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Yule Duel in Gastown: Carolling for a Cause


Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 — 2:39pm PDT
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Vancouver’s largest outdoor carolling competition is returning to Gastown for its 2nd year! Yule Duel brings together Vancouver’s top choirs and some of the city’s most notable personalities to fundraise for May’s Place which provides much-needed compassionate end-of-life care to vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside. Yule Duel in Gastown Under the canopy of fairy […]

6 Vancouver Walking Tours to do This Summer


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 — 10:14am PDT
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Get re-acquainted with your city or explore it for the first time with these walking tours that are being offered by various groups, businesses and organizations. The best way to experience a city is on foot and these guided walks, with a variety of themes, will get you out and about, entertain, and educate — […]

67th Army and Navy Shoe Sale


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 9:14am PDT
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The legendary Army and Navy Shoe Sale starts April 27, 2016 at all locations across BC and Alberta. Now in its 67th year, the shoe sale is known for its unparalleled selection of luxury names. This year’s collection aims to excite anyone from weekend fashionistas to dedicated label hunters. From sky-high stilettos to pared down […]

The Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room


Monday, February 8th, 2016 — 9:14am PDT
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Salt Tasting Room is launching the Italian Gas Station Experiment, but the concept of “drive through” and “greasy spoon” will be the last thing on your mind, and your palette. The food that Italian motorists refuel with is anything but boring, and Gastown’s premier destination for wine and cheese is traveling to Italy to share […]

Maple Tree Square in Gastown


Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 — 11:09am PDT
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Maple Tree Square sits at one of the most photographed, and most historic, intersections in Vancouver where Water, Powell, Alexander, and Carrall streets meet. It dates back to the time when Vancouver was called Granville Townsite, and when John “Gassy Jack” Deighton opened the area’s first saloon in 1867. Deighton had paddled over from New […]

Win a CND Shellac Manicure


Saturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:20am PDT
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Onyx Aesthetics Studio was just 10 days old when I visited to receive my first-ever CND Shellac Manicure complete with nail art. The new space on Abbott Street in Gastown was warm and welcoming, with a narrow entrance and space that opens up in the back where armchairs welcome pedicure recipients with pillows that say: […]