North Van Events September 2014

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Shipyards Night Market

Friday, September 5 -26
5:00 – 10:00pm
Price: FREE
Enjoy live music and fantastic food from a variety of food trucks while perusing the local farmers’ and artisans’ booths. There’s also a beer garden for those aged 19 and over!
Where: Shipbuilder’s Square Foot of Lonsdale Avenue

Family Movie Night

Friday, September 5 Festivities start at 6:00pm, movie starts at dusk FREE
Enjoy a night out with the family and watch ‘The Lego Movie’ on the big outdoor screen. This year there’s a pre-party with a bouncy castle, food trucks, Sylvia the Balloon Lady, live music and face painting by BC Playthings. Popcorn will be given out by Grosvenor America. Take a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a great evening with friends.
Where: Edgemont Village

Parkgate Family Day

Saturday, September 6 11:00am – 2:00pm FREE
Guaranteed fun for the whole family featuring the Flow Show – an extreme mountain biking demonstration of airborne bicycle acts, children’s performer – Will Stroet, local exhibitors, Parkgate Singers, puppet show, craft & pottery sales, face painting, balloon artist, free cupcakes and more!
Where: Parkgate Community Centre and plaza 3625 Banff Court

Polish Festival

Saturday, September 6 1:30 – 6:30pm & Sunday, September 7 1:00 – 5:00pm FREE
You are invited to celebrate Polish culture and food right here on the North Shore. The event will feature Polish music, singing and folk dancing, the second day celebrating our children and youth, with puppet shows, cartoons, face-painting, and a talent show for elementary school age children and high school youth. Can you sing, dance, act, and play a musical instrument…? You don’t have to be Polish to enter! You can register by email or call: 604-786-1709. Special guests include Polonez Polish Folk Arts ensemble from Edmonton and Puppet Theatre Jester. Vendors will be selling Polish T-shirts and accessories, jewelry, arts and crafts, as well as plenty of delicious traditional Polish food such as sausages, perogies and pastries.
Where: Lynn Valley Village 1255 Lynn Valley Village 604-786-1709

Coho Festival

Sunday, September 7 11:00am – 6:00pm FREE
The Coho Festival is a great event the whole family can enjoy. The festival includes The Coho Run, Coho Walk, Coho Swim, activities for the kids, live entertainment, interactive learning about the environment, salmon and other wildlife, and the famous salmon barbecue where Ocean Wise Certified and Ecotrust Certified, wild, Haida Gwaii, Coho Salmon will be grilled. The festival is the main fundraiser for the Coho Society to support its salmon habitat rejuvenation projects and to fund research.
Where: Ambleside Park West Vancouver

Gardensmart Workshop: Aquaponics for Your Home

Sunday, September 7 2:00 – 5:00pm $8.25
Keen on the idea of aquaponics and want to gain the knowledge to run your own setup at home? Shaun Mavronicolas and his wife Vita have been growing food in their backyard for a little over 3 years. About 4 years ago they stumbled across GMOs… this sparked a major lifestyle shift and path to becoming more self sufficient and resilient while being as environmentally conscious as possible. This casual workshop held in Shaun and Vita’s home will introduce you to the basic principals of aquaponics and what it takes to build and run your own simple system. Registration required, register online.
Where: 1333 East 8th Street 604-987-8138 ext. 231

Roy Forbes in Concert

Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13
8:00pm  – Cost: $30
Roy Forbes will be showcasing his new live CD which features a few tunes recorded at the Shaw Theatre back in 2013. For over forty years Roy Forbes has made enduring artistic contributions to the Canadian music scene as a performer, recording artist, songwriter, producer and broadcaster. From his solo recordings that began with the 1975 album Kid Full of Dreams to his collaborations in UHF, to his work hosting CKUA and CBC programs, Forbes has proven to be an inspired artist who has never lost touch with the magic of music. The intimate setting of this wonderful little theatre will beautifully showcase the stripped down sounds of one of our national treasures, Roy Forbes – one guitar and one voice – the unmistakable sound that audiences keep coming back for.
Where: Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 4360 Gallant Avenue


Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14 4:00 – 9:00pm FREE
Brazilfest is a family-friendly event attracting people of all ages interested in the vibrant and diverse culture of Brazil. The festival will feature an interactive exhibition of Capoeira and Jiu-jitsu, Latin dance performances, children’s activities including face painting, drawing, puppeteering, storytelling and traditional Brazilian games, vendors of Brazilian food and drinks, food trucks, artisans showcasing Brazilian products and a Brazilian choir presentation.
Where: Shipbuilders Square Wallace Mews Road

Ben Portsmouth: One Night with Elvis

Sunday, September 14 7:30pm
Ben Portsmouth is from England and won the Collingwood Elvis Festival in 2012. He then went on to win the title of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist – the first and only non-American to hold the title. He was also profiled on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013 where he performed an amazing rendition of ‘American Trilogy’. His looks, his voice, his moves and his stage presence will have you reliving the magic of Elvis.
Where: Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Avenue 604-984-4484

Terry Fox Run

Sunday, September 14
Registration at 9:00am Run starts at 10:00am By Donation
The Terry Fox Run is a family-oriented, non-competitive, fun-filled event which raises money for cancer research. There is no pre-registration or registration fee and no minimum amount to raise, however participants are asked to make a donation at the event or online. Participants can walk, run, or bike any of the distances that are available.
Inter River Park Premier Street, North Vancouver 1km, 2km, 5km & 10km distances
Where: Ambleside Park at 13th Street, West Vancouver 5km & 10km distances

Board The Fjord – Standup Paddle Board Race

Sunday, September 14
Check-in 8:30am Race begins at 10:30am $45
Board the Fjord is Deep Cove’s Premier Stand Up Paddleboard Event. There will be a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and Indian Arm. The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America’s southern most fjord. The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and everyone is encouraged to challenge themselves at this great event. Long and short course available, as well as a free kids race.
Where: Deep Cove

Ben Portsmouth: One Night with Elvis

Sunday, September 14 7:30pm
Ben Portsmouth is from England and won the Collingwood Elvis Festival in 2012. He then went on to win the title of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist – the first and only non-American to hold the title. He was also profiled on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013 where he performed an amazing rendition of ‘American Trilogy’. His looks, his voice, his moves and his stage presence will have you reliving the magic of Elvis.
Where:  Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Avenue

Since You Left Us – Theatre

Wednesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 282:00pm & 8:00pm
Price: $14/$28
Fanny has come home after 15 years to find her runaway son and instead finds herself at a family reunion. When she walks in the door, she sees her sister’s old dog being fed in a highchair, and the rest of the family arriving home from the local bar. This outrageous new comedy takes us on an adventure that is unexpected and heartbreaking. Since You Left Us is about making peace with the family you have, not the one you wish for.
Where: Presentation House Theatre 333 Chesterfield Avenue

North Shore International Film Series – Grand Seduction

Wednesday, September 17 7:00pm
: $11
Substituting the quaint charm of a fishing village in rural Quebec with the rugged beauty of a tiny coastal community in Newfoundland, The Grand Seduction charts the lengths to which the community will go to enchant a visitor from the city. Like many affected by the collapse of the fishing industry, residents of this once-thriving village are driven to seek employment in the city or, worse, queue for government assistance. The future looks brighter, briefly, when a plastics company proposes building a factory in the village – until the villagers learn that they need to secure a full-time doctor to serve the community’s needs, which is easier said than done. Enter Dr. Christopher Lewis, a young, cosmopolitan plastic surgeon banished to the physician-starved seaside due to a previous misdeed. In a hilarious attempt to charm him – without revealing their plan – the villagers take up the doctor’s beloved cricket and fall over themselves trying to persuade him that he has come to the most fascinating, desirable place in the world.
Where: Cineplex Odeon 333 Brooksbank Avenue

Carlos Núñez in Concert

Friday, September 19 8:00pm
‘Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.’ – THE GUARDIAN, UK
Carlos Núñez is the undisputed master of Galicia’s signature musical instrument, the gaita, or Galician bagpipes. From northern Spain’s Celtic coast, Núñez connects the musical tradition of his native Galicia with that of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and beyond. When the Los Angeles Times suggested ‘if it’s possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on bagpipes and recorder, Núñez could be the man,’ it may have been an understatement. Invited to perform with The Chieftains early in his career, few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez does. Get ready to be moved!
Where: Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Avenue

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at 30ft Pool – Lynn Canyon Park

Saturday, September 20 10:00 – 12:00pm
Price: FREE
Help make Lynn Canyon even more beautiful and friendly to wildlife. Sign up at and help clean up the creek this fall!
Where: Lynn Canyon Park 3663 Park Road

Boat Show at The Creek

Friday, September 18 12:00 – 6:00pm |  Saturday, September 19 10:00am – 6:00pm | Sunday, September 21 10:00 – 4:00pm
$12 | Kids under 12 = free
The 8th annual boat show is Vancouver’s largest floating boat show. Whether you are in the market for a new or previously owned power or sailing yacht, the latest in marine electronics or accessories, or need to update your insurance policy, there will be experts on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance. There will also be free boating seminars, sea trials and demonstrations, and a food court and beer garden.
Where: Mosquito Creek Marina, 415 West Esplanade

Three Viewings – Live Theatre

Friday, September 19 | Saturday, September 20 8:00pm
Price: $16/$18
We enter the private thoughts of three very different, but interconnected individuals in the funeral parlour of a small mid-Western town as they reveal the lengths people go to in order to hang on to the memories, love, and money. Three viewings is a dark comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Karen Golden, and produced by Fran Heaney for North Vancouver Community Players.
Where: The Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th Street,

Disaster Response & You – Workshop

Monday, September 22 7:00 – 9:00pm
: Free
In this free 2 hour workshop you will learn how to respond during a disaster, what to think about if asked to evacuate, what to put in a “Grab & Go” bag, what resources are available, and more. The workshop is free but registration is required.
Where: North Shore Emergency Management Office 147 East 14th Street, 2nd floor

Behind The Scenes at Maplewood Farm

Tuesday, September 23 11:00am – 2:00pm
Price: $24.25/$12.50
How interesting would it be if you could be a farmer for a day? Maplewood Farm’s most popular event, Behind the Scenes, offers you and kids a wonderful experience being a farmer at Maplewood Farm. Children get a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look into the operation of the Farm. Activities include egg collection and washing, animal grooming, setting up feed and exploring “Staff Only” areas. Sessions go for about one hour. Children must be pre-registered and pre-paid.
Where:  Maplewood Farm 405 Seymour River Place

North Shore Culture Days

Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28
Price: Free
Culture Days is a national movement to raise the awareness, accessibility and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Here on the North Shore, community members of all ages and artistic persuasions are invited to participate in a wide range of FREE, hands-on activities over the Culture Days weekend in North and West Vancouver.
Where: All over the North Shore. Visit

North Vancouver District Public Library’s 50th Birthday Party

Saturday, September 27 1:00 – 4:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon of free festivities and family fun, including a puppet show, story time, face painters, sidewalk chalk, a balloon artist, cupcakes and children’s entertainer Angela Kelman. Plus, they will be announcing the winners of the Find a Golden Library Card Competition.
Where: Lynn Valley Library 1277 Lynn Valley Road

Trolley Dances

Sunday, September 28 12:00 – 5:00pm
Enjoy a trolley ride, explore the North Shore and experience unique dance performances!
The trolleys will transport guests on a guided magical mystery tour to four secret locations, where audiences will be entertained by site-specific performances. Trolley audiences will only discover the locations as the trolley arrives, adding intrigue and excitement to the event. Audiences get the opportunity to discover sites across the North Shore that they might not have been exposed to before. They will also be entertained by tour guides on the trolleys, with stories and anecdotes along the route and about the performance sites. The trolleys, provided by the Vancouver Trolley Company, will depart from CityScape Community Art Space starting at 12pm.
Where: CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue

Rivers Day

Sunday, September 28 12:00 – 4:00pm
: Free
BC Rivers Day began in 1980 and has grown exponentially since then. In 2005, Rivers Day was recognized by the United Nations and became World Rivers Day. It’s now celebrated by millions of people from communities around the world. Join the City of North Vancouver, Evergreen and other community groups for an invasive plant pull and native planting event at a City Park in celebration of Rivers Day. Tools and light refreshments will be provided.
Where: Mosquito Creek Park Larson Road & West Bewicke Avenue