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About Vancouver Blogger
Rebecca Bollwitt,
Miss604


Although she built her first website in 1997, Rebecca has been blogging about life in BC since 2004 on Miss604.com, and podcasting since 2005. Originally from Surrey BC, Rebecca has been working professionally in online media for the last 14 years, from producing and managing live event streaming 2000-2004 to corporate webcasting and news dissemination.

Rebecca co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, in 2008 and has co-authored two books: Blogging to Drive Business (2010) and Blogging to Drive Business: 2nd Edition (2012). Over the years Miss604 has become Vancouver’s most award-winning blog.

Miss604 has partnered with and worked with some of the nation’s top organizations. From the Royal Canadian Mint, VISA, NHL, and Samsung, to Target, Cadbury, Hudson’s Bay, Starwood Hotels, Ford, Honda Canada, and FIFA Women’s World Cup. Rebecca has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, WNYC, the Vancouver Sun, AUDI Magazine, CKNW, News1130, Global BC, CTV, Shaw and City TV.

Community Involvement

Rebecca is on the selection committee for the Heritage Vancouver ‘Places that Matter’ campaign. She was the Vancouver organizer of Twestival, and Blogathon – both annual social media events for charity that raised over $30,000 for global and local causes between 2007 and 2010. In 2013 and 2014, Miss604 readers also raised $9,400 for the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend and $4,000 for Covenant House Vancouver. She is a 5-time sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, 2 time sponsor of the Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala, and has sponsored every major City of Surrey event, including Canada Day celebrations, since 2008.

Rebecca is an (unpaid) spokesperson for the Cadbury Bicycle Factory that has donated over 10,000 bikes to rural communities in Ghana and a member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Team. She is a member of Canadian Women in Communications, a member of the Stanley Park Ecology Society, a member of the Vancouver Southsiders supporters club, and a member of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Vancouver chapter.

Rebecca has been a host of a monthly BC events segment on Global’s BC1 AM/BC morning show and a segment contributor on News1130 Radio, and was a frequent guest on AM650 Radio‘s Dotto Tech App Thursday feature. Look for her current BC events segment on BC1.

Quotes from Press

“In a city where there are hundreds of bloggers sharing their thoughts and activities, Miss 604 stands out. She’s informed, informative and seems to know every corner of this city and beyond. She’s not so much Vancouver’s cheerleader but more of the enthusiast who shows her love of the city by embracing many of the activities it has to offer…”
WE Vancouver, Best of the City 2013

Cover Story Miss604

“Credited with paving the way for today’s numerous Vancouver bloggers, Miss604 is a revolutionary site that first recognized the potential of posting content beyond the diary genre…” Blogging At Its Best, Vancouver View Magazine

Featured in Vancouver View Magazine. May issue is out now - pick up a copy!
May 2012 Feature in Vancouver View Magazine

“Also known as the brains behind miss604, Vancouver’s own sweetheart has been known among locals as the go-to blog that caters specifically towards the city’s events.” Canada’s Most Beautiful, Vancouver Observer

Noteworthy Facts & Links

Rebecca was a finalist for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 (Impact Entrepreneur Group) and was named one of BC’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun in 2010. Canadian PR for the Real World has also listed Rebecca Bollwitt as one of the top digital influencers in Canada (2014). In 2014 Miss604 was named “Best Blog” in Western Canada by Notable.ca.

Awards

  • 2014 – Best Blog (Western Canada – Notable.ca Awards)
  • 2014 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2014 – #1 Best Local Blog (WE Vancouver | The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2013 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2013 – #1 Best Local Twitterer (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2013 – #1 Best Local Blog (WE Vancouver | The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2012 – #1 Best Local Twitterer (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2012 – Best Local Blog, Runner Up (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2011 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2011 – #1 Best Local Twitterer (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2011 – One of Canada’s Most Beautiful (Vancouver Observer)
  • 2011 – #1 Best Local Blog (The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2010 – The Vancouver Sun’s BC Top 100 Women of Influence
  • 2010 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2010 – #1 Best Local Twitterer (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2010 – #1 Best Local Blog (The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2009 – Finalist, Impact Entrepreneur Group (Women Entrepreneur of the Year)
  • 2009 – Vancouver’s Top Twitter User (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2009 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
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Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • SFU Surrey Guest Lecture – October 2014
  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops – January 2014
  • Surrey Library Panel – November 2013
  • SFU Surrey Guest Lecture – November 2013
  • BC Association of Business Educators – October 2013
  • West Vancouver Library Blogging Workshop – October 2013
  • Opera America Conference – May 2013 in Vancouver
  • SFU Surrey – PR Class – April 2013
  • Surrey Library Teen Career Cafe
  • SFU Surrey – PR Class – March 2013
  • WordCamp Victoria – January 2013
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Events Sponsored by Miss604

  • Ongoing: Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival December 2014
  • SPARK Animation Festival October 2014
  • Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala October 2014
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (Sept-Oct 2014)
  • Surrey Youth Fest September 2014
  • Richmond Summer Play Days August 2014
  • Be Like Ada Coding Bootcamp For Teen Girls July 2014
  • Surrey Canada Day 2014
  • Squamish Logger Sports Festival 2014
  • Latin America Week in Vancouver 2014
  • Hats off Day, Burnaby Heights 2014
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards June 2014
  • The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards June 2014
  • Surrey Children’s Festival May 2014
  • Surrey Youth Fest May 2014
  • Surrey Party for the Planet April 2014
  • Salt Spring in the City March 2014
  • Vancouver Diversity Health Fair March 2014
  • Canzine West 2013
  • Fall West Coast Women’s Show 2013
  • Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala October 2013
  • Taste of Yaletown 2013
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2013
  • Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards 2011-2013
  • Surrey Canada Day 2013
  • Surrey Children’s Festival 2013
  • Surrey Party for the Planet 2013
  • Vancouver LEGO Games 2013
  • Hats off Day, Burnaby Heights 2013
  • West Coast Women’s Show 2013
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2013
  • Diversity Health Fair 2013
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Guest Contributors

Everyone needs some help now and then, and when Miss604 is looking for extra arts, travel, and family content Rebecca turns to three trusted friends who contribute stories several times a year:

Jennifer Miles

Jennifer is a mother who loves being active with her family of seven. From camping, baseball, swimming, and day trips, she’s a power-mom with a passion for BC living. Jennifer contributes holiday and seasonal guides to Miss604.com as well as family-friendly event coverage and annual coverage of Cornucopia in Whistler.
Read Posts by Jennifer
@Jenny_Miles on Twitter

Michelle Kim

Michelle is a local actor, producer, and writer. She has been providing a weekly arts update including film, television, and theatre in Vancouver.
Read Posts by Michelle
@Miju on Twitter
Read Michelle’s own blog
Find Michelle on IMDB

John Biehler

John Biehler is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveler. He has filled in for Rebecca on several media travel trips and provides stunning video and photos from these adventures.
Read Posts by John Biehler
@JohnBiehler on Twitter
Read John Biehler’s own blog

Site Info

Miss604.com is a product of sixty4media. We offer custom WordPress websites and themes as well as social media tutorials.

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