Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

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Are you ready for an afternoon of cuteness in the name of literacy? The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a “Canine Library” this Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

The free event will allow participants to “check out” a dog and read the dog their favourite poem during a 15-minute session – leaving plenty of time for some belly rubs and back scratches as well.

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Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

Flip-flops recycled into B.C. wildlife on display at Metrotown

Waste to Wonder is an exhibit that features life-size sculptures of Canadian at-risk wildlife—each made from recycled flip flops.

The five sculptures will be on display in the Grand Court of Metropolis at Metrotown Aug. 8-Sept 8. The at-risk wildlife includes the narwhal, orca, bison, grizzly, and caribou.

Find out more below.

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Flip-flops recycled into B.C. wildlife on display at Metrotown

Five acts to see at this year’s Powell Street Festival

Seishun Youth Academy, a Vancouver version of a Japanese idol group, returns for a second year.

This year’s Powell Street Festival takes place Aug 3 and 4, from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm. The street festival celebrates Japanese-Canadian culture and takes place in the historic Japanese-Canadian neighbourhood known as Paueru Gai (literally translated as Powell Street area). This area is centred at Alexander Avenue and Jackson Street, while the festival spans six city blocks.

The festival features sumo wrestling and martial arts demonstrations, theatre, dance, calligraphy, food (including yakisoba, takoyaki, sushi, matcha ice cream, ramen, and Japanese style hot dogs), music, and taiko drumming—lots and lots of taiko drumming. All events are free.

Here are five acts worth checking out.

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Five acts to see at this year’s Powell Street Festival

5 top tips for having the best time during the Vancouver Celebration of Light Fireworks

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Image by colink | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

There are a lot of amazing events in Vancouver during the long, hot days of the summer. But, the quintessential event has got to be the annual Celebration of Light fireworks event that happens just three nights in July and August (July 27, July 31, and August 3).

The first night of fireworks is fast approaching and to make sure you have an excellent time, we’re outlined five top tips for the best experience.

Check out the tips below and have a blast during one of Vancouver’s best summer events!

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5 top tips for having the best time during the Vancouver Celebration of Light Fireworks

Win a Magical Trip for Four to Vancouver and Vancouver Island with Tourism Vancouver’s “Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver” Campaign

Who’s ready to journey to the fairytale-inspired world of Descendants 3? The long-awaited third instalment of Disney Channel’s biggest global tween franchise will air August 2, 8pm on Disney Channel – and we’re celebrating by treating one lucky winner to a fairytale-themed trip for four to the magical destinations where all three movies in the series were filmed: Vancouver and Vancouver Island!

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Win a Magical Trip for Four to Vancouver and Vancouver Island with Tourism Vancouver’s “Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver” Campaign