Where to Find the Best Winter Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Photo credit: Rex Turgano | Flickr

Photo credit: Rex Turgano | Flickr

By about this time, Vancouver farmers market fans are beginning to suffer some serious withdrawal. Most of the markets shut down earlier this month, depriving Vancouverites of their weekly fix of farm-fresh local fruits, veggies, eggs, meat and more.

But despair not: Not one but two winter farmers markets are operating in the city this year, offering up locavore delights during the cold and rainy months ahead.  Continue reading:
Where to Find the Best Winter Farmers Markets in Vancouver

The First Ever Mad Decent Halloween (with ticket giveaway!)

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When you think of Halloween, you think of a good time. On November 1st, the revived Waldorf Hotel will be serving as the setting for the first ever Mad Decent Halloween from Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent.

Headliners include Paul Devro, Party Favor, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and cult of personality favorite, Riff Raff. Performances will be on both floors of the Waldorf Hotel, each with their own custom-designed space for you to enjoy. Expect less ‘scarecrows and cobwebs’ and more state-of-the-art, 3D-mapped visuals, twerking, and a VIP after party upstairs in the hotel. So, if you’re in for a less gimmicky Halloween where the focus is on great visuals and music to get you amped, then you’re in luck because we’re giving away tickets to this event.

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The First Ever Mad Decent Halloween (with ticket giveaway!)

Restaurants dim the lights, serve up deals for Candlelight Dinner

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In the mood for romance? How about a candlelight dinner with a great message?

BC Hydro Power Smart’s most delicious initiative of the year – the Candlelight Dinner – is back on Wednesday, October 22. Over 70 restaurants in seven communities across B.C. – including 37 in Vancouver – will be turning down the lights and serving dinner by candlelight as a way to showcase their commitment to energy conservation.

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Restaurants dim the lights, serve up deals for Candlelight Dinner

Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Star Trek Filming in Vancouver

Image courtesy of Paramount Films | Star Trek Into Darkness

Local fans of the recent Star Trek movie franchise should be jumping for joy with news that the third installment of the film will be shot primarily in Vancouver.

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Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Do you secretly dress in a cape or don spandex to appease your superhero alter ego? If you muttered, ‘Yes, how did you know?’ Then fly, teleport or walk to the 2nd Annual Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Superheroes Ball October 24.

Just like superheros they admire, fans often like coming to the rescue of those who need it most: enter the 2nd Annual Superhero Ball. Wannabe Batmans and Bombshells, Supermen and Hawkgirls will coverage on the Renaissance’ 19th floor event space Vistas 360 to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The dance runs from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and will put the F-U-N in fundraising with drinks, dancing, amazing views and a silent auction.

Last year the sold-out event raised $15,000 for the hospital. This year organizers have raised the stakes and set the fundraising goal at $18,000.  Continue reading:
Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball