Nuba Introduces New Meal/Grocery Kits

Fans of Nuba’s modern Middle Eastern cuisine can now enjoy its signature favourites in a variety of new ways thanks to newly introduced take-out, curbside pick-up, and direct delivery options. Continue reading:
Nuba Introduces New Meal/Grocery Kits

In trying times, Vancouver singer/songwriter Frazey Ford turns to Aretha Franklin and gospel music

Frazey Ford’s new album is out today. Alana Paterson photo.

U kin B the Sun, Frazey Ford‘s new album, is officially released today (March 27). It marks the third solo release from the East Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, who first came to international attention as one-third of the local folk trio Be Good Tanyas, and her first since 2014’s Indian Ocean.

The soulful, rootsy album features the molasses-lie vocals and intimate, defiant lyrics of Ford backed by her band of local musicians, including Darren Parris, Leon Power, Craig McCaul, Caroline Ballhorn and Phil Cook. In a four-star review, the Guardian says that U kin B the Sun is “an album that doesn’t grab your attention with pyrotechnic displays, opting instead for a slow-burning, unassuming kind of power: a low-key delight, but a delight all the same”.

We talked to Ford about finding comfort in creativity and solace in Aretha Franklin.

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In trying times, Vancouver singer/songwriter Frazey Ford turns to Aretha Franklin and gospel music

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Social distancing has been reclassified as physical distancing, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We humans are social creatures. We thrive on collaboration and shared experiences with our communities. In Vancouver and all over the world, people are coming together, in spirit, and connecting digitally. Here are some more resources to help bring social closeness back into your life this weekend.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Use this Vancouver Focused Meditation to Relax in Vancouver’s Nature

Aerial view of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It’s understandable if anxiety is running higher than normal, if cabin-fever is kicking in, and those nature cravings are taking their toll. Meditation can help to relax our nervous system, so here is our gift to you – A 5 minute, Vancouver-focused meditation, where you can indulge and relax in the very essence of Vancouver’s nature.

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Use this Vancouver Focused Meditation to Relax in Vancouver’s Nature

Vancouver’s Local Foodie Experts are Now Delivering Granville Island Public Market to You

These days, we all have to practice responsible social distancing. So, while Vancouver Foodie Tours have paused their live experience, they have introduced the Granville Island Foodie Delivery to bring the tastes, scents and magic of Vancouver’s world-famous Public Market right into your home. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Local Foodie Experts are Now Delivering Granville Island Public Market to You

Experience ‘Vancouver after dark’—vicariously

Last fall, local imprint Arsenal Pulp Press published Vancouver After Dark. The fifth book by Vancouver historian Aaron Chapman, VAD  explores the bygone days of local nightclubs, bars, and drunken reckonings. Through interviews with participants and a trove of never-before-seen images, Chapman evokes exactly the sort of thing we used to take for granted—going out for a drink with friends, new or old.

Considering none of us is going anywhere for awhile, we thought this would be a good time to talk to Chapman—whose myriad other hats include musician and live-music facilitator—about writing the B.C. bestseller, what he discovered along the way, and why every generation thinks no one ever had it so good.

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Experience ‘Vancouver after dark’—vicariously

10 Local Outdoor Films You Can Stream at Home

Spearhead film poster

If you’re stuck indoors, watching an outdoor film can help scratch your adventure itch. The Vancouver area is an outdoor paradise, so there are plenty of local movies to choose from that cover trail running, skiing, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, road biking, and rock climbing. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver outdoor films you can stream at home.

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10 Local Outdoor Films You Can Stream at Home