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    글/ 사진: 이덕일 기자/ 코리안 뉴스   지난해에 이어 6월 9일부터 6월 19일까지 밴쿠버 아일랜드Comox Valley에서 열리는 수산물 페스티벌/EXPO를 다녀왔다. 벌써 10년째 치러지는 연례 행사이어서 내년에도 개최할 예정이다. 지난해 모습과 다른 점은 우선 규모이다. 작년에 비해 규모가 훨씬 커졌다는 것이다. 참여 기업은 물론 축제에 참여하기 위해 방문한 방문객이 많아졌다는 점이다. 올해는 국제적으로 더

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Vancouver Audio Show Tickets now on-sale, grab your discount online!

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  Chester Group Exhibitions are pleased to announce that the 2015 Vancouver Audio Show details are now live along with online discounted tickets. The show will take place between Friday May 8th and Sunday May 10th. CG will be updating the latest Exhibitor list in the coming days and special event announcements will follow over

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Urban Visions Collide in ‘Char Bagh’

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    As part of this year’s PuSh Festival, experience four methods of storytelling on January 31.   Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and pathways; a space for exchange and contemplation. Digital Handloom is a Vancouver communication and cultural engagement practice by Manjot Bains and Naveen Girn.

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Dine Out™ in January

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  Canada’s largest annual restaurant festival kicks off January 16.   Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.     Now in its 13th year, the festival gives diners the opportunity to select from

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La Dolce Vita: Vancouver’s Italian Film Festival

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  Featuring classics and new releases, the fest runs January 9 to 15. Now in its second year, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival invites you to luxuriate in the glories of Italian Cinema, past and present.   Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Centre, the Italian Consulate, Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and VIFF

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Vancouver on the Verge of a Comedy Coup-

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    With a ‘nobody’s going to get famous’ attitude, BC comics get noticed.   By Sarah Berman, TheTyee.ca   In Little Mountain Gallery on a Tuesday night, the line between comedy show and hanging out at a friend’s place is charmingly blurred. At this show, billed “Ring-a-Ding-Dong-Dandy,” beer comes out of a picnic cooler,

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Immigrant Expo Returns to Vancouver

  A free day-long career, education and settlement fair takes place October 6.   Thousands of immigrants arrive in Metro Vancouver yearly with ambitions for their family’s future. However, many have little knowledge of the reality of Canadian living—from continuing education to obtaining employment and getting settled.   Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank, in association

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VIVA VLAFF!

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    What to see at this year’s Latin American Film Festival.   By Aurora Tejeida   Can’t wait for VIFF to get here? Well, there’s still a week left to check out Vancouver’s Latin American Film Festival, which runs until September 7. It’s your chance to learn about Latin American culture through the lens

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Last chance to see Vancouver’s Celebration of Light!

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  Third and final installment of the annual fireworks festival represents Japan on August 2.   Thousands will gather in downtown Vancouver to view the third and final performance of the 2014 Honda Celebration of Lights on August 2. Japan competes against France and the United States for this year’s title.   If you’ve missed

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Chile Out

Venezuelan film “Bad Hair” screens at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

    Chilean filmmakers featured at Vancouver’s 12th Latin American Film Festival.   The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, running from August 28 to Sept 7, announced its 2014 film lineup last week. The 12th annual festival features 73 films, including 36 feature-length films screened in three venues in downtown Vancouver.   The program’s Panorama

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FIFA fans unite at Carnaval del Sol

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    There is no better crowd than Latin American soccer fanatics. Celebration heats up July 5.   By Aurora Tejeida   Last Friday Facebook announced that a total of 141 million people had commented about, liked or shared posts about the World Cup. In comparison, the Super Bowl  got some 50 million people commenting

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A Midsummer Night’s Stage

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    The Shakespeare festival Bard on the Beach turns 25 with the return of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   By Tanvi Bhatia   It’s no secret that William Shakespeare is the most famous name in the book when it comes to theatre.   Vancouver is lucky enough to not only have a large variety

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Free Jazz

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    As part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, fiery hip-hoppers from Montreal Nomadic Massive played a free show at Robson Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on June 22. Billed as “music without borders,” the group threw down funky jams in five languages.   Ethiopian-born Israeli singer Ester Rada also graced

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Space Jam

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    New Surrey Night Market to launch on July 4 featuring a Star Trek simulation.   Who: Satbir Cheema, PICS What: Surrey Night Market When: July 4 to August 30 on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds at 6050 176 Street How much: $2 admission, free parking.

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City of Bhangra celebrates 10 years

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    By Tanvi Bhatia   This year marks the tenth anniversary of the City of Bhangra Festival in Vancouver. Bhangra is a style of Punjabi folk dance, song and rhythm.   For ten years now, City of Bhangra has been celebrating the dance with a showcase of bhangra acts of all different styles, featuring

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See What’s Growing in Vancouver

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    Why locals love their farmers’ markets.   By Abeer Yusuf   They appear like mushrooms every spring and summer, forming an important fabric of the Vancouver identity—the weekly farmers’ market.   A way of bridging the gap between the farm producers and the end customer, farmers’ markets are the perfect weekend activity that

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Sweet Dreams

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    The Richmond Night Market kicks off the summer with ‘Candyland’ theme   By Abeer Yusuf   What: Official Richmond Night Market When: May 16 to October 13, 2014, Friday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sundays and holidays from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, close

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Hip-hop meets beer hops at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week

Vancouver’s much-loved Hip-Hop Karaoke All Stars will kick off Craft Beer Week.

    This year’s Craft Beer Week runs from May 30 to June 7 at various restaurants and bars across Metro Vancouver. It’s a nine day annual festival that showcases the best local and international craft beers.   This year’s theme? Hip-hop. Also: beer hops. You know, that bitter, floral taste that’s trending in recent

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Polandia

  Martin Scorsese presents ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ at the Cinematheque   By Sarah Berman   What: Classic Polish films restored When: May 22 to June 3 Where: Pacific Cinematheque How much: $11 plus $3 membership   The famous director Martin Scorsese has selected 21 Polish films he says were an inspiration and an influence

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Newcomers Vancouver Fair

      What: Vancouver Newcomers Fair When: Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver How much: Free if you pre-register on the site, $10 at the door   It is never easy to come to a new

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Fan Expo brings the nerdity to Vancouver

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    Bruce Campbell headlines the convention to celebrate the worlds of sci-fi, horror, anime, video games, and comics   By Devon Wells   Not so long ago, science fiction lived on the fringes, comics were for kids, and costumes only turned up at Halloween. It’s hard to believe, especially as Fan Expo Vancouver sets

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On the Runway

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    South American Flavours at Vancouver Fashion Week   South American fashion made a splash at this year’s fashion week, featuring three Peruvian designers. Colombian, Brazilian and Argentinian designs also graced the runway.   Guidebook photographer Simon Choi attended the Fall/Winter installment of Vancouver Fashion Week on Friday, March 22, to catch a slice

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Student Spotlight: Korean Cultural Week at UBC

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  By Seo Yeon Bae (UBC intern)   We interviewed part of the team presenting Korean Cultural Week on behalf of the Korean Culture Society March 17 and 18.   For the past two years, KCS (Korean Culture Society) proudly hosted their main event, Korean Cultural Week, at UBC with the purpose of promoting Korean

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International students come together for Persian New Year celebrations

The University of British Columbia’s Persian Club (UBC) will be presenting a massive Norouz gala at the Imperial Theatre in Vancouver on March 21.

  Nowruz. Norooz. Norouz.   The event has many English spellings, but the meaning remains the same.   For Persian cultures in Vancouver, Norouz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. This year it will become 1393: that’s 1,393 years since Prophet Muhammad’s migration to Medina.

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Maker Days Integrates Hands-On Learning

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    The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.   ITA is piloting Maker Days at elementary and high schools in BC between Dec

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Movember

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Grow a Mo for your Bro    If you imagine you are seeing a lot of men with hair growing over their top lip, you might be right.   Welcome to Movember.   Movember is an annual, month-long event where men grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. The word “Movember”

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