Archive for March, 2012

Canucks Playoff Viewing Events

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The City of Vancouver has launched their plan for maintaining order during the Canucks’ Stanley Cup Playoff run this year. Last year we made headlines around the globe after a riot broke out downtown following a public viewing of the Stanley Cup final. To avoid getting remotely close to the same situation this year, the […]

Easter Egg Hunt: Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver

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Easter arrives in early April this year as it brings spring showers, blooming flowers, and the ability to finally wear all that white you put away at Labour Day. There are several family-friendly Easter events happening around the Lower Mainland including egg hunts, swims, and afternoon tea. Photo credit: jamieanne on Flickr Burnaby What: Easter […]

Vancouver History: Francis Rattenbury

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If you live in Vancouver, chances are that you’ve passed a building designed by architect Francis Rattenbury. From Victoria and Nanaimo to Revelstoke and Jasper, several of Rattenbury’s houses, commercial buildings, and CPR-commissioned hotels still stand today. Photo credit: 1892: Roedde House This is arguably the first structure that Rattenbury built in Canada. It was […]

Titanic Exhibit at Surrey Museum

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The Surrey Museum in the city’s historic Cloverdale neighbourhood will be featuring a Titanic exhibit starting next month. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons: Leoboudv Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 1912-2012 This exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of the launch and sinking of the infamous luxury liner Titanic. Learn about life on board this “unsinkable” ship and the […]

Georgia Straight Golden Plates 2012

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The Georgia Straight’s 15th annual Golden Plate Awards, celebrating the best in local dining, have been handed out for 2012. The people have voted in over 150 categories and winners are now listed in this week’s issue and online. Here are just a few of the honorable mentions: Best Restaurant Service Bishop’s (2183 West 4th) […]