Vancouver Blogger Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604

Western Canada’s most award-winning blogger

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Rebecca built her first website in 1997 and she has been blogging about life in BC since 2004 on Miss604.com. Originally from Surrey BC, Rebecca has been working professionally in online media for the last 16 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). With this experience she consults with local and international companies and has recently taken on a mentoring role for other women in business.

Over the years Miss604 has become Vancouver’s most award-winning blog. Miss604 was accredited for the BC Media Centre at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games and in 2015, Rebecca was chosen as the City of Vancouver’s official host city blogger for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and was Wines of Chile Ambassador for TED 2016.

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, Starbucks, Pepsico, Tim Horton’s, Starwood Hotels, Ford, Honda Canada, and FIFA Women’s World Cup — and many more. Rebecca has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, WNYC, the Vancouver Sun, BC Business, AUDI Magazine, CKNW, News1130, Global BC, CTV, CKPG News, Shaw and City TV.

Rebecca also writes for Tourism Vancouver, FestivalSeekers/SnowSeekers, and KCTS9 in Seattle.

Mentoring and Consulting

Working as CEO for sixty4media, Rebecca consults, mentors, and leads classes on social media and blogging for business. From non-profits and schools, to law firms, small businesses, arts organizations, and beyond. In 2016 she will be an instructor at Camp Tech in Vancouver.

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 over $10,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend, BC SPCA, and 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. Since 2015, Miss604 has been a sponsor of the Big Sisters Volunteer Recruitment Program. In 2016, Miss604 won the Variety International Media Award for her work with Variety BC – The Children’s Charity.

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.

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Quotes from Press

“Rebecca is a frontrunner in Western Canada’s blogging community…”
Small Business BC Profile, Miss604 & sixty4media, 2016

“Rebecca Bollwitt, an award-winning blogger, author, and columnist who shows off Vancouver and its oceanic environs in the very best possible light.”
Westender, Grant Lawrence, 2015

“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

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Testimonials

“TransLink has worked with Rebecca on a handful of campaigns over the years. Miss604 has been an important part of our social media work. Her blog and social media channels help us reach an audience that isn’t normally available to us. Rebecca is professional, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. She knows what she’s doing. We look forward to working with her more in the future!”
– Robert Willis – Senior Communications Advisor – TransLink

“With her wide reach in the Vancouver community, Rebecca has helped bring incredible awareness about Covenant House Vancouver and our mission; we are so grateful to have her as a community partner.”
– Stephanie Trimble, Covenant House Vancouver

“It is always a pleasure to work with Rebecca Bollwitt at Miss604.com while promoting various events and organizations for HartleyPR. Whether it’s a reflection on Bard on the Beach’s season or discussing various products and services from London Drugs, Rebecca writes captivating posts that engage readers. Contests that have been promoted through miss604.com were successful with high engagement and impressions. Her loyal and strong readership along with her social media prowess make her an enviable social media partner. It’s always a delight to see what we can come up with next for stories and contests.”
– Cynnamon Schreinert, Hartley PR

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. Featured in “Voice of Vancouver: Networking and Succeeding” ebook by Lunch with the Ladies in 2015. Lunch with the Ladies also named Rebecca one of the 7 Most Influential Female Instagrammers in Vancouver in 2016.

Awards

  • 2016 Media Award from Variety The Children’s Charity International
  • 2016 – #1 Favorite Blogger (Vancouver Courier, Stars of Vancouver)
  • 2016 – #1 Best Local Blog (The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2016 – #1 Best Local Twitter Feed (The Westender, Best of the City)
  • 2015 – #1 Best Local Blog (Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver)
  • 2015 – Favourite Local Blogger, Runner Up (Vancouver Courier Stars of Vancouver)
  • 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)
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Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Events Sponsored by Miss604

    2016

  • RunVan Granville Island Turkey Trot
  • Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala
  • Education Career Fairs
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Richmond World Festival
  • Surrey Youth Fest
  • Richmond Maritime Festival
  • Surrey Fusion Festival
  • Surrey Movies Under the Stars
  • Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards
  • Squamish Logger Sports
  • Surrey Canada Day
  • Surrey Doors Open
  • Carnaval del Sol
  • BC Youth Week
  • Surrey Youth Showcase
  • Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day
  • Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions
  • Surrey Party for the Planet
  • Vancouver Film Noir 72 Hour Challenge
  • Salt Spring in the City
  • YWCA Skate Night at Robson Square Presented by Miss604
  • Social Lounge @ the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon
  • 2015

  • Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau’s Jingle Bell Ball
  • Education Career Fairs 2015
  • Ongoing: Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
  • Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
  • Richmond World Festival September 2015
  • Salt Spring Island Inaugural Garlic Festival August 2015
  • Squamish Logger Sports July 2015
  • Surrey Fusion Festival July 2015
  • Surrey Canada Day July 2015
  • Latin America Week in Vancouver July 2015
  • Surrey Doors Open June 2015
  • Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day June 2015
  • The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards June 2015
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards May 2015
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions May 2015
  • Surrey Children’s Festival May 2015
  • BC Youth Week 2015
  • Surrey Party for the Planet April 2015
  • Salt Spring in the City March 2015
  • Big Sisters Lower Mainland Volunteer Recruitment
  • Surrey Leadership Action Conference, For Youth by Youth
  • Variety Show of Hearts Telethon February 2015
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That Time I Was Invited to do Improv

When Vancouver TheatreSports decided to launch its first-ever all-female show series in the summer of 2016 they invited special guests from all over the city to join them on stage. I was the very first, and it was a blast!

TheatreSports-Review

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.

Theme by sixty4media. Header & design elements by SixSix8 Productions.

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