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When did the famous Milk Bar bakery secretly open a location in Vancouver? Jokes aside – how is Bonus Bakery still a secret? Hidden on the corner of West Georgia and Bute in Coal Harbour, Bonus Bakery shines with its bright yellow star. Among chic restaurants and fancy hotels, this hidden gem brings sweet vegan treats to the Coal Harbour crowd. Open since December 2018, Bonus Bakery offers an array of plant-based goodies and pastries. But none are more iconic than their signature Bonus Cookie.
When you’re in the suburbs and craving breakfast, where do you go? In Port Coquitlam you’ll find standard chains like White Spot and De Dutch. But, tucked away in the corner of an outdoor mall, you’ll find a hidden gem pancake restaurant that beats any chain restaurant. The Big Flat Pancake on the Oxford Connector excels at signature pancakes. With no shortage of sweet and savoury flavours, it can be hard to choose. But first, try the signature Oahu Big Flat Pancake.
In a neighbourhood filled with Italian, Thai, and Greek food, it’s easy to satisfy cravings in Burnaby Heights. But in a food paradise, how does a restaurant stand out? Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant stands out with its distinct flavours. Going far beyond pho and spring rolls, this Vietnamese restaurant offers so many unique flavours, it can be tough to choose what to order. But for an authentic Vietnamese meal, you can’t go wrong with the Lemongrass Chicken on Rice.
Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1
Art by: Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
*Spoilers Ahead* Despondent about where his life is heading and feeling powerless to do anything to change the growing relationship with his best friend Kira for the better, Dylan makes the decision to commit suicide. When he miraculously survives, however, it comes with a price. Because Dylan tried to take his own life, now he must repay that debt by taking the lives of bad people. Not just a straight forward take on vigi...
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*Spoilers Ahead* Once every ninety years, twelve gods from various mythologies reincarnate as humans. They are loved by masses of adoring fans and yet hated by many more. After two years, they perish-only to start the cycle all over again. But what happens when one of them steps out of line and shakes up the established order? How do the remaining eleven gods protect themselves from the truth being discovered by those not ready to hear it? And what becomes of the ‘fan’ wh...
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Widowed, retired schoolteacher Bonnie mourns the murder of her husband Harry by the Minneapolis sniper/serial killer as well as the early death of her father and her mother’s passing at the age of 63. Now at age 78 and nearing the end of her life, Bonnie fears dying in the stroke ward of the local hospital.
When she gets to the other side, however, Bonnie discovers that it’s not Heaven and Hell that awaits her, but a world where you have to fight to survi...
Thai food, specialty tea, and barbecue have made River Market one of New Westminster’s go-to food spots. But it was missing a casual eatery with a vegetarian menu. That’s until Amaranthus stepped in. Open since April 2019, this plant-based restaurant focuses on creating unique takes on old favourites. From brunch to dessert, Amaranthus has something for everyone. But the Vegan Chocolate Rosemary Cashew Cake is the perfect way to end a meal.
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Burgers and great sandwiches – that’s New Westminster. But you’ll also find Asian eats hidden in side streets and tucked away in the riverside market. Among them all, Longtail Kitchen stands out. A sister restaurant to Fat Mao Noodles, Maenam, and Freebird Chicken Shack, this Thai street food joint is owned by the talented chef Angus An. It anchors New West’s River Market and brings a modern twist on Thai street food with its bold flavours. But the noodles are what attract the crowds here. An...
I’m sure by now, you’ve probably filmed your fair share of videos. Whether you’re covering tradeshows, showing how a new product works or doing behind-the-scenes at the office, it’s a fair bet that these videos have been uploaded to YouTube, streamed on Facebook Live or even shared on Instagram Stories. But have you tried IGTV yet?
Introduced in summer 2018, IGTV was intended to allow brands & content creators to shoot longer form vertical video.
By now, you’ve probably posted your share of blog posts, videos, photos and maybe even infographics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms. Maybe you’ve even had several comments, shares & likes on your videos and photos for cool user generated content campaigns, contests and promotional strategies for events and new products.
With over 100 events over the entire week, it gets a little overwhelming to choose which events to go to and which ones you’ll have to miss. In a perfect world we’d be able to attend them all, but until teleportation tech hits VSW you’ll have to stick to good ol’ prioritization.
As a starting point, we’ve created a mini guide of just the essentials organized by our event tracks: Founder, Funding, Growth, Networking, and Technology.
At Vancouver Startup Week, we’re grateful to work with a wide network of sponsors and event partners. VSW would not be what it is, without their support, expertise and willingness to share their experiences and participate in our events and promotions.
This year, we’re thrilled to be partnering again with Two Tall Totems Studio on VanHacks, an annual hackathon dedicated to helping local non-profit groups in our community.
At Vancouver Startup Week, we’re grateful to work with our network of sponsors and event partners. VSW would not be what it is, without their support, expertise and willingness to share their experiences and participate in our events and promotions.
This year, we’re thrilled to be working with Bosky Mukherjee, CEO & Founder of Spark & Substance, specializing in designing and scaling businesses in using human centered design.