Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial If you’re looking to get married in British Columbia, there is a wide range of options for wedding locations and vendors. Depending on what your budget is, you could go for a natural and simple affair or really splash out. The same can be said when you start a family. You can find [...]
Gingerbread houses built around milk cartons are a favourite activity in elementary school. If you want to make a house that doesn’t require pre-baking the parts, this is project isn’t intimidating.
In a few days St. Nicholas will be visiting locations in the Lower Mainland. If you’re looking to start a new tradition during the Christmas and holiday season, this is one that you won’t want to miss.
Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca It might seem surprising that a family in British Columbia would celebrate a Japanese children’s holiday when neither of the parents are Japanese. Like the Girl’s Day Festival in March, this festival is a fun celebration that is hard to resist. Boy’s Festival (Tango no Sekku) and Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) [...]
After the Christmas decorations come down, it’s hard to not miss the red, green and gold colours that were in the house. Fortunately Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. We have a large, cut paper heart from Denmark that we use for decorating at Christmas time. Since it is heart-shaped, [...]
Poinsettia arrangements at Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre, Pitt Meadows. (Click on image to enlarge.) If you have spent time waiting for a loved one to emerge from a big box store lately, you might have noticed many shoppers exiting with large quantities of generic Christmas balls and baubles that were undoubtedly made in a [...]
On December 1st, 2012, your family can visit St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas) at the Amsterdam Greenhouse and Garden Center in Pitt Meadows. It’s a fun way to experience a European tradition at Christmas time. If you’re thinking “Pitt Meadows! Out there?”, don’t worry. It’s not far from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody by way of [...]