Archive of posts tagged "archives"

Archives Photos of the Day: Outdoor Music

May 27th, 2013 @ 3:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Friday, fortunate fans of Mumford and Sons had the chance to experience the first major outdoor concert of the season which is a part of Live Nation’s Concerts in the Park series. With several more on tap for the summer along with outdoor festivals like Canada Day (in Vancouver and Surrey), Surrey Fusion Festival, […]

Portuguese Joe Sculpture Coming to Stanley Park

May 24th, 2013 @ 11:31am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There will soon a be new sculpture in Stanley Park as the Park Board has accepted a statue donated by the Portuguese Joe Memorial Society. The piece, featuring pioneer Joe Silvey (“Portuguese Joe”), will celebrate the ancestral connection of Coast Salish and Portuguese communities in Vancouver. Source: Park Board Proposal From the proposal to the […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Rain

May 21st, 2013 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rainy days are a part of life in Vancouver. They make our hair frizz up, soak the cuffs of our pants, and steam up the windows on the bus but they also ensure our beautiful lush green scenery continues to grow and thrive. With the weather usually being a hot topic of conversation on any […]

Archives Photos of the Day: North Shore Ferries

May 11th, 2013 @ 10:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow marks the 113th anniversary of the North Vancouver ferry boat (“North Vancouver No. 1″) beginning its regular service between North Vancouver and the south shore of Burrard Inlet. Scheduled ferry service began in 1893 with the Union Steamship Company and North Vancouver No. 1 started carrying foot passengers to and from each shore on […]

Archive Photos of the Day: May Day

May 1st, 2013 @ 10:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s the first of May and over the last century Vancouverites have been celebrating May Day by crowning dancing around the Maypole, crowning a May Queen and ringing in springtime. To this day you can catch May Day festivals around the world and a few locally, like May Day Celebrations at Trimble Park in Point […]

Vancouver History: Photographer Stanley Triggs

April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Browsing the Vancouver Public Library Archives I came across another photographer with an extensive collection of local, historical photos. Stanley Triggs produced portraits, street photography, and captured some downtown Vancouver scenes that I had never come across before. He’s the former curator of the Notman Photographic Archives and was born in Nelson, BC in 1928. […]

Vancouver History: English Bay Pier

April 16th, 2013 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Built in 1905, the English Bay Pier helped form our young city’s beachfront. The wooden structure jutted out into the water, near where the Sylvia Hotel (built in 1912) stands today, and was a popular hangout on sunny swimming days and during regattas. 1905 – Archives item# CVA 677-227. Photographer: Philip Timms. 1919 – Copyright […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Under Construction

April 14th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Everyone loves a good set of “Before and After” photos, even back in the 1910′s and 1920′s when buildings were forming the first downtown Vancouver skyline. This week I’ve picked through the Vancouver Public Library archives to put together a collection of photos of some of the city’s more well-known heritage towers and landmarks when […]