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Bees and Blueberries Festival
Bridal Falls Waterpark
Chilliwack River Rafting
Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park
Mennonite Heritage Museum
Zealous Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bees and Blueberries Festival

 

Dr. Bee is a local producer of high-quality beehive products and has been serving the lower mainland for over 20 years. Dr.Bee was founded in 1996 by Ron Lin, PhD in bee science from SFU, with humble beginnings of only 16 beehives. The beekeeping operation has now grown to over 1000 hives across the Lower Mainland. They also feature a vast all-natural product line encompassing goods such as pure unpasteurized honey, handmade honey soap, 100% pure beeswax candles, and much more.

This year, Dr.Bee’s Honeyland Canada in Pitt Meadows is hosting their seventh annual Bees and Blueberries Festival with a focus on promoting the importance of honey bees and taking care of our environment. The festival will feature a blueberry pie eating contest, free guided tours with hive openings, and a live bee beard performance. Admission by choice of donation to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

More info: www.drbee.ca

 

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Bridal Falls Waterpark

 

Welcome to the Bridal Falls Waterpark!

We offer the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland’s most accessible waterslides, with no stairs for you to worry about! Our family-oriented facilities make for the perfect day of fun in the sun (and the water) for you, your family and your friends. Enjoy hours of entertainment and fun!

 

Facilities

Bridal Falls Water Park is designed for families. It is a perfect place to bring the young water lovers.

Life jacket & locker rentals are available. Showers, restrooms & change rooms available. Gift shop – for towels and the often forgotten items.

Ice cream & coffee shop. Bring your own picnic lunch or grab it from our full concession & snack bar which serves burgers, hot dogs, french fries, ice cold pepsi, etc. Acres of lawn and picnic areas. Sorry, no pets permitted in water park.

 

The slides:

  • 4 advanced slides
  • 2 intermediate slides.
  • 1 tube slide
  • 5 kiddie slides and water play areas
  • Heated water on all slides (heated up to 80ºF) making it comfortable for very young children coming with their parents.
  • Gigantic hot tub (heated up to 102ºF)

 

Hours

10 am to 6 pm. Weekends open in June: June 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24 (weather permitting). Open June 29 to Sept 4, 2018, seven days a week (weather permitting)

 

Free parking.

Ph: 888-883-8852

53790 Popkum Road South, Rosedale ,BC

bridalfallswaterpark.com

 

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Chilliwack River Rafting – family white water adventure

 

Chilliwack River Rafting hosts family-friendly adventures only 15 minutes from Cultus Lake! We have trips for both timid first-time rafters and fearless teenagers. Every summer, we host hundreds of families who want to bond through shared adventure.  Holidays, visiting relatives, birthdays and graduations are all great reasons to go rafting. Our five-acre riverside property is the perfect place for your family reunion, church or youth group, Dry Grad or teambuilding rafting event.

With 23 years of whitewater rafting experience, Chilliwack River Rafting ensures a fun trip for everyone. All rafters must weigh a minimum of 22 kg. Call us at 1-800-410-7238 to find out which trip is best for your family and friends this summer.

The youth rate (under 18 years) cost is $99 per person.  Group rates are available. Day trips include a buffet lunch, professional guides and safety kayaker and day use of private riverside property.  Enjoy a sauna, hot showers, beach volleyball, riverside camping and awesome views of the Cascade Mountains at the rustic Raft Ranch.  Overnight trips, including dinner and breakfast are available.

Visit www.ChilliwackRiverRafting.com for more information and to book your trip online or call us at 1-800-410-7238.

See you on the river.

 

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Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park

 

Enter to win tickets to Cultus Lake waterpark & adventure park!

Click here to enter: http://lightmagazine.ca/enter-to-win-tickets-to-cultus-lake-waterpark-and-adventure-park-this-summer/

 

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Mennonite Heritage Museum

 

The Mennonite story is one of an enduring Christian faith throughout an often tumultuous history. The Mennonite sojourn from the Netherlands to Poland/Prussia, and then to Russia is one of joy, sorrow, and turmoil. Persecution, exile, and martyrdom failed to extinguish the hope and perseverance that Mennonites have shown throughout their history. Settlement in Canada and, in particular, the Fraser Valley, has allowed the Mennonite story to take root and flourish. Today British Columbia is home to approximately 175 Mennonite congregations.

The museum’s permanent exhibit hall illustrates the story of the Mennonites spanning 500 years, beginning with the Anabaptists of the 16th century. Relive the often tumultuous story from Zurich in Switzerland to the Netherlands, across northern Europe to Poland/Prussia, then Russia, and finally, to Canada.

Display panels, digital slide shows, and video interviews draw you into the lives of ordinary men and women whose faith in Jesus Christ and desire to live out his life and teachings often put them at odds with both state and church officials.

In July and August the museum will repeat its summer matinee film program, featuring a number of films for your viewing pleasure. For a detailed schedule of films, please see our website. Several temporary exhibits throughout the summer include an exhibit by painter Christopher R. Friesen and quilts by Lois Klassen. Again, consult the museum website for exhibit details.

The Mennonite Heritage Museum is located on Clearbrook Road just south of the Trans-Canada Highway. Take Exit 87 and proceed south on Clearbrook Road past the large raspberry sculpture in the Clearbrook Interchange roundabout. The museum is located on the east side of Clearbrook Road.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; closed on holiday weekends.

www.mennonitemuseum.org

 

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Zealous Art

 

Families that paint together stay together

I have been doing painting pARTies for more than seven years and the interactions, the growth and the observation of each person’s own experience still is as amazing today as it was at the first group painting session I ever lead.  There is a lot that happens when families paint (play) together. The bonding happens when everyone focuses on something common, with one goal – experiencing fun together. Not an end result, but an experience. No winner or loser. Just the experience. Communicationimproves when people put away all distractions and just be with each other, communicate and interact with each other. It elevates levels of trust. Families who play together also adapt better to new challenges.  When a sports-oriented family books a night dedicated to painting, it is guaranteed to be a fun learning experience. A house of musicians that goes for a hike. Step out of your comfort zone and play! Be focussed on learning, having fun and bonding. They say  that you can learn more from a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation. What can you learn about your friends or family? Make play a priority.

To learn more about painting with your family/friends/coworkers visit www.zealousart.com

 

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