Archive for the category "vancouver"

Day Tripping: Hell’s Gate

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the first post of the Day Tripping series I talked about the town of Hope being the gateway to holidayland, however it could also be looked at as the gateway to hell. Although heading north on Highway 1 is actually a quite lovely experience the fiery inferno of Hades is simply a reference to […]

HockeyStars Contest and Miss604 Book Giveaway

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is what happens when you celebrate community, volunteers, fans, and those active in hockey: HockeyStars.com is a new social networking portal focused on all of these important people when it comes to local minor hockey players in BC, the real stars of the game. HockeyStars is devoted to the real stars of the game. […]

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 […]