Get in on a secret spy mission in downtown Vancouver

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Following the success of Crime in Downtown, Vancouver Mysteries is launching a new urban game this spring.

In Secret Mission, participants meet near the Waterfront Skytrain Station. After being divided up into teams, they’re visited by a mysterious stranger who gives them instructions for their mission. Then the game’s afoot as gameplayers seek to save the city.

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Get in on a secret spy mission in downtown Vancouver

You are invited to Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward, Sept. 16 – 22

photo: reconciliationcanada.ca

photo: reconciliationcanada.ca

You are invited to Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward
September 22, 2013
Starting at 9:00 am – West Georgia and Hamilton

RSVP: Yes, I will be there.

Born from the vision of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk Elder, Reconciliation Canada is leading a historic call to action for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians to come together to build a stronger, more united Canada. Reconciliation Canada’s initiatives uphold and advance the healing work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) through a series of events that align with the TRC’s national event.

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You are invited to Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward, Sept. 16 – 22

Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

This is hardly your average tea party.

You start with bites of Wagyu beef carpaccio and sesame-seared ahi tuna. Then, it’s on to exquisite TWG Tea-infused macarons, fresh baked scones and cherry crumble. And don’t forget to savor a spot of Royal Darjeeling Tea, French Earl Grey Tea or 1837 Green Tea.

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Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Thailand Ticket Giveaway!)

Engagement Rings by Dennis Oppenheim + Fireworks

Lots of cities put on fireworks shows. But how many host a three-night, international competition every summer featuring pyrotechnic all-stars from around the globe?

The Honda Celebration of Light returns to Vancouver July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3. This year, teams from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand will light up the sky over downtown’s English Bay beach. Each squad has 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics, all tightly choreographed to a matching soundtrack.

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Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Thailand Ticket Giveaway!)

Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Canada Ticket Giveaway!)

Engagement Rings by Dennis Oppenheim + Fireworks

 
Lots of cities put on fireworks shows. But how many host a three-night, international competition every summer featuring pyrotechnic all-stars from around the globe?

The Honda Celebration of Light returns to Vancouver July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3. This year, teams from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand will light up the sky over downtown’s English Bay beach. Each squad has 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics, all tightly choreographed to a matching soundtrack.

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Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Canada Ticket Giveaway!)

Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (United Kingdom Ticket Giveaway!)

Engagement Rings by Dennis Oppenheim + Fireworks

 
Lots of cities put on fireworks shows. But how many host a three-night, international competition every summer featuring pyrotechnic all-stars from around the globe?

The Honda Celebration of Light returns to Vancouver July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3. This year, teams from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand will light up the sky over downtown’s English Bay beach. Each squad has 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics, all tightly choreographed to a matching soundtrack.

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Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (United Kingdom Ticket Giveaway!)

Where to get a free education in Vancouver

581125_10151263830296759_1732833805_nWhile Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia are two of the city’s best-known schools, there’s a little-known place of learning that’s been attracting scholars, academics and people who are interested in challenging their minds. Every Monday since February, the Or Gallery has been host to The Free School, a free lecture and discussion series organized by two PhD students.

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Where to get a free education in Vancouver