Blog Posts from 2014

Cafés and coffee shops to visit in Downtown Vancouver

“Coffee is a language in itself.” Do you agree? Whether you’re a traveler or a local, a hot cup of coffee or tea can bring a sense of comfort to you...

Good Food: YWCA Hotel staff shares their favourite holiday indulgence!

Christmas -- one of the most magical times of the year -- is just around the corner; the lights are twinkling and the colourful decorations are...

Duck… Duck… Goose! at Beaver Lake

It’s winter, but it feels like autumn and it looks like autumn, so why not do things you would do in autumn? Get up, get dressed and head down to the...

That's Just Me: On moving forward and bittersweet goodbyes

And so it arrived: the last in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. That also makes this is my last blog post...

Your guide to an eco-friendly holiday

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, but between food, gifts, trees and decor, we also create a lot of waste! So how can you...

Fun and free family-friendly winter activities

The winter provides endless opportunities for family fun around Vancouver, but that fun often comes with a hefty price tag, especially when you have...

That's Just Me: On media deception and giving to the community

This is Week 6 and 7 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. This week we focused on the media, how media...

Making memories that make sense: find holiday traditions that bring you joy

Christmas and traditions: they go together hand-in-hand. The holidays are the time when we get to make beautiful family memories. Every gift is...

Three stories of holiday joy

The holidays should be a time to celebrate with family and friends. But for single mothers who are struggling to provide the basic necessities for...

Vancouver Lights the Night and Says No to Violence against Women

On December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique. Twenty five years later, landmarks across Canada will Light the Night to...

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