Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Free Events

Celebrating Chinese New Year has been a part of my family’s traditions from as far back as I could remember. Like any other holiday it is a joyous time of family gatherings and social calls with friends and neighbours. A time honored tradition, festivities are an auspicious way to bring good fortune to the much […]

Gung Haggis Fat Choy!

Living in the Pacific Northwest means getting the Chinese New Year festivities started early and sharing the joy of a new spring with a mosaic of cultures. Most notable is a one of a kind multicultural experience, the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy celebration. Todd Wong, or Toddish McWong as known to the local Scottish […]

Un Faubourg Fantastique!

The Faubourg I speak of is not a French Quarter. It is the name of a new French tea room and boulangerie in Vancouver that is aptly named as it is reminiscent of the type you would find in a modern Parisien neighbourhood or any other French influenced metropolis. En faites, it reminds me very […]

Discovering Bellevue

Only two hours drive south of the Greater Vancouver Area is the booming city of Bellevue, just on the edge of the Greater Seattle Area. This coastal region is experiencing growth despite the economy. Perhaps its proximity to neighboring Canadian cities whilst the US dollar and CDN dollar are on or near parity has helped […]