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July 28th, 2012 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The London 2012 Olympics hosted their opening ceremony yesterday, welcoming the world to the United Kingdom with tributes to their industrial and cultural history, literature, music, television, film, and even their healthcare. It brought back warm fuzzy feelings from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics hosted here just a few years ago. In need of a little […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Parades

July 24th, 2012 @ 7:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Coming up with a theme for my weekly photo collection from the Vancouver Archives can be a challenge, especially when I realize that I’ve already published about 70 collections. I’ve featured old timey Beach Scenes, Picnics, Grouse Mountain, Bikes, Ice Cream, Summer Scenes, and Amusements. What left to represent summmer in Vancouver? With Pride Week […]

Honda Celebration of Light 2012: Road Closures, Best Viewing, Transit, Photo Contest

July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light will paint the skies over English Bay starting this weekend as hundreds of thousands take to balconies, roof tops, benches, and beaches to catch the spectacle on July 28th, August 1st, and August 4th. Mobile Application For the first time the Honda Celebration of Light has released a mobile application, […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

July 18th, 2012 @ 1:39pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is hopping with festivals, free events, live music, perfect picnic weather, sandy beach times, and dreamy sunsets. It’s always tough to select only a handful of photos that have been shared with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and this week is no exception. Through these images hopefully you can imagine the warmth of the July […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

July 6th, 2012 @ 4:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The most popular photo in Vancouver this week has to be a screen-shot of the weather forecast. Days of repeated sunshine and summer temperatures are finally in our future and the Miss604 Flickr Pool is bursting with celebratory shots. Thanks to everyone who contributed their images for this week’s photo feature: Photo credit: TheVancouverGuy on […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Beach Times

July 5th, 2012 @ 2:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Weather in Vancouver is always a hot topic, even when it’s dreary and soggy. By now, I’m certain everyone in and around the city has seen the forecast for the next week or so, featuring bright and smiling yellow sunshine icons. The only umbrellas we’ll see around here will be at the beach so to […]

Surrey Canada Day 2012: Concert Photos

July 3rd, 2012 @ 10:07am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Surrey’s Canada Day saw over 100,000 people enjoy free festivities and concerts throughout the day on July 1st as the city once again delivered a solid celebration. Neighbours, families, Canadians, and visitors enjoyed a full 12 hours of flashy midway attractions, BBQ treats, and one of our favourites — free concerts from top local and […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Concerts

June 26th, 2012 @ 1:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was June 27, 1957 that radio DJ Red Robinson hosted Vancouver’s first rock and roll concert at the Kerrisdale Arena. 6,000 screaming fans welcomed Bill Haley and the Comets to town and according to the Vancouver Sun article the next day, the show was “the ultimate in musical depravity.”1 In honor of this musical […]