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Happy Thanksgiving and Tweetsgiving 2008


Thursday, November 27th, 2008 — 8:45am PDT
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Last year I was waking up in a cozy room with frosted windows that looked out onto snow-covered streets while the warm aroma of a roasted turkey dinner embraced me and my Hawkeyes sweatshirt. We were lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family in Iowa last year and unfortunately due to so many big events […]

Vancouver Art Gallery Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight


Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 10:30am PDT
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Update December 8, 2009: The 2009 tree lighting happens tonight at 5:30pm with special guests including Diana Krall & Elvis Costello. At 6:00pm today a Christmas tree will be lit in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to welcome the holiday season in Vancouver. Photo: SqueakyMarmot The second annual Amacon Christmas Tree lighting will be […]

Motrin Mom Video Mishap


Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 — 12:05pm PDT
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A few days ago the makers of pain-reliever Motrin (Johnson & Johnson) launched a commercial campaign that annoyed and outraged mothers around the world. “That couldn’t have been written by a mother,” noted my sister, Jennifer. “The speak about how carrying your baby around is in fashion, but it’s certainly not a passing fad nor […]

Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 — 9:18pm PDT
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While watching the “halibut battle” on Iron Chef tonight I was reminded of an email I received inviting me to the 1st Annual BC Sustainable Seafood Chowder Competition taking place tomorrow at the Vancouver Aquarium. Come, watch and taste the creations of five of BC’s finest chefs during the first Annual BC Sustainable Seafood Chowder […]

World of the Weird at the Vancouver Aquarium


Saturday, October 18th, 2008 — 2:54pm PDT
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I completely forgot about a special event this morning that my niece and nephews probably would have loved to attend, luckily – it was just a preview of what the Vancouver Aquarium has in store for this Halloween season so there will be many more chances to check it out. World of the Weird at […]

Stanley Park Ecology Society Events in October


Thursday, October 9th, 2008 — 12:19pm PDT
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For the last few years the Stanley Park Ecological Society has offered up an educational, yet equally fun, alternative to the Stanley Park Train. Last year during the Christmas season’s Bright Nights, the SPES ran the Humbug Hike and this year in October you can check out the Creatures of the Night walk. Stow yer […]

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