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Ad­ven­ture Chal­lenge for Kids Jeri­cho Sail­ing Club, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 15 A multi-sport event in­clud­ing kayak­ing, cycling, and trail run­ning, this will be a fun and ex­cit­ing test of your en­durance and tech­ni­cal skills while you travel along one of two scenic routes.­ven­turechal­

Terry Fox Run Var­i­ous Lo­ca­tions Septem­ber 15 Join in a non com­pet­i­tive run as an in­di­vid­ual, fam­ily or group to help raise funds for can­cer in mem­ory of Terry Fox. Please check web­site for lo­ca­tions and times. www.ter­ry­

SOAR Ban­quet Bol­ly­wood Ban­quet Hall, Sur­rey Septem­ber 20, 6pm Join highly renowned guest speak­ers in­clud­ing Manny Padda, one of the top en­trepreneurs in the Lower Main­land, SFU Beedie School of Busi­ness As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor Sam Thiara, and many more. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with the tal­ent of the fu­ture while help­ing out a great cause at the same time! Tick­ets are at $. at 778.549.6768

It’s All Greek to Me! Van­cou­ver’s Orig­i­nal Greek Food Fes­ti­val Hel­lenic Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 20-22 This fam­ily friendly fes­ti­val is a three-day out­door event fea­tur­ing the au­then­tic Greek food, live dance and en­ter­tain­ment, kids ac­tiv­i­ties, Greek lan­guage lessons, agora mar­ket­place and more. 604.266.7148

Olde Har­vest Fair His­toric Ste­wart Farm Septem­ber 21, 12noon-3pm En­joy old-fash­ioned ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts, great lo­cal food and live en­ter­tain­ment. Also, at­tend the open­ing of the new ex­hibit “No­body Here But Us Chick­ens.” All ages, en­trance by do­na­tion. 604.592.6956 | www.sur­­itage

Deaf and Hard of Hear­ing Cel­e­brate Fifty Years of Lis­ten­ing and Talk­ing! Chil­dren’s Hear­ing and Speech Cen­tre of BC, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 21, 12noon-3pm The free event will have lots of fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and a de­li­cious bar­beque. www.chil­dren­hear­

Youth Fest 2013 -Sur­rey’s Largest Cel­e­bra­tion for Youth Cloverdale Recre­ation Cen­tre Septem­ber 21, 3-8pm The 9th an­nual youth fest event fea­tures a Bat­tle of the Bands, a dance bat­tle, skate and BMX bike demos, art zone, Vel­cro Olympics, rock climb­ing wall, food ven­dors and more! Free Youth Fest Shut­tles will pro­vide a safe ride to and from the event from Recre­ation Cen­ters all over Sur­rey. 9pm- midnight there will be a free Teen Dance (ages 13-18 years) www.sur­­fest

BC Leg­ends Day at Kilby His­toric Site Kilby His­toric Site Septem­ber 21, 11am-3pm Come ex­plore lo­cal folk­lore with pre­sen­ta­tions BC Leg­ends. Ex­perts in fields of in­ter­est will be on site to give in­for­ma­tion and lis­ten to your sto­ries! 604.796.9576 |

Be­hind the Scenes Maple­wood Farms Septem­ber 24 & 28 Chil­dren get a `Be­hind the Scenes’ look into the op­er­a­tion of the Farm, in­clud­ing egg col­lec­tion and wash­ing, an­i­mal groom­ing, set­ting up feed and ex­plor­ing “Staff Only” ar­eas. Ses­sions go for about one hour. Please Pre-reg­is­ter. 604.929.5610 | www.maple­wood­

River­Fest: In­spired by the Fraser The Fraser River Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre Septem­ber 27, 4-9pm and 28, 11am-6pm The free fes­ti­val con­sists of live en­ter­tain­ment; artists and artisans; com­mu­nity, en­vi­ron­men­tal, and con­ser­va­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions; and crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and their par­ents. 604.521.8401 | www.fraser­riverdis­cov­

Me­ta­mor­fest Mount Pleas­ant Neigh­bour­hood House, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 28, 12noon-6pm Check out this 3-block party & fes­ti­val for lo­cal mu­sic, food, art and lots of other ac­tiv­i­ties! Ad­mis­sion is free and all ages wel­come.

Cloverdale Open House and Early Years Fes­ti­val Cloverdale Recre­ation Cen­tre Septem­ber 28, 10am-3pm This event is for ex­pec­tant par­ents and their fam­i­lies to spend the day play­ing, face paint­ing, do­ing arts and crafts, watch live en­ter­tain­ment and Com­mu­nity Re­sources & Ser­vices and in­for­ma­tional break­out ses­sions and free sam­ples! Check out the preschool open house as well. Free.


Rivers and Trails Fes­ti­val Lions Park & Peace Park, Port Co­quit­lam Septem­ber 29, 10am-4pm Many Cul­ture Days ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ment, art ac­tiv­i­ties, a salmon re­lease, a river clean up, chil­dren’s sta­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties to win prizes are all part of this fes­ti­val while main­tain­ing an en­vi­ron­men­tal fo­cus. www.port­co­quit­

6th An­nual Van­cou­ver Walk Now For Autism Speaks Stan­ley Park, Lum­ber­man’s Arch, Van­cou­ver Septem­ber 29 This is a fun-filled, fam­ily friendly event and is their sin­gle most pow­er­ful force to fund vi­tal re­search, raise money to sup­port fam­ily ser­vices pro­grams and ini­tia­tives and heighten aware­ness about autism. 604.369.3471 www.wal­know­forautism­s­­cou­ver

Fam­ily Day at PdA! Place des Arts, Co­quit­lam Septem­ber 29, 1:30–3:30pm Free fam­ily fun with art! Drop by for this Canada Cul­ture Days event fea­tur­ing art exhibitions, artist talks and art ac­tiv­i­ties. 604.664.1636 | www.cul­ture­

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