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August 2017

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George's Avenue
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L3H6 Canada
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$60

Babysitting in a Day is an interactive and fun course that teaches youth aged 11 to 15 years the business of babysitting. Learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, how to get along and care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children, and how to handle emergencies and provide basic first aid. Course dates: Monday, July 10; Saturday, July 15; Friday, July 21; Tuesday, July 25; Friday, August 4; Tuesday, August 8; and Saturday, August 12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm…

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

August 12 @ 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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Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7S4 Canada
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Free

B.C.’s beloved rocker, Bif Naked, takes the outdoor stage as the headlining act to this highly anticipated, full-day arts festival on Saturday, Aug. 12. The musical lineup also features Jennifer Hayes, West My Friend, Derrival and The Matinée. Other festival highlights include dancers, circus performers, storytellers, artists, an artisans market, kids’ activities, local food trucks and craft beer. www.coquitlam.ca/kaleidoscope

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

August 12 @ 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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Blackout: Night Sky Festival

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 13 @ 12:00 am
Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
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Explore our connection to the stars during an evening of arts and astronomy. Inspired by the global dark sky movement, Blackout brings together storytellers, musicians, artists and astronomers to share their relationships to the skies. Join us to witness the peak of the Perseid meteor shower and explore the museum until midnight during this all-ages event. You’ll have the chance to peer into telescopes, make your own star lantern and experience an experimental art installation that reimagines the constellations. Bring…

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Meteor Shower Watch

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ALDERGROVE REGIONAL PARK, Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford
Abbotsford, bc Canada
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Free

Join astronomers with telescopes as they search the night sky for the Perseids meteor shower. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, storytelling and other entertainment. Camp overnight to extend your star gazing experience. Campers must arrive between 5 and 8 pm. Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford Presented by Metro Vancouver with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada FREE in 2017 to mark 50 years of regional parks! Drop by anytime ALL AGES

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Summer Webmaking Camp for Girls ages 9-13

August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
UBC Computer Sciences Building, 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4 Canada
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$450

Girls Learning Code Camps are designed for creative girls between the ages of 9 and 13 years old who want to use technology to change the world. Technology can be intimidating - but can also be extremely rewarding, with dedication and perseverance. At our technology camps, we will help girls who love technology become creators and not just consumers of technology. Our focus is to make sure that these learning experiences are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative,…

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A Man’s World Speaker Series: Walking Tour – Maillardville’s Pioneers

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 Canada
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$5 - $10

Join local historian Maurice Guibord on a journey through the past as you tour the Maillardville neighbourhood and learn the stories of the French-Canadian pioneers and the history of the largest Francophone community west of St. Boniface. Registration required. All ages welcome.

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Neighbourhood Nights

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada
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Free

Come out and get to know your neighbours! Neighbourhood Nights is a free family event, held at various Coquitlam parks and include kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and have fun! Our August 17 Neighbourhood Night will be held in Mackin Park. In the event of rain, the scheduled Neighbourhood Night will be cancelled.

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

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC 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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Bonus Stage 3

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St.
Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9 Canada
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Bonus Stage returns to the Fox Cabaret with more video game comedy, burlesque, music, contests and prizes featuring Geeks vs. Nerds Vancouver, missingNo, The Runaway Four, Rainbow Glitz and Roe Butts. Doors at 6:30 Show at 7:00 $10 online presale, $15 at the door 19+ Sponsored by: GameDeals Video Games, Press Start Video Games, Starlit Citadel, EXP Restaurant + Bar, Klei Entertainment, Pandora's Locks Escape Rooms, B-Bombshell Salon, The Fictionals

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

August 19 @ 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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Neighbourhood Nights

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cottonwood Park, 672 Aspen Street
Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada
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Free

Come out and get to know your neighbours! Neighbourhood Nights is a free family event, held at various Coquitlam parks and include kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and have fun! Our August 24 Neighbourhood Night will be held at Cottonwood Park. In the event of rain, the scheduled Neighbourhood Night will be cancelled.

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September 2017

Fall Bounty – Chutneys and Relishes

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 Canada
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$23.50

As the growing season begins to slow, images of a pantry stocked with chutney, relish or fall fruit butters comes to mind. Learn the basics of preserving in this three hour class and take away two jars of local produce to enjoy this winter...or before. Registration required.

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Country Celebration

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK, Look for event signs at 200th St and 8th Ave
Langley, bc Canada
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Free

Once called the Celebration of Nature, this award-winning event highlights the park’s natural wonders, its heritage and local community. Celebrate conservation and sustainable living while enjoying live performances and interactive nature displays. Look for event signs at 200th St and 8th Ave Info: 604-530-4983 Presented by Metro Vancouver FREE in 2017 to mark 50 years of regional parks! Drop by anytime ALL AGES

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Country Celebration

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK, Look for event signs at 200th St and 8th Ave
Langley, bc Canada
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Free

Once called the Celebration of Nature, this award-winning event highlights the park’s natural wonders, its heritage and local community. Celebrate conservation and sustainable living while enjoying live performances and interactive nature displays. Look for event signs at 200th St and 8th Ave Info: 604-530-4983 Presented by Metro Vancouver FREE in 2017 to mark 50 years of regional parks! Drop by anytime ALL AGES

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Southlands Country Fair

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Southlands Riding Club, 7025 McDonald St
Vancouver, BC v6n1g2 Canada
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$5.00

“Enjoy a day in the country without leaving the city” On Sunday, September 17th, 2017, the Southlands Riding Club will host the 16th annual Southlands Country Fair. The Country Fair has become a popular annual tradition where citizens of the lower mainland are invited to come enjoy “a day in the country without leaving the city”. The Fair runs from 10:00-5:00 RAIN or SHINE (most events will be moved under cover if it rains) The Fair features pony rides, petting…

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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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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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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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October 2017

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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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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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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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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November 2017

EAT! Vancouver Food Festival

November 6 - November 11

The 15th annual EAT! Vancouver festival returns November 6-11 with 13 exclusive events, including Harvest, Pastry, Dinner Series, and Expert Classes. EAT! Vancouver is one of Canada’s most highly anticipated and luxurious food festivals that features collaborations between Canada’s best chefs. From expert classes, exclusive dining collaborations, and exceptional tastings, this won’t be an event that any foodie will want to miss. Elite chefs from various cities are hosted by staple-restaurants in the Vancouver food scene, resulting in inimitable creations…

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Gateway Theatre Presents: Sink or Swim

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7C 3V4 Canada
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Beverley Elliott last graced the Gateway Studio in 2015 with her smash hit, ...Didn't see that coming. Known by her fans around the world for her recurring role as "Granny" on ABC Television's hit series, Once Upon a Time, Beverley is excited to bring her latest show, Sink or Swim, to Gateway this year. Sink or Swim is an evening of songs and stories from a singular talent. Beverley vividly reveals all the fears and foibles of five-year-old "Smelly Elliott".…

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West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tradex, 1190 Cornell St
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 Canada
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$7

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace is a 3 day event being held from 17th November to 19th November 2017 at the Tradex - Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, Canada. This event showcases product from Gifts & Handicrafts industry. The show is attended by a number of expert local craftsmen and participants at the event can attend the interactive cheese seminars that are organized by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. The show is attended by as many as 16000…

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Face Value – Skincare Workshop

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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$28.50

Join us at Mackin House to explore Rising Hemlines: 1920's Fashion and learn about the beauty routine adopted by women of that time. From acne to rosacea, create natural facial care - food for the skin! Customize face products to meet individual needs. Take home a chamomile cleanser, alpha hydroxy skin toner, papaya oatmeal facial scrub and aloe vera cream. Recipes for hydrating facial spray and a wholesome facial mask. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations $28.50 per person

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