Archive | January, 2014

Rescue Me: Charlie & Friends at Vancouver SPCA Looking For Their Forever Homes

30 Jan


Hi, my name is Charlie.  I am a 7 year old male cat. Some may say I’m a bit of a tomcat.  I am a well behaved indoor kitty who was used to living in an apartment until my elderly owner became ill. Now my temporary home is the Vancouver SPCA.  I am now looking for a new forever home.  I am friendly with people, will purr like crazy if you scratch my cheeks. I must be honest though and tell you I am not used to being around lots of people, kids or dogs.  After hanging out at the shelter for a bit, I have learnt I don’t really like other cats all that much, bit of an independent spirit I guess.  I do enjoy playing with my toys and like to use my scratching post.  Like most pets I do like a nice routine. I think I would be perfect company for an adult living alone.  If you want to see me online, you can check me out on my video.  Check out my beautiful green eyes, aren’t they lovely? Do you know someone who would like a handsome tomcat to hang out with?

While you are stopping by, can I introduce you to some of my shelter buddies? Like me, they are looking for a forever home.  Meet my friends Clover & Marigold and Jasmine & Astrid. They are bonded pairs of young female rabbits that came from a home with way too many bunnies. They said there were 11 of them that came together, but now they are the only 4 remaining from the original group. They are looking for a cool forever home to hang out at.  Do you know someone that could give them a home?  They are such beautiful bunnies. 




If you or someone you know could give me or my friends a home, the Vancouver SPCA would love to hear from you, heck we’d love to hear from you, but you have to come see us for that.  You can reach the Vancouver SCPA by email at or by phone or 604.879.7721, or stop by and see us at 1205 East 7th Avenue. Thanks!  If you wish to share this on Twitter or Facebook with your friends, we won’t mind. 

Are You A Baker? Would You Like to Sell Some Sweet Or Savoury Goods? If so, River District Is Looking For You!

29 Jan


River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street, in SE Vancouver is hosting an indoor baked goods market for five Sundays in March starting March 2nd.  They are on the hunt for 13 local bakers who wish to sell their baked goods to the public. The markets will run every Sunday in March, being March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission will be free to the public.  If you are interested in being a vendor, visit their website at River District to review the Vendor Information and Temporary Food Market guidelines.  Application deadline is Tuesday, February 4th.  Vendors accepted for Baker’s Dozen will be notified by February 7th. To apply, see online Vendor Application.

Opening Night Reception of Where Secrets Wander At The Cultch January 29th

28 Jan

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The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to the opening night reception of Where Secrets Wander this Wednesday, January 29th.  Where Secrets Wander is a collection of artwork by three artists.  Firstly, Jung A. Kwon who is a Korean born artist showcasing surreal-abstract paintings which draw from her experiences of a nomadic childhood. Another artist in the mix is Trevor Louden who will present a body of photo manipulation that mixes imagery taken from nature with psychological Rorschach tests.  The third artist, Dzee Louise, will showcase her work based on the human body and external spaces. The works of these there artists promises to provide an “intense, psychological experience”.   The opening night reception begins at 6:00 pm and runs to 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.   The exhibit runs until March 1st.

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Community Dance Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre February 1st

27 Jan


South Hill Neighbours invite you to a Community Dance at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre February 1st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, if you don’t know it, is a great little community hall located in SE Vancouver at Prince Albert Street & 60th. It has been recently renovated and will soon see the return of the Baker’s Market. This is a great facility that hosts live theatre, dance groups, culinary artists, painters, orchestras and more.  Outdoors they are growing herbs and are starting a food garden with native edible plants in the Spring.

This weekend though it is all about the dance. You, your family, neighbours and friends are invited to come out and dance. Or if you aren’t that great at dancing, come out and learn to dance. Dancing will be led by Basil Houtman who we’ve learnt has experience leading community dances.   He will be sure to get everyone up dancing.  No dance partner required, just show up and get ready to have some fun. This is a free event that gets under this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

ICONS – Vintage Clothing Market Sunday January 26th Biltmore Cabaret

23 Jan


This is not your everyday vintage market. ICONs which is being presented by Duchesse Vintage and the Eastside Flea is being billed as a ‘cool flea market’. There will be over 40 vendors including some collectors thrown into the mix. The theme of ICONS “represents the racy subculture of modern vintage lifestyle – easy livin’, freedom, counterculture, psychedelia, design & style cues from the best of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & a bit of early 90’s cultural icons”. Think “Keith Richards, Bridget Bardot, Iggy, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, Jane Birkin, Farrah Fawcett, Madonna, Steve McQueen, Patti Smith, Townes Van Zandt”.  At ICONS, you can expect to find some psychedelic posters, antiques, records, taxidermy, retro lamps as well as small furniture, cameras and a bit of this and that as well as change rooms for trying on clothing.  You can also expect to find a photo booth, drink specials and DJ Elliot Way spinning tunes from the 60s and 70s.   The event is being held at the Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street. With its legendary red-velvet décor seems like a perfect fit for this event.  ICONS gets under way at 11:00 am and goes till 5:00 pm.  This event is for 19+.

Sunday School Wine Education Is Back At Vancouver Urban Winery

22 Jan


Starting this Sunday, January 26th, Vancouver Urban Winery’s Sunday School is back with some wine education classes.  This weekend’s class is “The Price is Wrong”.   They will help answer what price has got to do with it when choosing wines.  The hosts will take you through a series of blind tastings of both inexpensive as well as some more expensive wines. To keep things fair, the wines will be from the same grape and the same country, just a different price tag.   You decide what you like best, as in the end, it all comes down to taste and what you like.  Classes run from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm and you are invited to stay post class for a mix & mingle from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $40 and available from Vancouver Urban Winery, 55 Dunlevy Avenue. If you can’t make this week’s class, upcoming classes include:

February 16:              France vs the New World

March 16:             Sommelier Smack Down: the Rematch (SOLD OUT)

March 30:            Sommelier Smack Down (Bonus Class Added)

April 20:               Food Fight: The Great Beer vs. Wine Showdown

May 18:                 BC vs. the World: Round III

June 15:                The Cider House Rules

For more information or to purchase tickets visit EventBrite, or email the winery at or call them at T:  604.566.9463.

Reasons To Be Pretty On Now At Havana Theatre Until Feb. 1st

21 Jan


The play by Neil Labute titled the “Reasons To Be Pretty” is now on at the Havana Theatre until February 1st. This is a love story about the impossibility of love.   You will be introduced to Greg who adores his girlfriend, Steph. Greg also thinks Steph has a few physical imperfections which he casually mentions. As you might imagine, all hell breaks loose after that.  Reasons To Be Pretty is a hopeless romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance.   The play runs until February 1st with pay what you can shows on January 21st and 28th, tickets on January 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th are $15, and shows on January 24th, 25th, 31st and Feb. 1st are $20.  Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Show is at 8:00 pm each evening.

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