The Essential Guide to Spotting a Celebrity in Vancouver

Spotting Celebrities in Vancouver

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You know it when you see it, those groups of white trailers and vans that signify to everyone in Vancouver that a movie or TV show is being filmed somewhere in the nearby area.

The prevalence of these white vans in Vancouver give good reason to its nickname “Hollywood North“, and for many in Vancouver, these film shoots are an exciting opportunity to spot a favourite celebrity.

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The Essential Guide to Spotting a Celebrity in Vancouver

Say Hi Vancouver and Meet a Stranger Today!

Say Hi Vancouver 2014

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Say Hi Vancouver is a simple idea started by Shelley Koorbatoff who wanted a way to break through the social barriers that some Vancouverites put up around themselves.

Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you’ve been here for awhile and see the same people everyday… in the coffee shop, on transit, at work, even in your own neighborhood… and yet you may have little or no connection to most of them.

Say Hi Vancouver wants to spark conversation and ignite new friendships with the simple act of wearing a name tag on February 7th each year.

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Say Hi Vancouver and Meet a Stranger Today!

Would you Visit a Cat Cafe in Vancouver?

Cat Cafe Vancouver

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Yes, a cat cafe is a real thing. No, the cats aren’t the only thing on the menu. Cat cafes are already quite popular in a few other places around the world, namely Japan, where patrons can pay to get into a cat cafe where cats can be watched, played with, and petted.

Now, Vancouver could be getting its very own cat cafe if the city approves business entrepreneur Michelle Furbacher’s proposal. Support for the idea has already been overwhelming, and while it may be impossible to serve food or drinks at the cat cafe because of strict bylaws, Furbacher has other plans in mind.

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Would you Visit a Cat Cafe in Vancouver?

Volunteer at the Vancouver BC SPCA

bc spca volunteer

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If you’ve always wanted a dog or cat, but you’ve never wanted to deal with the commitment than comes with owning an animal, the BC SPCA has the perfect solution for you. This year, why not spend some of your extra time volunteering at your local shelter to earn some valuable karma points and give some companionship to some cute cats, puppies or other smaller animals.

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Volunteer at the Vancouver BC SPCA

5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions to Make for 2014

new years resolutions vancouver

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It’s always fun to make your New Year’s Resolutions, but usually they don’t end up being very fun or lasting very long. Going to the gym gets a bit tired after the second week, and giving up the sauce never seems to stick.

That’s why, this year we’re giving you 5 Vancouver-specific resolutions that will be easy to keep and fun to do! So this year, forget about those five extra pounds that you’ll “swear you’ll lose this year”. Take some time to explore the city and expand your horizons while having a good time (hopefully)!

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5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions to Make for 2014