Celebrate Family Day at select Richmond community facilities

  Take a walking tour of Britannia Shipyards, a Family Zumba class at Hamilton Community Centre, attend the sixth annual Children’s Arts Festival or choose from over 30 other activities this coming Monday, February 10. BC’s second Family Day weekend is being celebrated in Richmond with activities for families of all sizes and ages and with many…

Olympic Men’s Hockey Finals Private Party Contest

  You are not going to believe how great this contest is! Do you want to win a private party for you and 10 friends to watch the Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal finals in the luxury of the private theatre at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa? Of course you do.  Here’s where to enter:…

OLYMPIC FEVER…Have You Got it?

  We are on the cusp of another Winter Olympics and I can’t help thinking back to 2010 in Vancouver. What a great time we all had during the 2010 Olympics. There was a little sacrifice, a little compromise and a lot of spirit. Vancouver embraced the games in a way that we hadn’t come…

L³: Lindsay’s Lessons Learned

Communication Tip: Don’t Bury Your Lead  Definition: bury the lead verb: (idiomatic) (news writing style) To begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT GOOD]   If you want to communicate effectively you have to structure your writing to lead with…

Tastes at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

  Recently I had the pleasure of returning for another fabulous meal at State Bird Provisions, in San Francisco.     This restaurant is almost 2 years old & gets better all the time. It is one of the hottest dinner reservations to secure anywhere. Having just expanded slightly, to 60 seats .. half are…

Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires – report by UFV

  The Canadian Wood Council supports a third-party independent study led by two of North America’s leading fire safety experts that shows there to be little difference in fire spread, death and injury rates in residential fires across general construction types, provided the buildings are properly equipped with smoke alarms and automatic fire sprinkler systems…

AN EVENING AT PAINTED ROCK Wine Dinner May 3

  An evening at Painted Rock Estate Winery Wine Dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Join Proprietor John Skinner for an unforgettable evening of Painted Rock wines, while overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake at Painted Rock’s new tasting room.     John will discuss the history and winemaking philosophies of Painted Rock, while guiding…

How will you celebrate National Cupcake Day?

  National Cupcake Day to support the BC SPCA will be just another reason to visit Hawksworth’s BEL CAFE this month.   A percentage of proceeds from Bel Cafe’s special cupcake will go towards the animal charity. Cupcakes cost $4.50 and feature a delicate vanilla chiffon, citrus creme, buttercream and bright yellow chocolate décor. On…

YVR Bloggers February Meetup

  Thursday, February 13 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Auto Form @ 1885 Clark Drive, Vancouver How to Build a Business Out of Your Blog – Julie Nowell Speech Description A blog is more than a website, it can be a viable business. Learn about ways to bring your brand “beyond the blog” and…

Bellstar’s sponsored athlete Brady Leman

  As a part of Bellstar commitment to community involvement and extraordinary guest experiences we have implemented a Sponsored Athlete Program, launching with Calgary-native Brady Leman. Brady is a World Cup Ski Cross Gold and Silver medalist, sitting 1st in the World Cup and in Canada! Leman first emerged as an undoubted talent in Alpine…

Lunch at West Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver

  What could be better than a warm sunny day in January?  Having a lovely lunch with your best friend in an award winning restaurant featuring regional cuisine in Vancouver’s stylish South Granville district; West is all this and more!     Our first course began with a creamy golden beet and orange velouté poured…

Richmond Children’s Arts Festival

  The 6th Children’s Arts Festival offers creative and interactive fun for kids led by professional artists.       Celebrate BC Family Day with imagination and creativity at Richmond’s Children’s Arts Festival on Monday, February 10. Now in its sixth year, the Festival prides itself in highly affordable, highly interactive and high quality artistic activities for children 12 and under,…

Opera’s Greatest Hits at Surrey Arts Centre

  Vancouver Opera Brings First Ever Concert to City of Surrey Live Show, February 8, Surrey Arts Centre     The powerful art of opera singing will be on display in Surrey next month when Vancouver Opera presents “Opera’s Greatest Hits – and More” on Saturday, February 8 at the Surrey Arts Centre. The intimate and affordable family-friendly…

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…

VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY new Lounge Licence

Vancouver Urban Winery Joins a Select Few to Receive City’s New Lounge Licence VUW Tasting Room begins by-the-glass and bottle program   Today, Vancouver Urban Winery joins a select group of peer manufacturing facilities in Vancouver to be awarded the new government-appointed Lounge Endorsement License. Unanimously approved by city council in 2013, this new zoning law…

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…

VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS THE SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL

EMINEM, BRUNO MARS & ARCADE FIRE TO HEADLINE VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS THE SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL WESTERN CANADA’S PREMIER OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCHES BIGGEST LINEUP IN ITS HISTORY Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival—August 8, 9 & 10 The most anticipated music event of the summer is back for its fifth year with an…

Parksville UNCORKED Wine and Food Festival Feb 20-23

  It’s an Experience: Parksville Uncorked 6th Annual Wine and Culinary Festival   From wine novice or beer newbie to seasoned palate, you’ll enjoy tastings, featured wine dinners, bubbly brunches, wine-inspired spa treatments and local tours. Last year’s festival events sold out. So be sure to book early.   Parksville Untapped   Thursday February 20, 2014…