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PowerSmart Month: Week 2 – Electronics

October 12th, 2010 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

October is PowerSmart Month and I have partnered with BC Hydro over the next few weeks to bring you contests, rebate offers from local retailers, energy-saving tips, and event info. This week’s theme is electronics. PowerSmart Deal of the Week From October 8th until the 14th, save 15% off all ENERGY STAR major appliances from […]

Vancouver History: The Orpheum

October 11th, 2010 @ 2:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For over 80 years the Orpheum theatre on Granville Street has been far more than an iconic neon sign. Hosting concerts, comedy showcases, the VSO, and even my high school commencement ceremony, this gorgeous venue is an magnificent slice of Vancouver history. 1929 – VPL Accession Number: 11035. Photographer: Leonard Frank. “All around the theatre, […]

BC Hospitality Foundation’s Dish N’ Dazzle 2010

October 11th, 2010 @ 10:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Changing up the theme and pace of their usual annual fundraiser, the BC Hospitality Foundation presents Dish N’ Dazzle October 25th. Dish N’ Dazzle will showcase 13 of BC’s top chefs and 6 high-caliber bartenders who will be participating in a cocktail contest throughout the evening. Photo credit: John Biehler Participating bartenders include Danielle Tatarin […]

Stanley Park Ghost Train for Halloween 2010

October 8th, 2010 @ 10:46am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stanley Park miniature railway is hosting its annual Ghost Train and this year’s theme is Alice in Nightmareland. Last night we had a sneak peak at the train ride, haunted farmyard, ghoulish concession and monstrous face painting hi-jinx. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Mortal Coil Performance Society […]

Vancouver History: Burrard Bridge

October 7th, 2010 @ 1:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few months ago I put the call out on Twitter to see what people have been curious to know about Vancouver’s past. There were some great suggestions about Joe Fortes and the Great Fire along with several more tidbits that would be interesting to research. A few people asked about the Burrard Bridge and […]

Your Midtown Experience

October 7th, 2010 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week I documented a day that John and I had in Midtown. We were sent out on behalf of The Rolston to experience a chunk of downtown between False Creek & Helmcken, Burrard & Homer. We walked all around the area, had some amazing baked goods, brunch, spa treatments, lunch, dinner, and an […]

The Live Sessions with Hayley Sales Tonight, Win Tickets

October 7th, 2010 @ 8:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Chan Centre at UBC has been presenting The Live Sessions concert series over the last few months. These intimate performances are also live recording sessions for CBC RAdio 2′s “Canada Live” series and the next concert will be with Hayley Sales. A Vancouver Island girl who grew up on a blueberry farm, her latest […]

Clara Hughes to Lead Take a Hike Bike Ride in Stanley Park

October 6th, 2010 @ 12:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will be in Stanley Park tomorrow morning (October 7th) for a bike ride with the Take a Hike Foundation. Hughes, who is also set to be honored on Canada’s Walk of Fame this year, is hosting this event to celebrate Take a Hike’s 10 year anniversary. Take a Hike is […]