Wednesday Afternoon Link Fest: News and a Contest

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 — 12:30pm PST
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Seeings as how I just released my first History post of 2009, I thought why not launch my first Link Fest of the year as well.

  • Hundreds of parking spots are being opened up for motorists so that they can park and ride at Scott Road SkyTrain station. [Surrey Leader]
  • Vancouver is Awesome has a few fun photography posts up, from tunneling across Vancouver to places where kids drink.
  • We are this close to booking a venue for Vancouver’s Twestival celebration. We’re currently looking for sponsors to cover costs and donate prizes so that we can make our city’s contribution to the cause a good one.
  • Vancouver’s first Walmart opens today. [News1130]
  • An update on the West End Apartment Evictions from the residents of Seafield Apartments. “The Seafield residents, a tight-knit group of neighbours who have been working together for months to save their community and their building from renoviction now face a new battle–“rent-o-viction”–- with their greedy landlords.”
  • The Team1040 is now on Twitter as well as the NHL, updating Canucks information, the Canucks Fan Zone, and the Vancouver Canucks organization.
  • On a final note, I setup Team Blogger for the Skate for a Cure and I’ve unfortunately seriously neglected my fundraising duties. Should you be interested in donating to my campaign, that would be fantastic. As a token of appreciation I will do a prize draw from the names of contributors and give away a copy of the Canucks movie, “Forever Faithful”.

    Also, if you would like to sign up to raise funds for the Childrens’ Hospital and skate on GM Place ice, please feel free to join our team.

    Current contests on

    • Enter here to win tickets to opening night of Yoga Play (until Jan 25)
    • Enter here to win tickets to closing night of the JCC Jewish Book Festival ft. Mike Reiss (until Jan 28)
    • Enter here to win tickets to the Alpen Club's Valentine's Dance (until Jan 26)
    • Enter here to win tickets to the sold out Bobby McFerrin show at the Chan Centre (until Jan 24)
    • Enter here to win a $300 Webber Naturals prize pack from the Vancouver Wellness Show (until Jan 23)
    • Enter here to win tickets Vancouver Opera presents La Bohème (until Jan 29)
    • View a complete list of contests »

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    1. Great work with the fundraising.

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