Archive for January, 2011

Pink Cupcakes for Anti-Bullying at Take 5 Cafe

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The annual “Bullying Stops here – Pink Shirt Day” is coming up February 23, 2011 and a local cafe is serving up a sweet treat to raise awareness. Visit your local Take 5 Cafe any day in February to purchase a pink cupcake for $2 and all proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls […]

Birthday Blossoms for Vancouver 125

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The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up this spring and in celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary, they are encouraging residents to plant cherry tree. 3,000 Birthday Blossom trees are available for purchase before March 29, 2011 for $40. Proceeds will help support the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, “a charitable non-profit society dedicated to […]

Metropolis at Metrotown Hosts CBC Stars

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CBC personalities will be at Metrotown on Saturday, January 29, 2011 for meet and greets, autographs, interviews, and to promote the Live Right Now campaign for healthy living. The day’s events will be hosted by CBC News Vancouver’s Claire Martin and Village on a Diet’s Garfield Wilson. Schedule (subject to change) 12:00pm Meet the Stars […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Royal Visits

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I have been on a bit of a royal kick lately so I thought it would be fitting to profile photos of royal visits to Vancouver in this week’s roundup from the Vancouver Archives. Year: 1912 Subject: Duke of Connaught at the Hastings Park, decorates a boy scout for life saving Vancouver Archives Item#: Duke […]

BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill and Preparedness Workshops

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Drop, cover, hold on! Today at 10:00am the province of BC will participate in The Great Shake Out earthquake drill. You can tune into local radio stations, TV station, or check the Twitter airwaves for the signal @ShakeOutBC. According to the Shake Out website, “January 26th is the anniversary of the last magnitude 9 earthquake […]