The BMO Vancouver Marathon celebrates its 43rd and half 25th anniversary

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By Christine Blanchette

On Sunday, May 4th, the Vancouver downtown streets, and its surrounding 12 neighborhoods will be alive with the sights and sounds of thousands of runners participating in the 43rd annual BMO Vancouver International Marathon.

It is Canada’s spring marathon with the many cherry blossoms and the smell of the ocean with the surrounding mountains serving as a backdrop welcoming the runners on race day.

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BMO’s Vancouver Marathon Executive Director: Krepiakevich Makes Her Mark

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The following article was contributed by Christine Blanchette (www.christineruns.com Twitter: @christineruns)

Walking into the Bayshore Hotel, surrounded by water and breathtaking views of Stanley Park I had made my way up to the Vancouver Marathon’s office where I was warmly introduced to the petite and energetic new face of BMO’s Vancouver International Marathon. Meet executive director Charlene Krepiakevich who I had the pleasure to chat with about her new exciting role and the Vancouver International Marathon’s early beginnings.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver events in May 2012

During May, antsy Vancouverites head out and take part in all the hallmarks of the upcoming, sweet summer season, when the town glows and every visitor falls in love and eyes beachfront condo prices.

Where do I begin? May kicks off with the highly-anticipated Spot Prawn Festival in honour of our plump, coastal crustaceans. Add to that the return of the buzzy Chinatown Summer Night Market, plus a new Richmond Night Market, a Bard on the Beach bash for Bill’s b-day and the Victoria Day long weekend. There’s no doubt: sunny, lazy beach season is soon here.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver events in May 2012

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