Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, has become increasingly popular in Vancouver (and North America) in the last few years. Either Vietnamese restaurants are popping up like wildfire, or my recent discovery of pho has led me to notice all of the pho restaurants that were already there.
If you’re living in Vancouver, it’s hard not to think about healthy eating. In the last few years, there has been a lot of buzz around gluten-free eating, whole organic foods, and superfoods. Stores like Whole Foods, Choices, and even Lululemon promote this philosophy—healthy living starts with a healthy gut.
The Vancouver based athletic clothing company, Lululemon, and more specifically it’s founder, Chip Wilson, has garnered a lot of negative media attention in the recent months—stemming from the all too famous sheer pants debacle in June of this year. In an interview with Bloomberg TV last week, Wilson addressed concerns over the sheer pants as well as problems with pilling in the fabric after only a few months of use.
November 11, 2013 marked the 94th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the 1st World War. Metro Vancouver has over 16 locations that hold a ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who fought in all wars to protect our country and allowed us to become the nation we are today.
For any student or new graduate, our peers and career advisors have told us time and time again that even a little work experience can help boost your resume. A four year post secondary education has now become a minimum requirement for many employers looking for applicants. Students are ultimately left thinking that any work experience is good experience to the point they students have settled for applying to unpaid positions.
With strict gender roles quickly disintegrating in our modern society, it’s no wonder that there seems to be a steady rise in female police officers. Take for instance Ryley Feenie, a 19 year old currently majoring in criminology at Simon Fraser University, who also has future prospects of pursuing a career as a police officer in Vancouver, Delta, or New Westminster.
This year marked the 7th season of Eco Fashion Week and people from all over Vancouver dressed to impress at the show. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the purpose of Eco-fashion week, the founder Myriam Laroche explained a little bit about the concept at the Thrift Chic Challenge.
“It’s about changing the clothing industry,” Laroche said. It’s ”about finding new ways to make [fashion] eco-friendly and to find your own eco-recipe for fashion.”
This week, I went to the dentist for the first time in about two years. Considering that generally, you are supposed to go to the dentist once every six months or so, it’s safe to say that it’s been a while for me. The infrequency of my visits is caused by two factors—I absolutely hate going to the dentist (and the doctor, but that’s another story), and going to the dentist costs a lot of money. More money than you think, trust me.
If you’re cheap like me and looking for something free to do in Vancouver, good luck, chump! Just kidding. But seriously guys, Vancouver is expensive. Have you noticed that it costs like $30 to get into a bar these days? Just for you cheapies like me, I have provided a round-up of free or cheap events going on in Vancouver this fall and all year round.