Category Archives: Vancouver Artifacts

articles about Van – especially related to history, culture and activities

Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dan Mangan at Summer Live

Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dan Mangan at Summer Live July 10, 2011 (by MayorofVancouver)

 

I’ve always wanted to go up to top ramparts of the Hotel Vancouver

I’ve always wanted to go up to top ramparts of the Hotel Vancouver! have fun @Miss604 – well you already are with gracious @keiraannemellis

I walk the Varley trail often & brewing an idea of documentary…

@VanArchives: @uncleweed a reference archivist will have a look for Fredrick Varley and be in touch, probably by day’s end

Me: That’s so cool @VanArchives I walk the Varley trail often & brewing an idea of documentary about his 10 years working/painting in Vancouver

Greetings from the Pacific Coliseum…

Greetings from the pacific coliseum

Greetings from the Pacific Coliseum http://twitpic.com/jorbx

abandoned ship coz looks I am stuck walking…

Despite planning bus ran headlong into critical mass – abandoned ship coz looks I am stuck walking http://twitpic.com/cboey

Listening to Dustin and Barney Bentall…

Listening to Dustin and Barney Bentall front and centre of stage on English bay bath house #shorefest http://twitpic.com/c3d0b

recording in process…

54-40 sounding sooo good on English Bay on Vancouver’s hottest day #shorefest – recording in process http://twitpic.com/c3hxe

Matador magazine used my skateboader snap …

Matador magazine used my skateboader snap in for Skateboard Week in Vancouver – same shot as @miss604 used ;-) http://ow.ly/gP1D

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Growing up in Vancouver we didn’t have a big range of options for terrain. The cul-de-sac out front of my house was littered with blast ramps and quarter-pipes that I built (with stolen wood, but that’s another story). My friends and I used to wheel a ramp a couple kilometers down the road to a big brick building to do some wall riding.

There were only two skate parks in those days: the Broadway bowls and the North Van bowls. My preferred stomping grounds was the one in the North Shore. It had a big snake run that led to a deep bowl. We’d ride up and down the banks, picking up momentum, then dip down and up the bowl and launch an air out the other side.

Miss604‘s Skateboard Week in Vancouver

Check out @Miss604’s Skateboard Week in Vancouver post (featuring my snaps :)

PS my comment:

Thanks for spreading the Longboard hockey coverage – that was a surreal super fun night watching some mad skills on display all through the night.

As we said in Whalley, Skate tuff or Die!

Continue reading Miss604‘s Skateboard Week in Vancouver

Joey Shithead has a social media posse… via Miss604

vaguely related photo of me (dave) at DOA gig during Vancouver 2010 Olympics – photo by KK

Joey Shithead has a social media posse (and *is* the most influential BC-er) sorry Terry Fox/Red Robinson/Bruno Gerussi – read more: 

From Miss 604’s post Most Influential British Columbians in History

Last night on the Vancouver Sun’s site I came across a list of “British Columbia’s Best: A quest to determine the most influential person in BC’s history.” In November 2008 a poll including hundreds of names was setup and the results were then revealed in early January 2009 (while we were away in Iowa). Continue reading Joey Shithead has a social media posse… via Miss604