• Accolade on Halifax (Burnaby) March 3, 2013 Have you seen the first signs of spring in your neighborhood yet? Last week, during a bus ride onboard #136, I noticed a bit of pink in a tree on… Read more
  • World Umbrella Dance rehearsal March 2, 2013 It was a dark and rainy night for the Nikkei Centre rehearsal Friday March 1st.  It was the second day of a torrential rainstorm and huge amounts of rain was… Read more
  • Sakura bento February 21, 2013 Doesn't that look yummy? Pre-order your Sakura bento box now for pick-up during Cherry Jam Downtown on April 4 between 11:00am to 1:30pm inside the Burrard SkyTrain Station.  Holding a… Read more
  • Crazy for cherry blossoms! February 20, 2013 After five years of cherry blossom viewing in Vancouver, I've learned two things: cherry blossoms don't last sunny days are rare. So if you're lucky enough to have both sunshine… Read more
  • Zoobie Doobie! February 19, 2013 Last week, I rented a movie called "3 idiots".  The title seemed really familiar, but it's only in the middle of the movie (at 1 hour 14 minutes to be… Read more
  • My Umbrella Dance experience February 18, 2013 http://youtu.be/7Y8CJx_BQ38 I've always wanted to be in a flash mob, and last year, my dream came true thanks to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: I joined the 500 dancers who… Read more
  • Whitcomb in the West End February 17, 2013 Wendy Cutler broke the good news that "The 'Whitcomb' cherries are OPEN in the West End and they're looking excellent. These are spring cherry blossoms. They were open around this… Read more
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden February 17, 2013 Did you enjoyed the Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver today?  On your way there, if you took a few minutes to stroll through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden,… Read more
  • Autumnalis Rosea (Lost Lagoon) February 10, 2013 Wendy Cutler intrigued me with the photo of an Autumnalis Rosea (a winter blooming cherry tree) that she shared with us on January 13.  The picture showed a small tree… Read more
  • Accolade on Richards (corner Robson) February 10, 2013 Today I took advantage of the sunny weather to check up again on Vancouver's first blooming Accolade cherry tree on Richards street (corner Robson), right across the coffee shop. There… Read more
  • Haiku Invitational 2013 January 31, 2013 The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational will be accepting submissions from March 1st to June 3rd 2013. Theme: "Many many things they call to mind these cherry blossoms." --… Read more
  • Sakura! Sakura! tea January 30, 2013 I went to pick up my beautiful Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival umbrella. It's really great that we can pick up our umbrella early this year!  You can bring your paypal… Read more