This Weekend in Vancouver – Candytown takes over Mainland in Yaletown

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association recently announced the 2nd annual free outdoor Christmas festival – Candytown. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people came out to Candytown to kick off the holidays. Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland with some pretty intense decorations I got to scope out last week. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in … Continue reading This Weekend in Vancouver – Candytown takes over Mainland in Yaletown

Great(er) Vancouverite: Moiez Babar

With over 20,000 facebook fans and nearly 5,000 followers on Soundcloud, it’s a little surprising that he’s relatively unknown in Vancouver thus far, but Surrey local Moiez is making waves in the world of dance music. I met with Moiez recently to chat about his views on Vancouver’s electronic music scene and his growth as a DJ. As a Lower Mainland local, it may seem … Continue reading Great(er) Vancouverite: Moiez Babar

Great(er) Vancouverite: Zain Saraswati Jamal

I first met Zain Saraswati Jamal at Vancouver’s first Ladies Who Lunch event where she opened the event with a brief talk and led a meditation session.  I was instantly keen to learn more about her story, and think that she’s a fantastic way to start a series here on La Bona Vivo profiling Great(er) Vancouverites. Vancouver is obviously riddled with yogis and holistic health … Continue reading Great(er) Vancouverite: Zain Saraswati Jamal

“Celebrate! Stanley Park” as it turns 125

On August 24 and 25, the City of Vancouver will be throwing a two-day party for our fair Stanley Park to celebrate its 125th birthday. The 125th anniversary bash is spearheaded by the Vancouver Park Board and will be produced by brand.LIVE, whose résumés include organizing the Squamish Festival and the Celebration of Light. Earlier this week, Vancouver City Council approved the Park Board’s request for city funding … Continue reading “Celebrate! Stanley Park” as it turns 125