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!

Get into the Holiday Spirit at Christmas at FlyOver Canada (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Ho, ho, hold on tight! This Christmas season, come down to FlyOver Canada to fly with Santa and his elves on a magical flight across Canada and on to the North Pole.

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Get into the Holiday Spirit at Christmas at FlyOver Canada (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Dundarave Festival of Lights and the Forest of Miracles in West Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Dundarave Festival of Lights

On a quiet beach in West Vancouver, a dazzling sight appears after dusk each night when hundreds of Christmas Trees are lit up in the “Forest of Miracles” on display as part of the annual Dundarave Festival of Lights.

This family-friendly display is the largest outdoor display of Christmas trees in coastal BC. Each of the trees are sponsored, lit, and decorated by community groups, businesses, schools, churches and families in order to raise funds to alleviate homelessness on the North Shore.

The trees are free and displayed for everyone to enjoy 24/7 until December 31, 2017.

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Dundarave Festival of Lights and the Forest of Miracles in West Vancouver