Archive of posts tagged "tidbits"

Vancouver History Tidbits

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Drenched to its core on a bleak and dreary Monday morning, the city has come alive for another workday. Even though I do not have a commute, I can still feel the cold damp chill of downtown’s enveloping concrete soak through my skin, as though I were standing on a corner mid down-pour. It’s just […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Name Game

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My History Tidbits series has contained everything from Fountains, Trails, and Mansions but today I thought I would play the Name Game once again. Every day I wonder where a street, building, or bridge in Metro Vancouver got its name. I’d have to say my favourite so far is the history of Mr Duff Pattullo […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: On this day

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

ITEM #: SGN 113Photographer: Bailey Bros. I thought of continuing my weekly Then and Now photo series until I realized that most “then” images would not accurately depict the city’s fall hues in black and white. However, as I glanced at one of my favourite local history resources this morning, I found the following and […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Fountains

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though Vancouver is surrounded by water there are man-made aquatic creations placed around the city which each have a unique story to tell. Salmon Fountain-Shrine – Water and Abbott Installed in 1987, this fountain was designed by Sam Carter, an instructor at the Emily Carr Institute of Art. It was commissioned in honor of […]

Vancouver History: Enjoy the Sunshine

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We had what many called snowmageddon this winter and now we’re busting the thermostats with record heatwave temperatures across the Province. All this wonderful sunshine might be getting too hot and uncomfortable for most to bear as we hear grumbled complaints about the weather around town. The following history tidbits serve to remind us of […]