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Winter Solstice Lantern Festival 2011

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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The Secret Lantern Society is hosting the 18th annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival in communities around Vancouver tonight. The public, young and old, is invited to gather on the East Side, in Yaletown, on Granville Island, in Chinatown, and new this year – in South East False Creek. Each neighbourhood event starts off with a […]

Volunteering in Vancouver for Christmas 2011

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 — 9:50am PDT
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While I’ve been blogging about social causes for the last seven years, fundraising online, and organizing fundraisers, this year I have gone out into the community to see for myself where the difference is made. John and I served at the Union Gospel Mission‘s dinner last Saturday and today I’m out at schools around the […]

White Rock Christmas 2011

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 — 11:25am PDT
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When you think of Christmas, the beach might not come to mind. However in White Rock, the two will go hand-in-hand this weekend. Photo credit: GlacierTim on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. What Christmas at the Beach When Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Where West Beach (short strip near […]

Getting Festive in Port Moody

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT
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You probably don’t need me to tell you that the holiday season is here. And while everyone in Metro Vancouver enjoys Bright Nights in Stanley Park or the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens, out here in the Northeast Sector we have some fabulous Christmas events of our own to mark the season. So if […]

Shop Sapperton Christmas Event

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 — 10:25am PDT
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The historic Sapperton neighbourhood of New Westminster has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years. From the addition of the Millenium Line SkyTrain, the successful Sapperton Days Festival, to the demolition of the Labbatt Brewery. Some businesses along East Columbia Street have closed their doors and many have opened, including Sapperton’s first Starbucks […]

Christmas at Canada Place: For a Cause

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT
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Christmas at Canada Place presents the sold out Breakfast with Santa on December 17th and 18th. This popular event is complete with a hot breakfast buffet, performers, music, and of course the jolly old elf, Santa himself. Hundreds of children and their parents attend each year and net proceeds support the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food […]