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Wanson Group shares to-do list to help ease Winter Blues while supporting Metro Vancouver businesses

Falling on the third Monday of every January, Blue Monday — also commonly known as the most depressing day of the year — is usually associated with depression, sadness, and frustration. 

This year, it seems to be particularly difficult with everything that’s going on in our lives.

To battle those emotions and get through these long, winter days — here’s our Wanson Group’s roundup of top 3 things to do in Metro Vancouver to help fight off the winter blues, while also supporting our local businesses.

1. Make everyday a national takeout day

We get it. Home cooking can feel like a burden sometimes, especially with all the pressures we’ve been facing since the pandemic. Staying at home doesn’t have to come between you and your cravings — go ahead, order takeout and support our local favourites!

Some juicy, flavourful tacos from Tacoholic Taco Shop, crispy nuggets from Chicko Chicken, that cheesy pizza you’ve been thinking about from Hot Spot Pizza, or a box of fresh signature rolls from PSI Sushi & Roll…our list could go on forever!

2. Plan a safe local getaway 

If you’re tired of waking up to the same views from your own bedroom every single day, planning a safe weekend getaway to some local destinations might be a great way to calm your mind.

Our freshly renovated, pet-friendly Clarion Hotel Abbotsford can be the perfect destination for your next staycation — or if you’re longing for some breathtaking harbour views, our Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour in Victoria makes a great option as well!

3. Put self-care on your top priority list

Make a leap and start those new year resolutions with some self-distanced cardio at Anytime Fitness — there are locations in both of our Langley and Burnaby shopping centres!

After the cardio, treat yourself and workout besties to some cold-pressed, organic beverages at Fluid Juice Bar, or a much-needed luxurious pampering day at Tech Nails Salon, 206 Wellness Message, or Voila Lash Lounge. We guarantee that you’ll feel instantly refreshed and energized afterwards!

Leading a dedicated team of local community builders, we have featured an array of local businesses on our social media platforms since the pandemic to drive awareness towards the importance of supporting our local economy, and we will continue to do so throughout the coming months. 

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Local Businesses Featured:

Wanson Burnaby Shopping Centre

Address: 7643 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC

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Wanson Langley Shopping Centre

Address: 20631 Fraser Hwy, Langley City, BC

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Wanson Surrey Shopping Centre

Address: 10241 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC

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Wanson Properties Featured:

Clarion Hotel Abbotsford

36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Quality Inn Victoria Inner Harbour

850 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC