Category: Community Events

Listings of the fun stuff taking place around us here in the ‘burbs.

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Burnaby Blooms; Formerly the Rhodo Festival

This is the weekend that the incredibly popular Burnaby Blooms festival will take place. This is the festival formerly known as the Rhododendron Festival, or more affectionately, the Rhodo Fest. The festival has been re-imagined but will once again take place at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. The focal point of the festival will, as […]

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1600 Pandas Plus at Metropolis at Metrotown

Disclosure: I was compensated for sharing this post with you. However, as always, my opinions, views, and the thoughts I share are my own. Metropolis at Metrotown is pleased to host the North American premiere of the 1600 Pandas World Tour, launched in 2008 by the World Wildlife Fund and artist Paul Grangeon. With recycled […]

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PlayDome at BC Place

Good, innocent fun! That’s the best way I can describe my family’s experience at the PlayDome event in BC Place. All of the people working at Playdome were friendly and helpful. Many times the guys working the games encouraged my kids to try the games they were working – they’d say, “go ahead, it isn’t […]

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Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

A selection of free pop-up activities and special theme nights will add to the magic of Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display. This year’s display includes hundreds of thousands of lights, and many of the features have been hand-crafted by community members as well as city staff, often using recycled materials such as milk […]

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Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

Even though I thought the much-anticipated Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display was set to return to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park today, it is in fact scheduled for Saturday, November 25th. And it is going to be bigger and brighter than ever before. It will be VERY much more impressive than what they have set […]

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Metro Vancouver Festival of Lights

Over the Christmas season that recently ended we visited the light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake, the Burnaby Village Museum, and the Festival of Lights at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. This year’s free light display at Lafarge Lake is even bigger and more beautiful than previous years because the display now goes all the […]

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Draft Metrotown Downtown Plan Overview

The City of Burnaby is undertaking a community planning process to update the community plan for the Metrotown neighbourhood. The intent of the updated Plan is to establish Metrotown as Burnaby’s Downtown, made up of distinctive neighbourhoods that embrace and celebrate its people, community, diversity, mix of uses, character, architecture, urban form, and public realm. […]

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No Skating on Park Lakes and Ponds

 Despite the extended sub-zero temperatures, lakes and ponds around Metro Vancouver are not safe for outdoor skating. During the winter season, and in particular during sub-zero temperatures, City Parks staff measure and monitor the thickness of the ice in City parks. At this time they have deemed that, despite the prolonged cold weather, the ice […]

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A Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

As they do every Christmas season, the folks at Burnaby Village Museum have once again prepared the site for a delightful heritage holiday season with lots of old-fashioned fun and spectacular lights. Starting on December 10 until January 2, 2017, every night is a “late night” at Heritage Christmas for you to explore the bright and […]

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Festive Activities at Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake

This year’s Winter Lights Display at Lafarge Lake is bigger and brighter than ever before! You can join in the magic this season by taking part in festive activities including caroling, scavenger hunts, tulip and lantern workshops, and hot chocolate nights. New this year, Coquitlam’s Park Spark team – including volunteers and local businesses – […]