Archive for February, 2014

XL Leadership Summit VIP Reception

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending the VIP reception for the XL Leadership Summit at Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar. It brought out many of the people behind Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics including John Furlong and many Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The special guest was Commander Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space […]

745-Foot Aerial Sculpture on Vancouver’s Waterfront

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It’s encouraging to see more public art on display in Vancouver, especially since I began my tenure as a West End resident almost a decade ago. Sculptures dot the landscape, breaking up the (albeit gorgeous) blue of the sea and the green of the parks, capturing your eye and starring in many visitors’ photographs. The […]

Vancouver Heritage Week

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating BC’s Heritage Week by offered a full lineup of events that focus on this year’s theme: Heritage Afloat. Around here, our waterways have shaped our history through transportation, connecting industry, recreation, and more. 1940-1948 – Coal Harbour and Vancouver skyline. Photographer: Burns Miller. Archives# CVA 1376-76. Vancouver Heritage Week […]

Win Tickets to Underground Comedy Railroad

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The 3rd annual Underground Comedy Railroad tour is coming to the Rio Theatre as a part of Black History Month. Introducing the voice of black Canadians, the tour is scheduled to stop is 10 cities across the country, arriving in Vancouver on February 22nd at 8:30pm. The history of the Underground Railroad is not something […]

Lions Gate Bridge at Night: Gracie’s Necklace

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If you are familiar with Lions Gate Bridge history then you’ll know that its construction was made possible by the Guinness family (yes, that Guinness) but did you know that its iconic string of lights was nicknamed Gracie’s Necklace? Photo credit: Shannon Leigh Photography on Flickr The Guinness family, of Irish beer fame, was convinced […]