Archive for the category "vancouver"

Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver: Seminars

March 15th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The world’s most influential mixology conference, Tales of the Cocktail, arrived in Vancouver for three days of events, seminars and – of course – cocktails.  It speaks volumes to the Vancouver bartending and cocktail scene that they should host such an event as this is the first time Tales of the Cocktail has been hosted […]

Earth Hour Vancouver 2011

March 14th, 2011 @ 9:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund initiative, began four years ago in Sydney, Australia when millions turned off their lights, electronics, devices to show the impact of our power usage on the planet particularly with regards to climate change. The campaign has continued to grow and last year 128 countries took part as global monuments […]

Vancouver Icons: Angel of Victory

March 13th, 2011 @ 3:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s ‘Places that Matter‘ committee, I get my fix of local history at every meeting. I was recently looking through some of the sites already nominated for designation and found the Angel of Victory. Installed in 1921, it is one of the city’s most prominent statues, located along […]

Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Anniversary

March 11th, 2011 @ 11:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, an amazing sporting event that was a very sweet ending to largest global event in our city’s history. It all started out with a bang at the opening ceremony. I remember how lively it was – bright colours, talented dancers, paralympians, and […]

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 […]