Archive of posts tagged "history"

Red Poppies, White Poppies, No Poppies


Sunday, November 9th, 2008 — 1:38pm PST
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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


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 10:14am PST
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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


Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 — 7:00am PST
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Vancouver History: The Name Game


Monday, September 29th, 2008 — 5:00am PST
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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


Thursday, August 14th, 2008 — 1:06pm PST
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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 […]

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