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Two Fun and Informative MOV Workshops to Put on Your Calendar This Month

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From a unique opportunity to commune with nature, to tuning into your self and getting crafty, Museum of Vancouver‘s August programming is front-loaded with rad workshops we think you should know about.

First up: Another wave of summer-y weather should make for the perfect opportunity to take a stroll through the MOV’s Unity Indigenous Plant Garden during one of two Unity Garden Plant Walk with Deanna Miller sessions slated for Friday, August 11th. During each 45-minute-long walk Miller, a Katzie First Nation educator and creator of sxwnem, will be sharing her wisdom on Indigenous plant uses and plant/land/language connections. Space is still available for the morning walk (11:15am-Noon) and afternoon time slot (1-1:45pm) and will cost you about $30 – a fair price for some invaluable knowledge! More details and tickets can be found here.

Then, two days later on August 13th, local artist (also writer and choreographer), Sarah Wong, is hosting Across Our Queer Bodies: A Sash Decorating Textile Workshop to Celebrate Pride. Participants in this 2.5-hour-long workshop will brainstorm and decorate their own sash, while exploring the idea of “pageant sashes as wearable objects of pride that reflect both movements of resistance and expressions of fantastical glamour” and “the ways their bodies can act as a canvas for expressions of queer multiplicity.” Materials are included in the ticket price (available on a $20-55 sliding scale) and no sewing experience is required – but Pride, curiosity, open-mindedness, and any additional adornments you might want to use to personalize your sash are all encouraged. Sounds like a super fun and informative way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Details and registration here.


Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
604-736-4431

Four Super Tasty Spots to Catch a Canucks Game in East Van

It’s been over a decade since there’s been “can’t miss” hockey in Vancouver! As the playoffs approach, here’s a list of a few of my favourite spots with great food and full-volume sound to catch a game.

Merci Bakery is Now Open for Business

This popular Farmers Market staple is now ready to open doors at their new brick-and-mortar Commercial Drive location.

Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.