Archive for July, 2010

Gatorade Canada Ambush Tour with Chaz Ortiz

Comments 18 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Gatorade Canada Ambush Tour passed through Vancouver earlier this month featuring professional skateboarder Chaz Ortiz. In each city on the tour, professional skateboarders spend their day hanging out at skate parks with locals. 16 year old Ortiz spent some time at the Vancouver Skate Park at the beginning of the month where the Vancouver […]

Granville Island Brewing Raspberry Wheat Ale

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday we attended the launch of Granville Island Brewing’s latest seasonal creation, Raspberry Wheat Ale. This pink summer beer combines water, malt, hops, yeast, and Fraser Valley raspberries. Pairings include a variety of fresh fruit dishes, fresh salads, chicken or light meat. I’ve tried fruity-flavoured wheat ales before and they usually just taste like beer […]

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 […]