Friday Morning Link Fest: Bob Ackles Day in Vancouver

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It’s been a while since I’ve collected a link fest and since there will be tons of content pouring over this site throughout the weekend here’s a quick run down of some news around the web.

To follow up my “we’re not number one” post from a while back, I would simply like to note that Surrey is not Canada’s property crime capital. Actually, Vancouver isn’t either as Abbotsford and Mission have been given the inauspicious title this week. [News1130]

Dr Beth Snow was kind enough to take my BlogHer conference pass off my hands so she’s now down in San Francisco all weekend. She’ll be reporting back on with some blog posts so watch for those in the next few days.

John and I will be out in Surrey all weekend, starting tomorrow morning we’ll be at the Fusion Festival. We drove by Holland Park the other night after WordCamp and saw some tents, stages, and port-o-potties already in place. A possible highlight for me will be catching Jully Black‘s performance.

Blogathon Vancouver is only a week away. Publishing a blog post every 30 minutes for 24 hours all for charity, “Stay up late. Make a difference.” You are still free to sign up but I’ll probably make the cut off sometime next week so that we can get everyone setup with pledge information and everything else they will need.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Earlier this month Vancouver (and BC) lost a sports franchise icon, Bob Ackles. “A Canadian Football Hall of Famer, Ackles started with the Lions more than 50 years ago as a water boy, and eventually worked his way to the top of the organization. He was also a governor of the CFL.” [CBC] Today is Bob Ackles Day and to celebrate his life and achievements the BC Lions (who face off against Winnipeg) will be having a moment of silence, speeches and tributes. They’re offering up commemorative pins and other trinkets of remembrance in hopes of having a sell-out crowd tonight.

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  1. RaulFriday, July 18th, 2008 — 8:47am PDT

    Your commitment and incredible energy and willingness to volunteer time to organize Blogathon 2008 still amazes me. You REALLY are a blogstar and a role model. Just saying 🙂

  2. DaveOFriday, July 18th, 2008 — 12:18pm PDT

    I’ll see ya at Surrey Fusion Fest – going back to my roots in Whalley. Preparing tube socks and metal band t-shirt, now if i could just find my adidas bag, it’d be like going to LA Matheson all over again.

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