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River District Drive-In Movies This Summer Starting July 12th

8 Jul

FilmMovieReelWell it’s time to get a little nostalgic folks.  River District is hosting drive-in movies this summer.  For those that have never experienced a drive-in movie, now’s your chance.   River District will be hosting four of them starting this Sunday with a personal favourite, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  This is a classic 80s movie to which you are encouraged to wear your 80s garb.   Also on hand for this event, will be a selection of food trucks. They anticipate the following line up for Sunday’s feature movie:

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck
Tasty Torpedo
Cheeses Crust
Reel MAC and Cheese
Street Meat Truck
Mr. Cool Ice Cream Truck
Chili Tank

The River District Drive-In is located at 3650 E. Kent Avenue South which is located just west of Boundary Way and before Kinross Street in SE Vancouver. Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movie gets under way at dusk (approx. 8:00 pm).  River District will provide you with the FM station for audio, so a working radio/FM station will round out your experience.

Sunday, July 26 – Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sunday September 6  – DOUBLE FEATURE
The Outsiders and Stand by Me

This is a free event and there is space for 250 cars, but it is first come first served. So if you are keen, best to arrive early.

Free Matinee Movie Mondays At River District Until August 25th

14 Jul


Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained over the summer months?  River District has a FREE movie option for you and your family.   They are offering a matinee movie at 2:00 pm every Monday during the summer until August 25th. You are invited to come down and get comfortable.  Whether that be your favourite pillow, a sleeping bag or an air mattress, that’s entirely up to you.  River District will provide the movie and the popcorn.  It’s a great little spot along the Fraser River.  There is also a playground for younger children outside for before or after the movie. River District is located at E. Kent Avenue & Elliott Street.   The line up of movies for this summer include:

July 14th – Shark Tale

July 21st – Babe

July 28th – Surf’s Up

August 11th – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

August 18th – Charlotte’s Web

August 25th – Matilda


SE Vancouver in October: Pie Making Contest, Pumpkin Patch, Free Movies & More

18 Oct


Lots going on at the River District in SE Vancouver this October.  There are so many events, we have set them out by date order.  

Friday, October 18th

Free showing of Tim Burton’s animated movie the Corpse Bride at 4:00 pm. As always, popcorn will be served.

Saturday, October 19th

River District Farmers Market is on from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Only two more markets left in the season. This Saturday’s market, they will be handing out 25 umbrellas to the first visitors to the Information Tent. Yoga classes routinely run on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.

Sunday, October 20th

The Pumpkin Patch is back this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Come play in the pumpkin patch, pose for photos and pick out your perfect Halloween pumpkin. Urban Digs Farms will be selling pumpkins for $5 each (cash only). There will also be lots of fun activities and crafts for the kids happening inside the Centre.

River District Knitting Club meets on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.   All ages are welcome. No experience is required. You are asked to bring your own materials and equipment. If you miss this week’s MeetUp, the Club will be meeting bi-weekly on Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. You can RSVP for this event at MeetUp.com or by calling T: 604.431.5594.

Saturday, October 26th

The last River District Farmers Market of the season takes place on October 26th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Come out and stock up on some local goodies.

Did you perfect your pie making skills over the Thanksgiving long weekend?  If so, you may wish to enter the Pie Making Contest being held on October 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. which will take place after the last Farmers Market for the season. Prizes include:  1st Prize: Metropolis Gift Card $150, 2nd Prize: $50 Gift Card to Romer’s Burger Bar and 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card Starbucks.  Apply in person at River District or online by October 24th.

Sunday, October 27th

Halloween Party: Princesses, Pirates & Creatures Party will be taking place. Come dressed in your favourite princess, pirate or magical creative costume. There will be a costume contest crafts and other fun activities for the kids.  The event runs from 1:00 – 3:00 pm   And at 3:00 pm, there will be a free Munchkin Matinee showing of Escape From Planet Earth with popcorn, of course.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Weekend

16 Aug


Looking for some fun things to do in East Vancouver this weekend?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  Connect The Plots, Strathcona Community Garden, Aug. 16 – 18, 7:00 p.m. 
2.  Latin Summer Fest, Trout Lake, Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
3.  Artful Sundays, Britannia Community Centre, Sun. Noon – 5:00 p.m. 
4.  Eastside Flea, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.  Free Movie and Outdoor Fest, Slocan Park, Fri. Noon – 4:00 p.m.
6.  PNE Opens, Sat. 11:00 a.m.
7.  East Van Wine Academy, German Riesling Tour at Bestie, Sun. 6:00 p.m.
8.  Farmers Markets: Trout Lake Farmers Market, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AND Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
9.  The East Van Yoga Project, Mount Pleasant Park, Sun. 4:00 p.m. FREE 
10. Free Friday Flick, Speed Racer, River District, Fri. 4:00 p.m.
Get out and enjoy all the great things East Van has to offer!

Mount Pleasant Park Festival Saturday, July 20th

16 Jul

Mount Pleasant Park

Mount Pleasant Community Centre is hosting a fun family friendly evening at Mount Pleasant Park (16th & Ontario St.) on Saturday, July 20th.  The event will get under way at 6:00 p.m. and include skateboard demonstrations, live entertainment and inflatables. There will be activities for all ages.

At dusk, they will be showing an outdoor movie ‘Despicable Me’ on a 3 story high movie screen.  You are invited to bring your lawn chair, blanket, friends and family.  Some food trucks are planned to be on site for those that get hungry or need a snack.    NOTE: the event is weather permitting. For more information contact: mtpleasantcc@vancouver.ca

Free Munchkin Movie ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks – Chipwrecked’ July 14th

14 Jul

Alvin-the-Chipmunks-ChipwreckedFraserRiverDistrictThe Fraser River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is hosting another free movie today at 4:00 p.m.  They will be showing the animated film “Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked“. The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island.   They invite you to get comfy and bring your favourite pillow, a sleeping bag or stuffed animal(s) and come watch the movie.  Buttery popcorn will be served. This is a free event for everyone to attend.  Come down and see if the chipmunks make it off the island.

Free Friday Flick of Rise of the Guardians

26 Jun


Have some time off before the long weekend?  Well there aren’t many free things in life, but here’s one to enjoy.  Fraser River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is showing the Rise of the Guardians this Friday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m.

When an evil spirit lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.

Fresh buttered popcorn will be on hand.   What a great way to start off the long weekend!

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