Mina Shum’s Vancouver Favourites

With five award-winning feature films under her belt – as well as several shorts, documentaries, TV shows, art installations and essays – Mina Shum has become known for crafting intensely raw stories that dive deep into the relationships people have with each other, the world and themselves.

 

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Mina Shum’s Vancouver Favourites

Jason James’ Vancouver Favourites

Award-winning producer and director Jason James was born and raised in Vancouver, and continues to call the city home as he travels the globe for a multitude of projects. “I love that Vancouver feels like a big city, but is really just a small town,” says Jason. “You can’t walk down the street without running into an old friend and talking about real estate, or the rain.”

 

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Jason James’ Vancouver Favourites

Terri Tatchell’s Vancouver Favourites

Award-winning screenwriter of such impactful films as District 9, Terri Tatchell balances out her intense, often gory sci-fi scripts as co-owner of whimsical Neverland Tea Salon. Situated in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, fairytale-inspired Neverland pays homage to classic stories like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland while serving up decadent tea service, delicious brunch and “tipsy” tea-inspired cocktails.

 

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Terri Tatchell’s Vancouver Favourites

National Volunteer Week – Tourism Vancouver’s Volunteer Spotlight

Written by Justine LeRose

Volunteering, or “giving of yourself” as she calls it, has always been a part of Ivy Blacquiere’s life. Growing up as one of 10 children in a small, community-oriented town in Newfoundland, she learned early on from her grandmother that she was given two hands for a reason: one for herself and one for others. Throughout her childhood, following the lead of her grandmother and mother, Ivy and her siblings volunteered to assist those less fortunate or less able within their town.

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National Volunteer Week – Tourism Vancouver’s Volunteer Spotlight

Jacqueline Dupuis’ Vancouver Favourites

During her six years as executive director of Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), Jacqueline Dupuis has played a major role in transforming the event into an internationally recognized celebration of screen-based storytelling. Under her guidance, VIFF has expanded its traditional film and industry programming to a “film-plus” model that seamlessly combines curated screenings with compelling panels and citywide events.

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Jacqueline Dupuis’ Vancouver Favourites

Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer

From New Zealand and Australia to the Dominican Republic and Vietnam, freelance adventure photographer, Taylor Burk has travelled all over the world. In 2013, Burk began documenting his travels on Instagram where he quickly gained a following. With over 370,000 followers and a stunning portfolio to boot, Burk is one of Canada’s top travel Instagrammers. When he’s not traversing the globe, Burk keeps busy exploring his new hometown. Read on for details about Burk’s dream-worthy career and his Vancouver must-do’s.

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Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer

10 Wellness-Related Resolutions for Vancouverites in 2017

Photo: Modern Mama

Welcome 2017! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this fresh, new year. Nothing feels better than a clean slate, so let’s take advantage of it! Vancouver is an incredible city to pursue health and wellness, and there’s no one in this world that couldn’t benefit from a little self-care. From the ocean air Continue reading:
10 Wellness-Related Resolutions for Vancouverites in 2017