Out & About: Family Events on the North Shore (May 9-11, 2014)

Spring imageThere are LOTS of family-friendly events happening on the North Shore this weekend. Hope you all have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend with your little ones!



Fri, May 9th (6-8 pm) – Sea to Sky Heritage Fair in Lynn Valley (FREE)
Location: Lynn Valley Village Plaza – 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Van

Details: Lynn Valley Village Plaza will come alive with music, heritage displays and activities, plus 50 projects created by students in grades 4-10 from across the North Shore. The festivities begin at 6pm with the Black Bear Band. Contact the North Vancouver Museum & Archives for more information at (604) 990-3700 or visit www.nvma.ca.


Sat, May 10th (9am – 11:30am) – Fun with Dad (or male caregivers)
Location: West Van Family Place (in West Van Rec Centre)

Details: Includes snack for parents and children and one hour of multi-sport Sportball ($5 per family, for kids up to age 6). Contact Leslie Black at leslie@akissgoodnight.ca for more details.


Sat, May 10th (10am – 5pm) – Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (FREE)
Location: Opus Art Supplies – 119-949 3rd Street West, North Van

Details: Opus is hosting its 3rd Annual Outdoor Painting Challenge, which is a province wide community celebration of making art outdoors. This free event is open to families and individuals of all ages and abilities, and is aimed at getting people involved with their community through making art in a very non-traditional, public way. This year, their goal is to have 1000 people throughout BC join in the fun.


Sat, May 10th (11am – 2pm) – Funmobile Tour in North Vancouver (FREE)
Location: Lonsdale Spring Celebration – Harry Jerome Rec Centre – 123 East 23rd Street, Van

Details: The Bring Back Play Funmobile tour is on the road again after successful tours in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013! Brought to you by ParticipACTION and Healthy Families BC, the Bring Back Play Funmobile tour brings a van full of fun games, activities and giveaways to parks, events and schools in B.C. communities from September 2, 2013 to August 2014.


Sat, May 10th (11am – 2pm) – Lonsdale Spring Celebration (FREE)
Location: Lonsdale Avenue – 21st and Lonsdale, North Vancouver, BC

Details: Get to know you neighbours and your neighbourhood at this years Lonsdale Spring Celebration. There will be fun activities for all ages including recreation demos, live performances, community displays, lawn bowling challenge and more…Please call Linda Rae at 604-984-6422 ext. 239 for more information.


Sat, May 10th (Time TBC) – Highlands Elementary Spring Fair
Location: Highlands Elementary School, Edgemont Village, North Van

Details: Details TBC


Sat, May 10th (2:30 – 4:00pm) – Movies at the Library: The Land Before Time (Free)
Location: Capilano Branch Library in Edgemont Village, North Van

Details: Five brave dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival. Join families at Capilano Library for a weekend screening of the classic animated film, The Land Before TimeFree; Registration required, call 604-987-4471 EXT 8175.


Sun, May 11th (11am – 1pm) – Mother’s Day Tea Party (Free)
Location: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van

Details: For Mother’s Day, Lonsdale Quay Market is giving kids the opportunity to treat their moms to a special outing—at no cost to them—to relax and enjoy North Vancouver’s prime waterfront view and delicious Market treats. Starting at 11am on Sunday, May 11th, the Market will host a complimentary tea and scone service, while supplies last. Specialty tea retailer, Blue Teapot, will supply tea and fresh-baked scones will be supplied by COBS Bakery at the Market.

If any of you know of an event that we missed, please email the info to angela@modernmama.com.


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Angela Signature

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