Vancouver: this weekend

Hi everyone – Sorry, it’s been so quiet! But, back to school and routine has been taking all of my energy. Hope it’s going well for everyone.

I have decided to try my best to post every week some fun activities that will be happening in Vancouver during the weekend. To begin this post, I will talk about  one of my favorate events in Vancouver. We went – Southlands Country Fair – for the first time last year and had such a wonderful day. I really recommend.

Southlands Country Fair (Sep 15)

has tons of activities hay ride, petting zoo, poney rides, food venders, games… It’s a great way to enjoy the day and feel like you are in the country.

Vancouver Fringe Festival (Sep 5-15)

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 600 performances by 89 artists over 11 days from September 5th to 15th, 2013. The Fringe employs an “everyone welcome” selection technique—the Mainstage shows are literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate. The Vancouver Fringe also features unique site-specific theatre where artists stage their work in the nooks and crannies of Granville Island, as part of the Fringe Onsite Program. A lot happens during the Festival – so let me break it down for you.

Adventure Challenge for Kids – Cultus Lake  (Sep 14)

Adventure Challenge for Kids is the ultimate celebration of outdoor athleticism. A multi-sport event that includes kayaking, cycling and trail running, the Adventure Challenge for Kids will be a fun and exciting test of your endurance and technical skills while you travel along one of two scenic routes.

The Fraser Valley event will be set in Cultus Lake Provincial Park. Participants will kayak the lake and road bike the paved park roads before running amongst old-growth giants on the Seven Sisters Trail.

Go to to register!

Kidstart Community Day

Come for BBQ treats and eats, try out your endurance on the stationary bike racer challenge, get your face painted, pedal power our music maker, learn to breakdance, bring your kids for a Pedalheads treasure hunt or become a kid again with an interactive workshop on juggling, tightwire walking and trampoline tricks from the Vancouver Circus School.

Grouse Grind Run Challenge (Sep 15)

The Grouse Grind Mountain Run has not changed, but this year it will be part of a bigger celebration – the Grind Challenge. Each year the Grouse Grind Challenge draws competitors from across the country, to beat their best times on the gruelling course. This run also welcomes athletic newcomers seeking to conquer the mountain for the first time. At the finish line on race day, the chalet plaza will be buzzing with activity. Spectators and all participants can enjoy a BBQ, beer garden, live music, massage services, yoga and more while the awards are presented.

Autumn Shift Festival (Sep 15)

Join us for the 4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival on Main Street – a Mount Pleasant, family friendly event that celebrates sustainability, urban gardening, healthy living and community in Vancouver.

The festival will feature a local farmer’s market and nursery at Main Street and 7th Ave, three stages including the main stage at Main Street and Broadway, free popcorn & cotton candy at Main Street and 8th Ave, a Hot Art Wet City artist area, various vendors and plenty of FREE children’s activities! There will also be a smoking sausage BBQ cook-off at 2 p.m. (a fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank) at Main Street and 7th Ave and a BLIM fashion show with Liveable Laneways at 4 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

The market features 250 merchandise booths, 80 food vendors serving mouth-watering food and desserts with a different specially featured and priced vendor each night, diverse family-friendly entertainment and more than a thousand nearby parking stalls. It also features carnival rides and a children’s amusement zone, adding thrills and chills to the nightly experience.

I hope this is enough to keep you entertained for the weekend. Fingers crossed the weather will be as nice as it has been this last couple of days.