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Chip's Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile – Save the Date


Thursday, February 19th, 2009 — 7:00am PDT
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Just as many are conceding to the fact that Vancouver has yet again become a “no fun city” numerous events filled with family fun are popping on my radar and this is another — and it’s for a great cause to boot. Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile on Flickr Chip’s really not dead yet, […]

Illuminate Yaletown 2009


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 — 7:00am PDT
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I know that seeing a post with the word “Yaletown” included in my “Cheap Things to Do” category may seem a bit out of the ordinary to some but next weekend’s Illuminate Yaletown proves that the days of Vancouver’s free family-friendly events for all are not quite a thing of the past. Photo credit: bigsnit […]

Free Public Skates in Vancouver During Countdown Week


Monday, February 16th, 2009 — 7:38am PDT
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As a part Countdown Week (to the 2010 Games) there will be free public skates at ice rinks around the city over the next few days. Public will receive free admission and a skate rental. Monday, February 16 — Kerrisdale Arena — 3:30 – 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 17 — Sunset Rink — 6:00 – […]

Winterfest Wrap Up and Good Times in Surrey


Monday, February 9th, 2009 — 12:12pm PDT
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I’ve covered dozens of events from film festivals, to tech conferences, interviews with artists, and concerts and each experience is always unique. However, I must say that when working with the City of Surrey, John and I both agree, it’s an absolute pleasure. They’re organized, the staff is accessible, and getting full media access including […]

Winterfest 2009: Opening Ceremonies, March Forth, Eva Avila, Faber Drive and Thornley


Saturday, February 7th, 2009 — 7:06pm PDT
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After a brief presentation about Surrey’s involvement in the 2010 games (including being a stop on the torch’s journey) the evening festivities began here at Winterfest. A funky marching band from Oregon, March Forth, played a quick set that involved dozens of instruments and a fireworks display that had glittery spark cascade down over the […]

Winterfest 2009: Early Afternoon Events


Saturday, February 7th, 2009 — 3:34pm PDT
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Stepping of the platform at Surrey Central SkyTrain station you could already feel the bass from the main stage and smell the sweet sugary goodness of mini donuts. Today is Winterfest in Surrey and I’m pleased to be their official blogger — covering events, sharing photos, and inviting everyone to come down to this free […]