Celebrate Christmas in Kerrisdale

Sourced from Kerrisdale Insider website

Sourced from the Kerrisdale Insider website

I grew up in Kerrisdale, a neighbourhood in the west side of Vancouver. I now live elsewhere, but especially as the holidays approach, I start to think nostalgically about this area of town.

The heart of the Kerrisdale Village lies along 41st Avenue (Larch Street to Maple Street) and West Boulevard (37th to 47th Avenue), where you’ll find a picturesque selection of boutiques, eateries, and service providers. The area has a certain old world charm to it, making it a perfect escape for exploring the city beyond the downtown core. In December, the area comes alive with decorations and events that celebrate the holiday spirit. Visit with someone special and take in the Christmas cheer, Kerrisdale-style!

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Celebrate Christmas in Kerrisdale

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Nov. 24, 2016

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This is the weekend it begins! I suppose it’s close enough, because all the holiday themes and Christmas events are showing up and starting now, so get ready for a month of Santas, decorated trees, cookie eating and glittery stuff. Indulge your big warm heart out early – or catch something totally different – like a Turkish film festival, a scotch tasting, or live music.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend: Nov. 24, 2016

See the Turkish cat film Variety called “magical and remarkable”

A tense scene from the Turkish documentary Kedi.

A tense scene from the Turkish documentary Kedi.

A documentary about what it’s like to be a cat in Istanbul is coming to town as part of the Turkish Film Festival.

First screened to three sold-out houses with this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, Kedi chronicles the lives of Istanbul’s cat population. The acclaimed “furcumentary” (sorry/not sorry!) uses innovative filming techniques to bring audiences eye-to-eye with its four-legged protagonists. Kedi has been described as “a must-see for animal lovers—or simply—anyone who feels like taking a stroll in the nostalgic neighbourhoods of Istanbul.” It’s one of a number of delights screening as part of this year’s Turkish Film Festival (Nov. 25-27 at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.). And it’s not even the only cat film!

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See the Turkish cat film Variety called “magical and remarkable”

Visit Lyle Wilson’s “Haislakala: Spoken from the Heart,” a Vancouver exhibition of jewelry and mixed media art

Qolun (Beaver) Bracelet; Sourced from the Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

Qolun (Beaver) Bracelet; Sourced from the Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

If you happen to be strolling the cobbled streets of historic Gastown, you will come across Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery (312 Water Street). The gallery, for twenty years, has been showcasing the traditional and contemporary talent of First Nations and Inuit artists and jewelers.

From now until December 18th, the Gallery is featuring a special solo exhibition that is worth visiting as you make your way down Water Street, browsing its many boutiques and specialty shops.

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Visit Lyle Wilson’s “Haislakala: Spoken from the Heart,” a Vancouver exhibition of jewelry and mixed media art

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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The craft markets have started, the East Side Culture Crawl is on, and music is filling venues across the city. The sun sets at about 4:25pm this weekend, and the nights continue to get longer until mid-December, which means there’s lots of time right now for enjoying bright city lights or evening stargazing.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, look for roving Scandinavian gnomes and reindeer in the garden, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, take a photo with Santa, enjoy tasty treats and much more!

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Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Stack The Rack and Sip Wine for Qmunity

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By Kendell Yan

Whether you’re a world class sommelier or a casual wine drinker who chooses bottles by the label (no judgements) I think we can all agree that wine pairs well with community engagement. On November 29th come out and taste some of the best wines in BC at Stack the Rack 2016: A Benefit for Qmunity.

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Stack The Rack and Sip Wine for Qmunity