Archive for the category "history"

Archives Photos of the Day: Markets

June 13th, 2013 @ 11:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Farmers markets, night markets, and our beloved Granville Island Market are a big part of what makes living in Vancouver so great. In fact, the city could nearly double its farmers markets by the end of this decade. Today, I’ve dug up some old market photos from the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver […]

Vancouver History: William Robert Broughton

June 12th, 2013 @ 12:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. Captain George Vancouver Monument in Vancouver, Washington I’ve always loved looking up the […]

Archive Photos of the Day: June in Vancouver

June 7th, 2013 @ 3:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After hints of summer-like temperatures tease us in late May, the beginning of June is usually rather gloomy in Vancouver. The long weekend doesn’t come until the end of the month, the kids are still in school, and rain showers often put a damper barbecue and camping plans. However, there’s always a lot happening around […]

Vancouver History: Photographer Curt Lang

June 5th, 2013 @ 1:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year there was a symposium at SFU about the cultural impact of Curt Lang’s work and his name is one I come across often when perusing the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives. Lang was much more than a photographer and the symposium focused on a book by Claudia Cornwall titled: At […]

BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend: History

June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today I’ll be at the BC Children’s Hospital (“BCCHF”) Miracle Weekend broadcast as this annual two-day celebration showcases patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. The Miracle Weekend has been raising funds to support the urgent needs of the BCCHF since 1988 but I thought I would share a […]

Vancouver History: Piggly Wiggly

May 29th, 2013 @ 11:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heading down to the Piggly Wiggly for a quart of milk is something you would hear in Memphis, Tennessee where the revolutionary grocery store chain was founded in 1916. However, you could also go to the Piggly Wiggly over on Granville Street in Vancouver about 80 years ago. The Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1931 In […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Outdoor Music

May 27th, 2013 @ 3:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Friday, fortunate fans of Mumford and Sons had the chance to experience the first major outdoor concert of the season which is a part of Live Nation’s Concerts in the Park series. With several more on tap for the summer along with outdoor festivals like Canada Day (in Vancouver and Surrey), Surrey Fusion Festival, […]

Portuguese Joe Sculpture Coming to Stanley Park

May 24th, 2013 @ 11:31am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There will soon a be new sculpture in Stanley Park as the Park Board has accepted a statue donated by the Portuguese Joe Memorial Society. The piece, featuring pioneer Joe Silvey (“Portuguese Joe”), will celebrate the ancestral connection of Coast Salish and Portuguese communities in Vancouver. Source: Park Board Proposal From the proposal to the […]