Father’s day is coming up this weekend! Do you have any big plans on how to spend the special occasion with your dad or significant other?
For those of you who still aren’t sure what to do, have no fear; Valley Mom and Mark’s has you and your dad covered — quite literally!
From tasty fresh berry waffles and bacon, to locomotives and wine, ‘the Valley’ is buzzing with fun events this weekend that he’s sure to enjoy. So without further adieu, here’s our annual Ultimate Fraser Valley Father’s Day Gift & Activity Guide for 2017.
1. Father’s Day 6th Annual Wine & Swine
Celebrate the special Father in your life at Township 7’s 6th annual Wine & Swine. This pairing event will include 3 of their new wine releases paired with Bacony bites. This pork event will be prepared and served by the Water Shed Arts Cafe. Come enjoy at your leisure in a nice vineyard setting. Tickets are $33. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604-562-1766 or visit www.township7.com.
When: June 18, 11:30AM-1:30 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: 21152 16TH AVE (AT 212TH ST), Langley
2. Waffles for Dad
Does Dad have a sweet tooth? If so, take him to Krause Berry Farm for their special Father’s Day Waffles event.
*Please note – payment is taken at time of booking to reserve your table for this event.
$22.95 plus tax & gratuity for Adults, $11.95 plus tax and gratuity for children age 4-10, children 3 and under are free.
Price includes a Farm fresh waffle, coffee, tea or juice, a glass of their Award Winning Sparkling Wine for adults, along with a basket of farm fresh baking for sharing.
Gluten Free Waffles and baking are available – please request these when making your reservation.
This event is by reservation only. Call 604-856-5757 ext 206.
When: June 18, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 6179 248th Street, Langley
3. All Aboard For Father’s Day At The Farm!
Dads can be hard to buy for! Skip the present this Father’s Day and take Dad out for a memorable date at Historic Stewart Farm. Bring the whole family for locomotive fun, featuring:
- The and their display model trains
- Train rides courtesy of the
- Choo choo crafts to make Dad a special Father’s Day card
- Conductor style dress up
- Sack races with Dad on the lawn
- Delicious food from McGuire’s Patty Wagon food truck
- Lemonade and coffee on the farmhouse verandah
- Baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen
- Tours of the restored 1890s farmhouse with a costumed guide
This free event is drop-in for all ages. Click HERE for more info.
Where: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey.
4. Father’s Day Run
The Father’s Day Run takes place on the beautiful Vedder Trail on June 18 –all funds raised go toward the Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. The run includes prizes for largest team, top team and more. Lots of seating for those who are just there to cheer everyone on
Breakfast – enjoy a free hot and tasty pancake and sausage breakfast provided by the Mount Cheam Lions Club
Special appearance by Dilly the Clown and balloon artist, Miss Donna
Prizes – lots of draw prizes and top collector prizes too, plus more fun things to do on Father’s Day!
The Father’s Day Run (and in past the Do It For Dad Walk/Run) is an annual event held in several communities across B.C. It offers an opportunity to honour the prostate cancer survivors in your life, promote awareness of the number one cancer for men, and raise money to help find a cure. For more information, visit www.thefathersdayrun.ca.
When: June 18
Where: Vedder River Trail
5. Father’s Day at Highstreet
Get your motor runnin’. Even if it’s a minivan.
This Father’s Day Highstreet and Mountainview Harley-Davidson are filling Centra Plaza with family friendly activities and a bike display!
What you can expect:
- Bike display
- Live performance by Skye Wallace
- Harley-Davidson clothing and accessories
- Face painting and temporary tattoos
- Memphis Blues BBQ
Displays and activities located in Central Plaza.
For more information, visit www.highstreetfv.com.
When: June 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Fraser Valley Highstreet, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road.
6.Celebrate Dad at Mill Lake Park
Come down to Mill Lake Park (waterpark side) to Celebrate Dads this Fathers Day. It’s a free event, open to the public for dads and their families to come out and have fun. There will be face painting, fishing pond, crafts, free family photos, mini golf, gold panning, a toddler play area and bouncy castle.
When: June 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Mill Lake Park
7. Fathers Day at EcoDairy – Dads tour FREE!
For one day only dads tour EcoDairy FREE for fathers day! Snap a photo with your dad at the photo booth, plus enter for a chance to win a “Dad & Me” prize pack!
For more information, visit www.ecodairy.ca.
When: June 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ecodairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
8. Black Powder Day
Step back into the 1880’s with Dad this Father’s Day! Muskets, Pistols, Bows and Arrows – and so much more! The Fraser Valley Frontiers men will be on site demonstrating antique firearms and primitive archery. There’ll be a Trader’s Row, music, fun crafts for the kids., and of course, Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a sizzlin’ barbecue! Or book the whole family into the restaurant for a traditional Roast Beef Dinner for Lunch!
For more information about this event or the Kilby Historic Site, visit www.kilby.ca.
When: June 18
Where: Kilby Historic Site
Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts
Now that you’ve established what to do with Dad for Father’s Day in the Valley, now’s time to start thinking about gifts he’s sure to love. Sure, you could go the ol’ power tool/gift card route OR, you could surprise him with one of these top 5 Father’s Day Gifts from Mark’s. Let’s take a look at what Dad really wants:
1- WindRiver Shuffler Canvas Slip-on Shoes ($59.99)
These shoes are perfect for running errands or wearing on vacation. Keep dad comfortable with these relaxed slip-ons.
2-Star Wars Logo T-Shirt ($21.99)
Is Dad a Star Wars fan? The Force is bound to be with him when he wears this Star Wars t-shirt. It’s easy to care for – just machine wash and dry.
3-Levi’s Reversible Belt ($50.00)
This reversible belt from Levi’s comes in a versatile, simple design. It pairs perfectly with every outfit, since it’s both brown and black.
4- Denver Hayes Never Iron Shirts ($69.99)
Denver Hayes Never Iron Shirts feature Mark Work World Wearhouse’s exclusive Perfectly Pressed fabric to give you that crisp, dry-cleaned look straight out of the dryer. The soft all-cotton fabric is naturally breathable for all-day comfort and the shirt has a relaxed classic fit that is perfect for everyday wear on the job.
An excellent piece to pair with the commuter jean, The Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker Jacket is constructed with extra stretch fabric that’s water and dirt repellant. The trucker-style jacket features a hood under the collar for those times when you get caught in the rain.
Now that you know where to take Dad and what to surprise him with, now’s time to test your luck. ValleyMom.ca has partnered with Mark’s to give away a $100 gift card this Father’s Day to one lucky VM fan. Click this link to be directed to our flash Facebook giveaway. Contest closes at midnight on June 17th. Good luck xo
Contest is officially closed. Congrats to Harmony P! Make sure to check out our other giveaways for another chance at winning a fabulous prize.
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