Archive for May, 2012

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012: Live Blog

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The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are being held tonight at the Westin Bayshore to recognize outstanding women who have contributed to a variety of professional fields and communities around Metro Vancouver. 2012 Business & Professions recipient Patricia Graham of Pacific Newspaper Group For the third year as a sponsor, I am presenting a live […]

Vancouver Icons: Planetarium Building

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When searching for content for today’s Vancouver Icons or Vancouver History feature I put the word out on Facebook and user Raven Moon suggested posting about the Planetarium’s building. The Planetarium, officially known as the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, is located in one of the city’s most recognizable buildings over in Kitsilano and is this […]

TED Talks Vancouver

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TED has just announced that they will be hosting the TED Worldwide Talent Search in Vancouver (TED Talks) on May 31st at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. View of the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr This globally-recognized non-profit conference bills itself as being “devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading” and their roster of […]

HSBC City of Bhangra Festival 2012

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The 8th Annual HSBC City of Bhangra Festival is bringing a variety of events to Vancouver and Surrey from May 31st to June 10th. Photo credit: Dance Photographer – Brendan Lally on Flickr International and local acts will perform, including over 200 Punjabi dancers, musicians, singers, break dancers, folk dancers and more. Headliners include percussionist […]

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Heritage House Tour 2012

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents their 10th annual Heritage House Tour on Sunday, June 3rd. This one-day self-guided tour leads participants through 10 different houses, a church that has been converted to strata units, Cedar Cottage homes, Shaughnessy mansions, and more. Photo credit: Martin Knowles for Vancouver Heritage Foundation on Flickr Over 18,000 people have […]