Showing posts from December, 2013

Queen of the Peak Women's Surf Championships 2013

The third annual Queen of the Peak women's surf championship saw both blustery and sunny skies (and waves!) Cox Bay Beach October 9 & 10, 2013. Leah Oke of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island took first place in the longboard competition while Tofino's own Catherine Bruhwiler claimed victory and the Queen of the Peak title on her shortboard! Over 20 girls ages 16 and under took to the waves in the Princess of the Peak contest, where ten year old Matea Olin of Tofino took the crown with an impressive performance - rememeber her name.

Nanaimo Squash Club

When the wonderful people at Island Daily Deals offered up an opportunity to pick up a 5 punch pass at the Nanaimo Squash Club for an unreal price I took advantage.

I had never tried squash, but after reading about how it's the world's healthiest sport, I was looking forward to trying it out and getting a great workout. 

 There are 4 courts (2 with glass backed viewing galleries) which for non-members you need to book between 4pm-9pm Monday to Friday. The drop in rate is $10 which includes equipment if you need it. Depending on whether you are a beginner or more experienced, there are different balls you will want to use. 

 I simply e-mail to book a court and have a time block of 45 minutes. For a high intensity, quick game like squash - 45 minutes is the perfect amount of time to get a serious sweat going. 

 As a member you have full access to the bar and lounge area, fitness area and sauna. 

Membership Prices: 

Type of MembershipMonthly Payment PlanAnnual Payment PlanSingle$68.0…

Photo of the day: Wintery walk near Nanaimo Estuary


Restaurant Review: Frankie's Modern Diner (Nanaimo)

When I heard Moxie's had closed it doors and had re-opened under a new restaurant(and modern diner style at that!) I was eager to check it out. I've always enjoyed the nostalgic look and feel of a modern diner. We arrived on Sunday morning for breakfast and I was eager to indulge in one of the many bennys that were presented on the menu. 

"Fresh, Local, from scratch cooking -

Our goal is to provide local, sustainable products and prepare field for fork meals for your pleasure. We cook as much as possible from scratch and fresh daily. Menu items are created and tested by our culinary team and we welcome your thoughts and comments"

This is straight from their menu. 

They have one of the largest menus I have ever seen, including ALL-DAY breakfast. So if you're a breakfast lover like myself, you'll LOVE this.

 We arrived with a party of 6 and we were all impressed with the extensive menu. 

I had a hard time deciding on which eggs benny to try as they all looked deli…