Earth Day Celebration includes Community Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive

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Image courtesy of Earth Day Parade Facebook page

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Commercial Drive is hosting its annual Earth Day Parade. Celebrated by more than a billion people each year, Earth Day was first introduced in 1970 as a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

While Earth Day officially falls on Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Vancouver Earth Day Parade will be held on Saturday. A tradition since 2011, the parade was first initiated by a local high school’s climate justice group. The event has attracted international attention and was even featured in an online article that listed the “17 Cities around the world that do Earth Day Right”.

The Earth Day Parade is a fun, family-friendly tradition that encourages everyone to come together to celebrate the planet.

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Earth Day Celebration includes Community Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive

8 Egg-cellent Events during the Easter Long Weekend in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Barney Moss | Flickr

If you’re getting egg-cited for the upcoming Easter weekend, rest assured that Vancouver has you covered with fun Easter themed events! There are several community Easter egg hunts and events scheduled for the Easter long weekend in Vancouver (March 30 – April 2, 2018)..

Sadly, most of these events are targeted towards kids, so if you’re over the age limit, you’re going to have to organize your own egg hunt! But, if you’re on the hunt for an event in Vancouver, take a look at the list below for some ideas of Easter event eggstravaganzas happening throughout city.

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8 Egg-cellent Events during the Easter Long Weekend in Vancouver

Storm the Wall at UBC Hosts Community Event on March 25

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Photo Cred: Bronwyn Davies | Image from UBC REC Facebook

From Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday, March 28, the campus at the University of British Columbia will be holding its iconic “Storm the Wall” event that has UBC students, faculty, staff, and the community racing to get over a huge 12-foot wall.

To kick off the competition, UBC Recreation will be hosting a community event on Sunday, March 25th for an afternoon of family fun. The free festival will include food, games, and prizes to celebrate the longstanding tradition that is Storm the Wall.

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Storm the Wall at UBC Hosts Community Event on March 25

Musical version of Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables features cast of 22 and PEI setting

The Anne of Green Gables phenomenon refuses to die. Last year, the CBC aired a new adaptation. Now, a local company is presenting the musical version of the iconic Canadian story.

Prince Edward Island-born Lucy Maud Montgomery was 34 when she published her first novel, Anne of Green Gables. It was an immediate success, and Montgomery followed it with a number of sequels.

In 1956, a musical version of the book was produced for television. In 1965, the musical was performed onstage for the first time at the Charlottetown Festival. Since then it’s been performed every year at the festival, making it Canada’s longest-running musical. Versions have been produced in London, Japan, and New York. Over the years, more than 18 actors have played Anne in the musical.

From March 15-24, Exit 22 Company Productions presents Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. A cast of 22 and an eight-piece orchestra are bringing the show to life. The set has been designed to evoke images of Prince Edward Island, the story’s setting.

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Musical version of Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables features cast of 22 and PEI setting

2018 Chinese New Year Parade Celebrates the Year of the Dog

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Image courtesy of Anthony Maw | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

The annual cultural extravaganza that is the Chinese New Year Parade will be returning for its 45th year on Sunday, February 17, 2018. This signature event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and much more.

The parade is a major part of the Lunar New Year Festival, a regional event celebrating Spring, Chinese New Year and traditional Asian New Year celebrations taking place in Vancouver and Richmond.

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2018 Chinese New Year Parade Celebrates the Year of the Dog

Celebrate Family Day by Watching these Family Movies Filmed in Vancouver

Exciting movies + Vancouver attractions = the perfect Family Day! (courtesy Fan Girl Quest)

Family Day provides the perfect excuse to leave work at the office and spend a full 24 hours with your nearest and dearest – and what better way to pass a day off in February than cuddle together on the couch, lay out a spread of snacks and watch a movie? Continue reading:
Celebrate Family Day by Watching these Family Movies Filmed in Vancouver

Giant sharks, matchstick cars and meteorites at Science World’s Ripley’s exhibit!

Before the Internet, Ripley’s Believe It or Not was the world’s most trusted source for weirdness.

Robert Ripley (1890-1949) was a famous collector of oddities, anomalies, and freaky stuff. In the 1930s and ’40s, his discoveries were adapted into a popular radio show. Later, newspapers ran illustrated depictions of discoveries from his collection as part of the funny pages.

Beginning tonight (Jan 25), Science World (1455 Quebec St.) is presenting an exhibit based on Ripley’s discoveries. The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “celebrates the wonders of science and nature,” according to a media release. The exhibit includes “real artefacts, experiments, touchable specimens, along with computer interactive and multimedia experiences.” It runs until April 22. Here is some of what you can expect.

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Giant sharks, matchstick cars and meteorites at Science World’s Ripley’s exhibit!