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Special Events for October 2007
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October 2, 2007
FREE AUTUMN NOON HOUR SERIES - Journey of a Lifetime.  Long journeys offer life-transforming experiences, but extended travel is also full of unexpected challenges. Why did Jacqueline Walters leave the comforts of work, friends and family to embark on an 18-month solo journey through Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and why is she glad she did? JACQUELINE WALTERS, MSW, in dialogue with BETH HAWKES, MA, LCC Director.  UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, 604-822-8585,

October 3, 2007
CEMETARY TOUR BY LANTERN LIGHT.  Discover the historic Murrayville Cemetary by candle-light with historian Warren Sommer. Then, as part of your registration fee, come inside to warm your toes with refreshments at a local heritage building! Cost: $17.00 For more information: 604.888.3922

October 6, 2007
Fort Wine Co. Cranberry Festival. Over 35 vendors will display their unique and exciting products in a fun country fair environment at the Fort Wine Co. grounds just minutes from Historic Fort Langley.  Live Music by Erato Ensemble, Free Wine Tasting, Cranberries for sale, fresh from the bogs, Mini Golf, Face Painting, Cranberry bog tours & harvest demonstrations, Wine and Beer Garden with Dead Frog Brewery Artisan Market.  Park free at the winery and catch the free vintage style Trolley buses running between the winery and the historical town of Fort Langley.  604.857.1101 or visit

October 6, 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,

October 6, 2007
CRANBERRY FESTIVAL.  In Langley we love to celebrate the Cranberry. The Village of Fort Langley hosts the annual event featuring a scrumptious pancake breakfast, cranberry-wares, field tours, canoe regatta and cranberry sales. For more information call 604-888-8835.

October 6, 2007
Dust off those antique treasures and come down to the Museum to have coveted Canadian antique appraiser Al Bowen evaluate your antiques. For those larger that life items and for the first time ever, Antique Appraisals will be available in your home.  Port Moody Museum, 2734 Murray St.; 604.939.1648,

October 6, 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,

October 7, 2007
IOCO GHOST TOWN DAY.  1st Ave & Ioco Rd in Ioco.  A great family event including entertainment, apple tasting and pie baking, kids games, lawn bowling, vintage cars and more!  604.939.1648,

October 7, 2007
How(e) Sound.  On Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 pm grab your hard hat and descend into the cavernous tunnels of the B.C. Museum of Mining (Britannia Beach) with musicians Kathryn Cernauskas, flute; AK Coope, clarinet; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano; and Heather Pawsey, soprano. As part of the New Music in New Places concert series, works by Canadian composers Leila Lustig, Violet Archer, Harry Freedman, Paul Steenhuisen, Patrick Cardy, Mary Gardiner, and James M. Gayfer will be featured. Dress Advisory: As portions of this concert will be held outdoors, please dress appropriately for weather and underground temperatures, and wear footwear suitable for uneven terrain. Admission to HOW(E) SOUND is free; however, due to space restrictions, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a space, please call the reservations line at 1-604-815-4073, or toll-free at 1-866-640-9881

October 8, 2007
Thanksgiving Loonie Skate.  Admission is only $1.00 per person; free for children three years and younger. Skate and helmet rentals are included in admission fee. Monday, 5:00-8:00pm, October 8. Kensington Complex, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby. Phone 604.299.8354.

October 9, 2007
FREE AUTUMN NOON HOUR SERIES - The Joy of Conflict Resolution. Wherever there is change, there is the potential for conflict. By stepping back to observe the human and situational patterns that underlie our conflicts, we gain access to more creative and life-affirming possibilities for conflict resolution. GARY HARPER is a trainer, facilitator and mediator in Vancouver, and author of The Joy of Conflict Resolution.  UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, 604-822-8585,

October 10 to November 3, 2007
The Mentors Project presents The American Pilot.  An American Pilot crash lands in a remote valley in a distant country. The local villagers take in the wounded pilot and argue his fate. This remarkable play considers the people caught up in conflict, with a comic look at how the world sees America and America sees the world. It's funny, wild and intelligent entertainment with lots of music, dancing, and explosions. Jericho Arts Centre, 604.224.8007.

October 11, 2007
SFU presents SustainAB!LITY festival 2007.  The SFU Sustainability Festival 2007 is a collaborative event organized by the Climate Change Action Group, Sustainable SFU and the Resource and Environmental Management graduate student union. The festival is intended to raise awareness of sustainability issues with a specific focus on climate change and to celebrate sustainability solutions that individuals can immediately apply to their daily lives. This festival has a positive and playful focus, which is intended to inspire, engage and entertain SFU community members. Climate Change is a complex and sometimes terrifying concept that can have a paralyzing effect on many people. This effect on a societal or community level leads to a dangerous form of collective procrastination on the development and implementation of climate change mitigation solutions. This festival will focus on reducing the complexities of the climate change problem, inspiring people to celebrate and integrate solutions into their daily lives and empowering them to make this step by providing them with tools and resources. SFU Theatre, Burnaby Mountain Campus; 604.291.3514,

October 11 - 14, 2007
Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show.  Get advice from celebrities and industry insiders, shop for unique finds in our market and learn innovative tricks of the trade to update your home. BC Place Stadium, Vancouver,

October 11 - 25, 2007
Proactive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour: a workshop for parents.  Three Thursday evenings. Cost: $25. This course will cover analyzing challenging behaviour, creating positive environments, teaching communication alternatives to challenging behaviour and considering a variety of proactive strategies.  Harbour View Elementary Family Resource Room, Coquitlam; 604-931-1977

October 11 - 27, 2007
Gateway Theatre presents the World Premiere Radio Daze.  Gateway Theatre, Richmond; 604-270-1812,

October 12, 2007
Daniel Packard & Alfie Zapacosta.  Rejecting Hollywood?s offer to make him a star, Daniel Packard instead set off to create a revolutionary style of comedy based, not on jokes, but on a dynamic, personal dialogue with every audience he meets. And so this not a typical comedy show, but a very funny, high stakes, unpredictable, revealing, and most of all incredibly fun and funny comedy experience. Alfie has long been considered one of the best vocal talents in Canada, yet we know very little about Alfie Zappacosta and his music. Playing only guitar, he explored new harmonies and melodies, later combing rootsy elements such as harmonica and accordion, which eventually manifested itself in a contemporary Jazz/AC sound. Info: 604 938 9221;;

October 12 - 28, 2007
West Coast Chocolate Festival.  It's time for chocolate! October 14-27, 2007 is the sixth annual West Coast Chocolate Festival. Offering unique events for your senses and your soul...chocolate pairing evenings - wine, beer or scotch, wine-paired dinner & floor show, chocolates of origin sampling events, dessert party, chocolate factory tours, ladies only evert and more.  The festival is dedicated to creating mentored work experience for youth in all aspects of festival design, production and staging. Our events also showcase emerging performers and artists.  Takes place at various locations in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. 604-939-8068,

October 12 - 28, 2007
The Taste of Yaletown, presented by American Express, will include over 20 of Yaletown?s spectacular restaurants offering special three-course tasting menus for set prices of $25, $35 and $45. A portion of profits during the campaign from each participating restaurant will go towards The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Visit: for details.

October 12 - 31, 2007
Fright Nights has returned from the dead and is haunting us for another year! We?ve expanded the horror, the terror, and the hair-raising rides that will leave you crying with fear. Goosebumps and chills will accompany you on your journey through new haunted houses and creepy attractions. Dare yourself and double-dare your friends to experience one of the scariest Halloween events in Vancouver!  Warning: Not recommended for ages 12 & under, Seniors 65+, people with sensitivity to strobe lighting, people with high blood pressure, pregnant women or scaredy cats.  At the PNE,

October 12 - 31, 2007
Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tour.  Explore Vancouver ?s dark and ghoulish side on the 15th Annual Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour. Newthis year the Vancouver Museum presents a ghoulish gallery of artefacts gathered from around the globe.  Hear stories of infamous murders and hauntings, explore Mountain View Cemetery home to 92,000 grave sites and witness an autopsy at the Vancouver Police Centennial Museum . We recommend that families and the faint of heart book the 6:00pm and 6:40pm tours. Suitable for ages 10+.

October 13, 2007
Celebrate the City?s Modernist Architecture and Art.  Residential Bus Tour & Reception ? Saturday Oct. 13th, 1pm ? 6pm.  Tour the interior of 5 significant Vancouver Modernist homes. Travel by bus and end with a reception on of the tour homes. $100 & GST (fundraising proceeds to the VHF. $50 Tax receipt issued to all ticket holders)., 604.264.9642.

October 13, 2007
Kids Only Swap Meet, Thompson Community centre, 604-718-8422

October 13, 2007
VOC Soul Gospel Choir - Thanksgiving 2007.  Michael J. Fox Theatre - 7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby;

October 13 - 14, 2007
Paalh Show Case 1.  Paalh is a community-based that blends art with social responsibility. Paalh builds intergrated partnership with charities to support cooperative programming and help sustain community programs. This is achieved by teaching collaborative partnership skills and by putting these skills to practice through monthly and annual events that showcase prominent Canadian & USA Artisans. Paalh intergrates music, dance, spoken word, art, and comradeship to celebrate the spirit of comradeship to celebrate the spirit  of culture while strengthening the fabric of community. Bella Candela, 109 West Esplande, North Vancouver; 604-984-2621.

October 14, 2007
The Fraser Valley Mushroom Show Date: October 14, 2007 Time: 11 AM to 4 PM Location: St. Andrews United Church Hall, at 7756 Grand Street, Mission, B.C. Details: Mushrooms are Everywhere! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification! Contact info: Juergen 604-814-3580 Price/Other: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free.

October 14, 2007
Kidstuff Swapmeet.  Our swapmeets are perfect places to clean out your child?s cluttered closet or pick up a bargain. If you?re thinking of selling, we accept only maternity clothes and used items for children age 12 and younger. Free admission for buyers. Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm, October 14. Bonsor Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.439.1860.

October 14, 2007
One Sky One World Fun Fly.  World Wide day to fly for peace.  11 am - 4 pm, Vanier Park, Vancouver; British Columbia Kitefliers Association,

October 14 -28, 2007
HANA?S SUITCASE, Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st Ave.), 604.254.4055,

October 16, 2007
FREE AUTUMN NOON HOUR SERIES - Building Your Career While Working for Others.  Explore ways to invest in the growth of your greatest asset: You. Remain the primary decision maker in your career even as you fully embrace the responsibilities and opportunities of your current job. WAYNE RAWCLIFFE, BA, BEd, MBA, CHRP, RODC, is an educator and consultant with 25 years experience developing programs that support individual and organizational effectiveness.  UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, 604-822-8585,

October 16, 2007
Museum of Anthropology Presents BACK TO THE FUTURE: ARCHEOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY- MAIZE.  Teams of scientists using a wide array of new techniques for detecting and studying ancient maize (corn) throughout the Americas are making surprising new discoveries about where, when, and how the plant was first domesticated. They are also tracing its journey from 10,000 years ago in south-western Mexico, to the far reaches of South America and the borderlands of Canada and the U.S. By examining some of these new discoveries, ways that maize and humans forged a kind of mutual dependency in the millennia following its domestication will be explored. The ancient adaptability of Maize is reflected in its present-day roles as one of the world?s top three food crops and as a potential source of the biofuel ethanol for the 21st century.  Speaker: Dr. Michael Blake, 604.822.5087,

October 17 - 20, 2007
Vancouver New Music Festival 2007 - Guitars! Guitars!  For 2007, the Vancouver New Music Festival assembles an international conglomerate of some of the most innovative voices in guitar music today. From indie to abstract, acoustic to outlandish, Guitars! Guitars! will bring to your city a plethora of guitarists currently working to define or transcend their own respective performance tradition. 16 guitarists. 1 stage. Overkill? We think not.  Scotiabank Dance Centre, 604.231.7535,

October 18, 2007
Max & Ruby - Our Favourite Things.  Based on the books by internationally acclaimed children?s author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, MAX & RUBY is a preschool program that celebrates being little. The series follows the adventures of two bunny siblings; the irrepressible and feisty Max and his sometimes bossy older sister Ruby. Max and Ruby can?t seem to find common ground and their plans almost always collide with hilarious results. Despite their differences, they are neither greedy nor selfish, and it is this quality of generosity in their relationship that makes them, and the series, so distinctive. MAX & RUBY encourages children to pursue their goals with enthusiasm and promotes the enjoyment of working and playing together.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 18 - 28, 2007
Chills, Thrills and Wills -Haunted Burnaby Trolley Tours . A combination of history and mystery, walking and riding. Dress warmly - though all the chills are not from the weather. Visit ominous buildings, hear the ghostly stories, and learn about expressions like "dead ringer."  Pick up at Metropolis at Metrotown. For adults only. $20.00 + gst/person. Pre-registration required, call 604.293.6500.  Presented by Burnaby Village Museum, Metropolis at Metrotown, & Tourism Burnaby

October 19, 2007
Pro-D Day Loonie Skate.  Admission is only $1.00 per person; free for children three years and younger. Skate and helmet rentals are included in admission fee. Friday, 1:30-3:30pm, October 19. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.291.1261.

October 20, 2007
Bjorn Again.  Rock.It Boy is putting on his blond wig, satin suit and platform boots because the best darn ABBA tribute in the world is coming to town. ABBA (the real ABBA) recently turned down a billion dollars to tour but band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have officially endorsed BJORN AGAIN, who has exceeded all the expectations of the insatiable fans of the music Rock.It Boy Entertainment is pleased to present the only ABBA tribute worth seeing, BJORN AGAIN.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 20, 2007
This Hedgerow is For the Birds! Volunteer Work Party.  Participate in the planting of over 1400 native plants to create a hedgerow for migrating birds. Everyone welcome, but a basic level of fitness and agility is required and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Colony Farm Regional Park, 604-432-6359,

October 20 - 21, 2007
The Baby & Family Fair, BC?s largest consumer show for expectant parents and families with children five and under, is returning for two days to the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre with an informative and exciting celebration of parenthood. A plethora of information, seminars, demonstrations, entertainment, samples, shopping, contests and more will assist new and expecting parents in making informed decisions to raise happy and healthy children.

October 21, 2007
Ballet Creole's Carnaval.  Our stage will ignite with the Afro-modern energy of Ballet Creole! Experience the resounding vibrations of live drumming and dynamic dancing in this display of festive Africian-Caribbean cultures.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 21, 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...General Admission 10am-3pm $4 at Door - Special Early-Bird Admission 8am-10am $20 at Door - Children Under 13 Free with Adult Admission - Free Parking - On-Site Cafe/Snack Bar.  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver. 604-980-3159 or

October 23, 2007
FREE AUTUMN NOON HOUR SERIES - A Question of Values.  What truly motivates us in our lives? Awareness of influential images in modern society can help us interpret our selves, our work, and our choices ? ?the stuff of which our very identities are made.? MARYLOU HARRIGAN, EdD, BSN, is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. Her research includes leadership, ethics, the ?malaise of modernity? and aging issues.  UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, 604-822-8585,

October 23, 2007
Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Vintage New Orleans-style jazz takes centre stage with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This elite group of musicians from the Big Easy keeps the tradition and spirit of the classic New Orleans sound alive ? with all its funk, energy and virtuosity. While steeped in the history of great jazz-making, the Band is also part of the city?s current resurrection, just releasing ?Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions? on the Preservation Hall label.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 24, 2007
Oktoberfest Celebration.  Enjoy the Austria Vancouver Club?s Edelweiss Dancers, the Rheinlander band, a delicious roast beef entree prepared by Confed?s very own Chef Brent, prizes and more. Register early to avoid disappointment. Wednesday, 4:30-10:30pm, October 24. $22.50 per person (barcode 138892). Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Phone 604.294.1936.

October 25, 2007
Halloween Howl.  Games, haunted house, candy and door prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $2.55 per person. Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm, October 25. C.G. Brown Pool, 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.299.9374.

October 25, 2007
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! African Stages. Experience an exhilarating blend of traditional African dance, poetry and music as award-winning Nigerian artist Comfort Ero presents excerpts of her new work. Izabobo, or ?celebration of life?, explores the journey of life in a vibrant dance drama steeped in African culture and spirituality. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street , Vancouver .

October 25, 2007
Vintage Affair.  An event featuring wine tasting from over 30 vintners, exceptional food, silent auction and a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Mark your calendar now, Thursday October 25th at the Hazelmere Golf Course from 7-10pm. Make plans to attend the Vintage Affair and help the White Rock South Surrey Foundation meet its goal of building the new Centre for Health Improvement for cardiac rehabilitation and chronic diseases.  604-531-1711.

October 25, 2007
25 and Counting.  Join Abbotsford Children's Theatre (ACT) as they celebrate 25 years of exceptional theatre on Saturday, October 27th at 1:30 p.m.  Taking place at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford), highlights of the afternoon will include monologues from ACT?s favourite plays, a silent auction, slideshow of past shows, and presentation of the one act play, Artie by Wil Denson.  Artie tells the story of friendship between a mentally challenged boy & his best friend.  This play challenges its audiences to be tolerant & considerate of each other.  Suitable for ages 8 and up.  The public is invited to join the celebration as well as current and past members from ACT.  For more info, email, call 604-853-5065 (long distance from Vancouver), or visit ACT on the web at

October 26, 2007
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (

October 26 - 27, 2007
EERIE NIGHT OF FRIGHT.  A frightening themed tour of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Participants must be old enough to take a fright and young enough to have delight. Tours depart every 10 minutes. 604-888-3943 or 604-888-4956.

October 26 - 28, 2007
Haunted Village.  See the spooky decorations, watch live performances, and help solve a mystery. Wear your costume and bring your flashlight and camera. Special event pricing. Friday-Sunday, 6:00-9:00pm, October 26-28. Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.293.6500.

October 27, 2007
SPOOKTACULAR SCURRY.  Spooktacular Scurry is a fun family event on Saturday, October 27th, 2007. This is the best Halloween 5K walk/run event around and is in support of the Langley Food Bank. Start and Finish is at Fernridge Hall (2389 200th Street, Langley). For more information, please go to

October 27, 2007
Paramount?s Original Laser Spectacular featuring the music of PINK FLOYD.  In its 23rd year of successful touring, the two-hour LaserSpectacular features Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" with the second half featuring The Best of Pink Floyd (including "The Wall") in 3-D! . All the excitement of a live concert - with multi-screen video projection and state-of-the-art laser technology, all choreographed to the greatest band of all-time. This show has been enjoyed by audiences worldwide.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 27 - 28, 2007
ReVision  the art of recycling.  Ever wonder what happened to that old trombone discarded long ago, or your mother's stash of buttons, or that pair of water skies stored at the cottage since 1962? ?Revision - the art of recycling? is a two day juried show featuring recycled artwork: art made from anything reused, recycled, salvaged, scrounged or found - be it useful, beautiful, odd, playful, or thought provoking. Sixteen artists from across British Columbia will be represented, displaying over 40 works of art, inspired by their creative use of recycled, salvaged and used materials. Art entries will be on display October 27 & 28 from 11am-5 pm at the Granville Island Hotel  The exhibition is being held in support of Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 15-21, 2007.

October 27 - 28, 2007
Ghosts of the Fraser Halloween Tours. Come and scare yourself or somebody else during Halloween at the Cannery.  Gulf of Georgia Cannery , 604-644-9134.

October 27 - 28, 2007
Halloween Haunted Woods, Richmond Nature Park, 604-718-6188.

October 27 - 28, 2007
Vancouver Snow Show.  Start your ski & snowboard season off right at the Vancouver Snow Show, featuring new products, ski and snowboard retailers, pros, mountain ski resorts, training associations and travel information! The Vancouver Snow Show has everything your winter is all about!  BC Place Stadium. 1-800-626-1538,

October 27 - 30, 2007
Haunted House at the BC Hyrdo Power House at Stave Falls.  604-462-1222,

October 27, 2007
10th Birthday Celebration for Bill Copeland Sports Centre.  Have your face painted, make cool crafts, play games, ice skate, meet community groups and enjoy a slice of birthday cake. Free admission (please bring a donation to the food bank). Saturday, 12:45-3:15pm, October 27. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.291.1261.

October 28, 2007
Annual Mushroom Show - Vancouver Mycological Society.  Mushrooms are Everywhere! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, speakers, slide shows, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification! Price/Other: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible. Parking free. - (if the location has to change, info will be posted on the Hotline).  Vandusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, West 37th and Oak, 604-878-9878,

October 28, 2007
Halloween Hoopla.  Ice skating, face painting, creepy crafts and ghostly games are all part of the fun. Regular admission and rental rates. Sunday, 1:45-5:00pm, October 28. Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby. Phone 604.291.1261.

October 28, 2007
Hallowe?en Unmasked.  Place des Arts presents Hallowe?en Unmasked, a fun-filled day of phantasmic family activities, performances and fun.  Make Hallowe?en crafts and goodies, carve pumpkins, go on an interactive ghost-story tour, listen to Mr. I?s ?Slightly Spooky Stories and Songs? and much more.  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam. 604.664-1636,

October 29, 2007
Jubilate! Chamber Choir presents Songs In the Key of EEK!, a family Hallowe?en concert & costume party, Monday October 29, 7:30pm, at Jericho Arts Centre,1675 Discovery St. & SW Marine Dr., Vancouver.

October 30, 2007
K2: The Hardest Way - A Winter Odyssey.  Multi-media presentation by Krzysztof Wielicki (Poland) and Jacques Olek (Poland/Canada) of two reconnaisance trips to K2, the second highest peak on earth, one of the two winter attempts to climb it.  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

October 31, 2007
Shrine Fantasy Show.  An exciting and entertaining family experience, the Shrine Fantasy Show always adds holiday cheer and happy smiles to one of the most special times of the year. And what's more, while enjoying your time together, remember that you're playing a vital part in contributing to your community. Part of the proceeds from the Shrine Fantasy Show will benefit the Gizeh Shriners of BC and Yukon and their endeavors. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver;  604-984-4484,

November 11, 2007
On Sunday, November 11, the VIBC presents the NEXT Bhangra Competition, an explosive event featuring the Bhangra dance world's emerging stars. This local, community-based event will bring talented youth on-stage to perform and compete, with a strong focus on creativity and team spirit. Open to performers aged 12-17, the competition will take place at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts in Surrey, BC, and feature the same high standard of production experienced at the VIBC's City of Bhangra Festival events. for more info visit or contact Sukhi Ghuman at  or 604 315-2599. Sukhi Ghuman | Media & Public Relations Coordinator Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration  | 604.315.2599

Ongoing until October 6, 2007
Dundarave Farmers? Market. Over 30 booths of organic cheeses, vegetables, fruit and honey.  Every Saturday at Dundarave Village, West Vancouver, 10 am to 4 pm; 604-922-6020.

Ongoing to October 8, 2007
Richmond Night Market, 604.244.8448,

Ongoing to October 9, 2007
Haney Farmers' Market.  The popular community market is located on Saturdays in Memorial Peace Park and features locally made baked or grown products.

Ongoing to October 12, 2007
Vancouver International Film Festival. This festival presents 300 films from 50 countries making it one of the largest film festivals in North America. Granville Theatre and various other venues  604.685.0260,

Ongoing to October 24, 2007
Riley Park Farmers Market.  A weekly event not to be missed! Stock your shelves with the best in local produce, baked goods, meat and seafood, cheese and dairy as well as delectable jams and jellies, pickles and more! Find the perfect gift made by local artisans and enjoy some music and community togetherness in an open-air setting. Wednesdays from 1pm - 6:30pm until Oct 24.  30th and Ontario Street in the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium. Visit our website for vendor lists and schedules:

Ongoing until October 28, 2007
Ambleside Farmers? Market. Meet your friends, listen to great music while shopping for ?straight from the farm" organic and non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, honey, baking, jams, syrups, salsas, prepared foods and local crafts. This is a fun place to shop. Every Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm;  See you there! Info:,, 604-984-9002.

Ongoing to November 3, 2007
BC Lions Football at BC Place Stadium; 604.589.7627,

Ongoing until November 9, 2007
NEW EXHIBITION: Touring exhibition of Japanese pop culture Japanese Canadian National Museum presents Shojo Manga! Girl Power! Girl comics from Japan September 19 - November 9, 2007 National Nikkei Heritage Centre 6688 Southoaks Crescent. Burnaby, BC. Shojo Manga! Girl Power! is an internationally acclaimed exhibition of more than 200 artworks from 23 artists who have contributed to the phenomenon of modern manga in Japan. The Japanese Canadian National Museum is pleased to be the final venue for the exhibition?s successful tour of North and South America and the last chance for Canadians to see these superb examples of graphic art before the show heads to Japan. Designed by curator Dr. Masami Toku to raise issues of gender and representation, the exhibition explores the power of women's aspirations and dreams in contemporary Japanese culture. From its start in post-war era Japan as inexpensive youth entertainment influenced by American comics and Disney animation, to the current immense popularity of manga worldwide, this show traces the history of a medium at the intersection of evolving social roles and innovation in Japanese aesthetics. Shojo Manga! Girl Power! is curated by Dr. Masami Toku, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico. Opening reception: Wednesday, September 19, 7-9pm This event is open and free to the public. Join us for a special opening talk by Dr. Masami Toku. Refreshments will be served, the exhibition catalogue will be available, and manga books will be on sale.

Ongoing to December 31, 2007
Rice is Life. Cultivated for over 5,000 years in more than 100 countries, on every continent except Antarctica , rice sustains two-thirds of the world?s population.  The exhibit explores the agricultural, spiritual and artistic significance of rice.  Vancouver Museum, 604.736.4431,

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 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 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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