Around Vancouver Town: This Weekend, and What’s coming up in March

Hi mamas!

It’s been a week or so since I last posted Around Vancouver Town.

But it’s an exciting time!

Canada has won GOLD in women’s hockey, and in both men’s and women’s curling!

Happy days! Go Canada Go!

On another note…my family has been sidelined by illness (who’s hasn’t though this winter) and I’ve been laying a bit low.

And now with an ear infection I’m really not going out exploring as much as usual. I can’t think of anything worse than the pain of an ear infection. Now I know how our littles feel.


I did manage to check out the BC Home and Garden Show, which is the only thing on my list to do this weekend. Further to that, I’ve got two events for March that you can plan ahead for. Check back next week for more stuff going on Around Vancouver Twon.

Oh and did I mention all the GOLD Medals? Yeah!!

BC Home and Garden Show Collage

The BC Home and Garden Show

From home organization to real estate, local experts, and HGTV celebrities you’l get tips and expert advice on a wide range of home and garden topics. Watch, be wowed and walk away with ideas that are sure to refresh, renew, and restore a love of homes and gardens!

I managed to make it out the the media event for the BC Home and Garden Show on Thursday night to check it out despite how I was feeling. It was pretty quiet then but I’m sure it’s rocking now as there’s lots to see and do.

What’s awesome about this show is that you’ll little spots to put up your feet and rest, have a cup of tea or imagine what its like if you were to own that bit of paradise. And of course there’s a ton of booths on every topic to do with your home possible. Ah…I love to dream.

Where: BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard

When: All Weekend!

Children 12 and under free
For more information check out their website.

Kids Camp Expo

Kids Family Expo, circle of kids 640x615

Photo Credit.

With spring break and summer (almost) around the corner (I’m hoping for more sunshine to shake the winter yuck!) I thought you might like to know about an event that will get you thinking ahead for summer camp for your kids. The programs on offer are suitable for our preschoolers and kids up to eighteen years old.

Organizer Pratpal Gill started the first expo in June 2013 as an extension of her work at The Empowerment Playground, bridging the gap between parents’ desire for information, and camp directors needing an opportunity to showcase their programs. Types of camps and programs featured at Kids Camp Expo include sports, education, empowerment & leadership, arts, outdoors, and special needs, for children in preschool up to 18 years old.
Speakers at the 2014 Expo include Sydney Badger, Personal Chef, Yoga Instructor & Outdoor Educator, (You may have met her at our Modern Bump Brunch in November 2013)and Helen Kelesi (“Hurricane Helen”), formerly ranked the #13 Top Women’s Tennis Player in the world.

This event is by donation but you must register ahead of time. The first 100 families receive a gift bag from the expo’s sponsors.

Where: Heritage Hall in Vancouver on Main Street

When: Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 11:00am-4:00pm

Becoming ~ A live dance performance

This live dance performance reveals what’s in a journey to becoming a woman

Exploring the journey of becoming a woman from adolescence to maturity, 27 local dancers of the Richmond Youth Dance Company will perform Becoming, premiering at the Richmond Cultural Centre with three shows from March 7 to 9, 2014.

Becoming can refer to a great deal of experiences, many involving act of transformation from what was, to what an individual will be.

Choreographed by Richmond Arts Centre instructor, Miyouki Jego, the show presents contemporary and ballet numbers. Additional choreography was provided by Vanessa Coley-Donuhue, with guest artists Ian Greenwood and Megan Philips.

This original production also features live piano accompaniment. Winnie Wong, also a local talent, will perform a variety of pieces throughout the show on the Richmond Arts Centre’s new grand piano.

Where: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate

When: Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 (tax included) and are available in advance at the Cultural Centre or by calling 604-247-8300 starting February 17. If not previously sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information, visit

There you have it, mama.

I hope your weekend is looking up. The weather is behaving so let’s hope for a sunny weekend! Go Canada!

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