Archive for the category "BC"

King George VI in Vancouver

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It may just be my English blood, or the fact that I saw a great movie recently, but I have become increasingly interested in the visits of British royalty to Vancouver throughout the last century. May 1939 – King George VI & Queen Elizabeth greeted by Mayor & Mrs. Telford at the C.P.R. Station.Archives Item# […]

Bed Bugs in Vancouver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 2007 I read this post by Sean Orr on Beyond Robson claiming that bed bugs were a growing concern downtown. The following year my friend was moving out of her West End apartment and looking for a new place across town. This is when she told me about the Bed Bug Registry. It’s a […]

Vote for SportBC’s Best of BC

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SportBC will host its 45th annual Athlete of the Year Awards next month and while finalists are usually selected by a committee (of which I am a member) the Best of BC category has been opened up for public vote. Starting today, you can select your favourite BC athlete from the 2010 season in an […]

Favourite Travel Experiences of 2010

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While we stayed very close to home for a few weeks in February 2010, I spent even more time on the road. From snowshoeing to swimming in the Caribbean, the following are some of my Top Travel Experiences of 2010. January 2010 Destination: Iowa Highlights: Ringing in 2010 with John’s family Destination: Sun Peaks Resort […]

Voices of BC Book Giveaway

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After discovering I had a passion for writing about local history a few years ago I began to closely follow the works of the Vancouver Archives, Chuck Davis, John Atkin, and more recently James Johnstone. Although Vancouver is only 124 years old, our region has centuries of history which is why I was pretty excited […]

CBC Open House & Food Bank Day 2010

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The CBC broadcast centre will open its doors this Friday, December 3rd for its 24th annual Open House and Food Bank Day. The public are invited to bring in a donation for the Food Bank and enjoy newsroom tours, live broadcasts, and performances. Donations will be accepted in person from 8:00am until 7:00pm or online […]