Archive for March, 2011

Scala & Kolacny Brothers in Vancouver

Comments 33 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scala & Kolacny Brothers are coming to Vancouver April 7th to play the Commodore Ballroom. The hauntingly beautiful choir does unusual covers, mostly of rock songs from artists like Nirvana, Kings of Leon, Metallica, and Radiohead. Their cover of “Creep” was featured in the trailer for The Social Network. Tickets are currently available for $25 […]

Vancouver Icons: Gassy Jack Statue

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

UPDATE 2022: The Gassy Jack statue has been toppled during the Women’s Memorial March. UPDATE 2016: This is an important read: “Indigenous activists say the story of Gassy Jack is missing sordid details.” Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton is a local legend and namesake for the area of downtown Vancouver known as Gastown. The Gassy […]

Immersion at Vancouver Aquarium

Comments 96 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though it’s spring break and the children will be flocking to local attractions, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting an event this Friday just for the big kids. Immersion is an exclusive late-night event filled with music, entertainment, and cocktails inside one of the city’s most interesting venues. From 8:00pm until 12:00am on March 25th […]

Find a Place in North Vancouver History

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The North Vancouver Museum and Archives are hosting the “Find a Place in History” contest where residents and visitors can submit photos of heritage sites online for the chance to win prizes. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr To enter the contest, take a photo of a place in North Vancouver with historical significance and […]

Rick Hansen Man in Motion: 25th Anniversary Relay

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It was on this day in 1985 that BC’s own Rick Hansen set off in his wheelchair to circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities (in particular spinal cord injuries “SCI”). After 34 countries, four continents, and 40,000km in two years, the “Man in Motion” tour raised $26 million […]