A record-breaking 6500+ swimmers participated in the 100th anniversary Polar Bear Swim on Wednesday January 1, 2020 in Vancouver, BC Canada. Air temperature was 10 degrees Celsius and the water temperature was 7 degrees Celsius. Happy New year everyone!
Spotted a Google Maps Street Trekker in Vancouver on Thursday December 5, 2019. They are used to record street views for Google Maps in places where their cars can’t go. They’ve used it to document places such as Angkor Wat and the Grand Canyon. They also have a Streetview snowmobile which has documented Whistler Blackcomb Mountain and a Streetview Trolley for museums and similar spaces. And the best thing is they loan the Street Trekker out to organizations (government agencies, tourism boards, non-profits) for places they’d like to document. googletrekker streetview vancouver canada googlestreettrekker googlemaps
Happy December readers! Here’s a photo of the Tim Sars Band playing at the Candytown Winter Festival in Yaletown this past weekend.
Buttermere Pastry Chef and owner Jamie Tung showing guests how to make pineapple cake at a recent event in Vancouver.
Congratulations to the 2019 Paralympic Hall of Fame Inductees! What a privilege it was to meet them and to hear their amazing stories.
Alastair and his family have been decorating this statue in Vancouver since 1994. He felt that the statue wasn’t being honored so he began his tradition.
16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Vancouver on Friday October 25th, 2019 to speak at Climate Strike march.
Fun fact about the NBA pre-season game in Vancouver: both the assistant coaches for the LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks are women. The Dallas Mavericks CEO is a woman. The President of Business Operations for the LA Clippers is a woman.