Archive for the category "BC"

East Coast Good Times at Doolin’s

July 24th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in 2009 I crossed something off my Truly Canadian Bucket List — I participated in a screech-in at Doolin’s for their first-ever East Coast Good Times dinner. This includes kissing a cod on the lips, a recitation, and a shot of screech. It’s as close to Newfoundland as I’ll ever get without leaving the […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week

July 24th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The inevitable rain returned this week but not before we had plenty of time to soak up sunshine around Metro Vancouver. It’s just here to wash away some dust and replenish our lush, green landscape before we return to our regularly scheduled sizzling summer. Thanks to readers who have contributed their images over the last […]

A Day in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

July 23rd, 2014 @ 11:11am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 100 mile diet is a popular lifestyle choice for those who like to shop and eat local. Here in Vancouver, it’s actually fairly easy to adhere to a 25 mile diet as we have so many great producers right in our own backyard as you head up the Fraser River, starting with Maple Ridge […]

Scout Magazine’s Vancouver Lexicon

July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scout Magazine‘s co-founder Andrew Morrison and writer Sean Orr have completed the mighty task of putting together a Vancouver Lexicon, within which you will find local inside jokes, definitions, historical tidbits, hockey player nicknames, and of course no list of Vancouverisms would be complete without Leaky Condos. Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Scout released […]

Circle Craft Summer Market at Jack Poole Plaza

July 22nd, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Everyone loves Circle Craft! This is what I have learned over the years hosting event listings and contests for this anticipated local craft fair and market. Circle Craft and the Craft Council of BC are holding their second annual Summer Market this week at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron) and it’s bound […]

Coquitlam, Capilano, Lower Seymour Watershed Tours

July 22nd, 2014 @ 12:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s no secret that we have the very best tap water around, fed from pristine sources and delivered to our homes straight from reservoirs nestled within our scenic mountains. To showcase these resources, Metro Vancouver is offering a range of watershed tours this summer. Coquitlam tours run Thursdays and Saturdays while Capilano tours run Fridays […]

Win VIP Fireworks Lounge Tickets

July 21st, 2014 @ 5:23pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light fireworks are always a highlight of summer in Vancouver, whether you’re watching from the shores of Kitsilano or a blanket on English Bay beach. To amp up your experience you can purchase tickets to The Keg Lounge, the YVR Observation Deck, or win your way into an exclusive viewing area. […]

CBC Musical Nooners Summer 2014

July 21st, 2014 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

CBC Musical Nooners are back for the 5th year, providing free lunchtime entertainment outside of the CBC Vancouver broadcast centre on Hamilton Street. Monday to Friday (until August 22nd) you can catch a great variety of some of the best local bands Vancouver has to offer between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Photo credit: Steve Chou on […]