It’s the most wonderful time of the year … at VanDusen Festival of Lights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is getting all gussied up for the holidays! The 33rd annual VanDusen Festival of Lights (FOL)—Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event—returns December 1 to January 7 (closed December 25). “The festival is so popular that this year we’re extending it for another week. New this year is an indoor entertainment area…

CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCE FINALE COMPETITORS

  As our Canadian Olympic athletes are in final preparations to take on the world at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games so are the eleven chefs who won gold in their regional qualifier competition across Canada! The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships finalists are now confirmed. These Chefs have returned to their kitchens and many…

Vancouver Christmas Market Officially Opens its Doors for 8th Annual Treasured Holiday Tradition

  Largest Festivities to date at Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, festivities to date. The treasured holiday tradition will feature…

North American premiere of The Ridiculous Darkness from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 at the ANNEX

  Alley Theatre, in partnership with Neworld Theatre, is thrilled to present the large-scale stage adaptation and North American premiere of The Ridiculous Darkness from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 at the ANNEX. A multi-award-winning German radio play by Wolfram Lotz, The Ridiculous Darkness is a boldly satirical, modern mash-up of the classic…

It’s the sauce that counts: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and Mealshare partner to fight youth hunger with sale of Campania Tomato Sauce jars

  For every jar of hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce sold throughout the holiday season, one meal will be provided to a Canadian youth in need   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria’s famous hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce is back for the holiday season. For the fifth year in a row, Famoso will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce…

 45th Annual Christmas at Hycroft

  The events held at Hycroft were legendary, the guest book read like a Who’s Who of the 20’s and 30’s and contained names of visiting royalty, well-known business associates, politicians and the social elite of Vancouver. We continue the tradition of great events at Hycroft with Christmas at Hycroft, the single largest fundraiser for…

Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

  Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation   The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday…

CANDYTOWN CASTS ITS MAGIC OVER YALETOWN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

  Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas event rings in the season with candy, crafts and all-ages festivities   Santa and the elves are busily sprinkling magic dust over Yaletown, transforming the neighbourhood into an enchanted land filled with palate-popping treats, Yuletide music and cozy carriage rides. That’s right: CandyTown is here again, and with it…

VGH & UBC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES URGENT FUNDING NEED FOR VITAL EQUIPMENT

      2017–2018 Millionaire Lottery’s Goal to Raise Over $2.5 Million in Support of Foundation’s Priority Equipment Needs   VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation today announced that the Foundation is in urgent need of funds to purchase priority equipment for Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), UBC Hospital, and GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Funds raised through the…

Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

  Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation   The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday…

Shameless Hussy Productions Presents: GIRLS LIKE THAT

  GIRLS LIKE THAT By Evan Placey | Directed by Renée Iaci   November 2-10 | Templeton Secondary School | 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver, BC Performance Times:  November 3, 7-10 at 7:00pm Tickets:  $10; available at the door and online at http://bit.ly/2gc1pFK Added Value:  Each performance will be followed by a Q&A   Flash. Click. Buzz…

High-Concept Design Meets Haute Cuisine at Fifth Annual Dinner by Design

  Back-to-back evenings showcasing the best of contemporary West Coast interior design   The fifth annual Dinner by Design, presented by The Social Concierge, is where Vancouver’s twin passions for fine dining and even finer design come together. Two tasteful and tasty nights (November 16 & 17, 2017) will benefit Interior Design Program scholarships at the…

The countdown begins for the 15th annual EAT! Vancouver (November 6-11)

  Last chance: Limited tickets available for EAT! signature events   The countdown begins for the 15th annual EAT! Vancouver ( November 6-11) with a sneak peek menu reveal for EAT! Harvest and EAT! Pastry events. Most events are sold out but limited tickets are still available online: http://eat-vancouver.com/   EAT! Harvest (November 10 from 7-10pm):  …

GIVEAWAY – a copy of Chef Ned Bell and Valerie Howes Cookbook LURE

  Win a copy of Lure by Ned Bell and Valerie Howes by doing any of the following: Follow us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Follow us on Instagram  Facebook: My Van City Twitter: @myvancity  Instagram: @myvancityca   I love reading cookbooks and #LURECookbook is one fine read. The first thing I noticed is that…

It’s getting spooky out there! Halloween at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train

  Stanley Park Ghost Train and VanDusen Glow in the Garden set to entertain again this Halloween. The Vancouver Park Board is celebrating Halloween this year at both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Stanley Park Ghost Train. The Park Board’s long-running Stanley Park Ghost Train operates October 13 to 31. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled…

“City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism” New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver

  New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver     As soon as visitors enter the Museum of Vancouver’s newest exhibition, they realize that they are about to embark on a unique experience. “City on Edge” features 650 photographs, mostly from the Vancouver Sun and Province archives, many of which have never seen before, chronicling…