Monday Afternoon Link Fest


Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:00pm PST
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Being away from home, the office, and Canada for the last week or so I’ve needed to get my local information from somewhere. Lately my Link Fest posts have been purely event listings however I’ll return to the original format by listing off a roundup of Vancouver blog posts that I’ve enjoyed reading recently.

The Old Woodward's Sign
Photo credit: wdworden on Flickr

My friend Dave Olson wrote an awesome music festival post for the Vancouver Observer: Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington

Scout Magazine looks at the City of Vancouver’s policy for deciding which street vendors should be included in the new expanded food menu trial: How City Hall Screwed Up Their Own Street Food Pilot Project

Vancouver is Awesome continued their interview series that they do with some big name actors, writers and celebrities who all got their start in our fair city. Vancouver’s Most Awesome: Will Sasso

Five Hole for Food was a cross-country initiative led by bloggers that saw them play street hockey to bring in donations for local Food Banks. They wrapped up the campaign and posted an impressive tally: By the Numbers: Vancouver

Vancouver Trails launched a photo contest where you have until October to submit your best hiking shots of the summer: Vancouver Trails Photo Contest

Keira is giving away tickets for an awesome music festival taking place at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island: The Big Day Up: Ticket Giveaway

John Biehler is in Calgary right now after taking an RV roadtrip to the Stampede: Calgary Stampede 2010

Tourism Vancouver’s official blog often comes up with some great lists and they brought in John Lee to help them with their latest: The Best of Beer: Vancouver’s Top 5 Local Microbrews

Beyond Robson has a hot topic on their hands with their latest poll: Do You Care that Vander Zalm is Going to Court Over the HST?

A great local history resource is Past Tense Vancouver and they come up with some intriguing features: Spying in Vancouver

Local magician Jamie Grant is known for his “cards in a bottle” illusion. He’s got about 100 popping up around Vancouver that would be really cool to spot: World famous: Anything is Possible Bottle

The Gastown Blog announced that one of Vancouver’s favourite summer festivals is happening in their neighbourhood: Illuminares 2010 in Gastown

Kudos to the Vancouver blogging scene for not only being on top of current events but providing unique, informative, researched, and fun to read content. I’ll see you back in town tomorrow night when we fly in from Iowa.

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One comment

  1. Al says:

    The “events listings” link is 404’d. Just a heads up.

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