6 Free Spring Break Events in Vancouver

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Spring break starts next Monday, March 9 and is until Friday, March 20, and Vancouver is always buzzing with events during this time. We’ve given you some great Spring Break kids camp ideas here. Below we have some free Spring Break events listed for you as well, some in Kitsilano and some close by.

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The $34-billion Canadian Industry Nobody Ever Measured

Image: Lauren Jong

Image: Lauren Jong

On average most of us granted a second life to 76 things last year. In Kitsilano, where we have a lot of young families and students as well as a neighbourhood tendency toward eco-awareness, the results are higher. Smart phones, baby gear, cars, textbooks, and more were all bought and sold second-hand. Read more…

CP Rail Tears Up Maple and Cypress Community Gardens in Kitsilano

Image: Cypress Community Garden

Image: Cypress Community Garden

Kits gardeners cried watching CP Rail shred the half their garden plots that lies on railroad property at Maple and Cypress community gardens. CP did the same to the neighbouring Pine Street Community Garden last week, leading to the posting of “CPR has no heart” signs at all three gardens, as reported by Georgia Straight. We reported on this gloomy possibility in July and sadly it’s come true. Photos here.

Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins To Open AnnaLena in Kitsilano in a Week

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Image: ?? Michele M. F.

Here’s some good Kitsilano restaurant scoop. Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins is soon ready to open AnnaLena restaurant in the old Kits Daily Kitchen spot at 1809 West First Avenue. He’s partnered with Jeff Parr also formerly of Oakwood and now at Chambar. The food will be modern Canadian, which obviously he’s proven he can do well. Read more…

Awesome Spring Break Camps for Vancouver Kids

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Kids aged 3-8 will have a blast at a YogaButtons Spring Break Camp

Vancouver Spring Break 2015 runs from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 2o. With a kindergartner I have a new appreciation for Spring Break. I can’t wait for the break from routine and slower pace of the day. Spring Break is also a good time for kids to try something new. Whether they want to get physical, learn a skill, or just get out and meet new friends, I hope you find the perfect Kitsilano or Greater Vancouver Spring Break Camp in the following list.   Read more…

Kitsilano Businesses Win Big at Westender ‘Best of the City’ Awards

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Image: @shopwest4th

Westender just published their 18th Best of the City Readers’ Choice Awards. Kitsilano businesses scooped up many awards. In citywide bests, Drexoll Games won for best Games, Gravity Pope won best for Shoes, Lazy Gourmet won for Caterer, and West 4th Ave itself got third best shopping street in Vancouver after Robson and Main.

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Larger Apple Store To Open Below Nordstrom at Pacific Centre Fall 2015

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Which Apple store are you trekking to from Kitsilano these days? Many of us have been braving the hordes at the current Pacific Centre Apple store, which sold more than $75 million last year according to Retail Insider, making it one of the more productive Apple Stores in the company. It figures that Apple needs more space, and they found it below the new Pacific Centre Nordstrom set to open in fall 2015. Read more…

5 Playgrounds Worth The Trip In & Around Vancouver

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

With sunnier and warmer days bound to increase, plus longer daylight hours, the little ones want to get outside almost as much as the parents do. We’ve rounded up 5 playgrounds in and around Vancouver that are worth venturing out a little farther than our own neighbourhood for. So pack the snacks and hit the road to one of these great spots in the Lower Mainland.

5 Playgrounds Worth the Trip in & around Vancouver

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