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Staccato Music Studios Logo

In honor of International Music Day, started in 1975, I’m sharing my love for a local music studio in North Burnaby that has been a staple in introducing my children to their love of music. Staccato Studios and I go way back. When my daughter was wee, way back in 2005, I attended a Music and Baby class at the local community centre. I liked the price and the short

World Vegetarian Day 2014

The month of October is rife with observances and awareness days. In fact the whole month lends itself to bringing awareness to many things from the well known Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the lesser known Celiac Sprue Awareness Month, and sillier observances like Popcorn Poppin’ Month. You needn’t wait until Thanksgiving or Halloween to celebrate, start with today!

Motocycle Toy Run

Edit: If you’re here looking for the 2016 Toy Run information, You can find it here! Ahhh! Christmas! I know, I know. Stores are just getting their Hallowe’en decorations out, how DARE I mention Christmas?! But before you throw your Pumpkin Latte at me, hear me out. The Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run, now in its 36th year, is an annual parade of, well, motorcycles all riding to raise donations of

Pirate Joey Amy 2

Avast ye, landlubbers and seadogs alike! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is here. Arrrrgh! ‘Tis no better day than the 19th to practice yer pirates ways. And if ye be in the mood for booty, set her sails for ¬†Krispy Kreme. Every year on International Talk Like a Pirate Day they give free donuts, er treasure, to all those partake…single donuts for those with the pirate tongue and a