The Playground: Things to do!



Welcome to The Playground, a place for Vancouver families. I’m always on the lookout for fun stuff to do, so if there’s something happening that you think I should know about, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Just because summer vacation is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end.  There are lots of festivities taking place all over town  in the next few weeks that promise to be great fun for the family.  Here are a few that I think you should check out:


Collage Collage Turns 3!
Sunday September 16th
2 – 4pm
621 Kingsway Avenue, Vancouver.

Collage Collage will be celebrating its 3rd birthday and the opening of the online store by hosting an all-ages party. Be the first to get your hands on a brand new Collage Collage Sock Puppet Portrait Kit and to shop, look and learn.

Taste of the Trucks on the North Shore
Saturday, September 15
3:00 – 7:00pm
Park Royal North, Parking Lot (In front of the main entrance outside the Gap), West Vancouver

Park Royal is bringing together some of Vancouver’s most renowned street food vendor’s for a lively evening of fun and food for everyone. Stop by for a Taste of the Trucks on the North Shore and experience the delicious street cuisine of some outstanding food vendors, indulge in a complimentary Cupcake Vineyards wine tasting and relax to the musical stylings of pop band Noah Nine.

Cops, Kids and Commercial Drive 2012
Sunday September 1t7th
12 – 3pm
Grandview Park (the 1200 block of Commercial Drive)

This safety-oriented event allows families to meet and interact with VPD Police officers and police dogs, and to enjoy hands on access to various emergency vehicles.    We went last year and it was great watching kids try to take down a SWAT car and they had McDonalds Orange Drink.

Strathcona Harvest Festival
Sunday September 16th
12 – 4pm
McLean Park, Vancouver

The Harvest Festival is a multi cultural, all ages, free community celebration where everyone can join in the festivities, sing and dance to the music of local talent, play some good old fashioned games and enjoy great food.  This year we are pleased to be raising funds to support Strathcona Elementary School’s Fieldtrip Fund.

Wesbrook Village Festival
Saturday September 22nd
11am – 3pm
Wesbrook Village, UBC (Wesbrook Mall & 16th Avenue)

A day of free fun for all with food, entertainment and kids activities. Bring the kids to see Music with Marnie or listen to live music by Dr. Strangelove, the Mozart School of Music, and more. Plus there will be a BBQ, bounce houses, kids crafts, prizes, facepainting, sidewalk sale, bungee run, UBC Farmer’s Market and more!  Wesbrook Village is located south of 16th Ave on Wesbrook Mall (beside Pacific Spirit Park).