The Playground – Week 47

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Welcome to The Playground, a place for Vancouver families. Every week I post a roundup of upcoming family-friendly events and activities. I’m always on the lookout for fun stuff to do, so if there’s something happening that you think I should know about, contact me.

Artwork by Evan, age 4
Artwork by Evan, age 4.

In The Playground for the week of June 15-21: Family Fishing Weekend, Point Grey Fiesta, the Lovestruck Baby & Family Fair, Car Free Vancouver and National Aboriginal Day.

This Sunday is Father’s Day, which means two things: I get to sleep in and it’s BC’s annual Family Fishing Weekend. This is the 12th annual event and, once again, Canadian Citizens will be able to fish in BC without requiring a fishing license. Here’s a handy map with local fishing locations.

This Saturday is the Point Grey Fiesta at Trimble park. “The Point Grey Fiesta is the community’s annual start-of-summer event for families and friends”. There are a number events planned through out the day and the carnival rides are also available today and on Sunday. Also, with the exception of the carnival rides/games, the Fiesta is free.

This Sunday, at the Creekside Community Centre in False Creek, Lovestruck Babies is hosting their Baby & Family Fair. Entertainment includes face painting, balloon animals and a meet and greet with Harry (yes, that Harry). Tickets are $5/adult and $2/child over 5.

This Sunday is Car Free Day in Vancouver with events taking place on Commercial Drive, Main Street, Denman Street and a variety of different block throughout Kitsilano. It’s always a good time to get out with the family and enjoy your community.

This Tuesday, June 21st, is National Aboriginal Day and Trout Lake in East Vancouver will be hosting a free celebration from 12-5PM. “First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples gather to share their experiences, stories, songs, traditional games, dances & spirit with each other & the general community.” There will be a teepee village for the kids, pow wow dancing, drumming and more.

Enjoy Fathers Day!