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DTES Literacy Roundtable Community Consultation Workshop on Mar 20 2015

March 23, 2015 Leave a comment

In the DTES Literacy Roundtable Community Consultation, we will discuss ways folks currently access information, where are the gaps, and what is required  to connect people and the agencies which support them to access and disseminate timely and appropriate information. This will build on what we learned about our recent Downtown Eastside Digital Access Forum.

Boris Mann of Full Stack presents at CodeCore Bootcamp Community Week

February 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Boris Mann of Full Stack presents Cap Tables & Shares at CodeCore Bootcamp Community Week on Feb 17, 2015

Are you concerned about Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion with Mable Elmore and Sven Biggs

February 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Join Mable Elmore with guests including environmentalist Sven Biggs.

Learn more about Mable’s commitment to oppose the proposed pipeline expansion and the need to grow Canada’s renewable energy sector.

Mable Elmore believes Vancouver East needs a strong voice to speak out unequivocally against the Kinder Morgan pipeline plan, and that there is overwhelming evidence to show the risks far outweigh any benefit for our community. Mable understands the need for urgent action on climate change and investment in Canada’s growing renewable energy sector.

As some of you might be aware, Mable Elmore – MLA for Vancouver-Kensington NDP—is now seeking the NDP nomination to become the next federal MP for Vancouver East. Mable is deeply committed to social justice and proactive governance. Mable also has a sincere commitment to getting young and new people involved in the political process.

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Roland Clarke with Mable Elmore

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Hobocoaster pet and house sitting service

February 9, 2015 1 comment

Hobocoaster is an excellent choice for all your pet and house sitting needs!

I’m a professional House/Pet sitter seeking a new situation in the greater Victoria or Vancouver areas. Willing to travel anywhere in BC if expenses are covered. House sitting, pet sitting (live in), hobby farm or B&B/Inn management.

Hobocoaster house and pet sitting service in Vancouver and Victoria

About me: single, non-smoking, non-partying middle-aged writer (employed). Former innkeeper, former horse and dog trainer. Human and veterinary first aid training. Loves animals, have looked after everything from guppies to Percherons. Very self-contained and quiet, and neighbors love me. Great security, as I am awake most of the night working. Particularly looking for situations with a built-in exercise factor, eg chores, dog walking, hobby farm care, patrolling property. Decent gardener if given specific instructions to follow (it’s my weak point). Self-starter.

References out the wazoo after a year and a half of doing this professionally. Experience and local references specifically in the Okanagan, Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, and Powell River.

Rates vary depending on duties, number of pets, etc: generally speaking, fees start at $10 per day plus $10 per pet, but negotiable particularly for longer term bookings. And no, fish are not $10 apiece, don’t worry! Available immediately thanks to an unexpected cancellation. Let’s talk.

Please contact  for more info via confidential form on website

National Potato Lovers Day – Feb 8, 2015

February 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Garvin Snider of AHA MEDIA enjoys two types of potato dishes on National Potato Lovers Day 2015

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver

February 7, 2015 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA had the most exquisite dinner with very dear friend and mentor Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy at the very exclusive Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in the 5-star Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Our drinks were Rosé wine and Scotch, while we admired the dinner menu.

Jess, our server was delightful and attentive while guiding us through our fresh seafood choices.

We began with the highly recommended crispy chicken wings created with fish sauce caramel, sambal chilli,  and tangly refreshing pickled vegetables was a lovely way to start this sumptuous dinner. Thanks to Raj Taneja for his fantastic foodie endorsement of how good the crispy chicken wings were!

Feasting on the Seafood Tower for two was a true decadent and savory delight with wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche, albacore tuna poke, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie, snow crab legs, wild shrimp, with local oysters on ice topping a most impressive 2 tier seafood platter!

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Love the welcoming entrance tiles.

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy steps into Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.

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A baby grand piano underneath a beautiful light sculputure.

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A very seafood focused dinner menu with a wide variety of palate pleasing plates!

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Seafood tower for the two! So divinely delicious!

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Rosé wine and Scotch

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy gazes at the crispy chicken wings.

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Plump, moist, tender and crispy with a sweet caramel crust coating!

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Glorious chicken wing coated with fish sauce caramel and sambal chilli!

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy admires the stunning celebration of fresh local seafood!

 

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A sip of Rosé wine before dining on an oyster!

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First tier with Oysters on the Half Shell with classic mignonette, horseradish and cocktail sauce.

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Second tier with wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche, albacore tuna poke, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie and snow crab legs.

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A  look at the albacore tuna poke and read island mussel escabèche.

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A perfect wild shrimp!

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Flavourful read island mussel escabèche.

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Amazing wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche.

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Marvelous morsels of albacore tuna poke.

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Taro root and tortilla chips to scoop up every last delicious bite!

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We noted with great joy our lemon wrapped in Muslin to hold in the pips.

Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy remarked “It’s like a Lemon Cozy!”

Our evening at the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will always be remembered fondly.

We can’t wait to come back and enjoy more delicious meals!

National Dark Chocolate Day – Feb 1, 2015

February 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Garvin Snider of AHA MEDIA celebrates National Dark Chocolate Day by pairing dark chocolates pieces with delicious coffee.

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