Vancouver’s Massy Books: Championing the Stories and Talent of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ Authors

Walking into Massy Books in Chinatown is immediately calming. Shelves have been lovingly stacked with both new and used books from a variety of genres, such as literature, science fiction, critical race studies, and an entire aisle dedicated to Indigenous material. Friendly staff offer suggestions, as well as catch up with regulars who have dropped by to say hello and find their next read. It’s a distinctively Vancouver store for people who take pleasure in the written word.

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Vancouver’s Massy Books: Championing the Stories and Talent of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ Authors

Celebrating Vancouver’s Queer-Run and Gender-Inclusive Companies, Past and Present

CMMN GRND; Photo credit @houseofbohn and @karinbohn

When Womyn’s Ware opened in 1995 in Vancouver, its business concept was ground-breaking. Co-founders Janna Sylvest and Otter Louis saw an industry that was often exploitative, and instead wanted to create an environment that was about community and education. “What they wanted to do was create a safe space for their clientele who were, predominantly at the time, lesbian folks,” says Lesley McHale, current co-owner of the business. The name, Womyn’s Ware, was a political statement meant to underline Sylvest’s and Louis’ feminist stance.

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Celebrating Vancouver’s Queer-Run and Gender-Inclusive Companies, Past and Present

Your Failsafe Plan for the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Imaginable—No Reservations Needed

Photo: Leila Kwok

There are three stages to a blissful Valentine’s Day at home. Here they are.

You’ve got to celebrate love. We like what Mark Twain said: “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” Are you dividing your joy with someone you love this Valentine’s Day? If you feel all that joy, but you’re uncertain about how to express it on this special day, we have a plan for you. And best of all: you don’t have to leave home to execute it! Continue reading:
Your Failsafe Plan for the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Imaginable—No Reservations Needed

Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season

Sure, we’ve all heard it. Shop local! But what does buying local really mean to your community? If you’re gifting with Granville Island Delivery Co, our boxes are all full of local holiday delights, benefiting multiple local companies. Let’s take a look inside our Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Gift Box. Continue reading:
Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season

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

Celebrate LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week from November 29th to December 5th

From November 29th to December 5th, participate in LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week in celebration of the unique contributions local, independent businesses make to our communities!

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Celebrate LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week from November 29th to December 5th

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Presents the Return of ‘Sparkle Brighter’ on November 12

Over 275,000 twinkling LED lights, a 52-foot Christmas tree, and more will kick off the festive season at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport on Friday, November 12th. The event will take place from 4pm-8pm. Now in its seventh year, the annual Sparkle Brighter event will feature an abundance of holiday-themed performances and characters to light up the night.

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Presents the Return of ‘Sparkle Brighter’ on November 12

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