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Meadows Maze Corn Maze in Pitt Meadows

September 15th, 2014 @ 11:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

As the teachers’ strike in BC continued this September I found the perfect activity to enjoy with my niece and nephews, whose ages range from 6 to 14 years old. With blue skies above and a crisp pre-autumn breeze at our backs, we piled in the car and headed out to the Meadows Maze in Pitt Meadows.

I first toured the Meadows Maze, operated by the Hopcott family (of Hopcott Premium Meats) on a grey and drizzly day back in June when the corn was just starting to pop up from the soil:

A Day in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

Returning last Friday, the corn was over 2 meters high and a perfect challenge for corn maze adventurers like us:

Meadows Maze

We arrived right at opening (11:00am on Fridays) and there was already a line-up in the gift shop where tickets are purchased. As we got our wristbands, corn maze maps, and clue cards for a fun mystery to solve within the maze, two school buses of young children also pulled up — Meadows Maze was the place to be!

There are three options for exploring the maze. The first, which is the smallest, is the Farm Tracks Maze for young explorers. In this mini-maze guests search for 6 hoof print stations. When found, trace the hoof print, exit the maze, and match the print to an animal to solve the mystery of “Who stole Farmer Joe’s pie?”.

Our group was a bit older so we went for the second maze option: Farm Scene. This is a medium size maze, within the larger Mega Maze, that also has a mystery to solve. Armed with clue booklets, we were to find stations on which farm scenes were depicted. By process of elimination, based on what we saw at the stations, we collected clues and eliminated suspects (weapons, suspects, and the crime scene) leaving us with only one possible scenario at the end and one suspect to lock up for the disappearance of Farmer Joe.

Meadows Maze Photos  by my Niece

Two of my nephews fought to be at the front of our line and triumphantly rejoiced whenever they were the first to spot the clue stations. My youngest nephew simply enjoyed being in the corn and proclaimed himself “King of the Corn!”. He would walk ahead of us, turn down an adjoining route, and pop out to scare us when we passed. Lucky for me he was wearing an easy-to-spot red shirt so this auntie didn’t get too panicked when he would leave the pack.

My niece, the oldest of the crew, was in charge of photography. I handed her my camera and she took every one of the images used in this blog post.

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Meadows Maze Photos  by my Niece Meadows Maze Photos  by my Niece

The kids enjoyed this activity although we should have brought some water with us as the “I’m thirsty” chorus began about 25 minutes in on that very warm morning. The snack station was nearby so we rehydrated once we solved the mystery, after about 45 minutes. Everyone was pretty excited to complete the exercise and call out the suspect who was depicted as a cartoon (with the other barnyard suspects) on a board at the exit.

My niece’s favourite part was finding the platform in the middle of the Mega Maze, which we learned wasn’t a part of our Farm Scene course so we must have taken a wrong turn. Regardless, it was a great place to look out at the entire property and enjoy the view of the 6km maze.

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Meadows Maze Photos  by my Niece

Since we did the medium size maze in 45 minutes, stopping to look for clues, I would anticipate about 90 minutes to complete the Mega Maze. We were done with the corn after our Farm Scene activity and we enjoyed the rest of the Meadows Maze fun for the rest of the afternoon. There’s a petting zoo, pig races, bee observatory, 40-foot slide, corn cannons, hay wagon ride, corn barrel train, picnic areas, and more all included with admission.

Meadows Maze Photos  by my Niece

The kids weren’t hungry so we only had drinks at the snack bar but there were many other treats offered, like slushies, popcorn and fudge which was churning right behind the counter.

Until October 19, 2014 the Meadows Maze is open 3:30pm to 10:00pm Mondays to Thursdays (mornings are for reserved groups only); Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm; and Sundays 11:00am to 6:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase online or in the gift shop when you arrive. General admission is $13 (for ages 13+); $10 (ages 3-12); and free for children 2 and under.

Follow the Meadows Maze on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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This is not a paid post. Views are my own. Our admission to the Meadows Maze was compliments of the Hopcott family.

Win Tickets to Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests

September 15th, 2014 @ 9:13am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canada’s best-known improvisor, Colin Mochrie, will team up with Vancouver TheatreSports League (“VTSL”) next month for two delightfully side-splitting shows: Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests. Each show will feature improvised sketches and TheatreSports games based on audience suggestions to spur the comedic action.

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What: Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests
Where: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St. Granville Island)
When: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Tickets: Available now for $60 and $75.

This was originally a one night only event however, once October 4th show completely sold out so they added two more on October 3rd. Proceeds from “Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests” will support VTSL’s community programming, along with The Improv Comedy Institute, the brand new educational division of Vancouver TheatreSports™, opening in October.

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League is now a local institution and a worldwide phenomenon, producing and staging some of the most daring and innovative improv in the world. Boasting six International Improv Comedy Awards and having starred in several television specials, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League performs to more than 60,000 enthusiasts yearly, five nights a week, 52 weeks a year.

A night out with VTSL usually means that your cheeks will hurt from smiling and you’ll literally “LOL”. When you add Colin Mochrie to the mix I’m certain you’ll enjoy some hilariously creative, quality, local entertainment.

Colin is an alumnus of both VTSL and Toronto’s Second City comedy troupes and he was a regular on both the British and American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway. He is currently on a popular North American improv tour with his former Whose Line Is It Anyway cast mate, Brad Sherwood.

Win Tickets

VTSL has offered up a pair of tickets to the 7:30pm show on Friday, October 3, 2014. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Vancouver TheatreSports League on Facebook and Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Meteor Over Rifflandia in Victoria

September 14th, 2014 @ 10:27pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie had an out-of-this-world set at the Rifflandia festival in Victoria this past Saturday night when a meteor streaked through the sky during their performance of Long Division. John and I had just left the photo pit and camped out in the back of the enthralled audience when the shooting star appeared in the dimming night sky, to the left of the stage. No one was sure what they saw but they knew it was magical.

Meteor Over Rifflandia in Victoria

The following video captures the moment within the first few seconds:

Death Cab for Cutie continued their set uninterrupted but for many in the crowd at Royal Athletic Park, it capped off a pretty momentous evening as this was the last time co-founder and guitarist Chris Walla would play with the band. Walla announced his departure in August of this year.

Death Cab for Cutie at Rifflandia

Reports of the meteor, that glowed green for several seconds as it crossed the sky, was visible up and down the Pacific Northwest coast, from Gabriola Island to Albany, Oregon.

Our full coverage from the Rifflandia festival in Victoria, with my recaps and John’s photos will be available this week. Hat tip to Steffani Cameron for locating this video.

SPES Saturday: The Birds of Winter: Just One More Reason to Love Stanley Park

September 13th, 2014 @ 10:14am (PT) by Guest Author

StanleyParkEcologyThis post has been contributed by Don Enright, Volunteer and Past President with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost a decade ago and I have been a member for two years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so I have created “SPES Saturday” where they contribute and share stories with my audience once a month.

The Birds of Winter: Just One More Reason to Love Stanley Park

As Vancouverites, we’re accustomed to being the envy of Canada as winter approaches. One might even accuse us of being a bit smug about it. Six inches of snow in Calgary and it’s only September? “Oh, what a shame,” we say, sipping cocktails by the bay. “We can’t wait for December when the lawns green up again.”

Varied thrush
Varied thrush. Photo by Don Enright.

One of the least-known perks of the Vancouver winter? We’re probably the only place in Canada (along with Vancouver Island) where the bird watching is actually better in winter than in summer. Our mild temperatures and rich coastal habitats are like a magnet to seabirds and songbirds, who flock here by the thousands to take refuge from the nasty Canadian winter. And Stanley Park is one of the best places in the region to witness it all.

Lost Lagoon is a good place to start your winter birdwatching. Great blue herons poke patiently along the shore, as hundreds of ducks—scaups, ring-necked ducks and American wigeons, among others—take advantage of the open fresh water. The ducks are quite tame, and can be a lot of fun to photograph. But do resist the urge to feed them; they’re far healthier when left to make out their own natural diet.

Great blue heron
Great blue heron. Photo by Don Enright.

Make your way to the concrete bridge on the western edge of the lagoon, and you’ll see an amazing variety of songbirds taking shelter in the salmonberry bushes. A favourite among birdwatchers is the golden-crowned sparrow, with its plaintive “oh dear meeee” song. Chestnut-backed chickadees, spotted towhees and white-crowned sparrows complete the picture, all of them keeping a nervous eye out for the Cooper’s hawks that patrol from the Nature House all the way over to Cathedral Trail.

Golden-crowned sparrow, Lost Lagoon
Golden-crowned sparrow, Lost Lagoon. Photo by Don Enright.

Speaking of Cathedral Trail, a lucky and patient observer might spot the barred owls that nest in the area in late winter. Their booming “who cooks for youuuu” call echoes through the quiet rainforest, particularly in late afternoon as they begin to stir for the night’s hunt.

Barred owl
Barred owl. Photo by Don Enright.

Of all our winter birds, the Anna’s hummingbird just might be the coolest, in more ways than one. Yes, there is a hummingbird that spends the long dark stormy winter right here in Vancouver. How does it survive? It goes into torpor. Its body temperature and heartbeat plummet at night—it’s sort of a mini-hibernation that lasts until the sun rises again in the morning. The Anna’s was originally a bird of the American southwest, but started expanding its range in the last fifty years as more people started planting winter gardens and hanging nectar feeders. Look for this little dynamo near the Nature House at Lost Lagoon, near the Stanley Park Pavilion, and around the Park Board offices.

Anna's hummingbird
Anna’s hummingbird. Photo by Don Enright.

One of the real spectacles of late fall and early winter are the huge flocks of ducks that feed on clams and mussels in the sea bays around Stanley Park. As you walk or cycle around the seawall, look for these tremendous rafts of ducks, busily diving like thousands of little synchronized swimmers. The black ones with the white mullet hairdos are surf scoters; the fancy black and white ones are Barrow’s goldeneyes. The waters of English Bay and Burrard Inlet have recently been designated Important Bird Areas in recognition of their role in the winter survival of these birds.

Surf scoters, English Bay
Surf scoters, English Bay. Photo by Don Enright.

And as you’re watching the ducks, keep your eyes peeled for the graceful, long-necked western grebe. These beauties used to winter here by the thousands, but have all but disappeared in the last ten years or so. Nobody is quite sure why they have declined here, or what is required to bring their numbers back.

Western grebe
Western grebe. Photo by Don Enright.

Monitoring our winter birds, and raising the alarm when their numbers drop, is the work of the Stanley Park Ecology Society and its tireless volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, or just learning a bit more about the rich and beautiful bird life of Stanley Park, stop by our Nature House or drop us an email.

Staying connected with the wild things of Stanley Park is just one more way to enjoy the beauty of life in Vancouver, even during the long wet winter.

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This post has been contributed by Don Enright, Volunteer and Past President with the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

September 11th, 2014 @ 3:41pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mid-September is here already as farmers markets segue into fall fairs and theatres fill with film and stage productions. There’s the Autumn Shift Festival, Sustainable Seafood Festival, Moon Festival, Robson Community Fair, and more this weekend. You can also catch this week’s Friday Late Night Movie at the Rio Theatre: Stand by Me.

Have Fun @ Granville Island
Photo credit: Ann Hung on Flickr

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

Friday, September 12, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: September Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
The 7th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show: Crossing Boundaries
The Labyrinth: A Spectacular Burlesque Adventure ReMOUNT
Celebrate the Successful Completion of Chef Ned Bell’s Ride Across Canada
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Music Therapy Ride
Vancouver Eastside 10K
Robson Community Fair
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Vancouver Shogi Club
The Colour Run Vancouver
Willy Wonka’s Circus at Brentwood
BrazilFest, North Vancouver
Metro Vancouver Parks: Spiders Unravelled
TreeFest, Coquitlam
Fleetwood Ball Hockey Tournament
Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble
Vancouver Art Attack: Paint Your Art Out
Chef Vikram Vij: DRAGON IN THE GARDEN
Salif Keita at The Vogue
Neil Hamburger w/ Major Entertainer Mike H.
Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
36th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Hatter – Written and performed by Andrew Wade
Vancouver Fringe Festival: TigerMilk Collective’s Greenland
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Ludwig and Lohengrin
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Orange is the New Blank
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Paleoncology

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Terry Fox Run
Vancouver Tweed Ride
Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival
Family Fun Day at the Farm
BBQ Off the Bypass in Langley
VOKRA Walk for the Kitties
Fresh St. Surrey: Grilled Cheese Competition 11am-3pm
Scotiabank Passions Gala for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
BrazilFest, North Vancouver
5th Annual Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant
Heritage Vancouver: A Soldier’s Journey – From Home Front to Front Line
36th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
International Night Market
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Junk! The Musical
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Chariot Cities
Vancouver Fringe Festival: “Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners
Vancouver Fringe Festival: The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Dirty Old Woman
Vancouver Fringe Festival: Muse

View the full monthly event list to plan ahead at any time. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates about local events and community happenings.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Ticket Passports Now on Sale

September 11th, 2014 @ 11:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canada is hosting the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Vancouver will play a big role with matches — including the final — hosted at BC Place. Ticket passports are now on sale for multiple games at each of the host cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, and Moncton.

Ticket Sales Timeline

  • September 10, 2014 to December 5, 2014: Stadium Passports and Stadium Half Passports on sale.
  • December 6, 2014 to Early 2015: Stadium Passports and Stadium Half Passports on sale with seat selection. Official tournament draw takes place December 6, 2014.
  • Early 2015 to Late Spring 2015: Individual tickets go on sale with exclusive pre-sale windows.
  • Late Spring to July 2015: Individual tickets on sale with online purchase options and venue ticket window purchase options.

Ticket Passports

Stadium Passports and Stadium Half Passports: Fan can purchase passports for host stadiums that will earn them access to all or half of the games at a particular venue, while also granting first-come, first-serve access tickets to the final in Vancouver at time of purchase. Stadium Passports are available for each venue and Stadium Half Passports will only be available for Vancouver (BC Place), Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium), and Montreal (Olympic Stadium).

FIFAWWCGroups and Clubs: For ticket orders of 11 or more, groups and clubs will be given access to discounts as well as cash-back incentives, and the chance to be involved in the tournament’s youth program.

The first match day in Vancouver, at BC Place, is June 8th and Vancouver will host the final match on July 5th with plenty of action in between. Purchasing a Stadium Passport for Vancouver means you get 6 tickets for 8 matches, starting at $185. Stadium Half Passes give you 3 tickets for 4 matches, starting at $80.

For more information follow the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Twitter and Facebook, as well as the Canadian Women’s National Team on Twitter and Facebook as they gear up for this epic tournament.

BC Culture Days Events

September 11th, 2014 @ 9:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Culture Days is an annual, national, three day celebration where Canadians are encouraged to participate in free and interactive activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. Here in BC, there are 449 events and activities listed on the Culture Days calendar between September 26th and 28th and a provincial launch event will take place in Surrey.

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Featured BC Culture Days Events

What: BC Culture Days Provincial Launch​ ​
When: Thursday, September 25, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage, 13450 104th Ave
Details: Presented in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey Arts Centre, and Surrey Libraries. Everyone is invited to join in this free public community celebration featuring:

  • Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach as emcee
  • Performances by Country singer Lisa Brokop, Spirit of the West’s John Mann, Surrey City Orchestra, Praise Team (hip hop dance troupe), and Heritage Re-enactors
  • A cultural forecast by CTV’s Marke Driesschen and speakers Sal Ferreras, Provost and Vice President Academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Lucille Pacey, President and CEO of Arts Umbrella
  • Evelyn Roth’s inflatable salmon installation & storytelling, a poetry reading by Rawle Iam James, 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador, onsite sketching by Elizabeth Hollick and painting activities presented by the South Surrey/ White Rock Society
  • Enjoy lunch from food trucks and more

Abbotsford

What: Arts and Culture Youth Party
When: Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: AYC Youth Centre at MRC and AYC Youth Centre at ARC, 2499 McMillan Road
Details: Youth ages 12 to 18 can join the Abbotsford Youth Commission in creating art installations for their youth centres. Free food and free fun.

Kelowna

What: Culture Days Street Festival at 312 Bernard Ave
When: Friday, September 26 (6:00pm to 11:00pm); Saturday, September 27 (11:00am to 10:00pm), Sunday, September 28 (11:00am to 5:00pm)

What: Book Drop to Book Shelf: A Backroom Tour of the Library
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:30pm
Where: Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
Details: Ever wondered where your books go when you drop them off through the slot in the wall? How do new books get ‘library ready’? Learn about these and other library mysteries in our special Culture Days Back Room Tour with a behind-the-scenes look at the library’s inner workings. All ages are welcome.

Richmond

What: Life Drawing
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Richmond Cultural Arts Centre, #180 7700 Minoru Gate
Details: Richmond Artists Guild will have a display of some of their work and also have a model posing. Members will be painting and drawing and the public is invited to watch or to try their hand and join in. All ages are welcome.

Vancouver

What: Introductory Workshop to Contemporary Dance and Group Improv
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Moberly Arts Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St
Details: You will learn and apply improvisation principles and present a brief group choreography. Open to all ages and all levels of experience with dance.

There are hundreds of events to choose from around the Vancouver area which also include a Camera Obscura Workshop, the 20th Annual Word Vancouver Festival, Photo Exhibition: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and Canada, Granville Island Culture Days, and an Etsy: Made in Canada Fair at Robson Square.

Follow national Culture Days updates on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Win a $50 Doolin’s Gift Certificate

September 10th, 2014 @ 11:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Doolin’s Irish Pub on the corner of Granville and Nelson has become our second home on Whitecaps match days (due to it being the official base of the Southsiders supporter club) but John and I recently enjoyed a different Doolin’s experience when we stopped by after work for a flight of local brews and some dinner.

The friendly neigbhbourhood pub, situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s entertainment district, is known for its sporting event screenings, live music, casks nights, and beer pairing dinners. On match days, we usually enjoy the specialty menu that is offered so during our date night we sampled a wider range of offerings.

First things first, we each ordered a flight of beer ($11.50) which consists of 4 x 6oz samples of any beer they have on tap, including plenty of local options like Russell, Granville Island, Stanley Park, and brewed-for-Doolin’s features. It was a great start to the night in our cozy, wood-paneled nook near the fireplace.

doolinsgcWe decided to split an appetizer and go for something a bit different. After consulting with our server, who said it was a good choice, we ordered the Duck Bites ($8) which are chipotle and ginger marinated duck morcels topped with spicy pickled jalepenos, wrapped in bacon and topped with a sweet sesame soy glaze. There were only a few pieces of duck on the plate but they were devoured quickly and the accompanying salad was a bright and fresh contrast to the rich, tender bites.

For dinner I stuck with pub fare and ordered the Cork County Chicken Pot Pie ($12.50), made with Rossdown free-run chicken from Abbotsford, carrots, celery, and peas in a creamy stew topped with flaky pastry. It was served with house-made mash potatoes and seasonal vegetables. When I poked my fork into the pastry it was “steaming like a locomotive,” as John put it. The pastry was very light and buttery, not too dense, and baked to a golden brown. Once the piping hot filling cooled a bit, I enjoyed the large, tender chunks of chicken in the rich stew. The only drawback was that I did not finish my potato and could have gone for one fluffy, buttery mound instead of two. Those with a heartier appetite will enjoy this helping, however.

John opted for the Wild Salmon ($17) which came topped with garlic herb butter, seasonal vegetables and rice pilaf. This is a simple dish but sometimes — served elsewhere — it can go terribly wrong without the right care and attention to fresh and local ingredients. John thoroughly enjoyed his light meal and in this case it was just right, from the glistening pink salmon to the tender pilaf.

After getting our fill of vegetables at the pub we couldn’t resist dessert. John hemmed and hawed about the third course but once I serenaded him with a chorus of “peanut butter chocolate ice cream” he was hooked. The Brownies and Ice Cream ($6) features a warm, house-made brownie with velvety peanut butter chocolate ice cream. Normally we wouldn’t mix a flight of beer and ice cream but it perfectly rounded out the entire dining experience.

Finally, another thing we like at Doolin’s is the friendly staff. No matter how jam-packed the pub might get, like on a Whitecaps match day, everyone is always helpful, courteous, and prompt.

Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Doolin’s

Now that I have shared our after work/dinner date experience, I have the chance to offer a reader their own with a $50 gift certificate from Doolin’s.

They have new menu items like Cajun Chicken Salad, Wonton Prawns, Fried Pickles, Short Rid Flatbread, Wild Salmon Sandwich, and a Fried Chicken Sandwich as well as wine on tap.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win a $50 @Doolins gc from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/Blzfq

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Doolin’s is located at 654 Nelson St at Granville in downtown Vancouver. Follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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This is not a paid post. Views are my own. While this dinner date was courtesy of Doolin's, we are there many times a month on our own dime.