Archive for March, 2014

Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam

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The Cleveland Dam holds Capilano Lake in North Vancouver, which is used for drinking water and is a part of Capilano River Regional Park. Completed in 1954, it was named for Ernest Cleveland, first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District. Archives# CVA 275-20 Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam Local photographers love peeking […]

Sonic Boom Festival Vancouver 2014

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The Sonic Boom Festival is a multi-day celebration of music by BC composers. Each year a composer in residence is featured along with talented musical ensembles and dozens of new works by emerging and established BC composers. What: Sonic Boom 2014 Festival of New Music by BC Composers When: March 26th to March 30th, 2014 […]

Musqueam Tour with Vancouver Heritage Foundation

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Browsing the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s roster of upcoming bus and walking tours I found the mother of all tours – the history of local histories – the Musqueam Tour! Metro Vancouver is situated within the unceded traditional territories of Coast Salish First Nations, specifically Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish. The Musqueam people have lived on the […]

The Hotel Max Seattle

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. Views are my own. I was offered a discounted media rate. Overnight parking was $33 (valet only, which I covered) and there was a $9 for WIFI access (our was taken care of). Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

The highly-recommended Hotel Max in Seattle was my home for one night last week when I went down to cover We Day with my niece. This landmark hotel, originally opened in 1926, has been transformed into a rockin’ boutique hotel. The building is a classic example of Beaux Arts Classical Eclecticism, with the distinctive characteristics […]

11 Vancouver History Tidbits

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Sometimes when we think we’re just getting to know the ins and outs of our 128-year old city we learn something new. From the funny and fascinating to historical fact, here is a random group of 11 Vancouver History Tidbits: Although she’s often mistaken for one, the Girl in Wetsuit statue in the water along […]