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Archive for the category "vancouver"

Grind for Kids 2011

June 13th, 2011 @ 9:55am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Grouse Grind officially opened for the season on Saturday as Vancouverites and visitors alike took to the 2.9 kilometer trail that goes right up Grouse Mountain. Known locally as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, this 30 degree ascent is either on the bucket list of many or a part of their weekly routine. Photo credit: planetc1 […]

Leo Awards 2011

June 12th, 2011 @ 1:48pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Leo Awards wrapped up last night at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as the best in BC film and television arrived on the red carpet for an evening of dinning and celebration. Here are a few of the red carpet arrivals and some of the winners announced during Saturday’s gala. Best Supporting Performance by a […]

Leo Awards 2011 Gift Bag Giveaway

June 10th, 2011 @ 12:50pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 13th annual Leo Awards for outstanding achievements in British Columbia film and television will be handed out Saturday, June 11th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Agam Darshi at the 2010 Leos Steph Song, Jodelle Ferland, Lou Diamond Phillips at the 2010 Leos Warren Christie at the 2010 Leos The Celebration Awards Ceremony was last […]

Vancouver Icons: Girl in Wetsuit

June 10th, 2011 @ 10:47am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in Vancouver history, June 10, 1972, the Girl in Wetsuit statue was revealed just off the north shore of Stanley Park. She was commissioned by Douglas Brown, a local lawyer, who approached sculptor Elek Imredy in 1968. He wanted the statute to be based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid that sits […]

Green Lantern Vancouver Premiere

June 9th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of this summer’s superhero blockbusters, Green Lantern, starring Vancouverite Ryan Reynolds, is hitting theatres next week and our city is joining in on a series of worldwide premiere events. On Monday, June 13th, there will be a night projection of the Green Lantern logo somewhere in the downtown core at 9:00pm (safely after the […]

Rob Leickner’s Lost Lagoon

June 9th, 2011 @ 11:15am by Michelle Kim

I’m always fascinated by people who have gained a great deal of mastery in one creative discipline and then dare to venture into another—only to become hugely successful in that field as well. Such is the case and story of Vancouver director Rob Leickner. Photo credit: Michelle Kim who met up with Rob at Gene […]

Summer Day Camps in Metro Vancouver

June 9th, 2011 @ 9:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The highlight of my summers growing up would be that one week I’d spend over at camp on the Sunshine Coast. It was just seven days out of ninety but the experience will be with me always. While there are still full-on summer camp adventures available throughout the province, the next best thing (close to […]

Plaza of Nations & North East False Creek Open Houses

June 8th, 2011 @ 2:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The people of Vancouver can have their say when it comes to the Plaza of Nations through a series of Open Houses this month. The memorable performance area from Expo 86 has been stuck in development limbo over the last few years and the future of the whole North East False Creek (NEFC) are is […]