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Miner’s lettuce grows in shady places, explains Sharon, an anthropology student at Douglas College. “The leaf is like a cup with a little flower that comes right out of the middle,” she says,...
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Marine Educational Services Association In 1978, Rod MacVicar received a $4,150 grant from Vancouver Foundation to buy a 25-foot aluminum boat. He named the boat the Medusa 2 and launched a marine...
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Check Your Head A brainchild of the youth organization Check Your Head, the Sustainable Schools program teaches youth about sustainability and global issues with a focus on improving their schools...
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Power of Hope Society They’ve got beat-boxing, rhyme writing and the rhythm. This music camp gives disadvantaged teens a chance to work side-by-side with hip hop artists and music producers. It’s a...
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Kitsilano Secondary Class of 1948 The graduating class of 1948 returns to Kitsilano Secondary for their 60th High School reunion. Together, 47 former students revisit the old halls, rekindle...
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Vancouver Foundation Written for a general audience, Vancouver Foundation magazine is an upbeat, positive look at philanthropy in British Columbia. It features stories about the efforts of the...
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Vancouver Foundation Vancouver Foundation is 65 years young this year, and held a party to celebrate the event in September, attended by over 400 people. In 1943, the Foundation started with one...
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Vancouver Foundation How do our perceptions measure up to reality? Vancouver Foundation's Vital Signs for Metro Vancouver blends people’s opinions, statistics and grades to tell the story of life in...
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Multifaith Action Society of B.C. Green Sacred Spaces brings spiritual communities together using the environment as a common ground. The program provides individuals and congregations with toolkits...
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Britannia World Music Society The beat goes on... The Youth to Youth Marimba Program is an expansion of the Britannia World Music Society – a program that teaches students in east Vancouver how to...
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Everyone has a story to tell. Some are more dramatic than others. Some tell their story easily. Others, you have to draw it out of them. A pilot project for immigrant youth on Vancouver's east side...
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“There’s one part of the brake that squeaks really bad,” he says with a shy smile. “That’s not supposed to happen. I did everything you can do to make that stop and it still does it. That’s taken up...
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It’s the end of another day at camp, and little Evan Ma is smiling like there’s no tomorrow. He’s learned how to do a karate chop, paint, cook and play games. He’s done martial arts exercises and...
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Special Olympics BC Meet 4 year old Oliver Sutherland, an athlete in training. Oliver is getting a chance to work on his basic motor skills with the Active Start program that is available for...
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Nada Anati and Illy Auerbach both live in the same country – only about 115 kilometres apart in fact – yet they had to travel halfway round the world to talk. The geography of peace doesn’t always...
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Special Olympics BC Ken McLean doesn't mince words. He gets right to the point, with a sincerity that’s unnerving and refreshing at the same time. McLean is 44. He has a job that he likes. He has a...
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Circus West Circus West School of Circus Arts has been teaching trapeze, unicycle, juggling, wire walking and other circus skills since 1985. Jay Nunns was one of the first Cirkids more than 20 years...
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven left a remarkable legacy of music for future generations to hear and enjoy. Between March 29 and April 7, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, under the...
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Vancouver Opera 1791 in Vienna... Mozart pens his last and one of his most popular operas - The Magic Flute. At the same time, halfway round the world, Spanish Captain Jose Narvaez "discovers" the...
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Vancouver Historical Society The earliest known surviving film footage of Vancouver, shot in 1907 by a hand-cranked camera mounted to a streetcar, mysteriously surfaces in Australia, and is given to...
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The Volcano Theatre Company crossed the ocean from Wales to bring its water-based installation to Britannia Secondary School. The theatrical event, called A Few Little Drops; the extraordinary life...
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Urban Republic/Cineworks Urban Republic and Cineworks recreated the drive-in movie experience in the heart of Vancouver, with their own contemporary spin. The roof of a Gastown parkade was...
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Dal Richards
It’s 9 a.m. A Tuesday morning, and I’m waiting my turn to interview Dal Richards – well-known bandleader, sax player, Freeman of the City, philanthropist, and nonagenarian. “Dal” is being interviewed...
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Origami – the art of paper folding – has long been relegated to the far corner of the craft store, considered simply a hobby or a child’s pastime. That view holds true even in Japan, the country long...
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Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society Eighty-six-year-old Cyril Holbrow grew up in Clayburn, a picturesque village just outside of Abbotsford where he still lives today. He’s pleased about...
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