Gran Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life
When: April 13 to September 15, 2013
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery - Stop #4
Price: Included with Admission
Named after a 1932 Hollywood film, the exhibition explores the evolution of hotels and their role in modern life. The four main themes are travel, design, social and culture. A curator tour will be available on Sunday, the day after the opening.
“Quite simply, the hotel is a veritable laboratory of modern life.”
Website: Gran Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life
World Umbrella Dance
When: April 13th 12:45pm
Where: In front of Vancouver Art Gallery - Stop #4
Shiamak Vancouver Performance Team is in charge of rehearsals for all the volunteers who will be participating in this year’s World Umbrella Dance. Anthony Redpath’s limited edition PoP-Art umbrellas will be used, and it promises to be a visually appealing performance. Dancers are lucky, because if the Vancouver rain makes an appearance they’ll be armed.
Website: World Umbrella Dance
A Week in the Life of Stanley Park: Photo Contest
Where: Stanley Park - Stops #12 - #17
When: April 6-14, 2013
Stanley Park Ecology Society is accepting photo submissions for their contest from anyone, doesn’t matter which country you are from, and offering hotel accommodation and restaurant certificates as prize packages. The categories are Nature, Places, People and Youth for those under the age of 19. Thirteen winning entries will be featured in the 2014 calendar, on their website, and be displayed in the Stanley Park Nature House located in Lost Lagoon. If you’re Hopping Off in Stanley Park, or have done so in the past, this is your chance to win yourself a good excuse to return to Vancouver!
Website: Stanley Park Photo Contest
Vancouver Convention Centre Tour
When: April 10th 10am, 2pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Center - Stop #1
A rare opportunity to tour the usually far-too busy Vancouver Convention center. The building is LEEDS certified, boasts a massive green roof complete with bees and was used as a media hub during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Book yourself a spot because this doesn’t happen every day.
By: Alina Anghel