Archive for March, 2011

Fill a Bin for the Kids with Surrey Food Bank

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

With rising food prices, the donation levels at local food banks are falling. The “Fill a Bin for the Kids” event will try to raise awareness for the Surrey Food Bank‘s efforts and to give their supplies a boost throughout the year. The event takes place Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th at the […]

CelticFest Vancouver 2011 & St Patricks Day Parade

Comments 68 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Leading up to the 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 20th, CelticFest Vancouver will provide days of entertainment and activities downtown. A few of the major events include the following: Photo: nep, SqueakyMarmot, Graham Ballantyne on Flickr CelticFest Vancouver Kick-Off When: Tuesday, March 15, starting at 11:30am Where: Procession begins in front […]

On This Day in History: Woodward’s

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was March 3rd 1892 when Charles Woodward opened his first store on the corner of Harris Street (now Georgia) and Westminster Avenue (now Main) in Vancouver. He had just arrived in town from Ontario and the small setup sold dried foods. It wasn’t until 1895 that he added a drug department, incorporated (Woodward Stores […]

Vancouver Events for March 2011

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Events for Japan Disaster Relief I’m certain no one could have predicted that we would be rolling into March with crocus-crushing snow and sleet. While the weather has been slightly off for this time of year (and our neck of the woods) the events scene is hopping as usual. The following events have all […]

California Wine Fair 2011

Comments 93 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club Theatre Company is hosting their annual California Wine Fair at Canada Place on March 11, 2011 at 7:00pm. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to sample fine wines from over 100 top producers including new vintage and varietals not currently available in Canada. A full list of participating wineries is available […]