July 30, 2010
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — a bike ride and skate — held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go – this is decided collectively – the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate. Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)
July 31 to August 1, 2010
Spirit of the Sea Festival, White Rock, www.spiritofthesea.ca
July – August, 2010
Enchanted Evenings Concert Series @ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Enchant your evenings with the critically acclaimed concert series set within the serene, garden beauty of one of Vancouver’s most prestigious landmarks. Complete your cultural experience by following the concert with a trip to the nearby Night Market. http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
August 2 – 6, 2010
Harrison Paddlewheeler Tour. The Paddlewheeler from New Westminster comes up the Fraser River into Harrison River, offering tours on Harrison lake for a couple days while it is in town. To book and for trip information visit their website at www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com .
August 13 – 15, 2010
The Great Laughter Getaway Weekend, A Laughter weekend retreat. Laughter is indeed the best medicine! Get a full weekend dose of lighthearted fun at our summer laughter getaway. Our joyous laughter leaders are sure to tickle your funny bone as everyone joins in playful interactive games and exercises designed to stimulate genuine high-spirited laughter and mirth. This hilarious weekend will be held at delightful Edenvale Retreat Centre in Abbotsford (just a short one hour hop from Vancouver). http://www.laughteryoga.org
August 14, 2010
August 14- Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farm, Agassiz. Come learn about the numerous varieties of garlic, how to grow it, recipes and lots of fun “garlic food”. www.limbertmountainfarm.com
August 14, 2010
Forest Fun for Families, 10AM – 1PM, Bring the whole family for nature fun, tree games, animal activities, and crafts! Stroll down a trail, check out the arboretum, tour the native plant gardens and play in the forest. Rain or shine. Surrey Nature Centre 14255 96 Avenue www.surrey.ca/naturecentre 604.502.6065
August 19, 2010
Discovery Day, 10AM – 2PM, Meet a nature guide who will get you started with your discoveries in the forest. Check out the museum exhibit, create an eco-craft and learn something new with our interactive Exploration Boxes. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your self-guided discovery through our special places. Surrey Nature Centre 14255 96 Avenue www.surrey.ca/naturecentre 604.502.6065
August 21, 2010
Slow Food Cycle Tour. Meet the local famers, sample their products and tour their businesses on this countryside cycle tour. www.slowfoodvancouver.com Stay overnight and participate in the Chilliwack chapter of the event the following day. Making it a full weekend of fun.
August 29, 2010
Kids Festival at Kilby Historic Site. A full day of entertainment for the kids featuring music, dance, crafts and more. www.kilby.ca
Ongoing to August 27, 2010
UBC Botanical Garden – Young Explorers Summer Day Camp. Send your child on an environmental and recreational adventure at Canada’s oldest continually operating university botanical garden. Young Explorers Summer Day Camp is a week long environmental and recreational adventure for children aged 7-11. The camp will create life-long connections with nature, wildlife, plants, science, and the environment through games, crafts and exploration in our 44.5 hectare (110 acres) Garden, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, and the UBC campus. http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/kids/summer-camp.php
Ongoing to September 5, 2010
SummerFest. The North Shores favourite waterfront festival is an eleven-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. Hop on the SeaBus to experience a spectacular outdoor festival featuring local talent, cultural dance, live concerts, Artisan Farmers Market, and kids activities. SummerFest is a free community event and is in support of local charities; donations will be accepted on site. Please visit www.lonsdalequay.com/events.cfm for complete Festival schedule.
Ongoing to September 6, 2010
Bowen Island Community Museum Microclimates, Gardening and Architecture on Bowen Island Exhibit Now Open! The exhibit focuses on the challenges of building a home and garden on Bowen Island, including ways islanders have coped with the large deer population, summer drought conditions, and adapted to properties that are full of forests and exposed bedrock. The physical geography of the island, as well as climatic factors like wind, sun exposure and temperature affect both home and garden design, leading individuals to use passive solar heating techniques or to choose plants that are drought resistant for their garden. For more information about the Museum, the Bowen Island Historians, or maps on how to get to Bowen, please visit www.bowenhistory.ca
September 17 – 18, 2010
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival. Awarded the best small town fair in BC, this annual event features a parade, midway, exhibits, music, animal shows and demos, and good ‘ol country fun. www.agassizfallfair.ca
Ongoing to September 25, 2010
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival runs June 3 to September 25, 2010 in open-ended tents on the waterfront in Vanier Park, against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea & sky. On the Mainstage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Dean Paul Gibson plays in repertory with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA directed by Scott Bellis. In the Studio Stage, Bard will continue with the second year of The Kings History Cycle. In a new adaptation by Errol Durbach, Henry IV, Parts I & II will be blended as FALSTAFF, which will be directed by Glynis Leyshon. FALSTAFF will play in repertory with the third history play, the powerful HENRY V, directed by Meg Roe. For tickets and information, check out the Bard website at www.bardonthebeach.org or call 604-739-0559 (Toll Free) 1-877-739-0559.
Ongoing until October 1, 2010
Arthur Erickson House & Garden Foundation Tours. Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation offer tours of his Japanese garden in Point Grey, Vancouver, every Thursday at 5 PM through October. Cost is $15 and reservations are required by email (see our website) or phone 604-738-4195. http://www.ericksongarden.org