Archives for June 2013

Broadway Church Community Carnival

Today was the annual Canada Day Community Carnival at Broadway Church. They had hot dogs, chips, and water for only $2 as well as lot of games and activities for the kids. The entire parking lot and warehouse was transformed into a festival of red and white celebrating our nation's birthday. They even had a "Virtual Roller Coaster" ride in the main auditorium highlighting all of Broadway Church's … [Read more...]

Wrap Daddy’s

One of our goals this summer is to check out as many of the food trucks as possible in the next few months. With the sunny, hot weather and bright blue skies starting to become more common in the traditionally cloudy Vancouver, what better what to enjoy a meal than a quick take out from your favorite food truck while sitting on a park bench? The food truck phenomena has already been extremely … [Read more...]

Stress Management Tips for New Dads

Kyle Wiley is a dad who regularly blogs about his experiences on his website at He lives in Connecticut with his wife, April, his three year old son, and is expecting a 2nd addition to the family July 2013. In this guest blog post, Kyle writes about stress management techniques for new dads. Stress Management Tips for New Dads Like most fathers, I love my family more … [Read more...]

White Spot

Where is a good place to take your sister-in-law on her arrival in Vancouver? We opted to have lunch at White Spot on Marine Drive in South Vancouver. White Spot is a Vancouver restaurant institution founded by entrepreneur Nat Bailey 85 years ago in 1928. Growing up in North Vancouver, I remember many fond memories of getting a Pirate Pack at White Spot, eating the gold coin, and wearing a pirate … [Read more...]

Canada Day Giveaway – FREE Photo Shoot

To celebrate Canada Day this year, the Daddy Blogger family has partnered up with Amy Lee from The Connection We Share to give 3 lucky readers a FREE Photo Shoot. Yes, that's right - we'll be giving away three separate photo shoots. The value of these portrait sessions is $200 each so we are giving away a grand total of $600 in prizes. My wife, daughter, and I recently went in for a Be: … [Read more...]

Creative Marketing Ideas

One of the keys to having a successful blog is to constantly engage in creative marketing ideas. To build up a readership and maintain their attention, it's important to always be relevant, up-to-date, and ahead-of-the-game when it comes to the latest marketing trends. I always like to take risks, be innovative, and try the latest and greatest marketing strategies. I look at what the top internet … [Read more...]

Bingo Song App Review

We love trying out new smart phone apps for our daughter! Rianne seems to have her favorites but we like to try out new ones. Kids Academy contacted us about reviewing the Bingo Song App so we downloaded it onto our iPhone to give it a try. The engaging and entertaining music captured our daughter's attention at once. I'm sure we'll be able to use this App in the future when Rianne is getting … [Read more...]

Cafe D’Afrique

In our quest to diversify our taste buds, we decided to try out Cafe D'Afrique tonight at the corner of Broadway and Kingsway in Vancouver. This time, I decided to treat my good friend Jeremiah Touchbourne to an authentic African meal - it was Jeremiah's first time ever eating African food, while I had tried some of the other African Restaurants on Hastings and Commercial Drive. We saved a lot on … [Read more...]

Top 50 Dad Blogs of 2013

I had a pleasant surprise this morning when I found out I had been chosen as one of the Top 50 Dad Blogs of 2013 by Voice Boks ("The Voice of Parenting").  This is truly an honour and I'm grateful to be recognized. After putting in a lot of hard work at the beginning and moving up from a fourth page ranking to the number one spot on Google under the search term "Daddy Blogger" has been quite the … [Read more...]

Five Helpful Tips for Traveling with Kids

This is a guest blog post by Kendra Thornton - a Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3. Kendra is a long time travel expert who has been packing her bags and traveling the world since she was 3 months old! She's found her utmost desire in life is right here in her own home. Kendra has mixed her excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine … [Read more...]

Dragon Boat Festival

On our way home from Greek Day, we decided to stop by the always exciting Dragon Boat Festival at Olympic Village in False Creek. Most of the races were over by the time we got there but there was still lots of entertainment, food stalls, and vendors. Since the 2010 Olympics, the celebration site and activities have moved into the main part of the Olympic Village away from the Science World area … [Read more...]