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Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

A Walk Through Vancouver’s Chinatown

June 24th, 2014

As a kid, I spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver’s Chinatown, both with my parents and my grandparents. We’d go down there to grab some lunch and to do our grocery shopping. Unlike the more “supermarket” approach that we have today, shopping for groceries back then was much more about piecing together just […]

EAT! Vancouver 2014 in Photos

June 13th, 2014

Since I was too busy touring computer factories and enjoying teppanyaki in Taiwan a couple of weekends ago, I sent Susanne to check out EAT! Vancouver in my place. This food and cooking festival has been going on for a number of years, allowing attendees to sample products from a range of local companies, attend […]

Video: Hats Off Day at Burnaby Heights

June 12th, 2014

Many people will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to build a sense of community when you live in a big city. I beg to differ and so does the Burnaby Heights Merchants Association. This past weekend, we experienced the annual Hats Off Day where Merchants along Hastings Street in North Burnaby tip their hats […]

Sunday Snippet: Lani Russwurm, Vancouver Was Awesome

June 1st, 2014

“More than anything else, people are what make Vancouver awesome. There are members of the Squamish, Musqueam, and the Tsleil-Waututh nations who have occupied the area for millennia, the descendants of immigrants, and recent arrivals. Some residents live in ethnic enclaves such as Chinatown or Punjabi Market, and others reside where their finances permit regardless […]

Shipyards Night Market 2014 in North Vancouver

May 16th, 2014

The first thing that strikes me about the Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver is just how confused they seem to be about their branding. The official website for the night market is called North Shore Green Market, the official page is branded as a Twilight Market, and the people at North Shore Tourism refer […]

International Summer Night Market in Richmond: Everything You Need to Know

May 2nd, 2014

It’s just about that time of year again. Get ready to brave the crowds, fight through a disorganized parking lot, waste your money on a variety of cheap cell phone accessories and indulge in far too much street food, because the night markets are coming back to the Vancouver area once more. In past years, […]

The Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade and Celebration 2014

April 14th, 2014

I love how multicultural our city can be. People come from all corners of the globe, bringing with them all sorts of wonderful traditions and delicious foods. And I got to partake in some of those celebrations over the weekend with the Vaisakhi parade and other festivities along the South Slope in Vancouver. Just as […]

Cavalia Odysseo: VIP Experience in Vancouver

December 20th, 2013

What do you get when you combine live music, circus act-like acrobatics, and the majestic movements of several dozen horses? Cavalia first made its way to Vancouver two years ago with their original production, A Magical Encounter Between Man and Horse. They have now returned to town with their sophomore effort, Odysseo. I didn’t get […]