Volunteer in Vancouver this Christmas Season

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Image courtesy of Andrew Taran, Union Gospel Mission

Christmas is just around the corner, and we know that this time can be extremely stressful! Although the holidays are a time of giving, it’s also a great time to help those around us who may not be as fortunate. So, why not take some time away from the presents, parties and big turkey dinners to spread some Christmas cheer this holiday season?

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Volunteer in Vancouver this Christmas Season

Hot One Inch Action for One Day Only on Nov 9th

Hot One Inch Action Button Show Vancouver

To the victor goes the spoils…
Photo courtesy of Kris Krug | Flickr.com

Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only art show that features the art of 60 local artists reproduced on limited edition 1 inch buttons.

On November 9th  from 8-11pm at Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main @ 6th), the show will pop up for one night of miniature art. Conceived in 2004, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the show that merges button art and social interaction in Vancouver.

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Hot One Inch Action for One Day Only on Nov 9th

Vancouver’s Only Bi-Monthly Drawing Party

Draw by Night Vancouver

The finished product…
Image courtesy of VFS Digital Design | Flickr.com

Nothing connects people quite like art can, and Draw by Night does just that. This free, public event located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, brings together artists and people who just love to doodle. It’s a great way to spend an evening, eating snacks and admiring other people’s artistic talents.

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Vancouver’s Only Bi-Monthly Drawing Party

Yoga with Beluga Whales at the Vancouver Aquarium

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

You couldn’t get much more “Vancouver” than this! On November 12th, the Vancouver Aquarium is welcoming one very lucky yoga class to sit, stretch, and find inner peace while being accompanied by Qila and Aurora, the Aquarium’s two resident beluga whales.

Both members and non-members of the Aquarium are invited to a gentle Hatha yoga class for all levels and will include “no-sweat” variations of movement/postures for beginners to advanced levels.

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Yoga with Beluga Whales at the Vancouver Aquarium

An Interview with Robin Esrock, Renowned Travel Writer and Vancouverite (Free Book Giveaway!)

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Vancouver-based Robin Esrock is a renowned travel writer, author, speaker, and host of the OLN/CityTV/Travel Channel series, Word Travels. Former adventure columnist for the Globe & Mail, MSN, Vancouver Sun and others, Robin has MC’d the Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York, written for publications including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian and Chicago Tribune, and been profiled by everyone from the CBC to CNN. After traveling to over 100 countries, Robin turned his attention to Canada for his first major book, The Great Canadian Bucket List. Spanning all 10 provinces and 3 territories, Robin has created the definite guide to 115 experiences one must do, and can only do, in Canada before you die.

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An Interview with Robin Esrock, Renowned Travel Writer and Vancouverite (Free Book Giveaway!)