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Don’t Miss These 2023 Pride Weekend Events Across B.C.

Each August, over 100,000 people gather in Vancouver in celebration of the city’s annual Pride Parade. Vancouver was the first Canadian city to host a Pride parade, with an unofficial parade happening as early as 1978. Later becoming officially recognized by the municipality in 1981, the parade and festivities have grown and broadened to the […]

Asparagus Magazine Receives International Award Nomination

One June 21, 2023 Asparagus Magazine, along with it’s Climate Disaster Project partners: APTN Investigates, Fraser Valley Current, and Megaphone, was named as a finalist in the Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards’ Engagement category. Asparagus has been a proud member of the project since 2022, including publishing a number of its first-person narratives as the Summer/Fall […]

Books BC Announces its 2023/24 Poetry in Transit Program in Partnership with TransLink

The Association of Book Publishers of BC (Books BC) has announced the 2023/24 Poetry in Transit program. Now celebrating its 27th year, this community-engagement project, made possible through a partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, is an opportunity to showcase BC’s regional poets. Each year, Books BC invites submissions of BC-authored poems from Canadian publishers […]

Celebrating B.C. filmmakers at the Vancouver Queer Film Fest

Since 1988, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) has provided a platform for convening safer spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and communities to be seen, heard, and celebrated through art, dialogue, and film. The VQFF has announced the complete lineup for its 35th anniversary. From August 10-20, 2023 audiences can catch 92 films from 27 countries, […]

Emancipation Day 2023

On March 24, 2021, Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect across the British Empire. Canadians are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land that […]

Julie and Julie: A conversation between Julie Flett and Julie Morstad

Julie Flett and Julie Morstad are the creators of many beautiful and enchanting picture books. Their books have been winners and finalists for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, including in 2022 when Julie Morstad’s Time Is a Flower won the prize and On the Trapline, written by David A. Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett was […]

EXNW Builds a Gateway to the East from the West

EXNW is the future of racialized global storytelling and entertainment across all continents. Hosted annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, this momentous event running July 28-30, 2023 will primarily focus on new pathways, platforms and channels for empowering racialized content creators to connect with industry leaders and their global audience. Through these intersections, new systems can […]

ZenSeekers, Your Source for Travel Across Western Canada

Summer is a time for exploring: discovering new paths to hike, dipping toes in clean waters, and appreciating the beauty that surrounds us in its verdant prime. To help uncover those not-to-be-missed treasures, ZenSeekers online magazine promises to share timely and relevant travel ideas about people and places in BC and Alberta that will enlighten, […]