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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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Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede - Armstrong

3550 Bridge St
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B0
Websitehttp://www.armstrongipe.com
Toll-free
Phone250-546-8155

Daily from August 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014

"Catch the Buzz" at the 114th Annual Interior Provincial Exhibition! Together with the more than 20 agricultural divisions, competitions, interactive displays and demonstrations; be sure to take in the Kids World, music stage, logging show, Wrangle Tour Finals Rodeo, educational activities, petting zoo, midway and visit the many commercial vendors.

273

An Ode to Dyads at the Victoria Fringe - Victoria

1303 Fairfield
Victoria, British Columbia
V8s 3e1
Websitehttp://www.victoriafringe.com/shows/v6/
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Don't miss An Ode to Dyads, Fishbowl Collective'se explosive new piece, coming to Victoria all the way from Montreal. Chairs are loyal companions, exalted French poets dictate emotion, and narrative is swallowed by metaphysical clowns in this electric tango of love and loss.

"[A] show that you're unlikely to see anywhere else, but at the Fringe. Comedy, tragedy, and love, all expressed through dance without a moment wasted." - BlogTO

274

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!

275

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.

276

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.

277

Summer Night, Story Time at Highstreet - Abbotsford

3122 Mt. Lehman Rd
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2T 0C5
Websitehttp://www.highstreetfv.com
Toll-free
Phone604-381-3934

Weekly on Thursday August 7, 2014 to Thursday August 28, 2014

Master storytellers from Oui Entertainment will take your little ones (and you!) on a themed and interactive journey of crafts and fun. So bring a lawn chair, blanket and a stuffed toy or two for an evening of storytelling and crafty good times. Free for all ages.

Location: Central Plaza, Podium Level.

Event Themes: August 7th, Airshow/Airplane; August 14th, Berries; August 21st, Starry Starry Night; August 28th, Back to School.

Event Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Guest Services.

278

2014 BC Cultural Crawl - New Westminster

Websitehttp://bcculturalcrawl.com/
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014

The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.

Your self-guided exploration of SuperCultural British Columbia begins here. Browse August & Year round events, cultural crawls, and community art walks.

279

Sins of the City Walking Tour - Vancouver

240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1L3
Websitehttp://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city-vice-dice-and-opium-pipes/
Toll-free
Phone604-665-3346

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday from Wednesday July 30, 2014 to Wednesday October 29, 2014

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!

Tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Tours are strictly limited in size, so please book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors. Both include admission to the Vancouver Police Museum for the whole day.

For more information, please visit our website!

280

Car Boot Sale - Tsawwassen

570 Boundary Bay Rd
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
V4L 1N2
Websitehttp://www.boundarybayparkassociation.wordpress.com
Toll-free
Phone604-940-9296

Every 2 weeks on Saturday from July 12, 2014 to September 13, 2014

11th season of one of Tsawwassen's most popular events. Bring a table and sell your stuff.

With hopes of maintaining South Delta's reputation for a great summer the sales are only cancelled due to inclement weather. Many locals enjoy a morning stroll along the dyke and visit the Car Boot sale seeking a treasure or two.

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