Archive of posts tagged "Local Legends"

Remembering Fred Latremouille

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My mom’s old Pontiac had the best radio. Big buttons, a smooth turning dial, and an 8-track player where she slotted in a cassette converter. There were many trips to school and places like Surrey Place Mall that were soundtracked by the voices of Fred and Cathy on CFUN, where the two hosted a morning […]

Yoda the Pug, Mad Dog, and The Real People of Vancouver

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I have curated the Miss604 Flickr Pool for the last seven years and I believe that no other animal has piqued the interest of local photographers quite like Yoda the Pug, aka The Red Baron. However upon looking around the corners of the internet to find out more about Yoda, I discovered that his pet […]

6 Awesome Women in Vancouver History

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As a proud sponsor of the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, and having been a sponsor since 2010, I get to witness an amazing awards night once a year where extraordinary women from around Metro Vancouver are celebrated for their contributions to their industries and their communities. With the deadline for nominations closing on […]

Vancouver History: Mabel Ellen Boultbee

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Converted from apartments in 1929, The Ritz Hotel in Vancouver was located at 1040 West Georgia. Radio station CJOR started there in 1926, before moving out in 1930, and the building was demolished in 1982. [Source: Emporis]. The hotel had another prominent tenant whose name keeps coming up in relation to the property: Mabel Ellen […]

Pauline Johnson Opera by Margaret Atwood

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City Opera Vancouver presents the world premiere of PAULINE, a chamber opera about Canadian writer-actress Pauline Johnson, with libretto by acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood and music by Tobin Stokes. Tickets are on sale today for this highly-anticipated production that is sure to sell out. I can hardly contain my excitement about this opera as […]

Vancouver History: Anna Ethel Sprott

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Anna Ethel Sprott (1879-1961) has a legacy in Vancouver that most might associate with a radio jingle: “Sprott-Shaw Community College, since 1903!”. However, Anna Ethel Sprott did more than marry the school‘s founder, R.J. Sprott, in 1918 and take on the role of president after his passing in 1943. She was a solid member of […]