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Special Events for January 2004


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January 1 - 31, 2004
Eagle Festival & Count: A month long schedule of festivities centred around the Bald Eagle. Events include art displays, workshops, walking tours, photo contests etc., ending with the Wing Ding Dinner & Dance. Held at Brackendale Art Gallery in Squamish; 1-866-333-2010.

January 3 - 4, 10 - 11, 2004
Tree Chipping Events: Donations requested for Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue, Location: Terasen (was BC Gas), 23466 River Road, Maple Ridge. Contact: Steve Lovestead, 604-467-4145.

January 4 - 5, 2004
Vancouver Health Show at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre; 800.563.9994.

January 6, 2004
Maple Ridge Choral Society: Sing-a-long at St. George's Church from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Call 604-465-8038.

January 7 - 11, 2004
Big Mountain Experience: Celebration of mountain culture features the Tylenol Canadian Freeskiing Championships and the Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally; the Canadian Avalanche Association hosts seminar, transceiver workshops, and rescue-dog demonstrations; telemark clinics, product launches. Whistler Blackcomb;

January 8, 2004
Elvis Gold - The Story of Elvis:Presented by Wally TiemerThursday, January 8, 8pm Experience "The Story of Elvis" starring Wally Tiemer as Elvis Gold and from Las Vegas Dean Zee. Wally Tiemer and his fabulous 11 piece Orchastra will take you on a journey through the life and time of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll and re-create some of his greatest moments, all narrated by the Legendary Red Robinson with a special gospel tribute with a Gospel Choir. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484.

January 8 - 10, 2004
Magic ‘N Miracles 2004: The professional Fire Fighters societies from Delta, New Westminster, Surrey and Burnaby present Magic ‘N Miracles 2004. A benefit for over 40 charities in British Columbia, this year’s show will feature the magic of Canada’s own Murray Hatfield with a renowned cast. This year’s show includes Christopher Hart, who amazes by combining contemporary music with classical manipulation, Brad Cummings, one of the most innovative ventriloquists in the business, and Richard Forget with his signature act, An Urban Phantasy, who has earned impressive awards. This outstanding benefit magic show will thrill the entire family and provide funds for the many charities supported by the firefighters. Massey Theatre, 735 8Th Ave, New Westminster, 604-681-2761.

January 9 - 11, 2004
Wedding Fair: More than 120 wedding experts offer new ideas in photography, fashion, catering, and flowers, with fashion shows throughout the day and evening. Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, 604-251-1217.

January 9, 2004
Buddhist Psychotherapy: British psychotherapists David and Caroline Brazier discuss a Buddhist approach to psychology. Vancouver School Board Reception Centre, 604-874-2938.

January 10, 2004
Experience Elvis: Gold Wally Tiemer and his orchestra the Extrodinares journey through life and time of the king of rock'n'roll. Bell Performing Arts Centre, 604-280-4444.

January 10, 2004
Flea Market at Confederation Centre: Here's your chance to clean out your cupboards or to pick up a bargain! More than 50 tables of pre-loved items will be on display to comb through. Please register at Confederation Centre and choose your table (maximum of one table per person, plus one table for a friend). Burnaby, 604-294-1936.

January 11, 2004
Action Percussion: Five talented drummers perform original music on twenty-five futuristic instruments, skilfully crafted from salvaged and recycled junk. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-251-1363.

January 14 - 17, 2004
Robin Hood at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; 604 922-4372.

January 16, 2004
Tommy Hunter: Canadian country-music legend, host of CBC TV's The Tommy Hunter Show for 27 years. Bell Performing Arts Centre, 604-507-6355.

January 17 - 21, 2004
Sunbrite Lunar New Year Festival 2004, at the Pacific Coliseum, PNE Fair Grounds, Vancouver; "Kung Hay Fat Choy" is probably the most widely known Chinese language greeting in the world. It is recognized by most cultural groups as the most appropriate and welcomed blessing during the Lunar New Year time. Chinese have many traditions during the Lunar New Year. They include getting rid of old items, wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts, handing out red pockets and decorating homes to get ready for visits from friends and relatives. Therefore, markets are set up before the New Year to cater for this upswing in purchasing power. Chinese New Year Fair is found wherever there is a Chinese community. It is not only a market place; it is a symbol of tradition. People believe visiting a New Year Fair will bring good luck to the family all year round. 604-273-1655.

January 17, 2004
ANTIQUE IDENTIFICATION CLINIC: Have your family treasures identifies and appraised. Limit two items per person. Richmond Museum, 604 231-6460.

January 19, 2004
ABBA MANIA: Hot on the heals of last year's sold out show, ABBA MANIA returns to the Bell Performing Arts Centre for one performance only, joined again by STAYIN' ALIVE (the Bee-Gees) accompanied by members of the London Symphony Orchestra. Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey; 604-507-6355.

January 20, 2004
Harlem Globetrotters at General Motors Place, Vancouver; (604) 280-4444.

January 22, 2004
museum talk: STEVESTON - A Community of Fishers & Packers: Local historian, Mitsuo Yesaki, talks about the lively history of the fishing community of Steveston and the development of cannery row. RICHMOND MUSEUM, 604 231-6460.

January 23 - 24, 2004
Flamenco Rosario “Cuadro Flamenco": Cuadro Flamenco recreates the intimate setting of Spain’s Tablao Flamencos. The spontaneous interaction between the artists and improvisation creates dynamic and energetic performances. The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-251-1363.

January 23 - 24, 2004
LANGLEY FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER DANCE: Sweet Swing BC Dance Company is holding a swing dance fundraiser with lessons to benefit the Langley Food Bank. Cost is $7 adults, $6 students & seniors. Held at Fort Langley Community Hall. For tickets and more info. Contact Marie Welton @ 604-536-0195.

January 23 - 25, 2004
Vancouver International Motorcycle Show at the Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 604-294-1313.

January 24, 2004
Canada's Largest Private Education School Fair & Camp Showcase:The Our Kids Private Education Camp Fair is a one-day event designed to connect you with the leading private schools to discuss options for your child’s future. Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 905-272-1843.

January 24, 2004
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: A resourced packed genealogy workshop for those who wish to explore and document family history. RICHMOND MUSEUM, 604 231-6460.

January 24, 2004
Robbie Burns Celebration: Back by popular demand! A cabaret filled with traditional music from the British Isles, a sprinkling of Burns poetry, Highland dancing, and a bit of Haggis. Join emcee Wil Stirling for a night devoted to all things Scottish. Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, 604-927-6555.

January 25 to February 5, 2004
Dine Out Vancouver: Vancouver's hottest restaurants have joined together with Tourism Vancouver and VISA to present Dine Out Vancouver 2004. For 14 delicious days, enjoy a three-course dinner at participating restaurants for $15 or $25 per person. Be sure to ask your server to recommend a British Columbia VQA wine to pair with your three-course menu.604-683-2000.

January 25, 2004
Chinese New Year Festival: Live music, Chinese opera, lion dancing, demonstrations of calligraphy, paper folding and more. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden; 604-662-3207.

January 25, 2004
Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown Plaza, Keefer at Columbia St., Vancouver;

January 26 - 30, 2004
African Awareness Week: UBC Africa Network and other nonprofit organizations present an event featuring speakers, drumming circles, an African fashion show, music, round-table discussions, films, and an art exhibition. Event promotes the institutionalization of African studies at UBC and will raise money for aid to Liberia. University of British Columbia, 604-675-9307.

January 31, 2004
Chinese New Year Celebration: Pitt Meadows Hall. Call Carole 604-465-5398. 

Ongoing until January 15, 2004
Clothing Drive at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station (1661 Whyte Avenue), The Canadian Coast Guard presents its annual clothing drive. Clothes and blankets needed. Items may be dropped off in the red bin at the front gate or given to crew members. 604-666-1840.

Ongoing until January 15, 2004
Thinking Textile: 16 artists, both emerging and established, male and female, working conceptually in textile-based media. The majority of these artists don't work exclusively in textile materials and methods, but rather incorporate these within a larger practice which may include performance, video/new media, print, photo, drawing, painting and sculpture/installation. Interdisciplinary informs their textile work, bringing a freedom and diversity to material and process coupled with a strong conceptual /critical presence which transcends the tired art/craft debate. Richmond Art Gallery;

Ongoing until January 20, 2004
Spirit Masks: Over the past twenty years, the history of Dan Daulby's Celtic and Native American ancestry has taken him on a spiritual journey to discover his voice as an artist. The masks are a personal diary. Each mask represents a life experience or personal trait. He invites the viewer to ponder and question the interpretation behind their creation. Gateway Theatre, Richmond;

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