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Free Talk and Meditation: Modern Buddhism for coping with modern life.

Free Talk and Meditation: Modern Buddhism for coping with modern life.
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Date: 11/17/2012 10:05 pm
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Date of event Saturday, 24 November 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PST) 
Location of event ibrary Square Conference Centre, (Central Library) Alma and Peter Rooms, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver

The ancient wisdom of Buddha has remarkable insight and advice for our modern day lives. It gives us hope and practical methods, for accomplishing a peaceful world and a harmonious society through developing the capacity of our mind. What could be more meaningful than this? 

You are invited to this free event with Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Delek,Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.

12noon Talk
1:30pm Refreshment break
2pm Meditation

Please pre-register (even though it is a free event)
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4605318632?ref=ebtnebregn&ebtv=C

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2012 (the movie) at the Planetarium

2012 (the movie) at the Planetarium

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Date: 11/26/2012 3:52 pm
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Date of event Friday, December 21, 2012
Location of event H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
 

Did the Maya have the movie “2012” in mind when they ended their calendar on December 21?

In the final event of its 3-part series, the Space Centre is screening Hollywood’s take on the end of the world in the Planetarium. General admission: $10.75 — apocalypse notwithstanding.

Call (604) 738-7827 or www.spacecentre.ca.

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Nature Christmas Party

Nature Christmas Party

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Date: 11/28/2012 5:12 pm
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Date of event Saturday, December 15, 2012
Location of event Surrey Nature Centre
 

Join us for a winter celebration featuring Christmas games and crafts. Listen to a holiday story, create a nature-themed Christmas ornament, and munch on treats. Meet a special Christmas visitor from the forest too! This event is a free family event and great for all ages. It is being held at the Surrey Nature Centre, located at 14255 96 Avenue, Surrey, BC from 12-4pm. For more information, contact us at 604.502.6065  www.surrey.ca/naturecentre

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Heritage Uke Club X-mas Party

Heritage Uke Club X-mas Party

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Date: 12/4/2012 4:40 pm
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Date of event Dec 18th
Location of event the Heritage Grill 447 Columbia St, N Westminster

Join us for an evening of Ukulele fun with SWANK, Teresa Marie & Phil and Cypress Street Band. Song-Circle 8-9pm, Bands 9-12pm, at the Heritage Grill. No Cover, Close to Columbia Skytrain Station. You could win a Uke from Bonerattle Music, Contact [email protected] for more info

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SOS Children’s Village BC Trip Lottery Raffle

SOS Children's Village BC Trip Lottery Raffle

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Date: 12/10/2012 4:44 pm
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Date of event December 24, 2012
Location of event SOS Children's Village BC office, Surrey
 

This holiday season, we invite you to participate in SOS Children Village BC’s Holiday Lottery! Made possible by the generous support of the Air Canada Foundation and Helijet, there are two fabulous prizes to be won!

1st Prize: An Air Canada trip for 2. This includes 2 economy class tickets for travel within North America, including Hawaii, México and the Caribbean

2nd Prize: A Helijet trip for two to Victoria, BC. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and are on sale until December 24th,2012. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.sosbc.org/news-events/events or by phone at 604-574-2964 ext.228.

The grand prize draw will be held on December 24th, 9:30am at the SOS Children’s Village BC office: 102-5830 176A St., Surrey BC.

Winners need not be present to win/400 $10 tickets printed/600 2/$20 tickets printed. Winners consent to the release of their names by the licensee/BC Gaming Event License #49489SOS

Children’s BC is a local non-profit organization that works with vulnerable children, youth and their families, including those in foster care. We strengthen and support these families and children in need, help them shape their own future and we share in the development of their communities. For more information on SOS BC, please visit:http://www.sosbc.org/our-programs

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Craig Bowlsby: Empire of Ice – The Rise and Fall of the PCHA, 1911-1926

Craig Bowlsby: Empire of Ice – The Rise and Fall of the PCHA, 1911-1926

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Date: 12/11/2012 2:04 pm
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Date of event Monday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms
 

Please join us as Craig Bowlsby presents his new book, Empire of Ice, one of the freshest views of hockey history ever published.

Vancouver did win the Stanley Cup. And so did Seattle and Victoria, in a league created a century ago. The PCHA rose and fell like the Roman Empire, leaving its own mark on history. Now fans can re-live how the Patrick brothers invented modern hockey, and brought the highest level of the game to the Pacific Coast and to the world.

This legendary league has never, until now, been comprehensively recorded. Craig H. Bowlsby has unearthed much new information, debunked common misconceptions and even solved many mysteries. Empire of Ice chronicles the rise of the PCHA to the pinnacle of its success, and then to its final, bizarre plummet. All the league’s exciting Stanley Cup struggles are described in detail, as well as the trials, experiments and scandals of the regular seasons. New light is brought to the techniques and exploits of the great hockey stars of both West and East.

Empire of Ice spotlights hockey greats Cyclone Taylor, Frank and Lester Patrick, Hugh Lehman, Moose Johnson, Frank Nighbor, Eddie Gerard, Nels Stewart and many others.

Craig Bowlsby is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR) and has appeared on Hockey Day in Canada as an expert historian. He lives in Vancouver, BC and is also an independent filmmaker and expert fencer.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
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Linda Svendsen & Rhea Tregebov

Linda Svendsen & Rhea Tregebov

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Date: 12/11/2012 2:06 pm
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Date of event Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Meeting Room, Level 3
 

Please join authors Linda Svendsen and Rhea Tregebov as they read from their recent work.

Linda Svendsen reads from her satirical novel Sussex Drive. A rollicking, cheeky, alternative history of big-ticket political items in Canada told from the perspective of Becky Leggatt (the sublimely capable and manipulative wife of a hard-right Conservative prime minister) and just a wink away at Rideau Hall, Lise Lavoie (the wildly exotic and unlikely immigrant Governor General) – two wives and mothers living their private lives in public. From Linda Svendsen’s sharp and wicked imagination comes a distaff Ottawa like no other ever created by a Canadian writer, of women manoeuvring in a political world gone more than a little mad, hosting world leaders, dealing with the challenges of minority government and worry about teen pregnancies and their own marriages.

Rhea Tregebov reads selections from her new poetry collection All Souls’ . Bluesy, opinionated, sly, self-chastising and tender, All Souls’ commands a range of tones wider and bolder than anything in her previous books. Inspired by crises both personal and societal, All Souls’ bracingly addresses the quandary at the heart of our present moment: the fear of change and the fear of standing still. These new poems capture life in all its rueful aspects and do so with a lyricism of considerable beauty and power.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
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First Nations’ Rights and Law: Deconstructing the Doctrine of Discovery

First Nations' Rights and Law: Deconstructing the Doctrine of Discovery

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Date: 12/11/2012 2:09 pm
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Date of event Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia S., Alice MacKay Room
 

According to medieval European law, a monarch could claim any land discovered by one of his subjects that was occupied by non-Christians. Robert Morales, lawyer and chief negotiator for the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, will unveil some of the continuing effects of this archaic doctrine.

Co-sponsored by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group and Amnesty International

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
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What’s Up, Doc? Series: Payback

What's Up, Doc? Series: Payback

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Date: 12/11/2012 2:12 pm
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Date of event Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room
 

Please join us for a screening of award-winning director Jennifer Baichwal’s masterfully cinematic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestseller Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, which offers a fascinating look at debt and how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and even the fate of the planet The film is an incisive and moving exploration of debt not simply as an economic consequence but as a primal human condition.

The film explores the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts and situations – a years-long blood feud between two Albanian families; the BP oil spill; tomato farm workers in Florida and their bosses; media mogul Conrad Black and the US justice system – while addressing debt in all its forms: societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal and, of course, economic.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
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Treat Your Tastebuds In The Historic District Of Gastown!

Treat Your Tastebuds In The Historic District Of Gastown!

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Date: 12/13/2012 10:25 am
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Date of event Tuesday January 15th @7pm
Location of event Gastown

Be sure to RSVP at http://dishcrawl.com/gastown/

With a charming mix of old and new, Vancouvers historic neighbourhood of Gastown provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of delectable dishes that will send your taste buds on a whirlwind ride! Join us on Tuesday January 15th for your opportunity to explore four incredible restaurants and meet the people behind the magic, all in one night.

It's a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow us on Twitter @Dishcrawlvan and be the first to know!

Where to Meet Us : All ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.
I’m a Vegetarian : Vegetarian options are available, however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy : Cancellations are taken only if given 48 hours advance notice. All Dishcrawl events are held rain or shine.

Questions? : Contact me! I'm Julia, your Vancouver Dishcrawl Ambassador! My email is [email protected]

About Dishcrawl : Food, Fun, and Exploration! We here at Dishcrawl aim to provide you with a premier culinary social experience by bringing together neighborhood restaurants, local chefs, regional food producers and fellow food enthusiasts. Join us if you'd like to embark on a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure!