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BC Cultural Crawl 2009


Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 — 9:36am PDT
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The 8th annual BC Cultural Crawl kicks off this weekend from Barkerville to Victoria, Cranbrook to Comox. The goal of the cultural crawl is to highlight community art events around our province which are happening every day throughout the month of August. Here’s a sample lineup of events happening across the province on BC Day, […]

Homelessness in Vancouver – The Howe Shelter


Monday, July 20th, 2009 — 10:30am PDT
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The City of Vancouver is requesting public input with regards to the fate of the Howe Shelter. Until July 22nd they are asking Vancouverites to complete this survey pertaining to interim housing options. Photo credit: seanorr on Flickr “On any given night, at least 1,600 people in the city don’t have homes and many more […]

Link Fest: Free Vancouver Events July 2009


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 11:16am PDT
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Since I was out of town last week and I’ll also be heading out to New York on Monday, I won’t be here for some very cool local (and FREE) events. Luckily I can list them all here so that you don’t have to miss out as well. Photo credit: Judy B on Flickr International […]

Farmers Markets: A great way to explore the city, get healthy, and support a good cause


Sunday, June 21st, 2009 — 2:28pm PDT
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The following is a guest post, contributed by Paulo Vallejo of the IStyleU blog. Summer is definitely here. Well, outside of the rain we had this weekend. Nevertheless, shopping at your neighborhood farmers market is a worthwhile activity. What exactly is a farmers market? Essentially, it is a place where local farmers commune to sell […]

Whalley Community Festival 2009


Friday, June 19th, 2009 — 9:30am PDT
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The 11th Annual Whalley Community Festival is happening this Saturday from 10:00am until 6:00pm. There’s no shortage of activities happening this weekend, from the Ride to Conquer Cancer, to Chip’s Not Dead Yet, and Vancouver’s first ChangeCamp however, this one’s special for me. I’m proud of my hometown, and to say that I’m a former […]

Skateboard Week in Vancouver


Monday, June 15th, 2009 — 6:11pm PDT
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Photo credit: uncleweed on Flickr It is officially “Skateboard Week in Vancouver” according to a proclamation made by the Vancouver Park Board on behalf of the City. I remember the days when Vancouver outdoor staircases, plazas, fountains, and buildings were being retrofitted with skateboard-proof knobs and bumps. My, how we’ve come a long way. “Skateboarding […]