Archive for the category "BC"

WTS – What the Surrey #24: Holland Park and Surrey's Spirit Square for BC150

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I was reminded on Keira’s post about BC150, the celebration around the Province in honor of its 150th birthday. A big part of the festivities includes the dedication of Spirit Squares. These squares will celebrate our heritage and achievements – past, present and future – and leave a legacy for current and future […]

Vancouver History: Joe Fortes

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 1986 he was named Vancouver’s “Citizen of the Century” and he was pretty much just a regular guy who happened to spend most of his time saving lives. You’ve probably seen the restaurant that’s famous for its seafood and that yellow cab out front, and maybe you’ve been to the library named in his […]

We Beat the SMRT Kids

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week an article popped up in my news feeds about BC students having one of the highest literacy levels in the world. Today, the Provincial Government reports that Grade 10 students in BC are again, at the head of the pack when it comes to reading, math and science. B.C. students were in the […]

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday we drove around the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, surveying storm damage from the night before and witnessing towering waves crashing on shore and showering roads and pathways with debris. It was the first big storm of the season and being that we were on the Island, we were pretty concerned about our passage […]

BC150 and Spirit Squares

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I can’t believe this has been kept off my radar this long but in preparation for BC’s 150th birthday, the government is initiating projects and activities all over the province in celebration of this milestone. BC150 Years celebrates the adventures, struggles, people, events and achievements that have shaped our provincial identity. It’s a celebration with […]

Weekend Recap All Photo Edition #2

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend John and I took the in-laws to the lovely town of Osoyoos in the Southern Okanagan. We enjoyed excellent scenery, wining, dining, and some much needed relaxation. The view from the East, above the City on Anarchist Mountain Nk’Mip Winery – Took an hour-long tour that was very informative (learning all about North […]