Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

By Casey Stepaniuk

Queer book lovers in Vancouver have ample reason to rejoice this holiday season because Out On The Shelves, the city’s only library devoted to LGBTQ2IA+ books (and DVDs) is re-opening! The entirely volunteer-run library, where anyone can get a library card for free, has found a new home on UBC’s West Point Grey campus in the student Nest Building after being in transition for the last year and a half having lost their downtown space.

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Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

Vancouver’s MOA Showcases Rare Early Salish Weavings Gathered from Around the World

Credit: Collection of the National Museum of Finland, VK-1. Photographer: Markku Haverinen;  weaver’s name unrecorded, location unrecorded
collected prior to 1828

When I walk into the space of the Museum of Anthropology’s newest exhibition, I feel the sacred nature of what has been assembled within it.

The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving is an unforgettable and moving gathering of Salish blankets and weavings, many that have come from far off museums in Europe and the United States.

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Vancouver’s MOA Showcases Rare Early Salish Weavings Gathered from Around the World

Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Imagine if a city could tell you its stories as you strolled through its neighborhoods. As you walk by a mural, you long dismissed on your daily commute, a voice chimes in. “This mural depicts J.W. Horne’s real estate office in a hollow log somewhere around Georgia and Granville St. in 1886. J.W. Horne was originally from Ontario but made his fortune following the westward expansion of the CPR. In 1886 he moved to Vancouver just as the CPR completed its western terminus at Granville.

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Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, March 12 (Free Tickets!)

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles’ Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle.

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The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, March 12 (Free Tickets!)

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate The UBC Aquatic Centre’s Grand Opening

UBC Aquatic Centre Lap Pool | Photo: UBC

Today Vancouver welcomes a new month with the opening of a brand new space that is sure to encourage visitors to “just keep swimming”. Since 1978, the UBC Aquatic Centre has been a popular facility, fostering swimmers of all skill sets – from the first timers, to the leisurely lap poolers, to those training for the Olympics, and after almost 40 years, the aquatic hub has undergone a major facelift.

UBC will be celebrating the grand opening of the new aquatic centre with a weekend full of special events and family fun. Here are 3 reasons why now is the time to get your feet wet and join in on the fun festivities.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate The UBC Aquatic Centre’s Grand Opening

Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk

Greenheart TreeWalk, UBC Botanical Garden | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is rich with forested trails and garden-side galavants, but few destinations offer the unique opportunity to explore the outdoors from above the forest floor. The UBC Botanical Garden’s Greenhouse TreeWalk offers a thrilling, treetop perspective of the natural surroundings that BC has to offer. Here’s what you can expect from this teetering arboraceous adventure.

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Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk

Vancouver Screen Scene: Once Upon a Time, Miranda Sings, Dakota Johnson, William Shatner, and more

Once Upon a Time will shoot its sixth season in Metro Vancouver.

Once Upon a Time will shoot its sixth season in Metro Vancouver.

In this week’s roundup, we take a look at a number of TV series are about to start while others are wrapping up.

Among them are some deals with the devil, particularly one that seems to resemble the gossip column headlines of a real-life A-list star.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: Once Upon a Time, Miranda Sings, Dakota Johnson, William Shatner, and more