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Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Healthy Family Expo 2015 (Photos)

March 30th, 2015

All parents would generally agree that they want what is best for their children. This starts from the time of birth (or even prenatally) all the way through their school-aged years and beyond. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly what is “best” and what is available in the marketplace. That’s why parents are encouraged […]

The Telltale Sign that Spring Has Sprung in Vancouver

March 13th, 2015

When you live in the frozen part of the country, you can declare that spring has arrived when the snow starts to melt. Here in Vancouver, where it rains most months out of the year, we can’t rely on melting snow as our indicator. Instead, we have the good fortune of seeing so many of […]

Got Craft? Celebrating the Handmade, Local and Cute

December 15th, 2014

…because MALL is a four letter word. That’s one of the first things you’ll see on the homepage for Got Craft?, a semi-annual event in Vancouver that “aims to bring together a community of handmade and DIY culture.” When I went to the Maritime Labour Centre over the weekend for the Holiday Edition of Got […]

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 […]