Mountain-climbing in Yosemite and other tales of derring-do at this year’s Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival

Ptor Spricenieks, skiier and filmmaker, will be at this year's Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Ptor Spricenieks, skiier and filmmaker, will be at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

A documentary that tells the story of the counterculture of rock-climbing in Yosemite National Park kicks of this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

The annual event celebrates the best of outdoors and wilderness films. This year’s offers not only Valley Uprising, about three generations of climbers in Yosemite, but a number of other films that will appeal to the adventurers, armchair and otherwise, among us.

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Mountain-climbing in Yosemite and other tales of derring-do at this year’s Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival

Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Culinary apprentices’ debut at ‘Eh is for Apprenticeship’ themed evening.

On Thursday November 13th, thirty aspiring apprentice chefs from Fairmont Hotels’ Pacific Northwest Region will take the spotlight at Fairmont Pacific Rim. The evening kicks off with cocktails and canapés at 5:30pm, followed by a seven-course tapas tasting menu, complemented with wine. Coleen Christie, anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV Noon News, will again serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies, drawing attention to the culinary inspirations and cooks in the kitchen.

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Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Get warmed up this Friday to Sunday + Tuesday with a variety of different things happening around city.   Check out our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend and on Tuesday November 11!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Flamenco, haunted houses, and opera… oh my!  Get your costumes ready for a variety of things to do in Vancouver this Halloween weekend Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Taiwanese Puppet Festival comes to Vancouver

Taiwan04Taiwan Festival 2005, “Beauty of Taiwanese Puppet Theatre”, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, NW 4Fighting scene11/09/2005Rii Schroer

Taiwan Festival 2005, “Beauty of Taiwanese Puppet Theatre”, Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Thrilling hand-to-hand combat – between puppets? That’s one thing to expect at the Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival, which comes to the Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Drive) Nov. 4-9.  The festival features two visiting puppetry groups, including Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe and the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre, in performances that will bring the excitement of traditional Taiwanese puppetry to audiences of all ages.

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Taiwanese Puppet Festival comes to Vancouver