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A Move, a Run and a TV Studio: big week ahead for TBL!

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It’s almost moving time! Time to leave the old office in New Westminster for our shinier downtown digs on the 6th floor of 1112 West Pender. We’ll be a stone’s throw (if you’ve got a good arm anyway!) from waterfront Jack Poole Plaza and the former Olympic Cauldron, whose flames burned throughout the Vancouver Winter 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games two years ago.

More important to certain staff named David, the new office is just steps from Caffè Artigiano, a local Vancouver coffee chain whose champion baristas put Starbucks to shame. (I feel mildly guilty writing this, as my laptop and I are currently taking advantage of Starbucks’ free wireless! But take it as an honest local tip on where to imbibe a serious latte in Vancouver.)

Fortunately the move won’t take place this weekend, as Vancouver’s downtown core will be largely closed to vehicle traffic. The starting line for one of the world’s biggest 10K races is only 2 blocks from the Pender office and at 9am on Sunday 60,000 runners will begin the journey along Georgia Street towards Stanley Park, along Beach Avenue and over the Burrard and Cambie St Bridges. The Vancouver Sun Run is not so much a serious race as a wonderful community event that gets bigger each year. For the first time, I (Sara) will be a part of the race crowd! Hopefully the classic Vancouver ocean and mountain views will be a distraction from the pain that will likely set in at about the 8K mark...

It’s a big week all around for the ToursByLocals Vancouver team, as we’re also heading into the CTV news studios on Monday morning to chat about ToursByLocals and the concept of “local travel” with CTV News at Noon hosts Keri Adams, Perry Solkowski, and Marke Driesschen. Watch for us at 12pm PST if you’re local, and if you’re not, we’ll be sure to share the video clip on our site as soon as we can.
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