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Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Wonderland

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (“RWB”) is bringing a modern version of Alice’s Wonderland across the country this month, stopping in Vancouver for shows March 24th until the 27th. “This is not your grandmother’s Wonderland,” said Principal dancer Tara Birtwhistle during our telephone interview. She’s currently rehearsing in-studio with the company before the tour. Photo credit: […]

National Parks in BC, 100 Years of Parks Canada

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BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year while it is also the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada in 2011. Although Banff National Park is 125 years old, Parks Canada was officially established in 1911 and was the first national park service in the world. In BC, we have 7 National Parks. Glacier National […]

Fill a Bin for the Kids with Surrey Food Bank

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With rising food prices, the donation levels at local food banks are falling. The “Fill a Bin for the Kids” event will try to raise awareness for the Surrey Food Bank‘s efforts and to give their supplies a boost throughout the year. The event takes place Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th at the […]

CelticFest Vancouver 2011 & St Patricks Day Parade

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Leading up to the 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 20th, CelticFest Vancouver will provide days of entertainment and activities downtown. A few of the major events include the following: Photo: nep, SqueakyMarmot, Graham Ballantyne on Flickr CelticFest Vancouver Kick-Off When: Tuesday, March 15, starting at 11:30am Where: Procession begins in front […]

On This Day in History: Woodward’s

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It was March 3rd 1892 when Charles Woodward opened his first store on the corner of Harris Street (now Georgia) and Westminster Avenue (now Main) in Vancouver. He had just arrived in town from Ontario and the small setup sold dried foods. It wasn’t until 1895 that he added a drug department, incorporated (Woodward Stores […]