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Elana Shepert

Elana Shepert

Elana is a reporter for Vancouver Is Awesome who currently lives in East Vancouver. A life-long Metro Vancouverite, she has an affinity for travel, animals, and events. Before she started working for V.I.A., Elana was the managing editor at 604 Now. Prior to that, she worked as a travel agent and travel writer, where she visited 19 countries across the globe. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a certificate in New Media Journalism.

Recent Work by Elana

This American movie director tried poutine for the first time Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS)

This American movie director tried poutine for the first time Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS)

"I enjoyed it going in. How it goes from here I’m a bit uncertain."
Ryan Reynolds tells people not to send drunk texts in hilarious video (VIDEO)

Ryan Reynolds tells people not to send drunk texts in hilarious video (VIDEO)

"My mom literally sent that text to my brother by accident. No joke. Be careful out there..."
Woman describes being at Langley's Willowbrook Mall during shooting

Woman describes being at Langley's Willowbrook Mall during shooting

"I asked the cashier if there was a shooter outside, and she said yes, please go to the back."
B.C. confirms 2,174 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 131,656

B.C. confirms 2,174 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 131,656

There are 7,327 active cases of COVID-19 in the province
Watch John Cena stroll down the street in full costume in Metro Vancouver (VIDEO)

Watch John Cena stroll down the street in full costume in Metro Vancouver (VIDEO)

"I assure you that there is lots of blood."
BCCDC identifies 38 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies 38 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

This covers a 14-day period.
Safety alert: Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizers due to 'health risks'

Safety alert: Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizers due to 'health risks'

Frequent use of a hand sanitizer containing ethyl acetate may cause dry skin, leading to irritation or cracking.
Here is how much rain you can expect to see in Vancouver this week

Here is how much rain you can expect to see in Vancouver this week

Ensure you plan your outdoor activities accordingly.
VIDEO: Woman berates Metro Vancouver RCMP officer after he gives her a ticket

VIDEO: Woman berates Metro Vancouver RCMP officer after he gives her a ticket

"You can tell the judge you were on Facebook Live while you were driving."
Ginormous 'super blood flower moon' set to dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

Ginormous 'super blood flower moon' set to dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

Don't miss this rare treat: A supermoon and a total lunar eclipse--together at last!