Archive for July, 2010

Archives Photo of the Day: July 3, 2010

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With the Fourth of July coming up, I figured what’s more American than baseball. Today’s Archives Photo of the Day features two players at the Athletic Park in Vancouver, which used to be near 5th and Hemlock. Description: Baseball opening season at Athletic Park, 1930 Photographer: Stuart Thomson Archives item#: CVA 99-2415

Stanley Park Name Change Proposed, Xwayxway

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In a recent public appearance Ian Campbell, the Chief of the Squamish First Nation, suggested that Stanley Park return to its original name, Xwayxway (pronounced “kwhy-kway”). This has caused quite a stir locally with the thought of the international impact among other concerns. A Squamish elder raised the idea at the opening Wednesday of Klahowya […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Barnet Marine Park

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Since July is Parks Month, I will be featuring more listings in my Metro Vancouver Parks Series. I put the call out on Twitter and @kirstinhepburn said that Barnet Marine Park was a hidden gem, so I thought it would be worth featuring. Photo credit: goose3five on Flickr How to Get There: Located along the […]

Dragonette at Surrey Canada Day 2010

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Dragonette played Surrey’s Canada Day celebration today as an excited crowd raised their hands, sung along, and ignored any pending raindrops. John and I snapped some photos of the group including bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, drummer Joel Stouffer, and the highly photogenic lead singer, Martina Sorbara. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Photo credit: […]

Canada Day in Surrey 2010 Day Blog

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We’re stationed out in Surrey today to celebrate Canada Day. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Though I went to bed with a fever last night and woke up shifting between being extremely pale and extremely red-faced, I just figured my body was showing its patriotism. We made it out in time for the opening […]