A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Photo: Tara Lee

For Carol Lee, the new Chinatown Storytelling Centre embodies the narratives of the Chinese Canadians who worked, played, ate, and built strong community ties in the vibrant historical neighbourhood. “Chinatown holds a place in the hearts of so many Vancouverites,” she says. Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, has her own personal connections to the area. Her grandfather opened a dry goods and furnishing store there in 1921, she went to Chinese school in Chinatown as a child, and she and her family celebrated countless family occasions over delicious food at nearby restaurants.

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A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Photo: South Granville BIA

This winter season, the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) is excited to present a festive holiday experience through breathtaking holiday store facades. The collection of 10 stops within the shopping district make a jolly neighbourhood tour filled with Christmas spirit and festive cheer. Continue reading:
Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Don’t miss the Festival of Trees Vancouver at downtown’s Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

Many of us are going all-out this Christmas to make up for last year’s disappointing festive season. In fact, judging from the record-breaking site traffic at the 2021 Vancouver Christmas Guide, it looks like we’re all determined to dive into as many local holiday happenings as we can this time around. Continue reading:
Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

All-time Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría returns to Vancouver

Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Vancouver with its internationally acclaimed production Alegría. Starting March 25, 2022, Vancouverites are invited under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to experience the pure theatrical magic of Alegría; an entirely redesigned fan favourite presented by Sun Life Global Investments. Continue reading:
All-time Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría returns to Vancouver

St. Paul’s Foundation Celebrates Return of Beloved Lights of Hope Holiday Display

Photo: Jonathan Evans for St. Paul’s Foundation

St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope display at St. Paul’s Hospital will shine bright every night throughout the holiday season. Marking the return of the annual fundraising campaign, 4,000 feet of sparkling lights and hundreds of shining stars recognizing the support of generous donors, will illuminate Burrard Street nightly until January 7, 2022. Gifts to Lights of Hope help St. Paul’s Foundation meet the greatest needs of patients and residents from across BC. Continue reading:
St. Paul’s Foundation Celebrates Return of Beloved Lights of Hope Holiday Display

Metro Vancouver’s Undercover Christmas Activities

The Steveston Festival of Trees at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Photo: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.

Like poinsettias and candy canes, rain is a regular feature of the Vancouver holiday season. Add in the possibility of wintry weather that can make you feel like a chilled-to-the-bone snowman, and it’s clear that we all need a handy go-to list of indoor festive attractions. Continue reading:
Metro Vancouver’s Undercover Christmas Activities

FlyOver Canada Brings “The Real Wild West” to Vancouver

Photo: The Real Wild West at FlyOver Canada.

“The Real Wild West,” a brand-new flight ride experience is landing in Vancouver at FlyOver Canada this fall. Officially introduced last month at the opening of the new FlyOver in Las Vegas, the dynamic attraction takes guests on a multi-sensory journey as they soar over the American West’s most iconic locations and natural wonders as part of a cutting-edge entertainment experience. Continue reading:
FlyOver Canada Brings “The Real Wild West” to Vancouver