Whitecaps FC Rally Vancouver to Help Save the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Aquarium have joined forces to sell high-performance athletic face masks, with all net proceeds to benefit the aquarium during this critical period of need for the beloved civic landmark. As part of this partnership, more than 25 ‘Caps staff members are volunteering in the rescue effort, providing hundreds of labour hours in vital outreach efforts to Vancouver Aquarium members, donors, and supporters.

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Whitecaps FC Rally Vancouver to Help Save the Vancouver Aquarium

Holiday Book Buying Guide: Diverse Local Authors Tell Unique Stories

 

By Rachel Rosenberg

As 2019 creeps towards its end, we are starting to see the signs of the upcoming holiday season: lit-up trees in people’s windows, that hurried walk of present shoppers, the joyful tunes of holiday music being piped into stores. Regardless of which holiday you are exchanging gifts for, books are always a solid present because often they show our loved ones what we know about them and what we think they might appreciate. There is also something very satisfying about giving a gift that is intrinsically tied to the giver — I’ve always liked getting locally-made presents and books can fulfill that need. By finding the writing of local authors, we have the opportunity to learn more about our city and the people who live in and around it. These seven titles, a mix of fiction, memoir and children’s, were published between 2017-2019.

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Holiday Book Buying Guide: Diverse Local Authors Tell Unique Stories

5 unique places to buy holiday gifts in Vancouver

Got Craft | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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If you’ve stepped into a store lately, you might be thinking that the holidays are just around the corner. Luckily, we’ve still got some time to go in order to make the most of the festive holiday shopping.

For those not interested in department stores, there are plenty of fun options around Vancouver for some unique holiday gift shopping. So whether you’re looking to support local artists, find something wacky for that weird uncle of yours, or you just want to treat yourself to something nice, here’s a starter list for some unique shopping ideas in Vancouver.

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5 unique places to buy holiday gifts in Vancouver

5 fantastic fall craft markets in Vancouver to shop local this season

eastside flea market

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Now that the holidays are officially on the horizon (goodbye, sweet summer), it’s time to start getting into the shopping spirit.

Remember last year, when you were doing all of your holiday shopping the night before, sweating in your heavy coat as the harsh fluorescent lights and crowds pushed you to your limits and your hopefully optimistic remark: “Next year, I’ll start my shopping early!” 

Now’s your chance to get all of your holiday shopping out of the way with the upcoming surge of craft markets in Vancouver! We’ve got five fantastic fall markets quickly approaching, filled with locally-made crafts that are the perfect hostess/host gift, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, or maybe just something special for yourself.

Check out these 5 upcoming craft markets around town for some amazingly unique gifts that support local artists and craft makers!

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5 fantastic fall craft markets in Vancouver to shop local this season

9 Essential Things to Pack for Spring in Vancouver

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The weather is warmer, the blossoms are out. But there’s always a chance of rain — Vancouver is, after all, in a rainforest. Every Vancouverite knows it’s important to have the essentials and we want you to be prepared, too! Here’s what you need to pack for a spring visit to Vancouver:

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9 Essential Things to Pack for Spring in Vancouver

Locally Made, Body-Positive, Gender-Inclusive Undergarments: Get Them in Vancouver

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By Kendell Yan

Feeling confident in your own skin can be an overwhelming challenge that marginalized bodies struggle with on a daily basis, especially when it’s so hard to find affordable clothing that fits well AND makes us feel good. Enter Tina Ozols, founder and sole producer of Oona Clothing in Vancouver’s Eastside, a company that aims to clothe all bodies with sustainability and affordability.

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Locally Made, Body-Positive, Gender-Inclusive Undergarments: Get Them in Vancouver

5 Diverse Reads by Vancouver Authors

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson

By Rachel Rosenberg

The air is cold, the mountains are snow-capped, and if you are like me, this is the best time of year to find new reads to cuddle up by the fake Netflix fire (or a real one, sure). I want to offer you 5 suggestions for brilliant books by Vancouver authors, all of whom tell their incredible stories from marginalized perspectives. These all came out in the last year, so you should have no problem finding yourself a copy at any local Vancouver bookstore.

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5 Diverse Reads by Vancouver Authors