Archive for September, 2010

My Drop in the Drop Zone for Easter Seals

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I suited up and took an elevator to the top of the AXA Building on Hastings at Burrard. Along with over 50 people who will each have their turn on the ropes today, I repelled myself down 20 stories (200ft) in support of Easter Seals Canada. Yesterday I posted a tweet about my […]

Kevin Jagger’s Long Track Long Shot

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics inspired many to take action in their daily lives. Whether it was to become a positive role model, striving to do their best each day, or living life to its fullest. Kevin Jagger is one man who was inspired so much so that he decided to up and quit his cubicle […]

Vintage Aerial Photos of Vancouver

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Some of my favourite old photos of Vancouver are aerials, taken from planes that have soared above the city for decades. It’s hard to match up the old photos with new ones either that I take myself or that I find on Flickr so the following compilation is simply archived imagery. As I spent my […]

Britannia Mine Museum

Comments 32 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Britannia Mine Museum is re-launching next weekend after a name change (from the BC Mining Museum), refreshed logo, and updated visitor experience on the grounds of the old Britannia Mine, about 10km south of Squamish. John and I were invited up for the day to check out the grounds, the new buildings, and go […]

How to Drive a Roundabout

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I learned to drive in Surrey where, with a lack of frequent and sufficient transit service or bike routes at the time, driving was the top option for getting around. When I moved to Vancouver I sold my car and went pedestrian for about five straight years. Getting that perspective, especially living downtown, was an […]