Archive for September, 2009

Raise a Reader 2009

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is my fourth annual Raise-a-Reader day and it’s something I look forward to each year. The streets of downtown become populated with members of the Canucks organization (past and present) and in exchange for a donation to the Raise-a-Reader program, you get a copy of the Vancouver Sun and the opportunity to meet said […]

Vancouver History: Since Yesterday

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening I was milling about the internet doing some research and I ended up on YouTube. Somewhere between the polka version of Katy Perry’s Hot & Cold and Artem Anisimov’s sweet goal I came across the channel of the City of Vancouver Archives. The Archives have been my resource for the Before & After […]

Toni and Guy Pay What You Want

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday Vancouver’s location of the world-famous Toni & Guy Salon will be hosting a “Pay What You Want” event with proceeds going to the David Suzuki Foundation. Participants will be able to select their choice of haircut from the new Toni & Guy Puritan Collection (images below) and they pay whatever price they like. […]

Girls Fishing Trip

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We woke up at 5:30 in the morning on the day of our fishing trip, departing from Sonora Resort. The day before was action-packed for my sister and I so we were looking forward to getting out on the ocean for 4 hours of fishing (which translates to 4 hours of talking, hanging out, and […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Fountains

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though Vancouver is surrounded by water there are man-made aquatic creations placed around the city which each have a unique story to tell. Salmon Fountain-Shrine – Water and Abbott Installed in 1987, this fountain was designed by Sam Carter, an instructor at the Emily Carr Institute of Art. It was commissioned in honor of […]