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Covenant Awards Coming to Vancouver

by Kevin Pollard   The 36th Annual Covenant Awards presented by the Gospel Music Association of Canada will be held for the first time here on the West Coast at Christian Life Assembly in Langley on November 13. GMA Canada is associated with our southern neighbour’s equivalent Dove Awards and will be presenting awards once […]

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We Make Stuff Volume 2

by Marion Van Driel WeMakeStuff Volume 1, eight years in the making, is a beautiful coffee table book featuring 100 artists from Greater Vancouver. It was successfully published and launched in 2012, showcasing the creativity of local Christian artists and innovators. In a matter of days, WeMakeStuff Volume 02 will be available for pre-purchase. This […]

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Pursuing excellence, provoking thought

by Keri Langley If you are Christian (or not) and enjoy live theatre (or are willing to try), then you need to get to know these three names: Pacific Theatre, SAMC, and Gallery 7. Each of these theatre companies – one professional, one university and one community – presents some of the best theatre in […]

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Tallest man in Canada to play Goliath

A Toronto man has been cast to play the role of Goliath in the new move, David and Goliath. Standing at 7’8, Jerry Sokolosky is also one of the tallest men in the world. “Jerry was a tremendous blessing,” says the director Tim Chey. “We didn’t want to create a CGI imitation like The Incredible […]

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Ben-Hur remake

Paramount, MGM sign Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce Ben-Hur The movie tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince who was betrayed by his best friend and sold into slavery, only to return and wreak his vengeance [and ultimately meets Jesus]. Ben-Hur is about to get a face-lift. The iconic 1956 Charlton […]

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Mission Folk Music Festival 2014

The Mission Folk Music Festival brings the world to Mission. In its 27 year history it has brought over 2,500 musicians, singers and dancers from nearly 100 countries to the festival stage in the Fraser River Heritage Park, creating a village of cultures, languages and peoples under the banner of music. This year’s festival will […]

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Vancouver Folk Festival

Every year I enjoy scanning the roster of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival for signs of faith. While I love the diversity of musicians – there’s no better way to get a taste of world music in Vancouver – I also like to discover the Christians in their midst. Sunday morning is a particular treat […]

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Nightslide Concerts for youth

Award winning  Jordan Klassen (son of CGMA award winning Lianna Klassen) is gathering steam across the continent as his joy-filled show brings a musicality and infectious creativity that begs you climb aboard. Wherever you are on your journey, The Tourist Company (who began their travels together at Camp on Keats Island and have recently won […]

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TUTS Inspiring generations

Theatre Under the Stars has been gathering people into the lush beauty of Stanley Park’s forest for an evening of high calibre musical theatre since 1940. Among the garden flowers and the trees, the Malkin Bowl will come alive again this summer as Theatre Under the Stars presents musical versions of Shrek (opening July 11) […]

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We Make Stuff Volume 1

I’m heading into the studio this month to begin work on a new Christmas project. My home church (Blue Mountain Baptist in Coquitlam) has asked me to write a new song every Christmas for the past two decades, so this album will feature several of those originals. The project will release October 15th, 2014. Although […]