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

Give Back and Win Big at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre

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Photo: Claude Schneider | Flickr

The Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre’s inaugural food drive is in full swing!

Throughout the month of December, locals and visitors are invited to bring in non-perishable items for donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Anyone who donates will be entered to win an entertainment prize package including:

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Give Back and Win Big at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre

Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

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Enter to win a package of tickets to your favourite productions and events this winter, featuring 2 tickets each to various arts, dance, theatre and music events in Vancouver. The package also includes a $100 Tickets Tonight gift certificate.

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Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

Win a $100 Gift Card from Tickets Tonight

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Snap a photo of one of the new Tickets Tonight posters at a local transit shelter and you could win a $100 gift card from Tickets Tonight. Full details here: http://www.ticketstonight.ca/half-price-tickets/

Note: contest closed August 8, 2013

A Scintillating Celebration of Arts & Ideas: Indian Summer Festival

The following article was contributed by Tourism Vancouver Staffer, Krista Edwardson.

East meets west at the second annual Indian Summer Festival, kicking off July 5 for a 10-day celebration of South Asian wellness, music, film, literature and of course cuisine. During this deliciously rich festival of arts and ideas, the SFU Woodward’s Complex and Goldcorp Centre for the Arts will invite the city to visit, experience and explore the culture of India.

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10 ways to weather the weather; or, how to keep your chin up when it’s coming down

'Tis the season

It never rains in Vancouver except for maybe in November. And a bit in December and January. Well, and February too, but hey–you don’t have to shovel it!

Still, I struggle with our wet winters. Grey is grim when it’s showing on every channel. So I have perfected a strategy for keeping my chin up when it’s coming down.

Herewith, my Top 10 ways to lighten a dark day in Vancouver (with a request that you’ll share some of your own tips and distractions below):

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10 ways to weather the weather; or, how to keep your chin up when it’s coming down