November 11, 2013 marked the 94th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the 1st World War. Metro Vancouver has over 16 locations that hold a ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who fought in all wars to protect our country and allowed us to become the nation we are today.
This year marked the 7th season of Eco Fashion Week and people from all over Vancouver dressed to impress at the show. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the purpose of Eco-fashion week, the founder Myriam Laroche explained a little bit about the concept at the Thrift Chic Challenge.
“It’s about changing the clothing industry,” Laroche said. It’s ”about finding new ways to make [fashion] eco-friendly and to find your own eco-recipe for fashion.”
I had a chance to enjoy one of the ninety shows that are taking place at The Vancouver Fringe Festival this year on Friday September 6th. The show’s title was Fractured, a play about a fictional school shooting that followed an open discussion format for the length of the 75 minute show. Nine kids, who played the part of witnesses to the school shooting, talked about their experience- interacting with both each other and the audience.
With Fall just around the corner, local produce is in full bloom as harvest season is among us. Instead of buying your fruits and vegetables from Safeway or Superstore, (which are usually Mexican or Californian grown) check out the selection at any of the 7 locations of the Vancouver Farmers Markets.
Well folks, the weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse and it seems we are heading into rainy season once again. Many may disagree, but as someone who was born and raised in Vancouver, I kind of love the rain. The smell of rain hitting the hot pavement, drinking tea while wearing slippers and watching the rain roll down the window, fuzzy socks. It’s great.
Band: Within Rust
Genre: Progressive Rock/ Alternative Metal/ Post Hardcore
Band Members: Nolen Scott (Vocals/Keys), Matt Gage (Guitar), Lewis Scott (Drums), John Waldock (Bass)
Check out their EP: withinrust.bandcamp.com
Bus rides have always been a torturous task for many. From the loud cries of babies and their strollers taking 15% of the buses space to people eating smelly tuna sandwiches next to you, it’s no wonder cars are a blessing. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford cars. For those who are lacking luck and have to ride the bus every day, here are some ways you can make your ride less of a living hell.
Vancouver Fashion Week is a much anticipated event that occurs twice a year to showcase Spring/Summer Collections and Fall/Winter Collections. I was one of the very few lucky individuals that received an all access media pass for the five day event held at the Chinese Cultural Centre.