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Ashley Whillans

Passionate about story-telling, Ashley has studied acting, singing and painting. Often more interested in writing than studying, she has also worked as a staff writer for The Ubyssey - UBC's bi-weekly student newspaper as well as an Arts and Entertainment editor for The Other Press, Douglas College's student newspaper.

After completing her psychology degree at UBC she aspires to move on to complete a masters in journalism.

Fun Fact: She was 'the stink-eye girl' aka Katrina DeVoort in Jason Reitman's blockbuster Juno.

Little Bastards look to shake up the Vancouver theatre scene

Newly minted theatre company, the Little Bastards, hope to make audiences once again excited about theatre with their inaugural show Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang playing at Studio 16 from July

Gourmet, the easy way

Thanks to DC Food Concepts, a gourmet meal is less than thirty minutes away.

Colourful and culturally rich Sawan Mela Festival comes to Stanley Park this weekend

The 8th Annual Sawan Mela Festival is taking place this weekend at Stanley Park's Lumberman Arch on Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13. A free event that features live performances, and a Bollywood m

Simplicity and Sheer Talent serve as the inspiration behind the Vancouver production of Nine

Twenty-three women, one aspiring filmmaker and a 10 piece orchestra make beautiful music together as part of the Vancouver production of Nine, playing at Performance Works on Granville Island until Ju

Schema Magazine and Sammie Jo Productions raise funds and fun for Giant Robot Magazine at Fortune Sound Club

Schema Magazine, in conjunction with Sammie Jo Productions and Giant Robot Magazine, invaded the Vancouver party scene on Thursday night with their combined fundraiser, dance-party and talent show: We

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken brings the house down Bollywood-style

Since forming Bollywood Shenanigans, Munish Sharma and Leena Manro have written and performed over two-hundred sketches. This week they are adding to their already impressive resumes with the best-...

CBC celebrates

Last night a who's who of Canadian television came together for a cocktail reception at CBC's Studio 40. The reception celebrated a difficult and successful year, as well as the renewal of Being Eric

RePercussion at Vogue Theatre brings Bhangra fever downtown

So just what is Bhangra? Originating in India and Pakistan it is an art form that encompasses expression, movement and dance. Once performed by Punjabi wheat farmers to pass time while working in...