Archive of posts tagged "Local Legends"

Vancouver History: Jack Wasserman

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are pivotal characters that have put Vancouver on the map in many different realms, from First Nations literary works, legendary hockey skills, to helping children learn to swim in English Bay. Vancouver’s history is made by its people, from many generations. Anyone who has passed by the intersection of Georgia and Hornby may have […]

Vancouver History: Cyclone Taylor

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo Credit: Joe Pelletier’sGreatest Hockey Legends I was recently inspired to write another post of this nature based on how I was able to enlighten folks to the fact that there was much more to Joe Fortes than an oyster bar. Whenever I hear the ad for Cyclone Taylor Sports on morning radio it gets […]

Surrey File: Chuck Cadman

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This past weekend I felt nothing but “Surrey Pride” when talking with my Crazy Canucks co-hosts, as it turns out 3 of us were raised in Surrey and are all pretty proud of that fact. It got me wondering, who are some other great Surreyites that I’m honored to associate with the city… and now […]

Vancouver History: Joe Fortes

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In 1986 he was named Vancouver’s “Citizen of the Century” and he was pretty much just a regular guy who happened to spend most of his time saving lives. You’ve probably seen the restaurant that’s famous for its seafood and that yellow cab out front, and maybe you’ve been to the library named in his […]