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This Day in History: Grouse SkyRide

February 2nd, 2012 @ 10:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was February 2, 1966 that the Grouse Mountain SkyRide officially opened to skiers. It was dedicated later that year, on December 15th, by Premier W.A.C. Bennett. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool & John Bollwitt […]

Athletics for Kids Gala 2012

January 18th, 2012 @ 10:13am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Athletics for Kids will be hosting their 10th annual fundraising gala March 30, 2012 with a Vegas Night theme. Established in 2002, Athletics for Kids (“A4K”) provides financially disadvantaged youth in the community with greater access to organized sport in conjunction with their academic endeavours. “A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any […]

North Shore Snowshoe Options

December 19th, 2011 @ 9:08am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s something for everyone on the North Shore mountains as they continue to get dusted with powder this season. As an alternative to skiing or boarding, snowshoeing is gaining in popularity and is often paired with other wintery activities. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress each have snowshoe packages: Mount Seymour Snowshoe Mount Seymour offers […]

We Day Inspires Blogging at Gleneagles Elementary

December 8th, 2011 @ 2:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

We Day is one of my favourite annual events. Their line-up of international guests is always impressive and the campaign not only raises millions of dollars for Free the Children, it also raises millions of volunteer hours. The event educates children and youth across Canada about global causes while also inspiring them to do what […]

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

November 22nd, 2011 @ 3:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain: The Peak of Christmas holiday events begin next week. Bring the family and ride the gondola up to a winter wonderland even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – from the Miss604 Flickr Group From 12:00pm to 8:00pm daily you can meet Santa in person on top […]

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2011

November 21st, 2011 @ 11:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Capilano Suspension Bridge is once again hosting Canyon Lights, a holiday winter wonderland nestled in a North Shore forest. Families can stroll past light displays, take a walk across the world-famous bridge, and check out treetop adventures that await in the snow. Photo courtesy Capilano Suspension Bridge Over 250,000 Canyon Lights will be up from […]

Park Royal Starry Nights 2011

November 9th, 2011 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Decorations are up, the local slopes are ready for ski season, and Santa’s parade route is set. The holidays are here already. Before the long check-out lines, arms full of bags, and jockeying for parking spaces run you down, there is relief in sight. Park Royal is once again hosting Starry Nights. On November 22nd […]

Terry Fox Run Locations 2011

September 1st, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope as he succumbed to the cancer that eventually took his life. After 143 days and 5,373kms, his journey ended just outside Thunder Bay… and that’s when the rest of Canada picked up the run where he left […]