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Spring Break 2010
by Renuka

With the closing of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, things have certainly gotten quieter around town. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still plenty to do during Spring Break! Here are a few ways to spend your time away from the Pearson Adult Learning Centre.

 After being closed for more than 6 weeks, Telus World of Science (also known as Science World) is re-opening its doors to the public on Monday, March 8th. Check out the Cool Globes exhibit, enjoy a show in the Science Theatre, or watch an OMNIMAX film. This month’s titles include Beavers, Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta, and Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk.

The Go Canucks Go! Exhibit continues at the BC Sports Hall of Fame until April 4th. The exhibit features Canucks highlights and special moments, artifacts, and a media lounge. Get two admissions for the price of one if you bring in a Canucks game ticket stub.

From March 4th to March 7th, you can enjoy the Vancouver International Salsa Festival. You can take part in dressing up, dancing, and watching the shows. They even have workshops if you need to brush up on your dance skills. For more information, visit

The Vancouver Maritime Museum will be having Spring Break Family Crafts from March 6th to March 14th.  Activities include pirate hats, flags and treasure chest maps, and they are included in your admission price. Learn about about the maritime history and traditions of the Pacific Coast.

Public Ice Skating at Robson Square is still free and open to the public! Hours are from noon to 9 PM daily. Rentals are $3 and include helmets for those 12 and under.

The Royal City Farmer’s Market is held in New Westminster from 10 AM to 2 PM on each Saturday in March.  The market features fresh farm produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

The 21st Century Flea Market will be held on Sunday, March 14th at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. There will be 175 vendors selling antiques, collectables, and much more.

Enjoy your Spring Break!

(March 7, 2010)


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