A Short History of the Vancouver Aquarium – the Little Aquarium that Changed the World

The not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium – a favourite destination for more than three generations of British Columbians, and for visitors from around the world – is facing hard times due to COVID-19. The Aquarium is at risk of permanent closure without immediate funding support.

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A Short History of the Vancouver Aquarium – the Little Aquarium that Changed the World

#VirtuallyVancouver – No Gym? No Sweat. Work Out at Home with These Vancouver Fitness Studios

Vancouver is known for being one of the healthiest cities in the world, however, in a time of social isolation and self-quarantine, it’s proving difficult to find the motivation to stay active. Thanks to some of Vancouver’s most beloved fitness studios, working out at home has never been easier. Continue reading:
#VirtuallyVancouver – No Gym? No Sweat. Work Out at Home with These Vancouver Fitness Studios

Capturing Distanced Moments in Vancouver

Good Side Photo - Through the Window

Image by Good Side Photo

While Vancouverites physically distance in each of our homes, as isolating as it can feel, it may help to know that we are all sharing a uniquely challenging moment in time together with not only Vancouver, BC or Canada, but with the whole world.

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Capturing Distanced Moments in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Gun Will Now Salute at 7pm for Health Care Workers

Photo Credit: Mark Teasdale

 

Park Board salutes health care workers with 12-pound cannon boom at 7pm, altering schedule of iconic Nine O’clock Gun.

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Vancouver’s Gun Will Now Salute at 7pm for Health Care Workers

Vancouver Yoga and Barre Studios Offering Live Digital Classes

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Image: One Yoga Studio
Physical distancing has changed the way we interact and go about our lives. And because you can’t get to the yoga studio, some of Vancouver’s fitness and wellness studios are bringing class to you… online! Flow, tone and keep up your practice from home with these digital class offerings.

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Vancouver Yoga and Barre Studios Offering Live Digital Classes

In trying times, Vancouver singer/songwriter Frazey Ford turns to Aretha Franklin and gospel music

Frazey Ford’s new album is out today. Alana Paterson photo.

U kin B the Sun, Frazey Ford‘s new album, is officially released today (March 27). It marks the third solo release from the East Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, who first came to international attention as one-third of the local folk trio Be Good Tanyas, and her first since 2014’s Indian Ocean.

The soulful, rootsy album features the molasses-lie vocals and intimate, defiant lyrics of Ford backed by her band of local musicians, including Darren Parris, Leon Power, Craig McCaul, Caroline Ballhorn and Phil Cook. In a four-star review, the Guardian says that U kin B the Sun is “an album that doesn’t grab your attention with pyrotechnic displays, opting instead for a slow-burning, unassuming kind of power: a low-key delight, but a delight all the same”.

We talked to Ford about finding comfort in creativity and solace in Aretha Franklin.

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In trying times, Vancouver singer/songwriter Frazey Ford turns to Aretha Franklin and gospel music

Experience ‘Vancouver after dark’—vicariously

Last fall, local imprint Arsenal Pulp Press published Vancouver After Dark. The fifth book by Vancouver historian Aaron Chapman, VAD  explores the bygone days of local nightclubs, bars, and drunken reckonings. Through interviews with participants and a trove of never-before-seen images, Chapman evokes exactly the sort of thing we used to take for granted—going out for a drink with friends, new or old.

Considering none of us is going anywhere for awhile, we thought this would be a good time to talk to Chapman—whose myriad other hats include musician and live-music facilitator—about writing the B.C. bestseller, what he discovered along the way, and why every generation thinks no one ever had it so good.

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Experience ‘Vancouver after dark’—vicariously