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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 […]

Name the Baby Beluga at the Vancouver Aquarium


Monday, September 29th, 2008 — 10:08am PDT
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Update: The baby’s name has been chosen, and will now be called Tiqa This summer I had the chance to visit the Vancouver Aquarium for the first time in about a decade. What I discovered was that it was far from simply being a tourist attraction and an entertainment destination. It’s a valuable research facility, […]

Harmony in Beijing and Kansas City


Saturday, August 9th, 2008 — 11:26am PDT
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We watched the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics from a hotel room in Kansas City last night. Photo credit: Kris Krug on Flickr We had to wait about 12 hours to see coverage on NBC since they didn’t air it live in the morning. Surrounded by John’s family, most of which I had just […]

West End Block Party 2008 This Saturday


Friday, August 8th, 2008 — 10:00am PDT
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Last year I attended the West End Block Party with Keira (and her hot dog t-shirt). We had a really great time playing some games, touring the transit museum on wheels, and hanging out in our ‘hood on a sunny afternoon. “Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding its 10th annual West End Summer Block Party on […]