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Aurora Winter Festival

 

I know….it’s only Halloween, but that means Christmas is right around the corner
and the folks at Aurora Winter Festival are ready!

The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with beautiful light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen Pond, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.

The Aurora Winter Festival is located at Downtown Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place at 811 Carrall St. You can find detailed directions to the event here.

The featured attractions will include outdoor skating, rides, vendors, Santa’s Workshop and a Tube Park –  Standing over 20 feet tall and 180 feet long! The Tube Park is a must do at the Aurora Winter Festival. Tube park rides cost extra (tickets are available on site).

 

 

Never miss another collection day!

Are you always wondering what bins to put by the curb on garbage day?

Do you ponder what items should go in which bin and which items should be taken directly to the recycling depot?

Fret no more…the District of Squamish has a very cool new tool  that can help you out!
click here to check it out! (even available as an app for your phone!)

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IKEA + Vegan = cheap, delicious veggie dogs & ice cream

You can now get a 75-cent veggie hot dog at IKEA in Canada
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Made with kale, red lentils, carrots, ginger, quinoa, onion, potatoes,and various spices,
their new veggie dog comes served with mustard, red cabbage, and roasted onion

The new veggie hot dog helps us cater to the needs of more of the many people at our Bistro locations – for vegetarians or those looking for a delicious plant-based alternative that’s convenient and truly affordable,” said Brendan Seale, Head of Sustainability, IKEA Canada in a media release.

Our aim is to provide food options that are healthy, delicious, and good for our planet and so we are proud to introduce the veggie hot dog.”

IKEA claims that this game-changer bargain bite has a carbon footprint that is approximately seven times less than the classic hot dog.

The Swedish-based furniture retailer launched a veggie alternative to their famed meatballs in 2015, and has plans to add more veggie and vegan fare to their menus,
including plant-based soft serve…..


(https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/10/03/veggie-hot-dog-ikea-canada/)

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IKEA has also announced it will be adding
vegan soft serve ice-cream to its bistro menu,
and that the frozen treat should be on offer by Summer 2019.

The brand shared a picture of ice-cream, captioning it:
100 percent plant-based, 100 percent delicious.
Today we are sharing our ambitions to introduce
plant-based ice cream to the IKEA Bistro.

The store’s chefs are already working on the product,
according to the post which said: “The development
has started and we aim to bring this alternative
to dairy-based soft ice to IKEA Bistros in Summer 2019.”


https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/ikea-to-launch-vegan-soft-serve-ice-cream-in-its-stores

 

Tanac Lands at Furry Creek Purchased

In August of this year, the uplands portion of the Furry Creek Property was purchased by a development group from South Central China.

photo from Tom Davis www.furrycreekrealestate.ca

(photo courtesy of Tom Davis www.furrycreekrealestate.ca)

Attached is a letter to residents:


“Dear Residents of Furry Creek,
Fine Peace Canada is pleased to advise that it has recently purchased from Wesgroup the Uplands portion of the Furry Creek property, often referred to as the Tanac Lands.
We met with SLRD staff this past Monday to advise them of our purchase and discuss the planning and approval process. We plan to make a public announcement next month. However, we wanted to let our residents in Furry Creek know first. Please distribute this announcement to others in your community.
We are confident that this acquisition will allow us to create a more complete community at Furry Creek in keeping with the original vision, offering a broader range of housing choices along with a new resort hotel, neighbourhood commercial services, and marina facilities.
We look forward to meeting with you in the coming months to celebrate this purchase and plan the future of Furry Creek.  
Yours sincerely,
Yang Jin
Fine Peace Holdings (Canada) Ltd.

Email: YangJin@finepeacecanada.com

 

Current Listings under $1 million

As hard as it might be to find any these days, we happen to have a handful of listings that fall under the $1 Million mark.

Take a look:

LOTS


(click on photo to view listing)

2014 Dowad Drive – $990,000

3380 Mamquam Rd – $949,000

936 Thistle Place – $899,000

HOMES


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#8-1261 Main Street – $699,000

#37 – 38177 Westway Ave – $339,000

#113-40157 Govt Rd – $215,000

41552 Brennan Rd – $999,999

206-40437 Tantalus Rd – $399,000


 

Pirate Pak Day!

PIRATE PAK DAY ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS!

Pirate Pak Day at White Spot

As they do every year, White Spot is bringing back their famous Pirate Pak Day!

On Wednesday August 15th, for every Adult and Kids Pirate Pak and select entree that they sell, they’ll make a $2 donation to the Zajac Ranch for Children – a summer camp that brings joy to children and young adults with serious medical conditions.

“Over the years you’ve helped raise over $660,000 for the Zajac Ranch,
providing hundreds of young mateys with a summer camp experience
– thank you for your support!”

Click here to view their pirate pak day menu

CHEERS TO HELPING KIDS!

Also, if you are over 19, then for every sleeve or pint of any one of our craft beers on draught, or any glass of wine from our 100% VQA wine list, our partners will donate 25¢ to Zajac Ranch.

Donations made to Zajac Ranch this year will help 400 special-needs kids saddle up and ride this season, make 800 dips in the water and toast 1300 marshmallows by the campfire!


 

Squamish ReBuild – “Free Shed”

If you didn’t already know, Squamish has it’s own not-for-profit social enterprise that diverts reusable construction ‘waste’ from the landfill and provides community members with good quality, affordable building supplies – Squamish ReBuild !

….And now they have a “Free Shed”, where items are placed that won’t cost you a thing.

They also accept donations, however, please make sure to check their web page (or click here to download a detailed list) to see what they are currently in need of and what items they may not accept due to overflow.

Donations can be dropped off anytime during business hours (7 days a week, 9 – 5pm). Items must be in good, clean, usable condition. (Please be aware that Squamish ReBuild cannot accept all donations and has the right to refuse items upon inspection. Our goal is to maintain good quality materials in the store and minimize the cost of disposing unusable donations.)

Want to volunteer?

Squamish ReBuild is always looking for volunteers. Are you looking to share your skills, meet new people and help make the world just a little bit better? Well look no further! At Squamish ReBuild an extra hand is always welcome and whether it’s getting involved with our Board of Directors or helping out with a variety of jobs around the store, we’d be thrilled to have you!
Still have questions? Give us a shout at (604) 567-5551 or send us an email. We look forward to meeting you!

New Whistler Blackcomb 2 day Edge Card

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This winter season Whistler Blackcomb will be offering a new addition to its suite of passes
a two-day Edge card!

“We’ve taken a lot of feedback over the course of last season from some folks who felt that the five-day card didn’t deliver the kind of affordability they wanted, and so today (Aug.1) we’re announcing that there is a two-day edge card coming back,” said Marc Riddell, communications manager for Whistler Blackcomb.

The two-day Edge card will sell for $229 for an unrestricted version and $199 for a restricted version that has certain blackout periods. In comparison, day tickets for the resort last season sold for $160 during peak times.

Since taking over, Vail Resorts has reduced the cost of a seasons pass by five per cent, introduced a program that allows for five free days of skiing for kids in kindergarten to Grade 5, lowered the cost of the Spirit Pass so it’s more in line with the Epic Pass, and committed to investing $66 million in upgrades and new lifts, said Riddell.

To learn more about Whistler Blackcomb’s many pass offerings click here to visit their website.

Article cited from: https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/whistler-blackcomb-announces-two-day-edge-card-for-coming-season/Content?oid=9898286
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Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck

Mr. Bannock is Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck. Their menu includes items such as Bannock (of course!), Indian Taco’s, a beef burger and a BBQ Salmon Burger.

“We take pride and joy in sharing fusion Indigenous cuisine, using traditional ingredients from Squamish Nation such as juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and meats, and traditional methods such as clay baking and stone baking,” said Chef Paul Natrall.

You can find where they are at on the daily by using Vancouver version of the popular Street Food App!
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RE/MAX Collection Magazine

The RE/MAX Collection Magazine

RE/MAX Collection Magazine


Full of only the most quality homes, The RE/MAX Collection magazine is a bimonthly publication which provides a premium showcase for luxury listings, distributed to a minimum of 20,000 readers across the United States and Canada.

View it online here, or ask Shawn, Tom or Tara for your copy, or stop by our office anytime to grab one!