Archive of posts tagged "blogathon"

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: Guest Post by Keira

Comments 3 by Guest Author

The following was written and contributed by Keira-Anne I needed to share a story – any story. After some consideration, however, I realized that not just any story would do. Perhaps I could trick myself into finding inspiration. My desk was scattered with random papers, a can of half-drank Dr. Pepper my cell phone and […]

Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "Z" is for ZZzzzzzzz

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Trying to keep your eyes open is a challenge. Trying to keep your eyes open after being up for so long, after crying each day for a few days is even more tough. Photo credit: GusF on Flickr I have seven more posts to go and after a quick cat nap between posts (sorry, I […]

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: "X" is for X-Files

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I was a teenager we got a notice through our mail slot stating that the X-Files would soon be filming at Kwantlen Park. My friends and I set out for the south end of the parking lot on the day of the shoot and waited for 3 hours while David Duchovny repeatedly drove around […]

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 […]