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Community Events – August 10, 2018

What’s happening in your community in August?  Take a peek and send us events you want to share…

August’s Vancouver calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and events.

Link to August events around the GVRD:


The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offers visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning.

The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 10-12, 2018, and includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside live art and other performance forms.

Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public. Read about Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2017.

There are artists connected to PLAN at this festival and Teresa Pocock will have her book and art on display here as well.

Link to Poster:  Vancouver Outsider Festival 2018


AutismBC Presents

Temple Grandin – Developing Individuals who have Different Minds

PNE Agrodome  (Get Directions)

2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver,BCV5K 5J1 Canada
August 17 @ 8pm – 9:45pmAdd to Calendar

AutismBC in partnership with 4-H British Columbia, will host autism advocate and best-selling author Temple Grandin for her acclaimed talk: Developing Individuals who have Different Minds. Temple Grandin was one of the first people to publicly share her insights into autism from an insider’s perspective and is a prominent author and speaker on autism, who has published multiple books on the subject.

Grandin also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and has authored several books on animal behavior and working with animals. Temple’s success story was told in the 2010 film “Temple Grandin,” an award-winning HBO production starring Claire Danes.

AutismBC is British Columbia’s entry point and knowledge resource for all things autism. For over 40 years we have been empowering those on the spectrum and their advocates, with the information and pathways to education to help those affected achieve their fullest potential. Our commitment starts with early diagnosis and intervention, and extends the entire lifespan of British Columbians on the autism spectrum. For more information please visit

Thanks to our event sponsors; UBC Faculty of Education, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism and 4-H British Columbia.


Don Davies, MP hosts Annual Community BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

At:  Grays Park – 33rd Avenue & Windsor Street, Vancouver

Join us for free hot dogs, entertainment and kid-friendly activities!  Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair!  Rain or Shine!

Link to Poster:  Don Davies Picnic


Barefoot for Bipolar Fundraiser

Details:August 26, 2018 | 10 AM to 12:00 PM |Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

**Meet at the grass area at Second Beach. Google map: **

Media Contact: Benjamin Garner Barefoot for Bipolar Development Director:


Link to Poster:  Barefoot for Bipolar v1

Link to Press Release:  NEWS RELEASE BFB


Relaxed performances at the Cultch

The Cultch is implementing accessible performances starting this fall. (i.e.  “relaxed” performances for those with Autism, Tourette’s & other neurological conditions who cannot sit still & quiet for an hour or more). They have scheduled a relaxed show of the Panto on Dec 2, matinee.

Link to Accessibility information:

Normally, the Panto is already a kid-friendly show where they are encouraged to cheer & boo for characters & talk back to the stage. Each Panto is based on a classic fairy tale or kids’ story, this year it’s Wizard of Oz. It’s a really fun show for adults too, with lots of double entendres & local cultural references & spoofs of local characters, politicos etc.

Tix are on sale now at:

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The Cultch

York Theatre. Poor Dorothy! Flung from her PoCo townhouse by an earthquake that had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH Tornado Resource Extraction Inc.’s suburban fracking, she fi nds herself in the magical Land of Oz.


Ways to Save at The Fair

Promotional Days

  • Heroes’ Opening Weekend – August 18 – 19, 11am – Late
    • FREE gate admission for First Responders and a guest.
    • Promotion is valid for current and retired police, RCMP, Paramedics, firefighters and military plus one guest. First Responder must present a valid First Responders service card at the gates. Guest does not require a service card.
  • Toonie Days – August 18 – 19, 11am – 1pm
    • To celebrate 50 years of music and sports at the Pacific Coliseum, wear your favourite sports team gear or
      concert t-shirt, and get in for just $2!
  • FREE Gate Admission for all Guests – August 21 & 28, 11am – 1pm – presented by YVR
    • Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.

  • Wild Ride Wednesdays – August 22 & 29, 11am – 1pm
    • Purchase 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1! Only Available onsite on the day of the promotion.
    • Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary passes
  • Library Day – August 22, 11am – Late – presented by Tim Hortons
    • Show any BC library card and photo ID to receive $6 gate admission!


  • Seniors’ Day – August 23, 11am – Late
    • Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission and FREE Ferris Wheel rides (West Coast Wheel)

  • Labour Day

    • Labour Day Celebration presented by Vancouver & District Labour Council. Union members can contact their local office for information.

  • BCAA Members save more!
    • Special Member Savings on online Fair Gate & Ride Passes. Learn more at

  • Vancity Member Rate – Every day, 11am – 1pm
    • Vancity members receive $8 gate admission

Special Offers

Pinwheel Deals

    • A Fair-wide coupon book offering over $350 in savings.
      $2 at any Guest Services location, or purchase any Fair Pass online by July 31st and receive a voucher for a free Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book with every order!
  • After Dark Gate Pass
    • After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair Gate Pass for just $6. That’s a savings of $12!
  • Twilight Ride Pass
    • Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio – After 5pm Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Fair Ride Pass for just $30.75. That’s a savings of $16!


Online & Retailer Savings

Save up to $12 when you purchase your Fair Gate or Ride passes online or at the following Lower Mainland retailers:

Retail passes will be available in August.