Archive for the category "vancouver"

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "K" is for Keira

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had the chance to meet Keira two years ago this summer – outside of the blogosphere. It was several months before I saw her again but since that second time (when I tasted her chocolate torte with raspberry coulis) we’ve been great friends. Keira will be participating in the BCSPCA Paws for a Cause […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "J" is for Japanese War Memorial

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tucked between the Vancouver Aquarium and Lumberman’s Arch the Canadian Japanese War Memorial in Stanley park stands beneath the blossoming sakura as a quiet reminder. Here are some Flickr photos of this reminder. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr The memorial is in […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "I" is for Ioco

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ioco is much more than a road that runs through Port Moody, its origins are rooted deep within the history of our entire region. From the City of Port Moody – Site clearing for the Imperial Oil refinery at Ioco began in 1913, followed by installation of the crude oil processing equipment in 1914. The […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "H" is for Haunted Hotel Vancouver

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: Duane on Flickr At one point in time it was the tallest and most majestic structure in the city. Now the Hotel Vancouver (err… Fairmont Hotel Vancouver) is a classic symbol of our young history. Along with tales of statesmen and royalty walking its halls comes the story of the Lady in Red, […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "G" is for Granville Island

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Known often as a tourist destination and choice spot to take out of town guests, Granville Island is a true gem to locals and visitors alike. A while back John and I took a day trip over to GI – and by that I mean we walked down to the water taxi and spent the […]