Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward

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By Rachel Rosenberg

Alison Ward is a Vancouver-based actor, director and writer; her very moving one woman show, No Gold Star, is her true story about coming out at the age of 35 after spending years married to a man and identifying as straight.

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Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward

A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 3: The Road to a Married Couple

By Angus Praught

Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson are a high-profile Vancouver couple, and champions of LGBTQ2+ rights and freedoms. For decades, they have been at the forefront of life-changing legislature and religious reforms that have helped shape Vancouver into the diverse and inclusive city it is today.

In Part 3, the final part of this series, we will be speaking with Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson as an openly gay married couple, how they first met (in the years before marriage equality in Canada), some of the challenges they faced, and how life has unfolded for them in the public eye over the years.

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A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 3: The Road to a Married Couple

‘Caps Chat: An Interview with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Goalkeeper, David Ousted

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By Michael McColl

Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club are steeped in tradition dating back to 1974. The team currently play in Major League Soccer, the highest level of the professional club game in North America.

While maintaining their Canadian feel, the ‘Caps squad is also packed with a number of players from across the world, including South America, Europe and Asia. In the first of a series of articles, Inside Vancouver, sits down with some of the Whitecaps’ top international players to discover their love for their city and their top tips and recommendations for visitors and locals alike.

We kick the series off chatting with the Whitecaps’ 31-year-old Danish goalkeeper, David Ousted, who has called Vancouver home for almost three years now, and who credited his, and his family’s love of the city as a key a factor in signing his recent contract extension with the club.

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‘Caps Chat: An Interview with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Goalkeeper, David Ousted

An Interview with Robin Esrock, Renowned Travel Writer and Vancouverite (Free Book Giveaway!)

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Vancouver-based Robin Esrock is a renowned travel writer, author, speaker, and host of the OLN/CityTV/Travel Channel series, Word Travels. Former adventure columnist for the Globe & Mail, MSN, Vancouver Sun and others, Robin has MC’d the Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York, written for publications including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian and Chicago Tribune, and been profiled by everyone from the CBC to CNN. After traveling to over 100 countries, Robin turned his attention to Canada for his first major book, The Great Canadian Bucket List. Spanning all 10 provinces and 3 territories, Robin has created the definite guide to 115 experiences one must do, and can only do, in Canada before you die.

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An Interview with Robin Esrock, Renowned Travel Writer and Vancouverite (Free Book Giveaway!)