Archive for the category "vancouver"

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Vancouver at Night

January 11th, 2011 @ 4:47pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The other night John and I took to the skies to dine 42 storeys up at Cloud 9 in the Empire Landmark. Aside from Seasons in QE Park, it has the most amazing view of Vancouver. It takes almost exactly one hour to do a full circle in the rotating restaurant, which almost feels like […]

Crispin Glover at Pacific Cinémathèque

January 11th, 2011 @ 2:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pacific Cinémathèque will host an in-person Q&A and screening with Crispin Glover this week as the actor (Back to the Future, Willard, Alice in Wonderland, Hot Tube Time Machine) will present his second feature film as a director, It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. “It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE is a transgressive yet tender […]

Vancouver 125 Years of History and Beyond

January 11th, 2011 @ 10:40am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver will be celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and the City will be launching its celebration campaign for ‘Vancouver 125′ on Monday, January 17, 2011. This will encompasses the following Vision Statement: “Building on the momentum, energy and spirit generated during the Olympics, and through a growing awareness and understanding of our identities, first […]

GigaPan EPIC Giveaway

January 11th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The GigaPixel Project in Vancouver has been precisely documenting scenes of the city of the last few months and the results are stunning. GigaPixel images are digital bitmaps composed of one billion pixels (1,000 megapixels), more than 150 times the information captured by a 6 megapixel digital camera. The latest GigaPixel image was revealed yesterday […]

National Wear it Pink Day 2011

January 10th, 2011 @ 5:22pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back for its second year, National Wear it Pink Day will aim to build awareness for The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers fundraising events across Canada. On January 26, 2011 everyone is encouraged to wear pink around town, at work, or at school to promote registration for The Weekend and the cause it supports. “Since […]

Music Monday: Carmen Townsend, Red Cedar, West Coast Pop!

January 10th, 2011 @ 2:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since I profiled In Medias Res last week I have received wonderful leads and information about some upcoming shows to check out around Vancouver. This has prompted a return of my shamefully underused ‘Music Monday‘ series. Carmen Townsend Fresh off her Australian tour and prior to returning home to the East Coast, Carmen will be […]

Vancouver’s Tallest Buildings

January 10th, 2011 @ 11:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This week there will be a forum regarding building heights in Vancouver ahead of a City vote on proposed height restrictions later this month. The current building height limit in downtown Vancouver is 466 feet, which the Shangri-La currently soars well beyond (see: Higher Building Policy). Here’s a quick comparison of our five highest structures: […]

Sage Simply Accounting Giveaway

January 10th, 2011 @ 10:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being a small-business owner (and someone who mostly does their own taxes) I certainly know the benefit of having the right software tools. As such, when I was approached by Sage Simply Accounting to do a giveaway, I knew it would be something that many people could appreciate. The Richmond-based company has been offering up […]