Are You a Runner?

Photo credit: The SeaWheeze lululemon Half Marathon

Photo credit: The SeaWheeze lululemon Half Marathon

The following article was written by Andrea Ma

What is the distinction between a “runner” and somebody who runs? I can move my legs at an acceptable pace, but I don’t run in races. Does that still make me a runner? When I was given the opportunity to run in a sold out, globally recognized half marathon, also known as #SeaWheeze, the thought of not being a “runner” almost made me say no. The key word is almost.

I began my quest by researching the existing running culture in Vancouver. Let me say, there is no shortage of Vancouverites moving their feet on the seawall. For those unfamiliar with Vancouver’s seawall, it’s a 22 kilometer breathtaking oceanfront sidewalk wrapping around the downtown core of Vancouver and beyond.

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Are You a Runner?

Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo CrediT; Flickr/Creative Commons Keep it Surreal

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Paul Joseph

Swim at an outdoor pool. Go to Buntzen Lake. Say goodbye to sandals; say hello to closed toed shoes. Maximize patio time. Eat mini donuts at the PNE.

Thinking about the end of summer always makes me a bit panicky. Now that summer is running out and the sun is still shining I’ve decided I need to compile an ‘end of summer bucket list’ of places I want to go and Vancouver-y things I want to accomplish before the season’s end.

For a little inspiration I canvassed some Vancouver personalities about their end of summer bucket lists. As the days get shorter and the temperatures dip a little more each night, I want to stretch my summer to the max.

Below you’ll find some tips on how to extend the summer season from an artist, a mommy blogger, a designer, a food blogging duo and an editor/first time Sea Wheezer. Maybe you too will add a thing or two to your good-bye-sunny-warm-times-must-do-list.

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Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists

The Session Beer Craze Hits Vancouver

Photo credit: J R | Flickr

Photo credit: J R | Flickr

Among beer drinkers, Vancouver – in fact, the entire Pacific Northwest – has earned a reputation for making incredible West Coast-style IPAs (i.e. India Pale Ales).  These tend to be full-bodied beers, with a higher-than-average alcohol content and an unmistakable hoppiness.

But the thing is IPAs aren’t for everyone.  The bitter taste of the hops turns off lots of drinkers.  Not to mention that the beers can be so heavy – and so strong – that it can be hard to drink more than one or two at a time, especially in the summer heat.

The solution? Session beers.  Facing an IPA backlash, Vancouver microbrewers have turned their attention this summer to producing a crisper, more drinkable style of beer.  I’m not talking about anonymous light beers or the fruit-flavoured suds favoured by the university crowd.  Session beers are rich and flavourful without being overly heavy.  They’re crisp and balanced and – most importantly - you can drink more than one at a time because the alcohol content rarely exceeds five percent.

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The Session Beer Craze Hits Vancouver

High-Tech at The Bay: New smartphone app tracks shoppers in Vancouver store

8200317902_04cd2c4801_zShopping at The Bay may never be the same.

Hudson’s Bay Co. is rolling out new smartphone technology at five Canadian stores, including a Vancouver location, according to the Vancouver Sun.  The location-sensing technology will blast special offers to consumers depending on exactly where they’re standing in the store.  The special sensors can also track the overall location of shoppers to better understand buying behaviours.

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High-Tech at The Bay: New smartphone app tracks shoppers in Vancouver store

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

So much to do, so little time!  Start planning now with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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