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Vancouver Art Gallery Christmas Tree Lighting 2009

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Tonight at 5:30pm a 50-foot high Christmas tree will be lit in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The tree is put in place by local real estate development firm, AMACON, as they help raise funds for various local causes over the holidays. Photo credit: Tripleman on Flickr – Tripleman.com Organizations that are supported by […]

Link Fest: More December Events

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As John and I spend the better part of today flying home from the Dominican Republic — back to the land of cool mountain air nipping at frosty noses — here is this week’s link fest for you to enjoy. Photo credit: Judy B on Flickr Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge kicks off tomorrow […]

Christmas at Canada Place 2009

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The 22nd annual Christmas at Canada Place launches this weekend, providing holiday fun for the entire family. Festivities run from December 6 – 31, 2009 and will feature nightly Light Shows on the sails along with Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast with Santa happens December 6th and 12th with tickets available online in advance for $28. […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade Vancouver 2009

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It’s only been six years running but the Rogers Santa Claus Parade has certainly made its mark as a holiday tradition in Vancouver. Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr On Sunday December 6th starting at 1:00pm you can line up anywhere along the designated parade route (see map below) to catch a glimpse of community […]

Link Fest: Holiday Event Warmup

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Despite the soggy grey blanket of November rain, the City of Vancouver has come alive with events and activities. Making our way past American Thanksgiving and sliding into December, here is this week’s Link Fest of events to check out around town. Photo credit: sashafatcat on Flickr The West End Community Centre is hosting its […]

Robson Square Ice Rink Now GE Ice Plaza

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After closing in 2004, the Robson Square Ice Rink is now renovated, re-surfaced, and covered with ice in time for some winter fun and 2010 festivities — of Olympic proportions. “Before” In 2006 I profiled the rink, which was in limbo — looking for sponsors and ways to reconstruct the skating surface without damaging the […]