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West End Block Party Success

Saturday, August 11th, 2007 — 3:31pm PDT
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Keira and I hit up the West End Block Party today. Although it was very kid-centric we got to explore, play carnival games, and be a couple big kids ourselves. I tell ya, we had to get a kid to show us how to play one game because it was pretty darn tough. We completed them all and got a prize to go along with the free bottles of water and granola bars that were being handed out.

There was also a yard sale at the United church with all proceeds going towards the World Vision children that the congregation supported. Although why they were selling a copy of “High Times” in the book section [photo], I haven’t the foggiest. But I suppose pot lovers can be christians too.

All in all a pretty successful afternoon in the neighbourhood. You can view the photo set or check out some choice pics below.

Old School Bus
Old school BCE bus

Photo credit: keira on Flickr
They had some awesome little gems at the yard sale. There was a guy there selling photos he took of NHL players on the ice since he had access to photograph at warm ups – nice shots of Richter, Gretzky and Lemieux.
HOT dog
HOT dog!
These games were actually REALLY tough.

Photo credit: keira on Flickr

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  1. GZ Expat says:

    I get roped into going to these sort of things all the time…usually they are school fetes. Going into them, I don’t want anything to do with the crowds and all the friggin kids! But, once I get there, I have a great time. I find that its just a matter of taking the time out to go enjoy the community a little…

    That old bus is very cool!

  2. NetChick says:

    Looks like a great time!

    Damn, now I’m craving a hotdog. I’m off to hunt and gather on Robson! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. DaveO says:

    I totally dig the rolling transit exhibit. I totally hung out on that old-timey bus and watched films of trolleys and buses plying the old routes – including shots of the first sevice day of the #15 Cambie i roll most days.

    The exhibit helped me realize the historical significance of documenting mundane events like riding the bus/seabus/skytrain etc. Oddly, there is some confusion on whether or not filming on Translink is legal or not (which of course encourages me to film as often as possible).

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