Monthly Archives: February 2009

Chinese New Year Celebration

Shauna Baker is reporting for City Lights down at the Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Gardens to celebrate the Chinese New Year, welcoming in the Year of the Ox.  “The history of the garden is actually a scholar’s home, and this was built 23 years ago. Everything here is brought from China so it is a very unique […]

City Lights- Mavi Jeans Gastown Grand Opening Party

Heather Bissonnette is down in Gastown at 355 Water St., at the new location of the Mavi Jeans store. There were a lot of fashionistas down at the grand opening party, as well as just ordinary people searching for that pair of perfecting fitting pants. According to many there, Mavi jeans just simply fit and look […]

City Lights- Pangea Day

This is something I had thought about for ages and didn’t realize had actually been done. How awesome. Pangea Day is a four hour program of short films, live music, and visionary speakers. The event is broadcasted live from six nations worldwide, in seven languages, to millions of viewers all over the globe who experience it […]

City Lights- City Chase

The Mitsubishi City Chase is part obstacle course, part scavenger hunt. It takes place every year across Canada, and in preparation for the 2009 event, we’ve decided to take a look at last year’s footage of our Novus TV host Sarah Westwood out at the UBC Ropes Course. Carina Holtby of Vancouver City Chase explains […]

City Lights-Disc Golf

Sarah Westwood is out with professional disc golfer Steve Crichton to try out her frisbee skills, and really just learn what disc golf…is. “Well, it’s just like regular ball golf in the sense that you’ve got a tee, and you’ve got your eventual outcome, in this case a basket instead of a hole. So, the main concept […]

City Lights- Chinese Night Market 2008

Heather Bissonnette brings us to Vancouver’s Chinatown to check out the local night market. Right in the center of Chinatown, not only are there good deals to be had on a range of products from hand-crafted bags, clothing, jewelry and ornaments, there are many stalls with second hand items that can quell your bargain hunting urges, […]

City Lights- Movers & Shapers Exhibit

Ishra Sharif is at the Vancouver Museum to check out last year’s exhibit, Movers & Shapers 2008. Movers & Shapers was exhibited in both 2004 and 2007. 2008’s exhibit was the culmination of the two previous years; it profiled twice as many designers as in previuos years, twenty, and the designers’ spaces were larger, with more events surrouding […]

City Lights-The Sunday Service

“We do a weekly show here at the Hennessey at 9 pm on Sundays where we take suggestions from the audience and we make up comedic scenes on the spot,” says Kevin Lee of the Sunday service.  “We weave the audience’s words into a tapestry of gold.”  “We have a bit more of an alternative […]

Novus Free Talk-Victoria Day

May long weekend is coming!! Let’s get excited. With a false Spring showing its face, I think I speak for all of us when I say we are eagerly anticipating the real thing. Victoria Day has always been the jumping off spot for the onslaught of warm weather and here we look at what Vancouverites […]

City Lights- H&M Store Opening

H&M has long been a fashion staple. I remember the day when I set foot in Europe eight years ago to be blown away  by the store and so utterly disappointed to have to return back to Vancouver a year later where such a thing did not exist. (Not even in North America yet). But […]