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The summer season is in full swing and I trust everyone has a great summer planned! There is a sampling of events to check out below; there are a lot of things to do this season. For me, I’m heading to Quebec City for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whatever you plan to do,…

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The 2019 summer season has started, and it’s setting up to be a hot and sunny one! Although I’ve included a sampling of some of the activities happening around the city, there is a lot more you can do this summer. Attend the many festivals and events around Vancouver. Celebrate Canada Day at any of…

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The summer solstice begins on June 21 in Vancouver, signifying the beginning of summer. From checking out community theatre to viewing the latest art opening to trying new foods at the many festivals happening around town, there’s something for everyone both indoors and out. June 16 is Father’s Day, so why not bring your dad…

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The days are becoming longer, summer is just around the corner and there are festivals as far as the eye can see. So take advantage of this amazing time of the year to check out some of the exciting festivals and events, new and returning, happening around town! By the way, The Source celebrates its…

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Victoria Day, the federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Queen Victoria, falls on May 20 this year. Even though summer proper doesn’t start until late June, for many Canadians, the Victoria Day holiday ushers in the informal start of summer, providing a long weekend to go outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather! * * *…

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I hope everyone enjoyed their long Easter weekend! As April showers give way to May flowers, there are plenty of events and festivals to check out around the city. Wax philosophical in front of international art at Canada Place, watch a man sell his soul to a demon at the Vancouver Opera, learn how to…

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I hope everyone is enjoying their April so far. With the flowers and trees in bloom, the weather getting warmer and the long Easter weekend, there is much to see and do outside in Vancouver. But of course, there are plenty of indoor events to keep you busy: theatre plays, music festivals and orchestras, art…

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Welcome to the spring season! I am finally able to recommend some outdoor events to you, such as the high energy Norooz Fire Festival at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park and a spiritual medicine wheel ceremony at VanDusen. And with the cherry blossoms in bloom, why not also celebrate spring with O Hanami at Nikkei? Have…

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The end of the winter season is upon us! Soon there will be plenty of outdoor events, which I can and will recommend to you. But it is still winter and still pretty cold, so below are a bunch of indoor events for March for your consideration. I’ll see you all in the spring, which…

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I hope everyone is warm during this cold polar vortex snap we’ve got going on in Canada and the United States this month! It’s pretty chilly out there, but if – like Disney’s Frozen character Elsa – the cold doesn’t bother you, there are plenty of events and festivals to check out in around town. From film…

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Happy Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and Family Day everyone! Usher in the Year of the Pig by celebrating with friends and family at the many Lunar festival events happening around the city. Watch inspiring Black cinema at VIFF. Take your loved one to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s day and bring…

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Hopefully your 2019 has been going well so far! It can be hard to beat the post-holiday blues, but there are plenty of events to attend. Why not take some time to check out some of the dance and music performances, film screenings and theatre showings happening around town? * * * Murder on Reserve…

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Welcome to 2019! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season; best wishes for an amazing year. Start your new year off right by visiting and attending some of the events and festivals, lectures and exhibits happening around the city. If you missed it during the Christmas season, there are still a couple of holiday light…