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Chan Hon Goh – Vancouver Ballet Dynasty Raises The Barre For Dance Training And Education In Canada

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Perhaps her breathless exuberance is partially a consequence of a grande jeté (that’s ballet parlance for ‘big leap’) into a Toronto cab, but Vancouver’s Chan Hon Goh, director of the Goh Ballet Academy is always a force of nature. She’s about halfway through her annual, albeit frenetic, outreach programme giving masterclasses to ballet students across Canada and Seattle. “I keep …

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A Whirlwind Weekend in Toronto

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A multicultural vibe permeates the soul of Toronto. Dotted with lush expansive parks, public art and cutting-edge architecture, its diverse ethnic neighbourhoods and fantastic foodie scene makes Toronto one of the most desirable and walkable cities in the world to explore. With over 6 million people of every ethnicity and the largest city in Canada, it’s no wonder it’s also …

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Hip Locations for Celebrity Spotting In British Columbia

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With the moniker “Hollywood North,” BC is a great enticement for film production and foodie heaven when it comes to top restaurants in Canada. That combination is a fan’s map to celebrity spotting. But don’t forget to also check-out museums, sports events or bicycling along Vancouver’s seawall like Shania Twain did. You can rely on serendipity or give yourself a celebrity …

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History In The Making At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s 125th Anniversary Year of Celebration

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What do pop star, Céline Dion, Sir Winston Churchill, actress Grace Kelly, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt and director, Alfred Hitchcock all have in common? Not only were they all guests at the illustrious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada over its 125 year history, but many made history during their stay! “Throughout 2018 we’re celebrating the Anniversary …

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Paradise Found: The Best of Maui, Aloha!

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Whether you’ve dreamed of doing in Maui the downward dog at a secluded tropical yoga retreat; swimming with Mermaids; exploring secret caves and black sand beaches or eating gourmet Ahi popsicles while watching films with celebs under celestial skies, The best of Maui has got it all – and more! Known as The Valley Isle, Maui is the second largest …

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Bespoke furniture maker, Jason Klager is inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design

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Jason Klager has never visited Japan but it’s on his bucket list. The custom fine furniture and cabinet maker creates subtly elegant streamlined pieces in beautiful contrasting wood grains. Many designs have a distinct Asian influence: a pierced carving of tree branches resembling lace are all hand-made; brushstrokes emulate swimming koi and hidden compartments all inspire a Zen-like affinity with …

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Design & Décor Reign At The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

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If you’re a fan of the sumptuous sets by production designer, Michael Howells in the fascinating British television series, Victoria you’ll marvel at how 21st Century designers mixed historical and modern elements to create the spectacular renovation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria. “We wanted a return to its previous grandeur when we undertook the re-design of the iconic Fairmont …

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Great Okanagan Winery Restaurants in British Columbia

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A visit to a winery usually includes a requisite swirl and sip, but few destinations including those just south of the border are able to serve restaurant meals with your glass of Chardonnay. Okanagan Winery restaurants paired with local menus, stellar reds and whites and unique winery events are a feast for all the senses. Okanagan Winery Restaurants in West Kelowna …

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David Foster, Music Man, Philanthropist

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After Celebrating his 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert, David Foster the multi-talented Canadian takes a big bite out of Broadway Renaissance man, musician-composer-producer, philanthropist and 16-time Grammy Award-winner, David Foster is holding court in the panoramic 6th floor D6 lobby lounge of the DOUGLAS, Parq Vancouver’s new luxury downtown hotel. Dapper and fit, (he’s claustrophobic and never uses elevators …

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Vancouver Artisans Make Small Production Pieces Unique

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Imaginative, playful, and a passion for hand-made craft with enduring design describes Vancouver artisans whose unique, small production pieces can be found in the Pop-Up Shop at SwitzerCultCreative and online at Oden Gallery. Their labours of love easily translate into your own conception of what makes a comfortable and luxurious living space in 2019. When Juxtaposing Wood and Acrylic Elements, Kirk …