Archive for the category "history"

Neon Sai Woo Sign Returns to East Pender


Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 — 8:05am PDT
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It came down in 1959 and just last week it rose again. Sai Woo’s iconic neon rooster has been recreated and installed at 158 E Pender St in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, thanks to donors and pledges. Neon Sai Woo Sign Returns to East Pender The project to restore the sign began earlier this year when […]

25 Ways to Heritage with Vancouver Heritage Foundation


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 8:51am PDT
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 25 Ways to Heritage, a list of 25 ways the public can engage with heritage. 25 Ways to Heritage From taking a moment to appreciate the details and craftsmanship of Vancouver’s historic buildings, to learning more about the diverse history of our city, planning a […]

Dominion Days Festival at Historic Stewart Farm


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 — 9:38am PDT
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Gravel from the driveway crunched under my tires as the sweet aroma of plum blossoms wafted through my open car window. The ocean breeze tumbled over Crescent Beach and up the Nicomekl River, making boughs dance at Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm. Parking by Stewart Hall, which is currently home to a Canada 150 exhibit, I […]

Self-Guided Tours of the Orpheum in Vancouver


Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 — 10:56am PDT
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This summer Vancouver Civic Theatres is offering self-guided tours of the Orpheum, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America. For 90 years the Orpheum theatre on Granville Street has been far more than an iconic neon sign. Hosting concerts, comedy showcases, the VSO, and even my high school commencement ceremony, this gorgeous […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Granville Street Bridge History


Friday, May 5th, 2017 — 10:00am PDT
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Being a city surrounded by waterways, bridges are an important part of our history. Did you know we’ve had three Cambie Bridges over the last 100+ years? We’ve also had two iterations of the Knight Street Bridge, two Port Manns, and just one Pattullo. There have also been three Granville Street Bridges, which are the […]