In a great photo of Pender Street taken in 1961 looking west from Main Street and tucked in behind a tangle of power poles and wires is this sign for Totem Lanes. Opened in the late 1950s, Totem Lanes featured 5 and 10 pins. It was located about where the Dollar store is at the lane west… Continue reading In The Background… Bowling in Chinatown
From the June 15, 1908 Vancouver World. Just one of many lives saved by the city’s life guard, special constable and citizen.
By 1910, Vancouver had three public restrooms available to those in need (earlier facilities were pretty basic public urinals for men) and while an editorial in the Vancouver World lauded the city for its progress and development, it complained that it lacked the necessary number of public conveniences for a city growing at such “an… Continue reading Lost Urban Objects 2
Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages. This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers with Jewish interest subject matter in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events… Continue reading Jewish Book Festival Coming Up!
From Heather Gordon and the Authenticity Blog: John Atkin and Michael Kluckner have curated two new “Through the Lens” shows for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s digital Planetarium Star Theatre. Using historic photographs from the early 20th century paired with contemporary shots of the same locations, these “indoor” digital walking tours allow you to experience the changes… Continue reading A New “Through the Lens” at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
Yes, it all happened on Hastings Street! It was a world of dreams and escape, thrills and wonders beyond belief, every day and night right there on Hastings. Once home to a legion of theatres that hosted the likes of the Marx Brothers, Welda and Serano, Wallace the Untameable Lion, and a host of others.… Continue reading Vaudeville’s Great White Way: Hastings Street!