Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition Extended: Win Tickets

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Due to popular demand, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art announces the extension of the milestone exhibition To Speak With a Golden Voice — in celebration of the centennial birthday of Bill Reid (1920–1998) and his extraordinary life and legacy.

Bill Reid with his sculpture, Raven and the First Men, c.1980. Photo by Bill McLennan. Courtesy UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada.
Bill Reid with his sculpture, Raven and the First Men, c.1980. Photo by Bill McLennan. Courtesy UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada.

Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition Extended

  • When: July 16, 2020 – September 6, 2021
    • Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: 639 Hornby St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online in advance.

Originally set to close in April 2021, the exhibition will be extended until September 6, 2021 and will include the addition of two new monumental artworks and the unveiling of an anticipated new book to commemorate the gallery’s namesake in early May. Guest curated by Gwaai Edenshaw — considered to be Reid’s last apprentice — To Speak With a Golden Voice includes rarely seen treasures by Reid and works from artists such as Robert Davidson and Beau Dick, alongside new works created for the exhibition by contemporary artist Cori Savard (Haida) and singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr (Dutch/German/Mohawk and Irish ancestry).

Portrait of Bill Reid, c.1976. Painting by Chris Hopkins in 2005. Courtesy of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
Portrait of Bill Reid, c.1976. Painting by Chris Hopkins in 2005. Courtesy of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

To Speak With a Golden Voice provides new insights into the nuanced facets and creative complexities of Reid’s life and legacy. The exhibition follows four thematic threads, beginning with Voice, a look at Reid’s career at CBC and his prolific writings, including archival recordings of his thoughts on Northwest Coast art. Voice is central to the exhibition, including audio narratives, literary excerpts, and a commissioned sound-based artwork by Kinnie Starr that incorporates Reid’s voice.

To complement the milestone exhibition and to bring a fresh perspective to Bill Reid through the voices of his friends and family, the Bill Reid Gallery will unveil the anticipated commemorative book, ‘Bill Reid, To Speak With a Golden Voice’ at the official online book launch on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00pm. A selection of Reid’s works and photographs with family, colleagues, and friends are artfully curated in the 84-page, full colour publication. Published by the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the book is written by Gwaai Edenshaw and Beth Carter with contributions from Tyson Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, and Dr. Martine Reid.

Due to the pandemic, the Bill Reid Gallery is following the recommended provincial health and safety guidelines and will limit the number of visitors to ensure 2-metre social distancing. Other measures will include: No touch payment and online ticket sales, sanitizer stations throughout the gallery, temporary removal of interactive objects, frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces, and masks must be worn.

Win Tickets

I have a family pack of tickets to give away (2 adult tickets, 2 child) so you can catch this exhibition before it’s over in September. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. UPDATE The winner is Tony!

Jean Up for BC Children’s Hospital This Month

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It’s time to Jean Up for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation! Last year, Jeans Day transformed into a full month of support with the #JeanUp campaign. Every year, over 96,000 kids count on the specialized care provided at BC Children’s Hospital. By wearing jeans and donating, your support will fund everything from innovative research and equipment to specialized care that’s tailored to the unique needs of kids.

Jean Up for BC Childrens

Jean Up for BC Children’s Hospital This Month

To support, you can simply donate or fundraise online with your company or school, and then pick a day, week or even the entire month of May to proudly show your Jean Up spirit in support of kids at BC Children’s Hospital.

As the only children’s hospital in the province, tens of thousands of kids who visit the hospital each year count on the care provided here to undergo highly specialized surgery, endure chemotherapy to treat a rare form of cancer, or receive physiotherapy to recover from an injury.

When Sofia was six years old, she was diagnosed with intestinal malrotation, which occurs when the intestines don’t rotate properly during development. Because of her condition, she’s made countless trips to BC Children’s with her family and underwent three surgeries. Last year, she was in the hospital for almost seven months. Sofia’s condition is more stable—but the 11 year old still has a long journey ahead of her. By wearing jeans this May, you can help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans.

During these trying and uncertain times with COVID-19, health care providers at BC Children’s continue to do what they’ve always done—ensure kids and families get the expert care they need. But this pandemic has made their difficult jobs even harder.

Your support will help health care providers respond to these rapidly evolving needs, while they continue to deliver the best possible care to kids so they can get back into their jeans sooner.

Tag @bcchf on your social media channels and add a virtual Jean Up sticker to your posts (just enter BCCHF into the GIF search on Instagram) when you #JeanUp this month.

Miss604 is a proud Jean Up Ambassador for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Boosh Food Plant-Based Comfort Food Giveaway

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Surrey-based Boosh Food creates great tasting plant-based meals that are non-GMO and gluten free. If you think plant-based food is only for vegans, think again! These comfort meals have less sodium and sugar than others and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives – and they’re delicious.

Boosh Food Plant-Based Comfort Food Giveaway

Boosh Food Plant-Based Comfort Food

Boosh Food products feature six different single-serve bowls or sharable entrées for two, including Coconut Curry Cauli Bowl, Veggie Bolognese Bowl (with Beyond Meat™), Mac & Cheeze & Peas Bowl, Mexican Fiesta Bowl, Rustic Veg Pot Pie Entrée, and Hearty Shepherd’s Pie Entrée.

Founded by a seasoned entrepreneur Connie Marples in 2017, Boosh Food began distributing their family oriented, plant-based comfort food in early 2018.  By the end of 2020, Boosh was being distributed to major retail outlets and independent grocery stores throughout Canada. 

Currently available for purchase in over 150 British Columbian retailers, you can find Boosh products in the freezer aisle, with new products coming to the grocery aisle and cooler section of grocery retailers over the coming months.

Giveaway

For Mother’s Day this year, Boosh Foods wants everyone to put their feet up and enjoy dinner on them! I have a Boosh Food prize pack to give away that includes $150 retail value of their heat-and-serve meals PLUS for a bonus gift for mom, a $100 gift certificate to mom’s favourite local store so she can pick out a special gift.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

Winner’s address, along with the store they select for the gift certificate, must be within the Lower Mainland. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

UPDATE The winner is Kara M!

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Apr 30 to May 2

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Cue all the Justin Timberlake memes… it’s gonna be May! Starting this weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor BC Youth Week (May 1-7) with events for youth, by youth all across BC. Also this weekend, Burnaby Village Museum opens up for the season and Poutine for a Cause is ongoing, for your takeout enjoyment. Check out these and more things to do in Vancouver his weekend listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Spring

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, April 30, 2021
Festival du Bois 2021
Twilight Drive-In
Chilliwack Tulips
Strauss & Tchaikovsky: The String Sextets
Vancouver International Dance Festival
The Search for Earth 2.0 // Program
The Gallery at Queen’s Park – New West Craft Market
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Burrard Arts Foundation Artists in Residence
VanDusen Botanical Garden
8-Story Dance Video Projection at English Bay

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Stanley Park Brewing Park Sesh Prize Pack

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A stroll through the park, a day at the beach, a picnic under a tree, it’s definitely springtime in Vancouver. In that spirit, Stanley Park Brewing has released its long-awaited Park Sesh Lager. Clean, crisp and sessionable, it’s an easy-drinking craft lager perfect for sunny days.

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Stanley Park Brewing Park Sesh

The brew itself is made with a unique blend of Sterling and Saphir hops and Superior Pilsner and Munish malts, giving it a biscuity flavour and very low bitterness at 5% ABV and 12 IBU. 

Park Sesh is a great everyday beer that pairs perfectly with your SPF 30, your favourite backyard lawn chair, and your bubble (while maintaining social distance of course). Not to mention pairing it with your picnic bites or BBQ feasts.

“I love making lagers and over the past few years we’ve experimented outside the box with our DayTrip West Coast Lager and our Electro Lager, so now we wanted to take the opportunity to come back and make straight up traditional lager,” says Brewmaster Thom Riley. “We knew we wanted a solid lager on tap at the Brewpub and Park Sesh was born of that need. We’re really excited about this one and can’t wait to cheers with you.” 

Look out for Park Sesh Lager in 6 pack cans at your local retail liquor store, order it online, or find it on tap at select bars and restaurants across British Columbia and Alberta. Of course you can also enjoy it on the patio at the Stanley Park Restaurant & Brewpub (8901 Stanley Park Dr) which is within the park and just a few steps from the beach.

Enter to Win

I have a Stanley Park Brewing Park Sesh prize pack to give away (value $120) that includes: Park Sesh Lager 6pk, cooler, metal cup, metal straws, bamboo sticks, tote, hat, and beeswax wrap.

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Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Related: A Natural Partnership, Stanley Park Brewing and Stanley Park Ecology Society

UPDATE The winner is Natalie D!