Archive for the category "history"

SS Sicamous in Penticton

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 — 11:14am PDT
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The mission of my trip to the Okanagan in early October was to taste, sip, and experience a bounty from the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and its members but along the way I discovered a few more points of interest worth exploring the next time you’re in the area. One of said attractions is the […]

Vancouver History Photos: Lighthouses

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 — 11:14am PDT
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Living on the coast we are no stranger to the steady sound of a fog horn or passing beam from a lighthouse when the weather turns, making you want to stay inside on a blustery autumn day clasping a hot cup of a pumpkin pie-flavoured beverage. Today’s roundup of photos from the City of Vancouver […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Athletes

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 — 2:17pm PDT
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The BC Sports Hall of Fame‘s 46th annual Banquet of Champions is coming up on September 25th an in honour of all inductees, past and present, I have dedicated this week’s archive photo roundup to the athletes. Featured BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Helen and Margaret Callaghan Inducted 2008 in the “Pioneer” category About […]

Vancouver History Photo Prints

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 10:14am PDT
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Yesterday I posted my latest (and probably my only) home decor tip on Instagram by sharing a Vancouver history photo that I downloaded and printed from the Vancouver Archives. It was a hit there so I thought I would share the tip here as well. The Big Idea The other day I set out to […]

September in Vancouver History

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 — 8:28am PDT
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Every month I put together a list of events to look forward to around the city with festivals, markets, fundraisers, pub nights, and everything in between. While I look ahead I also like to take a look back and share what happened each month around Vancouver. Thanks to Chuck Davis’ legacy, The History of Metropolitan […]

Vancouver Then and Now Projects: Langara and Scout

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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Vancouver is an ever-changing city, with new construction cranes popping every day, scaffolding being dismantled, new pits being excavated, and demolitions scheduled. Our young city’s skyline, downtown streets and landscape seems to change dramatically every few years, which is why I believe we’re all pretty obsessed with “Then and Now” images. There are many resources […]