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Tuesday Link Fest: Storey Time

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 — 8:57am PDT
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In honor of Duane’s birthday today, you should download the plugins his company’s created for WordPress such as WordTwit, WPtouch, and Cool Excerpt. Now, here’s what’s happening both on and offline.

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  • According to News1130, Vancouver’s international image is suffering since news outlets across North America are keying in on our recent gang violence. Maybe we should just direct everyone to Vancouver is Awesome for inspiration.
  • After strong opposition from Burnaby groups and residents the pre-trial jail will no longer be moving in on Willingdon Street. The Surrey Leader has an interactive map to display the 60 alternate locations that span from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
  • VANOC didn’t get as many volunteers as-needed for the Vancouver 2010 Games ceremonies and are putting the call out again. This time, they’re looking for more males 17-35 as there was a lack of signups in that age range.
  • I was followed by the @beardathon this morning on Twitter and learned about its initiative to grow facial hair, have some fun, and support NHL team charities during the playoffs.
  • The Burnaby Now is on Twitter as well as the Royal City Record.
  • On Thursday stop by the West End Community Centre for their Easter Eggstravganza. Two words: Bouncy. Castle.
  • The Canucks take to the ice tonight against Calgary and as JJ explains, “a win will keep their hope for a division championship (and home-ice advantage in the playoffs) alive and a loss will all but kill it.”
  • The Vancouver Blogger Meetup‘s location has been confirmed as Shenanigans on Robson (same place as the karaoke). I have successfully avoided that place for four years but I guess now it’s time to take the plunge and giver’ a try among great company.
  • Last but not least, Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd) and eco-loving events will be taking place across the city for an entire week. I’ll have an entry up about something fun happening on Earth Weekend within the next few days and for inspiration you can read their “Top Ten Actions” online.

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    1. Erika Rathje says:

      Man, is the convention centre ever impressive! Can’t wait to go there. Are you going to EPIC? I think I will see you at the blogger meetup tomorrow.

      If you have a couple hours this afternoon, the UBC Farm Trek is today at 3:30. Granville Online posted an article with some interactive pieces: — hope you can find the time to come on down! I work in Kits so it’s ridiculously convenient for me.

      The David Suzuki Foundation is doing Earth Run on Sunday, April 26 at Stanley Park. I would love some exposure for this in your events page. There’s also a pilgrimage to Burns Bog that afternoon, which has some Wilderness Committee folks behind it. So lots going on. Looking forward to seeing what else you have on your list!

    2. Megan says:

      Shenanigans (I understand your trepidation)- always makes me think of the movie SuperTroopers.

    3. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is still on until April 24 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

    4. klparrot says:

      You neglected to mention that the bouncy castle is just for kids. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

      Also, the WECC link is busted (trailing ‘ in URL).

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