Feeling a little bit Country in Campbell Valley

Photo: Birgitt Findler-Sanders

Rich in history, steeped in nature with a sprawling network of well-maintained trails make Campbell Valley Regional Park a favourite in the South Langley area. An ideal spot for birdwatching, picnics, and stretching your legs, the 535-hectare park features a variety of landscapes including lush forests, grassland vistas and wetlands. With over 29 km of trails to choose from, it’s often difficult to pick the perfect path. However, for a quick and easy family -friendly outing I always enjoy a jaunt along the Little River Loop Trail.

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Feeling a little bit Country in Campbell Valley

Filming in Vancouver: Trial and Error and Sacred Lies wrap, but here comes Sonic the Hedgehog

A big-screen version of Sonic the Hedgehog will shoot in Vancouver this summer.

This week, two TV series call it a wrap on production for their latest seasons. The two could not be more different from each other: one is a horror fairytale while the other is a legal sitcom.

Meanwhile, a certain blue hedgehog will be coming to the city this summer to make a feature film.

Here’s a look at what’s happening Vancouver’s screen scene.

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Filming in Vancouver: Trial and Error and Sacred Lies wrap, but here comes Sonic the Hedgehog

West of Main Art Walk invites visitors into artist’s workspaces, garden studios and more

Graznya Wolski art.

It’s time once again for the West of Main Art Walk. Each year, Vancouver artists open the doors of their studio to show their work. This year features 60 visual artists, including painters, potters, sculptors, fabric artists, photographers, and more. The work is on display in garden studios, workspaces, galleries and gathering places from Point Grey to Main Street and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue.

Artists in Our Midst, the organizer, presents two main events. There’s the Art Walk itself, of course, on June 2 & 3. But first, on Thursday May 24, an exhibit of work by West of Main artists is on display at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. The exhibit lasts all day.

See below for more details.

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West of Main Art Walk invites visitors into artist’s workspaces, garden studios and more

First Nations body art showcased in new exhibit

Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest by
Aaron Leonen.

In 1885, the government of the Dominion of Canada initiated its now infamous potlatch ban. The legislation forbade the practice of such indigenous customs as the potlatch. (The legislation lasted until 1951.)

Prior to the ban, the art of tattooing and piercing was integral to Northwest Indigenous ceremony and social rank. Today, these traditions are re-emerging not only as decoration, but also to provide healing, protection and a meaningful sense of belonging.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (639 Hornby St.) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new exhibit honouring contemporary artist’s work in these traditions. Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest features five Northwest Indigenous tattoo artists. The work is on display June 8-Jan 13, 2019.

Find out more about the artists below.

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First Nations body art showcased in new exhibit

Vancouver’s MOA Launches a New Exhibition on Latin American Artistic Resistance

This image is a fragment from a devil tunic worn for Christmas plays in Michoacan, Mexico. Made by Felipe Horta, Tocuaro, Mexico. Photo by Alina Ilyasova. Courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

When many people think of Latin American art, joyously vibrant colours often come to mind. However, beneath this celebratory aesthetic lies an undercurrent of resistance woven into the fabric of these creations.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is launching a new exhibition that explores the tensions and possibilities in the spaces between Latin American art and politics. It is bound to educate visitors about the power of art to express, resist, and transform.

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Vancouver’s MOA Launches a New Exhibition on Latin American Artistic Resistance

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Ballet, classic cars, magic, political resistance art and tiny topiaries are all on display in Vancouver on this long weekend. In honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday, let us remember Her Majesty’s life with quotes such as “a marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one” and “an ugly baby is a very nasty object”. Or, forget that and just go out and enjoy the city.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Cheers! Adults-Only Evenings at Playland will return for 2018

playland nights 2018

Image from the Pacific National Exhibition | Flickr

Last year, Playland at the PNE introduced their new “Playland Nights” adults-only evenings. Back by popular demand, the event will be returning for 2018 and will run every Friday night from 7:00pm to midnight from June 22 to July 27.

These fun, kid-free events are for those 19 and older and feature endless amusement with food, drinks, games, and of course, exhilarating rides. Bonus: the entire grounds will be fully licensed, so attendees can enjoy their favourite adult beverage while wandering around the park.

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Cheers! Adults-Only Evenings at Playland will return for 2018