Archive for May, 2011

Learn About the Herons of Stanley Park

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The edges of Stanley Park have been home to a colony of blue herons for the last 11 years. Perched above the Park Board’s Administrative Offices and the tennis courts, these large wading birds (that stand a meter tall) pepper our beach landscapes. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr To protect the herons, which […]

EPIC Sustainable Living Expo 2011

Comments 62 by Rebecca Bollwitt

EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo, western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer, returns to Vancouver this weekend. Mike Holmes at EPIC Expo in 2008 From Friday, May 13th until Sunday, May15th over 300 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and innovations to crowds at the Vancouver Convention Centre. EPIC also has […]

Northern Voice 2011

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canada’s original personal blogging conference, founded in 2005, will be taking place this weekend out at UBC. Northern Voice has been bringing bloggers together to talk about everything from transit and politics to journalism and knitting with a core focus on sharing, collaborating, and blogging your heart out in whatever capacity. I have been attending […]

Howe Sound Brewmaster’s Dinner at Central Bistro

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Central Bistro is quickly becoming a favourite neighbourhood watering hole in the West End so when one of our most-loved breweries, Howe Sound, invited us to the brewmaster’s dinner there last night, we were happy to accept. Chef Robert Erickson, who regularly orchestrates beer pairing dinners, took a selection of five Howe Sound Brewing beers […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 5 Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

Comments 300 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I am pleased to announce that the BC Travel Tuesday series, that was originally set to be 10 weeks long, has been extended to 12 weeks thanks to the support of my readers and the partner properties listed on backyardbc.com. We’re now onto our fifth week and so far we’ve given away $2,188 worth of […]