Archive for the category "remembrance"

Remembrance Day 2010 in Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Remembrance Day will be observed in Vancouver tomorrow with ceremonies in several locations. The following list was published by the City of Vancouver: Photo credit: Feggy Art on Flickr Victory Square (West Hastings at Cambie Streets): Vancouver’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph. Gather at 10 am. Program begins with mounting of the guard […]

Red Poppies, White Poppies, No Poppies

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: david on Flickr Last year I included a note about the great poppy debate in a blog post. I first heard about white poppies through a BBC article in 2006, and also from DaveO, who does an amazing White Poppies series on his podcast year-round. Both red and white are the colour of […]

Passchendaele

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a history buff and I’ll be the first to admit that if I could sit in on my grade 12 AP European History course again, every day of the week, I would. I’m also the grandchild and great grandchild of men who fought in the “war to end all wars” and the one that […]

Remembrance in Vancouver

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are headed to the Island for a quick trip with my sister’s family. Since the Ghostly Walks in Victoria are only on Saturday nights, we may partake in our own creepy after-dark tour, finding the apparition of Robert Service above the “Seeing is Believing” store all by ourselves (oooohhhhhh!). We’re leaving super […]

Red Sox, Terry Fox, and The Great Poppy Debate

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After being slightly disconnected yesterday, here’s a news and commentary roundup for your morning reading enjoyment. Boston slams Colorado 13-1 in the opening game of the World Series. Despite the fact that the Rockies’ pitcher is local boy Jeff Francis from North Delta (and recently UBC), I’m sorry…. I’m still cheering for the Sox. Sure […]

is it always raining today

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‘I remember when the “new” 10 dollar bill came out with the poem printed on it. Everyone (including myself) thought it had a typo: “In Flanders Field the poppies grow between the crosses row on row”. Although on the bill it says blow. What an outrage. Turns out – “we” were all wrong and the […]