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Vancouver Icons: Angel of Victory

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s ‘Places that Matter‘ committee, I get my fix of local history at every meeting. I was recently looking through some of the sites already nominated for designation and found the Angel of Victory. Installed in 1921, it is one of the city’s most prominent statues, located along […]

Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Anniversary

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, an amazing sporting event that was a very sweet ending to largest global event in our city’s history. It all started out with a bang at the opening ceremony. I remember how lively it was – bright colours, talented dancers, paralympians, and […]

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night we watched in horror as multiple tsunami waves crashed their way over the Northern Japanese coastline following the country’s largest recorded earthquake that hit just offshore.  The devastation is still sinking in following aftershocks, fires, and scrambles to connect with loved ones. This was the 7th largest earthquake in recorded history. With the […]

Vancouver 125 Birthday Party April 6, 2011

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver will celebrate its 125th anniversary April 6th, 2011 with “Birthday Live” at Jack Poole Plaza downtown. From 2:00pm until 9:30pm the Olympic cauldron will be lit, birthday cake will be sliced, and acts will perform free concerts for the public. Photo credit: Tom Holbrook on Flickr Guests include First Nations representatives, City officials, the […]

THRiVEtastic Challenge with Trevor Linden

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I was along for the ride as Trevor Linden ran around Vancouver unloading $7,000 in 7 hours for the THRiVEtastic campaign. He was selected by ING Direct to compete against Henry Burris (Calgary), Amber Mac (Toronto), and Tammy Verge (Montreal), by spending money using their new Thrive ‘fee free’ chequing account. Each participant received […]