Out & About: Mother’s Day Weekend 2013


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Happy “almost” Mother’s Day! From night markets & spring celebrations, to kids clothing & toy swaps and brunches galore, there is lots going on this weekend for families on the North Shore. We hope you manage to get out of the house and enjoy what our amazing community has to offer this Mother’s Day weekend!



Fri, May 10th (5pm – 10pm) – Shipyards Night Market (FREE EVENT)
Location: Lonsdale Shipyards, 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver

Details: Entering its third year, the Night Market has exploded into a fantastic night out. The combo of a wide variety of foods, local music, farmers and handcrafted goods makes for a great evening for all ages. Over 50 tents are filled with local products showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers. Products include jewelry, clothing, kids’ wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolate and much more. No imported items are allowed!



Sat, May 11th (10am – 5pm) Half the Sky Day (honouring women)
Location: Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Details: “Women hold up half the sky” is the inspiration behind the book “Half the Sky – Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and an interactive community day of awareness honouring forgotten women everywhere. A women’s book group from West Vancouver has partnered with 18 NGOs that are actively working with women and girls to host their 2nd annual day of awareness and conversations.   Check out this family-friendly event with NGO display booths, raffle prizes, kids crafts centre in the food court in front of Winners (to make mother’s day gifts), family photos, special appearance by two BC Lions, and more!

Sat, May 11 (11am-2pm) Lonsdale Spring Celebration (FREE EVENT)
Location: Harry Jerome Rec Centre (21st & Lonsdale), North Vancouver

Details: Celebrate your neighbourhood and enjoy the family fun at the 3rd annual Lonsdale Spring Celebration! This event provides an opportunity to celebrate your community and its diversity, and to strengthen the health of individuals, organizations and business. Enjoy free activities such as swimming, yoga, story time, craft fair, lawn bowling challenge, North Shore Keep Well, Bollywood and Zumba demos and displays as well as live entertainment for all.

Sat, May 11 (1:30-3pm) Brockton School’s Car Boot Sale
Location: Brockton School, 3467 Duval Road, North Vancouver

Details: Garage sale out of car trunks, many families, lots of goodies and more!

Sat, May 11 (2:30-4:30pm) & Sun, May 12 (2-4pm) Community Toy Sale & Baby Swap
Location: Lynn Valley Rec Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

Details: Get some great deals on used children’s toys, clothing, baby accessories and more!

Sat, May 11th (10am – 3pm) Mother’s Day Jewelry Market
Location: West Vancouver Community Centre

Details: Beautiful handmade jewelry makes the perfect mother’s day gift!

Sat, May 11th (11am to 3pm) Healthy Mom Event at Whole Foods Market
Location: 800 Marine Drive, Park Royal Village, West Vancouver

Details: Come out to celebrate happy, healthy moms! Store-wide samplings and giveaways!



Sun, May 12th (various times & pricing) – Mother’s Day Brunch at Grouse Mountain
Location: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

Details: 3-course prix fixe menu ($45 adults, $24 kids 5-18yrs, free for 5 & under).

Sun, May 12th (10:30am & 12:45pm seatings) – Mother’s Day Brunch at the Pinnacle
Location: The Lobby @ the Pinnacle Hotel, North Vancouver

Details: Extensive brunch buffet ($53 adults, $26 6-12 yrs, free for 5 & under), and live music by Stolen Moments Duo from 11am-3pm. Reservations highly recommended.

Sat, May 11 (2:30 – 4:30pm) & Sun, May 12 (2-4pm) – Community Toy Sale & Baby Swap
Location: Lynn Valley Rec Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

Details: Get some great deals on used children’s toys, clothing, baby accessories and more!



– Angela & Jai


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