Social justice, pioneering filmmakers and jazz giants at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Fest

Baljit Sangra’s Because We Are Girls

A B.C. film about three sisters from a conservative Indo-Canadian family coming to terms with the sexual abuse opens the 18th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

On May 3, Baljit Sangra’s Because We Are Girls kicks off the festival, which runs May 2 – May 12. Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, DOXA will present 82 films (shorts and features) from across Canada and around the world. See below for more highlights of this year’s DOXA.

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Social justice, pioneering filmmakers and jazz giants at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Fest

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

April showers indeed! Grab an umbrella and get those rainy day cherry blossom photos, because the festival has officially begun. If you forgot your rain boots, never fear, there are many things going on this weekend that are under a roof, such as a photography festival, 1930s-style yodeling theatre, nude Austrian folk dancing, a spirits festival, soccer, a cheerleading competition, and an Indigenous puppetry story.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Folk Music Festival announces its 2019 lineup

Basia Bulat performs at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has announced its lineup for 2019. The festival takes place at Jericho Beach Park July 19 – 21. All told, 60 acts have been announced, including international, national and local artists.

Below, you’ll see some of the names that jumped out at us. For a complete schedule and lineup, visit thefestival.bc.ca. Early bird tickets are available now until May 11 at eventbrite.ca.

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival announces its 2019 lineup

Five Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts in Metro Vancouver

Courtesy vanilla_jo / Flickr

Easter is a few short weeks away, and that means it’s time to stockpile pastel-coloured jellybeans, load up on chocolate eggs, fashion yourself a fancy bonnet – and, of course, find an Easter Egg Hunt that will tickle the entire family. We’ve done the hunting for you, so scroll through our five picks below and prepare to show the Easter Bunny who’s boss!

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Five Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts in Metro Vancouver

Feathers will be flying at the annual Vancouver Pillow Fight this weekend!

vancouver pillow fight 2019

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How often can you say that you were in a pillow fight with hundreds of other people? On Saturday, April 6, 2019, you can do just that at the Vancouver Art Gallery (along Georgia Street)! The annual Vancouver Pillow Fight is back and it’s ready for action.

“Organized” by Flash Mob Vancouver, the pillow fight just appears and then is gone with a flurry of feathers… It’s a half hour of mayhem, pillows, and pyjamas – the perfect combination for an afternoon in downtown Vancouver!

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Feathers will be flying at the annual Vancouver Pillow Fight this weekend!

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show features small but affordable original work this Saturday

A “few” post-its from the 13th annual Post-It Show at Giant Robot 2.

Tiny art, big ideas: STICKY is an art show featuring over a thousand pieces of work by local and international artists on 3×3 inch Post-It notes. Presented by Hot Art Wet City, the show is one night only – tomorrow, Saturday March 30, beginning at 6 p.m. – at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave). Find out more below.

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STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show features small but affordable original work this Saturday

Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Launch for Children’s Book Starring Rialto the Otter

Rialto the Otter has a truly inspiring and heart-wrenching story. Three years ago, the tiny pup was discovered injured and alone on the shores of remote Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park. After he was rehabilitated at the Seattle Aquarium – capturing hearts around the world in the process – Rialto was moved North where he found a permanent home at the Vancouver Aquarium. The otter’s journey was captured by reporter Lynda Mapes and photographer Alan Berner, who have now transformed their notes into Rescuing Rialto, a children’s book that dives into the world of otters and explores conservation efforts surrounding this essential species.

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Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Launch for Children’s Book Starring Rialto the Otter