Let it beard – Vancouver to be overrun by handsome beardos

Image courtesy the Vancouver Facial Hair Club.

With the tagline “With Great Facial Hair Comes Great Responsibility,” it’s obvious that the Vancouver Facial Hair Club takes its role seriously.

On June 3, the club hosts its 3rd Annual Facial Hair Competition In Support Of Men’s Mental Health Awareness.

Designed to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health initiatives, all proceeds from the Gastown event will benefit the Vancouver-based organization HeadsUpGuys, while bringing together some of the city’s most prolific facial hair aficionados. They will compete in 12 categories, ranging from Best Beard Over 12 Inches to Build a Beard. Open to both men and women, the latter category invites participants to craft their own fake beard. So who are the judges?

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Let it beard – Vancouver to be overrun by handsome beardos

Take a ride on the wild side with the Vancouver Parkbus

garibaldi lake transit

Image courtesy of Parkbus | Facebook.com

The close proximity of nature to Vancouver’s city centre is one of the top reasons it’s one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. With parks, mountains, and oceans all easily accessible by transit, biking, or walking, it’s easy to escape into the forest when you’ve had enough of the buzz of city life.

However, if you want to explore a little further from the nearby nature, you’re likely going to need a car. For those without access to four wheels, the Vancouver Parkbus is offering you a ride to the great outdoors with an easy connection to nearby BC Parks.

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Take a ride on the wild side with the Vancouver Parkbus

High With Me

Damiano di Spirito, also known as Kokaholla – a Vancouver-based songwriter/producer just released his debut single, High With Me, on a Dutch dance label.

The song was written and recorded at Vancouver’s legendary Greenhouse Studios and its video, which features 10 of Vancouver’s most talented dancers, was filmed on the rooftop of 401 West Georgia (Aon Tower).

Shot on a spectacular day in early September with high quality cameras and a drone, the video is a stunning showcase of our city’s natural beauty and its artistic talent.

 

Get Your Book Signed by Very Funny Author David Sedaris in Vancouver, June 20th

David Sedaris | Image via davidsedarisbooks.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

Vancouver fans of New York Times bestselling author, radio contributor, and very funny person David Sedaris are in luck! The man himself is going to be in Vancouver doing a free (!) talk and book signing this June 20th at the Indigo / Chapters bookstore at Granville and Broadway. The occasion is the release of his 11th book, Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002. This latest book is a little bit different because, for the first time, excerpts from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable essays are available in raw form. The book is available May 30th, which is lots of time to read it and know exactly what he’s referencing in the talk.

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Get Your Book Signed by Very Funny Author David Sedaris in Vancouver, June 20th

Lineup for 2017 Khatsahlano Street Party announced

Jody Glenham performing with her band at the 2016 Khatsahlano Street Party. Christine McAvoy photo.

The lineup for the 2017 Khatsahlano Street Party has just been announced.

Now in its sixth year, the family-friendly one-day event takes place in Vancouver’s Westside, on West 4th Avenue from Burrard to MacDonald on Saturday, July 8th from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Along with Vancouver-based headliners like The Zolas and Louise Burns on no less than six stages, partygoers will have access to more than 50 food trucks, assorted activities for all ages, and some of the summer’s best people-watching – just blocks from the beach. Here are a few of the musical highlights.

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Lineup for 2017 Khatsahlano Street Party announced

Visit Artist Studios in the 25th Annual West of Main Art Walk

Gary Nay: Into the Bay, Again

I happily returned to Vancouver from a vacation of two weeks and was overjoyed to see that warmer weather had blissfully arrived. My season of hibernation has now ended and I’m set to partake in the many spring and summer events happening across the city.

One of my favourite aspects of my hometown is its vibrant community networks and initiatives. This weekend (May 27-28, 2017), Artists in Our Midst (AIOM) presents the West of Main Art Walk, an opportunity to explore Vancouver, meet local artists, and even participate in demos and workshops.

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Visit Artist Studios in the 25th Annual West of Main Art Walk

Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: May 25, 2017

This weekend arts are all around us with artist studios opening up to the public in Mount Pleasant, Point Grey and on Granville Island. There’s an international art fair at the Convention Centre, a theatre festival at The Cultch, and outdoor dancing at Robson Square and the Davie Village. Vancouver Craft Beer Week has also begun, with tastings popping up in breweries and restaurants all over. (For a relaxing break from festivities, this weekend is also ideal the head to VanDusen Botanical Garden – the longer winter means that the spring blooms are all lighting up the landscape a little later this year, as in, right now!)


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Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: May 25, 2017