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Remembrance Day Ceremonies Around Vancouver

November 5th, 2013 @ 3:59pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Remembrance Day is coming up and around the region there will be special events to commemorate and remember those who represented our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Affairs Canada has provided an interactive map of events across the country and I have researched a few ceremonies, concerts, and special events around the region […]

Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2012 in Metro Vancouver

November 9th, 2012 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada. Communities across the country are taking time to gather, reflect, and remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers in honour of this country which we all call home. The following events are all taking place on November 11th around Metro Vancouver and the information has been […]

Remembrance Day 2011 Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley

November 10th, 2011 @ 10:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

At 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month I stand in silence to respect and honour those who gave their lives for our country. I am a first generation Canadian and this is my home. Remembrance Day makes me think of family, and it makes me thankful. I get to wake up every […]

Remembrance Day 2010 in Vancouver

November 10th, 2010 @ 9:31am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Remembrance Day will be observed in Vancouver tomorrow with ceremonies in several locations. The following list was published by the City of Vancouver: Photo credit: Feggy Art on Flickr Victory Square (West Hastings at Cambie Streets): Vancouver’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph. Gather at 10 am. Program begins with mounting of the guard […]

Red Poppies, White Poppies, No Poppies

November 9th, 2008 @ 1:38pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: david on Flickr Last year I included a note about the great poppy debate in a blog post. I first heard about white poppies through a BBC article in 2006, and also from DaveO, who does an amazing White Poppies series on his podcast year-round. Both red and white are the colour of […]

Passchendaele

November 5th, 2008 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a history buff and I’ll be the first to admit that if I could sit in on my grade 12 AP European History course again, every day of the week, I would. I’m also the grandchild and great grandchild of men who fought in the “war to end all wars” and the one that […]

Remembrance in Vancouver

November 11th, 2007 @ 12:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are headed to the Island for a quick trip with my sister’s family. Since the Ghostly Walks in Victoria are only on Saturday nights, we may partake in our own creepy after-dark tour, finding the apparition of Robert Service above the “Seeing is Believing” store all by ourselves (oooohhhhhh!). We’re leaving super […]

Red Sox, Terry Fox, and The Great Poppy Debate

October 25th, 2007 @ 8:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After being slightly disconnected yesterday, here’s a news and commentary roundup for your morning reading enjoyment. Boston slams Colorado 13-1 in the opening game of the World Series. Despite the fact that the Rockies’ pitcher is local boy Jeff Francis from North Delta (and recently UBC), I’m sorry…. I’m still cheering for the Sox. Sure […]