Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dragon Boat Festival

Heather Bissonnette reports from the waterfront for the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival 2008. It’s the 20th anniversary of this annual event, which is held at Creekside Park and Concord Pacific Place. Anita Webster, Communications Manager of the Dragon Boat Festival, describes how the day couldn’t be better with record crowds and perfect weather; […]

Free Outdoor Yoga- Canada Place

A chance for yogis to get their groove on. Victoria Bidewell tries out the free yoga sessions taking place over the warmer months at Canada Place, on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver. Classes are held on the observation deck of Canada Place where participants not only strengthen and relax their bodies with this ancient practice, […]

Car Free Day- Main Street

Cara Yeates is on Main Street amidst crowds of thousands for its annual Car Free Day. Billy Collins, Event Co-ordinator, describes Car Free Day as, “a Vancouver wide event that originated from the Commercial Drive fest four years ago. The idea this year was the organizers of the Commercial Drive event decided to expand the […]

Vancouver Film Race 2008

Nicola Anderson is at the Ridge Theatre in West Vancouver for the International Fast Films 24 hr. Film Festival. Film races are only for the fast and the furious, and are based around a few simple rules: participants are given 24 hours in which to write, shoot, edit, and drop the film off to location for […]

Greek Summer Festival 2008

Nicola Anderson is reporting for City Lights at the Greek Summer Fest, the main fundraiser of the year for the Greek community of East Vancouver. The festival runs on Boundary Rd. from June 27th to July 6th, from noon to eleven p.m., a total of nine days of the very things that make the world go […]

Yaletown Grand Prix 2008

Heather Bissonnette takes us down to 2008’s Yaletown Grand Prix which took place on Canada Day. This is the 5th annal Grand Prix, the biggest event to date, with over 300 racers competing in over 6 events, not to mention the 20,000 plus spectators.  Paul Done, the Event Director, explains that, “although bike racing looks […]

Kitsilano Showboat

Fun times are had at Showboat, a local tradition here in Vancouver since 1935 when a stage was put up along Cornwall Avenue and local performers, musicians, and actors could do their thing in front of an enthusiastic audience. The Showboat is a beautiful open-air amphitheatre with the ocean and mountains providing a natural backdrop. Throughout the […]

Are You Our Next Style Spy Girl?

Ishra Sharif of the Style Spy is with Novus TV in Metrotown for the’s search for the next Style Spy girl. Style Spy ambassadors are on hand looking for fashionable girls to enter in the contest, by signing up online as a Style Spy member they receive free beauty products and the chance to […]

The Cheaper Show No.8

Cara Yeates takes Novus TV to Gastown to one of the hottest exhibitions of the year, the Cheaper Show No.8, at 142 Waterstreet where admission is free and all art costs only $200. The array of artists exhibiting at this show is what makes the event so popular, having become the largest recurring one night […]