2014 Christmas Eve Meals in the DTES

This Christmas season seven year old Burnaby resident Joshua Smith and his mum Traci are raising funds so that they can put together 500 bagged meals and other useful sundry items for people who live on the streets in Vancouver’s Downtown East side.

Visiting AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, have you wondered if you should drive out for a visit?

On a beautiful September day, with clear blue skies, my family and I recently joined the YVR Bloggers trip to AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm. It was a perfect day to venture out into the Fraser Valley and visit Abbotsford.

Lions Gate Bridge: Dangerous Construction Conditions

Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca Editorial For 3 1/2 years I lived by Capilano River and drove over the Lion’s Gate bridge almost every day of the week.  The dramatic view of the water from the bridge made an impression every time – especially during a sunset.  Other than clips of the royal visit in 1939, I haven’t [...]

Outdoor Living: Beach Etiquette

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Have you ever collected shells at the beach, flipped over rocks while beach combing or dug holes in the sand?  It seems that this is not the thing to do. Neither is picking wild flowers alongside alpine trails -  but that’s another topic. The following tips about visiting the beach were developed [...]

Do BC Bloggers Matter?

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Imagine you are me.  You’re looking for postings online about the mom blogger meetings that have taken place at Premier Clark’s office because you want to write your own piece.  (See: Don’t Talk to Christy Clark) Along the way you come across the following quotes. (Have a read and I’ll join you [...]

BC Writes Home Page

BC Blog Readers Click on the links below that indicate a month and year and visit individual posts from authors around British Columbia. BC Blogger/Tumblr publisher Do you share stories, tips and information relevant to BC Families, parents, children and people who work with families? You’re invited to share links to the blog/Tumblr posts that [...]

Will You Speak Out And Be Heard?

Results from the 2009 Provincial Election show that almost half of the eligible voters in British Columbia (49%) and over 500,000 British Columbians under the age of 34 didn’t vote.  This is almost identical to recent results in provincial elections in Iraq where a little over 50% of the population voted.  Iraqis are deeply disillusioned [...]


By:  Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Tucked inside a forgotten shoebox, a young girl’s momentoes from the 1940s and 50s were stored for half a century.  I found them one day while visiting my grandparents in rural Northern Alberta.  The box contained keepsakes such as photographs and postcards that were sent to my mother by her older [...]

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