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Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

December 17th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrate the 21st annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival on December 21st in three Vancouver communities. Presented by the Secret Lantern Society and Artistic Director Naomi Singer, this free family event (with some ticketed attractions) will illuminate the longest night of the year. Photo credit: Rikki / Julius Reque on Flickr These are festive celebrations of […]

Lumiere Festival Vancouver

December 7th, 2014 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s newest holiday organization, the Lumière Festival Vancouver Society, presents a fun collaborative initiative this week that will link the West End and Yaletown. Lumiere Festival Vancouver Businesses within the West End and Yaletown Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) have setup impressive lighting installations that will be in place until January, 2015 and between December 11th […]

Free Christmas Movies for the Food Bank

December 6th, 2014 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Take a break from your holiday shopping in Downtown Vancouver and hop into the Vogue Theatre for some entertainment and Christmas cheer for a cause. Starting December 16th, the Vogue will be showing holiday favourites on the big screen to help collect donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Free Christmas Movies for the […]

Get Snow Globed for a Cause

December 2nd, 2014 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of the most unique photo opportunities in Vancouver this season does not involve light displays or a jolly old elf in a red and white suit. The Kettle Society, Harbour Centre, and the Vancouver Lookout are inviting locals and visitors the chance to get Snow Globed for a cause. Visitors to Harbour Centre’s lobby […]

Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital

November 26th, 2014 @ 10:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

St Paul’s Hospital will shine bright again this season as Lights of Hope illuminates Burrard Street starting November 27th. With 10 kilometers of string lights and more than 100,000 bulbs, this display is to dazzle and also inspire passersby to donate to St Paul’s in recognition of their support for our community. Photo credit: qasic […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2014

November 18th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Downtown Vancouver will see back-to-back parade weekends with the Grey Cup Parade on Saturday, November 29th followed by the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 7th. Photo credit: Cameron on Flickr Rogers Santa Claus Parade When: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:00pm Where: The Parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, travels east on […]

Robson Square Ice Rink Skating 2014-2015

November 17th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Robson Square Ice Rink opens for the season on December 1st and will feature free skating and wintery activities through to February 28, 2015. Photo credit: BC Gov Photos – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool The popular downtown ice rink, operated by the Government of BC, will be open on Christmas Day, New […]

Looking Down: Manhole Cover Art in Vancouver

October 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I was on a trip to the Okanagan where I snapped colourful landscape photos of views and vineyards as far as the eye could see. To my surprise, none has garnered as much attention as a photo of a manhole cover I took upon my return to Vancouver. Locals, as I have come […]