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Filipino community event at City Hall

Filipino Community Event at City Hall When: Sunday March 30th, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Where: Committee Room 1 at City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON Please RSVP here. This community meeting has been organized through conversations that Councilor Mihevc has had with members of the Filipino community about some of …

IDRN Scholars’ Cafe Magic Metals: Social and Environmental Aspects of the Rare Earth Industries

IDRN Scholars’ Cafe Magic Metals: Social and Environmental Aspects of the Rare Earth Industries Dr. Saleem Ali  Director, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland Professor of Environmental Studies, Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont Friday, March 21, 2014 — 10:30am – 12:00pm Liu Institute for Global Issues, 3rd Floor Boardroom Please RSVP …

Tourism Vancouver releases 2014 festival statistics and Best Bite award winners

Photo: Facebook Page of Dine Out Vancouver Festival Vancouver, BC (March 19, 2014): Contributing an estimated $3.9 million to the local economy, the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival continued to show growth and expansion with a record-setting number of participating restaurants, increased bookings and more culinary event attendance than ever before. After yet another successful year, …

International Women’s Day celebrated in Richmond, BC

  “He (Rabindranath Tagore) wished to bring out into the open, and consciously, and critically look at the position of women in society. He wanted his stories to be the mirror in which men will see themselves in new light as because it’s necessary to change the way men look at themselves in order to …

Featured Vancouverite: Linda Poole, founder of Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  Linda Poole spent 12 years working abroad alongside her husband in the Canadian Foreign Service – and when she returned to Vancouver, she was instantly reminded of her love for the city’s blossoming cherry trees. Linda soon turned her passion into a citywide celebration: she created the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, taking inspiration from …

Lights, Camera, Action: Hollywood North coming to a screen near you

  As the fourth-largest centre for film and TV production in North America, Vancouver – also known as “Hollywood North” – continues to be a hotspot of filming activity. Chalk it up to low production costs, a climate conducive to all-year shooting and one heck of a good-looking city – whatever the case, Vancouver is …

Kids helping kids: a Haiyan story

  Precocious, principled. A kid who forever changes you with her exuberance and sunshine smile. She will rally a whole school behind her cause. She will give you your change, even if it is just one cent. She will save the world. She is Abi. Her world and the Philippines collided because of Haiyan. Her …

Learn more about living in British Columbia

Join the BC Housing Benefits and Assistance Seminar on Thursday, February 27, 2014 courtesy of SUCCESS Tricities located at 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, V3B 8A09. Learn more about affordable subsidized housing for families and rental assistance for low and middle income households. Discussions about the eligibility and application process will also be …

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