This week’s Vancouver Mom to Follow is Amber Orchard, who started her event planning career at age 9 in the school playground and has been seeking reasons to celebrate ever since. From galas to festivals, her company Amber Orchard Events has organized events for TELUS, SFU and a number of clients from Vancouver’s Film and TV industry.
When not looking for a “Wow” factor for her next event, she can be found volunteering at her kids’ schools, biking, cooking and jet setting. She lives in New Westminster with her husband, 7-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son, who all love a great party too.
Five places Amber loves to go!
Vancouver Urban Winery
Be it a date night or girls night, this is my go-to. From the moment you walk through their amazing wood doors, the space is industrial yet fun. I love their wine flights (something about drinking wine out of small glasses!) and the Tomato Soup Fondue with grilled cheese toasties.
Bernie Legge Theatre
This gem of a playhouse is the oldest community theatre in BC and is nestled within the trees of Queen’s Park. I spent a lot of time there as a kid and now enjoy taking my children to their productions. A great way to experience amazing talent in an intimate space.
Westminster Pier Park
Be it a Sunday stroll down the boardwalk, a picnic at the urban beach or an evening mom’s run, Pier Park is one gorgeous setting. My kids love the hammocks, playgrounds and outdoor concerts. The Pier Eats is a great place for a cold ice cream or Steel & Oak beer!
Mila + Paige Clothing Boutique
I love supporting local and this shop makes it easy with its well curated line of clothing. From dresses for fancy parties to the perfect work pants, you’ll find it.
I love museums and even after 20+ visits to this attraction, I still find new things to see. The carousel is gorgeous, fun and fast. It is always a hit with the kids and me!
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