Archive for the category "history"

WTS- What the Surrey? #2


Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 — 8:30am PDT
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In case you missed it last week, I’m trying something a little different here for the blog. Every Tuesday we’re going to have a What the Surrey trivia contest. For now, it’s just for fun but hopefully we can up the stakes going forward. Why: For those that are unfamiliar with the City, Surrey is […]

Vancouver’s Urban History – Herzog and Foncie


Saturday, April 7th, 2007 — 2:44pm PDT
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After making a post about the Bowmac sign [mbv], I knew there was more that I wanted to say, but with a slightly different and more personal twist. It all has to do with the Fred Herzog exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which has been the talk of the town for several months. [Herzog] […]

Hosers and Fifty Mission Caps


Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 — 9:50am PDT
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I’ve learned a thing or two in the last couple of days that may seem completely automatic for any other Canadian, and for this I apologize. The first being the origin of the word “hoser”, which is a commonly used Canadian slang term, similar to calling someone a “loser”, popularized by Bob and Doug of […]

Canucks Towel Power


Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 — 9:01am PDT
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Towel Power [wiki] is as much a fixture of Canuck playoff dreams as the “Believe” sign and TSN/CBC personalities’ anti-Vancouver commentary. As the Canucks coach during a 1982 playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks, he [Roger Neilson] felt his team was unfairly penalized on several occasions during the third period. He took a white trainer’s […]

An Epic Of the Most Brilliant Feats


Sunday, January 21st, 2007 — 12:41pm PDT
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I’ve watched more sports on TV in the last year that I have ever before. It helps when you are the co-host of a hockey podcast, but I’ve been watching Canucks games my entire life. The difference this year is that I’m watching more football than I ever thought possible, that’s what I get for […]

Skating Under Robson


Friday, December 15th, 2006 — 9:42pm PDT
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The appeal of the heinously overpriced Rockefeller Centre Ice Rink [wiki] is not just to those who like to ice skate. It’s the experience and just being able to say you did it, like all those people you see in the movies falling in love amidst the twinkle of falling snowflakes. Little do some know, […]