I stepped through the doors of the Billy Barker Days office in Quesnel and I was suddenly transported back to being an adventurous 10 year old hopping out of our family’s camper van in the middle of a road trip. The Billy Barker Days logo, posters, and buttons jogged my memory: I have been here […]
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It was one of those gorgeous Pacific Northwest afternoons where the morning rain left every leaf glistening with colour while the sun poked through the clouds and bounced rainbows off Salish Sea. The only thing that took me away from the view at the Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort, was the spectacular 1,920-square-foot Pacific Penthouse, which […]
Did you know BC still has a 3-day outdoor festival with awesome live music, DJs, dancing, family fun, and on-site camping in a gorgeous valley setting with mountain views? It’s Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland on Vancouver Island, and I recently researched a story for FestivalSeekers where I discovered great food, music, culture, and even better […]
Last year, I got to witness competitor Jamie Garcia ripping around in a wicked fast bathtub. This year, I got to ride in a tub… a 12 person tub! It’s always fun out on the water in Nanaimo but when you’re in the world’s largest bathtub, celebrating the amazing World Championship Bathtub Race, it’s pretty […]
The best way to explore a city’s history is to go for a walk. Lucky for me, when I was on assignment with FestivalSeekers in Nanaimo, I had two amazing guides. The first was Chris Sholberg, the city’s Culture and Heritage Planner, and the second was Brian McFadden, Vice President of the Vancouver Island Military […]
It’s always an adventure when I travel to Nanaimo to preview some of their awesome festivals. I came back with a pirate doll, a box of Lucky Charms, and a bottle of local craft beer — all totally relevant to what I was researching (including a wee dram of whiskey in my belly). I was […]