In discovering Vancouver, I discovered myself

I was born on November 14th, 1990 in Belgium, a small, lovely country, where the highest summit doesn’t reach 2300 feet. My parents speak Flemish. It’s very close to Dutch, only the accent is different. I was six when my parents decided to divorce. That’s when I moved to the South of France. From then…

Migration: part of a bigger phenomenon

Migration, refugees and the movement of people crossing borders need to be better regulated in order to be safer and more orderly says Michael Doyle, director of Columbia Global Policy Initiative at Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. The professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science will be giving a talk Dec. 2 at Green…

Modular housing is urgently needed in Marpole, and throughout Vancouver

The Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole has become a flashpoint in the fierce debate over how to solve the city’s housing emergency. Some local residents have objected loudly to the municipal government’s announcement that 78 units of temporary modular housing are being built at the corner of 59th Avenue and Heather Street. Over 2000 people have…

Stories of Vietnam

Vancouver-based authors Brandy Lien Worrall and Elizabeth McLean will appear at the Kensington Branch of the Vancouver Public Library on Nov. 29, 2017 to discuss their respective books What doesn’t Kill Us and The Swallows Uncaged. These titles center on the joys and tragedies that have occurred over the course of Vietnam’s history and both authors…

Live music, multimedia performance of cosmological stories

Orchid Ensemble and the Centre for Culture and Technology of UBC Okanagan will be presenting Music of the Heavens, a collaborative fusion of live music and multimedia animated visuals at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver on Nov. 23. Lan Tung, founder of Orchid Ensemble, says it took five years for a team of students…

Cultural Calendar

It’s cold out there, so warm yourself up at the many indoor activities happening these days. There are film festivals, dances, live performances, inspiring evenings, holiday markets and many other events and festivals going on around town. Here are few to check out and add to your calendar! * * * Eleventh Biennial Dance In…

Cà phê sữa đá

It’s rainy, windy, dark and cold out – welcome to November in Vancouver. My final recipe of the year is a very simple one… but if you’ve never tried it before, it’s sure to become a staple for you this season (and, frankly, all year round). The French introduced coffee to Vietnam in the mid-19th…