Archive for April, 2011

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2011: Nominees

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The nominees for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards have been announced and the winners will be awarded at a banquet ceremony Tuesday, May 31st at the Westin Bayshore. Inspiring women from around the region have been nominated in for their work in Arts, Culture & Design, Business & the Professions, Community Building, Education, Training […]

Camilo the Magician

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This week Camilo the Magician (inspiration for the song by Vancouver-based Said the Whale) will take to the Revue Theatre on Granville Island to dazzle audiences. Tickets for tonight and tomorrow are going fast for just $20. For a little taste of what Camilo can do, check out the video below from when he visited […]

International Dance Day 2011

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April 29th is International Dance Day as initiated by UNESCO back in 1982, the date commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), regarded as the founder of modern ballet. This year Vancouver’s Dance Centre is celebrating with a series of public performances and events around the downtown core. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr The […]

Canucks Beat Blackhawks, Bring on Round Two

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The Vancouver Canucks have had rivals before but there was something more heart-piercing about this series with Chicago. Being the Presidents’ Trophy winners, defeating the returning Stanley Cup champions (who previously booted us out of the playoffs, twice) was the moment of glory we were looking for. Photo credit: DennisTsang on Flickr Before the game […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 3 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

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We are now onto the third installment of the 10-week BC Travel Tuesday contest I am running with where we’re celebrating the best in local travel while offering up weekly giveaways for BC residents. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your […]