The First Weekend Club (“FWC”) is celebrating 10 years of promoting and raising awareness for Canadian films and talent. Founded by Anita Adams in 2003, the club has since supported over 300 home-grown films and hosted over 200 special events and screenings with the goal of building a strong audience for Canadian films. I caught […]
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The 25th anniversary of the Illuminares Lantern Festival is happening this Saturday at Trout Lake and it will also be the last. Since 1988, the non-profit Public Dreams Society has hosted the festival (along with other events like the Parade of Lost Souls) but according to artistic director Matthew Bissett, it’s just no longer feasible. […]
Five Hole For Food is wrapping up its 4th annual cross-Canada road hockey campaign that raises food and funds for charities in the communities that host their games. From St. John’s to Halifax, Ottawa to Calgary and in between, the concept is pretty simple: Show up with a donation for your local food bank and […]
In true Pacific Northwest fashion, Vancouver is definitely known for its coffee shops. Packed so densely that they occur more frequently than bus stops on major routes, it’s sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd. However, WE Coffee in the West End of downtown Vancouver has managed to do just that by permeating the […]
The Vancouver International Auto Show is underway at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) until Sunday, March 31, 2013 featuring the latest and greatest vehicles from the auto industry. I caught up with Ford Canada’s CEO Dianne Craig yesterday just as Ford’s “Ambassador of Innovation”, Hank the Robot, welcomed some of their dealers (there are 433 […]
It starts out as an email to my contact form. A publicist, friend, or artist sends an email to tell me about a new album, act, or show that’s coming up in Vancouver. I’ll reply, possibly book an interview, and the next thing you know it I’m following the blossoming careers of performers like Mojave, […]