Archive for May, 2012

Idina Menzel in Vancouver

Comments 77 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Idina Menzel is coming to The Centre for Performing Arts this week, on Friday, June 1, 2012. This Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter will be kicking off her North American tour with this Vancouver show. Idina won her Tony for playing Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, she has played Maureen in Rent, […]

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 […]