Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church

By Kendell Yan

As the year comes to a close and we look back at our behavior through the seasons, each and every one of us falls into either one of two categories: naughty or nice. At Christmas time there’s no denying our virtues (or lack thereof) because we know Santa Claus has been making that list. If you’re looking to repent through a boisterous sermon of song among a vaulted ceiling and stained glass, the Vancouver Men’s Chorus will be at the pulpit at St. Paul’s Anglican Church this December to sing to your fame and follies for all to hear. Don’t worry, you’re welcome either way.

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Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church

North Vancouver Christmas Festival Features Waterfront Ferris Wheel!

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Been missing the weekly Shipyards Night Markets that were so popular this summer? The Christmas Festival at The Shipyards in North Vancouver will take you back to those long, warm nights with a fun winter festival featuring tons of free, family-friendly activities that will warm you up quickly!

For 2017, the Christmas Festival will be bigger than ever before – literally! New this year, there will be a large 65-foot Ferris wheel (a.k.a. the ‘Sky Wheel’) set up on the pier with the best views of the city, by far! In addition, an artisan market will be open during the festival for some unique shopping opportunities.

The festivities will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Though the Christmas Festival may officially end at 7:00pm, the Sky Wheel and artisan market will remain open until 10:00pm.

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North Vancouver Christmas Festival Features Waterfront Ferris Wheel!

2018 National Skating Championships, held in Vancouver, just around the corner!

Kaetlyn Osmond competes at the 2018 National Skating Championships. Osmond is the 2017 World silver medalist, a two time Skate Canada International champion, a two-time Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and a three-time Canadian national champion.

Mike Slipchuk has been High Performance Director at Skate Canada since 2006. As director, he oversees the country’s finest skaters as they prepare for world and Olympic competitions. In January, he’ll accompany the athletes to Vancouver, as they compete in the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

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2018 National Skating Championships, held in Vancouver, just around the corner!

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, A Magical Winter Wonderland With Over 1 Million Lights

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, sponsored by YVR and Air France happening this year from December 1 to January 7! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, watch the famous dancing lights show on Livingstone Lake, sing along to your favourite holiday classics at the Festival Stage, listen to stories and take a selfie with Santa, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, warm up with a specialty beverage at their new licensed fireside lounge, savour tasty treats and much more.

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, A Magical Winter Wonderland With Over 1 Million Lights

Renowned Superflat artist tops Vancouver Art Gallery’s spring lineup

Tan Tan Bo Puking – a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002, Takashi Murakami. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board. Private Collection, Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Adam Reich

The Vancouver Art Gallery is kicking off its spring exhibition season with an exhibit of work by one of Japan’s most renowned, and colourful, expressionists.

From Feb. 3-May 6, the VAG will present Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, a career retrospective of work by international Superflat art icon Takashi Murakami. The exhibit marks the artist’s first-ever retrospective in Canada.

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Renowned Superflat artist tops Vancouver Art Gallery’s spring lineup

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

It’s on. The sun has made itself scarce and this weekend Vancouver has begun to deploy the yearly brigade against the dark with bright lights, festive markets, holiday events,  concerts, a town of candy, and arts celebrations that will continue their campaigns of cheer and festivities straight through December.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

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The streets of Gastown will be alive with the sound of music this Thursday, December 7, 2017 for a unique carolling experience. The evening plays host to the third annual Yule Duel, an outdoor event that pits dozens of local choirs in a street-carolling competition along Water Street.

The choirs perform around Gastown a selection of new and classic songs in a variety of styles. You are invited to sing along as the best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs and cheer on your favourites as they compete for awards from the celebrity judges. Think: Pitch Perfect but in real life!

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Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7