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15 things to do in the Fraser Valley in February

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 01, 2016 7:50 am

With Family Day, Valentine’s Day, and Leap Day happening in February, the month doesn’t have to be a drag. It’s time to shake off hibernation mode and get outside. Here are 15 fun things to do in the Fraser Valley.

Abbotsford

Bubbly Breakfast

Enjoy a buffet breakfast, swag bag, “bubbly” fashion show, and silent auction at the fourth annual Bubbly Breakfast. This year’s proceeds, benefitting the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, support the purchase of telemetry packs, which are portable heart monitors used in hospitals and during outpatient cardiac rehab sessions.

  • When: February 5, 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Where: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre
  • Cost: $35

The Golden Years Sessions

Time to scratch that cultural itch! Art History Renaissance expert Sara Ellis is leading a six-week Introduction to Art History: Ancient Egypt to Impressionism course. Open your eyes to the visual language of the past.

  • When: February 4 to March 10, Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Reach Gallery Museum
  • Cost: $165 for six sessions (member discounts available)

Pet Lover Show

Western Canada’s largest pet show is returning to Abbotsford for its fourth year. Featuring lure coursing, rabbit agility demonstrations, and a cat show, attendees can look forward to non-stop entertainment across five stages. For the first time ever, show goers are invited to bring along their own well-behaved pet.

  • When: February 27 to 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Tradex
  • Cost: Adults $12, youth and seniors $8, family passes $32 (online discounts available)
Pet Lover Show (Pet Lover Show)

Pet Lover Show (Pet Lover Show)

 

Chilliwack

Family Day at Manning Park Resort

Celebrate Family Day with Manning Park. Save 50% on both alpine lift passes and trail tickets at the Nordic Centre. There will be plenty of family fun and free activities all day long.

  • When: February 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Manning Park Resort
  • Cost: Varies

No Tweed Too Tight

Tweed? Check. Questionable facial hair? Check. Inexplicable drunken blackouts and Kung Fu moves? Check and check. You’ll be in stitches as the ridiculous exploits of Grant Canyon unravel before your eyes. With the daredevil detective armed with nothing but a trusty tweed suit and a bit of luck, it’s a fast, thrilling, hilariously offensive night out.
Note: adult material and situations—may not be appropriate for all audiences.

  • When: February 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rotary Hall Studio Theatre
  • Cost: $25
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No Tweed Too Tight (Monster Theatre)

Mt. Cheam Canine Dog Show

Enjoy this all-dog conformation show. Events include junior handling, boosters for American and English cocker spaniels, and breed prizes for beagles and whippets.

  • When: February 26 to 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Chilliwack Heritage Park
  • Cost: Free

Langley

Artist Talk: Julie Prescott

All ages are invited to meet Burnaby-based artist Julie Prescott at the cafe’s popular Artist Talks. Prescott’s photographic exploration titled “Of Water” will be featured for the month of February.

  • When: February 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: The Water Shed Arts Cafe
  • Cost: Free (cash bar is available)
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Wine tasting (Pixabay)

 

 

Winery and Dinner Tour Date Night

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or your pals. You don’t need to be a couple to enjoy this unique and fun night out. Enjoy a mystery winery tour and tasting plus dinner with wine pairings for each course.

  • When: February 12 and 13, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Vanilla Clothing
  • Cost: $89 per person, call 604-371-0071 for reservations
  • Must be 19+

Fort Langley Walking Tour

Celebrate Heritage Week with an exciting walking tour and accompanying tea. Stroll through Historic Fort Langley with local artist and teacher Emilie Colbourn to learn about local legends and the area’s historic buildings. This event runs rain or shine.

  • When: February 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Langley Centennial Museum
  • Cost: $15

Mission

The Blue Blanket Period

Enjoy an exhibition of selected works from local artist Rebekah Brackett at the Rock Family Gallery.

  • When: January 26 to February 13, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday
  • Where: Mission Arts Centre
  • Cost: Free

Family Day—Free Admission at Mission Leisure Centre 

Celebrate Family Day with swimming, ice skating, bouncy castles, and more. For more information call 604-820-5350.

  • When: February 8, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Leisure Centre
  • Cost: Free

I Love My Library Book Sale

Sponsored by Mission Friends of the Library, come buy gently loved library materials for a sweetheart of a deal.

  • When: February 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Library
  • Cost: Free
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Book (Pixabay)

Surrey

Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the year of the monkey at this family-fun event. Activities include children’s crafts and face painting, multi-cultural performances, and a fortune wheel where everyone wins a prize.

  • When: February 6, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Guilford Library
  • Cost: Free
Sal drumming (Arts Umbrella)

Sal drumming (Arts Umbrella)

 

Salvador Ferreras and Drum Heat

This concert features some of Surrey’s most outstanding world music and jazz artists as well as Ilhan Saferali – an astounding 12-year-old piano master. Expect an electric evening of drumming at this benefit concert for Arts Umbrella, a local organisation providing free community programs for thousands of children in Surrey.

  • When: February 12, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Cost: Regular $50, VIP $125

Birding Walk

Explore Mud Bay Park and discover how these amazing birds are adapted to their habitat and why our local urban parks are so important to their survival. Dress for weather and bring binoculars and field guide if you have them.

  • When: February 20, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Where: Mud Bay Park
  • Cost: Free

 

Written by Robyn Roste. Tweet her Fraser Valley events @robynroste.

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