Celebrate the 21st annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival on December 21st in three Vancouver communities. Presented by the Secret Lantern Society and Artistic Director Naomi Singer, this free family event (with some ticketed attractions) will illuminate the longest night of the year. Photo credit: Rikki / Julius Reque on Flickr These are festive celebrations of […]
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Back in 2009 I crossed something off my Truly Canadian Bucket List — I participated in a screech-in at Doolin’s for their first-ever East Coast Good Times dinner. This includes kissing a cod on the lips, a recitation, and a shot of screech. It’s as close to Newfoundland as I’ll ever get without leaving the […]
The Vancouver Swing Society has once again partnered up with Viva Vancouver and the Downtown Vancouver BIA again to bring free swing music and dancing lessons to the streets of downtown Vancouver. Photo credit: Ed Bierman on Flickr Free Swing Dancing on Granville Sunday, July 13, 2014: Van Django (live gypsy jazz music) Sunday, July […]
Ring in the New Year at Doolin’s Irish Pub with DJ Shakespeare on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 8:00pm until 4:00am. Tickets are available online in advance and they include champagne at midnight, party favours, and pizza. For reservations or inquiries email info [at] doolins.ca or call (604) 605-4328. Over the years we have become […]
Being a relatively young city, it’s always interesting to take a look at how much Vancouver has changed throughout the years. One destination that is constantly evolving is Granville Street. With its bright lights and big signs, there are glimpses of the past that remain today, see if you can spot them this collection from […]
On this day in history (September 2nd, 1927) Jonathan Rogers sold his namesake “Rogers Building” at the corner of Pender and Granville for $1 million to General F. A. ‘One Arm’ Sutton. At the time, it was the biggest real estate transaction in the city’s history. [source] Rogers was among Vancouver’s earliest pioneers and in […]