Archive for the category "vancouver"

Day Tripping: Gibsons, Welcome Back

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Any good Canadian kid remembers growing up watching The Beachcombers, which took place in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast. In recent years I had a moment at the CBC with some memorabilia, and giggled fondly when a posted about Bruno Gerussi’s beard hair in 2006 (link via Darren Barefoot). A focal point of the […]

Vancouver History: The Good Citizen Award is Just That

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I featured a recent recipient of Surrey’s Good Citizen Award and wondered whatever happened to Vancouver’s similar medal of distinction. Strolling the archives on VancouverHistory.ca I kept coming across recipients of the “Good Citizen Award” like Pearl Steen, Sister Frances, or Arthur William Delamont but it made me wonder if this award still […]

Day Tripping: Othello Tunnels

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Oodles of glorious sunshine being predicted for this weekend gets me thinking about outdoor activities. Should a Metro Vancouverite feel like a mini-escape, perhaps even a multi-hour adventure in a single day, what are the options? I’ve decided to pull from a pool of childhood Sunday drive memories and highlight a few gems in this […]

Vancouver Social Media Scene: Joomla Day! 2008

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In terms of workshops dedicated to the development and discussion of Content Management Systems (CMS) we’ve recently had DrupalCamp, WordCamp, and now it’s time for Canada’s largest-ever Joomla! Day. On June14th 2008 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 please join us to celebrate what could be the largest Joomla! Day in Canada! We will be getting […]

Vancouver History: Roedde House

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The thing I love about living in the West End is that once you walk in a block from the bustling Robson or Davie Streets the sound of cars and crowds turns into lawn mowers and birds chirping. Green grass grows in small corner parks like urban savannas while sunbathers find a level surface on […]

DrupalCamp Vancouver Wrap Up

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Due to family business this morning (which always comes before the blogging world) I had to miss about 85% of DrupalCamp Vancouver. The good news is that John was here all day and the first words out of his mouth when he saw me were, “whoa! there’s some really cool theming going on.” This leads […]