Archive for May, 2011

Peggy Kotsopoulos on “Must Have Been Something I Ate” at I Love Heath store in Vancouver

May 30, 2011 2 comments

Tonight at I Love Health store we got to hear from a foremost authority on health and nutrition  Peggy Kotsopoulos as she described the benefits of Vitamin B12, Iron, and many other nutrients in our diets.

Peggy was able to make for us what she called a Vegatini (a smoothie chock full of nutritional ingredients) and a delicious chocolate mousse (with a pumpkin base).

All very healthy and entirely vegan (no animal byproducts).

Approximately 20 of us were on hand to hear her speech and were rewarded with a taste of some of the delicious things she made.  She described the benefits of eating food rich in Tyrosine and Chlorella , as well as describing the powerful sunflower sprouts!

All in all an excellent experience and very encouraging for anyone hoping to lose weight, eat healthy, and restore some energy naturally into their lives.

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market from May 20, 2011 to Sept , 2011- Every Fri., Sat. & Sun.

May 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: May 20, 2011 to Sep. 11, 2011. Every Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Venue: Keefer St. / Main St.
(Between Main & Columbia St.)

A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before – on every Fri., Sat. & Sun.
The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks & ethnic food…etc.

Tourist can enjoy their tour in the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. They can shop from the hundred booths for gifts items, fashion, or modern electronics. Besides, they can enjoy the multicultural performances: Folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, bands… as well as games & prizes.
Spend the summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market – the first of its kind in North America!

Read more here

Free Public Wellness Seminar with Peggy Kotsopoulos at I Love Health store on May 30, 2011 in Vancouver, BC

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who empowers people to live a vibrant and healthy life by encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle and dietary choices that are realistic and delicious! Peggy is the resident nutritionist on CBC’s Steven and Chris Show and has also been featured on CBC News, CityTV and Virgin Radio.

Peggy just launched her first book entitled, Must Have Been Something I Ate. This holistic nutrition guide breaks down the connection between the food you eat and how you look and feel – complete with delicious and nutritious recipes!

TOPIC: beEnergized! Foods that give you oomph

Fatigued much? Need some extra spark at 3pm? The right foods can drive and motivate you. Learn which vitamins and minerals add that spark to your step with Peggy Kotsopoulos. She’ll show you:

• Rockstar superfoods that boost energy

• How to increase serotonin

• Tasty treats that keep you upbeat

Time: May 30, 2011 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Street: 430 Homer Street (Between Pender and Hastings)
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map:
Phone: 604-687-7430

In addition to a Q & A, there will be a book signing and treat sampling!

RSVP by calling the store at 778-855-4301.

Canadian Tire Stores in Vancouver celebrate JUMPSTART DAY to help local kids get into the game

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

On May 28, the Third Annual Jumpstart Day will take place at Canadian Tire stores in Vancouver.  During this one-day fundraising event, every $1 donated by customers will be tripled by Canadian Tire Corporation.  All money raised will be donated to Jumpstart, helping Canadian kids get involved in organized sport.

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enrol their children in organised sports. In fact, a survey of Canadians conducted on behalf of Jumpstart found that 70 per cent of families saw cost as the number one barrier to participation in sport, yet most parents (94 per cent) believe that participation in sports increases a child’s chance for future success.   Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps bridge that gap so that kids can get off the sidelines and into the game.

The city of Vancouver proclaimed May 28, 2011 as Jumpstart Day to give kids a sporting chance. Please let me know if you would like to schedule an interview with a local family that has benefited from Jumpstart.

Canadian Tire invites the Vancouver community to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local kids.

Below is a video of Jessica Land of the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program

Below is a video of Lee McIsaac of Boys and Girls Club at Canadian Tire Jump Start

Under the Salish Sun – Community Day at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

May 28, 2011 1 comment

It’s a Picnic! It’s a Fair! All we want is…You to be there! * Salish Welcome and Sharing by Wesley Nahanee of Squamish Natin * Snowy Owl Drum Group with Dalannah Bowen * Power To Women * Pow Wow Drumming and Round Dance Singing with Jr. Waskewitch * Aboriginal Front Door drum group. * Nisga’a Dancersn * Rez Warrior- Larry Hanson! * Singing Group: Scow Community Organization Tables Hair Braiding Contest Community Craft Tables- Face Painting Balloons for the kids!


Saturday morning pancake at Woodwards Housing in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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Delicious pancakes were cooked up by Dan, our generous chef to feed hungry residents.

W2TV: Raise the Rates MLA Welfare Challenge

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Coast Salish Territory – 600 block Powell Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC. Near the local office of the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development.

On May 26, 2011, a group named Raise the Rates launches the MLA Welfare Challenge. A Challenge to BC MLA’s to see if any will live on the province’s rate of $610 for a single person.

Raise the Rates states an MLA accepting the challenge would be engaging in real action reseach and gain some understanding of what life on welfare is like.

It has been 25 years since Vancouver MLA and later Speaker of the House Emery Barnes spent 7 weeks living on the welfare rate of the time. Among those issuing the challenge to MLA’s is Constance Barnes, daughter of the late Mr. Barnes and a CoV Parks Board Commissioner. She explained with pride her father’s act to support a raise in welfare rates.

Based on his experience, Emery Barnes stated that the welfare rate for a single person without disabilities should be $700. That is 25 years ago and equivalent to $1,290 today, more than double what is the present welfare rate.

Bob Hopwood of Raise the Rates states they will provide MLA’s support and advice and work with them to ensure the month is a valuable and insightful experience.

As the legislature is in session until June 2, Raise the Rates states after that would be a good time to start with July 1 being the latest. MLA’s have until June 16 to respond. Raise the Rates commits to provide $610 to one MLA from each party and link them to people on welfare to hear their stories and experiences.

As MLA’s determine the welfare rates, they should be able to survive on them as 90,000 BC families and individuals do. Along with the MLA Welfare Challenge, Raise the Rates also has demands as Jean Swanson explains.

By taking the challenge, MLA’s would find current welfare rates for most does not provide enough for nutritous food or adequate shelter let alone hygiene or transportation.

The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Vancouver is $1,012 a month. Even in the lowest rent area of Vancouver the average rent is $805 a month. Raise the Rates is a coalition of over 20 organisation in BC concerned about poverty and nomelessness in the province.

For W2TV, Sid Tan reporting from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC.