Posts Tagged: science world

in the city ::

The past few weeks have been pretty hectic with new projects and finding a new-to-us flat. Vancouver, where are all your rentals?! There seems to be slim pickings lately and we both had sad faces after falling in love with a place near Oak Street only to find that it was gone within the hour even though the manager had told us there was no application to be completed and to just email him our interest. Apparently, somebody gave him a cheque, and that was the end of that – Ugh. I decided to broaden my search, so if anybody knows of anything between Fraser to South Granville from West King Edward North, please let me know!

On a more positive note, this weekend was filled with friends, salted chocolate chip cookes from the Gluten Free Epicurean (seriously addicted), a special one year old’s birthday, and me playing Dance Central on the Kinect for two and a half hours in my mom’s basement on Saturday night. Let me just tell you.. it has been a pretty sore Sunday!  Hope everybody had a fabulous weekend!

YVR :: things to do :: maker faire

images via flickr blue mollusc

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is coming up this weekend and we are happy to give one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the event! Maker Faire is a two-day celebration of making and creating. Some of the features include pyrotechnics, kinetic sculptures, interactive musical installations, and 3d printers that can print themselves. Interaction booths stationed throughout will centre around education: teaching people how to complete a circuit, spin wool, or smoke bacon!

There will also be a range of exhibits including a speaker series, performances, displays and workshops featuring Plush, Spool of Thread, the Fraser Valley Knitting Guild, Mighty Ugly and Science World among others.

How to enter! Just leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen at random on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at noon (PST).

date: Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th, 2011
time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
location: Great Northern Way Campus, 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
tickets: Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee faster entry and a discounted rate! Click here for details.

Visit the Maker Faire website here for more details.