Archive of posts tagged "metro vancouver"

Vancouver Events for February 2011

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My monthly event listings return for February 2011 as the city prepares to celebrate anniversaries, festivals, tours and shows. Photo credit: Susan Gittins February 3, 2011 Japanese Canadian National Museum presents The Cats of Mirikitani February 4, 2011 Vancouver Magazine presents A Big Night 23rd annual SnowBall Classic dance competition Great Digital Film Festival Kwantlen […]

Metro Vancouver Park: Traboulay PoCo Trail

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s too hard to resist a stroll in the sunshine when the clouds part over Metro Vancouver which is why there were so many families, joggers, dog-walkers, cyclists, and bird watchers along the Traboulay PoCo Trail this past weekend. How to get there The three main entrance points for the trail are through Gates Park, […]

Metropolis at Metrotown Hosts CBC Stars

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CBC personalities will be at Metrotown on Saturday, January 29, 2011 for meet and greets, autographs, interviews, and to promote the Live Right Now campaign for healthy living. The day’s events will be hosted by CBC News Vancouver’s Claire Martin and Village on a Diet’s Garfield Wilson. Schedule (subject to change) 12:00pm Meet the Stars […]

Metro Vancouver History: Maillardville

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

At one time it was the largest pocket of Canadian Francophones west of Manitoba and today, Maillardville is historic cultural community in Coquitlam. Notre Dame de Lourdes, 830 Laval Square In 1891 the District of Coquitlam was incorporated and toward the end of the century, Frank Ross and James McLaren opened Fraser Mills, a $350,000 […]

Name the Translink Electronic Fare Card

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

London has the Oyster and Hong Kong has the Octopus… what will Vancouver have? In 2007 I wrote a post about a lack of fare options (or rechargeable electronic fares) for visitors and residents alike, such as the Charlie Card that I saw in Boston. It looks like Translink has finally caught up with the […]

The Great Big Boo in Metro Vancouver, Win Tickets

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The last time I spoke with Patrick Roberge it was regarding his production of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games. Changing the pace a little bit, his company Patrick Roberge Productions (PRP) is now presenting the The Great Big Boo across Metro Vancouver. The Great Big Boo “Halloween is a children’s holiday,” […]