Jun 10, 2022
How two Indigenous entrepreneurs are using the retail and music industries to get land back, for real
Alyssa Hirose

Most recording artists can point to a specific moment in music that changed their lives. For Dakota Bear, it was the premiere of 8 Mile, the 2002 hip-hop drama starring Eminem. “I didn’t really listen to hip-hop until I watched...

May 13, 2022
Vancouver-based theatre company launches the first national queer and trans playwriting unit in Canada
Alyssa Hirose

“I think what the pandemic has taught us is that in Canada, mobility is the problem, not distance,” says Cameron Mackenzie, artistic and executive director of Zee Zee Theatre. The local company’s new national queer and trans playwriting unit will bring...

May 6, 2022
Kostuik Gallery is taking a walk down memory lane for its silver jubilee
Rushmila Rahman

While COVID had some businesses closing up shop, Jennifer Kostuik’s art gallery in Yaletown pulled off some of its biggest art sales to date. “The biggest competition is not necessarily other art galleries—it's travel and people's lifestyles being so busy,”...

Mar 18, 2022
Hey, local makers: Now’s the time to enter the Made in Vancouver Awards
Alyssa Hirose

We’re coming at you today with a call from our sister publication, Vancouver magazine: their Made in Vancouver Awards are in full swing, and the deadline to apply is April 15. The Made in Vancouver Awards celebrate the city’s best makers.

Mar 7, 2022
YVR Screen Scene announces film screening and gala fundraiser for Ukraine
Alyssa Hirose

To show support and raise money for the people of Ukraine, local podcast YVR Screen Scene is hosting a gala fundraiser at the VIFF Centre. The evening focuses on a screening of Maidan, a 2014 documentary by Ukrainian filmmaker Sergey Loznitsa...

Feb 25, 2022
10 live events to check out in B.C. in March 2022
Rushmila Rahman

With pandemic restrictions gradually being lifted in B.C., we’re slowly but surely making the space to reintroduce live arts and culture into our daily lives. After two whole years of quarantines and mandatory distancing, the need to have fun as a community...

Feb 18, 2022
Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 party is March 1, and you’re invited
By BCBusiness

Our sister publication is hosting a party for the 50 most influential people in Vancouver, and like any good sibling, we’re passing along the invite. (Don’t tell our parents.) (Just kidding; if the ruling “parents” in this case are provincial...

Feb 15, 2022
Futurpreneur launches “Startup and Prosper” podcast for young Black entrepreneurs
Alyssa Hirose

Black entrepreneurs (and anyone looking for some major biz-related inspiration) can look forward to tuning in to Futurpreneur’s first-ever podcast. Startup and Prosper launches at the end of this month, and according to host Mona-Lisa Prosper, it’s as uplifting as it...

Feb 11, 2022
Bob Rennie donates $7.8 million to new Chinese Canadian museum in Wing Sang building
Alyssa Hirose

In a press conference in Vancouver on February 11, Bob Rennie announced that the Wing Sang building (currently home to Rennie’s corporate headquarters and the Rennie Museum) will transition to housing the new Chinese Canadian Museum, the first of its kind...

Feb 10, 2022
There’s a Richmond-based garment factory making clothes for the metaverse
Alyssa Hirose

You might not expect a 29-year-old garment factory to embrace the cutting-edge, complex technology of 2022 (most 29-year-olds I know don’t even have TikTok), but that hasn't stopped Precision Design Group. The Richmond-based company has been pattern-drafting, cutting, sample-making and manufacturing...

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