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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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Emily Carr Summer Institute Aboriginal teens with artistic inclinations had the opportunity to participate in Emily Carr’s Summer Institute for Aboriginal Teens, thanks in part to $13,000 grant from...
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DTES Small Arts Grants The elderly First Nations man limps toward Oppenheimer Park, as he does nearly every morning, bearing the weight of his bum knee on a copper-coloured cane. If Oppenheimer Park...
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Ballet British Columbia Who doesn’t like Frank Sinatra? Inspired by old blue eyes himself, Nine Sinatra Songs is a ballroom-dance ballet set to the swooning voice of Sinatra, presented by Ballet...
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"Is that art? Or is it mass production?" Instructor Val Batyi leads a group of students through the Artists for Kids Gallery in North Vancouver. They've just moved on from Ed Burtynsky's Oxford Tire...
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August 13, 2007. Afternoon, a beach near Victoria, hot sun, clear blue sky. The rhythmic plash of small waves on sand. The sea is flat, the horizon a knife edge in the distance. The only interruption...
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Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) Meet Chris Wilson and her dog Murphy; the two are inseparable. Wilson, who is hearing impaired has Murphy to alert her of certain noises, helping her to live a...
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Vancouver Foundation is funding 25 unique projects that address a variety of community issues on Vancouver Island. [ More ] DOWNLOAD PDF July 3, 2008 Vancouver Foundation approves $622,000 for Island...
A BC Business article on Vancouver Foundation as it celebrates 65 years of philanthropy. DOWNLOAD PDF
April 10, 2008 Vancouver Foundation targets youth homelessness DOWNLOAD PDF Vancouver Foundation today announced that it will focus on a new area -- youth homelessness – and has approved $414,000 in...
University students lead busy lives, often working while going to school. Imagine being a parent on top of that and struggling to find daycare for your child. The SFU Childcare Centre is popular with...
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Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with Type Two Diabetes. This UNBC program is trying to reverse this trend by offering hope to kids who are...
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Crystal meth is a highly addictive and dangerous drug that is destroying lives. Vancouver’s Theatre for Living brings attention to the drug through an innovative new play about the struggles of...
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Measuring Up is working to ensure that BC will be recognized as the world leader in accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities by 2010. The new program is part of the Accessible and...
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“We kick, punch, elbow strike…” And the teachers at this summer camp encourage it. Many children with developmental disabilities need encouragement. They often feel different and isolated. That’s why...
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KidSafe provides healthy meals, learning and fun activities for children in Vancouver’s inner city. The program is geared towards vulnerable kids, giving them a place to go after school and an...
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Never in her wildest dreams did 10-year old Kelyn Clowes think that breaking a board would be on her list of summer accomplishments. But after summer camp training at Master Sirota’s Martial Arts...
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Vancouver welcomes thousands of new immigrants every year. However, their integration into Canadian life isn't always easy. The North Shore Multicultural Society’s Igniting Colours of Resistance...
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