38 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.”

April 21-27, 2018

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  1. This week’s springtime sunshine was almost too gorgeous! Check out these photos.

2. In episode 20 of the V.I.A. Podcast, we sit down to talk (and drink!) with Leah Heneghan, co-founder of Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

3-4. What’s up with the ‘Justin’s Massage’ posters showing up around town? you ask? Well, we talked to Justin of ‘Justin’s Massage’ to find out.

Justin’s Massage poster on the corner of Cambie and 19th Avenue

5. Check out Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s new historic Chinatown map and guide.

6. Living Situation: ‘Thom’ works as a house manager for free rent.

7. Local company aims to “unplastic the world” with colourful platinum silicon.

8. Victoria’s Superbaba rolling into Vancouver as a food truck.

9. Where to see one of only 7 surviving Vancouver Interurban streetcars.

City of Vancouver Archives, LGN 1161. Photo BC Electric Railway Company photographer.

10. New online project promotes healthy sexuality for women living with HIV.

11. The story behind that floating lodge docked in Crab Park.

12. 13 quick facts you need to know about B.C.’s upcoming pot laws.

13. The Sellution is moving back to Main Street.

14. This handy interactive crime map shows you which sketchy Vancouver neighbourhoods to avoid.

15. Slide The City: Giant slip and slide returns to Metro Vancouver this summer.

16. Peek inside the brand new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver.

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17. Get spooked at Vancouver’s brand new horror film festival this fall.

18. You can now buy your own mini, fine silver, half-Stanley Cup while you wait for the Canucks to get into the playoffs again.

19. Intergenerational living as an alternative to “aging in loneliness.” 

20. Discover local galleries at this free Mount Pleasant art walk.

21. You need to explore this hidden art studio in Mount Pleasant.

Jay’s ivy covered studio is the first stop on the ROVE map this year.

22. Grassroots arts group celebrates move into new space.

23. We’ve got 19 Vancouver food events for you to check out this May.

24. First exhibition at Queer Arts Festival’s SUM gallery opens next month.

25. VIDEO: Grouse grizzlies emerge from den.

26. Yay? Vancouver is officially the “rattiest city in B.C.”

27. The infamous street goose of Mount Pleasant is back!

View of the 800 and 900 blocks of Granville Street, 1959. Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 672-1

28. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Granville Street.

29. There’s going to be a free Salvador Dali exhibit in Vancouver this summer.

30. A love letter to local craft beer that tastes like…beer.

31. 10 new things to look for on your grocery store shelves in Vancouver this year.

32. Read the sensational tale of a CKNW personality who murdered his wife with poisoned milkshakes in 1965.

Rene Castellani and wife Esther

33. This event spotlights the women “Crushing it” in the Vancouver food industry.

34. This epic meat and beer event will heat up Vancouver again in July.

35. YWCA launches tool to report sexualized advertisements.

36. This Week in History: Walking for peace.

37. Here are all the winners of the 2018 Where to Dine in Vancouver Awards.

Johnny Ward Guest House (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

38. You can spend the night in this historic 1880s house in B.C.’s gold rush country.

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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