The Richmond warehouse used by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation for storage is closing for renovation, so the upcoming salvage sale is a good opportunity to find unique doors, hardware, sinks and more.
The extremely popular Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Architectural Salvage Sale takes place Friday, Aug. 17, at the group's Richmond Warehouse, Unit 1157011 Elmbridge Way at Gilbert Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The warehouse faces Gilbert, but is most easily accessed from behind the building via the lane off Lansdowne. For more information, visit vancouverheritagefoundation.org.
I predict this will be a very popular event. On Friday, Aug. 10, for every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at the Italian Cultural Centre, Ford Canada will donate $20 to the Crisis Centre. (One test per household.)
The Crisis Centre is a volunteer organization committed to helping young people and others deal with crisis by providing confidential, non-judgmental and emotional support.
So bring a valid driver's license to the centre, 3075 Slocan St., for Drive One 4UR Community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy hot dogs by donation from Thrifty Foods. Can't attend but would still like to donate? Visit crisiscentre.bc.ca.
The Kitsilano Community Centre is hosting its annual Picnic in the Park this Sunday, Aug. 12 with carnival rides and games, popcorn, mini golf, face painting and Bell E. Buttons the Clown. Picnic in the Park runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at the centre, located at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Larch Street. Wristbands are $5.
Gordon Price, former city councillor and director of the City Program for Simon Fraser University, will be the guide for a planning tour of the West End Sunday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. (Meet in Barclay Heritage Square.)
The West End tour will reveal eight different architectural stages of the area from fine wooden mansions to functional wooden walk-ups, not to mention more high-rise towers than any other neighbourhood in Canada. Price will explain some of the planning theory and trends that shaped the West End-and some of the lessons to be learned. For more information, visit heritagevancouver. org. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members.
On Wednesday, Aug. 15, more than 100 Vancouver youngsters will tackle the Grouse Grind in support of World Vision's Just 1 Child campaign, which runs from Aug. 15 to Oct. 15. From 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., these kids will take on the steep three-kilometre trail with hopes of raising awareness of the challenges children living in developing countries face every day to access basic needs such as food, water and education. The focus of the campaign is to help Vancouver residents recognize that sponsoring just one child is all it takes to make a difference. Through this campaign, World Vision hopes to find sponsors for 2,500 children. Most of those participating in the hike are from the World Vision Club at the University of British Columbia.
The Canadian Network for International Surgery is holding its annual African Market, Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. in the courtyard of 1985 West Broadway, at Maple Street. Enjoy African food, fashion, arts and crafts, music and dance. Admission is free. For more information, on the network, visit CNIS.ca.
The Stanley Park Nature House is offering its Children's Nature Story and Crafts program on Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of August.
Children are invited to "learn about crafty creatures and make a creature craft," starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 and 10 with Fantastic Forests, followed by Wonderful Wetlands Aug. 15 and 17, Busy Beavers Aug. 22 and 24, and Tremendous Trees Aug. 29 and 30. The Nature House is located under the viewing plaza at the corner of Alberni and Chilco streets. For more information, visit stanleyparkecology.ca. email@example.com Twitter: sthomas10