I Didn’t Fail University

I woke up to an email that I have been waiting too long to receive: “Dear Jana, Yes! We are delighted to offer you your requested change of program at the University of British Columbia.” Some background info: I graduated…

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My Dance Story

Three years ago, the day before my 16th birthday, I attended a Ballet Cuba master class downtown Vancouver. I had tickets to watch them perform Don Quixote two days later. It was probably the most intense and incredible master class I…

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Norvan Falls Hike

The wonderful hike to Norvan Falls winds through well-maintained trails and stunning lush forests ending up at a stunning waterfall cascading into a sweet little green pool. We hiked this one afternoon after a day of rain, and the waterfall…

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A Day on Bowen Island

Bowen Island is one of the gorgeous islands along BC’s Sunshine Coast. Bowen is dotted with beautiful cafes, stunning hikes and beaches and island cottages galore. The moment our final exams were over, we took the ferry across to Bowen Island…

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Cleveland Dam Hike

The gorgeous trails surrounding Cleveland Dam provide for a wonderful rainy escape. The area of Capilano River which feeds the dam is beautiful, rain or shine. If you’re searching for some peaceful isolation and some stunning viewpoints, this is the…

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