Archive for the category "BC"

National Aboriginal Day 2011

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada and with it comes a host of activities, celebrations, and experiences from coast to coast, to coast. Tomorrow kicks off an 11-day campaign that will span Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concludes with Canada Day (July 1). Here are just a few […]

Mourning the Loss of Betty Fox

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been minutes since the new broke of the passing of one of Canada’s favourite moms, Betty Fox. Just two week ago, the Terrry Fox Foundation reported that she was seriously ill. Betty Fox & photo of her son, Terry. Source: Tri-City News Statement from the Fox family: “It is with considerable sadness that we […]

Book: Best Day Trips from Vancouver

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I first met Jack Christie when we were on a media trip to Prince George last year and now his latest book, 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver, has a permanent home on my desk for quick reference. Having penned the original book (of the same title) twenty years ago, local travel writer Jack issues […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 10 Oswego Hotel Victoria

Comments 260 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s only one thing on the mind of everyone in BC right now and that’s hockey. However, after the dust settles tonight (and heart rates return to normal) wouldn’t it be nice to get away? I’m a little late for our BC Travel Tuesday feature but we still have a few properties to go in […]

Grind for Kids 2011

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Grouse Grind officially opened for the season on Saturday as Vancouverites and visitors alike took to the 2.9 kilometer trail that goes right up Grouse Mountain. Known locally as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, this 30 degree ascent is either on the bucket list of many or a part of their weekly routine. Photo credit: planetc1 […]

Vancouver Icons: Girl in a Wetsuit

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in Vancouver history, June 10, 1972, the Girl in a Wetsuit statue was revealed just off the north shore of Stanley Park. She was commissioned by Douglas Brown, a local lawyer, who approached sculptor Elek Imredy in 1968. He wanted the statute to be based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid that […]