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Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT
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The switch was thrown on Vancouver’s first neon signs on Granville in 1924 and the craze erupted in the 1950s when 19,000 neon signs illuminated the city. Some though it was a sign of being a booming, bustling, progressive metropolis. Others thought they were the biggest eyesores and took away from Vancouver’s stunning natural surroundings. […]

Fright Nights at Playland 2011


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT
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Fright Nights return to Playland this fall as the lights go out and suspicious noises stream from five mysteriously haunted houses. Photo credit: John Biehler While the rides spin and turn in the dark and mist fills the air, they will have expanded fire performances this year and more dangerous comedy from Monsters of Schlock. […]

Marco Polo Tours: Tulalip, Seattle, Cruise to Vancouver


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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A few weeks ago when my close friend Christina called me up to tell me about a deal she had found on on the Travel Best Bets website for a trip to Seattle and back, I was quick to jump on board. This past weekend we made our way bright and early to Richmond Centre […]

Vancouver Christmas Market 2011


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:10am PDT
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Click here for 2012 information Pumpkins are ripening in the fields and the candy corn bins are filling up at the grocery stores. However, I just received word that the Vancouver Christmas Market will be returning to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza this year. What Outdoor German-style market with pine trees, over 45 vendors, live […]

Vancouver Diwali 2011


Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:47pm PDT
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Vancouver Celebrates Diwali, celebrating one of the most important holidays on the South Asian calendar, returns for its eighth year with workshops, performances, and festivities from October 15 to October 23, 2011. This festival of lights brings friends and families together and will be observed in style at the Roundhouse during the signature Diwali Downtown […]

Oktoberfest & Harvestfest with CAMRA Vancouver


Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT
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CAMRA Vancouver (Campaign for Real Ale) is presenting a memorable mashup event October 15th as they combine Oktoberfest and Harvestfest Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr Taking place at Malone’s Urban Drinkery (608 Pender) this amalgamated celebration of autumn’s best craft beer will feature live music from The Creaking Planks, prizes for costumes, a yodeling […]