Monthly Events June 2012 Every month our team researches fun and low-cost activities that might interest Bigs, Littles and Families. If you know of an upcoming event, please email the info to [email protected] Enjoy! Activity Ideas for Bigs & Littles Loonie Swim Sundays l 12-1:30pm Cost: $1 CG Brown Pool (3702 Kensington Ave), Burnaby Come splash the afternoon away at the pool! Loonie Swim Tuesdays & Thursdays l 7:30-9pm Cost: $1 Harry Jerome (123 East 23rd St.), North Vancouver Come splash the evening away at the pool! Loonie Skate Tuesdays l 7:45-9:15pm Thursdays l 3:15-4:45pm Cost: $1 Harry Jerome (123 East 23rd St.), North Vancouver Come out for the loonie skate every Tuesday and Thursday! Loonie Skate Wednesdays l 6:30-8pm Cost: $1 Karen Magnussen (2300 Kirkstone Rd), North Vancouver Come out for the loonie skate every Wednesday! Loonie Skate Wednesdays l 6:30-8pm Thursdays l 7-8:30pm Cost: $1 Moody Park Arena (701 8th Ave.), New Westminster Come out for the loonie skate every Wednesday and Thursday! Lowes Build n’ Grow Saturdays l 10am-12pm Cost: FREE! Home Depot, New Westminster Come on out to Lowes for a free workshop where kids can learn how to build all sorts of fun items! Contact Lowes to get more information about their kid-friendly workshops. Kids Bowl for FREE! All Summer Long - Now until August 31 Cost: FREE! Various Locations, Burnaby, Poco, Surrey, Vancouver Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long. Must register online on the site, find a centre near you and register! https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/all_centers.php Neon Vancouver Ongoing in June Cost: Child $8; Adult $12 Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Visitors will get a glimpse of Vancouver’s big city lights of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in this exhibition of the MOV’s neon sign collection. The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself. Visit www.museumofvancouver.ca for more information. Maplewood Farm Ongoing in June l 10-4pm Cost: Child $4.25 Adult $7.25 Maplewood Farm (405 Seymour River Place), North Vancouver Come on out to Maplewood Farm to meet a variety of farmyard animals. This is a great spring outing for you and your Little! Visit www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca for more information. Bicycle Rentals Ongoing in June Cost: $8.40 Bayshore Bicycle Rentals (745 Denman St.), Vancouver Bayshore Bicycle Rentals has offered matches from BBGV a discounted rate again this year! This deal is valid any day until December 31, 2012. The cost is $8.40 + HST per bike for 2 hours (includes helmets). To claim this discounted rate you will need to show your “Big Brother” ID. You will also need to bring your VISA/MasterCard and photo ID as they require an imprint of a credit card as a deposit. This is a great spring activity for you and your Little! Hiking Trails Ongoing in June Cost: FREE! Greater Vancouver Regional District In celebration of BC Park’s 100th Birthday parking is free at all BC provincial parks. Now that it’s starting to get sunny out, what are you waiting for? Go and hike one of BC’s beautiful trails! You won’t be disappointed! Check out www.vancouvertrails.com for a list of trails, pictures, and hiking information. Playland Discount Code Ongoing in June and All Summer PNE Fairgrounds (2901 East Hastings Street), Vancouver Playland is now open weekends! Purchase a Playland PlayPass now to get access to over 30 rides and attractions, including ATMOSFEAR! Get ready to celebrate a new spring and a full season of ATMOSFEAR at Playland! The Big Brothers Playland Discount Code is: 25evuvoz To use the discount code: 1. Go to http://www.pne.ca/groupsales 2. Select then enter the discount code Richmond Night Market Ongoing Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights Cost: Entrance is Free 8351 River Road, Richmond With 250 booths offering cool merchandise, 80 vendors serving mouth-watering food and desserts - with a different specially-featured-and-priced vendor each night - a diversity of family-friendly entertainment, and more than a thousand nearby parking stalls, the 2012 market will deliver what no previous market ever has. This year's market will also feature carnival rides and a children's amusement zone, adding thrills and chills to the nightly experience. The new location is much more convenient, as it's closer to the heart of the city, and offers easy access by foot, car, bus or Canada Line train. For more information: http://www.richmondnightmarket.com Steveston Farmers & Artisans Summer Market Every 2 weeks on Sunday until July 15 | 10am – 4pm Cost: FREE! Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave), Richmond This popular market, now in its fourth year, includes fresh local produce, organic sausages, beef, turkey and chicken, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children’s activities and delicious food like, organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine. For more information visit https://sfam.ca Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Guided Tours Ongoing in June on Saturdays & Sundays | 10am – 3pm Cost: FREE! 3800 – 72nd Street, Delta We would be delighted for you to visit OWL and have a guided tour of our permanent birds. From September to the end of June, OWL conducts guided public tours every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00. During July and August, OWL conducts guided public tours every day from 10:00 to 15:00. More info: http://owlcanada.ca/index.php Vancouver International Children's Festival June 1 – June 3 Cost: $6-$22, varies depending on show Granville Island, Vancouver The 35th annual event includes theatre, puppetry, animated film, storytelling, the popular Aquabus shows with Ferry Tale Theatre's version of Little Red Riding Hood, and dance and music from Taiwan, Italy, Senegal, the U.K., the U.S., and Canada. Tickets and info at: http://www.childrensfestival.ca EAT! Vancouver, Food & Cooking Festival June 2 – June 3 Cost: $14 BC Place Stadium, Vancouver Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food & beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans & many others from the culinary world will come together for a 3 day public extravaganza at BC Place. EAT Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations & intense culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage & cooking related exhibits; and of course, fantastic shopping opportunities.EAT! Website: http://www.eat-vancouver.com Summer Fair June 2 | 11am–3pm Cost: FREE! Champlain Heights Recreation Centre (3350 Maquinna), Vancouver Day of activities for the whole family includes amusement rides, a giant slide, a bouncy castle, a cake walk, clowns, live entertainment, and a concession stand. More information at www.champlainheightscc.ca/ 100 Years Celebrating West Vancouver June 2 | All day Cost: FREE! Various Locations from Horseshoe Bay to Ambleside Park, West Vancouver Happy Birthday West Vancouver! Park Royal is proud to be a presenting partner for the Centennial Celebrations. West Vancouver is honouring its past and celebrating its future. Join us in celebrating 100 years of West Vancouver at the Centennial Community Day on Saturday, June 2. There are lots of exciting and family-friendly events scheduled to take place from Horseshoe Bay to Ambleside Park. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit westvan100.ca. 3rd Annual Making Magic Show June 3 | 1:30 – 5pm Cost: $15 River Rock Casino Show Theatre (8811 River Road), Richmond A magical afternoon for an amazing cause - FUN for the whole family!The event kicks off with a carnival reception where guests can participate in an interactive learning center, dress up and get their photo taken at our photobooth, get their face painted and enjoy carnival treats. The magic show will start at 3:00 pm and features internationally acclaimed artists, Trevor and Lorena Watters who will be accompanied by three talented performers! The Making Magic Show will be filled with fun, laughter, music and of course, magical illusions. Tickets now on sale through Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110048A1AB4859F3?artistid=1728713&majorcatid=100 03&minorcatid=209 Animal Show June 3 | 3pm Cost: By Donation Nature House (11851 Westminster Highway), Richmond The Nature House has a small collection of live animals. Find out how they live, what they eat, and other fun fascinating facts. Call to confirm, not offered during events. All Ages By donation. World Ocean Day Celebration June 3 | 11am – 3pm Cost: FREE! Blackie Spit Park (McBride and Wickson Road), Surrey Discover the world's ocean at this free, fun-filled family festival! Enjoy live music, marine touch tanks, nature walks, and much more! Vancouver Rock Climbing Group June 9 l 6-8pm Cost: $8 + one time annual $6 insurance 670 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver Vancouver Rock Climbing Group has generously offered once a month Rock Climbing at a discount rate for our Big and Little Matches! This offer is for Bigs and Littles to attend together, and/or for Littles to attend alone. Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amlv25yiVrcDdFRaOFNVekdSMFlQUTdxNGl kcUFGOVE#gid=2 CBC Play On! 4-on-4 Burnaby Street Hockey Tournament June 9 & 10 l All Day Cost: FREE to watch Metropolis at Metrotown (outside Metrotown Station), Burnaby Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is Canada's most amazing street hockey tournament and outdoor hockey festival, and this summer, it is coming to a city near you! Each event involves closing over 1km of street, and involves the operation of 20 to 50 separate "street rinks" with games running on each rink at all times throughout an entire weekend! Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! tournaments feature hundreds of teams and thousands of participants and include separate divisions for both genders, all skill levels, and all ages. More info: www.playon.ca MEC Bike Fest June 9 & 10 | 10am – 6pm Cost: FREE! Venue to be confirmed, North Vancouver An exciting weekend of cycling fun, learning, and racing now that MEC Bikefest and the North Shore Bike Fest are one big event. The event will feature bike maintenance courses, commuter safety skills, bicycle demos as well as information from cycling community groups. Contact Phone: Sieneke Toering 604-990-4417 Friday Night Market June 15 – Oct 26 | 5pm – 10pm Cost: FREE! Shipbuilders' Square (138 Victory Ship Way), North Vancouver The North Shore Green Market returns to Shipbuilders' Square on Friday nights. The market will showcase local Canadian made products, unique foods, art, jewellery, and local entertainment. Market Highlights: local singers, dancers and performers and unique food booths will showcase different ethnic meals and snacks. Vancouver Rock Climbing Group June 15 | 7-9pm Cost: $8 + one time annual $6 insurance 98 Brigantine Dr., Coquitlam Vancouver Rock Climbing Group has generously offered once a month Rock Climbing at a discount rate for our Big and Little Matches! This offer is for Bigs and Littles to attend together, and/or for Littles to attend alone. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amlv25yiVrcDdFRaOFNVekdSMFlQUTdxNGl kcUFGOVE#gid=2 14th Annual Surrey Fest Downtown June 16 | 11am – 6pm Central City Plaza (near Surrey Central Skytrain), Surrey Cost: FREE! Join us all day on Saturday, June 16 for our 14th Annual Surrey Fest Downtown. We’ll be having concerts all day including Beetles tribute band Fab Fourever headlining. We will also have a motorcycle show and activities for all ages! North Shore Folkfest June 16 & 17 | Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm Cost: FREE! Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Avenue), North Vancouver The North Shore Folkfest invites you and your friends to join us at the 38th annual Folkfest Performance. This event will bring together some of the best talent from the diverse cultures of the North Shore Community and Metro Vancouver Area. You have a chance of winning the following door prizes when you make a donation at the door: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1 night stay at Pinnacle Hotel 2 night stay at Best Western Plus Carton Plaza Hotel in Victoria 3 1 night stay at North Vancouver Hotel $100 cash prize Various gifts from our supporters Vancouver Rock Climbing Group June 22 l 7-9pm Cost: $5 + one time annual $6 insurance 3771 Jacombs Road #520, Richmond Vancouver Rock Climbing Group has generously offered once a month Rock Climbing at a discount rate for our Big and Little Matches! This offer is for Bigs and Littles to attend together, and/or for Littles to attend alone. Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amlv25yiVrcDdFRaOFNVekdSMFlQUTdxNGl kcUFGOVE#gid=2 Carnaval del Sol June 24 & June 30 | All Day Granville Street 700 Block (Between Robson and Georgia Street), Vancouver Cost: FREE! Latincouver would like to invite you to one of the biggest sport events that is held every June in Vancouver. During this carnaval there will be a soccer tournament, which everyone can join and win some prises. Moreover, food, dances, music, and culture of Latin America will be introduced to people, so that they can know more about Latin Americans. Carnaval del Sol is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn something new about Latin America. Come join us and participate in soccer tournament, but also don’t forget to bring your friends! If you would like to participate in soccer tournament please send us your name and phone number! Go to our website and register for this amazing event! More info: www.latincouver.ca Multicultural Festival June 30 | 11am – 4pm Cost: FREE! Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Avenue), Burnaby Celebrate the cultural diversity of South Burnaby with entertainment, children’s arts and crafts and a variety of tasty treats. For more information, please call 604-297-4597. Please note that these events are not organized by Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. This newsletter is simply a way to share information about events happening around Vancouver. Have fun!
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