Archive for the category "BC"

Vancouver Heritage Week

February 12th, 2014 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating BC’s Heritage Week by offered a full lineup of events that focus on this year’s theme: Heritage Afloat. Around here, our waterways have shaped our history through transportation, connecting industry, recreation, and more. 1940-1948 – Coal Harbour and Vancouver skyline. Photographer: Burns Miller. Archives# CVA 1376-76. Vancouver Heritage Week […]

The Canadian Flag in Vancouver

February 12th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On February 15th, 1965 our country had a new flag design and the very first time it was hoisted was at Vancouver City Hall. Because of the time differential, the new flag went up at 6:00am which made this its first appearance in Canada after its official proclamation [source]. It’s been almost 49 years since […]

Win Tickets to Underground Comedy Railroad

February 11th, 2014 @ 10:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 3rd annual Underground Comedy Railroad tour is coming to the Rio Theatre as a part of Black History Month. Introducing the voice of black Canadians, the tour is scheduled to stop is 10 cities across the country, arriving in Vancouver on February 22nd at 8:30pm. The history of the Underground Railroad is not something […]

Lions Gate Bridge at Night: Gracie’s Necklace

February 11th, 2014 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you are familiar with Lions Gate Bridge history then you’ll know that its construction was made possible by the Guinness family (yes, that Guinness) but did you know that its iconic string of lights was nicknamed Gracie’s Necklace? Photo credit: Shannon Leigh Photography on Flickr The Guinness family, of Irish beer fame, was convinced […]

BC Family Day White Spot Giveaway

February 10th, 2014 @ 10:03am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s Family Day in BC and White Spot is known across the province for its legendary burgers, seasonal menus, value packages, and of course those lovable Pirate Paks. One of my favourite memories when I was growing up in the Lower Mainland was going for an afternoon drive with my family. We’d pile into our […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Signs

February 10th, 2014 @ 9:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

1933: W. Moffitt Service Signs Limited. Archives #CVA 99-4382. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. 1930s & 1963. Main Street signpost & Granville Bridge signs. VPL# 30930 & 43359A. 1944: Peace Arch International Boundary sign. Archives #CVA 586-2822. 1948 & 1972. Plaza Theatre, Buick automobile, Kingsdale Motors promotion & signs on Cordova Street. VPL# 80635 & 85872K. Photographers: […]

My Health My Community Survey

February 9th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The My Health My Community campaign would like you to add your voice to better the personal and community health of our region. My Health My Community is a non-profit partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Fraser Health (FH) and the eHealth Strategy Office at the University of British Columbia (eHSO), which seeks to involve […]

Emily Carr Month at the Vancouver Art Gallery

February 9th, 2014 @ 11:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Art Gallery is celebrating Emily Carr Month throughout the month of February, offering a special $10 admission rate for adults along with complimentary art prints. Where Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St When Daily 10:00am to 6:00pm (9:00pm Tuesday) until February 28th Tickets Advance general admission tickets are available online or you can […]