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Vancouver South African Film Festival 2011

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

South Africa was front and center on the global stage this summer as it hosted the World Cup and now its art and culture is making waves. For the first time ever, Vancouver is hosting a South African Film Festival this weekend at the Empire 7 Granville Cinemas. The festival will showcase eight South African […]

Avenue Q in Vancouver, Win Tickets

Comments 143 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Avenue Q, the Broadway hit with a Tony-winning score, is coming to the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts this February 1-5. Avenue Q National Tour Cast © John Daughtry 2009 The cast of puppets tell the story of Princeton, “a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a […]

Bed Bugs in Vancouver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 2007 I read this post by Sean Orr on Beyond Robson claiming that bed bugs were a growing concern downtown. The following year my friend was moving out of her West End apartment and looking for a new place across town. This is when she told me about the Bed Bug Registry. It’s a […]

Vancouver Illustrated

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s no secret that Vancouver breeds and nurtures some amazing artistic talents; from Group of Seven members to the contemporary artists of today who get to showcase their works in cafes, galleries, and under the spotlight of the PuSh Festival or last year’s Cultural Olympiad. Some of my favourite Vancouver art is that which depicts […]

New Terry Fox Memorial at BC Place

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning Premier Gordon Campbell, author and artist Douglas Coupland, and Terry’s parents gathered to unveil Coupland’s design for the new Terry Fox Memorial at BC Place. Artist: Douglas Coupland. Illustration by: David Weir, Mauricio Pommella, Douglas Coupland. “In creating this piece, I wanted to ensure we captured the very essence of what Terry’s run […]