Tomorrow is the 101st anniversary of the first professional hockey game ever played in Vancouver. It took place on January 5th, 1912 at Denman Arena, which stood near the corner of Georgia and Denman in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver Millionaires defeated the New Westminster Royal 8 to 3.
Snow-capped mountains, temperature inversion fog, afternoon sunshine, and our signature drizzle always lead to captivating, stunning, and telling images of our fair city. Here’s this week’s collection of photos that have been shared with the Miss604 Flickr Pool:
Decorations are packed away, the sun is shining (when not hiding behind the fog), and it’s time for everyone to head back to school and work. We have just over a month until our new stat holiday in February so until then we’ll have to make the most of the snow on the local mountains and some the following events:
Events in green (like festivals and theatrical productions) run for three days or longer.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Christmas Tree Chipping in Surrey and Burnaby
Launch of Port Coquitlam Celebrates 100 Years
Vancouver Winter Farmers Market
Team Awesome’s Instagram-a-Rama
The Gay Mafia at Jericho Arts Centre
Don Juan at The Cultch
False Creek today flows in and out of English Bay, ending with the waterfront walkway at Science World. In the early days, through grasslands and a network of creeks and streams, False Creek soaked all the way back to where Clark Drive runs now.
False Creek Flats
The False Creek back-fill began around the time of the first World War, with railways and roads from New Westminster to Vancouver being the top priorities. Main Street, the route from New Westminster that came down from Kingsway, had a bridge across the flats. When the train station was built even more of the creek was filled in.
It’s no secret that Canadians love their coffee and Vancouverites have a specific affinity for those hot brewed beverages that get us through rainy days. You can resolve to spend a little less on coffee this year by brewing your own at home, saving several dollars a week with your own system and your own reusable travel mug.
Features of the Keurig® B60 Special Edition: programmable, choice of 3 cup sizes: 175 ml, 240 ml and 300 ml (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.), removable 1,42 L (48 oz) water reservoir, Quiet-Brew Technology®, Energy Savings Mode – auto on/off.
The value of the prize pack is over $180. Find Keurig brewing systems and K Cup packs (which come in over 100 varieties) at a retailer near you. Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite kind of brew-at-home coffee (regular drip, lattes, cappuccinos, etc.) – (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner next Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:00pm. Update The winner is Sharon D.!
Vancouver is hosting a Gluten Free Expo on January 13th that will include products, education, demonstrations, and plenty of samples. Browse the offerings of over 100 vendors and exhibitors while Registered Dieticians take to the main stage to talk about living gluten free.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place)
When: Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: Available online for $9 or at the door on the day of the event for $12. All prices include HST and service fees. The first 2000 attendees also receive a re-usable shopping bag.
Exhibitors and sponsors include (but are not limited to) Canadian Celiac Association Vancouver Chapter, Choices Markets, BC SPCA, Delight Gluten Free Magazine, Five Hole for Food, Edible Canada, Nature’s Path Foods, Noodlebox, Wendel’s True Foods, and a large number of bakeries like Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery, The Sweet Tooth Cakery, PatsyPie Gluten-Free Bakery, Bakery on Main, and Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. Removing gluten from your diet means excluding foods that contain these ingredients. It’s no wonder that so many bakeries signed on as exhibitors – proving that you can be gluten free and still enjoy breads, sweets, and treats.