Thursday, November 3, 2016

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 2012

Remembrance Day

Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square Park

Friday November 11, 2016

9:45 am

Vancouver, B.C.


For more information visit: Ceremony and Parade at Vistory Square 

Remembrance Day 2014 

Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square Pictures

Remembrance Day 2013 

Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square Pictures


Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade - Victory Square, Vancouver - November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day 2012 

Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square Pictures


Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 -  Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver

Canada Remembers - Remembrance Day 2016 in Vancouver

Canada Remembers 2016

Canada Remembers - In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

Remembrance Day in Vancouver

Remembrance Day Ceremony Parade 
Victory Square 
November 11th 9:45 am 
For more information visit: Vancouver Commemorates Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day at The Billy.  
Hosted by The Billy Bishop Legion RCL 176. 1407 Laburnum St. Kitsilano
For more information visit: Vancouver Commemorates Remembrance Day

The Following information is from the Vancouver Park Board Instagram Account:

#RemembranceDay ceremonies include:
•9:45am: Victory Square Cenotaph at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street
.
•10:30am: Memorial South Park Cenotaph 41st Avenue and Windsor Street
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•10:30am: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
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•10:40am Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park
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•10:45am: Grandview Park
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•10:55am: CRAB Park at Portside
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•12:30pm: Chinatown Memorial (Keefer at Columbia streets)

For more info, visit vancouver.ca


For more information about Remembrance Celebrations visit:

"In Flanders Fields" war poem by Canadian Lt.-Col. John McCrae - We Stand On Guard For Thee Exhibition at The Roedde House Museum in Vancouver - Nov 2013
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

         
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Lest We Forget An exhibit in 2014 honouring the Centenary of WWI - Roedde House Museum in Vancouver

 We Stand On Guard For Thee Exhibition at The Roedde House Museum in Vancouver - Nov 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony Parade at Victory Square 2014 Pictures

Remembrance Day Ceremony Parade at Victory Square 2013 Pictures
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Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade 2012 - Victory Square, Vancouver


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to Artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo at the Maple Beach B&B in Vancouver

Day of the Dead and Halloween
Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo
Some pictures of the Day of the Dead altar dedicated to two of the most renowned female artists: Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo at the Maple Beach B&B in Vancouver.
Emily Carr a Canadian Artist who was born and died in Victoria, British Columbia whose works were inspired by the First Nations people and the rain forest of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Frida Kahlo a Mexican Artist who was born and died in Mexico City. She is one of Mexico´s greatest artists best known for her dramatic self-portraits and dedication to indigenous culture.   
All the altar artifacts: sugar skulls, clay skulls, skeletons, papel picado, cardboard doll , Frida Kahlo rag doll are from different parts of Mexico: Oaxaca, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí and Guanajuato. The Frida Kahlo rag doll is a "Mariquita" from Toluca, Edo. de Mexico.  

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Day of the Dead altar dedicated to artists Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo


Thursday, September 15, 2016

¡Viva México! - Celebrate reading Mexican Authors- Books available at the Vancouver Public Library

Mexican Authors - Books Available at the Vancouver Public Library

Carlos Monsiváis, José Luis Cuevas, Fernando Benítez, Carlos Fuentes - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library
                  

September in Mexico is dedicated to the homeland and is known as "Mes de la Patria"/"Month of the Homeland" as we celebrate our Independence in September 16th. Mexicans around the world also celebrate with different festivals and cultural activities, as this is an opportunity to showcase our Mexican arts and culture. 
Cinco de Mayo (May 5th.) the Mexican celebration of the May 5th Battle of Puebla in 1862 is becoming more popular  in Vancouver, mainly as a way to party in different bars and restaurants, but it is also an opportunity to learn about Mexico trought their authors.

The Vancouver Public Library has a vast selection of books both in English and Spanish by great Mexican authors and also about Mexican artists like: Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Monsiváís, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Octavio Paz, Elena Poniatowska, José Emilio Pacheco, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Jean A. Meyer, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, Fernando Benítez, Alfonso Reyes, Miguel León Portilla, Fernando del Paso, Rosario Castellanos, Guadalupe Loaeza, José Revueltas, Sergio Pitol, Juan José Arreola, Alberto Chimal, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Juan Villoro, Sabine Berman, Eduardo del Río "Rius", Raquel Tibol, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Ramón Xirau, Salvador Novo, Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, Xavier Velasco, José Agustín, Alfredo López Austin, Graciela Iturbide, Carlos Prieto, Olivier Debroise, José Rubén Romero, Justino Fernádez, Constantino Reyes-Valerio, Francisco Tario, Martha Zamora, Martha Bátiz, Miguel Covarrubias, Enrique Florescano, Román Piña Chan, Eduardo Matos, Antonio Castro Leal, Cristina Rivera Garza, Gabriel Zaid, Max Aub, Rodolfo Usigli, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Guadalupe Nettel, Pablo González Casanova, Julieta Campos, Gonzalo Celorio, Edmundo Valadés and more.

José Emilio Pacheco, Sergio Pitol and Carlos Monsiváis - Mexican Authors - Vancuver Public Library
"Invitar a leer es convocar a pensar; pensar implica aceptar un duelo en el marco de la sensibilidad y la inteligencia pues ahí donde las circustancias sociales suelen ser crueles, está siempre la cultura, que instaura el anhelo de un mundo distinto" - José María Pérez Gay 

The books have been classified under lists with name mexicanauthors, mexicanauthors-2, mexicanauthors-3, etc.

You can hold these books online and pick them up at the Vancouver Public Library branch closes to you.

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Vancouver Public Library  Lists       :

Note: This is a work in progress and we will be adding more lists. Every list allows 32 books.
Vancouver Public Library

Some of the books available are :
Edmundo Valadés "La muerte tiene permiso" available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Natural Histories by Guadalupe Nettel available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Pillar of Salt by Salvador Novo available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo available at the Vancouver Public Libeary


Las batallas en el desierto José Emilio Pacheco (Book - 2010) - Spanish available at the Vancouver Public Libeary



El testigo Villoro, Juan (Book - 2004) - Spanish

Obras reunidas II Novelas Elena Poniatowska - Vancouver Public Library



Juan José Arreola - Estas páginas mías [antologia] - Vancouver Public Library

Mexico's Indigenous past Alfredo López Austin, Book 2001 - Vancouver Public Library





Poesia XX poemas, Espejo, Nuevo amor, y poesias no coleccionadas - Salvador Novo - Vancouver Public Library


Los Recuerdos del Porvenir -Recollections of Things to Come Elena Garro - Vancouver Public Library



Tamayo Tamayo, Rufino (Book - - 2000) - Vancouver Public Library


"Rius" Cuba for Beginners - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library



      



La Familia vino del norte de Silvia Molina - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library 
Cuentos Sobrenaturales de Carlos Fuentes - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library