The Pet Lover Show February 15 and 16

  In two short weeks The Pet Lover Show returns with an array of speakers and live demonstrations on February 15th & 16th, 2014 at Abbotsford’s TRADEX. This family-oriented, fun event presents animal lovers and pet owners with the rare opportunity to see unique animals and learn from knowledgeable animal professionals whose specialties include everything…

National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies

Welcome to Cupcake Day! National Cupcake Day is back this February 24. Bake cupcakes, raise funds and save animals’ lives! By registering, baking and fundraising for National Cupcake Day for SPCAs & Humane Societies, you will be part of an exceptional group of supporters across Canada who understand the importance of animals in our lives. Your cupcakes…

Seventh annual Winemakers Cup at Big White Ski Resort

Industry Night Party and Festivities 7th annual Winemakers Cup   The Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup Ski Race is the World’s only annual ski challenge weekend for the wine industry and it takes place for the benefit of industry networking, peer camaraderie and palate appreciation. The seventh annual weekend of festivities takes place on Saturday March 15, 2014…

Vancouver to host TeoChew convention in 2015

  VANCOUVER WINS BID TO HOST 18th CONVENTION OF THE TEOCHEW INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION IN 2015   Mr. Lam Siu-Ngai, Chairman of the Canada Chaoshan Business Association and Vancouver City Councilor Raymond Louie, along with other Chinese business leaders and dignitaries extend congratulations to the Canada Chaoshan Business Association for winning the bid to host the…

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN AFFORD TO BUY REAL ESTATE?

  What can you afford? Before you start looking for a new home, it is important that you become aware of how much you can afford to pay. This knowledge will allow you to spend your valuable time looking productively at home which are within your predetermined price range. You can calculate a relatively accurate figurefor yourself if…

Types of Housing Ownership explained…

  We all have to live somewhere and many of us are interested in home ownership. The maze of types of accommodation has been explained by www.wesellvancouver.ca   Types of Housing Ownership Freehold   A free hold interest (also known as a fee simple) is the more precise term for what we ordinarily refer to as…

Breaking the Mold of Conventional Business Practices

  GLOBE 2014 to Feature Successful Entrepreneurs who are “Doing Things Differently”   To say their business practices are unconventional would be the understatement of the century, which is why they are the perfect fit for GLOBE’s most inspired conference program to date. Set to take place March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE 2014…

Chopping Block – Urban Fare and 102.7 The Peak

BC Home + Garden Show announces a high-stakes cooking competition. Are you the “king of the kitchen” or a “gifted gourmet”? The hunt for the city’s top home chef starts today!   The BC Home + Garden Show, Western Canada’s most trusted resource for real advice, real inspiration and real experts, today announced Chopping Block, a high-stakes culinary competition…

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS TODAY

BC’S MINISTER OF FINANCE TO KICK OFF THE SHOW ON A 2014 HARLEY DAVIDSON   The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show kicks off at TRADEX in Abbotsford at10:00am today with a special grand opening “ride and ribbon cutting” featuring BC Minister of Finance, Honourable Michael de Jong on the all new 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Classic.The world’s top motorcycle manufacturers have rolled into TRADEX…

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014 YEAR OF THE HORSE

Chinese New Year 2014 Year of the Horse 3D Wall Painting The voices of a group of art students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3wUEx8bkU This event serves not only to celebrate Chinese New Year in Parker Place, but also as a milestone of Chinese Canadian history in Richmond. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Parker Place…

HOT RODS, HANDLEBARS, HELMETS, and More

  THE 2014 VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS FRIDAY VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is opening its doors this Friday as the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers roll into town to showcase the newest makes and models for 2014. The hottest bikes, latest accessories and gear, jaw-dropping entertainment, and hands-on activities await you at Abbotsford’s…

My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the…

Top exhibition hits BC Place Stadium

Top exhibition of all things renovation & design to hit BC Place Stadium February 19-23, 2014 Real advice, inspiration and experts will make home improvement magic at the 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show Gearing up for a home makeover? The 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show will offer real advice, real inspiration and real experts to help prep for any…

SKIMMERHORN Winery & Vineyard

By Lorne Eckersley Have you ever been lucky enough to witness the start of something new? As a resident of the Creston Valley, in the heart of the Kootenays, it has been great fun to witness the emergence of a small wine industry. In subsequent blogs I’ll try not to be quite so focused on…