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Yaletown’s 2XU (“Two Times You”) is offering you a chance to save money AND help a great cause. Just in time for Christmas, 2XU if offering up a sample sale Thursday December 20, on some great 2012 and 2013 athletic wear. It’s a win/win. You save some money AND those in need get some much needed food via a clever food token concept conceived by serial entrepreneur Mark Brand of Save-On-Meats.

2XU is located at 1020 Mainland St. #112
Sample Sale from noon – 6:00pm

For more information about the Charity visit The Gastown Project.

Press release below:

2XU uses a portion of the proceeds from its upcoming sample sale to help feed the homeless on the lower eastside.

2XU is getting into the Holiday spirit by using a portion of the proceeds from the upcoming sample sale of 2012-2013 sporting garments to purchase Save On Meats – Sandwich Tokens, which will be distributed throughout the lower eastside to those in need.

These tokens are redeemable for breakfast sandwiches at Mark Brand’s Save On Meats at 43 West Hastings, and have no monetary value. This marks a pivotal step for 2XU and its relationship in helping the community.

About 2XU

(“Two Times You”) was launched in January 2005, and is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments. In its first year, 2XU graced the skin of multiple World Champion athletes and has since formed powerful alliances and key partnerships with World Champions across the globe in numerous sports including Triathlon, Cycling, NBA, Swimming, Netball, AFL, Soccer, NRL, NFL and Running. 2XU is also the exclusive Official Compression Supplier to the Australian Institute of Sport.

Founded and based in Melbourne, Australia, 2XU is fast becoming the most technical sports brand in the world. Designed and tested in consultation with industry experts, all garments employ intelligent physiological design, cutting edge performance fabrics and construction. The premium Australian brand is now stocked in multiple countries around the world.

For more information on 2XU, visit www.2xu.com.

See you at the sample sale on December 20th from noon to 6:00pm at 1020 Mainland St. Suite 112


Yaletown Christmas Festival – Candytown

When: Friday November 23rd, 2012 from 3-9pm & Saturday November 24th, 2012 from 12-9pm

Where: Mainland Street in Yaletown

Candytown is the only free outdoor holiday event in Downtown Vancouver. Yaletown will be transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, decorations and outdoor ice skating at the Scotiabank Ice Rink at Bill Curtis Square. NHL star Trevor Linden will also make an appearance on Saturday November 24th from 12-3pm. Horse-drawn carriages, a reindeer barn, a Christmas market with plenty of sweet treats and a Candytown Cocktail Tour are a few of the many attractions during this festive weekend. Candytown will be a family-friendly event but features fun for people of all ages.

This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.


The 14th Annual Halloween Route through Yaletown is back. Dress in your scariest costume and zombie walk throughout Yaletown between 3:30 and 5:30 for a great family Halloween. Look for the Spidey posters in participating business windows and grab some loot. Pick up a Trick or Treat route map at the Roundhouse front desk on Wed, Oct 31 from 3:30 to 5:30.

Have fun!


Hamilton Street Grill is serving up a Thanksgiving Feast this Sunday, October 7th. Get your Turkey fill this Thanks Giving weekend and enjoy savoury Organic turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, yams, potatoes, vegetables and yes…pumpkin pie.

Pricing is $30 per person with children under 12 years of age $20
5:30 pm first seating – 7:30 pm second seating

Seating is at individual tables with an orphan’s table (long table) for single diners and social butterflies. Reservations are a must so book now. Please advise if you wish to sit at the long table, otherwise you will be seated at standard individual tables.

1009 Hamilton Street Grill
Call 604-331-1511 for resos now.


Check out submiT in November at the Roundhouse Community Center and pick up some fantastic and unique gifts from local artists all the while helping out a great cause too! Read below for more info.

submiT showcases local artists’ magic on inimitably cool, limited-edition t-shirts to celebrate the power of creation, education and community in Vancouver and across the planet in Ethiopia. By bringing together artists, philanthropists, curious global citizens and party lovers, submiT aims to create new channels for engaged interaction in unconventional and unexpected ways.

When: November 1st, 2012 @ 7:00pm.

Who: You. Your friends. The friends you’ve yet to meet. The elite of Vancouver’s local art scene. A room full of unbelievably cool people, supporting local art and community while raising funds for an amazing cause in Ethiopia.

What: submiT showcases local artists’ magic on inimitably cool, limited-edition t-shirts. Each of our 10 artists provides a limited edition design for t-shirts that you can purchase only on the night of the event. All profits go to imagine1day.

Where: The Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.

For more information and to buy your ticket visit submiT Vancouver


The Comox Greenway is being developed in two sections. Section 1 is Comox and Helmcken streets in the West End (between Stanley Park and Hornby Street) which will be a cycling and walking route and is expected to be constructed in early 2013 if approved by Council in 2012 November.

In Yaletown, Section 2 will be divided into a walking route along Helmcken Street and a cycling route along Hornby and Drake streets that will connect to False Creek and the existing separated bike lanes on Hornby Street.

Benefits of the Comox-Helmcken Greenway Project

  • Connect parks, schools, community centres, cultural features, historic sites, neighbourhoods and retail areas
  • Encourage people of all ages and abilities to explore their city by walking or wheeling by bicycle, wheelchair, stroller, skateboard and in-line skates in a comfortable, convenient and interesting way
  • Improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Beautify the street with gardens and trees
  • Provide places to sit, rest and socialize
  • Create vibrant hubs for social activity


Proposed Route

Helmcken Street: Burrard Street to False Creek (walking route)

    Helmcken Street is a street in transition. As the street re-develops we will incrementally improve the walking environment with:

  • Buildings setback from the street
  • Wider sidewalks
  • Street trees
  • Pedestrian lighting
  • Other amenities to match what has already been improved over the years
  • The cycling portion of the route will be along Hornby and Drake.

Hornby Street: Helmcken Street to Drake Street (cycling route)

Since going out for the initial Comox-Helmcken Greenway public consultation in September 2011, the Hornby separated bike lanes were made permanent in June 2012. As a result, the proposed plan will connect to the existing separated bike lanes on Hornby Street.

The walking route will continue to be along Helmcken as envisioned in the initial consultation.


Vancouver’s most popular wine tasting series is back and this month Hamilton Street Grill is featuring some great wines from Down Under.

There have been few other wineries throughout Australia who have helped shape the evolution of the Australian wine industry as McWilliam’s wines. Vineyards and winery’s that go as far back as 1877 and some of the world’s most award winning wines. In 2009 alone, McWilliam’s was awarded 40 trophies and 889 medals at wine shows across Australia.

Join Hamilton Street Grill for a tasting 5:30 pm Monday, September 24th / 25th – $25 per person

Hamilton Street Grill in YaletownThis fall marks the beginning of the 10th season of Hamilton Street Grill’s popular monthly wine tasting series and will be starting the new season with some great Australian wines from McWilliams, Australia’s premier winery, paired with Hamilton Street Grill’s Executive Chef Neil Wyles wine inspired appetizers.

In keeping with their popular tasting format diners get to choose from two nights and try a sampling of three new wines with three savoury, wine-inspired food tasters while learning from a wine expert as they take you through a sit down yet casual style tasting. Guests are seated at both individual tables and at shared tables stating at 5:30 – the tasting go to about 7pm.