The Idea Party


Ideas are at the very heart of innovation, change, and transformation! Tonight, I had the opportunity to present "Blogging for Business: Making, Marketing, & Monetizing Your Blog" at The Idea Party at Suite Genius for the first time ever! I have been to the Idea Party as a participant twice before (once was at the YWCA as part of Vancouver Business Network and the second time was at ING … [Read more...]

GnuSanté – Healthy Snacks for Kids

Gnu Sante

My wife and I are constantly on the search for healthy, affordable snacks for our 2 kids Rianne and Ryan! Luckily, instead of us looking and not finding, the snacks found us first!! We were recently contacted by Burnaby-based company GnuSanté which makes incredible kid's pouch snacks called Gnubees in 3 incredible flavours: * Rockin' Raspberrita * Orange You Glad? * Go Bananas! They also have … [Read more...]

London Drugs Tech Show


Wow! It seems like I just got back from Toronto to Vancouver and I am back on the road again! This time, it was for the London Drugs Tech Show at the Whistler Convention Centre! Just like last year, we traveled in style using the London Services HeliAir helicopter from near Canada Place to the landing station a few minutes away from Whistler Village! The chopper ride was simply unreal going … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

In my last few days in Toronto, I ventured to see and do as much as possible! Since most of the other attractions close early, I decided to check out the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada which closes at 11 pm nightly. It felt weird going to an aquarium alone without my kids. I miss the excitement in Rianne's voice as she expressed so much joy whenever she saw the fish swimming towards her at the … [Read more...]

CN Tower in Toronto


What an incredible view! As we shot straight up the CN Tower hundreds of metres from the ground skyward, all of a sudden the city of Toronto and downtown skyline popped up through the glass door! We soared up and up and up...and up! Compared to our Lookout Tower in Vancouver, this was simply awesome! There are several things to see and do when you are at the top including the Skypod … [Read more...]

Trip to Toronto, Ontario

Daddy Blogger Family

Following the 3 day Blissdom Canada Conference over the weekend, I decided to extend my stay to have a few business & social appointments and explore Toronto a little. The last time I visited Toronto was in Sept 1999 when I was leaving for my trip to Europe (backpacking around Europe and living in England). I can't believe it's been 15 years since my last visit! In all honesty, I don't … [Read more...]

Blogging Concentrated Vancouver

Blogging Concentrated

During the 3 day Blissdom Conference, I was able to make a solid connection with Dan Morris and Rachel Martin from Blogging Concentrated. They will be bringing their famous one day workshop to Vancouver for the first time and I'll be helping organize the event! Would love to see you there if you are based out of Vancouver! Here are all the details: Blogging Concentrated Vancouver … [Read more...]

Blissdom Canada


This weekend, I attended my first ever blogging conference in Toronto, Canada called Blissdom! I'm writing this update from my beautiful hotel room at the Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. I decided to stay on location so it would be easier to connect with all the speakers, sponsors, and attendees. Since this was my first ever blogging conference, I wanted to make … [Read more...]

Vancouver Entrepreneurs Group Launch Party


150+ entrepreneurs, 3,000+ tweets, 1 successful launch party! Our Vancouver Entrepreneurs Group Launch Party took place on Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014 from 7-10 pm at the Firefighter's Club in Burnaby! It took us 2 months of planning, dozens of emails, calls, Facebook messages, and meetings. Finally, the business has gone from conception to implementation! Dan Lok, DJ Lawrence, and I cofounded the … [Read more...]

Manulife #Centsability 30 Day Challenge


If you are like me, you are just not that into budgeting! In our home, my wife is the strong budgeter and financial manager. Luckily, I married someone who is "money savvy!" My beautiful wife Anne handles our mortgage, our bills, our paycheques, our expenses, etc. She's simple better at financial management, budgeting, and money tracking/admin than I am. However, after being married for 3 years, … [Read more...]