Carpooling 2.0: New App Launches to Let Vancouver Commuters Share Rides

Image sourced from sparerides.com

Image sourced from sparerides.com

Tired of waiting in long lines to catch the 99 B-Line bus along Broadway? A new app may be the answer.

A team of Vancouver entrepreneurs has just debuted a new app that takes carpooling into the 21st century.  Called Spare Rides, the iPhone app (Android coming soon) helps connect drivers commuting to work along the Broadway corridor with passengers looking for a lift.

Riders open the app, indicate their destination and then see drivers in the area and ETAs. After tapping to accept a ride, the car’s model and license plate number is shown.

Just a few days after launch, the app already has 400 users and plenty of satisfied drivers and riders, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun. All logistics – including pickup location and destination – are handled inside the app, and transactions are also processed in app, so no money has to change hands.

Sound a little like Uber? The creators of Spare Rides insist that the app fulfills a fundamentally different role. It’s intended for actual commuters driving to and from their job who are looking to offset the cost of the drive by picking up carpoolers. It’s not intended as a way for drivers to earn an extra profit. Continue reading:
Carpooling 2.0: New App Launches to Let Vancouver Commuters Share Rides

Broadway Hit Peter Pan (and Boyz II Men) Coming to Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Photo sourced from PNE.ca

Photo sourced from PNE.ca

Broadway is coming to the PNE. In a first, Vancouver’s 2015 Pacific National Exhibition – the city’s annual summer fair – will feature a Broadway production: the Tony-nominated hit Peter Pan.

The 90-minute spectacle, free with the price of admission ($16), is to be staged nightly at 7:30 p.m. for 9,500 guests in the Pacific Coliseum for the duration of the fair. It stars Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby, hailed by the Washington Post as having “mastered the boy who wouldn’t grow up.”

The production is just one of many new additions for the 2015 PNE, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 7. Continue reading:
Broadway Hit Peter Pan (and Boyz II Men) Coming to Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend Lots of things to do with the whole family for Father’s Day Weekend!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday… Continue reading:
Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Broadway Hits Coming to Vancouver

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Vancouver has a global reputation for stunning West Coast vistas, incredible skiing and daring fusion cuisine. But Broadway hits?

You might be surprised. This spring and throughout 2014, the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances are on stage at the city’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Here’s what’s in store:

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Broadway Hits Coming to Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Don’t miss this weekend’s performance, photography, dance, and sport related events.  It’s also your last chance to experience some of this year’s best Hallowe’en activities.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend