Archive | July, 2013

Cultch Gallery Opening for Tom McKinnon Thursday, August 1st

31 Jul


The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to their opening of Epiphany in her Lair with Friends by Tom McKinnon and their 2013/2014 gallery season launch on Thursday, August 1st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Epiphany is a breathtaking series of life-size cedar sculptures, carved from trees which fell during the 2007 Vancouver storms. The series depicts plant spirits inspired by McKinnon’s nine years travelling in South America. With incredible physical presence, these statues reflect the role of narrative and image in the construction of cognition, identity, and belief.

To launch their new 2013/2014 season, The Cultch Gallery will also be announcing the names of all 23 artists that have been selected for this season. You are invited to come by for a lively night of art this Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Free Outdoor Movie – Champlain Heights, August 3rd

30 Jul

madagascar-3-europe-s-most-wanted12This Saturday, August 3rd, enjoy a free movie in the great outdoors at the Champlain Heights Community Centre, C3350 Maquinna Drive. They will be showing Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted on a very large outdoor screen.  The event gets under way at dusk (approximately 9:00 pm). You are invited to bring your lawn chair and/or blanket.  This event is brought to you by Collingwood Community Policing, Champlain Heights Community Association and the Vancouver Parks Board.

Yogalates Starting August 1st in SE Vancouver

29 Jul


Yogalates is a new approach to fitness. It blends the core firming dynamics of pilates with the stretching and strengthening postures of yoga.   The class is intended for all-levels and will emphasize building core strength and muscular flexibility, as well as improving balance and body alignment.   Classes will be taught by registered yoga instructor, Sarah Crawford Russell, on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. starting August 1st – 29th.  Drop in charge is $10.00 per class, or $40.00 for 5 classes.   Classes will be held at River District, 8683 Kerr Street.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Weekend

26 Jul
Looking for some fun things to do this weekend in East Vancouver?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  Bollywood Wedding, PNE Italian Gardens, Sat & Sun. 2:00 p.m. 

2.  Don’t Forget Your Pants, Havana Theatre, Fri & Sat. 8:00 p.m.

3.  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Italian Cultural Centre, Sat.  7:30 p.m.

4.  A Balancing Act, Havana Theatre, Sun. 3:00 p.m. 

5.  Fera, Falconetti’s, Fri. 8:00 p.m. (no cover)

6.  Trout Lake Farmers Market, Sat. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with yoga at 10:00 a.m.

7.  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with yoga at 11:00 a.m. (Level 1) and 12:15 p.m. (Level 2)

8.  Kitty Nights Burlesque, Biltmore Hotel, Sun. 8:00 p.m.

9.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9.  Free Flick Friday “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightening
 at Fraser River District, Fri. 4:00 p.m.

10. Late Night Movie, Rio Theatre “Party Monster”, Fri. 11:00 p.m.

Canning Workshop At Gourmet Warehouse August 11th

25 Jul


Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, is hosting a Bernardin Canning Workshop on Sunday, August 11th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is a demonstration workshop for all those wishing to learn about the current methods of safe home canning. The workshop includes a complete demonstration of the boiling water bath method of canning, as well as a discussion on pressure canning.  Class participants will be able to sample at least 3 products which will be made during the workshop and they will get to go home with one of of the products.

Darlene Tanaka leads this workshop and she will be supplying all the canning equipment and supplies for the participants. The workshop is limited to 20 people.  So hop to it as their classes tend to fill up quickly. Note refunds are not offered, by you may send someone else in your place. Cost is $59.00 plus tax.

If you like to plan ahead, Gourmet Warehouse has just rolled out the line up for their fall cooking classes.   For more info, click on Classes.

Photo Credit: Andrew Watla

Cedar Cottage Community Cookbook – Do You Have A Recipe To Share?

24 Jul


The Cedar Cottage-Kensington area is putting together a Community Cookbook.  This is one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in East Vancouver. The idea behind the cookbook is to celebrate all the unique and delicious cuisine of the neighbourhood by collecting recipes from residents within the community.  They are also inviting local restaurants in the area to submit their recipes.

You can provide them with your old family recipes or new culinary creations.  They are looking for recipes for desserts, appetizers, snacks and main courses from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They also wish to highlight origins of the recipes and what significance it holds to the contributor and within the community at large.

Their goal is to create a print book to sell at local businesses with a 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. They also plan to create a website where every recipe submitted will be posted.  If you are from the Cedar Cottage-Kensington area and wish to submit a recipe, here are the guidelines of what to include:

–   A detailed recipe
–   Indicate if it is a dessert, main course, appetizer, etc.
–   Give them an idea of what the recipe means to you
–   Your name and preferred method of contact

Your submissions or any questions should be sent to:

Voting For We ♥ Local Awards On Now Till August 5th

23 Jul


We ♥ Local Awards celebrates local food and agriculture across BC. This is a first-of-its-kind awards program which invites all British Columbians to recognize and elevate their favourite players in the food and/or agriculture industry.

The nomination process is now complete. They received 237 nominations across 15 categories and voting has now begun.  You can vote on Facebook up to August 5th.  When you visit the page, you need to Like the page in order to vote and I guarantee you will see some East Vancouver favourites that have been nominated.

Reminder, when you vote you are automatically included into a prize draw for a chance to win 1 of 20 $100 gift cards to your local Farmers Market. As  well, you will have an opportunity win a weekend wine getaway at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver, BC.  To vote for your favourites, visit now.  Vote today and support your local talent!

Rescue Me – Tina The Rabbit Looking For A Home

22 Jul


Tina came to the Vancouver Shelter of the SPCA with her friends Jeannette, Mike and Christie in February of this year after being surrendered to a BC SPCA Humane Officer. They are young English Spot and Dutch rabbits who all wait their forever homes.    They are a bit shy due to their previous living conditions, but seem to be adjusting well and looking for a new home that will have a supply of Craisins on hand which they love.   Do you know someone who would like to give Tina or her friends their individual forever homes? If so, you can also let them know until July 31st the SPCA has 50% off adoption fees for rabbits as well as cats.   If you are interested in learning more about Tina and her friends or how to give them a home,  we invite you to visit them on Pet On The Net. As always, we are grateful to those willing to share this information with others so Tina and her friends can find their forever homes.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Vancouver This Weekend

19 Jul
Looking for some fun things to do this weekend in East Vancouver?
Here’s our Top 10 List:

1.  Illuminares Lantern Festival, John Hendry Park, Sat. 6:30 p.m. procession at dusk

2.  Bollywood Wedding, PNE Italian Gardens, Sat & Sun. 2:00 p.m.

3.  Don’t Forget Your Pants, Havana Theatre, Fri & Sat. 8:00 p.m.

4.  Vancouver Urban Winery Sunday Market, Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5.  Mount Pleasant Park Festival, Sat. 6:00 p.m., movie ‘Despicable Me’ at dusk.

6.  Trout Lake Farmers Market with Cookbook Swap, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7.  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with yoga at 11:00 a.m. (Level 1) and 12:15 p.m. (Level 2)

8.  Gelato at La Casa Gelato 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Try one of their 218 flavours)

9.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

10. JJ Bean Railtown BBQ Fundraiser, Fri 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Market at Vancouver Urban Winery

19 Jul


Vancouver Urban Winery and Dolly’s Delicious Treats have teamed up to bring you their first ever Sunday Market on July 21st at the winery,55 Dunlevy Avenue. There will be a number of local artisan vendors on hand including:

Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream

Dolce Delights

Dolly’s Delicious Treats

Hey Jude Shop

Marked Edible Designs

Sugo Sauce

Wonton Girl

Westcoast Chutney Company

Vancouver Urban Winery will also have some mini Sunday School wine seminars on throughout the day and, of course, many wines on tap.  The event runs from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 and available online at

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