3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Happy Easter! Image credit: Freeallpictures.com

Planning on staying in the Kitsilano neighbourhood this Easter weekend? Why not try one of these three Easter brunch events. Choose from a family friendly outing to posh high tea and a seafood feast on the beach. Happy Easter!

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Kit and Ace To Open in Kitsilano

Image: Kit and Ace

Image: Kit and Ace

We blogged about Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s new venture Kit and Ace a little while back. Now JJ Wilson, Chip’s son, has revealed plans to open 10 more confirmed locations across North America, including a second Vancouver location on West 4th in Kitsilano. Read more…

Book Talk at Banyen: “The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan”

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Banyen Books is hosting a talk with two dynamic co-authors, collaborators and brothers, Chris and Josh Hergesheimer tonight at 6:30pm. The guys will chat about their new book The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan.

They’re spinning a food-writing-meets-outdoor-adventure tale, which will no doubt appeal to Kitsilano’s locavores. Read more…

6 Shops with Great Easter Treats in and around Kitsilano

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Easter arrives a bit early this year, on Sunday, April 5. We’ve rounded up 6 Easter treat shops in and around Kitsilano where you can get some wonderful chocolate eggs and other goodies for your baskets, so hop to it!

6 Easter Treat Shops in and around Kitsilano

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Live Webcam Lets You Peek Inside the Nests of the Stanley Park Heron Colony

Image: Paul Czene, Vancouver Park Board

Image: Paul Czene, Vancouver Park Board

Stanley Park is home to a wondrous sight for birdwatchers: one of North America’s largest urban colonies of Pacific great blue herons. Every spring there’s a lot of sexual tension, drama, and ooohing and ahhing as the colony goes through courtship, egg laying and chick hatching. Read more…

Last Chance to Check Out Super Cool MOA Exhibition “Pigapicha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi”

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

When was the last time you visited the Museum of Anthropology up at UBC? There’s a super cool exhibition “Pigapicha!” there until April 5 and if you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to stop by soon. The exhibition uses studio photography from Kenya to take a look at East African popular culture. Read more…

5 Things You Didn’t Know about O5 Rare Tea and Kombucha Bar

Image: O5

Image: O5

O5 Rare Tea and Kombucha Bar has become a fixture on West 4th since we featured them back in 2012. We recently had a chance to sit down with the tea bar’s manager over a flute of kombucha, and we rediscovered why we love this spot so much and why it is such a perfect fit for Kits.

Here are five things you may not have known about O5. Read more…

Kits Ping Pong Club Draws Folks to Billy Bishop Legion

Image: Faruk Ate?

Image: Faruk Ate?

Many legions are in serious trouble and a couple have closed just recently because no one is showing up, particularly in the younger generation. But Billy Bishop Legion in Kitsilano is doing well. Why? In part because of Kits Ping Pong Club, which meets there on the upper level every Thursday night. We reported on this in April 2014, and since then, the club has grown. In fact, it’s probably one of the most fun and afforable nights out Kits has to offer. Read more…