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Thanksgiving in Canada occurs in October, unlike the United States’ holiday of the same name in November. Canadian Thanksgiving has a long history – the Indigenous peoples’ communal feasts celebrated the autumn harvests including prayer, dance and potlatch long before the arrival of European settlers. Sir Martin Frobisher in 1578 and Samuel de Champlain in…

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Autumn, my favourite season, is here. Enjoy the crisp weather by checking out the many events and festivals happening all across Metro Vancouver. The Vancouver International Film Festival is probably among the biggest events happening right now, but why not also check out some of the other events such as Word Vancouver, Craft Beer Week and…

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From art gallery openings and theatrical performances to the moon festival to cultural gatherings, enjoy the last days of summer 2019 by attending some of the many events and festivals happening around the city. Autumn begins on the fall equinox: Sept. 23. See you then! * * * 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Tea & The Moon…

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I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy their summer. I definitely had fun! The end of August and the beginning of September mark the final leg of this year’s summer season. Many cultural events and festivals are squeezed in on Labour Day weekend in order to get in as many participants as possible before school…

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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…