The giant 50-foot Christmas tree returns to the lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery starting with a lighting ceremony on December 2nd. The tree, which is the largest of its kind in Western Canada, is installed each year by AMACON who also uses the opportunity to donate funds their consultants, contractors, and contacts have raised […]
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Holland Park in Surrey has become a central celebration site for festivals, seasonal activities, and community events. On November 30th you can join Mayor Dianne Watts for a Tree Lighting Ceremony complete with face-painting, hot beverages, family activities, fire dancers, a children’s choir and various other entertainment. Surrey’s Winterfest 2009 & 2010 When Tuesday, November […]
Rather than post a typical event listing for BarCamp Vancouver I thought I would share my personal experience with this event. It has meant a great deal to me, as well as the Vancouver tech and social media community over the years. Many people have asked me how I got into blogging — how did […]
The 5th annual Homelessness Action Week is happening right now in Vancouver with the goal of increasing awareness about the issue, finding solutions, and taking action. Actions that you can take include learning about the causes of homelessness, adding your voice to the discussion and call to action, and volunteering in the community. Events this […]
It’s been 30 years since Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope changed Canada, and the world, forever. Terry Fox feature on ESPN a few years ago In 1976 a boy living in Port Coquitlam, BC was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that develops near the knee. His leg would be amputated and he would […]
Wanting to add a few parks to my series this fall, I sent out a Tweet yesterday asking for some recommendations. @JDLaidlaw responded, “@Miss604 Have you ever been out to Renfrew Ravine? Pretty awesome and they have a lantern festival coming up!” Having never ever heard of the Renfrew Ravine, I thought it would be […]