I’m feeling incredibly proud of my friend @nedbell as he kicks off his cross-Canada ride raising awareness for healthy and sustainable seafood today! He’s pictured here dipping a tire into St John’s harbour after the mayor suggested he dip a foot in as a nod to his hero, Terry Fox.

I just wrote a post about it on vancouverisawesome.com and we’ll be sharing updates from him over the next 10 weeks. The most important part of this post is my ask of you: that you consider texting the word SALMON to 45678 and donate $10 to #chefsforoceans which is the non-profit that’s making the ride possible. The Pacific Salmon Foundation has set up this way of donating after they made a $5,000 donation to the ride, and the hope is we can match that $5,000 with a bunch of smaller donations to help fund the support crew for the ride.

I’m feeling incredibly proud of my friend @nedbell as he kicks off his cross-Canada ride raising awareness for healthy and sustainable seafood today! He’s pictured here dipping a tire into St John’s harbour after the mayor suggested he dip a foot in as a nod to his hero, Terry Fox.

I just wrote a post about it on vancouverisawesome.com and we’ll be sharing updates from him over the next 10 weeks. The most important part of this post is my ask of you: that you consider texting the word SALMON to 45678 and donate $10 to #chefsforoceans which is the non-profit that’s making the ride possible. The Pacific Salmon Foundation has set up this way of donating after they made a $5,000 donation to the ride, and the hope is we can match that $5,000 with a bunch of smaller donations to help fund the support crew for the ride.

We went up a dirt road looking for crystals and found baby salamanders. Not the worst Sunday afternoon discovery ever.

We went up a dirt road looking for crystals and found baby salamanders. Not the worst Sunday afternoon discovery ever.

Aspirations for the weekend. #explorebc

Aspirations for the weekend. #explorebc

Today I donated these 115 skateboards to the fundraising efforts of the new @amblesideskatepark that Vancouver’s @supradist is spearheading. They’re mostly collectibles I’d been holding onto since I worked as a designer/art director in the skateboard industry, some of which I’ve owned for 14 years.

I figured I’d let them go to a great cause instead of having them collect dust in storage any longer. They’ll find good homes with collectors and will hopefully raise a few thousand bucks to help a new skatepark get built in West Vancouver.

I’ll be writing about it in greater detail and sharing the specifics of all the boards in the next few days. ☺

Today I donated these 115 skateboards to the fundraising efforts of the new @amblesideskatepark that Vancouver’s @supradist is spearheading. They’re mostly collectibles I’d been holding onto since I worked as a designer/art director in the skateboard industry, some of which I’ve owned for 14 years.

I figured I’d let them go to a great cause instead of having them collect dust in storage any longer. They’ll find good homes with collectors and will hopefully raise a few thousand bucks to help a new skatepark get built in West Vancouver.

I’ll be writing about it in greater detail and sharing the specifics of all the boards in the next few days. ☺

What’s the best place in Vancouver to buy a #campfireblanket?

What’s the best place in Vancouver to buy a #campfireblanket?

A windblown @katiekronbauer exploring the Oregon coast around this time last week.

A windblown @katiekronbauer exploring the Oregon coast around this time last week.

I was given a tour of Vancouver’s NEW newest brewery, @postmarkbrewing, today (a couple weeks back it was @mainstreetbeer). I love how many of these places are opening and will continue touring them and offering looks behind the scenes on vancouverisawesome.com. 
Located in the same building as the Vancouver Urban Winery, I learned all about how the owners of Postmark actually have a lock on the wine on tap in Canada with their business, FreshTAP. If you drink wine in a restaurant and it comes from a spout these guys were likely involved in getting it to you.

But back to the subject at hand: BEER! Get some from their growler window at 55 Dunlevy right now. They just opened up 2 days ago and are pouring a delicious Red IPA.

I was given a tour of Vancouver’s NEW newest brewery, @postmarkbrewing, today (a couple weeks back it was @mainstreetbeer). I love how many of these places are opening and will continue touring them and offering looks behind the scenes on vancouverisawesome.com.
Located in the same building as the Vancouver Urban Winery, I learned all about how the owners of Postmark actually have a lock on the wine on tap in Canada with their business, FreshTAP. If you drink wine in a restaurant and it comes from a spout these guys were likely involved in getting it to you.

But back to the subject at hand: BEER! Get some from their growler window at 55 Dunlevy right now. They just opened up 2 days ago and are pouring a delicious Red IPA.

The old levitating log trick at Stave Lake. #explorebc

The old levitating log trick at Stave Lake. #explorebc

1896’s version of a smart meter, on display at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls near Mission BC. Well worth the $6 admission to this museum. #bchydro

1896’s version of a smart meter, on display at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls near Mission BC. Well worth the $6 admission to this museum. #bchydro

I hope you don’t unfollow because of this scary mummified salmon I captured in a dried up riverbed in the Paradise Valley. Chum salmon have CRAZY teeth. But the craziest thing is that there were many portions of the river where salmon had laid their eggs last year which didn’t hatch before the water level went down. While walking I found a tiny hole something had dug in the sand and noticed eggs all around it. Confused at first, I dug a bit myself and found the area was teeming with rotting eggs just under the surface of the sand. Millions of eggs won’t make their way to become fish, so it’s a good thing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans hatches something like 400 million per year in their Salmonid Enhancement program that’s been running since 1977.

I hope you don’t unfollow because of this scary mummified salmon I captured in a dried up riverbed in the Paradise Valley. Chum salmon have CRAZY teeth. But the craziest thing is that there were many portions of the river where salmon had laid their eggs last year which didn’t hatch before the water level went down. While walking I found a tiny hole something had dug in the sand and noticed eggs all around it. Confused at first, I dug a bit myself and found the area was teeming with rotting eggs just under the surface of the sand. Millions of eggs won’t make their way to become fish, so it’s a good thing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans hatches something like 400 million per year in their Salmonid Enhancement program that’s been running since 1977.