This Sunday, Father's Day, is an important day in the lives of many. Everyone, like it or not, has a father. Some may have fond memories of their fathers, some may not. Some memories are distant and some are of step, foster or even grandfather-father figures.
New and experienced anglers alike can cast their lines for free this Father's Day weekend, as part of the 14th annual Free Family Fishing weekend. This year's event runs from June 14 to 16 and allows people to fish for free in most freshwater lakes and non-tidal streams anywhere in B.C. A total of 49 special events are planned in communities throughout the province supported by the Family Fishing Weekend Society, which also provides financial assistance and materials, including fishing gear. The complete list can be found online at www. bcfamilyfishing.com.
Whether you're interested in community engagement, arts events, environmental initiatives or treasure hunting, there's something in store for you on this Father's Day weekend.
June 13: Fundraiser . Alouette Addictions Services will be hosting a barbecue fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mark's Work Wearhouse, 22722 Lougheed Hwy. All proceeds will benefit Alouette Addictions.
Some will spend Father's Day on Sunday on the golf course with Dad, others will flock to restaurants, while others might watch football. While these are all common ways to celebrate the day, hundreds of local families are expected to spend at least part of Father's Day getting close to nature, by attending the the Alouette River Managment Society's fish release at Maple Ridge Park.
June 15, from 8 - 10 p.m., rising star and hometown girl Savannah Quinn performs at the Wired Monk, McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, as part of the Envision Coffee House Concert Series. Concert goers are invited to take part in Envision Financial's Full Cupboard program by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to the show. Full concert schedule is at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.
From June 14 to 16, fishing without a licence is not only legal, it's encouraged - thanks to B.C.'s 14th annual Family Fishing Weekend.
Township 7 Winery is presenting a unique Merlot for Father's Day, one with what can only be described as a wet nose. And a wagging tail.
Carpet bowling June 13 & 18, join the fun for carpet bowling at Garden Park Towers, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., from 2 - 4 p.m. Cost is $1.25 per session. Runs every Tuesday and Thursday. Call 604-853-5532.
Peace Arch Monarch Lions Club hosts 27th annual Father's Day pancake breakfast event on Sunday, June 16 at Crescent Beach Legion, from 8 a.m. to noon, 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Fee is $3 for kids 10 and under, $6 for adults. The White Rock Lioness Club will hold its annual bake sale as part of event.
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. Race cars: Vailant Racing of Langley will display sprint cars with 900 horsepower rockets at Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 13 (today).
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The Cammidge House Volunteer Committee and the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club will once again join forces to host a Father's Day Breakfast this Sunday.
See many of the photos submitted by our readers for the "Having Fun with Dad Contest."
This coming Father's Day marks the second one I'll be spending without my dad.
I've taken the liberty of saving them. They're in a shoebox, along with the hand-made cards for me.
For a second straight year, Coquitlam's Taiyo Boily will be wielding a big bat for charity.
A Langley church is marking Father's Day in a special way with a Matthew 25 Party.