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Events Happening around Metro Vancouver in April!

Events Happening around Metro Vancouver in April!

April is around the corner, and with the current sunshine we have been getting, we’re having all the spring feels.
This month isn’t just about Easter, we have events listed to get you out of the house and into the sunshine. Here are some fun events happening around Metro Vancouver in April.

Events From Easter to Earth Day

Preschool Wonder Walk – April Showers & Spring Flowers

Photo credit: VanDuesen Gardens

Spring has sprung and along with it, the April showers plants depend on to grow.  Bring your curious questions to VanDusen Botanical Garden for this month’s Preschool Wonder Walk – April Showers & Spring Flowers! 

Explore how plants use water, and search for rainbows of colour, while having fun being led in interactive play-based activities, close observation of the natural world, and a take-home art activity.

A guided, outdoor preschool program for age 3-5 children and their parents/caregivers.


Family Earth Day Event: Let’s Draw Birds!

Photo credit: VanDuesen Gardens

Join illustrator Bea Martin at VanDusen Botanical Garden to celebrate Earth Day with a fun, all-ages drawing workshop: Let’s Draw Birds! Participants will learn tips and tricks for drawing our feathered friends, with a special focus on the cheekiest little bird we all know and love, the Black-Capped Chickadee. While being guided through the drawing workshop with easy-to-follow steps, participants will learn fun and interesting facts about some of Vancouver’s most familiar birds. Sketching first in graphite pencil, Bea will offer guidance on how to add colour to your finished drawings. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to take their creations home.  

Not an artist? No problem! All skill levels are welcome in this family-friendly workshop.  

Materials are included, however, participants are welcome to come with their own sketchbooks and preferred drawing materials.


Easter at the Cannery

Photo credit: The Cannery

Celebrate Easter with a Cannery twist! Join The Cannery for some fish-tastic activities including crafts, story-time and a salmon-themed scavenger hunt.

Friday to Sunday
Special event admission rates apply.

Hey Viola!

Photo credit: Gateway Theatre

Hey Viola! is a musical exploration of Canadian civil rights trailblazer, Viola Desmond – the fearless woman featured on Canada’s $10 bill. Award-winning blues and jazz singer and actor Krystle Dos Santos, with the support of fantastic musicians, brings the life of Viola Desmond to the stage. Follow Viola’s extraordinary journey through the life and events that shaped her to stand up against systemic racial injustices in Canada – including refusing to leave the whites-only section of Nova Scotia’s Roseland cinema in 1946. 

With brilliant hits of the era and songs that influenced history; “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “A Change is Gonna Come”, and “Sinnerman”, this eye-opening musical recognizes the important history and legacy that Viola Desmond left behind.

Thursday April 13 7:30 PM (Pay-What-You-Will PREVIEW)

Friday April 14, 7:30 PM (OPENING NIGHT)

Saturday April 15, 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Sunday April 16, 1:00 PM

Wednesday April 19, 1:00 PM

Thursday April 20, 7:30 PM

Friday April 21, 7:30 PM (Live Audio Description)

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM (CLOSING NIGHT)

Tickets start at $35

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Easter Cookie Decorating

Celebrate Easter with a fun morning decorating cookies! Adorn your spring themed cookies with eggs, rabbits, flowers and more. Put your creativity cap on and enjoy an hour of icing & sprinkles. Bring a container so your half dozen cookies can get home safely!

Friday, March 7th

Two time slots to choose from:
10-11am or 12-1pm

Registration Required. (Ages 3 ) $5 per child

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue

Easter Egg Dyeing Fun

Join us for an Easter fun tradition: egg dying! Eggs are a symbol of spring in many cultures around the world. Spend your afternoon with us, dye and decorate hard boiled eggs that you can even eat for Easter breakfast!

Friday, March 7th

Two time slots to choose from:
1:30-2:30pm and 3-4pm

Registration Required. (Ages 3 ) $5 per child

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue

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