Archive for May, 2012

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale 2012

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Friends of the Vancouver Public Library are hosting their summer book sale this week with thousands of gently-used items up for grabs along with CDs and DVDs. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave, rommy ghaly, scapevision on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Cookbooks, mysteries, non-fiction, children’s literature, and popular trilogies made famous […]

Transit of Venus: Vancouver Space Centre Event

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is preparing for a very special cosmic event next month, the Transit of Venus. This is where Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun, appearing as a dark shadow across the sun from our perspective, like a tiny eclipse. Measuring Venus transit times to determine solar parallax. Credit: […]

Bike to Work Week 2012

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bike to Work Week 2012 runs May 28th to June 1st as individuals are encouraged to leave their cars at home and pedal to the office. It’s an opportunity to start up a workplace team, get some exercise, explore new routes to work, and enjoy community bike events. With gas prices hitting extreme highs, it […]

Vancouver Kayaking Videos

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few months ago Darren Barefoot sent me a tweet with a link to “Dexter Goes Kayaking”. A mounted camera captured a kayaker and her dog, Dexter, enjoying a paddle in False Creek. This inspired me to look up more kayaking videos from around Vancouver: Dexter goes kayaking from Galen Lofstedt on Vimeo. Kayaking in […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012: Live Blog

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are being held tonight at the Westin Bayshore to recognize outstanding women who have contributed to a variety of professional fields and communities around Metro Vancouver. 2012 Business & Professions recipient Patricia Graham of Pacific Newspaper Group For the third year as a sponsor, I am presenting a live […]