Archive of posts tagged "new years"

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2012

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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 92nd year thanks to Mr. Peter Pantages. It was in 1920 that Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s tradition ever since. Peter’s family still carries on the tradition of the Polar Bear Swim Club today. December […]

Family New Year’s Eve Vancouver

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Vancouver hasn’t had a public “First Night” family New Year’s celebration in quite a while but there is still a few options for the last day of 2011. Photo credit: BC Gov Photos on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Robson Square Ice Rink On New Year’s Eve the Province of BC will […]

Breakfast Television’s Dawn Chubai

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Recording artist, actress, host, and singer Dawn Chubai came to Vancouver in 2004 and has been a fixture of our morning television programming ever-since. She’s currently the “Live Eye” host for City TV’s Breakfast Television which she says is a nice opportunity for her to connect with the community. Fresh Magazine Cover “I enjoy working […]

Hidden at the Westin Grand

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Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post (or any other). Our meal at Hidden Vancouver was compliments of The Westin Grand. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

The Westin Grand on Robson has been keeping a secret, Hidden Tasting Bar & Social Lounge. After coming in off the sidewalk near Robson and Homer, head up the large winding staircase toward the hotel’s lobby and there you’ll find Hidden. Windows stretching to the height of the massive ceilings surround the purple-coloured dining area […]

Chinese New Year in Vancouver 2011

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The Year of the Rabbit will be rung in with much fanfare this week as communities across the city celebrate the Chinese New Year. Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr Chinese New Year Parade Date: February 6, 2011 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: The starting point is at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai […]

Vancouver History: January 1

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As Vancouverites awake after a night of confetti-filled celebration, 2011 is perhaps welcomed with a dip in English Bay, a pound of the snooze button, or that first venti-sized coffer of the year. Although most are looking ahead, I decided to look back and see how our city rang in the New Year throughout the […]