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Upcoming Events in Vancouver:

Date/Time Event
22/11/2017 - 24/12/2017
All Day
Vancouver Christmas Market
Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Choral Music for Christ the King
Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver
25/11/2017 - 16/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Almost, Main by John Cariani
Pacific Theatre, Vancouver
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Our Stories Shape Us

: history, faith & practice of the indigenous church in Canada by Marion Van Driel Anyone who has experienced a broken relationship knows that the mending requires long- term commitment to restore trust and wholeness. A half-hearted effort or quick “I’m sorry” won’t bring back long-term health. The journey towards reconciliation is long and often […]


The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie:   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, […]


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 […]


Vancouver – One Church: Voices Together; Catholics & Evangelicals; One City, One Message

by Flyn Ritchie   Three key events will draw the city church together over the next month: Voices Together, a chance to worship together on Canada’s 150th birthday; Catholics & Evangelicals: What Can We Learn from Each Other?; and One City, One Message. Voices Together The fourth Voices Together gathering will take place on Canada […]


First Nations Cultural Awareness Dinner

by Angelos Kyriakides   Culture is a valuable part of life. It shapes our traditions, helps teach the next generation important lessons, and is a reflection of beautiful variety, endowed by our Creator. While there’s no such thing as an infallible, perfect culture, we can hardly deny the role it plays in maintaining a happy […]


Know your neighbourhood

An interview with Dr. Ray Bakke Perhaps the first name that comes to mind when you think about the idea of exegeting your neighbourhood is Dr. Ray Bakke, a founding father of urban theology, popular author and speaker, and one of  the keynote speakers for this year’s Regent College’s Pastors and Leaders Conference, May 10-12. […]


One City, One Message

by Pastor Mark Glanville The same sermon theme will be preached in over 150 Vancouver churches on Sunday June 11, on our theme: Welcoming the stranger. Together, we are sending a unified message to the city, a vision of the kingdom: the radical welcome of God, in Christ. The idea for One City, One Message came […]


Vancouver Bach Festival

by Marion Van Driel Johann Sebastian Bach fans will be delighted to know that JS is coming to Vancouver in August. Well, maybe not Bach himself, but a veritable ‘who’s who’ of performers showcasing his timeless musical works. Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is pleased to present the Bach Festival from August 2 – 12 with […]


Come on kids, let’s put on a show

by Keri Vermeulen   Interviewing the two directors of this year’s Theatre Under the Stars shows at the same time is at once fun and professional, nostalgic and modern, hilarious and thoughtful. Sipping latte’s in a favourite Commercial Drive coffee shop with Shel Piercy and Sarah Rodgers, one gets the feeling that the kids from […]


Vancouver Folk Festival: July 15-17

by Flyn Ritchie   If you’re not a regular at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, this might be a good year to go (July 15 – 17). One headliner is Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn. He will perform on the mainstage Sunday night, looking out over Jericho Beach. Cockburn is a significant Canadian artist, producing […]