Register now for Easter Eggstravaganza at Kitsilano Community Centre

Image: By Gerbil, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia

Image: By Gerbil, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia

Easter Eggstravaganza at Kits Community Centre takes place Saturday, March 26. Tickets are on sale now. If you’ve got little ones, you’ll want to prebook because this community event always sells out.

Eggciting things will be happening for Easter at Kits CC. The gym will be full of fun activities for all ages: crafts, games, face painting, cookie decorating and more. No Easter special event would be complete without our special guest stopping by. Parent participation required, but tickets only need to be purchased for the children. Infants under 12 months are free too.

This event sells out – so purchase early to reserve your spot.

Mazel tov! Solly’s Bagelry turns 22

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Vancouver institution Solly’s Bagelry just turned 22. That’s over two decades of being Vancouver’s go-to source for traditional Jewish baked goods. Bagels, eggels, schmears, knishes, matzo ball soup, and – OH – those enormous cinnamon buns. Read more…

The 9-kilometre Arbutus Greenway will change your life. Here’s how.

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In a landmark deal, the City of Vancouver has bought the nine-kilometre stretch of CP Railway land known as the Arbutus Corridor, which runs north to south through Vancouver’s west side, for $55 million. The Mayor says the corridor will become the Arbutus Greenway, a public green space for pedestrians and cyclists similar to NYC’s highline connecting neighbourhoods from False Creek to Marpole.

So far, the city’s plans include a transportation corridor featuring walking and cycling paths stretching from Marpole on the Fraser River to Kitsilano and False Creek, as well as light rail or streetcars. At a recent pop-up city hall, Vancouver residents offered creative suggestions for the space including turning an old rail car into a café, and one big wild garden. 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. Read more…

A new Long Table series at Rocky Mountain Flatbread brings food and community together

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Image: Rocky Mountain Flatbread

On March 9 Kitsilano’s Rocky Mountain Flatbread celebrated the magic of mushrooms in the first of a series of monthly Long Table events. The Eat, Grow, Love Local themed events, along with a striking new renovation, bring a breath of fresh air to this long established, family-friendly restaurant.

These new communal long table dinners are chance to come together with friends, old and new, to enjoy seasonal dishes paired with mouth-watering craft beers from local BC breweries. The sense of community builds as diners pass the family style platters of food around for everyone to feast from. The proceeds go to RMF’s school gardening program. Read more…

Don’t miss the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Sunday, March 13

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Image: Celtic Fest Vancouver

Vancouver is all set to celebrate Celtic culture at the annual Celtic Fest, March 10-17. The biggest event of the week-long festival is the free St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 11am and will follow the same route as in 2015, beginning on Howe and Davie, proceeding north along Howe to Georgia, and ending at Georgia & Granville Streets.

Join thousands of happy spectators lining the route to cheer on 2000+ parade participants. Read more…

Get Outside with MEC Vancouver

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The MEC race series is coming to Pacific Spirit Park on Sunday, March 13th for a 5K/10K race called The Pace Setter. For only $15 you can run amidst this extensive trail system with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit. It is one of the best deals in town that that will soon be discovered. Read more…

Tips for gardening in Kitsilano

Lupine, a native wildflower in BC. Image credit: Wikipedia.org

Lupine, a native wildflower in BC. Image credit: Wikipedia.org

It may be safe to say that our (mild) winter season is over, as confirmed by those four-legged forecasters last month, and by that lovely warm breeze we’ve felt outside lately. That means it’s time to get your garden in order!

Whether you have a plot in a community garden, a full-scale backyard to the envy of all your Kits neighbours, or even if you have just a few pots on your balcony, here are 3 tips to help you get started with your gardening.

3 tips for gardening in Kitsilano

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Saga of century-old schoolhouse in Kits heats up as parents have their say

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The fate of the century-old yellow schoolhouse on the grounds of General Gordon elementary school in Kitsilano is getting increasingly complicated. The building was scheduled for demolition to make room for teacher parking, but concerned residents have raised convincing arguments about historic preservation, sparking a big fat, “what now?” from all concerned parties. Read more…