Vancouver Farmers’ Markets now open for the season

Four summer markets have opened, or will open, this week including West End (Saturday), Mount Pleasant (Sunday), Main St. Station(Wednesday), and Downtown (Thursday)! There’s never been a better time than now to come out and shop with our local farmers. The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across…

BIG YOGA for BIG SISTERS

Big Yoga for Big Sisters 9am-3pm on July 8th 2017 Heywood Park, North Vancouver Big Yoga for Big Sisters is an all levels, all ages, fun filled yogathon event to raise much needed funds for mentoring programs at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. Solo yogis and teams can register online, raise a minimum of…

35th annual Filberg Festival Artists Announcement

  Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 4-7, 2017. Victoria based artist, Linda Skalenda will be this year’s featured guest artist located in the Arbour. Linda’s paintings can be found in collections across North America and the UK. In 2015 she was selected for the honorable position to be…

The Many Benefits of Kale

Over the last several years, kale has become popularized as one of the healthiest greens we could eat. It has become a staple of smoothie and juice shops and a stereotypical food choice of health nuts, but is the hype justified? To investigate whether the benefits of kale were overstated or justified, weíve scoured the…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

Reminder – The Wellness Show Celebrates 25 Years in Vancouver This Weekend

  Making plans this weekend? The Wellness Show is bringing the latest cutting-edge wellness trends to the Lower Mainland March 3, 4 and 5 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West). Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The Wellness Show is dedicated to helping Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves. The The Show features 250+ exhibitors, 100…

Yaletown Brunch Crawl

  With Dine Out Vancouver well into it’s second week, there are several foodie events taking place across the city, including the ever popular weekend brunch crawls. Presented by Vancouver Foodster, each weekend showcases two neighbourhoods, with local restaurants and shops presenting their own unique take on brunch. This past weekend, My husband and I…

Bike.Eat.Relax.Repeat. at Nita Lake Lodge from June 29-July 2, 2017 

  Experience Whistler’s stunning scenery during a long weekend of road bike rides and relaxation This Canada Day embark on an unforgettable road bike and relaxation retreat at Nita Lake Lodge with the exhilarating Bike.Eat.Relax.Repeat. getaway package. In partnership with Basecamp Fitness, explore Whistler’s roads by bike, learn about nutrition, take part in mobility workouts, and…

Chickapea Pasta Gaining Steam

  A combination of organic chickpeas and lentils, Chickapea Pasta is a rising gluten free option produced by Earth to Kids Inc., founded by current CEO Shelby Taylor.  Nominated for Best New Emerging Specialty Food Product at the Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver, B.C., attendees can visit the Chickapea booth January 14-15, 2017 from 10-…

By Popular Demand, Almond Beverage Customization is Coming to Starbucks Canada

  Starting January 10th, Starbucks® Almond Beverage will be available in more than 1,300 stores across the country as a non-dairy alternative, in addition to Soy Beverage and Coconut Milk Beverage. On My Starbucks Idea, the company’s platform for crowdsourcing customer and barista suggestions, thousands of ideas are submitted and voted on each year and…

Brighten up your skin care regimen in 2017 at The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge 

  Try the new Naturopathica™ skin care line at one of Whistler’s top spas Combat the elements with Nita Lake Lodge’s new range of facials, using the transforming properties of Naturopathica™ products. Inspired by naturopathic therapies, these nourishing products are certified by Ecocert, the largest and oldest independent natural and organic cosmetic certification body. All…

Cause We Care’s 10th Annual Hamper Drive brings Christmas cheer to 750 women 

Join Vancouver’s biggest drive to help support single mother-led families this holiday season   Cause We Care is thrilled to partner with Capital Direct for the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Hamper Drive on December 7th, 2016. This year’s goal is to deliver 750 hampers, filled with essential food items and small gifts, to 25 frontline…