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Vancouver Was Awesome: Ralph Greenleaf, 1924

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Ralph Greenleaf, ca. 1924 Beginning at age nineteen, Ralph Greenleaf won the world’s championship in pocket billiards nineteen times between 1919 and 1937.
We want to share your #Vancouver2010 collectibles

We want to share your #Vancouver2010 collectibles

With help from a shelf full of collectibles that I keep here in our office (and a commute where I walk through the Olympic Village), I'm reminded every single day of Vancouver 2010 and the magical times we had in our city around the Games.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Pansy May Stuttard, 1958

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Pansy Stuttard kept her money at home because she didn’t trust banks. When two men stole $15,000 from her White Rock home, the 84 year-old fired her shotgun at them as they fled, but missed.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver After Hours, 1959

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Granville Street, 1959. The speakeasies were a couple of blocks past theatre row.

Vancouver is sending our openly gay councillor to #Sochi2014 in place of our mayor. BOOM.

Every few months on my personal Instagram, as the seasons change, I share a photo of the vines attached to Creekside Community Centre in my neighbourhood of Southeast False Creek, the Olympic Village for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Paris in Vancouver

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . George Paris Nova Scotia born George Paris was a black man raised in Montreal who came to the West Coast just before the turn of the last century.

GIF: The Vancouver Soap Box Derby! (1954)

Every week I highjack a GIF from Vancouver Rising on Tumblr which takes archival videos and turns them into sweet animations. VISIT THEM and follow! The Vancouver Soap Box Derby! (1954)

Vancouver Was Awesome: City Song, 1961

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . http://youtu.be/-lxXRgSTnTk The first television broadcast seen in Vancouver was in 1948 , but we didn't have our own TV station or local programming until the CBC opened CBUT in 1953.

GIF: Granville at Robson (1973)

Every week I bootleg a GIF from the Vancouver Rising Tumblr which takes archival videos and turns them into sweet animations. VISIT THEM and be sure to follow! Granville at Robson (1973)

GIF: The lineup for the Stanley Park Miniature Train ride (1964)

Every week I bootleg a GIF from the Vancouver Rising Tumblr blog which takes archival videos and turns them into short and sweet animations. VISIT THEM and be sure to follow! The lineup for the Stanley Park Miniature Train ride (1964)