Archive for the category "vancouver"

Vancouver History: Oddities

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a nut for trivia and lesser-known facts. I also love feeding my brain with all kinds of nuggets of information especially when it comes to our fair region. I recently found a new section of my favourite Vancouver history website that features “Oddities“: bits of news that probably weren’t news at the time, but […]

Wednesday Morning Link Fest: Granville, Garbage and Google

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Welcome to this week’s Link Fest. If at any time you happen to have a news item or link you would like to share with me, and you have a del.icio.us account, just tag it “for:miss604” to bring it to my attention. Tonight is the public open house/meeting regarding the proposed redesign of Granville street. […]

Canadian Blog Awards: Round Two

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the categories in which I was nominated. It looks like I survived as a finalist for “Best Local Blog” and Round Two voting will commence on Wednesday (tomorrow). All the other nominees for Best Local Blog are from Ontario so if you feel my blog represents […]

Friday Morning Link Fest: New Wave

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m packing my bags tonight and heading to Toronto for the first time since the summer of 2004. I really won’t have much time to spend in town (ie. shopping at H&M or going to the Hockey Hall of Fame) but it should still be a good time. I think everyone my mom knows on […]

Vancouver History: Joe Fortes

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 1986 he was named Vancouver’s “Citizen of the Century” and he was pretty much just a regular guy who happened to spend most of his time saving lives. You’ve probably seen the restaurant that’s famous for its seafood and that yellow cab out front, and maybe you’ve been to the library named in his […]

Facebook Awards: Updates and Speakers

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been several months in the making and now we’re less than two weeks away from the first ever Facebook Awards that will take place at the Vancouver Facebook Developer (and Design) Garage. The ever-fabulous Megan Cole (who was also named as one of Vancouver’s Tech Women to Watch in 2008) will be moderating the […]