Thanksgiving Link Fest 2009

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though it’s a holiday week here in Canada, there are no shortage of activities around town. Here is this week’s Link Fest, focusing on events.

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  • This week is Homelessness Action Week in Vancouver (October 11th – 17th).
  • Vancouver celebrates the Diwali Festival this week as well with various activities throughout the city.
  • The Yaletown Business Improvement Association presents the 5th annual Taste of Yaletown October 15th – 31st.
  • There is a Chocolate High Tea at Schokolade Cafe on October 17th (although I hear this event is already sold out)
  • Since we’re getting closer to Halloween everyone is on the prowl for that perfect pumpkin. I received a note about the second annual Pumpkin Patch Fun Day next Saturday, October 17th over at Cypress Park Primary School in West Vancouver. Admission is $20 per family which includes two locally-grown pumpkins and participation in the variety of activities such as pony rides, face painting and carnival games. There will also be hotdogs, cotton candy, baked goods and cupcakes that kids can decorate.
  • Grape Expectations comes to Science World on Friday October 23rd. This evening of wine tastings is for adults-only.
  • The Vancouver Short Film Festival is October 23rd – 24th.
  • ABSOLUT (as in the vodka) is asking Vancouver artists and related organizations to submit their ideas for art projects (by October 31st) that they would like to bring to life in their city.
  • October 28th is the Candlelight Conservation Dinner by BC Hydro and Tourism Vancouver.
  • Should you need any more tips on pumpkin picking, you can read this post, which will also be updated within the coming weeks. I also previously wrote about the Halloween train rides and festivities at Stanley Park and Bear Creek Park. If you have any upcoming events please feel free to contact me.

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    1. JonMonday, October 12th, 2009 — 11:43am PDT

      If the Chocolate High Tea is something you were interested in doing, but it’s all sold out, there are lots of events at the West Coast Chocolate Festival that kicks off on October 15th.

      See the festival site here:

      Or we did a post about it as well:

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