Archive for December, 2010

The Apron at The Westin Wall Centre Richmond

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Earlier this month John and I met Executive Chef Hamid Salimian behind the scenes at the Westin Whistler. He recently invited us to check out his restaurant, The Apron, located in the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport in Richmond (just off Sea Island Way). I didn’t know what to expect (or how to get there) […]

Voices of BC Book Giveaway

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After discovering I had a passion for writing about local history a few years ago I began to closely follow the works of the Vancouver Archives, Chuck Davis, John Atkin, and more recently James Johnstone. Although Vancouver is only 124 years old, our region has centuries of history which is why I was pretty excited […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Santa

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Santa rolled into Vancouver last week and he’s no stranger to our town. While looking up a keyword for today’s Archives Photos I decided to keep it simple and see how Santa has spent his time in our town over the years. Year: 1939 In this photo: The Case triplets visit Santa Vancouver Archives Item#: […]

Canada’s Largest Christmas Carol at Woodward’s

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This Saturday everyone is invited down to the Woodward’s Community Stage to take part in Canada’s Largest Christmas Carol. World Record attempt in Boston with 3,200 carolers. Photo: Rich Moffitt on Flickr Lead by Mark Donelly (whose rendition of our national anthem at hockey games cannot be beat), the event will attempt to break a […]

Holiday Events in the Fraser Valley

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The following post was contributed by Kristi Ferguson of Fraser Valley Pulse. The holiday season has offered plenty of fun out here in the Fraser Valley. The Nutcracker in Surrey, Disney on Ice in Abbotsford, Dickens Sweet Shop Christmas Village in Chilliwack and lots more…but it’s not over yet! Over the next couple of weeks […]