Archive for March, 2010

Fraser Valley Parks: Chilliwack Lake

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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, […]

Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Day 7 at Para-Alpine

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I woke up in Whistler Creekside and headed up to the Para-Alpine venue for Day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The morning’s events included Para-Alpine downhill in the sitting, standing, and visually-impaired categories. As a photo of a hockey puck sitting in Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame got more face […]

Street to Snow Sale and Contest

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When a friend of my sister told me about his store in Burnaby, a sale he’d like to promote, and a giveaway he’d like to run for my readers, I figured it would be worth writing up. Street to Snow is a locally-owned and operated independent fashion outlet that features name brand skate, snow, and […]