Talking Queer Vancouver Writers, Bisexuality, and Community with Vancouver Author Leigh Matthews

By Casey Stepaniuk

Recently I sat down with local queer author Leigh Matthews. I asked her about her modern-day lesbian pulp series All Out Vancouver, bisexual and polyamorous characters, and more!

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Talking Queer Vancouver Writers, Bisexuality, and Community with Vancouver Author Leigh Matthews

Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Cherry Blossoms | Photo: VANCOUVER4LIFE (Flickr)

As the temperatures warm up and the Spring blossoms begin to decorate the city’s  landscape, local families are heading outdoors to take advantage of Vancouver’s natural surroundings, adventurous activities, and breathtaking scenery – and you can too.

To commemorate the start of a new season, my family has put together a Spring bucket list – a great way to encourage us to spend time together outdoors, enjoying the beauty of our city, and taking advantage of the warming weather as we kiss the Winter chill goodbye for another year. Here are some of the activities that top our bucket list for Spring.

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Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Fleetmac Wood this Thursday – check out their Top 5 Fleetwood Mac remixes!

Lisa Jelliffe and Alex Oxley of Fleetmac Wood

Lisa Jelliffe and Alex Oxley of Fleetmac Wood. The DJs spin remixes of ’70s soft-rock hits and beyond this Thursday night at the Biltmore Cabaret. Ben Cope photo.

In honour of the return of Fleetmac Wood, the London-based remix project honouring Fleetwood Mac, the project’s Lisa Jelliffe has shared a list of Top 5 Fleetwood Mac remixes.

As one of the DJs behind Fleetmac Wood, Oxley has traveled the world, spinning the gospel of 1977’s Rumours and 1979’s Tusk to excited masses, many of whom are too young to recall a time when those albums were at the top of the charts.

Fleetmac Wood last touched down in Vancouver in the summer of 2016. The one-night celebration of all things Mac brings what it calls its Rumours Rave to the Biltmore Cabaret this Friday, April 13 (visit ticketfly.com for tickets – $12 in advance). If you ever spun around in a gossamer gown alone in a candle-lit room to the strains of “Rhiannon” – or if you’ve ever even just thought about it – you’ll want to be there. In the meantime, here are those five remixes, with comments by Jelliffe.

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Fleetmac Wood this Thursday – check out their Top 5 Fleetwood Mac remixes!

Ready to Get Muddy? Trail Running in Vancouver

Sky Pilot Photo: Coast Mountain Trail Series – Brian McCurdy Photography

To describe me as fleet of foot would be a grave injustice to all those with feet!  My hiking style could best be characterized as a “passionate saunter”. Granted, my fitness level isn’t what it used to be but, in all honesty; I prefer to stop and smell the roses, communing with nature along the way.  Last spring, while hiking the infamous Chief in Squamish, I distinctly remember being overtaken by a runner.  This incredible human specimen was literally running up and down the Chief. I stopped and stared in sheer disbelief.  My curiosity was peaked, and I became determined to explore the world of Trail Running.

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Ready to Get Muddy? Trail Running in Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: Game Over, Man!, Cameron Monaghan, Peyton List, Barry Watson, and more

Workaholics cast members Anders Holm, Adam Devine, and Blake Anderson will star in the feature film Game Over, Man!

While one film is getting its game on in town, another one is wrapping up in the province. And a TV show finishes up shooting its first season.

It’s a typical week in Hollywood North, with productions coming and going, so let’s size up what and who is shooting in town this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Game Over, Man!, Cameron Monaghan, Peyton List, Barry Watson, and more

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: Where To Find a Public Toilet in Vancouver

The following article was submitted by the Downtown Vancouver BIA.

When you gotta go, you gotta go — but for some Vancouver residents, the fear of getting caught without access to a washroom is preventing them from leaving home and taking part in city life.

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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: Where To Find a Public Toilet in Vancouver

Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver for 2017 Easter Long Weekend

easter egg hunts vancouver

Image courtesy of Barney Moss | Flickr

After a long, dreary March, nothing could be more exciting than the upcoming Easter long weekend! If you’re more excited about the prospect of searching for chocolate eggs rather than an excuse to sleep in, there are plenty of organized egg hunts happening around the city from April 15-16, 2017. Unfortunately, most of these egg hunts have an age limit of ~10 and below. But, if you have a kid, you can always live vicariously through their frantic attempts to locate plastic eggs hidden amongst the garden!

If you are hoping to get into the Easter spirit this upcoming long weekend, check out some of the events below to give you a few egg-celent ideas that will please everybunny

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Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver for 2017 Easter Long Weekend