Archive for September, 2011

On This Day in History: Stanley Park Seawall

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in history, September 21, 1980, the Stanley Park seawall loop was officially completed. To avoid erosion around Stanley Park, work began on the first part of the seawall in 1917 thanks to the vision of W.S. Rawlings and James Cunningham’s initiatives with the Vancouver Park Board. Over the next several decades it […]

VIFF 2011 Overview & Galas

Comments 165 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) is coming up September 29th to October 14th, 2011 and Miss604.com is once again a proud sponsor. Festival series include Arts & Letters, Canadian Images, Cinema of Our Time, Dragons & Tigers, Heaven & Earth, Nonfiction Features, and a Spotlight on France along with Films for Youth and a […]

Dinner and Comedy at Federico’s

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

Patrick Maliha is becoming the Patron Saint of Comedy in Vancouver. An award-winning on-air host, columnist and comedian, Patrick created the annual “People’s Champ of Comedy” comic search, hosted benefit showcases for charitable causes, and is one of the city’s biggest promoters of amateur and professional comedy. His latest event is the return of the […]

Last Chance Saloon, Wayne, Alberta

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — Our dinner was compliments of Tourism Alberta. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

The Rosedeer Hotel opened 1913 in the dusty boomtown of Wayne, Alberta. Back then, the population swelled to over 2,500 but since the mines closed up in the 1950s it has dipped to just over two dozen. Over the last 30 years proprietor Fred Dayman, who bought the place from his mother (his uncle owning […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Taxicabs

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — I was not paid to write this post nor was I given any other form of review item or compensation from McClure's. Receiving their press release simply inspired the theme of this post. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Next month McClure’s Cabs will be celebrating 100 years as a business in Vancouver, making it the oldest taxi company in the Lower Mainland. It was also the first taxi company to provide airport service in Vancouver. The theme of this week’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Library collection is: […]

With Glowing Hearts Screening

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Andrew Lavigne followed a group of various social media users around the city to see how the digital world impacted the Games and their daily lives. The result is With Glowing Hearts. A unique documentary that, being funded by grassroots campaigns and screenings by donation, is finally ready for […]