Sunday, 19 May 2019

Vancouver city council has approved a partial rezoning freeze between Point Grey and Kitsilano in order to curb speculation ahead of the possible ... Read more..

Major Donation to Red Deer Art Gallery

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery has received a donation of 190 works from Dave More, a painter in Central Alberta.

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Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment Receives $1 Million

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation has received a $1-million gift from the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation of Toronto for its Canadian artists in Venice endowment.

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Building a Critical Mass of Indigenous XR Creators

Canada's first Indigenous virtual reality lab takes a  radically different approach to digital storytelling.

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ARCA Annual General Meeting

Do you live in and around the area of 16th Avenue to 41st, MacKenzie Heights to the new Greenway? If so, we are your current local community association representing our neighbourhood in conjunction with the coalition of neighbourhood associations in Vancouver. We would like to invite you to and hope you’ll join us at our: Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:00pm at The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave.

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The Wildcats trimmed Vancouver champion Kitsilano Blue Demons 4-3 on at Minoru Park on goals by Jaya Punia, Morgan Game, Madison Elcombe ... Read more..

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Get out your swimsuits: Vancouver’s outdoor pools open this weekend

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It’s time to get our your swimsuits, Vancouverites.

The city’s three heated seaside outdoor pools are now open, and so are concessions.

You can take a swim at Kitsilano and Second Beach pools now until Sept. 15, or at Second Beach in Stanley Park — open until after the Labour Day weekend. New this year, pool-goers can now get access to free wifi at the Kits and Second Beach pools.

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At the concession booths, you can find new menu items including vegetarian curries and vegetarian burgers, ginger beef lettuce raps, ramen noodles, and hand-battered fish and chips.

Starting this weekend, there will also be lifeguards patrolling 11 Vancouver beaches from Victoria Day to the Labour Day weekend, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. — and they will be there a bit longer mid-June to mid-August.

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The Vancouver Park Board is reminding people to be ‘water smart,’ especially choosing to swim at supervised locations with a lifeguard on-duty.

They’re also reminding people that fires on the beach aren’t allowed, and neither are dogs. Look for a barbecue coal pit at the beach or in a picnic area.

Where to swim in Vancouver:

Indoor and outdoor pools

Indoor pools (blue) outdoor pools (orange). 
List of pools and hours
Map source: City of Vancouver, Google Maps


Swim-friendly beaches

List of pools and hours
Map source: City of Vancouver, Google Maps

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