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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch and Symbols

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few years ago when I worked at a newswire service I went into the office on-call to help VANOC with their official logo announcement. While watching the ceremonies on TV with the VANOC contact on the telephone, the moment the curtain dropped to reveal Ilanaaq (the Inukshuk) I sent the image over the wires. […]

Celebration of Light Fireworks Cancelled for 2009

Comments 34 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update 2010: The fireworks are on this year. Update March 11th, 2009: A “generous benefactor with a business angle” has stepped up to cover/sponsor the event and the Celebration of Light is officially back on. [news1130] Additional: It has been announced that The Keg is the new sponsor. [straight.com] Our city has battled with these […]

Vancouver History: St Paul’s Hospital

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first time I heard of St Paul’s Hospital was when I was talking to my friend (and neighbour) about where we were born. We were about 9 or 10 years old and she told me she was born at St. Paul’s in Vancouver, which seemed strange to me since my brother, sister and I […]

Obama Inauguration 2009

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Wake up! America’s about to inaugurate its first African American president!” John bellowed this morning as I slowly slipped out from between the sheets and took my place on the couch. I don’t have the most exciting “where were you?” story as I’m sitting, wrapped in fleece blankets from Iowa, with my MacBook on my […]

Taking in a Quad City Flames Game

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday after many more family good times, we piled into the car and drove over to the Quad Cities (which consist of Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, and Bettendorf) to catch my first-ever AHL game. Driving through the countryside from Iowa to Illinois we followed a breathtaking sunset that made the entire sky glow from orange […]

Mats Sundin Signs with Canucks

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Well it finally happened after months and months of speculation, waiting, and getting tired of the tease. Former Toronto captain Mats Sundin has officially signed with the Vancouver Canucks. Photo credit: Aaron Webb “Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that the team has signed free agent centre Mats Sundin. In keeping with club […]