Participating is easy. According to the Facebook event page, here's how to join in:
Step 1: Go to a store and get food for sandwiches. If you don't want to make sandwiches pick up something snack that is ready to go.
Step 2: Make / organize the snacks.
Step 3: Go out onto the street (maybe in your neighborhood or maybe somewhere new) and give out those snacks and sandwiches to the people who need them the most.
The Abbotsford Police Department has released its holiday greeting card for this year, and it pokes fun at last year's card.
In 2012, the APD received some criticism for its card featuring a heavily armed chief Bob Rich.
However, the APD says its cards, which are sent to some criminals, are about "offering positive options to people".
Are you on the list?
Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday (December 15) in Qunu, South Africa, where he grew up.
Organized by the South African Cultural Association of B.C., the memorial will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.)
Canada Post has announced big plans to overhaul the country's mail system.
Here's what Canada Post has in store for Canadians.
1. Bye-bye home delivery
Canada Post plans to phase out door-to-door mail delivery over the next five years. Eventually, all urban residents with doorstep mailboxes will have to walk to a community mailbox, or "superbox".
Apartment renters can’t begin to compete with homeowners when it comes to Christmas displays.
So as far as Christmas lights go in the Fairview neighbourhood, I have to say rush hour on West Broadway is as good as it gets.
But I do agree with the drivers, they could do with more green lights.
Some "high lights" from FairviewStanley Q. Woodvine A cry for help. Spruce and Broadway.Stanley Q. Woodvine
Live Nation has announced that American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in support of her upcoming album, St. Vincent.
St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has been recording and touring constantly since the release of her critically-acclaimed third album, Strange Mercy, and her collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant.
"I finished the Strange Mercy tour in Japan and went directly into Love This Giant rehearsals and the subsequent North American tour," explains Clark.
Preview performances are scheduled for December 23 and 26 at 8 p.m., and regular performances are December 28, January 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on December 29, January 5 and 12.
Uncle Vanya is set in the countryside during late 19th century Russia. Vanya, who manages an estate, and his friend Astrov are smitten with the beautiful Yelena, who is Vanya’s new sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Vanya’s neice Sonya is in love with Astrov, but the young doctor is blind to her affection.
Imagine if the City of Vancouver blanketed the Downtown Eastside with free wireless Internet access? If our city hall ever decides to go down that path, local officials could look to New York City for a model.
The City of New York announced today (December 10) the launch of what it's calling the largest continuous free public Wi-Fi network in the United States. The Harlem Wi-Fi network will cover 95 city blocks, extending from 110th Street to 138th Street and between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. That area is home to 80,000 residents, including 13,000 in public housing, and many businesses.
After it snowed yesterday morning in Vancouver, temperatures hovered at or above zero most of the day. This allowed a thin blanket of snow to cling to the sidewalks, side streets, and back alleys of Fairview. At about 8 p.m. it even resumed snowing lightly—I was at Cambie, heading west. In the half hour it took me to meander my way slowly to Granville Street, the temperature ticked up ever so slightly; the light snow became sleet and the snow on the ground began to recede. The temperature continued to see-saw all evening.
When I left McDonald’s at 10:30 p.m., Broadway was filmed with glistening water but the sleet on my bike had frozen. The falling sleet was proper snow again, and the back alleys were thinly covered with crunchy snow.