Archive for the category "history"

15 Vancouver Grey Cup Photos from the Archives


Monday, November 17th, 2014 — 11:14am PDT
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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, […]

Vancouver History: November


Thursday, November 13th, 2014 — 2:45pm PDT
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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 […]

Vancouver Icons: Flack Block


Thursday, November 13th, 2014 — 10:44am PDT
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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 […]

Top 10: History Posts on Miss604


Thursday, November 6th, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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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 […]

Archive Photos of the Day: On The Job


Thursday, October 30th, 2014 — 10:14am PDT
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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


Thursday, October 30th, 2014 — 9:14am PDT
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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 […]