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Friday May 26th, 2017

Stoney Creek School Fun Fair

May 26

Stoney Creek Community School is hosting their Spring Fun Fair on May 26th from 5-8:30 p.m. Every 2nd year, Stoney Creek Community Council (PAC) organizes a community fun fair, which is like a carnival. This is our largest community event that welcomes over 500 people to our school for games, food, and fun! This year you can look forward to events such as: •The Big Kahuna Splash (Soak the Principal and your friends!) •Gym Games for all ages like “Shark Attack”, “Froggy Fling” and more! •Cake Walk •Silent Auction and Basket Raffle •Bouncy Castle and 9 hole Mini Golf •Photo Booth •Face painting, tattoos, fish pond, lollipop pull •Concession—Popcorn, cotton candy and more! •The WHITE SPOT and FLYING FISH N CHIPPER food trucks will be here as well! •Music entertainment provided by “The Shire” and much, much more! BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ENJOY A FUN, FAMILY EVENT! EVERYONE WELCOME!! ***Please remember to bring cash as there is no ATM available on site*** Stoney Creek Community School, 2740 Beaverbrook Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V3J 7B6 Friday, May 26, 2017 Full details 

Barn Burner 2.0

May 26 - May 27

The District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society is hosting their 2nd Annual Barn Burner event, or Barn Burner 2.0, on May 26th at The Imperial in Vancouver. This event is a unique fundraising concert featuring local big names in rock ’n roll. Barn Burner 2.0 will feature Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Odds, Rich Hope, Wild Honey, Dustin Bentall, and other special guests. Last year’s sold out event raised $35,000 for HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital. This year, the goal is to raise $50,000. 100% of these funds will be donated to Jack.org, by way of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Organizers have secured one-of-a-kind auction items, including a guitar signed by Colin James, Jann Arden, Craig Northey, Steven Page, Joel Plaskett, Keith Scott, Bob Rock, Chris Murphy, Moe Berg, and the original cast of Corner Gas, with more being added each week. Full details 

Taaloo Zorouna: Visits with our Syrian Neighbours Film & Discussion

May 26

As part of the DVA’s Culture Crawl, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is proud to host Taaloo Zorouna – “Come Visit With Us” Film Viewing & Discussion. Scheduled from 7-8:30pm Friday May 26th the series of short video interviews with Syrian Refugees who have come to the Okanagan in the past year will give audience members a taste of Syrian culture and traditions. This event is open to everyone with the hope that the short films will fuel further discussion, facilitated by Gabriel Newman, the Museum’s Education Coordinator. The evening is presented in partnership with Vernon Interfaith Bridging. Admission is by donation, however as seating is limited, please call 250-542-3142 to reserve your spot. Snacks and light refreshments provided. Full details 

The Vancouver Peace Choir presents Canadian Landscapes

May 26

Celebrating Canada’s 150+ Anniversary, the Vancouver Peace Choir will present a 100% Canadian concert program that celebrates homegrown composers. The concert will focus on Canada’s diverse cultural and physical landscapes. The Peace Choir is thrilled to present works by Stephen Chatman, Leonard Enns, David Archer, Russell Wallace, and a commissioned work by Vancouver Peace Choir alumnus Chris Sivak. http://vancouverpeacechoir.org/events/ Full details 

Burns Bog Garage Sale

May 27

Bring in something old. Bring back something new! Come to Burns Bog Conservation Society on 4-7953 120st, Delta, BC to see what items you can get a bargain on! On Saturday, May 27, the society will be holding a garage sale to raise funds for the protection of Burns Bog. Come on down and support the environment while still getting some great deals! Or if you would like to help us to raise some money, you can donate some of your own hidden gems. You can make a big difference in a small way for the future of Burns Bog! If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact us at 604-572-0373 or email us at info@burnsbog.org **Sorry, no electronics or furniture!** Full details 

Wesbrook Village Kid’s Day

May 27

Join Wesbrook Village for our second annual FREE Kids Day happening on Saturday May 27th! Kid’s Day is the perfect opportunity to come and explore one of Vancouver’s fastest growing neighbourhoods. With 4 playgrounds and parks, Wesbrook Village is the perfect backdrop for what is sure to be an amazing day! This year, Kid’s Day will feature family yoga, kid’s crafts, face painting, bounce castles, sports for kids and more! For more information check out our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/365887820474819/) and be sure to register via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kids-day-2017-at-wesbrook-village-tickets-34059943207) in order to secure your family’s spot! We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your family to Wesbrook Village! Full details 

West of Main Art Walk

May 27 - May 28

Artists in our Midst (AIOM) celebrates 25 years of open-door artistic explorations with the West of Main Art Walk, May 27 & 28, 2017. In its largest-ever year, the festivities stretch from Point Grey to Main Street and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue, as a vibrant community of more than 50 artists share their works in garden studios, cafés, shops, and community centres. Anticipating the weekend’s revelations, The Roundhouse Exhibit will offer early glimpses of the discoveries to-be-made on May 18 from 10am to 9pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. A silent auction will also be held during the Art Walk with all proceeds going to the West of Main Art Walk Legacy Scholarship Fund in support of young and emerging artists from Arts Umbrella and Lord Byng Secondary School. For more information, visit artistsinourmidst.com V5Y 1V4 Full details 

Casual Saturdays: Drop In Improv Workshop

May 27

Join our amazing faculty and cast members for the CASUAL SATURDAYS Drop-in workshop! If you’re a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and looking for more rehearsal opportunities, our CASUAL SATURDAYS workshop is for you! Hosted by a rotating array of our amazing cast, each workshop will focus on a core improv skill, with a ton of games and fun. Take your improv to the next level, one Saturday at a time!Saturdays at the Instant Studios from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Free for valid Instant Student Card holders, only $10 otherwise. Class size is limited, so reserve your guaranteed spot online. Every class will leave 1/3 of the spots available for anyone that wants to drop in.. y’know, it’s casual. (if “sold out” online join us at the Studio to register for one of the unreserved spots)Taking our Intro to Improvisation class is reccomended before attending the drop-in. Full details 

Bust ‘N Loose presents The Boob Tour Comedy Show fundraiser

May 27

Bust ‘N Loose, Kelowna’s Breast Cancer Paddling Team, hosts its 7th annual Boob Tour Comedy Show fundraiser. It is a standup comedy show fighting cancer with laughter. There is a cash bar (19+ event), silent auction, and more. Tickets are $30. each. Get tickets by contacting a Bust ‘N Loose team member, or email – info@bustnloose.com . Get your tickets early as we sell out. Full details 

Ridge Meadows Craft Beer Festival

May 27

Join us at the 2nd Annual Ridge Meadows Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 27th beginning at 7pm! Relax and unwind in the newly renovated club house at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club. Vendors will be offering samples of over 60 brews that will be carefully matched to delicious eats crafted by the Chef and his team at the Golf Club. This is a stand-up walk around tasting with the option to sit down to enjoy your samples on the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course. Tickets are $45 + GST and include samples from all of the featured breweries as well as matching foods presented by the Golf Club. Full details 

Luminosity.

May 27

Luminosity, performed by Amabilis Singers – Dr. Ramona Luengen, Artistic Director with Beth Nickel, violist | Roy Campbell, organistAmabilis Singers are privileged to present the rarely-heard Luminosity by British composer James Whitbourn. This 30-minute composition explores light, love and profound truths through the texts of great spiritual writers including St. John, St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich and St. Isaac of Nineveh. Whitbourn’s combination of choir with Western and Eastern instruments – organ, viola, tam-tam and tanpura – results in a radiant fusion of styles and traditions, made all the more remarkable in the stunning acoustic of Vancouver’s Holy Rosary Cathedral. Also on the programme are sacred works by Lauridsen, Luengen, Lukaszewski, Ticheli and Vasks. Adults/Seniors: $20 | Children under 12: free Available from choir members, at the door, or by calling 604.503.2074 Full details 

The Vancouver Peace Choir presents Canadian Landscapes

May 27

Celebrating Canada’s 150+ Anniversary, the Vancouver Peace Choir will present a 100% Canadian concert program that celebrates homegrown composers. The concert will focus on Canada’s diverse cultural and physical landscapes. The Peace Choir is thrilled to present works by Stephen Chatman, Leonard Enns, David Archer, Russell Wallace, and a commissioned work by Vancouver Peace Choir alumnus Chris Sivak. http://vancouverpeacechoir.org/events/ Full details 

Life is a Legend- Charity Swim Relay + Family Fun Day

May 28

E&E Global Foundation – Serve One Another- Life is a Legend 2nd Charity Event: May 28 Charity Swim Relay and Family Fun Day Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary with City of Richmond. It’a opportunity of your lifetime to celebrate Canada’s birthday and let us make a record of 150km together!! $25 Registration Fee including: 1. Limited Edition Red Athlete Bracelet (1) 2. Simple Breakfast (bread, fruit, drink) 3. Unlimited Access to Game Booths 4. Enter in Lucky Draw every 15 min 5. Swim with Us (optional) **Seniors age 65 and above special ($5 Registration Fee) and a gift of $5 Church’s Chicken coupon ** Children age 12 and under, sign up with parent, FREE May 28 Rundown: 6:30-7:30am registration, pledge form, get changed, breakfast 7:30-8:00 Opening Ceremony 8:00-10:00am Swimming – 16 lanes open at the same time – Game booths, face painting, food and drink booth, every 15 minutes lucky draw – Family pool open @8:00-9:00am 10:00-10:30am Closing Ceremony & Final lucky draw Join us for such a meaningful and memorable events!!! FUN ! FUN! FUN! Full details 

Warblers

May 28 Other event Events

The warblers of Stanley Park are a tiny and often inconspicuous bunch, from the yellow-rumped warbler, which hawks insects from branches, to the orange-crowned warbler, which may look like just another leaf on the tree. Join us for this two-hour, easy walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour… and what exactly “hawks” means. Full details 

Strength, Length & Efficiency: A Runners Workshop

May 28

eady to take your running performance to the next level? Whether you’re a recreational runner, or elite competitor training this workshop is for you! Join us for a hands on, informative and interactive workshop led by Sports & Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist, Diane Rizzardo. Improve your running efficiency & learn exercises to help you run stronger. Discover runner-specific Pilates based activation/rehab exercises. Injury prevention tips and Q&A with a physio Sampling & pre-run nutrition info with Glory Juice Co. Maximizing energy and recovery with Eat2Run Sports Nutritionist Sarah Cuff. The workshop will be followed by an optional leave-no-runner-behind 5 km False Creek Run where we will implement learning. The Details: Date: May 28th, 2017 Time: 9-11 am Workshop 11am Optional 5Km False Creek Run Cost: $40 To register please email drizzardo@treloarphysio.com. Spaces are limited! Full details 

38th Annual New Westminster Heritage Homes Tour

May 28

The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is a registered charity supporting the conservation of heritage homes in New Westminster. To fund heritage conservation community initiatives, the Society hosts an annual tour of gracious heritage homes, where for the price of a ticket, guests receive a ticket/guidebook for a day of touring the interiors of approximately 10-12 beautiful heritage homes. At 38 years and going strong, the New West Heritage Homes Tour is the longest running tour of it’s kind – featuring a new slate of homes every year. Tickets are $35. Full details 

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