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September 2011 Events in Metro Vancouver

September 2nd, 2011 @ 1:05pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m in disbelief that the Labour Day long weekend is already here and that those famous mini donuts (and deep-fried Pop Tarts) at the PNE will be gone again for another year. There’s still time to check out plenty of activities in the sunshine this weekend — and Tourism Vancouver’s even made a Top 10 list just for the next few days. For the rest of the month, here’s what you can look forward to putting on your calendars.

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Photo credit: !graceface! on Flickr, from the Miss604 Flick Pool

Friday, September 2, 2011
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (until September 11)
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Midnight Movies at the Rio: Quadrophenia
Fair at the PNE
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
Friends of the VPL Used Book Drive (until October)
Saturday, September 3, 2011
2011 TELUS TaiwanFest
Kerrisdale Antiques Fair
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Fair at the PNE
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Bake Sale for Easter Seals
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Fair at the PNE
2011 TELUS TaiwanFest
Kerrisdale Antiques Fair
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis
Monday, September 5, 2011
Fair at the PNE
2011 TELUS TaiwanFest
Longest Game of Hockey for Cystic Fibrosis

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
MexicoFest (until September 16)
Film for Freedom
Hapapalooza Festival
Kick-Off at the Cauldron with United Way
Thursday, September 8, 2011
La Garufa International Tango Festival
Vancouver International Fringe Festival (until September 18)
James Stewart Scuplture Exhibit “Pangea”
Coast Mental Health Art Show & Sale
Hapapalooza Festival
Friday, September 9, 2011
West End Fest
Midnight Movies at the Rio: Dune
Hapapalooza Festival
La Garufa International Tango Festival
Coast Mental Health Art Show & Sale
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Davie Day Street Party
Hapapalooza Festival
Luxury + Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Garden
La Garufa International Tango Festival
Coast Mental Health Art Show & Sale
Terminal City Rollergirls’ Season 5 Championship Bout
Edible Canada Grand Opening
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Southlands Country Fair
A Dog’s Life, Fundraiser for Paws for a Cause
Parkinson SuperWalk in Stanley Park
FarmFolkCityFolk’s Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields
The Frock Swap 6.0
Luxury + Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Garden
La Garufa International Tango Festival
The Bolshoi Ballet “Swan Lake” at Cineplex
Monday, September 12, 2011
15th Annual MS 100 Hole Golf Challenge
The Bolshoi Ballet “Swan Lake” at Cineplex
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Nature’s Pattern & Texture: Exhibition of Fine Art Photography (until September 21)
VanDusen Garden Bloom Gala
Living Luxe 2011 – BCACL Fundraiser
Wellness Fair
Friday, September 16, 2011
Journey of a Dream Movie Premiere
Midnight Movies at the Rio: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
EAT! Fraser Valley Food + Cooking Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Rainbow Warrior Festival
Steveston Grand Prix of Art
Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant
Surrey Heritage: Crescent Beach Walking Tour
Journey of a Dream Movie Premiere
EAT! Fraser Valley Food + Cooking Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Terry Fox Run
Craft Council BC Fundraiser
Annual Cocker Walk Fundraiser
GoGlobal Expo
EAT! Fraser Valley Food + Cooking Festival

Monday, September 19, 2011
Gulf of Georgia Celebrates International Talk like a Pirate Day
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thank Your Bus Driver Day
Thursday, September 22, 2011
7th Annual ChefmeetsGrape
Surrey Heritage: Transcontinental Magic Lantern Show
Friday, September 23, 2011
Charity Matters Lunch
Midnight Movies at the Rio: This is Spinal Tap
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Fetch a Five for Animal Relief
London Heritage Farm Autumn Tea
Surrey Youth Fest
Surrey Library Grand Opening
Burnkit Network Presents Prototypes
Sunday, September 25, 2011
London Heritage Farm Autumn Tea
Surrey Youth Fest
Autism Speaks Walk
BC Rivers Day

Monday, September 26, 2011
Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Tour Live in Vancouver
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival
2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards
Indie Night: Yarn Swap with KnitSocial
Friday, September 30, 2011
Midnight Movies at the Rio: Superman II
Vancouver International Film Festival (until October 14)
Culture Days (until October 3)

Most of these events were submitted to me by email. Feel free to send me a note with your community event information for free listing as well. Please provide the name of the event, the date, and a website or Facebook event link. This post is updated multiple times throughout the month.

Update Cassandra has a great list of culinary & foodie events over on Good Life Vancouver.

  • Enter here to win a getaway to Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country this spring (until April 18)
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  • 5 comments

    1. Karina Eva says:

      Hello Rebecca, I noticed you have some free space for Sep 6, 13 and 14.
      I would like to suggest to fill it up with activities from the Mexico Fest 2011 as we will have a series of events that start on Sep 7-16 with an exhibition that goes until Sep 14th followed by a Gala Night, etc. to celebrate the Mexican Independence day in Vancouver.
      Visit the website for the schedule: http://mexicofest.ca/

      Also there is the Vancouver Latino american Film Festival from Sep 1-11 http://www.vlaff.org/

      I hope that you and your followers come to check this events.

      Cheers!

      Karina

    2. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

      Thanks Karina! I already had the VLAFF on the post but have added MexicoFest as well.

    3. Sarah says:

      Thanks for the info!
      The Latin American Film Festival seems really promising this year and I can’t wait to go to the PNE on Sunday (my first time!).

    4. Antonia says:

      VCON is a sci-fi/fantasy convention that begins on September 30th. It’s happening at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel & Convention Centre, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond.
      http://www.vcon.ca

    5. Gaileen Keewatincappo says:

      Hi, I heard what were fireworks from my apartment, but did not see them. It last for about 15 minutes around 10:00pm in East Van. Do you know what that was ?

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