Archive for July, 2008

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "S" is for Seawall

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been tracking the Stanley Park restoration effort pretty closely ever since the “big storm” a few years ago. Recently they were finally going to complete the Seawall that was badly damaged in parts and had remained that way for almost two years. Here is a comparison of the lack of work over several months […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "R" is for Rock and Roll

Comments 2 by John Bollwitt

The following has been contributed by John Bollwitt Let’s be honest, R is truly for Rebecca. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr However, the other love in my life, no matter how hard it is to believe or scandalous that it might be, is rock and roll. A man by the name of Hagen Meyers […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "Q" is for Queens Park

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I was younger we would tote our camping chairs out to New Westminster on a foggy morning once a year to watch the Hyack Parade, after which we’d all have a nice play in Queen’s Park. With school field trips we’d chase bunnies in the playground, hang out with the goats at the petting […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: First Shift Complete

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A bunch of Blogathoners have already completed their shifts while some of us soldier on into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr One of which is Duane, who shared a common cause with me – the Union Gospel Mission. I’d love to keep going however being through a lot […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "P" is for Pender

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Getting to the bottom of some historical names in the area, it’s time to explore “P” for Pender. From what I can find, Pender Street in Vancouver is named after the same Pender as Pender Harbour and Pender Island, BC. Pender Harbour was named by Captain Henry Richard in honour of his Staff Commander (later […]