Family Fun at Disney on Ice

The perfect place to take the family on a rainy Wednesday evening!! With the kids all bundled up, umbrellas in hand, we ventured off to the Pacific Coliseum to see Disney on Ice for the first time as a family of four! Earlier this year, we had lots of fun watching Mickey's Rockin' Road Show and last year we saw Rockin' Ever After with just Rianne so we were looking forward to bringing Ryan along … [Read more...]

YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary Party!!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!! This October marks the 1 year anniversary of YVR Bloggers. We first launched in October 2014 at the Hootsuite HQ and here we are 12 events later at the Jewel Ballroom where we held our YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary Party with Julie Connolly, Greg Smith, Anne Shetty, and Dai Manuel as our speakers and David Collins and Liz Lewis as our featured performers! It's … [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...]

Belly, Baby, & Kids Show

I absolutely love speaking at Trade Shows and connecting with new and expecting dads!! Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to speak at several Baby & Family-oriented Trade Shows: 1) Bellies to Babies  2) Modern Family Expo 3) Belly, Baby, & Kid Show 4) Baby & Tot Show  Today, I had the opportunity to speak at the Belly, Baby, & Kid Show in Cloverdale … [Read more...]

Blog Mastery @ Relevention Marketing

I can't believe it's been 4 months already!! Today, we completed our 4th Blog Mastery Workshop - this time, we held it at Relevention Marketing in Abbotsford! Here's a look back at our first 4 events: 1) Olympic Village 2) MWorkLab 3) The Village Space 4) Relevention Marketing We'll be doing our October Workshop in Surrey so stay tuned for details! :) … [Read more...]

#YVRBloggers @ Fluff Design Studio

YVR Bloggers has been meeting for the last 11 months and will be celebrating our one year anniversary on Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at the Jewel Ballroom! Tonight, we held our 11th meeting at a creative venue space called Fluff Design Studio in East Vancouver. Ken Glass, one of the marketing coordinators, shared about the history and vision of Fluff Studio. They rent, loan, and sell furniture and … [Read more...]

#YVRBloggers Applebarn Adventure

Our final YVR Bloggers summer adventure brought us to the Applebarn in Abbotsford! It was my first time ever to the Applebarn and same with a lot of the other bloggers who came out. We started off with a briefing with the owner and head farmer who shared about the history of the farm and gave us a tour of some of the major attractions. We then did the Hay Ride and stopped to pick fresh … [Read more...]

Surrey Night Market

A new night market!! … [Read more...]

PNE Fair 2014

Every summer, we have a family tradition to go to the annual PNE Fair (the last 2 weeks of summer)! We have been going since Anne and I started dating back in 2010! Here's a look back at how much has changed in the past 5 years of us going to the PNE: 2010 - Ricky & Anne Dating 2011 - Just Married 2012 - Rianne first PNE 2013 - Rianne was 1 Year Old 2014 - Ryan's first PNE We'll … [Read more...]

#YVRBloggers @ WildPlay

What an amazing day out at WildPlay in Maple Ridge! A group of 20 local bloggers made our way to the Fraser Valley to spend the day jumping around trees and acting like monkeys...literally and metaphorically! It was surprising because no one from our group had visited WildPlay before - we were all total and complete newbies. We started out with a debrief by Wendy Mein - the General Manager of … [Read more...]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It's amazing how viral a campaign can get through the power of social media! In the last 2 weeks, thousands of people have been dumping ice buckets over their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS / Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here's our Daddy Blogger family doing the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! … [Read more...]