Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bake for the Quake!

I know there are a quite a few of you who live and work in Yaletown... or who can at least easily visit Yaletown on a whim.

Anyhow... for those of you who can make it to Yaletown this evening, the Bake for the Quake collaborative bake sale's happening at the Roundhouse Community Centre from 6pm until 8:30pm.

Two local food bloggers, Melody Fury of and Joy of have organized this event as a fundraiser for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. All proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders.

Locals - food bloggers, bakeries, and those who just love to bake - are all participating and they're selling all kinds of tasty treats tonight.

Needless to say, I've got my tupperware containers ready to go and I'm going to hit the bank machine before I arrive. It'll be a great event, so I thought I'd pass this on to fellow sweet tooths.

p.s. Yes, it's 4/20, and I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or if this was strategic planning, but there you go!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

And the winner is...

UPDATE: Congrats to the winner of the contest: Candice Roach!

Writes MARKET at Jean-Georges:

After much debate and consideration, The winner of dinner for 2 at MARKET by Jean-Georges and Game 2 Playoff Tickets is CANDICE ROACH (Twitter: @loveyourcake). We feel that your cupcakes best exemplified your love for food and the Vancouver Canucks. Congratulations Candice! Go Canucks!

MARKET by Jean-Georges congratulating Candice.

See a photo of Candice's amazing Canucks cupcakes here.

The Vancouver Canucks this past December

Are you a foodie and a Canucks fan?

If so, you'll definitely want to enter this contest.

As anyone in Vancouver knows, this has been a landmark year for the Vancouver Canucks; they’ve celebrated their 40th anniversary, the first President’s trophy in franchise history, and Canucks fever is officially taking over the city.

To help you, the fans celebrate, MARKET by Jean-Georges is launching a fun and free Twitter/Facebook contest to give away a Dinner for 2 at MARKET by Jean-Georges and a pair of first round playoff tickets to their fans.

Being that it’s the hottest ticket in town, they're going to make you work just a little bit for your chance to take home the prize!

You’ ll have to do all of the following to enter:

Step 1: Re-Tweet this: 
I’m in the MARKET for #Vancouver #Canucks playoff tix with @MARKETjg_Van from

Step 2: Go to their Facebook Page: and tell them why you’re the biggest Canucks fan in Vancouver along with your favourite pre-game meal ritual.

For contest updates, follow @MARKETjg_Van

MARKET by Jean-Georges will then look through all of the re-tweets and read all of your responses then select the one that they think best expresses your love for food and the Vancouver Canucks.

Hint: they want you be as creative as possible. They love photos, videos and even the odd haiku... although (and I quote) "those who mention deep dish pizza will immediately be disqualified"... guess they really are trying to seek out the foodie Canucks fans. The winner will be announced on a video that will be posted on their Facebook page.

* Contest runs until: Friday April 15 at 1:00 pm
* Contest open to residents of the Lower Mainland only.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy 125th Birthday Vancouver

You're a gorgeous city, and it's a gorgeous day. What more could you want?

Friday, April 1, 2011

604 Pulse

If you're wondering why I haven't been posting much on here anymore, it's because as of last month I've been busy at work compiling, curating, producing, and ultimately publishing a new blog for one of our clients, the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains tourism region.

Just a recap, but Vancouver Coast & Mountains (VCM) is a massive region spanning all of Vancouver, the whole Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Canyon, the Sea to Sky corridor - including the entire Duffy Lake Road area - and the Sunshine Coast.

The blog is called 604 Pulse:

The idea is to get people (i.e.: you!) inspired to explore the region - not just our own neighbourhood - but to get out and visit places that are often within an hour or two drive away.

Yes, I guess it's true. I have my dream job!

Monday I post "Weekday Activities" - cool things you can do during the week.

Tuesdays I post "Family Activities" - family-friendly activities you can experience.

Wednesdays are the "Outdoor Activities" post where I detail outdoor excursions that often revolve around hiking, bird-watching, winter sports, or simply window shopping.

Thursdays revolve around "Indoor Activities" - museums, galleries, restaurants, markets, and other places with a roof over top.

Fridays are fun with "Hidden Secrets" - highlighting the lesser known gems that maybe the locals know, but the general populace does not.

The idea is, I'm scouring the internet to find what other people are saying about these places, these experiences. I'm not writing why *I* think it's cool - I'm finding why fellow bloggers like it, and I'm passing it along.

Needless to say, check it out:

Follow me on Twitter and humour me: @604pulse.

And please, please, please... if you have suggestions for content, let me know. Feedback's greatly appreciated. :)