Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

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- 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- 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-Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival-2008

Heather Bissonnette and City Lights are loving up Shakespeare in the summer of ’08 down at Vanier Beach. Christopher Gaze, the Artistic Director behind Bard on the Beach, explains what makes the event so special. “What we did here at Vanier Park, essentially what was different from other places was to open the back. I’d […]

BCSPCA- Toy Drive

Shauna Baker and City Lights are out at the BCSPCA Toy Drive to find out just what’s going on in the name of pets. Rhonda Sherwood, SPCA, Chair of Vancouver Community Council, describes her involvement with the SPCA Toy Drive as coming from “something I was really ignorant to…the value of toys for animals, especially shelter animals. […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Shauna Baker, City Lights, and 300,000 people are out in the cold on a December 7th afternoon to participate in the holiday extravaganza that is the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.  2008 is the fifth year of the Santa Claus Parade, and spectators are lined up thick along the parade route, starting at Boughton and Georgia […]

Grouse Mountain- The Peak of Christmas

The Peak of Christmas, on Grouse Mountain, is one of Vancouver’s favourite holiday traditions. Ryan Lowe and City Lights are up at snowy heights to discover why. After making a bee-line straight to Santa’s lap to garner the  promise of a new snowboard, Ryan learns that there are many more attractions up on Grouse Mountain […]

Parkour

Many of us know what it is but might not know what it’s called. If this is you, or you know what it is and have been curious to learn more, here’s your lesson! Parkour! Parkour is the crazy, admirable combo of martial arts and gymnastics action that has risen to popularity and has most […]

Novus Free Talk-Halloween

The costume is the one thing us Vancouverites are most concerned about when it comes to Halloween. It’s all about the costume. Once you’ve got that, anything goes. Novus Free Talk discovers that we are a nation of die-hard trick and treaters, pulling off amazing costumes, amazing feats, and amazing times.  Here are some of the […]

Novus Free Talk- Sex and the City

Novus Free Talk is back, this time interviewing passersby to see which character from the enormously popular TV show, “Sex and the City” that they identify with most. While the majority of women Novus spoke with on the street know the show and can identify with one of the characters, men, when asked who they “identify” […]