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Friday Morning Link Fest: Where Did June Go?


Friday, June 26th, 2009 — 11:01am PDT
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It’s a sunny Friday morning and although this week has been grim in the entertainment world (having lost Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson) there are still a few things happening in the online realm that might boost your spirits.


Photo credit: Pat Zaph on Flickr – From the Miss604.com group pool
  • Laurie Cooper (@WhistlerMama) is trying a social media experiment by selling her house via Twitter. By only publicizing on Twitter, she’s also setup a referral program wherein you could get $10,000 if you help promote and close the deal.
  • Victoria Revay (known locally for her contributions to Now Public and Techvibes) is setting out on a cross-Canada journey and will be blogging the entire way.
  • The Greater Vancouver Food Bank‘s 4th annual Lunch Money Day is July 15th. Brown bag your lunch that day and contribute what you would have spent to your local Food Bank.
  • On July 4th Granville Island Brewing will be hosting an event at the Cambie Kitchen (with White Spot’s new slider burgers) to raise funds for local charities.
  • Calling all designers: Kokanee is hosting the Crank the Can design contest surrounding their Crankworks event. Submit your can designs and yours could be one of three to be featured on upcoming cans of Kokanee.
  • The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is coming July 17-19 at Jericho Beach Park.
  • Surrey’s Fusion Festival will also be happening July 18-19 at Holland Park.
  • The City of Vancouver Planning Department wants your input. Complete an online survey (Downtown Capacity & View Corridors Study) until June 30th to share your opinions and views with regards to upcoming projects and urban design objectives. You can find out more on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. The public input survey is a part of the ongoing public involvement process.
  • The Design for Diversity event will take place this Saturday at Oakridge Centre. They’ll have a stage setup with music, dance, entertainment and demonstrations.
  • I chose the photo for this post (by Pat) because it reminds me of the “Blogger Day at Playland” I arranged last year. It was such a good time — we couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. Playland is now open daily until late September. Pat also recently took photos at the Hastings Park Conservancy which includes the Opera Walk. I’ve listed this in my “10 Hidden Gems” post for Tourism Vancouver and I think it’s definitely worth exploring.

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    2 comments

    1. PatZ says:

      thanks for the photo mentions! you wouldn’t happen to know of any run down or abandoned buildings in town to take pictures of would you?

    2. I really admire Farah Fawcett because she is very talented and at the same time very beautiful. We are going to miss her.

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