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The Pen and Sapperton Days


Thursday, June 14th, 2007 — 12:10am PDT
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When I was little we would drive through New Westminster every Sunday and pass the big, intimidating and scary-looking Penitentiary. Its high walls up on the hill above Columbia street over looking the Fraser were dark grey and seemed to span for miles. In 1878, the Government of Canada opened the British Columbia Penitentiary, the […]

It Ain't No Tiger Beat


Sunday, May 13th, 2007 — 6:09pm PDT
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What happens when you go home for mother’s day and someone’s found a big box of your things from 20 years ago? You have a trip down memory lane, that’s what. The box in question held old summer camp photos, sticker books, and my old button collection. The best of all was my News Kids […]

WTS- What the Surrey? #3


Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 — 6:25am PDT
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Even though my blogging hasn’t been as frequent since the dark day in hockey last week, I am fully capable of cranking out the third weekly “WTS – What the Surrey”. If you’re just tuning in, find out more about WTS in this post. I have to thank everyone for their guesses, and feedback, including […]

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 […]