New article for PAXnewsWest.com: Air Canada marks the Year of the Ram in Vancouver

ac_chinese_new_yearOn Feb. 13, Air Canada hosted 80 travel agency partners, media guests, and staff from its various divisions for dinner at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Rocky Lo, Air Canada’s general manager of business development – Asia, who organized the event, told PAX the airline embraces the Chinese tradition of “getting the family together” once a year before the festival…

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New article for REW.ca: RED Talks Give ‘TED Talks’ Treatment to Vancouver Real Estate

In a city that loves to talk about real estate – especially how much it costs – real estate marketer Cam Good felt there was a gap in the conversation and that the perspective was focused inward rather than considering Vancouver in the broader context of a global real estate market. To fill that gap, Good, president of the Key Group of Companies, launched RED Talks (for Real Estate and Development Talks), a speaker series designed to bring an international perspective to the Vancouver real estate conversation…

New article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Grandview East

The MLS-defined Grandview East, also known as Grandview-Woodland, is the East Vancouver area between Clark and Nanaimo, bounded by Venables to the north and stretching to around 19th Avenue to the south. It is a lively neighbourhood full of East Vancouver flavour, known for its eclectic shopping, dining and great real estate options. With some of the city’s best Italian food, easy transport to downtown and an impressive assortment of heritage homes at lower prices than those on the West Side, it’s become a gathering place for young families looking for a first home with a built-in sense of community…

(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)

New Article for REW.ca: Vancouver’s University (UBC) Neighbourhood

The University of British Columbia (UBC) neighbourhood includes eight distinct neighbourhoods: seven on the UBC campus (Hampton Place, East Campus, Hawthorn Place, Chancellor Place, Wesbrook Place, North Campus and University Boulevard) plus the University Endowment Lands.

The central feature of the area is, of course, the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus, with its almost 50,000 students…

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(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)

New article for Ageless Living Magazine: Profile of Sybil Verch

Sybil Verch is on a roll.

She was named the Business Person of the Year for 2014 by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for her work in the community and with financial services company Raymond James. She’s become a familiar face as the finance mentor on the reality TV show The Hard Way, with plans for a second TV show in the works. She even won the Dancing with the Stars competition at last year’s Ageless Living Expo…

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New article for Ageless Living Magazine: Interview with Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier is a man on a mission. Since formulating Vega’s first vegan nutritional smoothie back in 2004, Brendan has become the face of plant-based eating in Canada and around the world. Today, Vega has grown to include a full line of smoothies, bars and supplements, and Brendan has authored four books on living the plant-based lifestyle. He’s also a dedicated runner and former professional Ironman athlete who’s out to tell the world that an athlete’s training diet doesn’t have to include meat. Brendan sat down with Ageless Living to talk about how he discovered the plant-based eating strategies that helped him win the Canadian 50 km Ultra Marathon—twice—and why “balance” is a word that’s just not in his vocabulary…

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New article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Kitsilano

From beaches to parks to gardens galore, Kitsilano is Vancouver’s outdoor playground – and a great place to live for those seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.

1. Kits Beach

Kitsilano Beach (Kits Beach to locals) is the place to see and be seen in Kitsilano. On a warm summer day, you’ll find families playing by the shore, multiple beach volleyball games in full swing, and the occasional juggler or street performer working on new moves…

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(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)

New article for HealthCastle.com: Check the Label – Juice Blends May Be Misleading

If you picked up a product called Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices, what would you expect it to contain? The name tells you, of course, that there are five juices in the mix, two of which should clearly be pomegranate and blueberry. So you might be surprised to learn that only 0.5% of the juice in the bottle comes from one of those fruits (0.3% pomegranate and 0.2% blueberry). In fact, according to a recent Supreme Court opinion, more than 99% of the blend is apple and grape juice, with 0.1% raspberry juice rounding out the mix…

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A freelance travel & lifestyle writer/editor in Vancouver, B.C.