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Snow & Mistletoe

Snow & Mistletoe at Oakridge Centre Get into the holiday spirit with festive classics led by local performance groups from the Greater Vancouver Area. Oakridge Centre is pleased to present Snow & Mistletoe, a musical cultural event featuring performances by local choir groups and musicians, including Vancouver Bach Choir, St. Andrew’s School Choir, The Agency,…

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Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws Best Dressed Contest

SANTA’S BEST DRESSED PETS Have a furry fashionista or Insta Star on your hands? Your pet could be named “Santa’s Best Dressed” this year. GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE of a year’s supply of pet food and a selection of premium toys & treats will be selected at random. The photo with the most votes in their…

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Purrrfect Style

Leopard print is by far my favourite fashion classic. It has stood the test of time; a secret wardrobe weapon right up there with the little black dress or the must-have camel coat. Worn by everyone from royalty to rock stars, this print has been seen as both luxurious and sophisticated or as kitschy and…

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It’s Singles’ Day

Singles’ Day originated at the Nanjing University in 1993. The date of November 11th (11/11) was chosen by the young university students because the number “1” represents an individual who is single. It’s well known in Chinese culture for singles to celebrate and socialize on this day. Ironically, Singles’ Day has also become a popular…

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Lest We Forget

The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931 to recall the end of the First World War in 1918. It formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. Every year, Canadians gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools, and homes to stand in honour of all…

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Fall Entertainment Season

It’s no surprise that summertime and the holiday season are among the most popular times of the year for travel and entertainment. While these seasons are desirable times for vacations in many ways, there are also many benefits to the off-season, which many people refer to as “entertainment season.” Entertainment season is that sweet spot…

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Visits

SANTA PHOTOS The holiday spirit is back at Oakridge Centre. Visits with Santa are always free with photo packages available for purchase by Cherry Hill Photo services. 1. November 15: 11 AM – 1PM | 2 PM – 5 PM 2. November 16 – December 1   – Saturday to Tuesday: 11 AM – 1…

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Travel Diary: The Maldives

As we move into winter, the cold weather and shorter days leave many of us longing for sunnier climates. Thoughts of  exotic locations, gorgeous scenery, and quality time can bring a little extra warmth during this time of year. This is the perfect time to start planning your next vacation! One of my fave spots…

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Day was traditionally the celebration of the harvest and blessings from the past year. Though it has been officially celebrated in Canada since 1879, it wasn’t until 1957 where the Governor General of Canada proclaimed it to be a national holiday. Today, many people take this holiday as an opportunity to gather with friends…

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Golden Week

Golden Week is one of the busiest holidays in China and Japan. In China, the Lunar New Year Golden Week begins in January or February and the National Day Golden Week begins around October 1st. If the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Cake Festival) falls near National Day, the holiday may be 8 days…

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