Filming in Vancouver: Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, and Whitecaps play soccer, plus X-Files, Ice, and more

Riverdale’s Charles Melton and K.J. Apa had some kicks playing with the Vancouver Whitecaps in a charity match at B.C. Place.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Hollywood North crime-drama TV series is wrapping up this week.

But a whole bevy of TV stars in town turned out in full force on the soccer pitch to raise funds for charity. And a celebrity immersed himself in a hilarious local landmark.

Curious what this all means? Read on.

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Filming in Vancouver: Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, and Whitecaps play soccer, plus X-Files, Ice, and more

Chip and Shannon Wilson’s A-Maze-Ing Gift to the People of Vancouver, Laughter Celebration and Freeze Flash Photo, August 11

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If you’ve been anywhere near English Bay recently you’ll be familiar with Yue Minjun’s “A-maze-ing Laughter”. Located in Morton Park near the corners of Davie and Denman Streets, the piece was one of the most beloved sculptures of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale. The unbelieveable response by the people of Vancouver prompted the Vancouver Biennale to find a way to keep it here permanently.
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Chip and Shannon Wilson’s A-Maze-Ing Gift to the People of Vancouver, Laughter Celebration and Freeze Flash Photo, August 11

Public Art: Giant Laughing Statues to stay in English Bay

Photo credit: Paul Robert Lloyd | Flickr

Good news for public art fans in Vancouver:  A-maze-ing Laughter is staying in English Bay.

You may not know this sculpture by name, but chances are you’ve seen it.  A-maze-ing Laughter consists of 14 enormous bronze statues – in all different poses – of a shirtless guy laughing hysterically.

First installed in 2009 as part of the Vancouver Biennale, A-maze-ing Laughter has quickly become the city’s most recognizable piece of outdoor art.  Kids climb all over the giant, three-metre-tall statues and swing from the arms.  Tourists stream in to mimic the funny poses and take snapshots.  One couple was even married right in the middle of it all.

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Public Art: Giant Laughing Statues to stay in English Bay