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Special Events for March 2007

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March 1 - 2, 2007
Ailey II - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  Since 1974, Ailey II has captivated audience around the world. The dancers translate their strength, agility and grace of body and soul into powerful performances. Don’t miss one of the most popular and critically acclaimed dance companies in North America. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

March 1 - 11, 14 - 18,  2007
Touchstone Theatre presents Hippies and Bolsheviks.  Touchstone Theatre presents the Vancouver Premiere of Hippies and Bolsheviks By Amiel Gladstone - a mind-blowing comedy set amidst the big ideas of the long-haired revolution. Starring Lara Gilchrist, Keegan Macintosh, Andrew McNee, Directed by Katrina Dunn; 604.709.9973,

March 1 to April 30, 2007
2007 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival & Haiku Invitational.  We are delighted to announce that the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Vancouver during March and April 2007. We invite poets from around the world to submit one unpublished haiku inspired by the beauty of the cherry tree.  Top selected haiku will become part of a permanent stone Haiku Memorial at Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver under the cherry tree planted in 2006 to commemorate the inaugural festival. The Haiku Memorial will be unveiled at the festival's opening mid March and selected haiku will also be displayed on TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars for a period of two months.

March 2, 2007
Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre Presents JD WALTER WITH "A" BAND AND NIGHTCAP.  JD Walter is a jazz singer's jazz singer - a purist and an innovator. Although his style has been compared to many vocal titans, it is, in the same breath, uniquely his own. JD has recorded four CDs including Sirens in the C-House, which brought him much critical acclaim as well as the innovative and experimental Clear Day, a collaboration with master saxophonist Dave Liebman.  604.990.7810,

March 2 - 4, 2007
15TH ANNUAL WELLNESS SHOW.  West coast residents learn how to find balance in life at the 15th Annual Wellness Show with over 270 exhibitors presenting a wide-range of products and services focusing on all aspects of health and vital living.  Wellness Show attendees have an opportunity to listen to keynote speakers, watch demonstrations and attend special workshops at this annual three day event.  The Wellness Show, the West Coast’s premiere consumer health show, is held at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. 604-983-2794, (

March 3, 2007
L'il Rascals Swap Meet.  Excellent opportunity to buy or sell children's new and used items. Chilliwack Heritage Park - Floor 1; 604-858-4034

March 3, 2007
8 POWERFUL FILMS: “Palestine is Still the Issue”, “Thirst” (how corporations are gaining control of our water), “Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the War on Terror”, “Eyewitness to Iraq”, “Borderless” (documents labour exploitation of Canadian undocumented workers), “The Future of Food” (the introduction of genetically modified foods), and “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices”.  At Trinity United Church, Port Coquitlam; 604-942-0022

March 3, 2007
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  To celebrate this Golden Anniversary we are having an all-day Rock ‘n’ Roll 50’s-theme party” at Nat Bailey Stadium on Saturday, March 3rd, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Admission is free.  Lots of activities for the whole family:  50’s music, sock-hop, hula-hoop and skipping contests, Elvis performances, Drive-in Theatre, Best Dressed Contests, and much, much more.

March 3, 2007
Kids Only Swap Meet, Thompson Community Centre, Richmond; 604-718-8422

March 3, 2007
HOT LIPS: A Celebration of Women.  In recognition of International Women’s Day 2007, the North Shore Women’s Centre presents, “Hot Lips: A Celebration of Women”. This engaging evening will showcase the diverse vibrancy of the creative female spirit through dance, music, spoken word and theatre. You are invited to this inspiring fundraiser that seeks to support the continuation of a safe and inclusive space as well as a vital community resource for women. A Silent Auction will be held prior to show and during intermission.  Come celebrate International Women’s Day here! Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

March 3 - 4, 2007
Photographic Exhibition: Nordic Spirit: Early Icelandic Settlements in BC & Point Roberts.  Over 200 digitally restored fascinating historical photographs illustrating the Icelandic settlers in the early 1900s providing a moving glimpse into the life and times of this immigrant group documenting their contribution to the building of B.C. This gallery-quality exhibition has been prepared by Robert Asgeirsson, curator, Icelandic Association of B.C. Free of charge. Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas Street,

March 3 - 4, 2007
EcoDensity Fair. Join City of Vancouver staff, learn about EcoDensity, and bring your ideas about density, livability and affordability in the city. More EcoDensity events at Free event. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Riley Park Community Centre, 50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver.

March 3 - 4, 2007
Gwen Kallio Presents FESTIVAL DU BOIS.  Festival du Bois, the Lower Mainland’s premiere celebration of francophone music, dance, craft, food, heritage and culture today announced the spectacular line up of music artists for this year’s event, scheduled for the weekend of March 3 and 4 at Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park.

March 3, 21, May 19, 2007
Blacksmithing, Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501,

March 4, 2007
EcoWalk: Parks Natural Towers. Morning and Afternoon EcoWalk's will be taking place on March 4/07 at 9:00-11:00 am OR 1:00-3:00 pm. Join Interpreter Steven Neumann on a walk to investigate Stanley Park's very own high rises .... its trees. Exploring them from their basement roots to their penthouse treetops we will see why they are so important and who makes use of them. $10 public, $5 members/student. Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, (604) 681-7099

March 6, 2007
Tundra Plants of Pink Mountain Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Instructor: Ron Long Location: UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre Cost: $5 Cash at the Door Seminar Details: Pink Mountain is located just off the Alaska Highway about 150 miles north of Fort St. John. A rough road built for oil exploration some forty years ago provides access. The top of Pink Mountain holds the greatest accessible diversity of tundra plants known in BC and yet has no protection of any kind. Advance registration is required by: email at, phone at (604) 822-3928, or visit our offices at 6804 SW Marine Drive between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.

March 8, 2007
Brain Gym 101.  Experience whole brain-body integration through Brain Gym, a movement-based program of Educational Kinesiology. Learn easy-to-use tools for reaching personal goals. Applications for students, teachers, parents,artists, athletes, health care practitioners,and business professionals. Brain Gym has shown in research and studies to enhance academic, interpersonal, and physical learning. Various topics discussed: The Mind-Body Connection and Brain Gym, Brain Gym for Hearing, Memory & Balance, Brain Gym for Seeing/Vision. Douglas Park Community Centre, 604-257-8130.

March 8, 2007
International Women's Day

March 8, 2007
Sins & Sinners Speaker Series II - Women of Vancouver. The Early Years, 1850-1914. This presentation features stories and numerous rare archival photographs of the famous and forgotten women. Presented by Jolene Cummings.  Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501,

March 10, 2007
Family Information Fair.  Family Information Fair is sponsored by the Parents as Teachers Program. This event will be take place at Kingsgate Mall on Saturday, March 10th, 2007 from 10AM TO 1PM. All families with young children are welcome! Special focus on kids from newborns to 6 years old. Chat with professionals in a casual, walk-through setting and learn more about Health, Parental Support, Fun play groups, Nutrition, Community Programs and Safety. Fun and informative and admission is FREE. Kingsgate Mall, 370 East Broadway; 604-765-8390

March 10, 2007
RISE UP! A Celebration of Communities. An evening of collaboration across cultures, generations and nations in honor of the outstanding synergy achieved when groups of individuals come together for a common good.  The famous, Vancouver-based Universal Gospel Choir, under the direction of Brian Tate, welcomes the Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Choir (OIYGC) under the direction of Terrance Kelly. Each choir will perform a set, then the two will harmonize, synergize, and collaborate for a once-in-a-lifetime finale, not to be missed!  Glad Tidings Church, (604) 873-3621.

March 10, 2007
Super Sleuths I - Researching your Female Ancestors  In conjunction with International Women's Day, learn how to research your female ancestors. Women tend to be eclipsed in the labyrinth of genealogical data. Come find out how to bring them back to life.  Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501,

March 10, 2007
Highlands Preschool's Annual Children's Sale Saturday March 10th 2007 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gently used children’s clothing, toys, equipment and more! Highlands Church 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver. Admission: $2.00

March 10, 2007
Huge Kids Toy and Clothing Sale, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050-176 Street, Cloverdale; 604 588 9919.

March 10, 2007
Holi - the vibrant Indian festival of colours. The whole family can rejoice in the bloom of springtime colour with beautiful dance performances and a sumptuous lunch. $10 per person, all ages. Saturday, 1:30-4:00pm, March 10. Tickets available from the SAKHI Group on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:00noon and on selected dates at the centre. Confederation Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone 604.294.1936.

March 10, 2007
Motown Meltdown.  Shooting Stars Foundation presents Motown Meltdown at the Commodore Ballroom.

March 10, 2007
ROD STEWART at General Motors Place; 604.280.4400.

March 10 - 11, 2007
HAS of BC - Antique Arms and Collectables Show, Chilliwack Heritage Park - Floor 1, 604-522-3609.

March 11, 2007
UBC Triathlon Duathlon.  UBC REC is proud to kick off the 2007 season with the UBC Triathlon Duathlon and would like to invite you to participate in this exciting event. With 3 different triathlon distances, including Olympic, Sprint and Short, as well as a Duathlon, Kid's Aquathon and Relay event, this race is perfect for everyone from first timers to members of the Canadian National Team. Featuring the very best in courses, volunteers and staff, the UBC Tri-Du is one race you won't want to miss! Registered participants are invited to attend free training workshops brought to you by re:flexions clinics. These free clinics begin on January 20th. For further information and to register online visit the UBC REC website at Early registration closes on January 26th so sign-up today!

March 11, 2007
Alice - L'Arsenal a musique.  Inspired by the classic Lewis Carroll story, this performance features state-of-the-art laser projections and original live music. Ages 4 and up, 50 minutes. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

March 11, 2007
Armando Choy: Our History is Still Being Written.  Hear Armando Choy, Chinese-Cuban general and co-author of "Our History is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution." (co-sponsored by Pathfinder Books and ACCESS - Assoc of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia St., (604) 331-4044.

March 11, 2007
DOXA Documentary Film Festival presents Finding Dawn. A powerful portrait that puts a human face on a national tragedy; Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh illustrates the deep historical and social factors that contribute to violence against Aboriginal women.  Vancouver International Film Centre, 3:00 pm,

March 12, 2007
Flag Lighting Ceremony, Olympic & Paralympic Flags.  See the Olympic and Paralympic flags illuminated by newly installed lights that will highlight them in the night. Mayor Sam Sullivan and federal, provincial, VANOC and Four Host First Nations representatives will be on hand to turn on the lights. Light refreshments will be available. Vancouver City Hall, 5:30 PM, 604.873.7394

March 13, 2007
Allan Holender: Zentrepreneurism. The author of "Zentrepreneurism: A Twenty-First Century Guide to the New World of Business" will talk about creating successful and purposeful businesses. (Free admission). Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia St., (604) 331-4044.

March 14 - 17, 2007
HIPPIES AND BOLSHEVIKS TOUCHSTONE THEATRE. 1970's Vancouver—a hotbed of hippie idealism. Star stumbles home from a Led Zeppelin concert with a young draft dodger and sets in motion a freaky love triangle with big-time consequences. Can these young drops-outs hold onto the ideals of the sixties while the establishment, with all its compromises, closes around them? Mind-blowing comedy set amidst the big ideas of the long-haired revolution. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, 604-291-6864,

March 14 -18, 2007
CelticFest Vancouver. For five days, the sounds of vigorous fiddles, skirling bagpipes, boisterous bodhrans, dancing feet and voices will resound throughout downtown Vancouver as the 4th Annual CelticFest Vancouver brings visitors and locals together for an extraordinary celebration of Celtic culture. The Festival will present hundreds of local and international artists at more than 60 events scheduled at dozens of popular venues and two outdoor stages along Granville Street. Headliners this year include Ashley MacIsaac, Spirit of the West, Daniel Lapp, The Paperboys and The Real McKenzies.

March 15, 2007
CelticFest Vancouver 2007 presents The Celtic Kink Limerick Challenge.  If you think writing limericks is easy, try doing it with scantily-clad lasses shaking their shamrocks in front of you! Form a team to challenge the Vancouver Limerick all-stars in an all-out battle to compose the best and kinkiest limericks. Beware of distractions from live performances by the Sweet Soul Burlesque troupe and the sultry accordion stylings of Rowan Lipkovits!  Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant,

March 16, 2007
Will Millar's Party for St. Paddy's.  Will Millar, the world's most famous Irish rover roars into town with his band of merry Irish musicians, singers and dancers. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than by joining in this 'fierce evening of fun' with Ireland's best ambassador. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

March 16 - 18, 2007
The Sustainable Living Expo.  EPIC is a new kind of exhibition celebrating leading companies who care about the consumer. The community. The planet. And they're making great products and offering exceptional services that don't compromise style or function. Join us as we introduce the new breed of environmentally friendlier, smart, stylish products and savvy services that allow shoppers to feel good about their purchases in more ways than one. GOOD FOR YOU. GOOD FOR THE WORLD. ITS TIME TO THINK AND SHOP. Come and discover a wide range of innovative products and services that we can all feel good about. Vancouver Convention & Exibition Centre,

March 17, 2007
.Herbarium Course Date: Saturday March 17, 2007 and Saturday, March 24, 2007 (one class spanning both days) Time: 9:00am to 12:00 noon Instructor: Linda Jennings Location: UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre Cost: (General) $80.00 or (Garden Members) $66.00 Course Details: Learn about the history and significance of herbariums (including the UBC Herbarium) and herbarium collections (dried plant collections) for the purpose of conservation, research, a hobby, etc. Enjoy a workshop and demonstration on the process of creating a herbarium mount (dried and pressed flower and/or plant sample). Participants will create at least 2 beautifully preserved and mounted UBC Botanical Garden plant specimens. Advance registration is required by: email at , phone at (604) 822-3928, or visit our offices at 6804 SW Marine Drive between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.

March 17, 2007
CelticFest Vancouver 2007 presents St. Pat’s Youth Variety Show.  Check out tomorrow’s superstars at this variety showcase featuring some of BC’s finest young Irish & Scottish dancers and fiddlers. CelticFest’s guest artist, Daniel Lapp, will bring them together for jigs and reels that’ll leave you breathless.  Tom Lee Music, 604.231.7535,

March 17, 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,

March 17, 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,

March 17, 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,

March 17, 2007
The Vancouver Children's Choir Presents CELTIC CHORUSES.  Vancouver Children's Choir and guests explore the musical richness of teh Celtic heritage in a high-spirited concert featuring music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and beyond. Wear your tartan and join us for a memorable evening.  Christ Church Cathedral, 604.682.6363,

March 17 - 22, 2007
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.  BC Place Stadium.  604.669.2300,

March 17 - 25, 2007
21st Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival.  It is a spectacle unlike any other in the animal kingdom. Each spring the entire population of Pacific Gray Whales migrate along the West Coast of Vancouver Island. An estimated 22,000 Gray Whales make the 16,000 km round-trip journey between the Mexican Baja Peninsula and the Bering Sea near the Arctic. This annual migration is the largest known migration of any mammal.  Ucluelet and Tofino,

March 18, 2007
4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Along Howe and Granville Streets, Downtown Vancouver.  With more than 2,000 parade participants taking to the streets donning colourful St. Paddy's day attire, this civic event showcases the best pipe and drum marching bands, Irish & Scottish dancers, multicultural groups, acrobats, baton twirlers, stilt walkers, stallions, collector cars and much more. Get your spot along our new parade route early to cheer them on! Free pre-parade entertainment on the performance stage at 10 am on Granville St, between Robson & Smithe. Produced by CelticFest

March 18, 2007
Surrey Antiques off the Roadshow.  Do you have "treasures" that you would like to know more about? Where they came from? What they are worth? Bring them to appraisers Linda Devine (Antique Jewellery), Jim Finlay (Fine Art), Jeff Harris (Inuit and Aboriginal Art), Ted Pappas (Antiques and Collectibles). A maximum of three items can be brought for appraisal. The cost is $10 for the first item, and $5 for each additional item. For those not bringing an item, admission to the event is free. Presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association. Surrey Art Gallery,

March 18, 2007
Spring Fun Fly.  Come celebrate the return of Spring at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver; British Columbia Kitefliers Association,

March 18, 2007
TAIKOPROJECT (re)generation.  TAIKOPROJECT presents the Canadian premiere of (re)generation, their multi-media theatrical production that blends taiko (traditional Japanese drumming) with storytelling, spoken word, music, hip hop choreography, video and dance. Audiences young and old will enjoy this contemporary take on a traditional Japanese art form. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

March 18, 2007
Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop.  Learn the ancient and beautiful craft of pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg, writing. All supplies provided. You'll leave with at least one pysanka completed. Everyone welcome and it's for all ages, but children six and under require an adult or teen to supervise. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash St. Please contact Susan for more details or to reserve a spot. 604.733-3756.

March 19 - 20, 2007
The Arts Club Theatre Presents MOM'S THE WORD 2: UNHINGED.  After 10 years of international success, the creators of Mom's the Word are back. Older and wider, this time they bring their tales of torment and teenagers! The Moms tackle trickier tests and raging hormones with intense humor, bringing everyone back into the fray of the world's oldest unpaid profession. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 604.205.3000,

March 19 - 23, 2007
10TH ANNUAL SPRING BREAK THEATRE FESTIVAL. This spring break get your kids unplugged from the TV, computer or handheld game and engaged in the world of live theatre. Watch them be captivated, enchanted, and entertained as four professional theatre companies bring adventure, imagination, and life lessons to the stage.  Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, 604-291-6864,

March 19 - 23, 2007
Spring Break Camp - Vintage Escapes. Five solid days of spring break getaway activities in Burnaby Village Museum. Children visit the site of old Oakalla Prison where they can try on a prison guard's uniform and see the tools of his trade. Also included are sports, baking at the farmhouse, St. Pat's crafts, nature walks and daily carousel rides! $135.00, 8-12 years; Burnaby Village Museum, 604-293-6501,

March 19 - 23, 2007
JOIN US FOR SOME SPRING BREAK FUN!  Port Coquitlam is offering plenty of opportunities to get active during spring break this year. In addition to its regular recreation facilities and programs, Port Coquitlam is offering a wide variety of special spring break programs designed to keep children and youth of all ages active and interested.  For more information about any of these programs, visit us online at or call 604.927.7970 or 604.927.7946. 

March 19 - 24, 2007
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre - Sustainable Spring Break. The most vital role played by a space centre and planetarium is to connect visitors with the wonders of the Universe, while reminding them that their feet are planted on the most amazing planet of all. This year's spring break programming will focus on a week-long look at sustainability from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. Sustainable Spring Break will feature displays and demonstrations by various organizations from the greater Vancouver area, which have successfully created public awareness programs on issues surrounding our environment and sustainability. Each day, from March 19th to the 24th, we will focus on a central theme: Food, Energy, Climate, Water, Recycling and Transportation, respectively. Event participants will join us to communicate their information through fun, engaging presentations with games, contests, prizes and more! For more information visit

March 19 - 25, 2007
The Village Scavenger Hunt. Come try our fascinating scavenger hunt, which takes you throughout the village. Visit with the blacksmith, tour through the newly restored Interurban Tram and see a funny movie in the theatre. Complete your visit with a treat from the ice cream parlour and a whirl on the carousel. Admission $5.00 per person. Carousel rides $1.40. March 19-25, 12:00noon-4:00pm. Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. 24-hour info-line 604.293.6501 or phone 604.293.6500.

March 20 - 22, 2007
Spring Break Theatre Festival at the Surrey Arts.   Centre, Fun for ages 5 - 95, with three plays to choose from and art activities! 604.501.5566,

March 22, 2007
Live Nation presents NELLY FURTADO at General Motors Place; 604.280.4400.

March 22 - 24, 2007
Ballet British Columbia and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet present DRACULA.  Burned into the public psyche over the past one hundred years, the name "Dracula" evokes dread and horror - but, most of all, fascination. A legend, a classic novel, the subject of countless movies since the earliest days of celluloid - "Dracula" is brought to life once again with Mark Godden's inventive choreography. Complete with flying bats, dancing gargoyles and mysterious transformations, Godden's "Dracula" is contemporary ballet at it's atmospheric finest.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 604.732.5003,

March 22 to April 21, 2007
Arts Club Theatre Company presents HOCKEY MOM, HOCKEY DAD.  Just in time for the playoffs, here comes the team to root for! Donna and Teddy, both single parents, meet at the rink while watching their sons play minor league hockey. Between periods, during penalties, and amid the whir and thrum of a Zamboni, an unexpected romance soon blooms in the bleachers. Cheer on the pair as they lick old wounds and take tentative, humourous steps back into the dating game, all against the backdrop of our national obsession.  Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 604.687.1644,

March 23, 2007
Eric Clapton at General Motors Place.

March 24, 2007
Night Quest.  As twilight colours fade, shadows lengthen and darkness falls, butterflies give way to moths, hawks give way to owls and Douglas squirrels give way to flying squirrels. Savour the park’s magic as it transitions from day into night.  Follow the two-kilometre, lantern-lit trail to discovery stations and enjoy a poetry walk. Watch shadowy forms and glistening eyes; inhale the fragrance of the cedars and listen to the night’s sounds. Then gather around the fire for entertainment and celebrate the night. Bring flashlights or lanterns, and allow at least one hour to complete the quest.  Start your journey anytime between 7 and 9 pm.  PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK. Sponsored by the GVRD, 604-432-6359 or

March 24, 2007
Shopping Bonanza. For those who love to shop, this is the venue for you! Confederation Centre is hosting a home party and small business fair, an opportunity for you to purchase the latest and greatest assortment of clothing, jewellery, kitchen ware and more all under one roof. Table rentals $20.00 each. Free admission for buyers. Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm, March 24. Confederation Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street. Phone 604.294.1936 or 604.294.7010.

March 24, 2007
Spring Gala 2007: Artistic Performances by Students of UBC Medicine and Dentistry. The 13th annual talent showcase of music, dance and art. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Saturday, March 24 7pm

March 24, 2007
The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of B.C. presents Ultimate Elvis - the legend.  Featuring tribute artists such as Brian “Elvis” Simpson, Canadian grand champion Ben “Preslee” Klein and other champion tribute artists, including 2006 world champion finalist Adam Elvis and Pacific Northwest International.  Chief Seapass Theatre, Langley;

March 24 - 25, 2007
Exotic Reptile Show.  The Westcoast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles will be at the Nature House with a hands-on show of exotic reptiles. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society

March 25, 2007
Come and “Run the Ridge”. Come experience the beauty and serenity of one of British Columbia`s best-kept secrets, Maple Ridge. Discover a special race where city meets the country. The Run the Ridge 5k and 10k road races start in Maple Ridge`s attractive downtown core at Memorial Peace Park, adjacent to the ACT (Arts Centre and Theatre), Leisure Centre and Greg Moore Youth Centre. Both routes head north towards the magnificent peaks of Golden Ears and the surrounding mountains.

March 25, 2007
The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of B.C. presents Ultimate Elvis: Hollywood Years.  The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of British Columbia proudly presents Ultimate Elvis – a benefit concert for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.  Tom Lee Music,

March 26, 2007
Pruning Horrors Course Date: Monday, March 26, 2007 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Cass Turnbull Location: UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre Cost: (General) $35.00 or (Garden Members) $30.00 Course Details: Cass Turnbull will provide a unique lecture and slide show on pruning horrors, followed by a question and answer period. Cass Turnbull is the founder of Plant Amnesty and the author of “Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning – What, When, Where & How to Prune for a Beautiful Garden” and “The Complete Guide to Landscape Design, Renovation and Maintenance”.  Advance registration is required by: email at , phone at (604) 822-3928, or visit our offices at 6804 SW Marine Drive between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.

March 26 to April 1, 2007
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. Sample more than 500 wines from around the world. Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre and various other venues. 604.873.3311,

March 26 to April 1, 2007
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. There are 52 events in the festival, including seven events for members of the hospitality trade only. Don’t miss the heart of the festival, the International Festival Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.  604.873.3311,

March 28 to April 7, 2007
Vancouver East Cultural Centre Presents BIGGER THAN JESUS.  Who was Jesus? Was he the Son of God or just another prophet? Bigger than Jesus begins with a 33-year-old man coming face to face with the Roman Catholicism ingrained in his youth. He leads us on a quest to understand the tremendous impact that a Jewish peasant from Galilee has had on the world. Through twelve interlocking character portraits (mirroring the 12 stages of the Passion), we confront varying interpretations of Christ and Christianity, and the often cavernous gulf between them.  Vancouver East Cultural Centre,

March 29, 2007
The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! series presents South Asian Arts.  Join South Asian Arts, FootEdge Dance Company and friends for an unforgettable hour of Indian dance! Bhangra, originally a folk dance celebrating the harvest season, has exploded in popularity around the world. ‘Bolly’ dancing is a unique form of fusion dance developed for the wildly popular Bollywood film industry. Both are bursting with energy, colour and fun. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St , Vancouver . Tickets $9/$7 students, seniors and children from 604 231 7535 Info: 604 606 6400

March 30, 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 (

March 30 - 31, 2007
Abbotsford Children’s Theatre (ACT) presents The Bookworm Club Returns. Join us and find out what will happen to a group of students when they are locked in the public library overnight.  Get ready for an evening filled with different characters including some Shakespeare, Dr. Jekyl, Ariel vs. Ursula and perhaps even a brawl of pirates.  This play is suitable for all ages. Friday, March 30th @ 7pm and Saturday, March 31st @ 1:30pm.  Tix $10/$8.  Advance tickets in Abbotsford at: House of Fine Art (2536 Montrose), Abbotsford Parks, Rec. & Culture (32315 South Fraser Way), United Optical (Clearbrook Town Square).  Performances at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford).  Info: email or call 604-853-5065 (long distance from Vancouver).

March 30 to Apil 1, 2007
Outdoor Decor Yard & Garden Show, Chilliwack Heritage Park,

March 31, 2007
Caravan World Rhythms Society Presents SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR.  The 26-voice Choir is drawn from some of the best vocal and musical talent in the many churches and communities in and around Soweto. They perform in eight different languages with an inspiring programme of tribal, traditional and popular African gospel. Soweto Gospel Choir’s performances deliver a diversity of inspirational material, punctuated by traditional dancing (an integral part of church worship in Africa) and energized numbers. Uplifting the soul and expressing South Africa’s great hopes for the future, the choir celebrates the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

March 31, 2007
Container Gardens / Small Spaces Course Date: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Time: 9:00am to 12:00 noon Instructor: Judy Newton Location: UBC Botanical Garden Garden Pavilion Cost: (General) $40.00 or (Garden Members) $33.00 Course Details: Small gardens are a challenge, but with the right choice of plants, they can bring much joy. In this course, you will learn about suitable plants for a small garden, including trees and shrubs! Special attention will be paid to plants that provide interest in all seasons and plants that do well in containers.  Advance registration is required by: email at, phone at (604) 822-3928, or visit our offices at 6804 SW Marine Drive between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.

March 31, 2007
Crafters Supplies Swap Meet.  Give someone a fresh start to a new craft with your accumulating, endless supply of craft/hobby materials you need to streamline! Buy or sell craft and hobby supplies such as knitting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, quilting, beading, needlepoint, candle making, soap making, stained glass, etc. No finished craft products for sale. Tables are $10 and go on sale Jan 20. In person registration only. No merchants or businesses. Sat, Mar 31 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Free Admission. Douglas Park Community Centre, 604-257-8130.

March 31, 2007
CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.  Follow a guided candlelight tour of the Historic site and see events as they may have occurred in the year preceding James Douglas signing the proclamation in 1858. This unique once a year event is truly theatre in the round. Tickets sell fast! Tickets $13.00 each or 4 or more tickets $11.00 each. 6:30pm - 9:00pm

March 31 to April 1, 2007
SEA to SKY International Cheerleading Championship.  The Sea to Sky is the Premier Cheerleading Event of the Year. It's being held at the prestigious Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre which is the site of the 2010 Olympic Games. Teams from all across Canada and the USA are coming together for a memorable and exciting championship.  Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre;  1-888-SEE 2 SKY (733-2759)

March 31 to April 8, 2007
Canada's third largest Auto Show, and one of Western North America's premier automotive exhibition events.  BC Place, 604.214.9964,

April 1, 2007
Spring Craft and Bake Sale at Port Moody Legion Auditorium (2513 Clarke Street); 604-936-1312

April 28, 2007
St. Thomas More Collegiate is holding it’s annual Spring Fair. -This fair has something for all ages to enjoy. -Free children’s activities such as games & craft tables, Free childminding for- younger children, 90 Crafters, Plant Sale, Bake Sale, Used Books/games sale, Bistro, Silent Auction, Raffles in a festive friendly environment. -Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28th from 10 – 3 at STMC 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby (Kingsway & 12th Ave)- info on

April 28, 2007
Botany for Gardeners Course Date: Saturday, April 28, 2007 Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm Instructor: Quentin Cronk (Garden Director) Location: UBC Botanical Garden Pavilion Cost: (General) $40.00 or (Garden Members) $33.00 Course Details Topics to be covered: plant names and botanical Latin, plant structure, how an understanding of plant ecology can save work in the garden, simple plant physiology – the scientific basis of frost and drought tolerance, flowering and pruning. Class Size 30 people maximum. Advance registration is required by: email at, phone at (604) 822-3928, or visit our offices at 6804 SW Marine Drive between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.

May 6, 2007
"Anybody Can Make Solar Ovens" at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts' Rhododendron Festival on May  6, 2007. This is a FREE festival, open to the public. "Kids" from 6 to 106 will enjoy creating and building free-form solar ovens. Its an edu-fun activity! Solar ovens can be designed to fold, i.e. for a summer camp. Its happening under the Solar Power Roadshow tent at "Rhodofest" and everyone is invited. Free.

May 27, 2007
RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR.  175 tables and booths of fun, fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode! Mid- century Modernist decor, vintage & estate jewelry, pop culture classics, Boho & shabby chic accents, French country collectibles, old toys & dolls, retro glam accessories, decorative art pottery & glass, funky 50's kitsch, Art Deco & Art Nouveau, ephemera, paintings & prints, antiquarian books, textiles & linens, memorabilia, period lighting & fixtures, and much, much more.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 604-980-3159,

July 9 - 13, 2007
One-week Summer Camp: Sustainable Music Factory.  Parents can respond to the GVRD's Zero-Waste initiative, by enrolling their kids from ages 7-14 at the Sustainable Music Factory workshops. Sustainability with history, art and music. With the aid of solar-charged tools, recycled materials can be artfully transformed into diatonic music instruments and used to perform stress-reducing busking-style concerts. Mulgrave School West Vancouver;

July 14, 2007
KIDS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT BURNABY'S DISCOVERY DAY. Everyone's invited to build the Mystery Solar Powered Device at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on July 14th in the City of Burnaby. Kids from ages 7 to 107 can join in this fun competition. Schools and science clubs are encouraged to send their teams. Its free. Look for the Solar Power Roadshow tent at the Discovery Day festival. 604-739-7717.

July 14 - 15, 2007
The 24th Annual Whistler Children’s Art Festival returns on July 14 & 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with a multitude of arts and crafts workshops, wild main stage performances, zany roving characters and activities that will exhaust the whole family with excitement. As well as workshops for kids aged 4-12, the Festival includes a pre-school area for children aged 3-5, and several workshops the whole family can participate in together. Bringing together professional artists, artisans and performers who share their skills, workshops offer kids an opportunity to try their hand at numerous mediums in a festive atmosphere. Workshops this year include carving, bear paw-print T-shirts, kite-making, photography, story telling, painting, magic, tile mosaics, beading, sculpting and more! 604 938-9221; ;

July 27, 28, 29, 2007
BC Renaissance Festival.This is our first year and we are running along side the Aldergrove Festival. With both festivals running on the same weekend, just next door to each other, it will make for a very active day or a whole weekend. For more information please visit:

Ongoing until March 17, 2007
Firehall Arts Centre Presents BANANA BOYS.  The Banana Boys are five Canadian buddies trying to get through university, find love, and establish themselves. But they're also figuring out what it means to be a "yellow guy" in the Great White North. Banana Boys is a smart and wickedly funny play which balances the joys of beer and video games with the frustrations of being caught between cultures. Based on the critically acclaimed first novel by Toronto author Terry Woo, the plot twists when one of the boys meets a bizzare death. A smart and wickedly funny play. 604.689.0926,

Ongoing 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,

Onging to March 25, 2007
Totems to Turquoise presented by the Vancouver Museum.  Exactly two years after opening in New York, Totems to Turquoise carries its celebration of Native North American Art to Vancouver, British Columbia. This landmark art exhibition brings together 500 superb pieces - the new and the old, the Haida and the Hopi, the Nisga’a and the Navajo. You might think this would produce a collision of cultures, but the result is more of a collusion of cultures – a conspiracy of beauty. 604.736.4431,

Ongoing until April 8, 2007
Vancouver Canucks.  Games at General Motors Place.  604.899.4600, or visit  for game schedule.

Ongoing to September 16, 2007
Vancouver Museum presents Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond.  Combining old ways with advanced digital technology, the Cree of west central Saskatchewan tell their story inspired by the art of one of their own – Allen Sapp. Through the Eyes of the Cree and Beyond was developed using an elder-led process and will offer visitors the images and voices of the Northern Planes Cree recounting insights into their own history, culture and beliefs. The exhibition provides a human face for issues such as reserve life, treaties and contemporary Cree culture using oral testimony, objects and, of course, the art of Allen Sapp.  604.736.4431,

Vancouver Public Library presents OPEN MIKE FOR TEENS.  Are you tired of singing in the shower or reading poetry to your cat? We are too and we're here to do something about it! On the first Monday of every month between October and June, teens are invited to come on stage in the Peter Kaye room at Central Library and do their thing!  Anything goes, from stories to poetry to songs. It can be your own material or someone else's. It doesn't matter who wrote it, we wanna hear it.  Library Square, 604.331.3691.

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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