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Sephora – Pacific Centre Grand Opening (July 10th 2009)

Sephora is opening on July 10, 2009 at Pacific Centre. Founded in France in 1969, Sephora features over 200 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of beauty products – from skincare and fragrance, to haircare and cosmetics. Click on the below coupon to print out and redeem for a FREE Sephora umbrella. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of these in Vancouver in the next while.

**Thanks to Five Corners for this coupon.

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Yaletown Summer Shopathon (Friday July 17)

Now that I’m working in Yaletown, I am more than eager to write about the upcoming events happening in this trendy district! On Friday July 17th, the Yaletown Summer Shopathon is happening from 3pm until 9pm. Grab a few friends and come down to Yaletown for drinks, cocktails, prizes, sales and discounts. RSVP early and receive a coveted I Love Yaletown Swag Bag loaded with product samples and coupons. Click here to RSVP and print off the coupon. Check in at the Yaletown Summer Shopathon booth in front of EQ3 (1039 Hamilton Street) for your detailed discount list, to redeem your free I Love Yaletown Swag Bag and to enter the prize draws.
40+ stores will be participating in this event, including Fine Finds, EQ3, Boudoir, Marimekko, Mavi Jeans, Global Atomic, The Cross, BeautyMark, Blo, Gateau Lingerie, Skoah, Atomic Model, SKU Clothing and Lola Home & Apparel.

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Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show (July 1, 2009)

Can’t wait until the Celebration of Lights in August? Get your firework fix on Canada Day.

The Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show is a spectacular two barge high-altitude fireworks display. One barge is located in Coal Harbour and viewable from the North Shore and areas of Vancouver. The second barge is located off the shores of West Vancouver Seawall and viewable from both West Vancouver and parts of Vancouver. The 20 minute show will be a unique multi-community event allowing guests from several communities to view the incredible display. The show is a perfect way to end daytime Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place, in West Vancouver and North Vancouver and throughout the surrounding communities.

Fireworks start at 10:30pm and the weather forcasts warm sunshine all day tomorrow! For more information, visit the official site.

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Chip’s Not Dead Yet (June 20, 2009)

Guest post by Kirsten Bailey of 6 oz.

Vancouverites! I believe common sense dictates that anything worth doing is done better in costume – especially if what you are doing is for charity. Everyone has that inner mascot just waiting to come out, it’s time to face it and embrace it.
So….take this wisdom and run with it at the Chip’s Not Dead Yet charity race on June 20, 2009, with all proceeds going towards the BC Children’s Hospital foundation. When you register for the race, not only do you have the opportunity to race up and down W. 10th avenue dressed up in costume, but you also gain access to the largest summer street party Vancouver has to offer – we’re talking live entertainment on the Georgia Straight entertainment stage, a beer garden sponsored by Russell Beer and an expected 5000 excited people attending. Oh, and did I mention there were prizes?
This is what you’ll be racing for:

  • Bridal Dash = 2 tickets anywhere West Jet flies
  • High Heel Dash = $1,500 Gift Card to spend at Pacific Centre (!!)
  • Underwear Dash = A backyard summer BBQ catered by Russell Beer and Memphis Blues BBQ.
  • Super Hero Half Mile(ish) Dash = A trip along the Inside Passage on the new Northern Expedition presented by BC Ferries.
  • Timed Wave Race = 2 people will each win 6 months of yoga each, a mat and a water bottle courtesy of Semperviva Yoga
  • Canucks Fan Parade = a Vancouver Canucks forward Taylor Pyatt signed stick and a Mattius Ohlund signed Jersey.
  • Rock Star Wave = 2 tickets to the upcoming Aerosmith concert and a signed Aerosmith drumhead.
  • Elite Race = $20,000

Other waves you can sign up for are the couch potato wave, the Pooch Parade, the uniform dash and high school elite dash. Read more here. Those are the things you’ll be racing to win, but every registered participant will walk away with a Lululemon Tech top valued at more than the cost of registration! So grab a couple friends, brainstorm costumes over a couple beers and make sure to register!
Here are the specs:

Where? W. 10th Ave between Blanca and Alma
When? June 20th, 2009
How much? $35 for individuals // group of 10+, registration is only $30 per person.

  1. For the kids! 200% of proceeds are going towards the BC Children’s Hospital. And no, my finger didn’t just slip from the ‘1’ to the ‘2’ accidentally. 200% of proceeds will go towards this children’s charity because Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, has agreed to match every dollar donated up to $150,000.
  2. You get to dress up in costume! And run around! Like a kid!
  3. You get access to the summers biggest street party! Enjoy live entertainment and a beer garden with 5000 other Vancouverites!

Hope to see you there!

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Arts Umbrella – Precious Element Fundraiser at Opus (June 25, 2009)

I had the opportunity to meet up with Jennifer Petersen, the Arts Umbrella special events director, who told me all about and got me excited for the upcoming Arts Umbrella (AU) Precious Element fundraiser event at Opus Hotel on Thursday June 25, 2009.

With the theme honoring the “Gold and Glamorous”, the event promises to be a decadent affair attended by Vancouver’s glitterati, see and be scensters and fashionable stylistas. Delectable canapés courtesy of Elixir bistro’s Executive Chef, Don Letendre will be enjoyed along with mouth-watering cocktails. Gold-painted goddesses dance to the beats of talented DJ’s Blondtron & Krown, and guests will go home with a bag full of sponsored goodies.

Other reasons you should go: a balloon fundraiser with guarenteed prizes, drink tickets with your ticket purchase, a charitable tax receipt issued for a portion of the $130 ticket price, and, of course, another reason to glam up! Word on the street, there will be spa professionals from a certain company (shhh) doing gold themed mini-manicures on the spot (details unconfirmed, but keep it on the downlow!). With mingling and entertainment on two floors of the hotel, DJs in two rooms, and gift bags well worth the ticket price, buy your ticket ASAP by clicking here.
Arts Umbrella is located on Granville Island and provides the visual and performing arts education to the children of Vancouver, between the ages of 2 and 19. The mix of topics in visual, performing and applied arts education is also exceptionally diverse and includes, architecture, cartooning, computer and classical animation, dance, film making, media arts, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, theatre and video game design. The Granville Island facility alone hosts more than 650 classes each week. In addition, Arts Umbrella’s extensive, free-of-charge outreach programs offer arts experiences through schools and community centres in the surrounding community.

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Dr. Choy – 2009 T-Shirt Launch (Sunday June 14)

The new line of Dr. Choy T-shirts are out. Or as Dr. Choy himself would say, “A warmful cheer awaits you at this launch event. There are 2 new hunky designs for you to enjoy“. On Sunday June 14, from 2pm to 5pm, come to Comet Strip (5375 Parkwood Place) in Richmond to celebrate with Dr. Choy and his posse. There will be a BBQ, drinks, and more food for you to enjoy with chums. All proceeds of the food sales will be going to the Canadian Cancer Society of Canada. For the kids (young + old alike), a “Jungle Safari Bounce Castle” will be making an appearance. All you really need to do is take a look at the below invitation to see the funky style Dr. Choy designs in.

As for prices, launch specials (cash only) are as follows:

  • Adult Tees (men): 2/$30 (regular $20)
  • Adult Tees (women): 2/$30 (regular $20)
  • Youth Tees (new size): $12

So come out and “ENJOY the CHOY”. If you can not make it to the launch event, T-shirts will be available online at regular price.

Dr. Choy