125 Reasons to Love Vancouver
Because you can cycle the Seawall for miles without worrying about traffic. Because we killed “urban renewal” Because you might see a whale in False Creek. Because Jimi Hendrix used to live in Strathcona. Because Chip Wilson got women out of sweatpants. Because we export our approach to planning all over the world. Vancouver Magazine published a lovely article about the 125 reasons to...
Road Trip: Nirvana Exhibit in Seattle
It’s not often that you remember the first time you heard a band or a song, but I remember the first time I heard Nirvana. I was 10 years old attending my soccer windup party at Pizza Hut in the suburbs. Someone put Nirvana on the jukebox and said it was “that new song ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’”. I remember not understanding the song title (isn’t that...
Happy 25th Anniversary Expo '86
If you were a kid in the 80s growing up in Vancouver (like me), Expo ‘86 is probably one of your first memories. All of your family from Ontario or rural BC or wherever came out to stay with you, you went to the fair grounds regularly and got your passport stamped at all the pavillions. You rode the Skytrain, hugged Expo Ernie, and watched the Rainbow Wars (which is sadly, no longer...
This is East Van
Last summer, a couple of East Vancouver artists, Erin Sinclair and Jason Uglanica, launched This is East Van, a community photography project that asked locals to submit photos that represent the neighbourhood. My husband, who normally takes photos of graffiti and poetry in the alleyways of Vancouver poorest area, the Downtown Eastside, submitted this photo, which was selected for the book. ...