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BookCamp Vancouver 2009

The inaugural BookCamp Vancouver was organized by Monique Trottier of Boxcar Marketing, Nick Bouton of, Sean Cranbury of Books on the Radio, John Maxwell of SFU’s publishing program, and Morgan Cowie from BookNet Canada. BookCamp Vancouver was an incredible… Continue Reading →

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…

Formerly a Shell Gas Station located at King Edward and Main Street in Vancouver: A magnet found in Army & Navy department store: A recycling box found in the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library:

Yarn Bombing

A recent topic around town has been yarn bombing with the upcoming release of Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain’s new book, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit and Crochet Graffiti from Arsenal Pulp Press. Well I was lucky enough to… Continue Reading →

Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital

This is the main hospital in downtown Vancouver and I was born here (in the now defunct maternaty ward). At the end of November each year, they put up the Lights of Hope — a holiday light display errected on… Continue Reading →

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens

Earlier in December, when VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights had recently started, my mom and I went to go stroll in the garden and look at the lights. Because the actual botanical part of the garden isn’t very spectacular this… Continue Reading →

It’s Springtime for Vancouver and Monica!

Okay so that’s me TOTALLY butchering the hilarious Producers lyrics for “Springtime for Hitler”. If you haven’t seen the movie (1968 with Gene Wilder and Max Bialystock) you totally should! I’ve not seen the stage-show but sometime in my life… Continue Reading →

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