Thursday, November 3, 2016

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
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•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
Click on the picture below to check the Flickr photo album.


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


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Tour of Canada - Their Royal Highness's will visit British Columbia and Yukon, Canada in September 2016

Welcome to Canada!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Tour of Canada


Their Royal Highness's will visit British Columbia and Yukon, Canadabetween 24th September and 1st October, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Kitsilano Coastguard Station in Vanier Park and learn about the round the clock operation to support people who come into trouble on the water that surrounds this coastal city.

All information from The Home of The Royal Family website. For all the details visit: The Home of The Royal Family website.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

5th Anniversary The Die Mahler String Quartet & Guests Musicians from The Camera Orchestra of Mexico City

Some pictures and clips of the concert at UBC School of Music in Vancouver by the extraordinary Die Mahler String Quartet & Guests Musicians from The Camera Orchestra of Mexico City (O.C.C.M).








Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver

The Fair at the PNE Vancouver

The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver
ThFair at the PNE

Vancouver 

Aug. 20 - Sep. 5 2016 

| Performances Exhibits | Rides | Attractions | Summer Night Concerts | Super Dogs |

 Genghis Khan The Exhibition new this year

Food New This Year: Deep Fried Bubble Gum

The BC's legendary Annual Summer Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition. For more information visit:

ThFair at the PNE Vancouver Pictures

REO Speedwagon - Summer Concerts - The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver - photo by MapleHouse.com
Super dogs  - The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver - photo by MapleHouse.com
Genghis Khan Exhibition - The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver - photo by MapleHouse.com
RCMP Musical Ride - The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver - photo by MapleHouse.com
RCMP Musical Ride - The Fair at the PNE - Vancouver - photo by MapleHouse.com












Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Sept 13 2014 - Vancouver

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

Saturday Sept. 17 2016

Slocan Park/Renfrew Park

Art - Music - Environmental Stewardship - Community Participation


Autumn in Vancouver begins with The Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. This is a beautiful festival that celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance. It also honors diverse cultural traditions. 

The festival is organized by the Still Moon Arts Society, The Renfrew Park Community Asociation and the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

For more information visit Still Moon Arts Society and follow their Social Media Channels:

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival 2013 Pictures

Twilight lantern parade along Renfrew Ravine - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver 
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com
Mooncake -  Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com
Fireworks! - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival - Return of the Salmon Celebration - Harvest Moon - Vancouver - photo: MapleHouse.com

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Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival 2011 Pictures

It feels like Autumn in Vancouver, and it was was a crispy nice night to enjoy the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival.
This festival celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions. There was a display of beautiful lanterns in the Streamside of Renfrew park characterized as salmon, shark, jelly fish, octopus,  turtles, and many more. There were also the traditional moon cake, great jazz music and dancing.

Jelly Fish - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver

Renfrew Ravine Park -  Moon Festival Vancouver
Moon Festival - Vancouver
Lanterns - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver

Octopus lantern - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival  in Vancouver
Jelly Fish lanterns - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver
The cow jumped over the moon lanterns - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver

Salmon Fish Lanterns - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in Vancouver