Archive for the category "community"

September Calendar of Events


Friday, September 7th, 2007 — 10:51am PST
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Who knew September was such a happening time in Vancouver. Just as summer seems to wind down we get fantastic weather and every single artist and musician I have on my ipod is coming to play a show in town. I just saw Holly McNarland last night, will see Matthew Good on the 20th and […]

West End Block Party Success


Saturday, August 11th, 2007 — 3:31pm PST
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Keira and I hit up the West End Block Party today. Although it was very kid-centric we got to explore, play carnival games, and be a couple big kids ourselves. I tell ya, we had to get a kid to show us how to play one game because it was pretty darn tough. We completed […]

Robson Street Safeway is Closing


Thursday, August 9th, 2007 — 6:22pm PST
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According to the checkout clerk this evening, it’s been 15 years in the making: the Safeway on Robson at Denman is closing its doors this Saturday. I remember when the liquor store across the parking lot shut down, that was when the old building was slated to be demolished and a new super-Safeway was to […]

West End Summer Block Party


Thursday, August 9th, 2007 — 4:35pm PST
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I advertised this event last year although we didn’t end up going… someone also criticized it for being “only 3 hours long” but if it’s 3 hours of fun times in the neighbourhood, I’m game. Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding its 9th annual West End Summer Block Party and 65th Birthday Celebration on Saturday August […]

Vancouver Summer Events Guide Pt. 3


Sunday, July 15th, 2007 — 9:17pm PST
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Thanks to Translink, I found out about several community happenings next weekend and even though the public transit beast may just be trying to get into our good books, the redeeming part is… they’re absolutely free. If you’re a frequent reader of the blog you’ll notice the “cheap fun” and “cheap things to do” category […]

Vancouver Summer Events Guide Pt. 1


Saturday, May 26th, 2007 — 5:23pm PST
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Last summer we spent most of our time going for walks, down at the pool, and trudging through Stanley Park to get to our beloved Third Beach. Aside from the cheap, free, and simple activities that you can do outdoors in the City here are a few more organized affairs to mark on your calendar. […]