The Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The TD International Jazz Festival in Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most anticipated yearly events. With 1800 performers, 400 concerts, and 40 different venues in 2008, all free, its easy to see why. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the best of its kind, as quoted on the Coastal Jazz and Blues website, “If […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]