24 hours : Pilot’s world tour lands in Vancouver

  Carlo Schmid considered himself to be a “dreamer” two years ago working an office job in his native Switzerland while concocting loose plans to become the world’s youngest pilot to travel the globe in 80 days. But he felt he had little choice but to pursue those plans following the death of h … Read more

Sherry Maisey celebrates 20 years with LSC/EC

  Last week, Sherry Maisey and the EC Vancouver staff celebrated Sherry’s 20th year of teaching at LSC (now EC) in Vancouver.  Sherry has taught over 3,000 students in her time, which is amazing when you think of how and where all those students are now using their English.  Congratulations She … Read more

We would like to announce the Student of the Month!

  Maria Cristina Archer was chosen to be the student of the month by her teacher  Anita, because she went above and beyond to help other students in class.Anita feels that Cristina always has a positive attitude, participates in all activities (even dance class!!!), motivates other students, makes e … Read more

What to do on the long weekend – by EC Vancouver staff

Hey everyone, don’t forget that this is a long weekend! That means there is no class on Monday! If you are staying here in Vancouver our staff prepared a list of cool things that you can do to enjoy this beautiful city. Take a look: Our Accommodation Coordinator, Sawako, says, “There is a Japanese f … Read more

What to do on the long weekend – By Marina Dietrich

Visit the ultimate Barefoot Davie Street Dance Party on Friday August 3. This great party will be an unforgettable experience for all. Despite the name, shoes are required. Dance with Pride to the hottest DJs of the summer. Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Check out: www. … Read more

Powell Street Festival

The Powell Street Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese-Canadian arts, culture and heritage that features something for everyone: dance, music, film and video, visual arts, martial arts demos, an amateur sumo tournament, craft vendors, traditional displays, and of course, tons of scrumptious … Read more

Lectures: Northwest First Nations Art – by Sarah Spalinger

When visitors to Canada think of symbols and art that represent Vancouver, the first thing that comes to mind is Totem Poles. What do you know about this carved wooden artwork? Not too much?  Find out all about the symbolism behind the artwork, what the spirit animals mean, other types of Northwest … Read more

Student Testimonial – Marina Dietrich

Marina is a student from Switzerland and also the EC Vancouver ambassador. Why did you choose Vancouver to study English? This city offers so many opportunities. There are mountains and the sea in one city.  I had heard only great things about Vancouver, which I definitely can confirm now. Vancouver … Read more