Archive for July, 2010

Portable Charcoal Grill Giveaway

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One scent that really means “summer” to me is that of a charcoal grill. On simmering August evenings my brother would be on our back patio sizzling perfectly marked steaks as my sister and I finished up our play time with the sprinkler on the lawn. We would spot puffs of smoke from other backyard […]

Tom Larscheid Set to Retire

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It was announced late yesterday that local hockey broadcaster and Canucks commentator Tom Larscheid is set to retire at the start of this coming NHL season. “He was the colour-man on Vancouver hockey broadcasts for all but four NHL seasons since 1977, and for more than a generation of hockey fans Larscheid’s insight and instincts […]

Celebration of Light 2010 Fireworks Photos: Team Mexico

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Last night Team Mexico rocked the Celebration of Light fireworks in English Bay. While I haven’t heard any official feedback from those who attended, the shouts and applause from hotel balconies around us seemed to praise the show. Photo credit: on Flickr It’s always a treat to wake up and see some fantastic photos added […]

Celebration of Light Fireworks, the Garbage Aftermath

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This morning our pal and local photographer Tyler Ingram took to the shores of English Bay to capture some of the Celebration of Light fireworks aftermath. Crowds seemed to have ignore most of the black trash bins, some of which were toppled, as litter was strewn across the streets, sand, and grass. Photo credit: Tyler […]

Vancouver is a Top Beach City in the World

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According to a National Geographic ranking, Vancouver is the #10 best city in the world for beaches. Photo credit: ng.kelven on Flickr Here’s why they chose us: “Canada’s most adventurous metropolis is home to ten beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline […]