Gas or Electric?

Nissan Leaf charging

Gas or Electric? Electric vehicles pollute (electricity generation, batteries… ), but there’s a general consensus that they’re a much more eco-friendly alternative than today’s gas guzzlers.

If you were an electric car company how would you advertise your new vehicle?

Sometimes the best argument for a new technology is to mock, or at least draw attention to, what we’re doing right now. Kudos to Nissan’s ad agency for this commercial.

BC had an early version for the Winter Olympics and we’ll be seeing many more in 2012.

BC Vacation

BC Vacation at winery

Q: Why do so many people who live in British Columbia choose a BC Vacation?

A: Watch this video for a couple of reasons:

Festival du Bois

Festival du Bois 2011

The French have an irresistible “joie de vivre” (literally ‘joy of living.’)*. If you feel the need for a little fun and celebration, consider attending the 22nd Annual Festival du Bois March 5—6 2011 at Mackin Park, Coquitlam, BC Canada.

Festival du Bois is an annual celebration of francophone music, dance, craft, food, customs and culture, featuring: Québécois, Acadian, Celtic & World music, storytelling, great food and more.

Maple Syrup on snow

Think of Festival du Bois as both a:

  • music festival and a
  • family-friendly community event.

This year’s entertainment includes Mathieu Lippé, Les Surveillantes, Carlos Placeres Band, Yves Lambert et le Bébert Orchestra, Bette & Wallet, Jacky Essombe, Denis Leclerc, Les Jammers, La Famille Léger, Jean Pierre Makosso, Nicolas Pellerin et Les Grands Hurleurs, Sand Northrup and Lisa Shepherd and The Jiggers.

The Festival du Bois is produced by Société francophone de Maillardville, a non-profit society, based in Coquitlam/Maillardville.
Telephone: 604-515-7070
Email: info@maillardville.com

Makin Park map

*My ‘joie de vivre’ story: When I was a lifeguard at Lac Philippe, I was invited to stay with my girlfriend, now my wife, at her cottage on Lac Gauvreau. One Sunday night, I chuckled when I overheard a couple of retired English military officers cursing at the ‘Frenchmen’ on the other side of the lake. The French were singing loudly around their bonfire. All I knew was that it looked like a lot more fun on the French side of the lake.

Winter Scenes BC?

Winter scene

I loved the cold when I was younger; recently, not so much 🙂 , even this short video made me feel a little chilly. I suspect the clips were shot here in BC.

R3TURN to Winter from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

BC Snowboarding

BC Snowboarding

BC Snowboarding video

BC (British Columbia), an all-season destination

BC (British Columbia) forrest

BC, an all-season destination

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Network Marketing Vancouver BC

network marketing Vancouver

Are you a network marketer in the greater Vancouver BC area?

There’s a new network marketing company in town. Have you heard of XYNGULAR?

Link deactivated, please see below.

>> click here to discover XYNGULAR

Update 20111103: I’m no longer involved with network marketing.

Happy Canada Day 2010

Canada by satellite
image courtesy of geology.com copyright 2006

Canada Day, Fête du Canada, is our national day, a federal statutory holiday that celebrates the July 1st anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867.

Canada is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, Hudson’s Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the United States of America.

Canada has less than 1/2 of 1 percent of the world’s population. Wendy, Jen, Sean, Barb and Frank Eves are 5 of the approximately 34 million people in Canada. Our population may be small, but we inhabit the second largest country in the world. My youngest daughter recently enjoyed a ‘road trip’ on Canada’s national highway, at 7,604 km, the longest in the world. We have 9.2 percent of the world’s freshwater resources and 25 percent of global wetlands. We also have 10 percent of the world’s forest cover and 30 percent of the world’s boreal forest. Fresh water and trees are important today, but will become a very big deal in the near future.

Canada is fortunate to have abundant natural resources including coal, diamonds, fish, hydropower, natural gas, petroleum, potash, timber and wildlife. We also have copper, gold, iron ore, lead, molybdenum, nickel, silver and zinc.

Tidbits:

  • potash (glass, soap, and soil fertilizer) reserves, rank #1 in the world
  • oil reserves, rank 2nd to Saudi Arabia
  • uranium reserves, rank 5th with world’s two largest high-grade deposits discovered to date
  • we even rank 6th in diamonds

Happy Canada Day!

You Gotta Be Here in 2010 – Summer

Brackendale BC

I took this photo in Brackendale, north of Vancouver, on the way to Whistler in 2007. I’ll bet you can’t spot the bald eagle in this mini version. Trust me, it’s sitting on the log in the river.

BC Tourism has cleverly carried forward the look and feel they established with the 2010 Winter Olympics’ commercials. ‘You Gotta Be Here in 2010 – Summer’ is sixty seconds of fun.

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler BC

I snapped this image on a day trip to Whistler in the spring of 2010.

Whistler is located north of Vancouver, BC in the valley nestled between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Whistler blends the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre. Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, revitalizing spas, and luxurious hotels.