DOV) is a one-day event that invites the public to enjoy free, behind the scenes access to popular Vancouver buildings and learn about civic services while experiencing Vancouver's architectural, design, engineering and cultural heritage. This unique experience connects you to the buildings you know and provides you with a look into the activities.  Multiple Locations,  http://www.doorsopenvan.ca

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October 4, 2014
2nd Annual Zombie Walk - Fort Langley
Zombies are coming back to Fort Langley. Fun for the whole family. There will be a prize for best costume!
Don't know how to look like a zombie? The Fort Langley Studio has you covered....in brains. Special FX make-up artists will be on site to make you look gruesome by donation. We will start walking at 3:00 pm! Come early if you want to get some make up done. The make up artists will be available starting at noon. And remember...BRAINS!!!!!  http://fortlangleystudio.com/events/

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October 4, 2014
Fraser Valley Oktoberfest - Abbotsford
The Fraser Valley Oktoberfest will feature traditional music, food trucks & Red Truck Beer! $10 includes: admission, parking & FREE 16oz beer stein to use all night! 7:00 pm-12:00 am. Must be 19+.  http://www.fvtradex.com

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October 4, 2014
Muck MS Chilliwack - Chillwiack
You and your friends will support the move to end multiple sclerosis by sloshing over, under, and through 15 obstacles. The magnificent location of Dicklands Farms is located along the banks of the Vedder River and in close proximity to the Rotary Trail. At the finish line, there will be a Muck Market where participants will trade muck stories, relax, and find takeaways from their Muck MS experience. Best of all, Muck MS is accessible for almost all levels of fitness. Dickland Farms, Chilliwack; http://www.muckms.ca

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October 4, 2014
Stanley Park Young Naturalists: Halloween Leaf Crafting
Leaves are starting to fall, the days are getting shorter and Halloween is approaching. Join Kim Hunter, Stanley Park Ecology Society's Artist in Residence, to transform fallen leaves into Halloween creatures! For accompanied children ages 5-14. To preregister, email ync@stanleyparkecology.ca.  10:00am to noon; meet at Stanley Park Nature House at Lost Lagoon. $25 for a family membership (includes 12 programs/year)

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October 4, 2014
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Auxiliary present JAPANESE FARMERS’ MARKET
11am-3pm, Admission Free.
Japanese foods, Vegetables grown by local Fraser Valley farmers ( gobo, kabocha, daikon, kabura,  and napa ) and others,  along with a variety of prepared  baked goods and tsukemono will be available.  Proceeds will go toward  supporting a variety of needs and programs at the Nikkei Centre. If anyone would like to donate vegetables, fruit or other produce, please call Yoshi Hashimoto  (1-604-850-7105), Frank Kamiya (604-929-4476) or Kaori Yano (604-321-3397).
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, B. C. 

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October 4 - 5, 2014
2014 Vancouver Book Fair
The Vancouver Book Fair is the only antiquarian, collectible and rare book fair in Western Canada, and will feature many of Western Canada's top booksellers. A wide selection of antiquarian, collectible and rare books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts and works on paper will be on offer at the fair. UBC Robson Square,  http://www.vancouverbookfair.com

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October 4 - 5, 2014
The Barn Fall Antique Show
The kinds of finds... you have been hunting for!
In the Show Barn at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds.
The very best well known pickers & dealers have to offer... will be there, as well as many NEW dealers not seen before. All in one stop!
Rustic Canadian & fine American furniture, glass ware & ceramics, militaria, paintings & prints, art deco, gold & sterling silver, couture, 20th century furniture, musical instruments, fine jewellery, coins & stamps, Asian works of art, toys & dolls, collectibles, carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic art, antiquities, costume Jewellery, art glass, decorative arts, handicrafts, clocks, antique & vintage lighting, European furniture & decorative arts, nostalgia, antique & vintage textiles, funky folk art, tin signs & posters, retro picks and more. http://www.antiquesbydesignshows.com

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October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014
Every Saturday in October, drop in with your friends and family to plant a tree or a shrub in a Surrey park near you!
Saturday, October 4 at Royal Kwantlen Park (12925 Old Yale Rd)
Saturday, October 11 at Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Ave)
Saturday, October 18 at Maple Green Park (8959 - 150 Street)
Saturday, October 25 at Claude Harvie Park (5780 - 182 Street)
All plantings are from 10:30am-1pm. All equipment is provided.
Releaf - Surrey's FREE volunteer planting program!
For more information contact 604-502-6065 or environment@surrey.ca.  Visit www.surrey.ca/releaf.

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October 5, 2014
Bling Wedding Show
Join us on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at the 4th Annual Bling Wedding Show as we take you through each step of the wedding planning process, and introduce you to the best wedding vendors in the city. Imagine an entire day where you can meet and book all of your wedding vendors, get creative ideas for your tabletop decor and enjoy some pampering while you sip on a custom cocktail. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, http://blingweddingshow.ca

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October 5, 2014
Pet Blessing at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
Pet Blessing at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church From the people who brought you the Star Wars Sunday service comes the annual Blessing of the Animals. During this special service, animals and their human families will be blessed while peaceful music soars into the arches of this cathedral-style church. Expect a family-friendly service of beauty and inspiration. All members of the animal kingdom and their families are welcome.  http://https://www.facebook.com/events/288277304698650/

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October 5, 2014
Ioco Ghost Town Day
Join us for this free family friendly Ioco Day event from noon till 4:00 pm. We start the event off with a Best Dressed Pet Parade, dancing dogs, pony rides, a magician, ghostly characters and a multitude of community groups sharing stories. This year we celebrate Ioco Townsite with photos and digital displays that take you back in time to when this little area was a thriving and vital town. Join us as we celebrate community and our heritage!  http://www.portmoodymuseum.org

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October 5, 2014
PumpkinFest 2014
PumpkinFest is an annual community event in West Vancouver, with something for all the family. Come and join us at the pumpkin patch, scarecrow building competition, petting farm, pony rides, live music, games and crafts, artisanal market, home and harvest competition, swimming, skating, gymnastics and much much more. Don't forget our annual Family Harvest Dance on Saturday 4th, there's music food and activities for kids!  http://westvanpumpkinfest.ca

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October 5, 2014
Fossil Show - Richmond Nature Park
Learn about BC's fascinating prehistoric past with real fossils displayed by members of the Vancouver Paleontological Society. Make fossil casts and fossil rubbings too!  http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

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October 5, 2014
Lace up your shoes to raise FUNDS and join us for our 6th annual Walk-a-Thon "Walk on the Wild Side".
Help change lives for the better - beginning right where you live, for the animals who can't speak for themselves.
Let gather together and raise funds and awareness for Critter Care Wildlife Society, and their mission to help injured and orphaned mammals from BC. Mark your calendars and we are looking forward to see you and all your friends, family members and K9-conpanion (welcome on leash). Choose between a 4k walk and a 2k walk & stroll through the peaceful paths of the park.
Location: Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
Lots of goodies & prizes and fun for all!  604-202-5697, http://www.crittercarewildlife.org/walkathon/

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October 7 - 18, 2014
My Rabbi
Vancouver Premiere - A Jew and a Muslim walk into a bar... My Rabbi is a comedic drama about two Canadian best friends who go on spiritual journeys that change their lives forever. A laugh out loud thought-provoking story about the lines that occur between faith and friendship.   Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 3:00PM, 4:00PM and 8:00PM Firehall Arts Centre 280 Cordova Stree East Vancouver, BC Admission: $16.00 - $32.00  http://www.firehallartscentre.ca

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October 9, 2014
SnapQuest MS
Help us picture a cure for multiple sclerosis. SnapQuest MS is a photo scavenger hunt based in downtown Vancouver. Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:00PM - 8:00PM Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street. Price: $25.00 (Registration) For more information or registration, visit the website http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3280&pg=entry

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October 10 - 13 2014
Thanksgiving Family Camp at YMCA Camp Elphinstone
What better way to spend a long weekend with your family than Family Camp at YMCA Camp Elphinstone?  This fun-filled weekend will give families a chance to be active together throu your favourite camp activities.  From archery and canoeing to ropes courses and rock climbing,we have something for everyone!
Family Camp includes:
Cozy accommodation
Nutritious and delicious kid-?-friendly meals, including a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - and we do the cooking!!!
Various land and water activities
Festive Thanksgiving-themed programming
Complimentary shuttle to and from the Langdale Ferry Terminal
Cost: $120/adult and $90/child
Visit www.vanymca.org/camps and check out the 'Overnight Camp' page OR call 604-939-9622.

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October 10 to November 1, 2014
Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden
Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. The theme for 2014 is "Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden".  http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx

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October 10 to November 1, 2014
Fright Nights at Playland
Fright Nights possesses Playland on select dates from October 10th to November 1st, 2014. Experience haunted houses, rides & other terrifying shows & attractions such as the freaky sideshow, Monsters of Schlock. For hours of operations & tickets visit www.frightnights.ca. Miss it & be left in the dark!

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October 10 to November 1, 2014
Creatures of the Night
Join a candle-lit adventure for explorers of all ages at the Stanley Park Ghost Train. From the train plaza, follow your guide through the forest on a 30min walk to meet some of the Park's elusive nocturnal animals! Lanterns are provided; bring your sense of adventure!
Walks: Thu-Sun only, Oct 10 - Nov 1, 6:30-9 pm; every half hour
Wildlife Display Table: Every night, Oct 10 - Nov 1
FREE
Contact Celina (programs@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-718-6522).

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October 10, 2014
ABRA Cadabra - Abba Tribute
ABRA Cadabra - Abba Tribute Federico's is pleased to welcome back ABRA Cadabra for an evening of ABBA's greatest hits and more disco favourites for an added flavour of what promises to be an extra special trip in time. ‘ABRA Cadabra' from Vancouver, Canada has been touring the world for the past decade sharing the timeless songs of ABBA with audiences of all ages and cultures. Abba Tribute

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October 11 - 14, 2014
Phrike FilmFest 72 Hour Film Competition
The Phrike FilmFest 72 Hour Film Competition is Vancouver's short horror movie-making challenge that invites aspiring filmmakers of all ages to vie for a $5,000 dollar cash prize and more! Entry deadline is October 7th, for full details on how to register and compete, visit http://www.phrikefilmfest.com

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October 11, 2014
Cranberry Day @ Meadows Maze
Entertainment, cranberry product tastings and tour of the Cranberry bog await you at Cranberry day, our final event of the season.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast or try your hand at booming cranberries in our free standing, water-filled cranberry bog exhibit, make sure you bring your gumboots! There will also be hay wagon tours around our cranberry bogs for you to learn all about the growing and harvesting of cranberries. Our staff will be baking up some delicious goodies for tasting. Fun stuff for kids, contest, crafting, face painting. And of course lots and lots of cranberries for sale in bulk or in bags. http://www.meadowsmaze.com/events.html

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October 11, 2014
Cranberry Sale - Richmond Nature Park
Stock up on fresh cranberries at this annual cranberry sale by the Richmond Nature Park Society. Proceeds support educational and public programs in the park. This event is for All Ages. http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

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October 11, 2014
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
The Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival takes place in the Village of Fort Langley. It's free, and draws about 50,000 visitors to the charming area of Fort Langley every year. The Cranberry Festival features sales of all kinds of tasty cranberry items (from popcorn to jam to candles), activities for families and kids, contests, live music and entertainment, and even a canoe regatta! The event also features an annual pancake breakfast.  http://www.itsmysite.com

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October 11, 2014
Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off - Langley
Growers from across the Lower Mainland will converge here on the farm with their giant pumpkins to find out who grew the biggest gourd. The heaviest pumpkin weighed on the farm was in 2012, tipping the scales at 474 kg (1,044 lbs)! Registration to the event is free and open to any giant pumpkin growers. Spectator viewing is included in your general admission to the farm, http://aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca

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October 12, 2014
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Kilby
Prepare to loosen that belt... for our very popular, traditional Thanksgiving Dinner! Your experience includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, brussel sprouts, a fresh homemade dinner roll, gravy, beverage, with your choice of apple crisp or pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Reservations recommended.  http://www.kilby.ca

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October 13, 2014
Pumpkin Drop - Boston Bar
Join us for the annual Pumpkin Drop on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone who brings a carved pumpkin rides the tram for FREE! Plus, you get a chance to throw the pumpkin out of the tram, down 500 feet (150+ metres) to the target below and win cool prizes.
Plus check out the year end clearance sale in the gift shop and fudge factory!  http://www.hellsgateairtram.com

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October 15 to November 10, 2014
Festival of Chocolate
The Fall Festival of Chocolate showcases everything one can learn about cocoa and chocolate. The magical mystery of these ingredients is explored through seminars and pairings held at local chocolate shops, wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Don't miss out on this delicious opportunity to celebrate all things chocolate.  http://www.festivalofchocolate.ca

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October 16 - 17, 2014
Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Tanya Tagaq
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents the captivating duo, Severn Cullis-Suzuki & Tanya Tagaq,  in the intimate Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre. Severn Cullis-Suzuki is not only a passionate environmentalist; she is also an author, scientist and television host of the APTN series Samaqan - Water Stories. As a musician, Tanya Tagaq brings traditional Inuit throat singing to the mainstream with her unparalleled and dazzling performances.  http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/severn-cullis-suzuki-tanya-tagaq

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October 16 - 19, 2014
Vancouver Cuban Music Festival
It's an international Latin music festival featuring a collection of stars of Cuban Music coming to deliver a series of incredible concerts. Enjoy four days of Cuban culture including live music, dance workshops, shows for children, movie screenings, and more!  http://www.islandofmusic.com

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October 16 - 30, 2014
10th Annual Taste of Yaletown
Returning for the 10th year as one of Vancouver's premier foodie events, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of one of the best dining districts in Vancouver. Yaletown restaurants will showcase their creativity and talent offering special set menu options at set prices of $25, $35, $45 including innovative pairings. Lunch and dinner menus will tempt the most adventurous foodie. A portion of participating restaurant's profits will go to support The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Yaletown House Foundation.  http://www.yaletowninfo.com

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October 16 - 30, 2014
Grave Tales - Fort Langley
The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are depicted at night by our expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Get your tickets in advance! Age 18+ only. Check website for dates and times.
Grave Tales "Family Edition". Gather around the fire inside the old Hudson's Bay Company fort for some ghost stories and fun in this family-oriented version of our popular Grave Tales. Geared toward older youth and teens, accompanied by a parent. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, adult supervision required for youth age 12 and under.  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2014.aspx#gravetales

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October 17 - November 15, 2014
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Domestic Interventions
Through distinctive installations, sculptures, paintings, mixed media and textiles, three accomplished artists explore domesticity, roles and identity. Artists: Monique Motut-Firth, Janet Wang, Carlyn Yandle
CityScape Community Art Space
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
604.988.6844. www.nvartscouncil.ca

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October 18, 2014
The 16th Annual West Coast Guitar Night
The 16th Annual West Coast Guitar Night Presented by String Plunker Records Acoustic Jazz, Classical, Folk, Celtic, Filipino & Flamenco with: •Kent Hillman •Hanh Nguyen •Les Finnigan •Simon Fox •Edgar Avelino •John Gilliat with Rossi Tzonkov The West Coast Guitar Night features an impressive array of finger-style acoustic guitarists that all play completely different yet complementary styles of music.  http://tickets.thecultch.com/peo/

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October 18, 2014
Loutet Farm Pumpkin Patch - North Vancouver
Choose a pumpkin from the patch, watch apple press demonstrations, go on a Farm Tour, meet some friendly backyard chickens, and listen to GoGo Bonkers perform. Pumpkins cost $5-$10 (cash only). Fantastic family event! 10:00 am-3:00 pm.  http://ediblegardenproject.com

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October 18, 2014
Join us for The Balance Walk for InspireHealth!
The Balance Walk for InspireHealth will take participants on a 5k or 10k walk around scenic Stanley Park while practicing the technique of "Balance Walking" using Nordic Walking Poles. Nordic Walking is an excellent exercise to help improve aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility, and it may also help to relieve the arm and hand swelling associated with Lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. The goal of InspireHealth?s Balance Walk is to encourage participants to become part of a movement towards healthy life habits and to help in realizing the benefits of a balanced lifestyle.
Following the walk, participants will enjoy a delicious BBQ and Picnic Celebration with awards and prizes. The Balance Walk will also feature an amazing health fair by the ocean at Ceperley Park.
100% of proceeds from the event will go towards integrative cancer care at InspireHealth.
Location: Ceperley Park at 2nd Beach Pool in Stanley Park, http://inspirehealth.kintera.org/

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October 18, 2014
FREE Community Resource Fair. This event brings together over 50 health and wellness professionals from local non-profit and businesses to connect residents with needed services. 
With a proven combination of information, fun & interactive activities, and local entertainers, the Fair is a great way to spend a fall afternoon for everyone in your family. 
Come for the information, stay for the fun! Haney Hall; Learn more @ www.crfconnect.org.

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October 18 - 19, 2014
21st Annual White Rock Art Studio Tour
You are invited to tour the studios of 10 White Rock/South Surrey artists. 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Take the opportunity to meet the artists in their own work spaces, see a variety of art and learn about the art making process. All work is for sale and there is something for everyone: paintings in all medium, drawings, pottery, glass work, stone sculpture, textiles and more.
This is a free event and you plan your own tour route. Have a fun, art-filled weekend!  http://www.whiterockstudiotour.com

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October 18 - 19, 2014
Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo
Halloween Parade: A family oriented parade with marching bands, horses, vehicles, floats and performances. The supernatural, heroes and villains from comics, game, sci-fi and myth all come alive. Sunday, October 19, 2014; 12:00 pm-3:00 pm; Granville Street (from Drake to Robson). Free Admission. Halloween Expo: One of the largest Halloween conventions of fandom: cosplay, comics, anime, games, makeup, costumes, arts and performances. Saturday, October 18, 2014 & Sunday Oct 19, 2014; 10:00 am-9:00 pm. Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street (Nelson and Burrard). Price: $25.00 - $45.00.  http://www.vanhalloween.com

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October 18 - 19, 2014
Apple Festival @UBC Botanical Garden
A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits, the apple. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!
11am-4pm, $4 cash entry (Children under 12 free)
6804 SW Marine Drive @16th Ave
604-822-4529

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October 18 - 30, 2014
Mission Arts Council Haunted House
Come and get your SCARE ON at a gruesome re-telling of the tales. Not for the faint of heart or the very young!
Fractured Fairy Tales is a scary Haunted House. Just a reminder that children must be 8 years old to enter the house and be accompanied by an adult. It is enter at your own risk. Our actors do their best to scare you! Some little ones may get frightened.  http://haunted.missionartscouncil.ca/

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October 18 - 31, 2014
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
The Vancouver Trolley Company & Vancouver Police Museum are partnering together for a haunted evening of murderous tales & infamous Vancouver ghost stories. As the night falls & shadows begin to appear, you will be whisked away by Trolley where you will see streets & homes, which seem normal, but if you look & listen close enough you will hear echoes of murders & other true devastating events. Your host will tell the gruesome tales of troubled spirits, how they met their end, & where they now occupy their time. You will drive through eerie locations such as Stanley Park & the winding roads of Shaughnessy & stop to visit Mountain View Cemetery & the autopsy room of the Vancouver Police Museum where over 15,000 autopsies have been performed.  http://www.vancouvertrolley.com/tours/seasonal/haunted-halloween

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October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery.  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_forbiddencity.html

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October 19, 2014
Run Like A Girl (Fort Langley) 9am.
A fun run in Fort Langley has been organized as fun family fund raiser to fight cancer. What better cause then fighting cancer...so check it out for the ladies in your life in Fort Langley BC Oct 19, 2014. Start is 9am cost on line is $30.00 per runner with medal for each. A great fall activity !
https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=11666&page=8

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October 19, 2014
MY FAIR LADY // Cinema Sunday @ The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
ALL AGES! What does it take to transform a dishevelled Cockney flower girl into a refined British duchess? Why, a lesson in elocution, of course! That?s the premise of director George Cukor's 1964 adaptation of the massively successful Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical based on Shaw's Pygmalion. Starring the radiant Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, the waif-who-would-be-lady, and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, her uppity elocution professor, this lavish Hollywood heavyweight - winner of eight Oscars, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year - is an undeniable film-lover's classic. The musical numbers include The Rain in Spain, On the Street Where You Live, and the indelible I Could Have Danced All Night. 604.688.8202, http://www.thecinematheque.ca/cinema-sunday/my-fair-lady

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October 19 - 20, 2014
Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver
The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Winter Extreme.

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October 21 - 26, 2014
Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Festival (previously the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival) is one of North America's top literary events & attracts some of the world's best writers. Internationally renowned & undiscovered authors mingle with readers of all ages in intimate & informal settings. The festival features a variety of conversations, panel discussions, on-stage interviews & musical collaborations. Whether you attend an author reading, poetry bash or passionate writers' debate, you can count on stimulation & inspiration.  http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

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October 21 - 31, 2014
Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House
October 21-31, 2014 Every 10 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm The experience is roughly 30 minutes long. Your ticket is valid for the whole evening, so if you make it to the exit ALIVE you can always line up to enter again. NOTE: The Haunted House will be CLOSED Monday, October 27 WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growing Halloween event.  http://www.ChinatownHauntedHouse.com

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October 21 - 31, 2014
Land of Boo at Highstreet
Bring your kids to The Land of Boo!
Highstreet's super family-friendly Halloween experience is open from October 21st - 31st. Begin at Central Plaza and spot 5
(604) 381-3934, http://highstreetfv.com/

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October 23, 2014
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! South Asian Arts Part of DiwaliFest
The Dance Centre celebrates Diwali in the October edition of the Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a performance by South Asian Arts showcasing some of the vibrant dance styles of India. The performance will feature bhangra, which was originally a joyful and high-spirited folk dance celebrating the harvest, along with intricately beautiful classical Indian dances, and Bollywood, the wildly popular mashup of jazz, traditional dances, comedy and pop culture that has taken the world by storm. There will be an artist talkback after the show. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver; http://thedancecentre.ca/events/discover_dance

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October 23 - 26, 2014
Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum
Come have fun with monsters, vampires, mummies and the magic of Halloween as ghoulish residents take over the Burnaby Village Museum! Spirits be haunting, spectres be creeping, and banshees be wailing. Wear your ghostly garb and come join the fun. Dick Cadaver hosts "The Bone Shaker Ball" on Main Street; savour tasty toes at the Butcher's Block Cafe; make a withdrawal at the Blood Bank & enjoy the Circus Sideshow and ride the carousel. Entrance includes trick-or-treating for the children and unlimited carousel rides for all. Tickets available at the door.  http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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October 24 - 25, 2014
Harrison Craft Beer Festival & Oktoberfest
Come celebrate BC Craft Beer month with our 3rd annual Harrison Beer Festival. Enjoy a Cask Night (Friday), an afternoon Beer Festival (Saturday) featuring BC Craft Breweries and an evening German Oktoberfest!  http://www.harrisonbeerfest.com/

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October 24 - 25, 2014
Paris Pop Up at Highstreet
This fall, local bloggers the Sugar Plum Sisters and friend, Taya Hawes-Puiu are heading to Paris and bringing back a collection of goods from the city of love for a special Paris Pop-Up shop hosted at Highstreet. Foodies and design aficionados beware.
$5 at the door
http://highstreetfv.com/events/3749/

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October 24 - 30, 2014
Ghost Ridge - Maple Ridge
Come to the annual Ghost Ridge Haunted House at the Albion Fairgrounds for spooky fun for the whole family. This annual event is a fundraiser for local charities. http://www.ghostridge.org

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October 25, 2014
Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade
Registration opens at noon with the famous group shot taken at 2:00 pm. After the photo, the crowd will be organized into three groups that will trick or treat throughout downtown Cloverdale, the Brick Yard Station & Clover Square Village Mall. The outdoor plaza will host registration & a number of photo opportunities with a 900 lb pumpkin grown by Maurizio Camparmo aka: The Pumpkin Dude.
The Costume Parade & Pumpkin Power will feature a number of indoor activities at the museum with crafts & colouring contests along with a special exhibit from Cinemazoo which will show scary creatures like tarantulas & skunks along with many other scary reptiles. This family oriented event is free to attend.  http://www.cloverdalebia.com

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October 25, 2014
Halloween in the Forest
Have some Halloween fun in our pumpkin patch and carve your own pumpkin to take home. Meet the Forest Fairy and discover creatures of the forest. Create a spooky craft and enjoy Halloween treats! This outdoor event is perfect for families with small children. Event runs rain or shine! Drop in. Admission fee applies.  http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2311.aspx

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October 25, 2014
Kidswap at the Cloverdale fair grounds
6050-176 street
9am-1pm, Tables and more info please contact kidswapmeets@hotmail.com

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October 25, 2014
Halloween Hunt, Saturday October 25, 2014 from 12-3pm at City Square
If you're looking for some extra Halloween fun for your kids, you'll definitely want to try this cool Halloween Hunt! Everyone is welcome to come dressed up! Goodies and Treats for everyone! We will be providing fun FREE activities for kids of all ages to enjoy Trick-or-Treating, Slime making, Mad Science Shows, Face Painting + one activity by donation: Pumpkin decorating (all proceeds going to UNICEF).
Lots of runner up prizes! Enter to win one of our cool prizes! The Grand Prize is a limited edition of the Sony PS4 500GB Destiny Bundle plus the Lego Marvel Superheroes game ($560 value)! In-mall contest!
event location: City Square Shopping Centre, 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V5Z 3X7
Phone: 604.876.5165
For more information, please visit our website http://www.mycitysquare.com
or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CitySquareVancouver
or our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/648139758616661/?ref=22

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October 25 - 26, 2014
Kilby Kid's Halloween Party
A traditional Halloween party just for the kids. Enjoy crafts, lots of games and ghoulish activities all in the setting of a 1920s historic site. http://www.kilby.ca

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October 26, 2014
Pacific Coast Public Television Association / “Friends of KCTS 9” Presents Rick Steves in Vancouver
Europe Through the Back Door with Rick Steves Sunday, October 26, 2 - 4 p.m. Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC Rick Steves, public television host and author of over 50 guidebooks, including the travel skills handbook Europe through the Back Door, shares lessons he's learned from a lifetime of travel. His entertaining, information-packed lecture will teach you all the latest on stretching your travel dollar, avoiding crowds, and packing smart.  http://www.ticketstonight.ca/

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October 26, 2014
Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series heads to British Columbia this fall for this inaugural event.
Music along the course make up the heart and 'sole' of this event. Live bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up. The bands set the tempo for the course, where runners, cheer teams, and spectators alike will be "Dancin' in the Streets" to these mini-concerts.  http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/vancouver

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October 26, 2014
What: Skills 4 Kids presents a FREE Children's Halloween Party and Open House. Kids and parents welcome! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Trick or treat, costume contest, scavenger hunt, scary crafts and more!
Time: 1-4 PM
Where: Skills 4 Kids
Address: 250 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E7
Phone: 604-259-2294, Website: www.skills4kids.ca

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October 28, 2014
Canada's Women’s National Team vs Japan
Canada's Women's National Team will host two of the world's most dominant women's soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Germany, Wednesday 18 June (kickoff 19.00 local) and Japan, Tuesday 28 October (kickoff 19.00 local). Both Women's International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place. Fans can visit www.vancouver.fwwc2015.ca to find out about the competitions

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October 29 to November 9, 2014
The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Featuring over 90 events at over 25 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside
What an amazing decade it has been since the founding of the festival in 2014. With our 11th annual festival we are excited to begin our second decade working with and for the Downtown Eastside. The Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is an annual cultural and heritage flagship event for the Downtown Eastside. The festival serves as a bridge building force that gives voice to the Downtown Eastside and its low income residents, cultural communities and neighbourhoods.
To celebrate and launch the second decade of the festival, the theme of the Festival this year is ‘Keeping the home fires burning.’ As we prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade, we are inspired by the residents and artists of the Downtown Eastside who carry the flame of our community: they warm our hearts, shed light on pressing concerns, illuminate stories old and new, fire our imaginations, and keep the torch burning for the future.
Most events are free or by suggested donation. Visit www.heartofthecityfestival.com for full details.

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October 30, 2014
Secrets of the Penthouse
Secrets of the Penthouse is back by popular demand! An inside peek at Vancouver's most notorious venue, tales of scandalous history, a hearty Italian dinner and an unforgettable show by Cabaret Torlage.
The Penthouse Nightclub, http://forbiddenvancouver.ca/home/secrets-of-the-penthouse-3/

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October 31, 2014
Halloween Party Cruise by Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours
Dress up in your craziest costumes and dance the night away at the hottest Halloween party there is on the Fraser River! Prizes to be awarded to the best costumes of the night! Tickets are only $25! (including 5% GST). Must be 19 years or older.  http://www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com

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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 10, 2014
Vancouver International Film Festival
One of the most popular film festivals in North America & one of the largest cultural events in Vancouver. More than 150,000 people attend approximately 575 screenings of 350 films from 50+ countries.  http://www.viff.org/

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Wonderland
This exhibition celebrates these fantastical elements, and characters of the Lewis Carroll novels, Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Each artist offers a unique approach using a diverse selection of media including etchings, photography, paintings, textile art and assemblages. 604-988-6844. exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca. www.nvartscouncil.ca

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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 21, 2014
Evolution of the Emoticon
Combining his appreciation for the superheroes and villains of comic books with his fascination for emoticons and the roles they both play in contemporary society, Maziar creates a highbred graphic art series celebrating both.
He is intrigued how these tiny expressions originally made of punctuation marks, numbers and letters have evolved into digital characters. Now widely used in everyday communication, they convey more comprehensive emotions or express full ideas, and like a superhero or villain, his highbred works embody dynamic characteristics.  Lynn Valley Main Library 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. North Vancouver; exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca l www.nvartscouncil.ca l 604.988.6844

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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 October 31, 2014
Fall Festival of the Arts
A community-wide celebration of arts and culture in White Rock! The two-month festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, a mobile drawing unit, artist auctions, a gala and more. http://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/arts-culture/cultural-festivals

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Ongoing until to November 2, 2014
Dressed in Drama
"Dressed in Drama", an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/calendar/dressed-in-drama/

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Ongoing until November 10, 2014
Lost Souls of Gastown
Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray. The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.  www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

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Ongoing until November 21, 2014
Il Mercato: Italian Night Market Vancouver 2014
IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre is proud to host and present Il MERCATO, the city's first Farmer and Italian Night Market starting Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Italian Cultural Centre (located at 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway in East Vancouver). The MERCATO will run every 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00pm-7:00pm until Friday, November 21st, 2014.  http://italianculturalcentre.ca/

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Ongoing until November 28, 2014
Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits
In its 128-year history, the city of Vancouver has seen immense change and amidst its iconic city of glass buildings, it's hard to see visible traces of an older history. Opening on Saturday August 30th at the Roedde House Museum, a new exhibit called "Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits" will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Victorian-era Vancouver.  http://www.roeddehouse.org

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Ongoing until December 7, 2014
North Delta Winter Farmers' Market
Every 2 weeks on Sunday from September 28, 2014 to December 7, 2014
If you enjoyed the Firehall Farmers' Market over the summer, this is the event for you! The market has moved inside, but that hasn't slowed it down. Artisan breads, baked goods, fresh & local produce, seasonal artisan gifts, cooking demos, food trucks and more! Market opens at 11am to 4pm.
Sunbury Hall, 778-688-3663

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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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November 1, 2014
Stanley Park Young Naturalists: Crafting Wood Critters
The holiday season is not far away. Stanley Park Ecology Society's Artist in Residence Kim Hunter will lead this workshop to craft ornaments of Stanley Park animals. For accompanied children ages 5-14. To preregister, email ync@stanleyparkecology.ca.
10:00am to noon; meet at Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Road#. $25 for a family membership #includes 12 programs/year).
To preregister, contact Celina at 604-718-6522 or ync@stanleyparkecology.ca

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November 2, 23, December 7, 21, 2014
River District 2014 Winter Craft Fair
River District is excited to host its 3rd annual Winter Craft Fair! Come on by the River District Centre to do your holiday shopping and support local artisans!  11AM - 4PM, River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street.  Please call 604-431-5594 or contact us at events@riverdistrict.ca if there are questions.

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November 12, 2014
Marketer of the Year, one of BC's most prestigious marketing events, is around the corner again! Experience Victoria with us on November 12th at the Westin Bayshore as Tourism Victoria gives us a taste of their award-winning strategy and shares what makes the city unique. Here are the top three reasons to participate in MOY 2014, one of the most highly anticipated marketing events of the year:
Explore Tourism Victoria's strategy to creating an integrated and successful three-year Marketing campaign that helped position the city as a world-class tourist destination.
Connect with some of the best and brightest individuals in BC's marketing community.
Celebrate in style at the Westin Bayshore with a three-course dinner and giveaways throughout the night including <<add in giveaway details from Tourism Victoria when received>>
http://www.cvent.com/events/

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November 16, 2014
Main Street Vinyl Record Fair 10
Buy & Sell - LPs, 45s, 78s, turntables, vintage audio gear, record storage and more! 50 independent vendors! Over 50,000 vinyl records on sale! Featuring DJs - The Knights of the Turntable. Plus thousands of records available by donation in support of local charities. One table per vendor means only the best stuff at the best prices! Discover rare records and stock up on bargain classics at Vancouver's largest record sale of the season!  Heritage Hall - 3102 Main Street, Vancouver; 604-288-2698, www.VinylRecordFair.com

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December 5 - 6, 2014
TOQUE is a curated craft fair produced and presented by Western Front, Canada?\'s longest established artist-run centre. The event showcases 25 local vendors featuring everything from art publications, ceramics and jewelry, to artisanal caramels, children's books and eco-fashion.  The event draws 2500-3000 visitors over two days; expect the arts community in attendance, plus in-the-know individuals and families looking for a fun and unique shopping experience. The 2014 edition will see new vendors such as Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Dear Pony, Olla Flowers and Woodlot, as well as returning favourites?1UP Caramels, Erin Templeton, Fieldwork, Gailan Ngan, Henderson Dry Goods, and Simply Read Books. Vancouver-based artist Casey Wei has been invited to design the annual limited edition tea towel for the event.  604-876-9343, development@front.bc.ca, www.front.bc.ca/toque

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December 5, 2014
Vancouver Education & Career Fair
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
ECF's mission is to provide attendees with a variety of post-secondary options from around the world. Our Exhibitors come from North America to Australia to represent Colleges, Universities, Trades, Career Training Institutes, Volunteer or Employment opportunities. Whether you are still in high school, looking for a job, or looking to make a career change? your future begins with ECF!
$5 on the door, or free with pre registration via the ECF website.  604-639-3928, info@educationcareerfairs.com










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