Bring the Inside Out in Coquitlam This Month

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This month may feel a little topsy-turvy, so why not bring the inside out in Coquitlam? We’re finding the best of an unusual situation by suggesting ways to take the fun outdoors – safely. Here are some ideas to make the most of the last days of summer and embrace the changing of the seasons. 

Bring the Inside Out in Coquitlam This Month

Coquitlam Patio

Kick back on a patio 

Choose from more than two dozen patios in Coquitlam. Soak in the sunshine with a cold drink and some delicious food. Check out Visit Coquitlam’s patio listings to scope out your options. 

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Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Long Weekend 2020

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This weekend there are are sunflower experiences, farms for family fun, and more outdoor/open air activities along with online programming. Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Richmond Maritime Festival, with nightly entertainment starting at 4:00pm, live from the Britannia Shipyards in Steveston. Find these events and more things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Long weekend listed below:

Things to do Labour Day Long Weekend in Vancouver

Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Long Weekend 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Black Stories + Anti-Racism Protest Vancouver
The VSO at the Gallery
Water Street Cafe Music on the Patio
Second Star to the Right Presented by the Summer Teen Theatre Troupe
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival
Vancouver Mural Festival
Surrey Greek Food Festival – Drive Through
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard
Burrard Arts Foundation: Russna Kaur, Cara Guri and Olivia di Liberto
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Online)

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Science World Enlists More Nerds

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Back in July, Science World launched a fundraising and awareness campaign named “The World Needs More Nerds” calling for its followers to join the nerd revolution and help fundraise to keep the geodesic dome’s doors open. Dr. Bonnie Henry can be seen as a smiling 7-year old in the campaign imagery and Astronaut Chris Hadfield was also featured in the campaign to help bring awareness to fundraising efforts.

Now, they have recruited more famous nerds to help save them from closure and loss of revenue due to COVID-19.

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Science World Enlists More Nerds

The World Needs More Nerds” features a wide range of scientific superstars as kids. Like Jane Goodall, and NFL player Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff who has a medical doctorate and has opted out of the NFL season to continue working on the frontlines in Canada. The campaign also features local BC heroes.

Science World had to close their doors on March 14 and lost their main revenue stream—visitors. Since reopening, they’ve received an average of 380 visitors a day in August, or 12% of usual attendance. The revenue from this attendance is not a sustainable financial model and makes for an uncertain future for the non-profit organization. This has had an impact on the wider community as Science World’s field trip bursary program and On The Road program have also been badly hit.

They are encouraging everyone to check out the fundraising campaign and consider supporting it. Some examples of ways to support include:

  • Make an individual donation
  • Be the ultimate-superstar-nerd and fundraise on their easy-to-use platform. Rally friends and donate this year’s birthday to nerds! Nominate the Nerdiest Nerd, and raise money in their name! Unite a group of friends or colleagues to see who can pull off the best Science World experiment! Or just nerd out on a subject you’ve been wanting to learn more about and raise money as you follow your nerdiness wherever it takes you.

Donations will help ensure Science World continues to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature by supporting young curious minds in learning more about how they can change the world. 

Corn Mazes Near Vancouver and Farms for Family Fun

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It seems like yesterday I was walking to the grocery store, masked up under a canopy of cherry blossoms. As the leaves begin to turn from green to rust, our local farms and fields are getting ready to welcome you, and your immediate bubbles, to experience some family fun this season. Here are just a few corn mazes near Vancouver, and more places for outdoor fall activities in the Fraser Valley.

Corn Mazes Near Vancouver and Farms for Family Fun

Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches Near Vancouver

Due to COVID-19 some attractions like hay rides and petting barns may not be available this year. Masks are mandatory at some locations and recommended at all.

Taves Family Farms

When: Open every day September 5 to October 30, 2020 10:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
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Features: Enjoy the sunflower patch and U-Pick goji berries, cold-pressed apple cider, hay rides, pony rides, corn maze, U-Pick apples,  pumpkin patch, goats, Farmville, jumping pillows, and more.

Willow View Farms

When: Open every day, 9:00 to 5:30pm (opens 11:00am on Sundays)
Where: 288 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: U-pick apples, plums, pears, and pumpkins.

Maan Farms

When: Open every day 9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
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Features: Market, Country Kitchen, Barnyard Adventureland are all open along with the Sunflower Festival and U-Pick and drive-through experiences.

Richmond Country Farms

When: Open daily 9:00am to 8:30pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: Enjoy corn fields, sunflowers, a pumpkin patch and whimsical decorations.

Bose and Sons Family Farm

When: September 1 to October 12, 2020
Where: 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey
Website | Facebook
About: Conquer the legendary Bose Corn Maze then sit back on a hay bale and savour Surrey’s countryside. The pumpkin patch will be open through Thanksgiving.

Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm

When: Open until September 13, 2020
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Features: The 12 acre Chilliwack Corn Maze also has over 15 varieties of pumpkins.

Aldor Acres Farm

When: September 19 to October 31, 2020
Where: 24990-84 Avenue, Langley
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Features: Visit the animals then head out to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. Don’t forget to stop by the Farmacy for your farm fresh veggies, eggs and pork.

September Events in Metro Vancouver 2020

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With COVID-19 physical distancing protocols in place, and creative pivots by event planners, there are still farms to visit for fall fun, music to enjoy, fundraising (online) galas to support, and theatrical entertainment. Although these experiences may just look a little different this year, here’s your big list of September events in Metro Vancouver, which will be updated daily:

September Events in Metro Vancouver

September Events in Metro Vancouver

This list is updated daily. If you have an event to add, send it in here for a free listing.

Jump to: Tuesday, September 1 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
Jump to: Monday, September 7 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
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Jump to: Monday, September 21 to Sunday, September 27, 2020
Jump to: Monday, September 28 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Richmond Maritime Festival

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
18th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Vancouver Mural Festival
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Queer Trivia with Brooke Lynn Hytes
Main Street Farmers Market
Accelerating Sustainability Through Collaboration
Vancouver Mural Festival
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Surrey Civic Theatres: Ingenue
Dazed And Confused at the Rio Theatre
Vancouver Mural Festival
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Friday, September 4, 2020

Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Black Stories + Anti-Racism Protest Vancouver
Second Star to the Right Presented by the Summer Teen Theatre Troupe
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival
Vancouver Mural Festival
Surrey Greek Food Festival – Drive Through
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard
Burrard Arts Foundation: Russna Kaur, Cara Guri and Olivia di Liberto
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival
Van Dop Pop-Up Satellite Art Show & Sale
Surrey Greek Food Festival – Drive Through
TaiwanFest Online
Boogie Nights at the Rio Theatre
Riley Park Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Vancouver Mural Festival
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard
Burrard Arts Foundation: Russna Kaur, Cara Guri and Olivia di Liberto
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sponsored by Miss604: Richmond Maritime Festival
False; Flat; Fake – A Soundwalk
Surrey Greek Food Festival – Drive Through
Afro Van Connect: The Black Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Vancouver Mural Festival
Sunflower Festivals/Events Near Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

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