Archive for September, 2013

VIFF 2013 Opening Gala: Nebraska

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Alexander Payne’s Nebraska will be opening the Vancouver International Film Festival this year with a gala screening on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at The Centre for Performing Arts. After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern, Best Actor winner at Cannes) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son […]

Surrey Eagles Championship Banner Raising Ceremony

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The South Surrey Arena is the home of championship hockey around these parts as the Surrey Eagles have started their season as reigning BCHL Champions and Western Canadian Cup champions, as well as RBC Cup Semi Finalists. On September 27th, the Eagles will host a special banner unveiling ceremony honouring their stellar efforts last season, […]

Then and Now Stanley Park Seawall

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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

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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

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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 […]