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Hand-poke tattoo collage

Dot-by-Dot

In Vancouver, two hand-poke tattoo artists provide an alternative to machine tattooing: creating safe and inclusive spaces for clients.

Gaia Tree Mural

A Mutual Benefit

Murals not only benefit artists and businesses; they can also liven up neighbourhoods and create a sense of community.

You Are Not Alone Photo Art

Lifelines

Art has the ability to open doors and build bridges. In the first responder community, art has helped heal, connect, and raise awareness about mental health.

Kintsugi Restored Bowl

Piecing it Together

A traditional Japanese art that restores broken pottery, kintsugi can sometimes mend more than the pieces it puts back together.

Matcha Latte

Scien-tea-fic!

Paragon Tea Room encourages conversation and connection through innovative technology and a cup of tea.

Dakwäkãda Warriors Collage

Drawing Success

Originally from Haines Junction, Yukon, artist Cole Pauls draws on both culture and history to
create his bestselling graphic novels.

2019 cover

Community Matters
Masthead 2019

List of contributors to the 2019 issue.

Cup of tea

The Road Home

As the homelessness crisis worsens, cities in the Pacific Northwest look for ways to move forward.

Stephanie Taylor

A Better Measure of Success

How three Vancouver women are changing business for the better through environmental and social sustainability.

Classroom

Untold Histories

Including Indigenous content and history in BC’s curriculum is a small but necessary step toward healing.

Colourful mosquito nets

Travelling in a New Direction

Community-based tourism is a responsible way to travel, preserving a destination community’s culture and environment.

Interior at Spartacus Books

Room For Everyone

Community-run Spartacus Books is a nonprofit resource centre with a long history of perseverance in the face of change.

Grilled Octopus Anticucho

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio offers Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine using sustainably-sourced seafood.

Euge Leung with Puglie Pug

Creating Puglie Pug

How illustrator Euge Leung turned a doodle of a joyful pug stuck in a doughnut into the popular Puglie Pug brand.

Restaurant interior

CơM Vietnamese

Cơm Vietnamese is a welcome addition to Richmond, BC, with its family-style sharing menu and innovative cocktail menu.

Chelsea Rooney

Fearless Fiction

After the success of her first book, Pedal, Chelsea Rooney hopes to publish something meaningful with her second novel.

Two Giga Dragons

Wrestling the Ramen Dragon

Pacific Rim Magazine staff takes on the Giga Dragon eating challenge at Ramen Takanotsume in Vancouver’s West End.

Sing Sing's interior

Sing Sing Beer Bar

Main Street’s new and trendy Sing Sing Beer Bar boasts 20 rotating taps and specializes in pizza and pho.

BC coast photo illustration-Earthquake

A Community Prepared

The tight-knit community of Anacla prepares for a predicted earthquake; can neighbouring communities learn from them?

Bee on a flower

On the Rise

Green roofs are on the rise for their environmental benefits and their ability to bring communities together.

Amber Morrison

Sad is Beautiful

Amber Morrison, the creator of Sad Girl Review magazine, wants to elevate women’s content through art, poetry, and design.

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