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Archive for the category "gastown"

Vancouver Icons: Gassy Jack Statue

March 22nd, 2011 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton is a local legend and namesake for the area of downtown Vancouver known as Gastown. The Gassy Jack statue is one of the most photographed in Vancouver and is this week’s featured Vancouver Icon. Photo creditDeve82 on Flickr Saloon proprietor Deighton headed toward the Burrard Inlet by canoe from New […]

85 Years of the Lamplighter in Gastown

October 19th, 2010 @ 3:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

John “Gassy Jack” Deighton had a saloon in New Westminster but it wasn’t until he headed around to the Burrard Inlet that he left an indelible mark on our city. In 1867 he told mill workers along the harbour that they could have all the whiskey they could drink if they helped him build a […]

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar, Win a $75 GC for Dinner

August 12th, 2010 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar has moved into Waterfront Station, adjacent to sister property Steamworks. With an impressive BC beer selection, sunny patio, and poutine that looks to-die-for, it’s a hot new pub worth checking out. Inside Rogue there is elaborate wood decor, vaulted ceilings, and one massive dining room. The food menu itself is eclectic, […]

Gastown Motorcycle Show n’ Shine 2010

August 9th, 2010 @ 11:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 6th annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n’ Shine happens this coming Sunday, August 15th 2010 on the streets of Gastown. The historic neighbourhood will be closed to traffic between Carrall and Richards as it hosts Vancouver’s largest motorcycle show. Photo credit: Stephen Dyrgas Confirmed manufacturers on-site include BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Hit-Air, Big Bear […]

Vancouver History: Harbour Centre

June 8th, 2010 @ 9:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

33 years ago today Harbour Centre was officially opened and at 481 feet, it was the tallest building in Vancouver at the time.1 Harbour Centre is the home of The Vancouver Lookout, a revolving restaurant, a mall, various businesses and tech firms, as well as one of SFU‘s downtown campuses. In 1977 it was called […]

Pixar Opens its Vancouver Studio

April 21st, 2010 @ 8:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday a crowd gathered in what used to be Workspace to welcome Disney’s Pixar animation studio to Gastown. The Georgia Straight took some video at the event which you can view on YouTube. Thanks to the Province of BC for also sharing their video of the event on YouTube and including the cute introduction that […]

Old Gastown Meets New Technology

March 10th, 2010 @ 4:51pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Gastown Business Improvement Association founded the Gastown Blog in the summer of 2009 to breathe some new life into this historic community. With daily features, history lessons and business profiles, it’s a one-stop source for Gastown information. Over the last few weeks the Gastown Blog launched an initiative to put QR codes on old […]

Vancouver Pub Night for Haiti

January 28th, 2010 @ 9:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver digital media industry is hosting the Help for Haiti Pub Night tonight at Steamworks in Gastown. Photo credit: Greg Timm on Flickr Lead organizer and videogame veteran, Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch says, “Like many Canadians, our hearts go out to Haiti. My husband, Eli and I are both take action type of people and […]