Archive for the category "vancouver"

Vancouver History: City Reflections, the Streetcar Ride of 1907

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It has been over a year since John and I received a preview copy of the 1907 trolley car footage of Vancouver on DVD. The film is the earliest footage of Vancouver and was shot with a hand-crank camera mounted on the front of a B.C. Electric Railway streetcar by William Harbeck of Seattle. Included […]

Vancouver Metblogs Meetup Tomorrow

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the summer of 2006 I joined the Metroblogging Vancouver team and over the last few years our network has grown to represent over 50 bloggable cities worldwide. Admittedly my participation has dwindled somewhat however I’m still pretty proud to be a part of this global community. Tomorrow there will be a Vancouver Metblogs meetup […]

Monday Morning Link Fest: Outdoors Edition

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I got a text message from Brad yesterday saying he had been woken up at 5:00am in his campground at Manning Park due to an evacuation notice. Apparently the warm temperatures have cause a quick-thaw and the rivers are buckling over their shores and causing flooding. If you have a look at the video John […]

Metro Vancouver's Ocean Beaches

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Strolling through my WordPress categories the other day I came across “Beach Times” and reminisced about the summer of 2006 when John and I spent every weekend afternoon in the sand watching the waves roll in and enjoying each other’s company. Last summer the weather wasn’t too cooperative and John had a gig that kept […]

Vancouver Outdoor Pool Guide

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Does anyone remember last summer when the sun decided not to show up and city workers were on strike for months so park facilities, rec centres and pools were all closed? Well banish those sore memories from your minds and get ready for this weekend which is official kick off to outdoor recreation in the […]

604 Records Showcase at New Music West

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tonight I took in my first taste of New Music West alongside Arieanna, Ianiv, and Duane (who was my official photographer for the evening) at the Red Room. The event was the 604 Records showcase – no relation although my ears did perk up whenever someone thanked ‘604’. We arrived in time to catch Jessie […]