Today is International Women’s Day and in Vancouver, women have played a strong role in developing its history and making sure it moves into the future. The Vancouver Police Museum reminded us on Twitter this morning that Vancouver was the first city in the world to hire women as cops and I wanted to showcase […]
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In 1995 I was in France on a school trip and I stayed with a girl who just happened to be the biggest Bon Jovi fanatic that I had met to date. Posters, t-shirts, branded novelty items, and busting out random lyrics at any time of day. Ten years later, I met a remarkable woman […]
Spring Break is just around the corner for many local schools and that may leave parents wondering what kind of activities they can get up to with their kids. I regularly feature parks, community events, and “tourist in your hometown” ideas and the following destinations come to mind: The Britannia Mine Museum Exploring the Harrison/Agassiz […]
CBC Radio 3 is currently hosting a search for the Best Music Website in Canada. Over the last few weeks, through an online public poll, they have narrowed down the field with Vancouver having a strong showing in the top 30 listings (including Vancouver is Awesome’s music section and Backstage Rider). This week we’re down […]
Industrial buildings around False Creek have either met their doom in recent years or have received face-lifts (like the Salt Building). However, the twin-roofed 1918 Opsal Steel Building on the corner of West 2nd and Quebec has met a bit of a mixed fate. Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot on Flickr The Opsal Steel building was used […]