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August Long Weekend Events 2011

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The August long weekend has crept up slowly and I’m almost in disbelief that July is coming to an end. While it was a bit of a grey month (with many soggy patches) hopefully things will pick up for August before scarves, sweaters, and back to school clothes in shop windows bring on the grim […]

Nokia Xplore Challenge

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I participated in the Nokia Xplore Challenge using a new Nokia X7. The idea was to take an urban blogger (me) and switch them with a suburban blogger (Jodi from We would make up a route that included five stops of interest and each use our Nokia X7 handsets to plot the course, […]

Whitecaps FC vs LA Galaxy, Win Tickets

Comments 63 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The LA Galaxy are in town Saturday to take on our Whitecaps FC at Empire Field. While they’ll be without Beckham, the Galaxy’s stacked line-up should make for a great game against our hometown team. Although our record isn’t as favourable as we’d like to see it at this point in the season, Whitecaps games […]

This Week in Vancouver History

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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of sharing the city’s past and discovering the true meaning behind nicknames, street names, geographic locations and neighbourhoods. While still in the middle of our Vancouver 125 milestone year, anniversary events continue and more history is celebrated each day. I thought today would be an opportune time to look […]

Celebration of Light Bleacher Contest 3

Comments 137 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Celebration of Light fireworks nights are fast-approaching and as the weather dries up (even if the sun isn’t shining) locals are already thinking about which spot they’ll stake out on the beach. For those wanting a different experience this year, you can purchase reserved bleacher seats in English Bay. You’ll have an unobstructed view […]