Archive for the category "history"

Archives Photos of the Day: Beer

February 6th, 2012 @ 11:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Although yesterday’s numbers haven’t yet been tallied, it’s estimated that 49 million cases of beer were consumed during last year’s Super Bowl1. While everyone slides back into work this morning I figured an ale-themed archive photo roundup would be in order. 1890 – Employees of Doering and Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant. Archive item# Dist […]

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

February 2nd, 2012 @ 2:55pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

While at the BC Sports Hall of Fame I came across the inductee information for Trev Deeley (1920-2000), a name associated with the award-winning Harley-Davidson dealership. When I happened to drive by the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition on Boundary Road not even 24 hours later I took it as a sign — this was a story […]

This Day in History: Grouse SkyRide

February 2nd, 2012 @ 10:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was February 2, 1966 that the Grouse Mountain SkyRide officially opened to skiers. It was dedicated later that year, on December 15th, by Premier W.A.C. Bennett. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool & John Bollwitt […]

The North Vancouver Museum

January 31st, 2012 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I recently took my first trip to the North Vancouver Museum‘s Presentation House to find out more about their programs, archives, and current exhibits. The Presentation House is one of two locations for the museum, located on West 4th at Chesterfield, while the archives are over in Lynn Valley. The old schoolhouse building, and former […]

Vancouver History: Bailey Bros. Photography

January 30th, 2012 @ 3:02pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bailey brothers, Charles S. and William, setup shop in Vancouver at the end of the 19th century. Charles was the first to arrive from Ontario and form a photography company partnership, Neelands & Bailey, which lasted about a year. In 1890 William joined his brother in Vancouver and Bailey Bros Photography was born. 1886 […]

Black History Month Vancouver 2012

January 26th, 2012 @ 11:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Already recognized in Canada and the United States, the City of Vancouver has also officially declared February as Black History Month. Last year I touched on Vancouver’s Black history by doing up a small profile on East Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley, but there is a much greater story to be told and celebrated. Governor Douglas ca. […]

On This Day in History: Lions Gate Lions

January 23rd, 2012 @ 2:26pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day, January 23, 1939 that the two lions on the South end of the Lions Gate Bridge were installed. The two regal figures were created by