The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay is a tradition that is 91 years strong. It all began with 10 swimmers in 1920 thanks to the leadership of Peter Pantages and it grew to welcome over 2,000 participants in recent years. Peter Pantages & Miss E Robinson in English Bay Dec 1927 – Archives […]
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Update December 2014: If you’re looking for the 2014-2015 listing you can find it here.Update December 2011: If you’re looking for the 2011-2012 listing you can find it here. John and I have been in Iowa to ring in the last three years and 2011 will be no exception. The kids get their own bottle […]
While the end of 2010 is still over a week away, many are already making plans for how they will ring in the new year. I will have a few event guides available but thought I would start with the big ticket items first. The following events include live music, multi-course meals, champagne, and entertainment […]
Here in Iowa, it’s a bit strange to see so many 2010 signs and party favours in the store since as a Vancouverite, I feel a sort of ownership over those numbers. For the last seven years we’ve been talking about “2010” an how it will change the City. Now that it’s here (and the […]
My year in review was going to consist of several posts that would each feature images and descriptions of all that I have seen, accomplished and valued in 2009. However, I have decided to fit everything into a single entry instead. That’s not to say I didn’t do a lot this year, quite the contrary […]
Once again I’ll be ringing in the New Year in Iowa with family that we haven’t seen since we rung in 2009 with a splash of champagne and more than enough margaritas. Photo credit: optical_illusion on Flickr Back in Vancouver there are plenty of events around town for the entire family as well as the […]