Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Atticus Cseh (Bottom), Piper Trounce (Puck), Lucy Layton (Puck) in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jenny McDonald photo.

Sure, you can go to Bard on the Beach and see adults perform Shakespeare (MacBeth and As You Like It, to be sure).

But for those of who want to see one of the English scribe’s masterpieces interpreted by those not yet old enough to drive, we have Teen Shakespeare. This year the group brings, to an outdoor stage on Granville Island, A Mdisummer Night’s Dream (aka “The One With Puck”).

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Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

UBC Blueberry Festival

Photo by Yakynina Anastasia on Unsplash

The University of British Columbia is one of the top universities in Canada for good reason. It’s Vancouver campus has a stunning setting next to the ocean, there are a host of famous and well-known alumni (like our Prime Minister, for one), must-see attractions, and a president that loves taking selfies.

If you’ve never visited the campus, located in Point Grey, now you’ve got even more reason to go. From July 18 – 20, UBC Food Services will be hosting their 2018 Blueberry Festival on campus to celebrate arguably BC’s most delicious fruit – the blueberry!

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UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

Filming in Vancouver: Iko Uwais in Wu Assassins, Rachel Bilson in Take Two, The Order, and more

Indonesia’s Iko Uwais starred in The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2.

This week’s roundup of what’s shooting in Vancouver is pretty much all about TV series in their first seasons.

Starting up is a new martial-arts series and a babysitter who is assigned a highly unusual charge. Finishing up is a cop comedy and a supernatural drama.

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Filming in Vancouver: Iko Uwais in Wu Assassins, Rachel Bilson in Take Two, The Order, and more

Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Kim Chi

By Kendell Yan

As Vancouver celebrates its 40th year of LGBTQ2+ Pride the festivities are bigger and bolder than ever. You can bet that stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be roaming the parties of Vancouver, but if you’re looking for the adorably colourful Kim Chi or glamourous Pearl, Parq will be the place to find them. They’ll be alongside Vancouver’s vivacious drag royalty BratPack with events that span two days and also feature art installations by Tom Pollock and a performance from Vancouver-born Berlin-based DJ Dickey Doo. Continue reading:
Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Get Outside and Explore Vancouver with This Epic Bucket List Challenge

How does a perfect summer in Vancouver look like? It involves exploring the great outdoors! Vancouver has plenty of beautiful locations to discover – whether you want to spend your days hiking, biking or swimming, there’s so much experience. For some ultimate summer fun, Yervana and Arc’teryx have put together a Bucket List Challenge to help you make the most out of your Summer.

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Get Outside and Explore Vancouver with This Epic Bucket List Challenge

4 Thirst Quenching Reasons to Start and End Your Day in Yaletown

Image: TEAJA Tea

Vancouver is full of amazing neighbourhoods; each with a unique flair. The historical Yaletown area’s attraction comes from its industrial brick buildings and trendy shops and restaurants. There’s also a multitude of fitness and wellness options available. But what I especially love about Yaletown is that it’s the best place to start and wind down your summer day in the city – with a refreshing beverage enjoyed while people watching on a patio!

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4 Thirst Quenching Reasons to Start and End Your Day in Yaletown

5 Vancouver Patios for Catching Summer Rays

Joe Fortes’ patio; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With the forecast calling for unbroken days of sunshine, it’s time to snag a table on one of the many patios in the city, order a few bites and drinks, and just relax in the glory of summer.

Coupled with Vancouver’s extraordinarily scenic surroundings, the city has a wide variety of different patios that offer both water and urban views. Here are 5 patios to visit to maximize your summer chilling.

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5 Vancouver Patios for Catching Summer Rays