Peter Owusu-Ansah at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station

“I am a Deaf visual artist. Being Deaf, I experience life in a profoundly visual way. I believe that seeing is a language in itself, because seeing anything can produce reactions like any language does.” Peter Owusu-Ansah There is a new art installation by Peter Owusu-Ansah located at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station. The colours…

Snow for Valentine’s Day

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always…

Tancho Crane – Sister Cities Kushiro & Burnaby

“Burnaby was one of the first communities in Canada to recognize the economic and cultural opportunities of “friendships” with Asian cities and has supported a very active sister city relationship with Kushiro, Japan since 1965.” City of Burnaby In 2005, The City of Burnaby celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Exchange Affiliation agreement with Kushiro…

Granville Island Walk in December

“To steward this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural, and business models, engaging local First Nations and communities while welcoming the world.” Mission Statement Granville Island I have always known Granville Island as the location of a thriving public market and theater district, surrounded by art galleries, vibrant businesses…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

In the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, a tranquil Classical Chinese Garden offers visitors a place to pause, to rest and gain the solace of peaceful reflection. Named in honour of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a nationalist leader who is considered the “father of modern China” the garden is an authentic representation of Ming Dynasty-era tradition. The…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Shh…The Herons are Nesting

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia brings the abundance of nature into vibrant city life. Situated along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait, the 200 acres of pristine parkland was originally set aside as a protected area in 1858 by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver. Beacon Hill Park’s traditional name,…