Vancouver’s International Wine Festival: Beginner’s Guide to Wine


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Did someone say International Wine Festival?

Before the words even left our lips, the tickets to this event were already close to being sold out! But you are still in luck. As of this minute, there are still tickets available for the Dinner and Auction on February 22nd, the Wine Mingler on February 25th, the International Wine Tasting events on February 27th, 28th and March 1st, and several trade seminars. The entire event runs from February 24th – March 2nd, 2014.

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TED2014 in Vancouver: March 17-21


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The mid of March is about to get very busy for Vancouver! As many of us are aware, Vancouver is home to the upcoming TED2014 conference. 2014 is a special year for TED because it marks the event’s 30th anniversary. For those who do not know, TED conferences bring together the world’s greatest innovators, thinkers, and doers, to speak about a topic of their choice (under 18 minutes or less). These range from talks about science and technology to performing arts and music. One of my favourite speakers was Amy Cuddy, who spoke about how “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are“.
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Summer Activites in Vancouver


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The Victoria Day long weekend marks the official beginning of the summer season across Canada. Though it may not be time for shorts and sandals yet, seasonal attractions oriented around warmer weather typically open this weekend and stay open until Labour Day in the first week of September. Here are three of our Vancouver favourites:

Night Market
Chinatown’s Night Market runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Here you’ll find plenty of interesting booths selling everything from fashion and electronic to art and mouth-watering street food. On most evenings there is some sort of cultural entertainment. Check here for the schedule and for directions. If you enjoy Vancouver’s Night market you may also want to visit the Richmond Night Market. Continue reading

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival


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Spring officially arrives each year in Vancouver with an explosion of delicate pink petals as the cherry trees show their blossoms. Though the air may still have a chilly bite the sweet scent of the trees annually heralds warmer weather and sunnier days to come. The city will be celebrating spring with The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival which begins today. Continue reading