2020 Lineup for Vancouver Queer Film Festival Announced!

The films that I was viewing all explored in one way or another transformation, resilience, and survival. These themes continued to reverberate through all the content I was seeing; in films from Turtle Island, Switzerland, India, Vietnam, and Georgia; in documentaries, narratives, and experimental work. I could feel how deeply queer filmmakers were determined to depict our lives as worth living, worth fighting for, worth celebrating, worth mourning – that we are worthy of seeing and being seen because we are necessary, beautiful, and complex. And that is what you will see at this year’s VQFF.” – Artistic Director Anoushka Ratnarajah on the theme ‘Still here’

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2020 Lineup for Vancouver Queer Film Festival Announced!

#VancouverComeBack Instagram Contest

All across the city, the people of Vancouver are slowly re-emerging just in time for the warm and sunny days of summer holidays. And while we can’t venture too far from home just yet, we do have an incredible opportunity to explore our own backyard the way millions of tourists do every year. To celebrate this occasion, plus all of the hard work we’ve put in to get here, Tourism Vancouver is launching a very special #VancouverComeBack contest. Just by visiting and supporting local businesses, you could win amazing prizes that’ll get you out adventuring in Metro Vancouver even further! Continue reading:
#VancouverComeBack Instagram Contest

Excited for the Vancouver Whitecaps games next week? Here are 14 restaurants and bars with live screenings.

Make your #VancouverComeBack by supporting the Vancouver Whitecaps and your favourite local establishments! Teaming up to support the #VancouverComeBack initiative, MLS is Back Tournament matches are now available to watch at local pub partners in the city. Continue reading:
Excited for the Vancouver Whitecaps games next week? Here are 14 restaurants and bars with live screenings.

Recipe: Salmon, Grains & Greens Salad

By Burgoo Bistro, North Vancouver

 

INGREDIENTS:

Mixed greens (3 cups)
Cucumber, diced (10 pieces)
Strawberry, sliced (10 pieces)
Red onion, sliced (2 tbsp)
Sunflower seeds (2 tbsp)
Cooked quinoa (2 tbsp)
Fresh parsley (1 tbsp)

Salmon:
Wild sockeye salmon (4 – 2.5oz portions)
Lemon Juice (1 tbsp)
Olive oil (1 tbsp)
Ground black pepper (1/2 tbsp)
Salt (1/2 tbsp)

Cookhouse Vinaigrette:
Red onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
Garlic cloves, chopped (1/4 cup)
Liquid honey (1/4 cup)
Dijon mustard (1/4 cup)
Fresh parsley, chopped (1/4 cup)
Balsamic vinegar (1 cup)
Red wine vinegar (2 cups)
Water (1/2 cup)
Salt (2 tbsp)
Black pepper (2 tbsp)
Canola Oil (1-1/2 litres)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Toss salmon in lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper and salt.
  3. Lightly roast salmon until just cooked through, around 7 minutes, set aside to cool.
  4. In a blender, or using a hand blender, make vinaigrette by pureeing red onions, garlic, honey, mustard, parsley, vinegars, and water until well combined.
  5. With the motor running, slowly add canola oil in a steady stream until the dressing has thickened, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  6. Toss salad ingredients and salmon with 3 oz of vinaigrette per portion.

 

 

 

Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Rescued by Ocean Wise is Named!

(Image: Ocean Wise)

An orphaned male sea otter pup — estimated to be just 10 days old — is now in intensive care at the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. The pup was discovered near Kyuquot after a concerned member of the public heard it vocalizing and discovered a deceased adult sea otter in the area, presumed to be its mother. Rescue Centre staff are now stabilizing the pup at the hospital under around the clock care. Staff and volunteers are rotating shifts feeding, bathing and grooming the newborn. Continue reading:
Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Rescued by Ocean Wise is Named!

New Exhibition Celebrates the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Artist Bill Reid

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art re-opens the gallery and celebrates the milestone centennial birthday of Bill Reid (1920–1998) with an exhibition about his extraordinary life and legacy, To Speak With a Golden Voice, from July 16, 2020, to April 11, 2021.
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New Exhibition Celebrates the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Artist Bill Reid

Top Tips for Perfect Sushi Rice

Sushi rice is the foundation for good sushi. For home cooks, there are five top tips to making sushi rice at home, and Kazuhiro Hayashi, Executive Sushi Chef at Miku Restaurant, has given us this insider knowledge. Continue reading:
Top Tips for Perfect Sushi Rice