Enjoy free admission during Spring Break at Burnaby Village Museum which will be open March 15-26, 2021. Stroll through the 1920’s village and visit your favourite historical exhibits. Exhibits are open with Burnaby Village Museum staff to interact with and learn from.
Spring Break at Burnaby Village Museum
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby When: March 15 to 26, 2021 from 11:00am to 4:30pm Admission: FREE! Advance online reservations are required. The Carousel and gift shop are closed.Please note exhibits and details are subject to change.
The Steam Shed will have demos on Tuesdays and Fridays and you can visit the Interurban Tram Car #1223 in the Tram Barn anytime.
Stop by the Burnaby Lake General Store to learn about popular store purchases in the 1920’s, then visit the Jesse Love Farmhouse to experience a historic family home.
Chat with the teacher at Seaforth School and learn about schooling in early Burnaby, and then find out what a blacksmith does during daily demonstrations at Wagner’s Blacksmith Shop.
Check out the newly renovated Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. Herbalist shop in the Village to discover the role Chinese medicine has played in shaping communities like Burnaby. Explore the history of Chinese-Canadians in Burnaby at the feature exhibit, Across the Pacific, in The Stride Studios.
On select dates at the Learning House, Indigenous Educators will share their knowledge of Coast Salish history and culture.
Download the spring scavenger hunt PDF in advance, then see how many products from the past you can find. Finally, we can’t forget the sweet and savoury treats available in the Ice Cream Parlour, which will be open and offering a limited to-go menu with contactless payment.
Visitors are required to select a specific entrance day and time in order to adhere to and maintain gathering limits set out by our Provincial Health Officer. Face masks are recommended at all times for visitors. Where physical distancing cannot be maintained, visitors are required to wear a mask. Masks are required in all buildings.
Online reservations for Spring Break will open on Monday, March 8th at 9:00am. At this time, there is a maximum of six people booked per reservation request and guests should be visiting with their household bubble only.
For International Women’s Day on March 8th, Coast Capital is launching Keep Her on the Map to elevate women in the workplace. This campaign aims to highlight COVID related impacts, and asks Canadians to help address gender inequity.
Keep Her on the Map
Shedding light on the disproportionate social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, Keep Her on the Map is asking Canadians to take action to turn the tide on the unintended consequences borne out of the ongoing public health crisis. The credit union is encouraging support of women-owned businesses and has curated a robust set of resources for women who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
When it comes to health, safety and employment, women have suffered potentially long-term consequences as a result of the pandemic at a far more alarming rate than their male counterparts.
According to a recent study from BC Women’s Health Foundation, Unmasking Gender Inequity, women lost their jobs at a rate of 60 per cent greater than men at the beginning of the pandemic. Furthermore, working mothers between the ages of 25-55 lost six times more work hours than fathers each week due to increased family responsibilities. The study also found that the collective impact of the pandemic is also taking a toll on women’s mental and physical health.
Another study, McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2020, found that as a direct result of the pandemic, companies risk losing women in leadership, turning years of progress toward gender diversity backwards. In fact, prior to 2020, Women in the Workplace research had found that women and men left companies at a comparable rate. With the onset of COVID-19, as many as two million women indicated that they were considering leaving the workforce, further upending the progress made to elevate women to leadership roles. McKinsey also found that women of colour who already face significant barriers when it came to workplace inclusion are being impacted at a greater level during COVID.
The impact on female business owners has also been considerable, as the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the small business industry – a cornerstone of the economy – were compounded by the onset of additional care-related responsibilities with early pandemic restrictions.
“The past year has changed the way we all work and live and it’s important that as individuals and businesses we take steps that make a positive difference. As a social purpose company and Certified B Corporation, we’re firmly committed to using our business as a force for good and that includes keeping women in the workforce and the businesses they own on the map.”
– Larkin MacKenzie-Ast, Chair of Coast Capital’s Business Women’s Network.
“For International Women’s Day, we are bringing this conversation to the forefront and amplifying the experiences of our female members to advance meaningful change,” says MacKenzie-Ast. “Whether it be sharing the resources on the Keep Her on the Map site, sharing information on women-owned businesses or using your purchasing power to support more women-owned businesses, we are asking people to actively and intentionally help bolster and support women in our communities. Because when the women in our communities are healthy and thriving, we are all better for it.”
Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Marina Adshade echoes the call for increased awareness and intentional action to swiftly address this new wave of inequities brought on as a result of long-entrenched family expectations that have impacted women for generations.
“It isn’t so much that gender inequality still exists. We are all aware that we are still very much on a journey to address the systemic reasons behind the inequality,” Dr. Adshade explains. “However, what is alarming is that these systemic issues have again been exacerbated by the pandemic, setting back much of the momentum women have gained to this point.”
“The findings of the Unmasking Gender Inequity study that I recently partnered with BC Women’s Health Foundation on, are sobering,” Dr. Adshade continues. “The data suggests if the current inequities were addressed, this would be a huge win for our economy, for women and for their families. While these changes are complex, we can each do our part on a consumer level to effect change.”
For information on how to participate, visit the Keep Her on the Map campaign site, which has resources for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Job Seekers along with a list of women-led businesses, and follow Coast Capital Savings on Facebook.
DanceHouse, in partnership with Digidance, announce the exclusive online broadcast of Montreal choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault’s (1947-2002)milestone work Joe–streaming March 17-23, 2021.
Having premiered in 1984 to critical acclaim, the visually arresting work is considered one of the most iconic creations in the Canadian dance canon and showcases the brilliance and scope of Perreault’s vision, as a company of 32 power through a driving commentary on the human condition.
Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Joe
When: March 17–23, 2021 (available for 7 days) streaming worldwide Where: Online Tickets: From $15 + applicable taxes, purchase online
Despite Joe’s revered status in Canadian dance, the broadcast will mark many audiences’ first opportunity to experience the massive spectacle, in particular for Vancouverites, as the work never toured to the west coast and has not been staged since 2005.
The broadcast of Joe is due to the coordinated effort of Digidance, a national initiative formed in response to COVID-19 between four of Canada’s leading dance presenters: DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Danse Danse (Montreal), in collaboration with La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault and Radio-Canada Archives.
“In its time, Perreault’s work marked a turning point in Canadian dance; it had an immense impact on an entire generation of young dance artists who currently define dance in Canada today – and we could not be more excited to share this iconic work with our audiences.” – Jim Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of DanceHouse and Digidance Partner.
Hailed “as masterpiece for all time,” “a cult piece” and “compared to a Beatles album, a book by Kundera or an Andy Warhol print,” Joe presents a rich and profound image of the human condition that is so accurate and so moving that it remains forever imprinted in the memories of those who have seen it. Driven by the percussive sound of heavy work boots pounding the floor, 32 dancers – identically garbed in overcoats and fedoras – move in a compact mass from which individuals occasionally attempt to free themselves to escape a foreordained destiny.
The upcoming digital broadcast of Joewas produced in 1995 by Bernard Picard for Radio-Canada and features dancers from Perreault’s own company, La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, alongside artists from Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and Dancemakers. The film not only pays tribute to one of Canada’s greatest choreographers, but also allows the public to discover or rediscover the striking performance and its profound impact on contemporary dance.
As with all Digidance presentations, the screening will be supplemented with informative, additional content to contextualize and dive deeper into the work. Following the broadcast of Joe, a short documentary film, produced by Filigrane Archives, will shed light on the work’s creation, significance, and legacy.
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Love that Bag etc, the leading online consignment destination in Canada for authentic pre-owned designer handbags, fashions and accessories, is launching its Vancouver consignment office this spring. Based in Montreal, Love that Bag etc specializes in consigning luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Dior, Gucci, and more.
Love That Bag Opens in Vancouver
With over seven years of experience, and over 110,000 monthly users, Love that Bag etc has become the largest Canadian reseller of designer fashions. The online boutique has a team dedicated to taking care of every step of the selling process from authentication to professional photography and marketing efforts.
“Everyone benefits by playing their part in the circular economy,” says President of Love that Bag etc, Caroline Reny. “Consignors give new life to their luxury goods by reselling them, and someone else gets to cherish and appreciate them. The best part is that we’re all helping the environment by extending the lifecycle of these fashions.”
Slow Down Fast Fashion
Consignors can earn up to 75% of the listed price of the luxury fashions and accessories they wish to sell – without the stress and time exhausted when selling these items independently. Love that Bag etc has over 10,000 buyers on a waiting list who are looking for specific handbags and are contacted as soon as their preferred item comes in, thanks to a custom-made alert notification system.
A unique, VIP at-home pick-ups for local clients will also be available. To qualify for this service, clients need only consign five or more items – a gratuity that will extend to Vancouver area consignors when it is safe to do so.
The Vancouver office, located downtown in the historic Seymour Building (525 Seymour St, Vancouver) will act as a drop-off point – with COVID-19 safety protocols in place – for clients who wish to consign outside of their home.
Designer handbags have consistently proven to be wise investments, with unique luxury handbags shown to maintain their value and even increase during times of recession and economic turmoil. In fact, Art Market Research has reported recently that luxury handbags now outrank art and classic cars with regards to investment potential. Having grown 21% times faster than the primary apparel market in the last three years, the resale market is projected to exceed $50 billion by 2023.
You can shop online today. Love that Bag etc ensures these luxury items are 100% authentic. Follow their updates on Facebook and Instagram for the latest arrivals and local info.
Online festivals, art exhibitions, digital installations downtown, and more creative activities are on the calendar for March in Metro Vancouver and in particular this weekend. From a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience from Zee Zee Theatre, to an illuminated light display near English Bay, here is a handful of things to do in Vancouver, and beyond: