Meow! The First Ever Cat Film Festival Comes to Vancouver this Summer

Vancouver cat film festival

Image courtesy of Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Calling all cat lovers, have we got some exciting news for you! Just for Cats, the Internet Cat Video Festival will be coming to Vancouver this summer to screen all your favourite cat-themed YouTube videos in a film festival-esque environment!

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Meow! The First Ever Cat Film Festival Comes to Vancouver this Summer

Cat-Themed Reality Show Looking for Vancouver’s Cutest, Fastest Cats

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar | Flickr

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar | Flickr

Attention cat lovers: A new pet-themed reality show is coming to Vancouver – and it wants to make your cat a star.

Like Survivor for felines, the cheeky new Battle Cats will see five exceptional pets compete in a series of obstacles.  Challenges include climbing up walls, pole dancing, swerving out of the way of swinging balls while on a balance beam and chasing lasers, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.

Produced by local company Force Four Entertainment, Battle Cats will be filmed in a special “cat agility arena” currently being built in Greater Vancouver.  For the inaugural season of the show, producers are hoping to find 30 local “cathletes,” defined as “playful cats who want to tackle our course and compete for the fastest time.”

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Cat-Themed Reality Show Looking for Vancouver’s Cutest, Fastest Cats

Pet Expo this Weekend at the PNE, March 3-4

Fennec fox

In the market for a speckled leopard gecko?  Or how about a cute, cuddly chinchilla?  Or even a miniature parrotlet to add some tropical colour to your life?

Rare birds, reptiles and mammals, as well as your run-of-the-mill cats and dogs, will be the stars of the show this Saturday and Sunday at the Vancouver Pet Expo.  Held at the Forum at the PNE fairgrounds, the Expo is a consumer tradeshow featuring hundreds of different pets and thousands of pet products.

Breeders, retailers and service providers will all be on hand to answer your pressing questions about everything from proper ferret care to picking the best hypoallergenic pet.  And, to keep the crowds entertained, there are also a few surprises in store.

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Pet Expo this Weekend at the PNE, March 3-4