17 Jul 2018

Brush to Plate

Your task is to come up with a recipe inspired by the 1919 Manly MacDonald painting above. On your marks, get set, bake! What did you dream up? Canadian Chef Craig Flinn looked to the same Canadian War Museum painting for inspiration. “My mother owns an orchard in Port Williams,

15 Jul 2018

Les Miz

As Jean Valjean sits alone in the candelight, dying, Cosette – the orphan he raised as his own, and Marius – her new husband – rush in.  ‘Cosette,’ Marius says, ‘your father is a saint.’ ‘When they wounded me He took me from the barricade Carried like a babe And

13 Jul 2018

The Golden Tree

As you make your way past the tangle of condos taking root at Cambie and Southwest Marine Drive, you’ll see it: a headless, hollow, golden tree. A 43 foot tall golden tree crafted from fiberglass and steel-reinforced resin. It is the result of 6,000 hours of work from renowned artist

10 Jul 2018

Melissa Yin

i. I work as a full time mom and fashion designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I love it. It’s my childhood dream. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Make everything as perfect as possible, so I do my best to make my every single

08 Jul 2018

Mean Girls In Stanley Park

Though Mean Girls came out in 2004, you don’t have to wait long to find Cady Heron tangling with Regina George and the Plastics somewhere on TV. And now the Tina Fey-written screenplay has spawned a  2018 Mean Girls musical. When said musical didn’t win on any of its twelve Tony

06 Jul 2018

Alex S. Yu

i. I work as a fashion designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I love to create a story and vibe from my imagination through tangible and wearable garments. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Creativity, self-motivation and optimism. ~ ~ iv. The greatest challenges

03 Jul 2018

The Bard’s Play

Are you going to see ‘that play?’ You know: The Scottish Tragedy.  The Unmentionable. The one about he who must also not be named. Here, from the safety of the outside world, we can say it. Macbeth is currently on at Vancouver’s ocean-facing venue: Bard on the Beach. It’s being directed

01 Jul 2018

Canada In Photo Likes

Happy Canada Day! In celebration of our True North strong and free, here are some photos of Canada that have been particularly popular on unsplash. They come to us courtesy of photographers who generously upload examples of their work for others to see and use. ~ TJ Holowaychuk. Whistler ~

01 Jul 2018

13 Canadian Food Inventions

If you are hiking in the deep woods and want to avoid a grisly bear encounter, the advice is clear: make lots of noise to let them know you’re coming. Avoid areas with fresh bear tracks and droppings. Keep your pets at your side and leave the bacon and fish fries

29 Jun 2018

The Gift Of The Given

“That is so cool.” “I can’t stop looking at it.” ‘Beautiful work, amazing use of colour.’ It is the mural in progress at 1873 West 4th Avenue that is inspiring raves in passersby and the Instagram-savvy. The Gift of the Given is the work of talented Vancouver artists Tiko Kerr