Archive for August, 2012

BC Beer Awards 2012

Friday, August 31st, 2012 — 1:44pm PDT
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Tickets for the the 3rd annual BC Beer Awards go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, September 1, 2012. Last year over 400 entries were submitted from 35 breweries across BC and this year, the event is paired with another celebration of local beer. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave on Flickr The BC Beer Awards coincide with […]

Crumpler Vancouver Giveaway

Friday, August 31st, 2012 — 11:14am PDT
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In July of 2008, Vancouver got its very first Crumpler store, which had laptop and camera users rejoicing. The coveted Crumpler messenger bags, backpacks, camera bags, satchels, straps, wallets and other accessories for your tech on-the-go were available to peruse in Gastown. At the time, my friend John Biehler stated that “This is the next […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 — 2:15pm PDT
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Everyone’s saying this is the last weekend of summer but with a late start, here’s hoping the sunny days stick around until the season officially wraps up at the end of September. Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr Here is another sampling of images that have been added to the Miss604 Flickr Pool this week, enjoy! […]

Vancouver History: Sam Greer

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 — 10:44am PDT
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Kitsilano Beach is formerly known as Greer Beach, named after settler Sam Greer. Samuel Greer (aka “Gritty”) was born in Ireland in 1843 and moved to the States where he fought in the Civil War. After returning to Ireland, the Gold Rush brought him to BC where he was successful with a few claims. 1904 […]

City of Vancouver Public Art Blog

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 — 9:54am PDT
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I recently discovered that the City of Vancouver Public Art Program has a blog. Our City Our Art features photos and information about art pieces, installations, and local artists. Photo credit: Gail at Large on Flickr The blog was created by two media students from Emily Carr University who were doing an internship with the […]

Chapters Indigo Fall Gift Guide & Giveaway

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT
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It’s time for students of all ages to return to school to begin another year of academic growth. I always enjoyed back to school shopping even though it meant we were that much closer to returning to class. Highlighters, binders, duo-tangs, pencil crayons, Trapper Keepers and geometry kits (always a new geometry kit even though […]