You’ve no right to be bored
Metro scans the Lower Mainland for things you can do this weekend — from arts and outdoors events to inspiring tales of activism.
a century of Vancouver activism
If it seems like local activists stage a protest every day — on every issue imaginable — you’ve seen nothing yet. Turns out, Vancouver’s actually incubated social change movements for more than 100 years. The Museum of Vancouver’s newest exhibit, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, chronicles their passion and battles. Open late Friday-Saturday (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.); Sunday and Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (1100 Chestnut St.) Go to museumofvancouver.ca
Hit the ice
Gear up for fall and celebrate Thanksgiving — maybe even burn off some of those turkey calories — Monday at the City of Burnaby’s Thanksgiving Toonie Skate. Pay just $2 to rent skates and a helmet from 12-3 p.m. at Kensington Recreation Complex (6159 Curtis St.). More at burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do.
Surrey residents are invited to plant the city’s future forests Sunday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bonnie Schrenk Park (16510 - 84 Ave.). Free drop-in. For info or groups larger than five, email email@example.com
Wild Salmon caravan
The six-day event starts in Vancouver on Saturday 10 a.m. with an all-ages parade from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E. Hastings St.), to a free feast 1 p.m. at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr.). More info wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com