Better Together Hands On Cook-Off Contest!

Do you have a foodie family?

Hands On Cook-off Contest

For the seventh year running, Better Together is hosting their Hands-On Cook-Off Contest!

This video contest is open to residents of British Columbia and runs from April 20th until noon on May 20th, 2016.


There are two categories that you can enter in:

  • To enter the Multigenerational category, at least two generations must be involved in the making of the video.
  • To enter the Youth category, at least two youth aged 18 and under must be involved in the making of the video. Videos must be no more than three minutes long once uploaded online; this requirement will be strictly enforced.


Vote for the video you think is the best in each category!

The video with the most votes in the Multigenerational category will win the People’s Choice award in this category and $300 cash.

Videos submitted in the Youth category have a chance to win a prize for their team and a prize for their school or youth program. The video with the most votes in the Youth category will win the People’s Choice award in the Youth category and $150 cash for their team plus $150 cash for their school or youth program of their choice.


There are great prizes up for grabs. A team of 6 judges will determine the Grand Prize winner and the Runner Up winner for each category:

Ethan Adeland, Managing Director of Partnerships and co-founder of Food Bloggers of Canada.
Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail’s Vancouver restaurant critic.
Denise Marchessault, chef and author of the British Columbia from Scratch cookbook.
Claire Newell, official Travel Expert for Global BC and guest of CKNW radio 3 times per week.
Jennifer Pallian, Vancouver-based food writer and food photographer and owner of the Foodess blog.
Rola Zahr, Registered dietitian and Nutrition Educator Manager at BC Dairy Association.

Better Together BC

So grab your family, pick a favourite recipe and get those cameras rolling! Be creative, but most of all, have fun with your family. Making a memory together couldn’t be more fun and tasty!

Better Together BC

The #OneDay4Android App has arrived!

If you remember last fall, I wrote a post about the OneDay App for iOS.

Now, Android users can get in on the fun!

OneDay App 4 Android

With the OneDay app, you can create memorable videos of your kiddos that you can share with your friends and family or save them to look back at later on.

Choose from the several suggested topics and get your kids to answer some questions or come up with your own and see what they say. It’s amazing at what they talk about and I look forward to re-watching the videos as my kids get older.

Perhaps this will be footage used at their weddings. Dun dun duuuuun! 😉

To download the OneDay app for Android, click here. Unfortunately, it isn’t available in Canada just yet, but it will be shortly so stay tuned.

Making Memories the Modern Way {Giveaway} #OneDayKids

There are BOXES of photo albums that my parents established back in the day.

Photo Albums

They are mainly full of memories made by my Mum and Dad, pre-kids. The parties had with friends, Christmas get-togethers, vacations to tropical destinations and the “bragging” photos of my Dad’s catch for the annual fishing derbies that he always cleaned house at.

Then my sister came along, and there were loads of pictures capturing her first few years. She was in fact the first grandchild, so she was completely doted on.

When I arrived, there were still lots of pictures taken of me, but not nearly as many as Thing 1.

Mum, Dad & I

Back then, when you wanted to take pictures, you had a roll of film and a flash cube (I know, what are those?). And then, these usually maxed out at 12-48 exposures. Needless to say, it was time consuming and expensive to take pictures during the Stone Age.

Kodak Pocket Instamatic


When we eventually got a Polaroid camera, we thought that we had arrived!

Flash forward, thirty years and enter digital cameras with massive memory cards and filters that make photographing your life more enjoyable. And if you can’t afford one of these magnificent pieces of equipment, we are able to capture ANYTHING and EVERYTHING on our Smartphones. You don’t even need to be a professional photographer to grab some amazing images. And with the available apps, you can enhance your photos using filters and other tools to make them unique and mesmerizing.

Video cameras have also come a long way since the Super 8. No more film, everything is digital as well.


There’s even a fantastic new app called OneDay, that you can download to your mobile device.

Using OneDay, you ask your child a variety of (age specific) questions that you capture through video on your mobile device and compile to create a mini movie that is so much fun to create.

My daughter and I had fun the other day while her little brother was napping…

Using the OneDay App, you can make memorable movies with babies all the way up to grown-ups. You can even create some of yourself to share with your children later in life.

Download the FREE OneDay App today, and start making memories that you will cherish forever.


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