Chewing Gum as Public Art in Vancouver

Guest champion bubble blower Amy Nugent at a workshop at Queen Alexandra Elementary School. Photo by Kylie Joe.

Vancouver already has some really innovative and provocative public art, but chewing gum is definitely an exciting first.

This Halloween, get set to chew bubble gum and support kids’ art programming as part of an initiative commissioned by the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program.

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Chewing Gum as Public Art in Vancouver

Where to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Anything in Vancouver

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The pumpkin spice latte made its 2018 debut a bit early (August) – but chillier temperatures have set in Vancouver, so it’s time for Vancouverites and visitors alike to get their PSL fix. Not only can you get the lovely scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in a hot beverage at the city’s best local cafes, but also in some other autumn treats that you won’t be able to resist!

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Where to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Anything in Vancouver

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond – Sneak Peek of Vancouver Art Gallery’s New Exhibition

For the first time in its history, the Vancouver Art Gallery will present an exhibition dedicated to the art of fashion with the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, from October 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019.

We were invited to preview the exhibit before it opens to the general public on October 13th. The exhibition features more than forty breathtaking designs by China’s foremost couturière.

Following the preview we sampled a Guo Pei inspired menu at Notch 8, the restaurant and bar inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The menu will be available to the public on October 15th until January 20th, 2019.

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Guo Pei: Couture Beyond – Sneak Peek of Vancouver Art Gallery’s New Exhibition

Where to get farm fresh veggies & fruits at fall/winter farmers’ markets in Vancouver

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Now that the summer farmer’s markets have wrapped up for the season, you might be thinking that it’ll be harder than usual to get access to those super tasty, farm-fresh veggies and fruits you’ve come to expect from local markets…

Luckily, Vancouver boasts several year-round markets that offer a one-of-a-kind chance to stay stocked with fresh goodness all through the long Vancouver winter season.

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Where to get farm fresh veggies & fruits at fall/winter farmers’ markets in Vancouver

Indulge in Mac & Cheese in Support of Vancouver’s Snacks for Kids Program

Nothing beats mac ‘n’ cheese when it comes to comfort food. If you see it as somewhat of an occasional guilty pleasure but still love it, you’ll be excited to learn of a new initiative of the Vancouver Firefighters Charities.

This month you have free license to try multiple different mac and cheese renditions in restaurants across the city, all to help out a very worthy cause.

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Indulge in Mac & Cheese in Support of Vancouver’s Snacks for Kids Program

Dig into Vancouver’s only Indigenous Brunch with BigHeart Bannock at Skwachàys Lodge

Written by Carly Whetter

Brunchers rejoice! BigHeart Bannock Cultural Cafe, a delicious Indigenous restaurant formerly located on Commercial Drive, is now serving up weekend brunch out of Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery. Driven by a passion for Indigenous ingredients and flavours, BigHeart Bannock’s chef and owner Lauraleigh Paul Yuxweluputun’aat has partnered with chef Larissa Grieves to revive the palate for wild foods in an Indigenous urbanized setting while advocating for the bounty of Mother Earth.

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Dig into Vancouver’s only Indigenous Brunch with BigHeart Bannock at Skwachàys Lodge

Where to Feast on Thanksgiving in Vancouver

Time to get your stretchy pants ready – Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Soon our tummies will be filled with all the good stuff…turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and plenty of gravy.

If you’re visiting from out of town or simply don’t want to spend the entire day cooking up a feast (and quickly gobbling it up), consider dining at the following Vancouver restaurants for a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

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Where to Feast on Thanksgiving in Vancouver