Highlights of the 2016 Vancouver International Wine Festival

The 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Photo by Jeff Vinnick.

The 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Photo by Jeff Vinnick.

Tickets are now on sale for the 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. And this year’s spotlight country is one that you may have heard of in regards to wine – Italy.

This means that wines from different regions in the country will be the subject of seminars, dinners and other special events. Of course, wine from a number of other territories will be poured, sipped and savoured by the tens of thousands of oenophiles who flock to this popular event. Let’s look at some of this year’s highlights.

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Highlights of the 2016 Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: The world's only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck

photo: The world’s only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck / facebook.com/vias

All auto buffs should take note that not only is the Vancouver International Auto Show starting on March 24th in all its gleam and glory, but several hotels in the proximity are offering packages so you can attend the show and make a mini-getaway out of it. Once you check-in to your hotel with the great package price, you get your admission passes for the whole family as part of the experience.

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Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

William Shatner, Carrie Fisher and Shannen Doherty announced for Fan Expo Vancouver 2015

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek.

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek.

Princess Leia, Captain Kirk and, uhm, Brenda Walsh will be among the guests at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo. And for the first time, it will be the real – or at least, original – versions of Leia and Kirk, and not people in costumes. (We’re not sure if anyone’s turned up in the guise of Beverley Hills 90210’s Brenda Walsh, but probably.)

So William Shatner, Carrie Fisher and Shannen Doherty – those are three big names. But who else is coming to this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver? Well, plenty, as it turns out.

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William Shatner, Carrie Fisher and Shannen Doherty announced for Fan Expo Vancouver 2015

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Six-Acre Living Roof Gets its Annual Haircut

photo: The VCC's living roof gets a haircut.

photo: The VCC’s living roof gets a haircut

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s six-acre living roof gets a haircut once a year in the fall. The honey produced by the bees living on the roof is also harvested at this time of year. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the annual mowing of the living roof and the VCC’s resident bees.

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The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Six-Acre Living Roof Gets its Annual Haircut

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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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Fill up your calendar for June’s first Friday to Sunday!  There’s so much to do, and only three days to do them all in… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouverites Encouraged to Hug for Hunger, Mar. 20

photo: Hugs for Hunger

photo: Hugs for Hunger

First day of spring sees furry mascots hugging to support the Food Bank!

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On the first day of spring, cute, furry, and gregarious animals will be waking up from hibernation and giving out hugs to Vancouverites. Spring Advertising will be unleashing the animals/mascots at various locations across the city as part of Hugs for Hunger, a fundraiser to help the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

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Vancouverites Encouraged to Hug for Hunger, Mar. 20