Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to November 2014


Since there are no long weekends to celebrate this month, we have some suggestions to get you through the post-Halloween trauma that is November. Here’s our guide to making the most of it.

Prepare for winter by treating yourself to a new hat, scarf or pair of boots that you love
Why? Because you won’t notice the dreary weather if you feel fabulous in your new duds.

To CandyTown: A Yaletown Holiday Festival on Saturday, November 22 from 12–7 pm
Why? Mainland Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Candy canes will hang from lamp posts and carolers will seranade you. There will be a gift market, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a visit from Santa himself!

The flu shot
Why? Because it’s not just about you…if you get sick, you’ll probably make other people sick. You don’t want to be that person, do you?

In the leaves with the kids
Why? It’s fun, you can only do it once a year and active play helps kids learn.

The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Kid, for a Kid, by Aija Mayrock
Why? This practical eBook really speaks to kids in a way only a peer can. It’s honest, heartfelt and provides practical tools for coping with bullying. We love its central theme about the power of positivity.

Why? Because November is financial literacy month in Canada and your kids have a lot to learn.

Jonty: The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep
Why? We like the just-for-them touches in this interactive bedtime storybook, like the beginner’s level lettering and simple navigation—perfect for kids just learning to read. The goal of the game is to help Jonty the dinosaur get to sleep…we keep hoping the kids will pick up some pointers.

Slow down
Why? Because speeding can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. It’s also safer.

A moustache cake for Movember
Why? Because everybody loves moustaches these days and baking a funny cake is a great activity to do with the kids.

Vancouver’s homeless by playing in the Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament on November 28
Why? There will be at least two former NHL players on each team, you’ll recieve a personalised jersey and you’re guaranteeed to play in at least three games (if you meet the fundraising requirements). So better start campaigning! All funds raised benefit local charities for the homeless, including Covenant House, Lookout Emergency Centre and the Salvation Army.



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