Vancouver’s Kickstand and Our Community Bikes Make Cycling Accessible to All

Kickstand; Photo: Caleighkats

Vancouver is an incredibly bike-friendly city, with a comprehensive network of bike lanes, a bike sharing system, and a supportive community committed to cycling. Nonetheless, even though cycling is a more affordable mode of transportation compared to driving, there are still many barriers. Fortunately, Vancouver organizations are making biking even more inclusive and accessible to everyone in the city.

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Vancouver’s Kickstand and Our Community Bikes Make Cycling Accessible to All

What’s All the Racquet? Vancouver Named as Host City for Laver Cup 2023!

The Laver Cup will head to Vancouver in 2023, with the renowned sporting city set to stage the dynamic team tournament at the Rogers Arena from September 22-24, 2023. Continue reading:
What’s All the Racquet? Vancouver Named as Host City for Laver Cup 2023!

The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Vancouver Next Month With Free Live Performances

Photo: Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat BC is officially announcing the 2022 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival’s main stage music lineup for Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, with local indie favourites, The Zolas, headlining the free concert series. Continue reading:
The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Vancouver Next Month With Free Live Performances

Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival Honours Tradition While Showcasing Local Diversity

Photo: Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival

The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival, taking place June 24-26, 2022, exuberantly brings together athleticism, cultural heritage, art, and music.

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Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival Honours Tradition While Showcasing Local Diversity

Canada Wins 2025 Bid for Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Founding Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, today announced that the bid for the Invictus Games 2025 has been awarded to Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, in partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation. These Games will be the first to incorporate winter adaptive sports, in addition to some of the core sports from previous Invictus Games. True Patriot Love is partnering with the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the First Nations in Vancouver and Whistler to ensure the Invictus Games 2025 will be the most innovative and accessible Games to-date. Continue reading:
Canada Wins 2025 Bid for Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler

The World Cup of Women’s Tennis is Coming to Vancouver on April 15 and 16

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) v Rebecca Marino(CAN)
Tennis-Billie Jean King CupÑPlay Off-Srbija v Kanada
Kraljevo, 16.04.2021.
photo: Srdjan StevanovicStarsportphoto ©

The Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas tie between Canada and Latvia will be played at the Pacific Coliseum.

On Thursday, Tennis Canada announced that the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver will host the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers tie between Canada and Latvia on April 15 and 16, ahead of the 2022 Finals. Continue reading:
The World Cup of Women’s Tennis is Coming to Vancouver on April 15 and 16

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