Archive for June, 2015

10 Father’s Day Events in Vancouver

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For Father’s Day in Vancouver there are fewer brunches and teas like Mother’s Day, but there are still of activities and events around the city that the whole family can enjoy. 10 Father’s Day Events in Vancouver 10. No Driving at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive, around Kitsilano, and on Main Street. 9. Playing […]

Then and Now English Bay

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English Bay beach, popular with locals and tourists, has been a favourite summertime recreation destination for the last century and a half. I had some fun looking around the City of Vancouver Archives to match up some vintage photos with modern day images to show how the area has changed: Then and Now English Bay […]

Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Game at Nat Bailey

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The Vancouver Canadians have invited local media personalities (myself included) to step up to the plate at Nat Bailey Stadium on June 24th for the annual Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game. We’ll play in a six-inning ball game at this historic stadium in support of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. I’d like to […]

Vancouver Tourist Tips from 1925

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If you only had one day, three days, or a week to spend in Vancouver what would you see and do? On the back of an American tourist map from 1925, one of those ephemeral artifacts I have handy in my family’s personal local archives, I found a suggested itinerary for a time when our […]