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February 2018

Pacific Wildlife Foundation 2018 : Bird Photo Contest

In conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and the Vancouver International Bird Festival, being held Aug 19-26th 2018 in Vancouver Canada, the Pacific Wildlife Foundation of British Columbia is sponsoring a bird photo contest in honor of the Congress and in support of bird conservation. See the contest details

March 2018
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March
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2018 Brant Wildlife Festival

This festival celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, before continuing their migration to their northern breeding grounds. Events range from wildlife viewing and guest speakers to a bioblitz and bird identification workshops. See more details here.

April 2018
20
April
15 h 30 min — 17 h 30 min
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Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

21
April
14 h 00 min — 16 h 00 min
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

22
April
11 h 15 min — 13 h 15 min
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Birds on Parade (Trout Lake Community Centre: Family Stilts)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

23
April
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

27
April
15 h 30 min — 17 h 30 min
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Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

28
April
14 h 00 min — 16 h 00 min
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

30
April
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is an international event inviting people to get out and observe nature where they live.  The objective is to look at what’s around you and make observations using the iNaturalist.org app and then check in on other cities from around the world to see what they found.  Vancouver will be having a friendly rivalry with Seattle!  See more details here.

May 2018
04
May
15 h 30 min — 17 h 30 min
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Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

05
May
14 h 00 min — 16 h 00 min
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

06
May
11 h 00 min — 14 h 00 min
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Birds on Parade (Trout Lake Community Centre: Family Stilts)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

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May
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

11
May
15 h 30 min — 17 h 30 min
Join

Birds on Parade (Renfrew Park Community Centre: 13+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

12
May
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12
May
14 h 00 min — 16 h 00 min
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Birds on Parade (Roundhouse Community Centre: 19+)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

13
May
11 h 00 min — 14 h 00 min
Join

Birds on Parade (Trout Lake Community Centre: Family Stilts)

Free/ Registration is required — Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac Part of Birds on Parade and the Vancouver International Bird festival: http://www.vanbirdfest.com/events/ These are four and six week workshop series’. The first two to three sessions will be focused on walking and body movements on stilts. Each 2-hour session will include a warm-up, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. At the beginner level we work with proper stilt alignment, and can move into movement patterns, improvisation, and transitions to the ground and back.…

14
May
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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May
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

24
May
12 h 00 min — 17 h 00 min
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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies is a community-engaged public art project offered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of diverse artworks designed to engage and educate the public about what they can do to help reverse the environmental problems that include loss of biodiversity, climate change, and species decline. The projects…

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May
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

June 2018
02
June
10 h 00 min — 16 h 00 min
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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies is a community-engaged public art project offered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of diverse artworks designed to engage and educate the public about what they can do to help reverse the environmental problems that include loss of biodiversity, climate change, and species decline. The projects…

04
June
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

04
June
10 h 00 min — 14 h 00 min
Join

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies is a community-engaged public art project offered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of diverse artworks designed to engage and educate the public about what they can do to help reverse the environmental problems that include loss of biodiversity, climate change, and species decline. The projects…

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June
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

Science World films

Showcasing films from around the world at Science World’s Science Theatre

28
June
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Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

In partnership with Nature Vancouver, the Museum of Vancouver will co-produce Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Stories of encounters with wildlife will be told through the eyes of biologists, psychologists, urban planners, Indigenous people and Vancouver-based nature lovers. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd sourcing technologies and the display of…

July 2018
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

09
July
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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July
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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July
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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July
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

August 2018
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

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August
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

18
August
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Business and Nature

The festival begins with a day of connecting business and nature conservation needs, a Parade of Birds and a fanfare by the Vancouver Symphony Brass Quintet, at the Opening Reception at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

20
August
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Bird of the week

BC has 573 species of birds and many of these species can be found in and around Vancouver. Join us every week as we profile a new bird species for you to discover – expand your knowledge and understanding, learn to recognize each species’ amazing vocalizations and develop an appreciation for the fascinating role that birds play in enriching our lives and sustaining our planet. In the lead up to the Vancouver International Bird Festival in August 2018, let’s position…

20
August
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Fanfare “Gathering Flock”

The VIBF opening ceremony will begin with the fanfare “Gathering Flock”. This piece was composed by Frederick Schipizky and will be played by the Vancouver Symphony Brass quintet. Enjoy a preview here:

20
August
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Birds on Parade

In August, 2018, scientists and bird enthusiasts from around the world will be flocking to Vancouver for the 27th International Ornithological Congress, and First Annual Vancouver International Bird Festival. We’re planning to greet them with a grand opening parade along the seawall in Vancouver’s beautiful Coal Harbour. Birds on stilts! Bird puppets! Bird flags and Bird choruses, representing and celebrating local and migratory birds from our communities. The main body of the parade will be a Bird Stilt Chorus*: a…

21
August
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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

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August
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22
August
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Artists for Conservation Show

Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes new members to…

22
August
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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

22
August
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Bird Expo

Three-day extravaganza exposition of bird tours, green products, crafts, books, Dawn Chorus, lectures, demonstrations and much more will be held in the West Wing of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Exhibition space is filling up so visit our partner organization web site soon at IOCongress2018 if you want to reserve a place.

23
August
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Artists for Conservation Show

Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes new members…

23
August
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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

23
August
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Bird Expo

Three-day extravaganza exposition of bird tours, green products, crafts, books, Dawn Chorus, lectures, demonstrations and much more will be held in the West Wing of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Exhibition space is filling up so visit our partner organization web site soon at IOCongress2018 if you want to reserve a place.

24
August
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Artists for Conservation Show

Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes new members…

24
August
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Join

As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

24
August
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Bird Expo

Three-day extravaganza exposition of bird tours, green products, crafts, books, Dawn Chorus, lectures, demonstrations and much more will be held in the West Wing of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Exhibition space is filling up so visit our partner organization web site soon at IOCongress2018 if you want to reserve a place.

25
August
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25
August
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Artists for Conservation Show

Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes new members…

25
August
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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

25
August
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August
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Dawn Chorus

Each morning near sunrise during the breeding season of birds, the countryside awakes to the Dawn Chorus of bird songs. Experience the beauty and meaning of the chorus of birds with John Neville, a life-long birder who has produced 18 CD’s of bird song for education and pleasure. John has given hundreds of talks across Canada, the US and England to teach bird song, protect avian habitat and give listening pleasure to bird enthusiasts.

26
August
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As the Crow Flies

Keep your eyes open for As the Crow Flies, a community-engaged public art project that brings creative connections to urban birds directly into the hands of the citizens of Vancouver. As the Crow Flies is a 10-kilometer community public art project consisting of several artworks. With this project, the chART Fieldhouse team is taking a creative approach to highlighting the concerning loss of bird species and the real actions individuals can take to improve the odds for our feathered neighbours.…

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August
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