It’s a long weekend! Make the most of it, and get out of the house. Join one of the many festivals and parades, like Cloverdale Rodeo, Hyack Festival, May Day in Fort Langley, DiverseCity, or the Victoria Day celebrations at Burnaby Village Museum. Check out a Polynesian dance festival, or enjoy Irish music and dance. Look for frogs and fairies, then travel through the looking glass with Alice in Wonderland. And then there’s always the classic option: take your family out for a picnic or a bike ride, and spend a lovely day together.
Spring is here (um, hello rain!), which means yard sale season is upon us. But while many use these sales to clean out excess stuff and pocket a few dollars, there is a way to do all that and help others, plus role-model a great lesson in giving back for the kiddos. It’s called Yard Sale for the Cure.
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Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! How are you going to celebrate this weekend? If you’re still looking for ideas, there are lots of places to go and things to do. For a mum who likes a proper celebration, high tea will be served at Historic Stewart’s Farm, Glades Gardens, Haney House Museum, and Cammidge House. For a more outdoorsy celebration, try the picnic in Lions Park in Port Coquitlam, or a farm tour and waffles at Maan Farms. Does mama like gardening? Check out UBC’s A Growing Affair, the tree tour at Riverview, the Arbour Day events in Surrey, or the Stone Soup Festival. Plus, there’s the circus at the PNE, science fun at UBC, sheep at the Surrey Museum, The Great Canadian Craft Fair at Canada Place, and a ton of other interesting events to check out. Just don’t forget breakfast in bed!
This is a carnival weekend! Join the fun at May Days in Port Coquitlam; the Ridge Meadows Home Show’s family festival; RhodoFest in Burnaby; and General Gordon School’s spring fling in Vancouver. You can also help those around you by cleaning up the community in Burnaby, planting trees in Surrey, or joining one of the many charity events happening around town. For theatre fans, Aslan is on stage in West Vancouver, and Beauty and the Beast (with a twist) is playing in Chilliwack. You can also learn stilt walking, listen to a Mexican brass band, make gift baskets for Mother’s Day, and help send off young salmon for their journey to the ocean.
It’s another fun weekend in the Lower Mainland, so if the sun is shining, head outdoors! Check out the Kerrisdale Carnival and the Tuff Kids running challenge, learn geocaching, or take a closer look and find the small residents of the forest. But what if it’s raining? There’s a lot happening indoors as well: you can build LEGO; enjoy music, movies and theatre; and get creative at the Place des Arts’ Family Day, at Invent, or one of the other art and craft events. There’s no need to worry — April showers really will bring May flowers.
Maybe it’s the pretty cherry blossoms drifting across the street or the dramatic storm clouds, but there’s something about springtime in Vancouver that makes us want to paint (and glue, and color, and sculpt) beautiful things. But, like a lot of things in our spendy city, it can be hard to find a place for little ones to encounter the arts without paying through the nose, or registering ages in advance. Which is why we’re so glad that ArtStarts, a local non-profit, supports arts in schools and offers neat (and free!) workshops for the public as well. They’re one of the non-profits behind BC Arts and Culture Week (April 21st – 27th), and to celebrate, this Saturday they’re offering three ways you can indulge your little one’s artistic side … without paying a cent.
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It’s Earth Day weekend, and celebrations are happening all over the Lower Mainland. Join the party for our planet, and learn what you can do to make this a better place to live: check out Make It! Vancouver and shop for handmade items, supporting independent Canadian artisans; the Vancouver Sun Run is also happening this weekend; and the North Shore Art Crawl is taking place from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay.
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The weekend’s hopping with lots of charity events. You can participate in the Scotiabank MS Walk in different locations, or join the Spring Cleaning event in New Westminster and support the Canadian Cancer Society. Take on the Amazing Family Race at Capilano Mall in support of Lions Gate Hospital, or enjoy a fun morning of sing-a-long songs benefitting the Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre. There’s plenty else to do too– movies, carnivals, nature walks, arts, crafts, gems, and musicals. Take your pick, have a fun weekend, and don’t forget to enjoy the great spring weather and fresh air as well!
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