Thursday, 27 September 2012

Corn Maze

Date Idea: Corn Maze
Location: Pitt Meadows, Surrey or Chilliwack
Price: $7-12 per person, depending on location

Its that time of year again for the Corn Maze. Most of these corn mazes will be open until mid to late October, so now is the time to check them out.

Corns mazes can be fun adventures. You can race to see who can find their way to the end first, or stay together and maybe find a corner where nobody is looking and sneak a kiss. But it is a maze, and if you really get lost, most places give you a flag to hold up and somebody will help guide you out.

These mazes offer more than just kilometers of pathways leading to nowhere, but they offer other 'farm attractions' which differ depending on the location. As the nights get cooler, most places offer a chance to purchase a warm cider or hot chocolate to warm you up afterwards. Or you can always find your way to the nearest Tim Hortons.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Arts Festival

Date Idea: Port Moody Festival of the Arts
Location: Port Moody, BC
Price: Starts at $5 per show, however, some parts of the event are free

The Port Moody Festival of the Arts runs for 10 days every September. It is a festival that highlights some of the emerging Canadian talent in some of the many fields of the arts ranging in music and theatre and comedy, to visual and literary arts.

Some of this year's talent includes Cole Armour, a 13 year old singer who has performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and has won the talent show at the PNE. Also performing this year is Juno nominated singer Hannah Georgas.

If you want to add a dinner to this date idea, there are some restaurants including Pasta Polo, Chomp, Onyx Steakhouse and the Burrard Public House which will give you a discount of 10-15% if you show proof of going to a show that night.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Fringe Festival

Date Idea: Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Location: Various - Vancouver and Surrounding Areas
Price: Starts at $10 per show (plus a one time $5 for a Festival Membership)

First question some of you may be asking is 'What is the Fringe Festival?' The simple answer is that is 11 days worth of non-mainstream theatre that started TODAY. (Sorry for the delay in being a day late with the post).

In its 27th year, this is the largest theatre festival in BC and the most international fringe festival in North America. What makes this a fringe festival is that the theatre that is chosen to be featured in this festival is chosen at random. Essentially, the shows are put into a hat and then chosen at random. However, over the course of 11 days, 97 groups will put on 754 performances in several venues across Vancouver. Not only does this provide exposure for new and upcoming artists, but it allows one to see variety in the live performances out there.