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BC Forest Museum - Members' Day - Duncan

2892 Drinkwater Rd
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 6C2
Websitehttp://www.bcforestdiscoverycentre.com
Toll-free
Phone250-715-1113

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labour Day is Members' Day at the BC Forest Discovery Centre! Relax with your family on the last day of summer vacation & ride the final steam train of the season. To show our appreciation of your support, we will be providing one complimentary hot dog & pop to each member (upon presentation of your membership card). As well, general family members will enjoy a free visit without a punch on their card.

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Fall Festival of the Arts - White Rock

100-15261 Russell Ave
White Rock, British Columbia
V4B 2P7
Websitehttp://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/arts-culture/cultural-festivals-and-events/fall-festival-of-the-arts.html
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

A community-wide celebration of arts and culture in White Rock! The two-month festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, a mobile drawing unit, artist auctions, a gala and more. Visit website for more details.

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Williams Creek Sports Day & Pie Eating Contest - Barkerville

Barkerville Historic Town
Barkerville, British Columbia
V0K 1B0
Websitehttp://www.barkerville.ca/special_events.htm
Toll-free
Phone250-994-3241

Monday, September 01, 2014

Games and activities for kids of all ages, including the 11th Annual Goldfield Bakery Pie Eating Contest!

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Fort Farm Fest - Fort Langley

23433 Mavis Ave
Fort Langley, British Columbia
V1M 2R5
Websitehttp://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2014.aspx#fortfarm
Toll-free
Phone604-513-4777

Daily from August 31, 2014 to September 1, 2014

Explore the heritage garden and feed the farm animals at this authentic Hudson's Bay Company fort. Built in 1827, Fort Langley's workers operated a 2000 ac (809 ha) farm. Watch a barrel making demonstration, the container of choice for exporting butter and potatoes! Compete in the farm relay and watch farm-related demonstrations. Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.

215

TAIWANfest - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Websitehttp://www.taiwanfest.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 1, 2014

Hey Vancouver! Where can you find a festival that you can enjoy a symphony of movies showcasing the great filmmakers including the likes of Ang Lee; watch a great culinary battle in Rice vs Noodle; check out what puppets have in common with anime, cosplay and superhero; learn to make your own scarecrow; make floral arrangements; make your own tea; play with super-sized pinball machines; experience the magic of Chinese medicine; and finally taste some of the best street foods on earth? TAIWANfest on Granville Street is the place to go.

216

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo - Barriere

Barriere Fairgrounds
Barriere, British Columbia
V0E 1E0
Websitehttp://www.fallfair-rodeo.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 29, 2014 to September 1, 2014

Join us this Labour Day Weekend for the Annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo! Come out and see the brand new North Thompson Agriplex which will host livestock and 4H competitions.

There will be a full exhibit hall, outdoor and indoor entertainment, 3 days of BCRA Rodeo, bingo, amusements, heavy horse competitions, light horse show, pony chariot and chuckwagon racing, trick riders, commercial booths and exhibits, children's "ag can be fun' area, family dance, cabaret dance, cowboy concert, fall fair parade, children's parade and much more. Dry camping available on site.

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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival - Vancouver

Various Venues
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1H4
Websitehttp://www.vlaff.org
Toll-free
Phone604-708-5657

Daily from August 28, 2014 to September 7, 2014

One of the largest Latin American film festivals in Canada, showcasing films from over a dozen countries.

This year VLAFF will be hosting Chile as a guest country, with a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli. For the first time, VLAFF will be screening a series of Afro-Cuban films at the Museum of Anthropology in UBC as part of their exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art."

You can look at all the film descriptions and schedule online.

VLAFF is a registered non-profit charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This annual festival promotes dialogue among cultures and explores the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.

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Fair at the PNE - Vancouver

2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5K 5J1
Websitehttp://www.pne.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-253-2311

Daily from August 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The Fair at the PNE is Vancouver's annual end-of-summer send-off. For the last two weeks of August (through Labour Day Weekend), the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) & Playland Amusement Park host The Fair at the PNE, featuring more than 50 rides & attractions, nightly concerts, live performances, agricultural & animal displays, games & food. Runs August 16-September 1 from 11 am-11 pm (closed August 18 & August 25)

It's fun for all ages!

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Lost Souls of Gastown - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Tuesday August 12, 2014 to Monday November 10, 2014

Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray.

The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.

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Prohibition City - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Monday August 11, 2014 to Thursday October 30, 2014

On Prohibition City, you will explore the strange, corrupt and colourful history of Prohibition-era Vancouver, with stories of speakeasies, private members clubs, corruption, bootlegging and free-flowing medicinal liquor.

You will get a chance to visit the historic Dominion Building, Sun Tower and the city's oldest bar.

You will also relive stories of the city's most notorious mayor - L.D. Taylor - its most beautiful showgirl and its greatest rum-runners.

This is your chance to explore Vancouver's dirtiest history.

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