Holiday Events in Vancouver 2017

As the year comes to an end and the holidays are upon us, we would like to go through all the festivities taking place in Vancouver this end of the year 2017.  The activities celebrate all the traditions and festivities proper of such a multicultural place as Vancouver is.

The year has been overall great for Vancouver.  We did not start off well with the unusually cold winter in the first months.  Ok, we had some weak spots and bright ones.  But as the end comes near, we as a family take some time to take part of the many celebrations taking place in the city.

Take note and plan to attend these amenities, if you have not already.

Christmas Events

T’is the season of love, sharing, happiness, joy, and celebration.  The city has had and continues to have great celebrations for the month.  Check out these.

Grouse Mountain

The Park is the Peak of Christmas.  Bring your family to the park and experience the magic of the holidays at Vancouver’s North Pole.  There are many activities that can be done there, including skating at the top of the mountain, meeting reindeer (they are not reported to have the ability to fly, though), and watch holiday movies in a big screen.

Christmas at Deer Lake

Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park is a wonderful place to walk on.  Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village is the place to be to get a touch of the Christmas spirit.   The best time to come over to the park, which is free for the holidays, is in the afternoon and a bit past evening to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights.

Christmas Concerts

They are everywhere and every day.  These include churches, schools, and local community choirs.  You can enjoy concerts from the following groups:

  • Chor Leoni
  • Vancouver Bach Choir
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir
  • North Shore Celtic Ensemble
  • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir
  • Vancouver Bach Choir

There are also other places to enjoy live music that include the Vancouver Christmas Market at several times and days and the Dundarave Festival of Lights on Saturdays at West Vancouver.

Hannukah Events

Our Jewish community also gathers to enjoy the celebrations of their own heritage.  The month has already been packed with events celebrating Chanukah, the Jewish Independence, the Axis Hannuka Party.

Some of the events for Hannukah in Vancouver and others were:

  • Chanukah Celebration at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  This was on Dec. 12, 2017, the first night of Chanukah.  The art gallery was open to the public from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  This celebration featured Canada’s tallest candelabra, the Silber Family Agam Menorah.
  • That same day the Vodka Latke Chanukah Party involved the lighting up of the night with a menorah.
  • Axis Hanukkah Party.  This took place on Dec. 14 from 8 pm to 1:00 am the next day.  As usual, it was a great party where nobody held back.
  • Dec. 16 saw the Israeli artist Assaf Amdursky in concert from 8 to 10 pm.   Assaf is considered a very important artist in Israel.  He has released seven solo albums since the early 90s.



Meet Carol Greenaway, the Woman Responsible for Saving Vancouver Startups

I guess the title speaks for itself.  In this instance, we want to recognize the hard labor and contribution of Carol Greenway, a dedicated and extraordinary business coach that has been performing miracles on many Vancouver startups.

Carol has achieved this through strategies that meet the particular needs of every company.  She takes in every business she works with to herself and finds ways in which needs can be met.  This is a fantastic option for startups in Vancouver since many of them have been struggling lately.

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In this technology-driven society, businesses have to take a little extra mile to stay afloat.  Carol’s coaching services are in point and up-to-date.  Her way of dealing with businesses is simply classy and effective.  Let´s see how she does it.

Free Coaching

We acknowledge her dedication in that she offers free services for those who need it.  By subscribing to her newsletter,  you get updates on what is working and what is not in the business world.  This is a great opportunity for startups because, even though the information is applicable to general terms, it is still invaluable for businesses that are getting started.

The information you get is based on Carol’s experience on other businesses like yours.  You can still get rich information about your own endeavors.

Group Work

Very few things are as effective as group work and peer coaching.  These groups pass on a kindred spirit that you need to stay up with your business.  Because sometimes you just know that maybe a one-to-one is not necessarily what you need.

These Master Mind Groups have helped countless businesses in Vancouver come up with their own effective strategy to finally get some positive revenue.

Providing a Clearer Idea

One of the most common issues of startups is to get a clearer idea of what they need or want.  What is the target?  What is my offer?  How do I adapt my offer to meet potential customer needs?  How do I find out what those needs are?

This is one important aspect of Carol’s coaching.  After examining what a business intent is, she puts all parts together into a heavily organized structure that helps give a clearer perspective of the business.  Booking one call with her is all it takes to start aiming your business in the proper direction.

The Advantages She Offers

When you have such a qualified and experienced business woman on your side, you can only think of the size of your success.  Companies who have hired her as a business coach, mention the following benefits:

  • Conversational skills
  • High experience
  • Effective connections
  • Real-time solutions
  • Well-structured strategies

The Feedback

Startup companies in Vancouver have seen the differences that Carol´s coaching has brought to their businesses.  She has helped them take concrete steps into what must the mission and vision of their company should be.