Preschoolers will get a kick out of meeting Daniel Tiger and Gumboot Kids’ Jessie Farrell

Jessie Farrell. Anick Violette photo.

A hit at home in Canada, Scout & The Gumboot Kids is also picking up accolades from all over the world. The Vancouver-created kids’ TV series has been recognized by the prestigious Le Prix Jeunesse International in Munich and The Japan Prize.

One of the ingredients of the show’s success is the music of Jessie Farrell. A Canadian country music artist, Farrell has lately been turning her attention to kids music inspired by her two children. She has released three albums of family-friendly music, and her songs are featured on Scout & The Gumboot Kids. She also stars in her own spinoff series, Jessie & The Gumboot Kids, on CBC Kids.

Later this month, Farrell will be part of The Gumboot Kids Live Show in Vancouver. Along with characters from CBC Kids TV shows, she’ll perform at Highlands Elementary School (3150 Colwood Drive) in North Vancouver on Oct. 27 and West Pt. Grey Community Hall (4595 West 8th Ave.) in Vancouver on Oct. 28. Read more below.

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Preschoolers will get a kick out of meeting Daniel Tiger and Gumboot Kids’ Jessie Farrell

Harvest Glow Fall Festival Boasts Millions of Twinkling Lights and a Pumpkin Patch too!

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The Lower Mainland’s latest festival is ready to open on September 29, 2018 with the launch of Glow, billed as the largest indoor fall festival in Metro Vancouver.

The festival is an expansion of the popular Christmas festival with the same name located in Langley. Launching earlier in the season, this fall festival will feature playgrounds, interactive light displays, a massive autumn market (is it too early to start shopping for Christmas presents??), food trucks, and beverage options.

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Harvest Glow Fall Festival Boasts Millions of Twinkling Lights and a Pumpkin Patch too!

Ticket Giveaway: The Fair at the PNE

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to The Fair at the PNE! Showcasing a diverse entertainment line-up, internationally acclaimed musical performances, and rides and attractions, this year’s Fair is sure to be the most exciting yet.

To be eligible, simply post a comment below and be automatically entered to win. We’ll select two lucky winners on Friday, August 10th and notify the winners by email. The ticket winners will be allowed to visit the Fair on any day that the Fair is open, and will also have the opportunity to watch the Summer Nights Concerts.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Fair at the PNE

Vancouver’s Largest (and Only) Water Fight Returning to Stanley Park

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This year’s summer seems like it has been hotter than ever in Vancouver, so it really is the perfect time for the annual Vancouver Waterfight! On Saturday, August 11, 2018 people of all ages are invited to Stanley Park to engage in the wettest, wildest fight in the city.

The rules are simple, you can bring any type of water-dispensing devices to soak your “opponents”. Everything from buckets to balloons to water guns and even cupped hands cradling water can be applied in a water fight.

This totally free and totally fun event is one of the biggest and most epic waterfights that you may ever experience. Anyone can join and be a part of the fun and make a few new friends (or enemies).

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Vancouver’s Largest (and Only) Water Fight Returning to Stanley Park

Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Atticus Cseh (Bottom), Piper Trounce (Puck), Lucy Layton (Puck) in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jenny McDonald photo.

Sure, you can go to Bard on the Beach and see adults perform Shakespeare (MacBeth and As You Like It, to be sure).

But for those of who want to see one of the English scribe’s masterpieces interpreted by those not yet old enough to drive, we have Teen Shakespeare. This year the group brings, to an outdoor stage on Granville Island, A Mdisummer Night’s Dream (aka “The One With Puck”).

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Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bike, Ride, Walk or Bus to Car Free Day in Vancouver!

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Image sourced from Car Free Day Vancouver | Facebook.com

Can you picture a world without cars? Pretty hard to imagine these days. But, this weekend will give you a glimpse at a car-free world with the annual Car Free Festival being held in Kitsilano, the West End, and on Main Street. (Note: There is also a Car Free Day Festival on Commercial Drive, but it is held in July.)

On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 (Father’s Day!) the Car Free Festival will take over some of Vancouver’s busiest roadways to celebrate the community. Local organizers create each event with a slightly different feel, reflective of the neighbourhood.

For 2018, here’s an idea about what will be happening in each of the neighbourhoods:

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Bike, Ride, Walk or Bus to Car Free Day in Vancouver!

Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th

Images in this post sourced from the Italian Day on the Drive website

This Sunday, Vancouver’s iconic Commercial Drive will come alive with festive and vibrant colours in celebration of the ninth annual Italian Day on the Drive. The day will feature authentic Italian food, music, fashion and entertainment.

Recognized on the City of Vancouver’s list of ‘Official Celebrations’, ranked as of one of Canada’s largest urban street festivals, and labelled in most circles as the social event of the season, this year’s Italian Day is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors.

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Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th