When a man becomes a father, he develops an even broader set of characteristics than those he already possesses. Raising children calls for another set of traits: wisdom, patience, understanding, strength, reliability, integrity, warmth and compassion. This Father’s Day, thank Dad not only for everything he’s done for you but also for the wonderful person he is, by giving him something more meaningful than items you can purchase in a store or find online. Present your father with time spent with his children or grandchildren in an unforgettable day of togetherness. Here is a list of events around Vancouver that are certain to be fun and help create the perfect day for Dad. Some quality time with Dad will reinforce how important he is to you and how loved he is. Just click on the blue highlighted text to be directed to the website.
> Lunch or Dinner at “Dad’s” favourite restaurant;
> Plan a picnic and a “Bike Ride” around Stanley Park;
> If Dad’s a golfer, plan a picnic and “Pitch & Putt” at Stanley Park’s Par 3 course;
> Take Dad on a “Foodie Tour” of Granville Island, lunch included;
> Enjoy a “Family Fishing Day” on Rice Lake, which includes free fishing license and tackle;
> Kitsilano and Main Street host their annual “Car-Free Festivals” on Father’s Day – family-friendly festivities include live street entertainers, food vendors, live music and dancing;
> Shakespearean aficionados sigh no more at the “Bard on the Beach” showing of “Much Ado About Nothing” on Father’s Day;
> Benefit the “BC Prostate Cancer Foundation” on Father’s Day with Dad, walk/run 2K, 5K and 10K strolls, walks and runs around Burnaby Lake. The event includes bbq lunch, onstage entertainment and prizes.
If time isn’t an option, here are some unique gifts that will sure to please Dad.
> Accutire Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
> Monogrammed Watch Box
> Personalized Golf Club Head Cover – you get to choose a design
> IPA Beer Brewing Kit west-coast style
> QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones – black or silver
> Grill Light BBQ handle-mounted
> iPad Cover custom designed for Dad