Tag Archives: Family Friendly

Twilight Crow Roost Bike Ride Saturday March 9th

5 Mar

StillMoonArtsCrowCrows are certainly part of everyday life in East Vancouver.  Even if you don’t see them or look for them, you always know they are there. They are a rather vocal bunch and quite interesting to watch. If you want to know where the crows fly off to at dusk, this weekend you can ride along with them to see where they go to roost.  March 9th is the Annual Twilight Crow Roost Bike Ride hosted by the Still Moon Arts Society. You are invited to join them for a ride from Central Valley Greenway and Garden Drive. The ride will follow the crows on the Central Valley Greenway towards Burnaby which is approximately a 5 km round trip. To ensure safety, organizers ask that you have lights and/or reflectors for the ride home.  This is a free family friendly event. Everyone is welcome. NOTE: Poor weather, could postpone the event. Please check Still Moon Arts Society Facebook page for any updates.  The ride gets under way at 5:30 pm.

4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant September 15th

10 Sep

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The 4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival is happening this Sunday, September 15th in Mount Pleasant. This family friendly event is hosted by the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area and will celebrate the shift in seasons. The event will also focus on attitudes towards sustainability, urban gardening and healthy living within the community. The festival takes place on Main Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue including the laneway one block west of Main Street and Broadway. There will be many interactive booths, a farmer’s market, children’s activities, local vendors, live music, handmade crafts as well as free popcorn and cotton candy. The Autumn Shift Festival  is a green event and will provide festival goers with a B.E.S.T bike valet, water fountains and recycling options led by a volunteer  “Green Team”!  Last but not least, there is a Smoking  Sausage BBQ Cook-off at 2:00 p.m. and a BLIM Fashion Show at 4:00 p.m. Festivities get under way at Noon and run till 6:00 p.m.

Neapolitan Pizza At Via Tevere Pizzeria

17 Apr

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There are many pizza places to choose from on, or near, Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. I recently had the pleasure of finally trying Via Tevere Pizzeria, 1190 Victoria Drive.  I have attempted to go before, but the line ups were a regular sighting which obviously said something about what was waiting within. So one Sunday evening, our group came prepared to wait, but the wait wasn’t long at all.

Via Tevere Pizzeria has been open just over one year now. It is the making of two brothers, Dom and Frank, whose family roots are tied to Naples, Italy. They make true Neapolitan pizza translation very thin crust and I will add now delicious!  Their pizzas are 12” size and are perfect for sharing which is exactly what we did with all four of them. You know the brothers must be doing something right to be featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here which aired on April 12th.

The restaurant has character from the heritage building it is housed in, to the funky yellow 1969 Fiat 500 mini-car parked out front with Via Tevere branded on the side of the car. Then there is the wood fire brick oven, amazing chandeliers and not to mention the staff. The restaurant has a warmth to it and is very family friendly.  Via Tevere Pizzeria is open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and closed Mondays. If there is a wait, I promise it will be worth it.   Bon appetit!

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