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Life is brighter around some people. Things seem more interesting, more colourful when you are near them. It’s as if these people radiate enthusiasm; their zest for life spills over and suddenly you...
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A.J. had done fairly well for himself and his family. Now in his 50s, he was comfortable, in good health, his house paid off, the kids were finished university and starting their careers, and there...
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“I’m a Canadian, but my husband is a US citizen. We live in Vancouver and are updating our wills to include a gift to Vancouver Foundation. Do we need to consider any special tax rules?” This...
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Lovable is a photography program for young women. Organized by two young photographers – Nicola Hodges and Sylvia McFadden – its goal is to empower women to fight back against unrealistic beauty...
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Since 1995, Word Vancouver has presented a wide range of author readings and events as part of the annual Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair . The intent is to advance education and literacy, and...
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Aboriginal students at four north Okanagan elementary schools are discovering the joy of reading, thanks to a successful after-school reading program called Coyote Café. Twice a week for 25 weeks,...
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For millennia, bees have flown from one plant to the next, gathering nectar and pollinating as they go. It’s an important role – an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s food crops and 90 per cent of...
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The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey. January 2012: An idea is born It’s a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through...
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Taking the pulse of young people in metro Vancouver Like many young people starting out, Rahul Walia is charting his career course. The 20-year-old Vancouver resident, who is studying life sciences...
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While South Granville is known for its designer shops, live theatre and award-winning restaurants, affordable produce can be hard to find. Populated by many seniors, some of whom have been living in...
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Vancouver Foundation’s new president and CEO, Kevin McCort, is ready to connect and engage with the community Kevin McCort assumed the reins as new president and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in...
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"I live to give, do good, thank God, and play golf" “Retired.” It’s definitely not a word you would use to describe Jack Gin – although it’s been more than five years since he drew a paycheque or...
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A seven-year-old’s birthday present in 1938 is one gift that keeps on giving At 82, Sheila Ross moves a bit more slowly now. But her wit, her sense of humour and her memory show no signs of slowing...
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Azza Rojbi moved to Vancouver from Tunisia in 2010 Azza Rojbi moved to Vancouver from Tunisia in 2010. She and her parents and two brothers left behind friends, careers and their extended family in...
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'Hello Grandma?' These two words could cost you your life savings Actor Mickey Rooney, philanthropist Brooke Astor and an 87-year-old grandmother from Burnaby (let’s call her “Barbara”) share an...
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A new bike park for the Boothroyd Indian Band is teaching local kids to do much more than grinds and flips. It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning in July, just a few kilometres north of Boston Bar. The day...
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The fabulous -- but largely forgotten -- black history of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood Some of the names almost everyone knows: Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole. Others might...
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Youth aging out of government care find support as they transition to adulthood, and independence Robert Davidson, 19, has been fending for himself ever since he can remember. The youngest of three...
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By Ian Robertson Table by Michael Erez From Vancouver Magazine Fall 2013 Why it's better to donate securities than cash Canada has long provided generous tax incentives for Canadians who donate to...
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The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society provides a safe home for rescued, abused and unwanted donkeys in British Columbia. Located near Salmon Arm in BC's interior, the facility is home to 24 donkeys...
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With Braeden, who is almost three, seven-year-old Jacob, and their big brother, eight-year-old Matthew, parents Jeanne and Dan Moy don’t get much time to sit and relax. In a perfect world, on a sunny...
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Throughout the year, visitors flock to parks in British Columbia for the fresh air and lush greenery, along with the opportunity to walk, hike, camp, swim and reconnect with nature. But now, our...
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A dedicated volunteer, Brad Joseph found a way to continue his support long after he was gone “Brad had personality-plus! He made friends no matter where he went,” says his mother, Bernice Joseph. “...
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The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture...
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When you think about bees, what comes to mind? Honey? Hives? Yellow and black stripes? Stings? Well, Tanya Otero would like you to think again, and introduce you to BC’s native pollinator: the mason...
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