#BlogsCanada.ca
"The Pulse of Canada "


 
 

 
Christmas

Gifts for Stanley Park: Vancouver Gift Guide

Posted December 18, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”) and its volunteers work hard to conserve, protect, educate and research to ensure that Stanley Park remains a bastion of natural wonder and beauty, and the Best Park in the World. If you’ve followed Miss604 online — whether on the blog, Twitter, or […]

The post Gifts for Stanley Park: Vancouver Gift Guide appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted December 18, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s the very last weekend before Christmas and the city is alive with events, activities, and plenty of neighbourhoods showing off their very best light displays. The weekend event list is bigger than usual, packed with fun ways to get the most out of the city this holiday season. […]

The post Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Books

Book Giveaway: Live at the Commodore

Posted December 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If I was Miss Sheilds from the beloved holiday film A Christmas Story I would legitimately give Aaron Chapman’s new book Live at the Commodore an “A Plus-Plus-Plus-Plus…!” It arrived by courier last week and I immediately sat down to read it. I didn’t budge as the sun crossed […]

The post Book Giveaway: Live at the Commodore appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Cats

Vancouver Christmas Cats of Instagram

Posted December 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Two things that I, and most of the internet-using population around here, love dearly are cats and Vancouver — a reason why we recently hosted an Internet Cat Video Festival and funded a Cat Cafe. As such, during this busy holiday season I thought I would spread some lighthearted […]

The post Vancouver Christmas Cats of Instagram appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Events

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Posted December 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. 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 […]

The post Winter Solstice Lantern Festival appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Christmas Lights in Vancouver

Posted December 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Growing up in Surrey, one of my favourite Christmas memories was when our whole family would bundle up and pile into our van for a night of Christmas light hunting. First things first, we’d stop somewhere to pick up hot chocolate that would warm our mittened hands, and then […]

The post Christmas Lights in Vancouver appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Contests

Chimp Charitable Giving Giveaway

Posted December 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Chimp a local Vancouver company that empowers people and organizations to manage and amplify their charitable impact. Used by individuals, groups, companies, and charities, Chimp allows you to host an online account from which you manage donations to your favourite charities or give the gift of a cause neutral […]

The post Chimp Charitable Giving Giveaway appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Christmas

White Spot Christmas Day Lunch

Posted December 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The White Spot Christmas Day lunch for charity is back again this year as management and staff at two locations continue a decade-long tradition of donating their time, tips and proceeds to the Richmond Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. White Spot Christmas Day Lunch for Charity […]

The post White Spot Christmas Day Lunch appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

10 Vintage Ski Photos From Local Vancouver Mountains

Posted December 15, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. For decades the North Shore mountains have been a playground for locals and visitors, especially during ski season. Grouse Mountain had one of the first double chairlifts in the world when it was constructed in 1949, Mount Seymour has been enjoyed since 1938, and Mount Strachan & Black Mountain […]

The post 10 Vintage Ski Photos From Local Vancouver Mountains appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted December 15, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Christmas time in Vancouver means ice skating at Robson Square, checking out the lights in Stanley Park, getting shopping done on your favourite retail street, and spending times with loved ones at Canyon Lights, VanDusen Garden, or enjoying a holiday show. Here are just a few of the photos […]

The post Vancouver Photos of the Week appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Watch This: Canadian Tire Bring Holiday Cheer To Children’s Hospitals

Posted December 10, 2014 by Sonya

December always warms my heart. Ever since I was little, Christmas has been something to look forward to. Family traditions of gingerbread houses, decorating trees and wondering what to leave out for Santa are always a must. But seeing all […]

Full Story »

 
Activism

Entitlements? What About Understanding UNentitlements?

Posted November 28, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

OK, I’m fine admitting it. I focus on entitlements a lot. I’m often trying to encourage people to examine our unexamined entitlements: race, age, economic class, gender, sexuality, etc. But one way to understand entitlements is to understand how unentitlements work. I’m guilty of overlooking this. Until today. Read this, below, then read the rest […]

Full Story »

 
Activism

Kirk LaPointe’s Credibility Problem: the NPA

Posted November 14, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Don’t vote for the NPA. Any of them. LaPointe is the NPA’s mayoral candidate. The NPA stands for the Non-Partisan Association. If you actually believe the NPA has no partisan ideology, please don’t vote. For almost a decade I’ve been writing about how the brand notion of the NPA is fundamentally a lie. No one […]

People who read this page, also read:

Full Story »

 
General

The nasty Vancouver election! An incumbent apologizes!

Posted November 13, 2014 by David Akin

Left-leaning, progressive Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has twice won at the polls but this time, it appears he’s in tough against challenger Kirk LaPointe, the former journalist (who was my boss at not one, not two, but three different news organizations in my career) who is the candidate in this race for the Non-Partisan Association. […]

Full Story »



The Latest