Archive for the category "history"

14 Vintage Vancouver Fashion Shoots

January 27th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are fashion shows at wedding fairs, women’s shows, an eco fashion week, and showcases sponsored by flagship stores – all of which prove Vancouver has been its own little fashion hotbed for years. With a unique sense of style and a thirst for the latest threads for the slopes, the ballroom, or the beaches, […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

January 21st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

The Best Old PNE Photos 1914-1980

January 15th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver Archives has digitized over 8,000 images from the Pacific National Exhibition (“PNE”) thanks to funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program. These images are easy to view, re-use, and share. Additionally, they have digitized another 874 images under copyright which can be viewed via the Archives. 1971: Women on the […]

Secrets of the Penthouse Tour

January 12th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is more to the Penthouse Night Club on Seymour Street than a neon sign and a boxy marquee encouraging you to book your stag party. This unassuming “after-hours watering hole for the famous and infamous” was the place to be seen in the 1950s and 1960s and the upcoming Secrets of the Penthouse tour […]

6 Awesome Women in Vancouver History

December 30th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a proud sponsor of the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, and having been a sponsor since 2010, I get to witness an amazing awards night once a year where extraordinary women from around Metro Vancouver are celebrated for their contributions to their industries and their communities. With the deadline for nominations closing on […]

15 Photos of Vancouver in 1915

December 23rd, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is just over a week left in 2014 and as we look back at the year we just had, and look forward at what might come in 2015 — and we all still await hoverboards as shown Back to the Future‘s version of 2015 — I thought I would time hop back to Vancouver […]

Book Giveaway: Live at the Commodore

December 17th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

If I was Miss Sheilds from the beloved holiday film A Christmas Story I would legitimately give Aaron Chapman’s new book Live at the Commodore an “A Plus-Plus-Plus-Plus…!” It arrived by courier last week and I immediately sat down to read it. I didn’t budge as the sun crossed through the sky and the hours […]

Tracking Down the Stanley Park Pictograph Rock

December 10th, 2014 @ 1:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m often asked about how busy I am, what events I’m attending, and which trips I’m taking next all for the sake of my blog. It seems like a pretty glamorous life but honestly I am most happy when I can sit at home my desk with a hot cup of coffee, look out at […]