Archive for the category "BC"

Sara Bareilles at the Commodore, Win Tickets

Comments 132 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sara Bareilles will be playing the legendary Commodore Ballroom on November 22nd. The singer/songwriter exploded on the airwaves in 2007 with her hit single “Love Song” and now she’s bringing her piano-pop back to Vancouver as a part of her Kaleidoscope Heart tour. Aside from numerous awards nominations for “Love Song”, Bareilles was nominated for […]

We Day Vancouver 2010 – Live Blog

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is We Day in Vancouver as thousands of school-aged children congregate in Rogers Arena to hear some of the most inspirational and motivational speakers of our time. Last year I had the chance to live blog throughout the day, meeting Jane Goodall, Mia Farrow, and listening to the sage advice of His Holiness the […]

Vancouver History: Emery Barnes

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Most parks in Vancouver are named after former Parks Board members or royalty – but not Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown. The grass, stone walkways, water features and new playground on Davie is named after a man born in New Orleans in 1929 who made his way to Canada, into BC Provincial Legislature and is […]

Vancouver History: The Orpheum

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For over 80 years the Orpheum theatre on Granville Street has been far more than an iconic neon sign. Hosting concerts, comedy showcases, the VSO, and even my high school commencement ceremony, this gorgeous venue is an magnificent slice of Vancouver history. The Orpheum 1929 – VPL Accession Number: 11035. Photographer: Leonard Frank. “All around […]

October Events on the Sunshine Coast

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Wendy Weir from Libre Tea once told me, the Sunshine Coast is the “lost corner of the 604”. I used to go to summer camp each year in Roberts Creek and it quite often I’d have people tell me, “have fun on the Island!” The Sunshine Coast is indeed a part of mainland British […]