Marion Bridge is a Must See

Marion Bridge represents many things: it is a bridge, a structure joining two sides of Cape Breton land, a mention in a well-known song by Allister MacGillivray and a place of dreams and memories for our cast. In this powerful play by Daniel McIvor, it is a symbol of all that might have been good in the past, an … Read more

Bard on the Beach presents Bold and Beautiful

The bold and beautiful setting for Bard on the Beach, the traditional Shakespeare productions at Vanier Park, becomes the location for the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra to present Opera and Arias: Bold and Beautiful. On a lovely summer evening with the ocean and setting sun visible through the window … Read more

Deighton Cup 2018

  The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!  Known for the elaborate and sometimes fanciful costumes and hats, this year seemed more elegant and dressy. Outfits suitable for a wedding, classic suits and ties were as prolific as the outlandish. Fascinators, tiaras, hats with balloon horses, real flowers or vegetables, tulle, netting, and … Read more

As You like It – The Best Production Ever!

What a great production! Did you ever think you would be clapping and singing along during a Shakespeare play, and leave humming a tune? If you want that pleasure, then, you must attend the 2018 Bard on the Beach production of As You Like It. This is the most enjoyable and unique presentation! Shakespeare’s plays … Read more

Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy! 

I just enjoyed the most unique, entertaining theatre! Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy! Since 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) has entertained an average of 60,000 people a year, 11 performances a week, 52 weeks a year.  I was not one of those who had attended.  Fear of the unknown, of possible embarrassment, and … Read more

Celebrating a major milestone in Whistler

  We recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary and since Whistler Mountain opened around the time we met, it seemed appropriate to celebrate this auspicious occasion in the town that symbolized the growth of our life together and in which we had so many memories. There is a serenity that enters your soul as you … Read more

Vancouverites Don their Finest for the 9th Annual Deighton Cup

  Vancouver’s Deighton Cup has grown from a small group birthday celebration to over 4,000 people strolling the promenade at Hastings Racecourse. “Gassy Jack” Deighton, for whom the race is named, would not recognize the sophistication that abounds. Instead of whiskey shots, red champagne flutes and bottles of $150 Piper-Heidsieck were carried around like water … Read more

5th Annual Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Competition Finds New Home at Reflections

  Nine years ago, Parade Agency owner and former punk-rock guitarist Dax Droski co-founded the Deighton Cup as a unique 27th birthday party/present for himself and from that, the very successful Annual Deighton Cup event at Hastings Park has grown. Fellow co-founders Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve from The Social Concierge probably didn’t envision an event … Read more

TUTS Vancouver – The Drowsy Chaperone – a review

  The 2006 Canadian production, The Drowsy Chaperone, is a delightful play within a play shared with the audience by a dreamer in his armchair who finds joy in listening to old records of 1940’s musicals that bring glamour to his everyday life. He, in the sweater vest, chooses a musical that involves a beautiful … Read more

Mary Poppins 2017 TUTS – a review

  The number one play of the summer!   Whether you are two, twenty-two, or ninety-two you will enjoy the 2017 TUTS production of Mary Poppins. The wise but fun-loving nanny is at it again, solving the problems of the troubled Banks family, effortlessly riding in and out on her umbrella, and together with Bert, … Read more

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