Archive for the category "history"

WTS – What the Surrey #27: Good Citizen Award

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Surrey’s Good Citizen Award was handed to Jim King this past week for his work “…as an executive director since 1997, being a past-president of the Surrey Chamber of Commerce and a founding member and past director of the Surrey Tourism and Convention Association” – [Surrey Leader]. The award is given to an individual each […]

Vancouver History: Tidbits and Park Notes

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I just realized that my last few posts were pretty bullet-pointed so I apologize for this. The first Vancouver History: Oddities entry was well-received so here’s another. 51 years ago Vancouver’s first shopping mall, Oakridge Centre, opened its doors. We were out that way last week and it took me a minute to remember that […]

Mario Andretti and the Fun City of Old

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon my dad pulled out his digital camera and showed me a photo of a nice man that sort of looks like he could be one of my mom’s cousins in Germany. Turns out my dad visited with one of the most successful race car drivers of all time, Mario Andretti, while he was […]

Vancouver History: Jack Wasserman

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are pivotal characters that have put Vancouver on the map in many different realms, from First Nations literary works, legendary hockey skills, to helping children learn to swim in English Bay. Vancouver’s history is made by its people, from many generations. Anyone who has passed by the intersection of Georgia and Hornby may have […]

Vancouver History: Denman Arena

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: January 5, 2009 – it was on this day in history that the Denman Arena hosted its first professional hockey game [VancouverHistory – h/t VancouverBOT]. In honor of this, I’m promoting this blog post from April 2008 to the front page of my website. Mixing my new parks series with the staple history tidbits, […]