About Jenn Gill

Jenn is a work-from-home mama, word wizard, and photography enthusiast; living in the Lower Mainland, BC, with her husband and two young daughters. Whether it be online or at the local farmers market, she loves to shop. She's well-known for scouring packaging labels for a business address or "Made in Canada" sticker, and gets giddy at the discovery of new (or new-to-her) Canadian products.

Quiz: How many Canadian slang words do you know?

How many Canadian slang words do you know? Don’t deke out now, it’s time for a Canadian slang quiz! So grab your double double, settle onto the chesterfield, and Give’r!

Canadian Mother’s Day gift ideas

When is Mother’s Day in Canada? In Canada, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. It falls on May 14 this year, which means that if you haven’t already found that perfect Mother’s Day gift, it’s time to get shopping — or at least start thinking about what kind of […]

Hello Humpback! A board book designed by BC First Nations artist and writer duo

New in Canadian Kid Lit Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of the newly released book, Hello Humpback!, for review. My five year old daughter and I had a great time flipping through the brightly illustrated pages. We couldn’t help but run our fingers across images that eye-catchingly combine a matte finish with glossy detailing. About Hello Humpback! […]

Slurpee Canada’s annual Bring Your Own Cup event is back this week!

[tweetthis]Slurpee Canada’s Bring Your Own Cup event is back this week! [/tweetthis] On March 24-25, 2017, the Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup event will be back at 7-Eleven stores across Canada! Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup event guidelines On the two days mentioned above, customers are encouraged to use their imagination and bring any clean container (that is a […]

Have You Heard? There’s a summer camp for adults in BC!

Summer camp isn’t just for the kids anymore. Are some of your fondest summer memories those of nights bunking at camp after busy days filled with outdoor adventure and games, escaping the city or suburbs, and making new friends? Or maybe, like me, you just listened in awe at the camp tales your friends returned to […]

How food banks help our communities

When we think about food banks, we might be under the misconception that they’re mostly used by regular clients stopping by for a weekly hamper pickup, but the reality couldn’t be more different. Here Katharine Schmidt, executive director, Food Banks Canada shares insights into the services that modern food banks provide to help their clients […]

Put a twist on the traditional with melt-in-the-middle fish cakes

Everyone would love to cook up something new in the kitchen, but sometimes time and the effort it takes hold us back. The best way to overcome this is by incorporating a new flavour or a twist on a traditional product to help add novelty to your meal. If you’re looking for easy-to-make inspiration, this […]

The King’s Ears: An engaging picture book app for kids

The King’s Ears, a Canadian-made story book app by Rascal Media Inc, is the brainchild of award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Cynthia Nugent. The King’s Ears is the story of a king’s path to self acceptance when–after a lifetime of hiding from everyone that he has goat ears–his big secret comes out. It is based on the book The King Has Goat Ears, a whimsical retelling of […]

The Healthy Family Expo is back this month, and twice as big!

Exploring healthy choices as a family Before kids, I was a very active person. I was always walking, biking, working on my feet; then would spending my evenings dancing, shooting pool, and basically taking part in any activity that didn’t involve sitting still. I’d never put much focus on things like healthy eating habits or the […]

Heart of Our Nation: A three dollar coin to commemorate Canada 150

Heart of Our Nation Earlier this month, The Royal Canadian Mint Released the 2017 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation; a souvenir to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The 99.99% pure silver coin was designed by accomplished artist and coin designer, Laurie McGaw, of Guelph, Ontario. The back side of the collectible coin boasts a large maple leaf […]