Archive of posts tagged "tidbits"

Vancouver History Tidbits: Vancouver Neon, Granville Island

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The other day I wanted to put up a post about some local history but I wasn’t exactly sure which direction to go. I put the call out on Twitter and received some great questions and responses so I created this tidbits series. @jbuffoonery – Asked about Vancouver’s neon history I wrote my own post […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Robson, Fast Ferries, Massey Tunnel and the UBC Steam Tunnels

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was struggling to find inspiration this morning although I knew I wanted to publish a history post this week. I put the call out on Twitter and received several inquiries about Vancouver history landmarks and tidbits. Since the response was so great, this will be a new series of user-generated responses to local history […]

History Tidbit: Duff Pattullo

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My personal history with Pattullo goes back about 29 years however the name played an important role for me in high school biology. I used to be able to remember that the knee cap was called the “patella” since it was like a bridge between the femur and tibia (at least in my mind it […]

Vancouver History: Tidbits and Park Notes

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I just realized that my last few posts were pretty bullet-pointed so I apologize for this. The first Vancouver History: Oddities entry was well-received so here’s another. 51 years ago Vancouver’s first shopping mall, Oakridge Centre, opened its doors. We were out that way last week and it took me a minute to remember that […]

Vancouver History: Oddities

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a nut for trivia and lesser-known facts. I also love feeding my brain with all kinds of nuggets of information especially when it comes to our fair region. I recently found a new section of my favourite Vancouver history website that features “Oddities“: bits of news that probably weren’t news at the time, but […]