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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 (from corporate webcasting to news dissemination) for the last 14 years. 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.

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).

Community Involvement

Rebecca is on the selection committee for the Heritage Vancouver ‘Places that Matter’ campaign. She is the Vancouver organizer of Twestival, and Blogathon – both annual social media events for charity that have raised over $30,000 for global and local causes between 2007 & 2010.

She is also a (unpaid) spokesperson for the Cadbury Bicycle Factory that has donated over 9,000 bikes to rural communities in Ghana and a member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Team. Rebecca is a partner and sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, 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 is the host of a monthly BC events segment on Global’s BC1 AM/BC morning show and a segment contributor on News1130 Radio. She is also a frequent guest on AM650 Radio‘s Dotto Tech App Thursday feature.

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

Awards

  • 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

  • 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
  • Gay Travel Canada – October 2012
  • Social Media Camp – June 2012
  • iMedia Edmonton – Keynote – May 2012
  • MagsBC Panel – May 2012
  • Canadian Women in Communications Tech Fair – May 2012
  • Women in Leadership, Canadian Women in Business – May 2012
  • North Shore Writers Festival – April 2012
  • IABC – March 2012
  • UBC Sauder School of Business – Style & City panelist – February 2012
  • BCIT guest lecturer – February 2012
  • Canadian Women in Communications – February 2012
  • WordCamp Victoria 2012 – Keynote – January 2012
  • Certified General Accountants of BC Tech Day – November 2011
  • Networking in Vancouver – November 2011
  • Better Business Bureau Torch Awards – October 2011
  • Surrey International Writers’ Festival – October 2011
  • Vancouver Public Library’s Writing & Bookcamp – August 2011
  • Social Media Camp, Victoria – June 2011
  • Canadian Arts Summit, Toronto – April 2011
  • Worksafe BC, IT Days – April 2011
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Events Sponsored by Miss604

  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards June 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
  • 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
  • West Coast Women’s Show 2013
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2013
  • Diversity Health Fair 2013
  • Christmas at Canada Place 2012
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival 2012
  • WordCamp Vancouver
  • Taste of Yaletown 2012
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
  • Surrey Youth Festival 2012
  • Surrey Fusion Festival 2012
  • Surrey Canada Day 2012
  • Canada Place Canada Day 2012
  • Hats off Day, Burnaby Heights 2012
  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012
  • Surrey Party for the Planet 2012
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
  • Surrey Youth Fest 2011
  • Taste of Yaletown 2011
  • Surrey’s Party for the Planet 2012
  • Athletics for Kids Gala 2012
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
  • Taste of Yaletown 2011
  • Surrey Youth Fest 2011
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2011
  • Live at Squamish 2011
  • … read more

Guest Contributors

On occasion there will be guest authors contributing posts exclusively for Miss604.com. Here is a bit more information about the most frequent guest contributors:

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

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