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Grey Cup Festival Vancouver 2011


Friday, June 24th, 2011 — 5:32pm PDT
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The 99th Grey Cup championship and festival will take place in Vancouver Thursday, November 24th through to game day Sunday, November 27th. Tickets for the game and festival, Canada’s largest sporting event, went on sale earlier this week. The Grey Cup festival, hosted by the BC Lions, will run for four days in downtown Vancouver […]

Kids Up Front Vancouver


Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT
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While scrolling through my Non-Profit list on Twitter the other morning, hoping to find some “good news” stories, one organization ‘leapt off the page’. There was a tweet from Kids Up Front to the Vancouver Art Gallery, thanking them for passes. Within a few hours I contacted Kids Up Front through Twitter and ended up […]

National Aboriginal Day 2011


Monday, June 20th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT
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June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada and with it comes a host of activities, celebrations, and experiences from coast to coast, to coast. Tomorrow kicks off an 11-day campaign that will span Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concludes with Canada Day (July 1). Here are just a few […]

Mourning the Loss of Betty Fox


Friday, June 17th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT
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It’s been minutes since the new broke of the passing of one of Canada’s favourite moms, Betty Fox. Just two week ago, the Terrry Fox Foundation reported that she was seriously ill. Betty Fox & photo of her son, Terry. Source: Tri-City News Statement from the Fox family: “It is with considerable sadness that we […]

Book: Best Day Trips from Vancouver


Thursday, June 16th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT
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I first met Jack Christie when we were on a media trip to Prince George last year and now his latest book, 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver, has a permanent home on my desk for quick reference. Having penned the original book (of the same title) twenty years ago, local travel writer Jack issues […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 10 Oswego Hotel Victoria


Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 — 8:00am PDT
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There’s only one thing on the mind of everyone in BC right now and that’s hockey. However, after the dust settles tonight (and heart rates return to normal) wouldn’t it be nice to get away? I’m a little late for our BC Travel Tuesday feature but we still have a few properties to go in […]