Archive for June, 2013

Be BOLD Campaign and Gala

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Two local women, Joanne Greenwood (President and Co-Founder of Bully Free Zone Canada) and Susan Gable (Yellow Balloon Photography), started a unique anti-bullying campaign, Be BOLD, back in April and since that time it has caught on around the globe. They put together anti-bullying messaging through photography that has individuals holding framed chalkboards featuring one […]

Harbour Towers Victoria Giveaway

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Victoria is one a great getaway destination for those of us on the coast, providing beautiful island scenery, delicious locally-sourced food, craft beer and brew pubs, family attractions, and plenty of history. When my sister, mother, niece, and I began a tradition of “girls weekends” over 10 years ago, the first place we stayed was […]

Vancouver USA: The Grant House

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. We came to Vancouver, USA on our own dime. Our meal at Grant House was on the house. Views are entirely my own. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. On a bright late spring morning we made our way down Evergreen Boulevard […]

Car Free Day Vancouver 2013

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Car Free Day Vancouver is Sunday, June 16, 2013 with events on Main Street, Commercial Drive, in Kitsilano and the West End. These free festivals will feature live music, food, local vendors, and plenty of room to walk about with streets closed to car traffic. It’s also Father’s Day so it’s a great way to […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week

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The Miss604 Flickr Pool is over 630 members strong with photographers ranging from professionals to simply those with a keen eye and a smartphone. The range of images captured is remarkable. There are street photos, sweeping landscapes, raw and candid captures, smiles and laughs, sweat and tears, and always a new perspective. It’s tough to […]

SPES Saturday: Birds, Berries, and Bogs OH MY

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This post has been contributed by Dan Straker, Dipl. Tech., B.A., Co-Existing with Coyotes Coordinator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost eight years ago and I recently became a member. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their […]