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 [...]
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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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
‘I remember when the â€œnewâ€ 10 dollar bill came out with the poem printed on it. Everyone (including myself) thought it had a typo: â€œIn Flanders Field the poppies grow between the crosses row on rowâ€. Although on the bill it says blow. What an outrage. Turns out – â€œweâ€ were all wrong and the [...]