Archive for the category "history"

Pauline Johnson Memorial in Stanley Park

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During one of our most recent treks through a muddy Stanley Park we finally made it over to the Pauline Johnson memorial. [See: The Lions – The Two Sisters, Pauline Johnson Opera] You can find the memorial between The Teahouse and Third Beach, just off the side of Stanley Park Drive.

Vancouver History: Mount Pleasant

Comments 7 by Guest Author

The following was researched, contributed and written by Raul Given what I research on my day job, it is also ironic (or coincidental, perhaps) that I now live in an area that used to be industrial and is now being transformed into a residential zone (while attempting to preserve the historical industrial heritage). With the […]

Vancouver History: Random History Bites

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning’s dose of random history bites is courtesy of VancouverHistory.ca. In 1988: Point Roberts, the little tip of Washington State that’s accessible by land only through BC, finally got its own US-based telephone service. B.C. Tel had been serving the area up until this year. In 1958: Under construction, the Second Narrows Bridge collapsed […]

Vancouver History: Cyclone Taylor

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo Credit: Joe Pelletier’sGreatest Hockey Legends I was recently inspired to write another post of this nature based on how I was able to enlighten folks to the fact that there was much more to Joe Fortes than an oyster bar. Whenever I hear the ad for Cyclone Taylor Sports on morning radio it gets […]

E Pauline Johnson Opera

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our good friend Henry, who spends time all across the world but is still nice enough to send del.icio.us links our way for blogging purposes, sent along a this information. A new Canadian chamber opera based on the life of the late writer, poet and actress Pauline Johnson will have its world premiere in Vancouver […]

Canadian Heritage Minutes

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“The Medium is the Message”, coined by Marshall McLuhan was a question tonight as we played Trivial Pursuit 80s edition with the Carlsons. It sparked a brief discussion about Canadian Heritage Minutes that used to play during commercial breaks when we were in high school, as there was a feature on McLuhan. A friend of […]