21 things that made Vancouver Awesome this week

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Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”

February 17-23, 2018

Charlie Demers

1. On the Vancouver Is Awesome weekly podcast, we welcomed comedian, author, and puppet enthusiast Charlie Demers.

2. How the demolition of one Vancouver restaurant can change how we define heritage.

3. This interview with Mr T about curling is the best thing on the internet.

4. More from the Olympics: Maybe Scott Moir got drunk at the gold medal women’s hockey game?

5. A unique food and wine event in response to Alberta’s B.C. wine ban asked “can’t we all get along?”

mean girls
Mean Girls

6. There’s a Mean Girls brunch coming to Vancouver…it’s going to be so FETCH!

7. Check out this video that gives a fascinating pilot’s-eye view of landing at YVR.

8. This Vancouver curling club is at the heart of an Olympics TV commercial (VIDEO).

9. Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin had smoothies together in Vancouver and the internet loses its mind.

10. This tweet shows Canada’s spy agency really gets us in Vancouver.

11. We’ve rounded up 13 Vancouver-made vegan ice creams you can buy by the pint.

12-13. Kevin Smith’s #SavetheRio date set for March 30 AND he’s added a second one, too!

Ross Rebagliati

14. Things that make you go hmmm: Ross Rebagliati got a gold tooth with the logo of his weed company on it.

15. Women in Film take star turn at upcoming Vancouver festival.

16. Touching these tiny golden eggs might alleviate your stress.

17. This giant indoor carnival returns to Vancouver for Spring Break 2018.

18. Meet the realtor transforming Vancouver one block at a time.

19. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the B.C. Sugar Refinery.

20. “Hot Trub Time Machine 2” is a craft beer deserving of a trilogy.

21. It’s cozy-up-with-a-book-weather: 9 must-read books that celebrate the science of food.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom