Archive for the category "vancouver"

Documentarians Travel from Vancouver to Midway

March 23rd, 2011 @ 4:27pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver photographer Kris Krüg wrote to me this morning from Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on the planet, to inform me about his latest project. Photo credit: kk+ on Flickr Kris is with his friend, artist & activist Chris Jordan, who has been to Midway several times and produced the images seen […]

Vancouver Police Museum Bootleggers’ Ball

March 23rd, 2011 @ 10:38am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Police Museum is hosting a creative fundraiser with a saucy twist that will take party-goers back to a time of prohibition (and rum-running) in Vancouver for the Bootleggers’ Ball. Photo credit: kpwerker on Flickr Where Biltmore Cabaret (396 Kingsway, Vancouver) When Friday April 8, 2011 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm In celebration of the […]

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2011

March 23rd, 2011 @ 9:27am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns in timely fashion this weekend as pink buds are already sprouting from tree-lined streets. Festivities will take place around town from March 26th until April 22nd including some of the following events: Photo credit: [travelfox] on Flickr Haiku Invitational Submit your cherry blossom haiku online now until May 31, […]

Scala & Kolacny Brothers in Vancouver

March 22nd, 2011 @ 12:45pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scala & Kolacny Brothers are coming to Vancouver April 7th to play the Commodore Ballroom. The hauntingly beautiful choir does unusual covers, mostly of rock songs from artists like Nirvana, Kings of Leon, Metallica, and Radiohead. Their cover of “Creep” was featured in the trailer for The Social Network. Tickets are currently available for $25 […]

Vancouver Icons: Gassy Jack Statue

March 22nd, 2011 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton is a local legend and namesake for the area of downtown Vancouver known as Gastown. The Gassy Jack statue is one of the most photographed in Vancouver and is this week’s featured Vancouver Icon. Photo creditDeve82 on Flickr Saloon proprietor Deighton headed toward the Burrard Inlet by canoe from New […]

Immersion at Vancouver Aquarium

March 21st, 2011 @ 2:54pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though it’s spring break and the children will be flocking to local attractions, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting an event this Friday just for the big kids. Immersion is an exclusive late-night event filled with music, entertainment, and cocktails inside one of the city’s most interesting venues. From 8:00pm until 12:00am on March 25th […]

Rick Hansen Man in Motion: 25th Anniversary Relay

March 21st, 2011 @ 9:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in 1985 that BC’s own Rick Hansen set off in his wheelchair to circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities (in particular spinal cord injuries “SCI”). After 34 countries, four continents, and 40,000km in two years, the “Man in Motion” tour raised $26 million […]

Vancouver Events for Japan Disaster Relief

March 18th, 2011 @ 1:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On March 11th a series of earthquakes offshore shook Japan causing a devastating chain of events including a tsunami that permanently redefined the coastline. Thousands lost their lives and the country is still on high alert due to the instability of several nuclear power programs. From the Red Cross to Doctors Without Borders, many helpful […]