Monthly Events June 2012

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!
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 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 for more
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 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
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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 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:
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
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!