World music dancefest Just Dance will celebrate its 20th anniversary on May 31. [Read more…]
The Dutch national anthem, followed by O Canada, sounded at the De Dutch restaurant at Canada Place on April 30, where more than one hundred people gathered. [Read more…]
The arrival of micro-condos is signalling a shift in the way Vancouverites want to live their lives in the heart of the city. [Read more…]
Pema Kyirong is ecstatic at the prospect of being reunited with her Tibetan family thanks to the Tibetan Resettlement Project, announced by the Government of Canada in 2010. [Read more…]
Not everyone celebrates Christmas in December. In Eastern Europe, Orthodox Christians look forward to a celebration as late as Jan. 7, when Christmas falls in the Julian calendar. Depending on the country, and even the region, Christmas traditions vary. [Read more…]
Claudia Moser, 32, strolls along the aisle of a craft shop, holding tiny organza bags and Christmas stickers in her hands. Though she will be away from friends and family this holiday season, Moser is one of many Vancouverites who hail from afar and are determined to maintain their native gift-giving Christmas traditions.
A year ago, Aileen Ellis, 82, moved into one of two cutting-edge, city-owned buildings reserved for low-income earners in Vancouver’s Olympic Village (The Village). Since then, using her complicated, high-tech condo energy system has been a challenge, and she’s not alone. [Read more…]
The link is undeniable: Food is at the forefront of India’s cultural landscape, and the complexity and diversity of the Indian identity is reflected in the variety of regional dishes found in Indian cuisine. [Read more…]
It is hard to imagine Vancouver without community gardens, but Joanne Hochu, a founding member of Strathcona Gardens, remembers when the idea was met with confusion and resistance. In 1985, Hochu and a group of community members established Vancouver’s first community garden.
For Michele Fayadas, adjusting to life and a foreign language in Vancouver are still struggles. Originally from France, she left Paris in 2004 to immigrate to Canada with her husband because of safety issues and economic concerns. [Read more…]