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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 […]

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Christianity is where I find meaning in life: Scorsese

by Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service   Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese spoke at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, recently after a private screening of his new film Silence, the formidable saga of Jesuit missionaries in 17th Century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. At the screening, Scorsese reflected […]

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A quirky story of love at Pacific Theatre

Outside Mullingar   Pacific Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season with a story of love and some kind of happiness, in  John Patrick Shanley’s latest work, Outside Mullingar. It’s a charming story of Ireland and the prickly, brooding people who have lived off its land for generations. People like Rosemary and Anthony, a pair of introverted […]

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An Enchanted close to Gallery 7’s season

Gallery 7 Theatre is closing its 2017/2018 “Be Transformed” theatre season, with Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April, adapted by Matthew Barber. Described as “a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday” and “a magical triumph” by the Los Angeles Times and “a comical, restorative journey of discovery” by Daily Variety, Enchanted April is poised to be a […]

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Students gather for God at History Maker

by Keri Vermeulen Imagine thousands of teenaged students from all over British Columbia and Yukon, gathered together over an entire weekend in an arena setting, to connect with each other and God, to learn about Him and to show their enthusiasm while singing along with live worship bands. If you can picture that kind of […]

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Keeping the faith in fundraising

by Marion Van Driel   As the old song says, “Love makes the world go ‘round.” Or does it? Economists likely disagree, suggesting that currency is the axis on which our world spins. As Christians we experience the importance of money to ministry, but without love our efforts become frustratingly empty. Perhaps both are integral […]