Coast Lunchbox & Light up the Hills

September 22, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

On today’s B-Side we’re covering two timely topics:

  1. Coast Lunchbox
    This healthy alternative food truck (not to be confused with FreshCoast who was recently in hot water over an Instagram post), has become one of the most popular trucks to visit at music festivals and almost any public event in town. From their addictive garlic rosemary fries, to their mouth-watering Korean BBQ Pork Wrap… they make food truck eating a non-shameful act you’ll want to brag about. They’ve managed to create healthy (and delicious) food items that actually compete with the greasy norm. And, you can even book them to cater your special event! When they’re not parked at a festival, you can find them at 610 Herald St (Fountain Tire Parking Lot), 11am-2pm Monday-Friday.
  2. Light up the Hills
    A few weeks ago we talked about local artists making waves at music festivals this summer. Well, they just all happen to be at the “Light up the Hills” event this Saturday! From 7:30-9:30pm in the Westhills community, show up for a family-friendly outdoor festival of light presented by the West Shore Arts Council and Westhills.From the Facebook event:”Held after dark, featured illuminated artworks will create a spectacular glowing effect throughout the community. Event participants will walk along a designated path, passing by various performances and artworks, and using hand-made lanterns to guide their way. This community-focused event aims to showcase the creativity of local artists, musicians, and performers.

    -The featured artworks include three returning from last year’s festival: “Aurora” by Limbic Media, “StalagNight” by Studio Robazzo, and “Luminous Grove” by Joshua Schmidt (Luminous Forest Project).

    -This year we are excited to include the Phoenix Rainbow Project, which has been featured at several events including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and the 2017 Burning Man festival.

    -Also featuring the “Registroid” from Monkey C Interactive. The Registroid is a vintage cash register that has been modified into a playable, interactive, musical looping machine with blinking lights.

    -Local performers include: Circus artist Kaelyn Schmitt, Victoria Conservatory of MusicMaple Leaf School of Russian BalletKaleidoscope Theatre for Young People, harpist Allison Marshall, and the Quicksbottom Morris dancers!

    There will be three lantern-making workshops in the lead up to the event:
    -September 16, 2017 – Centennial Hall – 2805 Carlow Road. Drop-in from 3-6pm. Register here:

    -September 19, 2017 – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 – 761 Station Ave. Drop-in from 3-6pm. Register here:

    -September 20, 2017 – Coast Collective – 318 Wale Rd. This intermediate to advanced lantern-making workshop has limited registration and will take place from 4:30-7:30pm. Register here:

    Parking will be available at Belmont Secondary School and at the Westhills YMCA. For those with small children or mobility issues, a trolley service will be circulating from Belmont, to the YMCA, and past Westhills Park.

    Volunteer participation is essential to the success of this event. There are many roles that need to be filled, including tasks leading up to and during the event, and roles suitable for both individuals and groups. Email for more information!”

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