2016 Quality Foods Open Sand Sculpting

2016 Sand Sculpting Theme – Community Votes Requested!   The Parksville Beach Festival Society is actively planning the 2016 Quality Foods Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. Set to run July 15 through August 21 alongside Parksville’s magnificent beach, the sculptures will once again feature a common theme and community input is appreciated. “The master … Read more2016 Quality Foods Open Sand Sculpting

Hopcott Meats’ New Look

Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store     It is fair to say that unless you live in the Tri Cities, Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge, you’ve probably never heard of Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store on Old Dewdney Trunk … Read moreHopcott Meats’ New Look

Celebrate Chinese New Year FlyOver Canada®

FlyOver Canada® Welcomes Year of the Monkey with Fan-Favourite, Flight of the Dragon, Double-Feature    Must-see attraction celebrates Chinese New Year by pairing iconic Canadian flight with soaring journey over China’s spectacular cities & sites   In celebration of Chinese New Year, and Year of the Monkey, FlyOver®  Canada presents the anticipated return of Flight of the Dragon … Read moreCelebrate Chinese New Year FlyOver Canada®

Children’s Arts Festival fuels the imagination

Let your child’s imagination soar and celebrate BC Family Day together on Monday, February 8, at Richmond’s most creative festival, the Children’s Arts Festival. The Children’s Arts Festival, presented by Lansdowne Centre, connects children of all ages with professional artists and performers who lead a unique variety of interactive performance, visual and media arts classes. … Read moreChildren’s Arts Festival fuels the imagination

BC Home + Garden Show full lineup must-see

45th annual BC Home + Garden Show releases full lineup of must-see attraction Vancouver’s top home improvement showcase hits BC Place Stadium, February 17-21, 2016   We are giving away tickets to the  BC Home + Garden Show February 17 – 21. To ENTER leave a comment. Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter Enhance your home, inside and out! The 45th annual BC … Read moreBC Home + Garden Show full lineup must-see

BC Home + Garden Show GIVEAWAY

We are giving away tickets to the  BC Home + Garden Show February 17 – 21. To ENTER leave a comment. Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter Real advice. Real inspiration. Real experts. The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. Get … Read moreBC Home + Garden Show GIVEAWAY

Petlover Show – TRADEX Feb 27/28

WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST PET SHOW “Petlover” RETURNS TO TRADEX FEBRUARY 27th TO 28th   The Pet Lover Show, Western Canada’s largest go-to destination for all things pet-related, returns to Abbotsford’s TRADEX for its fourth year on February 27th and 28th, 2016. With thousands of the latest pet products and services, educational seminars from top industry … Read morePetlover Show – TRADEX Feb 27/28


Returning for its 6th Year! The VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL   January 16 – February 14, 2016   When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world. This Saturday it returns for its 6th season, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, … Read moreVANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Big White Gets the Jump on 2016 Winter Fun

Big White Resort kicks off the New Year blanketed by fresh Okanagan Champagne Powder for Winter Fun   Winter may be coming late to other parts of the country, but not to Canada’s premier family friendly ski destination. Since opening early to guests in November, Big White Ski Resort is currently sitting at 450 centimeters of … Read moreBig White Gets the Jump on 2016 Winter Fun

Family New Year’s Eve Party – No Babysitter Needed!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread has the perfect New Year’s Eve party planned for Vancouver families – and the best part is there is no babysitter needed! The family friendly festivities may include dinner, entertainment, face painting, pizza making and an early evening countdown – all at an affordable price. We have two party options to choose … Read moreFamily New Year’s Eve Party – No Babysitter Needed!

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy unites local artists, designers and makers 12th annual show planned for December 12 – 13th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, BC   At Christmas, our consumerism seems to be at its highest. It’s when we spend too much time standing in malls, purchasing gifts in volumes, and not even considering the human … Read moreShiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Père Noël at L’Epicerie Gourmande

Père Noël has made an early stop in Vancouver and left a sleigh-load of gourmet goodies at L’Epicerie Gourmande.  Items range from small stocking-stuffers to eye-popping gourmet gift baskets.   Special Discount on Gift Baskets  We have beautiful Gift Baskets and Gift Sets filled with culinary treasures sure to delight every foodie on your list. … Read morePère Noël at L’Epicerie Gourmande

#MarketMonday – pottery by dave and family

Welcome to the #MarketMonday feature. Each week we will feature a different vendor, either a farmer, food merchant, food truck operator, or craft person.   Meet Dave from pottery by dave and family: I’ve been quietly making pots on and off since 1975. i live in Abbotsford with my wife Val, daughter Aisa, and our 2 cats. during … Read more#MarketMonday – pottery by dave and family

#FridayFarmer – Golden Ears Cheesecrafters

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters  Ltd. is a family owned and operated artisan cheese and farm gate shop. We  hand-craft a variety of artisan cheeses, curds and butter from the Jersey herd next door. We also offer other local dairy, eggs, gourmet products and giftware, as well as cheese platters, gift baskets & chef demo cooking classes.  … Read more#FridayFarmer – Golden Ears Cheesecrafters

Donnelly Group Toy Drive

Bringing joy of the season to hundreds of kids Celebration of seasonal giving takes place December 8th at Republic Nightclub What began 14 years ago with a small group of Donnelly Group managers getting together a few weeks before Christmas to donate to those in need has grown into a Toy Drive which annually gathers over … Read moreDonnelly Group Toy Drive

Brentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby 

Holiday entertaining, giveaways and photos abound from December 1-24   Brentwood is making holiday magic with a full calendar of seasonal celebration: think awe-inspiring aerial performers, hand-drawn caricatures, free festive treats, live entertainment, and plenty of surprises from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in December (excluding Boxing Day).“The holidays are a magical time of year, and we want … Read moreBrentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby 

Catch the Kissmas Spirit with the Yaletown BIA  

First annual Yaletown Kissmas helps local revelers feel the love this holiday season     ‘Tis the season to catch the Kissmas spirit. With the holidays in full swing, locals can join the Yaletown Business Improvement Association for a one-night Christmas pop-up, in the heart of Yaletown. On Saturday, December 19, head down to Bill Curtis … Read moreCatch the Kissmas Spirit with the Yaletown BIA  

Healthy Holiday Tips from the 2016 Wellness Show

Traditionally, December 1st kicks off the official beginning of the Holiday Season. This is a wonderful time of the year filled with family gatherings, parties, special events and wonderful food and drink. However, there can be stress associated with this time of the year. For some, stress and tension between family members and friends becomes … Read moreHealthy Holiday Tips from the 2016 Wellness Show


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR    Unwrap Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner. Ring in 2016 with Exclusive New Year’s Eve Seatings, New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will offer guests a series of festive feasts this holiday season as Executive Chef … Read moreBOULEVARD: CELEBRATE IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR

Let there be light:

Park Board’s Festival of Lights is bigger and better! VanDusen Botanical Garden—one of North America’s top public gardens—kicks off the holiday season Five more acres have been added to the 31st annual Festival of Lights (FOL), sponsored by Vancouver International Airport (YVR). A million lights will decorate 15 acres (6 hectares) nightly throughout December (closed … Read moreLet there be light: