Monday Morning Link Fest: Welcome to December


Monday, December 1st, 2008 — 7:58am PDT
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Pop open day one of your chocolate countdown calendars, it’s December! To celebrate, here’s a hearty Miss604 link fest.

Food Bank Prep for the Best of 604 Awards Reception– The Best of 604 is still open for nominations until Wednesday, December 3rd. On Thursday I’ll flip over to voting, including all nominees on the ballot. I won’t have a current total view on the voting pages so you’ll have to show up to the awards reception to find out who wins. You’ll need to RSVP for the reception and admission is by monetary donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

– Today is Cyber Monday [News1130]

– It’s also World AIDS Day [PressDisplay].

– Local micro-brew, Dead Frog Brewery, is being sued by Sleemans over its clear bottle design. [CBC]

– This Friday is CBC Radio One Foodbank Day. [CBC]

– Vancouver’s own blogging Operagal also makes lovely cards and jewelry and will be donating 20% of her sales this month to the Food Bank. [LunAria Design Studios]

Scout Magazine Features Miss604– Episode #69 of The Crazy Canucks podcast is now online. [TCC]

Translink is installing GPS tracking devices to keep on top of bus locations. [Surrey Leader]

– If you’re short on cash this Christmas consider giving back by volunteering. [News1130]

Scout Magazine features Miss604.

– Wednesday morning is the Christmas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Stop by from 6:00am until 9:00am with an unwrapped toy to donate to charity and you’ll be invited to have a bite of breakfast.

– The anonymous photo project. [BeyondRobson]

– David Drucker has a post about the Creative Room and Vancouver Special gingerbread houses, including some photos of the creations. [LoudMurmurs]

– In tonight’s sky around sunset you will be able to spot Venus and Jupiter near the crescent moon. I heard about this on Global TV so I don’t have a site to credit… although in Vancouver we may not be able to see anything anyway given the pea soup-like conditions we’re having.

Since whether is always such a hot topic, and it is only 24 days away…
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7 comments

  1. Raul says:

    Thanks to Gus F., I judged the Gingerbread Lane competition for Make a Wish Foundation last week, along with other media representatives (and totally confused those with “The Vancouver Special” Gingerbread Houses that David Drucker wrote about and that you linked to!!). Ooops 😉

  2. Miss604 says:

    Raul, I blogged about it a little while ago – and it was right in your neighbourhood to boot – over on Main Street.

    … starting next week, we’ll have a whole new set of gingerbread bragging rights when ten of our city’s top architects will be challenged to come up with the “new” gingerbread house. Forget four walls and candy cane picket fences – they need to “reinterpret the gingerbread house within a modern context.”

    Creative Room and Vancouver Special are hosting this event where edible creations will be judged based on: “Originality, material expression, edible content, craftsmanship, consideration of landscape, use of lighting, and of course, whimsey.”

    All proceeds from the gingerbread auction (not just a competition) went to the Pivot Legal Society.

  3. Raul says:

    Argh! I need to pay much more attention! Blame it on my lack of sleep (and having a scare earlier this morning) 🙁

  4. Sheila says:

    Thanks for the link Rebecca. I really appreciate your support! See you at the Best of 604 awards reception! Cheers, Operagal

  5. Candice says:

    http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20081125_184051_6788

    online proof about venus & jupiter 😉

    i remember reading about this last week

  6. Miss604 says:

    Perfect, thanks Candice!

  7. I am very much looking forward snow.

    Thank you for posting the link to PressDisplay, Rebecca!

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