Sunday’s Showcase – What to do in the Vancouver Area – Vancouver Family Photographer
Hard to believe we’re almost 3 months in to 2016 already! Next weekend is the first of March so make it a good one by checking out some of these family-friendly events around the city.
Festival du Bois
Head over to Mackin Park for the 27th annual Festival du Bois. It’s a celebration of Maillardville – the oldest and largest francophone community in BC. Expect performances, delicious food and of course, hospitality. You can even check out an authentic French Canadian Sugar Shack complete with traditional ambiance, folk music performances and maple syrup treats. There will be plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Vancouver Opera presents Madama Butterfly
Teens may enjoy a night out filled with culture by taking in their first opera. Performances of Madama Butterfly are only here for a week, so catch it while you can. The Puccini opera features a tragic love story set to a beautifully haunting score. If you have kids interested in music and the arts, this is definitely one not to be missed.
Salt Spring in the City
Salt Spring Island has a large creative artists community inspired by the island they call home. Next weekend, that artistic culture can be experienced right in the heart of Vancouver at Salt Spring in the City. This event takes place at Heritage Hall and will being the island’s distinct vive right to Vancouver. Check out the market to discover the best of Salt Spring and maybe even win a prize or two. Kids under 13 get in for free and the first 25 visitors each day will receive a fantastic Salt Spring goodie bag.
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC
If you’re feeling really adventurous, or just want to watch others that do, head over to Kitsilano Beach on March 5th for the Polar Plunge. Jump into the frigid Pacific Ocean with plenty of others all for a good cause – to benefit Special Olympics BC. If you’re not a fan of being that cold, there will also be a pancake breakfast, costume contest, giveaways, activities and of course, plenty of hot beverages to go around.
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