Archive | April, 2011

Yaletown Mother’s Day Week from May 2nd – 8th

27 Apr

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is running a week long event in honor of Mother’s Day. Yaletown Mother’s Day Week will be running from May 2nd – 8th and will feature a different Yaletown Groupon each day! This is the first Groupon week of its kind in Canada!


Starting on April 29th, the I ♥ Yaletown street teams will be roaming the area giving away freebies and specials every day until Monther’s day (MAY 8th! don’t forget!!). They will also help guide you towards the best gifts for Mom.

Each day a special Yaletown Groupon will be available. To see the daily Groupon deals check here: www.groupon.com/vancouver/

You can also win a $5,000 “Yaletown Experience Grand Prize Package” for your mom! The package includes; Yaletown MINI’s Mini Cooper for the weekend, a night at the Opus Hotel, an exclusive salon makeover, brunch and dinner at Yaletown’s top restaurants and a fashion shopping spree!

Also daily prizes through Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you are following!

Win dining experiences, health and beauty packages, fashion and gifts, as well as spa and relaxation items as part of the daily Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest! To enter to win daily prizes with the “Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest” check complete details at yaletowninfo.com/mothers-day-contest/

Enjoy all that Yaletown has to offer, for yourself or for your Mom! So make sure you are following the Yaletown Business Improvement Association on Twitter @iyaletown!

Bake for the Quake

24 Apr

Tonight was Bake for the Quake at The Roundhouse Community Centre. TONS of bakers came together with their amazing treats to sell and all the proceeds went to Japan.

I got there about 10 minutes before 6 and I am glad I did! There was a HUGE line behind me within about 5 minutes. Walking in the the small room at the Roundhouse I was overwhelmed with the amazing baked goods! As much as I wanted everything, I had to make my choices carefully. There were so many people there it was a bit of a challenge to look around! I hardly got to say hello to anyone!

These marshmallows were amazing!! YUM! Not very veggie of me, but I could not resist!

These focaccia’s were amazing! YUM! Thank you Brian!

These raspberry ganache cupcakes were lovely!

Candice was really working the amazing Canucks cupcakes! She is amazing! @loveyourccake

Some friends!!!

Apres Midi Tea was there too! They will be opening this Spring in Gastown and their tea was unbelievable. Follow them on Twitter @apresmiditea

The owners!

I was able to walk away with about $20 worth of goodies that were well worth it!!!

Happy I scooped one of the Canucks cupcakes up from Baked in Vancouver

Some amazing Coconut Marshmallows

My fav girl @lovesaschie of obsessionsofagirl.com her wonderful nutella chocolate chip cookies

A raspberry ganache cupcake

Great Chai Samurai Cupcake!

Bake for the Quake was an amazing event and over 650 people came through that day! It was so crowded and hopefully they will do the event again in the future, but in a larger room!

Thank you to the organizers and all the amazing bakers!

GIVE: A Fundraiser for FUCK CANCER

20 Apr

This Friday, Way Doper Events will be putting on a fundraiser for Fuck Cancer. Fuck Cancer works to raise awareness about early cancer detection. 90% of cancers are cureable if caught in stage 1. Fuck Cancer teaches young people how to actively look for cancer, not just find it when’s it’s too late.

Where: Jewel Ballroom
When: Friday April 22 7pm – 12am

There will be some amazing live music during the evening which is not to be missed!

Other local bands include:

Myles Bigelow Band
Omar Khan Band
Hosted by Kyprios
With DJ Joe Michaels

There will also be a Silent Auction with great items such as art, restaurant packages, special event tickets and much more.

Tickets:
Early bird $25 then $35 then $45
Online http://cz.ae/2jAy | Laurent 604-762-2787
Franz 604-319-5914 | Curtis 604-218-8302
Jillian 604-908-2347 | Ruby 604-341-1090

If you or your company would like to donate items for our silent auction please email staff@waydoper.com.

Click here for more info

Sending Love

19 Apr

Hey all!

I just wanted to send a little air kiss to you all! This week is shaping up to be a bit hectic but amazing! I am excited to attend Bake for the Quake on Wednesday Apr. 20th, getting some work done with the amazing Popcorn team, and doing some finishing up on packing! I am set to move next weekend and I am sure it is going to be exhausting. I have some amazing roommates and a great place that I am looking forward to calling home.

Wishing you all a fun week and looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday at Bake for the Quake! Who’s coming??!

@VancityAmy

Getting Ready To Move

13 Apr

For those of you who do not know, I am getting ready to move. I am excited to move to a lovely condo in Coal Harbour with two LOVELY roommates.

My room is going to be TINY, like really really tiny, so I am currently trying to discover ways to make my things smaller. So far I have discovered that packing my clothes and sheets in to vacuum sealed bags is AMAZING! I cannot believe I did not buy these sooner. They are not that expensive and such a space saver. I got 5 from London Drugs for just $22! And almost ALL my clothes fit in to them!

I cannot wait to move in to a gorgeous place, with amazing people (one of which who is also a vegetarian!) and a really great gym right in the building. I will keep you posted on the move, but so far I am just cramming stuff in to bags… JOY!

Any moving advice???

About Me!

12 Apr

I just added a little section about me (up at the top! SEE on the right!)! Feel free to contact me anytime! Take a read to learn a little tiny bit about who I am….

I look forward to speaking with you!

-Love Amy

Sunday Brunch at the Waldorf

12 Apr

Sitting down to brunch this past Sunday at the Waldorf for my step sister’s birthday was nothing short of great. The ambiance of the large size dinning area was amazing. Tiki meets you just walked in to a retro 70’s dining room.

The waitress we had was the perfect blend of funny, efficient and just really nice. If she did forget something, she got right back on it. The menu is typical Mexican (as that is the theme!). Its loaded with beans, eggs, cheese and salsa!

I had the Molletes Tradicionaleside of guacamole for $2.50. You can add bacon or sausage to the bun for a few dollars as well.

I really loved this! The bun was soft but also slightly crispy from being toasted, the beans were creamy and had a great flavour and the cheese, well cheese is always good. The salsa gave it a bit of freshness and spice and I was so happy I got the guacamole as it was a gorgeous addition and ULTRA creamy. This is a must add in my opinion.

Overall it was an inexpensive and really delicious brunch. The coffee is bottomless which works well on a Sunday morning. Definitely try out the Waldorf the next time you are in East Vancouver. One thing that would have been nice is some Spanish music/guitar during brunch. That would have really made it pop!

Desayuno Brunch Mexicana takes place on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm

The Waldorf Hotel
1489 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 1S4
Ph: 604-253-7141 ‎
www.waldorfhotel.com

THE BIG PAYBACK FUNDRAISER FOR KOOL HERC

10 Apr

When Jheric Hizon, a member of the local Bboy crew Now or Never found out that New York’s DJ Kool Herc was hospitalized and in need of some financial assistance to pay his medical bills, he immediately contacted some fellow hip-hop heads to host a fundraiser.

The Big Payback fundraiser (named after a classic track by EPMD, a duo also considered among the pioneers of hip hop) will be held at W2 Storyeum, 151 W. Cordova St, in Vancouver, B.C., on April 10, 2011.This will be an all-ages event from 2-7 p.m. that will feature all the elements of hip hop: Bboying/Bgirling, MCing, DJing and graf writing. A $10 minimum donation will be collected at the door, with all proceeds set to be donated to the Kool Herc Fund. More info on the fund can be found at www.djkoolherc.com

Thankfully, Kool Herc is out of the hospital. However, Hizon says “the Vancouver hip hop community would still like to pay tribute to Kool Herc and the other hip-hop pioneers that paved the way for what we do today.” And although The Big Payback was inspired by Kool Herc’s unfortunate situation, organizers say should the need to raise funds for another pioneer occur again, this might not be the last you see of The Big Payback! That’s how much the local community recognizes how indebted they are to their East Coast forebears.

For more information, visit the Facebook Page

Make sure you head over to W2 Storyeum on Sunday April 10th!

Check out this video of Kool Herc’s ‘Merry Go Round”

Bake For The Quake: Bake Sale April 20th!

3 Apr

Are you looking for a way to eat some delicious baked goods, while helping the people of Japan? OF COURSE YOU ARE! Well this event is for you!

Bake for the Quake is a collective bake sale to raise funds for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. All of the proceeds will go directly to Doctors without Borders! The evening will be hosted by Melody Fury (GourmetFury.com) and Joy (Gourmeted.com)

When: Wednesday, April 20th from 6pm-8:30pm
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC (Roundhouse Community Centre)

What to expect:
-An amazing array of baked goods by the Lower Mainland’s most talented cooks and bakers
-Prizes for raffle and silent auctions
-Music and Refreshments
-Fun for the whole family

For more information on this great event please visit: www.bakeforthequake.com
Also follow them on twitter for more details: @BakefortheQuake
Also, if you want to contribute your baking, please contact them through the above website!