Bret Taylor Solo Art Show

Last night Bret Taylor opened his solo exhibit at The Tipper . It is a neat little spot on Kingsway and Victoria in East Vancouver for a show, where part of a restaurant in the front is booths, and the back opens up in a nice big room for a small band or an art show! Bret was lucky enough to have the lovely Tess McCann host his show for him, take the stress off his hands, and look lovely while doing it!

Bret’s work is pretty interesting, this series he has made really brilliant backgrounds that are topped with what looks like a half cm of clear coat which he then does his white on. It’s a pretty cool thing to look at. Continue Reading →

Affiliate Summit Meetup

On September 8, 2011 I was invited to join some of Vancouver’s top affiliate marketers at the Charlatan pub on the trendy Commercial Drive to listen to some guest speakers talk about some do’s and don’t’s in trying to make some money through affiliate programs.

The event was hosted by Jaxon Lam (@NinjaOnTheGrind) and Sarah Bundy (@SVBundy) of All Inclusive Marketing.   Continue Reading →

Back To School Means It’s Fall

Today was the second day back at school for those of us that are attending, which means the hard part of anticipating and deciding is over. Now, all that is left, is to find groups for the classes that require them, buy the text books  (if you’re like me and wait as long as possible to buy them) and pretend that everything is under control as professors act like the class understands the subject matter. I may jest a little bit. Continue Reading →

District of Lantzville Dislikes Gardens

Dirk and Nicole, advocates of gardens in Lantzville on Vancouver Island have been ordered by the District of Nanaimo on behalf of the District of Lantzville to cease all agriculture activity.

Dirk and Nicole have 2.5 acres of land that they live on, and have started to grow their own organic vegetables and fruits on. What is the bad in this one may ask, as one should. Continue Reading →

Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha Night #17 @ The Vogue Theatre

uver’s 17th Pecha Kucha Night, or as many affectionately know it: PKN. PK[N] is a world wide event that takes life in many cities across the globe, originating in Tokyo as Pecha Kucha in 2003 but quickly spreading; currently, it’s been hosted at 418 cities world wide.

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Vancouver Riots as Canucks Lose to Bruins

Canucks Stanley Cup Game 7 Loss Riot

On Wednesday, June 15th citizens of Vancouver took to the streets to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Vancouver lost. One would expect sad faces on Canucks faces, and happy ones on Bruins, followed by the shaking of hands of each team, which then was followed by various parades with the cup raised above the victors heads.

No doubt the parades will happen, and the players will congratulate each other, but what some people of Vancouver decided to do was attempt at destroying not only the city streets, but city culture, city security, respect for the city, and their own moral and respect.

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Read the full article at Chronicles of Times.

Images courtesy of Fotographix de Ned.

EPIC Vancouver Sustainable Expo

EPIC is a green living consumer expo. This year it was held at the Vancouver Convention center in downtown, a beautiful venue easily capable of such an event.

I was fortunate enough to get a pass to the event to explore it and learn as much as I could, and I did just that.

First off, I learned that parts of Vancouver and Burnaby have a mulch pickup program, similar to garbage and recycling, that they are piloting in a few neighborhoods to see how well it is liked. This means that we can divert a lot of household waste from the city landfills to compost heaps that can then quickly be turned into extremely fertile soil. I learn’t this from the people at the Bag To Earth booth. They were creating bags that were 100% made from recycled material and 100% biodegradable.

I had a great talk with the folks at Whole Foods who gave me a pep talk on the importance for bees to be around in order for pollination to  occur. They reminded me that this requires plants, and gave me a coupon to go get a free 4″ plant from Whole Foods.

I also had a talk a girl representing I Heart Van Art, a new local project aimed at creating a space for vendors and performers to show off their stuff.

The convention center was filled with very local things like homemade jellies, lotions, clothes, and many other neat green ideas that I hope some of these pictures can give some insight into.

I really enjoyed the fish they had up everywhere. They were pretty cool. Great job by the artist, whoever it was.

Also, I went on the night George Stroumboulopoulos was interviewed. I think a lot of people went at the same time as it was pretty packed.

Listening to George, who also hosts the Strombo Show, which you may also know as The Hour, made me realize how much I respect him, and appreciate the change and ideas that he brings to Canadians through his influence.

To read more about the event, head over to Chronicles of Times, where the do a full report on the show.

All photos courtesy of Ned Tobin, you can view the full set on Flickr.