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Pandora Park Summer Market June 30

20 Jun

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and Vines Art Festival invite you to the Pandora Park Summer Market happening Wednesday, June 30th. You can find fresh produce, local art as well as some creative workshops. The market happens in the southeast corner of Pandora Park, 2325 Franklin Street, between 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

Conversation On Non-Market Housing For Britannia Renewal This June

18 Jun

If you live in Grandview-Woodlands, you are invited to join the conversation on non-market housing at the renewed Britannia site. The Britannia Renewal Master Plan identifies the addition of non-market housing at the renewed Britannia site. This is your opportunity to provide your thoughts and any concerns during this online forum. They are looking to have a diverse range of voices and perspectives from the community. In order to achieve that, they are hosting 3 Zoom events on different dates and times. We’ve set out the dates and times below. Registration is optional, but if you wish to register, visit Eventbrite for the date that you wish to participate.

Saturday, June 19
10:00 – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, June 22
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 24
6:30 – 8:30 pm

To learn more about the Britannia Renewal, visit Shape Our City – Britannia Renewal.

Movies Are Back At The Rio Theatre As Of June 15

14 Jun

It’s been a long haul for the Rio Theatre that pivoted to a sports bar during the pandemic. As of June 15th, they are back to showing movies and are kicking things off Tuesday evening with an early showing of Cinema Paradiso. Heads up though, don’t go running to grab your tickets for that showing, it is already sold out. Tuesday’s 9:30 pm feature is The Big Lebowski which is also sold out. As you might imagine, there’s a little bit of a pent up demand and a lot of community support. The movie line up continues this week with Anthony Hopkins in The Father and Frances McDormand in Nomadland. If you are craving to see a movie in person, this is for you. Note, there are still COVID precautions and limited seating, so if there is a movie you wish to see, we suggest booking in advance. To purchase your tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Cheese Making Workshop: Mozzarella, Burrata & Bocconcini June 18, 2021

8 Jun

If you are craving an in person event, the Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a Cheese Making Workshop on Friday, June 18th. The focus of this workshop will be on making mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini. The class is led by Paula Maddison who is based on Gabriola Island and has extensive experience in cheesemaking. Paula will teach you the lost art of cheesemaking and show you some of the secrets in making these Italian cheeses in this demonstration class. The workshop will be held in one of the halls at the Italian Cultural Centre and only a limited number of tickets will be available to ensure it is a socially distanced event. Tickets are $110 for this 2 hour class and available directly from the Italian Cultural Centre.

Still Moon Arts Society Looking For Youth Emerging Artists

6 Jun

The Still Moon Arts Society is looking for youth artists between the ages of 16-24 that are looking to deepen their artistic development. Still Moon Arts Society is currently recruiting for their Emerging Artist Program, SMOLT (translation Still Moon Opportunities for Luminary Development). This is a pilot project program that runs from July 12th to August 22nd for artists in Renfrew-Collingwood. The program will provide youth with mentorship, resources and studio space to create works of luminary art to showcase during the 19th Annual Renfrew Ravine Festival. For more information and on how to register, visit Still Moon Arts Society. Applications close at 9:00 pm on June 20th. Have questions? Contact the Moon Festival Production Manager, Madelyn Read at madelyn@stillmoonarts.ca.

Sunrise Park Yoga July 6 – August 31, 2021

4 Jun

If you live in Hastings-Sunrise, Renfrew-Collingwood or Grandview Woodlands, you are invited to participate in free yoga in Sunrise Park. Sessions happen every Tuesday at 7:00 pm beginning July 6th and continue until August 31st. All levels are invited to participate. Note, they will be following all Public Health Orders which includes a Covid screening prior to attendance, so best to arrive a bit early. If you wish to learn more, you can check out their Facebook page at Sunrise Park Yoga or email them directly at sunriseparkyoga@gmail.com.

Eye Spy Creates Drone Images Over PNE/Hastings Park

28 May

It’s Friday and if all goes well, one day soon we will be able to attend the PNE in person and enjoy live events again. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, we’d like to share this cool drone aerial video taken over PNE/Hastings Park by Eye Spy. They invite you to try and Find The Hidden Objects which truth be told we found a bit hard to see. But we will say the aerial view, along with the relaxing music, provides for a moment to just enjoy the view and forget about everything else going on in the world.

Terminal City Glass Co-Op Hosts Spring Sale May 22, 2021

19 May

This Saturday, the artists at Terminal City Glass Co-Op invite you to their Spring Sale. This is an outdoor event happening rain or shine May 22nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The sale will feature slightly imperfect, experimental and one-of-a-kind glass handmade items including vases, bowls, jewellery, cups and more. The items will be on display in the courtyard of the Mergatroid Building located at 1191 Parker Street. The event is a fundraiser to support the co-op’s education and studio activities. The sale is first come first serve, but note people are invited to pre-book a timeslot (every 15 minutes) to shop. Further, masks will be required to shop at the event and all COVID protocols will be in place. If you wish to pre-book your time slot to shop, visit Terminal City Glass Co-Op.

Photo: Maria Ida Designs @mariaidadesigns

Yoga On Tap This Summer At Container Brewing

17 May

East Van Yoga and Container Brewing, 1216 Franklin Street, have teamed up to bring you Yoga On Tap this summer. Starting June 5th, come join them for a guided 60 minute gentle Hatha style class followed by a post class glass of beer. This is a weekly Saturday morning event that starts at 10:45 am on the outdoor patio of Container Brewing. Tickets are $25 and available online from East Van Yoga. The Saturday morning sessions will continue until August 28th should the interest be there. Note, social distancing protocols will be in place and any Public Health Orders will be followed. To register, visit East Van Yoga.

Loved & Local Adds A Storefront Location In Hastings Sunrise

11 May

This past February, we featured Jenn Franzen’s pandemic pivot from the travel industry to an online store, Loved and Local. The evolution continues as Jenn moves Loved & Local to a small storefront in Hastings Sunrise within the Hastings Ticket Centre located at 2463 East Hastings Street. Coincidently, it’s right next to one of our favourite brunch spots, the Roundel Cafe.

If you aren’t familiar with Loved & Local, it is an online store that features gently used clothing and accessories for women, men and children.  Loved & Local also carries items from local artisans including Oona Clothing, Mosaic Earrings, beeswax food wraps by Etta & Olive and candles by Grain & Honey. Jenn is regularly adding new pieces by artisans including artwork by Calvin Sketches and dog beds, standing desks and wine/beer crates by Greenwood Box Co.

Loved & Local carries a wide range of items and yes they deliver!  They offer free delivery on orders over $20 within a 10 km radius of Loved & Local which is located in Hastings Sunrise. If you are interested in trying on a specific item, feel free to reach out to them directly.  

We invite you to visit Loved & Local online or in store to check out some of their 1,200 items! Shopping in person is available Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Deliveries are made Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:0 am. The online store is, of course, open for shopping 24/7. Stop by and support this local shop that is working hard to support other small businesses.

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