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Taste of Main: Charcuterie Boards Support Main Street Businesses & The Food Bank

8 Dec

Every once and a while something creative and unique crosses our path that makes us go, yes! Love this! Taste of Main is one of those. What is it exactly? Taste of Main is a not-for-profit run by university students currently living across the country who grew up near Main Street. They wanted to do something to give back this holiday season. They’ve pooled their talents and reached out to partner with Main Street businesses to offer locally-sourced charcuterie boards to be delivered as gifts. They have curated appetizers from a number of Main Street businesses including Swiss Bakery, Goldilocks Bakeshop, Main Street Honey Shoppe, Chef Claire’s, Jasmine Mediterranean Foods, Fine Delectables Charcuterie and Innocent Ice Cream to name a few. Their boards include pastries, breads, cheeses, dips, and spreads. It should be noted vegan and gluten free boards are available. Taste of Main has been designed to bring exposure to the local businesses they love and offer support during these difficult times. 90% of the proceeds are divided between the 10-15 businesses they have partnered with and added bonus is 10% of the funds go to the Vancouver Food Bank. Pre-orders are now available until December 17th. Deliveries and/or COVID-safe pickups will be made on December 23rd. Cost is $75. To place your order, visit Taste of Main.

The Halloween House Of Horrors In SE Vancouver

22 Oct

We find it amazing how there are very cool things happening just under our noses. One we learnt about last year is the Halloween House of Horrors that literally happens within walking distance from where ILiveInEastVan is based.  A Vancouver couple, Shawn and Trina Rundgren, married on Halloween in 2016.  They celebrate their anniversary a little different than most folks though. They started celebrating their anniversary with small Halloween themed family celebrations. With their love of Halloween, the event grew over the years to a haunted house decked out with actors and a few other surprises.  Everyone is invited to come share in the celebration.  In lieu of charging for admission, the couple raises funds and food for the Vancouver Food Bank.  If you want to share in the Halloween fun, bring your donation of cash/food to 2270 Skipper Place which is located in SE Vancouver below Marine Drive (between Victoria Drive and Elliott Street).  The Vancouver House of Horrors will be operating on the following days:

Friday, October 25th
Frightful Friday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, October 26th
Scary Saturday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, October 27th
Family Funday Sunday
ALL Day

Thursday, October 31st
Halloween Night

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

As this is a residential neighbourhood with many young families, please be mindful of those that live in the area if driving through the area. There are limited sidewalks.  There is free parking on East Kent Avenue North between Elliott and Portside other than a short hill, it is easy walking distance to the event.  Lastly, please respect the hours they have posted.  And most importantly, have fun!   To learn more, you can check them out on Instagram @VancouverHorrorHouse.

5th Annual East Side Beer Fest At The Wise Hall on March 15, 2017

3 Mar

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Liberty Merchant Company presents the 5th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event on Wednesday, March 15th at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street. The event will feature craft beers from all over the world as well as bits of food from food purveyors on Commercial Drive. This event is also a fundraiser for the Great Vancouver Food Bank Society which helps provides some 25,000 people in need each week. All ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the Great Vancouver Food Bank Society.  Tickets are $24.99 each and available at all Liberty Wine Merchant locations. In East Vancouver, visit them at 1622 Commercial Drive or call them at 604.633.1922. The event gets under way at 7:00 pm and goes till 9:00 pm.

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The Artisan’s Event At The Heritage Hall Sunday October 30th

27 Oct

artisanseventIf you missed last weekend’s showcase of local talent, being Elemental Trends, you are in luck. This Sunday, October 30th is The Artisan’s Event at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. This event features some 35+ local artists and artisans and we have the rundown of those that will be on hand including:

 

A paper life
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HOY SOAP COMPANY
Bouquets by Mary
Bushel + Peck
Canvas Candle Companyjoyce-photosession-13
City Macaron
Darling + Bandit
Duoly Noted
Em’say
Franc Heart Collective
Homeworks Etc
Imake.it
Is It Bath Time Yet?
Janelle Anakotta
Judy Mojo Art
Legit Confections
Little + co.
LouLou Lollipop
Mally Designsjoyce-photosession-4
Malie Creations
Mesic Living Creations
Mitani Designs
Moo and the Bear
Nón Lá Designs
Oliver&Co
Sable Shortbread Company Ltd.
Ativo Skincarejoycephotosession-12
Sea To Sky Baby
Soap Sudsations
Stay Magical Studios
Tea Lani
Three Feet Below
Trae Designs
Tumble and Roar
Waggin’ Tails Barkery
West Coast Coaster
West Coast Leslie Designs
Wildflower Designs
With Love by Ash

The Artisan’s Event runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is by cash donation which funds support the Vancouver Food Bank. Stop by and shop local.

Photo Credit: Non La Designs

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