Celebrate BC Menu at White Spot

July 27th, 2015 @ 2:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

White Spot’s Celebrate BC summer menu features local ingredients, seasonal dishes, and BC wine features to round out your inspired dining experience. Pairing up wine makers, farmers, and growers, the menu truly does celebrate the best of BC.

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Celebrate BC Menu at White Spot

Enjoy grilled, wild Johnstone Strait Salmon, Karen Gillis’ Red Rooster Pinot Gris, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks brie, tomatoes from Windset Farms in Delta, baby zucchini and arugula from Evergreen Herbs Ltd. located in South Surrey, and cheese from Happy Days Goat Dairy in Salmon Arm.

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All of these ingredients are crafted into dishes like the BC Blueberry Summer Salad, Prawn & BC Brie Flatbread, Gala Apple & BC Brie Chicken Burger, BC Blueberry Pie and more with delicious BC wine options.

Celebrate BC at White Spot

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I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Follow White Spot on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on their latest menu offerings and promotions.

Archive Photos of the Day: Ships at Sea

July 27th, 2015 @ 10:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Looking out across English Bay the horizone is spotted with kayaks, sailboats, cruise ships and tankers. This has been the view, albeit with very different vessels, throughout most of Vancouver’s history. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, along with photographers today who share their works online, we can see “then and now” views of our landscapes over 100 years apart.

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Vessels in Harbor at Vancouver, July 1889 by Bailey and Neelands
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July 2014 by Ruth Hartnup

Team China Fireworks Photos from the Honda Celebration of Light

July 26th, 2015 @ 11:11am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light kicked off its 25th season last night with China up first in the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition. Vancouver PD estimates 250,000-260,000 people packed Vancouver beaches last night to take in the show that was preceded by an aerial display by stunt pilot “Super” Dave Mathieson.

Team China Fireworks Photos

Heart of Gold ~ Vancouver, BC
Photo credit: Seaside Signs on Flickr


Photo credit: Hammond Photography on Flickr

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Photo credit: james c. on Flickr

A photo posted by Wilson Wong (@wilsonnwong) on


Photo credit: Hammond Photography on Flickr

Also, did you see the #hearts? @CelebOfLight #China #WEAmaze
Photo credit: [Rikki] Julius Reque on Flickr

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Photo credit: danna on Flickr


Photo credit: Robert Henrickson on Flickr


Photo credit: Robert Henrickson on Flickr

Coming up on Wednesday, July 29th, Team Brazil will light up the skies at 10:00pm and the Canadian Armed Forces “Skyhawks” will put on the airshow at 8:00pm. On Saturday, August 1st, Team Canada will be up at 10:00pm along with “Skydancer” Anna Serbinenko at 8:00pm. Follow the Honda Celebration of Light on Facebook and Twitter for more information and check out free SHOREfest concerts starting each afternoon on fireworks days.

Reactions to the July Rain in Vancouver

July 24th, 2015 @ 12:29pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

There was only 11mm of rain recorded in June where the monthly normal is 54mm here in Raincouver. We’ve had extreme drought conditions but this morning, waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops outside our windows, Vancouverites have been rejoicing.


Photos of pho, ramen, and warm soup lunches alongside soggy hiking gear, umbrellas, and droplet-covered windows have flooded in online. This tweet by Travis Lupick, I think, says it all:


Unfortunately this rain won’t be enough to top up our reservoirs, that have been reported at 69% of their usual levels, and we still have Stage 3 Watering Restrictions. However, it will nourish thirsty gardens, wash away some grime from our sidewalks and alleys, and invigorate our Wet Coast souls before another warm spell sets in to dry up our summer once more.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

July 23rd, 2015 @ 12:50pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Take Off Fridays, Free Fun at YVR Airport
Free Friday Walking Tours, West Hastings
Bollywood Under the Stars
Fresh Air Fridays at Highstreet in Abbotsford
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Music at the Cannery
Peekaboo Beans Pop-Up Play Date, Tsawwassen
L’Arche Vancouver Charity Softball
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
Surrey Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
All Nations Festival, Coquitlam
Circle Craft Summer Market
The Arts Club Presents: Godspell
The Arts Club Presents: Les Misérables

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks
SHOREfest at the Fireworks
TD Concerts at the Pier in White Rock
QE Park Zipline for BC Children’s Hospital
Caribbean Days Festival
Interesting Vancouver “DoShops”
The Family’s Pasta & Italian Cooking Classes: Gnocchi
Scream Flash Mob Casting Call
Surrey Food Truck Festival
South Surrey Community Festival
Walking Tour: Post-War Architecture: Burrard St
Guided Bike Tours in the Fraser Valley
Honeybee Festival
Ryley & Chloe’s Fun and Games Foodraiser
Art Deco Photowalk
Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Vancouver, Plaza of Nations Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
All Nations Festival, Coquitlam
Circle Craft Summer Market
The Arts Club Presents: Godspell
The Arts Club Presents: Les Misérables

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Caribbean Days Festival
Opening Reception: NW Pride Group Exhibition
Jog for the Bog
Brewery and the Beast
Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
Scream Flash Mob Casting Call
CP Has Heart Grind For Kids Day
Foraging Tours in Vancouver
Free Outdoor Movie in Surrey
Vancouver Street Food Festival
Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
All Nations Festival, Coquitlam
Circle Craft Summer Market
The Arts Club Presents: Godspell
The Arts Club Presents: Les Misérables

Check out the full July event listings here and if you have an event to include, please send it in by email for a free listing. Follow Miss604 on Twitter for more daily updates.

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