I have an exciting project on the horizon and deadlines are coming up fast, which means that I can’t get to many events until June. However, the very least I can do is give some shout outs along with links to interesting sites in my weekly Link Fest. A large portion of these are user-submitted (as is the image from the Miss604 group on Flickr) so I’d like to thank everyone for sending in these suggestions.
Yellowknife Online is a new blog that recently popped on my radar – everything you want to know about life in the capital of the Northwest Territories, they host Tweetups #yzftweetup and keep a directory of local Tweeps online.
Art School Reviews is a website created by local art school grads in order to share their personal experiences about the schools they attended in Metro Vancouver (from SFU to VFS etc.) this includes program reviews and a 2009 tuition guide.
No Strings Attached is a choral event that takes place under the tents at Bard on the Beach for 3 consecutive Mondays in June including choreography, costuming, comedy.
In Abbotsford this weekend there is a wine tasting and silent auction, proceeds going towards the Abbotsford Hospital.
I recently missed a BC Healthy Living Alliance event but have been reading up about their tips for living well in at home or at play. You can find them on Twitter @BCHealthyLiving.
desiFEST is coming up this summer and to get warmed up they are holding a contest for a chance to win lunch for 4 at Rangoli Restaurant and tickets to the VIP event on July 23.
Attention movie buffs: Movieset.com, a local site that covers all things film, covering all aspects of the Cannes Film Festival and will be running a contest to give away official merchandise. Stay tuned to their official Cannes portal, their Twitter @movieset, or search Twitter using the tag Cannes09.
The winner of the Where is the Square competition for Metro Vancouver will be announced Wednesday, May 27th by the Vancouver Public Spaces Network.
London Drugs is hosting the Epson Print Academy this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Learn how to take your fabulous photos and print them in a way that does them justice.
The Golden Spike Days are coming up in Port Moody this summer and the festival is now on Twitter @Golden Spike Days.
1-800GotJunk is sponsoring the Yard Sale for the Cure, happening across the country (and in Vancouver) May 30th. Yard Sale for the Cure is a nation-wide non-profit that benefits breast cancer research and treatment. The local event will be 9:00am – 2:00pm located near the corner Hastings & Renfrew at 2910 Pender Street.
EAT! Vancouver is happening this weekend at BC Place.
The BCSPCA is having an open house in Vancouver this weekend. Everyone and their dogs are invited to stop by the shelter at 1205 East 7th Ave. (11:00am – 3:00pm) for food, fun, face-painting, and other activities. Pancakes or flapjacks for fido will be served until 1:00pm. This event is part of Adoption Challenge Month.
I love scavenger hunts – check out this one on Sunday at Robson Square downtown.
Also if you stop by the Art Gallery today at noon with a 6/49 lotto ticket for tonight’s est $49 million draw, the BCLC will be there to hand you another ticket to double your chances at winning (must be 19 or older and come with a valid ticket already).