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2012 Special Events at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Vive les voyageurs Winter Festival January 28-29 Historic Boot Camp & Historic Half Marathon February 18-19 Spring Break March 10-25 Easter Egg Hunt April 8; Easter Egg Hunt 1 pm Victoria Day May 21 Learn to Camp Weekend June 16 (pre-registration required) Aboriginal Day at Fort Langley June 23 Canada Day July 1 Parks Day July 21 The 2012 Prospera Valley Granfondo July 22 Ride into History Jul... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents She Stoops to Conquer

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners. When shy-with-the ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle manor is a luxury inn. Treating one's prospective in-laws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women... Visit Website

Axis Theatre Company presents The Number 14

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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One Show Added! Sunday, Nov 18 @ 7:30PM. THE NUMBER 14 20th Anniversary! October 23 - November 18, 2012 The Number 14 is a Canadian success story extraordinaire! In an amazing theatrical tour-de-force, six of Vancouver's finest performers strut, swing, sing and talk their way in and out of adventures aboard Vancouver's #14 bus that is part Monty Pythonesque, part Mr. Bean and wholly engaging.... Visit Website

Circle Craft Christmas Market

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
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 In 1973, Circle Craft Co-operative presented its first Christmas Market in the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, "The Cultch." The success of that inaugural event has resulted in 38 successive Markets, to which generations of Vancouverites and visitors have attended, enjoying a Market where they come face to face with fine BC and Canadian artisans and their work: wood-turners, glass... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

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Aboriginal Culture

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a rich & radiant exploration of Peruvian history and culture in its new exhibition Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. The first-of-its-kind in Canada, the exhibition traces the country’s long history of silverwork – from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age - and the fascination with the metal’s luminescent qualities. For ... Visit Website

North Shore International Film Series

  • Monday, October 01, 2012 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14
  • Location: Park & Tilford Cineplex
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The North Shore International Film Series.  All films are screened at Park and Tilford Cineplex, 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver. Please see http://nvartscouncil.ca/events/north-shore-international-film-series for complete film bios and preview.

Pacific Theatre presents Wittenberg

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Saturday, November 10, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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Dr. Faustus, Hamlet, and Martin Luther walk into a bar... and the rest is history. Sort of. A staged reading in the tradition of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.  

Photography of Samantha Schwann

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - Wednesday, November 07, 2012 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Time: Opening Reception November 1st 8pm
  • Location: The Beaumont Studios
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Samantha Schwann is an emerging Canadian landscape, abstract, and adventure sports photographer. Exhibition series includes landscape, seascape, urban and abstract images ranging from the depths of the Emerald Sea of British Columbia, to desert sandstorms utilizing anything from a Canon 7D to mobile phone. Her style has been described as a subtle nod to the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: “... Visit Website

Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC explores compelling new pairings of timeless treasures in Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott from November 3, 2012 to March 24, 2013. The internationally acclaimed potter has combed MOA's collection of artefacts and created groupings based solely on colour, form, shape, and pattern, imbuing new aesthetic perspectives by removing histor... Visit Website

Rogers Arena Tours

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's a... Visit Website

Sense of Place: Exhibition of Young People’s Art at ArtStarts Gallery

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Friday, March 15, 2013 (Recurring every week day)
  • Time: Gallery open Tuesdays to Fridays 9am to 5pm.
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Sense of Place, a new exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery, showcases artwork made by young people from schools across British Columbia in collaboration with professional artists. The students’ work explores themes of identity, land, community and home, fostering their sense of individuality as well as their sense of belonging. The gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesdays to Frid... Visit Website

TEA FOR TWO AT THE VANDUSEN GARDENS

Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden is now serving a ‘proper' Afternoon Tea complete with three-tier tray of goodies, ceramic tea pots and cups, organic and private label teas. Afternoon Tea in the Garden is offered for $35.00 for 2 OR $60.00 for 4 and includes: Choice of daily sandwich Freshly made scone Large croissant Coconut macaroons and shortbread cookies ... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Damian Moppett, an offsite exhibit

Damian Moppett's artistic practice uses a wide variety of media to question ideas of mastery, craftsmanship and value. Drawing on broad references from the history of modern art, Moppett uses the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, often in relationship to each other, as a meditation on the activity of making art. At the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite location West Geo... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Ian Wallce: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography

Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is a major survey exhibition of the work of one of Canada's most significant contemporary artists. Based in Vancouver, Wallace has played a critical role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s. His early experiments with monochromatic painting, his production of large-scale photographic tableaux and his juxtapositio... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM; Tuesdays 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
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September 29th, 2012 marks the opening day of the Vancouver Art Gallery's TRAFFIC exhibition, featuring Conceptual Art in Canada from 1965-1980. For more detailed information visit http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_traffic.html

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - Thursday, November 15, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Locations
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  The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Jewish film festival in Canada. We have an established track record of being one of the best festivals of its type in North America. The Festival is inclusive and encourages multi-cultural interaction and presents high quality entertainment. Comedies, feature dramas, thrillers, hot and timely documentaries and whimsical shorts a... Visit Website

Vancouver Maritime Museum presents Girl in Wetsuit

  • Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Sunday, December 02, 2012
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Time: Mon Closed; Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun 12PM-5PM; Thursdays Nov 8-Dec 13 5PM-8PM
  • Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum
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The Maritime Museum is thrilled to hold over the "Girl in Wetsuit" exhibit until December 2, 2012, in the J. Torben Karlshoej Gallery, Vancouver Maritime Museum    In September of 1968, Douglas Brown, a Vancouver lawyer, talked to Imredy about his desire to commission a sculpture inspired by the famous Copenhagen mermaid, which could be sited on the great granite boulder just... Visit Website

VHF Places That Matter Plaque Presentation: Spencer’s Department Store

Join us in celebrating the Spencer’s Department Store with a Places that Matter Plaque on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 4PM. Meet in front of the Spencer’s entrance on Richards & Hastings, RSVP to follow the gathering inside The Lookout until 5PM. SFU Harbour Centre and the Lookout, 555 West Hastings St. http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/placesthatmatter.html