The Vancouver Historical Society is presenting a free public talk Jan. 24, exploring how the military not only helps maintain peace and order in Vancouver, but also how the British Columbia Regiment served in various overseas theatres from as far back as the Boer War.
Colonel (retired) Keith Maxwell, former Chief of Air Command and Control at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, is the keynote speaker at the event presented by the Vancouver Historical Society. Maxwell is also one of the authors of Swift and Strong: A Pictorial History of the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles), an armoured reconnaissance reserve unit with an armoury at 620 Beatty St.
The talk takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver. For more information visit
Step away from the chocolate cupcake.
That is unless it's a gluten-free chocolate cupcake topped with soy cream-cheese frosting.
The Gluten Free Expo taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre Jan. 13, promises information, cooking demonstrations and best of all, samples of the best-of-the-best of gluten-free products available.
In addition to featuring more than 100 vendors offering samples and selling their products, there will also be a public stage with sessions throughout the day dedicated to gluten free living.
The expo takes place Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the convention centre, 1055 Canada Place. Tickets are available online or for cash at the door. Tickets are $12 and children aged 10 and under are free. For more information visit glutenfreeexpo.ca.
For those of you not so concerned about gluten, there are still tickets available for Noodle Mania Vancouver Jan. 13, a tasting event that offers samples of everything noodle from spaghetti, ramen, udon, pad Thai and more - all for a good cause. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Project Limelight Society, a free theatre program for children and youth living in the Downtown Eastside.
Each of the 13 restaurants included on this tasting plates - or tasting bowls - tour will supply a sample of its own style of noodle dish including offerings from North America, China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Noodle Mania Vancouver is yet another brainchild of food blogger Richard Wolak, better know as Vancouver Foodster. The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. For more information and tickets visit vancouverfoodster.com. While you're there, check out the winners of Wolak's inaugural awards for the city's best barista, waiter and cocktail maker.
Langara College Educational Travel Programs is inviting the public to a free information workshop entitled, Iceland: Land of Light Photography. The session takes place Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in room A253 in the main building at Langara College. RSVP to Janinah Jansen at email@example.com or 604-323-5979.
An upcoming workshop at the Kitsilano Community Centre explores non-medicinal coping strategies for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The Essential ADHD Workshop takes place Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the centre, 2690 Larch St. Similar events are also scheduled to take place at several other community centres across the city. For more information and complete schedule visit theaddvocates.com.
Women Transforming Cities is hosting the Gender and Public Transportation Cafe, exploring how women and girls experience and perceive public transportation.
Women and girls are frequent riders on public transportation, which begs the question, is it safe and affordable? The event also questions whether transit provides adequate links between places women and girls live and the places they need to get to, such as work or school. It also asks if local transit is accessible for women with disabilities or women with children. Participants can join in the discussion, in English or Spanish, Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford St.