Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Steveston Salmon Festival - July 1

Steveston is holding their annual Salmon Festival on July 1, in celebration of Canada Day. The day begins with a parade through the Steveston village, starting at 10am. There will be many things to see, including a trade show, craft fair, Japanese Cultural Show, art exhibits, activities for children and many more. Of course, the main attraction is the salmon barbeque - over 1,000 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled and served to the public. For more information on The Steveston Salmon Festival, check out their website here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Truffle Pigs from Hagensborg Chocolates

Hagensborg Chocolates is a local company in Vancouver that produces and markets the highest quality European chocolates. I recently got my hands on a small box of milk chocolate Truffle Pigs and they are indeed delicious! On top of that, they are really adorable too! Hagensborg Chocolates make pig shaped chocolates because pigs were used to sniff out truffles in the forests. I thought I would share some pictures of the chocolates just because they are so cute!

A cute little box. Notice the spelling mistake though?
The box flattens out when opened!
It's almost too cute to eat!
For more information about Hagensborg Chocolates or to order your own Truffle Pigs, check out their website here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Free General Mills Coupon

General Mills is offering a coupon for a free box of Fibre 1 Brownies, Nature Valley Granola Thins or Fibre 1 100 Calories. Just sign up for your coupon at The coupon will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks, and will only be valid July 24th, so don't forget to use it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scissor Sisters Concert Pictures @ The Commodore Ballroom

Right after the Samsung Galaxy SIII launch party on Wednesday night, I headed on over to the Commodore Ballroom to hit up my next concert - The Scissor Sisters! Unfortunately, my friend arrived extremely late so I missed all the opening acts, and didn't get a good spot for pictures.

The concert itself was amazing - everyone was really into it and my friend and I danced up a storm! The Scissor Sisters performed many songs from their newest album, Magic Hour, as well as older hits and fan favorites like Take Your Mama Out, and my personal favorite, I Don't Feel Like Dancin'. They ended their set with it before the encore, and once it came on, everyone went crazy and started dancing even harder! They performed Only The Horses and another song for the encore, which I forget. Scissor Sisters has such catchy songs that just makes you want to bust a move and dance your heart out! I can't wait till they come back to Vancouver for their next tour!

Here are some pictures from the concert (sorry, they aren't very good!):

Scissor Sisters!
Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis
Backup singers - it was the birthday of one of them so Ana Matronic led the audience in a rendition of Happy Birthday!
I have to say, they have the most interesting outfits ever.

Let's have a kiki!

I think this is Jake's oddest outfit over the evening - it looked like a raincoat sort of deal.

Here's a video of Baby Come Home - it's one of my favorites from their new album, it's just so catchy! For more videos from the concert, check out my Youtube channel.

Nintendo Wii Games on sale @ Futureshop

This week at Futureshop, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country Returns are $20 off the regular price, on now for $29.99. As well, the Nintendo Selects titles are Buy 2 Get 1 Free! There are 10 titles to choose from, and go for $19.99. With the sale, it only works out to only $13.33 each, which is the cheapest I've seen it!

Just Dance 3 & Black Eyed Peas Experience - $19.83 @ Walmart

This week, Walmart has Just Dance 3 as well as the Black Eyed Peas dancing video games on sale for only $19.83. Regularly, these games are $39.99 and $29.99, respectively. The Just Dance line of games is a really popular hit and so much fun - I personally have all 3! This price is good for the game on all platforms (however the flyer only states for PS3 and XBox 360 so you may want to double check). Remember you can price match at another electronics store to maximize your savings!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Launch with Down With Webster

Samsung Canada held launch parties in three cities last night for the newest phone in the Galaxy S line - the Galaxy S III. Samsung usually invites a Canadian band to perform at the launch (see Galaxy Launch with Faber Drive) and Vancouver got to rock out with Down With Webster! Sam Roberts Band performed in Montreal and Cobra Starship played in Toronto.

The events leading up to the concert were pretty awesome to watch. There were dancers, acrobats, hoola-hoops, great music, and a candy bar (!) where you can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Vancouver's Launch Party was held at Venue Nightclub.
Modeling the Galaxy S III.
Dancers were incorporating the phone into their routine.

Drummer up above.
A violinist on the roof!

There was also time to check out the Galasy S III smartphone - it's a beauty! It's a very slim and light phone and has many new features. The phone comes out in Canada on June 27th in white or pebble blue and will be available with any carrier in Vancouver.

This photo was taken with the Galaxy S III - it turned out very well even though the lighting was poor!! Amazing camera.
Gorgeous phone!
The president of Samsung Canada introducing Down With Webster.

Down With Webster was great, and the crowd was really into it! They performed their hits Whoa Is Me and Professional, among others. Everyone received flashing wristbands when they came through the door, so it was cool to see everyone lit up! It was definitely a fun night - Samsung sure knows how to throw a party!

Here's a video of Down With Webster performing Go Time. For more videos, check out my Youtube channel.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Car-Free Day @ Commercial Drive

I checked out the Car-Free Day festivities for the first time this year, and chose to stroll down Commercial Drive. The entire street was blocked off for the celebrations, and there were large crowds just milling around, and vendors in the street. There were a lot of performances going on around as well, and tons of food to purchase. It was a giant party and definitely a lot of fun, plus there was a great sense of community!

A sea of people!
A couch on the street. Rollerskating area.

Just jump in and start drumming!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Here's wishing all the Brave Dad's out there a Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

BRAVE Brings Scotland to Canada (June 16-17)

In celebration of the release of Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” on June 22, Walt Disney Studios Canada is bringing a taste of Scotland to Canadian cities this weekend.
What: Traditional Scottish bag pipers and dancers will journey through Canadian streets on Saturday and Sunday. Lads and lasses are encouraged to join the celebration, where they will have the opportunity to see clips from the film and win prizes.
Snap a picture of the festivities, and email it to with the subject line “BRAVE BROUGHT SCOTLAND TO CITY” and you could win a double pass for you a guest to see “Brave” next Wednesday, June 20th. Make sure to replace ‘CITY’ with the city you ventured to this weekend!
Who:  Presented by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada.
When:  Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.  
Where: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver downtown cores:
The full schedule is available on Walt Disney Studios Canada’s Facebook page:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Boston Pizza Grand Re-Opening (June 16)

The Boston Pizza on Grandview in Vancouver is having a Grand Re-Opening Luau tomorrow, June 16th. There will be a live dj/music, entertainment, free samplers and lots of other goodies. Head on down for a night of great food!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Birthday at Boston Pizza

Since my birthday celebrations go on all week, I went out to Boston Pizza with my friends. I recently signed up for the e-club, which means you will get a free pasta or dessert on your birthday! Just looking at these pictures is making my mouth water!

Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccini - sautéed chicken breast, mushrooms, tomato and green onion in alfredo sauce.
Tuscan Linguini - whole wheat linguini noodles in pomodoro sauce, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and sautéed spinach. The garlic bread was the best part!
Prime Rib Burger, with bacon and cheese. Greasy goodness!
Boston Royal - smoked ham, pepperoni, shrimp, olives, green pepper, onion, and mushrooms.