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Local Art Sale to Support Indian Residential School Survivors On Now Until July 4th

From June 30th to July 4th, fourteen local artists come together for a special virtual art sale to benefit the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).

Paintings, ceramics and more will be available to purchase from the following artists:

Olivia Di Liberto, Nicole Ponsart, Shawna Kiesman, Carlyn Yandle, Zoe Cire, Jack Kenna, Maggee Day, Monique Motut-Firth, Taryn Sheppard, Laura Clark, Jonathan H Alfaro, Mark George, May Ann Villanueva, and Gillian Haigh.

Stay tuned to artist/organizer Gillian Haigh’s Instagram feed for more info. Once the art show is live you can arrange your purchase(s) either via DM or by emailing [email protected]. Pick-up takes place the following week on Wednesday, July 7th and Friday, July 9th between 5pm and 8pm at 160 Pandora Street.

The IRSSS is a well-established BC organization working to support Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with intergenerational traumas through various programs including counselling, court support, workshops, education and more. Learn more about their efforts and services by visiting irsss.ca.

160 Pandora Street
Neighbourhood: Burnaby
160 Pandora St.

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.

Turn Up for the Inaugural Tequila & Agave Festival, Vancouver!

Although the main Grand Tasting event is sold out, there are still several other opportunities to get in on the action. For your convenience, we've rounded up a list of the festival's satellite and industry-centred events - don't wait to grab your tickets!