What: Spring has always been seen as a rebirth. Meditation can be a wonderful tool to cleanse your body and mind from unwanted thoughts and negative attitudes. Through mantras, correct breathing and positive affirmations, Lara of Blue Lotus Meditation will show you how to change your mind set and get ready for your own rebirth. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a blanket, a firm pillow and a water bottle.
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
When: May 8, 15 and 29 from 6 to 7 pm
Register:Online, $25 for three classes, drop-in $10 each class
What: This year, make your mother smile, laugh, maybe even tear up a bit with a unique, meaningful personalized poem. This fun, dynamic three-hour workshop gives you the tools to say what’s in your heart, even if you’ve never written a poem before. All materials provided. Hosted by From The Heart.
Where: Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing — 2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
What: A discussion on how technology can enhance Port Moody! Meet progressive residents and hear Port Moody Foundation’s new innovation of Smart Connections to bring residents together and get more involved in their PoMo!
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
What: Craft your own cures with Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth of First Nations descent as she guides participants through the medicinal qualities and traditional uses of our native plants. Cultivate a healing relationship with the natural world through this sharing of ancestral knowledge. Participants take home their own medicine kits and handmade concoctions.
Where: Stanley Park Dining Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
What: Hear local author Aaron Chapman talk about his latest book, The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Police vs The Clark Park Gang. The story follows corruption and murder in Vancouver history, and a year-long issue in 1972 between an east-side gang and Vancouver Police.
Where: BPL McGill Branch – 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby (May 8) and BPL Tommy Douglas Branch – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby (May 11)
What: Enjoy a waterbird’s-eye-view of Burrard Inlet and learn about the birds that use the coastal habitats alongside port operations. Andrea MacLeod, birder and manager of the port authority’s environmental programs team, will guide a birding boat tour of the inlet and talk about Port of Vancouver’s operations and environmental programs. This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds that live in #myportcity.
Where: The Port Dock on Waterfront Road, Vancouver, in the parking lot next to the Seabus Terminal.
When: May 8 from 12:45 to 3:15 pm
Register: Call Andrea at 604-353-3866 to register.
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.