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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

A Powerful Experiment

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - Friday, October 05, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 12pm-6pm
  • Location: TD Square (Corner of Georgia and Granville)
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October is Power Smart Month, and BC Hydro is inviting the public to take part in a Powerful Experiment that will give a unique look at how we use electricity every morning. Starting with a stark white modular home, participants will place colourful stickers on items that consume electricity during their morning routine. Throughout the day, the sticker hot spots will reveal the community’s...

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park

  • Thursday, September 06, 2012 - Sunday, October 07, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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The winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for best play, this biting contemporary satire skewers the conventions of political correctness in shockingly entertaining fashion. In Chicago, 1959, an African-American family moves into a house in Clybourne Park, to the mortification of its all-white residents. Fast-forward 50 years, and now the neighbourhood is predominately black. When young white newlywed... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Master Class

Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award-winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the world's greatest soprano is more interested in teaching life lessons than opera. The tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past-her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers, and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Not... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Chelsea Hotel

Leonard Cohen's powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love. Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a Writer checks into New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face ... 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.

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents: Sans Brush at CitcyScape Community Art Space

  • Friday, September 28, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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Sans Brush Sept 28 - Oct 20, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday September 27th @ 7:00PM-9:00PM This group exhibit ignites a technical curiosity by exploring the unconventional process of painting without a brush and how alternative tools and methods affect the various elements, such as texture, depth and shape. Twenty-five artists are highlighted, displaying diverse styles. Their paint applicati... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn't easy to come by. From the beloved film, an uplifting and inspiring story of personal redemption and the reawakening of a small Wisconsin town.  

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

The Beaumont Studios - Yoga Classes

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (Every Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Location: Beaumont Studios
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So what can you expect from Carrie's class? Expect the unexpected! In yoga we try to live without expectations. But basically in most of the classes I teach classic Hatha yoga with my own interpretations thrown in, and depending on your level and abilities I will guide you through both basic and more advanced postures with a combination of steady holding and dynamic motion. This will hopefully he... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Blind Date

One of the most daring and exhilarating undertakings in the scope of contemporary theatre. There's nothing like the thrill of a first date...anything can happen! In Blind Date, you'll experience all the excitement and awkwardness of love as Mimi, a Parisian temptress, goes on a blind date with a different man every night - plucked right out of the audience.

Theatre UBC presents The Duchess: a.k.a. Wallis Simpson

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 06, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Telus Studio Theatre
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The Duchess: a.k.a. Wallis Simpson By Linda Griffiths, director Sarah Rodgers Telus Studio Theatre An extravagant and inspired epic, The Duchess takes us into a wonderland where Kings and Queens dance the Black Bottom, Faerie creatures demand blood, and Empires are given up for love. The play tells the story of the woman for whom Edward Vlll abdicated his throne, Wallis Simpson. It travels i... 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 Food Tour presents Your Vancouver Brewery Experience

Ever wondered what really goes on inside that mysterious building located at the base of the Burrard Street bridge?  Now it's your chance to join Vancouver Food Tour and Molson Coors Canada and explore Western Canada's largest and most recognized brewery. Whether you're a visitor, a curious local, or simply a beer enthusiast, join us behind the scenes to get a look at this iconic Vancouver l... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports presents Galactic Showdown

Galactic Showdown "An Epic Improv Tournament"     Get ready for the biggest improv fight in the known universe! Vancouver TheatreSports League's annual GALACTIC SHOWDOWN runs September 6th through October 6th, 2012 at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. Don't miss these galactic competitors every Thursday at 7:30pm and 9:15pm, and Fridays & Satu... Visit Website

Yaletown Rotary Fashion Show

  • Thursday, October 04, 2012 - Thursday, October 04, 2012
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Bar None
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The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is holding a Fundraising Fashion Show on October 4 2012. The event will be held at Bar None in Yaletown and will feature designs by Shelley Klassen of Blushing Boutique. Jewelry by Chelsea Rose Design will also be on display. Tickets costs $30 each and include one glass of wine and some nibbles. There will also be a silent auction & door prizes. For mor... Visit Website