Relive The Magic Of The Holidays in Vancouver and Watch It Come Alive In This Time Lapse Video

When festive lights go up, the spirit of the season comes alive and the magic of the holidays warms Vancouver, Canada unlike any other time of year but unless you’re here, it’s hard to put in words the joyous feeling around the city.

Luckily for us, this time lapse video does a fabulous job of capturing the energy of being in Vancouver, BC during Christmas. Created by a local action sports video production company, watch as the video takes us on a journey to the beautiful lights around town.

The short video was filmed at some of the great spots in Vancouver to see holiday lights including Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Robson Square, English Bay and other locales. I hope you like it!

The Vancouver Canucks Want To Cross Check You With Their New Hockey Jersey

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The NHL is really after your Christmas dollars this holiday season. The Vancouver Canucks recently debuted a new green jersey and now shop.NHL.com has an all-new collection named Cross Check featuring black and greyed-out hockey gear available for every NHL team, including the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver Canucks Cross Check Jersey

The new Vancouver Canucks Cross Check jersey will not be worn by players during NHL games and are considered fan gear only, much like last year’s Accelerator black jersey.

Vancouver Canucks Cross Check Jersey

They retail for $130USD and should be available at the Vancouver Canucks Team Store and select retailers hopefully before Christmas. A pullover hoodie is also available in black. To get yours now, order them at shop.NHL.com

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Here’s The 12 Highest Paid Computer Programming Skills

Highest Paid Computer Programming Skills

Computer programming is well known to be one of the highest paying jobs in Vancouver and around the world. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high and is approaching $100,000 USD.

However, some programming skills are more coveted than others. US website Quartz broke down data from a Brookings Institution July publication and showed the difference in pay for the top 12 programming skills.

Based on that data, here are the programming skills listed next to their average annual salary in US dollars from lowest to highest:

12 Highest Paid Computer Programming Skills

12. PERL – $82,513

11. SQL – $85,511

10. Visual Basic – $85,962

9. C# – $89,074

7. C – 90,134

6. JavaScript – $91,461

5. C++ – $93,502

4. JAVA – $94,908

3. Python – $100,717

2. Objective C – $108,225

1. Ruby on Rails – $109,460

Photo Credit: racheocity

The Vancouver Canucks Just Got A New Jersey And It’s Kinda Okay

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Vancouver Canucks unveiled a new jersey that will fit nicely under any Christmas tree. This bold, victory green Reebok jersey with Johnny Canuck emblazoned across the chest, is currently only available at the Canucks Team Store at Rogers Arena but will be available at other retailers in a few weeks.

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In case you hate the colour or the logo, before you race over to Trevor Linden’s office with broken hockey sticks, these new jerseys will not be worn by Canuck players in NHL games and are considered a “fashion” jersey for fans only.

Judging by a few tweets, some Canuck fans aren’t liking the green sweater or the logo which is little odd since they’ve been around for quite awhile. What we like about it is the step away from the Orca logo and an attempt to finally focus on the true meaning of the best team name in sports.

A Guy Used Photos From Facebook To Start An Anime Pencil Portraits Business

An artist got inspiration to start a small art business by skimming through profile pictures at social media sites. Using his talent and love of Japanese animation, artist Robert DeJesus decided to draw them into cute anime-style cartoon characters.

Anime Pencil Portraits

Robert’s drawings have grown in popularity that people now contact him directly to get their photos turned into art. These anime pencil portraits by Robert DeJesus have helped him grow a business he never knew he had and also help fix his car.

This goes to show, a business opportunity could be right under your nose. Carving out your own niche with the talents you have can be the difference of working at a job or doing something you love.

Anime Pencil Portraits

If you’d like a portrait done of yourself, contact Robert here. To view more of Robert’s work, visit http://robertdejesus.tumblr.com/

Photo credit: Robert DeJesus

This Solar-Powered Glowing Bike Path Would Make Cycling Far More Enjoyable

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With so much talk about the need for bike lanes in cities around the world, little discussion has been focused on making them better. A Dutch designer took upon himself to create a safer and quite frankly a beautiful glowing bike path. This kilometer-long bike path was developed using both glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LEDs to help bicyclists stay on track when they ride at night.

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde created the innovative glowing bike path to look like Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting. The Glowing Bike Path is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised.

Daan Roosegaarde’s company Studio Roosegaarde is currently in talk with the City of Toronto to bring its Van Gogh-inspired glowing bicycle path to their city in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Glowing Bike Path

Glowing Bike Path

Glowing Bike Path

Idina Menzel and Vancouver’s Michael Bublé Release Christmas Classic Baby It’s Cold Outside

Singer of the Academy Award winning song “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel joins Vancouver’s very own Michael Bublé for a special duet of the Christmas classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The two stars let kids shine in a Gatsby styled hotel lobby and are only seen for a few seconds but their voices carry the video.

Bublé adds another classic Christmas song to his repertoire perfect for the every holiday season. Michael is returning to NBC for the fourth time on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for Michael Bublé Christmas in New York television special. He will be joined by Barbra Streisand, Miss Piggy and Ariana Grande.

The Ultra Cheap Asian Boys Is The Funniest And Best Response To Ultra Rich Asian Girls

Youtube web series Ultra Rich Asian Girls got us a glimpse inside the opulent lives of wealthy new immigrants in Vancouver, much to the chagrin of some residents. Ultra Cheap Asian Boys is a hilarious comeback video of real local Asian Canadian kids who’ve been slumming it here for years and just trying to get by.

We’re hoping this just isn’t one-time trailer and an ongoing series because there’s some great money saving tips. 4 guys sharing 1 cup for 5 refills at McDonald’s is genius.

These Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters Are Going To Make The Holidays Even Better

Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters

The renewed love of ugly sweaters continues again this holiday season and these ugly NHL Christmas sweaters are perfect for every hockey fan. Go draped in Christmas trees, snowflakes and your favorite team’s logo and you’ll be the smash hit at every party this holiday season. NHL superstars like Alex Ovechkin get a special custom designed ugly NHL Christmas sweater adorned with their name and number in gorgeous gaudiness.

Each sweater ranges from $60 to $85 on NHL.com but this store has a wider selection. These NHL versions are just the tip of the candy cane, manufacturer Forever Collectibles has ugly sweaters for all pro sports and they can’t make them fast enough.

Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters

Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters

Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters

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Ugly NHL Christmas Sweaters

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A Guys Dressed Up As A Chicken Is Giving Out Free Taxi Rides in Vancouver

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Back in the summer of 2014, the Twitter account @HiddenCash started to tweet the secret location of envelopes with cash inside.

It first started in San Francisco but copycat account @HiddenCashYVR emerged in Vancouver soon after and continues to this day to leave hidden money around the city.

Not long after that, a free marijuana Twitter account popped up and then a free taxi service which abruptly stopped after a day.

That free taxi service is back with a purpose. They’ve been driving people around the city in protest to the B.C. government’s opposition to Uber and the need of taxi reform in the city.

If you want a ride and don’t mind the driver wears a chicken costume, tweet @YesFreeTaxi.

Join him and the fight to bring Uber to Vancouver, BC, sign the petition here.

Roberto Luongo Also Tried to Break The Internet

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Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has been rather quiet on Twitter over the past week but he laid down this beauty in response to Kim Kardashian’s Break The Internet photo spread in Paper Magazine (NSFW).

At over 7,000 retweets, Bobby Lu is still a ways off from breaking the internet but he came close.

Here’s Kim’s original Instagram photo:

#BreakTheInternet

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Vancouver Filmed Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Second Trailer Is Here

The second trailer of the upcoming film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was just released starring Ben Stiller and recently passed away Robin Williams.

It’s a little hard to tell but parts of the movie were filmed in Vancouver, BC early last year. The movie opens in theatres on December 19, 2014.

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Check out the official site here.

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