Thailand in Vancouver

Photo from the Maenam website

Photo from the Maenam website

A flight from Vancouver, British Columbia to Bangkok, Thailand is roughly 16 hours, not including the commute to and from the airport, check-in process and potential flight delays. Add to that a solid day or two of jetlag on either side, and you’ve got an enormous travel commitment.

While the mangosteen fruit may not be quite as fresh in Vancouver as they are in Bangkok, it’s possible to experience an authentic taste of Thailand without doing big damage to your credit card, and with the added bonus of sleeping in your own bed. Continue reading:
Thailand in Vancouver

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s TripImproviser has been extended until September 27

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) new summer show, TripImproviser, has been extended until September 27. Inspired by suggestions from the audience and TripAdvisor reviews, the new show parodies travel experiences. From city to jungle, bungee jumping to bird watching, the possibilities are endless because it’s completely improvised and totally unpredictable.

Each night, a host interviews audience members to ask where they’re from or to share memorable travel experiences. In addition, the host may search TripAdvisor for inspiration. VTSL’s Mainstage Ensemble re-enacts the action onstage through scenes, songs and montages.

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Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s TripImproviser has been extended until September 27

Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Granville Island – Vancouver’s food and craft hub and the home of the Granville Island Public Market – may be getting a major facelift in the near future.

A new report has just been released outlining possible changes coming to the island in 2016.  That’s when Emily Carr University of Arts + Design – the island’s biggest tenant – leaves for its new home on nearby Great Northern Way.

Emily Carr’s departure leaves vacant two massive buildings in the heart of Granville Island along Johnston Street, totalling nearly 200,000 square feet of space, according to a detailed article in the Vancouver Sun by Daphne Bramham.

The new consultant’s report, commissioned by the island’s management group, proposes some sweeping changes for the existing space.

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Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday  |  Tuesday

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Veggies from Vancouver’s Urban Farms Coming to a Market Near You

Photo credit: Lisa Parker | Flickr

Photo credit: Lisa Parker | Flickr

Would you buy hyper-local fresh veggies out of a retrofitted shipping container?

That’s the plan proposed by Vancouver’s best known urban farm, Sole Food.  Over the past five years, the unique “street farm” initiative has transformed nearly 5 acres of vacant lots around Vancouver into thriving agricultural land. Now Sole Food is set to kick off a fundraising campaign to open its first retail locations.

The plan is to raise $100,000 to purchase and equip a metal shipping container to serve as a produce stand, according to an article by the Vancouver Sun’s Randy Shore.  The container would sit on a Sole Food farm at Main Street and Terminal Avenue, one of the busiest intersections in the city.  The funds would also be used to open a retail outlet inside the popular Granville Island Public Market.

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Veggies from Vancouver’s Urban Farms Coming to a Market Near You