5 Can’t-Miss Events at Talking Stick 2015 – Vancouver’s Aboriginal Culture Fest

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq

One of Canada’s biggest celebrations of Aboriginal music, art and theatre is coming to Vancouver.

The 14th Talking Stick Festival is on Feb. 17-March 1. Dozens of events and performances throughout the city highlight everything from traditional dancing and drumming to contemporary spoken word and multimedia performances.

Here’s a look at 5 can’t-miss events at the 2015 Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver:

Throat singing on Commercial DriveThroat singing is a unique Inuit tradition which combines low growling and husky chanting.  It’s absolutely mesmerizing and you can catch the undisputed star of throat singing, Tanya Tagaq, doing a solo performance at Talking Stick. Tagaq’s recent hit album, Animism, was named the second best Canadian album of the year by the CBC. York Theatre; Feb. 28; $35 Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Events at Talking Stick 2015 – Vancouver’s Aboriginal Culture Fest

Concierge Spotlight: Miriam Edwards, Chef Concierge at the Pan Pacific Vancouver

Miriam Edwards, Chef Concierge at the Pan Pacific Vancouver

Miriam Edwards; Image courtesy of the Pan Pacific Vancouver

Who knows what’s happening in a city better than a hotel concierge? As the point of contact for hotel guests seeking information or assistance during their stay, they need to be extremely knowledgeable about a great number of things, from where to eat to what is the current hottest play to see to where to get a fabulous blowout. It’s a tough, but rewarding job.

Each month, Inside Vancouver will get to know one of Vancouver’s top concierges, by putting six questions to them.  This month, we interview Miriam Edwards, the Chef Concierge at Vancouver’s world-renowned Pan Pacific hotel — located right on the water at Canada Place, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, and the only hotel in the world built on top of a cruise ship terminal. Continue reading:
Concierge Spotlight: Miriam Edwards, Chef Concierge at the Pan Pacific Vancouver

“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements

Photo: www.downtownvancouver.net

Photo: www.downtownvancouver.net

The Better Transit and Transportation Coalition — the biggest, most diverse coalition in B.C. history — highlights opportunity for Metro Vancouver to determine its transportation future

VANCOUVER, Jan. 29, 2015 – Victory for the “Yes” vote in Metro Vancouver’s upcoming transportation referendum will benefit people from all walks of life, according to the broad-based Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, which calls the referendum “one of the most important decisions facing our region for the next generation.”

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“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements

Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

Vancouver History

Image courtesy of Vancouver Archives

A local Vancouver history buff has put together a compelling website that shows the dramatic differences that many locations have undergone in the Vancouver area. From virgin forests to high-rises in just 130 years, Vancouver has a storied past that is hinted at from this great collection of photos.

The website, called On This Spot, features a five part “Then and Now” series looking at the history of Downtown Vancouver and some of the surrounding neighbourhoods. Andrew, the creator of the website, has taken historical photos from the Vancouver Archives and transposed them with photos of the exact same locations in present day.

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Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver

Here There Events Vancouver

Image courtesy of Grady Mitchell | www.gradycmitchell.com

You have probably never heard of Here There Studio before, but this dynamic, two-person team has been putting on unique and exciting events in Vancouver that are getting everyone excited. So excited that their events keep selling out shortly after they’ve been announced!

The focus of the studio is creating multi-sensory events, from pop-up dinners with local culinary talent to acclaimed speaking series to large scale street festivals and more.

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Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver