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Amtrak Train to Seattle from Vancouver

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 — 2:21pm PDT
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For years I’ve been hearing about how wonderful the train trip is from Vancouver to Seattle. 4 hours straight across the border, coastline the majority of the way, free WiFi, and no worries. I experienced the journey myself just a few days ago and aside from the early departure and a few delays with the […]

Whistler Film Festival 2011: Preview

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 — 9:50am PDT
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I’m at the Whistler Film Festival again this year and though I’m linked to two films in the festival (my dog Momo is in the Rob Leickner’s Lost Lagoon and a short I’m producing, Mermaid in a Jar, has been shortl-isted for MMPIA short film award), I will be covering the festival for This […]

World AIDS Day Vancouver 2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT
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World AIDS Day is Thursday, December 1st and will aim to raise awareness about HIV testing and a cure. Photo credit: Trygve.u on Flickr According to the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (“CANFAR”): “A quarter of Canadians with HIV are not aware of their infection and young adults (aged 15-29) account for approximately 26 per […]

CBC Food Bank Day & Open House 2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011 — 3:45pm PDT
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CBC Vancouver will host an open house and the CBC’s 25 annual Food Bank Day this Friday, December 2, 2011. Stop by the broadcast centre at 700 Hamilton for tours, live broadcasts, meet n’ greets with CBC personalities and more. Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff and Stephen Quinn will be on hand as well […]

The Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver

Monday, November 28th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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Ballet BC presents the return of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker this holiday season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Photo courtesy of the Alberta Ballet This classic Christmas tale will have sugarplum fairies dancing around an opulent set depicting 30th century Imperial Russia. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable musical score will be played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. […]

Salt Spring Island Glowtini

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 — 5:15pm PDT
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As mentioned in this morning’s contest post, I spent the better part of the day on Salt Spring Island judging the “Glowtini” competition. Heading over to the island with Saltspring Air There were six participants from around the island who all prepared special holiday cocktails — the winning drink to be featured at restaurants and […]