EPIC Vancouver Sustainable Living Expo This Weekend – May 11 – 13, 2012

One of the most popular annual expos at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the EPIC Vancouver: Sustainable Living Expo, happening this weekend, May 11 – 13.

A smorgasbord of awesomeness for the eco-conscious (that’s practically everyone in Vancouver, right? At least, that’s what we’re aspiring to be….), EPIC Vancouver brings together over 300 exhibitors and features the latest trends in sustainable Fashion, Food, Health, Beauty, Home & Garden, Recreation, and Transportation. There are Main Stages with live presentations and demos, a live art walk, and a lot of focus on local, organic and fair trade food, including an “EPICurean Corner” that showcases B.C.’s artisan food makers and a “Whole Foods EPICurean Stage.”

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EPIC Vancouver Sustainable Living Expo This Weekend – May 11 – 13, 2012

10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts & Special Deals

Yes, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13, and Vancouver has lots of options for last-minute gifts, from special deals and events to share with Mom to Vancouver’s best spa treatments, sweets, gifts for new moms, and more.

10 Last-Minute Vancouver Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 

1. Take Mom to the Vancouver Art Gallery for free on Sunday, May 13: You pay for your own admission to VAG and Mom gets in free. Current exhibits include Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence and the fantastic Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture.

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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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