|August 27, 3:00pm to 5:30pm Social Sunday with music at VanDusen on the Great Lawn, VanDusen Botanical Garden The Day Trippers (60s and 70s) are a Vancouver based Beatles tribute band that transport you back to the touring days of the early 1960s.
Saturday, September 2 Birding Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke Join Larry Cowan for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s fourth September field trip for this route we added another 8 species to this growing list bringing the total to 68. This route covers excellent dyke-side habitats. Come out and help us add to the total. Meet in the main parking area at Cedar & Victoria Drives (DeBoville Slough) in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will then carpool to our starting point on Sherling Place. 604-370-0931 September 2, 1~5 pm; September 3, 12~3:30 pm Vancouver Dahlia Society Annual Show Location: Floral Hall & Cedar Room, VanDusen Garden Admission by donation
TaiwanFest September 2 to 4, Labour Day weekend on Downtown Granville Street, Vancouver Ingenuity is the tale of human history. From humble paper to elegant crafts, classical music to contemporary pastry; whether it’s Taiwan or Japan, chiyogami or even Van Gogh, discover how these are all connected in the showcase of cultures at the 2017 TAIWANfest: “Kanpai, Japan!” The food is endless, the traditional Taiwanese medicine is salubrious, the music is marvellous, and the entire area around Granville Street remains spotless thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada. Who it appeals to: People with a serious addiction to Taiwanese beef noodle. https://taiwanfest.ca/
|The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s 2017 photo contest is now open. We’re looking for spectacular images of BC’s fish, wildlife and habitats, specifically:
-Wildlife (species native to BC, excluding marine mammals and those in captivity) -Freshwater fish (species native to BC) -BC Landscape photos of freshwater fish and wildlife habitats, including lakes, rivers, wetlands, forests, and grasslands. -People engaged in activities that connect them to nature in BC.
This year’s prizes are a $500 VISA gift card for the first place winner, and two runner-up prizes of a $250 VISA gift card.
For full contest rules and instructions on how to enter, please visit http://www.hctf.ca/communications/photo-contest
Entry deadline is 4:30PM PST on September 30th, 2017.
The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) provides money for fish, wildlife and habitat conservation projects. Funding for these projects primarily comes from conservation surcharges on angling, hunting, trapping and guide outfitting licences sold in BC.