Five Ways to Get Your Tech On at #BCTECH Pre-Summit in Vancouver

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A young, vibrant, can-do city, Vancouver is proving a fertile hub for the technology and start-up scene. Fast earning its “Silicon Valley North” moniker, the city is gearing up for the return of the #BCTECH Summit, taking place on March 14 and 15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. British Columbia’s largest technology conference, the #BCTECH Summit showcases the province’s latest ideas and innovations in the technology industry.

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Five Ways to Get Your Tech On at #BCTECH Pre-Summit in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: March 2, 2017

It’s March, the first hints of spring are starting to push their way through, and Vancouver’s talented locals are alongside international stars this weekend to help us warm up. There are two dance festivals this weekend, and there is music that ranges from punk to metal to French fiddles to Korean hip hop to psychedelic rock. There are horses and acrobats performing under a giant tent and there is a Jewish performing arts festival continuing. There’s even a soccer game.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: March 2, 2017

What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Japanese dance company Dairakudakan

Japan’s Dairakudakan performs as part of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival.

Even if you don’t know a pirouette from a Pirelli, the 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival has something to boggle the mind, and inflame the senses.

A showcase for local and international choreographers, performers and companies, the VIDF is a hotly-anticipated annual event. This year, from March 1-25, 14 different companies will perform at various venues. Here’s a preview of some of the pieces during the festival’s 17th edition.

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What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 23, 2017

This weekend, a very happy Maha Shivaratri, and Cheese Fare Sunday! Whether you plan on celebrating with Hindus, Orthodox Christians, or neither, I think we can all benefit from days that celebrate overcoming darkness and ignorance in life, and feasting on cheese (even the vegans out there  – I know there are some stellar non-dairy cheeses made of nuts and stuff.) Have a look at all the things going on in Vancouver this weekend from the final days of the comedy festival to art shows and music of so many genres. They all pair quite well with overcoming darkness, and sure, with cheese as well.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 23, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 16, 2017

The festivals begin! This weekend marks the beginning of the JFL Northwest comedy festival, the Talking Stick Festival of Aboriginal arts, the Chutzpah! Festival of Jewish performing arts, and Winterruption, a festival of family fun on Granville island.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 16, 2017

The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

This month, real advice, real inspiration, and real experts are set to arrive at the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, from February 22-26, 2017. The always popular home and garden show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, and today, Marketplace Events is officially announcing its list of must-see attractions at this year’s show. Featuring more than 425 trusted brands and local companies, and appearances from the industry’s biggest names, including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., the 46th annual show promises to be the best one yet.

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The 46th Annual BC Home + Garden Show Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Vancouver

Grouse mountain light walk 2016

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Valentine’s Day always tends to sneak up on you, especially when it falls on the Tuesday after a long weekend. Luckily, there are quite a few activities around town to offer up a unique, fun date idea without requiring reservations that should have been made months ago.

Below you’ll find five date night ideas that are great for a Valentine’s Day surprise or just for a fun night on the town any other day of the year. Great for the adventurous, the food-inclined, or the fit-couple, check out these ideas below!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Vancouver