Archive for June, 2013

Archive Photos of the Day: BC Place

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On this day in 1983, the newly-inflated BC Place was opened by Premier Bill Bennett and it forever changed the Vancouver’s skyline. It was the world’s largest air-supported domed stadium until its deflation in 2010 when major renovation work (including a retractable roof) began. In honour of the venue’s 30th anniversary, it’s my Archive Photos […]

Dancing On the Edge Festival 2013

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This summer Vancouver will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dancing on the Edge Festival that has brought over 400 different dance artists and choreographers to our stages. Talented members of the dance industry have traveled from across Canada, Japan, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, Wales, the United States, Poland and China to join local artists each […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week

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We’re already more than half way to July and rainy days have seemed few and far between (knock on wood). The city is hopping with festivals and night markets, while eagerly awaiting Canada Day celebrations that will officially kick off summer. Once again a talented and diverse group of photographers of all levels have contributed […]

Travel Tuesday: Maui Accommodations

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. We paid for John's flight and our own expenses. Our festival tickets and accomodations were courtesy of the Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association. Views are my own. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Last August, John and I were invited to the Ka’anapali Fresh Festival on Maui, which celebrated locally-grown ingredients prepared by local chefs at a variety of unique beachfront events. On top of the festival, we toured MauiGrown Coffee, had a beer pairing lunch with Maui Brewing, and even managed to fit in a volcano sunrise. […]

25th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

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The 25th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival returns to the waters of False Creek in Vancouver this week as over 200 teams competing. From Thursday, June 20th until Sunday, June 23rd everyone can enjoy the free festival and a few new events this year. Photo credit: WinstonWong* on Flickr 25th Anniversary Gala Fundraising […]

Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island

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Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post. Our group's tastings were complimentary during our Vancouver Island Taste media tour of the region. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Pinot Noir grapes are mainly associated with Burgundy but Andy Johnston of Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island are putting Duncan on the global Pinot map. Averill Creek is the largest estate grown vineyard and winery on Vancouver Island and they’re producing everything from Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer to a Foch Cab. “I’m a grape […]