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FEATURED EVENTS

I, Claudia

A TENDER JOURNEY THROUGH PRE-TEENHOOD “Ever stare at yourself so hard that your eyes practically start bleeding? I do.” Claudia is struggling to fit in. On the verge of thirteen, she is negotiating the wild and woolly terrain of puberty. At school, she hides out in the boiler room. Her “siblings” are goldfish. Her favourite days are Mondays, when she sees her dad, who’s her best friend. But now he’s getting remarried. Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, I, Claudia is a refreshingly candid and delightful look into a young person’s psyche, shared from multiple perspectives through mask work. Enter Claudia’s world and recognize yourself reflected in her forthright honesty and humour.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
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Location:

BMO Theatre Centre, 203-162 West 1st Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0H6
Canada

Phone:

604-687-5315, ext 244

Dial-A-Story

Dial-in to our super secret storyline to hear pre-recorded stories read by our staff! Every Monday at noon the story will change, along with the reader. Stories for children of all ages! ☎
Dates: 
07/26/2021
08/02/2021
08/09/2021
12:00PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

What Did I Love- POP! Self-Directed Activity

What Did I Love is a multimedia arts initiative that collects personal stories and narratives using a conversational podcast, expressive arts therapy practices, and sculpture format. POP! Self-directed activities use QR codes in public parks inviting participants to experience the activity at their own pace. This activity takes place in Green Timbers Urban Forest, and via QR codes, shares stories from a diverse array of people in Surrey. These narratives explore feelings of grief and loss. The stories acknowledge that everyone has their own journey and that everyone processes, engages with, and learns from their experiences differently.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
all day
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Location:

Green Timbers Urban Forest
14600 Block of 100 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8
Canada

Phone:

604-501-5566

Mesozoic Adventure

Imagine taking a trip back in time and walking with giants, beginning this summer at GVZoo, you can. Go back over 65 million years into the past when dinosaurs roamed at our new Mesozoic Adventure! When you first walk through our giant dinosaur-sized doors you’ll feel as though you’ve magically teleported back in time, as you are greeted by the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the Mesozoic era. An exciting new, one-of-a-kind attraction in British Columbia. Equipped with moving, roaring, life-size dinosaurs from all three of the Mesozoic periods. (Triassic, Jurassic, Crustaceous) All GVZoo guests will be welcomed to check out the Mesozoic Adventure during their visit for no additional charge. The area is set with a revitalized picnic area, Cin City Donuts concession stand and a large dinosaur fossil dig area for the whole family to enjoy.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
9:00am - 5:00pm
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Organization:

Greater Vancouver Zoo

Location:

5048 - 264th Street
Aldergrove, BC, V4W 1N7
Canada

Phone:

604.856.6825

Live in The Lab: The Chemistry of Cleanup

Always leave a place better than you found it. Here at Britannia, the EPCOR Britannia Mines Water Treatment Plant ensures that Britannia is no longer the great polluter it once was. Instead, Britannia is paving the way in environmental remediation. This year marks ten years since salmon were spotted in Britannia Creek for many decades. In The Chemistry of Cleanup you will examine and replicate the process of the water treatment plant. Leaving with an understanding of the importance of having a cleanup plan in place before mining begins.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
2pm
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Organization:

Britannia Mine Museum

Location:

150 Copper Drive
Britannia Beach, BC, V0N 1J0
Canada

Phone:

1-800-896-4044

The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh

This self-directed activity is a fun-filled journey through Bear Creek Park that little kids (age 5 and up) and their adults will love. POP! Self-directed activities use QR codes in public parks inviting participants to experience the activity at their own pace. The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh is a gripping and hilarious kids book that uses both Punjabi and English to delve into the world of an over-imaginative child. Himmat and her trusty sidekick Fateh are immersed in a cartoon dreamland and her father’s stories help her navigate the different parts of her identity. As Himmat tries to unpack these teachings passed on to her by her father, she finds the courage to combat her playground bullies!
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
all day
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Location:

Bear Creek Park - Surrey, BC
13750 88 Ave
Surrey, BC, V3W 3L1
Canada

Phone:

604-501-5566

Summer Backyard Stargazing

With relatively warm, lengthening nights and one of the best meteor showers of the year, the months of August and September are a great time to check out the night sky, even if it's just from your backyard with no fancy equipment. Students will leave this class prepared to observe the season’s major celestial landmarks and events visible with the unaided eye – including individual stars, constellations, another galaxy, planets, the Moon, and the Perseid and Delta Aquarid meteor showers.
Dates: 
07/29/2021
7:00PM-8:15PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Storytelling in the Museum - Missouri History Museum

Storytelling programs in the History Clubhouse engage the Missouri History Museum’s youngest visitors and their families with historic objects and museum settings through both traditional and contemporary storybooks as well as hands-on crafts.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/30/2021
08/06/2021
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Whistler Children's Festival- Imagination Unplugged: Artwork from Whistler’s Youngest Creators

Experience the magic and joy of the Whistler Children’s Festival through Imagination Unplugged: Artwork from Whistler’s Youngest Creators. The Whistler Children’s Festival is all about inspiring young artists, encouraging imagination, and fostering creative expression; but most importantly it’s all about having FUN – unplugged! Featured in this exhibit are artworks created by 25 young Sea to Sky artists (3 to 8 years old), created under the guidance of local professional artist, Andrea Mueller; with contributions from other young Whistler creatives. Come see the world through the eyes our littlest creators!
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 11:00am – 3:00pm Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Organization:

Arts Whistler

Location:

Maury Young Arts Centre 4335 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC, V8E 0X4
Canada

Phone:

604.935.8410

Abbotsford Agrifair Presents: Driving to Entertain You... An inside-out parade

Come join us for a Drive Thru experience with live shows! Admission to the event this year is FREE!! Courtesy of Richard Meyer Electrical Services and Abbotsford Agrifair. Tickets and hours will be available online starting June 15th.
Dates: 
07/30/2021
07/31/2021
08/01/2021
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Organization:

Abbotsford Agrifair

Location:

32470 Haida Drive
Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5A6
Canada

Phone:

604.852.6674

Family Camp

Road trips not your thing? Newly-weds, empty nesters, or parents with kids galore -- all families are invited to socialize, de-stress and revitalize at this self-directed camp! There are games, crafts, and sports programs for all ages, time for discussions on faith and other topics of interest, evening campfires, and above all- lots of quality time to enjoy being a family.
Dates: 
08/22/2021
08/23/2021
08/24/2021
8:30am - 10pm
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Organization:

Camp Artaban

Location:

1058 Ridgewood Drive
North Vancouver, BC, V7R 1H8
Canada

Phone:

604-980-0391

Bees and Blooms with Gen

Learn all about the relationship between bees and flowers. Explore nectar and pollen with games & science experiments. Plant a small bee friendly pot to take home with you! Please register, no drop-ins. Our space is limited to four families (max 6 guest) to ensure social distancing.
Dates: 
07/28/2021
times vary
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Organization:

Honeybee Centre

Location:

7480 176 Street
Surrey, BC, V3S 7B1
Canada

Phone:

604-575-2337

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Take a stroll along our numerous one-way, and extra wide pathways on 15 acres of our 60-acre farm, brimming with floral beauty. This year we have planted 42 gorgeous varieties of Sunflowers, including our stunning Sunrich Orange Sunflowers, our Giant Sunflowers and three picturesque display gardens. For the third year, we are pleased to share a field of over 50 varieties of Dahlias, and for the second year, 8 varieties of Gladiolas for your enjoyment. Each Spring we strategically plant our blooms in phases to allow for a succession of blooms throughout the duration of the Festival.
Dates: 
07/26/2021
07/27/2021
07/28/2021
Hourly Ticket Sales are from:Thursday – Monday: 8am-7pm off fields by 8:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-7pm off fields by 8:30pm August 16th – Sept 6th Hourly Ticket Sales are from:Thursday – Monday: 8am-6pm off fields by 7:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-6pm off fields by 7:30pm
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Location:

41310 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4J1
Canada

Summer at The Chilliwack Corn Maze

We are excited to welcome guests back onsite!!! We are opening our doors on July 9th so visitors can enjoy summer on the farm. The corn maze will be ready Mid August, we will share this year’s special design and announce the corn maze opening date in late July!
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
SUMMER HOURS – July 9th – August 8th – Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 8pm Saturday 10am – 8pm Sunday 10am – 6pm Closed Sunday July 11th OPEN MONDAY AUGUST 2nd: 10am – 6pm (LONG WEEKEND)
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Location:

41905 Yale Road West
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4J4
Canada

Phone:

604-819-6203

Hawaii from Above- Explore the Islands

Chase the wind on an unforgettable all-ages flying ride over Hawaii. FlyOver Canada presents Hawaii From Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over island and ocean. Get your tickets today.
Dates: 
07/23/2021
07/24/2021
07/25/2021
Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 8 PM Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM
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Organization:

FlyOver Canada

Location:

201 – 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E1
Canada

Phone:

604-620-8455