Lynn Valley Day

New Lynn Valley Days events offered this year!

June 6, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley Days are fast approaching, and fingers are crossed for a warm, sunny weekend. Even if it’s drizzly, however, the famous Big Tent will keep revellers dry and spirits high! We are as pleased as punch to be a…

Tree-savers sought for Saturday!

March 23, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s weed pull time again! Celebrate the first week of spring by getting your hands dirty with North Shore Streamkeepers. The group is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plant species and replant native species in Lynn Canyon Park…

Lynn Valley Day brings back memories

June 1, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thank you to Dianne Elphinstone for sharing some of her Lynn Valley Day memories and photos! Volunteer or attend this year’s community celebration on the weekend of June 17 to 19; check out all the details here. In the early…

Lynn Valley Day – what’s new for 2016!

May 15, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It wasn’t easy, but LynnValleyLife finally caught up with Lynn Valley Day organizer Eric Miura on Friday – a rare chance to spend some time with this uber-busy volunteer who juggles his day job with executive roles in the Lynn…

Lynn Valley Day weekend moves to June

April 6, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Mark your calendars! After decades in its last-weekend-of-May slot, Lynn Valley Days is moving to the weekend of June 17 to 19, 2016. And along with the move comes a great new event – a Father’s Day breakfast on the…

Memories of Lynn Valley Day 2015!

June 9, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We bet there are a ton of great Lynn Valley Day photos floating around out there, but here are some from the editor’s iPhone, taken in between shifts running the egg-and-spoon races! Thanks to everyone who pitched in, paraded, participated…

1962 Lynn Valley Day May Queen remembers crowning glory

May 25, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From Lynn O’Malley, Voice of the Valley She may have accomplished many things in her life since, but chief among Jane Jessop’s memories is being crowned May Queen at the 1962 Lynn Valley Day. And it wasn’t just any Lynn…

Mom won in a walk: a Lynn Valley Day memory

May 18, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

By contributing writer Len Corben My mother’s Achilles heel was actually her most valuable asset. At least it was on the afternoon she entered the Lynn Valley Day walking race from 15th Street and Lonsdale Avenue to Lynn Valley Park…

Granddaughter offers glimpse into Lynn Valley Day history

May 2, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thanks to our internet-connected world, a little piece of Lynn Valley history recently came to light. Kim Wertenberger of Wapato, Washington, sent LynnValleyLife a photo of a much-cherished trophy that once belonged to her grandfather, Brian J. Ingoldsby. “I love…

It takes a village to make LV Day happen!

March 1, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A year or two ago, Lynn Valley Day was voted the North Shore’s best festival in the North Shore News’ Readers’ Choice Awards. That same year, Lynn Valley was voted the best neighbourhood in which to live. Coincidence? We think…

Community building: A New Year’s Resolution for all?

December 31, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, adopt them or not, thoughts of new year’s resolutions are on most people’s minds each year when the calendar reaches its final days. As we know, most well-intended resolutions die a quick death in the…

Lynn Valley Days 2014 – one of the best ever!

June 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Wow! What a great Lynn Valley Day weekend! The LynnValleyLife crew was busy running the games pitch and the new SuperKids Obstacle Course, but were able to capture some of the park and parade festivities on camera. Here is a…

Concert to cap off Lynn Valley Day celebration

May 17, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There won’t be any “post-Lynn Valley Day” let-down this year, thanks to a new event sponsored by Bosa Development. Lynn Valley Day won’t wind down with the last spin of the carnival merry-go-round on the afternoon of May 31. Instead,…

Lynn Valley Day 2013 was a blast!

May 25, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, we had a great time at Lynn Valley Day, and we hope you did, too! To judge by the smiles in the crowd and the happy participants in the LVL games and races, Lynn Valleyites know better than to…

Lynn Valley Day 2013 will hit new heights (literally!)

April 30, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There’s always something new to look forward to at Lynn Valley Days, and 2013 will be no exception! For starters, we want to give a big community thank-you to William F. White International, which is sponsoring all of Lynn Valley…

Advent of spring means LV Day coming soon!

March 20, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Happy Spring, everyone! Snowdrops and crocuses are currently doing their annual warm-up act for the daffs and tulips that will soon be putting on a show. But they aren’t the only ones busy doing their thing. The organizers of the…

100th Lynn Valley Day a sunny success!

June 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

“This was, by far and away, the absolutely best Lynn Valley Day ever.” So said an elder of the valley, who has been attending these annual affairs since the 1960s.  And to judge by the comments we heard on Saturday…

No need to leave the Valley this weekend!

May 23, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Be sure to get all your chores before Friday this week, because you won’t want to miss a minute of the goings-on in Lynn Valley this weekend. We’re confident the weather will cooperate, so get your calendar out and make…

Can you take a ticket, run a ride, or tote a table?

May 11, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We know you’ve been meaning to give Shirin a call and just haven’t gotten around to it…. so now’s your chance! Shirin is the busy soul in charge of matching volunteers to various Lynn Valley Day tasks. Events are often…

Kids invited to paint the town red (and blue, and green…)

May 9, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Kids, get your crayons sharpened! There’s a contest just for you this Lynn Valley Day, and since it’s the 100th anniversary of this special community festival, we hope lots of you will get involved. Two of the colouring sheets honour…

LynnValleyLife: your resource for 100th Lynn Valley Day!

February 6, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LIFE WITH LYNN O’MALLEY: Have I ever missed a Lynn Valley Day? Well, perhaps for a year or two in my turbulent twenties. Otherwise, I’ve been there every year – dancing the may pole, playing in the band, marching in…