Archive for August, 2010

Vancouver History: Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

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On this day 50 years ago, Premier W.A.C. Bennett officially opened the Second Narrows Bridge. This was the second “Second Narrows Bridge” replacing the other that was built in 1925. The First Narrows being the Lions Gate Bridge, this additional crossing provided broader access to the North Shore and Coastal Mountains and contributed to Vancouver’s […]

Dusty’s Dinotown Closing

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Those who grew up in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley might still call it “Flintstone’s Bedrock City” (home of the 40-foot Fred) but Dusty’s Dinotown — North America’s only cartoon dinosaur town — will soon be extinct. The attraction is set to close September 6th and they’re currently offering unlimited rides and a blowout […]

Corn Mazes in Metro Vancouver

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September 2012: Here are the 2012 listings. It was almost a decade ago that I heard the term “Maize Maze” and since that time, I’ve had the chance to explore one for myself at the Bose Family Farm. Little did I know that we actually have three corn mazes all within a manageable distance of […]

Aspen Clean Product Swap at Capers and Whole Foods

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Aspen Clean is a 100% natural, ECOCERT certified and vegan friendly sustainable cleaning product company based in Vancouver and tomorrow they’re hosting a product swap campaign. Stop by either of the locations listed below to exchange your harmful, chemical household cleaning products for a bottle of Aspen Clean. When: August 25, 2010 2:00pm – 6:00pm […]

The Gathering Place Block Party

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This Saturday The Gathering Place on Helmcken will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with its annual block party. Photo credit: Conrad Kuiper on Flickr Where: 609 Helmcken Street When: August 28, 2010 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm Info: The Gathering Place is a City facility operating under a partnership with the Vancouver School Board and the […]