Parade of Lost Souls 2019 is the true highlight of the Halloween season in Vancouver

Parade of Lost Souls 2019

Image courtesy of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Thought Halloween was over this Thursday? Think again!

The time-honoured Commerical Drive tradition, known as the Parade of Lost Souls, will be taking over East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive on November 2nd for a night of fantastic revelry.

This extremely popular annual event has been happening for over 25 years and is attended by well over 10,000 lost souls. Much more than a parade, the event includes costumed revellers, live bands, art installations, delicious food trucks, and much more!

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Parade of Lost Souls 2019 is the true highlight of the Halloween season in Vancouver

Five (more) reasons to check out at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

MM Contemporary Dance performing Gershwin Suite. Photo: Tiziano Ghidorsi

The Chutzpah! Festival is a celebration of Jewish dance, theatre, comedy, music and more. We’ve already written about the festival’s 19th-year headliner Sandra Bernhard, but here are five more reasons to check out the annual event (Oct. 24-Nov 24).

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Five (more) reasons to check out at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

Five events to check out at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival—including a tribute to Stephen King!

Author Tanya Talaga is a guest curator at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival.

This year’s Vancouver Writers Festival takes place Oct. 21-27. The week-long festival welcomes over a hundred authors, many taking part in panels and special events in various venues on Granville Island. Here are a few that stand out.

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Five events to check out at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival—including a tribute to Stephen King!

Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

Vancouver running

Photo: Fall Classic Run Facebook page

As the leaves turn to fiery shades of red, orange and gold, Vancouver’s crisp autumn air is that perfect temperature that makes it perfect for going to and from wherever it is you’re exploring in the city. Inside or outside, the month of October has some #VeryVancouver activities and events to help keep you active, healthy and cozy!

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Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

canine library vancouver 2019

Are you ready for an afternoon of cuteness in the name of literacy? The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a “Canine Library” this Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

The free event will allow participants to “check out” a dog and read the dog their favourite poem during a 15-minute session – leaving plenty of time for some belly rubs and back scratches as well.

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Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

Vancouver Wellness Events Guide – September 2019

wellness events Vancouver

Although autumn’s around the corner, there’s still a few weeks left for you to enjoy some summer in the city. Get your step on (day or night), find your zen, or feast on amazing food–here’s our round-up of September’s health and wellness events!

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Vancouver Wellness Events Guide – September 2019

11th Annual Garlic Festival in Vancouver features unique, garlic-inspired dishes from local chefs

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Do you like garlic? Like… really like garlic? This is one event that Dracula is going to want to miss! (Had to get a vampire joke in there somehow…)

This Sunday, August 18, 2019, you’re invited to celebrate the “stinking rose” at the 11th annual Garlic Festival in Richmond! With locally grown garlic for sale, kid-friendly activities and entertainment, and some delicious food with recipes that are heavy on the garlic, any fan of garlic are not going to want to miss this legendary, annual event.

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11th Annual Garlic Festival in Vancouver features unique, garlic-inspired dishes from local chefs