Community Events – May 26, 2017
5th Annual Graham Bruce Carnival
Graham Bruce Elementary School, 3633 Tanner Street
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Games, food and roving performers!
Saturday, May 27
MAIN CELEBRATION DAY
Gaston Park, 3470 Crowley Drive @ Tyne Street
Pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. Opening ceremony 11 a.m.
Entertainment and events 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28
4th Annual Historical WalkingTour of Upper Still Creek Watershed
Meet at Swanguard Stadium in Central Park
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information, Still Moon Arts Society www.stillmoon.org
The Neighbourhood Houses in Metro Vancouver research team from the University of BC released a movie about neighbourhood houses. Okay, they released two: I invite you to watch one or even both!
Feeling a little curious? Here’s the 4-minute version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm91IsLUY9E
Settled in with a cup of coffee? Here’s the 12-minute version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQSHXgPRrZk
Please feel free to share the link with others and I hope that you learn something you didn’t know about neighbourhood houses. Meanwhile, happy Neighbourhood House Week!
Playland opens May 6 with three new family rides!
Spin your way through a magical land on the new coaster ride, Bug Whirled, peddle your way to the clouds flapping your wings on The Flutterbye, then take the plunge on the marvelous mechanical Dizzy Drop. All three rides will accommodate the entire family, so get ready to share even more memories and screams this coming spring and summer.
Make sure you’re prepared for your summer of fun by purchasing a season or day pass online or at retailers*, and save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. Admission to Playland gives you access to over 30 rides and attractions, including our three new family rides! PLUS this year, Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included FREE with admission!
(48″ and taller)
|$33||$36 Save $3|
(Under 48″ Tall)
|$25||$27 Save $2|
(48″ and taller)
|$94||$99 Save $5|
(Under 48″ Tall)
|$56||$61 Save $5|
|Children (3 & under)||FREE!|
Once you purchase, remember to pre-register your Season Pass to avoid the long lines and paperwork on your first visit!
If you’ve previously pre-registered, the information you listed will be used to generate your 2017 Season Pass. Feel free to log in and review/update your information.
*Passes will be available at the same promotional rates in Lower Mainland 7-Eleven, Safeway, Save-on-Foods, PriceSmart Foods and Urban Fare stores in late April.
Passes include unlimited access to 30 rides and attractions excluding Revelation, Drop Zone, and Haunted Mansion.
Pricing above includes applicable taxes.
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|2017 HOURS OF OPERATION|
|May 6 – Jun 25||Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays||10am-6pm|
|Jun 16 – 28||Monday through Friday||10am-3pm|
|Jun 30 – Jul 28||Monday through Friday||10am-6pm|
|Jul 1 – 30||Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays||10am-7pm|
|Jul 31 – Aug 18||Daily||10am-7pm|
|Aug 19 – Sep 4||The Fair at the PNE||(Playland Passes do not apply)|
|Sep 9 – 17||Saturdays & Sundays||10am-5pm|
Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities
The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.
Camping for free – what are the criteria?
If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle.
Welcome to the Vancouver Inspiration Pass.
Opening the door to exciting experiences and fun things to see and do across the city, the Vancouver Inspiration Pass is a free cultural and recreational pass program that allows individuals, families and teens to explore their city like never before.
Free for Vancouver residents aged 14 years and older, the pass is valid for a period of two weeks, and can be borrowed through any Vancouver Public Library location.
There are 140 passes available for loan every two weeks – 20 are available through the Central Library downtown and six passes available at each of VPL branches across the city.
Response to the pass has been tremendous. We are working hard to ensure that eligible patrons receive passes as quickly as possible, so that as many resident as possible can enjoy this outstanding program. Given the strong interest and limited number of passes, however, some patrons will experience a wait before a pass becomes available. We appreciate your patience.
We are continually evaluating the program and working on improvements, and our patrons are an important part of that process. We’d like to hear what you think – please share your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org