There is still time to get tickets to this thought provoking event!

Come to the Roundhouse this Sunday and learn about sustainability, eating better, and how our food choices affect the environment as well as the welfare of animals and our health. This seminar is meant to encourage consumers to read food labels, and take an active part in what they are eating and where their food comes from. It is 2010, and and people want and need to know the truth about sustainability, compassion, factory farming, free range, and organic. What do these terms really mean?

Three of the most powerful and most informed speakers on the topic will be presenting; Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary, Eleanor Boyle, and Rex Weyler of Greenpeace.

There will be canapes, wine, and live musical performances. All proceeds from ticket sales are being donated to Farm Sanctuary, and Vancouver's own, Liberation BC.

This is an event about making a difference, passing on education, and creating better planet for tomorrow.
Buy Tickets here http://becomethevoice.eventbrite.com

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When: September 26, 2010
Time:1:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word.

Enjoy a jam-packed day with author readings, exhibits, performances, and browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere!

There is always plenty to see and do at this celebration of literacy and Canadian work, plus even better, all the events are FREE!

Come down to Library Square and CBC plaza and join in the fun of all round literary mayhem.
Visit: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver for more info

When: September 26,2010
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Library Square and CBC Plaza, 350 West Georgia Street
Terry Fox ran for 143 days straight in his Marathon of Hope as a brave and courageous fight against cancer. When Terry recognized that he would not be able to complete his Marathon, he instead bequeathed his mission to those very Canadians who kept him going day in and day out. He knew before his death that there would be an annual Terry Fox Run in cities, towns, hamlets and villages across the country. It is our turn to inspire Terry Fox.

It is not too late to join in or sponsor an individual in Vancouver! Stanley Park is one of the run sites!
Visit: https://www.terryfox.org/Run for more info

When: September 19,2010
Where: Ceperley Park at 2nd Beach
Time: 10:ooam-2:00pm
10km, 3km; Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
The Music Therapy Ride is an annual motorcycle charity ride from Vancouver to Whistler designed to raise funds for community-based music therapy services in British Columbia. The ride, now in its 9th year has raised over $350,000 and is dedicated to building a recording studio and BC Children's hospital, and two mobile recording studios which will allow music therapists to help their clients record music from anywhere and everywhere!

Along with this year's celebrity riders, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, representatives in the music industry, and motorcycle enthusiasts, will ride to Whistler with The Vancouver Police motorcycle drill team acting as diligent escorts.

The day's activities will include breakfast at the River Rock Casino and Resort before the ride, lunch in Whistler at the Garibaldi Lift Company and a silent auction to follow.

To learn move about the Music Therapy Ride visit: http://musictherapyride.org/about

When: Saturday, September 18,2010

Where: River Rock Casino and Resort to Whistler
Projects in Place, a Vancouver non-profit organization, is hosting a silent art auction and wine tasting fundraiser. The event called "Our Global Embassy: Humans and Nature" will feature artists including Winifred Haggart, Just Becquet, Salvador Dali, and BC artists Catherine Adamson, Robert Genn, and more!

Get your tickets for just $15! Be sure to pre-purchase tickets online at http://projectsinplace.org

Each ticket gets you 2 free drink tickets, 1 free entry for door prize, and a gift packet. It is sure to be a sophisticated and fun night supporting a great cause!

The Projects In Place Society brings communities together by helping people design and implement projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship. All funds raised during the event will be used to support further environmental projects in the Vancouver community.

When: September 18, 2010
Time: 7pm-11pm
Where: The Labyrinth House, 1138 Jervis Street
No plans for the upcoming Friday night? Why not take a stand!

If you're crazy about comedy, it doesnt get any crazier than Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH). People say you have to be nuts to go anywhere near stand-up comedy. This show features cutting edge humor from comics who have schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and other mental health issues, including the legendary Mike MacDonald and SMH Founder David Granirer. Tickets are $20.

For more info visit: http://www.comedyfest.com

When: September 16-26,2010
Time:7:30-9:30pm
Where: The Yale, 1300 Granville Street
Science World is pleased to announce the Body Worlds & The Brain Exhibition starting September 16,2010

In this latest exhibition by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the brain takes centre stage, giving us a unique view of how this vital organ and animating force transforms itself continually throughout our lives. This Vancouver premiere features recent findings in neuroscience, including information on brain development, function, disease, disorders and performance.

Two‐hundred real body specimens, including full‐body plastinates, refined portrait photography and multimedia make up this acclaimed study in anatomy and neuroscience.

The organs and whole‐body plastinates were derived from generous body donors and up to date, over 10,000 donors have bequeather their bodies to Dr. von Hagens’ research.

Although sure to be a very educational, and fascinating experience, this exhibit is not for the queazy or faint hearted!

Purchase your tickets now as they will sell out fast. Visit http://www.scienceworld.ca/bodyworlds for more info

When: Starting September 16, 2010 for a limited time only
Where: Science World, 1455 Quebec Street
The BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is the BC SPCA's signature event bringing together animal lovers all over the province!Bring along your pooch and come join us at beautiful Stanley Park for a day of family fun at the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk.

You will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, all in support of our favourite furry friends. The BC SPCA is a not for profit which provides emergency medical care and sheltering for 37,000 animals each year through its 41 facilities and operations across B.C. The society also conducts more than 5,870 cruelty investigations and provides a wide range of advocacy and education programs for domestic, farm and wild animals. Proceeds will support the BC SPCA's care and protection of animals.

To register and for more information visit: spca.bc.ca/walk

When: Sunday September 12, 2010
Time: Starting at 9:00am
Where:Stanley Park, Vancouver
You can't deny that Twister was probably your favorite game to play as a twelve year old at birthday parties. It gave you an excuse to get close and intimate with that boy or girl crush. Well, now you have an excuse to play again! Vancouver Improv Anywhere will be trying to set a world record for most participants playing a game of twister.

Raising money for BC Cancer Research, the event is free to attend, but each of the 1,150 Twister mats will be available for a minimum of $10 donation going towards this great cause.

They will need to confirm 4,200 partcipants on the 1,150 mats to get the world record attempt underway, therefore if you are interested, be sure to email improvancouver@gmail.com to confirm your attendance!! Also joint the group on Facebook!

It is sure to be the funnest twisted tangled mess you have ever been apart of!

Partcipants be sure to arrive early as the playing mats are expected to go fast!

When: September 12, 2010
Time: 2:00pm
Where:MacInnis Field at UBC
The ultimate street carnival is coming soon. With music, dance, food, circus, and heritage themed attractions highlight the much anticipated Davie Day Street Festival. Four blocks of Davie Street from Burrard to Broughton Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic all day on Saturday, September 11th.

In the KidZone there will be circus demonstrations, and you can climb aboard an ambulance, or the fun SS Discovery. The Doggy Zone will round out the attractions with a guest artist, Eric Ginsburg from New York City, who will create whimsical and waggish portraits of man's best friend.

The Concert Stage is loaded with acts creating and eclectic mix of stunning talent from Really Rod (Is he really Rod Stewart?) who will kick off at noon. Rod will be followed by Laurel Murphy, The Rogue Messengers, Kunaka Marimba, Jessica Davidson, and Shawn Khlookoff. Returning by popular demand, the illustrious Kim Kuzma, with her band will be delighting the crowd with her soaring vocal range and sassy stage presence. Kim will end the concert solo! Be sure not to miss it!

The Davie Day street festival promises to be a thrilling and thoroughly entertaining day out for the whole family  and best of all it's free! Come celebrate Vancouver’s West End in the Davie Village.

Where: Davie Street will be closed from Burrard to Broughton
When: September 11, 2010
Time: 11am - 8pm

More info at: http://www.davieday.com/
Cycle the Sea to Sky Highway. With breathtaking view of Howe Sound, challenging climbs through the Coast Mountain Range and tons of downhill to keep the thrills alive! This is one ride you do not want to miss!

When: September 11, 2010
Start Location: Downtown Vancouver on  the corner of Georgia Street and Burrard.
Time: The start chute opens at 6:00am and all riders are expected to be in position in the start chute at 6:45am. Ride starts at 7:00am sharp.

More info at: http://www.rbcgranfondowhistler.com/
Festival featuring food, a beer garden, live bands, carnival games, roving performers, arts and crafts, and street hockey. Proceeds go to Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

Free admission

When: September 10, 2010
Where: West End Community Centre (870 Denman)
Time: 5:30 - 10pm
The 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival which has happened every year since 1985 is BC's largest theatre festival and takes over Vancouver city for eleven days every September. Featuring over 600 performance by 83 artists, it is a celebration of the arts community and creative talent at its finest. Taking place primarily on beautiful Granville Island, there is a show for every age and taste.

Thanks to other artists that produce BYOV shows at various other venues around Vancouver, the Fringe fever spreads across the city. Voted Vancouver's Best Arts Festival five years in a row, be sure to come down and enjoy and take part in the artistic expression and inspiration.

Find a program with for this years festival here: http://www.vancouverfringe.com/2010-program-guide

When: September 9- September 19,2010
Where: Granville Island and other venues around the city
Mexico Fest is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence. 2010 is an important year for Mexico as it celebrates the Bicentennial of its Independence and the Centennial of its Revolution. Mexico Fest features an exciting agenda to highlight the various cultural, touristic and economic marvels that Mexico has to offer the world.

Mexico Fest 2010 will consist of nearly two weeks of activities, including artistic exhibitions,Mexican cinema, concerts, a gala dinner, and a dance party in various venues around Vancouver. Many of the events are free or very affordable.

When: September 7, 2010 until September 17, 2010
Where: Various Venues around Vancouver.
Visit: http://www.mexicofest.ca/Events.html for a list of events and locations
Victory square block party is the ultimate way to welcome in September! The volunteer-run Block Party is a free cultural and community event that has become a yearly staple for thousands of Vancouverites as they send off the summer.

Featuring Vancouver's biggest Indie bands and alternative comedians, this year's event builds on the festival's tradition of providing free and fresh entertainment to the city, while also celebrating the local music scene by providing opportunities to perform for new bands, comedians and spectators.

It is an afternoon of fundraising, bands, comedy, nature, random sprinkler attacks and music in an historic setting with all your friends. Sure to be a great FREE time!!

For a list of performers, visit http://www.musicwaste.ca/blockparty

When: September 5, 2010
Time: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 200 W Hastings St (Cambie and Hastings)
Labour Day weekend is going to be packed with excitement this year. Introducing the first edition of the Live at Squamish festival which will host more than 40 international and local bands and artists, including Devo, the Decemberists, punk rock vets Bad Religion, legendary DJ Z-Trip, as well as We Are the City, Rich Hope, Hollerado and Tokyo Police Club.

The two-day event will also feature art installations and live art performances in an Artisan and First Nations Village, showcasing the cultural diversity of the Squamish area.

Where: Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields, Squamish, BC.
When: September 4 & 5.
Tikcets: Single day tickets starting at $79.00

Visit: www.liveatsquamish.com
Come out for a fascinating display of 75 to 100 Classic and heritage cars from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sept 4. 2010. Steamworks Concours d'Elegance is raising funds for a worthy cause; Be a Superhero; the Campaigne for BC children put on through the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Water Street will be closed off for the day and cars will be displayed from the Gassy Jack statue in Gastown all the way to Granville Square.

There will be judging of the vehicles with awards for ten categories of which "Most Elegant Pre War Car , "Most Elegant Post War Car", "Chairman's Award for Elegance & Style" and "Best Presented
Motorcycle."

Event is free to the public and 50,000 spectators are expected!

When: September 4, 2010
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: Water Street starting in Gastown up to Granville Square
Support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society by attending the award winning screening of the film "Amal." Put on by REEL CAUSES, The film will be followed by a unique question and answer with director Richie Mehta from Toronto via Skype.

Buy advance tickets with a minimum donation of $10 at http://www.pincgiving.com/campaign/amal
All proceeds go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank



REEL CAUSES aims at taking the love for film further by providing the community an opportunity to support local non-profits through the power of ticket purchase of film events. Each ticket allows entry to a high quality film, ALL ticket sales/donations directly benefits different Vancouver non-profit organizations, a different cause every month.

Watch the trailer of the movie "Amal" here http://reelcauses.heroku.com

When: September 2, 2010
Time: Doors at 6:30pm
WHere: Langara College, Room A130
The Fair at PNE is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the hottest ticket on town will be for the Summer Nights Concert Series.

Featuring Performances by:
Huey Lewis & the News (Aug. 25)
Wayne Newton (Aug. 26)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Aug. 27)
Marianas Trench (Aug. 28)
Spirit of the West (Aug. 29)
John Hiatt & the Combo and Los Lobos (Aug. 30)
Evening With Elvis (Aug. 31)
Jesse Cook (Sept. 1)
Little River Band (Sept. 2)
Cyndi Lauper (Sept. 3)
Steven Page (Sept. 4)
The Road Hammers (Sept. 5)
Trooper (Sept. 6)

More information can be found at: http://www.pne.ca

All concerts are free with PNE admission


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