Archive of posts tagged "new years"

2000 – 2009: My Decade in Review

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

2009: My Year in Review

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

New Years Eve Events in Vancouver

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2010

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The legacy of Peter Pantages will live on New Years Day as Vancouver hosts its 90th annual Polar Bear Swim in English Bay. January 1, 1939 – The Polar Bear Club – Item #: CVA 371-836 This is one of Vancouver’s oldest traditions. Quick tidbit: “In 1928, on January 1st, 16-year-old Ivy Granstrom made her […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2009

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s 89th annual Polar Bear Swim will take place New Years Day at English Bay. Waxy on Flickr – Waxy PhotographyCheck out his entire Polar Bear Swim collection. The Vancouver Annual Polar Bear Swim started in 1920 when a dozen hardy swimmers took the plunge into English Bay on New Year’s Day. Since then, the […]