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Special Events for June 2004


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June 1, 2004 
Give Peace a Chance:Amnesty International presents a sing-in to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the recording during Montreal Bed-In by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Elliot Louis Gallery; 604-872-8212. 

June 2, 2004 
BUGS FOR DINNER - TALK AND TASTING: Did you know there are 1400 recorded species of edible insects? Karen Needham, UBC Zoology, explores the world-wide dietary habit of eating insects. Chocolate chirpie cookies anyone? RICHMOND NATURE PARK, 604 718-6188. 

June 3 - 14, 2004 
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Vancouver's Glorious Gardens: A joint exhibition of artwork by members of the Vancouver Sketch Club. 

June 3 to September 26, 2004 
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: ard on the Beach is a professional summer Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The irresistible magic of the city, sea and mountains provides the magnificent backdrop to our productions. For Information call 604-739-0559 or visit (  

June 4, 2004 
Stringfever: Ensemble features 12-year-old fiddle whiz Stefan Thordarson, Doug Thordarson (guitar, viola, violin) and Ron Thompson (guitar). Vancouver East Cultural Centre; 604-280-4444. 

June 5, 2004 
Pitt Meadows Day Youth Fest: This event takes place at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre. There will be exciting skateboard competitions, live bands and many other activities. For more information call 604-465-2442. 

June 5, 2004 
Pitt Meadows Day: Celebrate the community of Pitt Meadows at Harris Road Park with a parade starting at 11am. There will be a variety of children’s activities, entertainment, a salmon BBQ, fireworks and the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows. Call 604-465-2453 for more information. 

June 5, 2004 
Watershed Tours Kick-off Celebration! Join us for the Watershed Tour Kick-off Celebration happening on Saturday June 5th from 10am until 4pm. It will take place in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, at the North end of Lillooet Road in North Vancouver. There will displays, live music by The Halifax Wharf Rats, a BBQ, tours, fun activities for children, a chance to win a helicopter ride and much more! No registration is necessary. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve; Call 604-451-6506 for more information. 

June 5, 2004 
Marpole Community Day: Entertainment and carnival rides, with proceeds from food sales to the Marpole-Oakridge Community Center Youth Program; 604-257-8180. 

June 5 - 9, 2004 
Mini Med School: Enroll to learn the latest scientific research about human reproduction. If you're interested in science and its application to health, enroll in Mini Med School at the BC Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health. Our Spring 2004 curriculum features renowned scientists presenting the latest research about human reproduction; :604-875-2446. 

June 5 to August 29, 2004 
Andy Warhol: Prints and Drawings, Vancouver Art Gallery; 604.662.4719. 

June 6, 2004 
HSBC Childrun: The HSBC 19th Annual Childrun which benefits the Pediatric Oncology Department at BC Children's Hospital. You can participate in either the 5K run at Queen Elizabeth Park or the Kidzone 1K Carnival around hospital grounds. Schools, corporate, families and individuals are welcome to join! To register ONLINE, visit or call 604-875-2444 for more information  

June 6, 2004 
SLUGFEST AT RICHMOND NATURE PARK: Fun and games for slugs and their people. Contests include beauty, heavy weight, largest and smallest. The grand finale is the Great Richmond Slug Race; 604 718-6188. 

June 6, 2004 
Heritage House Tour:12 Vancouver heritage houses (all different than in 2003) will open their doors to ticket holders on the 2nd Annual Open Vancouver Heritage House tour; 

June 6, 2004 
The 12th Annual Little Mountain Riley Park Festival is scheduled for Sunday June 6 from 11am-4pm at Riley Park Community Centre, 50 E 30th Avenue in Vancouver, rain or shine.  The theme is "Many Faces, One Community" and the festival celebrates the strength and diversity of the community. Highlights include: Multicultural Main Stage, Ethnic Foods, Community Information Tables, Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts Activities, Bouncy Castles, Pony rides, Speed Pitch, Senior's Tea.  For more information contact 604-879-7104. 

June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2004 
INTERPRETIVE WALKS, Sundays, 2004. Explore the bog with a nature interpreter. Meet in the Nature House at 2:00pm Sundays. RICHMOND NATURE PARK, 604 718-6188. 

June 10 - 13, 2004 
VanDusen Flower and Garden Show: A grand festival for flower fanciers, this show features more than 200 displays on everything from flowers to furniture, garden gnomes to gargoyles, peonies to parsley. This year's theme will be Garden Tales; gardens inspired by literature; 604-878-9274. 

June 10 - 25, 2004 
Richmond Art Gallery presents Richmond Artists Among Us 2004; 604-231-6454. 

June 11 - 13 and 18 - 20, 2004 
Day Out With Thomas: ctivities: 25-minute ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, live entertainment, imagination station, arts and crafts, Thomas retail store, food vendors and much more. West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish; 604-898-9336. 

June 12 - 13, 2004 
CityFest: Two-day free festival celebrates the cultural diversity of Vancouver. CityFest will feature a kaleidoscope of performances and cultural traditions with six stages, a craft fair, an interactive dance platform where people can learn traditional dances, children's programming with a performance by Cirkids, art displays from quilting to children's painting, story telling, poetry readings, and an open stage where anyone is welcome to perform. Amenities will include multi-ethnic/cultural vendors, food booths, an open air beer garden & more! Hastings Park, (604) 707-0518. 

June 11 - 13, 2004 
SURREY EDUCATION FAIR: The comprehensive education fair to provide opportunity to students to meet with representatives from graduate schools, universities, colleges, language institutes and high schools to learn about their programs and admission requirements!! Scottsdale Centre, 604-726-0500. 

June 12, 2004 
Webster's Corner Day: Celebrate this great annual event in historic Webster's Corner - 256 St. & Dewdney Trunk Road. For information call Mary Robson at 604-463-3333 ext. 2 

June 12 to September 12, 2004 
Vikky Alexander: The West Edmonton Mall Series: This exhibition presents the complete series of sixteen photographs taken by Alexander, documenting the West Edmonton Mall, and its simulacra of urban village, and arcadia, all rolled into one building. Surrey Art Gallery; 

June 13, 2004 
Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion: The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2831, and a team of volunteers are planning this 2nd annual 2km, 5km, & 10 km wheel, walk, run course, starting at the Hammond Community Centre. Contact the local Event Leader, Gerry Acton at 604-467-9132, or register at: ( 

June 13, 2004 
Do It For Dad: Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer: All proceeds to Prostate Cancer research and awarness. Presented by the British Columbia Foundation for Prostate Disease. Burnaby Lake Regional Park, 604-574-1run. 

June 13, 2004 
Heel 'n' Wheel-a-thon:Fundraiser for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Run, Walk or Bike around a 5 or 10 Km route along the ocean and through Locarno Beach Park. Raise money for CCFC, Vancouver Chapter through pledges from family, friends and co-workers. The CCFC's largest fundraiser to raise money for research to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and for education events in the Vancouver area; (604) 512-1572. 

June 13, 2004 
Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion: On Sunday, June 13th at GM Place,join us and become a part of history. Show Canada and the world that Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion rolls on! Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion is the annual event of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation to raise awareness and funds to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury and support research, ultimately leading to a cure. Come be a part of this free spectacular event, full of family fun, music, food, entertainment and many, many special guests. Make a date to make a difference. Together, we can make this dream a reality; 604-326-1275. 

June 17 to September 12, 2004 
Watershed Tours: Free public tours of the Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds take place this summer every Thursday to Sunday from June 17 to September 12, rain or shine. Each tour takes about four hours. Bus tours involve mostly bus travel with some walking at key stops along the way. Bus/extended walking tours involve some bus travel but with more walking. A limited number of these tours are available, so call early! Free - to register call 432-6430. 

June 17, 2004 
RICE LAKE TRIP: Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk along the shores of Rice Lake through the GVRD’s Seymour Demonstration Forest. RICHMOND NATURE PARK, 604 718-6188. 

June 17, 2004 
Festival dete francophone de Vancouver presents Danielle Hebert. Catch a performance by singer-songwriter and guitarist Danielle Hebert, one of Vancouver's finest artists, and help celebrate the release of her new album. Studio 16, 604-736-9806. 

June 17, 2004 
MUSEUM TALK: PIONEER HOMESTEADS: Local historian and author, Mary Keen, shares stories of agricultural settlement and the pioneers who first farmed Lulu and Sea Islands. Richmond Museum; 604 231-6460. 

June 18 - 20, 2004 
Elvismania: This is a 3 day music festival featuring may Elvis tribute artists including Randy "Elvis" Friskie. The event also includes Elvis competitions, Elvis memorabilia, trade show, fashion shows, live rockabilly and blues bands, and reunion concerts. Held at Stepson Bowl, Cloverdale; 1-877-887-2277. 

June 18 - 24, 2004 
Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival: This festival reflects on the multicultural character of the international Francophonie, which includes more than 40 countries around the world having French as one of their official language. It happens in the purest traditional forms of Francophone summer festivals, with exterior stages set up in the heart of the city. 604-736-9806. 

June 18, 2004 
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY FUNDRAISER: Performances by DJ Xzuberant, the Masses, and Versa, plus Afro-Caribbean, Ukrainian, and salsa dance. Royal Canadian Legion, 604-682-5545. 

June 19 - 20, 2004 
Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay For The Kids: The Easter Seal 24 Hour Relay is a project of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. The 24 Hour Relay, held annually in Vancouver and Victoria, is a community based fundraising event that challenges teams of 25 runners to run relay style for 24 consecutive hours while raising funds in support of the BC-wide Easter Seal Camping Program. In addition, a part of the proceeds from the Victoria event supports the Victoria Easter Seal House. Swangard Stadium, Burnaby; 

June 19 - 20, 2004 
Alcan Dragon Boat Festival: Welcome to the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, a sizzling two days of the very best in sports, entertainment, culture and food. Science World, 604-688-2382. 

June 19 - 20, 2004 
B.C. Legion Highland Games: Games at Crescent Park feature dancers, caber toss, tug-of-war, and Celtic music. Over 400 bagpipers and drummers will open the 2004 BC Legion Highland Gathering at the park at 11:30am. There will also be a parade (Surrey Centre to Five Corners in White Rock, starting at 9 a.m.) that will include more than fifteen bands and colour parties, along with representation from various community organizations from White Rock/South Surrey area. Following the Saturday activities a Celidh will be held at the Star of the Sea Hall (Five Corners) for all participants and a pancake breakfast at Branch 240, on Sunday morning, hosted by the local Lions Club, will wind up the 2004 event; 604-531-9333. 

June 19 to July 17, 2004 
Nikkei in Transition: The Stories We Tell: Series of community art workshops focusing on Japanese-Canadian issues, facilitated by Haruko Okano. We are inviting all individuals in the Japanese Canadian community, including artists, children and seniors, to come out and participate in these art workshops. Bring an image or object that relates to how you identify as Japanese-Canadian. Be a part of this exploration and collaboration! See your art become a piece of a larger work, which will be exhibited in Vancouver at the 2004 Powell Street Festival, and possibly at cultural centres across Canada! 604-683-8240. 

June 19, 2004 
BIRDING IN RICHMOND: Join a naturalist on the 3rd Sat of each month to learn about birds of the natural area in Terra Nova. Meet at Terra Nova Parking Lot at 9:00am. 3rd Saturdays, 2004. RICHMOND NATURE PARK, 604 718-6188; 

June 19, 2004 
National Aboriginal Day Free Community Event: Featuring Dancers of Damelahamid: Traditional Masked Dances from the Gitksan Nation; 604-904-9795. 

June 20 to September 6, 2004 
Burnaby Village Museum presents Vaudeville Varieties show: Footlight Theatre Co. performs its Vaudeville Varieties show at Brookfield Hall every Sunday and holiday Monday at 1, 2, and 3pm. Performances also take place on Canada Day and the Saturdays of BC Day and Labour Day weekends. 604-293-6501. 

June 20, 2004 
CARNIVOROUS PLANT SHOW AND SALE: Pacific Western Carnivorous Plant Society show of rare plants - the insect eating carnivorous kind. RICHMOND NATURE PARK, 604 718-6188 

June 21 to September 2, 2004 
Vancouver Canadians Baseball; The most affordable professional sports entertainment in the Lower Mainland. 

June 21, 2004 
Jewels & Binoculars: Three jazz artists perform Bob Dylan tunes. Michael Moore (clarinets, alto saxophone), Lindsey Horner (bass), and Michael Vatcher (percussion) perform. Western Front; (604) 876-9343; 

June 21, 2004 
National Aboriginal Day: Enjoy cultural and contemporary performances, hip hop, art and craft booths, family, youth and kids activities, information booths, kids safe booth. The day begins with an early morning pancake breakfast followed by traditional opening ceremonies honoring the Coast Salish territory and surrounding communities. Trout Lake Community Center, 604-255-1326. 

June 25 - 26, 2004 
Okanagan Spring Music Festival: Featuring: Great Big Sea, Spirit of the West, Paul Hyde (of the Payolas) Chilliwack, 54-40, Sloan, Hawksley Workman and others! Plaza of Nations, 604-654-2627. 

June 25 - 27, 2004 
Kits Days: Kits Days 2004 will carry on a tradition in Kitsilano unmatched by any other community event, reviving past customs and old-fashioned family entertainment. Three days of great sidewalk sales, exciting street entertainment for the whole family, and some delicious outdoor cooking! Sunday, June 27th, from 8:00am to noon, marks the running of the 14th Annual Kitsilano Soapbox Derby, one of North Americas premier soapbox events. This is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to come together for a day of fun in a festival setting, and a unique way to meet neighbours and to promote community spirit. Watch 70 young drivers (aged 9 to 13) race down West 4th Avenue between Yew & Burrard in home-made soapbox cars, competing to win Fastest Car, Best Design, Best Engineered and Best Overall prizes; 604-263-6443. 

June 25 to July 4, 2004 
Vancouver International Jazz Festival: From mainstream traditions to the most adventurous improvisational concepts, you can expect to hear jazz of all styles and stripes, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electonica and world music. With over 400 shows in 10 days it's a fun-filled city-wide celebration; or call 604-872-5200. 

June 25 to July 4, 2004 
TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival: From mainstream traditions to the most adventurous improvisational concepts, you can expect to hear jazz of all styles and stripes, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electonica and world music. With over 400 shows in 10 days it's a fun-filled city-wide celebration; 604-872-5200, 

June 25, 2004 
Oscar Peterson: Canadian jazz icon opens 19th annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Orpheum Theatre, 604 872-5200. 

June 26 - 27, 2004 
Best of the West Antique Expo: A major event for West Coast antique collectors, both Canadian and American, Best of the West features 100 antiques and collectibles dealers from across Canada. Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 1-800-667-0619. 

June 27, 2004 
Maple Ridge Garden Clubs “Country Garden Tour 2004”: You will have the opportunity to visit eight beautiful private gardens as well as the private gardens of two home based local nurseries. These are all award winning gardens and many have been featured in magazines and television. Tickets for the event are $12.00 with all monies raised going to Sunshine Dreams for Kids. The tour is self guided with two gardens open to those of you who would like to “picnic in the garden”. Tickets are limited and generally sold out by mid June. For tickets and more information please contact Nancy Vince 604-462-9394 or Linda Lundeberg at 604-462-7888. 

June 30, 2004 
An Evening with Al Green at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-4444. 

July 1, 2004 
Burnaby Village Museum presents Dominion Day: Free admission for all! All sorts of family crafts, community displays, special entertainers, and free birthday cake make this day a must-see! Come meet Burnaby's Mayor, the Village's Honorary Reeve and your Mps and MLAs. Carousel rides are just $1.50! 604-293-6501. 

July 1, 2004 
Canada Day at Granville Island. Bring the whole family for an all-day celebration with interactive displays and games. 

July 1, 2004 
Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place. Celebrate the country's confederation day with entertainment for the whole family, featuring songs and dancing 604-775-8025. 

July 1, 2004 
Steveston Salmon Festival: Parade, Bull Head Derby at Garry Point Park, Chowder Contest, and Flower & Garden Show. These are just a few of the events that are happening around Salmon Festival time. For more information call 604-718-8080. 

Ongoing from June 12 to October 2, 2004 
Yaletown Funky Farmers' Market: Rain or shine, shop for local crafts, farm-fresh produce, gourmet prepared foods and fashions from local independent labels. Every Saturday; 604-839-3605. P>Ongoing until to June 6, 2004 
Cirque du Soleil presents QUIDAM: uidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming, going, living in our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the "quidam" that Cirque du Soleil is celebrating. Concord Pacific Place; 800-361-4595. 

Ongoing until June 3, 2004 
EunSook Lee: The Richmond Art Gallery presents an exhibition by Korean artist EunSook Lee. Lee's experimentation with materials, scale and space results in an extraordinary luminous sculptural installation. Her work consists of florescent threads pressed between translucent polyester film and is then woven into various sculptural shapes. Richmond Art Gallery, 604-231-6454. 

Ongoing until June 6, 2004 
Jarnail Singh: Discovering The Soul Of Punjab. Jarnail Singh's paintings explore a wide range of topics, and employ a range of techniques. The artist is completing a series of paintings that document the history of Punjab, featuring images of some of the important figures of the Sikh faith, and the traditional Punjabi way of life, fast vanishing in the villages of the Punjab. Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey; 

Ongoing until June 11, 2004 
Pierre Ruiz, Paintings: We present pastel exhibition this spring with Vancouver artist Pierre Ruiz, a native of Aix-en-Provence where he studied Fine Arts. " Pastel is like the dust on butterfly wings" the famous French painter Degas once said. Pierre Ruiz studied under painter George Car, in France. His specialty of working the pastel with his fingers, a technique close to sculpting, has helped him garner many prizes in France and Canada, including first prize in pastel at the Chteau de Svign competition in 1986. He now excels in hyperrealism using oils and larger canvasses for his most recent subject and inspiration: horses. A veteran of exhibitions in France, Ireland, the USA and Canada, he was accepted out of 654 entries in the juried show Ongoing until June 12, 2004 
The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied: This exhibition chronicles the saga of Canada's aviation marvel the Avro Arrow from its genesis to cancellation. The jet was viewed as Canada's best chance to be at the forefront of the international aerospace industry during the 1950's. An important aspect of this exhibition is the stories from the factory workers and citizens of Parry Sound where the jet was manufactured and eventually scrapped. Their personal connection resonates through the exhibition and adds a sense of humanity to a project that was seen as something political driven and cancelled. West Vancouver Museum and Archives, 604-925-7295. 

Ongoing until June 13, 2004 
Valeri Sokolovski: Beautys Fascination: Valeri Sokolovski is preparing an installation of stone and wood sculptures that explore the idea of the muse. There will be three series of works, inspired by music, motherhood, and beauty. When asked about the range of materials, the artist says different compositions and subjects need different qualities for their expression marble, for example, can show tiny details and is luminous: both emitting and reflecting light. He says, Sculpture is nothing less than music frozen in stone. Surrey Art Gallery, 604-501-5566. 

Ongoing until June 25, 2004 
Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees: Join us for a giant screen journey into the hearts, minds and world of wild chimpanzees with the world's most famous field researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall. The film chronicles Dr. Goodall's more than 40 years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Viewers will be led by Dr. Goodall, as well as the new generation of young researchers, into the daily lives of the now famous Gombe chimp families; Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad. Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre; 604-443-7440. 

Ongoing from June 25, 2004 
Jade Peony Walking Tours: Every Wednesday, join historian John Atkin, on an exclusive personalized walking tour, exploring the treasures of Chinatown. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 604-662-3207. P>Ongoing until June 26, 2004 
Heritage Stories for Children: A Saturday morning program for parents and young children. Presenters and stories TBA. During Asian Heritage Month (May) focus will be on Asian Canadian Stories. Richmond Museum, 604-231-6460. 

Ongoing until June 27, 2004 
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Evita: Evita is the story of Eva, a poor Argentine girl who grew up to be the wife of the president of Argentina and to be worshipped by her people. Featuring the songs Don't Cry for Me Argentina, High Flying Adored, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and The Money Kept Rolling In. Stanley Theatre, 604-687-1644. 

Ongoing until August 30, 2004 
Ocean Oasis: Ocean Oasis is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds Mexico's Sea of Corts and the Baja California desert. "A few very special places in the world are havens for life. Resources and shelter draw living creatures from far and near. These places are rare. We call them oases." What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing until August 30, 2004 
Vancouver Museum presents Skateboarding in Vancouver: a look at the colourful and controversial history of skateboarding in this city and beyond. See skateboards and equipment from all eras of the sport from the surf-inspired sixties to the electric eighties to the fine-arts inspired nineties. Learn how skateboarding has been shaped by this city and how skateboarding has shaped it. 604-734-7368. 

Ongoing until August 31, 2004 
Architectural Institute of British Columbia Tours: Explore six locations: Victory Square and Gastown: Where the City Began; Chinatown: Yesterday and Today; Strathcona: Neighbourhood of Change;Yaletown and False Creek North: Industrial to Residential; West End: Manhattan to Mole Hill; Downtown Business Core: Modern and Contemporary. Tuesday to Saturday; 604-683-8588, ext. 306. 

Ongoing until August 31, 2004 
Nascar 3D: Experience NASCAR like never before through the magic of IMAX 3D technology. With NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience, you'll be transported into the driver's seat of North America's most popular spectator sport. NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience goes behind the scenes of the races to uncover the science, technology and teamwork that make up this preeminent sport. Meet the revered drivers as they compete for the coveted checkered flag. Discover the technology and underlying physics that drivers depend on and meet the millions of passionate fans who are devoted to this exciting sport. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

Ongoing until October 31, 2004 
Mayday - The Risky Business of Fishing: MAYDAY The Risky Business of Fishing presents a thrilling series of dramatic real-life Search and Rescue stories from the West Coast Fishery. Each tale is brought alive through dynamic illustrations, sound-effects and exhibits containing the tools of survival in an unforgiving marine environment. As they experience the exhibit, visitors learn why fishing is called the most dangerous job in the world and are left with a new appreciation of those who brave the elements to bring in the catch, and those who assist them when they run into trouble. Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston; 604-664-9009. 

Ongoing until December 31, 2004 
The Young Black Stallion: In Disney's first dramatic feature made specifically for the giant screen, Walt Disney Pictures is proud to present the continuation of a family favorite and a story that has enthralled generations of readers. The Young Black Stallion, a prequel to the 1979 classic, presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt, whom she names Shetan. Once reunited with her father, however, Neera remains haunted by images of the "lost horse of the desert" -- one of a few stallions of legend, rumored to be "born of the sands, sired by the night sky, drinkers of the wind." The original writer and producer of The Black Stallion have returned for this production, which will bring giant screen audiences the wonder, excitement, and magic of Walter Farley's equine hero as they have never seen it before. Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre, Science World; 604-443-7443. 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Chinese Culture Through Papercuts. Traditional papercutting demonstration and display by Mrs. Rong Fang Wu. Watch Mrs. Wus skillful fingers shape beautiful butterflies symbolizing love along with Chinese characters and symbolic flowers, animals, and landscapes from classic myths and legends. Every Tuesday afternoon from 11am -2pm. 

Communication: Explore the similarities and confusing differences between languages. Use a fiber optics to watch a video. Adjust a satellite dish to send and catch your own image, and control a computer with the loudness of your voice. These and other hands-on experiences will help you better understand today's information society. Science World, Vancouver; 604-443-7440. 

100 year Anniversary of Flight Program: With an emphasis on Canadian innovation and aviation technology, follow the history of flight from early Greek legend to the Wright brothers and beyond. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver; 604-738-7827. 

Ghosts of the Abyss 3D: Academy Award winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration - the legendary wreck of the Titanic. Using state-of-the-art technology, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. At the CN Imax at Canada Place; 604-682-4629. 

India: Kingdom of the Tiger: Journey across India, a breathtaking land shaped by a myriad of cultures, customs and traditions. Inspired by the writings and experiences of Jum Corbett, a pioneer of Indian wildlife conservation. A glorious tribute to this magnificent land, and to its greatest ambassador - the mighty Bengal Tiger. At the CN IMAX at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX. 

The 50s Gallery: Do you remember the 50s? Bobby socks and poodle skirts; milkshakes and rock and roll. Few decades have made such an impression on popular culture. Admire the mint-condition 1955 Ford Fairlane, check out the neon, or put a quarter in the jukebox and listen the music of the decade that gave birth to the teenager in this, the latest addition to the history of Vancouver. Vancouver Museum, 604-736-4431. 

Beyond the Grain: Delve beyond the grain in this compelling collection of contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artwork and discover the deep-rooted traditions that mold each unique piece. Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery presents a group show of master works exhibiting the rich range in form and style of our coastal communities including such artists as Henry Green, Tim Paul, Norman Tait, Dale Campbell, Susan Point and Chuck Heit; 604-685-9298. 

MisAdvenutres in 3D: The Professor and Max, are back in action in Misadventures in 3D: More 3D Mania. This film finds the Institute of 3D Technology's Professor Turcinovic and his trusty robotic assistant Max caught in an unknown zone between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions - with seemingly no way out! Misadventures in 3D demonstrates how 3D technology works by exploring the principles behind visual perception. Amazing processes that we take for granted such as perspective, occlusion, and relative motion take on new meaning once experienced in 3D on the giant screen! In fact, after seeing Misadventures in 3D, you'll never look at the world the same way again. CN IMAX Theatre, 604-682-IMAX. 

Sea Stories and Symbols A timeless portrait of ancient myths and folklore: ainter dElaine Ann Herard Johnson has always been inspired by the wonderment of the sea. Her first solo exhibit as a first-grader during the 1930s depicted a cutaway view of the submerged mysteries underwater. Today, myth and lore of the worlds oceans come to life in an exhibition of paintings by now internationally acclaimed artist dElaine Johnson now showing in the J Torben Karlshoej Gallery at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. 604-257-8300. 

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