Tis the season to give decadent, unexpected and delicious gifts. Here are five gifts from Kitsilano restaurants, cafes and artisan boutiques sure to please the foodie on your list. Read more…
Looking for a real Christmas tree in Kitsilano? From potted mini Christmas trees to towering BC-grown Christmas trees, here’s where to find your Christmas tree in Kitsilano. Read more…
For many, Christmas in Vancouver is the most wonderful time of year. If you’re spending the holidays in town, don’t miss out on Vancouver’s best Christmas events and attractions.
Standouts include the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade, the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, free ice skating at Robson Square, Christmas concerts and the festive Vancouver Christmas Market. Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a little twinkle. Make your season brighter with a visit to Vancouver’s best Christmas light displays.
Without further ado, here are the Vancouver Christmas events you need to know about: Read more…
Yearning for more than a mall and a red Starbucks cup? The old-world Vancouver Christmas Market, an authentic German-style Christmas market, returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in downtown Vancouver today (Friday, November 22) through December 24.
The holidays Vancouver Christmas Market-style are nostalgic, aromatic and twinkly. Enter into a village of 45 rustic wooden huts surrounding a soaring Tannenbaum festooned with thousands of lights. Partake in Glühwein, sausages, stollen, and gingerbread. Read more…
UPDATE: According to CBC News, the letter was an open letter on Facebook by Amy Fairbridge, sister of the pit bull owner Samantha Fairbridge. The dog was being walked by roommate Lyndsey when it all went down.
We recently posted on the Kitsilano Beach Park pit bull dog-on-dog attack and subsequent old-man-on-dog stabbing. Since our post went live, a person claiming to be the pit bull owner has come forward with a statement. We hope it goes without saying that Kitsilano.ca wasn’t there and doesn’t know which side of the story is “true.” We do know that dogs, off-leash areas and dog attacks justifiably result in heated debate.
Here’s what he or she has to say:
To everyone with an opinion who wasn’t there today to know what really happened, Read more…
Recently, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson goofed publicly by blaming women’s bodies for issues with Lululemon pants during an interview on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart”. An online petition on Change.org is demanding an apology and calling for Lululemon to make clothing for women of all sizes. So far the petition has 8,311 signatures.
Following the bungled Bloomberg appearance, Wilson issued a video statement apologizing for his remarks. But many feel that the apology targeted Lululemon employees, not customers.
Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue will host Black Friday again this year from November 29 to December 1 in an attempt to woo shoppers to the area with deals and discounts. The idea behind it: shoppers who prefer not to brave border lineups and crowded malls can spend their dollars locally and support local businesses.
The City of Vancouver is coordinating with the West 4th BIA and 11 other business improvement areas to promote the event as a part of the Shop Local and Stay Local festival. Check out Blackfridayvancouver.ca for more details.
Free ice skating in Robson Square is a magical Vancouver Christmas tradition. Round up the kids, friends, a date–anyone who will hold hands and/or dust off your bum when you topple–and head on over this weekend. The Robson Square ice rink opens Friday, November 15, 2013 and will stay open through February 2014.
Unlike Kitsilano Ice Rink (2690 Larch Street), the Robson Square rink is outdoors and free if you BYOS (bring your own skates). Skate and helmet rentals are available for $4. The rink is open 9:00am to 9:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.
Robson Square Ice Rink, 800 Robson Street, Robsonsquare.com
Every Remembrance Day, the City of Vancouver honours veterans with a ceremony and parade at Victory Square downtown. In Kitsilano, there will be a Remembrance Day 2013 ceremony at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (3811 Point Grey Road) at 11am to recognize the contribution our veterans have made and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada. Observers can participate from Hastings Mill Park.
For the moment, the B.C. Supreme Court has halted the controversial bike path set to run through Kitsilano Beach/Hadden Park.
As reported by The Province:
Today a B.C. Supreme Court order was issued, barring the city from paving a path through Hadden Park, before a hearing on the legality of the plan. The lawsuit was put forward by historian Megan Carvell Davis. Davis believes city plans for a three-metre wide paved path through the middle of the park violates the terms under which park land was gifted to the city in 1928, by Harvey Hadden. Read more…