Happy St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Studying at EC Vancouver means getting to know different cultures and celebrating their special events. One of them is St. Patrick’s Day that takes place on March 17. It is the memorial day of the patron saint of Ireland. According to a legend, Saint Patrick brought Christianity to a pagan Island and drove out all the snakes.  This holiday has outgrown national borders and has become a kind of international day of Ireland. In different cities around the world people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and Vancouver is no exception. Colorful events and celebrations of people dressed in green (the national color of Ireland) are visible wherever the Irish live.  Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day  Celtic Fest is a family friendly event where you can enjoy Irish music and dances on March 16th from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Scottish Cultural Centre at 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver.  The Blarney Stone is an Irish pub, which is located in Gastown, Vancouver, was established in 1972. Every year they organize St Patrick’s Day Festival that takes place on March 17th. You will have an opportunity to enjoy live music, DJ Zeus, Hula Hooper, face painting, prizes and games from 10 am to 2 am. Tickets starts from $25.  St. Patrick’s Day Pub Night is a three-hour cruise tour on the Fraser River. Do not miss the chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a unique atmosphere, with a DJ and food and drinks on board. This adult (19+) event takes place on two days: March 15th and 16th from 7 pm to 10 pm.  Shamrocks & Shenanigans gives you a chance to have some fun and enjoy Irish comedy on March 17th starting at 7:30 pm at Celtic TheatreSports.  The Wolf and Hound is a famous Irish pub which invites you to join them to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with three live bands on March 17th starting at 11:30 am.  Dublin Crossing Irish Pub welcomes you to join the celebration of St. … Read more

Monday’s solar eclipse 2017

Next week, Monday, August 21th find your spot and check it out about this unique spectacle in Vancouver! Solar Eclipse happens when the New Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth. Source(https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse.html) The website www.vancourier.com selected 4 great places to check the solar eclipse in Vancouver, BC. Science World has partnered with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to offer a free viewing party that runs all day long. Running from 9 a.m. till noon, the event will include eclipse-themed science activities, a viewing party and demonstrations. Eclipse viewers will be available while supplies last. Live coverage of the eclipse will also take place in the Science Theatre from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Details: scienceworld.ca/solar-eclipse-2017 The UBC Astronomy Club is hosting its gathering at Robson Square from 9:10 until 11:37 a.m. The club suggests scopes and safety goggles will be available for all attendees. Info online at www.facebook.com/events/112384289359857. UBC students and profs will convene at the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Eclipse viewers and telescopes will be on offer, along with a live streaming and various presentations in the Welcome Centre at the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre. Find info on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/710231359163637. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s event sounds like a doozy. Running from 8:45 a.m. until noon, the by-donation party will include solar telescopes, live streams, sun projections and solar eclipse glasses. During and after the viewing, the Space Centre will be open for special, eclipse-themed shows and activities. Regular rates apply to shows and activities in the main building. Details are online at spacecentre.ca/solar-eclipse. The partial eclipse will begin in Vancouver at 9:10 a.m., reach its maximum at 10:21 a.m. and end at 11:37 a.m. Source(http://www.vancourier.com/news/four-places-in-vancouver-to-take-in-the-solar-eclipse-1.21962685) Planning to come to Canada to improve your English … Read more

Earnest Ice cream

Best ice cream shops in Vancouver!

 Because Summer is around the corner, it’s time to eat ice creams. So here is a list with some of the best ice cream shops in Vancouver. Are you ready to eat these amazing goodies after your English course? Take a note! 1. Bella GelateriaAddress: 1001 West Cordova, VancouverClose to EC Vancouver, The flavours are great, a definite must to try.  Bella Gelateria’s gelato is worth waiting in line for.   2. Earnest Ice CreamAddress: 3992 Fraser StTheir ice cream is near perfect, the flavours of each ice cream are so distinct. For lactose, intolerant, no worries! they have nice vegan options. 3. La Casa Gelato InternationalAddress: 1033 Venables StWow, they have 238 flavours in store with crispy waffle cones that they make in house. To get your ice cream you must buy a token from the register (you can pay only by cash). Next, you will move away from the register and towards the counters filled with buckets of ice cream, and it is time to choose one flavour. Good luck!   4. MisterAddress: 1141 Mainland StreetThey use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream. It is a very cool place to stop by and try their ice cream flavours, which are all unique.   5. Yaletown GelatoAddress: 1208 Homer St #122Nice variety of flavorful gelato, the service is excellent and you get to sample as many as you like. The interior has a nice traditional Italian coffee shop vibe. Share this with your Vancouver friends and have fun!   ======Are you thinking to study English in Canada? Meet us at EC English Language School in Vancouver!