I was pleased to see a Hyack Festival insert in the May 17 edition of the Royal City Record; pleased until I saw a major omission from the schedule of events. For the last 49 years, evidently longer than the 42year-old Hyack Festival itself, New Westminster Baseball has run a baseball tournament for 11-to 12year-old teams on the second weekend of the Hyack festivities, i.e. the Memorial Day weekend.
Take part in nine decades of history as Fort Langley hosts the May Day Parade and Celebrations this coming Monday.
Victoria Day will be on Monday, May 20. Once again the celebration will be highlighted locally by the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery, which will fire the traditional "21 gun" anvil salute to Queen Elizabeth II and to the memory of Queen Victoria.
The city's outdoor pools and beaches open this Victoria Day weekend. Beginning May 18, the heated seaside pools at Kitsilano Beach Park, Second Beach, Stanley Park and New Brighton Park will open. The outdoor pool at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre next to Nat Bailey Stadium also opens that day. Maple Grove Pool, at 6875 Yew St., opens June 22. Vancouver's outdoor pools operate from this Saturday through the Labour Day weekend and even later, depending on the weather. Lifeguards patrol the park board's supervised beaches daily from 11: 30 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m., except when the red light is on at the Lifeguard Station. Vancouver has 10 supervised ocean beaches that stretch 18 kilometres around Burrard Inlet and English Bay. Trout Lake Beach at John Hendry Park is the city's only supervised freshwater beach.
Platinum Blonde and Sloan will headline Surrey's big Canada Day party this year, event organizers announced Wednesday.
More than 100 young musicians performed during a special Mother's Day concert by Surrey Youth Orchestra, along with Junior and Intermediate Strings ensembles, at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey last Sunday evening.
Much has been written and said about the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 assuming the leadership of the North Shore Canada Day parade.
I just finished reading your front-page story, "For Mother's Day, I just want him to say, 'Mom,'" the Now, May 9.
As I ventured forth on my yearly quest for the perfect Mother's Day gift, I was envisioning bouquets of flowers, boxes of chocolates, creative candy displays, or cute and funny little knick-knacks conveniently over-priced just for this special occasion.
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Mother's Day is another few days off yet, but I already know what I'll be unwrapping on Sunday morning.
Sna7m: Strong Spirit kicked off with an opening ceremony at host venue the Ferry Building Gallery April 30. Organizers of the exhibition and series of events on First Nations art and storytelling are offering a host of related programming at the West Vancouver gallery until May 26. The opening evening, entitled Beginning Our Sacred Work, saw the arrival of canoes, a welcome and blessing ceremony, and bonfire and celebration. The exhibition features works by a number of artists including Xwalacktun and James Harry. Upcoming events include: a carving demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Mother's Day drum circle from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12; We Are All One, a panel discussion, May 15; a carving demonstration May 19; and the closing ceremony May 26. For full schedule and more information, visit ferrybuildinggallery. com. Scan the photo above using Layar to view a video of the opening evening's festivities.
It's Mother's Day weekend and a wonderful time to enjoy the many entertainment and community offerings in the Royal City. We're continuing with our popular feature, The Record's Top Five (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and offer the following suggestions for the May 10 to 12 weekend.
Taking tea this Sunday will help provide medical care for moms of the future.
May 12: Mother's Day . Maple Ridge Historical Society holds its Mother's Day Tea at Haney House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a new Anne Haney display. Admission is $6. Info: Allison at 604-463-5311.
Mother's Day is often accompanied by a whole lot of sentimental Hallmarkesque gobbledy-gook on how self-sacrificing mothers are, putting them on a pedestal perched above us.
Women's luncheon May 9, Valley Women's Network lunch at Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave., Mission from 11: 45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost is $15/members, $17/non members. Marilyn Fraser speaks on life in Mexico. Vwn.firstname.lastname@example.org to book a half table.
"Celebrating Our Mothers" concert: An evening of music by great composers performed by the award-winning Surrey Youth Orchestra, Junior Strings and Intermediate Strings, 7 p.m.
TREAT your mom to something special this year on Mother's Day.