#FridayFavourites – My Van City suggestions

#FridayFavourites – what are you doing this weekend? My Van City suggestions. We picked some of our favourite happenings to help you make your next week a favourite! Enjoy!   SALT TASTING ROOM Gastown’s premier destination for wine, cheese and cured meat is kicking off 2016 with a bang. Following on the heels of the successful…

Children’s Arts Festival

Daring acrobatics add jump to Children’s Arts Festival Take your kids and follow the yellow brick road to the Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond on BC Family Day. The festival features Circus West’s Circus of Oz, a performance that infuses aerial artistry and daring acrobatics into the classic story. The 8th annual Children’s Arts Festival is…

2016 Quality Foods Open Sand Sculpting

2016 Sand Sculpting Theme – Community Votes Requested!   The Parksville Beach Festival Society is actively planning the 2016 Quality Foods Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. Set to run July 15 through August 21 alongside Parksville’s magnificent beach, the sculptures will once again feature a common theme and community input is appreciated. “The master…

Hopcott Meats’ New Look

Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store     It is fair to say that unless you live in the Tri Cities, Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge, you’ve probably never heard of Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store on Old Dewdney Trunk…

Celebrate Chinese New Year FlyOver Canada®

FlyOver Canada® Welcomes Year of the Monkey with Fan-Favourite, Flight of the Dragon, Double-Feature    Must-see attraction celebrates Chinese New Year by pairing iconic Canadian flight with soaring journey over China’s spectacular cities & sites   In celebration of Chinese New Year, and Year of the Monkey, FlyOver®  Canada presents the anticipated return of Flight of the Dragon…

Children’s Arts Festival fuels the imagination

Let your child’s imagination soar and celebrate BC Family Day together on Monday, February 8, at Richmond’s most creative festival, the Children’s Arts Festival. The Children’s Arts Festival, presented by Lansdowne Centre, connects children of all ages with professional artists and performers who lead a unique variety of interactive performance, visual and media arts classes…

BC Home + Garden Show full lineup must-see

45th annual BC Home + Garden Show releases full lineup of must-see attraction Vancouver’s top home improvement showcase hits BC Place Stadium, February 17-21, 2016   We are giving away tickets to the  BC Home + Garden Show February 17 – 21. To ENTER leave a comment. Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter Enhance your home, inside and out! The 45th annual BC…

Petlover Show – TRADEX Feb 27/28

WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST PET SHOW “Petlover” RETURNS TO TRADEX FEBRUARY 27th TO 28th   The Pet Lover Show, Western Canada’s largest go-to destination for all things pet-related, returns to Abbotsford’s TRADEX for its fourth year on February 27th and 28th, 2016. With thousands of the latest pet products and services, educational seminars from top industry…

VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Returning for its 6th Year! The VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL   January 16 – February 14, 2016   When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world. This Saturday it returns for its 6th season, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops,…

Family New Year’s Eve Party – No Babysitter Needed!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread has the perfect New Year’s Eve party planned for Vancouver families – and the best part is there is no babysitter needed! The family friendly festivities may include dinner, entertainment, face painting, pizza making and an early evening countdown – all at an affordable price. We have two party options to choose…

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy unites local artists, designers and makers 12th annual show planned for December 12 – 13th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, BC   At Christmas, our consumerism seems to be at its highest. It’s when we spend too much time standing in malls, purchasing gifts in volumes, and not even considering the human…

#MarketMonday – pottery by dave and family

Welcome to the #MarketMonday feature. Each week we will feature a different vendor, either a farmer, food merchant, food truck operator, or craft person.   Meet Dave from pottery by dave and family: I’ve been quietly making pots on and off since 1975. i live in Abbotsford with my wife Val, daughter Aisa, and our 2 cats. during…

Brentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby 

Holiday entertaining, giveaways and photos abound from December 1-24   Brentwood is making holiday magic with a full calendar of seasonal celebration: think awe-inspiring aerial performers, hand-drawn caricatures, free festive treats, live entertainment, and plenty of surprises from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in December (excluding Boxing Day).“The holidays are a magical time of year, and we want…

Catch the Kissmas Spirit with the Yaletown BIA  

First annual Yaletown Kissmas helps local revelers feel the love this holiday season     ‘Tis the season to catch the Kissmas spirit. With the holidays in full swing, locals can join the Yaletown Business Improvement Association for a one-night Christmas pop-up, in the heart of Yaletown. On Saturday, December 19, head down to Bill Curtis…