Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

With BC Family Day long weekend approaching, what better way than to spend it with nerds of all ages at the annual Fan Expo Vancouver? There are family rates, and kids under six get in free (kids from six-10 too, just go to the end of the post to see how you can get a coupon).

This year’s event takes place from Feb. 15-17, Sat-Mon, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It features a full range of celebrity guests and comic-book creators (find out more here), cosplayers, exhibitors and more. Read on to learn about the Family Zone and see some great pics from previous Fan Expos.

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Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

Last chance to get tickets to these Vancouver International Wine Fest Winery Dinners!

The Vancouver International Wine Festival (Feb 21-March 1) approacheth. With seminars, special events, minglers, and sit-down dinners, as well as an international tasting room, the annual event is one of the city’s most anticipated, at least by oenophiles.

The dinners are an especially hot ticket. Along with a tasty way to learn more about wine, they offer a chance to network with professionals in the food and wine industry and enjoy a special dinner prepared by some of the city’s best chefs. Each dinner focuses on a different participating winery in the festival, and builds their menu around the wines paired during the dinner.

While many of the dinners are sold out, some still have spots available. Note: tickets to these events are only available until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13.

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Last chance to get tickets to these Vancouver International Wine Fest Winery Dinners!

5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2020

Every February since 1998, outdoorsy Vancouverites have flocked to the theatres to take in a slate of adventure flicks at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Known as VIMFF to locals, 2020’s festival runs February 21st to March 1st. It includes 70 films, 3 workshops, and 28 speakers at 35 separate events spread over 10 different Vancouver-area venues. Buy tickets online at the VIMFF website, as shows sell out fast.

With so many films from around the world to choose from, deciding what to see can get a little overwhelming. But if you’re looking to celebrate flicks with a local connection, here are our picks for Vancouver and British Columbia related films.

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5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Looking back at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Photo: Tourism Vancouver.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.

For 16 days, from Feb. 12-28 2010, the city welcomed visitors and celebrated with street parties, pavilions, cultural activities and of course the Games themselves.

The event brought a then-unprecedented number of people and media attention to the city. The opening and closing ceremonies introduced the world to a wealth of Canadian talent. Canadian athletes won a total of 26 medals, including 14 gold medals, seven silver medals, and five bronze medals. The gold medal haul set a historic record, as it was the most any nation had ever received at the Winter Olympics. The 2010 Games also marked the first time Canada won an Olympic gold medal on home soil thanks to freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau at Cypress Mountain.

Here’s a look at the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and how they changed the city forever. You can also scroll down to find out where and how to celebrate the anniversary of the Games on Feb. 22.

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Looking back at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Culinary Stars and Modular Homes: 5 Highlights of the BC Home + Garden Show

The BC Home + Garden Show returns to BC Place Stadium this month, promising to offer visitors a wealth of info about home and garden-related services and products.

The show features over 400 vendor booths, celebrity speakers, and tons of activities that will keep everyone entertained.

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Culinary Stars and Modular Homes: 5 Highlights of the BC Home + Garden Show

5 things to do in Vancouver this Valentine’s Day if you’re single

peoples prom vancouver 2020

Image sourced from the People’s Prom | Facebook.com

If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a drag. Love is in the air everywhere, except in your general vicinity…

There are seemingly endless events to do on Valentine’s Day if you have a partner. But, if you’re single and proud, there are still a lot of fun things to do this Valentine’s Day without a date. Take a break from Tinder for a while and enjoy a night celebrating you!

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5 things to do in Vancouver this Valentine’s Day if you’re single

Filming in Vancouver: Peter Pan, TV pilots for Debris and La Brea, and more

A live-action feature film of Peter Pan will be coming ’round the moon when it comes…

After the mad flurry of comings and goings last week that was like a revolving door spinning as fast as a tornado, this week is relatively calm.

So we’ll take a look at some forthcoming projects that’ll be arriving in town in the weeks ahead.

That said, several of these projects are shrouded in mystery, with few details being released thus far.

There’s a classic never-ending-childhood tale being adapted into a live-action version.

Meanwhile, there are two TV pilots coming up. One is a drama sparked by sinkhole splitting up a family while another is about an investigation into why the wreckage of an alien spacecraft is having a strange effect on people.

Speaking of mysterious things landing from outer space, there’s a mysterious space TV series that will be shooting here.

So if all this uncertainty makes you curious, read on and find out what little we know.

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Filming in Vancouver: Peter Pan, TV pilots for Debris and La Brea, and more