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Harvest Haus teams with the PNE to create “Harvestland”

Vancouver, BC (April 25, 2019) — The producers of Vancouver’s flagship Oktoberfest party, Harvest Haus, are pleased to announce their partnership with the iconic Pacific National…

Classic, Southern-style barbecue event series heats up for the summer

Vancouver, BC, April 24, 2019 – Four friends who share a love for good-ol’, Southern-style barbecue come together this month to kick-start summer’s much anticipated…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Jim and Maria

Walking through the doors of Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, you are immediately thrown into the hustle and bustle of busy bodies and smiling faces. Greeted by…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Brian

After 8 years of volunteering on the Board of Directors for the VGH Thrift Store, Brian Jones’ enthusiasm is still as infectious as if it…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet James

Hardly ever in one place for long, you’ll see James, the store manager racing between the back room and the front counter. James steers the…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet José

José has been a volunteer at the VGH Thrift Store for just over a year as a cashier. Like many of the volunteers, José wears…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Andrea

The back room of the VGH Thrift Store is comparable to Santa’s workshop where all of the magic happens. Buzzing with action, we managed to…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Lisa

If Lisa isn’t pages deep into the latest horror novel, it is very likely you will find her buried in the bookshelves at the VGH…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Sarah

Perhaps you have seen her working at Shoppers Drug Mart or strolling through the neighbourhood, but there is a good chance you will find Sarah…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Sheldon

Tucked away behind a large box of kale, Sheldon tries to keep up with the restocking of produce at Kiwassa’s low-cost produce market. Sheldon has…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Eleni

Eleni Kottos is the type of person that makes Monday mornings feel like Friday afternoons. This bubbly volunteer works the front counter at the Hastings…

Volunteer Week in The East Village: Meet Anne

You may recognize this familiar face from Shane Simpson’s office, but outside of the office, Anne continues to be a valuable and integral part of…

BIA WEEK IN VANCOUVER #30YEARSTRONG

This week we are celebrating 30 Years of Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Vancouver! The very first BIA in Vancouver was established in 1989 and…

2019 Chocolate Challenge at The Gourmet Warehouse

The Gourmet Warehouse hosts this annual event to support local programs involving kids and food. This years proceeds from the event will benefit Vancouver Firefighter…

2019 Vancouver Magazine Finalists

Every year, Vancouver magazine recognizes the best and brightest in Vancouver’s thriving culinary scene at its annual Restaurant Awards. This year, we’re celebrating a very special…

Spring Information Sessions @ HSCPC 2019

Come join us on one of the following Information Session dates to learn more about volunteering at the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre. (more…)

Spring Community Clean-Up Dates 2019

Removing debris and unwanted graffiti not only makes the neighbourhood cleaner, it also makes it safer. Research has shown that systematic removal of garbage and…

Dining Out For Life: A Loving Spoonful

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019, JOIN US AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AS WE HELP OTHERS ONE SPOONFUL AT A TIME! On Thursday, March 14, 2019,…

MI CASA ES BREW CASA: TACOFINO BEER DINNER SERIES

For the second consecutive year, Tacofino will pair its beloved Baja-by-way-of-West-Coast cuisine with BC’s craft beer community when it continues its sold-out monthly Beer Dinner…

Meet Andrew Nemr: Executive Director of Vancouver Tap Dance Society

After months of touring across the globe, on October 29th, Andrew Nemr found himself in Vancouver. Two years ago, Andrew received a call from Sas…

Between The Buns Crawl Presented by Vancouver Foodster

Join the crawl and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants/establishments in the East Village of vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on…

Artisan Distillers Canada is proud to announce the 2019 results for the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

Vancouver, BC (February 5, 2019): Canada’s only national spirit competition reserved exclusively for small distilleries announces its results. The competition’s national panel of independent judges…

Sweet Potato, Leek and Butternut Squash Soup

Ready in under 30 minutes, this comforting soup won’t make you feel guilty. Find all these ingredients locally in our neighbourhood. Sweet Potato, Leek and…

Candy Grams are BACK!

CandyGrams are on sale now! Don’t delay and purchase today! Each CandyGram purchased means 2 meals can be provided for individuals and families in need,…