Celebrate Mother’s Day at Got Craft? Spring Edition – May 2-3, 2015 (Prize Giveaway!)

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – There’s no better way to celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day than selecting a handmade present from Got Craft?. Just a few ideas include vintage-inspired, soy wax candles by Salt Spring Island Candle Co, minimal and geometric jewelry by HART + STONE, and sustainable wood and stone art by Reclaimed Print Co.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Got Craft? Spring Edition – May 2-3, 2015 (Prize Giveaway!)

Where to celebrate Vaisakhi in Vancouver

Photo credit:  Refreshment_66/Flickr

Photo credit: Refreshment_66/Flickr

On Saturday South Vancouver celebrates its annual Vaisakhi parade through Little India. Drawing crowds of around 100,000 spectators for its colourful celebration, we spoke to Ajay Rai from the city’s Ross Street Temple to find out what it’s all about and what Vaisakhi newbies should expect.

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It’s the time when most families in India harvest their crops, so it’s like our harvest festival, when we’re happy after the hard work and we get to reap the rewards. It also has a very special significance to the Sikh community. It marks the day in 1699 when the first five Sikhs were baptised by the tenth guru, Gobind Singh, as ‘Khalsa’, Sikhs who undergo the sacred Amrit Ceremony.  Continue reading:
Where to celebrate Vaisakhi in Vancouver

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Whether it rains, shines, or both (most likely) this weekend, the cherry blossom canopies are in full bloom and there is lots to do under them (as well as lots to do under a solid roof.) We’ve got Led Zeppelin and Nirvana cover bands, walks and a bike ride through the pinkest most flowery streets in the city, picnics, and a whole lot of art!

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Got Mario? Retro Video Game Expo Comes to Metro Vancouver

6960232_origFans of old-school video games like Street Fighter, Mario Kart and Tetris are in for a treat. These games – and other classics from the ’90s (and earlier) – are set to take centre stage this month at a unique conference in Metro Vancouver dedicated entirely to retro video games.

The Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, April 18 in New Westminster, is a full day and night of vintage video game tournaments, art and memorabilia. This is the third instalment of the expo, which gets bigger every year thanks to Vancouver’s huge gaming community.

Unlike many other gaming expos, however, this one has a distinct party vibe. Attendees often arrive dressed in costumes.  The venue, the 1927 Columbia Theatre in New Westminster, is fully licensed, and the drinks are flowing.  And not one but three live bands will be taking the stage, performing classic video game tracks from the Mario franchise, Final Fantasy, Zelda and more.

Of course, the centrepiece of the expo is a series of classic video game tournaments where attendees go head to head for top honours.   Continue reading:
Got Mario? Retro Video Game Expo Comes to Metro Vancouver

Naked Girls Reading series returns to Vancouver with Tales of Love

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Sweet Sashay at Naked Girls Reading Neil Gaiman at the Backstage Lounge, Vancouver, March 18 2012. Frankie Panky photo.

If it’s true that everyone wants love, then it may also be true that everyone, or at least a lot of people, want to see and hear naked girls reading stories about love.

As a concept, it doesn’t get much simpler than the Naked Girls Reading series. The latest Vancouver edition of the international phenomenon features four dancers from the local burlesque scene reading what are being billed as Tales of Love. So what will it be: 50 Shades of Grey or The Story of O? Lady Chatterley’s Lover or Gone With the Wind?

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Naked Girls Reading series returns to Vancouver with Tales of Love