Tag Archives: 2011

The 2011 Aritzia Warehouse Sale is coming September 1st

23 Aug

Aritzia is having their annual sale from September 1 to 5, 2011 at  142 Water Street in Gastown.

HOURS:

Thursday Sept 1st: 8am to 8pm
Friday Sept 2nd: 8am to 8pm
Saturday Sept 3rd: 9am to 6pm
Sunday Sept 4th: 10am to 6pm
Monday Sept 5th: 10am to 6pm

will you be there?!

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Adult Pirate Paks are back on August 17 & Giving Back! ENTER TO WIN!

15 Aug

Last year, White Spot launched the special edition “Adult Pak” to give guests of all ages a chance to indulge in a childhood favourite to raise money for a good cause, and they’ve decided to do it again this year.

For each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on August 17, White Spot will make a $2 donation to longtime B.C. charity Zajac Ranch for Children, an organization dedicated to giving children with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience. With more than $105,000 raised over the past three years, White Spot has sent a total of 50 kids to camp since 2008.

All adult pirate packs include creamy coleslaw and ‘endless’ fries plus a soft drink, White Spot’s famous chocolate coin and a scoop of their new premium rich ice cream.

In celebration of the Adult Pirate Pak day on August 17th, White Spot has graciously donated 3 gift $10 Gift Certificates! I am going to do things a little differently, you have TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1) I am going to give 2 to the person who posts a comment on this post telling me why they love the adult Pirate Pak at White Spot below (worth 1 entry towards 2 $10 White Spot GCs)

2) Retweet the following on twitter: “I entered to win an Adult Pirate Pak from @White_Spot & @VancityAmy to celebrate Pirate Pak Day Aug. 17th http://ow.ly/633aW RT to enter” (worth 1 entry towards one $10 White Spot GC)

Learn more about Pirate Pak Day on August 17th and be sure to stop in to help show your support for the Zajac Ranch Children’s Charity

NOTE: I will be doing the draw on August 15th at 6pm, all winners must be able to be reached by August 16th at 8am or a new winner will be selected.

June Happenings in Vancouver

3 Jun

Summer is here Vancouver! There are going to be A LOT of fun things going on this month and I cannot wait to check some of these things out!

JUNE 3rd
Cliffwalk opens at Capilano Suspension Bridge

The much anticipated Cliffwalk is going to be opening up the first weekend in June. It’s going to be sunny so why not head over to the North Shore and be the first to try this out. Looks scary! But fun!
MORE INFO HERE

JUNE 3rd & 4th
Free Outdoor Movies

It starts again! There are some outdoor movies returning to the city, and it starts in Richmond on the 3rd and 4th of June.

June 3, 2011:
Peter Pan (2003) @ Richmond, BC
Garry Point Park

June 4, 2011:
The Goonies @ Richmond, BC
Garry Point Park
Follow Follow @OutdoorMoviesBC on twitter for more info

JUNE 4th-SEPTEMBER 5th
Birds up Close at the Vancouver Aquarium

Starting this weekend as well, be the first to enjoy this amazing aerial show of some of the most powerful birds. This outdoor show features charismatic and peculiar birds including the bald eagle, Harris’s hawk, peregrine falcon, turkey vulture and gyrfalcon – each with their own impressive abilities.
LEARN MORE HERE

JUNE 5th
Italian Day on Commercial Drive

This aint no Jersey Shore! Enjoy some amazing Italian food, friends and culture at this year’s Italian Day on the Drive!
Sunday 12-8pm
CHECK THE SITE for details

JUNE 8th
Douglas Coupland at the Waldorf

Artist Douglas Coupland hosts an interactive presentation on YouTube at The Waldorf Hotel. If you missed the May event this is your chance!
MORE INFORMATION HERE

JUNE 11th
AndrewPalooza

This charity concert features Behind Sapphire and Bodhi Jones and will be MC`d by the Peak`s Carmen Cruz! All proceeds of this event are going towards ANDREW who needs treatment very badly for his MS. Taking place at the Red Room Ultra Bar on Richards St.
FIND OUT MORE AND GET TICKETS

JUNE 11-12th
Dragon Boat Festival Vancouver

Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the 23rd annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver will be a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.
LEARN MORE HERE

JUNE 13th
Hip Hop Karaoke at Fortune Sound Club

Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK) offers the chance for people to pay homage and respect to their favourite Hip-Hop artists and properly represent their tracks in a ‘karaoke’ style format. While initially an underground event, HHK has proliferated around the world, spawning nights in countless major urban centres and growing a huge rep as the only true spot to throw down a real karaoke track. HHK embraces the raw ‘show n prove’ nature of emceeing, allowing people to kick their favourite jams over proper instrumentals (no thin-ass re-worked typical karaoke beats) on stage with a real sound system and DJ.
MORE INFORMATION HERE

JUNE 15th
#VCAmyBday Come Tweetup with me at Calabash Bistro

I am having a tweetup to celebrate my birthday and to support an amazing charity called Vancouver Street Soccer.
Happening from 6-9pm at Calabash Bistro, there will be door prizes and food and drink specials! FUN!
RSVP & MORE INFO HERE

JUNE 19th (AKA My Birthday!!)
Car Free Day on Commercial Drive, the West End & Main St.
Back again car free day is taking over several neighborhoods in Vancouver. Lots of food, vendors and fun in the sun.
Check carfreeday.org for more details

JUNE 29th
The Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen with Bartender Simon Ogden
Bartender Simon Ogden graces the Refinery at their weekly Cocktail Kitchen series. Simon is from Veneto in Victoria BC where I had the pleasure of visiting recently and was truly amazed with their gorgeous cocktails and elegant decor.
Cocktail kitchen pairs 3 cocktails with three small plates for just $30. It is a truly amazing experience that must be tried.
MORE INFO AND TICKETS HERE

This is just a taste of what is going on this month! Don’t forget about WICKED and BARD ON THE BEACH
Have a fun June everyone!

The Peak Performance Project 2011 TOP 20 ANNOUNCED!

31 May

I am really impressed with the talent that was selected for the Peak Performance Project 2011 Top 20! They are amazing! I like seeing some smaller bands versus some of the bigger names that made it last year. There is a lot of great talent from Victoria and a lot of great friends and people I spent my growing up with who have made it and I could not be more proud!! This is a list of people that deserve this so much. Take a listen to some of these amazing artists.

My favorites have videos beside them! GO TEAM!

HERE THEY ARE:

Acres of Lions acresoflions.com

awesome video with some of Vancouver’s hottest breakdancers! GO TYSON!!

Ashleigh Eymann myspace.com/ashleigheymann
Ashleigh would get a video but I could not find one that really shows her off… I will just hope for one in the near future! Good luck to you Ashleigh! I used to watch Ashleigh and another friend Georgia Murray perform at Lucky Bar in Victoria Wednesday nights in my wild youth days. Those were the best nights and these girls always WORKED it sooo hard. They had this one song that I always loved! happy to see her on the list!

Avairis avairis.ca

Behind Sapphire behindsapphire.com

Some people just know how to connect with their fans, Behind Sapphire knows how to do it. They are also amazing and I hope they win.
They are playing an amazing charity show June 11th ANDREWPALOOZA Please get tickets to this amazing event

Current Swell currentswell.com

WORK IT OUT CS DUDES!! Love this song! My friend Dave plays with these guys and is in this SUPER island video.. anyone from Victoria knows what I’m saying…AHH memories of drunken campfire days and sing songy nights!

David Vertesi davidvertesi.com

Fields of Green fieldsofgreen.ca

Hilary Grist hilarygrist.com

Jasper Sloan Yip myspace.com/jaspersloanyip

Its rare when people are captivating. Jasper is. The moment you watch him live you know he has mad skills and memorable melodies! Good luck Jasper SY! He also works at JJ Bean I think which I mean… seriously has the most delicious coffee and scrumptious peach oatmeal muffins… A+ in my books!

Lindsay Bryan lindsaybryanep.tumblr.com

Maurice wearemaurice.com

I went to high school with a couple of these guys! YEAH so happy for you guys! Get a huge crush on these boys ladies.. they are adorable…

Redgy Blackout redgyblackout.com

Rococode rococode.com

The Belle Game thebellegame.com

The Boom Booms theboombooms.ca

The Matinee thematineemusic.com

The Never Surprise theneversurprise.com

The Oh Wells theohwells.com

Treelines treelinesmusic.com

41st and Home 41standhome.com

Good luck to everyone and I cannot wait to see the final performances and see who makes it through!!

Projecting Change Film Festival WIN TICKETS!

8 May

Projecting Change Film Festival (PCFF), Western Canada’s only environmental and social issue film festival is taking place May 26th-29th. The festival is heading into its fourth year at SFU Woodwards and unites individuals who are passionate about exploring some of today’s most pressing global issues through thought provoking films and engaging discussions with speakers from around the world.

A film-festival-meets-TED-talk-type of event, PCFF kicks off with an Opening Night Gala, co-presented
by Eco Fashion Week, on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm which will include a fashion show featuring a retrospective of Jeff Garner’s Prophetik as well as a 30 minute documentary about his eco-fashion line.

In addition to film screenings and speaker series, PCFF includes Youth Day on Friday May 27th. Youth Day empowers and educates students from elementary and secondary schools across the lower mainland about issues relevant to their communities. This year, Youth Day is pleased to feature What’s On Your Plate?, a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Youth Day will also include The Clean Bin Project, a documentary by Vancouver filmmakers and partners Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin who challenge each other to a year long contest to see who can produce the least amount of waste.

Projecting Change Film Festival takes place at SFU Woodwards, 149 W. Hastings Street in Vancouver from Thursday, May 26–Sunday, May 29. For more information and a full list of films please visit: www.projectingchange.ca.

If you would like to win 2 tickets to the event RT the following message:
“I want to win 2 tickets to Projecting Change Film Festival 2011 May 26-29 from @VancityAmy RT to enter! http://ow.ly/4POwT”

Winner will be announced Friday May 20th!

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.