2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Preview: 5 Can’t-Miss Movies

kac3ad-04-gael-garcc3ada-bernalThe largest Latin American film fest in Canada is coming to Vancouver.

Nearly 17 films from 16 countries are set to be showcased at the 2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Sept. 3-Sept. 13. Since 2003, the festival has brought the best feature films, documentaries and short works from the Spanish-speaking world to Vancouver’s theatres.

This year’s festival will shine a special spotlight on Mexico – currently in the midst of a second “golden age” of cinema – while also showing the latest award-winning films from throughout Latin America.  Here’s a peek at 5 can’t-miss movies at the 2015 Latin American Film Fest:  Continue reading:
2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Preview: 5 Can’t-Miss Movies

10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Yaletown is about to go to the dogs.

An estimated 10,000 canines are expected to descend on the Vancouver neighbourhood for the second annual Pet-A-Palooza, Sunday, Aug. 23. The pet extravaganza – billed by organizers as the largest outdoor pet festival on the West Coast – brings together pet lovers and admirers for a full day of doggie-themed fun on Mainland Street in Yaletown.

It’s free to attend and everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged friends along to partake in the excitement. Watch the area’s most nimble pooches face off in agility showcases and fly-ball shows. Get the low down on pet health during special seminars and demonstrations. In total, nearly 100 pet exhibitors will be on hand with products and advice to keep your mutts happy and healthy.  Continue reading:
10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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How do you like your cocktails, tropical or botanical? Both? You can celebrate National Rum Week AND Gin-A-Palooza across the city this weekend; the perfect precursor to participating in a giant clothing swap, getting appropriately weird at an art party, chasing wheels of cheese down a hill, and maybe, just maybe topping it all off by getting a greyscale tattoo. (Don’t worry, you can stretch the hangover away with some yoga on top of Grouse Mountain.)

 

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Everyone’s Invited to the Vancouver SeaWheeze Half Marathon Official After Party

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Image courtesy of The SeaWheeze™ lululemon Half Marathon

If you were one of the lucky ones able to secure a spot in the Vancouver SeaWheeze Half Marathon (it sold out in just a few minutes earlier this year), then no doubt you’ve been training pretty hard in anticipation of this weekend’s run.

On the other hand, maybe you’re someone who hasn’t been training and prefers a short 5K jog (or walk) before chilling out at a beach and maybe doing some sunset yoga after enjoying a lululemon beer?

Whatever your situation, the Vancouver SeaWheeze Half Marathon team has organized one heck of an after-party for runners and spectators alike to join up and celebrate all things West Coast this Saturday in Stanley Park.

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Everyone’s Invited to the Vancouver SeaWheeze Half Marathon Official After Party

Diner en Blanc returns to Vancouver: Dine al fresco with 4,500 friends, Aug 25

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Vancouver’s biggest fancy picnic is back.

Diner en Blanc returns this Aug. 25 for its fourth Vancouver instalment. This year, the al fresco dining event will see 4,500 people dressed entirely in white converge on a secret location for the mother-of-all picnics. Guests bring their own white chairs and folding tables and white tablecloths, as well as their own picnic baskets with self-catered dinners packed inside.

The event prides itself on elegance, courtly sophistication and – above all – selectivity. While tickets aren’t all that expensive ($37), getting one is nearly impossible. You generally have to either know an organizer or past attendee. Rumour has it that the waiting list to be considered for a ticket is tens of thousands of names long.  Continue reading:
Diner en Blanc returns to Vancouver: Dine al fresco with 4,500 friends, Aug 25