All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘community events’

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Mount Pleasant Victory Market and Liveable Laneways Vancouver

Hey Vancouverites, are you looking for a night market that’s actually good for you? Cool urban farmers, Sam Philips and Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens have teamed up with the one and only Jessica Wadsworth to create the Mount Pleasant Victory Market. The event is running in conjunction with the Livable Laneways Night Markets and features urban producers, growers and local small business. …

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival + How to Grow Tulips

A few years back I visited Skagit Valley in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a little taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The area is home to many producers of spring flowers including tulips, daffodils, and irises. The festival runs April 1-30 of any given year and …

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Cherry Blossom Umbrella Flash Mob

Ever wanted to be a part of a flash mob?  The energy of being involved in the 2010 Olympic Flash Mob was unlike anything I can describe.  There is really something special about dancing with a large group and here is your chance to give it a try.   To celebrate the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival the VCBF is putting on …

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PNE / Safeway Kidz Discovery Centre

Last week I visited the Pacific National Exhibition with my nephews.  The kids had been wanting to visit a farm so I suggested we go to the PNE instead to see Safeway Farm Country, a set of  indoor exhibits with farm animals, vegetable plants, honeybees and mushrooms.  I’ve been going to the PNE for Farm Country (and the Superdogs) every year for …

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Steveston Village Fishing Boat Bedlam

Wild Seafood Festival in Steveston: Sablefish, Sardines and Sockeye

This past Saturday I attended the Wild Seafood Festival in Steveston Villiage.  Salmon has been recently making headlines as the 2010 Sockeye run is the best it has been in 100 years, and that’s after many years on the decline.  The fishing boats down at the docks were almost completely hidden behind the hoards of clamouring people trying to catch some fresh fish off …

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Today is the Annual VanDusen Plant Sale

The VanDusen Plant Sale is an annual showstopper with  more than 40,000 beautiful, unique and interesting plants for sale, master gardeners available to answer your every question, AND admission to the gardens is free for the day.  The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information check out their press release.

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