Archive for the category "vancouver"

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "Q" is for Queens Park

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I was younger we would tote our camping chairs out to New Westminster on a foggy morning once a year to watch the Hyack Parade, after which we’d all have a nice play in Queen’s Park. With school field trips we’d chase bunnies in the playground, hang out with the goats at the petting […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: First Shift Complete

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A bunch of Blogathoners have already completed their shifts while some of us soldier on into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr One of which is Duane, who shared a common cause with me – the Union Gospel Mission. I’d love to keep going however being through a lot […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "P" is for Pender

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Getting to the bottom of some historical names in the area, it’s time to explore “P” for Pender. From what I can find, Pender Street in Vancouver is named after the same Pender as Pender Harbour and Pender Island, BC. Pender Harbour was named by Captain Henry Richard in honour of his Staff Commander (later […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "O" is for Osoyoos Getaway

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With 29 posts down and after blogging from two time zones during this effort, I am hitting a little bit of a wall and am daydreaming about fun getaways during the summer months. One of which is to one of our favourite destinations, Osoyoos, BC. Osoyoos is home to Canada’s only pocket desert, rolling landscape, […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "N" is for Northern Voice

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every year hundreds of social media enthusiasts and those curious about all things web convene for Northern Voice. Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr although it is a weblog conference, the range of topics may involve anything that webloggers are interested in… that is, just about anything. Previous years have had plenty of geekery mixed […]