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The National Film Board of Canada
Presents Baljit Sangra’s “Because We Are Girls” (2019 / 85 minutes) at Vancity Theatre,
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver: July 6, 7 &11. Saturday, July 6 at 4 p.m.*; Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m.**; Sunday, July 7 at 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. *Director Baljit Sangra and the Pooni family in attendance. **Producer Selwyn Jacob and the Pooni family in attendance.
South Asian Adults & Seniors: Mini Stroke vs Regular Stroke
Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian adults and senior members as well as non-members to attend a power presentation on ‘mini stroke vs regular stroke: the difference, symptoms and recovery’ by Dr. Preet Chahal, adult neurologist, on Sunday, July 7, 2-3:30 p.m. at Shanti Niketan Hall at 8321 140th Street, Surrey. There will be a question and answer session. Tea and light snacks will be served. Contact Surendra Handa, coordinator, at 604-507-9945 for further information.
SFU Vancouver Speaker Series
Simon Fraser University and Indian Summer Festival will host renowned author Amitav Ghosh for the SFU Vancouver 30th Anniversary Speaker Series on Tuesday, July 9 at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Ghosh will speak on his latest book, The Great Derangement, which speculates on how future generations will reflect on contemporary society’s failure to address climate change. Presented by SFU’s Vancouver campus, SFU Public Square and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the event will be moderated by Am Johal, executive director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. This event is part of SFU Vancouver Campus’ 30th anniversary and the Indian Summer Festival, which runs from July 4-14. Tickets are available from the Indian Summer Festival website: https://www.indiansummerfest.ca/
Birding in Lower Mainland
Wednesday, July 17, 7-8 p.m.: Birdwatching or birding is now the most popular pastime in North America. It is an inexpensive hobby suitable for all ages. All you need is a pair of binoculars and a guide book. Lower Mainlanders are lucky to live close to the Pacific Flyway where hundreds of thousands of migrating birds visit every Spring and Fall. Join birder and photographer John Gordon for his presentation Birding in the Lower Mainland. Attend this one-hour slideshow and learn some interesting facts about birds and where to find them. This program is free, but registration is required. Call 604-532-3590 to reserve your seat.
2019 Boundary Bay Airshow: Free Admission
The City of Delta and Alpha Aviation are sponsoring the Boundary Bay Airshow on Saturday, July 20. From children’s activities and food options, to the non-stop excitement in the skies. For the first time ever, this year’s Airshow will showcase the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team. The Airshow will also feature record-breaking aerobatics champion pilot Rob Holland, and many other fabulous performers. In addition to these performers, this year’s airshow will include: * a family zone (face painting, mini golf, wiggle carts, crafts); a car show in the Heritage Hangar; food vendors and food trucks; VIP Tent and VIP Chalets; an autograph tent and aircraft exhibitors and static displays. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show begins at noon. Boundary Bay Airport is located at 7800 Alpha Way, Delta. On-site $10 parking pass. Free off-site parking with a free shuttle service is also available at Paterson Park, located at 5800 Clarence Taylor Crescent in west Ladner; and Wellbrook Winery, located at 4626 88th Street, in east Ladner. Free parking for people with disabilities will be available both on and off-site with Delta’s seniors buses available to provide accessible service from off-site locations. Unattended free bike parking will be available both on and off-site. Cyclists are asked to travel along Ladner Trunk Road and southbound on 72 Street to Churchill Street. Closures: 72nd Street from the dike will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Cyclists will be unable to access the Airshow via 72nd Street from the dike during these times. Bring your folding chair, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat. Remember, Boundary Bay Airport is located next to the ocean and can be windy throughout the day. A windbreaker can be a great addition to your backpack. Family pets are not permitted to attend, but service dogs are welcome. There is no smoking at the Airshow and balloons are not permitted.
Honda Celebration of Light
Presented by Z-95.3, the internationally renowned Canadian world-music group Delhi 2 Dublin will be performing on the stage on the Bathhouse Roof at English Bay on Saturday, July 27. Multi Grammy award winning artist Speech, founder of the legendary hip-hop group Arrested Development will be performing on Saturday, August 3. These two exceptional acts join a lineup of world-class artists like Vidya Vox (Saturday, July 27), Scott Helman (Wednesday, July 31), and Canadian hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall (Saturday, August 3). For a complete schedule of events visit: https://hondacelebrationoflight.com/ The Park Stage at Second Beach, B.C.’s largest beachside festival, will feature more than a dozen diverse and talented musical acts. Performances by artists like Virginia to Vegas, The Funk Hunters, and The Boom Booms, will headline a day full of live music leading up to the fireworks on July 27, July 31, and August 3. To round it all off, two new artists, Biawanna and Adrian Chalifour, will performon the Park Stage at Second Beach during the fireworks festival. The Park Stage at Second Beach is a free, family-friendly festival site featuring live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, and a site-wide liquor license. Back by popular demand, the Pete McLeod Airshow Presented by Red Bull returns with his jaw-dropping airshow every night at 7:45 p.m. over the shores of English Bay. Rain or shine, the fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. from the barges located in English Bay. Music simulcast can be heard on Z-95.3, the Breeze 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app, which event organizers encourage attendees to download in advance from the iTunes and Android App Stores. Given the large volume of festival guests and limited parking in the area, Honda Celebration of Light is encouraging attendees to walk, cycle or transit to get to the event. Note that extensive road closures are in effect from 6 p.m. in Kits Point and 7 p.m. in the West End. For a full schedule, event details and tickets visit www.hondacelebrationoflight.com
11th Annual Garlic Festival
Location: The Sharing Farm at 2771 Westminster Highway, Richmond. August 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This fun community event is filled with fresh local garlicky delights, a farmers market, live birds of prey demonstrations, a kids zone with nature activities, live music, farm tours & garlic ice cream. This event is by donation-all proceeds from the festival go to supporting The Sharing