BOLDfest in its 15th Year of Lesbian Meetups, Talks and Music

Image provided by BOLDfest

By Rachel Rosenberg

Taking place in Vancouver’s scenic Coal Harbour neighbourhood, BOLDfest is an annual conference heading into its 15th year. Held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, located at 1180 W. Hastings St, this meetup introduces (or reunites) lesbians from Canada and the US.

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BOLDfest in its 15th Year of Lesbian Meetups, Talks and Music

Learn from the World’s Best Public Speakers at Toastmasters International in Vancouver

Chances are, if you’ve ever shied away from public speaking or sought advice on how to improve your public speaking skills, someone advised you to try Toastmasters International. Founded more than 90 years ago, the organization has achieved global recognition by its mandate of empowering individuals to face down their fears, gain confidence and, ultimately, become the most effective communicators and leaders they can be. This August, Vancouverites and visitors to the city will have the opportunity to witness for themselves the transformational power of Toastmasters when the organization convenes at the Vancouver Convention Centre for its 86th annual convention.

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Learn from the World’s Best Public Speakers at Toastmasters International in Vancouver

Public Health Forum in Vancouver: 5 Reasons You Should Care About Your Pelvic Floor

Last year’s public forum in Cape Town

Oh sure, you could make lots of tongue-in-cheek jokes about how exciting pelvic floor disorders are, but if you or someone you care for has one, you know it’s no laughing matter. One in three women will deal with a pelvic floor disorder such as incontinence, painful sex or vaginal prolapse over the course of her life. From June 20 – 24, Vancouver will welcome the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), bringing to the city more than 1,500 attendees who specialize in the fields of pelvic pain and female pelvic floor disorders.

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Public Health Forum in Vancouver: 5 Reasons You Should Care About Your Pelvic Floor

Must-see Vancouver Artisans, Film makers and Designers at IDSWest + Ticket Giveaway

The District at IDSWest features locally made goods.

The District at IDSWest features locally made goods.

The Interior Design Show West rolls into Vancouver this week and they are turning 10.

From September 25-28 designers, retailers, magazine editors and film makers all take over Vancouver Convention Centre West in the name of spreading the gospel of savvy, good-looking and efficient interior design. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Western Canada’s largest interior design show with 35,000 attendees expected and over 250 exhibitors at the show.

Though there will be HGTV stars, internationally known designers,and publishers in attendance, the number of interesting sessions hosted by acclaimed Vancouverites is impressive. Below you’ll find my picks of must-see locals curating, speaking, and teaching at IDSWest 2014.  Continue reading:
Must-see Vancouver Artisans, Film makers and Designers at IDSWest + Ticket Giveaway

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for an epic BC Day long weekend with Pride, festivals, and lots of dancing!  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