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APEGBC 2014 Annual Conference & AGM

The 2014 APEGBC Annual Conference provides members the opportunity to connect with other professional engineers and geoscientists, government representatives, industry leaders, consultants and sponsors and exhibitors. The theme this  year is BC and Beyond: Global Innovation Begins at Home. We recognize that many new ideas and technologies are born right here in our province. Find out how o... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Blue Box

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Revue Stage
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BLUE BOX Love, Lust, and Revolution from Chile to Canada   By Carmen Aguirre A Nightswimming Production   "Simmering with romance and politics" -Vancouver Weekly Based on writer and performer Carmen Aguirre's remarkable life, Blue Box is a story of terror and romance that takes you from the Chilean resistance movement during Pinochet's dictatorship to a passionate... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Educating Rita

EDUCATING RITA A Big-Hearted Comedy about Life Lessons   By Willy Russell   "Like watching a flower blossom in time-lapse photography" -Variety Feisty working-class hairdresser Rita is plenty street-smart but not book smart. Not yet. Determined to improve herself, she enrolls in Dr. Frank Bryant's literature course-and enters his life like a breath of fresh air. W... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Saint Joan

SAINT JOAN The Extraordinary Story of a Legend   "Intellectually vigorous, visually exciting" -The Guardian A witch? A madwoman? A genius? Or a simple peasant who is visited by angels? George Bernard Shaw's classic play explores the legend of Joan of Arc and her remarkable rise and fall. How did an illiterate teenage girl inspire an army of men to rid France of its English ... Visit Website

Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Time: Monday to Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Thursday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum
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From swimming costumes to bikinis, bathing suits styles have fluctuated from the modest to the more revealing, all in a desire to make us fashionable by the water’s edge. As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Mari... Visit Website

Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Friday, October 20, 2023 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: October 19th 9:00AM to 6:00PM; October 20th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: North Forum Building
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The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Date&... Visit Website

Celebrate Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Monday, October 06, 2014 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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They're voracious eaters, playful swimmers, and perpetual groomers - and they're the star attraction this fall at the Vancouver Aquarium. Get to know the four resident sea otters and hear their amazing stories - from their heroic rescues, to finding a home at the Vancouver Aquarium where they contribute to valuable learning that has helped us hone our animal husbandry and rescue techniques. Plus,... Visit Website

Dressed in Drama

"Dressed in Drama", an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Sunday, No... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Location: Gateway Theatre
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Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother When your dead mom won't give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tries to give up her ghost, her grown daughters struggle with their own midlife crises: Lily wants to go back to college despite being thrown a curv... Visit Website

HALLOWEEN AT FLYOVER CANADA

THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at FlyOver Canada. Graduating is easy... Just survive! Meet with Broomelda to uncover the secret on how to graduate and then make your way through the spookily hunted hallways before taking off on a spellbinding flight across Can... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. The theme for 2014 is "Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden". Friday, October 10 - Saturday, November 1, 2014 Closed Monday, October 13, 2014 for Thanksgiving Afternoon matinees Friday, Saturday, ... Visit Website

Jürgen Partenheimer, The Archive – The Raven Diaries

September 12 to November 9, 2014  The Archive - The Raven Diaries will be the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by acclaimed German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. Reflecting the diversity of the artist’s practice, the exhibition will comprise of works on paper, text, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, much of it produced in Vancouver in spring 2014 during his residency a... Visit Website

Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour

  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Venue: Off The Eaten Track
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in Waterfront Station
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Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't ... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents The Rainmaker

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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The Rainmaker Lizzie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields of her family's drought-ridden ranch. When the charismatic Starbuck appears one windless night selling the promise of rain, Lizzie must decide: is he a con man, or does he hold the key to everything she desires? A beautifully crafted prairie romance about faith, hope, and the possibility of love. Friday, October 1... Visit Website

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House

October 21-31, 2014 Every 2 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm NOTE: The Haunted House will be CLOSED Monday, October 27 WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growing Halloween event. From October 1 to 31, we transform the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House. eaturing over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians, t... Visit Website

Sultans of String in Concert with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Extraordinary Canadian string ensemble Sultans of String make their VSO debut in an exciting Pops concert that puts the focus squarely on the orchestra. Sultans of String paint a rich musical tapestry, taking you on a journey through many cultures around the world - from exotic Middle Eastern rhythms to Gypsy-jazz, Spanish Flamenco, and even homegrown Cape Breton fiddling! Sultans of String are t... Visit Website

Taste of Yaletown

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 12:00AM
  • Location: Participating Yaletown Restaurants
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10th Annual Taste of Yaletown Taste of Yaletown returns for the 10th year as Vancouver's premier foodie event, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of the best dining district in Vancouver. From October 16th-30th, 2014 Yaletown restaurants will showcase their creativity and talent offering special set menu options at set prices of $25, $35, $45 including innovative pairin... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Music Creates Opportunity

October 21-26, 2014 Bboyizm (Ottawa/Gatineau) Historic Theatre Music Creates OpportunityThe hugely popular IZM exploded onto The Cultch stage in 2012, and now choreographer Crazy Smooth returns with a new hybrid of rocking and b-boying! Brilliantly transitioning hip-hop and break dancing from the street to the stage, Bboyizm will thrill audiences with their virtuosic moves and high-flying ene... Visit Website

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vanco... Visit Website

The Vancouver Writers Fest 2014

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations. For the past 27 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant excha... Visit Website

Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. This exhibition traces correlations between different bodies of her work and the paintings of Emily Carr, an artist who has been a touchstone for Mackenzie throughout her career. Sept... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour

  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: 10:45 am
  • Location: Burrard St. @ Smithe St, beside Japadog Food Cart
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5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included.... Visit Website

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Fall 2014 Programming

There are still many opportunities to experience and learn about Vancouver's built heritage this fall!   Fall 2014 Talks: Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Challenges Facing Wood Window Retention on Heritage Projects Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1:30PM Admission: $12.00 Heritage and the SRO's Old School: Maintaining Heritage Buildings Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1... Visit Website

Vancouver Opera presents STICKBOY

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Vancouver Opera
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
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A moving new opera Composed by Neil Weisensel Libretto by Shane Koyczan In English with lyrics projected above the stage The inner life of a young boy is at the heart of this moving and meaningful new opera by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan and composer Neil Weisensel. Bravely autobiographical, beautifully poetic, visually innovative and musically memorable, Stickboy confronts... Visit Website

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Series

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Pops series features a completely different side of the VSO - and this orchestra can swing! This season's Pops series features the breathtaking multicultural stylings of the Sultans of String; explores the world of classic theatre with the great Lerner and Loewe; kicks back with magnificent melodies; celebrates the love song; pays tribute to the beloved Barbra S... Visit Website

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