Rare Porsches, Ferraris and More Coming to the Vancouver International Auto Show

Photo sourced from Vancouver International Auto Show

Photo sourced from Vancouver International Auto Show

Car lovers, here’s some news to get your motors running. Western Canada’s biggest auto show is returning to Vancouver, March 24-29.

The 2015 Vancouver International Auto Show will fill the Vancouver Convention Centre with the newest models from major manufacturers, as well as high-end sports cars, green vehicles and more.  An estimated 85,000 visitors are expected to come kick the tires on some of the hottest cars out there.

A perennial favourite at the auto show is the exotics section – a display of rare and powerful luxury and sports cars from around the world.   Continue reading:
Rare Porsches, Ferraris and More Coming to the Vancouver International Auto Show

3rd Annual East Side Beer Fest to be Held Tomorrow Night

Photo credit: QuinnDombrowski | Flickr

Photo credit: QuinnDombrowski | Flickr

A tasty and local selection of craft beer will be available tomorrow night, March 11, 2015, for local hop-heads who are looking to discover new beers and enjoy old favourites.

The Liberty Wine Merchants are hosting the popular 3rd annual event at The Wise Hall near Commercial Drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. All proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes will go directly to support the GVFBS, so you can feel good about getting your drink on!

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3rd Annual East Side Beer Fest to be Held Tomorrow Night

TED 2015 Preview: 9 Speakers Not to Miss in Vancouver

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Photo credit: Danny Robinson | Flickr

TED is returning to Vancouver.

The annual conference – which features inspiring, 18-minute speeches from some of the planet’s most brilliant people – is back for the second year in Vancouver, March 16-March 20 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. And the lineup is packed with more legendary thinkers, inventors, designers and disruptors than ever.

The theme for TED2015 is Truth and Dare. According to organizers, speakers will take a look at hard truths about our environment, the state of our economy, the government and more.  And they’ll dare to propose bold answers, using the latest technology and innovations.

Alas, tickets to TED (which start at $8,500 a pop) sold out long ago.  But don’t despair. Speeches will be simulcast to multiple locations in and around the city for free. In the meantime, here are 10 speakers not to miss from the TED2015 lineup, with excerpts from their official TED bios:

Alan Eustace, Google Senior VP of Knowledge and space jumper: “On October 21, 2014, Google Senior Vice President of Knowledge Alan Eustace donned a custom-built, 400-pound spacesuit, was strapped to a weather balloon, and rose to a height of over 135,000 feet, where he dove to Earth at speeds exceeding 821 miles-per-hour — breaking both the sound barrier and previous records for high-altitude jumps.” Speaking March 17, between 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.   Continue reading:
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See the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, March 15

Photo credit: Michellerlee | Flickr

Photo credit: Michellerlee | Flickr

Ready to show your shamrocks with pride? The 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will turn downtown Vancouver into a sea of green this Sunday, March 15, with marching bands, dancers and plenty of bagpipes.

The parade marks the climax of CelticFest Vancouver, a 12-day tribute to Celtic culture. The festival includes dozens of music, dance and theatre events at venues around the city, from Celtic rock concerts to guided whisky tastings. (Check out some of the can’t-miss happenings here.)

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See the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, March 15

See FlyOver Canada and AboveUSA Back-to-Back for a Limited Time, Mar. 6 – Apr. 12 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back “AboveUSA”, a flight ride experience from the same  team that brought you the popular “Flight of the Dragon” ride film featured at FlyOver Canada in early 2015.

For a limited time only, guests will get to experience AboveUSA and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price!

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See FlyOver Canada and AboveUSA Back-to-Back for a Limited Time, Mar. 6 – Apr. 12 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)