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BC Day Long Weekend 2009 – Close to Home

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The August long weekend is notorious for beach blanket parties, backyard barbecues, and swimming in lakes, however if you’re sticking around town here are some fun-in-the-sun activities to keep you entertained. Photo credit: qousqous on Flickr Saturday, August 1st is Ridge Meadows Heritage Day. China takes to the skies with their pyrotechnics as a part […]

BC Cultural Crawl 2009

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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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]