Last night I attended Launch Party Vancouver (with a Twiist). It started off as a little cluster of folks at the demo tables huddling around laptops but it soon turned into a pretty fantastic event.
I will have a full write-up at some point today. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening in Vancouver and around the blogs this morning.
– I know I shouldn’t really bother with news because Sean puts it all here in easily digestible morsels, but I have a few more tidbits to add for my post.
– Surrey Mayor Diane Watts calls for more buses in the region. “”Right now, south of the Fraser we’re absorbing 40% of the growth of the entire region. So we need to have a proper transportation system in place. We can’t wait until 2031.” [CKNW] A start would be to schedule the ones you already less than an hour apart.
– Some financial assistance may be on the way for recent flooding victims. [GovBC]
– I heard it advertised on the radio as a “Vancouver tradition”, however only in its second year at the Stanley Theatre, Beauty and the Beast might be a nice little show for family to attend [News1130]. And it’s at the Stanley, where I once saw a production of Hamlet. The Stanley pretty much rocks.
– Or you could take the family to the Free Day at Bloedel Conservatory on December 14th.
– Dine Out Vancouver is back this year. They already have a Facebook group up and running, however the deals don’t happen until January 13th. This offers special three-course menus at $15, $25 or $35 price ranges at a wide variety of Vancouver dining establishments.
– Malls in Burnaby and Vancouver have asked Salvation Army kettle volunteers to stop ringing their jingle bells [News1130]. The sound that is annoying to those who complained actually helps with donations, which go down when there is no jing jing jingling nor any ring ring ringing.
– B at the Love Blog has awarded me one of her Love Blog’s Spreader of Love Awards. Thanks for the link, along with the super nice blurb!
– Ryan, my fellow Metroblogger, will be on the next edition of the CBC’s Test the Nation IQ test [Metblogs]. Better yet, he’ll be representing the Blogger category. AWESOME!
– One final note, today is National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. If more people would pay attention to this than “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”, we’d be better off.
Update: In order to compensate for the donation loss due to no bell ringage, Lougheed is doubling the number of Salvation Army kettles at the Mall. [News1130]