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Simon Fraser University opened its doors to students for the very first time 47 years ago this week, on September 9th, 1965. The official opening was presided over by Lord Lovat, whose name was Simon Fraser, and who was the 24th head of the Fraser clan. He told an audience of 5,000 about the Fraser […]
Vancouver’s Commodore Lanes, Canada’s oldest surviving bowling centre, opened up below Granville Street on September 8, 1930. Since its neon sign has been advertising bowling and billiards in the downtown entertainment district for the last eight decades, I’ve decided it should be this week’s featured Vancouver Icon: 1946 – Theatres and the bowling sign on […]
Pencils are sharp, notebooks are stiff, and iPad applications are downloaded (for educational purposes of course). We’re going back to school with school-themed photos from the Vancouver Archives this week. 1907 – Vancouver High School. Archives# Sch P20.3. & 1920 – David Lloyd George. Archives# CVA 99-1441. 1911 – Opening of the first brick school […]
Everyone’s saying this is the last weekend of summer but with a late start, here’s hoping the sunny days stick around until the season officially wraps up at the end of September. Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr Here is another sampling of images that have been added to the Miss604 Flickr Pool this week, enjoy! […]
A boy and girl playing with a chained bear in their front yard in Kitsilano, a horse-drawn taxi rolling down Cordova Street, the Hotel Vancouver on the corner of Granville and Georgia. These are all images that I have featured during my weekly history photo series and have mostly been sourced from the City of […]
The third annual Live at Squamish music festival has wrapped up for another year. Multiple stages, a silent disco, a bazaar, vendors and promotional exhibits, and several beer gardens kept thousands entertained Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. The highlights on the first full day were the Charles Bradley (the Screaming Eagle of Soul) who played […]
Campers, glampers, and concert goers poured through the gates last night at Live at Squamish as the music festival kicked off with evening concerts on the Garibaldi Stage. The Tragically Hip performed their sound check in front of a small group of media and special guests over on the Stawamus Stage with the iconic Chief […]