Archive for March, 2010

Daffodil Day in BC

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The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver have declared April 9th as Daffodil Day, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The Vancouver Team wearing their pins – photo: Canadian Cancer Society on Flickr It may look like a daffodil pin but it’s actually a badge of courage. The Canadian Cancer […]

Earth Hour Vancouver

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Earth Hour is happening Saturday March 27, 2010 from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, whichever timezone you are in. During this time, individuals and businesses are encouraged to turn off all unnecessary items that are plugged in, starting with the lights. The difference made in this single hour, around the globe, is measurable and a sign that […]

Fraser Valley Parks: Chilliwack Lake

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Although Chilliwack Lake is in the “604” area code, it isn’t in Metro Vancouver. As such, it is the first entry for my Fraser Valley parks profile series. View Larger Map Metrics: Park size is a whopping 9,258 hectares with 146 campsites and 40kms of trails including a leg of the Trans Canada Trail. Photo […]

Canada International Film Festival Contest

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The Canada International Film Festival is in town this weekend, March 19th until the 21st. Each year the festival includes movie screenings and special events such as Canadian and World Premiers, seminars, parties, and awards. They also host a screenplay competition and will announce 12 finalists as well as the top three entries at the […]

Metro Vancouver History: SkyBridge

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On this day in Metro Vancouver history the SkyBridge, connecting New Westminster and Surrey (Columbia and Scott Road SkyTrain stations), opened to the public. The $28 million transit-only structure was built by Kerkhoff Bridge and Industrial Division Ltd., of Chilliwack, and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Division Co. Ltd. of Korea. Construction had started October 28, […]