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West End Block Party 2008 This Saturday

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year I attended the West End Block Party with Keira (and her hot dog t-shirt). We had a really great time playing some games, touring the transit museum on wheels, and hanging out in our ‘hood on a sunny afternoon. “Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding its 10th annual West End Summer Block Party on […]

Jamaican Festival 2008 in Surrey

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Just in time for the sun to return there will be many events heating up Metro Vancouver this weekend. If you’re not downtown for the Pride Parade on Sunday (kicking off at noon and running all along Robson, down Denman, and up Beach over to Sunset Beach) then there is another festival happening at Holland […]

Vancouver History: Lord Roberts School

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During Blogathon I took on the “A-Z” of Metro Vancouver and for some of my entries I shared random history tidbits ie. “Y” for Yasutaro Yamaga and “P” is for Pender. I still needed an “L” and I found inspiration close to home. Strolling around the neighbourhood the other day I noticed there’s history all […]

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week I had a poll on my site about the potential smoking ban on Vancouver beaches. Contrary to past articles I have written that have had heated discussions about smokers and non-smokers alike, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see the conversation shift to a matter of litter, as opposed to one about air […]

Fusion Festival: Where the Folk are the Audience

Comments 9 by Guest Author

The following is a guest post by DaveO – you can catch a multitude of links to hise various projects on his website and more video on his Blip channel. All my hipster/greenie/crunchy/urbane pals were all bound for the luminary, venerable Vancouver Folk Fest this past weekend. I turned down extra tickets, rumoured media passes, […]