Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem launches the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale with a provocative take

The Vancouver Biennale has revealed the first installation in its 2018-2020 exhibition, with “Paradise Has Many Gates”, by Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem. Currently located at Vanier Park, the installation is designed in the architectural form of an Islamic mosque and is made out of chain-link fence – which is more commonly used to keep the unauthorized out or the imprisoned in.

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Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem launches the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale with a provocative take

Vancouver Health & Wellness Events to Attend in July 2018

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Summer is running season in Vancouver, and it is with some personal irony that this month’s wellness events list is mostly run related.  The reason I say this is because I am not a runner. At all. But that’s the beauty of Vancouver, there’s something for everyone. And for my fellow non-runners, don’t worry, there’s some fun outdoor activities happening for us as well!

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Vancouver Health & Wellness Events to Attend in July 2018

Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary

A record 200 teams and approximately 5,500 paddlers, steerspeople and drummers are expected to take part in this year’s Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. The festival takes place June 22-24 at Creekside Park, Concord Pacific Place and on the waters of False Creek.

Besides the races, the festival features live music, arts and crafts, as well as a beer garden. The festival will also display the original teak boats sent by Hong Kong for Expo 86. See below for highlights of the 30th anniversary of the event.

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Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary

Special Deadpool screening to #SavetheRio

Our Crowdfunding Campaign is now complete! Thanks to all our Rio Fans we raised over 500K! As the

#SavetheRio is a fundraising campaign for the East Vancouver’s Rio Theatre. Since launching earlier this year, it has raised over $500k—”making it the highest funded campaign in the history of crowdfunding, for our industry,” according to Indiegogo.

But the theatre is still working on the full amount needed for a deposit—$3m. With the clock running, the independent theatre is hosting a number of fundraisers next week (June 24-26). They include a live podcast and special screenings of Deadpool, a documentary about the cult TV series Freaks and Geeks. See more below.

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Special Deadpool screening to #SavetheRio

Celebrate Canada Day at the 2nd Annual Drumming Celebration

Celebrate Canada’s birthday and cultural diversity in the country we call home at the Canada Day Drumming Celebration, a free, family-friendly event that will take place in Vancouver’s Creekside Park on July 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Celebrate Canada Day at the 2nd Annual Drumming Celebration

Contest: Win a FREE ticket to CTAConf 2018 in Vancouver

In partnership with Unbounce, we’re excited to offer the chance to win a ticket to the Call to Action Conference in Vancouver. The prize includes one ticket to CTAConf, $500 towards your travel expenses to Vancouver, and a “Destination Experience Pass” that gives you free access to many attractions. All you have to do is click here to tweet!

The contest period runs until June 28th at 11:59pm PT and one entry per person is counted. Continue reading for a marketer’s guide to Vancouver for the Call to Action Conference. (Open to legal residents of the US & Canada, excluding Quebec and British Columbia.)

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Contest: Win a FREE ticket to CTAConf 2018 in Vancouver

Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday

Sujit Vaidya. Chris Randle photo.

12 Minutes Max showcases five eclectic dance works by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers.

First launched in Vancouver in 1994, the showcase supports the development of new works throughout the season. The 42nd edition takes place June 15, beginning at 8 p.m. See below for more info on what to expect from this exciting dance showcase at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.).

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Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday