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.