21 Dec 2018

Sounds of Vancouver

When you think of Vancouver, which images come to mind? Mountains, oceans, markets, bridges, clocks. Visitors leave the city with thickets of photos and hard drives crammed with video clips. There are the odd travellers, however, who prefer to revisit memories with their ears rather than their eyes. They use

14 Dec 2018

Our Christmas With Chor Leoni

Of all the December evenings we have spent with Chor Leoni, one stands out. It was December 20th, 2011 and we knew that Dad wouldn’t make it to Christmas. As he lay sleeping for the night in his hospital bed, Mum and I dashed to St. Andrew’s-Wesley in our crumpled

09 Dec 2018

Bau-Xi Annual Holiday Exhibit

We appreciate the gorgeous range of artists on display at local galleries like the Bau-Xi on South Granville. Until December 21st, you can check out their talented roster at the annual Holiday Exhibition. Here’s a peek at some of the works you’ll see. Joshua Jensen-Nagle. The Feeling You Leave Behind

23 Nov 2018

The Nutcracker ’18

When organ maker Auguste Mustel invented the celeste in 1886, he could not have known how strongly his metal bar-filled keyboard would be associated with beloved story classics. There it is setting off Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter: . . Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . It’s

18 Nov 2018

Koerner Ceramics Gallery

When you visit the Museum of Anthropology, take some time to visit the Koerner Ceramics Gallery. The impressive collection was donated by Dr. Walter C. Koerner, a major force behind the development of MOA. Koerner – who lived from 1898 to 1995 – started collecting pottery as a child in

16 Nov 2018

Eastside Culture Crawl

To get a real peek into the heart of Vancouver’s artist community, visit the Eastside Culture Crawl event this weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with 495 artists showing and selling their work over 4 days and 71 buildings, including 1000 Parker Street. ‘The largest of its kind in Canada,’ writes

16 Nov 2018

Christmas At Hycroft

For those who like to get an early start on the holiday cheer, Christmas At Hycroft is an annual tradition. For over forty years, the University Women’s Club has brought the sparkle and mull to General Alexander Duncan Macrae’s 17,000 square foot Edwardian mansion. You’ll be welcomed by local musicians

11 Nov 2018

Homes for the Holidays

For more than 25 years, Kids Help Phone has been offering confidential counselling to young people looking for support. Kids and teens can have 24/7 access to professional counsellors, in English or French, by phone or by text. For 14 of those years, Homes for the Holidays has raised funds

02 Nov 2018

A Weekend Of Dance

‘While the poet wrestles with the horses in his brain and the sculptor wounds his eyes on the hard spark of alabaster, the dancer battles the air around her, air that threatens at any moment to destroy her harmony or to open huge empty spaces where her rhythm will be

28 Oct 2018

Halloween 2

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, here is our second look at some of the decor creativity around Vancouver.