19 Jun 2020

Vikram Vij

i. I work as an owner of Indian restaurants (Vij’s and My Shanti), in Vancouver and South Surrey. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s in my blood – I’m a chef and I want to share Indian cuisine with as many people as possible, to show them the diversity

16 Jun 2020

Happy 100th, Stanley Park Roses

With a budget of $3600, the Stanley Park Rose Garden opened in 1920. The donation came courtesy of the Kiwanis Club who wanted to ‘demonstrate the possibilities of rose culture in Vancouver, The City Beautiful.’ Forty-seven years later, Vancouverites chose the rose as our city’s official flower. Now, in its

14 Jun 2020

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

12 Jun 2020

Michelle Nguyen: Predation

We’re excited that gifted artist, Michelle Nguyen, has a new show – Predation –  running online and in Toronto until June 20th. ‘This particular body of work,’ Nguyen writes in her artist statement, ‘explores the challenges of hybrid identity and cultural dysphoria through the utilization of representational binaries such as

12 Jun 2020

Fighting Hiring Bias

You were passed over yet again for that promotion. You weren’t even granted an interview, despite being an objectively strong fit. And now, much to the surprise of your co-workers, you were amongst the first pandemic layoffs. Not all career slights are due to bias. Applicants might be misinformed, deluded,

09 Jun 2020

Sal Ferreras

i. I work as a: percussionist, producer and post-secondary education consultant, independent cultural researcher/catalyst. ii. A ‘typical’ day for me under Covid lockdown involves: Feeding my mind, writing, practicing, jogging, devising new ways to continue to remain active musically in spite of the present moratorium on public performances. iii. Personal

07 Jun 2020

Got Craft

It’s been a tough Spring for artisans who rely on craft markets to build a living. One of Vancouver’s biggest maker events – Got Craft – has gone online. Today, until 5:00 pm PST, you can shop local with 70 creators and small shops, many of whom we have featured

07 Jun 2020

Dining In Colour

As a child with overactive taste buds, the thought of dining out invoked more dread than excitement. There was only one thing to anticipate with confidence: dessert. “Elizabeth, we’re going to …” “Is that the place with the… coconut drops? Green tea ice cream? Chocolate Bavarian Cake? Warm egg tarts?

05 Jun 2020

Joella Daniela

i. I work as a: I am an Artist, Writer, Instructor & Entrepreneur. ii. I do this creative work because: I have to. To not create means to endure my thoughts alone; to not be true to myself. I find that through art, writing, and teaching I’m able to make

02 Jun 2020

The Alvin Ailey Dancers + Barton

On March 30th, 1958, the Alvin Ailey dancers performed for the first time at New York’s 92nd Street YM-YWHA. Audiences were shocked to see this troupe of young, technically trained African American dancers performing modern ballet choreography to a diverse range of music that included gospel, the blues and traditional