Archive of posts tagged "history"

Archives Photos of the Day: Theatres

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is only going on 126 years old but despite its infancy compared to most other world-class cities, it had a community that supported the arts right off the bat. I dug around the Vancouver Archives to find evidence of everything from Vancouver’s vibrant vaudeville days to its fanatical film-going culture, in neighbourhood theatres to […]

Heritage Vancouver Walking Tour & Beer Tasting

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Both Heritage Vancouver and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation host fascinating walking, neighbourhood, and housing tours around Vancouver. One upcoming event that caught my eye, aside from tomorrow night’s dinner in the Marine Building penthouse, is a walking tour with twist. Photo credit: davefisher99 on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Walking Tour & […]

Vancouver History: Charles Marega

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Chances are you’ve passed by quite a few of Charles Marega’s pieces around Vancouver, perhaps several times daily. The Italian-born sculptor moved to Vancouver in 1909 and taught art in town for 30 years. He was commissioned to create some of the city’s most popular public art pieces including the following: Oppenheimer MonumentArchives Item# Mon […]

History Tidbits: Grey Cup in Vancouver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

They 99th Grey Cup Championship is coming to Vancouver at the end of this week with a parade, festival, and final game in which our BC Lions are participating. The Lions had a bumpy start to their season at Empire Field but moved into their renovated home at BC Place and stormed up the ranks […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Mayors

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This week’s theme is a not-so-subtle reminder that there is a civic election happening this Saturday, November 19, 2011. The City of Vancouver has had 39 individual mayors in its 125 years, here are just a few of them in action over the last century. 1886 – VPL Accession Number: 508. The first council meeting […]

HistoryPin: Places Then and Now

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

HistoryPin has been developed by We Are What We Do (a non-profit company) and Google to mashup maps with historic photos from communities around the world. The map works by adding user-contributed photos to Google Maps and Street Views. You can zoom into communities and pin points for a true “the and now” view of […]