Yaletown transforms into Candytown this Saturday!

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Image courtesy of Yaletown BIA | Flickr.com

Christmas is coming early to Yaletown this Saturday, November 22nd for the 3rd annual free holiday festival – Candytown! If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit, Yaletown is the place to be this weekend. Vancouver’s only free, outdoor Christmas festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland from noon until 7:00pm.

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Yaletown transforms into Candytown this Saturday!

‘Embedded historian’ Aaron Chapman on his new book, Live at the Commodore

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One of Vancouver’s most venerable entertainment institutions now has its own book.

Local author/historian Aaron Chapman has penned Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver’s Historic Commodore Ballroom. The book is a loving ode to the Granville Street venue that has hosted everything from vaudeville to big bands to classic rock to punk, and just about everything in between.

Live at the Commodore Ballroom is in local bookstores now. But you can also attend a launch at the Commodore itself Nov. 26. It will feature readings and live music, and admission is free with ticket or reservation (see below for details). Also featured as part of the evening, The Vancouver Heritage Foundation will present one of its Places that Matter plaques to the Commodore Ballroom recognizing its significance to the city.

We talked to Chapman about the book, which is filled with telling anecdotes and never-before-published photographs, posters and more.

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‘Embedded historian’ Aaron Chapman on his new book, Live at the Commodore

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Add some (pumpkin?) spice to this sunshine-filled fall weekend with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Come Fly AboveUSA at FlyOver Canada, Until Nov. 30 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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See both AboveUSA and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for a limited time only!

FlyOver Canada is proud to present “AboveUSA”, a flight ride experience from the same team that brought you the popular “Flight of the Dragon” ride film featured at FlyOver Canada in early 2014.

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Come Fly AboveUSA at FlyOver Canada, Until Nov. 30 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Disney on Ice Presents, Let’s Party!, Nov. 26 -30 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: ©Disney/Pixar, ©Feld Entertainment

photo: ©Disney/Pixar, ©Feld Entertainment

Make an ordinary day extraordinary when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Party! brings more than 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories together in Vancouver for one colossal party on ice! This fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs, playing at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE from November 26 – 30.

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Disney on Ice Presents, Let’s Party!, Nov. 26 -30 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)