Archive for the category "vancouver"

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in Vancouver

March 11th, 2011 @ 8:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night we watched in horror as multiple tsunami waves crashed their way over the Northern Japanese coastline following the country’s largest recorded earthquake that hit just offshore.  The devastation is still sinking in following aftershocks, fires, and scrambles to connect with loved ones. This was the 7th largest earthquake in recorded history. With the […]

Vancouver 125 Birthday Party April 6, 2011

March 10th, 2011 @ 11:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver will celebrate its 125th anniversary April 6th, 2011 with “Birthday Live” at Jack Poole Plaza downtown. From 2:00pm until 9:30pm the Olympic cauldron will be lit, birthday cake will be sliced, and acts will perform free concerts for the public. Photo credit: Tom Holbrook on Flickr Guests include First Nations representatives, City officials, the […]

THRiVEtastic Challenge with Trevor Linden

March 10th, 2011 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I was along for the ride as Trevor Linden ran around Vancouver unloading $7,000 in 7 hours for the THRiVEtastic campaign. He was selected by ING Direct to compete against Henry Burris (Calgary), Amber Mac (Toronto), and Tammy Verge (Montreal), by spending money using their new Thrive ‘fee free’ chequing account. Each participant received […]

Dining Out for Life 2011

March 10th, 2011 @ 9:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The annual Dining Out for Life (“DOFL”) campaign returns this year across North America and in Vancouver it will benefit A Loving Spoonful and Friends for Life. When you go out to eat at a participating restaurant on March 24th, they will donate 25% of sales to these AIDS service organizations. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery […]

Top Five Family-Friendly Parks in Vancouver

March 9th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Guest Author

The following was contributed to by Jodi McIsaac Martens. One of the best things about raising a family in Vancouver is that our mild climate lets us get out and enjoy nature pretty much year-round. And there is no shortage of places to go! With over 150 parks in the City of Vancouver alone […]

Cures for Kids, Making Magic Show 2011

March 8th, 2011 @ 3:02pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Founded by high school student Perri Tutelman in 2009, Cures for Kids is a Vancouver-based organization that raises funds and awareness for Cancer research programs in BC. This month, they will be hosting the second annual Making Magic Show at the River Rock. When she returned from the National Science Fair in 2009, Perri (who […]

Team Hope’s Tip a Wee Dram

March 8th, 2011 @ 11:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The members of Team Hope, a local group participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, will be riding over 265kms from Vancouver to Seattle this June to support the BC Cancer Foundation. This Thursday, March 10th, they’re hosting a whisky-tasting fundraiser called Tip a Wee Dram. Where Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver When […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Women

March 8th, 2011 @ 9:41am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is International Women’s Day and in Vancouver, women have played a strong role in developing its history and making sure it moves into the future. The Vancouver Police Museum reminded us on Twitter this morning that Vancouver was the first city in the world to hire women as cops and I wanted to showcase […]