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September 2011 Events in Metro Vancouver

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m in disbelief that the Labour Day long weekend is already here and that those famous mini donuts (and deep-fried Pop Tarts) at the PNE will be gone again for another year. There’s still time to check out plenty of activities in the sunshine this weekend — and Tourism Vancouver’s even made a Top 10 […]

Terry Fox Run Locations 2011

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It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope as he succumbed to the cancer that eventually took his life. After 143 days and 5,373kms, his journey ended just outside Thunder Bay… and that’s when the rest of Canada picked up the run where he left […]

Healthy Families BC

Comments 330 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Healthy Families BC, an initiative from the Province of British Columbia, has launched a campaign recently to promote health and wellness in BC families. With the kids heading back to school and the rain inevitably moving in, their website hopes to provide resources and education when it comes to staying active and eating right at […]

SNAP: Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership

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Photo courtesy of SNAP I recently found out about Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (“SNAP”) thanks to a reader email and it reminded me of some of the initiatives I’ve seen from the Stanley Park Ecology Society over the years. Little did I know that SNAP has been around since 2001, “to promote the stewardship of […]

August 2011 Events Vancouver

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The sun is shining, the beaches are packed and summer is finally here. We’ve had a ton of festivals and events already this season and the fun won’t stop anytime soon. Here’s my monthly roundup of what’s in store for August and be sure to check out the free outdoor movie series which continues around […]