Metro Vancouver News
For natural and cultural events in Metro Vancouver, Canada
edited by Joseph Lin, President of Green Club (no update temporary)

ongoing – June 9, 2018
Surrey Environmental Extravaganza
www.youtube.com/watch?v=facSSCdjSBI
The Environmental Extravaganza is a series of free environmental events and programs held each spring between Earth Day (April) and World Oceans Day (June) throughout Surrey. Coordinated by the City of Surrey, the Environmental Extravaganza works in partnership with numerous organizations in Surrey to offer programs and events for all ages. Explore and learn about nature by participating in this year’s Environmental Extravaganza! Visit www.surrey.ca/Extravaganza to learn more.

Asian Heritage Month on May 1~31, 2018
explorASIAN 2018 festival events celebrating National Asian Heritage Month –an annual window into the Greater Vancouver Pan Asian arts and cultural communities! We are pleased with the growing number of major community institutions joining in the celebration and that most of the events are free. So take the time to discover and be enriched by the over 50 events submitted reflecting our Pan Asian heritage. Late submissions can be found on our website www.explorasian.org

May 1~31, 2018
Salmonberry Days in Vancouver Dunbar Community
http://dunbar-vancouver.org/salmonberry-days/
http://dunbar-vancouver.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SalmonberryDays_2018Guide.pdf
Each year Dunbar Salmonberry Days has a theme for the festival that fills May with walks, talks and events.

Hummingbird Homecoming
Sea Lion Trip – Pro-D Day (8-13 yrs)
Fri, May 18, 8:30am~3:00pm
Spend the day by taking a very special boat trip with the Vancouver Whale Watch company. You may spot sea lions and other wild animals on the Steveston jetty. The remainder of the day is spent exploring nature and having fun! Meet at Vancouver Whale Watch (12240 Second Ave, Richmond).
Program fee: $55/1 session. Quote barcode 2174344; 3 ways to register for programs: Call Centre at 604-276-4300; Online: www.richmond.ca/register ; In-Person: Register at the Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy.

Sea Lion Boat Tour (16+ yrs)
Fri, May 18, 8:30am~10:30am
View California sea lions up close on this 90-minute exhilarating cruise aboard a 40-foot semi-covered vessel. Meet at Vancouver Whale Watch (12240 Second Ave, Richmond).
Program fee: $29.50/1 session. Quote barcode 2174395; 3 ways to register for programs: Call Centre at 604-276-4300; Online: www.richmond.ca/register ; In-Person: Register at the Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy.

Saturday, May 26
Birding at Colony Farm RP
This morning’s half-day birding field trip is at Colony Farm RP. Our target specie will be Colony Farm’s feature bird the Lazuli Bunting. Other species hoped for include Western Kingbird, Band-tailed Pigeon & American Bittern. Meet leader, Larry Cowan, in the parking area at the east-end of Colony Farm Rd. at 08:30. 604 307 0931

Bird Banding
Saturday June 23. 7 am to 9 am
Register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/42018264761
Join the Vancouver Avian Research Centre for a bird-banding experience at Colony Farm.
Learn more about our migratory birds and see how VARC’s bird research contributes to a better understanding of local and global bird health.
You must become a member of NatureKids BC @ www.naturekidsbc.ca

Saturday, June 23
Birding at Grant Narrows

Enjoy a half-day birding at Grant Narrows along the Pitt River Dyke from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in morning usually wet, appropriate footwear is advised. Expected species are American Redstart, Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, & Band-tailed Pigeon. When birding in the Polder in June expect the unexpected. Meet the leader at 08:15 in the Grant Narrows’ parking lot. We will then car pool to our starting point at Catbird Slough. Larry Cowan 604 307 0931
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