Archive for the category "cheap things to do"

Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2009

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening I took my niece and nephews on the miniature train at Bright Nights in Stanley Park, which benefits the Burn Fund. Activities include the farmyard, dazzling light displays, a Christmas light recycling station, and of course the miniature train. I haven’t been on that train in at least a decade and I forgot […]

Santa at GE Plaza Robson Square

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon I headed over to GE Plaza (at Robson Square) for an interview with a news agency. While the reporter and I were standing next to the rink watching the ice get resurfaced, Santa moseyed on by and his helper asked if we wanted to get our pictures taken. Once the interview was complete, […]

Vancouver 2010 Concerts and Live Performances

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The stars are coming to town in 2010 but not for rock shows at GM Place, they’ll be playing medal ceremonies and public open-air concerts from Whistler to Surrey. Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr Here’s a quick guide to who will be here, where they will be, and if you’ll be able to attend: […]

Surrey 2010 Celebration Site

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the 2010 Winter Games it won’t just be Vancouver and Whistler bubbling with excitement, events, and festivities of global proportions. The City of Surrey is an official Celebration Site during the Olympics with Holland Park being the centre of it all. From February 12th until February 28th you can check out daily concerts and […]

Link Fest: Mid-December Event Roundup

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nestled up in my home office I no longer see the North Shore mountains outside my window as I did yesterday morning. The view has been replaced with plump grey clouds, back-lit by the winter sunshine. Snow has been sprinkling down ever-so-lightly this morning as is evidenced by the slippery white tracks that have stuck […]

New Observation Area at YVR

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Recently the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) completed its new, free, and public Observation Area. I was invited to come and check it out a while back but since I’ve been traveling so much, I’ve been at YVR for many other reasons lately. I was finally able to take the Canada Line out yesterday and explore […]