It's an action-packed weekend in the Royal City with a parade, a home tour and entertainment galore among the offerings. We're continuing with our popular feature, The Record's Top Five (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and offer the following suggestions for the May 24 to 26 weekend.
Queen's Park petting farm
Artists are getting a chance to show their wares, demonstrate their skills and build their self-esteem in New Westminster.
Ladner's Morgan Leung has been nominated for a national award honouring her work to make a difference in the community and abroad.
Tsawwassen resident Karen Marchand says she used to pride herself on being a healthy person, but all that changed a few years ago.
Parents hoping the school bussing program can be saved have put forward a new proposal to the Delta school board.
- Kay Meek Centre's annual fundraising gala featuring Canadian jazz singer Holly Cole, Friday May 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets: welcome reception and show, $129; VIP meet the artist, $159. Box office and info: kaymeekcentre.com
AS a preschooler, Matt Robertson wanted to be a camel when he grew up.
The City of Vancouver warns that regular traffic flows will be interrupted by the annual South Hill Community Festival Saturday, May 25. To ensure the safety of participants, East 47th Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from Fraser Street to the lane west of Fraser, and the lane between St. George Street and Fraser will be closed from East 46th Avenue to East 48th Avenue. Both closures are in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday.
FOR L.A.'s R5, the opportunity to perform again in Vancouver was something they'd been looking forward to since they played at the PNE last summer.
IT appears to be impossible to avoid attending inquest after inquest into the Great 2013 British Columbia Election.
IF you're a registered voter in B.C. there's a 48 per cent chance you did not vote on election day. In 1983, 70 per cent of eligible British Columbians voted in the provincial election. In 2013, only 52 per cent of British Columbians voted. The B.C. Liberals snagged 58 per cent of the seats with 44 per cent of the votes. Does that disparity mean we should ditch first past the post and switch to proportional representation or a single transferable vote system? Or do we just need a better-informed electorate choosing from a higher calibre of candidate?
The Alpha Aztecs gave it their best in the Vancouver & District high school junior girls' soccer final.
A local singer is going to be featured as part of next month's Songfire Festival of Song in Vancouver.
Indian cinema icon and humanitarian actress Shabana Azmi will speak about her life and work, focusing on the attitudes towards women on screen and in society June 11, as part of the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series. The discussion is presented by SFU Public Square and the Indian Summer Festival. Azmi, who is receiving a honorary degree from SFU on June 12, is a five-time winner of the National Award For Best Actress. The talk is at 7 p.m. in Room 1400 of the Segal Centre, Harbour Centre, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St. The cost is $10 and can be purchased online at sfuvanspeaksshabanaazmi.eventbrite.ca.
The Breaker Faire event Saturday will allow Vancouverites to smash up a car to raise money. Organized as an event for the upcoming Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Breaker Faire "aims to build a connection between destruction and creation", according to a press release, with leftover scraps from the smashed car used by local artists for materials. The event at the Vancouver Community Lab at 1907 Triumph St., will also feature a pancake breakfast, art and interactive maker projects for hands-on play. It runs Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages are welcome, entry by donation.
To the editor: -- Re: Community Briefs-"Public Pools Open," May 17.
Re: "Sullivan promises to be 'assertive' MLA," May 17.
Most of us would like to believe that 19th-century abolitionists banished slavery from the world for good. But as science fiction author Philip K. Dick once observed, "reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide to this day, most of them women and children working under the threat of violence and unable to walk away from their bondage.