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Little Italy Visit and Food Tasting

  “Little Italy” is ready to share its passion and excitement for all things delicious as local restaurateurs, merchants and baristas serve up authentic Naples certified Pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, panini, Italian meats & cheeses, sausages, sangria, freshly baked cannoli, creamy gelato and cappuccino. Commercial Drive is one of Vancouver’s most artistic and culturally diverse [...]

Abbotsford Tulip Festival & the Reach Gallery

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival has been created to celebrate the beauty of tulips and the Dutch heritage in the Fraser Valley. You will stroll through Warmerdam’s tulip fields and enjoy the brilliant display of color along with other activities offered at the festival. In the afternoon visit the Reach Gallery which is fast becoming a hub [...]

Bus Tour: Fraser River Discovery Centre & Westminster Quay

  A combined visit to the Fraser River Discovery Centre & Westminster Quay. The Discovery Centre is a way to explore Fraser River and its stories. Through rotating exhibits and hands-on programmes, the Fraser River Discovery Centre presents the river's contribution to the life, history, and future of British Columbia and its people. Spend sometime [...]

February Mystery Tour

  A surprise outing on this cold February day, includes lunch. This fun and entertaining mystery tour takes you to unknown destinations. A must see attraction, a great lunch and afternoon mystery stops included.         Date: February 10, 2017 Day: Friday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: Member $35/Non-Member $45 Location: [...]

Music: Golden Age of Radio

With Ed Wilson Let’s travel down memory lane with Ed Wilson on the Golden Age of Radio. The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming in the United States during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the beginning [...]

Mother’s Day Fashion Show: The Little Black Dress

This is a fundraising event to support Lifetime Learning Centre Society Wellness Programs With Karin Edberg-Lee A little black dress (LBD) is a black evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended [...]

Earthquakes & Emergency Preparedness

With Jonathan Hughes - UFV Jonathan's training in natural sciences began with undergraduate work in Forestry and Geology and continued with research and teaching in Botany. For his PhD  he used vascular plant ecology and pollen of tidal-marsh sediments to quantify relative sea-level change from the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.     Learn about seismic risk in the [...]

The Importance of Books Beyond Text

With Brian Murdoch A pre-festival program for the 10th Annual Writers & Readers Festival Quite apart from the beauty of the craft of fine publishing, we may learn a great deal from the social context and historical perspective of a volume. This two-hour session will provide a context for such evaluation, but will also address [...]

Canadian Literature: Mazo de la Roche

With Ron Dart A pre-festival program for the 10th Annual Writers & Readers Festival More famous than Lucy Maude Montgomery in her time, most famous for her ‘Jalna’ series, or the Whiteoak Chronicles. The series tells the story of one hundred years of the Whiteoak family covering from 1854 to 1954. Learn more about this [...]

Show and Tell: Folk Art Collections

Celebrating BC Heritage Week and Canada 150 Sesquicentennial With Sharon Syrette Folk Art has been described as rustic and simplistic - most often created by ordinary people and unschooled artists who learned their craft from family traditions passed down from the 'old country'. Even the most practical, everyday items were decorated in bold colors and [...]