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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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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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