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Archive Photos of the Day: On The Job

October 30th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I began assembling this collection of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on Labour Day, hence the theme, and while it didn’t get published then, I still love these “on the job” photos of Vancouver workers throughout the years: 1887: C.P.R. crossing under construction on Cordova between Seymour and Granville Streets. Archives# Can P25. […]

Vancouver History: The Creche

October 30th, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

104 years ago a philanthropic institution in Vancouver offered daycare for the children of working mothers for 10 cents a day. The Creche, first located at 752 Thurlow Street downtown, received children of women who have to go out to work “when their mothers are unable to give them personal care,”1 and it was Canada’s […]

Win Tickets to Vancouver Archives Screenings

October 27th, 2014 @ 3:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver Archives will present their fifth annual screening of “Vancouver – A Progressive City!” at the Vancity Theatre this November. This popular screening, complete with a wide range of newsreel footage, home movies, industrial and promotional films, will focus on Vancouver from the 1930s-1960s. 1946. Airline stewardess passing the “Vancouver, City of […]

SS Sicamous in Penticton

October 19th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The mission of my trip to the Okanagan in early October was to taste, sip, and experience a bounty from the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and its members but along the way I discovered a few more points of interest worth exploring the next time you’re in the area. One of said attractions is the […]

Vancouver History Photos: Lighthouses

September 23rd, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Living on the coast we are no stranger to the steady sound of a fog horn or passing beam from a lighthouse when the weather turns, making you want to stay inside on a blustery autumn day clasping a hot cup of a pumpkin pie-flavoured beverage. Today’s roundup of photos from the City of Vancouver […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Athletes

September 18th, 2014 @ 2:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Sports Hall of Fame‘s 46th annual Banquet of Champions is coming up on September 25th an in honour of all inductees, past and present, I have dedicated this week’s archive photo roundup to the athletes. Featured BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Helen and Margaret Callaghan Inducted 2008 in the “Pioneer” category About […]

Vancouver History Photo Prints

September 10th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I posted my latest (and probably my only) home decor tip on Instagram by sharing a Vancouver history photo that I downloaded and printed from the Vancouver Archives. It was a hit there so I thought I would share the tip here as well. The Big Idea The other day I set out to […]

September in Vancouver History

September 1st, 2014 @ 2:28pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every month I put together a list of events to look forward to around the city with festivals, markets, fundraisers, pub nights, and everything in between. While I look ahead I also like to take a look back and share what happened each month around Vancouver. Thanks to Chuck Davis’ legacy, The History of Metropolitan […]