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United Way funds kids' programs

THE United Way of the Lower Mainland has committed to helping out after-school programs on the North Shore over the next three years.

Kids' stuff

A Capella Chorus: Choirs for children ages eight-12 and youth 13-18 are looking for new members. Learn songs from Africa, raise money for Education Without Borders, perform outreach concerts for the elderly and make recordings.
PHOTOS: Antique Car Show

PHOTOS: Antique Car Show

Calling blackberry pickers

EVERY year around this time you start to see scratched and disheveled souls, margarine tubs in hand, clawing their way through the brambly thickets along roadsides throughout the Lower Mainland.
Going local at Feast of Fields

Going local at Feast of Fields

WHILE the TV show Portlandia is a satire - skewering the bike-riding, coffeeslurping, granolaloving urbanites six hours south of us - it also strikes a chord of familiarity here in hippie Vancouver.

New faces in West Van golf

THERE'S a new look at one of the Lower Mainland's most venerable golf courses.

Community bulletin board

Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high-profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers for the upcoming fall season. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

In favour of a longer summer

SUMMER has gone and school days are back; how short summer felt. What harm would it do if summer was at least a week longer? Summer comes by and flies past. Time was too short and we haven't had time to do all the things that we wanted to do.

Corporate culture can learn from sport

Teamwork is the new positive word that many companies use these days to encourage their employees to work together for one common goal. There is no doubt that teamwork does work and work well; however, for most companies it is just a word.

Top photographer aims for talent collaboration

AFTER travelling the world and shooting war zones, fashion models, athletes, actors, and all sorts of intriguing faces, photographer Gordan Dumka is training his keen eye on founding an artists' agency in Vancouver.
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