The 25th BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday, May 4th

There is an annual race held on the first Sunday of May every year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As the largest international marathon event in Canada, it has a certified running distance of 26 miles and 385 yards long. The race started in 1972 when a small group of 46 runners ran five loops of Stanley Park to complete the first Vancouver International Marathon, known as Lions Gate Road Runners International Marathon.   The marathon grew over the next few years from 300 participants in 1977 to around 5 000 participants this year. However, the event suffered a major setback in 1976 when a participant, Dr. Leslie Truelove, collapsed mid-race and died due to aneurysm. In Truelove’s memory, the Dr. Leslie Truelove Memorial Trophy has been awarded ever since to the first male finisher in the 50+ age category. The race will start at 8:30 am from Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, May 4th. Runners, their friends and everyone who wants can enjoy the Finish Line Street Festival with concerts, animations… Why don’t you come to suppor t the participants and to take part of this amazing event?   ===== EC offers various English Courses, including TOEFL Course(s) in Vancouver.

Spring Has Come!!!

Finally spring came yesterday, it was a little chilly though. However, you should definitely take this opportunity to do outside activities and enjoy nature. Here are EC Vancouver recommendations: -Stanley Park is one of the best places to visit and see the first hot rays of the sun. Also, it would be fantastic to go to English Bay at sunset. – Queen Elizabeth Park would be a great option for seeing spring flowers blooming. The park is also the perfect setting for  a picnic, stargazing, and fine dining at Seasons in the Park. Go outside, Hang out with friends, and enjoy springtime in Vancouver!

A visit to Queen Elizabeth Park

This Thursday,  March 15th, we are planning a tour around  Queen Elizabeth Park,  one of the most beautiful gardens in Vancouver.   Queen Elizabeth Park is also the second most visited park in Vancouver and holds within its perimeters some of the most beautiful public gardens anywhere. Its recreational offerings are diverse ranging from sporty to horticultural and include golf, tennis, lawn bowling, disc golf, an extensive outdoor arboretum and the indoor Bloedel Floral Conservatory. The seasonally changing and beautifully planted Quarry Gardens astound residents and tourists alike as viewed from the park’s upper reaches or from the bottom looking up. Expertly positioned, select ornamental trees and shrubs make this Vancouver’s horticultural jewel located practically city-centre. If you are interested in visiting the park,  please talk to our Activities team on the 2nd Floor. Date : March 15th Time: 4pm Meeting Point:  LSC Seymour Street Entrance.