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City of Vancouver Food Scraps Program

October 22nd, 2014 @ 9:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver is celebrating the two year anniversary of the expanded city Green Bin program for food scraps recycling. This program allows residents to recycle all their food scraps and is now available to about 100,000 single family/duplexes households and 1,800 multi-unit residential buildings currently serviced by the City. As of January 2015, […]

3 Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver

October 21st, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whether the night is dark and stormy or clear with an autumn breeze, these three seasonal walking tours will not only educate and entertain, they’re sure to give you goosebumps. 3 Halloween Walking Tours in Vancouver SS Beaver Shipwreck off Stanley Park. 1935 – Archives item# LGN 500. Photographer: Bailey Bros. Host: Stanley Park History […]

VIFF 2014: That’s a Wrap

October 20th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) wrapped up a record-setting year on October 10th. The 33rd annual event saw a 10% increase over 2013 at the box office, which was the previous benchmark year. Over the course of the festival’s 16 days, VIFF presented 549 public screenings of 349 films from more than 70 countries, […]

SPARK Animation 2014: Win Tickets

October 20th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Calling all animation students, artists, industry members, and enthusiasts! The Spark Computer Graphics Society presents SPARK Animation 2014, a conference and film festival celebrating creativity, inspiration and innovation in animation around the world. What: SPARK Animation 2014 October 22 – 26 at the Vancity Theatre Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour in Vancouver When: October 22nd […]

BC Hydro Power Smart Candlelight Dinner

October 20th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Restaurants dim the lights, serve up deals for Candlelight Dinner In the mood for romance? How about a candlelight dinner with a great message? BC Hydro Power Smart’s most delicious initiative of the year – the Candlelight Dinner – is back on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Over 64 restaurants in seven communities across BC – […]

SS Sicamous in Penticton

October 19th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The mission of my trip to the Okanagan in early October was to taste, sip, and experience a bounty from the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and its members but along the way I discovered a few more points of interest worth exploring the next time you’re in the area. One of said attractions is the […]

Looking Down: Manhole Cover Art in Vancouver

October 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I was on a trip to the Okanagan where I snapped colourful landscape photos of views and vineyards as far as the eye could see. To my surprise, none has garnered as much attention as a photo of a manhole cover I took upon my return to Vancouver. Locals, as I have come […]

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

October 16th, 2014 @ 6:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In between Thanksgiving and Halloween, Vancouver has plenty of activities for young and old, both indoors and out. There are free movies to enjoy, the last taste of Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club, tours, fundraisers, films, and the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo along with everything else listed below: Photo credit: Carol Nixon on […]