Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

January 30th, 2015 @ 9:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

January comes to an end and February kicks off with Super Bowl Sunday and a continuation of Dine Out Vancouver, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, the PuSh Festival, and much more. Have a great weekend!

The Vancouver Skyline
Photo credit: Vick Sahota on Flickr

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
City Walls Album Release Party at The Imperial
Opening Reception: Piñata featuring Meaghan Kennedy & Ali Bruce
How to Start Building a Successful Coaching or Service-Based Business Anywhere in the World
Pacific Theatre Presents: Underneath the Lintel
Dine Out Vancouver: Festival Events and Dining Specials
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey
Whitecaps FC Merchandise Clear-Out at Langley Events Centre
Terminal City Rollergirls
Free Family Day at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Good Enough (Sex. Love. Seek) – A One Man Show by Ted McGrath
Downtown Gallery Tours
Dine Out: Vancouver Foodster Presents West End Brunch Crawl
Dine Out: Craft Distillery Tour
ArtStarts: Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families
Pacific Theatre Presents: Underneath the Lintel
Dine Out Vancouver: Festival Events and Dining Specials
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Sunday, February 1, 2015
River Rock’s Super Bowl Party
Free Super Party at the Rio Theatre
Groundhog Day in Newton
Whitecaps FC Merchandise Clear-Out at Langley Events Centre
Studio 16: Apres Moi and The List
Contemporary Art Gallery: Feedback Talk with Zora McMillan
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
Karate Canada 2015 National Championships
Dine Out Vancouver: Festival Events and Dining Specials
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

View the full monthly event list to plan ahead at any time. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates about local events and community happenings.

February Events in Metro Vancouver

January 29th, 2015 @ 2:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches and the events calendar fills up for another month. There are lots of shows (for pet lovers, RV enthusiasts, and home designers), on-stage productions (from Oklahoma! to Chutzpah!), and a number of community events during our newest holiday, Family Day on Monday, February 9th — which is a week before the rest of Canada. See all of this and more in the list below which is updated several times a week so you can send in your own event listing, or a recommendation, anytime by email.

Love is all around
Photo credit: Ruth Hartnup on Flickr

February Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Sunday, February 1st to Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Jump to: Monday, February 9th to Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Jump to: Monday, February 16th to Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Jump to: Monday, February 23rd to Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.


Sunday, February 1, 2015
Groundhog Day in Newton
Whitecaps FC Merchandise Clear-Out at Langley Events Centre
River Rock’s Super Bowl Party
Free Super Party at the Rio Theatre
Studio 16: Apres Moi and The List
Contemporary Art Gallery: Feedback Talk with Zora McMillan
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
Karate Canada 2015 National Championships
Dine Out Vancouver: Festival Events and Dining Specials
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Monday, February 2, 2015
Cross-Cultural Parenting: How to Raise a Successful Child in Canada
Raising Happy Teens
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Toque Tuesday
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 2: Young Entrepreneurs
Sustainability, Heritage and Community in Vancouver
Contemporary Art Gallery: Lotte van den Berg Cinema Imaginaire
PuSh Festival: Steppenwolf
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Board of Change: Vertality5
Beginners Calligraphy Workshop
The Chan Centre Connects Series: The Girls in the Band
Annual Fundraiser for Capture Photography Festival
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival
PuSh Festival: Steppenwolf
Contemporary Art Gallery: Lotte van den Berg Cinema Imaginaire
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Friday, February 6, 2015
With Love – A Love Letter Project Book Launch & Art Show
Creative Mornings: Nicole Bridger
DOXA Documentary Film Fest Presents: Sex(ed): The Movie
Wear Purple for PEDAW
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
PuSh Festival: Steppenwolf
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Contemporary Art Gallery: Lotte van den Berg Cinema Imaginaire
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Winter Wander @ Vanier Park
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
VSO Pops: Love Will Keep Us Together
Stanley Park Postcard Secrets at Roedde House
SFU Philosophers’ Cafe with Grace Schwindt at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Business Success Summit
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
PuSh Festival: Steppenwolf
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Family Day at the Museum of Anthropology
Family Day in Port Coquitlam
Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Challenge
Orchid Ensemble Presents “From A Dream”
Second Sunday Concert Series – Music for the Court of Louis XIII
Business Success Summit
Hershe Bar-Where The Girls Are
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
PuSh Festival: Steppenwolf
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink


Monday, February 9, 2015
FAMILY DAY IN BC
Family Day in Port Coquitlam
Family Day Activities in New Westminster
Family Day Activities in Burnaby
Family Day at Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour
Family Day at Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver
Family Day at Sunset Community Centre
Family Day at Robson Square Ice Rink
Family Day at ArtStarts
Family Day at the Cannery, Steveston
Family Day at Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver
World Play Day at Willowbrook, Langley
Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe – Chinese New Year Tour
ManTalks Special: What Women Want- Masculinity Through A Woman’s Eyes
Red Mitten Weekend at BC Sports Hall of Fame
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Feminist Anarchism in British Columbia: 1960s-1980s
The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: BATTLEFIELD EARTH
BLOOM 1 2015 – MascallDance
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Free Admission: Animated Films of Sun Xun
Chloe Angus Date Night Fashion Show
Staircase Theatre: Love Letters by AR Gurney
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Small Stage Point 5 – The Valentine’s Edition
Options for Sexual Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Day Breakfast
Roedde House Jazz Concert Series: Early Valentine’s Celebration with Jaclyn Guillou
Northwest Comedy Fest
Staircase Theatre: Love Letters by AR Gurney
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Friday, February 13, 2015
Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend
A Night of Bowie: The Definitive Bowie Experience, Surrey
Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas For A Better Future #wildideas
Movies at Market: Chocolat
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Staircase Theatre: Love Letters by AR Gurney
Small Stage Point 5 – The Valentine’s Edition
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Northwest Comedy Fest

Saturday, February 14, 2015
VanDusen Garden Valentine’s Picnic
Vegetarian Supper Club Series
Valentine’s Dinner at Café Medina
Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, Surrey
Vancouver Golf Show
Early Music Vancouver: G.F. Handel’S Theodora
Movies at Market: Chocolat
Staircase Theatre: Love Letters by AR Gurney
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend
Small Stage Point 5 – The Valentine’s Edition
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Various Locations
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Northwest Comedy Fest

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Winter Games Legacy Celebration
Vancouver Golf Show
Koerner Quartet
Sailboats painting pARTy
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project and Cécile McLorin Salvant
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Say Hi to a Stranger Weekend
Small Stage Point 5 – The Valentine’s Edition
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Northwest Comedy Fest


Monday, February 16, 2015
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Northwest Comedy Fest

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Improv Against Humanity
BLOOM 1 2015 – MascallDance
Vitamin N: The Health Benefits of Connecting with Nature
Théâtre la Seizième: Stupeur et Tremblements
Talking Stick Festival
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Gateway Theatre: Valley Song
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Northwest Comedy Fest

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
BC Home and Garden Show
Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon 21
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Théâtre la Seizième: Stupeur et Tremblements
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice RinkTalking Stick Festival
Northwest Comedy Fest

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Banyen Books: COMMON THREADS: Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art
PechaKucha Night Vancouver
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Winterruption on Granville Island
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
BC Home and Garden Show
Earlybird RV Show, Abbotsford
One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Théâtre la Seizième: Stupeur et Tremblements
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Talking Stick Festival
Northwest Comedy Fest

Friday, February 20, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Leadership Action Conference 2015 (SLAC)
Vancouver Aquarium Presents: The Sustainable Table Chef Series
The Edible Inevitable Tour: Alton Brown Live!
Queensborough Open Mic Night
Heritage Week Walking Tours: Vancouver’s Historic Downtown
Northwest Comedy Fest: Doug Benson
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Winterruption on Granville Island
BC Home and Garden Show
Earlybird RV Show, Abbotsford
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Théâtre la Seizième: Stupeur et Tremblements
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival
Northwest Comedy Fest

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Leadership Action Conference 2015 (SLAC)
2015 Chinese New Year Gala
Coldest Night of the Year Walk, Surrey
Coldest Night of the Year Walk, New Westminster
Heritage Week Walking Tours: Hudson Street – Marpole History
Northwest Comedy Fest: CBC’s The Debaters
Northwest Comedy Fest: Maria Bamford
RunGo Dash for Dogs in Stanley Park
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – VIMFF
Théâtre la Seizième: Stupeur et Tremblements
Winterruption on Granville Island
BC Home and Garden Show
Earlybird RV Show, Abbotsford
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival
Northwest Comedy Fest

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Leadership Action Conference 2015 (SLAC)
Cineworks Presents an Evening of Oscars
Toes in the Sand Wedding Show
Just Add Love Wedding Show
Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase
Heritage Week Walking Tours: Commercial – Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood
Winterruption on Granville Island
BC Home and Garden Show
Earlybird RV Show, Abbotsford
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival


Monday, February 23, 2015
National Cupcake Day for BC SPCA
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BLOOM 1 2015 – MascallDance
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon with Olympian Silken Laumann
Steven Galloway with Magician David Gifford
Vancouver Aquarium After Hours
Axis Theatre: Stella – Queen of the Snow, Port Coquitlam
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Friday, February 27, 2015
Pet Lover Show, Abbotsford
Dodging for Dimes
Dance House Presents: Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Axis Theatre: Stella – Queen of the Snow, Port Coquitlam
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Pet Lover Show, Abbotsford
Monster Jam Vancouver
Highlands Preschool Children’s Sale
Workshop: Sing with Good Noise and Louise
Western Front’s Annual Gala Art Auction
Dance House Presents: Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Axis Theatre: Stella – Queen of the Snow, Port Coquitlam
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Talking Stick Festival

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Toque Tuesday 2015

January 29th, 2015 @ 10:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Though it’s commonly known outside of the country as a beanie, wool hat or a knit-cap, it’s a toque to us and it’s playing an important role on Tuesday as it helps find long term solutions to end homelessness in Canada.

Toque Tuesday 2013

Toque Tuesday

Toque Tuesday is a part of a national campaign that has been running for the last 18 years and this Tuesday, February 3, 2015 thousands of volunteers across the country will be selling toques for a cause.

Toques are $10 each with 80% of net funds staying right in the communities where they are sold. The remaining 20% of funds raised from toque sales will go to Raising the Roof’s national projects. In Vancouver the beneficiaries are the Lookout Emergency Aid Society and Pacific Community Resources Society (“PCRS”).

The public and businesses can also help out by selling toques in their workplaces, get-togethers and other venues. For more information on how to help sell toques, email Lani at development@lookoutsociety.ca. Those interested in volunteering can contact Janice at volunteer@lookoutsociety.ca.

Head to one of these locations on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to purchase your toque:

Vancouver

Granville station 7:00am to 9:00am 
Waterfront station 7:00am to 9:00am 
Burrard station 7:00am to 9:00am 
Cambie & Broadway station 7:00am to 9:00am 
Vancouver City Centre (Pacific Centre) 7:00am to 9:00am 

Surrey

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station 6:30am to 8:00am; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Scott Road, Gateway, King George stations 7:00am to 9:00am 

Raising the Roof Hockey Challenge, City Hall Plaza, Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Ave). Hockey teams from the Surrey Fire fighters, RCMP, BC LIONS, Surrey Eagles, Local MLA’s and representatives from Community Service providers such as the Surrey Urban Mission and KEYS.

New Westminster

New West Station 7:30am to 10:00am 
Columbia Station 7:30am to 10:00am 
New Westminster City Hall (511 Royal Ave) 8:30am to 4:30pm

North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay Seabus Station: 7:00am to 10:00am

If you can’t get to any of these locations, you can order a toque online and indicate that you are making your purchase for Lookout Society so that it benefits local Vancouver programs.

Follow Raising the Roof on Facebook and Twitter, the Lookout Society in Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter, and PCRS on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about Toque Tuesday and other national and local initiatives.

Raising the Roof provides strong and effective national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education.

Win a Grouse Mountain Alpine Experience

January 29th, 2015 @ 9:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

While the city sleeps below, above the clouds at Grouse Mountain the groomers are working their magic to make the very best of the winter season. From pond hockey, and the Snowshoe Grind to the terrain park, and Dine Out Vancouver at The Observatory restaurant. It’s a great time to head up Grouse Mountain’s world famous Skyride to enjoy the Peak of Vancouver.

grousewinter-snowshoe
Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Snowshoe

If you’re looking to hit the snowshoe trails, choose from a variety of programs such as Baby and Me, Boomers and Zoomers, Ladies Only and Beginner snowshoe clinics, and Valentine’s Snowshoe Fondue. You can join the Snowshoe Grind Challenge coming up soon on Sunday, February 8th.

Special Events

Other special events coming up at Grouse Mountain this season include BC Family Day, 24 Hours of Winter, Burton Mountain Festival, Jam Over the City (January 30th, February 13th, February 27th, March 13th, March 27th), and a Junior Pond Hockey Tournament (February 4th to February 8th).

Win a Grouse Mountain Alpine Experience

I have a pair of Alpine Experience passes to give away that include round-trip Skyride and plateau activities on the snowshoe trails, mountaintop ice-skating, and more. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Grouse Mountain on Twitter and Facebook for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Passes redeemable during the 2015 season. Additional fees may apply for rentals.

Vancouver Icons: Randall Building Mural

January 27th, 2015 @ 1:09pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I wrote about some of Vancouver’s murals and there was one I purposely left off the list so that I could feature it today in its own post. The image on the side of the Randall Building, at 535 West Georgia, was installed in 1993 and is one of the city’s most photographed.

Time & Gold
Photo credit: Dustin Quasar on Flickr

Randall Building Mural

The Changing Vancouver then and now blog recently featured the Randall Building:

“In 1929 the brokerage firm of S W Randall Co saw their new office building completed on West Georgia. The design is attributed to R T Perry; it had elements of gothic and some art deco, and a somewhat unusual arrangement of two double bays of windows to the west and a single, slightly offset bay to the east. It bears some resemblance to Townley and Matheson’s Stock Exchange Building, completed a year later, but there are several other buildings by other architects, all taking the same gothic theme, and built around this time.

In 1991 jeweller Toni Cavelti gave the building a comprehensive but completely sensitive upgrade, adding a penthouse floor (set back from the parapet) in the process. The project, designed by Blewett Dodd Ching Lee, gave the building an almost identical appearance to our 1929 image. Only the recently restored mural of medieval goldsmiths on the east side of the building (by Kitty Mykka) in 1993 made the building look any different. In 1999 Cavelti sold his company to Henry Birks who still sell Cavelti designed jewelry, and now Time and Gold operate in the store location.”

The mural is based on a copper engraving from 1698 by German Christopher Weigel (1654-1725). It shows a master goldsmith instructing apprentices. The mural was originally completed by Kitty Mykka and Nicole Kozakiewkz and in 2005 it was restored by Mykka and Lance Belanger.

Mural
Photo credit: Kevin Cheng on Flickr

Downtown Vancouver B.C.
Photo credit: Nicholas on Flickr

Mural
Photo credit: Presley Perswain on Flickr

Building Mural
Photo credit: Mike Dea on Flickr

Faces on the Side
Photo credit: Steve Goodyear on Flickr

Yaletown Mural
Photo credit: Imran Ali on Flickr

Previous Vancouver Icons posts: East Van Cross, Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Flack Block, The Drop, Prospect Point Lighthouse, Engagement, Ovaltine Cafe, The English Bay Slide, Freezing Water #7, Cleveland Dam, Heritage Hall, School of Theology Building at UBC, Gate to the Northwest Passage, St Paul’s Hospital, Capilano Lake, Stawamus Chief, Nine O’Clock Gun, Malkin Bowl, Search, Vancouver Rowing Club, Echoes, Point Atkinson Lighthouse, English Bay Inukshuk, Hollow Tree, Hotel Europe, Lions Gate Bridge Lions, LightShed, Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

CandyGrams for a Cause

January 27th, 2015 @ 12:04pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

A Loving Spoonful‘s popular CandyGrams campaign returns for Valentine’s Day this year, allowing you to send the message of your choice to a special recipient along with two delicious heart-shaped chocolates from Purdy’s, and more!

candygrams

Send CandyGrams

Senders can select a friendly, flirty or frisky message from 150 options (filed under Like, Love and Lust) and can include their name, or send it as an anonymous secret admirer. It’s the perfect gift for friends, family, lovers, and everyone in between.

This year, along with the card and chocolates, your recipient will receive a complimentary McDonald’s Signature McWrap, Candygram Valentine’s Post-it Notes, Candygram Valentine’s Owl Magnet, and a Valentine’s wish token.

It’s just $10 to send all of this anywhere in Canada, postage included. Sponsors donate all the items included in the CandyGrams so proceeds from the sale of CandyGrams will go directly to assisting those with HIV/AIDS. Each year, our volunteers deliver over 100,000 meals to those in need, and with very little government funding, A Loving Spoonful relies on the generosity of the community.

CandyGrams are limited and are on sale now online. For on-time delivery (via Canada Post) by or before Valentine’s Day, orders must be placed before February 4th for Eastern Canada, before February 5th for Western Canada, and before February 10th for Metro Vancouver.

A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver. Follow A Loving Spoonful on Facebook and Twitter (tag: #candygram) for more information.

14 Vintage Vancouver Fashion Shoots

January 27th, 2015 @ 10:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are fashion shows at wedding fairs, women’s shows, an eco fashion week, and showcases sponsored by flagship stores – all of which prove Vancouver has been its own little fashion hotbed for years. With a unique sense of style and a thirst for the latest threads for the slopes, the ballroom, or the beaches, we’ve kept the runways occupied and cameras flashing for the last 100 years.

14 Vintage Vancouver Fashion Shoots

1929: Women modelling wedding dresses. #Port N101.


1941: C.N.R. Publicity shoot. #CVA 586-723.

swimsuitvintagephoto
1945: Bathing suit models. #CVA 586-3822.


1940s: Reg Stephens modelling GWG clothing. #CVA 1184-3588. Jack Lindsay photo.


1944: Hat models for the Woodward’s, Spencer’s, and Hudson’s Bay catalogues. #CVA 586-2985 & #CVA 586-1504 & #CVA 586-1877.


1946: Hudson’s Bay fashion show. #CVA 586-4273.


1959: Pamela House in an Ice Capades promotion. #CVA 180-6230.


1960: Women modeling culottes with dachshund. VPL# 44109 & 1966: Models in sailor suits. VPL# 44117.


1966: Women modelling evening wear. VPL# 44118 & 44136.


1964: Ski wear fashion show model poses at the PNE. #CVA 180-6074-: CVA 180-6074.03.

20 Awesome Vancouver Bridge Photos

January 26th, 2015 @ 2:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

After hitting the snooze button for the last time on a weekday morning, bleary-eyed Vancouverites become obsessed with two specific pieces of information to get them going: Weather and traffic. Being very much a “bridge and tunnel” commuter region, we hear about bridges all the time and usually whether they have a stall, backup, heavy volume, or a single lane north or south bound. Slowing the pace (in a good way) when it comes to the way you think of our local bridges, I have found 20 awesome Vancouver bridge photos to help you appreciate these connectors that get us where we need to go, while also adding character to our lovely city views.

Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge
Photo credit: Jonathan Pope on Flickr

Vancouver's Winter Skyline
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

November twilight in Vancouver 2008
Photo credit: Gord McKenna on Flickr

Pattullo Bridge

The Pattullo Bridge
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Westminster Pier Park in New Westminster
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

Patullo Bridge Rainbow
Photo credit: Kyle Bailey on Flickr

Port Mann Bridge

Port Mann Bridge at Sunrise
Photo credit: Gord Gallagher on Flickr

Granville Street Bridge

Granville Street Bridge - Blue Hour
Photo credit: Barry J Brady on Flickr

Granville Street Bridge over False CreekJaden Nyberg
Photo credit: on Flickr

Reflecting On Granville
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Summer Heat - Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver BC CanadaTOTORORO.RORO
Photo credit: on Flickr

Canada Day 2013
Photo credit: Alexis Birkill on Flickr

Second Narrows Rail Bridge

Railroad Bridge
Photo credit: Bill Kwok on Flickr

Second Narrows/Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

2014 - Vancouver - Alaska Cruise - Burrard Inlet - 2 of 3
Photo credit: Ted McGrath on Flickr

Bridge HDR
Photo credit: Mark Teasdale on Flickr

Oak Street Bridge

Oak Street Bridge Panorama
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Cambie Bridge

Cambie Bridge
Photo credit: colink. on Flickr

Vancouver - 01 Apr 14 - Under the Cambie
Photo credit: Ted McGrath on Flickr

Westham Island Bridge

Westham Island Bridge Opening for Boats
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

Thanks to those who have shared their photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool, from which these photos were sourced. Related posts: Capilano Suspension Bridge 125th Anniversary, Pattullo Bridge History, Port Mann Bridge Photos, Vancouver Icons: Lions Gate Bridge, Lions Gate Bridge Construction Photos.