Archive of posts tagged "history"

Red Poppies, White Poppies, No Poppies

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: david on Flickr Last year I included a note about the great poppy debate in a blog post. I first heard about white poppies through a BBC article in 2006, and also from DaveO, who does an amazing White Poppies series on his podcast year-round. Both red and white are the colour of […]

Passchendaele

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a history buff and I’ll be the first to admit that if I could sit in on my grade 12 AP European History course again, every day of the week, I would. I’m also the grandchild and great grandchild of men who fought in the “war to end all wars” and the one that […]

Vancouver History: Save the Pantages Theatre

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: Vancouver Pantages Hastings Street is one of the most historic strips of roadway in Vancouver and it it currently home to a large piece of Vancouver’s theatrical history that was supposed to undergo a renovation and revival for 2010. “The Pantages Theatre, during its heyday it hosted stars like Charlie Chaplin, Jack Dempsey […]

Vancouver History: The Name Game

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been a while since I did a Vancouver History segment so I have decided to look at some familiar streets and neighbourhoods around town and share how their got their name, with help (as always) from my favourite VancouverHistory website. Shaughenessy Thomas George Shaughnessy, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the President of the CPR until […]

Vancouver History: Victory Square

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SqueakyMarmot on Flickr Victory Square to me means remembrance as each year on November 11th the city gathers to remember and honor those who gave their lives for this country. However while searching through my favourite local source, Vancouver History, I found out a bit more about this monument. “April 27, 1924: The Cenotaph at […]