Archive for the category "BC"

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012: Tickets On Sale

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The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are fast-approaching and while nominations are now closed we’ll find out who the finalists are on April 10th. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr In the meantime, tickets are now available and they’re going fast. Secure your spot at the awards ceremony, complete with dinner, prizes, and silent auction, […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

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The Miss604 Flickr Pool has turned pink this week with the welcome array of cherry blossom photos. If you haven’t had the chance, take some snaps around your neighbourhood, local parks, and even Burrard SkyTrain station of these beautiful petals. In the meantime, enjoy the following photos contributed by readers in this week’s Flickr roundup. […]

New Vegan Cookbook: Eat Awesome

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Several times a day you can look at a blog, Twitter stream, Facebook post or Pinterest and find photos of food — but it’s not often that these posts turn into a full 70+ page e-book. For Paul Jarvis however, it was a natural progression. The Tofino-based web designer, musician, and vegan has just launched […]

April Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

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April has arrived in Vancouver and along with it comes the city’s 126th birthday, Easter events, Vaisakhi, and more rain showers meaning more beautiful blossoms. Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 UBC Bookstore: National Poetry Month Celebration Vancouver Auto Show Wednesday, April 4, 2012 […]

Burr Block 120th Anniversary

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New Westminster will be celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Burr Block building this month. The old provincial capital was destroyed by fire in 1898 (twelve years after Vancouver’s “Great Fire”) and the Burr Block at 411-419 Columbia Street was only one of two buildings that remained. Today, it’s the home of the Met Hotel, […]

Vancouver History: Stanley Park Zoo

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Walking around Stanley Park nowadays there are hardly any remnants of the zoo that once housed over 50 species of animals, from monkeys and cobras to penguins and kangaroos. However, the old cement polar bear habitat still haunts the grounds just west of Brockton Oval and south of the Vancouver Aquarium. When I was young […]