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.”
April 14-20, 2018
1. On this week’s episode of the V.I.A. Podcast, we talk to veteran podcaster Joseph Planta.
2. CHERRY BLOSSOM MANIA: This Instagram account shows people doing weird stuff to get cherry blossom photos in Vancouver.
3. Watch a video shot from space showing a float plane landing in Coal Harbour.
4. Visit 17 craft breweries on this one-day DIY East Van beer tour.
5. UBC professor says sex robots could improve marriage.
6. Our new housing column: Living Situation: ‘Hel’ on traveling, cutting expenses and hula hooping.
7. You don’t need to be a baseball fan to love these new Vancouver neighbourhood tees.
8. Vancouver’s first certified forest therapy guide launches walk series.
9. Our interview with “SeaSawSeat” artist Germaine Koh on social isolation and public art.
10. 18 demolished Vancouver buildings brought back to life by illustrator.
11. You can get all-you-can-eat dim sum for under $40 at this Vancouver restaurant.
12. BC SPCA rescues 45 neglected Havanese dogs from breeder.
13. East Van Baseball League announces Home Run Derby & Craft Beer Garden.
14.Lobster Grilled Cheese and more are on Holy Crab’s new lunch menu.
15. OWL rescues 12th poisoned bird, urges hunters to go lead-free.
16. Fresh Air Cinema: Free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer.
17. Vancouver Design Week returns this May with a week of programs.
18. This new late night bar menu stars cocktails and pie.
19. These are the BEST restaurants in Vancouver, according to Van Mag.
20. More from our first person series: I’m autistic and I’m proud of it.
21. 10th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards celebrate a decade of dining.
22. Rio Theatre crowdfunding campaign makes history.
24. This alternative high school has taken their students to Mt. Kilimanjaro (VIDEO).
28. Remembering the last ride on Vancouver’s Oak St. streetcar line, 1952.
29. No sermons, no RSVPs, no guilt: In praise of Vancouver’s ‘Church of Friends.’
30. 500 Coffees #93: Mario Canseco.
31. The Sockeye Mother author and illustrator attend Vancouver book launch.
32. This family-friendly Star Wars event is a great way to celebrate May 4th in Vancouver.
33. Try axe throwing for free at an open house this Monday.
34. Legendary Canucks goalie Richard Brodeur is an artist now and is showing work in town this weekend.
36. Lauryn Hill will perform Miseducation album on Vancouver tour stop.
37. Vancouver city council approves sale of liquor in grocery stores.
41. UBC receives letters written by Japanese-Canadian youth during WWII.
45. Spring is in the air — and so is the smell of mini doughnuts. Playland time is almost here!