Archive for the category "poll"

Possible Referendum on Whales in Captivity

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon has put forward a motion that could see the public voting on whether or not we should have whales in captivity in Vancouver [source]. The referendum would take place during the next municipal election in 2011. The Vancouver Aquarium has been around since June of 1956 and in 1975 […]

Stanley Park Name Change Proposed, Xwayxway

Comments 32 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In a recent public appearance Ian Campbell, the Chief of the Squamish First Nation, suggested that Stanley Park return to its original name, Xwayxway (pronounced “kwhy-kway”). This has caused quite a stir locally with the thought of the international impact among other concerns. A Squamish elder raised the idea at the opening Wednesday of Klahowya […]

New Whitecaps Logo for MLS in 2011

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Whitecaps are moving into Major League Soccer for the 2011 season along with another expansion teams in Portland and Montreal (2012). This morning the Whitecaps unveiled their new logo that will be used when they join the MLS. Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS, 2011) Some of the early reactions are a bit bleak, so I […]

Quit Facebook Day is May 31

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo by: John Bollwitt To many people, Facebook is the internet. It’s open in a browser throughout the day, it could be their home screen, and on average users are connected to 130 “friends” at a time [Facebook: Stats]. However, even with close to 400 million users (11 million in Canada alone) Facebook isn’t on […]

Would You Touch the Stanley Cup?

Comments 28 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Olympics I had the chance to have a little visit with the Stanley Cup at the BC International Media Centre. Phil Pritchard was present with his white gloves as media and security staff lined up to find and point out where their favourite player or team’s name was engraved. I walked up to […]