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VanDusen and Butchart Gardens bring light to Yuletide celebrations

December 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Life-size storybook-themed mannequins like Little Miss Muffet twirl around a stage in Victoria’s Butchart Gardens’ holiday display. ACCESS: The VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights runs from December 10 through January 4 and is open daily except December 25 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The Butchart Gardens are located in Brentwood Bay, 23 kilometres north of Victoria and 20 kilometres south of B.C. Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal. The Magic of Christmas runs through January 6. More information on Butchart Gardens is... [Read the full story]

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Snowcats near Whistler give more powder to the people

January 7, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Text CR Jack Christie Photo CR Louise Christie Imagine discovering a dream you never knew you had. That’s how Ken Achenbach describes owning a backcountry snowcat operation near Whistler. A pioneer at heart, Achenbach—who helped invent the twin-tip snowboard, which revolutionized the fledgling sport in the mid 1980s—bought into Powder Mountain Catskiing and Catboarding ten years ago and  took centre stage with the company in 2008. Not that running a business in Whistler is anything new to the forward-thinking entrepreneur,... [Read the full story]

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Ryan Leech and the Trials Of Life

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments 

Took a winter walk recently with Ryan around Buntzen Lake’s forested shoreline. Good workout and chat at the same time. Ryan’s plans for 2013 include taking his “Trials of Life” show into more schools. Check out Ryan in action where, unlike in trials competitions, he lets his words talk as loud as his actions.   The Trials of Ryan  The Lower Mainland is the epicentre of what’s shaking in the world of fat tire cycling, whether hucking off North Shore drops or hopping around the trials... [Read the full story]

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Took a winter walk recently with Ryan around Buntzen Lake’s forested shoreline. Good workout and chat at the same time. Ryan’s plans for 2013 include taking his “Trials... [Read more]


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