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City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
604.927.3000
www.coquitlam.ca/arts

Light the Hall
Saturday November 22, 2014
A free family event to celebrate the holiday season! Join us in this fun-filled, family event as we light up City Hall and Spirit Square for the holiday season ahead. We'll will get you into the holiday spirit.

Brighten Up! A Seasonal Celebration of Arts & Heritage
Various dates, please visit Place des Arts for more information.
Gather up family and friends and join us to brighten up the dark days of winter. Enjoy exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up! Activities take place at Place des Arts and Mackin House, and we also make a few excursions into the local Maillardville community with public lantern-making workshops.

Family Days at Evergreen Cultural Centre
Saturdays — October 11, November 15 & December 13, 2014
Tour the exhibition in the Art Gallery at Evergreen with your family, and participate in a variety of entertaining and illuminating activities. All Family Days are drop-in and free!

Saltspring Studio Tour


Salt Spring Island BC

www.saltspringstudiotour.com/

This is your key to a magic island named Salt Spring where it seldom snows and the sun always shines (although sometimes in liquid form). Things grow unnaturally well on Salt Spring - trees and flowers and ideas and art. Especially art. This lush island is a crucible of human ingenuity. It’s a haven for painters and writers, sculptors and jewellers, not to mention potters, poets, woodworkers, cheese makers. dancers, singers, and a legion of cosmically creative people who defy labels. And here’s a bonus for visitors to get here from Vancouver Island you’ll have to pay for the ferry, but the ferry ride back from the island is free. Don’t be surprised if you decide not to take it. Yours to discover... 30 Working Studios. -Arthur Black

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL

4068 Browning Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1
604-885-0606
www.secheltartsfestival.com

Oct 16 to 26, 2014

At various Sechelt Venues

The Sunshine Coast's Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival features over 100 artists, ten days of concerts, premiere stage performances, workshops, heritage exhibit and a cross-cultural art exhibition.

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Lund to Langdale
Sunshine Coast BC
www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com

Oct 17 to 19, 2014

The Art Crawl offers Crawlers access to participating galleries and art studios along the entire Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Lund. Crawlers are invited to join friends and take a scenic drive along the Sunshine Coast, stopping at the wonderful community hubs and studio events throughout the weekend. Meet at the community hubs located in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Madeira Park and Powell River to experience local entertainment and an opportunity to get started on the trivia challenge for a chance to win great prizes.

Vancouver Writers Fest

202-1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC V6H 3R8
604.681.6330
www.writersfest.bc.ca

Presenting a world of words on Granville Island!
OCTOBER 22 - 27

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents acclaimed Canadian and international writers for six days of events for readers–discussions, interviews and performances, in intimate venues on Granville Island, and special events throughout the year.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
604.876.3434
604.684.9100
Fax 604.684.9264
www.vancouversymphony.ca

Experience an unparalleled lineup of guest stars

Call 604.876.3434 now to order your FREE Season Brochure!

Click here to visit the Vancouver Symphony Ochestra Calendar

Vancouver Maritime Museum

South end of Burrard Bridge
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park Vancouver BC
604.257.8300
www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Open 10-5 daily. Closed Mondays from Labour Day to Victoria Day weekends.

Travel in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada's Arctic icon.
Explore the world of shipwrecks, explorers and pirates.
Great for children and adults

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair

2300 Bowen Rd., Beban Park Centre
Nanaimo BC
250-390-2172
www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com

Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Featuring a wide variety of expertly-crafted items by some of BC's finest artisans, don't miss this special opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early! With hourly door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE...don't miss it!
November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014
Hours: Fri. 12-8, Sat.10-5, Sun. 10-4

Squamish Art Crawl


Squamish BC

www.squamishart.com

Year-round

The Squamish ArtCrawl showcases Squamish as an arts and cultural destination year round with artist studios and businesses/galleries featuring local artists. The studios are open by appointment and the businesses/galleries are open regular business hours. Original pieces of art are available for purchase. Pick up a brochure at the Squamish Native Art Store downtown, the Squamish Adventure Centre VISUALS display or any participating venue.

Pender Harbour Music Society


Madeira Park BC

www.penderharbourmusic.ca

The Pender Harbour Music Society offers a Winter Concert series featuring everything from classical and jazz to folk and roots music running from October to May each year. Come and join us for an intimate concert experience in our 100 seat venue this season. Just a short ferry ride and drive from downtown Vancouver.
Why not make a weekend of it on the beautiful Sunshine Coast?

Festivals Kelowna

Suite 204 - 591 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna BC V1Y 6N9
250.868.3326
www.festivalskelowna.com

Festivals Kelowna is a non-profit society that produces outdoor programs and events, including Parks Alive!, Arts Alive!, Kelowna Music & Arts Festival, the Kelowna Buskers Program, and the Celebrate Canada Day — Kelowna festivities.

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort
45 minutes north of Kamloops Sun Peaks BC
1.877.235.3303
www.SunPeaksResort.com

INDULGE YOUR SENSES IN NATURE'S PLAYGROUND

Over 30 festivals and events, just outside Kamloops.
Sun Peaks’ three mountains circle the village in a unique 360 degree layout, making it extremely convenient to pop back into the village or your accommodation for a break, snack, or to meet up with friends and family.

Annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d' Erable

Unit 30 - 1925 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo BC V9S 1H1
250.729.2776
www.francophonenanaimo.org

Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'…rable at Beban Park Auditorium as L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo presents its annual three-day extravaganza, celebrating French Canadian culture, music, foods, and traditions. Delightful toffy on snow. How sweet it is!

Held Annually every February

Castlegar Sculpturewalk

276 Columbia Ave.
Castlegar BC V1N 1G4
250-354-9169

www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed on a walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Viewers are invited to vote for their favourite sculpture via ballot - the winner of The People's Choice Award is purchased for permanent display. All sculptures are available for sale or lease.

BC Cultural Crawl


Your Community
604.521.6288
www.bcculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 31, 2015

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.

[Follow this link for more information and a complete list of all participating Communities & Events visit www.bcculturalcrawl.com

New Westminster Cultural Crawl


New Westminster BC
www.newwestculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 8, 2015 to Aug 9, 2014

The New West Cultural Crawl is a two-day visual arts and cultural festival that celebrates and presents New Westminster’s creative character and diversity. A cultural experience that exists throughout the city's neighbourhoods. Discover our historical heritage and the 'New' New West.

Interior Design Show West

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place Vancouver BC

www.idswest.com

Annual IDSwest continues to inspire attendees with the best in interior design from Vancouver, North America, and the world; often one in the same.

Join us in September as we celebrate design with over 300 exhibitors, world class features and design icons and celebrities. Explore the site for, not only an insiders look into Trends, Ideas and New Products but also a sneak peak of what you will experience at IDSwest, Vancouver Convention Centre

Trends. Ideas. New Products for Your Home.

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559
www.bardonthebeach.org

Jun 11, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Bard on the Beach
The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September in open-ended theatre tents against a backdrop of mountains, sea and sky.
Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Equivocation by Bill Cain
Calendar Schedule

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Lake Country ArtWalk

Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd Lake Country BC
www.artwalk-lc.ca

Sep 6 to 7, 2014

Shoes: A Step Further
Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than 300 artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. The event plays host to over 7000 visitors.

ArtWalk offers a unique display of original artworks from Artists, Fibre Artists, Photographers, Sculptors, Galleries and an exciting range of musical and theatre performances which entrich this arts festival.

Okanagan's Largest Art Show

Richmond Days of Summer


Richmond BC
www.richmonddaysofsummer.ca

With 30 per cent more sunny days than most Metro Vancouver cities, Richmond is your best bet to enjoy fun in the sun all summer long. From June through August, more than two dozen festivals and special events make up the Richmond Days of Summer — and most of them are free. Arts, culture, sports, heritage, family-oriented festivals and more...there’s fun for everyone.

Vancouver Fringe Festival


Vancouver BC
604.257.0350
www.vancouverfringe.com

Sep 4 to 14, 2014

Theatre for Everyone!

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival, produced annually by the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society, is BC’s largest theatre festival and North America’s most international Fringe Fest. The Vancouver International Fringe Festival was voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival for five years in a row by Georgia Straight readers.

Routes & Blues


Salmon Arm BC

www.routesandblues.ca

Routes & Blues

An innovative outreach program under the auspices of Roots and Blues that uses various local routes, activities, venues, and music to build an experiential melange of Shuswap exploration — hike, ride, eat, see, do, stay — all en route to a diverse selection of nightly musical acts.

21st Annual Arts Alive Festival!

#201 - 20559 Fraser Hwy.
Langley BC V3A 4G3.
604-539-0133

www.artsalivefestival.com

Aug 17, 2014

With over 200 visual and performing artists, our festival has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day!

Theatre Under the Stars

610 Pipeline Road, Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4
Tickets: 604.696.4295
www.tuts.ca

Jul 11, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014

Theatre Under the Stars presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical running on alternating evenings at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the whole family.

Schedule

Robson Valley Music Festival


Dunster BC
www.rvmf.ca

Aug 15 to 17, 2014

Held in the heart of the pristine and remote Robson Valley, this new Festival had its inaugural presentation Aug.25th-26th, 2005. Now a 3-day family oriented music festival representing artists from all over Canada and the world in all genres from folk, blues, reggae, world rock, bluegrass and funk.

One of the most incredibly powerful presentations of live entertainment, in one of the most pristine environments in the west!