Opera springs back to Minoru Chapel

  It’s another blossoming season for opera lovers. The Minoru Chapel Opera series is back this spring with three classical favorites performed by local professional companies. The series opens on Wednesday, March 5 with highlights from Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, the beloved classic tale of love, loss, deception and heartbreak presented by some of Burnaby…

Red Rooster online exclusive offer…

Reserve Syrah 2011 Save up to 15% + Free Delivery on full case orders* This Rooster has pedigree! Our winery-exclusive Reserve Syrah has won gold and silver medals at national and international competitions each year since the release of our 2008 vintage. Now you can be first to taste the new 2011 vintage and save $54 on a case. Winemaker Karen Gillis has crafted…

Surprised Groom Says Yes on 50th Birthday

Earlier this month, my husband and I had the immense pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Like any other wedding, there were guests, nuptials, music, and dancing. Unlike other weddings, this one was a surprise. The groom didn’t know he was getting married. After a health scare that the bride says put many things into…

Burrowing Owl Opens March 1 with Getaway Specials

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that its hospitality services, including the Guest House, Wine Shop, and Sonora Room Restaurant, will open for the season on March 1, 2014. To celebrate the start of the new season, the winery is offering guests three special packages. All packages include a one-night stay at the Guest House,…

CARNEVALE Extravaganza Gala Dinner

         CARNEVALE Extravaganza Gala Dinner       March 1st (2605 East Pender St. Vancouver) Tickets $60 pp (BAR included with costume) Early Bird tickets $55 (if booked before February 15th) VIP Tables of 10 $500   Champagne Reception Red Carpet Photo Shoot Prices for Best Costumes  Dance with Luna Rossa              …

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition 2014

  The Application Form for the second Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition is now available online at http://hawksworthscholarship.com/application/   Deadline for your completed entry form is May 5, 2014 by noon.   Here you will find the details of how to apply: http://hawksworthscholarship.com/how-to-apply/   To be eligible you must be a Canadian citizen, under the age of…

Innovations & Trends displayed at 25th Anniversary of BUILDEX

  Newest Innovations & Trends in Interior Design, Architecture to be displayed at 25th Anniversary of BUILDEX 2-day Event Opens Wednesday at Vancouver Convention Centre West BUILDEX Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary this week with an expansive Tradeshow and in-depth conference highlighting the newest in innovative trends, products and services related to the design, construction, renovation, retrofit, refurbishing, furnishing,…

Language of Learning exhibit at the Richmond Museum

  Did you know the first public schools that opened on Lulu Island in the 1880s were one-room schools taught by a single teacher with students aged 6-16, and were equipped with rainwater drinking barrels, wood stoves and outhouses, no lights or electricity? Visit the Richmond Museum’s newest exhibit, Language of Learning and explore the history of…

National Culture Days Organization ranks Richmond #1

  The National Culture Days Organization recently unveiled their 2013 Top Ten cities and towns. Ranked by the total number of registered Culture Days activities, Richmond, BC, was named as the #1 Regional or Belt City in Canada. With 90 free, interactive cultural activities registered with Culture Days, Richmond was also listed in the Top Three cities overall, after Winnipeg and Toronto.  …

Where to participate in National Cupcake Day

  How to support your four legged, furry and any other kind of best friend you have. National Cupcake Day is officially February 24 but here are some of our generous supporters who are bringing you yummy treats for extra days.   National Cupcake Day Events:     The Glowbal Collection: (Feb 11-16): The Glowbal Collection of…

Baking Cupcakes to support National Cupcake Day

  Now that Valentines Day is behind us it’s time to turn our attention to the special friends of the animal variety that will benefit from our baking skills on February 24.   After all the romantic festivities, maybe this year you can show some love to your friends, family and co-workers with cupcakes! It’s…

Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

  DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S ROCKIN’ ROAD SHOW IS COMING TO VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 21-23  Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favourite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show!  Produced by Feld Entertainment, this stage spectacular features classic Disney characters in an all-new adventure with an original storyline that will…

How Much can u afford

\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 figure…

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the…

PET LOVERS SHOW starts Saturday, February 15

  This Saturday the Pet Lover Show returns to Abbotsford’s TRADEX on February 15th & 16th, 2014, bringing together animal lovers and pet owners from across the Lower Mainland. Due to the fantastic turn out last year, the Pet Lover Show has doubled the space this year to 120,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, features, and fun. With over 200 exhibitors, 40 speakers…

Exploring the journey of becoming a Woman

    Live dance performance reveals what’s in a journey to becoming a woman   Exploring the journey of becoming a woman from adolescence to maturity, 27 local dancers of the Richmond Youth Dance Company will perform Becoming, premiering at the Richmond Cultural Centre with three shows from March 7 to 9, 2014.   Becoming can refer to a…

Policy changes open up winery opportunities

  When I read the lengthy list of recommendations coming out of the provincial governments review of liquor regulations I started to picture wine shops populating urban centres. Imagine wandering around Gastown or the New Westminister market area, popping into sample and buy wine while also enjoying visits to galleries and specialty retail shops. What…