Archive for the category "BC"

Hester Creek Winery in Oliver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I was invited up to Hester Creek Winery in Oliver (at the Southern tip of the Okanagan) to tour their facilities, meet their winemaker, and learn more about their vineyards. While I am very familiar with the brand (and they have also been generous sponsors of the last two Twestival events I have organized) […]

Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Anniversary

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, an amazing sporting event that was a very sweet ending to largest global event in our city’s history. It all started out with a bang at the opening ceremony. I remember how lively it was – bright colours, talented dancers, paralympians, and […]

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night we watched in horror as multiple tsunami waves crashed their way over the Northern Japanese coastline following the country’s largest recorded earthquake that hit just offshore.  The devastation is still sinking in following aftershocks, fires, and scrambles to connect with loved ones. This was the 7th largest earthquake in recorded history. With the […]

National Parks in BC, 100 Years of Parks Canada

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year while it is also the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada in 2011. Although Banff National Park is 125 years old, Parks Canada was officially established in 1911 and was the first national park service in the world. In BC, we have 7 National Parks. Glacier National […]

BC Parks 100

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is the 100th anniversary of BC Parks, upon creation of the first provincial park, Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. Throughout the rest of the year, BC Parks is hosting events across the province, from family snowshoe outings to bird watching, star-gazing, and learning to cave. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, exploring BC parks […]