JFL Northwest comedy profiles – Jon Dore

Jon Dore plays the Comedy Mix as part of JFL Northwest.

Jon Dore is one of Canada’s most successful comedy exports. The Ottawa-born, L.A.-based comic is a regular on the late-night talk show circuit and the host of Funny As Hell on the Movie Network. Other credits include The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network,  2007-2009),the ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), and appearances on Live At Gotham, How I Met Your Mother and Inside Amy Schumer. Feature film credits include the indie drama Gus, and the comedy film Stag.

Dore, whose unique bait-and-switch comedic style has made him a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the U.S., appears at the Comedy Mix Feb. 24 & 25 as part of the JFL Northwest comedy festival. We talked to the comedian about funny cities, Google searches and his favourite band.

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JFL Northwest comedy profiles – Jon Dore

Ladies can Ski or Ride for Just $10 on Monday Nights until March

Shred for the Cause Vancouver 2017

Image courtesy of Mount Seymour | Evan Beer Photography

Monday nights are becoming the best night of the week starting January 23, 2017 when ladies are invited to Mount Seymour to shred for the cause to support a local, community-based charity called The Bloom Group.

Every Monday night until March 27, 2017, you can ski or snowboard at Mt Seymour for as low as $10 (feel free to donate more) with $5 of every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group.

Monday night ladies nights are a great way to give to a good cause and provide more opportunity for women to spend some extra time on the slopes. (Men are invited as well, evening lift tickets cost just $33).

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Ladies can Ski or Ride for Just $10 on Monday Nights until March

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

Photo: Tourism Vancouver

As a family of five, dining out usually means an early dinner at one of our local go-to kid-friendly dinner spots. We rarely stray from our standbys, because we never know if a new restaurant will have a suitable setting and the necessary supplies to host under-12 guests.

Each year, when the Dine Out Vancouver Festival list of participating restaurants is released, I browse longingly through the lineup, wishing I could enjoy some of the delectable dishes that are featured. I had always assumed that the festival was focused on an adults-only audience – until this year, when I recognized some familiar family-friendly food destinations. Here are 5 places where families can comfortably enjoy the ‘Dine Out’ experience with kids in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

The sexy, thrilling Sweat Baby Sweat and four other must-see PuSh Festival shows

Dancers Kimmy Ligtvoet and Steven Michel in Sweat Baby Sweat, on Jan 19 and 20 with PuSh.

The 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival began Jan. 16, but there’s still over two weeks’ worth of shows before the annual event ends Feb. 5. Sexy, thrilling and often thought-provoking, PuSh is a chance to see cutting-edge theatre you won’t get a chance to see anywhere else. Here are a few recommendations.

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The sexy, thrilling Sweat Baby Sweat and four other must-see PuSh Festival shows

Art, Eat and Sip: A Delicious Self-Guided Tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

The highly anticipated 15th annual Dine Out Vancouver launches tomorrow (cue the trumpets)! If you don’t already have restaurant reservations lined up, don’t despair. There is still plenty of availability to choose from among the 284 restaurants participating with prix fixe menus ($20, $30, $40).

As well, the over 100 food experience events are also promising to be a culinary blast! One I’m particularly looking forward to combines three of my favourite things: art, food and drink, and Granville Island.

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Art, Eat and Sip: A Delicious Self-Guided Tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island

Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver: Jan. 19, 2017

Alright, now 2017 is really starting up. This weekend marks the start of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, the PuSH Festival and the Hot Chocolate Festival. I suggest grabbing some inventive hot chocolate in the morning while you make reservations for an indulgent three-course Dine Out dinner in the evening, and then catching a show after. These festivals only happen once a year, and it’s kind of perfect timing that they all happen together.

 

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Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver: Jan. 19, 2017

5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood

photo: vancouver.ca

The following article was submitted by Jennie O.

If you’re walking through Olympic Village and are inspired to go on a bit of a boozy adventure, you would be well served to walk south up Ontario street to what has become the main hub of everything right about craft grains. Mount Pleasant, also affectionately known as Brewery Creek, boasts not only a warm neighborhood feel with several eateries and groceries and lifestyle vendors lining the busy thoroughfares of Main street and Broadway, but also features the beloved “province streets” which run through it like veins filled to the brim with delicious delicious craft beer.

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5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood