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 […]
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There is a deep appreciation for delicious delicacies, decadent treats, and comforting home-cooked fare in Vancouver, from sashimi and Canadian caviar to vegan ice cream, donuts and gooey cheeseburgers. One sweet indulgence is cake, of all shapes and sizes, that our talented local pâtisseries and bakeries serve up for special occasions and everyday delights. Here […]
Vancouver is the home of the 102nd Grey Cup Festival later this month and this town is no stranger to football greatness and good times. The 1955 Grey Cup game in Vancouver was the first to be held outside of Ontario and Vancouver has also hosted the Grey Cup Championship in 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, […]
Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened in the month of November throughout Vancouver history: November 3, 1862 Three fellows named Morton, Brighouse and Hailstone filed a claim today for the land that is now Vancouver’s West End. They paid more than […]
On November 11th each year a poignant and concise banner is raised on the Flack Block that states: We Remember. Looking at the photos from this year’s ceremony at Victory Square’s cenotaph, I got the idea to add the Flack Block to the Vancouver Icon photo series. Aside from standing on a very important corner […]
Since I’m celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Miss604 on November 13th, I figured that a retrospective series was in order leading up to the event. Over the last 10 years I have personally published over 6,240 posts while family and friends have contributed over 200 guest posts. I’ve decided to pick out my Top […]
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. […]