IV17 SPEAKER: Paul Fast

An architect and hunter interested in reconnecting people to their environments. Paul is an architect who is passionate about the role of design in building community. As a Partner with HCMA Architecture + Design he leads community and recreation focused projects throughout Western Canada. Paul’s previous work experience in Europe as well as his travels Read More…

IV17 SPEAKER: Jen Sungshine

A Fire Tiger artist and filmmaker who is learning a language of tenderness from houseplants. Jen Sungshine speaks for a living, but lives for breathing life into unspoken situations in unusual places. As a queer Taiwanese artist-activist based in Vancouver, she is guided by an ethos of care that is rooted in the ancestral lands Read More…

IV17 SPEAKER: Robert Chaplin

A publisher who practices the secret art of dimensional illustration. Robert was the winner of our IV Prize in 2016. He is a publisher, sculptor, author, illustrator, and jeweller. Robert’s children’s book Teeny Ted from Turnip Town was entered into the Guinness World Record 2011 as the smallest book in the world. He also made Read More…

IV17 EMCEE: Jocelyn MacDougall

An event producer who performs vocals for a queer Funk and Motown cover band. Jocelyn Macdougall delights in convening interesting, meaningful, productive groups of people who are striving to make the world better, and helps figure out how to pay for it! As an independent consultant in event and fundraising strategy, Jocelyn works to connect Read More…

Celebrate 10 Years with Interesting Vancouver

For the past nine years, Interesting Vancouver has been diving deep into the uncharted waters of the Vancouver community, showcasing the curious, odd, and interesting ways people express creativity in their everyday lives. With our 10th anniversary coming up on November 10th, we’re gearing up with an extra special show featuring an exciting line-up of Read More…

Introducing Interesting Vancouver Portraits

Did you hear? Our new podcast has launched! With its crispness nipping at our cheeks, autumn is an exciting time for the Interesting Vancouver team. Our new, shorter format, podcast series launched with episode 7 last month! We’ve been working hard during the hot summer days. Interesting Vancouver is coming up on Friday, November 10th, and Read More…

Interesting Vancouver Presents: Where Are They Now? Gaby Eirew, IV16

“What you need to do […] creatively, doesn’t shout. It whispers to you. Listen to it in the quiet depths. It’s amazing how many people want to come and join you.” In celebration of Interesting Vancouver’s 10th anniversary, we reconnected with a speaker from each year to find out where they are now. This week Read More…

Interesting Vancouver Presents: Where Are They Now? Robert Gagno, IV15

“I consider myself more than a label; I consider myself a passionate player who has won 50 tournaments worldwide.” In celebration of Interesting Vancouver’s 10th anniversary, we’ve been reconnecting with one speaker from each year to find out where they are now. This week, we’re going back to 2015. Robert Gagno is a world champion Read More…

Interesting Vancouver Presents: Where Are They Now? Tł’akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem, IV14

“My language [not] only gave me a sense of identity but a sense of belonging. I belong to this community. And I know this because I have a language that connects me to this land.” In celebration of Interesting Vancouver’s 10th anniversary, we reconnected with a speaker from each year to find out where they Read More…

Interesting Vancouver Presents: Where Are They Now? Meaghan Kennedy, IV13

“When you can impress someone like Elton John, it makes you feel like you’re doing the right thing.” In celebration of Interesting Vancouver’s 10th anniversary, we reconnected with a speaker from each year to find out where they are now. This week we’re featuring piñata artist, Meaghan Kennedy. Working retail had its perks but when Meaghan tuned Read More…