Home for now

You only live once is a truthful concept, and in many ways it played a role in inspiring my husband and me to relocate to Canada. My home – the UK – is a mess as the international world looks on amused at the fall of the once dominating nation. As a gay couple living…

Refugees each have unique stories to tell

Sina Yetbarek and her family arrived in Canada just over four years ago from Uganda. “World Refugee Day is a day to raise awareness of the aspects and challenges of what a refugee goes through before becoming a refugee, during, and when they arrive to the new country by starting a new life all over…

Two exhibitions mark the re-opening of the Bill Reid Gallery

Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, the recently renovated Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is ready to welcome Vancouverites and visitors alike. Working in association with the Cultural Sharing Program, the gallery will present Home Away from Home produced by Samantha Nock (Cree-Metis) and Nicole Bird (Haida), and Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, running…

A suitcase and a story

Vancouver-based portrait photographer, Kayla Isomura grew up with a passion for  storytelling. Between working three different jobs, Isomura made a name for herself in photography and now has her own gallery exhibit about Japanese internment in Canada during World War II. The Suitcase Project opens June 16 and runs till September 2 at the Nikkei National Museum…

Cultural Calendar

The summer solstice is on June 21, marking the official start of summer! There are plenty of events going on around the city, both indoors and outdoors, for you to check out and enjoy. From festivals and pop-up markets to art exhibitions and theatrical plays, there is something for everyone. Plus, Father’s Day is on…