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On Beat: Sounds of Celebration

Culture Days & Kids Celebrate! Saturdays #1 : Coinciding with the arrival of the Kids Celebrate! feature exhibit, kids and adults alike can fill the museum with improvised sound and unique music! Jam out with DIY recycled instruments, play the steel pan drums, and learn about how people in the past made their own instruments. Play bingo to explore the sounds of the museum and the city! This is the first event in the Kids Celebrate! Saturdays series.

Culture Days is a national weekend dedicated to free events and activities that celebrate arts, culture, and heritage […]

By | September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on On Beat: Sounds of Celebration

Colwood Seaside Festival

The Colwood Seaside Festival is hosted by Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and the City of Colwood. Don’t miss this community celebration of arts, culture and heritage! Join the City of Colwood for a day of heritage fun at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, including:

– Free horse drawn carriage rides around the site
– Live musical entertainment with Cookeilidh – Celtic Music from 10am to noon, The Big Weee from noon to 2pm, and the Bratz (Smiley Brothers) from 2pm to 4pm.
​- Free caricatures – fun portraits drawn by an […]

By | September 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Colwood Seaside Festival

Nanaimo Jazz Festival

Get ready Nanaimo! The 2nd annual Nanaimo International Jazz Festival is happening in September. For 3 days and nights Nanaimo’s downtown will be hopping with the beats and grooves of live jazz. The Festival will bring live Jazz to the Diana Krall Plaza, as well as the Port Theatre, downtown eateries and public spaces throughout the 3-day event.

Traveling all the way from New York City is the “Charles Mingus Dynasty Quintet” to headline the Festival’s main attraction at the Port Theatre Saturday night. There will be jazz goings-on for all ages, […]

By | August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Nanaimo Jazz Festival

Leap and the Loom Will Appear

Leap and the Loom will Appear is an exhibition by world-renowned, senior Canadian fibre artist Sola Fiedler, known for her tapestry tributes to cities that have hosted Olympic Games. Her work captures the architectural and spiritual elements of each city, at that moment in time.

For the first time, Fiedler’s Las Vegas and Salt Lake City tapestries will be exhibited together, alongside the Vancouver tapestry, generously loaned for this exhibit by Canuck Place. The iconic Canada 150 flag and the new Granville Island tapestry will also be presented with a retrospective of Sola’s earlier vintage works, […]

By | August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Leap and the Loom Will Appear

Bateman Master Artist Seminar

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Join renowned Canadian master artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman as he explores ideas and techniques that make for successful artwork.

Open to artists of any medium, this is not a typical studio-style, painting class, but a spoken lecture and powerpoint seminar. Mr. Bateman will share his life stories, inspirations, and compositions, while also demonstrating the art techniques behind his work. Travel with Robert through his adventures in art and nature from the young age of 12 through to his experience as an 88-year-old still practicing his craft.

This Bateman Master Artist Seminar also […]

By | July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Bateman Master Artist Seminar

Wakanda Fall Gala

Let’s Celebrate our roots and explore our connection to other cultures through music, dance, food, and fashion.

The Wakanda Fall Gala is for everybody, regardless of ethnicity. If you love fashion, if you love culture, if you love to explore creative ideas, then this evening is for you.

Event Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 7:30pm to 12:30am PDT (door opens at 7pm)

RUNWAY SHOW: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Shop the runway & After Party

Tickets: https://wakandaforever-fashiongala.eventbrite.ca

EARLY BIRD: $20 TILL August 30 then $25 and $30 at the door
AFTER PARTY (9:30 PM – 12:30 AM) $15

CASH […]

By | July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Wakanda Fall Gala

Skookum Festival

Where urban meets wild. Get ready for a weekend of music, creativity and culinary excellence in the heart of Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park. Skookum features an eclectic mix of today’s contemporary music along with live art, sculpture, and multimedia installations, all set in a spectacular vibrant coastal atmosphere just minutes from downtown Vancouver.

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Skookum’s highly curated lineup blends acts you know and love with emerging performers you’ll be discovering for the first time – a spirited, eclectic menu of authentic artists from the West Coast, across Canada and around the world. From Vancouver’s forest-fringed stages in […]

By | March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Skookum Festival

Passenger Ferry: Victoria – Vancouver

V2V is a daily luxury cruise service linking downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria in British Columbia. V2V Vacations offers a uniquely comfortable and convenient passenger-only service for the traveller.

Travel aboard the V2V Empress includes a personalised onboard concierge service, 3 luxurious onboard seating classes, luxury leather seating complete with the convenience of USB ports and power outlets for every seat, onboard Wifi, a selection of BC cuisine, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage service.

The 3.5-hour daily service on the wheelchair-accessible V2V Empress (capacity 254 passengers) departs Victoria at 9am and arrives in Vancouver around midday. […]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Passenger Ferry: Victoria – Vancouver

Get Some Island Time: Quadra Island and Cortes Island

Get Some Island Time: Quadra Island and Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada

How time flies. Almost 20 years past, I spent numerous days bike touring on Quadra Island and Cortes Island, located east of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. I returned on my loaded touring bike for 3 days and 2 nights in January this year. I wanted to explore a little further, to see how things might have changed, to camp again at Smelt Bay Provincial Park, and to test […]

Stay Funky in Kelowna British Columbia

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia

The city of Kelowna in the Okanagan is now home to the second super-funky Hotel Zed in British Columbia, following the outrageous splash of vibrant colours and designs providing comfortable and ‘unordinary’ hotel accommodation in Victoria, BC.

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia Aerial view of Hotel Zed, Kelowna, BC

Hotel Zed Kelowna is perfectly situated across the street from Okanagan Lake, City Park, the lakes beaches, the boardwalk […]

By | August 11th, 2016|Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|0 Comments