Archive for September, 2013

Wine Wednesday: Visiting Castello di Amorosa in Napa

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Before heading down to Disneyland in Anaheim from San Francisco this August our group took a 1-day detour up to Napa and stayed in Calistoga. Keeping with the family-friendly theme of our trip, we visited a winery where children are welcome and even get their very own local drink (non-alcoholic of course) to swirl, sip, […]

Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser CD Giveaway

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Sarah Brightman is kicking off her extensive North American Tour in Hamilton, Ontario on September 13th and she will reach Rogers Arena in Vancouver on October 25th. Her latest album, Dreamchaser is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges and reflects her amazing announcement of soon becoming the first musician to travel to the International […]

Mobile Apps for BC Ferries

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Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast include some of my favourite getaway destinations for a day trip, weekend visit, an extended stay, or for business. Of course to reach these ports of call a ferry trip is required along with browsing schedules, booking a reservation, checking in on wait times, line-ups, and […]

Vancouver Tweed Ride

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The first organized Vancouver Tweed Ride will take to the streets on September 15th with riders sporting fashions of a bygone era, using vintage bicycles if they can, and celebrating the history of cycling culture. The ride will begin at The Vancouver Club and will include stops at C Restaurant for high tea and refreshments. […]

Vancouver History: Rogers Building

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On this day in history (September 2nd, 1927) Jonathan Rogers sold his namesake “Rogers Building” at the corner of Pender and Granville for $1 million to General F. A. ‘One Arm’ Sutton. At the time, it was the biggest real estate transaction in the city’s history. [source] Rogers was among Vancouver’s earliest pioneers and in […]