The Greatest Cars in Hollywood

January 28th, 2013

Here’s an infographic we thought would be good to pass on …

From the original site:

Nothing’s better in a movie than a great car chase. Remember Steve McQueen navigating the streets of San Francisco in that 1968 Mustang GT 390 in Bullitt? Many call that the greatest movie car chase ever, and the vehicles in it were pretty close to what you could buy off the lot. Sometimes, however, heroes need a little something “extra” from their movie or television cars. Check out the infographic below to see some film favorites and the Hollywood enhancements that took them over the top.

The Greatest Cars In Hollywood

Created by AutoInsurance.US

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Swimco Gift Certificate Giveaway!

December 18th, 2012

Swimco recently re-opened the doors to their newly-renovated Park Royal Store, and as part of the celebration, we’re giving two gift certificates valued at $25 away to our loyal readers.

To enter, hop on to twitter and retweet our tweet, advertising this giveaway, HERE.


Only Canadian entrants are qualified and contest closes Friday, December 21st , 2012 at 11:59PM Vancouver time. Good luck!

The full press release is after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

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Motionball crew takes Vancouverites back to the 1930′s for 2012 Gala – SYNDICATED

October 23rd, 2012

On Saturday, November 3, the Vancouver Urban Winery will play host to Motionball’s 2012 Vancouver Gala, SYNDICATED, in support of Special Olympics Canada. Mobster, Molls and High Hats are invited for an evening of provocative 1930’s speakeasy glamour, straight out of the Prohibition Era. The gala will bring back an unpredictable, underground vibe that is sure to make for a memorable night with fantastic food and drink, games, performers, celebrity guests, and a live auction.

High Hat ticket holders will receive open bar until 10:30 p.m, a selection of decadent canapés, as well as return car service courtesy of Uber. Mobster and Moll ticket holders receive a complementary cocktail, canapés, and a one-way car service.

The Motionball Gala has quickly become one of the biggest charity events for young professionals in Vancouver and across the country. Since its inception, the Gala has been mandated to introduce a new generation of supporters to Special Olympics while providing an unparalleled night of entertainment and socializing.

WHAT: Syndicated: Motionball 2012 Gala
WHERE: Vancouver Urban Winery (55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC)
WHEN: November 3, 2012 at 8 pm (PST)
WHY: Motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF). The primary source of funding for Motionball is from corporate sponsors and the community.There is no government funding made available to them.
HOW: Get Tickets Here

Mobsters & Molls: $100 ~ Includes a complimentary cocktail, canapés and a ride to or from the event courtesy of Uber.

High Hats: $150 ~ Open bar until 10:30 p.m., canapés, exclusive access to the High Hat Lounge and return car service courtesy of Uber.


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Hollywood Harv Live at the Vogue Theatre

June 7th, 2012

On Sunday, June 3rd, Comedian Hollywood Harv performed his hilarious stand-up comedy show at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver.  In true Hollywood style, Harv had a functioning prop of a full bar on stage with an attractive female bar tender serving up cocktails to the comedians and host during the live show.

Comedian Harv Puni, also known as Hollywood Harv to his fans, has performed in over 400 sold-out shows across Canada, United States, England as well as India. Amusing audiences with his unique comedic style, unscripted humor, wit, and not to mention charming personality, Hollywood Harv is considered to be one of the best kept secrets of Vancouver.

The professionalism, sincerity, and talent of Hollywood Harv has been appreciated by audiences around the world, which has allowed him to make his mark in the entertainment scene and attract mainstream attention. Aside from his stand-up comedy shows, he also hosted the concerts of high-profile artists including the Black Eyed Peas, the Beastie Boys, JT Money, and Destiny’s Child.

Hollywood Harv was also among the few sold out shows during the Vancouver 2010 Global Comedyfest, which featured world-famous comedians such as Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Pauly Shore and Tom Arnold. His distinctive in-your-face comedy keeps audiences enterrianed and laughing as he talks about various topics including men, women, relationships as well as his experience growing up as an Indo-Canadian in Richmond, BC.

Comedians Kyle Jones, Aimee Beaudoin and Steve McGowan provided the opening acts for the first half of the Hollywood Harv Live show, which was hosted by entertaining childhood friend Zacc Lester.  Hollywood Harv taped this one-night only performance at the Vogue Theatre for an upcoming television special as well as for his fans around the world. An after party was held following the end the show at the Caprice Nightclub on Granville Street.

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BC Home & Garden Show Giveaway!

February 15th, 2012

Urban Mixer is giving away two tickets to the BC Home & Garden Show happening at BC Place Stadium, February 22nd thru 26th, 2012.

To enter the contest, simply tweet a picture from outside BC Place Stadium to @urbanmixer no later than Monday, February 20th.

We’ll draw a winner and will notify you by twitter on Monday.

See you at the show!

Who all's going to the BC Home + Garden Show? We've got a contest going up at tomorrow ;)

WHAT: The BC Home + Garden Show
WHERE: BC Place Stadium
WHO:  Over 425 retailers, top industry and gardening experts, and the hottest BBQ gurus
WHY: Find the latest in innovative products and outdoor living ideas
WHEN: February 22nd – 26th, 2012
HOW (MUCH?): $15 – or enter our contest for a free pair (above)


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Boat Show this week!

September 20th, 2011

On Thursday, September 22nd, the 5th Annual Boat Show at the Creek (Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver) kicks off. The event will run from the 22nd to the 25th and promises to provide loads of entertainment for the whole family.

WHAT: Boat Show at Mosquito Creek Marina, North Vancouver
WHERE: 415 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC
WHO: All ages – fun for the family and kids
WHY: Destined to become Vancouver’s largest floating boat show
WHEN: September 22-25, 2011, Thursday – Friday: 12 noon – 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
HOW (MUCH): $12, children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free

Right now, Groupon is offering a special price for the event, essentially a 2-for-1 where $13 buys you two tickets. Click HERE. to purchase the deal now and see you at the show!

To find out more about the event, you can check out their facebook, HERE, click on to their website, HERE, or follow them on twitter, @TheCreekMarina.

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Indian Summer benefit for Grandview Elementary School

June 21st, 2011

On Saturday, June 18th, Paul pigeon, hosted a benefit for Grandview Elementary’s “Vision 180″ afterschool programs at his Shaugnessy Mansion.

Indian Summer Benefit for Grandview Elementary School

The fashion show around the pool featured designs by the Musquem Band’s Debra Sparrow, Vancouver designer, Jacqueline Conoir, and bathing suits by Soak.

Guests included native author Calvin Helin whose “Dances with Dependency” has become a bestseller, and Federal Conservative MP Andrew Saxton.

Attendees dined on Salmon prepared by Chef Francois Samson and enjoyed beats from DJ Rico through the evening.

Find out more about the Visions 180 programme on their website, HERE.

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BC’s 90 Year Hangover

June 14th, 2011

June 15, 2011 is the 90th Anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in BC and the establishment of government control of the sale of liquor within the province. The BC prohibition commenced on October 1, 1917. It was soon judged a failure, resulting in law-abiding citizens becoming criminals for simply wanting to have a drink with their dinner. Following a referendum, prohibition was repealed on June 15, 1921. On the same date, a “government control” system was implemented for the sale of liquor within the province.

It is the 90th anniversary and the government monopoly Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) still controls and sells all liquor within BC at the wholesale level and still sells a vast amount through its government retail stores which have extremely high operating costs. The LDB is a $3 billion per year business in B.C. It generates about $900 million per year for the government but costs about $300 million per year to operate. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Bon Mot Book Club – Sarah Palin

October 14th, 2010

Sarah Palin’s memoir traces her life from growing up in the wilds of Alaska to her decision to enter politics. She talks about the importance of faith and family and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother.


As governor of Alaska, Palin implemented changes other politicians talked about: energy independence, ethics reform, and the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history.


During the US Presidential campaign, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her “refreshing” and honest,” a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interest. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. A big player in the U.S. midterms just weeks after this event, meet Palin in person and judge for yourself.




The Bon Mot Book Club event was well-attended by the veritable who’s who of the Vancouver’s upper society. Seen at the event were Olga Ilich and Lorne Mayencourt of the British Columbia Liberal Party, Martin Zlotnik of the ZLC Financial Group, and Edward McGurk of the Vancouver Community Challenge.

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Warner Home Video Product Showcase

September 25th, 2010

Warner Home Video Product Showcase featuring Inception in Yaletown’s most exclusive room.

The Warner Home Video Product Showcase was held i the secret back room at V (Earls Restaurant – Yaletown). The big feature for the product showcase was the box-office hit movie “Inception“.

Among the guests at the event were Marisa Russo and morning show host, Jennifer Thomson.

The event also saw entertainment reporter Thor Diakow and noted Vancouver photographer Jonathan Evans.

The Warner Home Video Product Showcase, which was held from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, featured Chris Lewchuk, the publicity manager at Warner Home Video, dressed up as Freddy Krueger from the 1980s movie “Nightmare on Elm Street“.

Sales and Event Coordinator of V Yaletown and Rebecca Olson was also on hand at the Warner Home Video Product Showcase. Robyn Goetz, Riaz Meghji, and Dyan Eaton also attended the event.

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