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Vancouver Photos of the Week


Thursday, October 18th, 2018 — 2:06pm PDT
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Vancouver is gorgeous at any time of year but there’s just something about autumn that really takes my breath away. On those crisp days when you look at the North Shore and swear you can pinpoint every individual evergreen that carpets Mount Fromme. Or those afternoons when you take a walk to the sandy shores of English Bay, with multicoloured leaves crunching underfoot, and palm trees swaying over the seawall bike lane. It’s also a great time for photo bugs, with warm light, sunshine, and so much natural beauty all around us.

Vancouver Photos of the Week

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A photo I took this morning of this great view from beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I love this view of downtown Vancouver from here with the city and the majestic mountains in the background. And at this time of the year this beautiful scene is decorated in amazing fall colours! 🍁 🌞 🍁 Vancouver you are so beautiful any time of the year…we are so lucky to call this home! 😍 💕 👍 —————————————————————— #MustBeVancouver #ExploreBC #VeryVancouver #photos604 #explorecanada #dailyhivevan #604now #ilovebc #tourcanada #igcanada_ #fall #GeorgiaStraight #IGS_CAN #igersvancouver #vancityfeature #vancitybuzz #VancouverCanada #igvancouver #urban #vancouver_canada #igbelgium #insidecanada #ctvvancouver #discovervancouver #narcityvancouver #oh_Canada_ #cityofvancouver #CuriocityVan #vancouverofficial #thankyoucanada

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MOA Hosts Its First Ever All-Women Exhibition: Marking the Infinite


Thursday, October 18th, 2018 — 11:32am PDT
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The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC presents the Canadian premiere of the breathtaking exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia.

Showcasing for the first time in MOA’s history a presentation of all-women artists, this exhibition features the artworks of nine Aboriginal women, who are all celebrated artists from tiny remote communities across Australia’s deserts and tropical north.

MOA Hosts Its First Ever All-Women Exhibition

Where: Museum of Anthropology (UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive)
When: November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception: November 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

Marking the Infinite features the work of nine Aboriginal women including Carlene West
Photo of Carlene West by Stephen Oxenbury

Encompassing a wide range of subjects from the natural to sublime and from minute organisms to vast celestial bodies, the exhibition invites visitors to explore the immutable tension between the universal and the specific, and discover the power of traditional Indigenous knowledge in an increasingly digital world.

Marking the Infinite features the work of nine Aboriginal women — Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu — who are all contemporary artists represented internationally in private and public collections.

Challenging the boundaries of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene in Australia since the late 1980s, these artists bring their ancient cultural knowledge into their contemporary practice. By continuing to create art, they are consciously revitalizing traditions, ensuring the continuity of their languages, bringing pride and autonomy to communities, and revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the 21st century.

For this exhibition, the 61 works, primarily paintings, will be installed in the Audain Gallery. The space will be transformed into an ephemeral microcosm of our natural world, providing a glimpse into another cosmic and infinite universe. Marking the Infinite is a unique opportunity for visitors to cross cultural and geographical boundaries and view the environment through a resonant Indigenous lens, commanding them to seek different ways of seeing and valuing their shared existence.

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I have a pair of passes to give away to a lucky winner who will be able to attend this exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The winner will be able to attend on the date of their choosing between November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, October 18th, 2018 — 8:10am PDT
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This weekend around Metro Vancouver, remember to cast your ballots in the civic elections on Saturday. Enjoy the final weekend of Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club, and all of the wonderful harvest and Halloween-themed attractions around the region.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend autumn

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BC Lions vs Edmonton
Slide Show 7: A Night of Powerpoint Comedy
Multilingual Film Screening & Discussion: Voices in the Clouds
Family Paint Night
Paint Your Pet
Rachel Kushner in Conversation with Jael Richardson
A Conversation With Ellen Degeneres
Tree House Storytime
BC Craft Brewers Conference & After Party
Toast to the Coast
Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club
DiwaliFest
Joe Ink at the Dance Centre
Vancouver Writers Festival
Vancouver Fall Home Show
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
Sweeney Todd The Musical
MASH by Tim Kelly

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Nominations Now Open for the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 — 2:26pm PDT
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Do you know a woman whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of Metro Vancouver? Do you know of a business or organization that supports the wellness and diverse needs of its employees? Consider nominating a woman or workplace for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Metro Vancouver is proud to host the nationally-recognized 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards on May 13, 2019, in support of their 58 programs and services crucial to building brighter futures for vulnerable women and children.

This is a chance to pay tribute to our community’s outstanding women and organizations and to support much-needed programs and services crucial to building brighter futures for vulnerable women and children.

Nominations Open

You can nominate an individual or a workplace in the following categories: Arts, Culture & Design; Business & the Professions; Community Building; Education, Training & Development; Entrepreneurship; Environmental Sustainability; Health, Wellness & Active Living; Non-Profit & Public Service; Technology and Science Research; and Young Woman of Distinction.

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Nominations are now open and will close on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00pm. Learn more about the awards or the nominations process »

Follow the YWCA of Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information along with the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards @YWVanWODA on Twitter.

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010.

Win a DanceHouse Date Night


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 — 1:44pm PDT
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DanceHouse is delighted to announce the launch of their 2018/19 season with France’s Company Wang Ramirez in the Canadian premiere of their potent and profound work, Borderline, October 26 & 27, 2018 in Vancouver.

DanceHouse Presents Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline

Where: The Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: October 26 & 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Tickets: From $35, available online or call (604) 801-6225.

DanceHouse Presents Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline
Photo by Frank Szafinski

Performed to layered rhythms and spoken word by composer Jean-Philippe Barrios, best known as LACRYMOBOY, acclaimed choreographic duo Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang will join their company of artists to combine hip hop and contemporary dance with the soaring movement of martial arts in a timely and urgent exploration of democracy, immigration, manipulation, and the place of individuals in society.

Choreographed in 2013, Borderline consists of several thoughts, ideas, and moments that question the meaning of democracy. Hailed as an “ingenious show by stunning performers” (The Evening Standard), five dancers attached to cables perform a series of 11 intimate vignettes that explore the liminal spaces of human relationships. Social and physical boundaries are evoked by the innovative rigging system that renders gravity optional. The rigger acts in concert with and against the dancers, working alternately as a liberator and a manipulator; a capricious force that upends the story, drags lovers apart, and sends bodies tumbling in space.

Wang and Ramirez will be joined on stage by fellow dancers Louis Becker, Johanna Faye, and Saïdo Lehlouh, along with aerial rigger Alister Mazzotti. Each performer is integral to the creation process, bringing their considerable talents as artists and personal experiences with immigration and cultural dissonance to the work. During the performance, they draw inspiration from their own biographies, as well as stories passed on by their loved ones.

Win a DanceHouse Date Night

I have a pair of tickets for a lucky winner and guest to attend the opening night of DanceHouse presents Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline on Friday, October 26 at 8:00pm at the Vancouver Playhouse AND a $75 Gift Certificate for dinner for two at Nuba. Nuba’s Gastown location is only a five minute walk from the Vancouver Playhouse so this would make a perfect date night!

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 — 3:12pm PDT
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Fresh as a Daisy Films proudly presents the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (“VHS”). The VHS will bring creators, diverse audiences, and the horror industry together for the inaugural short film festival.

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

Where: Cinematheque Theatre (1131 Howe St, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 walk the blood red carpet at 6:30pm
Tickets: Available online now for $18.50

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

Walk the red carpet, meet the filmmakers, enjoy STORM beer and / or wine available for purchase. The VHS will consist of two blocks of short films curated by the programming team with one intermission. The 12 official selections for VHS 2018 are an international ensemble of horror cinema that explores every corner of the genre.

VHS 2018 Lineup:
Blood Oranges ­Steve Flavin (USA)
Bride Of Frankie ­Devi Snively (USA)
Day 34 ­Jesse Lupini ­(Canada)
The Desecrated ­John Gray (USA)
El Gigante ­Gigi Saul Guerero ­(Canada)
The Last Resort ­Stephanie Blakey (UK)
Marian ­Brian Patrick Lim ­(Philippines)
Mr. Machine ­Jeff Wish (USA)
Nosferatu Rising ­Sean Genders & Jason Baird ­(Australia)
Relivation ­Wim Bax & Wouter Springer ­(Netherlands)
Where’s Violet? ­Arthur Edelman & Nathan Lebedoff ­(Canada)
The Whistler ­Jennifer Nicole Stang ­(Canada)

All official selections will be automatically nominated for ‘Best Film.’ All other award categories have five nominees as chosen by the programming team. The VHS Short But Sweet Audience Award will be chosen live at the event. Those in attendance will be asked to vote for their favourite film of the night. Award Winners will be announced LIVE at The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival.

Fresh as a Daisy Films, formed in 2016 by Lloyd Darling and Connor J. Campbell, is a Vancouver-based production company specializing in short films that explore the fragility of the human condition, and the consequences of neglecting the things we require to truly be alive. The company has an interest in dark drama, thrillers and horror.

They aim to produce a cultural event for the city of Vancouver, specifically for those who share their love of the macabre and are fascinated by what terrifies us as well as what unites us. The goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and provide a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking.

Follow the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #VHS2018 for more information.

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