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February 2012 Events in Metro Vancouver

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With another year until we get a statutory holiday in BC, February could be looking pretty gloomy at this point. However, with events to celebrate the two year Vancouver 2010 Olympic anniversary, a city-wide festival, a film festival, a comedy fetival, and more, the February 2012 calendar is looking pretty bright. Photo credit: couloir on […]

The Flood

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Post ideas enter my inbox every morning, like lines of commuters ascending SkyTrain station escalators during rush hour. Sometimes there’s an event listing, charity campaign, or concert listing. However on occasion, an email contains a short, sweet, touching human interest story — in this case, it’s about a tractor in a Kootenay region town. Parental […]

McBarge to ReOpen as Floating Restaurant

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

McBarge, the famous floating McDonald’s restaurant from Expo86, is set to reopen. The vessel has been moored in Burrard Inlet for about the last twenty years but following an approval from Mission City Council, it’s getting a new lease on life. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr The Sturgeons On the Fraser project, which has […]

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While at the BC Sports Hall of Fame I came across the inductee information for Trev Deeley (1920-2000), a name associated with the award-winning Harley-Davidson dealership. When I happened to drive by the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition on Boundary Road not even 24 hours later I took it as a sign — this was a story […]

BC Sports Hall of Fame: Red Mitten Weekend

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The BC Sports Hall of Fame has finally re-opened after closing in April of 2010, post Olympics, while BC Place was being remodeled. The Hall opened its doors in November and they’re steadily seeing a return in visitors, especially last weekend with the CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer matches. I spent some time there this […]

Pink Shirt Day 2012

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been five years since CKNW was inspired by the story of two students from Nova Scotia (David Shepherd and Travis Price) who took a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts to school in protest. Since that time, the concept of Pink Shirt Day has grown into a national campaign to raise awareness about […]