Archive for August, 2011

La Garufa International Tango Festival

Comments 28 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Next month dancers and musicians from around the world will spice up Vancouver during La Garufa International Tango Festival. Argentine tango is a social dance and musical genre that originated in Argentina and Uruguay in the late 1800s. Recently it was designated by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage and important to preserve. In the […]

Vancouver History: Lumberman’s Arch

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Lumberman’s Arch is a popular meeting place and landmark on the North side of Stanley Park, West of Brockton Point. The single log propped up by two others is a monument to the major industry that built up our province and was installed by the Park Board and the BC Lumber Manufacturers Association almost 60 […]

The Teahouse in Stanley Park Shuttle

Comments 322 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Located above the sea wall at Ferguson Point and nestled between our urban forest and the setting sun of the Salish Sea, The Teahouse in Stanley Park is a true gem. Recently, they’ve made the restaurant more accessible by adding a free courtesy shuttle (in collaboration with Harbour Air Seaplanes) between the Teahouse, major Vancouver […]

HST Referendum Results

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The HST referendum results were released this morning and just over 54% voted “YES” to extinguish the combined tax in BC. BC Gov Photos On July 1st, 2010, the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) came into play in BC. It combined our GST (5%) with the PST (7%) into one single 12% tax. A few months […]

Vancouver Waterfight 2011

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The Vancouver Waterfight is happening this weekend in Stanley Park. It was originally supposed to take place weeks ago but since our summer was so soggy (pretty much defeating the purpose of the event) it’s been pushed back. Photo credit: Nick Devenish on Flickr The waterfight is more of a “friendly soaking” with rules to […]