In 2017, a dialogue sparked between Vancouver Park Board Arts, Culture and Engagement (ACE) programmers and Metis-Cree curator, filmmaker and cultural planner, Kamala Todd. In consideration of the colonial history of the Roundhouse in relation to the land on which it is situated, the group wondered how to initiate the process of Indigenizing the Centre. […]
The Burrard Marina Field House provided a majestic backdrop for a two-day jam making workshop (August 1 & 2) that was the brainchild of Australian artist Keg de Souza. The Field House Residency Program (supported by the Vancouver Parks Board) provides studio space for artists in exchange for the development of community-based arts projects; the […]
We went kite crazy at the Roundhouse, during the kite making activities facilitated by the BC Kitefliers Association (BCKA) as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Kite master Egan Davis was on hand as well as Cathy Jung (BCKA President), Dianne O’Brien (BCKA Workshop Coordinator), and many cheerful volunteers.
Did you know that the City of Vancouver has an official Bird Strategy? As part of the greenest city initiative, goal number six – access to nature – includes creating the conditions necessary to increase the diversity and well-being of our bird population. To this end, the Bird Strategy sets out five objectives: support habitat, […]
You would have to be living under a soundproof rock to not know about Disney’s record-breaking, ubiquitous movie Frozen. If you live or work with small children, you’ve no doubt been serenaded with the soundtrack, or enjoyed having the entire story recounted to you. I count myself among the film’s many fans, albeit taller than […]
We can just come right out and say it: Beerlesque IV was a huge success! The night was everything it said it would be and more – more ladies, more beer and more fun than I could have ever expected. It is a simple formula: take finely made beer in adorable mini pilsner glasses, combine […]
In this age of digital media, information is shared at a lightning pace. Individuals and companies alike are more aware than ever about the environment, human rights, diversity and other issues concerning citizens around the world. More than simply aligning their own practices with their beliefs, people are turning to their investments to return more […]
Workload, hectic schedules, deadlines, busy times…when it comes to life, we’re used to dancing to its tune! Now you can ‘dance walk’ your way into staying in great shape too. Back in 2012, Emmy award-winning NBC reporter Ben Aaron introduced a workout routine called Dance Walking. It was an idea inspired during one of Aaron’s […]
On a recent Sunday visit to Hadden Park, you may have sighted performers transforming the open space of the park into a site of theatrical creation. Here, performers are finding inspiration in sounds, sights, and places around them; perhaps a shaded spot beneath a tree, a choir of barking dogs, or an abandoned sailboat resting […]
Spur Vancouver. Fuel Vancouver. Connect Vancouver. With these calls to action, change is coming to Vancouver! What this change will bring is anyone’s guess but here’s a peek at five growing trends in the city that have been repeatedly catching my eye.