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Lantern Procession – Trout Lake Wednesday, August 30, 2017

23 Aug

LotusLanternWe know many people search our site looking for the Illuminares Lantern Festival and Procession. We also know many, like us, are disappointed that this event is no longer. The event took on a life of its own over its 25 year run and grew to draw 20,000 people to John Hendry Park. The Illuminares Lantern Festival was put on under the direction of The Public Dreams Society which has since disbanded. What we did learn recently though is that Trout Lake Community Centre will be hosting a lantern procession around Trout Lake at dusk on Wednesday, August 30th. It will be on a much smaller scale, but as everything in life, it’s what you make it.  And if you want to make lanterns, you will have that opportunity that evening from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm, or you can make your own at home and bring it to the event.  Trout Lake Community Centre will also be hosting a Lantern Making Event during the day from 10:00 am to Noon at a cost of $2.00 per person. This event coincides with the final summer outdoor concert which kicks off at 6:30 pm. So come and enjoy the musical sounds of Checo Tohomaso  and stay for the lantern procession. Perfect way to cap off the month of August.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Vancouver This Weekend

19 Jul
Looking for some fun things to do this weekend in East Vancouver?
Here’s our Top 10 List:

1.  Illuminares Lantern Festival, John Hendry Park, Sat. 6:30 p.m. procession at dusk

2.  Bollywood Wedding, PNE Italian Gardens, Sat & Sun. 2:00 p.m.

3.  Don’t Forget Your Pants, Havana Theatre, Fri & Sat. 8:00 p.m.

4.  Vancouver Urban Winery Sunday Market, Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5.  Mount Pleasant Park Festival, Sat. 6:00 p.m., movie ‘Despicable Me’ at dusk.

6.  Trout Lake Farmers Market with Cookbook Swap, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7.  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with yoga at 11:00 a.m. (Level 1) and 12:15 p.m. (Level 2)

8.  Gelato at La Casa Gelato 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Try one of their 218 flavours)

9.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

10. JJ Bean Railtown BBQ Fundraiser, Fri 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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