Archive for August, 2011

Healthy Families BC


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:05pm PST
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Healthy Families BC, an initiative from the Province of British Columbia, has launched a campaign recently to promote health and wellness in BC families. With the kids heading back to school and the rain inevitably moving in, their website hopes to provide resources and education when it comes to staying active and eating right at […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:56am PST
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Walking home from the beach the other day I was stopped in my tracks by something large, orange, and dry on the path in front of me. Looking up from the ground, the fallen maple leaf was soon joined by a smaller counterpart that not quite completed its change from green to yellow. It floated […]

Future Shop Student Athlete Bundle: Win a GoPro


Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 — 2:48pm PST
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Future Shop is helping students gear up for Back to School with the latest computers, calculators, and educational gadgets. Returning to classrooms also means that as students work harder, they’ll also want to play harder. Future Shop has offered up a Student Athlete Bundle that I can give away to one lucky reader. John’s model […]

Bloom Gala at VanDusen Botanical Garden


Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 — 1:10pm PST
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On this day in history, August 30, 1975, VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public. Last fall I went to the garden for the first time, and I was by myself. Armed with a trail map and my camera, I captured the splashes of green, yellow, and fiery red that hung on branches all around […]

Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa


Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 — 12:17pm PST
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Located across from historic St. Ann’s Academy on Humbolt Street, I’ve stayed at Parkside Victoria twice in the last year and realized that I haven’t written a word about it. The hotel, that also has residences, is one of the capital city’s newest accommodations and has LEED® Platinum Certification on top of its designer touches […]

La Garufa International Tango Festival


Monday, August 29th, 2011 — 1:35pm PST
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Next month dancers and musicians from around the world will spice up Vancouver during La Garufa International Tango Festival. Argentine tango is a social dance and musical genre that originated in Argentina and Uruguay in the late 1800s. Recently it was designated by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and important to preserve. In the […]

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