Archive Photos: Denman Arena

Friday, January 4th, 2013 — 1:09pm PDT
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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.

1913 – Denman Arena at 1805 Georgia Street. VPL Number: 6549. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.

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From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Friday, January 4th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT
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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:

layers upon layers
Photo credit: Nicole Soltys on Flickr

Ready for take-off IMG_0996-2 Mythical
Photo credit: zoomzoom7419 & Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

2013 Polar Bear Swim in White Rock, BC White Rock Polar Beer Swim 2013
Photo credit: TylerIngram & Brandur Coombs on Flickr

Circle in the sand Park Stroll HAPPY NEW YEARRRR!!*
Photo credit: . Jianwei . & gherringer & rocketcandy on Flickr

Christmas Bike Lights
Photo credit: colink. on Flickr

Photo credit: gherringer on Flickr

Trio In The Fog Day One
Photo credit: Mark Faviell Photos & Mark Faviell Photos on Flickr

Table Eerie Solar Glow
Photo credit: gherringer & gherringer on Flickr

new bridge
Photo credit: Nicole Soltys on Flickr

The Chief in Winter Sylvia Hotel
Photo credit: Jason Gallant. & colink. on Flickr

"City of Vancouver" The Path and The Snow Fall.
Photo credit: Eric Flexyourhead & ooNJooo on Flickr

yaletown. Vancouver waterfront
Photo credit: vladimirmegan & Zorro1968 on Flickr

Light Pollution What is solitude to you?
Photo credit: Wayneson Chan & kloppster on Flickr

Creepy dead tree at entrance to Stanley Park Seawall
Photo credit: colink. & colink. on Flickr

Photo credit: ed lau photography on Flickr

canopy bridge.
Photo credit: vladimirmegan on Flickr

Lions Gate Bridge
Photo credit: Matzuda on Flickr

Downtown Vancouver from Cypress mtn lookout IMG_0896-2
Photo credit: zoomzoom7419 on Flickr

As always, please click through on these images to view more work from the photographers and feel free to share your own photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool. View all photo collections here.

January Events in Metro Vancouver 2013

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT
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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:

Sunset at False Creek
Photo credit: BillXu Photos on Flickr

Events in green (like festivals and theatrical productions) run for three days or longer.

Friday, January 4, 2013
Nimbus Recording Competition Finals at the Media Club
Honey Larochelle FUNRaiser KickStarter Party
The Gay Mafia at Jericho Arts Centre
Don Juan at The Cultch

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

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Christmas Tree Chipping in Vancouver
The Gay Mafia at Jericho Arts Centre
Don Juan at The Cultch

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False Creek Flats

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 — 1:04pm PDT
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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

Vancouver Tourist Map 1898
1898 – Vancouver City and Park Tourist Map. Archives Map 35.

1890 – View looking north on Main from 7th Ave before the fill. VPL Number: 36.
Photographer: H.T. Devine.

1908 – South side of False Creek looking at the Main Street Bridge. VPL Number: 4989.
Photographer: Philip Timms.

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.

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Keurig Brewing System Giveaway

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 — 10:08am PDT
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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.

To help you out this year, Keurig has offered up a prize pack for one reader of mine. This includes a Keurig® B60 Special Edition brewing system and an assortment of K-Cup® packs.


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)
RT to enter to win a @Keurig brewing system from @Miss604

I will draw one winner next Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:00pm. Update The winner is Sharon D.!

Vancouver Gluten Free Expo 2013

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 — 9:21am PDT
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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.

Follow the Gluten Free Expo (that also stops in Toronto and Calgary) on Facebook and Twitter for more information.