Monday, February 06, 2017

BrickCan is Back in April 2017!

BrickCan is back! An international group of talented adult builders have been hard at work for months, designing amazing new creations to showcase at Canada's largest public LEGO exhibition.

On April 22 and 23, 2017, the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC will host the second BrickCan exhibition. LEGO fans of all ages will view a huge variety of original LEGO creations, and shop with vendors selling LEGO themed merchandise as well as rare LEGO parts and sets. In the Creation Station, attendees can try their hands at building, and participate in interactive activities. Ticketholders ages 12 and under will receive an exclusive, custom-designed BrickCan building kit to take home.

"The response to last year's event was huge - the  Lower Mainland loves LEGO," says Robin Sather, LEGO Certified Professional builder and one of the event's organizers. "We can't wait to do it all again!"

Last year, tickets for BrickCan sold out very quickly. More tickets will be made available this year, but interested fans and families are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Tickets for specific, two-hour viewing times are on
sale through Ticketmaster, starting January 15, 2017.

Admission for children aged three and under is free. Please note that strollers and wagons are not permitted in the exhibit hall, due to space constraints. The exhibition hall is fully wheelchair accessible.

Coming from out of town? Consider staying right at the River Rock Casino Resort and enjoy luxury rooms, amazing amenities, and a special BrickCan room rate (available for booking until March 1, 2017). Don't forget to mention BrickCan while making your reservation.

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2017 - The Boathouse

Wow, a record five restaurants during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival period this year! I took my family out to The Boathouse because I received a promotional email and I got sucked in by the dessert on their $30 menu. I guess advertising does work! A $40 menu is also available but I didn't like the options as much. We braved the snow last night and after driving at a snail's pace for an hour, we all feasted on delicious seafood.

We started with a sourdough bread basket.
West coast seafood chowder. This really hit the spot after being in the cold!
Coconut Pacific cod with quinoa.
Mocha ice cream pie. The whole reason we came to eat here!
I thought the food was delicious! I've also decided I am not that big a fan of cod, which seemed to be the fish that most restaurants were serving this year. The Vancouver Dine Out Festival ends this weekend, so make your reservations now!