Archive for October, 2009

National Film Board of Canada iPhone Application

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The National Film Board of Canada (the NFB) has released its own application for the iPhone which includes hundreds of films, animated shorts, history vignettes, and classics all free of charge. My sister put this on my radar when she posted about it on Twitter so I thought I would check it out. When I […]

Halloween Events in Vancouver 2009

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Halloween 2009 is creeping up way too quickly however there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season with many activities around town. I have a feeling that this list will grow over the next week or so but for now here are a few Halloween events to check out, starting today: Photo credit: beebe_library […]

Evil Dead Vancouver

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Last night I attended the Evil Dead: The Musical production happening at the Vogue on Granville and had a bloody good time. Our city has been blessed with not only one, but two productions of this musical adaptation of the classic Sam Raimi slasher film which in itself has been a bit of a thrill […]

Vancouver's Fall Colours

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I’ve been lucky enough to experience two autumns in New England where trees donning technicolour leaves cover the hillside, like an old quilt on a lumpy bed. Here in Vancouver our fall season usually means early sunsets, misty mornings, and grey skies for days. We see the return of the rain while orange and yellow […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: On this day

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ITEM #: SGN 113Photographer: Bailey Bros. I thought of continuing my weekly Then and Now photo series until I realized that most “then” images would not accurately depict the city’s fall hues in black and white. However, as I glanced at one of my favourite local history resources this morning, I found the following and […]