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Today’s Vancouver Mom: Maili Wong

Today’s Vancouver Mom: Maili Wong

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I’m Mom to Jaayda (6) and Maxwell (3), and First Vice President and Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy. My husband is a dentist. Both of us work full-time. Our family loves Family Days (a.k.a the weekend) when we play, explore and try new things together. We also love to sneak away to our private Fairy Forest getaway on Salt Spring Island, where we connect with the earth and let loose with unabashed dance parties to pop tunes and songs by Raffi.

Check out Maili’s favourite spots around town

the keg granville island

The Keg Granville Island

Always ready with fruit and veggie plate for the kids before we even order. Staff knows how to create a relaxed, kid-friendly dining experience. Food and drinks are consistently delicious

1499 Anderson St, Vancouver

ride cycle club

Ride Cycle Club

Where I spin out my stresses to awesome music and maximize my limited time to exercise. I’m motivated to keep up by the young, hip cyclists and eventually earning my way to the front row of bikes!

881 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Bike riding on the English Bay Seawall

Afternoon family bike-rides are a favorite with Max on the Trail-gator hitched to Keith’s bike. Jaayda shed her training wheels. Now we venture out together to soak in the West Coast beauty by the water.

Salt Spring Island Saturday Morning Farm Market in Ganges

Enjoy local art and culture, fresh-baked goods, colorful organic produce sold by local farmers. Kids love the playground and grassy field. Plus art galleries, fine restaurants, fresh seafood at the Pier.

Little Kickers Soccer

Great fun and team skill-building for the little ones, and my 3 year old loves the games the coaches lead Saturday mornings at Jericho Park. The location is perfect for the entire family to enjoy a hike in the nearby trails or short walk to restaurants afterward.

3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver


See Also

Arts Umbrella Art Start Program

Our kids love getting their hands and smocks dirty as they create masterpieces with paint, clay and messy materials I’d rather not use at home! We stop by the Kids Market after for more fun and games.

1286 Cartwright St, Granville Island

49th Parallel Coffee & Donuts

Gourmet sea salt caramel donuts are the draw but the location makes us stay. The kids hot chocolate is made less hot so the kids sip immediately and we can enjoy quiet bliss with our cappuccinos.

2198 West 4th Ave, Vancouver

Granville Island Family Photos

Connect with Maili on her site Smart Risk Investing, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and check out her book Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy to Achieve a Work-Optional Life

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