Archive for March, 2011

Compass Card from Translink


Thursday, March 31st, 2011 — 2:36pm PST
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Last October public were invited to submit names for Translink’s new electronic farecard. Nominations were made, votes were placed and we now have the Compass Card. Beating out starfish and Tpass, the winning name was submitted by Oleksiy Gayda from Burnaby. Bus operator Anthony Crann, TransLink VP Mike Madill, name contest winner Oleksiy Gaydaand SkyTrain’s […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town 2011


Thursday, March 31st, 2011 — 2:14pm PST
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It’s not often that we get out to explore popular sites around Vancouver that are enjoyed by so many visitors each year. It wasn’t until the past year or so that I walked around Minter Gardens, went up to the Vancouver Lookout, or stopped by Maplewood Farm. It’s for this reason that Tourism Vancouver has […]

Federico’s Comedy Dinner Fridays


Thursday, March 31st, 2011 — 9:45am PST
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Patrick Maliha (radio host, columnist, comedian, and creator of the People’s Champ of Comedy) has been presenting comedy shows in Vancouver for the last few years including fundraisers and lining up some heavy-hitting talent. He’s now arranged a monthly comedy night plus dinner special at Federico’s Supper Club (1728 Commercial Drive) in Vancouver. Photo credit: […]

Yuri’s Night at the Space Centre


Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 11:58am PST
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Yuri’s Night is an annual international celebration of Russia’s Yuri Gagarin being the first man to see the Earth from space and this year marks the expedition’s 50th anniversary. Vancouver is one of the 280 cities around the world who have signed up to host special events Saturday April 9th or Tuesday April 12th (the […]

Vancouver History: China Creek


Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 — 9:44am PST
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The China Creek Skate Park in East Vancouver is one of the city’s most popular. An interesting tale of community in itself, the skate park was built in 1979 (which makes it one of Canada’s oldest) and in 2006 the skateboarding community rallied to save the park as its future was threatened in a proposed […]

Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 — 3:11pm PST
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The other day I traveled about 10kms away from my home in downtown Vancouver and ended up at a 2.5 hectare farm on the North Shore. Maplewood Farm‘s rural heritage in a rapidly expanding urban setting is a rarity and I wanted to learn more about their history, experiences, and educational programs. Operated by the […]

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