Archive for the category "BC"

The Great Vancouver Fire of 1886


Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 9:15am PDT
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It was 124 years ago last Sunday (June 13th, 1886) that Vancouver was completely destroyed by fire. It began as a controlled fire to clear brush on the land, however it quickly spread out of control. The Great Vancouver Fire of 1886 Vancouver before the Great Fire, Water Street 1886. Archives item #Str P8 The […]

The BC Lions for 2010


Thursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:00am PDT
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Next Sunday the BC Lions will kick off the second game of their 56th season back where it all began, at Empire Field in East Vancouver. With the dome at BC Place deflated and renovations well underway, the 2010 season will take place outside on turf where the team played from 1954 to 1982. BCLions.com […]

2010 Winter Games Commemorative Book


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 10:19am PDT
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Yesterday I received a copy of the official 2010 Winter Games commemorative book, which probably has one of the longest titles I’ve seen: With Glowing Hearts: The Official Commemorative Book of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games/Des plus brillants exploits: Le livre commémoratif officiel des XXIes Jeux olympiques d hiver […]

River Rafting in the Fraser Canyon with REO Rafting


Monday, June 7th, 2010 — 4:38pm PDT
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Although the tumultuous waters of the Fraser Canyon have instilled fear inside me since I was a child peering over the cliffs at Hell’s Gate, I’ve always been curious about the river rafting experience. On a daily basis I get offers to run contests on my site but this is probably one of the most […]

Top Five for 2010: Victoria


Monday, June 7th, 2010 — 8:52am PDT
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Although there are many places to explore and discover on Vancouver Island, none is more widely known than our Province’s capital, Victoria. Continuing the Top Five series, here are some of my favourite things about traveling to Victoria. As usual, I list a few more than five things but I’ve limited the content to five […]

2010 Leo Awards This Weekend


Friday, June 4th, 2010 — 7:35am PDT
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The 12th annual Leo Awards celebrating achievements in BC film and television will take place tonight and tomorrow at the Westin Bayshore. I interviewed the President of the Awards, Walter Daroshin for my new weekly events column for TV Week online. “We suggest that [the industry] just take one little pause for a weekend, once […]