Archive of posts tagged "archives"

4 Vintage Vancouver Portraits

February 18th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the City of Vancouver Archives, I am often searching for a building, a place, or a theme related to how much Vancouver has changed over the years. Lately I’ve been focusing a bit more on the people of Vancouver who walked in Stanley Park, went to parties in the Hotel Vancouver ballroom, and who […]

February in Vancouver History

February 10th, 2015 @ 8:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives and Chuck Davis’ History of Metropolitan Vancouver, here’s a glimpse at what happened this month in Vancouver history: February in Vancouver History February 29, 1931: Frozen fountain in Stanley Park. Archives# CVA 1477-613. February 4, 1882 People came from far and wide to see the glow of the […]

Winter Wander at Vanier Park

February 3rd, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vanier Park hosts the fourth annual Winter Wander on Saturday, February 7, 2015 as six cultural institutions open their doors for a self-guided family-friendly tour for visitors and locals alike. Winter Wander at Vanier Park Presented by Port Metro Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bard on the Beach […]

14 Vintage Vancouver Fashion Shoots

January 27th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are fashion shows at wedding fairs, women’s shows, an eco fashion week, and showcases sponsored by flagship stores – all of which prove Vancouver has been its own little fashion hotbed for years. With a unique sense of style and a thirst for the latest threads for the slopes, the ballroom, or the beaches, […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

January 21st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

The Best Old PNE Photos 1914-1980

January 15th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver Archives has digitized over 8,000 images from the Pacific National Exhibition (“PNE”) thanks to funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program. These images are easy to view, re-use, and share. Additionally, they have digitized another 874 images under copyright which can be viewed via the Archives. 1971: Women on the […]

6 Awesome Women in Vancouver History

December 30th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a proud sponsor of the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, and having been a sponsor since 2010, I get to witness an amazing awards night once a year where extraordinary women from around Metro Vancouver are celebrated for their contributions to their industries and their communities. With the deadline for nominations closing on […]

15 Photos of Vancouver in 1915

December 23rd, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is just over a week left in 2014 and as we look back at the year we just had, and look forward at what might come in 2015 — and we all still await hoverboards as shown Back to the Future‘s version of 2015 — I thought I would time hop back to Vancouver […]