Archive for February, 2014

Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Lit for Gold Medals

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It took several days for Vancouver to involve its Olympic cauldron in Sochi 2014 celebrations but since it fired back up again on February 12th, it’s been re-lit every evening at 6:00pm when Canada wins a gold medal in competition that day. Tonight it will be lit thanks to our gold medals in Ski Cross […]

Vancouver International Wine Festival

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The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, runs February 24th until March 2nd, 2014 taking place at venues across downtown Vancouver. From the Acura International Festival Tasting Room and Gold Pass Tasting Lounge to the Bacchanalia Gala, wine seminars, minglers, winery dinners, lunches, brunches, and grazings, it’s the schedule is packed and […]

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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We’re almost through February and the Sochi 2014 Olympics are coming to an end. There’s still a lot of excitement and activity around the city, especially as Team Canada athletes pick up gold medals and our own Olympic cauldron is lit at night in celebration. Here are a few more ways to have fun and […]

Robson Street Video from 1964

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A little while ago I shared a collection of historic/archive photos with the Robson Street Business Association and today they returned the courtesy by sending me this awesome Robson Street Video from 1964. From BC History on YouTube: Robson Street Stores (B&W, sil.) aired on the CBUT (CBC Vancouver) show Town Crier, July 1964. “When […]

Wait For Me, Daddy Monument New Westminster

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The most reproduced Canadian photograph from World War II will soon be immortalized in New Westminster. Wait For Me, Daddy was captured by Claude P. Dettloff on October 1, 1940 as troops headed off to war with the BC Regiment. Recently the CBC met up with Warren (Whitey) Bernard, the little boy in the photo […]