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Kate Masri

Recent graduate from the University of Victoria where she obtained a degree in English and Art History, Kate has returned to her favorite city, Vancouver. Growing up on Cortes Island, Kate discovered her love of writing, the arts, and the importance of community. Her other interests include history, travel, environmental sustainability, and outdoor recreation.

Kate has written for the Bowen Island Undercurrent, and has recently worked for the Maritime Museum of B.C. as a writer and researcher, where she helped to uncover and promote the history of Canada’s West Coast.

Origins, Vancouver’s first parkour facility, to open September 10th

Vancouver’s first parkour facility, Origins, will open its doors to the public on September 10th after a long search for an indoor space to practice the unique discipline. After months of...

At Whistler's Crankworx festival, world’s top free-ride mountain bikers show their skills: photos

Crankworx Whistler draws large international crowds of biking enthusiasts, with riders coming from as far as South Africa, the Czech Republic and Japan.

Gay Pride Parade paints Vancouver rainbow colours: slide show

The streets of downtown Vancouver were transformed into a sea of bright feather boas, glitter, and colourful budgie-smugglers as a crowd of over half a million people from around the world gathered...

Vancouver fireworks crowd treated to lively Latin rhythms and world music at Shore Fest

Shore Fest, a musical component of the Celebration of Light, regaled Vancouverites with an eclectic mix of folk, country, and Latin music performances before the fireworks went off on Wednesday...