Kelly Marion

Born in Victoria, Kelly moved to Vancouver for work and her life is rooted to the West Coast lifestyle of enjoying the outdoors. She loves biking, hiking, swimming, rollerblading and frolicking in the grass. When she’s not out in the fresh air, she enjoys meeting new people while exploring the city, going to festivals and events, traveling and cooking. She is a go-go-go kind of person who hopes to keep her energy levels up, her audacity to learn high and her willingness to try new things consistent as she “grows up”. On a regular basis she strives to try new things even though this often means putting herself outside of her comfort zone. But, it's those experiences that she accredits to making her who she is today; open-minded, versatile and sprightly. Kelly meets incredible people every day who continue to influence and inspire her on many levels and it’s because of this wonderful support network that she finally now calls Vancouver her home.

Kelly has a Communications background with a passion for people, arts and culture. She enjoys volunteering and has for many organizations such as Vision Vancouver, the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Victoria, and 100.3 the Q FM in Victoria. Her passion for the written word has led her to write for Style Republic Magazine, an online editorial, as well as develop her own column for her college newspaper which then led to a freelance contributor contract with CBC Radio One.

Her motto to live by:

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. Nothing changes until something changes.”
She can be found at her website or on Twitter @kellyjean247. 

 

Mountain biking and hiking on a summer alpine adventure

In the middle of nowhere, a small version of Whistler minus the crowds.

Circle Farm Tour Abbotsford: ethical meat at Lepp Farm Market

Lepp Farm Market provides affordable, and extremely fresh goods for locals, and out-of-towners.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2013: Kinnie Starr, Whitehorse, Steve Earle and more

The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival took over Jericho Beach Park this weekend, featuring an incredible lineup of well-known musicians, as well as flourishing artists and bands.

Circle Farm Tour Abbotsford: local eating at the Taves Family Farm

Eat local, discover new suppliers, and support your local economy and enjoy farm fresh harvests close to home.

Chef Meets BC Grape 2013

With 95 wineries pouring more than 350 wines, it was a daunting feat for any determined wine taster...but not impossible.

Dishing and dazzling the night away

Last Thursday a dozen of Vancouver's top Chefs piled into the Pan Pacific with a small team, and hundreds of small plates waiting to be filled.

Upcoming Event: Chef meets BC grape

The 9th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape is this largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver and will be held on Wednesday, June 5th

A belly full of chicken wings

What is the size of two chubby fingers, varies in spiciness and is often eaten during the Superbowl? Chicken wings.

Carnivores will unite for Brewery & The Beast

On Sunday, June 16th, just two weeks from now, meat and beer will shine at Vancouver's inaugural Brewery & The Beast event.

Koko Monk brings creative chocolates to the next level

From curry to blue cheese, you won't believe these flavour combinations.