Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Special Event: Heritage Walking Tour Along Commercial

Historian Jak King will conduct a two-hour guided walk along Commercial Drive, from Venables Street to Second Avenue.  He will identify and discuss many of the heritage buildings along the route and relate stories of the people and businesses that occupied them. The tour will start on the southeast corner of Venables & Commercial at 9:45am Saturday 9th June 2012, rain or shine. If you'd like to go, please sign-up by email to You will be asked to make a $10 contribution to the Grandview Heritage Group at the meet-up.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

LOTD: IGNITE! Sets The Cultch On Fire

IGNITE! Sets The Cultch On Fire

Every year, for one week, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring diverse forms of entertainment, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-24. During the festival, IGNITE! events happen all over The Cultch’s facilities such as the Historic Theatre, the Vancity Cultre Lab, the main lobby and the café galleries.

Literally every aspect of the festival is youth-driven, produced by the Cultch’s Youth Panel. From media relations and promotion, to stage managing and running the lighting and sound boards, there are countless ways to become involved, whether on stage or behind the scenes. This year’s festival is taking place from May 14th to May 19th. Contact Youth Program Manager, Robert Leveroos, at to learn more.

We sat down with talented 16 year old Lili Robinson, who not only spoke about the festival but gave us a taste of her work. She's performing in the festival's Tuesday night spoken word event.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Special Event: Stone Soup Festival @ Britannia

    • Saturday, May 12, 2012
    • 12:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St, East Vancouver
  • Britannia Community Centre is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Stone Soup Festival, a celebration of food, art, environment and community including a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, children's activities, free soup and more!
    For more information: tel: (604)718-5800/

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

News: Protesters Light Fire In Street

Vancouver police say no arrests were made after a May Day protest on Commercial Drive turned violent last night, unlike in other cities such as Montreal and Seattle, where hundreds of people could face charges.
Around 10 p.m., Vancouver police sent in the riot squad to deal with about 60 May Day protesters who had started a fire in the area of Commercial Drive and Charles Street.
Police stepped in after the protesters refused to comply with repeated requests to disperse, said Vancouver police Const. Lindsey Houghton.
"The protesters eventually left and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service moved in to extinguish the burning pile of wood, paper and other items," said Houghton.
No injuries were reported.

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