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It's Expo 86 week!

A couple of years back the City Of Vancouver released an informative 6 minute piece about Expo 86, offering some history as well as insight from a city planner and ol' Jimmy P.
Guess who I met today?

Guess who I met today?

Double E! Full report and photos coming soon.
V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 24 Nardwuar vs. The Olympics #van2010

V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 24 Nardwuar vs. The Olympics #van2010

One year ago during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, I was sent out by Presentation House 's Candahar Bar with a video camera to capture what I saw.
Olympic pin traders

Olympic pin traders

Do you know anybody who's crazy about collecting Olympic pins or just pins in general? It seems like there's a lot of those people around here lately.
Petroglyph at MOV

Petroglyph at MOV

I don't know how many times I've looked at this rock through the window on the bottom floor of MOV and not realized that it's a petroglyph and that the writing on it is hundreds of years old.

Vancouver Is Awesome on 100.5 The Peak: Expo 86 crap on Ebay and Craigslist and 40 years of the Vancouver Canucks

Every Sunday at noon and 6PM 100.5 The Peak plays a feature that we record with them called Vancouver Is Awesome! Here's the one from this week about Expo 86 crap on Ebay and Craigslist and 40 years of the Vancouver Canucks... 100.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Where it all began

Vancouver Was Awesome: Where it all began

If you've not yet heard the news ( of course you have ), Vancouver is turning 125 this year.
V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 20 Nardwuar vs. Ben Gibbard in an Expo 86 toque!

V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 20 Nardwuar vs. Ben Gibbard in an Expo 86 toque!

This is Bob K stepping in to introduce Nardwuar's video this week! If you watched his INTERVIEW WITH FLEA from 1991 that he shared last Friday you may have noticed he was wearing a sweet Expo 86 toque in it.
True Vancouver Story #6 – Hotdoggin’ it at EXPO 86

True Vancouver Story #6 – Hotdoggin’ it at EXPO 86

Did you know that Expo 86 housed the biggest food production centre ever created for a world's fair, and that they sold over 2 million hot dogs during it? Allen Garr (the same Allen Garr who is now a BEEKEEPER that we featured recently) presented a s
True Vancouver Story #5 - Your friendly neighbourhood Cigarette-Smoking Man

True Vancouver Story #5 - Your friendly neighbourhood Cigarette-Smoking Man

Did you know that the local actor who played the Cigarette-Smoking Man on the The X-Files ( William B Davis ) quit smoking in the 1970s and that he actually smoked herbal cigarettes throughout most of the production of the series? True story.