Some highlights of a short stay in Kelowna

  There are still at least a few weeks of great Okanagan travel time left this season so I wanted to share my experience visiting Kelowna. This is an overview and just a sampling of the wonderful possibilities waiting for you in Kelowna. Kelowna became a city in 1905 and during the 50’s through 70’s…

Walk For Reconciliation

  On September 24th, 2017, Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver are hosting the Walk for Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Expo, the third signature event for Canada 150+.   In 2013, Reconciliation Canada hosted the first Walk for Reconciliation, bringing 70,000 people together for the first event of its kind. We are hoping for another…

Vancouverites Don their Finest for the 9th Annual Deighton Cup

  Vancouver’s Deighton Cup has grown from a small group birthday celebration to over 4,000 people strolling the promenade at Hastings Racecourse. “Gassy Jack” Deighton, for whom the race is named, would not recognize the sophistication that abounds. Instead of whiskey shots, red champagne flutes and bottles of $150 Piper-Heidsieck were carried around like water…

5th Annual Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Competition Finds New Home at Reflections

  Nine years ago, Parade Agency owner and former punk-rock guitarist Dax Droski co-founded the Deighton Cup as a unique 27th birthday party/present for himself and from that, the very successful Annual Deighton Cup event at Hastings Park has grown. Fellow co-founders Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve from The Social Concierge probably didn’t envision an event…

Accessible Transport, Businesses and Adventures in Vancouver

  Did you know that Vancouver regularly gets listed among the top five livable cities in the world and has gained a reputation as the most accessible location in the world for people with disabilities. The Vancouver International Airport is the most accessible in the world. And whether you’re visiting or already living in the city, you…

Main Street Bike Expo: Celebrating Creativity in Cycling 

The Main Street Bike Expo readies for June 10 celebration at The Ellis Building    Get tuned up for the inaugural Main Street Bike Expo taking place at the Ellis Building (1024 Main Street) on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 11am to 6pm. Celebrating creativity in the cycling world, this exhibition integrates cycling/lifestyle brands, community networks and…

Vancouver Urban Winery launches the Reliance Series

Premium, small-lot wines the first of their kind made entirely in Vancouver   Vancouver Urban Winery (VUW) and Wine Director David Stansfield are pleased to announce the launch of their new premium, in-house Reliance Series, the first wines of their kind made entirely in Vancouver. Crushed and aged at Vancouver Urban Winery’s Railtown facility, the Reliance…

L’Éclair de Génie: Now Open!

Greeted with champagne, eclairs, a photobooth and energetic staff, the first Canadian L’Éclair de Génie opened their doors April 30th. First of it’s kind, French pastry chef Christophe Adam has creations that are bold but subtle and not overly sweet. The eclairs are all visually stunning to the point where you almost don’t want to eat…