Archive for February, 2012

Archives Photos of the Day: Ghost Signs

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT
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Painted on the sides of brick buildings that lined Hastings and other downtown thoroughfares that have existed for the better part of the last century, there was obviously a time when Vancouver’s ghost signs were just signs. Thanks to the Vancouver Archives, here’s a quick look at these painted adverts in their heyday. 1917 – […]

March Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 — 11:17am PDT
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We have to wait a little longer for March this year, with a bonus leap day in February, but it will be well worth it. From events surrounding International Women’s Day to CelticFest Vancouver, there will be plenty to do around town . I will also have a round-up next week listing some of my […]

SFU Surrey 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 — 8:59am PDT
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SFU Surrey is hosting an open house on Thursday March 1, 2012, in honor of its 10th anniversary. Visitors can enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, live music, learn about SFU’s programs, and enjoy a cupcake with staff, faculty, and students. Photo credit: Team Tanenbaum on Flickr Schedule of Events 4:05pm Official welcome presentation on stage […]

Metro Vancouver Parks: Garry Point Park

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT
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My Metro Vancouver Park Series has laid dormant for several months but with spring around the corner, what better time to profile some of our region’s best green spaces. Today’s feature is on Garry Point Park in Richmond. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Basics A 39-acre […]

Vancouver Beer Tweetup

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 — 11:05am PDT
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Tweetups (Twitter meetups) “back in the day” used to be when you were out at a restaurant or pub, picked up your phone, and told others on Twitter to spontaneously join you. Arriving with a pint in their hand, you would chat up new friends and old thanks to social media. Now that things are […]

Vancouver Diversity Health Fair 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT
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The 8th annual Vancouver Diversity Health Fair is happening this Saturday with a theme of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection. The fair will feature cooking demonstrations, a kids activity zone, free health screenings, multicultural performances, and over 50 health-related exhibitors. Where Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) When Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10:00am to […]