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Twitter Hashtags for Vancouver 2010

February 5th, 2010 @ 12:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many people have been wondering what the official Twitter hashtag for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games will be. To give a bit of background I’ll explain the purpose of a hashtag. Every word on Twitter that is published from a public account is searchable on Twitter (see: search.twitter.com or Twitter Search in Plain English). When […]

Vancouver 2010 Mascots About Town

January 19th, 2010 @ 4:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since Quatchi, Miga, Sumi and Mukmuk made their way on the scene as mascots of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, they’ve really been making the rounds. The mascots make appearances at events, festivals, and I even spotted Quatchi in the West End hitching a ride in the back of a pickup truck last month. […]

Vancouver 2010 Where Will You Be?

January 12th, 2010 @ 8:41am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Vancouver prepares to host nations, athletes, media and visitors for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games I’m wondering what everyone will be doing. For the last seven years we’ve been anticipating this event and for at least the last six months I’ve had someone ask me daily, “What will you be doing for the Games?” […]

Robson Square Ice Rink Now GE Ice Plaza

November 23rd, 2009 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After closing in 2004, the Robson Square Ice Rink is now renovated, re-surfaced, and covered with ice in time for some winter fun and 2010 festivities — of Olympic proportions. “Before” In 2006 I profiled the rink, which was in limbo — looking for sponsors and ways to reconstruct the skating surface without damaging the […]

Vancouver Washington, A Tale of Two Vancouvers

November 3rd, 2009 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Washington, near the Oregon border and lying on the outskirts of Portland, is tired of playing second fiddle to the big cities especially ours which bears the same name. As such, the Washington city is considering changing its name so they can stand out on their own. “The Vancouver Columbian in Washington reports that […]

Campaign to Save Bear Creek

September 23rd, 2009 @ 12:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A proposed road development to expand 84th Avenue in Surrey right through the Southern tip of Bear Creek Park has residents up in arms. Bear Creek Park in Surrey is a pillar of the community featuring a playground and pool, 5 acres of gardens, a track, forest trails, meadows, and the Surrey Arts Centre. Bear […]

Should YVR be renamed Terry Fox International

August 21st, 2009 @ 7:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Toronto has Pearson, Paris has de Gaulle, New York has JFK, and Liverpool has John Lennon while we have Vancouver International Airport or simply, YVR. Photo source: wiki Over the years many have been tossing around the idea that the three airport code letters “YVR” don’t do our region justice and recently this school of […]