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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie: churchforvancouver.com   The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer by bringing in a very strong line-up of musicians, including the likes of Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin and Jim Kweskin. Some of our best local musicians will be at Jericho Beach Park July 13 – 16, […]

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Passion Play, an epic story

by Keri Vermeulen An epic, true story of faith, hope and love is blossoming among the hoodoos and the coulees in the rocky hills of the Canadian Badlands region of Alberta. The unique landscape provides a natural setting and stage for a theatrical experience of the Gospel of Luke. The acclaimed Canadian Bandlands Passion Play […]

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New faith film All Saints

From the studio that brought you Miracles from Heaven, Sony Pictures Releasing Canada has announced the upcoming film All Saints, will be in Canadian theaters Aug. 25. All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny Anglican church he was ordered to shut down, and a group […]

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Bard’s side stage presents romantic comedy and moral drama

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in repertoire with Merchant of Venice on on the Howard Family Stage, June 29 to September 17. Directed by Scott Bellis, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a lively tale of friendship, love and loyalty, with two very funny […]

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Theo’s Feast, The gospel made edible

by Agnes Chung   “Paradise Lost”, “Salt of the Earth”, “A Taste of Grace” and “Love Comes to Town”. These are some exquisite gourmet dishes created with an edible metaphor to communicate the gospel truth through the presentation and flavour of the food, says Gary Stevenson, Theo’s Feast Founder and Simon Fraser University chaplain.  The […]

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Bard on the Beach – Theatre Under the Stars

Bard on the Beach                 Theatre Under the Stars     Bard on the Beach opens For Vancouver theatre-goers, nothing gets the excitement going like the red and white festival-style tent village that pops up along the shores of Kitsilano’s Vanier Park every summer. It’s here, in two theatre tents, that Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare […]

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The Honour Drum

by Keela Keeping   “I always had a sense that I was not participating enough in the discussion of Indigenous people’s issues,” says Tim Huff, best-selling author and Youth Unlimited Toronto youth worker. “As a white guy who spent my adult life involved in social justice issues, when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission started to […]

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Darwin’s replacement found in atomic biology

by Marion Van Driel   For 30 years, researcher Tom Rogers has been studying the origins and cause of life and living matter. The recent release of his book on this subject, Darwin’s Replacement, has special significance for Canada’s 150th birthday. In a country founded on Christianity, Rogers’ passion is to reintroduce the truth of […]

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Communitas Film Club releases second film

The Communitas Film Club is set to release its latest film, a western called The Drifter. Set in 1860 Oregon, the story follows the Drifter, played by Darrin Riga, who is known as the fastest gun in the west. He’s also a loner. While on his way north to Canada, he is ambushed by thugs […]

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Mercy Me Returns To Abbotsford

by Kevin Pollard   When Mercy Me takes the stage in Abbotsford May 11th it will have been three and a half years since they have performed in the area and they will be featuring music from their first new album in three years Lifer, that finds them once again stretching themselves into new musical […]