Thursday, 29 March 2012

Be A TV Star

Date Idea: Tour of CTV Studios
Location: Suite 300, 750 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Canada
Price: Free

Are you and your date into TV? Think you could be the next news anchor or weather girl? Or maybe you just want to see how things run behind the scenes? Well CTV is having their annual open house this weekend.

CTV will have an open house from 10am-3pm on Saturday, March 31st. Just swing on by for a behind the scenes tour of how the news centre works. If you're a fan of any of the personalities, you may run into one while you're there.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Gun Range

Date Idea: Gun Range
Location: Port Coquitlam
Price: $30 pp + the price of ammo

This past week has brought some unusual weather for Vancouver. Last week, there was snow. As I look outside now, there is some sun peaking through, but its not quite spring time yet. So it may be a good time to bring things indoors and try something exciting. This week's idea is the indoor gun range.

DVC Ventures is an indoor gun range located in Port Coquitlam. You don't have to have a fire arms license to fire a gun there. They have lots of trained friendly staff who can help you and your date in learning how to fire a gun and how to do it safely. Admission to get in is $30 which includes gun rental and then you just pay for the ammunition that you fire along with your targets. If you have your own gun, you can bring that, however, there are some size restrictions. Typically, the more power a bullet has, the more expensive it'll be. You can often get a half price discount on admission on Wednesday nights but going to the "Special Events" page on their website and saying the passphrase of the week at the counter. Friday nights are ladies night where the ladies get free admission. A little tip is to get there early on those nights as there can be a bit of a wait. Don't forget to bring government ID.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Celtic Fest

Date Idea: CelticFest & St. Patrick's Day Parade
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Price: Free

This weekend marks that one time of year when EVERYBODY becomes Irish. And you know what they say: "Kiss Me, I'm Irish!" So grab your lil leprauchan, put on some green, and head on down to CelticFest which is going on right now until Sunday, March 18.

There are several activities going on, but something that we don’t see too often in Vancouver are parades. The 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 11am on Sunday, March 18. The parade route for the most part follows Howe Street starting at Drake and ending at Georgia and Granville where the Celtic Village is at where there will be free entertainment all weekend.