Fall in Love With (or at!) #MeetMyMarket Month This July!

photo: Surrey Urban Farmers' Market

photo: Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Here’s your recipe for a perfectly quirky (or delightfully decadent) date at your local farmers’ market.

Planning the perfect date can be a little (okay, very) intimidating: after all, you have to make sure you pick an affordable, local activity: a place with built-in fun that makes it easy to talk and get to know each other…and, oh yeah, make sure a mini-adventure is also on offer. It’s a tall order.

Problem solved: July 2015 is #MeetMyMarket month, and there’s no better place than your friendly local farmers’ market to tell your sweetie that your heart (ahem) ‘beets’ faster around them. Continue reading:
Fall in Love With (or at!) #MeetMyMarket Month This July!

Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Photo Credit: Rale PhotographyCalling all anime fans! The three day Anime Evolution festival, which celebrates Asian culture, Japanese animation and gaming is returning to Vancouver between 17-19 July at the UBC new Student Union building. The festival started back in 1998, as ‘Anime Showcase’, a one-day event from the SFU Altered Reality Club (ARC), but soon grew in popularity, with attendance rising from 300 to more than 1200. From cosplay to performance, role playing to meeting the celebrity voices behind beloved characters, the Anime Evolution festival is one of North America’s most popular fan convention events and tickets are still availableContinue reading:
Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Is everyone breathing okay? Good. As the wildfire smoke is starting to clear, you’ll need all the lung capacity you can muster to take advantage of everything happening outside this weekend; art festivals, music festivals, theatre, a skate competition, and wiener dog races! For those pale-skinned, heat-sensitive lovers of the indoors, there is much to do at night, such as Star Wars inspired burlesque, a cosplay party, and a boat party dance cruise.

 

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Five reasons to check out this year’s Indian Summer Festival

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Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the revolutionary micro-lending site Kiva.

If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson movies, are interested in changing the world through entrepreneurship or ever wondered about the connection between genes and jazz, this year’s Indian Summer Festival has something for you.

An annual event, the festival is now in its fifth year, with programming from July 9-19. With events that range from free public art to a concert by a cell biologist and his son, the fifth annual edition offers a plethora of interesting and possibly enlightening guests. Here are some highlights.

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Wiener Dog Races Return to Hastings Racecourse for 2015!

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It’s time to find out who the real wiener is in Vancouver! Who’s got the fastest wiener… dog in town!? So many jokes, so little time! The wiener dog races are coming back to Hastings Racecourse this July for two days of aww-some entertainment.

The wiener dog races are returning on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th to face off for the top dog honour and the chance to win a share of the $2,500 cash prize.

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Wiener Dog Races Return to Hastings Racecourse for 2015!