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September 2017

Creative Cafe

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - November 5 @ 4:00 pm
Minnekhada Regional Park, Minnekhada Lodge, 4455 Oliver Rd
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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Free

The Minnekhada Park Association presents fun, creative activities for kids of all ages at this monthly open house of historic Minnekhada Lodge. Learn about the historic and natural wonders of the park. Explore ways to express your love of nature in different art forms or simply be inspired by the work of others. Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association. September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th 1pm-4pm

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Moms and Tots Workshops

September 5 @ 11:00 am - September 26 @ 12:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street, 4186 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7 Canada
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Join us for our Tuesday Moms & Tots Workshops which includes a dance and yoga session for tots followed by making a nutritional snack! AUG 1 Yoga & Dance + Home Made Chia Fruit Jam Aug 8 Yoga & Dance + DIY Strawberry Salsa & Baked Cinnamon Chips Aug 15 Yoga & Dance + Make Your Own Frozen Blueberry Kebabs Aug 22 Yoga & Dance + Create Your Own Berry Butter Aug 29 Yoga & Dance + Home Made Blackberry…

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - September 23 @ 10:30 pm
Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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$21

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 28th season runs from June 1 to September 23, 2017 in modern theatre tents in Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park. The 2017 season’s plays include Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Shylock. Tickets and information: bardonthebeach.org or 604-739-0559.

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Guided Nature Walks

September 9 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 3:30 pm
Various parks in Surrey, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Surrey, BC V3T0J2 Canada
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This fall, drop into one of Surrey’s free Guided Nature Walks to discover a park near you. We’ve got fun walks for kids, adults and everybody in between! Explore the forest and tasting orchard at Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve, search for signs of wildlife at Bear Creek Park, enjoy the sight of colourful leaves and more - there’s so much to do outdoors this season! Saturday, September 9 & Saturday, October 14 Times: 10 - 11am (ages 5+) and 2…

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Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Center Open House

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, 11450 256 Street
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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Free

Bear Necessities Sept 17, 1pm-4pm Super Salmon Oct 15, 1pm-4pm Awesome Owls Nov 19, 1pm-4pm Winter Wonders Dec 3, 1pm-4pm Take in displays and presentations. Tour the indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, 'Roof-to-Creek' storm water management system and wetlands. Meet at 11450 256 St, Maple Ridge Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society FREE - Drop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm - ALL AGES

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Beaty Nocturnal: Life In Colour Opening

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Come by for a night at the museum and celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Life In Colour. This art exhibition has wall-sized murals for you to colour in with art by Angela Gooliaff. Admission is by donation between 5:00-8:30 pm. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available in addition to many family-friendly activities

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Speaker Series: History of South Asian Imperial Citizens as Indo-Canadian Pioneers and their contributions as Defenders of the Crown

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Centre Library, 1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 8A9 Canada
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$5 - $10

Why are certain histories covered, discussed, and inquired about, while others remain hidden? Going beyond the old tropes of colonised histories, this presentation will flesh out in detail the Indo-Canadian community's pioneer experience within the events leading to the ejection of the Komagata Maru from Canadian waters in July 1914 and the subsequent outbreak of the Great War in August 1914. Join Steven Purewal, community historian, curator and Managing Director of Indus Media Foundation Canada, as he presents the side…

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Hapa-palooza Festival 2017

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - September 24 @ 2:00 pm
Various: CBC Studio 700 (Sept 22), Granville Island Picnic Pavilion (Sept 23), VPL Central Branch (Sept 24), Various: 700 Hamilton St (Sept 22), 267 Old Bridge Walk (Sept 23), 350 W Georgia St (Sept 24)
Vancouver, Canada
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Free

A vibrant fusion of music, dance, literary, artistic and film performances, Hapa-palooza places prominence on celebrating and stimulating awareness of mixed-heritage and cultural hybrid identity. Hapa-palooza is the first mixed roots festival in Canada, and is currently one of the largest festivals celebrating mixed heritage in the world. - September 22nd: Hip Hapa Hooray Gala (CBC Studio 700), we kick off celebrations with hapa-tizers and drinks to honour members of the Hapa community; - September 23rd: Hapa Family Day in…

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Treasured Bulb Sale at UBC Botanical Garden

September 23 @ 11:00 am
UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Come discover garden favourites, rare wonders and specialty bulbs for all seasons. This year’s sale focuses on less common, dormant bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes–donated by the Garden, volunteer propagation groups, and the Friends of the Garden. Last year, our crew prepped and sold 150 different taxa from Acis to Zantedeschia. The Shop in the Garden will also be open with lots of accessories and tools for bulb planting, as well as your favourite commercial bulb collections. Experts will be…

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Sins Of The City Walking Tours: “Vice, Dice, Opium Pipes”

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3 Canada
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$14 - $18

Walk the beat and see what it was like to be a cop over a century ago, when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, corruption and organized crime. Our walking tour, Vice, Dice & Opium Pipes, will take you through the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown, one of the nation's oldest neighbourhoods, where you will learn about the brothels, bootleggers, gamblers and gangsters that ruled the town over a century ago. Hear about famed criminals like Joe Celona, who…

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Sins Of The City Walking Tours: “Red Light Rendezvous”

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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$14 - $18

Take a journey back into a salacious time where liquor, ladies and lust ruled the streets. The Vancouver Police Museum’s exclusive tour, “Red Light Rendezvous,” takes you on a two-hour journey through dark dens and hidden alleys where pimps and madams ruled the city with sex, prostitution and corruption. From Dupont Street all the way to Shanghai Alley, find out how the sex trade plagued the streets and infiltrated the beds of the wealthiest and most powerful players in town.…

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#BeerParky Fundraiser Benefitting Parkinson’s Disease

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
St. Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1Y6 Canada
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Burger and beer fundraiser with silent auction, toonie toss, 50-50, and karaoke! 100% of proceeds donated to the following: - Michael J Fox Foundation - Parkinson Society British Columbia - Rock Steady Boxing New Westminster Please see link for Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets. There is also an option to make a donation if you are unable to attend. Thank you very much! Together we will #BeatParky.

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Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street
Chilliwack, British Columbia v2p4a6 Canada
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$50

The Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival came about as a fun way to help support the Arts & Crafts programming and after four amazing sell-out years, The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is thrilled to announce the ridiculously good times are back for our fifth festival on September 23, 2017. With a multitude of the best British Columbia micro-breweries, live music, a silent auction, taste-tantalizing bites, and the feel-good factor of knowing that all proceeds go toward…

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Kanaka Connections World River Day

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Meet at the riverfront south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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Free

Celebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children's activities and stewardship displays. Allow 1.5 hours to complete all activities. Meet at the riverfront south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge. All ages - Free Presented with Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.

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Open House! 108 Year Anniversary of Mackin House

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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Free

All Aboard! Coquitlam Heritage will be offering tours of the Fraser Mills Train Station and of Mackin House during this family friendly event! Join us for crafts, tours, free snacks, and more! See our quilt project that features drawings from children and members of the community on what Canada means to them! Plus enter a draw for an exclusive afternoon of tea and scones in our Parlour! FREE Event, No Registration Required

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

September 24 @ 1:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place
Vancouer, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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Free

Visit the Study and Go Abroad Fair at Vancouver Convention Centre on 24th September to meet with top-ranking universities from around the world to start planning your next step in education. Learn about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and certificate programs, alongside gap year and travel options, such as working abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel. Expo is open from 1-5pm, with our first seminar beginning at 12pm. Admission is free. Register online to be entered into a prize draw for…

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Mini Mills Kids Event September

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yogibo – Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way
Tsawwassen, BC V4M0B3 Canada
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For this month’s Mini Mills event, Tsawwassen Mills is partnering with one of their retailers, Yogibo on Tuesday, September 26th. Kids and adults can sit back and relax on the modern cozy bean bag whilst enjoying listening to story time with our expert narrator in a fun, interactive way at Yogibo.

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The Borgen Project- Internship Info Session

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Henry Angus Building, Room 491A, 2503 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z4 Canada
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Free

Are you interested in Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or Political Affairs? Do you see yourself as an ally for the world’s poor? Is philanthropic involvement important to you? Do you want to add flair to your resume with a meaningful internship (I know you do)? If you answered yes to any of the above, then The Borgen Project is the place for you! We are a young, dynamic, and dedicated organization looking to eradicate extreme poverty globally, which…

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Sins Of The City Walking Tours: “Vice, Dice, Opium Pipes”

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3 Canada
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$14 - $18

Walk the beat and see what it was like to be a cop over a century ago, when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, corruption and organized crime. Our walking tour, Vice, Dice & Opium Pipes, will take you through the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown, one of the nation's oldest neighbourhoods, where you will learn about the brothels, bootleggers, gamblers and gangsters that ruled the town over a century ago. Hear about famed criminals like Joe Celona, who…

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Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present

September 30
Dharma Drum Vancouver Center, 8240 No.5 Road Richmond, BC Canada V6Y 2V4
Richmond, BC VY2V4 Canada
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Free

In this workshop we will hear about the activities of Buddhist women in both historical and contemporary contexts. The speakers will present examples from different cultural spheres, including China, Japan, and the US. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions about the inclusion of women in teaching and practice of the Dharma. Please register in advance. more info : http://ddmba.ca/ddmba/upcoming_special.php?id=6 Online Registration : https://goo.gl/kGuEhM

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The Night Market

September 30 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Highstreet J150, 3122 Mt Lehman Rd
Abbotsford, British Columbia v2t0c5 Canada
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Free

A WELL CURATED CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SWAP Previously loved items for newborn up to 12 years highlighting 20+ booths K’Pure + Arrow & Lace + Little & Lively + June Isle Clothier + Companion Goods Fall fashion favourites by Highstreet with a Live DJ + Bar + Lounge

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National Tree Day Planting Party

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surrey Nature Centre in Green Timber Park, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Surrey, BC V3T0J2 Canada
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Celebrate National Tree Day by helping to plant 500 new trees and shrubs in a community park! Enjoy live music, nature activities and a free BBQ lunch for planters (while supplies last). For more information, visit: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13730.aspx

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Heritage Apple Day

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
DERBY REACH REGIONAL PARK, Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Cres, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
Langley, bc Canada
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Free

Try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. Sample a variety of apples. Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Cres, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association FREE Drop by anytime ALL AGES

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Heritage Apple Day

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Derby Reach Regional Park, Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave and 4km west of Fort Langley.
Langley, BC Canada
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Free

Sample a variety of apples, try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave and 4km west of Fort Langley. Free - All ages Presented with Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association.

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The Fishy Finale

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Valley Regional Park, Meet At Two Bit Bar, 9117 272 St. Langley
Langley, BC Canada
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Free

Witness the wonder of the pink salmon migration up the mighty Fraser River. Learn about the fish life cycle and the animals that hunt for salmon. Try your hand at casting or tying flies. Meet at Two Bit Bar, 9117 272 St, Langley Presented with Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC & Langley Environmental Partners Society FREE - ALL AGES

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Sins Of The City Walking Tours: “Red Light Rendezvous”

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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$14 - $18

Take a journey back into a salacious time where liquor, ladies and lust ruled the streets. The Vancouver Police Museum’s exclusive tour, “Red Light Rendezvous,” takes you on a two-hour journey through dark dens and hidden alleys where pimps and madams ruled the city with sex, prostitution and corruption. From Dupont Street all the way to Shanghai Alley, find out how the sex trade plagued the streets and infiltrated the beds of the wealthiest and most powerful players in town.…

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October 2017

Family Day at PdA! Culture Days Edition

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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Free

Celebrate Culture Days at Place des Arts with our first Family Day of the season. Start with a tour of the three exhibitions, including Illuminated Compulsion by the industrial artist Ross Hayduk, Infoe-diction by the mixed-media artist Barbara Pearson and the Inspiration 45 community exhibition for Place des Arts' 45th Anniversary. Then get creative with five exhibition-related workshops! Admission is free; register online at brownpapertickets.com

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Culture Days – Maillardville Walking Tour

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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Free

On Sunday, we’ll be offering a tour of historic Maillardville. Learn why the French-Canadian pioneers settled in this area and how this neighbourhood got its name. Tour group leaves Heritage Square at 2pm.

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Zodiac – Movies in the Morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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10$

Second on the list for Movies in the Morgue is Zodiac! The chilling true tale of a mysterious murderer on a killing spree in the late 1960s - early 1970s. Sit in our revamped True Crime exhibit as you take in this true story of San Franciso's most notorious serial killer. #moviesinthemorgue Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm Popcorn and pop will be on sale You are welcome to bring pillows and blankets for extra comfort and chairs…

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Beer Tasting & Prohibition Talk with Mariner Brewing, at Mackin House

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2 Canada
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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$10

Join us at Mackin House for an exclusive evening of tapas and beer, featuring Coquitlam’s only brewery: Mariner Brewing. After a quick tour of the exhibit with a focus on Prohibition times, Mariner Brewing will offer a sampling of beer from their new brewery and offer exclusive insight into the beer-making process. All participants go home with a collector glass. Ages 19+ only.

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1 Hour Photo

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - October 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Cultch, Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Cultch and VACT are thrilled to present the highly anticipated world premiere of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s '1 Hour Photo'. From the creators of 'Empire of the Son', '1 Hour Photo' is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century; from growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being interned as a Japanese Canadian during World War II, to guarding the Canadian…

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The Goblin Market

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W3 Select a Country:
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'The Goblin Market' is a contemporary circus re-telling, following two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice and eventual salvation. Delicious circus is precariously balanced with gritty performances and candid story telling.

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Mid Autumn Moon Cake and Chinese Dance Demonstration

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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Join us at Mackin House as Jessica Yue preforms a traditional Chinese dance and teaches you the dance as well. She'll also be showing you how to make a moon cake! All ages welcome for this family friendly event all in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Registration required as space will be limited. By Donation.

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Sins Of The City Walking Tours: “Red Light Rendezvous”

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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$14 - $18

Take a journey back into a salacious time where liquor, ladies and lust ruled the streets. The Vancouver Police Museum’s exclusive tour, “Red Light Rendezvous,” takes you on a two-hour journey through dark dens and hidden alleys where pimps and madams ruled the city with sex, prostitution and corruption. From Dupont Street all the way to Shanghai Alley, find out how the sex trade plagued the streets and infiltrated the beds of the wealthiest and most powerful players in town.…

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Gateway Theatre Presents: A Little Night Music

October 12 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 11:00 pm
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7C 3V4 Canada
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Set at the turn of the last century in Sweden, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, A Little Night Music, interweaves a tangled web of former and current lovers. Fredrick Egerman has recently married a young woman with whom his son, Henrik, has also fallen in love with. Fredrick's dedication to his blushing bride is tested when he reunites with a former flame, the famed actress Desirée Armfeldt. Things grow more complicated when her jealous lover gets wind of the reunion. The…

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BC Growth Opportunities Tour (#BCGO)

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8 Canada
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Companies like IBM will be in Surrey on October 20th and they’re looking for BC tech solutions to their business challenges. Come hear more about what these companies are looking for and network with peers, potential customers and influencers. Local tech businesses are invited to come network and learn how their BC tech can solve problems for big industry players. This is a unique opportunity put together by the BC Innovation Council. Last February, we travelled the province with companies…

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Flashlight Mysteries

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Sat, Oct 14, 6 – 9 pm SURREY BEND REGIONAL PARK Be wily like a coyote and wise as an owl to solve the nocturnal mystery on a lantern-lit trail walk. Park at Pacific Academy in Surrey (10238 – 10300 168 St) and take free shuttle bus to day use area. Buses start at 5:30 pm. Last bus leaves park at 9:30 pm. Limited parking available at day use area. All ages FREE, drop by anytime Programs.Info@metrovancouver.org 604-432-6359

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Flashlight Mysteries

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Surrey Bend Regional Park, Park at Pacific Academy (10238 168 St, Surrey) and take free shuttle to day use area starting at 5:30 pm
Surrey, BC Canada
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Free

Be wily like a coyote or wise as an owl to solve a nocturnal mystery on a lantern lit walk. Allow 1 hour to complete. Park at Pacific Academy (10238 168 St, Surrey) and take free shuttle to day use area starting at 5:30 pm. Limited parking at day use area. ALL AGES

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Episodes from the Life of Robert Schumann

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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$16 - $21

Learn about the life of Robert Schumann through his music! Pianist Barry Tan, with guests Ben Goheen, Peter Ing and Will Chen, will perform three Schumann works from different periods in the composer’s life, while recounting fascinating episodes that are representative of each phase.

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Curious By Nature: Super Salmon

October 15 @ 11:00 am - November 5 @ 3:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Meet at the fish fence is located on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway.
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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Free

Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by these pop-up displays to chat with a park interpreter. Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning to their home to spawn. Dates: October 15, October 29, November 5 FREE - ALL AGES Drop by anytime between 11am and 3pm.

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Encounter

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - October 22 @ 8:00 pm
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3 Canada
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$22

The Cultch presents, in association with SINDHOOR/NATYAVEDA - Navarasa Dance Theater (India/USA) | Presented with Diwali in BC The best physical theatre out of India, Encounter delves into the struggles and challenges of the Indigenous communities of India through an explosive fusion of dance and theatre. The draw: Acrobatics and original music in a tribute to Indigenous peoples’ history around the world. Showtimes: Oct 17, 8PM: Opening Night Oct 18 – 21, 8PM Oct 22, 7PM

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4th G Day Vancouver

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ismaili Centre, 4010 Canada Way
Vancouver, BC V5G 1G8 Canada
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$50

G Day is a celebration and day of empowerment for girls aged 10-12 and their adult Champions, designed to inspire positive self-esteem and supportive family and community relationships during this key life phase. Speakers and performers include Desiree Dawson, Lori Boland, Michelle & Tru Wilson, Vanessa Richards, and Cybele Negris.

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HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - November 4 @ 8:00 pm
Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W3 Canada
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$35

The Cultch presents, in association with Dipti Mehta (New York) | Presented with Diwali in BC

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Return of the Salmon

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Meet at the fish fence is located on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway.
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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Free

Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Engage with displays, games and hatchery volunteers. Meet at the fish fence is located on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway. Free - All ages Presented with Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.

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RiverFest – Inspired by the Fraser 

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6  Canada
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RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser and presented by the Port of Vancouver, returns to the Fraser River Discovery Centre and New Westminster Quay for its 15th edition. Headlining this year’s live entertainment will be four-time Juno-nominated musical duo Bobs and LoLo. RiverFest 2017 will feature outdoor food vendors, an Industry Tour by Fraser Surrey Docks and the unveiling of our state-of-the-art, $2.5 million Working River Exhibition. The FRDC’s Family Fun Zone this year is filled with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy including face painting, henna…

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Soap Making – Pure & Simple

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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$28.50

Good Clean Fun! From pre-blended vegan bases, learn the basics of cold process soap making from scratch! Make a long lasting herbal floral soap and a batch of citrus explosion. Explore different ingredients, methods and techniques that you can use to create exciting soaps. Learn about trouble-shooting, history and packaging/decorating your soaps! Also receive a finished soap bar. Recipes for gourmet garden bar, pet soap, laundry soap and herbal shampoo. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations $28.50 per person

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Curious By Nature: Super Salmon

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Meet at the Cariboo Dam
Burnaby, BC Canada
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Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by these pop-up displays to chat with a park interpreter. Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning to their home to spawn. FREE - ALL AGES Drop by anytime between 10am and 11:30am.

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Heritage Halloween

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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By Donation

Mackin House will be open for a free family-friendly event featuring homemade heritage baking, delicious cider, traditional heritage crafts, plus a spooky surprise for the kids! By Donation. No registration required.

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Kids’ Fort Langley Halloween

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5 Canada
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Free

Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Gather around the bonfire for ghost stories, explore the Spooky Servants Quarters and get an airbrush tattoo. If you dare, give yourselves goose bumps meeting some of “Mike’s Critters” creepy companions. Fun and not too scary, this event is great for families. Wear your costumes for great photos.

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Family Day at PdA and Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories Concert

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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Free

Gather up the family and tour four exhibitions by local artists. Then dive into four exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpieces! Finish up your day by joining us at 3pm for Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories concert, perfect for getting wee ones (and the rest of us) in the mood for haunting! Admission to Family Day is free; Reserve your spot for Family Day and purchase optional tickets to Mr. I's concert ($10).

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