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…

Engaging Hearts at Interesting Vancouver 2016

It’s been almost two weeks since Interesting Vancouver 2016 happened, and the resonance from the evening continues unabated. Curiosity and celebrating the uncelebrated is why Interesting Vancouver was born and over the past nine years, it’s evolved into something much more. It’s a place where you can meet new friends, experience a community who want Read More…

Withstanding the Ripple of the US Election with Interesting Vancouver

We’re sure everyone was on pins and needles watching the US Election yesterday. Fear and tensions are surmounting across the developed world these days, so what can we do about it? During tough times, we can stay above the fray by turning to our community for inspiration and laughter. This isn’t meant to discount what has Read More…

Branding Vancouver…A Letter from Interesting Vancouver

As Interesting Vancouver 2016 approaches, I’ve been reflecting on some design work we did this year. It made me reflect on Vancouver itself and what its brand is. A great brand distills into words, symbols, and meaning for an otherwise “impossible to define” thing. In a way that captures the equally rational and emotional essence Read More…

Why Community Matters and What IV is Doing to Help

Humans are social creatures—we love to interact with people, not only in person but across social channels. We engage with others around us in order to connect, a fundamental human need in developing our social skills and ability to interact with society. And this is why community is so important for us as it is one Read More…

IV Prize Awards ‘Interesting’ Diverse Individuals – Nominate Someone Today

Now in its second year, the IV Prize recognizes an individual in Metro Vancouver doing or pursuing something interesting with a one-of-a-kind award and cash prize. The IV Prize casts a wide net for nominations from artists, athletes, adventurers exploring new areas to rocket scientists, designers, and doctors doing things in unexpected ways. The candidates Read More…

IV Presents – Episode 6 with Rob Hill

At 23, Rob Hill noticed something wasn’t right when he experienced excruciating abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. For a young man who rarely even went to the doctor or had a GP, this was definitely not the norm.

IV Presents – Episode 5 with Sarah Jickling

Our fifth episode of IV Presents is live and available for download, this time with IV15 alumna Sarah Jickling. The first time a doctor told Sarah she had bipolar disorder, she didn’t believe her. In her mind, bipolar was a scary word reserved only for crazy people. It wasn’t Sarah. She was a musician who played glockenspiel Read More…

IV Presents – Episode 4 with Jamie D. Grant

Our fourth episode of IV Presents is live and available for download, this time with IV14 alumnus Jamie D. Grant. Jamie D. Grant is a Vancouver paramedic. He’s also one of the happiest people we’ve ever met. He’s been on thousands of calls and helped save counts lives and his love for life is probably why he’s Read More…

Connecting & Celebrating Interesting Vancouver’s Community – 2015

On Nov. 6, 2015, Interesting Vancouver (IV15) finished another year of connection and celebrating its community. Like every year, IV15 was an invigorating night that left a great deal of reflection on the people, purpose and place that brings everyone together. After 8 years and the additional activities with DoShops, IV Presents and the IV Read More…