Here, no one fights with anyone

Everything smelled like cookies. It had been a week since I had slept in a comfortable bed. It had been a 48 hour flight and a two hour wait in customs. But, we made it from South Africa to Canada and now, everything smelled like cookies. The tumultuous ’80s in South Africa was my childhood.…

Scandinavian fishing stories

The Scandinavian Cultural Society is organizing its annual Nordic Spirit Heritage Images Exhibit at the Scandinavian Community Centre. The exhibit will move to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston on May 5 before returning to the Scandinavian Community Centre. This year’s exhibit will focus on early Scandinavian-Canadian fishing activities in BC. “The immigrants who…

Accidental tattoo artists

The Vancouver Tattoo and Culture show will be at Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada Place, Hall C on Apr. 20–22. With almost everyone nowadays having at least one tattoo, it is hard to believe a time when being a tattoo artist was not seen as a good profession. Two artists who saw the possibilities in…

SFU is in a new _space

Business of Design students and faculty at Simon Fraser University have carved out a makerspace leading students to make more than just connections in the classroom and hopefully reaching people across the Lower Mainland. The Business of Design program is a very young, year-long program that began in the fall of 2016. According to the…

A conversation with Lee Maracle

As part of the New Legends of Vancouver Author Readings, author Lee Maracle will be reading from her latest book, My Conversations with Canadians, at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL)’s Central Branch on Apr. 22. Written in the Notes application on her iPhone, this collection of prose essays started as a pipe dream for Maracle that…

Complex characters drive a whodunit

Nine Dragons, a play set in 1920s Hong Kong, traces the journey of Tommy Lam, Hong Kong’s best detective, as he struggles against both the criminals and the colonial system that shape his job and his life. The show runs at the Gateway Theatre April 12–21, and is a co-production with Vertigo Theatre and the…

Cultural Calendar

Spring is here and a lot of events happening around town are focusing on the beauty and importance of our environment. Check out the cherry blossoms at this year’s Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Experience a visual feast of wildlife and nature, conservation and the environment, through the lens of international and local filmmakers at the…