|If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome. Got a cheap-living tip you’d like to share? Send it in here or tweet it to @andreaxuaxua (#cheapthing)!|
For (almost) the entire month of April, Vancouver has a new festival: Read Local BC. A celebration of local authors, it’s a 100-mile diet of books featuring a series of FREE events with authors and publishers. There are four main events (listed below), but I am most looking forward to “An Evolving City” and “Roughing it in the Bush Revisited“.
In An Evolving City, you get an exploration of Vancouver from the 60s into the future. Think our Vancouver WAS Awesome book, but in a live event. And what’ more Vancouver than taking selfies at the top of a mounting? Roughing it in the Bush Revisited brings together literature and the mountain sports this city is known for.
Perhaps this was the inspiration for their truly clever posters, playing off BC’s outdoor advisory signs.