Hi there, my name is Veronica and I am your new Funchaser! I know, change is hard…but I promise we will warm up to each other!
Originally from the Lower Mainland, I was scared of leaving everything that I knew behind and starting completely from scratch in a place totally foreign to me. I’ve now been here for a little over a week, locked up in my apartment—yes because of the smoke—but mainly because I was too scared to leave and explore the unknown territory. Frankly, I could not wait for this job to start so that I would actually have an excuse to go out!
Vero’s first day:
Although the nerves did kick in a little on my first morning, they seized to exist within the hour of being out in the community! Let me tell you something I’ve noticed in the little over a week of being here… everyone is SO NICE!! It blew my mind when the bus driver said more than just “Hello,” to me on my way to work…or when the cab driver actually had a lengthy conversation with me. The point is, I am very grateful to have been placed in what seems to be a community full of very kind people. Okay okay I know I know, you are dying to know what events I went to, so lets jump right into it!
Storytime at Books and Company
This café is amazing! As soon as you walk in, you can smell breakfast in the air, eggs, bacon, coffee—you get the idea. I love the concept of building a café and a bookstore in one place.
Every Saturday from 10am until 11am they host a Storytime, for kids of all ages to come and listen to stories be read and colour while parents mingle and enjoy a morning coffee.
I am, without a doubt, a farmer’s market kind of girl; I love the idea of supporting local businesses! The Market is open from 8:30am until 2pm every Saturday, rain or shine—or in Prince George’s case, snow/smoke or shine. But all jokes aside, I had the chance to try the Hixon Falls crackers, which I thought were absolutely amazing and would completely blow my mind with a side of fresh hummus.
I also got to view some amazing art like these wooden carved house hold items—I’m obsessed!
Lastly I was super excited to meet these two great ladies who introduced me to their cold pressed juices, (I’m all about those cold pressed juices) as well as to some vegan treats they supply at their store, Col Juicery.
Public skate at Roll a Dome
Believe it or not…this was my first time setting foot into an indoor rollerblading arena.
Al showed me around the place and I got to see kids enjoying every minute of their time on their skates. You can public skate from 2-4 pm on the weekends with admission being:
- $2 for anyone 5 y/o or under
- $4 for anyone between 6-10 y/o
- $5 for anyone between 11-16 y/o
- $6 for anyone 17 y/o and up
Also if you haven’t rented out one of their little electric skating animals…you’re missing out!! They are SO MUCH FUN! I had the opportunity to hop on one for a little while and lets just say, I felt like a child again and I loved every second of it!
Northern Lights Estate Winery Public Tour
This was my first time at a winery, EVER!
I cannot even describe to you how delicious it smelt when I walked through the doors and into the winery’s main building…it instantly made me want to put my camera down and sit down for lunch (I didn’t). Every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday you are able to come in and take a public tour between 2-3pm that will have you feeling like a sommelier when you leave. Something that I found very appealing about this place is how aesthetically pleasing it is, it has extreme instagram potential!
I happened to bump into some of the Wheelin Warriors of the North– a group of cyclists raising money to find a cure for cancer–I was very inspired and humbled by the determination and passion I saw in these riders as they spoke to me, I am so very glad I got to meet them.
Overall this was an amazing weekend, and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made it that way.
Okay, love you guys, and I will see you next weekend!