Archive for September, 2011

Vintage Vancouver Billboards

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are in Kansas City this week and when driving through KCMO, you get welcomed downtown by classic old billboards on rooftops and painted advertisements on the side of buildings. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Vancouver used to have a lot of these until they slowly disappeared due to city bylaws. Now […]

Bellingham Whatcom County Getaway

Comments 246 by Rebecca Bollwitt

School is back in session but the summer sun continues to shine on the Pacific Northwest. With a strong Canadian dollar and plenty of places to spend it across the border, more and more locals are checking out our neighbours to the south in Whatcom County. Whatcom County consists of Point Roberts, Bellingham, Blaine, Chuckanut […]

We Day Vancouver 2011

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We Day returns to Vancouver this year as tens of thousands of young people get the opportunity to learn about how they can make a difference in the world. I have covered We Day over the last few years and it’s one of my favourite events. There’s dancing, singing, music, cheers, positivity and motivation. To […]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2011

Comments 1 by Michelle Kim

It’s Vancouver International Fringe Festival time again, now in it’s 27th year, which runs from September 8 – 18. This year’s Fringe Festival will feature over 600 performances by more than 80 groups over the course of the 11 days, and is expected to attract over 30,000 attendees. Photo credit: dooq on Flickr This year […]

United Way Kick-Off at the Cauldron

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow afternoon the Olympic cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza downtown will be lit as the City of Vancouver proclaims September 7th “United Way Day“. Photo credit: raoming-the-planet on Flickr This will mark the launch of the United Way’s 2011 fundraising campaign to help vulnerable children, families and seniors throughout the region. The United Way Kick-Off […]

Timeraiser Vancouver 2011

Comments 166 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Timeraiser is returning to Vancouver this month at the Waldorf Hotel. This event is a silent auction but instead of bidding with money, you bid with the number of volunteer hours you are willing to contribute in order to win your desired piece. It combines a local art showcase with a volunteer-hour fundraiser, a complete […]