If my reaction to Christy Clark leaving politics were a Facebook relationship status, it would be two simple words: “It’s complicated.”
On the one hand, I have heard – and can relate to – the outpouring of cheers and hurrahs from the people affected by her often controversial decisions and policies. For starters, if there’s a teacher in British Columbia who didn’t rejoice about Clark’s departure, I have yet to meet that person.
Westminster Pier Park is about to become the hottest summer hangout spot around. The park will play host to Music by the River every Thursday night in July – with live musical performances, two DJ stages, buskers, artisan vendors, live painting and more. “The idea is to activate Pier Park for the month of July with lots of art,” explains Stephen O’Shea, executive director of the Arts Council of New Westminster.
To Saturday, June 24
Hamlet, presented by Sandbox Theatre Productions at the Vancity Cultch Lab, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver, starring New West actor Kurtis Maguire as Hamlet, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 regular, $25 students and seniors, with group rates available. Call 604-251-1363 or see www.tickets.thecultch.com. To Sunday, June 25
Barbara Webb: Nature of Layers, an exhibition at The Gallery at Queen’s Park.
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