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Vancouver Was Awesome: Shuichi Kusaka, 1915-1947

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Shuichi Kusaka Shuichi Kusaka was five years old when his family moved to Vancouver’s East End from Osaka, Japan in 1920.
1987 map of the False Creek Basin made by the city planning department

1987 map of the False Creek Basin made by the city planning department

Collector and historian Jason Vanderhill has been contributing to our blog for some time, as well as to our real-life pile of Vancouver historical artifacts.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Hogan's Alley

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Hogan’s Alley, Wednesday 31 March 1937 2014 will see three Vancouver history stamps from Canada Post .

OMG Expo 86 has landed!

Every week or so I highjack a GIF from Vancouver Rising on Tumblr which takes archival videos and turns them into sweet animations. VISIT THEM and follow! This week I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this Expo 86 one.

Hate the Olympics? Love the Olympics? Either way, you'll enjoy this "Beheading of Quatchi!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCJ6Qoqj1g8&feature=player_embedded
Hello silver at Sochi! Medal count: 16 #wearewinter

Hello silver at Sochi! Medal count: 16 #wearewinter

We've got one more silver coming home from the Sochi Winter Games! Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais, Marie-Ève Drolet and Jessica Hewitt placed in the Women's 3000m Relay overnight. Congratulations, team! Here at the V.I.A.
Remember when Science World was renamed "Russky Dom"?

Remember when Science World was renamed "Russky Dom"?

Remember when Science World was renamed "Russky Dom" for the duration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, as Russia took it over to promote Sochi 2014? And at night they turned it into a sort of nightclub where they served vodka? And they used it as a ho
2 more medals for Canada in the same sport at #Sochi2014! Medal Count: 9

2 more medals for Canada in the same sport at #Sochi2014! Medal Count: 9

Two of our athletes are bringing home medals in the sport of Women's Slopestyle Skiing from Sochi 2014! Dara Howell with gold and Kim Lamarre with bronze. Congratulations, you two! Here at the V.I.A.
Canada's first athlete to win gold on Canadian soil delivers yet another gold! Medal Count: 7

Canada's first athlete to win gold on Canadian soil delivers yet another gold! Medal Count: 7

Alexandre Bilodeau won a gold medal for Canada today at the Sochi 2014 Olympics! As you may recall back in 2010 Alex was the first Canadian to ever win a gold on Canadian soil.
Another GOLD medal for Canada at #Sochi2014 today! Medal Count: 5

Another GOLD medal for Canada at #Sochi2014 today! Medal Count: 5

Charles Hamelin won a gold medal for Canada today at the Sochi 2014 Olympics! Congratulations, dude!