Calendar of Events – August 2018

Powell Street Festival – Vancouver – August 4-5, 2018 The 42nd annual Powell Street Festival takes place August 4 & 5, in Oppenheimer Park and surrounding areas to celebrate the Japanese-Canadian community, arts and cultural heritage. The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration…

Kamamarui Ramen & Don

I’m not sure about how the subject of ramen restaurants came up in conversation with some friends one day but I was mentioning that I really enjoy it but have found that the new “trendy” restaurants that open up always get so popular as soon as they open that I either have to go midafternoon,…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: July 3-9, 2018

Each week, experience our top 3 deals & steals that have been selected for you, whether it be shopping, food, or just tips on how to save some money! Summer has arrived! School is out, families are on vacation, and it is now peak season in the city for hotels, attractions, and more. Here are…

Calendar of Events – July 2018

Golden Spike Days Festival – Port Moody – June 29 – July 2, 2018 The annual Golden Spike Days Festival in Port Moody takes place this year June 29-July 2, 2018 at Rocky Point Park. A family friendly event that is held annually to celebrate the last spike driven into the CPR rail that stops…

DooBoo Restaurant in Burnaby

It may or may not surprise you that I had no idea that tofu soup was something that existed. It’s not something that I really thought about until I saw a restaurant that opened up in my neighborhood that advertised it as being their specialty. It was something that I had to experience ASAP of…

Jinya Ramen

Jinya Ramen Bar has 3 locations in the lower mainland – two in Vancouver and one in Burnaby. Their restaurants offer a sleek and modern dining atmosphere while serving non-pretentious noodles in a good, solid broth. Aside from traditional ramen, you will find the chef’s creations quite tantalizing. Such was the Slurp Up Cilantro Ramen made…

Top Holiday Things to Do in December

Glow Christmas Light Garden & Market, Langley – November 21 to December 30, 2017 Glow Christmas is Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley’s newest holiday addition, bringing over 500,000 lights to create the world’s most massive indoor light display at Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley. Tickets are available online here for a discounted price, or at the…

Align Entertainment Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Back by popular demand, Align Entertainment presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The Andrew Loyd Webber musical tells the story of Joseph – Jacob’s favourite son, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. The title role goes to Stuart Barkley, who brings his delightful interpretation of Joseph as the naive yet determined dreamer in…

November 2017 – Calendar of Events

Vancouver Tea Festival, Vancouver – November 4 & 5 The annual Vancouver Tea Festival returns for its fourth year to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. Visit between 10am-6pm on Nov 4 and 11am-5pm on Nov 5 for a retail marketplace, presentations, and…

Sweet Treats at Sugar Lab

Sweets galore! I felt like I walked into sugar heaven when I stepped into Burnaby’s latest dessert house, Sugar Lab. Located off Royal Oak & Kingsway, in a new building built behind Chatime and Boiling Point, Sugar Lab features the latest in Chinese desserts – mille crepes and fruit filled pancakes, along with classics such…