In Review: This is Our Youth, presented by MTS and Red Gate

This Is Our Youth Reviewed By Roshael Slezash I went to the Revue Stage at Granville Island to attend the opening performance of the play “This Is Our Youth” presented by Midtwenties Theatre Society and Red Gate Arts Society. The play starts pitch black and opens on Dennis (Zack Currie) hanging out in his bachelor […]

TUTS chases blues away with Canadian-made musical The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone In it’s 71st season, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents a very amusing comedy within a musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The play begins with a lone man (Shawn Macdonald as Man in Chair) in his sombre apartment, rumbling on about being blue. He chases his blues away by listening to a vinyl […]

Electrifying performances in Vancouver at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA My boyfriend and I attended THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre last Friday evening. I’d never seen the musical live, having been unable to attend while in NYC (though I did get to see Wicked on Broadway) so I was very excited for the opportunity to […]

An evening under the stars watching Mary Poppins at TUTS

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) Mary Poppins: A family friendly outdoor summer event worth seeing I have lived in Vancouver most of my life and too often I take local sites for granted. Sites like Malkin Bowl and the annual Theatre Under the Stars performances. After attending last night’s opening show of Mary Poppins, I […]

An interactive map of Canada Day events across Canada

Canada Day events across Canada Canada Day is almost here! As in previous years, Canadians from across the country will be getting together to celebrate on July 1st. This year, along with many popular annual events, the Canada 150 Initiative has inspired the creation of many new cultural and community events for people of all […]

Canada Day events in the Fraser Valley (2017)

If you’re looking for Canada Day events in the Fraser Valley Regional District, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up all of the Canada Day 150 events that we could find online. Abbotsford 150th Birthday Canada Day at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (11:00 am – 10:30 pm) The celebration begins with a parade from Ware Street @ […]

Tree-Free Greetings Canada seeks submissions for new Canadian Arts Project

Canadian Arts Project In celebration of Canada 150, Tree-Free Greetings Canada is putting together a line of greeting cards using the works of artists from across the country. “Tree-Free greeting cards are already proudly printed in Canada but we didn’t want to stop there”, explains Brian Heiler, brand manager for the company, in a press […]

Canadian rock band Kill No Albatross releases debut EP

On May 12, 2017, Canadian rock band Kill No Albatross released their debut EP, Lost in Darkness and Distance. On coming together “We should probably be called Kill No Phoenix”, their drummer, Alex Sallas, tells me via email. “We arose from the ashes of a separate project that Josh, Crosty, Liam, and I all played in. […]

How you can stand up for clean water

Clean drinking water… Did you know that 663 million people lack this simple human right? It seems like such a simple and natural resource that most people in the world take for granted. But each day millions go without with basic human right. This year Brita Canada has continued their partnership with WE on a sustainable change […]

Kinky Boots: A musical and comedic tale of acceptance

Kinky Boots kicked off Tuesday night at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The opening shows a young Simon and young Charlie, both disappointments to their fathers. Simon is a high-heel wearing boy, and Charlie, a child longing for more than just the shoe shop life his dad lives. Flash forward to today and […]