Archive | December, 2011

Holiday Events

23 Dec

RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS FAIR IN VANCOUVER

B.C.’s largest Russian Christmas event features traditional Russian food, a Christmas concert featuring local Russian talents, traditional carols and dance performances, kids show, crafts and more • Roundhouse Com-munity Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews • Dec. 23, 4-9 p.m.

2011 VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET

More than 45 traditional wooden booths showcase traditional German crafts, delicious food and entertainment • Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza • Until Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • $5/$2, vancouverchristmasmarket.com

ST. PAUL’S LIGHTS OF HOPE

The Lights of Hope campaign illuminates the exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital with a spectacular display of holiday lights to invite the com-munity to give generously to the hospital’s greatest needs. • St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St. • Until Jan. 9 • helpstpauls.com/lights-of-hope

DUNDARAVE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

West Vancouver’s legendary celebration of the true spirit of the season, featuring free concerts for families set in a forest of beautifully lit Christmas trees. Proceeds benefit the North Shore Emergency Shelter. • West Van • Until Jan. 6 • dundaravefestival.com

THE PEAK OF CHRISTMAS: GROUSE MOUNTAIN

Visit Santa’s workshop, meet reindeer, enjoy musical performances, take a sleigh-ride through the forest or take a spin around the 8,000 square-foot mountain top skating pond. • North Van • Until Dec. 31 • Free with admission, membership, season pass or lift ticket, 604-980-9311, grousemountain.com

BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM: HERITAGE CHRISTMAS

Experience Christmas traditions from the past: sparkling decorations, the smell of pine and cedar, and sounds of carollers remind visitors of their own Christmas memories. • 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby • Until Jan. 1 • Free gate admission, 604-297-4565, burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

4TH ANNUAL BRIGHT NIGHTS IN STANLEY PARK

Take a train ride through the forest that’s all decked out with two mil-lion twinkling light and animated displays, listen to holiday sounds and enjoy hot chocolate, fresh popcorn and roasted chestnuts. • Miniature Railroad, Stanley Park • Until Jan. 2, 3-10 p.m. • $9/$6, Ticketmaster or at the train plaza

EWEL BOX OF LIGHTS

The dome comes alive with twinkling lights and lasers. • Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park • Until Jan. 2 • 604-257-8584, vancouverparks.ca

 

 

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Making Gingerbread Houses

22 Dec

Canada Place, the Hyatt Hotel and Robson Square

22 Dec

Grammar answers

22 Dec

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Grammar answers, posted with vodpod

Potluck Party on Thursday

21 Dec

Hello Everyone,

I can’t believe that Thursday will be our last class of 2011!  I just wanted to remind you to bring a dish of food to share for Thursday’s potluck party.  Please meet us in the teacher’s lounge at 7:00ish.  The teacher’s lounge is next to the cafeteria near the library.  You can get there by walking past the library towards Glen Drive.  You should see the teacher’s lounge on your right.

I hope to see you all there!

When:  Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2011 at 7 ish
Where:  Teacher’s Lounge
Please bring a dish to share with everyone

The Dinner Party

20 Dec

More Xmas Carols

20 Dec

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Frank Sinatra


Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear, you can hear

Silver bells, silver bells, silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, hear them sing, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of streetlights even stop lights blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids rush, this is Santa’s big scene
And above all this bustle you’ll hear, you can hear

Silver bells, the corner Santa Claus, silver bells, is busy now because
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, you’ll hear it in the air, hear them ring, you’ll hear it
Everywhere
Soon it will be Christmas day
Very soon it will be Christmas day