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Shane Koyczan Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To Tour

March 25th, 2015 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Shane Koyczan is more than the talented poet and writer who appeared in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics opening ceremonies, just as Canada is more than just hockey and fishing lines. He has been a TED speaker, has a video on YouTube with 15 million views, has opened for the Dalai Lama in Vancouver, and has […]

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith On Tour

March 13th, 2015 @ 12:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cherry blossoms in February, a pod of orcas breaching under the Lions Gate Bridge, and Dan Mangan playing at the Vogue Theatre are all truly Vancouver experiences. I caught up with the local musician before his Canadian tour early this spring, which is soon to be followed by an extensive European circuit in April. “It […]

Vancouver Craft Brewery Shuttle

March 10th, 2015 @ 10:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has officially established long-lasting and passionate love affair with craft beer, and the growth of the craft beer industry in BC has been astounding in the last few years. The market share for artisanal beer in British Columbia has doubled in the past four years, from 9 per cent of all beer sales in […]

A Night Out for Music Heals at The Rickshaw

February 24th, 2015 @ 7:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The bar and nightclub industry will join together to support music therapy efforts in Canada during the 4th annual A Night Out for Music Heals, happening in over a dozen cities across Canada on March 7th. When you head out to one of over 40 participating venues, $1 from your cover will go directly to […]

The Suffers’ Recipe for Success

February 18th, 2015 @ 8:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

“This is 2015, this is what soul music is,” Adam Castaneda of Houston’s The Suffers told me last night at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle. The 10-member band is currently on a West Coast tour to spread their Gulf Coast Soul sound to those hungry for real, exciting, and energizing live music. Somewhere along the […]

STORYHIVE Web Series Competition

November 28th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

TELUS and Optik TV’s STORYHIVE is funding content creators in our community through two campaigns in 2014. The first in the spring awarded $200,000 in production funding and another ends on December 1st, awarding 15 $10,000 grants in BC and 15 $10,000 grants in Alberta, plus two $50,000 grants to produce and distribute a full […]

Homegrown e-Cookbook: Late Summer Nights

August 18th, 2014 @ 12:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are certainties in life such as death, taxes, and that you’ll find photos of other people’s food on Instagram. Based in Victoria, Steffani Cameron is one of said sharers of food photos; however her descriptions, sharp photography, and lessons about shopping local added so much substance to her online postings that she was compelled […]

Minimalist Ballparks by Vancouver’s S. Preston Designs

August 13th, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Less is more, especially when it comes to stripping away thousands of square feet from an iconic stadium and creating a memory-triggering graphic that has caught the attention of thousands of fans — and Major League Baseball. S. Preston Art + Designs has created a wildly popular Minimalist Ballpark graphic series that went viral online […]