It’s the final weekend in February and that means it’s almost spring! There’s lots of great family stuff happening around Metro Vancouver this weekend. You can take part in a prince and princess tot romp, admire precious gemstones at the Rock and Gem show, or enjoy a one-woman circus. There’s the Pet Lover Show, where your dog can run an agility course, an owl walk, where you’ll learn their calls and a lantern workshop, where you’ll make a lantern to be displayed at the Cherry Blossom Festival. We’ve listed out just a few of the fantastic events happening this weekend in Metro Vancouver. For more, remember to check out our interactive events guide and OnTheGoKids app.
Prince & Princess Parent & Tot Gym at Kerrisdale CC
Friday, February 24th, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Come play with fun drop in gym equipment and enjoy a Prince & Princess theme. This event will include a photo booth, colouring station, and temporary tattoos. As well as an opportunity to interact with our costumed instructors and take home a special treat. Cost: $5/child.
Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show
Saturday, February 25th – Sunday, February 26th, 10 am – 5 pm, Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Sat 11-5 and Sun 10-4. Fun for all ages. Rocks, minerals, and gems from around the world for collecting, polishing and creating with. Lots to see and learn. Demonstrations and exhibits run throughout the Show. Free crafts for kids. Food on site. Live auction at 2 pm each day!
Pet Lover Show
Saturday, February 25th – Sunday, February 26th, 10 am – 5 pm, Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
This year, your family dog can try the Dog Lovers Days agility course – the only lure course ever designed for the family pet. There are a lot of brand new exhibitors with thousands of products plus amazing show specials. See every cat imaginable at the cat show, attend interactive and informative seminars by veterinarians and top professionals. Don’t miss the rabbit and dog agility shows, raptor shows, dancing dogs, and K9 detection demonstrations – just a few of the attractions.
Vancouver Seedy Saturday
Saturday, February 25th, 10 am – 3 pm, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Brought to you by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. Meet seed vendors, free lectures, learn how to grow from seed. Admission by donation — proceeds go to education programs at VanDusen.
ArtStarts presents Sand Northrup, One Woman Circus
Saturday, February 25th, 11 am – 1:45 pm, ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver
Sunday, February 26th, 11 am – 1:45 pm, River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Combine fabulous foolishness with an enduring enthusiasm for circus arts and what do you get? Sand Northrup, One Woman Circus! Well known for her interactive performances and hands-on workshops that are accessible to all ages (with parent help required for toddlers), Sand offers a zany mix of physical comedy and circus skills, with lots of audience participation. ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market are monthly events for families, featuring free, fun, 45-minute creative arts workshops with some of the best children’s artists.
Screeches, Whistles, and Hoots: Owl Walk
Saturday, February 25th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Surrey Bend Regional Park, 17775 104 Ave, Surrey
Several kinds of owls live in our region. Learn their calls and see who’s hooting in our newest regional park. Presented by Metro Vancouver. $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+. Ages 6+
Cammidge House Heritage Day
Sunday, February 26th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Boundary Bay Road, Delta
Join in at Cammidge House to get a peek into local history. Enjoy tea and baked goods. Meet at Cammidge House. Free. Drop by anytime.
Killarney Community Centre – Lantern Workshop
Sunday, February 26th, 2 pm – 5 pm, Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver
Learn the art of lantern making to build and personalize your own lantern. Festival artists will guide you to transform recycled and mundane materials into multi-cultural pieces that have significance to your own heritage and background. The lanterns created in these workshops will be displayed at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Canada 150 feature event, Spring Lights, and will be admired by thousands of festival goers!
And we wanted to remind you to always call or visit the event website for info before you head out just in case any changes have been made since we posted it. And of course, have fun!
By: Michelle Hughes