Archive for the category "vancouver"

Oscar Parties in Vancouver 2011

February 17th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was a big year for movies and Hollywood North is celebrating in style with a few Oscar parties being hosted around town. Photo credit: lincolnblues Little Black Dress Oscar Party Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on West Georgia When: Sunday, February 27 from 3:00pm Tickets: $25 in advance online through ClubZone Info: The event will […]

Air New Zealand’s Coldest Canadian

February 16th, 2011 @ 5:53pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Air New Zealand recently launched a video contest to find the “Coldest Canadian” that they will reward with an all expenses paid trip to New Zealand (valid for up to a year from the end of the contest in March 2011). So far, the only entry from Vancouver is from columnist and blogger Sean Horlor […]

Vancouver Street Vending Programme Survey

February 16th, 2011 @ 3:02pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer the City of Vancouver approved over a dozen street food vendors who have been selling everything from BBQ to noodles or chocolate-dipped fruit. Photo credit: Stephen Rees on Flickr Of all the applicants last year, this selection was chosen by the City and almost a year in, they would now like the public’s […]

Chelsea Handler in Vancouver, Win Tickets

February 15th, 2011 @ 10:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Comediene Chelsea Handler is coming to Vancouver, appearing at the Orpheum Saturday February 19th. Handler’s a talk show host, best-selling author, actress, and in recent months she hosted the MTV awards. I did not take this photo. It is courtesy of CTV – E! She’s crude, quick-witted, and loves to rant about female issues. Tickets […]

Saving Beaver Lake in Stanley Park

February 14th, 2011 @ 4:45pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last ten years or so, Beaver Lake in Stanley Park has been slowly disappearing. While it is home to plenty of wildlife, from ducks to an actual beaver who has been chipping down trees over the years, it’s becoming boggy and overgrown. Skunk cabbage and lily pads cover mud patches which, during the […]

Top Five Places for Romance in Vancouver

February 14th, 2011 @ 9:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today being Valentine’s Day I have had several inquiries about activities, events, and suggestions for intimate dining around Vancouver. I thought that this would be the most opportune time to re-activate my “Top Five” series and present my list of the Top Five Places for Romance in Vancouver. John & me. Photo credit: Nordica Photography […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

February 12th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For a time of the year considered grey, gloomy, and uneventful, there have certainly been a large number of colourful and festive occasions around Metro Vancouver. From Chinese New Year and Vancouver 125 activities, to celebrating the one year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Vancouver has come alive in February and […]

John Furlong’s Book, Win a Copy of Patriot Hearts

February 11th, 2011 @ 9:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, an event that has forever changed our city in many ways. We came together as a region, Province, and country, to celebrate athleticism at its best while letting our patriotism show. One man who had a major hand in making this event happen […]