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Fun Back to School Essentials

Fun Back to School Essentials

We’re still in the heat of summer, but time flies when you’re having fun! Which means… it’s time to start planning for school again! While that may not sound as exciting as a trip to the beach or a backyard BBQ, getting your kid ready for a new year of school takes time and preparation. […]

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children's Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher Bird on a Wire Creations first welcomed Tradewind Books onto our shelves in 2011, but they have been a thriving publishing house in Vancouver since 1996. Created by Carol Frank and Michael Katz, Tradewind Books is a publisher of award winning children’s book created by Canadian authors and illustrators. Based […]

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Where Artists Create: June Hunter

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. This month we met with June Hunter. June Hunter will be our featured artist at Bean Around the World on Main and 10th for […]

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2018 BC Day Activities in Vancouver

The summer long weekend is only a few weeks away! Make the most of your days off with our Top 3 2018 BC Day activities in Vancouver. Honda Celebration of Light 2018 One of Vancouver’s favourite summer pastimes is back! Battle for the best spot on the beach to watch the English Bay fireworks display […]

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Redfish Kids Clothing and the Meaning of Courage

Every parent wants to see their children succeed, thrive, and be happy will doing so. In the early years, creating a strong sense of self and building self confidence is the most powerful gift a parent can give their child. As kids reach adolescence, their confidence can waver as the stress of school and puberty […]


Vancouver Car Free Day June 17th Recap

We just completed another wonderful Car Free Day on Main St! Vancouver Car Free Day on Main St Car Free Day is an annual grassroots street festival that celebrates local businesses and promotes sustainability. Along Main St on June 17th, over 20 streets were closed off to car traffic, letting the Vancouver public enjoy a […]

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Car Free Day Vancouver is June 17th on Main St

The much anticipated Car Free Day returns to Vancouver on Main St this June 17th! Car Free Day is an annual free event where people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a bus, bicycle, or walk. Spanning 21 blocks, from East Broadway to 33rd Ave, the Main St. event is the largest of the […]

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Things To Do In Vancouver: Craft and the Furious Comedy Night

Craft and the Furious Comedy Night “Are your favorite things Crafts, Comedy, and a movie franchise that’s basically people with muscles, whose superpower is that they’re good with cars? Even if only one of these is your jam, you’ll have a fun weird time at the Craft and the Furious.” Matty Vu is the comedian […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts – Staff Picks!

Mother’s Day is May 13th – just four weeks away! Here at Bird on a Wire, we want to share some of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts and treats! Because every mother should feel special, appreciated and loved, and how better than with locally crafted art? In store, our gifts selections range from edible to […]

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Earth Day Vancouver 2018: Buying Local and Going Green

Buying Local and Going Green Earth Day has us thinking about our planet and how our actions impact the environment. From decreasing our carbon footprint, producing less waste, and being eco-conscious when we shop, there are many simple yet effective ways we make positive change everyday. Buying local is not only a fun way to […]