Survival Guide

Helpful Advice to Support your Well-Being during these Extraordinary Times

Some of our amazing sponsors of the BlueShore Mother's Day Run have sent us tips to share with you during these unexpected times. Our sponsors are like-minded supporters of the event and strongly believe in family, fitness, community and wellness. They are experts in what they do and have some excellent information to share. 

Please read below to utilize some of these great ideas. 


Orange You Glad it’s Vegetarian? Roasted Saffron Hazelnut Cauliflower

Executive Chef, Geoff Carkner: The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

High in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants – not to mention choline, which aids in memory and learning – this vegetable is a nutrient-dense powerhouse that taste delicious when prepared and seasoned to perfection. The orange used in this recipe adds a nice zesty flavour while providing an extra hit of Vitamin C during a time when our bodies need it the most. Enjoy this tasty vegetarian dish as an appetizer, mid-day snack, or on the side with your favourite protein!

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Total time: 75 min
  • Serves 4


  • 1 large whole cauliflower, leaves removed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) roasted hazelnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 navel orange
  • Pinch saffron
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) water
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
2. Place whole cauliflower, stem end down, in a large Dutch oven or deep casserole dish.
3. In a small bowl, mix oil, orange zest/juice and saffron. Pour evenly over cauliflower, rubbing with hands to evenly distribute. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until tender (see note, below).
5. Remove from oven; pour coconut milk and water evenly over cauliflower. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with parsley and hazelnuts immediately before cutting into quarters and serving. Serve hot.
7. Note: If you prefer your cauliflower crisp, do the initial baking (before adding the coconut milk) for 25 to 30 minutes instead of for the full 45 minutes; as sizes of cauliflower vary, the cooking time varies as well. Start checking for doneness after 25 minutes and then continue to check at 5-minute intervals.


Docksteader Subaru is keeping you safe behind the wheel

With the arrival and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are either in quarantine, self-isolation or working from home to encourage social distancing. Some non-essential businesses have closed to help limit the spread of this virus, but there are questions on how to handle your automotive needs during this time. We, at Docksteader Subaru, are here to help you answer some of these questions.  

1. Can I refuel my car?

Most Gas stations are remaining open as they are seen as an essential service, and it is a good time to refuel your car as fuel prices are much lower in most of the country right now. If you are going to head out and refuel your car, try going outside peak hours to limit your contact with people and pay at the pump station if you can. Try and limit your exposure by using paper towels or disposable gloves when handling the fuel pump. Always make sure you use hand sanitizer before returning and touching anything inside your car. 

2. Making sure your car is clean and sanitized

It is a good time to give your car that much needed cleaning. The next time you head out for a drive, give your car a good clean before you go. Target the areas that are typically touched the most, such as the door handles, seatbelts, steering wheel, gear selector, turn-signal, centre console and any buttons you use frequently. A good product to use are Lysol wipes, but you can also use rubbing alcohol on a microfibre towel. If you are looking for an approved list of hard surface cleaners that will sanitize and disinfect effectively, here is a list from Health Canada. Quick tip - don’t use bleach in your car as it can cause discolouration and damage. 

3. What if I need to service my car?

Servicing your car or scheduling it in for some needed maintenance is still important. Our service and parts department are still open to help keep your vehicle safe. You can book your service appointment online and we will arrange a member of our staff to pick up and drop off your vehicle, so you don’t need to worry about leaving your home. We will also make sure your vehicle is clean and sanitized upon delivery. With Venue Vision, you can also complete your payments online. 

4. What if I still want to buy a car?

As people are moving to an even more digital way of life, companies are beginning to launch new online platforms so you can continue engaging with your favourite brand from the comfort of your home. At Docksteader Subaru, we are making digital solutions for vehicle purchase a reality. You can now shop online on our website and get in touch with a Sales Consultant to conduct a virtual vehicle walkaround. We know that getting behind the wheel gives you a true feel for the car, so we will bring the vehicle to you for a test drive. We can also prepare the paperwork through one of our virtual channels and take deposits over the phone. To find out more about these services, call us on (604) 325 1000 or visit our website to find out more. 

About our Dealership:

Our goal is simple. We want to be #1 in Customer Satisfaction and we aim to offer a level of service that separates us from our competitors. Docksteader Subaru is a full-service dealership with a dedicated Showroom and Service Department. Our sales staff offer in-depth consultations on all of our New, Used and Certified Pre-owned vehicles while our expertly-trained technicians utilize the latest tools, technologies and genuine parts required to maintain your vehicle. Our goal is to be informative, friendly and to welcome you to our store. We offer flexible finance options to suit your budget and a pressure-free purchasing environment. We are proud to be your premier source for all things Subaru!

As a business, we welcome every opportunity to treat our customers like family and to give back to our community through various charitable initiatives. We are conveniently located next to Marine Drive Gateway Plaza and warmly welcome all new, returning and drop-in customers. Our team looks forward to meeting you!

Want more information? Contact us HERE 


How to Sleep Well

Restlessness is a common feeling during this time of uncertainty; now more than ever, it’s important that we treat our bodies to a full night’s rest to ensure our immune systems are functioning at their best. The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s on-site nutritionist, Julie Pecarski, outlines a few of her favourite ‘sleep hacks’ to help you improve your sleep hygiene. 

Read Julie's Sleep Well Tips below...


COVID-19 Investment Stress

Coping With COVID-19 Investment Stress from BlueShore Financial. 

If you’re like many people, you’ve found it hard to tear yourself away from the news these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. And if you have any investments tied to the market, it’s been a roller-coaster ride starting with a big fall. The markets have been extremely volatile and you may have seen a significant drop in your portfolio. But a few shifts in your thinking can help ease some of your anxiety... READ MORE 


At Home Workouts for Kids!

Let's get the whole family up and moving! Your exclusive access to Les Mills On Demand at-home-workouts now includes BORN TO MOVE™, a program for kids to have fun while staying active! These workouts are designed to keep children of all ages entertained through movement, imagination and games set to fun music. There's even an Avengers themed workout! Just head over to the GoodLife Fitness Member Site, click on the Les Mills On Demand link and look for BORN TO MOVE™ in the drop down list. 

Have fun! 



Another #WishGranted with Make-A-Wish!

Thank you to the BlueShore Mother’s Day Run 2019 for supporting Linden’s wish! A hospital stay for a child is a hard thing. In Linden’s case, his parents took turns being by his bedside while the six-year-old endured four months of treatments for lymphoma. Linden’s treatment also meant time away from his sister, Keira. After all of that, Linden’s granted wish to go to Disneyland represented more than just a fun opportunity to enjoy the California sunshine, rides and storybook characters. His wish was a chance for his family to be together. Adding to the magic, Linden was given the honour of opening the gates to the park for the day, as Mickey Mouse himself looked on! Thank you to the BlueShore Mother’s Day Run Vancouver participants and organizers for granting Linden’s wish!


Win a Trip for 2 to the Yukon!

If mesmerizing ribbons of colour swirling across the sky sounds like a must-see, register to win a trip for 2 to the Yukon and experience the northern lights, one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Register for the BlueShore Mother’s Day Run by this Saturday, March 9th, and you will be entered in an amazing draw for a trip for 2 to the Yukon. Your trip will include round-trip airfare, 2 nights of hotel accommodation and a night of aurora viewing thanks to our friends at Air North, Northern Vision Development and Northern Tales Travel Services - what an experience!

It is early in the registration period so odds are great! 

Register here: www.runmomrun.ca 

Already registered? You are entered in the draw! This is the perfect opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you and be entered too! Discover what makes the Yukon unlike any other place in the world, capturing the hearts and imagination of travellers from around the world.

Package includes: 

• Roundtrip airfare for two from Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Edmonton, or Calgary to Whitehorse, Yukon on Air North, Yukon’s Airline 

• Two nights’ accommodation at a downtown Whitehorse hotel courtesy of Northern Vision Development 

• One night of aurora viewing for two with Northern Tales Travel Services 

Rules and restrictions: 

• Valid for travel September 3, 2019 – April 6, 2020 

• Blackout dates apply: Oct. 11 – 14, 2019; Nov. 8 – 11, 2019; Dec. 13, 2019 – Jan. 06, 2020; Mar. 13 – 30, 2020. 

• The recipient will be required to pay the Airport Improvement Fee, Security Fee, Fuel Surcharge and taxes applicable to the route selected at the time of booking 

• All reservations are based on availability at time of booking. 

• This prize has no cash value and cannot be exchanged or refunded 


Another #WishGranted with Make-A-Wish!

Make A Wish BC and Yukon is the Official Charity of the BlueShore Mother's Day Run. Thanks to the contributions of the participants and the race organizers, the event grants at least one WISH. Our most recent recipient has been announced and it is Jackson who wished to go to Hawaii! 

Thank you to the BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run for supporting Jackson’s wish! “Jackson had a wonderful time in Hawaii. He really enjoyed all the different pools and hot tubs, and his swimming has come a long way in a short time! He enjoyed playing in the sand at the beach, sunset walks and seeing large sea turtles swimming in a nearby bay. We went on a helicopter tour of the island as well, and he really enjoyed it. Our taxi driver gave Jackson a stuffed whale which is now his favourite. On the way home, Jackson got to make an announcement on the airplane ... and he became fast friends with one of the flight attendants. He saw the cockpit and met the pilots on both our flights and he enjoyed seeing all the buttons. Overall, he felt very special on the trip. Everyone knew his name and treated him like royalty, and it made it so much more special. Chris and I want to thank you for making this trip possible. It was lovely to make memories on an actual vacation, where he could just be a kid and not also a patient. We couldn’t have done it without you.”  - Ashly, Jackson’s mom


2019 Scarves Revealed!

Check out the beautiful custom Pashmina scarves for the 2019 BlueShore Mother’s Day Run. Every mom that finishes receives one of these jacquard weave scarves with a gorgeous Bohemia pattern. “Pashmina” means “superior wool” in Persia - it is softer and a higher quality than Cashmere. 

What a great gift to celebrate our moms!


Check out the April newsletter

It is shaping up to be a great Mother's Day Run! 

Please read below for details on the event and updates on our Make-A-Wish Recipient, CTV's Mi-Jung Lee joining the fun, our Yukon Experience Trip winner, a great offer from GoodLife Fitness and an update on BlueShore Financial's involvement at the event. 



Win a Trip for 2 to the Yukon!

Register by March 31st and you will be entered in an amazing draw for a trip for 2 to the Yukon thanks to our partners Air North, Yukon's Airline. The trip will include round-trip airfare, hotel and activities (a value of over $2000) – what an experience! Only those who have registered will be eligible so register now


Another #WishGranted

We are very proud to have Make A Wish BC and Yukon as our Official Charity Partner. Each year the event has fund-raised to grant at least one Wish to a worthy recipient. The recipient from the 2017 event has been announced - Elan who is 15 years old and has a critical illness. Elan’s wish was to go to Disneyland and we were able to grant her wish! Here is a special thank you from Elan’s family:

“We can’t thank you enough for making Elan’s wish trip so incredibly special for our entire family. It has been years since we’ve gone on a family vacation like this. I wish you could see Elan’s face when she sees the pictures and when we talk about things we did on our trip… truly priceless. We are all sad that it is over, but we have some amazing memories!!”




Welcome Air North and Di Morelli!

  Air North, Yukon's Airline - founded in 1977 - has won praise for its authentic Yukon hospitality from travellers around the globe. In just over ten years the airline has flown more than a million passengers on its Boeing 737 fleet between Whitehorse, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton - and recently added flights between Whitehorse and Kelowna, Yellowknife and Ottawa. Air North serves scheduled destinations in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and offers charter services throughout North America (excluding Hawaii). One in fifteen Yukoners, including the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, hold an equity or employment stake in Air North, Yukon's Airline. 

For more info visit flyairnorth.com


Di Morelli Skin Care Products is a Vancouver based, medical grade skin care line with a focus on creating healthy, beautiful skin through simple, easy to follow regimens. The line consists of eight unique, results-driven products that can be combined to treat virtually any skin condition, and prevent future damage in the skin. 

To learn more about Di Morelli, visit www.dimorelli.com 



We have some great new products in line for the 2017 Race Gift Bags...

Some of the gifts included in your 2017 K-Bro Tote Bag will be:

  • Commemorative Technical Running Shirt
  • Rocky Mountain Soap Bar
  • Wine Stopper from BlueShore Financial
  • Di Morelli Skin Care Product
  • Roasted ChickPeas from Three Farmer Products
  • Jugo Juice Coupon
  • PowerBar Nutrition Bar 
  • Lindt Chocolate Box Coupon

...and more to be announced!