Archive for October, 2012

Vancouver History: Ivan Ackery

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s known for its H-shaped telephone pole alleyways which have been featured in film and television series for decades. Some have names given to them by historians or businesses but others, like Ackery Alley between Granville and Seymour, were named in tribute. Ivan Ackery with framed caricature and letters at desk. VPL Accession Number: 59306 […]

Support Balding for Dollars with Hype Hair Studio & Disney on Ice

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream is coming to the Pacific Coliseum November 21-25, 2012. In honor of this show, Disney on Ice is partnering with Hype Hair Studio in Vancouver to support a very worthy local cause, Balding for Dollars. Disney On Ice is inviting the community to cut and donate their hair […]

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Haida Gwaii and led to tsunami warnings up and down the coast. Rolling aftershocks hit while everyone was looking for information about our coastal communities. Fortunately our warnings in our area were downgraded to ‘advisories’ however places like Hawaii were still on guard hours later in anticipation of […]

Circle Craft Christmas Market 2012

Comments 78 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The popular Circle Craft Christmas Market returns November 7th to 11th this year, showcasing local artisans, crafters, designers, and DIY ideas for the holiday season. Products on display at the exhibitor booths include children’s clothing, candles and soaps, clay, dolls and toys, fibre, fashion jewelry, home decor, leather, metal, wood, visual arts and much more. […]

Vancouver Fashion: Designer Malene Grotrian

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Some of us eventually come to a point in our careers when we ask ourselves what’s next? Where will we go from here and what is it we want from our professional lives? Local fashion designer Malene Grotrian did just that a few years ago when she decided to venture out and start her own […]