Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for March 2004


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March 2, 2004
LYNN REDGRAVE,Unique Lives and Experiences presents award-winning actress Lynn Redgrave as she shares her personal life stories. Orpheum Theatre, 604-280-4444.

March 3, 2004
Scam Jam 2004: Scam Jam is a one-day anti-fraud event that combines education and information about consumer protection. Learn how to protect yourself from Internet frauds, identity theft, bogus charities, etc. CKNW Bill Good Show live on location. Feature guest is VPD Chief Jamie Graham. Attendance is free. Please register to attend online at or call 604-685-7226. Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.

March 4, 2004
Kids Only Swap Meet. Thompson Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8422.

March 4 - 20, 2004
North Shore Light Opera Society presents The Gondoliers. The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan. Glorious music and witty words tell the story of confused identities and triumphant love. Presentation House Theatre, 604-990-3474.

March 4 - 7, 2004
Festival du Bois: For the 15th year in a row, traditional and folk music lovers gather together for a couple of days to swing and dance to the sounds of the fiddle and accordion and much more. With its relaxed atmosphere and French-Canadian " Joie de Vivre ", the Festival du Bois welcomes over 15 000 enthusiastic spectators who have come to "let go" to the sounds of Celtic, traditional and folk music. This year’s line-up is sure to delight one and all. Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam; 604-936-0039. 

March 5 - 11, 2004
Reel 2 Real:International film festival for youth and families. Reel 2 Real presents films from around the world that expose youth to new ideas and cultural perspectives. Tinseltown Cinemas, Vancouver;

March 5, 2004
Gianco Sports World - Kickboxing: Gianco Sports World presents a night of Kickboxing in the Agriplex. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner is served (with proof of purchase) at 6:30pm, matches begin at 7pm. Cloverdale Agriplex, 604-250-9086.

March 5, 2004
International Women's Day: Treat yourself to an afternoon of multicultural entertainment, storytelling and self-care featuring demonstrations of massage, skin care, quilting, Tai-Chi and much more! Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House; 604-298-5888.

March 6 - 7, 2004
Karate Tournament Steveston Community Centre, Richmond, 604-718-8080.

March 6, 2004
Roedde House Museum Parlour Concert: Beth Orson and Rita Constanzi, Both internationally acclaimed musicians, this fantastic duo will perform works by Bellini and Brod. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Tickets are $17 for adults and seniors, $30 for two tickets, $12 for students. Seatings are limited, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Call 604-684-7040 for ticket sales.

March 6, 2004
International Women's Day 2004: A full day of women-focused lectures, gallery talks, exhibits and storytelling performances to celebrate and recognize the lives, experiences and achievements of women. Vancouver Museum, 604-736-4431.

March 6, 2004
Kids Swap Meet: There will be a kid's swap meet in the Alice McKay and Shannon Hall buildings (Cloverdale) on March 6th. Hours are from 10am - 1pm and the cost to attend is $1.00. For more information please contact Susan at 604-513-8880.

March 6, 2004
Owl Prowling: Owls begin their nesting season early, so this is an ideal time to catch them calling or hunting. Join this evening experience to listen and search for owls. Travel silently amidst the sounds, scents and shadowy images of the dark forest. Learn owl calls and habits. Discover other friendly night creatures. Co-sponsor: Whalley Community Recreation. To register call 604-501-5100.

March 6, 2004
Product Of The Philippines: Made A Canada, Political fashion show exposes the oppression of Filipino women using fashion, theatre, song, dance, and poetry. Capri Hall, Vancouver, 604-215-1103.

March 6, 2004
Vancouver Telemark Festival: A festival that promotes the sport of telemark skiing by bringing together a community of novice to expert tele-markers and those curious to try it out.  A full day of activities, sessions, information and guaranteed fun! Mount Seymour Day Lodge,

March 6, 2004
BC LIONS INAUGURAL ORANGE HELMET AWARDS DINNER: The BC Lions Football Club is proud to present Warren Moon as the keynote speaker. The dinner will be a celebration of grassroots football in British Columbia. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to amateur football in British Columbia. The evening will be used to recognize provincial champions at all levels by presenting an Orange Helmet award to each winning team and to the Builder of the Year. The evening will take place in conjunction with a weekend-long football clinic, hosted by Football BC. Sheraton Guilford Hotel, 604-661-3628. 

March 7, 2004
Gurdip Arts Academy:An evening of children’s performances with a program that includes folk dances and ballet as well as singing and skits in Punjabi. Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, 604-338-6046..

March 7 - 9, 2004
12th Annual Fraser Valley Boat & Sportsmen's Show at Tradex Centre, Abbotsford; 1.-877-888-7111.

March 9 - 13, 2004
BC Boys High School Basketball Championships at the PNE Agrodome, 604-280-4444.

March 9 - 21, 2004
STOMP! Hit show in which performers use everyday objects--broomsticks, lighters, boots, hubcaps--to make rhythmic music. Vogue Theatre, 604-280-4444.

March 9 - 14, 2004
Fosse: Fosse, the Tony Award winning smash hit musical, highlights the work of the legendary dancer,choreographer and director Bob Fosse. Fosses sexy style and unique vision revolutionized the musical theatre with the Broadway hits Sweet Charity, Chicago, Dancin, and the films Cabaret and All That Jazz. Long-time Fosse stars Gwen Verdon and Ann Reinking came together to recreate Bob Fosses groundbreaking work, and an extraordinarily talented cast brings Broadwaysall-time best choreography to life! The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Art.

March 9 - 27, 2004
Vancouver International Dance Festival: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), Vancouver’s premier dance event, showcases contemporary dance from around the world. Local, national, and international dance artists are featured in performances, master classes and workshops. The VIDF presents dance that moves the heart and soul, stimulates the mind, fuels the imagination, and charges the senses. A major feature of most of the works to be presented at the 2004 VIDF is the incorporation of live music. Roundhouse Community Centre, 604-662-7441.

March 10 - 20, 2004
Touchstone Theatre presents The League of Nathans by Jason Sherman: Three young Jewish boys, all named Nathan, form a boys club where they grapple with their faith and identity. When one moves to Israel the three are dispersed, until years later when a telegram summons the other two to a synagogue in Spain for one final meeting. This rigorously intelligent and deeply moving play remains as topical now as it was in its Chalmers Award-Winning premiere over a decade ago. Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 604-709-9973. 

March 10, 2004
Rogue Folk Club presents Celtic Fiddle Festival: The Rogue is delighted to bring back the Celtic Fiddle Festival - one of our most popular Celtic shows of the past decade. Sadly, Scottish fiddler extraordinaire Johnny Cunningham passed away in December, but the show must go on, and the remaining players - Irish fiddle legend Kevin Burke (Bothy Band, Open House, Patrick Street), Breton fiddle master Christian Lemaitre (Kornog, Den, Pennou Skoulm) and English guitarist Ged Foley (House Band, Patrick Street) - decided to recruit a new member and to dedicate this tour to the memory of their great friend Johnny. The new member is Andre Brunet, from the Quebec supergroup La Bottine Souriante. It promises to be a wonderful evening of Celtic music with a bit of a francophone twist in memory of one of the Rogue's most beloved performers over the years. For more info, visit and follow the links to Celtic and then Celtic Fiddle Festival. St. James Hall, Vancouver;

March 12 to 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.

March 13 - 28, 2004
Vancouver Maritime Museum presents Pirates: During spring break from March 13 to March 21, 2004 (Museum is closed Monday, March 15), pirate activities are planned for families visiting the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Pirate trainees will help children and their parents with different pirate activities each day pirate hats and flags, treasure chest maps and building a pirate ship. Activities will be held from noon to 4 pm each day and are included with admission to the Museum. Feature exhibits for all ages and Alcan Childrens Maritime Discovery Centre an area dedicated to the young at heart! 604-257-8300.

March 13, 2004
Sinfonia: Jane Coop is one of the most in demand pianists Canada has ever produced! Well-versed in many styles, no one can narrow Jane down to a single specialty, but her Classical interpretations are sublime! Enjoy the first of Ludwig van Beethoven's important Concertos for Piano, the Concerto #1 in C Major. This is the concerto which rocketed Beethoven to fame as both pianist and composer! In this all-Classical concert, Sinfonia will also perform two gorgeous gems by the great Masters Haydn (Notturno) and Mozart, the famous Symphony #40 in G Minor. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484.

March 11, 2004
Dining Out For Life: 154 Lower Mainland/Whistler 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 11th? 604-727-8225.

March 12 - 17, 2004
CelticFest: From March 12 - 17, 2004, participating downtown venues and outdoor stages along Granville will showcase Scottish and Irish Step Dances, renowned Irish story-telling, not-to-be missed Celtic fiddling, childrens entertainment, music performances and workshops (featuring lessons for tin penny whistle, bodhran and fiddle), as well as beer tastings to quench the thirsty work of watching Gaelic sports demonstrations. 604-683-8331.

March 12 - 21, 2004
Carousel Capers at Burnaby Village Museum: A week of carousel fun and excitement for all ages. Unlimited rides on the C.W. Parker Carousel, children's entertainers twice a day and spot prizes make this a fun getaway for kids. Visit the blacksmith shop and general store for that trip back in time. Take in the toy room and the old-time movie for a good laugh. 604-293-6501.

March 12 - 28, 2004
Kids Market: Join the fun at Kids Market with FREE crafts and entertainment for children of all ages. Granville Island, For more information visit or call (604) 689-8447.

March 13 - 14, 2004
1st VANCOUVER PET EXPO at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.

March 13 - 14, 2004
St. Patrick’s Day Tea, 12 – 4 p.m., London Heritage Farm, Richmond, 604-271-5220.

March 13 - 15, 2004
Volvo AWD Ski Series: Exciting on hill family entertainment, prizes, ski performance video tips, and more.

March 13 - 18, 2004
Playdome:Canada's largest indoor carnival features more than 45 midway rides. BC Place Stadium, 604-661-7373.

March 13 - 19, 2004
GOLD FEVER:Put on your gold prospecting gear and come to Fort Langley. But beware - gold fever is contagious! 1858 brought thousands of feverish prospectors to the Fraser's shore, and changed the course of history. Fort Langley, 604-513-4777.

March 13 - 19, 2004
Spring Break Theatre Festival on Granville Island: Great West Life presents the 7th annual Spring Break Theatre Festival for Young Audiences. Five professional theatre companies specializing in theatre for young audiences will perform 16 shows. The festival offers a range of great family entertainment. For more information visit or call (604) 687-5315.

March 13, 2004
1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade: March down the street with parade floats, bagpipes, banners flying, stilt walkers, face painters and some suprises. Part of CelticFest. Marshalling at Granville Bridge and dispersing at Hastings. 11 am - 1 pm;

March 13, 2004
Saint Patrick's Day Dance: Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! Popular annual dance hosted by the Pitt Meadows Lions. Pitt Meadows Hall, 8 p.m. For more information call Ed 604-465-6470.

March 14 - 20, 2004
CULTURAL QUILT: Did you know there were Hawaiians at Fort Langley? Your family can step back to the 1800s and find out how Hawaiians, French-Canadians, Metis, First Nations and Scots lived and worked together at Fort Langley. Participate in hands-on activities and cultural games. Info call 604-513-4777.

March 14, 2004
Clayathon! A Ceramic Sampler: Try your hands at modeling a creation from your imagination and learn some basic hand-building techniques. Burnaby Art Gallery at Ceperley House; 604-205-7332.

March 14, 2004
Free Family Sunday Programs: Once a month join us for an interactive experience that combines the current art gallery exhibit with a free hands on studio activity. A Ceramic Sampler: A Clayathon! Try your hands at modeling a creation from your imagination and learn some basic hand-building techniques Instructor: Sabrina Keskula. Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-205-7332.

March 14, 2004
Scales and Coils: See and hold reptiles from around the world, and learn about the care of these special animals. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 15 - 19, 2004
Spring Break Programs Britannia Heritage Shipyards, Richmond; 604 718-8050.

March 15 - 19, 2004
Spring Break Sport Discover Camp: 9 - 12 year old Boys and Girls. Adventure & challenge. Come discover and explore 12 - 15 Olympic & Paralympic sports this Spring Break! This one week camp lets you ‘test drive’ some less traditional Olympic sports such as, speed skating, fencing, kayaking, team handball and sledge hockey! Albion Hall. For information call Jill:1-604-864-4657.

March 15 - 20, 2004
Qiao: The China National Acrobatic Troupe performs a 110-minute show featuring feats of balancing and acrobatics. Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, 604-280-4444.

March 15 - 21, 2004
NO SOLDIERS, JUST SO-LE'-MIE! "So-le'-mie" means "cranberries" in the trade language Chinook Jargon. Fort Langley wasn't a military fort, but a trading post. Learn how the Hudson's Bay Company traded with the First Nations through activities and a Chinook Jargon scavenger hunt. Info call 604-513-4777

March 15, 2004
Beetle Mania: Go crazy on a bug hunt! Find beetle galleries, scavenger beetles and ladybugs. Find out about beetle friends and enemies. Burnaby Lake, 604-432-6359.

March 15, 2004
Birds of Prey: Swoop to the Centre to meet local raptors and learn about Owl Rescue's efforts to save them. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 15, 2004
China National Acrobatic Troupe at the The Centre In Vancouver For Performing Arts; 604-280-4444.

March 16 - 28, 2004
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Squamish Bowl for Millions, 25th Anniversary. Garibaldi Lanes, 604-815-6850.

March 16, 2004
Amazing Pollinators: Butterflies, beetles, and bees - they're a plant's best friends. Admission by donation. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 16, 2004
Chickadee Capers (Bring an Adult!): Follow the flight of excited chickadees, listen to their calls and play chickadee games. Enjoy an outdoor experience with your child as you learn about this tiny songbird. Tynehead Regional Park, 604-501-5100.

March 16, 2004
Squirrelly Squirrels: Join a nutty adventure. Listen for squirrel calls, search for squirrel homes and learn all about these quick little creatures. Have bright-eyed and bushy-tailed fun and play squirrelly games. Burnaby Lake, 604-432-6359.

March 17, 2004
Amphibious Animals: Discover the secrets that allow animals to live in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Explore the forest floor and search the quiet waterways for salamanders, frogs and other amphibious animals. Minnekhada Park, 604-933-6000.

March 17, 2004
Kids Food Adventure Tour: Join Market Nutritionist Jackie Ehlert at Public Market for cooking demonstrations, nutrition discussions and food adventure tours for your kids to enjoy. Learn how to make meals for your kids more nutritious, interesting and easy to prepare. You and your kids will love this fun, interactive way of learning more about how we should all be eating. Join us at the cooking demonstrations (noon and 1 p.m.) where you can participate as well as pick up a booklet with several shopping lists (divided by food groups), easy-to-prepare recipes for you and your kids, kitchen cupboard makeover lists, school lunch ideas, snack attack ideas and much more food and nutrition information. Granville Island, For more information on Public Market events call (604) 666-6477, option 5..

March 17, 2004
Caterpillar and Polliwog: Caterpillar is excited about changing into a butterfly...and so is her friend, the tadpole! Join us for a puppet show on Wednesday, March 17th. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 18 - 20, 2004
Spring Antique & Craft Show: "Spring Craft & Antique Show" returns to the Lynden, Washington Fairgrounds; 360-966-5573.

March 18, 2004
Buzzy Bees: The Honeybee Centre is coming to visit! Learn the buzz about these bee-eautiful insects. Admission by donation. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 18, 2004
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. Belcarra Regional Park, 604-432-6359.

March 18, 2004
MUSEUM TALK: Heritage Gardens, Local master gardener presents a talk about garden heritage and how to develop a heritage garden. Richmond Museum; 604 231-6460.

March 18, 2004
WILD AND FREE: Meet the animals that live in the Nature Park. Discover why they’re there and how they survive. Richmond Nature Park, 604 718-6188.

March 19, 2004
ANIMAL FUN: A day of fun and exploration of the forest animals. Richmond Nature Park, 604 718-6188.

March 19, 2004
Beaver Watch: Beavers come out to play and work after dark. Find out about these master builders of ponds, dams and canals. Listen for warning slaps, watch for beaver swimming patterns and learn about beaver friends and foes that come out at night. For everyone five and older who is comfortable outside in the dark for two hours. Burnaby Lake, 604-432-6359..

March 19, 2004
Wildlife 911: Wildlife Rescue Association will introduce you to their wildlife hospital. Admission by donation. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 604-981-3103.

March 20 - 21, 2004
"QUILT WALK 2004": Amazing quilts on display in Fort Langley merchants windows; 604-882-9411.

March 20 - 21, 2004
EXOTIC REPTILE SHOW: A WCSPC show of exotic reptiles (i.e. snakes, lizards and geckos). Talk to the people who know reptiles best. Richmond Nature Park, 604 718-6188.

March 20, 2004
Boardroom Slopestyle - Amateur: A snowboarding lifestyle festival featuring a local amateur freestyle snowboard contest, music, and loads of prizes.  Riders maneuver down the run performing freestyle tricks and gathering points from a panel of judges.  Features include table jumps, big air jumps, hip jumps, metal handrails etc. Mount Seymour, 604-734-7669.

March 20, 2004
Killarney Indoor Flea Market: This ''community garage sale'' is held in our gymnasium and we have over 65 tables available for sale. We provide you the space and the advertising. Admission on the day of the event is FREE. Prices: $10/table for Killarney members and $12/table for non-members. 604-718-8200.

March 20, 2004
Night Quest: Celebrate the 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 p.m. at the Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 metres west of Blanca. Allow at least one hour to complete the quest. Bring a flashlight. Snacks will be sold by the Girl Guides. Pacific Spirit Park; 604-432-6359. 

March 20, 2004
The Yeti Mountain Snowshoe Series: The Yeti Mountain Snowshoe Series is the first true Canadian mountain snowshoe race series. It was created in response to demand for managed outdoor winter adventure. This year, the Yeti will be on 6 different mountains across B.C. - 2 in the interior: Sun Peaks and Silver Star 2 in the Lower Mainland: Cypress and Seymour 1 on the island: Mt. Washington and 1 final: Whistler. Each race consists of a 5km and 10 km course, utilizing different types of terrain such as groomed sections, powder sections, single track sections and open freestyle sections for those athletes beginner to advanced. Participants can register online at as well as find out more information about snowshoeing and the Yeti. Come be a part of a potential demonstration sport for the 2010 Olympics. Get out, go up and get into the Yeti! Cypress Mountain; 604-618-0470.

March 21, 2004
Guildford Recreation Centre Kids' Stuff Swap Meet: Save money!  Buy or exchange used infant, preschool and children's items such as toys, clothing, furniture or books.  This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your Spring cleaning. 604-502-6232.

March 21, 2004
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2004
Spring Fun Fly at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver. BC Kiting Association,

March 26 - 27, 2004
Boardroom Slopestyle - Professional: A snowboarding lifestyle festival featuring a world-class freestyle snowboard contest, music, equipment demos, and BBQ.  Riders maneuver down the run performing freestyle tricks, gathering points from a panel of judges, and vying for part of the $25,000 in cash and prizes.  Features include table jumps, big air jumps, hip jumps, metal handrails etc. Mount Seymour, 604-734-7669

March 26 -27, 2004
Fraser Valley Farm Toy Show. Buy, sell, trade or display farm related toy vehicles and agricultural collectibles. Sponsored by the Fraser Valley Antique Farm Machinery Association. Harvey Penner, 604/530-8493 or

March 26, 2004
Cammidge House Committee Boundary Bay Regional Park Volunteers present: Birds in Focus – Slide Presentation. Join your park volunteers for a slide show of inspiring bird images captured by Ed Dubois and Roy Hamaguchi, acclaimed nature photographers from the Lower Mainland. Cammidge House, 604-607-3700.

March 26, 2004
Oldtimer's Hockey Challenge at the Pacific Coliseum; 604-280-4444.

March 27, 2004
APRIL FOOLS SURPRISE: Don't be fooled! Spot the un-natural surprises on a nature walk along the pond trail. Richmond Nature Park, 604 718-6188.

March 27, 2004
Musclemania Canada West & Fitness Canada Pageant West, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-984-4484.

March 27, 2004
NATURESCAPE GARDENING WORKSHOP/TOUR: Edward van Veenendal shares his experience in creating ecologically sound urban landscapes. Richmond Museum, 604 231-6460.

March 27, 2004
VECC Kids’ Series presents Hooked on Books: Shake, Rattle and Read: Take a vibrant journey into the magical land of books! Hooked on Books presents theatrical book trailers that introduce kids to the wonderful world of reading. Ages 5 +. Vancouver East Cultural Centre; 604-251-1363.

March 28, 2004
21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET at the Croation Cultural Centre; 604-925-3159.

March 28, 2004
Birds in Focus – Photography Workshop: Start in Cammidge House to learn basic bird photography skills. Captive birds from OWL will give you close-up experience, then head into the park to photograph birds in their natural habitat. Bring your own camera and film. Cammidge House and Boundary Bay Regional Park, 604-607-3700.

March 28, 2004
The Cottars: The Cottars are Cape Breton's youngest Celtic band with its members ranging in age from 13 to 16. These two brother and sister duos unite in one very powerful package: Ciaran and Fiona MacGillivray and Jimmy and Roseanne MacKenzie. They all play several instruments, and Roseanne is widely tipped to become one of Cape Breton's most celebrated fiddlers. Fiona's crystal clear voice shines in songs in both English and Gaelic. Capilano College Theatre, 604-990-7810.

March 28, 2004
Starbucks Sunday Coffee Concerts presents The Front Porch Singers are a talented group of harmony singers that perform crowd-pleasing folk and gospel songs, many written by Canadian songwriters. Their performances are like a variety show with something for every member of the audience and all age groups. Led by Dale Rasmussen, the singers will be joined by Paul Bergman on acoustic bass and will feature special guest Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame fiddler, the incomparable Frankie Rodgers. Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam; 604 927-7906.

March 30, 2004
CHINESE BUDDHIST MUSIC CONCERT: The Vancouver International Buddhist Progress Society presents an evening of Chinese Buddhist music, dance and martial arts showcasing Chinese, Tibetan and Theravadan Buddhist traditions. The evening features the Chinese Buddhist Music Performing Group orchestra playing Buddhist Chanting. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604-273-0369..

Ongoing until March 5, 2004
Strathcona Artist at Home Festival:Celebrates musicians, dancers, puppeteers and storytellers of Strathcona. Various locations in Strathcona, including Strathcona Community Centre, 604-254-6911.

Ongoing until March 12, 2004
Top Speed: Top Speed explores what goes into the making of speed and what drives certain individuals to go to new extremes in their pursuit of human excellence. By capturing some of the worlds fastest men and women on film, Top Speed literally surrounds the audience with the adrenaline-inducing sensations of speed. From the drama of competitors pushing through pain and fear to attain victory, to the fascinating facts of how friction and acceleration help lead to awe-inspiring world records, Top Speed reveals everything it takes to achieve speeds that once seemed impossible. Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre;

Ongoing until March 13, 2004
Arts Club presents Jacques Brel (Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris...) Arts Club Granville Island, 604-687-1644.

Ongoing until March 26, 2004
Chinese Knotting: Learn the art of cords and beads to create beautiful jewelry and gifts. This is the only class of it's type offered to seniors in Vancouver. Marpole Place, 604-266-5301.

Ongoing until March 27, 2004
Threads of Many Colours: Surrey's Cultural Traditions: Surrey's Cultural Traditions. Surround yourself with the colours, sounds and textures of Surrey's Chinese, Taiwanese, Mayan, Ukrainian and South Asian communities which have gathered a wide variety of colourful materials that reflect the history, styles and techniques of their homelands. Enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. Surrey Museum, 604-502-6456..

Ongoing until March 27, 2004
Cultural Traditions in Surrey: The Surrey Museum is planning a new exhibition and programs about the cultural traditions of Surrey, with a focus on clothing, textiles and crafts. The theme will incorporate elements which reflect the people, places, history, stories and techniques associated with the materials that are to be presented. The museum is looking for participation from citizens in the multicultural community who have a deep interest and knowledge in the theme of the exhibit, and would like to be involved in its planning. For more information, all Lana Panko, curator, at 604-502-6461. 

Ongoing until March 28, 2004
Festival du Bois presents Journey to the Pacific by Sylvie Roussell-Janssens: This two-part, large-scale, multimedia installation was inspired from the journals of Alexander Mackenzie, published in 1801, in which he describes his transcontinental voyage. While reading his accounts, Sylvie felt the need to know more about certain aspects of the trip, including learning more about the Francophone and Native crew on board. Evergreen Cultural Centre, 604-936-0039. 

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