Tag Archives: John Hendry Park

RecycleFest At Trout Lake July 22, 2017

10 Jul

RecycleFestWe are big fans of recycling. It honestly pains us to throw things away and we endeavor to keep that to a minimum.  Each and every person makes a difference, it may be small, but collectively it’s big. We invite you to check out the upcoming RecycleFest happening Saturday, July 22nd at Trout Lake. The event is hosted by ElectroRecycle which is BC’s small appliance and power tool recycling program. Bring down your broken, old and unwanted small electrical appliances and power tools with the view of keeping these items out of landfills, our water ways, streets and parks.  Along with recycling, there will be a host of family friendly activities including a hot dog BBQ, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, a photo booth, caricaturist and more.  The event runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Heads up for those wishing to clean house, ElectroRecycle program does not accept electronics such as computers, televisions, cellphones or batteries. To learn where those can be recycled, visit ElectroRecycle.ca.

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Vine Arts Festival Happens August 17-20

17 Aug

WebOver 40 artists will be participating in the 2nd Annual Vine Arts Festival starting August 17th. This is a community-driven event which features visual and performing artists along with eco-conscious community leaders, herbalists, musicians, urban farmers and woodcarvers.  The festival is a celebration of the Coast Salish landscape with a focus on re-wilding the city. There are a number of performances and eco-events taking place in 4 East Vancouver parks specifically Maclean Park, Norquay Park, Trout Lake Park and Pandora Park.  At one of the events, Lori Wiedenhammer, author of Victory Garden For Bees will be on hand running workshops as will Lori Snyder, who is a First Nations herbalist and urban foraging expert. An interesting new addition to this year’s festival includes the  Grass-Roots Project. The director, Heather Lamoureux has commissioned three activists to create works focusing on art as a tool for social change. Also, there will be a ‘teaser showcase’ of an upcoming youth project from The Only Animal Theatre Company which will be premiering at the Vancouver Fringe Festival called ‘Generation Hot’.  For a full rundown of what events are happening in which park, we invite you to check out their website which has all the details.  Note, all the events are free and the main event takes place this Saturday, August 20th at Trout Lake/John Hendry Park from Noon to 7:00 pm.  

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Trout Lake Summer Outdoor Concert Series Begins July 2nd

23 Jun

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The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly free outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. with Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars. This group will have you travelling back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920s and 1930s with some of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles. The following week, July 9th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band. July 16th Highrise Lonesome will entertain you with bluegrass music.  July 23rd brings the Late Thaw Band playing country music which will be sure to pull a few heart strings.  July 30th Robin Layne and Paul Bray team up for the first time for a duo collaboration of improvised music  August 6th brings String Fever which is an eclectic string band with various influences including jazz, folk, Celtic, newgrass, classical and world to name but a few.   August 13th the Jeff Stanfield Band is on deck with acoustic folk and blues.  August 20th the Rio Samaya Band brings you original songs and poetry that combine Latin, reggae and rhumba.  Lastly, on August 27th Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group brings you a mix of many sounds including reggae, Calypso, gospel, modern funk, jazz, blues, salsa and more.

All performances will be held on the East side of Trout Lake Community Centre. This year there will also be a BBQ and a kids art station.  You are invited to bring a blanket, bring the family, your friends and come enjoy the music! Dancing is encouraged.

Vancouver Farmers Market: Trout Lake DigIn! Festival Saturday May 24th

23 May

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The Vancouver Farmers Market at Trout Lake is in full swing. This Saturday join them for their DigIn! Garden Festival which will include a market tour Meet Your Maker Growing Series. The tour begins at 9:30 am and runs for one hour.  You will visit four vendors on topics such as seed-saving, beekeeping, carnivorous plants and growing dahlias. Tour members meet at the Market Information Booth at the west end of the market. Cost for the tour is $5.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Eventbrite. Note the tour will run rain or shine.  Trout Lake Farmers Market will, of course, have a great selection of local vendors from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Trout Lake Farmers Market is located in John Hendry Park at Templeton Street & 13th Avenue.

Vancouver Farmers Market In East Vancouver – Trout Lake Begins May 10th

9 May

 

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The warm weather is here and the much beloved markets are gearing up for what’s expected to be a busy spring and summer.  The first to get up and running in East Vancouver by Vancouver Farmers Market is:

Trout Lake Farmers Market:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday May 10th – October 18, 2014
Location:  North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake between Templeton
and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley

Main Street Station Farmers Market: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Wednesday June 4th – October 1st, 2014
Location:  1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday June 15th – October 12, 2014
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park)

Lots of options to get your local produce, plants, cheese, eggs, bread, jam, soup, baked goods, fish, chicken and visit some local artisans. Of course, the Farmers Market at River District is already under way at 8683 Kerr Street at the foot of Kerr Street and East Kent Avenue and runs every Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Come out and support local!

 

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Tomato Festival at Trout Lake Farmers Market Sat. Sept 14th

12 Sep

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This Saturday come to the Trout Lake Farmers Market and celebrate tomatoes! Vancouver Farmers Market will be showcasing the diversity of tomatoes grown by local farmers with over 100 varieties on hand. You will be able to find all sorts of shapes, colours, sizes, heirlooms, hybrids, organic, greenhouse and conventional.

Activities include a tomato display and tasting station with recipes,  tomato facts and information on seed saving. You can also check out the Fun With Food program which is a food literacy education program for kids and adults. Best of all, contests!  One will be “How Many Cherry Tomatoes” are in the jar contest and another will be the Speediest De-Seeder Contest. Prizes awarded for each.  Come out and test your knowledge of tomatoes and show off your de-seeding skills!  The Tomato Festival kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 2:00 p.m.

Latin Summer Fest: Sunday, August 18th at Trout Lake

15 Aug
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Latin Summer Fest will be held at Trout Lake (Victoria & 15th Avenue) this Sunday, August 18th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There is a great line up of live entertainment starting at Noon which will go into the early evening with the last performance by Adonis Puentes at 6:15 p.m. There will also be a market and food pavilions, an outdoor stage with flamenco dancing, mask and rhythm workshops as well as a children’s activity area.    This is a family friendly outdoor event.  Come and enjoy all the colourful spirit of the Latin culture. To see a full line up of all the live entertainment, visit their website at Latin Summer Fest.

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