Archive for January, 2010

Handsfree Headset Giveaway

Comments 721 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: mikekline on Flickr At the beginning of 2010 new rules came into effect under BC’s Motor Vehicle Act. As of January 1st, 2010 drivers caught talking on a hand-held device will be subject to fines — this means no texting or emailing as well. British Columbians have a 31-day grace period before fines […]

Monopoly Canada, Getting Vancouver its Space

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Monopoly is coming out with Monopoly Canada and its up to the public to vote where each major city will reside on the famed playing surface. The highly coveted Boardwalk position seems to be the most popular and there are even campaigns across the nation to get hometowns into that prestigious piece of real estate. […]

Link Fest: Events for the End of January

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My dance card is nearing capacity for February but there is still much to do this month. Here is this week’s Link Fest for your perusal. Photo credit: PiscesDreamer on Flickr Friday January 22nd @ 9:00pm head down to the Rickshaw Theatre for the Shimmy Shake Showdown 2010, in support of the Terminal City Rollergirls. […]

Vancouver History: The Carnegie Building

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stopping by my daily history read, I learned that it was on this day 30 years ago that the Carnegie Building reopened as the Carnegie Reading Room. Located at the notorious intersection of Main and Hastings, I thought it would be worthy of the history profile to see how the building has been a part […]

Paint the Town Red for Vancouver 2010

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Across the nation communities have been asked to Paint the Town Red in an effort to cheer on our Canadian athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. More than 200 athletes will be representing Canada and from Newfoundland to Nanoose Bay, everyone is being asked to go Red. This includes leaving up your […]

IOC – International Olympic Committee Headquarters

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During November’s trip to Switzerland our group stopped in at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne. Perched at the top of a small grassy hill, the IOC looks out over Lake Geneva and the public park, Parc Bourget. The IOC is made up of a few buildings pasted together over the […]