The Festivals of Vancouver

Sight Number 17 – The Festivals of Vancouver Festivals abound in Vancouver and they begin on the first day of the year. There are Polar Bear swims at various places in the Lower Mainland such as Deep Cove in North Vancouver and at Davis Bay on the Sunshine Coast, but the largest gathering of swimmers isContinue reading “The Festivals of Vancouver”

Stone Age Roulette

A stone ball 30 feet in diameter may provide archaeologists with a vital clue as to the real reason for the construction of Silbury Hill and the Avebury Stone Circles in Wiltshire, UK.   The ball was found two months ago in a farmer’s field at the base of Silbury Hill and was believed toContinue reading “Stone Age Roulette”

New Sports for the Winter Olympics

Travelling on the skytrain today I came across a folder that had a VANOC label on it. Apparently, some new sports are going to be included in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler. These new sports will ensure that Canada “owns the podium” in 2010.     To read more follow this link http://www.groundreport.com/article.php?articleID=174

Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses

Bulldozed three or four times by the Soviet authorities the Hill of Crosses in Northern Lithuania always came back. Today, over 50,000 crosses of all sizes are found at this site which occupies perhaps 1,800 square metres of land, spread over two hillocks, 12km north of the city of Siauliai, Lithuania’s 4th largest city. TheContinue reading “Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses”

Al Gore in Vancouver

Al Gore gave his talk “An Inconvenient Truth” in Vancouver on Saturday, September 29th. It was an awful, wet evening outside – the rain lashed down and the wind howled along the concrete canyons of the downtown. Inside the Westin Bayshore hotel were the great and the good of Lower Mainland society. And me. ToContinue reading “Al Gore in Vancouver”