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Mercedes Grant

Savvy travel hacker explains how to fly abroad on the cheap

Travel the world for next to nothing with not-so-secret travel hacking tips from entrepreneur and travel coach Matt Bailey

The haunting story of local filmmaker Daniel Northcott's dying wish

When Vancouver’s Erin Northcott inherited the estate of her late brother, 29 year old filmmaker Daniel Northcott, she found herself in possession of over 1,000 hours of verite-style footage from each...

Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan reveals origins of controversial garment

Local filmmaker and Afghan-Canadian Brishkay Ahmed explores the history and mysterious origins of the burqa in Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan.

Your Green Family Blueprint and The Going Green 7 Day Online Challenge

 “Sustainability”, “eco-friendly” are the usual buzz words put forward as alternatives to ecological apocalypse. But what do these words really mean? Author and sustainability coach Tracy...

DOXA 2011 - Beautiful storytelling in The Florestine Collection

Released in April of this year, The Florestine Collection follows the story of experimental animator Helen Hill as she and her husband Paul Gailiunas, navigate art and life in New Orleans. Mirroring...

Edible British Columbia brings chefs and gourmands together at Best Market Dinner

Edible British Columbia’s mandate is to provide locally produced food. The EBC’s delightfully indulgent Best Market Dinners exemplify the program’s success. 

Short films impress at Women In Film and Television Film Festival

The 6th annual Women In Film and Television Film Festival kicked off in Vancouver at the Vancity Theatre on March 4th.  The Reel Women series showcased the diversity of the female perspective...

An enlightening evening with Baljit Rayat and Derrick Bauman

Baljit Rayat and Soundscape Producer Derrick Bauman came together to share their talents with a unique audience at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Rayat is trained as a Reiki Master, Akashic Record...

SOS Cuisine to the rescue

Do you need to get your eating habits on the right track? Look no further than SOSCuisine, a brilliant new site dedicated to your well-being

TEDxOilSpill Vancouver Meetup: inspiring local and global transformation

Vancouver's first TEDxOilSpill Meetup group, held Monday, July 12th, brought together a group of seven people, most of us strangers, but all of us passionate and frustrated by the Deep Water Horizon