Archive for the category "seasonal"

Back to School Essentials & Contest

Comments 85 by Jennifer Miles

The following was contributed by Jennifer Miles who will be seeing four children off to school this fall. It’s mid-August and the last thing on most kids’ minds is that oft dreaded 6 letter word —school. While most kids aren’t keen to leave the carefree days of playgrounds, water parks and beaches behind them, there […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy, Honey

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve almost completely left the Chinese New Year celebrations slip by me this year. Today at 12:00pm (about 20 mins ago) the parade kicked of in Chinatown, starting at Pender and Carrall, “it travels northbound on Pender, east on Gore, south on Keefer and ends at Carall.” [News1130] Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot on Flickr Vancouver has […]

Happy in Vancouver

Comments 19 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday was deemed the most depressing day of the year. If your winter SAD has kicked in or your holiday bills are catching up to you, that classification might be justified. But here in Vancouver RIGHT NOW, the sun is shining, yes, there’s SUNSHINE. I propose, just for a day, just while there’s no cloud […]

Are You SAD?

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s that time of year when you just want to overdose on Peppermint Mochas then curl into a ball and nap until March. Photo credit: kk+ on Flickr Being in Vancouver, our sun doesn’t rise until after you arrive at work in the morning, and it sets well before you head out the door, bound […]

Vancouver Summer Events Guide Pt. 1

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer we spent most of our time going for walks, down at the pool, and trudging through Stanley Park to get to our beloved Third Beach. Aside from the cheap, free, and simple activities that you can do outdoors in the City here are a few more organized affairs to mark on your calendar. […]