Archive for the category "vancouver"

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "Y" is for Yasutaro Yamaga

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I bet you thought I was going to do “Yaletown” eh? Well due to my trusty Vancouver History source I was able to do a quick search of the Hall of Fame and come up with Yasutaro Yamaga. Born in Japan, Yasutaro Yamaga came to British Columbia in 1908. After working as a labourer, he […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "W" is for Whitecaps

Comments 1 by John Bollwitt

The following has been contributed by John Bollwitt Don’t roll your eyes about this post just yet because there is more to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC than just their current status as a member of the United Soccer League (USL). Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Vancouver Whitecaps is a Canadian professional soccer team, founded […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "V" is for VanDusen

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In all my years of living in Metro Vancouver I have never made it to some of the city’s most advertised attractions. Grouse Mountain is probably the largest, followed by the Capilano Suspension Bridge, then the VanDusen Gardens. Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot on Flickr Whitford Julian VanDusen was a lumber magnate who ended up on the […]