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January 1, 2007
Polar Bear Swim, White Rock Beach, 12 noon, 604-531-4843.

January 1, 2007
Polar Bear Swim.  Dive into the ice cold waters of English Bay and start the New Year with a crisp new outlook. English Bay Bathhouse, 604.665.3424

January 1 - 31, 2007
Brackendale Bald Eagle Count & Festival.  A whole month of festivities in Brackendale centred around the Bald Eagle.  Events include the Wing Ding Dinner and Dance, art displays, workshops, and the viewing of the magnificent Bald Eagles.

January 2 - 5, 2007
Christmas Tree Chipper Event Join the sustainability wave and bring your clean, undecorated Christmas tree to the UBC Botanical Garden where it will be chipped into bark mulch for our pathways. Drop your tree off anytime between January 2nd to January 5th, from 8:00am - 5:00pm, and January 6th & 7th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Garden staff will be on hand January 6th from 11:00am-2:00pm for assistance and serving up hot apple cider. All other dates and times will be self-serve drop-off. No yard trimmings please, just Christmas trees. UBC Plant Operations and UBC Botanical Garden proudly sponsor this sustainability initiative. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research,

January 3, 2007
Chinese New Year Spectacular.  Join us for a journey across oceans and centuries to the world of China's legendary golden age - the Tang Dynasty. Experience a world of mythical dragons, heavenly maidens, and exhilarating drummers as they evoke the beauty and grandeur of ancient Chinese culture.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604.628.1620,,en/

January 4 - 6, 2007
The Cody Rivers Show presents Tangle.  The Cody Rivers Show, the dazzling two-person sketch comedy duo born in a remote corner of the Pacific Northwest will take its act across the nation in 2006, playing clubs theaters and festivals from coast to coast, and continuing to deliver the most imaginative, diverse, and exhilarating material around. The inexhaustible Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor have garnered a glowing reputation for throwing a stunning array of dance, music, physical comedy and vivid characterizations into audience¡¦s faces with intelligent care and professional skill.  Waterfront Theatre, 604.231.7535,

January 6, 2007
Build a Wind Turbine at Science World.  Kids from ages 6 thru 106 can build their own "anti-Global Warming machine" at the Model Wind Turbine workshops to be held at Science World on January 6, 2007 from 11am through 3pm -- no registration required. Parents may join their kids to assist, or build their own. Free, with paid entrance to Science World. These workshops will be led by Solar Power Roadshow; (604)739-7717

January 7, 2007
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER. A special night of music featuring the Four Lads, the Four Aces and the Diamonds, live in concert. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, tickets 604-280-3311.

January 10 - 28, 2007
Unity 1918.  In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague: the "Spanish Flu." The illness struck down not only the young and the elderly, but also people in the prime of their lives. As fear of the pandemic fills the inhabitants of Unity, Saskatchawan with paranoia the town is quarantined. Trains are forbidden to stop and the borders are sealed. But when the disease descends upon Unity despite these precautions, the citizens begin to turn on each other as they attempt to find a scapegoat for the crisis.  UCFV Theatre, 604-795-2814.

January 10 to February 4, 2007
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society.  PuSh is Vancouver's mid-winter performing arts festival, presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists and their work. The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of the city's signature events. Each January/February, the Festival showcases contemporary work that is visionary, genre-bending, starting and original. 604.605.8284,

January 11, 2007
Paul Talbot.  Join Paul Talbot, author, trainer, and simplicity coach, (better known as the "No-Clutter Guy"), as he launches his new book "Setting Goals for Clearing the Clutter" (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.

January 12 - 14, 2007
BC Waterpolo BC Open Invitational at Watermania, Richmond; 604-448-5353

January 13, 2007
Computer Swap Meets.  Get all your new & used monitors, printers, hardware, software, parts, games, cameras, printer refills...and lots more!  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive; (604) 521-6304,

January 13, 2007
Pop Culture Collectibles Fair.  New & Vintage Comics, Toys & Collectibles, Records - CD's - VHS - DVD's, Manga - Anime - Books, Jewelry - Magazines - Star Wars, Hot Wheels - Wrestling - Canucks; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Free Admission, Free Parking, Croation Cultural Centre; (604) 521-6304,

January 13 to February 3, 2007
Playhouse Theatre Company presents VIGIL.  Kemp, a self-centred loner, is summoned to the deathbed of an aunt he hasn't seen for 30 years. She's in no hurry to die, however, and during his long - and impatient - vigil, Kemp reveals his unhappy past and unpromising future, while pondering ways to help her quietus make. Gradually they build a connection that transcends misogyny, isolation and musings on mortality. Alternately irreverent and poignant, this dark comedy about death and the bonds greater than blood draws the audience unwittingly towards a state of grace.  Vancouver Playhouse, 604.873.3311,

January 13 to February 3, 2007
VIGIL. The Playhouse Theatre Company presents this irreverent and poignant production written by and starring acclaimed playwright Morris Panych and directed by PTC's own Artistic Director, Glynis Leyshon. Kemp is a self-centred loner who is summoned to the deathbed of Aunt Grace, whom he hasn't seen for 30 years. She, however, is in no hurry to die. Stuck in this situation, and with each other, the stage is set for 90 minutes of some of the most pointed black humour you will ever see. For performance dates and times visit the Playhouse Theatre Company's website. Tickets 604-280-3311  Playhouse Theatre Company (

January 14, 2007
WinterBuzz.  BC Buzz hosts WinterBuzz - a heartwarming carnival filled with dancers, demonstrations, and live music. But best of all, 100% net proceeds go directly to the Food Bank. Enjoy Starbucks coffee or Granville Island beer while helping those less can't go wrong! Nat Bailey Stadium, 604-831-0129,

January 14, 2007
VFS Game Design Expo.  VFS is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Game Design Expo on January 13th and 14th, 2007, in Vancouver, B.C. This two day event targets both those thriving in the industry and those looking to be a part of it. The video game industry in Canada has exploded in the last decade, than 130 gaming companies to the Vancouver area alone. The VFS Game Design program is a key provider of new talent to this rapidly growing industry. Sunday Open House, January 14th, is a free event at the VFS 420 Homer Campus. Sample a number of classes from the Game Design program, meet the faculty and alumni, play games that previous VFS students have designed, and check out the campus. The Open House will also be where VFS and EA announce the details of the $25,000 scholarship contest to the Game Design program. Nintendo will be on hand for attendees to play the newest Nintendo interactive console, the Wii, and win a chance to take one home.  Vancouver Film School, 604.631.3590,

January 15, 2007
Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry.  The 4th anniversary of Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry at the Vancouver Public Library. A fun celebration of Chinese and Scottish traditions with a distinctly Canadian twist. (Free admission).  Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, (604) 331-4044.

January 16, 18, 21, 2007
Are you Looking for something to do in the spring of 2007? Why not audition for the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society's 25th anniversary show, Ruddigore. We will go on stage May 15 -26 at the Surrey Art Centre Studio theatre. We will be looking for a strong cast of 12 or more non-equity men and 8 women age 16 plus for leads and chorus. Auditions for this production will be held Tues. Jan. 16 8:00 - 10:00 Thurs. Jan. 18 8:00 - 10:00 Sun. Jan. 21 2:00 - 5:00 Call backs Jan 21 7:00 pm. Location: St. Cuthberts Church, 11601 - 82 Ave. North Delta

January 16 - 20, 2007
Rubicon Theatre Co-op presents Killing Caesar.  A brutal pre-emptive strike plummets the civilized world into the chaos of war. In Killing Caesar, renegade bardologist Charles Marowitz and iconoclastic director Katrina Dunn bend Shakespeare?s tale of intrigue and assassination into unprecedented positions. A dynamite group of artists have assembled to people a Rome fraught with political rivalries, and moral ambiguities. A conspiracy is hatched, a tyrant is killed, wars are fought and ghosts appear - all in just over an hour.  Waterfront Theatre,

January  16 - 20, 2007
Vancouver comes alive with the beats, rhythm and movements of Bhangra during VIBC 2007: City of Bhangra. From January 16 to 20, the week-long festival of the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, showcases the sounds and beauty of the Indian dance form of Bhangra, at locations across Downtown Vancouver. The festival will include free concerts and dance performances at Robson Square, Bhangra dance lessons, an art exhibit and the VIBC?s newest event, Bhangra:authentic, a scripted performance of traditional dance, music and history. VIBC 2007 will conclude with the Bhangra Competition at Orpheum Theatre on January 20 featuring performers from Florida, Virginia, San Jose, Los Angeles and 3 teams from Vancouver. For more information call 604 315 2599 or visit Sukhi Ghuman | Media & Public Relations Coordinator Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration  |  | 604.315.2599

January 17, 2007
THE RANKIN FAMILY. Jeff Parry Promotions proudly presents The Rankin Family, live in concert. QE Theatre, tickets 604-280-3311.

January 18, 2007
Music in the Morning Presents KRUTZEN/MCGHEE DUO.  Vancouver-based Heidi Krutzen and Lorna McGhee are re-envisioning the traditional flute and harp duo. Exploring and expanding the full expressive capabilities of their instruments, they capture a richness of sound, kaleidoscopic colours and dynamic range rarely heard from the flute and harp.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604.873.4612,

January 18, 2007
Robbie Burns Day Theme at Minoru Place Activity Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8450

January 20, 2007
Fraser Valley Remote Control Flyers.  Fraser Valley R/C Flyers "Electric Fly In" General Admission Free, $10.00 Flying Fee. Time 8am-7pm. Free Parking.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-824-0944.

January 20, 2007
Kid's Swap Meet, Cloverdale Fair grounds; 604-588-9919.

January 20, 2007
Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre Presents MATT ANDERSON AND CHARLIE A'COURT.  Two of the hottest young East Coast acts team up for a powerhouse night of very fine acoustic blues. New Brunswick native, Matt Anderson is quickly gaining a solid reputation for his high intensity performances which have earned him the moniker of a "force of nature". Hailing from Nova Scotia, Charlie A'Court is a wonderful soulful blues singer/songwriter whose magic goes straight to your heart. Watch out when these two come together for a kinetic and stirring night of great East Coast charm and talent.  Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre, 604.990.7810,

January 20 to February 2, 2007
Dine Out Vancouver, Presented by Visa.  Tourism Vancouver will stage a culinary promotion called Dine Out Vancouver to showcase Vancouver?s renowned food and wine scene. Participating restaurants will offer special three-course dinner menus to allow visitors to sample the best of local cuisine at an exceptional value.

January 21, 2007
21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET.  175 Tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! Retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls & toys, kitchenalia, clocks, jewelry, country stuff, china & glass, 50's Modern, records, militaria, linens & lace, postcards, garden accessories, lamps & shades, tools, shabby chic, sports items, paintings & prints, memorabilia, silverware, kitsch, bottles & tins, advertising, collectibles, and much, much more...lots of treasure-hunting fun!  Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-980-3159,

January 22 - 29, 2007
Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar. Visitors can experience Chinese New Year festivities by coming to the Buddhist Temple's auspicious Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar to ring in the Year of the Dog. This annual fair offers traditional snacks and foods, intricate flower arrangements, Chinese calligraphy, exciting raffles, and much, much more. Open from 10am to 5pm from Jan. 22nd to Jan. 27th. Open until midnight on Jan. 28th (Chinese New Year's Eve). Free admission. * All sales will be donated to temple *   International Buddhist Temple 9160 Steveston Highway  604-274-2822

January 23, 2007
Free Propagation Seminar ? On January 23rd, 2007 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Kevin Kubeck, a UBC Botanical Garden Horticulturalist and propagation specialist, will provide a seminar on plant propagation (multiplying plants from seeds, cuttings, etc.). Please contact the Garden Bookings Coordinator at (604) 822-3928 to pre-book a seat.  Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research,

January 23, 2007
Information Sessions for Parents of Child/Youth coping with Anxiety.  The Anxiety Disorders Association of BC and the FORCE (Families Organised for Recognition and Care Equality) will be presenting a FREE information session for parents/counselors/caregivers of children/youth coping with anxiety disorders. A psychologist will be the main presenter and a parent of a child coping with anxiety will narrate their experience. These sessions will be interactive. We will provide tip sheets and strategies on coping with anxiety. It is open to all.  H.R. MacMillan Centre, 1100 Chestnut Drive, Vancouver; (604) 525 7566.

January 23 - 28, 2007
Wild Excursions presents Beggars Would Ride.  A twisted musical satire in the tradition of Brecht/Weill about power, class, greed and lust, and about a rebellion that goes wrong. The play is set in some fantastic Otherworld where there are only two classes of people, owners and servants, and where people speak in a strange version of English, reminiscent of both Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. Beggars Would Ride is a satellite presentation of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.  Waterfront Theatre, 604.231.7535.

January 24, 2007
THE CELTIC TENORS. The Vancouver Symphony proudly presents this special event featuring the Celtic Tenors. The Celtic Tenors have sung for Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan, topped the charts in Ireland, the UK and Germany, reached the top ten on US Billboard charts, and performed with such diverse talents as The Dubliners, Samantha Mumba, Air Supply, and Dionne Warwick - they are truly Ireland's most successful Classical crossover artists.The Celtic Tenors will perform their unique blend of Classical repertoire, folk music, traditional Irish songs, and popular tunes, with the extraordinary sounds of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Their combination of beautiful voices, character and wit gives their shows a freshness and vitality from start to finish. Conducted by Ken Hsieh. Orpheum Theatre, Tickets 604-280-3311.

January 25, 2007
Child Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills Workshop.  With Ronit Kabazo, Pediatric Occupational Therapist. In her workshop, Ronit will discuss the essential sensorimotor prerequisites for fine motor and handwriting skills, such as: Posture, dominant hand use, in-hand manipulation, eye-hand coordination, pencil grasp, tactile-kinesthetic processing and more. Parents will be given some tools to enhance their childrens fine motor skills and handwriting performance. 45433.101DP Thu 6:30-8:00 pm Jan 25. Free.  Douglas Park Community Centre, 604-257-8130.

January 25, 2007
Home Buyers Workshop.  Allan Seltzer, Shelley Cunningham A Licensed Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Consultant go through the complete steps of buying a home.  Thu 7:15-9:15 pm, Jan 25. Free. Douglas Park Community Centre 801 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver; 604-257-8130.

January 25, 2007
Stars on Tour presents La Youmal.  Lebanese comedy show.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

January  25 to May 13, 2007
Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs.  No artist has chronicled Vancouver?s urban life as comprehensively and with such sustained insight as photographer Fred Herzog, whose work will be featured in the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs from January 25 to May 13, 2007.  Since 1953, Herzog has produced more than 80,000 colour photographs of the city?s urban life ? the second-hand shops, vacant lots, neon signage and crowds of people who have populated the streets over the past fifty years.  Originally created as slides, recent innovations in digital technology have allowed Herzog a new freedom to print his images on a large scale, opening his photographic world to a wider audience.  The first retrospective to survey his complete body of work, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs will feature more than 100 images covering the artist?s entire career.  Vancouver Art Gallery, 604-662-4719,

January 26, 2007
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 (

January 26, 2007
Luisa Marshall's TINA, A ROCK N ROLL JOURNEY.  For the first time, the highlights of Tina Turner?s unrivalled career and extraordinary life, spanning over four decades, will be brought to the stage. Featuring internationally acclaimed and award-winning Luisa Marshall performing as Tina, in a spectacular Live theatre production with her incredible dancers and big screen video imagery. Experience this incredible journey of courage, survival and triumph.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

January 26 - 28, 2007
Missions Fest.  Missions Fest is a festival of missions that serve people around the world in many cultures. It's educational, stimulating and challenging, and it's for the whole family ? Adults, Teens and Children.  Visit some of the 240 international exhibits, attend some of the 130 seminars, hear the featured speakers and fabulous music. It's general admission is FREE. Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.  Visit or call 604-524-9944.

January 26 to February 4, 2007
The Only Animal presents dog eat dog.  Winners of the 2005 Jessie Richardson award for Significant Artistic Achievement! In their newest creation, The Only Animal is on the hunt for survival tactics: tracking a refugee from Hurricane Katrina, a Sasquatch stalker, an unlikely escape artist, a feral grocery clerk, and the competitive eater who discovers Jesus in a fishstick. Find out what it means to stay human in a world gone to the dogs. Featuring performances by Mr. Miller, Vanessa Richards, Parnelli Parnes, and Heather Doerkson.  Performance Works, 604.215.8248,

January 26 - 27, 2007
James Campbell, Comedy 4 Kids. As the world?s most notorious stand-up comedian for children, James Campbell?s surreal take on life has his audience howling with laughter and screaming for more.  The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-251-1363,

January 26 - 27, 2007
West Coast Arenacross Racing.  Doors open at 6pm Racing starts at 7pm. Adults $15 Kids 12 and under $10. Tickets at the door.  Chilliwack Heritage Park, 604-794-3824,

January 27, 2007
Bill Henderson.  Veteran BC rocker Bill Henderson will do a rare solo show that highlights his career as a songwriter. A founding member of the influential 1960s band The Collectors as well as the recently reunited 1970s and 80s hit group Chilliwack and the group UHF.  Harrison Memorial Hall, 604-796-3664.

January 27 - 28, 2007
Robot Invasion The robots are coming! The robots are coming!  Come watch the robots from the UBC engineering group compete against each other in a spectacular show!  Science World;

January 28, 2007
Chinese New Year Celebration. Live on stage entertainment with Lion Dance, information and interactive booths.  Richmond Centre, 6551 No. 3 Rd.; 604-303-7204

January 28, 2007
Flyin' Bob - Articulate Nonsense.  Flyin? Bob ? acrobat, balancer, wire walker, professional idiot and highly skilled goofball ? takes you on a visit to the one-man three-ring circus in his mind! From the rainbow skywriter to the dramatic finale on the 9 foot hight, 20 foot long tightwire, Articulate Nonsense is a celebration of the theatrical, the goofy and the acrobatic!  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

January 28, 2007
Kids' Stuff Swap Meet.  Swap meets are geared towards preschool and children's items.  If you have toys, clothes, or books you no longer use then this is your chance to sell these items!  Cloverdale Seniors' Centre, 6022 - 176 Street;  604-502-6432.

January 29, 2007
Grand Dragon and Lion Dance: The dance combines art, history and kung fu, with each move choreographed by over 40 performers. It is accompanied by music and features firecrackers when the dragons come to life in the ancient eye-dotting ceremony.   Aberdeen Centre, Richmond; 604-273-1234.

January 30, 2007
Hardy Cyclamen Lecture ? On January 30th, 2007 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Wilhelm Bischoff from the Vancouver Orchid Society will provide an informative lecture on Hardy Cyclamen in the Garden Reception Centre. Public lectures are $5 cash at the door. Please contact the Garden Bookings Coordinator at (604) 822-3928 to pre-book a seat.  Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research,

January 30 to February 11, 2007
Green Thumb Theatre presents RAGE.  A teacher-student confrontation flies out of control. What has pushed them to this point? Do we blame the student's parents or the school system? How much fault rests with a society desensitized to violence? In this riveting new work, playwright Michelle Riml brings us into a school counsellor's office - an intimate space where ideas are exhcanged, threats are made, and no solution seems the easy way out. Rage challenges all of us to confront our notions of what makes a radical and what makes a pacifist. In a life or death situation, how would you react? Waterfront Theatre, 604.231.7535,

January 30 to March 20, 2007
Kids' (ages 8-14) sustainable Future Tech workshops offered at Capilano College.  Get young future leaders actively engaged in the battle against Climate Change and Peak Oil.  604-984-4901,

January 31, 2007
Storytelling to Celebrate Black History Month.  As part of the Vancouver International Storytelling Festival, join JouJou Turenne for a magical afternoon of tales in celebration of Black History Month. Poetic narrative inspired by the sea, the wind, dreams, and more. Fun for all ages!  Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 604-713-1888.

February 1 to March 7 , 2007
Parents can respond to the GVRD's Zero-Waste initiative, by enrolling their kids from ages 7-14 at the Sustainable Music Factory workshops.  Kids from 7-12 learn how manufacture tuned musical instruments, from recycled materials, using digital orchestral-tuning devices, powered by earth-friendlier, revived batteries. After making their artistic/creative fully-tuned instruments, which operate over the diatonic scale, they will perform a concert using their own instruments, with either comical or classical flair. Solar-powered stress meters will be used before and after the concert. 604-739-7717,

February 7 - 11, 2006
46th Vancouver International Boat Show. BC Place Stadium, Feb 7?11, 2007.  The largest boat show in Western Canada , the Vancouver Boat Show is the best place to see and buy the latest and greatest in boating and fishing.  The Vancouver Boat Show is definitely a "one-stop-shop" - featuring everything from canoes, kayaks, inflatables, runabouts, pontoon and deck boats, fishing boats, cruisers and motoryachts and sailboats.  For tickets, visit

February 18, 2007
Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air. Join individuals, teams, lower mainland firefighters, and many more, as people of all ages and abilities climb Vancouver's tallest building, the Sheraton Wallcentre, on February 18th. All proceeds go to fund BC Lung Association projects and research. Go to ( to find out more. Register today and put your legs to the test! You can also contact us by phone at 604 731 5864. Don't miss out on this once a year unique event!

March 2 - 4, 2007
The 15th Annual Wellness Show, Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Exhibit Hall B & C; 604-983-2794,

Ongoing to January 6, 2007
Aladdin: The Family Musical Pantomime.  presented by Pacific Dreams Theatre Society on the Main Stage of the Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC December 21st to January 6th. 2 pm Matinee and 7 pm evening performances Preview December 21st Opening Night December 22nd Tickets $20/$15/$10 for children 10 and under Kay Meek Box Office 604 914 3634 Experience the excitement of attending a traditional British pantomime, which is a musical comedy based on a fairy tale. There is no other form of entertainment like it! Directed by Gil Hayward.

Ongoing until January 6, 2007
Deep Cove Cultural Society Presents TREASURE ISLAND.  The annual wildly popular Christmas pantomime by Jim Sperinck is directed by Ann Booth for Deep Cove Stage Society. Dame Sally Forth, and her daughter Mary, lead a quiet life at the Admiral Benbow Inn, until Long John Silver, Captain of the Hispaniola, arrives in search of a map, and then hilarious adventures begin. Great fun for the entire family!  Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 604-929-3200,

Ongoing to January 6, 2007
Christmas in the Fort. Each Saturday throughout December and Tuesday through Saturday, December 18th to January 6th, discover how Christmas was celebrated in the fur trade era on a tour with a costumed interpreter. Warm your hands at the fire in the cooperage and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Work on a family craft activity together. Located at 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley. For more information contact the Fort Langley National Historic Site at 604-513-4777

Ongoing to January 14, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 604.687.1644,

Ongoing to January 17, 2007
Winter Wonderland, Minoru Arenas, Richmond, 604-718-8465

Ongoing until January 27, 2007
Western Front Presents BETWEEN YOUR HAND AND MY HEAD.  Western Front Exhibitions is pleased to present BETWEEN YOUR HAND AND MY HEAD, a group exhibition that explores artistic representations of "handwritten" text. While negotiating areas between communicative, transformative, semiotic and social functions of the written word, handwritten text is as much an expressive and meandering marker of identity and subjectivity as it is a device of strict formal and aesthetic convention. Attuned to the shifting indeterminacies between private conception and public interpretation, works in this exhibition navigate the multiple roles of handwritten text, finding overlaps between strategies of design and information, expression and conceptual investigation.  604.876.9343,

Ongoing to April 8, 2006
Vancouver Canucks, Come watch the Vancouver Canucks as they battle the best the NHL has to offer.  General Motors Place, check game schedule at

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents So You Think You Can Improvise... a parody of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance.  It is a 100% non-scripted show that relies on audience suggestions to move the show to its final conclusion. New Revue Stage,

For the last 12 years I've been running a non-profit organization in Delta called Air Time Canada.  We offer a free Aviation Camp where kids (and adults) learn how to co-pilot an airplane and get a chance to try it out for real.  It's completely free, in that we cover the cost of the ground school, food, flights, fuel, instructors, etc.  Participants do have to pay for their own classroom supplies.  You can find out a lot more at:  David Black, Director, Air Time Canada;

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents VTSL FAMILY MATINEE SERIES.  Instant Improv is improvised sketch comedy at its very best. The audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the improvisers provide the entertainment in the form of hilarious improvised scenes. Whether the improvisers reconstruct the story of an audience members first day at school or a recess mishap, each Instant Improv performance is as unique as its audience.  New Revue Stage, 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island.  604-738-7013,

Totems - Silent Messengers of the West Coast.  Visit the largest and most diverse collection of totem poles Vancouver has seen and pay homage to this ancient icon in Pacific Northwest Coast native culture, known as the silent messenger. Coastal Peoples Fine Arts, 1024 Mainland St., Vancouver; 604.685.9248,


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