Writing Lives: Vancouver’s first Holocaust memoir project
Students become memoir writers and guardians of memory in this unique project. Local Holocaust survivors, some who have never told their stories to anyone, share their lives with young Vancouverites and with the wider world.
UBC students design new voice for writer with MS
In a quiet corner of south Vancouver, a unique collaboration is taking place. Jarrod Cook, a 44 year old writer with multiple sclerosis, is teaming up with a group of UBC engineering students. The challenge? Design a communications system for Cook, who is unable to write and has difficulty speaking.
14th annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Vancouver’s streets were a moving memorial to the indigenous and other women who have gone missing from the city’s Downtown Eastside since the 1980’s.
Over 1,000 people marched in the 27th annual Women’s Memorial March. The event honours and remembers aboriginal women who have gone missing from this area, and calls for a national inquiry led by families and a community demanding justice.
Mount Pleasant: A community in flux
Mount Pleasant, a unique Vancouver neighbourhood known for its charming low rise buildings, small businesses and busy bar scene, will soon be seeing some big changes.
Do a new Skytrain station, housing and commercial developments and rising rents spell the death of this Vancouver community?
A backstage tour of Studio 58’s 42nd Street
Emelie Peacock and Kristyn Anthony go behind the scenes with the cast of 42nd Street, on now until Feb. 26 at Studio 58.
Set in Depression-era New York City, 42nd Street is one of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals of all time. With 16 musical numbers, 23 cast members, 200 costumes and a live six-piece orchestra, the story of small-town girl Peggy Sawyer who makes it big in NYC is one of the most elaborate productions ever staged by Langara’s theatre program.
Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway…