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Italian Market At The Italian Cultural Centre Friday June 14th

4 Jun

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The Italian Cultural Centre invites you to their outdoor Italian Market happening for one evening only this summer Friday, June 14th from 4:30 to 9:30 pm. This market as you might expect has a very distinct Italian feel with Italian food products available offering  olive oil, balsamic vinegars, pasta, tomato sauces and more. There will over 30 vendors on hand including local artisan with handmade items. Their will also be live music and we suspect some food trucks in case you get hungry.

Also on site will be Hives For Humanity with a Hive Tours. This is a hands-on workshop which is an introduction to urban beekeeping. The 30-minute tour is open to all ages veils and equipment will be provided, but wearing light colour long sleeves and pants with closed toed shoes are required. Cost is $15 and there are 2 time slots available at 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. A jar of locally made honey is included. To purchase your ticket for the Hives Tour, visit Hive Tour.

Lots of free parking will be available at the Italian Cultural Centre and the site is close to the Renfrew Skytrain Station for those coming by transit. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Benedetta at benedetta@iccvancouver.ca.

20th Annual Stone Soup Festival At Britannia Community Centre May 9

16 Apr

StoneSoupFestivalBritannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 20th Anniversary of the Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 9th. This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.

Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:

The Food Connection: Spice Blending Demonstration/Workshop
12:00 pm
Family Activity Room

Hives For Humanity: A Bee Behavior Workshop
2:00 pm
Family Activity Room

Re-indigenizing The Land & Food System: Talk by Dawn Morrison, Secwepemc First Nation
3:30 pm
Britannia Library

There will be live music on the Commercial Drive Stage starting at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Backspin takes the stage followed by the Tim Sars Duo at 2:00 pm. After that Russell Shumsky and Bud Kurz keep things moving about 3:00 pm and they are followed by Rio Samaya at 4:00 p.m. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for the kids including face painting, storytelling and a kids activity area.  For more information, contact the Britannia Community Centre at T: 604.718.5800.

TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair December 5th & 6th

4 Dec

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You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music.  The two-day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals, 1UP Caramels, Hives for Humanity, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Olla Flowers, Simply Read Books and WarmAndDrift and many more.   This event runs Friday, December 5th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 11 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

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