Pick up some Posies this Sunday at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Van Dusen Plant Sale 2015

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Get your wheelbarrow ready! This weekend the VanDusen Botanical Garden is hosting their incredibly popular annual plant sale that attracts more than 10,000 people looking to score some sweet deals on over 20,000 plants! This sale is one day only, on Sunday April 26, 2015 and is held from 10am to 4pm on the Great Lawn.

Best of all, admittance to the annual plant sale is 100% free, so even if you’re not shopping for plants, it’s a great opportunity to see what’s available (orchids are cheap!), watch the crowds fighting over the last tomato plant, or learn more about planting mushrooms. Plus, entry to the VanDusen Botanical Garden is free (for this one day only!) so you can take a stroll around the gardens after picking up a few plants.

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Pick up some Posies this Sunday at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

Chances are you’ve never seen Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park quite like this.

A proposed zip line will give visitors a chance to soar for a distance of 150 metres over the park’s manicured gardens and tree-lined pathways. If approved by the Vancouver park board, the zip line could open as early as May and remain in operation until September.

Plans for the zip line show it starting near the Bloedel Conservatory (the distinctive geodesic dome at the top of the park), which also happens to be the highest point in the city of Vancouver. Riders will then whoosh down over the park’s Quarry Garden at a brisk 30 kilometres per hour, enjoying panoramic views to the north while getting a unique perspective on the formal gardens below.   Continue reading:
Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

Last chance to see provocative Vancouver play Foreign Radical!

Milton Lim

Milton Lim plays the host of a theatrical game in Foreign Radical. Robert Dewey photo.

Have you purchased anything online in the last 24 hours? Have you ever been treated unfairly at the border? What civil rights are you willing to give up for a government promise of more security and safety?

These and other questions are at the heart of Foreign Radical, an interactive theatrical experience that ends this weekend.

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Last chance to see provocative Vancouver play Foreign Radical!

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

This is the last weekend to catch the extended Andy Warhol exhibit! It is also a great time to get to know some birds, get happy at a museum, drink your way through an art gallery, check out some fashion and activism films, or even learn about cement.

 

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

2015 Vancouver Magazine Awards: City Celebrates its Culinary Scene

Team from Ask for Luigi with John Burns (centre), Editor and Chief, Vancouver Magazine.

Team from Ask for Luigi with John Burns (centre), Editor and Chief, Vancouver Magazine.

Once a year Vancouver’s restaurant industry comes together to celebrate the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, the Oscars of the city’s hospitality industry. This year’s awards had plenty to keep foodies in the city gossiping for months to come –despite big hitters like Hawksworth, Cioppino’s, Maenam and Thomas Haas all (unsurprisingly) holding on to their laurels. The major surprise of the day was the tiny 32 seat Railtown Italian restaurant Ask For Luigi stealing the show by bagging a brace of awards: Best Casual, Best Italian Casual, Best New Restaurant and the much-coveted Best Restaurant of the Year.

Reeling from their huge win, Ask For Luigi’s team said, “We were surprised, elated and extremely humbled by the recognition we received.  You’ll have to ask us again in a few weeks how we feel – it’s difficult to properly express ourselves in our current state of disbelief!  :)  The one thing we can express with conviction is that we are truly grateful.  Thank you!”
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2015 Vancouver Magazine Awards: City Celebrates its Culinary Scene