I was born in Ottawa, Ontario but grew up in Lumby, British Columbia throughout my teens.
How long have you been a Vancouverite? Around 8 years… time flies!
I’m an artist by trade, and branch out into several categories: comic book artist, painter, designer, creative director, toy designer, and character designer. I basically do every creative project that I can get my little artist hands on!
Favourite place in the city:
I’m going to say English Bay; I just love the West End, the beaches the parks, it’s all incredibly beautiful!
Best way to spend a Saturday in the city:
This depends on the weather here, of course, but there are so many options in this unique city of ours.
Personally, I enjoy the nature in Vancouver, so I take advantage of places like Kits Beach, the West End, and Deep Cove. I usually find a spot to get caffeinated and munch on delicious breakfast food, and then head for a hike or just a simple walk on the beach. This is usually followed with a sushi dinner with friends or as a romantic outing. The cinemas in Vancouver are also fantastic and are conveniently located only steps away from the local bars and Vancouver nightlife.
Favourite Vancouver event:
My favourite gathering in town is the art show at the Ayden Gallery; a huge space that’s packed with people who are enjoying the featured art and the entertainment that include local DJs and bands.
Top insider tip for visitors:
You must try our local delicacy: JapaDog! If you think you know hotdogs, but haven’t tried these, you don’t know anything! Also, for those who love ice cream and frozen yogurt, you should go to the West End for Qoola, the best frozen yogurt… ever.
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