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

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

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

29 May 2020

Indian Summer Festival

i. My name is: Sirish Rao ii. I am a: Writer, Festival Director III. On a ‘typical’ day during lockdown, you’ll find me: I wake up early and clatter off as many emails and cogent thoughts I can put down until my three year old daughter wakes too, and then

24 May 2020

Trading Post

How would you like to trade a new condition CCM pneumatic exerciser rowing machine for a reasonable set of encyclopedias? Or a Smith Corona typewriter for either a sewing machine or $35? And, if you have $350 lying around, can we interest you in a Princess model, fully automatic linseed

15 May 2020


Talented Vancouver artist, Andre Petterson, has created a new artwork, Storm, seen in our header. Storm, Petterson tells us,  “is from a new series I’m procrastinating about. Did I say that? I’ve been wanting to make a body of work about climate change and this is one of the first.

01 May 2020

Ballet BC

With Artistic Director Emily Molnar at its helm since 2009, Ballet BC has been daring in its repertoire, broad in its reach, and international in its impact. Under Molnar, Ballet BC has created more than 45 new contemporary ballet works with renowned choreographers such as Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar,

26 Apr 2020

Colouring Their Art

Artists continue to bring beauty and richness to our lives under lockdown. We listen, we watch, we read, we build, and now we can de-stress by colouring within their creations. In 2016, The New York Academy of Medicine created #ColourourCollections, inspiring other libraries, museums, and cultural institutions to transform their

19 Apr 2020

Alice in Wonderland Day

Actually, Alice in Wonderland Day is not until July 4th: 158 years after author Lewis Carroll  – born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – first narrated the full story for young Alice Liddell. But, all bets are off in Quarantine 2020, so we’re celebrating early. . Soon her eye fell on a

14 Apr 2020

Online Harbour Dance Classes

It’s long been the place in Vancouver to drop in if you’re looking for professional-level dance classes. Across dance disciplines, you’ll find talented, working dancers both teaching and taking classes at Harbour Dance. It’s also an inspiring place to take beginner classes. Peek through advanced windows to imagine where you