Wednesday Morning Link Fest: Cooling Off

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Still recovering from the whirlwind trip to the tropics, I’ve rustled up a Link Fest this morning thanks to reader-submitted emails and messages.

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  • The stats are in and apparently Teens Don’t Tweet.
  • Kind of a cool site along the lines of How Stuff Works, this is Difference Between and it shows you the difference between things like HTML and XHTML as well as the use of Its or It’s.
  • The new site, or rather movement, called Pedal Etiquette hopes to better the relationship between cyclists and drivers (in a non-confrontational/antagonistic way). “Modeled after Critical Manners in San Francisco and Ride Civil in Seattle, this group will lead by example by demonstrating a code of conduct that will not polarize citizens by their method of transport but rather facilitate a better and more understanding interaction on the road.” Turns out there is also a Critical Manner group in Vancouver as well.
  • As the weather cools off a bit in Metro Vancouver fires are still raging out of control across the Province. Check the BC Forest Service’s site for details, active wildfires, and affected areas.
  • Local radio producer and comedic talent Art Factora is in the running to be Canada’s Next Top Comic.
  • The Re-Birth Fashion Show takes place at Modern in Gastown on August 14th. Proceeds benefit the Portland Hotel Society.
  • There will be a Tweetup for Breast Cancer on August 13th to help participants in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer raise funds for their walks.
  • On August 30th the Dragon Boat team “H2OGeeks” will be paddling in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation during Paddle for Kids. You can follow their progress, learn about the team or donate to their campaign online.
  • It’s been suggested that I consider joining Kayak for a Cure, a three-hour beach to beach tour to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society which is also happening August 30th.
  • Speaking of all these boating events for a good cause, a great way to brush up on your skills would be to partake in a Big Chop clinic. The next one happens this Thursday, August 6th.

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    1. KimmWednesday, August 5th, 2009 — 11:55am PDT

      Good Luck with Kayak for a Cure.

    2. CheSaturday, August 8th, 2009 — 8:37pm PDT

      Thank you for the link.

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