Patricia Author

The Battle For Kitsilano

Did you know there was a shooting between pioneer Samuel Greer and Deputy Sheriff Tom Armstrong over the ownership of...

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Our Beloved Planetarium

My first memory of the Planetarium was standing outside the recently opened building in 1968 as a bridesmaid for my...

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The Lost Streams of Kitsilano

We live so close to the beach. We may forget that there are streams and creeks running below us and ending at English...

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A Guide to Kitsilano’s Parks

The Vancouver Parks Board maintains 17 wonderful parks in Kitsilano.  Here are some little known facts in our...

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Savings for Seniors Near the Sea Shore

Many of us retired folk travel to faraway lands, especially on these cold, dreary winter days. And some of us would...

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The Smells of Kitsilano

Shortly after moving to Kits Point, I noticed a faint whiff in the air I hadn’t smelled before. It was a malty aroma...

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Celebrate Heritage Week with Local Recollections from an Original Vancouverite

A gal born and raised in Vancouver, just like her mother, remembers family connections to old buildings. Heritage Week...

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Hear the Sounds of the Season at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Are all the noises and hyperactive kids getting you too excited for the holiday season? Take a deep breathe and check...

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The Wild Beavers of Kitsilano

We have the Wild Bunnies of Kitsilano, with their own song. Now we have the wild beavers of Kitsilano. They don’t...

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The Thingery is a Lending Library of Things

An intriguing name and just as unusual look: a shipping container just beside the Arbutus Greenway at West 6th Avenue....

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