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

Add Dagger Editions to Your Isolation Reading List

By Rachel Rosenberg

Halfmoon Bay is a small community near Vancouver on the Sunshine Coast, with beautiful coastline views and a thriving artistic centre. This idyllic locale is home of Caitlin Press and its Dagger Editions imprint, dedicated to queer women voices, available for order online with delivery through local bookstores; Spartacus Books, Massey Books and Pulp Fiction.

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Add Dagger Editions to Your Isolation Reading List

Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar Winner 2020

By Kendell Yan

The audience roars, then falls into a silent anticipation, a collective breath to take in her glory. She stands proudly under a spotlight, a long crimson cape flutters behind her, the sound of a sword slices through the air. “My name is Kara Juku,” she says, “and I will bring honour to us all.”

[Editor’s COVID-19 note: Missing the nightlife already? See the bottom of this post for a list of virtual and streaming drag shows coming up from Vancouver.]

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Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar Winner 2020

Drag Monarch, Alma B*tches, Reflects on a Year of Charity

Photo credit: Fernando Cysneiros @thedragseries

By Kendell Yan

If you’ve been to a few drag shows in Vancouver over the past five years there is a fairly significant chance that one of them was hosted, MC’d, and/or performed by Alma Bitches, her most imperial sovereign majesty, Emprex 48 of the Dogwood Monarchist Society.

Charity and community work have always been a focal point for Alma, having started their career in drag as a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a worldwide charity organization, almost 10 years ago. It was a natural progression for them to apply for election to the title of Emprex. Continue reading:
Drag Monarch, Alma B*tches, Reflects on a Year of Charity

Filming in Vancouver: Jurassic World, The Stand, Helstrom, Kung Fu, and more

James Marsden

In this week’s look at what’s filming in Vancouver, there’s everything from prehistoric creatures and martial arts to satanic superbeings and post-apocalyptic drama.

A dinosaur blockbuster has departed from this part of the world for shoots elsewhere, taking with it some big Hollywood names.

In its place are several other projects, including a TV pilot in which part of a family finds themselves immersed in a mysterious primeval world after a sinkhole rips open in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the 1970s are a recurring theme in source material this week.

A TV adaptation of a 1970s post-apocalyptic horror-fantasy novel calls it a wrap while a ‘70s martial-arts TV series gets rebooted with an update for the identity of the lead character.

Speaking of adaptations, two hellish Marvel Comics characters are making the transition from page to screen with a fiery new TV series.

So if any or all of this interests you, here’s our roundup of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene.

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Filming in Vancouver: Jurassic World, The Stand, Helstrom, Kung Fu, and more

Your 2020 Vancouver Wellness Bucket List (July to December)

wellness bucket list

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Now that you’ve had a chance to sort out your 2020 Vancouver wellness bucket list for January to June, it’s time to plan ahead for the rest of the year. (I know. It’s not even Spring yet, but it’s never to early to mark your calendar for something fun!) Wellness comes in many forms, and there’s something unique for everyone throughout the year.

This is your Vancouver wellness bucket list for July through December.

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Your 2020 Vancouver Wellness Bucket List (July to December)

Filming in Vancouver: Jurassic World 3, Woke, and The Astronauts

Chris Pratt will star in Jurassic World 3

It looks like Vancouver is about to revisit the Mesozoic era.

A Hollywood blockbuster full of prehistoric monstrosities will be rampaging into town this week.

To add to the fun and festivities, a bunch of kids stowaway on a spacecraft and find themselves on their own in outer space in a new TV series that starts shooting this week.

And while that one gets going, a comedy about a cartoonist who becomes socially and politically enlightened through experience finishes shooting its first season.

There’s lots happening, to say the least, in this week’s roundup of what’s filming in Vancouver’s screen scene. So for more details on all of these shows, read on, screen believers.

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Filming in Vancouver: Jurassic World 3, Woke, and The Astronauts