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Special Events for March 2003


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March 1 - 31, 2003
Land-Sea-Sky: An exhibition of Inuit carvings of communities on Baffin Island where sculptures are created primarily out of the green serpentine stone collectors the world over have come to associate with Inuit artwork. Inuit Gallery of Vancouver; 604-688-7323.

March 3 & 10, 2003
FREE roller hockey program for children 3-5 years, 9:30 am -10:30 am, Stardust Skating Center, Surrey; 604-584-6630.

March 7 - 31, 2003
A Year by Jordan Van Sewell: Twelve ceramic sculptures (one for each month) using symbols, allegories and iconography to record our meaning in life and passage of our time.; Crafthouse, Granville Island; 604-687-6511.

March 7 - 9, 2003
12th Annual Fraser Valley Boat & Sportsmen's Show at the Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 1-877-888-7111.

March 8, 2003
 Kids Only Swap Meet at the Thompson Community Centre, Richmond;  604-718-8422.

March 8, 2003
10 am - 12 noon, Great new and used kids clothing, toys and equipment. Highlands Preschool; 604-980-1740.

March 8, 2003
International Women's Day

March 8, 2003
Owls in the Forest: Winter is when forest owls go courting, find nest sites and start raising their young. Learn about these night hunters, listen for their calls, and dissect an owl pellet to see what they eat.  Burnaby Lake; 604-432-6359..

March 8, 2003
Scouts Canada - Guides Canada Hike for Hunger at Bear Creek Park, Surrey; 604-596-0884.

March 8, 2003
10-12pm Wild Bird Trust of BC Walk: Beyond Binoculars! at Maplewood Flats; 604- 924-2581.

March 8-9, 2003
Festival du Bois, Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam; 604-936-0039.

March 9, 2003
Kidstuff Only Swapmeets at Bonsor Complex, Burnay. Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child's cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you're thinking of selling, please note that we accept only used items for children age 12 and younger as well as maternity clothes. Note that restrictions apply to table registration. Free admission. Su, 10:00am-2:00pm, March 9. Table rental: $17.60. Table registration: February 8. Bonsor Complex: 604-439-1860.

March 9, 2003
Kidstuff Swapmeet at Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby, 10 am - 2 pm, 604-439-5514.

March 11 - 13, 2003
B. C. High School Boys' Basketball Association Tournament at the PNE Agrodome;

March 13, 2003
Dining Out For Life; Various Venues, 183 Lower Mainland restaurants are fighting AIDS by donating 25 percent of their food revenue from every meal sold during this important event. All money raised will go to A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life, Lower Mainland charities supporting local people living with AIDS. If you eat out one night in March, why not make it March 13th? 604-682-5992.

March 13-15, 2003
Spring Antique & Craft Show at the Lynden, Washington Fairgrounds;360-966-5573.

March 14 - 16, 2003
KWANTLEN FIRST NATION 5TH ANNUAL POW-WOW at the Langley Fine Arts School at 9096 Trattle Street in Fort Langley; 604-888-2488.

March 15 - 20, 2003
Play Dome: Canada's Largest Indoor Carnival with over 45 rides and attractions! Experience Spring Break fun for everyone - under the Dome! One ticket allows you to stay all day and ride as often as you like. One-day Dome Passes are just $16, multi-day Ultimate Passes are $35. For parents and those who just like to watch, Guest Passes are $6. Tickets are available at the door only. BC Place Stadium; 604-661-7373.

March 15 - 21, 2003
Spring Break Theatre Festival at Granville Island; Experience theatre for young audiences during spring break week with daytime festival performances at Arts Club Revue Stage and the Granville Island Stage; (604) 687-1644.

March 15 - 23, 2003
Spring Break at Kids Market, Granville Island; Enjoy story telling, puppet shows, arts & crafts and more to celebrate the arrival of Rainbow the Dragon on March 15; (604) 689-8447.

March 15 - 23, 2003
10am 5pm, Wildlife Week at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, North Vancouver; 604-981-3103.

March 15 - April 4, 2003
Vancouver International Dance Festival: From Butoh to Hip Hop: A World of Contemporary Dance. Performances by seven internationally acclaimed dance companies and master classes and workshops by ten well-known teachers. At Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver; 604-662-7441.

March 15, 2003
Connecting Children with Nature: Teachers, group leaders and parents, discover how to enrich children's outdoor experiences. Engage your senses in this hands-on workshop with simple, powerful nature activities and games used by GVRD Park Interpreters. Handouts provided.  Kanaka Creek, Maple Ridge; 604-467-7322.

March 16, 2003
Kids Stuff Swapmeet, 10 am - 2 pm, Guildford Recreation Centre, Surrey; This swap meet is geared towards baby, preschool, and children's items;  604-502-6055.

March 17 - 21, 2003
Michael Jordan to the Max: This film captures the real life story of Michael Jordan, the most spectacular athlete of the 20th century and the world's most recognizable person. ;CN Imax Theatre at Canada Place; 604-682-4629.

March 17, 2003
Making Tracks: What signs do animals leave behind? Hone your tracking skills. Search for animal tracks and other clues. Make a paw print to take home. Burnaby Lake; 604-432-6359..

March 18 - 21, 2003
Spring Break Theatre Festival at Shadbolt Art Centre, Burnaby; 604-205-3000.

March 18, 2003
Eagle Explorers: Search for the signs of Bald Eagles and other aerial hunters. Discover how eagles survive, try some eagle activities and perhaps spot famous 'Old Baldy' himself.  Burnaby Lake; 604-432-6359.

March 18, 2003
Salamander Searchers: Secretive salamanders stalk their prey on damp forest floors and quiet waterways. Search for salamanders and other small creatures.  Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; 604-432-6359..

March 19, 2003
Eagles, Hawks and Owls: Search for signs of predatory birds ? eagles, hawks and owls. Learn where they live, how they hunt and why they are so successful.  Minnekhada Park, Coquitlam;  604-933-6000.

March 20, 2003
Festival Mongolia:Seeing is believing! Mongolian contortionist, artists, dancers, singers and musicians come to Burnaby. Enjoy folk singing and dancing as musicians dressed in traditional costumes play classical instruments. 7-8:30pm; James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby; 604-293-6511.

March 21 - 22, 2003
Sewing & Crafts Show at the Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; Call 1-888-245-6777 for details.

March 21, 2003
ICP Orchestra: Presented by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society. ICP stands for Holland's Instant Composer's Pool - the first European collective for improvised music. 8pm. ; Norman Rothstein Theatre; 604-872-5200.

March 21, 2003
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 22, 2003
"Empty Bowls" Throwing Competition: 15 of BC's best potters, including Bob Kingsmill, Vincent Massey and ceramic instructors from many lower mainland colleges and art institutions, will be demonstrating their throwing talents in this one-of-a-kind competition. There will also be ceramics activities for families and displays. Bowls created will be decorated by Burnaby school children, then sold for the "Gala" fundraising event being held at the Shadbolt on April 24th. Proceeds to help Burnaby's Food First Committee address issues of hunger in our community.

March 22, 2003
Night Quest: Celebrate spring equinox with a night stroll in the forest, follow lantern-lit trails leading to discovery stations. Explore the world of night creatures. Enjoy crafts, entertainment and a hot drink around a crackling bonfire. Start your journey anytime between 6 and 8 pm at the Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 m west of Blanca. Allow at least one hour to complete the quest.  Pacific Spirit Park; 604-432-6359..

March 22, 2003
Oldtimer's Hockey Challenge: Watch the Vancouver Police Team go up against some of the greatest hockey legends including Darryl Sittler, Steve Shutt, Dale Hawerchuck, Brad Park, Tiger Williams and more!!  Pacific Coliseum; 604-280-4444.

March 24 - 30, 2003
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival: Sample over 900 wines from 156 wineries representing 14 countries. Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre and Various Other Venues; 604-873-3311.

March 28 & 29, 2003
THE JOY OF SAX:SymphonyPOPS welcomes recording artist, PJ Perry, as he salutes jazz greats Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz and Charlie Parker in a hot night of cool sounds. Conducted by Tania Miller.  Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver; 604-280-3311.

March 28 - 29, 2003
3rd annual FV Farm Toy Show at the Matsqui Community Hall;  604-856-4571.

March 28, 2003
Spring Sky at Night: oin GVRD Parks and the astronomers from the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre for a night under the stars. View the sky through powerful Space Centre telescopes. Watch an astronomical slide show. Children can make a sky craft to take home. The program runs rain or stars. Bring a chair, binoculars, flashlight and a mug; a concession will be provided by Colony Farm Park Association.  Colony Farm, Coquitlam; 604-432-6359.

March 29, 2003
Car Trunk Sale (Garage Sale) at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Burnaby.  Load up your cars, trucks and minivans with items you no longer need, and drive down to the parking lot at Bill Copeland Sports Centre. This is an opportunity to sell your used items in our parking lot and make some money. Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm, 604-291-1261.

March 29, 2003
Huge Kids Swapmeet, 10 am - 1 pm, at the Cloverdale Fair Grounds; 604-513-8880.

March 30, 2003
Kids Only Flea Market, 10 am - 2 pm, Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver; 604-257-6955.

March 30, 2003
Kids' Koncert: Inspector Tovey investigates and takes a fun look at what it takes to be a composer as he reveals music maker's best-kept secrets.  Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-3311.

March 30, 2003
Little Bear & The Enchanted Wood with special guest Elliot Moose; Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604-280-4444.

March 31, 2003
Puppetry Extravaganza, 11 am - 4 pm, Kerrisdale Community Centre.  Enjoy shows and puppet making; 604-257-8100.

Ongoing until March 8, 2003
Little Shop of Horrors: Don't feed the plants! Suddenly Seymour gets more than he bargained for in this Motown-meets-Broadway musical sensation. At the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island; 604-687-1644.

Ongoing until March 14, 2003
Secrets of the Lost Temple Explore an ancient Myan temple and hunt for priceless treasures in this Virtual Voyages Motion Simulator ride, which combines live-action film and computer generated images with state-of-the-art sound and motion. Sat.,Sun. & holidays; At the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, 604-738-7827.

Ongoing until March 14, 2003
Everest: at the Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre, Science World, 604-443-7443.

Ongoing until March 16, 2003
Merlin: Carousel Theatre presents an epic tale of destiny, power and friendship that is a must-see for fans of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings.  At the Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island;  604-685-6217

Ongoing until March 22, 2003
Romeo and Juliet at the Vancouver Playhouse; 604-873-3311.

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