Archive for March, 2010

Success at Twestival Vancouver

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After packing up the last of the leftover meat & cheese platters I waved to Marc, I drove home from YVRTwestival in the rain. I had just hosted an event for 250 people that raised over $9,000 for Concern Worldwide. My automatic windshield wipers began to sway back and forth as I thought about all […]

Global Agents for Change Gala Evening

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Global Agents for Change, a foundation that develops creative ways for young people to explore issues and take action, is hosting their annual gala tomorrow night. A part of the event is an awards ceremony where youth are recognized for their achievements over the past year. The two award categories include: Youth Acting Globally Award […]

Vancouver Beaches Then and Now

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Inspired by today’s soggy weather, and the recent announcement that English Bay will be getting a Cactus Club, I thought I would profile Vancouver beaches, Then and Now. Tidal Flats at Jericho Beach 1890 Archives item # Be P41 2010 Photo credit: Brad-514 on Flickr Kitsilano Pool / Beach 1931 Archives item # Be N51.1 […]

UGM's Orange Day 2010

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Union Gospel Mission is presenting their 2nd annual Orange Day happening April 2nd, 2010. Orange Day is actually a multi-day campaign to raise funds for the UGM’s Easter dinner, served to over 3,000 men, women and children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Photo credit: Christine on Flickr The concept is simple, think about the activities […]

YVR Best Airport in North America

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night the Skytrax World Airport Awards were announced in a live ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Although their website hasn’t been updated yet, I found out on Twitter that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was crowned as the Best Airport in North America (and 11th overall). The award is based on 9.8 million passenger surveys conducted […]