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Chinese New Year in Vancouver 2011


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT
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The Year of the Rabbit will be rung in with much fanfare this week as communities across the city celebrate the Chinese New Year. Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr Chinese New Year Parade Date: February 6, 2011 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: The starting point is at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai […]

Places That Matter to Vancouver


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 11:48am PDT
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating Vancouver’s 125th birthday by seeking public assistance in nominating ‘Places that Matter‘. 1937 – The new City Hall superimposed with the first City Council in front of a tent. Archives Item# City P39 Over the next few weeks, the public are asked to submit an address, photo, and description […]

Surrey Winterfest 2011


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:14am PDT
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Surrey Winterfest returns for the fourth year next month for a full day of free family fun at Central City. John and I have been covering Winterfest since it first started in 2008 and it’s been fun to watch it grow — especially last year when it transformed into one of the most successful Vancouver […]

Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2011


Monday, January 3rd, 2011 — 9:47am PDT
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Chinese and Scottish traditions collide with the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy event happening later this month. Combining the Chinese New Year with Robbie Burns Day, this legendary fusion is distinct to Vancouver and has become so popular that there are now multiple events happening across the city and as far south as Seattle. Photo […]

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival 2010


Monday, December 20th, 2010 — 11:20am PDT
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The 17th annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival returns to six Vancouver neighbourhoods tomorrow as we sail into a new season. On Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm you can join an event on the East Side at homes on Parker & Lakewood or the Britannia Community Centre, in Yaletown at the Roundhouse Community […]

Breakfast with Santa at Canada Place 2010


Saturday, December 18th, 2010 — 9:02am PDT
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As a sponsor of Christmas at Canada Place, John and I are on-site to check out and cover the entertainment and activities happening at this morning’s Breakfast with Santa. Now in its 23rd year, Breakfast with Santa happens on a Saturday and Sunday morning just before Christmas and is complete with a delicious breakfast followed […]