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The Year of the Rat 2020

The Year of the Rat is the first of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor proclaimed the order of the animals would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as…

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The Benefits of Protein

Protein is essential at all stages of life – it aids in development, growth, and maintains function through age. Interestingly enough, the word protein is derived from the Greek word Proteos, which means “primary” or “first”. Yet, many people are not getting enough of this essential nutrient. What is important to keep in mind are…

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What is Boxing Day?

The earliest mention of Boxing Day can be traced back to the 1830s in the UK. It got its name because lords and aristocrats used to give “Christmas Boxes” filled with small gifts, money, and leftovers from Christmas dinner to their servants and employees, in recognition of their hard work on Christmas Day and throughout…

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Happy Chanukkah

Chanukkah December 22-30, 2019 Chanukkah is the Jewish “Festival of Light” commemorating their victory over a tyrant king and the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC. As the story goes, a small quantity of oil to light the Temple’s menorah miraculously lasted eight days. Today, Chanukkah is about spending time with your…

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Hot Tech Gifts

We have a great selection for all those tech savvy guys and gals on your list! Even if gadgets are not your thing, these new innovations may make you reconsider. Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life, whether you’re driving, staying home, going to school, or even taking a vacation. I have…

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Making Holiday Traditions

Whether it’s a new baby in the family or you simply want to start a new tradition, don’t let the pressure to come up with a great photographable experience overwhelm you this holiday season. Here are our Top 7 ideas that’ll make you look like a star! 1. Find One Thing to Bring Out Every…

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Charity Gift Wrap

Oakridge Centre offers satin ribbon gift wrapping service to make your purchases look beyond stylish. Our volunteers specialize in creating inspired gift designs for all your holiday parties and occasions. Customers can drop their parcels off at our seasonal kiosk, located in the West Galleria, starting Friday, November 29th during mall hours. Take wrapping off…

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Snow & Mistletoe

A Live Cultural Showcase Performance Schedule 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…

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The History of Black Friday

How did Black Friday become the big shopping event it is today? The term “Black Friday” was initially associated with a stock market crash on September 24, 1869. But it wasn’t until the 1950s when the day as we now know it got its beginnings. According to History.com, this day was called Black Friday by Philadelphia…

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