Riverdale Fans: Netflix Brings Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe to Vancouver


Friday, October 13th, 2017 — 10:46am PDT
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Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe is coming to exclusive locations in Canada this week. Today, it’s at the Templeton in Vancouver, right on Granville Street!

Netflix Brings Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe to Vancouver

Where: The Templeton (1087 Granville St)
When: Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Decked out with all the Pop’s essentials, fans will be presented with Archie’s classic dilemma: Betty (Old Fashioned Vanilla) or Veronica (Double Chocolate) and enjoy their milkshakes in Pop’s cups.

The pop-up diners will in seven different locations in six cities, including Toronto, Mission, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver.

After enjoying a milkshake at Pop’s, fans can check out what Archie and the gang are up to when Riverdale Season 2 on Netflix.

The series is filmed in the Greater Vancouver Area, with Mission’s own Rocko’s Diner being the set for Pop’s in the series. To find more filming locations, follow YVR Shoots.

West Coast Women’s Show: Win Tickets


Thursday, October 12th, 2017 — 4:55pm PDT
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The ultimate girls weekend is almost here! The 17th annual West Coast Women’s Show is largest women’s event in Western Canada, where you can shop ‘til you drop and save at over 400 booths.

Enjoy incredible entertainment on 4 stages, including celebrity speakers, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, wellness & beauty secrets, a community entertainment showcase, calendar firefighters and so much more. Celebrity guests include Colin & Justin, Melissa Claire Egan from The Young and the Restless, Top Chef Canada’s Trevor Bird, kid celebrity chef Skylar Sinow, and more!

West Coast Women's Show 2017

West Coast Women’s Show

  • When: Friday October 20, 2017 from 1:00pm to 9:30pm; Saturday October 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 9:00pm; Sunday October 22, 2017 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Where: TRADEX in Abbotsford (1190 Cornell Street)
  • Tickets: At the door: Adults $12; Seniors (65+) $9; Seniors (65+) Friday from 1:00 to 5:00pm $7 (no coupon required); Youth (13 – 17) $9; Children (6 – 12) $4; Children (5 & under) are free. Save $2 online or when you buy at any Lower Mainland London Drugs.

West Coast Women's Show 2013

Theme Days

  • Friday is Seniors Discount Day $7 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (65 + years)
    Friday is also Girls Night Out with the Calendar Firefighters Fashion Show (Main Stage) 7:30pm
  • Saturday is Girls Night Out with the Calendar Firefighters Fashion Show (Main Stage) 7:30pm
  • Sunday is Mothers & Daughters Day

Stage Schedules

Win Tickets

I have a 4 pack of tickets to give away to the West Coast Women’s Show. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw three winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Follow the West Coast Women’s Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Bev Siebert Goertz!

VIFF Repeats: Catch These 22 Films Again or If You Missed Them


Thursday, October 12th, 2017 — 3:00pm PDT
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Did you slide into October, through delicious turkey dinners and muddy pumpkin patches, and somehow just realize that the 36th annual Vancouver International Film Festival is wrapping up tomorrow? No need to panic! VIFF is bringing back 22 of its most popular films this week so if you missed them, or want to see them again, you can.

VIFF Repeats

Repeats will screen at the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver) and give festival-goers one more chance to catch these audience favourites.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Film: Bosch: The Garden of Dreams
Time: 11:45am

Film: Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters
Time: 1:45pm

Film: The Farthest
Time: 4:15pm

Film: Loving Vincent
Time: 6:45pm

Film: Indian Horse
Time: 8:45pm

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Film: Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia
Time: 12:30pm

Film: Faces Places
Time: 2:30pm

Film: The Valley of the Wolves
Time: 4:30pm

Film: Lucky
Time: 6:30pm

Monday, October 16, 2017
Film: Sami Blood
Time: 12:30pm

Film: Azar
Time: 4:30pm

Film: Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Time: 6:15pm

Film: c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city
Time: 8:45pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Film: Django
Time: 6:30pm

Film: Where You’re Meant to Be
Time: 4:45pm

Film: The Queen of Spain
Time: 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Film: The Venerable W.
Time: 2:30pm

Film: Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
Time: 4:30pm

Film: Dalida
Time: 6:30pm

Film: The Square
Time: 8:45pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Film: Reel Youth Film Festival
Time: 12:30pm

Film: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Time: 4:30pm

Film: Meditation Park
Time: 6:30pm

Film: Sour Apples
Time: 8:45pm

Tickets are available online or at the Vancity Theatre Box office (30 minutes before showtime). Follow VIFF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Please note All VIFF Passes, VIFF Ticket Packs, VIFF Exchange Vouchers, Vancity Guest Passes, and Cinematheque volunteer passes will not be accepted for the VIFF Repeat screenings. A VIFF or Vancity Theatre Membership is required. Unless a films is classified, attendees must be 19+.

Exploring Gold Country with Dax Justin


Thursday, October 12th, 2017 — 1:49pm PDT
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Exploring Gold Country with Dax JustinThe following has been contributed by Dax Justin in partnership with ZenSeekers, exploring BC’s Gold Country and #Route97.

#Route97 is a collection of experiences and destinations you will find within the Okanagan Valley and into Washington state.

ZenSeekers challenges you to explore the region this fall and have a series of stories to help make that happen.

Exploring Gold Country with Dax Justin

The greens and golds of Cariboo country in fall

I was heading to Cache Creek, about 350 kms north of Vancouver, the gateway to the Cariboo region, a place that took me by surprise. I landed in this desert-like landscape with rolling hills of ranchlands and grasslands spread out before me.

This is a place known for its outdoor adventures and some cools stops you’ll not want to miss when you visit here. Here are a few places I discovered on my late September trip. I’m sure that fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here with the changing colour and gorgeous light.

Be curious. Learn more about Gold Country on the #Route97 website »

Ashcroft Bakery

The smell of fresh baked bread gets me every time – especially when I’m hungry, so a stop at Ashcroft Bakery on Ashcroft’s main street is a must. You’ll feel like loading up your car many warm loaves of bread for your road trip and the bakery’s famous cinnamon buns. This popular spot is owned by a couple of local women, making visitors feel welcome they serve a delicious cup of coffee after an early morning drive from the city.

The Jade Shoppe

The Cariboo Jade Shoppe is a local institution in Cache Creek. Walking into the store, the first thing I notice is a massive one-foot thick slab of jade at the front door.

This store has been around since the 1960s and is run by Bill Elliott, who restores, collects and buys jade creations from jewelry and intricate sculpture and semi-precious rock specimens, and beautiful amethyst pieces. Elliot’s a man about town who’s also a volunteer firefighter who owns several other businesses.

People from all over the world who pass through this town stop at the shop, also known for gift items such as moccasins and Canadian gifts. As I walk around the store, I’m captivated by one intricate piece – a bear with a fish in its mouth, and think of the hours it must have taken to create it.

I was fascinated to learn that nephrite jade is commonly found in this northwest region of BC and that the province is one of the major exporters of jade in the world. Jade is also the official stone of BC.

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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, October 12th, 2017 — 10:11am PDT
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Vancouver has flipped the switch and autumn is in full swing! Check out the gorgeous colours of the season in a local park, visit a local pumpkin patch or corn maze, enjoy Oktoberfest, and browse the lengthy list of Metro Vancouver events below to get the most out of your weekend!

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.

Friday, October 13, 2017
St. Paul’s Labyrinth – Celebrating 20 Years
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Instant Theatre Company Presents: Periscope
Haunted Halloween Dance Party and Album Fundraiser
Netflix Brings Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe to Vancouver
Down the Eerie Path
Vancouver Opera Presents: Turandot
Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club
Harvest Haus
Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze
Vancouver Halloween Expo
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Grave Tales, Fort Langley
All Access Tours of BC Place
FlyOver Canada Halloween
Taste of Yaletown
Compañía Sharon Fridman – Hasta Dónde…? + All Ways
Metro Theatre Presents: Hounds of the Baskervilles
The Goblin Market at The Cultch
Tomo Suru Players Present: Cabaret
Studio 58 Presents: As You Like It
Urban Ink Presents: Freedom Singer
Gateway Theatre Presents: A Little Night Music
1 Hour Photo at The Cultch
Firehall Art Centre Presents: Hyperlink
Vancouver International Film Festival

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