Archive for the category "history"

Local History: King George Boulevard


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 — 12:56pm PDT
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On this day (October 16) in 1940, the Peace Arch Highway was renamed the King George VI Highway. Today, it’s King George Boulevard. Browse some archive photos of the thoroughfare.

Shore to Shore: Portuguese Joe Statue in Stanley Park


Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 3:16pm PDT
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Unveiled in 2015, Shore to Shore, by Coast Salish master carver Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston, depicts Portuguese Joe Silvey, along with his first and second Coast Salish wives, Khaltinaht and Kwatleemaat.

The Field of Dreams in Whalley


Monday, August 20th, 2018 — 11:41am PDT
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A story about how the Whalley Athletic Association built their own Field of Dreams in a Surrey community in 1950. Whalley Ballpark, home of Whalley Little League baseball in Surrey, BC.

The Really Gay History Tour


Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 — 11:06am PDT
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Forbidden Vancouver has launched a brand new walking tour in partnership with the Vancouver PRIDE Society. The Really Gay History Tour takes guests from downtown to the historic Davie Street Village to discover the stories, landmarks, and icons of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community.

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival


Thursday, June 21st, 2018 — 8:48am PDT
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The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival marks one of the largest community festivals in Vancouver, offering three days of races, food, music and beautiful scenery to boot. From June 22 to 24, more than 200 teams will be participating in a series of races.

16th Annual Vancouver Heritage House Tour


Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 — 1:55pm PDT
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Vancouver Heritage Foundation is opening character and heritage homes across Vancouver for the 16th annual Vancouver Heritage House Tour on June 3rd. This curated, self-guided tour includes a look inside 9 historic character homes from West Point Grey to Grandview.

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