Archive for July, 2010

The West Vancouver Ferry: Vancouver History Readers’ Choice

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I began a new Readers’ Choice series where I answer questions that my readers or Twitter contacts have about local history. Continuing on today I’ll tackle another question: TylerIngram: @Miss604 What about the old ferry that used to go from vancouver to dunderave (West Van)? 1920s, West Vancouver Ferry crossing the Burrard Inlet, Archives […]

Possible Referendum on Whales in Captivity

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon has put forward a motion that could see the public voting on whether or not we should have whales in captivity in Vancouver [source]. The referendum would take place during the next municipal election in 2011. The Vancouver Aquarium has been around since June of 1956 and in 1975 […]

I Love Transit Week 2010

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Translink is celebrating its second annual I Love Transit Week with a meetup event tomorrow night for all transit enthusiasts. It’s our yearly chance to celebrate transit—because while there are many things we don’t like about transit, there are still many things that we do like! So come out for some food, fun and games […]

Surrey Fusion Festival 2010

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The third annual Fusion Festival happens in Surrey this weekend with two full days of entertainment, activities, pavilions, shopping, and food choices from over 25 countries. John and I have covered this event each year and it’s always a good time. Live entertainment will take place on four stages: the Concord Pacific World Music Stage, […]

Tunnels Under Downtown: Vancouver History Readers’ Choice

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Having a hard time coming up with a topic this morning I put the call out on Twitter to see what people have been curious to know about Vancouver’s past. There were some suggestions about Joe Fortes or the Great Fire and an abundance of other questions that would be interesting to research. I figured […]