Goodbye 2013!

2013 is almost over and there are a lot of different ways to celebrate in Vancouver. One of the biggest parties in Vancouver is the NEW YEARS MASSIVE hosted by Club ESL. They will be celebrating at GOSSIP nightclub with the motto: End this year with a blast. Start the New Year off with a … Read more

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is one of the most popular shopping day of the year. Boxing Day is upon us and arrives on December 26th and sales usually continue throughout the week. Traditionally, Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day, when the servants got gifts from their employers, known as a “Christmas box”. People also spent … Read more

The Gingerbread Competition Results!

On December 6th, EC Vancouver held a ginger bread house building competition. Students and staff worked together in 5 different groups to build beautiful and delicious ginger bread houses. After the houses were finished, EC Vancouver exhibited the houses and let students vote for the best one  from December 9th  to 13th. Last Friday, EC … Read more

EC Vancouver’s English School Guide to a Vancouver Christmas

The cold season has started but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t venture outside. Vancouver offers a lot of things to do during the Christmas season. Here are some recommendations from EC Vancouver School of English. Vancouver Christmas Market (Through Dec. 24) The Christmas Market at Queen Elizabeth Plaza is a real German – styled market. … Read more

Building Gingerbread Houses at EC Vancouver English School

During the 11th Century explorers brought the ginger to Europe. It became very popular in Germany; Nuremberg quickly became the gingerbread capital of the world. Gingerbread houses became popularized after the Brothers Grimm published the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel. Gingerbread houses have become a common tradition in North America, notably during the Christmas … Read more