Alice in Wonderland panto has a fresh, super-Vancouver vibe on Commercial Drive

Alice in Wonderland panto has a fresh, super-Vancouver vibe on Commercial Drive

The annual East Van Panto show has always been known for its Commercial Drive sensibilities and its left-of-center exhibit on just about everything. Nothing is really too sacred to be put on spears, and its production elements of catchy melodies, silly laughs, kid-friendly language and audience interaction – often wrapped up in a beloved childhood … Read more

The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival brought people together through film and native performance art

The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival brought people together through film and native performance art

(This story is sponsored by .) This year’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) focused on reconciliation, reconnection and representation and gathered many respected members of the community from Metro Vancouver and beyond. Opening Night Red Carpet Gala at Surrey City Hall began with First Nations artist Linsay Willier introducing Elders Kevin Kelly, Michael … Read more

From the Vatican to Vancouver: The exhibition shows images of Michelangelo’s frescoes from the Sistine Chapel

From the Vatican to Vancouver: The exhibition shows images of Michelangelo’s frescoes from the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is home to one of the greatest artistic achievements in history. It was there in the 16th century that Michelangelo created 33 glorious religious frescoes on the ceiling. The Italian artist also painted The last judgment on the altar wall depicting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. These spectacular … Read more

Amid concerns over crime, Vancouver’s mayor says police are well-funded – BC

Vancouver’s mayor gave his last State of the City speech before next year’s local elections. In a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Tuesday, Kennedy Stewart said the city is in the process of approving nearly 100,000 homes over a 10-year period, well ahead of targets. He also said the city continues to … Read more

Heartbroken loved ones recount how BC mudslide swept away a man known in Toronto’s restaurant scene

In the last moments, his loved ones saw Brett Diederichs, he did what fell to him most naturally: to help others. Diederichs, a figure well known throughout Toronto’s restaurant scene, had last week driven to Victoria with her mother, Brenda Diederichs, and wife, Madison Van Rijn, to begin what they hoped would be a new … Read more

Heartbroken loved ones recount how BC mudslide swept away a man known in Toronto’s restaurant scene

In the last moments, his loved ones saw Brett Diederichs, he did what fell to him most naturally: to help others. Diederichs, a figure well known throughout Toronto’s restaurant scene, had last week driven to Victoria with her mother, Brenda Diederichs, and wife, Madison Van Rijn, to begin what they hoped would be a new … Read more

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is facing campaign-style critics

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says people who dislike him as mayor want to create a “Vancouver fortress” and “pull the drawbridge up” to shut newcomers out. But in a campaign-style speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday, the mayor said he is proud of how he has brought in a billion dollars … Read more

10 bands rock after floods at Rickshaw on December 10th

Ten local bands will play Rickshaw Theater on December 10 to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal. The event, called Floods, will feature appearances by Old Soul Rebel, JP Maurice, History Of Gunpowder, Brass Camel, Chase the Bear, Raincity, Bad Magic, Spendo, Wazonek and Crooked Rider. Larry … Read more

Messiah in the Valley arrives in Vancouver on December 9th

Messiah in the valley arrives at Vancouver’s Holy Rosery Cathedral on December 9th. Handel’s Messiah will be performed by members of Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and the vocal ensemble Beautiful voices, together with members of the CSO’s baroque ensemble. The program will feature music director Paula DeWit with soloists SinaĆ©d White, Shane Hansen, Thomas Lamont and … Read more

The 10th annual UBCP / ACTRA Awards pay tribute to remarkable Canadian talent and resilient film industry

(This story is sponsored by .) Every November, the Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP / ACTRA) holds a not-to-be-missed award show and pays tribute to the outstanding Canadian actors who adorn our television. What is usually a star-studded and glamorous personal event will have a virtual format for the second year in a row, … Read more

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