World Sound Music and Noise
Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:30PM
Led by Elisa Ferrari, Landon Larose, and Hildegard Westerkamp
Meeting Location: The Waterfall Building, 1540 West 2nd Ave., near Granville Island.
Our moving ears will explore the waterfront near and on Granville Island, its nooks and crannies, open spaces and indoor places, encountering sounds, musics, languages and noises of the world around us and from far away. Let your ears be surprised by the unusual, the familiar, and the extraordinary in the soundscape.
Listening to the Periphery at Kitsilano Point
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 2:00–3:30PM
Led by Jessica Hallenbeck, Tyler Kinnear, and Sarah Ling
Meeting Location: Chestnut St at Whyte Ave
This walk will lead listeners around Kitsilano Point. Participants are invited to reflect on the act of listening on Coast Salish Territory. What sounds go unnoticed in our day-to-day routines? Is our listening encultured in any way? Letting our ears guide us, participants will explore some of the erasures, silences, resistances, and displacements of this cross-cultural urban space. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
Yaletown’s Outdoor Movie Night will return along with the Roundhouse Picnic in the park on August 19th, 2012. This event requires good weather, & has a rain out date on August 26. Check out this outdoor event in David Lam Park, as a classic movie is played on a huge outdoor screen on Sunday evening.
This event always brings in thousands of friends into David Lam park! Be sure to arrive early.
Rendezvous Club is Vancouver’s most prestigious Singles Events Company. Whether you are looking for your soul mate or just looking to have a good time, we have something for everyone! With singles of all backgrounds attending our events, it is a sure way to leave feeling like you connected with someone on a relationship or friendship level. Leave the butterflies at home because it is our pleasure to offer our daters a welcoming, fun-filled and exciting dating experience.
A carnival like atmosphere will see music, dance, food, circus, and heritage themed attractions highlighting the much anticipated Davie Day Street Festival. Four blocks of Davie Street from Burrard to Broughton Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic all day on Saturday, September 11th.
This exciting family day, named after former Premier Davie, will centre around our kick-off this year for the upcoming birthday - Vancouver 125. An impressive heritage zone will feature old-fashioned lollipops, a photographer taking turn-of-the-century pictures, The Sylvia Hotel, and lots to see and do including animals and blacksmith demonstrations in an authentic historical setting.
In the KidZone there will be circus demonstrations, and you can climb aboard an ambulance, or the fun SS Discovery. Our Doggy Zone will round out the attractions with a guest artist, Eric Ginsburg from New York City, who will create whimsical and waggish portraits of man's best friend.
Don’t miss the third annual Outdoor Movie Night in Yaletown on the 40’ x 20’ BIG screen featuring a classic film from the 80’s for everyone to enjoy. The movie is always Top Secret...but “McFly” always knows! Bring your own blanket or folding chair, and your own flashlight. In case of rain, the free Outdoor Movie Night in Yaletown will happen the following Sunday on August 15th.
Start the day off right with the Roundhouse Community Picnic in the Park. RAIN OR SHINE. www.roundhouse.ca
And be sure to make it dinner and a movie in Yaletown! Download the 2010 Outdoor Movie Night postcard with a complete listing of all of Yaletown's great restaurants and cafes at http://www.yaletowninfo.com
Strong, bold and a bit nutty, the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival is all set to go at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain this summer. Canadian cheese rolling is a gentler version of the whacky UK tradition. On August 14th, contestants will run after a giant 11- pound wheel of Canadian cheese made by Natural Pastures of British Columbia. Last year’s event was such a success that Dairy Farmers of Canada is bringing back the crazy kookiness of Cheese Rolling for Canadian families
to enjoy. Cheese-loving, adventurous Canadians will race down Blackcomb Mountain from noon to 4:00 p.m. after the coveted wheel of BC cheese in hopes of winning the title of Cheese Rolling Champion. Both the male and female winners get to keep the cheese wheel and a one-year Whistler Blackcomb ski pass.
A combination of fun and educational activities, the Diversity Health Fair is a free community event that takes place each Spring. The first Diversity Health Fair took place in 2005 and it has since became the largest event of its kind in Canada. The 2010 Diversity Health Fair will focus on the theme of Healthy Living and Healthy Weight.
When visiting the Diversity Health Fair, you and your family will have access to a great deal of information in different languages about what is and how to adopt a healthy or balanced diet, how to control your weight, and strategies to enjoy daily physical activities. All of these are considered to be the best steps to prevent diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
•A VIP opening ceremony for all to enjoy
•Over 50 exhibitors
•Health and dental screenings
•Kid's Activity Area
•Fabulous draw prizes
TD Canada Trust presents the 6th annual Davie Day, a celebration of the history, culture, creativity, beauty and fun of Vancouver’s West End. This community festival sees Davie Street closed to traffic between Burrard and Broughton, making room for two performance stages, roaming entertainers, exhibitors and more. A lineup of local and international talent keeps the party going with song, dance and cultural acts that excite and inspire. Face painters, balloon artists and an interactive kid zone entertain little celebrants. A Green Zone engages environmentalists young and old with activities that make a difference. Food kiosks, extended patios, street vendors, artisans and local merchants offer a taste of the West End’s flavours and finds. A heritage zone offers a peek into the history of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.