Archive for July, 2008

Jamaican Festival 2008 in Surrey

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Just in time for the sun to return there will be many events heating up Metro Vancouver this weekend. If you’re not downtown for the Pride Parade on Sunday (kicking off at noon and running all along Robson, down Denman, and up Beach over to Sunset Beach) then there is another festival happening at Holland […]

Vancouver History: Lord Roberts School

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During Blogathon I took on the “A-Z” of Metro Vancouver and for some of my entries I shared random history tidbits ie. “Y” for Yasutaro Yamaga and “P” is for Pender. I still needed an “L” and I found inspiration close to home. Strolling around the neighbourhood the other day I noticed there’s history all […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: The Home Stretch

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the last few weeks I have been trying to organize a way for Vancouver bloggers to stay up late and raise money for the charity of their choice. Using the Blogathon model, with the lack of their technology, we pieced together this effort and I think that everyone involved has done an amazing job. […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: Fireworks to Wake Me Up

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Note to self, resting your eyes for “just a minute” while doing a Blogathon can turn into 45 minutes. Since I’m a little late getting this post out I’m going toss in this older photo from Dave in honor of last night’s fireworks. Photo credit: uncleweed on Flickr This image was taken from Cypress – […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: Vancouverism

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My Dad told me about this term that’s being used around the globe called, “Vancouverism” and John recently sent me this snapshot from The Guardian: “The regeneration of Vancouver mixes slender, tall towers with low rise buildings and public spaces. An exhibition to celebrate Vancouverism is being held at Canada House in London.” Photo credit: […]