Archive | March, 2011

Dining Out For Life Vancouver 2011

20 Mar

It’s that time of year again! Dining out for Life is back in Vancouver on March 24th.

Dining Out For Life is BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser, benefiting A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life.

Over 230 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley will contribute 25% of their sales that day to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out For Life–Vancouver has raised over $3 million for HIV/AIDS support services over 16 years. Invite your friends & dine at a participating restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Presenting sponsor Sumac Ridge Estate Winery will donate $1 from every bottle of wine sold anywhere in B.C. during the month of March.

Some of my favourite restaurants are participating like Wild Rice, The Helm, Italian Kitchen, The Refinery, Sanafir and many many more!

Click here to view Participating Restaurants.

On March 24th make sure you go out for dinner at one of the participating restaurants to help!!!!

Tingle iPhone app video!

14 Mar

Last month I was lucky enough to take part in the filming of a video for the new Tingle iPhone app.

Tingle is an app for dating. Here is how they describe it on the site:

“Tingle wants to change how you date online by letting you meet and flirt even when you’re offline. With Tingle, you can use your iPhone to discover people near you, send emails and text messages, and even enjoy live voice conversations without ever revealing your name, phone number, or email address. It’s all delivered to you in a safe, confidential environment that is designed to eliminate the nonsense and hassle of online dating.”

The video was a lot of fun to film. Lots of gorgeous girls in the video and the amazing and handsome, Trevor Guthrie from band SOUL DECISION!

Check out the video and let me know what you think!

You can purchase the Tingle App HERE

Cute/Funny Videos

10 Mar

Oh my lord, it has been awhile since I posted some of my favorite videos! I thought I would do a post with some of the best ones from the last little while. Here they are!!! ENJOY!

Dancing Grandpa

The most amazing kids crumping

Bruno Mars-Little Elvis

3rd grader rocks the net

A cool video for all the adventurers out there

Haiku Invitational Runs Now to May 31st

2 Mar

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the return of spring in our communities. Every year the Festival hosts the Haiku Invitational, a contest that awards the best haiku in five different categories including: Youth, British Columbia, Canada, USA and International. Since it began in 2006, the Festival’s Haiku Invitational has attracted entries from more than 36 countries in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. This year’s invitational opens March 1 and submissions can be made online until May 31 www.vcbf.ca.

The winning haiku for this year will be judged by an’ya, a widely published and award winning poet from Oregon; past editor of “haigaonline”, “Ribbons”, and “moonset”, publications that feature Japanese poetic forms. She is currently Oregon’s Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America.

The theme and challenge for this year’s competition is to capture the inspiration experienced with the blossoming of the cherry tree and to celebrate Vancouver’s heritage as it reaches its 125th anniversary. The Haiku Invitational welcomes both poems of fewer than 17 syllables and haiku that follow a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, such as the 2009 winning Haiku by Katrina Sheperd of Scotland:

cherry blossoms
no need to decorate
the birthday cake

To celebrate this milestone year for the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Haiku Installation, a textile installation celebrating festival haiku, designed and created by the local and honoured landscape artist, Jane Durante. The haiku will be in English and Japanese represented through images created by a Japanese shodo artist and a western calligrapher.

The Haiku Invitational has inspired other programs such as the Haiku Inspirations Exhibition that will be hosted at the Federation Gallery from April 12 to May 1 and an interactive Haiku Bench created by Harald Merk from Bing Thom Architects and hosted at Pacific Centre, Vancouver.