Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

Haida Gwaii's award-winning singer Carsen Gray counts blessings in her latest single 'Sah 'Laana'

Hailing from Haida Gwaii, B.C., Carsen Gray is a Haida Indigenous and mixed descent award-winning singer/songwriter. Earlier this year Carsen released the official music video for her latest single 'Sah ‘Laana'. The lyrics, supported by…
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Thunderbird Entertainment wins prestigious Peabody award for 'Molly of Denali' series

Thunderbird Entertainment Group announced that their animated series 'Molly of Denali' was a Peabody award winner this year in the children's and youth category. Molly of Denali follows the resourceful Molly Mabray, who has cultural heritage…

'Who Am I', directed by Adhel Arop

‘Who Am I’ tells the story of Adhel Arop’s quest for identity as she reconciles with her mother’s past as a child soldier in South Sudan.   Adhel Arop is a two-time award-winning documentary filmmaker residing in Vancouver,…

Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press and Read Local BC Champion BIPOC Storytelling

Arsenal Pulp Press is a Vancouver-based independent publisher leading and championing with a focus on books on social issues; gender studies; LGBTQ and diverse literature; graphic novels and non-fiction; cookbooks; alternative crafts; visual…

Krystle Dos Santos creates community through her daily Feed My Soul streams

Every morning at 10:00AM PST, Krystle Dos Santos hosts an Instagram Live morning conversation, Feed My Soul, where she connects and creates a community with artists, musicians, and creatives in Vancouver and across Canada. We invite you to listen…
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British Columbia Magazines nominated for the 43rd Annual National Magazine Awards

For the first time since its debut in 1977, the National Magazine Awards will be held as a virtual broadcast through our digital channels. Creators, storytellers, editors, publishers, and all magazine stakeholders from coast to coast to coast…

Luke Campbell Knows How to Rally a Network to Help Others

In early April we saw ICG 669’s former treasurer, Luke Campbell, take swift leadership in a DTES meal delivery initiative at the peak of COVID-19. His actions were quickly aided with support from Teamsters Local Union 155, IATSE and DGC members,…

Alexis Roumanis of Engage Books wants to help children understand COVID-19

Explaining COVID-19 to young children can be challenging for families. Engage Books wanted to create accessible resources for parents and educators to help children understand the significant impact that COVID-19 is having on their lives. Engage…

Martyna Czaplak hopes A-Yi inspires you to create community

A-Yi, Directed by Martyna Czaplak When a group of friends moved into their traditional East Vancouver home eight years ago, they couldn’t have known about a new mysterious roommate, a staple of the neighbourhood, who slowly occupied the…
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Whister Film Festival Announces Finalists for Producers Lab

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has selected six Canadian producers, with five hailing from British Columbia, to participate in its seven-month, multi-phased Producers Lab. Designed to prepare Canadian producers to develop, pitch, market, and…

Top 10 tips for B.C. book lovers for Victoria Day long weekend

Make a win-win decision: Read Local BC, get discounts and delivery! BC's book publishers and distributors have you covered from poetry to bestselling cookbooks. These are top 10 tips for BC book lovers so you can read your way through Victoria…

Become Reel Green from Home

Jennifer Sandoval, Green Spark Group In response to COVID-19 measures, Reel Green training has quickly been adapted, now offering digital classrooms for free online. You can now learn with Reel Green online while productions pause, stay home…