Rain or Shine Ice Cream Turns One

Ginger with caramelized pear. Image: Rain or Shine

Ginger with caramelized pear. Image: Rain or Shine

West 4th Avenue biz Rain or Shine just turned one. So we thought we’d give them the birthday gift of reminding readers that ice cream tastes delicious in the rain too. Rain or Shine is still rolling out those irresistible, limited-edition, seasonal flavours. Get a head start on your hibernation layers with better-than-cookie-dough brown butter snickerdoodle and sophisticated, peppery ginger with caramelized pear. For our vegan friends, there’s also a really lovely spiced apple sorbet. Don’t forget: ice cream is an ideal accessory for pie, crisps, cobblers, crumbles, waffles and more.  Or just go get a cone. Happy licking, folks.

Rain or Shine Ice Cream, 102-1926 West 4th Avenue, www.rainorshineicecream.com

Where to Gather for Remembrance Day in Vancouver

Image: Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Image: Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS

In recognition of Remembrance Day, honouring the contributions and sacrifices that Canada’s Veterans have made, the City of Vancouver will host the following events on November 11, 2014.

Where to Gather for Remembrance Day in Vancouver

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Get Ready for Set Rate Taxi Fares for Travel from YVR

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You can skip watching the meter on your next ride home from YVR. And if your visiting friends or in-laws want to know how much it’s going to cost to grab at taxi at YVR (in addition to why you didn’t just pick them up) you can tell them. Starting November 6, taxi companies operating out of YVR implemented guaranteed zone fares to destinations in Richmond and Vancouver. All other destinations throughout Metro Vancouver, including inbound trips to YVR, will maintain the metered system. Read more…

Don’t Miss the Toybox’s Grand Re-Opening Saturday, November 8

toyboxlogoOh how I’ve missed the Toybox toy store during its close and relocation. I loved the fabulous selection of toys and games and knowledgeable and friendly staff which always made us feel welcome, no matter how long we lingered at the train table.  Well I’m delighted to report the wait is over, and the Toybox is re-opening, this Saturday, November 8, in their new location at 2933 West Broadway. Read more…

4 Date Night Ideas in Kitsilano

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This weekend, take out that shy classmate, a new love met online, or your forever flame, and stay close to home in Kitsilano where there are many options for great date nights. Here we have four date night ideas for you that all incorporate a place to dine with an activity to partake in. As a bonus, you’ll only have to find and pay for parking once as each restaurant is within easy walking distance to the activity.

4 Date Night Ideas in Kitsilano

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G&F Financial Group Opens Kitsilano Branch; Commits to Support Kits Community

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G&F Financial Group opened a new location in Kitsilano on West Broadway (at Bayswater). With 26,000+ members and $1.3 billion in assets under admin, G&F is one of the top 10 credit unions in BC.

We talked to the branch manager and Kits resident Pamela Tsatouhas about why G&F chose Kitsilano and she gave us the lowdown on their role in the Kits community.

Pamela was born and raised in Kits. Upon our request, she was also kind enough to share her favourite spots, and why she loves living and working in the neighbourhood. Read more…

In Memory of “Captain Bea” Leinbach — The Creative Force Behind the Kitsilano Showboat

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We’d like to honour “Captain Bea” Leinbach, the creative force behind the popular and enduring Kitsilano Showboat that is now in its 80th year. Captain Bea passed away October 3, after  93 vibrant years on this earth. Bea was also the epitome of a proud Vancouverite and community volunteer.

Bea’s life-long enthusiasm for the performing arts, and endless volunteer energy on behalf of seniors, youth, women and persons with disabilities, earned her numerous awards, including the Order of Canada, the Vancouver Centennial Pioneer Award, Canadian Volunteer Award, Vancouver Lions Club Appreciation Award, the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Community and Humanitarian Award,and her own star on the BC Entertainment Walk of Fame. But, more than any award or accolade, Bea loved the work, whether it was introducing new talent on the Showboat stage, helping to found Meals on Wheels in Vancouver, or lending her considerable organizing skills to the Children’s Hospital Society and BC Special Olympics. Read more…

Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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Another weekend, and another chance to visit open houses in Kitsilano. We’ll be into November by Saturday, so there’s only a few weeks left before the Real Estate Market starts slowing down for Christmas.

Remember, not every property for sale has an open house, so if you’re interested in viewing a home, give the LiveKitsilano Team a call to schedule some appointments and get our professional opinion on what’s out there.

Live Kitsilano: http://livekitsilano.com/contact-us/

For now, take a look at these homes open this weekend: Read more…

4 Excellent November Events in Kitsilano

Corey W. Moraes Spirit Rain Boots for the MOV Artware exhibit. Photo credit: Corey W. Moraes

Corey W. Moraes Spirit Rain Boots for the MOV Artware exhibit. Photo credit: Corey W. Moraes

November may seem like a dreary, wet month, but there are some wonderful events happening in Kitsilano over the next several weeks. Check out our list below for 4 excellent November events in Kitsilano. And don’t forget about daylight savings time ending (which means you gain an extra hour) on Sunday, November 2nd – an added perk for the month. Read more…

Our Top 4 Halloween Events in Kitsilano

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Vancouver has a ton of stuff going on for Halloween – everything from haunted houses to haunted amusement parks, from bar hops to club crawls, from house parties to dance parties, this city has got Halloween covered. We’ve scoured Kitsilano to find the best events taking place in our neighbourhood, for those of us who want to celebrate without venturing too far from home. Here are our top picks for Halloween events in Kits: Read more…