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Vancouver Farmers Markets

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun, discovery, and connecting.

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The good feeling of the Markets gets even deeper.  The organizers produce weekly Markets to create healthy food networks that sustain our land, our community, and our homes.

When you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you help keep BC farmers farming.

A list of the markets around Vancouver can be found at www.eatlocal.org/markets.html.

The West End Farmers Market begins this Saturday June 1.  Here is the information:

Saturdays, June 1 – October 19, 2013
9am – 2pm each week
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill

Source: www.eatlocal.org

Dine Out Vancouver Is Here Again!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

 

Dine Out Vancouver is Canada’s largest restaurant festival and the perfect opportunity to try out new restaurants.  Participating restaurants offer a three course menu at a discounted price of either $18, $28 or $38.  With over 200 participating restaurants to choose from you’ll be sure to find one that catches your attention.

 Here is a list of participating restaurants in the Regency Park neighbourhood:

  • The Boathouse Restaurant- English Bay

             1795 Beach Avenue

Known for fresh seafood and a beautiful view, The Boathouse is the perfect place to take a date or have a dinner with close friends.  The Boathouse offers a delicious three course menu to choose from for only $28.  To make a reservation call 604-669-2225.

  • Hapa Izakaya- West End

             1479 Robson Street

Hapa Izakaya offers a variety of Japanese tapas to choose from that will delight anyone’s taste palate.  Their $28 three course menu offers meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Hapa Izakaya offers a fun upbeat environment that is sure to make for a great night out.  To make a reservation call 604-689-4272.

  • The Fish  House In Stanley Park

             8901 Stanley Park Drive

The Fish House offers a three course lunch menu for $28 and a three course dinner menu for $38.  The Fish House is set in a charming historic building that is perfect for a special lunch or dinner.  Surrounded by the stunning gardens and forests of Stanley Park any meal you have here is guaranteed to be delightful.  To make a reservation call 604-681-7275.

  • Nando’s on Davie

            828 Davie Street

This is a must try for any chicken lover!  You can pick how spicy you want your chicken and what delicious sides you would like.  For Dine Out, Nando’s offers a three course menu for $18 which includes a glass of wine. To make a reservation call 604-678-1217.

 

 For more information on Dine Out Vancouver visit www.dineoutvancouver.com

Holiday Events Happening Around Downtown Vancouver

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

It’s that time of the year again when the weather gets a little cooler and holiday decorations surround us.  There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to enjoy fun events happening around downtown Vancouver. Here are 5 holiday events happening around your neighbourhood:

 

Ice Skating at Robson Square

1. The Annual Holiday Breakfast at Regency Park

Please join us on December 8th from10am to12pm for a holiday breakfast for the tenants of Regency Park.  This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours and the staff at Regency Park.

The breakfast is free but we ask that you make a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.  We will have boxes on hand to collect non-perishable food items.

 2. Rogers Santa Claus Parade

On December 2 at 1pm join Santa, marching bands and festive floats for the ninth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade.  Parade spectators are encouraged to come early to join in festivities at the Christmas Square.

For more information on the Rogers Santa Claus Parade visit: http://www.rogerssantaclausparade.com  

 3. Bright Nights at Stanley Park

Bask in the beauty of over 2 million Christmas lights.  Enjoy a scenic train ride through Stanley Park while listening to holiday classics.  Partial proceeds from this event go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

 For more information on Bright Nights visit: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx.

 4. Ice Skating at Robson Square

Starting December 1st there will be free ice skating at Robson Square.  If you need to rent ice skates there are rentals available for $ 4 (cash only).  Hours of operation are, Sunday – Thursday, 9am- 9pm and Friday- Saturday, 9am-11pm.

 5. Vancouver Christmas Market

Located in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza the Vancouver Christmas Market is a magical holiday experience.  It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit with little wooden huts decorated in pine branches and strings of little white lights surrounding you.  This Christmas market is probably best known for their food vendors specializing in delicious German foods such as Bratwurst and Stollen.  The Vancouver Christmas Market is also a wonderful place to find unique handcrafted gifts.

For more information about the Vancouver Christmas Market visit:   http://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/

Hopefully this list will serve as a helpful guide when deciding what to do around your neighbourhood this holiday season.

 The staff at Regency Park and Maple Leaf Property Management would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

 

Oh Canada!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Canada Day long weekend.  Here are the top 10 Canada Day events in Vancouver according to vancitybuzz.com.

Top 10 Canada Day Long Weekend Events in Vancouver

1. Canada Day at Canada Place: Celebrate Canada Day with 200,000 of your closest friends. Lots to do including the annual Canada Day Parade

2. Canada Day at Granville Island. This is where locals will be if they don’t want to put up with huge crowds at Canada Place

3. Canada Day Fireworks at Burrard Inlet

4. Canada Day Block Party: Celebrate the nation’s birthday with a block party East Van style. There will be plenty of food trucks on scene for this.

5. Steveston Salmon Festival

6. Canada Day in Surrey/Cloverdale

7. Canada Day long weekend party guide

8. Richmond Night Market and Summer Night Market

9. Vancouver Night Market

10.  Canada Day at the Burnaby Village Museum

West End Car Free Day

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The West End is one of the more diverse neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Car Free Day gets us all out on the street: young, old, families, couples, single folks. We all get together and celebrate our community and the things we love about it. And no cars makes it even funner! Did we mention all the music is acoustic? Oh ya!!!!

  • Date: Sunday, June 17th, 2012 (Father’s Day)
  • Location: We’ll be celebrating on Denman Street between Davie and Robson
  • Time: Festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. and the street is closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

West End Car Free Map

Some of This Year’s Features in the West End

La La Boom Boom  

La La Boom Boom performing for Car Free Vancouver Day in the West End. Photo credit: Dustin Sacks

West End Car Free Vancouver Day Contacts

Connect with the West End Festival…

The above information was taken from www.carfreevancouver.org/locations/west-end/

Please visit www.carfreevancouver.org for more information.