Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Pitch In! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Sept. 15-23

Photo credit: Flickr user craigy_p

Every year, millions of people visit Vancouver’s fair beaches. At the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, September 15-23, a few thousand help tidy up.

The stats are pretty impressive. In 2011, volunteers collected litter from 3,144 km. of Canadian shoreline. That’s 351,238 cigarette butts, 71,200 plastic bags and 39,308 bottles. Weirder items included false teeth, a prisoner’s effects bag and a fully decorated Christmas tree. Get all the dirty details here. But I’m guessing you’re most interested in how to get involved.

In Vancouver, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 15. at locations including Kitsilano Beach at 10am. Continue reading:
Pitch In! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Sept. 15-23

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Kicks off this Saturday at Kits Beach

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The Vancouver Aquarium is much more than a beloved local institution and attraction; it’s also a nation-wide leader in environmental and conservation efforts. One of its most influential initiatives—in concert with the WWF—is the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a community-led effort to clean up one of our great natural resources: our beautiful beaches and shores.

Each year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup coordinates clean-up events at hundreds of beaches across the country. In 2010, the week-long event removed 98,071 kilograms of litter from Canadian shores!

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Kicks off this Saturday at Kits Beach

See Sculptures Made of Litter Today Only at English Bay Beach & Join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup September 18 – 26

Seal sculptures made of litter at English Bay Beach, to raise awareness for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Photo: WWF Canada

Residents in Vancouver and Toronto got a surprise today: aquatic animal sculptures made of litter at two of the cities’ most popular coastal beaches: English Bay Beach in Vancouver and Ashbridge’s Bay in Toronto.

The sculptures are made of garbage commonly found on Canadian coastlines and beaches and are part of an effort by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada to increase awareness about the need to clean up our shorelines during the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Started by the Vancouver Aquarium, the Cleanup is designed to achieve real, measurable impact on the environment and help Canadians feel like true “environmental citizens”.

You can see English Bay Beach’s huge, life-like seals (pictured above) today, August 26, from 8am – 7pm.

You can join the effort to clean up coastal Vancouver by volunteering for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup happening September 18 – 26, 2010. Sign up online here.