East Vancouver Brewing Company opens its doors… quietly.

Open for business: East Vancouver Brewing Company, with your pourers Emma and Paul. Shawn Conner photo.

What does East Vancouver need more of?

If you said artisanal pickles and craft beer, then you’re in luck.

Earlier this week—Monday, Nov. 6, to be precise—East Vancouver Brewing Company opened its doors. The opening was unceremonious, by social media standards. A grand opening is in the offing, however, once

It’s been a long time coming, as the city’s brew aficionados have been wondering for months when the latest addition to the neighbourhood’s craft beer scene would be welcoming visitors. So, what’s pouring?

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East Vancouver Brewing Company opens its doors… quietly.

Country’s top figure skaters coming to Vancouver for 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship

Patrick Chan competes at the 2018 Canadian Tire

Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir—Canada’s best figure skaters are coming to Vancouver in their quests for Olympic gold.

From Jan. 8-14, 2018, over 200 skaters will compete in the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship. The top competitors will get a spot on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams—a position that includes a ticket to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Skaters in the men, women, pair, and ice dance disciplines will compete in three levels: senior, junior, and novice. In all, Canada will send two men, three women, three pair teams and three ice dance teams to PyeongChang. Teams will also compete at the 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Here are some of the skating stars you’ll see at this year’s 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship. (For tickets as well as ticket-and-hotel packages, scroll below.)

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Country’s top figure skaters coming to Vancouver for 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship

Innovative West Coast dancers, choreographers at this year’s Dance in Vancouver

Aeriosa. Tim Matheson photo.

The Dance Centre presents the 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver. A showcase of BC’s contemporary dance scene, it takes place Nov. 22-25 at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.).

Organized every two years, the event provides a unique opportunity to experience some of the West Coast’s most innovative and creative contemporary dancers and choreographers.  The 2017 edition features such acclaimed companies as Aeriosa, Co.ERASGA, Inverso, Wen Wei Dance, dumb instrument Dance, Radical System Art, and more.

To get the inside scoop, we talked to Julianne Chapple. A dancer, choreographer, and former artist-in-residence at the Dance Centre, Chapple performs her piece Self Portrait as part of an afternoon program Nov. 25.

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Innovative West Coast dancers, choreographers at this year’s Dance in Vancouver

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – November 10, 2017

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – November 10, 2017

Vancouver’s Gastown Cabaret Presents Showvember

Fact: You can have an insanely fun night on a weekday in Vancouver. That’s because on Tuesday, November 14th party planners April O’Peel, Sweet Munish, and Sparkle Plenty present another evening of exciting experiences with Gastown Cabaret – Showvember edition at Guilt & Company.

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Vancouver’s Gastown Cabaret Presents Showvember

All-Star Champion To be Crowned at The Vancouver Aquarium’s 10th Anniverary Chowder Chowdown

Photo from 2016; Sourced from Alexis Brown

When the weather turns autumnal, I develop an intense longing for bowls of hearty chowder, chockfull of ingredients.

If you’re also reaching for your soup spoon, you’ll find plenty to dig into at the upcoming Seafood Chowder Chowdown. The soup event of the season is returning this month for its 10th anniversary celebration!

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All-Star Champion To be Crowned at The Vancouver Aquarium’s 10th Anniverary Chowder Chowdown

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: November 9, 2017

This weekend in Vancouver, an exhibit of Salish weaving has opened up, Fuse is conjuring magic at the Art Gallery, interesting Vancouverites will be sharing their stories, the holiday season’s first major craft market is on, and there will be abundant cosplay going on at the Convention Centre.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: November 9, 2017