Archive of posts tagged "tidbits"

Vancouver History Tidbits: Queen Victoria

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It’s the May Long Weekend here in BC and for many that means getting the boat out of hibernation, pitching a tent for the first time this year, lazy days at the beach, and tuning into daytime TV and wondering what happened to Bob Barker. The long weekend is due to Monday being Victoria Day […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park Trails

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I’m a big fan of Stanley Park — the park that hosts dozens of trails and pathways, not simply the paved and cemented Prospect Point lookout. As such, I’ve often wondered where the names for the trails originated. The other day I was poking around on the internet, as it is sometimes useful to do, […]

SMEI Social Media Roadshow Panel

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This morning I’m at the Terminal City Club downtown for the SMEI Social Media Roadshow. Last year I attended an SMEI (Sales & Marketing & Executives International, Inc.) function and met Mhairi Petrovic of Out-Smarts Social Media Marketing and since then I’ve bumped into her at several community events. She was also a speaker at […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: 100 Years Ago

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I’ve ramped up my history series lately including several little tidbits by request, which is always fun to research and scope out. This afternoon I was browsing VancouverHistory.ca (the ultimate source for archival facts, tales and anecdotes) and I decided to browse the “1909” section. Here’s a taste of what I found out about our […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Abbott to Tatlow and Gabriola

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I recently received a new comment on my John Henry Cambie post from last May and I was inspired to look up a few more names, particularly those who have streets named after them. Photo credit: takashi on Flickr Abbott I used to work on Abbott street, which runs from the waters edge in Gastown […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: McBarge

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Continuing my History Tidbits series we’ll explore the history of the McBarge, as requested by @TylerIngram. The McBarge floated into town in 1986 when Vancouver hosted the world for Expo, which began in the spring of and ran until the fall. Commemorating Vancouver’s centennial, it was the last world’s fair in North America, “it is […]