Filming in Vancouver: Anna Kendrick, You Me Her, and an official Dwayne Johnson Day?

Believe it or not but Skyscraper star Dwayne Johnson rocked Vancouver enough to get his own day proclaimed in the city.

Well after last week’s hustle and bustle of film and TV productions coming and going, this week’s roundup is a bit calmer. But no less intriguing.

After all, there’s a female Santa Claus feature film starting up just as a polyamorous romcom is calling it a wrap—plus Vancouver declared a special day in honour of a…Hollywood celebrity?

Yes, it’s all true. Read on, true believers and skeptics alike.

Continue reading:
Filming in Vancouver: Anna Kendrick, You Me Her, and an official Dwayne Johnson Day?

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

Continue reading:
Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Experience CFL Football Action in Downtown Vancouver

photo: bclions.com

photo: bclions.com

Vancouver may be best known as a hockey town. But when the weather warms up, sports fans turn their attention to the city’s other obsession: Canadian football.

Vancouver is the home of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions. One of the oldest team in the CFL, the Lions have won an amazing five championships since 1953, making them the city’s most successful pro sports team.

Continue reading:
Experience CFL Football Action in Downtown Vancouver

Grey Cup Chase Update

Do you fancy yourself a real CFL fan? Well you’re not going to want to miss this – your chance to win two tickets to the Grey Cup!

Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region are giving away two tickets to the Grey Cup, two nights of accommodation and VIP access to Doolin’s Irish Pub and the Roxy Night Club. All you have to do is be the first one to find our Mystery Man wandering around Vancouver or Winnipeg by following the clues.

Continue reading:
Grey Cup Chase Update

Grey Cup 2011 Party Coming to Vancouver

Vancouver is only a month away from hosting the 2011 Grey Cup. The CFL championship game, which is on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the revamped BC Place stadium, is expected at attract up to 400,000 people to the city for a weekend of football and festivities.

Now, if you’re hoping to see the game in person, I’ve got some bad news. The 52,511 tickets to the game, priced from $156-$436, have sold out. But the good news is that there are several free and ticketed events planned for the remainder of the weekend. In fact, you might even get 2010 Olympic flashbacks.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s in store:

Continue reading:
Grey Cup 2011 Party Coming to Vancouver

Ban the Bulb!: Vancouver says farewell to old-fashioned light bulbs

Maybe you’ve had this experience in the past few weeks:  You go to the store to buy a light bulb only to discover that there aren’t any on the shelves . . . or at least not the usual kind.   Where all of your familiar old 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs used to be are now row after row of new-fangled compact fluorescent lights or CFLs (i.e. the “twisty” kind).  You ask the store manager and discover, to your surprise, that there aren’t any incandescent bulbs in stock . . . and there won’t be ever again.

Welcome to the brave new Vancouver  – greener, more energy-conscious and better than ever.   As of Jan. 1, the province of  British Columbia ordered all retailers to stop restocking the most popular varieties of incandescent bulbs.  This is in advance of a total ban on the sale of incandescent bulbs, which will be implemented Canada-wide in 2012.

Continue reading:
Ban the Bulb!: Vancouver says farewell to old-fashioned light bulbs