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A Royal Sunday in Kitsilano

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The shiny, happy royals spent some time in Kitsilano this weekend. As reported by CBC News, the royal tour of Vancouver wrapped up at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base where Prince William and Kate boarded a hovercraft for their journey back to Victoria. Read more…

Free fun in Kits: Seaforth Highlanders homecoming parade Saturday, Sept. 24

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The Seaforth Highlanders, Vancouver’s Infantry Regiment, are moving back into the Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street in Kits after four years of renovations to the building.  To celebrate their move back into the building, the Highlanders are inviting all to attend a series of free events that they have planned for the day – parade through Kitsilano, Parade Drumhead Ceremony and a Military Tattoo with lots of performers, including Chor Leoni.

The day’s festivities will begin with a march led by the Seaforth Pipes & Drums, from the Jericho Garrison, where the Seaforth Highlanders have been stationed for the past four years, to the refurbished Seaforth Armoury. The official ceremony to reopen the Armoury will be followed by a formal parade and a Drumhead Ceremony. The afternoon will end with an entertaining and spirited military tattoo with musical performances. Read more…

Cool event alert: Bike the Night takes place in Kitsilano Sept. 16

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Looking for cool Friday evening plans? Bike the Night kicks off Friday evening at Granville Park (corner of Pine and 15th) and follows a 10-kilometre route through Kitsilano. It ends in Connaught Park (near 10th and Vine).

Organized by HUB Cycling, the event is part fitness and part research. Cyclists will get the chance to familiarize themselves with the future of the Arbutus Greenway. It also involves a pre-party with perks like snacks and bike repair as well as an after party at a Kits pub.

“It’s family-friendly and kids under 12 are free — all you need is to be able to ride a bike in a fairly straight line,” Laura Jane, HUB’s director of corporate engagement and events told Vancouver Courier. Read more…

Dates announced for the 25th annual UBC Apple Festival

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The UBC Apple Festival returns for its 25th anniversary October 15-16. This is one of our favourite fall Vancouver family-friendly events. The party celebrates one of BC’s most prolific fruits and has all the cozy traditions you need to let go of summer and welcome cool weather, from apple cider to heaps of apple pie.

Around 40,000 pounds (18,144 kilos) of apples will be sold to thousands of hungry attendees. Over 60 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock are also for sale, perfect for the home garden or patio.

Activities also include learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties. Kids can engage in a number of activities in the children’s area, ranging from face painting and games to storytelling. A variety of talented entertainers keep the family amused, including family-friendly shows on the Main Stage.

One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is the Apple Tasting tent. Read more…

3 open houses in Kits this week

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.
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3 exciting concept restaurants opening in Kits

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Three exciting new concept restaurants are opening soon – some this week –  in Kits. These include Japanese-French fusion spot Mak N Ming, which will replace Thai Star restaurant at 1629 Yew Street, Cacao at 1898 West 1st Avenue, and Chi Restaurant Bar bringing Vietnamese cuisine to 1935 West 4th Ave.

Chi restaurant has yet to put menus on their website, but they open August 25, so readers can scout for themselves. Chef Le Chi won runner up on Masterchef Vietnam, so we expect good things. We know the least about Cacao. It’s opening this fall and the menu will be “wild, seasonal, and local with a Latin twist.” Mak N Ming is by chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng both formerly of PiDGiN in Gastown. The space is 850 square feet and will seat 30. There will be a seasonal chef’s menu as well as a selection of a la carte choices.

Drop by and let us know what you think.

3 open houses in Kits this week

kitsilano real estate

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.
Read more…