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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, Richmond

December 26th, 2011 @ 10:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: Here are the 2014 locations/dates. In just over a week – after careful watering, decorating, lighting, and keeping the cat from climbing through ornaments – our decorations will be packed away again for another year. If you have a live Christmas tree, there will be several ways to recycle it this season: Photo credit: […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2012

December 24th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 92nd year thanks to Mr. Peter Pantages. It was in 1920 that Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s tradition ever since. Peter’s family still carries on the tradition of the Polar Bear Swim Club today. December […]

Family New Year’s Eve Vancouver

December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:52pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver hasn’t had a public “First Night” family New Year’s celebration in quite a while but there is still a few options for the last day of 2011. Photo credit: BC Gov Photos on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Robson Square Ice Rink On New Year’s Eve the Province of BC will […]

White Spot Christmas Lunch for Charity 2011

December 21st, 2011 @ 2:01pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

White Spot employees at the Richmond Centre and Kingsway locations will once again give up their Christmas mornings and afternoons to open their restaurants and dedicate their workday to two great causes. Locations: White Spot Richmond Centre – Unit 1902 – 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. White Spot Kingsway and Knight – 1467 Kingsway, […]

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival 2011

December 21st, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Secret Lantern Society is hosting the 18th annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival in communities around Vancouver tonight. The public, young and old, is invited to gather on the East Side, in Yaletown, on Granville Island, in Chinatown, and new this year – in South East False Creek. Each neighbourhood event starts off with a […]

Skate with the Canucks

December 20th, 2011 @ 11:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

SunLife Financial is providing the opportunity for fans young and old to skate with Vancouver Canucks (current and alumni) at Rogers Arena on January 14, 2012 — but you have to win your way in. I’ve had the chance to skate at Rogers Arena, and even walk around a bit on the ice to film […]

Vancouver Opera: The Barber of Seville

December 19th, 2011 @ 11:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In March 2012, the Vancouver Opera will present Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, which is praised as the greatest comic opera of all time. While I admit my first blush with this tale was via Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit of Seville, I am looking forward to seeing how our local company will bring this production […]

Breakfast with Santa at Canada Place

December 19th, 2011 @ 10:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Breakfast with Santa keeps getting bigger each year, which is great because this two-day sold-out event raises funds for the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program. This is our third year as media partner (John comes with me to take photos) and every time we come to cover the breakfast, it’s being held […]