Since 2012, A Good Book Drive has inspired Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book during the month of November. The third annual drive, launching Nov. 1, aims to collect 3,000 books
Cory Ashworth is a broadcaster in Vancouver. He spent his formative twenties in Beijing, where, he launched China’s first national rock show on China Radio International and became the first foreign VJ for MTV China. Ashworth has hosted PEAK Mornings on 102.7 The Peak in Vancouver and is co-founder of A Good Book Drive.
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A Good Book Drive inspires Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book with the next generation of readers. The second annual drive aims to collect 3,000 books by the end of the month for the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot project.
11/06/2013 03:13 EST
Bif Naked is many things: an international recording artist, cancer survivor, advocate, activist, straight edge, vegan, hugger and trouble maker. While writing new music, creating art and mastering a personal makeup style that could bring Kabuki to its knees, Bif answered a few questions, sharing her favourite male and female qualities, poets, and real-life heros.
07/24/2013 12:28 EDT
Fact: the man behind Vancouver's rebooted Chinatown Night Market was once voted most effervescent pair of glasses with teeth. Get to know Ken Tsui as he shares his idea of happiness, ideal place to live and talks about what he learned from his O.G. mom.
06/04/2013 12:12 EDT
Lizzy Karp, co-founder of the live storytelling series Rain City Chronicles and A Good Book Drive, answers The Proust Questionnaire and reveals what her idea of happiness is, how her American upbringing nurtured a love for traditional Mexican food and the significance of a daily cup of coffee.
05/03/2013 12:15 EDT
Musician and LGBTQ rights advocate Tegan Quin, of pop/rock band Tegan and Sara, answers the Vancity Fair Proust Questionnaire on tour promoting her band's seventh album Heartthrob. Fact: No amounts of cheap champagne, frozen grapes, or hot chili chips could persuade Tegan to share her favorite baby names.
04/21/2013 04:39 EDT
Jonathan Snelgrove, co-owner of Gastown's Nelson the Seagull answers the Vancity Fair Proust Questionnaire. His cafe offers Vancouverites a great new way to pay it forward: Suspended Coffee. The concept, modeled on the Italian "caffe sospespo" tradition, is to purchase a coffee in advance for someone who may not be able to afford one. This nice simple act of kindness allows anyone to come in and either buy or claim a coffee.
04/09/2013 12:52 EDT
Singer songwriter Jill Barber loves Vancouver, all shades of pink and really fat peonies. Her favourite motto comes from Mae West.
03/31/2013 02:55 EDT
The return of Vampire Weekend, with their first album in three years, rates really high on my list of excitement. The Brooklyn quartet drop their new album Modern Vampires of the City May 14 and will headline Squamish Valley Music Festival.
03/29/2013 01:28 EDT
Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan answers The Proust Questionnaire, designed to expose respondents' thoughts, values and life experiences.
03/26/2013 03:47 EDT
"Sing It Fwd is what we call it passion in practice. We had seen and experienced a growing gap in terms of the cultural and arts vision of the city and the province and one of the many issues that really concerned us was youth arts and opportunities for youth to engage in arts in music specifically. So we created our initiative vision — to create an example of the rippling benefits of the power of connecting drivers in the community to take action, mobilize instead of compartmentalize, and hopefully share the story forward to inspire other people to do the same."
02/01/2013 03:44 EST
Last night by chance, I sat next to George who's been travelling across Western Canada with Oprah Winfrey for her inspirational speaking tour. "Every night is not the same experience. Interviewing an interviewer is so much fun especially when you're talking to someone like Oprah. Every now and then, when I'm on stage with her, it dawns on me that she's Oprah Winfrey," he said.
01/24/2013 06:35 EST
My Oprah confession: I would do anything for a chance to meet her. I'd wear a Tina Turner wig for a year, I'd eat a 67-pound wagon worth of fat, or I'd quit my radio job for a chance to ugly cry in front of my television hero: Oprah Winfrey.
01/23/2013 03:49 EST
At 15, being called Fagboy on the football field happened. Ironically enough, it was a straight kid with immaculate gaydar who gave me that name in high school. I was thankful that the moniker never lasted more than that year, but those words 'Fagboy' have stuck with me ever since. It would take a few handfuls of girlfriends, over two decades of denial and seven full years of hiding on the other side of the planet -- in China -- before I learned to let go of my fear, my shame and the idea that being gay was wrong.
11/30/2012 07:28 EST
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