Archive for September, 2013

Then and Now Stanley Park Seawall

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stanley Park Seawall officially opened on September 26, 1971 although it had been under construction for decades — and wouldn’t be declared “officially complete” until 1980. That September though, the loop was 9 kilometers around Stanley Park and it completed James Cunningham’s vision for the Seawall, which he began working on in 1917. View […]

Red Cross Canada First Aid App

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canadian Red Cross has recently released a mobile application that serves as a First Aid guide, emergency preparedness tool, and more. As a member of the Red Cross’ Social Media Team, I downloaded the app when it was released and I talked about it on Dotto Tech’s radio show on AM650. Once a month […]

Green Glasses Giveaway

Comments 89 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s only fitting that Canada’s first sustainable and green eyewear company is based in Vancouver, our beloved city that has a goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020. Green Glasses, in Yaletown, makes Canadian-designed, handcrafted glasses using all natural organic, sustainable materials. Even the machinery used to make their lenses uses 50% less water […]

Fun Fun Park Recycling Fair

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A park so nice they named it twice! Fun Fun Park in Surrey is hosting a recycling fair this Saturday to help raise funds for a new playground. In partnership with ElectroRecycle, you can drop off your electrical products for recycling (toasters, microwaves, coffee-makers, power tools, etc.) throughout the day to support this community green […]

Best of Vancouver 2013

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Georgia Straight has released their 18th annual Best of Vancouver survey results and I am very honoured to be included among the list again this year. Voted #1 Best Local Blog (tie with Vancouver is Awesome) Voted #1 Best Local Twitterer (4th year in a row) The Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue is always […]