Archive for May, 2013

Vancouver History: Piggly Wiggly

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Heading down to the Piggly Wiggly for a quart of milk is something you would hear in Memphis, Tennessee where the revolutionary grocery store chain was founded in 1916. However, you could also go to the Piggly Wiggly over on Granville Street in Vancouver about 80 years ago. The Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1931 In […]

Vancouver Craft Beer Week: Riverboat Showdown at The Portside Pub

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week (“VCBW”) kicks off this Friday and many events have already been sold out for weeks. Through partnerships and collaborations with venues, pubs, and breweries there is a wide variety ways to get involved. The #YVRBeerTweetup group has partnered with The Portside Pub (7 Alexander St) in Gastown to host The Riverboat […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards: Live Blog

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For the fourth year in a row, as the Social Media Sponsor, I am live blogging the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. As honoured nominees and guests arrive for a reception and dinner at the Westin Bayshore in downtown Vancouver, I will be setting up my laptop at the side of the room to provide […]

Dish n’ Dazzle 2013

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The BC Hospitality Foundation is hosting their annual Dish n’ Dazzle fundraising event on Thursday at the Pan Pacific, presenting an evening of spectacular food, cocktails, and the Wines of Chile. Where: Pan Pacific Hotel (999 Canada Place, Vancouver) When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Tickets: Available online for $75 (plus taxes/fees). […]

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and The Copper Room

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. I previously partnered with Harrison Hot Springs Resort for a recent contest giveaway. Our meal was compliments of the resort. Views are my own. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Hitting the Trans Canada Highway and heading east from Vancouver you used to pass a sign at Hope that said “Gateway to Holidayland” however for me, Holidayland starts 20 minutes sooner with the turnoff to Highway 9. The Agassiz-Rosedale Highway (Highway 9) bends across the Fraser River and eventually turns into Hot Springs Road, leading […]