Archives for April 2013

Connecting Bloggers & Brands

The top 100 bloggers in Vancouver got together to network and connect with major brands at the VanCity Theatre for the 1st ever Conference for Bloggers living in Vancouver called Connecting Bloggers & Brands.  I was glad that I didn't have to fly across the country to down to the US to end - happy that this conference was right here in Downtown. I met some amazing bloggers, listened to some … [Read more...]

Neale Bacon – Venriloquist

The perfect addition to a Kid's Birthday Party is Ventriloquist Neale Bacon - a children's performer based out of Vancouver, Canada. We first met Neale at the Baby Show at the PNE Forum and knew right away that we wanted him at our daughter's 1st birthday party!! Neale did a 20 minute magic and Venriloquism performance in front of an excited and lively group of kids!  It was super entertaining … [Read more...]

Rianne’s 1st Birthday Party

Rianne's 1st Birthday Party was held at the Renfrew Community Centre in East Vancouver will over 60 guests in attendance including 50+ adults and 10-12 kids.  We had 2 massive rooms booked for a 2 hour time slot so it was a jam-packed event from beginning to end!  Here are some of the fun activities that took place (make sure you watch the video below)! 1) Welcome from Ricky & Anne/ … [Read more...]

Marketing Mastery Summit

The 3rd annual Marketing Mastery Summit was held this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, April 27 - 28 from 9 am - 5 pm both days.  It was a jam-packed 16 hours full of solid content about the area of business,marketing, and sales. I personally walked out of the room with several take-aways that I intend to implement in my own business ASAP.  The event was run by successful immigrant entrepreneur … [Read more...]

Publishing Success Network

Only 6 weeks left until the big book launch day: Father's Day (Sunday, June 16, 2013). Today, I went to my 1st ever book publishing seminar organized by Murray Baker, Linda Richards, and David Middleton - founders of Publishing Success Network. It was a jam-packed 8 hour day from 9 am - 5 pm. We learned all the strategies of a successful book publishing and marketing campaign.  It was inspiring to … [Read more...]

The Tomahawk BBQ

Where's the perfect place to take visitors to Vancouver? Poutine? Japadog? Fine Dining? Revolving Restaurant? Seaside View? How about something off-the-beaten track? Something most tourists would never visit? Somewhere unique, different, out-of-the-box? Something authentic? Something that locals love? Well, we decided the best place to take our 2 friends visiting from Australia, Candice … [Read more...]

The Reef Restaurant

Our foodie stop today brought us to the Reef Runner Caribbean Street Food Truck - an offshoot of the Reef Restrurant after the Samsung Galaxy Launch Event.  The food truck was decked out in the many colours of the Caribbean.  I tried the Jerk Chicken Poutine - it had a kick to the gravy that I quite enjoyed! Check back for more of our stops at Food Trucks around the city! … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy Launch Party

Today was my first ever time at a launch party of a major global brand right here in our backyard in Vancouver!  The Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch Party was held at the Rocky Mountaineer Station.  It was my first time ever in this beautifully restored and modernized venue which was formally a train maintenance building. The event was well-attended with 100s of people walking the "blue carpet" to get … [Read more...]

Andrew’s on 8th

Our latest food adventure took us over the Second Narrows Bridge to the one year celebration birthday and anniversary party of Andrew's on 8th in North Vancouver.  An incredible series of connections brought us to this friendly family-run cafe including my mom working with the owner Brenda Snowden as a bank teller at Scotiabank, my Facebook friend from Coastal Church working as a Barrista, my … [Read more...]

Chapter 19 – Reconciliation

Bob Burnham was an extra special interview for me, since Bob is the one who helped me put this book together. Bob runs a company called Expert Author Publishing and he specializes in making aspiring authors Amazon best-selling authors.  He runs various workshops, seminars, and training on subject of writing, publishing, and marketing a book. In our interview, Bob shared an inspirational story … [Read more...]

Chapter 18 – Disappointment

It was not something I was expecting. However, it was something that is importance.  My 18th interview took me to Coquitlam to interview Joe from the Apostolic Church that my friend Mo Qumarsi invited me to attend for their evening service. Joe caught me off guard when he brought up the subject of disappointment.  I thought to myself, how can you be disappointed with your children?  However, I … [Read more...]