lit christmas tree on a city rooftop
Merry Christmas from the rooftops of Vancouver - courtesy of Sean Neild in the FBC 366 Photo a Day Project on Flickr

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It's Christmas Eve and the start of a week of Christmas and New Year's festivities that will have us all busy and celebrating.  And to that end, we've decided to take a few days off around these parts so we can spend time with our families and friends as well.

We'll be back on New Year's Eve with the news and we have some fun posts for you next week as we ease into a new year.  But... that's where the chilling out ends!

We have lots happening in January - we'll be launching our monthly newsletter and making the last of our FBC2013 Speaker announcements, and... of course... FBC2013 tickets will be going on sale later in the month.  We're so excited for this to happen and find out who will be joining us at Hockley Valley in April.

In the meantime, we do have a few announcements before we take a little holiday break!

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Winner

We had a great response to our Smitten Kitchen Cookbook giveaway and we're very pleased to announce the winners are Gwen and Renee. Thanks again to the good people at Appetite by Random House for the books!

Vancouver Social Media Awards 2013

The Vancouver Social Media Awards are being awarded on March 28, 2013 and voting starts on January 10th.  We're very pleased to announce that we have a few members who have been nominated:

RELATED:  The Weekly News: December 19th

Congrats to Amy, Mijune and Jeremy and Adrian on your nominations.  And if you're so inclined, get out and vote for your favourites

Take the Natrel Egg Nog Challenge these Holidays!

Nina Roy really really doesn’t like Egg Nog. Your challenge is to convince her to love it in any form. Natrel has handed all their social media over to Nina for the month of December and they need your help. Share your holiday pics, recipes, and spirit to fill her heart with festive cheer, and you may just be able to change her mind. Check out all the details in this members only post.

New Members

Here's another great and busy round of new members this week.  Welcome to all of you!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Fridays at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe holidays with family, friends, fun and food!

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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Yay! Thank you so much! I already bought two copies of the book – one to give to my best friend and one to give away on my blog in January…and now I have my very own copy. So excited! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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