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RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser - New Westminster

788 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, British Columbia
V3M 6Z6
Websitehttp://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/riverfest.htm
Toll-free
Phone604-521-8401

Daily from September 21, 2014 to September 27, 2014

The last week in September, we will celebrate BC and World Rivers Day with events and activities that honour the Fraser River. Inspired by the river, RiverFest will kick off with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and wrap up with a free, family-friendly festival consisting of art exhibits, interactive activities and crafts, live music and dramatic performances, River Tours, the annual Salmon Chowder Cook-Off, and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade.

RiverFest will be presented free to the public and will consist of art exhibits, interactive activities from conservation organizations and community groups that build upon the river and environmental themes. Live music and entertainment will complete the weekend offerings for an exciting, family-friendly festival atmosphere.

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Grand Prix of Art - Richmond

Various locations throughout Steveston Village
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 3J1
Websitehttp://www.grandprixofart.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Join us for the painting event of the year! Artists are invited to participate in a competition of Plein Air painting. Artists will be randomly allocated a location, where they will have three hours to complete a work of art. The works will be adjudicated, with over $2000 in prizes. Young artists are also invited to participate, with dedicated awards for youth as well as numerous participation awards. Visitors are invited to come down to enjoy the atmosphere, live music, & watch the competition unfold as artists battle for the conveted Grand Prix Championship. Visitors will also be able to vote for a "People's Choice" award & take in the display of the painting which will hang at Britannia Heritage Shipyards through the week.

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City as Site: Public Art in Richmond - Richmond

180-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, British Columbia
V6Y 1R9
Websitehttp://www.richmondartgallery.org
Toll-free
Phone604-247-8300

Daily from September 6, 2014 to October 26, 2014

The first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond's Public Art Program. Curated by Richmond Art Gallery Director Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, the exhibition will feature several diverse public art projects representing the different ways public art is funded in Richmond - through civic funding, private development, community projects, and the program's newer series of temporary projects and socially engaged artist performances. The goal of the exhibition is to reveal the mysteries of the public art process, its role in cultural planning strategy, the possibilities it offers for community participation and its value to the community.

254

BC Sports Hall of Fame All Access Experience at BC Place - Vancouver

777 Pacific Blvd Gate A BC Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4Y8
Websitehttp://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/
Toll-free
Phone604-687-5520

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday from Tuesday September 2, 2014 to Tuesday September 30, 2014

This special tour of the BC Sports Hall of Fame gains you access behind the scenes at BC Place, one of Canada's most modern stadiums. Join us as we walk exclusively through areas of the stadium such as the media rooms, luxury suites and the locker rooms of the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps (when available). You even get to walk onto the actual field and enjoy a tremendous view of BC Place. Afterwards visitors can relive the excitement of the 2010 Olympics Games in the Hall of Fame's Vancouver 2010 Gallery and participate in numerous interactive activities in the participation zone.

Tours run at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

255

Dressed in Drama - Vancouver

578 Carrall St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 5K2
Websitehttp://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Toll-free
Phone604-662-3207

Daily from September 2, 2014 to November 2, 2014

An exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. Included with garden admission. 9:30 am-7:00 pm.

256

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
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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.

257

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.

258

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.

259

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!

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Steveston Museum Summer Walking Tours - Richmond

3811 Moncton St
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 3A0
Website
Toll-free
Phone604-271-8280

Weekly on Friday, Saturday from Friday July 4, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014

Take a stroll with us through history & experience Steveston's stories.

Murder, Mayhem & Morality in Old Steveston: Explore the seedier side of Steveston's past as we captivate you with stories of notorious murders, shady bordellos & a darker history steeped in sly grog. Tours at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.

Boardwalks, Bar Rooms & Boats: Find out fascinating insider stories about Steveston's three great industries: fishing, farming &, more recently, filmmaking. Tours at 12:30 pm.

Tours cost $5.00 per person & can be booked in person or by phone at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre counter on the first floor of the Steveston Museum. Maximum group size of 12 people per tour. Approx. 1 hour tours, rain or shine.

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