Monday Morning Link Fest: Family Day Roundup

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With a fantastic sunny weekend in Vancouver it was nice to disconnect. Here’s a quick roundup of links for your Monday morning.

  • Today is Family Day in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan meanwhile those in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and BC will suffer through the mid-winter/pre-spring blahs until our next holiday or day off work (Good Friday in April). Even our neighbours to the South have today off in honor of Presidents Day.

    You can sign a petition at your local Diary Queen if you’d like to get the attention of our Provincial government and help British Columbians celebrate Family Day as well.


  • Photo credit: kk+ on Flickr
  • Terri from The Conveyor Belt (and also a Miss604.com blogger profile interview) is in New York covering Fashion Week along with Kris Krug. You can check out Kris’ photostream on Flickr for some amazing runway shots, as well as Terri’s blog for updates (including: “Models Tripping on the Runway“).
  • The Canucks squished the Habs last night, 4-2. You can join our podcast, The Crazy Canucks, live on location at The Score on Davie tomorrow while we take on the Flames and record an episode on-site.
  • The Cultural Olympiad is currently featuring shows and concerts across the city from free to paid events until March 21st.
  • Should sewage from BC Ferries on the Tsawwassen run continue to dump at sea or bring their waste to shore to be treated through our systems?
  • The Vancouver Police are cracking down and issuing tickets for jaywalking and loitering, starting with the Downtown Eastside as a taget location. The Pivot Legal Society and others say it’s a “back door approach” in dealing with the homeless before 2010. [CKNW]
  • Check out the free public skates around the City.
  • World Cup parallels giant slalom cancelled at Cypress, which raises concerns for a year from now when we host the world for the Olympics.
  • On Sunday February 22nd there will be a Rally Against Gang Violence at Central City Plaza.
  • Hockey for the Homeless is taking place this Friday at UBC.
  • This will be another crazy week, including interviews, movie screening, the kick-off dinner for Northern Voice and of course the Northern Voice conference — Canada’s largest personal blogging conference. I have two speaking (panel) slots on Saturday and look forward to following along on Friday.

    4 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Tyler IngramMonday, February 16th, 2009 — 8:23am PST

      The Press Release I got about the PGS event said they didn’t really have enough time to set up the PGS event after the Boarder Cross event and the snow was a bit soft.

      They mentioned that because of the 2010 Olympics set up will be done sooner and they should be ready for it. It was sort of a trial run for Cypress to see how they would handle and coordinate the events held up there next year for 2010.

      I attended the boarder cross and half-pipe events and they were awesome! Took over 2000 photos too!

    2. Miss604Monday, February 16th, 2009 — 8:25am PST

      I need to get in the loop regarding all these pre-Olympic events and World Cup thingies – seems like a great time. AND you get to see the same competitors and athletes while taking photos and not having to jump through a million hoops to get any IOC-like ‘credentials’, eh.

    3. SeemoreMonday, February 16th, 2009 — 9:00am PST

      I know everyone was excited that the Canucks beat the mighty Montreal Canadiens, but the score was a competitive 4-2 win for Vancouver. Not a squish of 4-1! 😉

    4. Miss604Monday, February 16th, 2009 — 9:05am PST

      A nice quick squish taking no penalties. Gotta hand it to the Nucks for pulling it off while getting BOOs in their own building though.

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