Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

Photo credit: Chase Porter

Photo: Chase Porter

By: Jessica Linnay

In days mostly gone by, the record store was a world revolving on its own: secrets were swapped about samples, album drops anticipated by faithful fans who stood by with sweaty bills always ready in their palms, hours upon hours were spent flipping fingers over the tops of record covers, digging through crates like they contained the Holy Grail – sometimes, they did.

Vinyl, Art and Leisure attempts to revive some of this fading vibe; the pop up record shop and listening party pairs the sociable and passionate aspects of music store culture in the first event of its kind in the city. Continue reading:
Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

Buff Up Your Brainpower at the Brain Health Fair – You Could Win Tickets to Vancouver’s Top Attractions

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Delve into your cerebral cortex, take a wander through your central nervous system and get schooled on all about all things related to the health of your dome at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2016 Brain Health Fair. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 15, this free public event brings to light the fascinating world of brain health and related diseases while industry experts teach attendees how to keep their noggins tuned up and in prime shape.

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Buff Up Your Brainpower at the Brain Health Fair – You Could Win Tickets to Vancouver’s Top Attractions

Hey, Egghead: What Do You Know About Your Brain? Find out at the Brain Health Fair, April 15 (Free Prize Giveaway!)

Photo: AAN's Facebook Page

Photo: AAN’s Facebook Page

Can you say you’ve ever walked through a functioning brain?

Well, if you haven’t, now’s your chance to take a stroll through a cerebellum and learn all about brain health at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2016 Brain Health Fair. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 15, this day-long science fair provides the general public with an opportunity to delve into the murky world of brain diseases while learning how to keep our noggins tuned up and in prime shape.

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Hey, Egghead: What Do You Know About Your Brain? Find out at the Brain Health Fair, April 15 (Free Prize Giveaway!)

Vancouver’s Sweetest Festival Returns to Yaletown, Nov 21

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What: On Saturday November 21st, 2015, the fourth annual CandyTown festival will set up shop once again, as downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas celebration. CandyTown will draw on a seasonal candy theme to deliver a fun, memorable day for kids of all ages—from families with young children to groups of adults who want to get in on the holiday spirit.

When: Saturday November 21st from 12pm to 7pm.

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Vancouver’s Sweetest Festival Returns to Yaletown, Nov 21

Vancouver Will Light Up 2016 With a Free New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown

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Ready the tiaras, prep the noisemakers, and bring the kids – this year everyone is invited to Vancouver’s biggest outdoor New Year’s Eve party!

For the first time in over a decade, Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society invites people of all ages to ring in the new year with an evening full of live music, entertainment and, of course, a yell-along countdown to 2016 complete with colourful blasts of midnight fireworks that will light up the sky and echo off the mountains.

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Vancouver Will Light Up 2016 With a Free New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown

The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, Oct. 15

Eye-Contact

On October 15th, The Liberators International are organizing the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment.

You’d better believe Vancouver is getting in on this!

The concept?

One minute of eye contact between strangers, with the chance to actually stop and see one another, human to human. This event is coordinated globally and is happening one beautiful moment at a time.

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The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, Oct. 15

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

photo: Takaya Tours

Photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by more than 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River, there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall wraps around downtown and Stanley Park, connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline and display just how much of our city is linked to the waterfront.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd