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Adrian Dix is a Canadian politician, serving as the MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in British Columbia and as leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 provincial election.
Dix was born in Vancouver to parents Ken and Hilda, immigrants from Ireland and Britain, respectively. His parents ran the Dix Insurance Agency Ltd. on West 41st Avenue in Vancouver. Growing up in Vancouver, Dix was raised as an Anglican and attended Point Grey Secondary in the 1980s. He then went on to study history and political science at the University of British Columbia. Dix has two siblings, including a brother who is a businessman and entrepreneur, living in East Vancouver. Dix lives in Vancouver with his wife Renée Saklikar, a poet and writer.
Dix is known for keeping in shape in order to manage his Type-1 diabetes, with which he was diagnosed in his 20s.
Fluently bilingual, Dix lived in France as a young man and then worked in Ottawa for NDP MP Ian Waddell. He then worked as the executive director of Canadian Parents for French in B.C./Yukon. Then from 1996 to 1999, he served as Chief of Staff to Premier Glen Clark. He was forced to
Alexander Ludwig (born May 7, 1992) is a Canadian actor. He played Will Stanton in the 2007 fantasy film, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising. In March 2009, Ludwig appeared in a lead role in Disney's Race to Witch Mountain. In 2012, he played Cato in The Hunger Games.
Ludwig was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has three younger siblings: a sister and brother, who are twins, and a younger sister. His mother, Sharlene (née Martin), is a former actress, and his father, Harald Horst Ludwig, is a businessman, the Co-Chairman of the Board for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. The actor was drawn to the profession, saying in an interview, "I have a big imagination. I love performing." Yet, despite his mother's early career as an actress, Ludwig had to convince his parents to support his desire to pursue a career as a child actor. His parents believed that child actors "can get sucked into a life that isn't reality."
Ludwig began his career at the age of nine when he featured in a Harry Potter toy commercial, a job that enabled him to sign on with an agent and obtain more commercial work. Later he was cast in movies such as Air Bud World Pup (2000), MXP: Most Extreme Primate (2003), Scary
Ken Lum (born 1956) is a Canadian artist. He is of Chinese heritage born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Working in a number of media including painting, sculpture and photography, his art is conceptually oriented, and generally concerned with issues of identity in relation to the categories of language and portraiture.
Lum's family established roots in Canada in 1912 through his grandfather, Lum Nin, who arrived from Xinhui, Guangdong in southern China to work as a labourer for the Canadian Pacific Railway company. Lum grew up in Strathcona, Vancouver neighborhood and later Kingsway (Vancouver) in East Vancouver. He attended Admiral Seymour Elementary School, Lord Selkirk Elementary School and later Gladstone Secondary School. His mother worked in a laundry mill and later in a garment factory while his itinerant father held various menial jobs. Lum's interest in art extends back to his youth, working as an illustrator for the Vancouver Public Library. He also worked for the Province of British Columbia's Ministry of the Environment as a scientific research assistant in the area of pestology. Simultaneously, he worked for the Ministry as an illustrator of flora and fauna. At Simon
Bill Switzer (born March 28, 1984) is a Canadian actor. He is perhaps best known for his work on the animated television series series Mummies Alive!. He has also played the title roles in Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension and Sabrina, the Animated Series. While he has voiced several roles in anime, he was also Philthy from MythQuest and the voice of Harvey Kinkle from Sabrina, the Animated Series and Sam "Cannonball" Guthrie from X-Men: Evolution. His full name is William Ashton Switzer. He has 2 younger sisters.
Switzer was one of six finalists for the 10th annual YTV Achievement Awards in the category of Acting. The YTV Achievement Awards honour youth that have made a significant achievement in one of fifteen categories.
Major James Skitt Matthews (7 September 1878 – 1 October 1970) was the City of Vancouver's first archivist and an early historian and chronicler of the city; Major Matthews also refers to a building named in his honour in Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada.
Born in Wales, Matthews lived for a time in New Zealand before settling in Vancouver in 1898. He was an officer with the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles Sixth Regiment, a Freemason, and was named Kitsilano "Citizen of the Year" in 1959.
For decades he collected and catalogued artifacts, solicited donations, interviewed early inhabitants of the young city, and wrote historical narratives. In total, Matthews compiled 40 publications related to Vancouver's history.
The archives began in Major Matthews' home until he was eventually given space by the City in various locations and was officially made the City's archivist in 1933. He moved the collection back into his home for a period following a dispute with Mayor Gerry McGeer over ownership of the collection. The archives did not find a permanent home in his lifetime, but were given to the city with the condition of a dedicated building in his will within one year after his death in
Freshslice Pizza is a Canadian franchised pizza chain in Metro Vancouver consisting of over 50 locations in the Lower Mainland and 6 locations in the Greater Toronto Area in 2010. The first restaurant opened in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Today, Freshslice Pizza is the second largest pizza chain in Vancouver behind Panago.
Ray J. Russell established Freshslice Pizza with a purpose of developing a new fast-food concept. His goal was to combine pizza delivery with self-serve dining. Freshslice has been awarded the Consumer Choice Awards for Business Excellence in 2007 and 2009.
Hastings-Sunrise is a neighbourhood located in the northeastern corner of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The name "Hastings" is a common and historical one in Vancouver for roads, businesses and even a townsite. It is commonly thought to have been derived from the Battle of Hastings from the Norman conquest of England in 1066. In fact, it was named in the mid 19th century to commemorate the visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Navy Rear Admiral George Fowler Hastings of the Royal Navy from 1866–1869.
One of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods, Hastings-Sunrise is primarily residential, with a dense strip of shops and services along East Hastings Street and in pockets along Nanaimo Street, Broadway, Boundary Road and Renfrew Street. The residences are mostly single family detached dwellings, with some multi-family buildings. There is substantial parkland, and the area north of Hastings is partially zoned for light industrial.
Historically, the area has been primarily working class, with a large immigrant population, mostly Italian-Canadian. More recently, the area has become an attractive location for young professionals and artists, as well as an influx of
Jeffrey "Jeff" Wall, OC, RSA (born September 29, 1946) is a Canadian artist best known for his large-scale back-lit cibachrome photographs and art history writing. Wall has been a key figure in Vancouver's art scene since the early-1970s. Early in his career, he helped define the Vancouver School and he has published essays on the work of his colleagues and fellow Vancouverites Rodney Graham, Ken Lum and Ian Wallace. His photographic tableaux often take Vancouver's mixture of natural beauty, urban decay and postmodern and industrial featurelessness as their backdrop.
Wall received his MA from the University of British Columbia in 1970, with a thesis titled, Berlin Dada and the Notion of Context. That same year, Wall stopped making art. With his wife, Jeannette, a native of England whom he had met as a student in Vancouver, and their two young sons, he moved to London to do postgraduate work at the Courtauld Institute from 1970–73, where he studied with Manet expert T.J. Clark. Wall was assistant professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1974–75), associate professor at Simon Fraser University (1976–87), taught for many years at the University of British Columbia and
Oppenheimer Park is located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1902 as the Powell Street Grounds by Vancouver's second mayor, David Oppenheimer; it was later renamed in honour of the mayor. The park is bounded by Jackson Street, Dunlevy Street, Powell Street, and East Cordova. Oppenheimer Park's facilities include a softball field, a basketball court, a children's playground, and a community centre with bathrooms, meeting space, and public computer access. The park employs two full-time activity coordinators and several part-time staff.
The Asahi baseball team used Oppenheimer Park as its home field prior to World War II, although it is most notable historically as being the site of one of the large demonstrations of striking workers during the events of Bloody Sunday in 1938. The park remained a popular family destination until the late 1980s when crack cocaine trade and abuse began to dominate the park's usage. Since 2004, initiatives by the Vancouver Police and the Strathcona Business Improvement Association have attempted to return the park to its original image of safe recreation, with some success.
Vancouver's longest running community
Link Gaetz, (born October 2, 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota North Stars and San Jose Sharks.
Gaetz was drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. According to then-North Stars' General Manager Lou Nanne, Gaetz was intended to provide on-ice protection for forward Mike Modano, Minnesota's #1 overall pick that year. Four months after being drafted by the North Stars, Gaetz was arrested and charged with drunk driving. After 17 games over two seasons with Minnesota, Gaetz was taken by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 Expansion Draft.
On April 2, 1992 at 10am, Gaetz was thrown from the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend. The friend, later charged with driving under the influence, had lost control on an off-ramp at 80 mph. Gaetz arrived at the Peninsula Hospital with back and facial injuries, and was semi-comatose for eight days. His mother, Sonja Koskinen, flew down from Vancouver to hear doctors say her son might die. His brain stem had been injured, and Gaetz awoke with his left side partially paralyzed and no memory
Alaina Huffman (born April 17, 1980) is a Canadian film and television actress, also known professionally as Alaina Kalanj (her birth name).
She is known for the Canadian television series Painkiller Jane, where she played the character Maureen Bowers. She also played Dinah Lance/Black Canary on Smallville, as well as 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in Stargate Universe television series, where she was a regular cast member.
Huffman was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Alaina Kalanj. She also lived just outside Ottawa, Ontario in Stittsville, where she went to Goulbourn Middle School. At the age of 13, Huffman went to her first audition for a Fox Family Channel pilot. Despite the competition, she was offered the main role. However, a model scout recruited Huffman and she was set to model in high fashion runways in Europe and Japan for the following years.
When her parents moved to Dallas she saw the opportunity to live in the United States and enroll in college, leaving modeling behind. While in school, she took on acting roles in a series of independent films. Eventually she moved to Los Angeles where she added more television credits to her resume.
Alaina has four children
Charles Carlos Marega (September 24, 1871 – March 27, 1939) was a Canadian sculptor in the early 20th century.
He was born in Lucinico, in the commune of Gorizia, then part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. He received training in plaster work in Mariano, Italy and then studied in Vienna and Zurich. He met Bertha in Zurich, who he married in 1899. Marega and Bertha arrived in Vancouver in October 1909, on their way to California. The North Shore Mountains reminded Bertha of her native Switzerland, which lead to them settle in Vancouver. Charles Marega lived in Canada for the rest of his life. In 1936, Bertha died. He later became a sculpture teacher at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design). He died in 1939 after teaching a class at the Vancouver School of Art.
His works include:
Crystal Lowe (born January 20, 1981) is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Ashlyn Halperin in Final Destination 3, Lauren Hannon in Black Christmas, Elena in Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Vala in Smallville and as Toby Nance in the upcoming series Primeval: New World.
Lowe was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to a Chinese father and a Scottish mother. On August 8, 2009 Lowe married her fiance Miko Tomasevich at Vancouver's historic Hycroft Manor.
Lowe started her career as a model. At the age of 15 she made her way into the world of acting. Her first role was as Nya on an episode of Stargate SG-1. Lowe went on to guest star in several popular television shows like Masters of Horror, Psych, Supernatural, Stargate: Atlantis, The L Word plus many more.
Lowe's first film role came in 2000 when she was cast in the film Get Carter. Soon after she was cast as Tiffany in the horror film Children of the Corn: Revelation. In 2006 Crystal was cast as Ashlyn Halperin in Final Destination 3. This role is her best known role to date. Her next role was as Lauren in the remake of Black Christmas. Just after Black Christmas, Lowe went on to star as Elena in Wrong Turn 2:
John Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian actor and film director
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he lived in New York City from the age of 18. He started out in minor stage roles on Broadway. A tall, lean former professional swimmer who once performed in a water carnival, he appeared on Broadway and toured in Shakespeare in the late 1930s and early 1940s before entering film in the mid-1940s.
He made his screen debut as Private Windy, the thoughtful letter-writing GI, in the 1945 war film A Walk in the Sun. This was followed by Wake Up and Dream in 1946. A supporting actor in several notable Westerns including John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) and Howard Hawks' 1948 film Red River (the scene between Ireland and Montgomery Clift, where they compare guns and take each other's measure by "walking" a can across the ground with their pistol shots, is a film classic). And a lead in small noirs like Railroaded (1947), Ireland was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his forceful performance as Jack Burden, the hard-boiled newspaper reporter who evolves from devotee to cynical denouncer of demagogue Willie Stark (Broderick
Atlantis Submarines International, also known by the trade name Atlantis Adventures, is the world's largest public passenger submarine fleet designed for touring purposes, though there are smaller fleet public paasenger submarines in operation around the world. An example of single owner/vessel public passenger submarines is the DEEPSTAR submarine homeported in Saipan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands .
Atlantis was founded by Dennis Hurd in 1985. The submarines are battery operated, non-polluting, air-conditioned, and pressurized. They are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping to operate to a depth of 150 feet. For safety reasons, unlike conventional Naval and research submarines which operate at or around neutral buoyancy, the Atlantis submarines maintain constant positive buoyancy, exerting constant thrust to remain submerged; thus, in the event of a power failure, they surface immediately and without human intervention.
In order for passengers to reach the submarine they board a shuttle ferry, then they enter the submarine via steep stairs. When the submarine goes down they see corals, sunken ships, treasures, and fish through large viewports. When the
Percy Alfred Williams, OC (May 19, 1908 – November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 m and 200 m races at the 1928 Summer Olympics and a former world record holder for the 100 metres sprint.
Williams was born, and died, in Vancouver.
Williams surprised many when he won the Canadian trials in record time and was sent out to the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam at age 20. His volunteer coach, Bob Granger, had earned his fare to the Canadian championships in eastern Canada by working on the train serving food in exchange for passage. Vancouver track fans raised the money to pay Granger's transatlantic ship passage to the Olympics. To his surprise, Williams found out that he could easily advance to the final of the 100 m event. A good start in the final gave Williams the early advantage to win the race. He repeated his performance in the 200 m to come home with two gold medals - cheered by thousands of enthusiastic Canadians. He was also a member of the Canadian team which was disqualified in the final of the 4×100 metre relay contest.
He showed that his success was not an accident, winning the 100 yard dash at the inaugural British Empire Games (now known as the
Robert Gordon McBeath, VC (22 December 1898 – 9 October 1922) born in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious medal that can be awarded to members of British military forces. Following the end of World War I McBeath married and emigrated to Canada where he was killed in the line of duty while working as a police officer in Vancouver, British Columbia.
McBeath was a 19 years old lance-corporal in the 1/5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's) of the British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 20 November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai in France, Lance-Corporal McBeath volunteered to deal with a nest of machine-gunners that checked the advance of his unit and which had caused heavy casualties. He moved off alone, armed with a Lewis gun and a revolver. Finding that several other machine-guns were in action, McBeath attacked them with the assistance of a tank and drove the gunners to ground in a deep dug-out. McBeath rushed in after them, shot the first man who opposed him and then drove the remainder of the
Nilesh Patel is a Canadian director and producer of films.
Patel was raised in Prince George, British Columbia and attended Duchess Park Secondary School, where he was first exposed to the Brocket 99 audio tape. He attended the city's College of New Caledonia and then obtained a degree in molecular biology from the University of Victoria. After working as a diabetes researcher in Boston and Montreal, Patel changed careers and started making films in the United Kingdom.
Patel now resides in Vancouver and is the program co-ordinator for the National Film Board's Diversity Project, director for Flourish Media and teaches filmmaking to street youth.
2001 - A Love Supreme -- A tribute to the Patel's mother who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. This film records for posterity her skilled hands preparing samosas, a traditional food for his Indo-Canadian family. Screened at the 2005 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. The film won the Jury Award for Short Documentary, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Best Cinematography awards from the Sedona Film Festival. The 35 mm print was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
2005 - Brocket 99 - Rockin' the Country --
Grant Lawrence (born July 30, 1971) is a veteran Canadian radio personality and writer based in Vancouver. He is a host on CBC Radio 3, a Sirius Satellite Radio channel which emphasizes new independent Canadian music. As of summer 2012, he is also the host of The Wildside, a weekly half hour program on CBC Radio One that shares stories of life in Canada's great outdoors. Grant was also the vocalist for the indie rock group The Smugglers.
In addition to his regular shifts on Radio 3 itself, Lawrence was the host of Radio 3's Saturday night program on the CBC Radio 2 network until March 17, 2007, when that program was discontinued. He is also regular host of the service's weekly podcast, which is the most widely downloaded Canadian podcast on the Internet as of 2006. Spin magazine dubbed it the best podcast in Canada. In 2012, he also hosted the summer series The Wild Side on CBC Radio One.
Lawrence began his association with the CBC in the 1990s, filing stories about life on tour with the Smugglers for David Wisdom's show Nightlines. When Nightlines ended in 1997, Wisdom and Leora Kornfeld, the former host of Realtime, went on to host the new series RadioSonic. Lawrence initially
Dallas Eliuk (born November 4, 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former goaltender and assistant coach in the National Lacrosse League. Prior to starting his coaching career for the Portland LumberJax in the 2009 season, Eliuk played 15 seasons for the Philadelphia Wings before being traded to the LumberJax, where he played for three seasons. Eliuk won four championships with the Wings, was named to the All-Pro team nine times, and retires as the league's all-time leader in saves. Because of his success in Philadelphia and his longevity, he is considered a legend in indoor lacrosse, one of the best goalies ever to play the game.
Eliuk and Jim Veltman were inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in March, 2009.
In January 2005, when the Wings were in Anaheim for a game against the Storm, several members of the team, including Eliuk, went to a taping of the game show The Price Is Right. Eliuk was chosen to participate, and won a world-map lithograph, some dinnerware, and an exercise machine. The episode aired on February 11, 2005.
Eliuk married Portland entertainer Daria O'Neill on December 31, 2007.
Marpole is a mostly residential neighbourhood of 22,400 located on the southern edge of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, immediately northeast of Vancouver International Airport. It is approximately bordered by Angus Drive to the west, 57th Avenue to the north, Main Street to the east and the Fraser River to the south. It has undergone many changes in the past century, with the influx of traffic and development associated with the construction of the Oak Street Bridge (which leads to Highway 99 leading to the southern suburbs) and the Arthur Laing Bridge (which leads to Vancouver International Airport).
Marpole is one of Vancouver's oldest communities. Evidence of settlement dating back to 3500 B.C. has been found in the area, and it was first inhabited by non-natives in the 1860s. It was originally called Eburne Station and once existed as a separate village separated from the city by miles of forest.
At the turn of the 20th century, the Vancouver Lulu Island Railway of the British Columbia Electric Railway interurban train were constructed, which triggered the development of sawmills, shingle mills and gravel companies in the region. The area was renamed after Richard
Stanley Park is a 404.9 hectare (1,001 acre) urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was opened in 1888 by David Oppenheimer in the name of Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada.
It is more than 10% larger than New York City's Central Park and almost half the size of London's Richmond Park. The park attracts an estimated eight million visitors every year, including locals and tourists, who come for its recreational facilities and its natural attributes. A paved 8.8 kilometres (5.5 mi) seawall path circles the park, which is used by 2.5 million pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters every year. Much of the park remains forested with an estimated half million trees, some of which stand as tall as 76 metres (249 ft) and are up to hundreds of years old. There are approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) of trails and roads in the park, which are patrolled by the Vancouver Police Department's equine mounted squad. The Project for Public Spaces has ranked Stanley Park as the sixteenth best park in the world and sixth best in North America.
The area of the park is the traditional territory of several different indigenous tribes. On the
Edison Koon-hei Chen (born 7 October 1980) is a Hong Kong film actor, musician, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Chen is also the founder of CLOT Inc., and the CEO of Clot Media Division Limited. His native language is English, he is able to speak and sing Cantonese and Mandarin and also speaks conversational Japanese, which allows him to be a part of multiple entertainment industries around the world. On 21 February 2008 he publicly announced that he intended to step away "indefinitely" from the Hong Kong entertainment industry due to the sex photo scandal in 2008. However, he returned to the industry in 2010 and he stated "indefinitely" could mean 5 minutes or 2000 years.
Chen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to parents (father is businessman Edward Chen) of Chinese and 1/8 Portuguese descent. He was a student at R.C. Palmer Secondary School in Richmond, British Columbia and also attended Hong Kong International School. He was in the same tenth grade class as fellow actor Nicholas Tse.
In 1999, a talent scout approached Chen while he was clubbing with friends in Hong Kong. He asked him to film a commercial. He was at the age of 19. From then on, his
Ian Hacking, CC, FRSC, FBA (born February 18, 1936) is a Canadian philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of science.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he has undergraduate degrees from the University of British Columbia (1956) and the University of Cambridge (1958), where he was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hacking also took his Ph.D. at Cambridge (1962), under the direction of Casimir Lewy, a former student of Wittgenstein's.
He taught at UBC in Canada as an Assistant Professor, then an Associate Professor, spending some time teaching at the Makerere University in Uganda. He became a lecturer at Cambridge in 1969 before shifting to Stanford in 1974. After teaching for several years at Stanford University, he spent a year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld, Germany, (1982–1983). He became Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto in 1983 and University Professor (the highest honour the University of Toronto bestows on faculty) in 1991. From 2000 to 2006, he held the Chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France, the first Anglophone to be elected to a permanent chair in the Collège's
Ben Ferreira (born April 5, 1979, in Vancouver, BC) is a Canadian figure skater.
Ferreira is a three-time Canadian medalist and World competitor. He married Jadene Ferreira on May 21, 2005. His wife works as a choreographer at the Royal Glenora Club and choreographed for Ferreira during his competitive career.
Ferreira started at the Royal Glenora Club and finished his competitive career by training at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ontario. At the time of his retirement, his coach was Doug Leigh and his choreographers were David Wilson and Sébastien Britten. He retired in January 2006, after the Canadian Championships. He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is the Head Skating Professional at the Royal Glenora Club.
Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.
Rothery was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She started her career when she played in the musical Bye Bye Birdie at the age of thirteen, and knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC Halloween special Boo at the age of eighteen.
She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 which she played from the show's beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006). She has also appeared on many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files, The Outer Limits, First Wave, Jeremiah, M.A.N.T.I.S., Kyle XY, Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie Voices in the Dark as an ISN Reporter, mentioned only as Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie For the Love of Nancy, and she has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica spin-off prequel Caprica as Evelyn, the eventual mother of Battlestar Galactica's Admiral William Adama.
Most recently she has been acting in theatre in her native
The BC Hydro and Power Authority is a Canadian electric utility in the province of British Columbia generally known simply as BC Hydro. It is the main electric distributor, serving 1.8 million customers in most areas, with the exception of the City of New Westminster, where the city runs its own electrical department and the Kootenay region, where FortisBC, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. directly provides electric service to 213,000 customers and supplies municipally owned utilities in the same area. As a provincial Crown corporation, BC Hydro reports to the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and is regulated by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). It is mandated to provide, "reliable power, at low cost, for generations." B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman said that increases would not be as high as the 10 per cent per year for five years that Hydro had announced March 2011.
BC Hydro operates 30 hydroelectric facilities and three natural gas-fueled thermal power plants. In 2009 86.3 per cent of the province's electricity was produced by hydroelectric generating stations, which consist mostly of large hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Peace Rivers.
Carey Price (born August 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Price was the Canadiens' first round selection (fifth overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Price spent his major-junior career with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Before Price was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, he established himself as a top prospect playing with the Tri-City Americans beginning in 2002–03. Price was particularly strong during his draft year in 2004–05, posting 8-shutouts, a 2.34 goals against average (GAA) and a .920 save percentage. In his last year in the WHL, he was awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL goaltender of the year and was named to the WHL First All-Star Team. He was also named CHL Goaltender of the Year.
Upon completing his award-winning season in the WHL, Price immediately began his professional career with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), having signed with the Canadiens in 2007 to a three-year entry-level contract. He joined the Bulldogs for the last three games of the regular season and the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs,
Wallace Oppal, Q.C. (born 1940 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian lawyer, former judge and provincial politician, who is currently serving as the Chancellor of the Thompson Rivers University. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 2005 as a BC Liberal MLA for the seat of Vancouver-Fraserview.
Born in the Fraserview precinct of south Vancouver, Oppal is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Law School and operated his own law practice before going to the Bench. He was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver in 1981 and to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1985. In 2003, he was appointed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal where he served until he resigned to seek election to the provincial legislature. He is the second Indo-Canadian Attorney-General of British Columbia.
Oppal served in the provincial cabinet as Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism. He is also known as the author of a report: the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia (commonly referred to as the Oppal Inquiry).
Oppal announced in March 2007 that he was undergoing treatment
Srđan Đekanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Срђан Ђекановић, usually referred to in English as Srdjan Djekanovic) (born 8 January 1983 in Belgrade) is a Serbian-born Canadian retired professional soccer player. He was also an international for Canada.
Currently Djekanović is a players' agent working with Associated Sports Management company, director and head coach of Primo Sports Soccer Academy, assistant and goalkeeper coach at University of British Columbia men's soccer program, and head coach of HPL (High Performance League) team Fusion FC U17, which plays out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Djekanović's professional career has included stops at Zemun, Zmaj, Radnički Obrenovac, and Železničar Beograd in Serbia from 2001-2004.
Djekanović played two seasons of college soccer for the University of British Columbia, with whom he won the CIS National Championships in 2005. At the same time he played for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, with whom he also won the USL First Division Championship in 2006.
On 2 June 2007, Djekanović made his first ever MLS start in goal in a match versus the Colorado Rapids. He recorded his first victory as his Toronto FC won 2-1, and he earned his first clean sheet
Elise Estrada (born July 30, 1987) is a Canadian pop singer and actress. She is signed to Universal Music Canada along with other Canadian singers including: Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante, Kreesha Turner and Blake McGrath.
Elise Estrada was born in Philippines and moved to Canada when she was 4. While growing up in Surrey, B.C., Estrada had participated in many pageant and singing competitions. At age 17, Estrada won the title of "Miss Vancouver Princess" and later became the first runner-up in the Binibining Pilipinas World of Canada Competition.
Estrada was a finalist in a 2006, Philippine television, vocal competition, called Pinoy Pop Superstar.
In 2007, Estrada won the 2007 Beat Music Awards, and earned a record and management contract with RockSTAR Music Corporation. Her debut single, Insatiable, was released in May 2007 and went to #1 on the Canadian Top 40 Charts.
Between 2008 and 2009, Estrada performed at the Canada Day Festival in Surrey, B.C.
In August 2009, Estrada’s Canadian television series, Love Court debuted on MuchMusic which featured her song "First Degree" as its theme. "Love Court" was played many times each week and was later seen on
Pacific Coliseum is an indoor arena, at Hastings Park, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its main use has been for ice hockey and the arena has been the home for several ice hockey teams. The arena is currently the home of the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. Other hockey tenants of the Pacific Coliseum have been the Vancouver Canucks, of the NHL, from 1970–1995 and the WHL, from 1968-1970, the Vancouver Blazers, of the WHA, from 1973–1975 and the Vancouver Voodoo, of the RHI, from 1994–1995.
It was completed in 1968, on the site of the Pacific National Exhibition. Originally holding 15,713 for ice hockey, capacity has fluctuated slightly over the years and currently holds 16,281. During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, it was the venue for figure skating and short track speed skating. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts and other events.
Designed by W. K. Noppe in 1966–67, with its simple geometric shape and distinctive ring of white panels, the building can be classified as formalist architecture. Used initially as home to the WHL's Vancouver Canucks, the building was used to attract an NHL franchise in 1970 and a World Hockey Association franchise in 1973. The Coliseum underwent
Ross Bentley (November 4, 1956) is a performance coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. His performance coaching spans executive/business coaching to sports (athletes and teams in a variety of sports, with a specialty in motorsports).
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bentley grew up in a racing household (father was a race mechanic, brother a mechanic and driver). He became one of only seven Canadian drivers to race in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s; he continued his professional career in endurance racing. Bentley won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Bentley currently owns a consulting business, Bentley Performance Systems, which focuses on improving the performance of individuals, teams and organizations through coaching, workshops and the development of custom-designed programs. Bentley’s perspective for business performance is based on his background as a high performance athlete and the founder of four successful companies.
In the sporting world, Bentley’s coaching specialty is in the mental game. In addition to coaching race car drivers from the amateur ranks up to Indy cars and NASCAR,
Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan's best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010. Since 2006 she has also been known as a highly visible supporter of the ASPCA, as well as various other charities.
Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968, and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As a child, she took voice lessons, along with studies in classical piano and guitar. When she was 17 years old and still a student at Queen Elizabeth High School, she fronted a short-lived rock band called The October Game. One of the band's songs, "Grind", credited as a group composition, can be found on the independent Flamingo Records release Out of the Fog and the CD Out of the Fog Too. It has yet to be released
Peter Stebbings (born 28 February 1971) is a Canadian veteran actor, perhaps best known for portraying Kevin Sharp in the drama series Madison, and for portraying Paul Deeds in the series Traders.
Stebbings started practicing his trade at the Vancouver Youth Theater when he was just 12 years old. He worked at various odd jobs growing up, including bus boy and bike courier, before making the serious move to acting. At 22 he went to New York City to study at the Circle in the Square Theater School.
Following his time in New York, he returned to Canada and made his mark playing Kevin Sharp on the hit Canadian series Madison, a role that earned him two Gemini Award nominations as Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. He also played Paul Deeds in the Canadian series Traders.
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actor. Reynolds is known for playing the roles of Michael Bergen on ABC's sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004) and Wade Wilson / Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). He also played DC Comics superhero Hal Jordan / Green Lantern in Green Lantern (2011). He has also appeared in films such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, The Change-Up, and Safe House.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Jim, is a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, is a retail salesperson. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised as a Roman Catholic. The youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He later attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, also in Vancouver, until dropping out. Two of his elder brothers work as police officers in British Columbia, one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member.
Reynolds' career began in 1990 when he starred as "Billy" in the Canadian-produced teen soap Hillside, distributed in the
Benny Yau (Traditional Chinese: 邱穟恆), born May 8, 1980 in Hong Kong; immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1988; is a Canadian television presenter, actor, and singer formerly affiliated with Fairchild TV.
Yau is a graduate of Eric Hamber Secondary School in 1998 with the distinction of Top Music Department Graduate. He later studied Classical Voice at Vancouver Community College under the instruction of Bruce Pullan.
Yau entered a DJ competition in May 1999 for a Vancouver Chinese radio station CHMB AM 1320 (華僑之聲) and placed fourth. He then entered the station in hopes of becoming a successful radio DJ. He was set to host a weekly late night music program in September, 1999. However, within weeks of those plans being made, they were put on hold by the station indefinitely.
Yau entered the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2000 (新秀歌唱大賽溫哥華選拔賽2000) organized by Fairchild Television, and was garnered first runner-up with the songs Palm (掌心) by No Name Brand (無印良品) and Con Te Partirò by Andrea Bocelli. He was later approached by Fairchild Television producers to co-host the infotainment program, "What's On (熒幕八爪娛)". Since then, Yau has gone on to become Master of Ceremonies at
Françoise Fong-Wa Yip (葉芳華; born September 4, 1972) is a Canadian actress.
Yip was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was raised in Toronto. Her father is Chinese, and her mother is Québécoise. At an early age Yip began studying both piano and dance, but it was piano that she would excel at. Although she won many awards, competitions, and kudos, she passed up an opportunity to study music full time to pursue a degree in political science. It was during her years at university that, at the urging of a friend, Yip began modeling. Despite early success, her career as a model didn't last long, as she moved into acting.
Her best-known roles are the redeemable bad girls in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx and Jet Li's Black Mask. The critical and financial success of Rumble in the Bronx (and its subsequent number-one box-office bow in the United States) made Yip an instant success and garnered her two Hong Kong Film Award nominations. She continued to do movies and star in TV, but her roles were less known or temporary. The characters she plays often get killed or serve as a background character.
Yip appeared in the television series Andromeda as two different
Marian Bantjes was born in 1963 and is a Canadian designer, artist, illustrator, typographer and writer.
Bantjes started working in the field of visual communication in 1983 and worked as a book typesetter from 1984–1994. She became well known as a talented graphic designer from 1994–2003, when she was a partner and senior designer at Digitopolis in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she created identity and communication designs for a wide range of corporate, education and arts organizations.
In 2003 Marian left her firm and "strategic design" behind to embark on the work that she has since become internationally known for. Describing herself as a Graphic Artist, working primarily with custom type and ornament, Bantjes' highly personal, obsessive and sometimes strange graphic work has brought her international recognition and fame as a world-class visual designer. Bantjes is known for her detailed and lovingly precise vector art, obsessive hand work, patterning and highly ornamental style.
Stefan Sagmeister calls Bantjes "one of the most innovative typographers working today," and Noreen Morioka calls Bantjes "the Doyald Young of her generation." In 2005 Bantjes was named one of 25
Terence "Terry" Dunfield (born February 20, 1982) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.
As a schoolboy, Dunfield played in a tournament at Keele, where he was scouted by Manchester City. At the age of 15, he made the move to England to join up with City's youth set-up. He progressed through a good youth team which included the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joey Barton. Dunfield made his first Premier League appearance against Chelsea for Manchester City in 2001, coming on in the 36th minute. However, following the departure of Joe Royle and the arrival of Kevin Keegan, Dunfield found first-team opportunities hard to come by. In 2002, he was loaned to Bury, where he revelled in the opportunity to play first-team football. At the end of his loan spell, and although Keegan planned to offer him a new contract, Dunfield asked to leave City.
Dunfield subsequently signed a three-year deal with Bury, where he made 74 league appearances during his time with the club. In January 2005, he suffered a broken kneecap in a game against Leyton Orient, and at the end of the season he was released. However, after seeing a specialist in North America,
Kerrisdale is a neighbourhood in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Kerrisdale is an affluent neighbourhood on Vancouver's West Side featuring a mix of newer houses and older bungalows as well as various low and mid-rise rental and condo apartment buildings in its northern section. The neighbourhood is an ethnic mix of Caucasian and Asian Canadians. It features a shopping district running generally along West 41st Avenue between Larch and Maple Streets and West Boulevard between 37th and 47th Avenues. Although the city officially defines Kerrisdale as being south of 41st Ave (north of 41st is called Arbutus Ridge), most people consider the area's boundaries to be West 33rd Ave to the north, Granville Street to the east, West 57th Street to the south, and Blenheim Street to the west. The northern part of Marpole is also generally thought of as part of Kerrisdale, thus some refer to the area as Kerrisdale-Marpole. The southwestern part of Kerrisdale is known as Southlands, due to its location in relation to the city. Southlands is known for its horse stables and rural feel and is located on the floodplain of the North Arm of the Fraser River.
Kerrisdale gained its name
Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A, TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) known as Teck Cominco until late 2008, is a Canadian metals and mining company. Canada's largest diversified resources company, it was formed from the amalgamation of Teck and Cominco in 2001.
Cominco started in 1906 as The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, formed by the amalgamation of several units controlled by the Canadian Pacific Railway. CM&S, or "Smelters" as it was often called by investors, changed its name to Cominco in 1966. Cominco's core Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, British Columbia which began production in 1909, would operate for more than 90 years until its ore reserves exhausted in 2001.
Teck began as Teck-Hughes Gold Mines Limited in 1913, to develop a gold discovery by prospectors Sandy McIntyre and James Hughes at Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The Teck-Hughes Mine would produce for 50 years until 1965. The Beaverdell Mine, purchased by Teck in 1969, went back even further to 1898, and produced silver until 1991.
The association between Teck and Cominco began in 1986, when Teck and two industry partners acquired a shareholding from CP Limited, and culminated with the merging of the two companies in
Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, film and stage actor best known for playing the part of Mike Hamar, an ex-convict and sometime thief, on the Canadian sitcom The Red Green Show from 1993 to 2006, as well as in the 2002 film Duct Tape Forever.
Robson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began his acting career in Vancouver, acting on stage. In the 1970s he moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he continued his stage acting career and appeared in Canadian television commercials. After receiving several small character roles in films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Popeye (1980), Robson starred in the 1984 film The Grey Fox for which he was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Robson voiced Bloom in the cartoon Pippi Longstocking and Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. He also voiced Professor Cuthbert Calculus on The Adventures of Tintin (TV series) between 1991-1992. Robson played minor characters in such films as Finders Keepers (1984), One Magic Christmas (1985), Parents (1989), Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Two If by Sea (1996), Cube (1997),
Allan Winton King, OC (February 6, 1930 – June 15, 2009) was a Canadian film director.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia during the Depression, King attended Henry Hudson Elementary School in Kitsilano, Vancouver. He says he became a documentary filmmaker because, "I used to have a fantasy everyone would see my films and be changed for the better. That's why you want to make films."
In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. A collection of ten of King's films was released as a collection representing various stages of life. His work was also the focus of a retrospective at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2007 New York City's Museum of Modern Art hosted a retrospective of his work. In 2009, there were similar tributes to King's work at Vancouver's Pacific Cinematheque and the Vancouver International Film Centre
King was a leader of the documentary technique known as cinema-verite. He ran Allan King Films Limited in Toronto. King describes his style as "actuality drama - filming the drama of everyday life as it happens, spontaneously without direction, interviews or narrative". He says he strives to "serve the action as unobtrusively as possible" and
Debbie Rochon (born November 3, 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian B-movie actress and former stage performer, best known for her work in independent horror movies and counter-culture films.
Rochon's early life was fraught with tragedy and misfortune. After her parents were deemed unfit to raise her, she was remanded to foster care at the age of 10. Shuttled from one foster home to the next, Rochon ran away to live on the streets.
Alerted to an open casting call by a fellow homeless youth, Rochon attended and was cast as an extra in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Ray Winstone. At that point, she realized that acting was going to be her life. By age seventeen, she had saved up enough money to move to New York City. Early on, Rochon worked with numerous off-off Broadway theater companies, performing in over 25 stage productions. She garnered her first printed review in Back Stage which read: "Debbie Rochon acquitted her self well as the cocaloony bird in Tennessee Williams' The Gnadiges Fraulein."
Feeling that she was ready to move full time to her first love, film, Rochon focused on the cinema and has worked on over two
Gregory Henriquez is a Canadian architect, best known for the design of community-based mixed-use, institutional and social housing projects in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada. He is the managing partner of Henriquez Partners Architects and has designed many notable projects including the Woodward's mixed-use redevelopment, TELUS Garden in Vancouver, Coal Harbour Community Centre, Lynn Valley Town Centre, 60 West Cordova, and the Bruce Eriksen Place.
Gregory Henriquez was born in 1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University in 1987 and attended the Master of Architecture Program in History and Theory at McGill University in 1988, studying under Alberto Pérez-Gómez whose ethical approach to architecture had a creative influence on Henriquez. In 1989, he joined his father Richard Henriquez' practice, Henriquez and Partners Architects, as an associate and became a full partner of Henriquez Partners Architects in 1995. He taught at the University of British Columbia's School of Architecture in 1990 and 1993 and has served as a guest critic in various university architecture schools. His projects have won numerous design
Nicholas Tse (aka Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong singer and songwriter, musician, actor and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group.
He originally learned martial arts for the screen and television, which he continues to practice. In 2003, he founded Post Production Office Limited, the largest post-production company in Hong Kong, which provides services for movies, videos games, and advertisements. Each year The company grosses over one billion Hong Kong dollars annually.
In 2011, Tse won the award for Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor.
Tse is the first of two children born to Hong Kong natives, actor Patrick Tse (謝賢) and actress Deborah Lee (狄波拉) raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has a younger sister, Jennifer Tse. He was educated at St. George's School, Vancouver, and later attended Hong Kong International School for one year before dropping out at grade 10. For a year he lived in Phoenix, Arizona before going back to Vancouver. He also studied music in Japan before returning to Hong Kong. He holds dual Canadian and Hong Kong citizenship.
Tse was singing at a party for a family friend when he was
Blenz Coffee (aka Blenz The Canadian Coffee Company) is a Canadian franchise chain of coffee shops. The first shop was opened on Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia in 1992. Currently, the acting President is Sarah Moen. The chain has since grown to include a network of 82 franchised locations, 50+ in British Columbia, Canada and 35 international stores in Japan, China, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the Philippines.
While mainly known as a coffee house, Blenz also serves loose leaf teas from around the world as well as hot chocolate drinks made from Belgian chocolate chips and even protein shakes. Like many other coffee houses, Blenz offers wireless internet access in 41+ of its locations.
On October 2, 2006 Blenz Coffee acquired four former Seattle's Best Coffee locations, all located in Vancouver. The locations opened as Blenz Coffee stores the following Monday morning.
Brandon Bonifacio (born on 29 June 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional footballer, who plays for UBC Thunderbirds.
He began as a midfielder with Vancouver Selects, Provincial All-Star Teams and joined 2006 in the youth system of SC Cambuur of the Dutch Eerste Divisie. After advancing to SC Cambuur's professional team for one year and half he went on loan to FC Zwolle. A short time later he made a decision to return to Canada to attend the University of British Columbia rather than continue with professional soccer.
He is former member of the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team and has five games played for the team. He was also voted second for Canadian U20 Player of the Year.
Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, educator, author, and political commentator who served as Attorney General of Michigan and 47th governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was reelected on November 7, 2006, and was sworn in for her second—and, owing to term limits, final—term on January 1, 2007. She has been mentioned as a potential Supreme Court justice for President Barack Obama. She was a member of the presidential transition team for Barack Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009. After leaving office, Granholm took a position at the University of California at Berkeley and, with her husband Daniel Mulhern, coauthored A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Future, released in September 2011. Since leaving office, Granholm became host of The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.
Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Shirley Alfreda (née Dowden) and Victor Ivar Granholm. Granholm's paternal grandfather, who immigrated to
Victory Square is a park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The square is bordered by West Hastings Street to the northeast, West Pender Street to the southwest, Cambie Street to the southeast, and Hamilton Street to the northwest. The term is also used to refer to the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the square.
Victory Square was at one time the grounds of the city's provincial courthouse, which was torn down in 1911-13 when the new Rattenbury-designed courthouse on Georgia Street was opened (now the Vancouver Art Gallery). The location had significance when it was chosen, as it stands at the intersection of the old Granville townsite (aka Gastown) and the CPR Townsite, which was the downtown-designated land grant obtained by the CPR as part of the deal to locate the terminus and thereby found the city (the corner of Hastings and Hamilton is the northern tip of the CPR Townsite). An area of 0.9 acres (3,600 m) out of the 480 acres (1.9 km) allotted to the CPR was held aside as "Government Square" on February 13, 1886. The southwest corner of Hamilton and Hastings Streets is where L. A. Hamilton drove the first survey stake to commence laying out the street system for
Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-born American actress-singer of film, television, and theatre. During her six-decade career, her most prominent roles were featured in the films Salome Where She Danced, Criss Cross, and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. De Carlo is also known for her portrayal of Lily Munster in the CBS television series The Munsters.
The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton, De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in Point Grey, now part of Vancouver, British Columbia, and nicknamed 'Peggy'. "I was named Margaret Yvonne – Margaret because my mother was very fond of one of the derivatives of the name. She was fascinated at the time by the movie star Baby Peggy, and I suppose she wanted a Baby Peggy of her own." Her maternal grandfather, Michael De Carlo, was Sicilian-born, and her maternal grandmother, Margaret Purvis, was Scottish-born. Michael and Margaret worked in the home of the British field marshall Lord Kitchener, as his livery servant and his secretary. Her mother ran away from home when she was 16 to become a ballerina; after a
Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest military award. Munro received the decoration posthumously for his actions as officer-in-charge of a group of landing craft on September 27, 1942, during the September Matanikau action in the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II.
Munro was born on October 11, 1919, in Vancouver, Canada, to James Munro, originally from California, and Edith Thrower Fairey from Liverpool, England. The family moved to Vancouver, Washington, where his father worked as an electrician for Warren Construction Company. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1922 along with his sister and mother and grew up in South Cle Elum, Washington. He was educated at South Cle Elum Grade School and graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1937. He attended Central Washington College of Education (now known as Central Washington University) for a year before leaving to enlist in the United States Coast Guard in 1939. He had an outstanding record as an enlisted man and was promoted rapidly through the ratings to a signalman, first class.
In the Second
Jacob Lensky (born 6 December 1988) is a Canadian-born Czech professional soccer player.
Lensky was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Vancouver College. His early soccer career was spent throughout Europe - in Belgium with Anderlecht, in the Czech Republic with Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague, in England with Blackburn Rovers and Scotland with Celtic.
In September 2006, Lensky signed a pre-contract agreement with Dutch side Feyenoord, effective from 1 January 2007. He made his Eredivisie debut for Feyenoord on 11 February 2007, against Twente.
Lensky announced his retirement from professional soccer in August 2008, before training with the Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2009. Lensky was also offered a trial with Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer, but he declined.
Lensky returned to professional football in September 2009, when he signed a one-year deal with Dutch side Utrecht which was later extended until June 2012.
He is currently on trial with Whitecaps FC of MLS.
Lensky was a member of Czech Republic U-21 team and made his debut on 3 March 2010 against Finland. He made his competitive debut on 11 August 2010 against San Marino.
Rogers Arena, nicknamed "The Phone Booth" and "The Cable Box" (even though Rogers no longer provides cable television service in western Canada) and also "The Garage" (when it was called GM Place), is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement for those rights was reached with Rogers Communications. Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, where Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.
The arena seats 18,890 for ice hockey and 19,700 for basketball, with 88 luxury suites, 12 hospitality suites and 2,195 club seats.
It is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and was the site for the ice hockey events at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The name of the arena temporarily became Canada Hockey Place during the Olympics. It was previously home to the Vancouver
April Catherine Glaspie (born April 26, 1942) is a former American diplomat and senior member of the Foreign Service, best known for her role in the events leading up to the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
Glaspie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1963, and from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in 1965.
In 1966 Glaspie entered the United States foreign service, where she became an expert on the Middle East. After postings in Kuwait, Syria, and Egypt, Glaspie was appointed ambassador to Iraq in 1989. She was the first woman to be appointed an American ambassador to an Arab country. She had a reputation as a respected Arabist, and her instructions were to broaden cultural and commercial contacts with the Iraqi regime.
Subsequently, Glaspie was posted to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. She was later posted to South Africa as Consul general in Cape Town. She held this post until her retirement in 2002.
Glaspie's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Iraq followed a period from 1980 to 1988 during which the United States had given covert support to Iraq during its
East Vancouver (also "East Van" or the "East Side") is a region within the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Geographically, East Vancouver is bordered to the north by Burrard Inlet, to the south by the Fraser River, and to the east by the city of Burnaby. East Vancouver is divided from Vancouver's "West Side" (not to be confused with the "West End" of Downtown Vancouver or with West Vancouver) by Ontario Street.
Historically, East Vancouver has been the first home for many non-British immigrants since the 1880s. It was also a more affordable area and traditionally the home for many lower-income working class. The East Side is best summarized by its diversity – in family income, land use, ethnicity and mother tongue. The rapid increase in housing prices and gentrification may be affecting diversity of the area.
The region was first settled by aboriginal peoples sometime around 500 BC. While most aboriginal settlements were in what is now the West Side and downtown areas, one important settlement in what is now East Vancouver was located along the bank of the Fraser River.
In 1860, the False Creek Trail was built following an old aboriginal path to connect False Creek
John Steven "Pip" Doheny (born December 17, 1953), is a jazz tenor saxophonist and band leader, who also plays flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Doheny studied with prominent Canadian saxophonist and bandleader Fraser MacPherson, whom he credits as a major influence. He spent his early career in the 1970s primarily in Vancouver, Canada, playing in local rhythm and blues bands and strip clubs, as well as spending large parts of each year on exhaustive road trips to taverns throughout rural British Columbia and Alberta. By the late 1970s and into the mid 1980s he was appearing as a sideman with artists such as Albert Collins, Doug and the Slugs, the Coasters, the Platters, the Temptations, and Buddy Knox. In the late 1980s he relocated to Toronto, Canada, and then New York City, working with the bands of Lloyd Williams, Solomon Burke, Danny B, and Kenny Margolis. The 1990s saw Doheny doing extensive touring and studio work, both with jazz ensembles and pop groups, including Bell Biv Devoe.
He released his first CD as a leader One Up, Two Back in 2002, featuring his band the John Doheny Quintet, and vocalist Colleen Savage. In 2003 he relocated to New
Aaron Colin Guiel (/ˈɡaɪl/; born October 5, 1972 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a professional baseball outfielder for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He has also played in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals (2002-2006) and New York Yankees (2006).
Guiel was drafted out of Kwantlen College by the California Angels in the 21st round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his professional career in 1993 with the Low-A Boise Hawks as a second baseman and outfielder, and hit .298 in 35 games. With Single-A Cedar Rapids in 1994, he hit 18 home runs and drove in 82 runs. In 1995, Guiel played for High-A Lake Elsinore and for Double-A Midland in 1996. In his first year with Midland, he played mostly third base and hit .269 for the third consecutive season.
Guiel had a breakout season with Midland in 1997 as he was converted to a fulltime outfielder and batted .329 with 22 home runs and 85 RBI. On August 23, 1997, the Angels traded him to the San Diego Padres for catcher Angelo Encarnación. Guiel began 1998 with Triple-A Las Vegas and hit .311 in 60 games. He started 1999 in Las Vegas again, but hit just .245 and became a
Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player. Passaglia was the placekicker/punter for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League for a record-breaking 25 years (1976–2000) and scored more points in that time than any professional gridiron football player in history. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, and the BC Lions Wall of Fame. Passaglia's #5 jersey is one of eight numbers retired by the Lions. In 2003, Passaglia was voted a member of the BC Lions All-Time Dream Team as part of the club’s 50 year anniversary celebration. In 2006, Passaglia was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#30) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.
After playing quarterback at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in East Vancouver, Passaglia, not straying far from home, accepted an athletic scholarship to local Simon Fraser University in suburban Burnaby, British Columbia. At Simon Fraser, Passaglia played wide receiver as well as kicker/punter. As a member of the Clan, Passaglia recorded 175 career points, won All NAIA District 1 honours twice, and
Marcus Haber (born January 11, 1989) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays as a striker for League One side Stevenage.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Haber is the oldest child of David and Carla Haber. He became proficient at soccer as well as baseball and basketball and attended Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary schools. He played club soccer for Dunbar SA from 1994 to 2002.
In early 2006, Haber helped lead his local team the Vancouver Selects to a national championship. He played for the Whitecaps FC Reserves in the Pacific Coast Soccer League in 2006, and spent two seasons playing striker for the U-19 team of FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie.
Haber joined English League One club Leeds United on a trial basis, participating in their pre-season tour to Ireland at the start of the 2008–09 season, and played in the Whites' friendly against Galway United. He made his first start, and scored his first goal, for Leeds in a friendly against Bray Wanderers. However, Leeds did not offer him a contract, and after his last game against Barnet he began looking for another club.
After unsuccessful trials with Hartlepool United (where he played in
Skinny Puppy is a Canadian electronic musical group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre.
Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key while he was in the new wave band Images In Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre. Over the course of a dozen studio albums and many live tours, Key and Ogre have been the only constant members. Other members have included Dwayne Goettel (1986–1995), Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (long-time associate, producer, and "unofficial" fourth member until 1995), Mark Walk (2003–present), and a number of guests, including Bill Leeb (1985–1986, under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder), Al Jourgensen (1989), and many others.
After the self-release of their first cassette in 1984, Skinny Puppy soon signed to Vancouver label Nettwerk, anchoring its early roster. From their Nettwerk debut EP Remission in 1984 to their 1992 album Last Rights, Skinny Puppy developed into an influential band with a dedicated cult following, fusing elements of ambient, noise, new wave, electro, and rock music and
Web Link(s):The most concise and widely supported fansite for Front Line Assembly, Delerium and related acts.
Front Line Assembly (FLA) is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986 after leaving Skinny Puppy. Influenced by early electronic and (post-)industrial acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, Portion Control, D.A.F., Test Dept, SPK, and Severed Heads, FLA has developed its own unique sound while combining elements of electronic body music (EBM). The band's membership has rotated through several members over the years, including Rhys Fulber and Michael Balch who are both associated with several other successful artists.
Between 1985–1986, Bill Leeb supported Skinny Puppy under the name Wilhelm Schroeder. As an early friend of the band he contributed bass synth and backing vocals for several tracks while also supporting their 1985 tour. Leeb reflects on this period, "Skinny Puppy was a good starting point for me, but there was definitely no way for me to get my ideas across." His experiences working with Skinny Puppy gave him some insight in the industry and helped shape his ideas for his own personal career.
Upon the formation of Front Line Assembly, Leeb produced the Nerve War demo tape which was distributed on a limited basis (an estimated 50–100 copies were produced).
Joseph H. Cohen CM LL.D. (1921 – June 2011), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was a Canadian entrepreneur, community builder, philanthropist, and Member of the Order of Canada. He was married to Frances Cohen (née Belzberg) and was the father of Lori, Bruce (deceased), and Phyllis.
Joseph Cohen came from a poor immigrant family of eight, the son of Alexander and Rose (Diamond) Cohen.
Joseph's five brothers, John, Albert D. Cohen, Harry B. Cohen, Morley Cohen, and Samuel N. Cohen, set up a small retail store and, by 1939, the family had scraped together enough monies to create General Distributors Ltd., a wholesale import firm.
By 1950, General Distributors sales amounted to $1 million. In the early Fifties, the company obtained exclusive Canadian rights for Paper Mate pens. Then, in 1955, brother Albert D. Cohen accomplished the most amazing feat of landing the Canadian distribution rights to Sony products. Spotting an ad in a Japanese newspaper seeking a distributor for a new portable transistor radio, Albert met with Sony co-founder, Akio Morita. On the basis of a handshake deal, Albert cemented a partnership that would last for decades. The Cohen brothers scattered across Canada in
Peter Francis Newell (August 31, 1915 – November 17, 2008) was an American college men's basketball coach and basketball instructional coach. He coached for 15 years at the University of San Francisco, Michigan State University and the University of California, Berkeley, compiling an overall record of 234 wins and 123 losses. He led the University of California to the 1959 NCAA men's basketball championship, and a year later coached the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1960 Summer Olympics, a team that would be inducted as a unit to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. After his coaching career ended he ran a world-famous instructional basketball camp and served as a consultant and scout for several National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. He is often considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball.
He was born in Vancouver and grew up in Los Angeles. Encouraged by his mother, he had small roles in several movies before he turned ten. Newell attended both high school and college in Los Angeles, California, and was a classmate of Phil Woolpert at Loyola Marymount University (then called Loyola University). He played on the
Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and political figure of Japanese ancestry. He was an English professor, and served as president of San Francisco State University and then as United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he was educated in the public schools of Calgary, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba in 1927 and graduate degrees in English from McGill University in 1928 and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1935.
Professionally, Hayakawa was a linguist, psychologist, semanticist, teacher and writer. He was an instructor at the University of Wisconsin from 1936 to 1939 and at Armour Institute of Technology (now Illinois Institute of Technology) from 1939 to 1948. Hayakawa was an important semanticist. His first book on the subject, Language in Thought and Action, was published in 1949 as an expansion of the earlier work, Language in Action, written since 1938 and published in 1941 to be a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. It is currently in its fifth edition and has greatly helped popularize
Willow Johnson (born April 3, 1977) is a Canadian voice actress known for working with Ocean Productions based in Vancouver. She has performed the roles of several characters for many anime series. She is best known to many Rumiko Takahashi fans as the voices of Kasumi Tendo from the Ranma ½ series and Kikyo from the InuYasha series, both of who are from Takahashi's manga.
Strathcona is Vancouver, British Columbia's oldest residential neighbourhood. It is bordered by Chinatown to the west, Clark Drive to the east, Burrard Inlet on the north, and Canadian National Railway and Great Northern Railway (now BNSF Railway) classification yards to the south.
Over 8,000 people now live in Strathcona, which grew during the city's boom years between the city's founding in 1886 and 1920 due in large part to the choice of early Vancouver as a railway terminus. It emerged from the original settlement that grew around Hastings Mill. It has always been a working-class neighborhood, and its residents have always been from many ethnic backgrounds. It is the only neighbourhood where English is not the most commonly spoken language, with 61% of residents reporting Chinese as their mother tongue, followed by English at 24%.
The neighbourhood was earmarked for demolition in the 1950s as part of an urban renewal program. Strathcona would have been transformed into "block upon block of identical apartments buildings and townhouses" for social housing. The redevelopment plans proceeded with the construction of the McLean Park housing development between Union, Keefer, Gore
Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian-born Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980 and was the second Playmate (after Lee Ann Michelle) born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at age twenty by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.
Stratten was born in a Salvation Army hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Simon and Nelly Hoogstraten, who were Dutch immigrants. In 1961 her brother John Arthur was born. Her sister Louise Stratten followed in May 1968.
In 1977 she was attending Centennial High School in Coquitlam when, while working part-time at a local Dairy Queen, she met twenty-six year old Vancouver-area club promoter and pimp, Paul Snider, who romanced her. Snider later had professional nude photos taken of her which were sent to Playboy magazine. She was under age 18 at the time, and when her mother refused to sign
English Bay is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, west of the downtown peninsula, which separates the bay from Burrard Inlet connecting to the northwest, and False Creek to the southeast. English Bay Beach, near the city's West End residential neighbourhood, is the most popular sunbathing, swimming, and sunset-watching beach in the downtown Vancouver area. Other downtown beaches facing English Bay include Sunset Beach, Second Beach, and Third Beach. Along the south shore of the bay lie Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, the Spanish Banks beaches, and Locarno Beach, while on the North Shore are Ambleside Beach and various smaller cove-beaches in the city of West Vancouver. English Bay beaches are all major tourist attraction to visitors all year long, with the peak season being late summer.
The Vancouver Seawall runs all the way around English Bay from Stanley Park in the northeast around False Creek at Point Grey facing the Strait of Georgia in the southwest. This is a favourite destination for walkers, runners, bicyclists, and roller-bladers. (Note: the Seawall is one-way for cyclists and roller-bladers, running counter-clockwise from just east of Lions Gate Bridge to
Jeffrey William "Jeff" Francis (born January 8, 1981) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.
Francis attended Burnsview Junior Secondary School and North Delta Senior Secondary School in North Delta, British Columbia. After playing for the North Delta Blue Jays of the B.C. Premier Baseball League, the highest calibre junior league in British Columbia, Francis went on to pursue a major in physics at the University of British Columbia while playing for the UBC Thunderbirds. He was selected in the 1st round (9th pick overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. Along with Adam Loewen, who was selected at fourth overall in the same draft, the two received much publicity as they were drafted higher than any other Canadian baseball players up to that time. Francis was signed by Greg Hopkins.
In 2004, Francis was named Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today, becoming the first player in Colorado Rockies organizational history to win either of the awards. He became the fourth different player to be honored in the same season by both publications, joining Andruw Jones
Linda Chung Ka-yan (Chinese: 鍾嘉欣) (born 9 April 1984) is a Chinese-Canadian actress and singer active in Hong Kong and currently signed with Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). She entered the entertainment industry in 2004 when she won the 2004 Miss Chinese International Pageant after winning the 2003 Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant. She is now an actress under TVB and a singer under the Star Shine International label. She has starred in several TV series, most notably Virtues of Harmony II (2004–05), Heart of Greed (2007), A Journey Called Life (2008), The Gem of Life (2008–09), Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! (2011). She is a well-known actress in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Chung was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and but raised in Vancouver. She has an older brother and sister. Chung is a Canadian. She has obtained a Hong Kong identification card after staying in Hong Kong for seven years.
After graduation from Vancouver's Templeton Secondary School, Linda Chung entered the University of British Columbia for two years in education.
Chung participated and won the champion in a beauty-talent show hosted by Crystal Mall, an Asian mall located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Nardwuar the Human Serviette (born John Ruskin July 5, 1968) is a Canadian celebrity interviewer and musician from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is the lead singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators and plays in Thee Goblins.
He legally changed his name in 1986. When asked to explain his name, Nardwuar once quipped "Nardwuar equals dumb silly name, like Sting; Human means human, as in "Human Fly"; and Serviette is something you can't get in the U.S. because down there they're called napkins."
He has an honours bachelor's degree in history from the University of British Columbia and wrote his thesis on the Kennedy assassination. In July 1999, Nardwuar suffered a cerebral hemorrhage (aborting his planned ambush interview of Courtney Love), but recovered after surgery.
Nardwuar got his start in media at the University of British Columbia radio station CITR 101.9 FM in Vancouver. His show has been running every Friday afternoon (3:30-5:00 p.m. Pacific) since October 1987. The program features a mix of eclectic music, along with interviews and commentary.
He also sometimes appears as a guest host and interviewer on CBC Radio 3 and started his own weekly program on freeform
Steve Bacic (born March 13, 1965) is a Canadian actor of Croatian origin. He is known for playing the character Telemachus Rhade on the Sci-Fi series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. After being a guest star in season 1-3, he joined the cast early in season four. In total, he was in 44 of the 110 Andromeda episodes.
Bacic was born in Lisičić, a village in Croatia (then Yugoslavia) and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has stated that acting was really his second choice - he really wanted to be a professional athlete and become either a coach or a physical therapist. After graduating from university with an honours degree in kinesiology, he spent some time at a factory job and, at one point, had his own auto refurbishing business and owned two houses. In his mid-twenties, a road trip with friends led to settling in to Vancouver, Canada, where, intrigued by all the television and film production going on there, he decided to stay. He later took acting classes and met rising stars like Ethan Hawke in the process. He did a little work with Hawke and others in their movies and real auditions and a few modeling gigs followed. He went in to read for a bit part in the 5th season of 21
Troy Brouwer (born August 17, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for and an alternate captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Brouwer was educated at North Delta Secondary School. He was drafted 214th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Brouwer spent his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Moose Jaw Warriors. In his final year with the Warriors in 2005–06, he was named team captain and led Moose Jaw with a team-high 49 goals and 53 assists. Brouwer's 102 points also led the league in points, by which he was awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy.
Brouwer was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals, the Blackhawks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in 2006–07, where he recorded 79 points and was named to the AHL All-Rookie and Second All-Star Team. He also made his NHL debut that season, playing 10 games with the Blackhawks. As a Blackhawk, Brouwer joined three of his previous minor hockey teammates, Colin Fraser, Brent Seabrook and Andrew Ladd from his Vancouver team, the Pacific Vipers.
In the 2007–08 season, Brouwer was again in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs,
Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 – June 11, 2012), known as Ann Rutherford, was a Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television. She had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict during the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series, and as Scarlett O'Hara's sister in the film Gone With the Wind (1939).
Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Rutherford, a former operatic tenor, and Lucille Mansfield, a silent film actress. While Rutherford was still a baby, the family moved to San Francisco. Soon afterwards, her parents separated and Lucille Mansfield moved to Los Angeles with Ann Rutherford and her sister Judith.
While roller skating home from middle school in Hollywood, Rutherford would stop at some of the radio studios to listen to voice actors perform. After being criticized one day by her English teacher, Rutherford decided to show her up. The girl falsified an acting history and applied for work at radio station KFAC. A month later, Rutherford had a part in a radio serial drama.
Rutherford was married twice. On December 31, 1942, she married David May II, the grandson of the founder of the May Company
Charlene Choi (born 22 November 1982) is a Hong Kong actress and singer. She is a member of Cantopop group Twins, along with Gillian Chung.
Choi was born in Vancouver, Canada. She moved with her family to Hong Kong a few years later. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin but decent in English. Choi was educated at a number of institutions. After graduating from Rosaryhill School, where many other would-be pop stars had attended, she started working full-time as a model in Hong Kong. She was scouted by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), and was then linked with Gillian Chung to form the Cantopop group Twins.
Aside from her musical career, Choi has become a successful actress in the Hong Kong film industry, co-starred alongside actors such as Andy Lau, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, Mike He, Wu Chun and Nicholas Tse. She wrote an article describing her acting career:
Earlier before, I have shared with everyone some of my acting experiences. This time, I want to talk about movies. As an artist, whenever I'm working, I have to show the best side and give the best performance to everyone. I have to show the most fit side of me and hence, I'm often in "battling mood". When free, I like to watch
Daniel Mangan (born April 28, 1983) is a Vancouver-based, two time JUNO Award winning Canadian musician. He has also been a contributing writer for The Guardian's Arts section and Huffington Post Canada. He is married to actor and theatre artist Kirsten Slenning.
Dan Mangan's family moved often, residing in both the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, but primarily in his current home town of Vancouver. Raised in a household where instruments were always available, music became an obvious pastime for Mangan and his two siblings. He was influenced by his parents' record collection, especially the music of Nick Drake and The Beatles. At sixteen, Mangan started a band called Basement Suite with some fellow classmates and played gigs at local community centres. Though his family had returned to Vancouver by age 2, Dan was born in northern British Columbia in a small town called Smithers.
In 2003, at 20 years old, Mangan completed his first set of recordings: an EP of simply recorded acoustic songs called All at Once. Five hundred copies were pressed and sold or given away throughout the Vancouver area while Mangan was attending the University of British Columbia. With a bank
False Creek is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver. It separates downtown from the rest of the city. It was named by George Henry Richards during his Hydrographic survey of 1856-63. Science World is located at its eastern end and the Burrard Street Bridge crosses its western end. False Creek is also spanned by the Granville Street and Cambie bridges. The Canada Line tunnel crosses underneath False Creek just west of the Cambie Bridge. It is one of the four major bodies of water bordering Vancouver along with English Bay, Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River.
During World War I, the easternmost part of False Creek, which formerly ran to Clark Drive, was filled in by the Great Northern Railway and Canadian Northern Pacific Railway to create new land for their yards and terminals. Talk of draining and filling the inlet to Granville Street continued into the 1950s, but that never occurred.
The False Creek area was the industrial heartland of Vancouver through to the 1950s. It was home to many sawmills and small port operations, as well as the western terminus of the major Canadian railways. As industry shifted to other areas, the vicinity around False Creek started to
Levon Maxwell Simon Kendall (born July 4, 1984, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian professional basketball player. He plays at both power forward and center. He is 2.09 m (6 ft 10 ¼ in) in height. He currently plays for the ACB league in Obradoiro CAB. His father is composer and pianist Simon Kendall.
Kendall played college basketball with the University of Pittsburgh's men's basketball team the Pittsburgh Panthers. Kendall also led his Kitsilano Blue Demons high school team to three straight provincial championships in his hometown. Kendall was twice named MVP and was instrumental in leading his team to victory alongside fellow standouts Chris Burton and Jackson Todd.
In 2007, Kendall joined the pro Greek League club Panionios. In 2009, he moved to the Greek club Maroussi. In 2010, he moved to the Adecco Oro League in Spain, in CAB Obradoiro
Kendall is a member of the Canadian national basketball team. He was a member of the Canadian team that competed at the 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the 2010 FIBA World Championship team.
Mitchell Shannon Berger (born June 24, 1972) is a Canadian former professional football punter. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.
Berger has also been a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Berger last played professional football in 2009.
Berger attended North Delta Senior Secondary School in Delta, British Columbia and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he won All-Provincial honors as both, a kicker and as a punter, and was also the team's starting quarterback. In basketball, he won All-Provincial Honors. Mitch Berger graduated from North Delta Secondary School in 1990.
Berger attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas and won honorable mention All-American honors as a sophomore. He finished his college career by transferring to Colorado.
Berger was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft.
Perhaps Berger's best seasons came as a member of the Minnesota Vikings in the late
NowPublic is a user-generated social news website. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was founded by Michael Tippett, Leonard Brody and Michael E. Meyers in 2005. On Sept. 2, 2009 the company was acquired by Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
In addition to content contributed by users, NowPublic had a content-sharing agreement with the Associated Press.
Time magazine named NowPublic.com one of the Top 50 websites of 2007. In 2009, the site was nominated for an Emmy in Advanced Technology.
On July 30, 2007, a Canadian national daily, The Globe and Mail, announced that NowPublic Technologies had closed a US$10.6 million round of financing from North American venture capital groups, following several takeover offers. These investors include New York's Rho Ventures and its Montreal affiliate and early investing Canadian firms Brightspark and GrowthWorks.
Regent College is an international graduate school of Christian Studies, located next to the campus of the University of British Columbia in the University Endowment Lands west of Vancouver, British Columbia, and is an affiliated college of that university. Not affiliated with a particular religious denomination, Regent College is a transdenominational Evangelical Protestant institution in its general outlook. The school's stated mission is to cultivate intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church and His world.
About 500 students are enrolled in full- or part-time studies. In any given year, one-third to one-half of students are Canadian, another one-quarter to one-third are American, and the remaining twenty to thirty per cent come from across the globe. Chinese students make up a considerable proportion of the latter group, whether from the Mainland, Taiwan, or the Chinese "diaspora". Hong Kong, in fact, is home to more Regent alumni/ae than any other city in the world after Vancouver itself. But Regent also includes many students each year from Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., with recent students coming from countries as diverse as Kazakhstan,
Arthur Charles Erickson, CC (June 14, 1924 – May 20, 2009) was a Canadian architect and urban planner. He studied Asian languages at the University of British Columbia, and later earned a degree in architecture from McGill University.
Most of his buildings are modernist concrete structures designed to respond to the natural conditions of their locations, especially climate. Many buildings, such as the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, are inspired by the post and beam architecture of the Coastal First Nations. Additionally, Erickson is also known for numerous futuristic designs such as the Fresno City Hall and the Biological Sciences Building at the University of California, Irvine.
The personal selection of Arthur Erickson as the architect for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC by then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was controversial because Trudeau overruled the objections and choices of the embassy's design committee. Erickson's biographer Nicholas Olsberg described the building as "making fun of the ridiculous terms to which buildings must adhere in Washington... mocking the US and all of its imperial pretensions."
Erickson was born in Vancouver, the son of Oscar
Chris "Canuck Truck" Szarka (born February 12, 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former Canadian Football League fullback and a current City of Regina councillor. He spent his entire professional football career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Szarka attended Terry Fox High School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and starred in football and Basketball.
In 1992, Szarka was a Provincial All-Star at running back and helped lead the Terry Fox Ravens to their first ever BC Boys’ Basketball championship.
Szarka began his college career at Simon Fraser University. After one season he transferred to the College of the Siskiyous; a junior college in Siskiyou County, California. He finished his college career at Eastern Illinois University. He played two seasons for the Panthers. As a senior, he posted 26 carries for 101 yards (3.88 yards per carry avg.), and 35 receptions for 375 yards (10.71 yards per. rec.). His 35 receptions led the team for that season.
Szarka was drafted in the second round and 13th overall in the 1997 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He made his Rider debut in the second week of the 1997 season and dressed for 17 games. He caught his first
Curtis Santiago is a Canadian dance rock musician, originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, now based in Toronto. He was previously signed to Finger Lickin' Records.
In the late 1990s he was a member of the Edmonton group The Hi-Phoniqs, a soul-oriented band. He left the city and the band in 2002 and moved to Vancouver to develop a solo career, and also worked as a club MC. In 2003, he won a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at NewMusicWest. He also founded the group Vendetta Republic. In early 2007 he began working with guitarist Mikey Schlosser. The duo moved their production headquarters to Toronto in 2008.
The Curtis Santiago Have Mercy mixtape was released in April 2009. The majority of the mixtape was produced by SkullKrushers and was presented by DJ Mick Boogie and Gakcity.com.
Gastown is a national historic site in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the northeast end of Downtown adjacent to the Downtown Eastside. Its historical boundaries were the waterfront (now Water Street and the CPR tracks), Columbia Street, Hastings Street, and Cambie Street, which were the borders of the 1870 townsite survey, the proper name and postal address of which was Granville, B.I. ("Burrard Inlet"). Today's official boundary does not include most of Hastings Street except for the Woodward's and Dominion Buildings, and stretches east past Columbia St., to the laneway running parallel to the west side of Main Street.
Gastown was Vancouver's first downtown core and is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon. The town soon prospered as the site of Hastings Mill sawmill, seaport, and quickly became a general centre of trade and commerce on Burrard Inlet as well as a rough-and-rowdy resort for off-work loggers and fishermen as well as the crews and captains of the many sailing ships which came to Gastown or Moodyville, on the north side of the inlet (which was a dry town) to load logs
Irshad Manji (Arabic: إرشاد مانجي ‘Irshād Mānjī ; born 1968) is a Canadian author, journalist and an advocate of a "reform and progressive" interpretation of Islam. Manji is director of the Moral Courage Project at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, which aims to teach young leaders to "challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and self-censorship." She is also founder and president of Project Ijtihad, a charitable organization promoting a "tradition of critical thinking, debate and dissent" in Islam, among a "network of reform-minded Muslims and non-Muslim allies."
Manji is a well-known critic of traditional mainstream Islam and was described by The New York Times as "Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare".
Manji’s most recent book, Allah, Liberty and Love was released in June 2011 in the US, Canada and other countries. On Manji's website, the book is described: "Allah, Liberty and Love shows all of us how to reconcile faith and freedom in a world seething with repressive dogmas. Manji’s key teaching is "moral courage," the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants to shut you up. This book is the ultimate guide to
Jessica Shaia "Jessi" Cruickshank (born July 17, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian television personality. She is the former co-host of MTV Canada's program The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show with co-host Dan Levy. Jessi is now living in Los Angeles, where she filmed a show "Hollywood Survival Guide," which aired on MTV. To accommodate her new life Jessi passed the California driving test on January 26, 2011. Jessi is currently the Los Angeles Corespondent for Canada's number 1 entertainment show etalk and a producer at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Jessi has interviewed an array of high-profile people from the pop culture spectrum including the cast of The Hills and the movie Twilight, along with Adam Lambert, Taylor Lautner, Backstreet Boys, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Gates, Zac Efron, Jamie Foxx, Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad and Bradley Cooper. One of her Hollywood crushes is Brody Jenner, who she has openly expressed her love for on "The After Show."
Previously, Jessi was one of the original seven co-hosts of MTV's flagship series MTV Live, which is now hosted by fellow MTV hosts Daryn Jones, Nicole
Joseph Seraphim Fortes (9 February 1863 - 4 February 1922) was a prominent figure in the early history of Vancouver, B.C. He was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on February 9, 1863. After leaving his homeland in his mid-teens, he worked in Britain for several years. In 1884 he sailed around Cape Horn from Liverpool on the Robert Kerr, arriving in Burrard Inlet in September 1885. His name occurs repeatedly in the ship's log as Seraphim Fortes.
After the disastrous fire, which completely destroyed the recently incorporated City of Vancouver on June 13, 1886, Joe Fortes worked as a shoeshine boy and porter at the Sunnyside Hotel and as a bartender at the Bodega Saloon on Cordova and Carrall (Maple Tree Square in Gastown).
Making his home at English Bay, he lived in a tent on the beach during the milder months of the year. After the turn of the century, he moved into a cottage at the foot of Bidwell Street on the shore-side of Beach Avenue. His little house was later moved to the other side of the street, just east of Alexandra Park.
Joe Fortes devoted all of his free time to teaching children to swim and to patrolling the beach. The self-appointed unpaid guard continued to support
June Havoc (November 8, 1912 – March 28, 2010) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer, writer, and theater director. Havoc was a child Vaudeville performer under the tutelage of her mother. She later acted on Broadway and in Hollywood, and stage directed, both on and off-Broadway. She last appeared on television in 1990 on General Hospital. Havoc was the younger sister of burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee.
She was born as either "Ellen Evangeline Hovick" or "Ellen June Hovick," in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, probably in 1912, although some sources indicate 1913. She herself was uncertain of the year – according to The New York Times obituary, her mother forged several birth certificates. (Her mother reportedly had five birth certificates for her.)
Her lifelong career in show business began when she was a child, billed as "Baby June". Her only full sibling, Rose Louise Hovick (1911–1970), was called "Louise" by her family members. Their parents were Rose Thompson Hovick (1890–1954) and John Olaf Hovick, a Norwegian American, who worked as a newspaper advertising man.
Following their parents' divorce, the two sisters earned the family's income by appearing in
Peggy Cartwright (November 14, 1912 – June 12, 2001) was a Canadian silent film actress perhaps best known for her short stint as the leading lady of the Our Gang comedies. She appeared in four shorts in 1922 and, possibly, the pilot for the series, Our Gang (the film is currently lost). Cartwright only appeared in the first four Our Gang shorts that premiered in 1922. One Terrible Day premiered on September 10, 1922, Fire Fighters premiered on October 8, 1922, Young Sherlocks premiered on November 26, 1922, and Saturday Morning premiered on December 3, 1922.
Her first husband was Phil Baker with whom she had four children. She married African American actor William Walker in 1962.
Cartwright made an appearance at the 12th International Sons of the Desert Convention in 2000. It was her first (and only) appearance at the convention, and she happily discussed her brief tenure in the Our Gang series.
Cartwright died shortly thereafter in 2001. She was the last surviving member of the original Our Gang group of children.
Utherverse Inc. (also known as Utherverse Digital Inc.) is an internet networking company focusing on bringing together Web 2.0 technology, 3D virtual environments, and social situations. It was formed to enable the creation of large multi-player online communities.
Founded in 2002, Utherverse is the product of the creative collaboration of Ray Schwartz and Brian Shuster. The two advocated bringing the world together on a much greater scale than was currently available. The first creation hosted on the Utherworld platform was their Redlight Center, based on the real life Amsterdam. Red Light Center (commonly referred to as RLC) has an adult theme which is the basis for much of the content.
Utherverse released its second "world" in what it now refers to as the "Utherverse", which is called "Virtual Vancouver" which is a less adult themed environment than RLC. Since this release, it has also released a third world which is its first privately owned third party world known as "Rude Virtual". More recently, the groundwork for many more worlds has been laid with the inception of its Virtual World Web (VWW) addition.
Utherverse released the Virtual World Web (VWW) platform in early 2010.
Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt VC, ED (10 November 1908 – 12 July 2000) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross and Member of Parliament.
Merritt was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on 10 November 1908, the elder son of Lt. Colonel Cecil Merritt, who was killed at Ypres in the First World War. He entered the Royal Military College of Canada, H1866 in 1925 at the age of 16 and graduated with honors.
He was commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada (a Militia regiment) in 1929 but read for the Bar and became a barrister in 1932. He practiced law in Vancouver until mobilized at the outbreak of World War II.
Merritt served as an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. At the outbreak of war, Merritt was promoted to the rank of major and in December sailed for England. In the next two years he held a variety of staff and regimental appointments and attended the War Staff Course at Camberley in June 1941. From GSO2 of the 3rd Canadian Division, in March 1942, he was promoted to command The South Saskatchewan Regiment, Canadian Army, (Canadian Infantry Corps). Two months later, they moved to the Isle of Wight to train for the Dieppe raid.
In March 1942,
Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. He is best known for playing Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series and Peter Bishop in Fringe.
Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Fiona Jackson, a casting director, and John Carter. Jackson's father is from Texas and his mother is a native of Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, having emigrated to North America in the late 1960s. He was raised Catholic. He has a sister, Aisleagh, and two half-brothers, Lyman and Jonathan Carter from his father's first marriage. Jackson grew up in California until the age of 8. Not long after his sister was born in California, his parents divorced and Jackson, his mother and sister then moved to Seattle, where he attended Einstein Middle School in Shoreline, Washington. Shortly thereafter, he moved back to Vancouver with his mother and younger sister. He attended Ideal Mini School and later switched to Kitsilano Secondary School. In an interview with The New York Times, Jackson said he was kicked out of high school once because of The Jon Stewart Show: "[The
Mark Busse MGDC was born in Winkler, Manitoba on April 26, 1969 and is a Canadian graphic designer and educator.
Busse was educated in fine arts, business management and design at the University of British Columbia and Trinity Western University.
In 1997 Busse co-founded the Canadian design firm Industrial Brand Creative with Ben Garfinkel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. From 1992 - 2000 Busse was a senior member of the production management team at Hemlock Printers.
As IBC’s Design Director, Busse's clients have included Molson Breweries, Telus, UBC, Future Shop, Ledalite, Granville Island Brewery, Fraser Valley Regional Library, Best Buy, Nokia, Toyota, TWU, Hemlock Printers, CMHC and Henriquez Architects.
Industrial Brand Creative's branding, print and interactive design work has been recognized by How Magazine, Applied Arts, Lotus Awards, Graphics Exchange, Potlatch, Portfolios.com and International Gallery of Superb Printing.
In 2004, Busse was elected to the board of the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. He was also Co-Chair of the 2008 Graphex Canadian National Design Awards, sat on the GDC National Web Committee and was an active member of
Nira Arora is a Canadian radio broadcaster. She is the co-host of Beat Mornings with Holly, Jonny, Nira, & Amy, a morning radio program on CFBT-FM in Vancouver, Canada. She was also a reporter and host for Shaw TV and a fill-in host for World Beats on Channel M.
Arora has a degree in Communications and Political Science from Simon Fraser University and a broadcasting diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining CFBT in 2001, she worked as a journalist/reporter for the South Asian magazine show Zindagi, and on-air as host with Asian Pulse and Partners in Community Vision.
Paul McGillion (born January 5, 1969) is a Vancouver-based actor who has worked in television, film and theatre since 1990. He is best known for his role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett.
McGillion was born in Paisley, Scotland. His family moved to Canada when he was only 2. When Paul was 11 the family moved back to Scotland for three years while his father worked on the Shetland oil rigs. He is the sixth of seven children.
He taught scene study at the Vancouver Film School in 1998 and 1999. In 2004, McGillion took a role on the science fiction series Stargate Atlantis as the Scottish medical doctor, Carson Beckett. He was initially cast as a recurring guest, but his character appeared so frequently in the show's first season that he was promoted to main character for seasons two and three, and reverts back to a recurring character for seasons 4 and 5 where he appears as the clone of the now-deceased Beckett. McGillion also played the part of young Ernest Littlefield in Stargate SG-1's first season episode "The Torment of Tantalus", the first Tau'ri to have passed through the Stargate after its burial.
He expressed great interest in auditioning for
Robbie Engelquist is a Canadian comedian and rapper from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has performed at various venues across British Columbia and is a respected comedian who deals with the subject matter of schizophrenia. His acts are unique in the way of how he makes fun of his mental disability, since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 18. Engelquist is also an up-and-coming rapper and his material usually relates closely to his mental illness.
At a young age Engelquist heard voices in his head, but assumed that other children also heard these "voices", and simply did not think anything was wrong with him. He had frequent outbursts at home and at school and was eventually put into Riverview Hospital, a mental health facility in Coquitlam. After 6 months in Riverview, Engelquist was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and was then prescribed medication.
Engelquist has performed all over British Columbia and has represented the BCSS (BC Schizophrenia Society) on numerous occasions. His material relates directly to his experience with schizophrenia and uses stand-up comedy as a way to make fun of his abnormal behavior.
Engelquist was filmed in a CBC Documentary about
Spanish Banks are a series of beaches in the city of Vancouver, Canada, located along the shores of English Bay in the West Point Grey neighbourhood. Spanish Banks is located between Locarno Beach to the east and the grounds of the University of British Columbia to the west.
Although the first European explorers in the Strait of Georgia were the Spaniards Juan Carrasco and José María Narváez, who sighted Point Grey in 1791, the Spanish Banks were named in commemoration of the meeting of the English under George Vancouver and the Spanish under Galiano and Valdés in June 1792. While Vancouver's maps do not show the bank, Galiano's charts of 1792 and 1795 do. The Hudson's Bay Company came to call the area Spanish Banks for these reasons. The name was bestowed upon them by Captain Richards of the HMS Plumper during his survey of Burrard Inlet in 1859.
Although technically just one bank, the Spanish Banks beaches are divided into three sections: Spanish Bank East, Spanish Bank Extension, and Spanish Bank West. These beaches are backed by grassy fields, which make them popular for walks, family gatherings, picnics, soccer and volleyball games.
Spanish Banks is best known for its low tide
Vancouver Quadra is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1949.
Within the boundaries of this riding are the University of British Columbia and the western portions of the affluent West Side of Vancouver.
Voters within Quadra have tended to elect centrist candidates, which is an exception to the province as a whole where politics has tended to be more polarized.
Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Joyce Murray, (Liberal) a former BC cabinet minister and provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly. She was first elected in a March 2008 by-election, by a small margin. She was re-elected in the general election on October 14, 2008, by nearly 5000 votes.
This is the sixth wealthiest riding in Canada, with an average family income of over $145,000. As of 2006, this riding had 37% immigrants, most of whom are Chinese-Canadians. The province's largest university, the University of British Columbia is situated in this riding. The major employer is the professional, scientific and technical service sector. The unemployment rate is 5.2%. Nearly every house in this riding is worth over a million
Carly McKillip (born February 13, 1989 Vancouver) is a Canadian actress and musician known for her title role in television series Alice, I Think. She is also the former lead vocalist in the Vancouver band Borderline. She was occasionally miscredited as Carly McKillup. Additionally, she also provided the voice of Sakura Avalon, the title character of the Nelvana dubbed TV Anime Series, Cardcaptors.
McKillip was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father, Tom McKillip, is a record producer, and her mother, Lynda McKillip, is a songwriter. She has a younger sister named Britt McKillip, who is also an actress. McKillip moved to Venice Beach, California on September 18, 2011.
McKillip voiced the role of Ali O'Keefe on the television series Life As We Know It. She also played the title role in Alice, I Think, a Canadian television series that aired 2006 on The Comedy Network and CTV. McKillip also performs together with her sister Britt in the country group One More Girl. Their debut album, Big Sky, was released on October 6, 2009, in Canada.
Jim Chu, O.O.M. (Chinese: 朱小蓀; pinyin: Zhū Xiǎosūn) is the Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). On June 21, 2007, Jim Chu was named as the successor of Chief Constable Jamie Graham, who retired in August. Chu is the first non-white chief constable in Vancouver.
Chu grew up in East Vancouver, the oldest son of four children of immigrants from Shanghai. He graduated from Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, where he played rugby, in 1978. Joining the police department a year after his high-school graduation, he continued his education at the same time, going on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. His police training includes the FBI Advanced SWAT course.
Chu has served in a number of investigative and support roles. As Sergeant in charge of recruiting, he developed the VPD's applicant guide and the department's first website in 1996. In 1997, he became an Inspector, and since then has supervised a number of transitions in the VPD's electronic communications technology, including the introduction of its current radio system and mobile computing system. In 2001, Chu was
General Kenneth McLennan (May 31, 1925–September 20, 2005) was the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1979 to 1981. In recognition of his distinguished service as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Chief of Staff, the general was presented the Distinguished Service Medal by the Commandant of the Marine Corps upon his retirement on July 1, 1981.
Kenneth McLennan was born on May 31, 1925, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. In 1943, he graduated from Lowell High School, San Francisco, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1948. He also holds a M.B.A. degree in Transportation Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (1961).
McLennan enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in January 1943 and was commissioned a second lieutenant on July 18, 1945. He was promoted to first lieutenant in July 1948, while on inactive duty status and was recalled to active duty in March 1951.
From March to June 1951, McLennan underwent training at Camp Pendleton, California. He attended the Special Basic Officers School, Quantico, Virginia, from July to November 1951, and in December began a tour
Paul Campbell (born June 22, 1979) is a Canadian actor.
From 2004 to 2006 he portrayed Billy Keikeya on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Campbell's character was a personal assistant to President Laura Roslin.
Campbell also played Will in the internet series Nobody's Watching, which was filmed as a pilot for The WB, but gained later notoriety when it was posted to YouTube. He also played Billy Morgan on NBC's 2008 Knight Rider re-boot.
In 2008, Campbell appeared in the romantic comedy Play the Game alongside Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, Liz Sheridan, and Marla Sokoloff. Campbell played a young ladies' man who teaches his lonely, widowed grandfather how to re-enter the dating world after a 60 year hiatus.
In March 2009, Campbell was cast in an ABC comedy pilot based on the British series No Heroics, which revolves around four B-list superheroes. He played the leader of the group, Pete, aka Chillout, a Canadian-born superhero who can freeze small objects. The pilot was not picked up by ABC.
Campbell is presently in the cast of the comedy series Almost Heroes alongside series co-creator Ryan Belleville and actors Colin Mochrie, Lauren Ash and Athena Karkanis. The series debuted
Daniel Cudmore (born January 20, 1981) is a Canadian actor perhaps best known for his role as the mutant Colossus in the X-Men movies. More recently Daniel has taken on the role of Master Chief in Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.
He was born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, to English parents Sue Bailey, who works for the British Columbia Film Commission, and Richard Cudmore, a doctor. Cudmore is the middle of three boys, all over 6'5" tall.
Cudmore attended Gannon University and was a member of the football team (2000–02). He is a former forward for the Capilano Rugby Football Club in Vancouver. His older brother Jamie Cudmore is a member of the Canadian Rugby World Cup team. His younger brother, Luke, also plays for Capilano RFC.
Daniel also auditioned for the title role in Superman Returns.
He starred in the The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse also in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as the Volturi Guard, Felix.
He starred in the The Baytown Disco as Lincoln Oodie.
On July 11, 2012 it was confirmed that Cudmore will appear in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn as SPARTAN John-117, the protagonist of much of the Halo series.
James Barber (1923 – November 29, 2007) was a Canadian cookbook author and host of The Urban Peasant, a CBC cooking show.
Born in the United Kingdom, Barber worked as an engineer before becoming a food critic for The Vancouver Sun. His lifelong interest in food and writing and his increased knowledge in these areas naturally led him to become a cookbook author. Following his retirement, he spent his remaining years on his farm in British Columbia's Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. An energetic and passionate man with a large personality, Barber strove to empower others to do things for themselves.
Barber was married twice and fathered five children; 3 sons and 2 daughters. Perhaps fittingly, Barber died peacefully on November 29, 2007 at his farm of natural causes while sitting at the dining room table reading a cookbook with a pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove. He was 84 years old and is survived by his wife and five children.
Jamie Boreham (born March 29, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a professional Canadian football punter/placekicker who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Prior to re-joining the Roughriders in September, 2011, he was most recently signed by the Edmonton Eskimos after spending the 2010 season with the Toronto Argonauts. He wears uniform number #30 in honour of his grandfather, who also wore #30 for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.
After playing at Vancouver College, he played for the Abbotsford Airforce of the BC Jr. Football League (www.bcjuniorfootball.ca). Jamie then played CIS football for the UBC Thunderbirds, Saskatchewan Huskies and Manitoba Bisons. With Manitoba in 2001, Boreham was named a CIS All-Canadian at both Free Safety and Punter and helped lead the Bison to the Vanier Cup where they lost to Saint Mary's Huskies. Boreham re-wrote the Manitoba record book by scoring 114 points in 2001 and 97 in 2002.
He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Saskatchewan Roughriders went on to win the 95th Grey Cup that
For the Russian airline company, see KD Avia.
KD Air Corporation is an airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada offering both scheduled and charter service.
KD Air has daily flights between Vancouver, Qualicum Beach (on Vancouver Island) and Gillies Bay (Texada Island) with ground service to Port Alberni.
The KD Air fleet consists of:
Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980) is a Canadian actress.
Lauren attended Henry James Cambie Secondary School. Smith was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The stepdaughter of a documentary filmmaker, Lauren travelled around the world with her family. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she began a modelling career.
At the age of 19, she was cast in a featured role in the remake of Get Carter. Smith has also appeared in such works as Christy: Return to Cutter Gap, Christy: A Change of Seasons and Christy: A New Beginning and starred in the show Mutant X, where she played the character of Emma deLauro. She has also guest-starred in episodes of Dead Zone, The Twilight Zone, and Blade: The Series, among others. Smith was also a recurring character in the Showtime drama series The L Word, playing Sous-chef Lara Perkins. In 2005, Smith filmed the sexually explicit movie Lie with Me, where she played the character of Leila.
In 2006 she had a recurring part on the Canadian drama Intelligence. In early 2007, she starred in the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys.
In 2008, Lauren starred in the film Pathology and became a series regular in the ninth
Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (known affectionately as "The Nat") is home to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League and also plays host to the University of British Columbia baseball team.
Originally built in 1951 as Capilano Stadium, it was renamed Nat Bailey Stadium in 1978 to honour the work of Vancouver restaurateur Nat Bailey and his tireless effort to promote baseball in Vancouver.
Nat Bailey Stadium is located on the eastern side of scenic Queen Elizabeth Park in the Riley Park-Little Mountain neighbourhood of Vancouver.
The stadium was home to the Vancouver Capilanos and later attracted the Oakland Oaks who played as the Vancouver Mounties of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League from 1956 until 1969. The PCL returned to Vancouver in 1978 with the Vancouver Canadians, who competed in the league until 2000 season, after which the team relocated to Sacramento, California. The following season, a second incarnation of the Canadians began playing in the short-season Class A Northwest League.
The stadium's capacity is 5,157. However, there have been over 7000 fans in attendance at games held on Canada Day. Over 7800 fans squeezed into the park for Game 4 of the
Riley O'Neill (born September 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional soccer player who currently plays for MyPa of the Finnish Veikkausliiga, as a striker. He formerly played in Germany for SV Wilhelmshaven and Eintracht Braunschweig. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Verb Exchange (TSX-V: VEI) is a Canadian digital media company, best known as the parent company of Tabrio Communications, Inc., provider of global communications service, Tabrio. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange and The Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Other subsidiaries in the company's portfolio include long distance carrier services provider, Eurotel, and communication management tool, Tagline.
Tabrio is a global communications service that provides long distance voice calling and text messaging on any mobile, landline or PC. It uses Verb Exchange's VoIP. network, in conjunction with traditional telephony, to place international calls and send SMS text messages at local rates. A built-in contact manager synchronizes contacts automatically. Advertisers can use Tabrio to deliver banner, audio, video, and text ads on mobile, web and desktop platforms.
Verb Exchange delivers wholesale calling to Fortune 100 telecoms through wholly owned subsidiary, Eurotel. Tabrio uses the same network for delivering long distance calls and text messages at local rates.
Tagline is a personal communications gateway that manages multiple
Brittney "Britt" McKillip (born January 18, 1991 in British Columbia) is a Canadian actress and musician best known for her role in the movie Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular and its sequel Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy as Hannah Marie, and for her role as Reggie Lass in the cable series Dead Like Me, the film Dead Like Me: Life After Death (based on the series) and her voice role as Cloe in Bratz. Currently, she voices Princess Cadence in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
Her father is the producer Tom McKillip, and her mother the songwriter Lynda McKillip. She has an older sister, Carly McKillip, who is also an actress. Britt performs together with Carly in the country group One More Girl. Their debut album, Big Sky, was released on October 6, 2009, in Canada.
Kitsilano ( /kɪtsɨˈlænoʊ/) is a neighbourhood on the West Side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Known colloquially as "Kits", this neighbourhood is home to many young families and students as well as yoga studios, organic markets, cafes and Vancouver's Greektown. The primary type of residence is multi-unit housing.
Kitsilano is bordered to the north by two beaches, Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach on the shores of English Bay and extends south to 16th Avenue. It is bordered on the east by Burrard Street and on the west by Alma Street.
In addition to its residential areas and beaches, Kitsilano is home to two distinct commercial strips with shops, restaurants and other services. The first is along West 4th Avenue between Burrard and Balsam Streets, while the other, sometimes known as West Kitsilano, is located along West Broadway between Larch and Blenheim Streets.
As of 2006, Kitsilano is situated mostly within the Canadian federal electoral district of Vancouver Quadra (the easternmost part of Kitsilano lies within the electoral district of Vancouver Centre). Provincially, Kitsilano lies within the B.C. electoral districts of Vancouver-Point Grey and
This article is about the Canadian design company. For the Discovery Channel show see Smash Lab
smashLAB is an interaction design firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, founded in 2000 by Eric Karjaluoto and Eric Shelkie. The firm originally offered a wide range of design services, from identity to advertising. Now it focuses on interactive strategy.
In early 2007, smashLAB launched Design Can Change, an initiative to unite the world's graphic designers and address climate change. One of its objectives was to highlight the fact that designers influence the buying decisions of businesses and organizations with massive advertising budgets and being in control of such vast purse strings gives committed designers the ability to make a huge difference. Design Can Change asks designers to sign an online pledge to show commitment to sustainable design practice. Signatories are listed in a searchable directory of like-minded studios. Design Can Change was featured on popular online design magazines including Design Observer and PingMag and in design publications such as HOW, Applied Arts and Metropolis. The initiative also received press from The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, The
Ziya Tong is a television personality and producer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She was born in London, England of Chinese and Macedonian descent. and later lived in Hong Kong.
Tong moved from Hong Kong to Canada when she was 11.
She received her B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia in psychology and sociology. At McGill University, she graduated with an M.S. in communications and also majored in psychology.
After university, she worked as a reporter, and as a Senior Producer for the news-portal Orientation Global Networks in New York.
Tong began hosting the CBC Television series ZeD in the 2004-05 season, succeeding Sharon Lewis. For this, she was nominated for a Gemini Award for Viewer's Choice for Lifestyle Host in 2005.
After ZeD, Tong moved to CTV to host the new television series Island Escapes, which premiered on January 6, 2006. Critic Denise Duguay called her a "lively and game travel host". In this position, she visited many exotic island locations, and highlighted the attractions of places such as New Caledonia, Bedarra Island and Fiji.
Starting in January, 2007 she worked as a host and producer for two science shows, Wired Science on PBS
Colin Fyfe Miller (born 4 October 1964 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish-born Canadian professional football coach who captained the Canadian national team several times while earning 61 caps (scoring 5 goals) in total.
Moving to Vancouver at the age of 10, Miller began his professional playing career as an 18 year old, joining the Toronto Blizzard of the NASL in 1982. After playing 23 games over three seasons with the Blizzard, Miller joined Scottish giants Rangers, where he spent the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons, appearing in four first-team games.
Miller played in 61 games and scored three goals for Football League side Doncaster Rovers in 1986–87 and 1987–88, for Scottish Football League club Hamilton Academical 199 times over six seasons (1989–94), St. Johnstone in 12 games in 1994, Heart of Midlothian 16 games in 1994–95, Dunfermline 62 times over three seasons (1995–98), Ayr United six times in 1998, and eight times as a player-manager of Academical in 1998–99. Miller also played two summer seasons for the Hamilton Steelers in the Canadian Soccer League, playing 27 times 1988 and 11 times 1990.
Miller made his national team debut against Scotland in June 1983
Jean-Luc Bilodeau (born November 4, 1990) is a Canadian actor who has been acting since 2004. He is best known for his role as Josh Trager in the ABC Family channel program "Kyle XY. Bilodeau has also appeared in films and television series such as Ill Fated, Trick 'r Treat, 16 Wishes, No Ordinary Family and Best Player. He was also in Emmalyn Estrada's music video "Don't Make Me Let You Go" and plays Jeremy in the movie "LOL". He currently stars in the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy, in which he plays Ben, a young twenty-something who has to raise his three-month-old daughter after she is left at his doorstep by his ex-girlfriend.
Bilodeau is the son of Raymond and Barbara Bilodeau and has a sister, Danielle, who is a talent agent in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before becoming an actor, he was a dancer for nine years, but dropped dancing because of his busy film schedule.
He is also known as Jay in the original Disney movie 16 Wishes, starring Debby Ryan; Ash in the Nickelodeon original movie Best Player, starring Jennette McCurdy and Jerry Trainor; and is currently Lead role playing Ben on the new ABC Family series Baby Daddy. Jean-Luc also took part in the film "LOL", starring
Jeremy Fisher (born Jeremy Binns, December 15, 1976, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Fisher is based in Montreal, Quebec and was previously based on Vancouver Island, B.C. and in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. Fisher's work is heavily influenced by folk and blues music, and his songs feature accompaniment by acoustic guitar, slide guitar and harmonica.
Fisher's mother is from Newfoundland. Fisher was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band at Westdale Secondary School (Class of 1995), attended Camp Gesher in 1999, and became a camp counsellor at YMCA Wanakita.
He performed with the band The Obvious under the name Jeremy Binns, and some of his early songs that he performed with The Obvious, including "Lemon Meringue Pie" and "Kiss the Moon" are on his later albums. In 1999, The Obvious put out a self-titled CD.
To support his 2001 independent debut album, Back Porch Spirituals, Fisher spent six months touring from Seattle, across Canada to Halifax, Nova Scotia by bicycle. The tour, dubbed "One Less Tourbus", travelled 7500 kilometres, included 30 performances, and worked with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to raise funds for the "Tour
Jesse Capelli (born May 21, 1979) is a Canadian adult model and a pornographic actress. She is bisexual.
She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and described herself as a "real tomboy" when younger. In April 2004 she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month. Capelli has also modeled for other men's magazines, including Perfect 10 and the UK magazine Men's World.
Capelli performs exclusively in girl/girl scenes for ClubJenna and has appeared in adult videos, including fetish titles such as Jesse Loves Pain (2007). In addition to her work in the adult entertainment industry Capelli had a recurring role on the television series Battle Dome and has appeared mainstream feature films such as Van Wilder and Not Another Teen Movie.
Jessica Lucas (born September 24, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps known for her roles in television, such as, Melrose Place and Edgemont, and in the movies, She's the Man and Cloverfield.
Lucas was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Lucas is biracial. Her father is Black Canadian and her mother is Caucasian. She has been acting since she was seven years old, receiving professional training with Children's Theatre Arts. She earned theatre credits in local productions of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and Music Medley.
She starred in the Canadian teen drama television series Edgemont as Bekka Lawrence. The half hour sitcom/drama which was broadcast on CBC Television which premiered January 4, 2001 and ended July 21, 2005 after a five season run. She was also a series regular in another Canadian television series 2030 CE in 2002 but due to financial issues the series was cancelled.
She guest starred in an episode of The L Word as Roxanne in 2004. She went on to appear as a series regular in the short-lived ABC Teen Drama series Life As We Know It as Sue Miller. The series which ran for one season was cancelled due to low
Joe Average (born 1957) is a Canadian artist who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Diagnosed HIV+ at age 27, Average made the decision to commit the rest of his life to art, and to challenge himself to live by his art. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Average frequently donates work to charitable causes, such as Vancouver's annual Art for Life auction. His work has been used for such projects as A Loving Spoonful (a charity which provides meals to people with terminal illnesses) and the Davie Village. Average has also been selected to judge submissions for Vancouver's AIDS memorial and anti-homophobia posters.
Average is known for his cheerful, colorful, cartoon-like work, including images of flowers, animals and insects, and people. He has received many awards and honors, including civic merit awards, the Caring Canadian Award (1998) and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Silver Medal for Outstanding Community Achievement (2002). Vancouver mayor Philip Owen issued a civic proclamation to designate November 3, 2002 as "Joe Average Day" in the city.
Average was honored as one of two grand marshals of Vancouver's annual gay pride parade in August 2006. In 2011, he was
Remi Clair is an actor, model and an Engineer who was born in District Jalandhar of Punjab state in Northern India. Ancestrally he belongs to Punjabi descent and Indo-European / Indo-Scythian and Aryan ethnic group. He is an actor and has recently starred in the cult favorite Sweet Amerika, which was released on 19 September 2008 in Canada.
He was fond of doing extra-curricular activities and acting since his childhood. Being a unique and idealistic type of person he has always been trying to do something different from others with honesty and integrity. He learned the basics of acting while studying theater during his college days. He participated in many stage activities like skits, plays and Bhangra in college. He won best item award on stage during a get together party and won first prize in a music event by dramatic club of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He had not only kept himself busy in doing courses in hiking & trekking, swimming, karate and snow skiing etc. but was also a member of National Cadet Corps (India) (army wing) & was holding senior most rank of Senior Under Officer (SUO). He led all India twice as Camp Cadet Commander & was adjudged Best Cadet in All
Seth Rogen (/ˈroʊɡɪn/; born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, and voice artist. Rogen began his career doing stand-up comedy during his teen years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, Rogen landed a small part in Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after Rogen moved to Los Angeles for his role, Freaks and Geeks was officially canceled after one season due to poor ratings. Rogen later got a part on the equally short-lived Undeclared, which also hired him as a staff writer.
After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, for which Rogen and the other writers received their Emmy Award nomination, Rogen was guided by film producer Judd Apatow toward a film career. Rogen was cast in a major supporting role and credited as a co-producer in Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. After Rogen received critical praise for his performance, Universal Pictures agreed to cast him as the lead in Apatow's directorial feature films Knocked Up and Funny People. Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Goldberg co-wrote the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, and The
Darryl O'Young Yeuk-Hay (Chinese: 歐陽若曦; pinyin: Ouyáng Ruoxi) is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing driver.
O'Young began racing in 1988 at the age of eight. Trained by his father he honed his driving skills in karting winning numerous championships. The highlight of his karting career was becoming Canadian National Champion and USA National Champion in the same year.
After Formula Ford 1600 and 2000 Darryl progressed into Fran Am Pro 1600 and 2000 in the United States.
O'Young then 25-year old competed in the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia driving for Jebsen & Co, the Hong Kong Porsche dealer team.
Darryl was also invited to join the Hong Kong Le Mans Team setup by Matthew Marsh in 2005. The pair raced a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the Le Mans Endurance Series.
Darryl also took part in the 2005 FIA GT Championship - China Round race at the Zhuhai International Circuit, since the Hong Kong Le Mans Team entered the race as part of its 2005 programme. The pair finished fourth in the GT2 class.
In 2006 Darryl joined Renauer Motorsport for the Spa 24 Hours race, successfully finishing the race with the team.
He has raced for Team Jebsen since 2004 and on 22 October 2006 became series
Emily Jean Perkins (born May 4, 1977) is a Canadian actress, known best for her role as Brigitte Fitzgerald in the Ginger Snaps trilogy and her role as Crystal Braywood in Hiccups. Since the late 1980s she has appeared in various films and television series.
Perkins was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a child actress she was in three made for television movies: Small Sacrifices (1989), opposite Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Anything to Survive (1990), and Stephen King's It (1990), with Jonathan Brandis and Seth Green.
In 1998, Perkins took a supporting role in the Canadian TV crime-drama series Da Vinci's Inquest as Carmen (series 1, episode 9). She returned to the series in 2001 to take a recurring, supporting role as the prostitute Sue Lewis for a further 34 episodes, a role which earned her a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance in 2003.
Perkins is best known for her role as Brigitte in the Ginger Snaps Trilogy of werewolf films: Ginger Snaps (2000), Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (2004), and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004). Her role in Ginger Snaps gained her Best Actress award at the Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema in 2001. Ginger Snaps 2:
Gil Bellows (born June 28, 1967) is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption, Billy Thomas in the television series Ally McBeal and as CIA agent Matt Callan in the television series The Agency.
Bellows was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Magee Secondary School with fellow future actress Carrie-Anne Moss. After graduation he pursued a career in acting, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.
Bellows is known for his first motion picture role as Tommy in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. Also in 1994 he played the lead role Watty Watt in the film "Love and a .45" with Renée Zellweger, as CIA agent Matt Callan in the television series The Agency and as Billy Thomas in the television series Ally McBeal. Bellows also appeared in the psychological thriller Chasing Sleep as Detective Derm, opposite star Jeff Daniels. He appeared in The Weather Man as a perverted rehabilitation counsellor. He was in the films Black Day Blue Night, Snow White: A Tale Of Terror, as Will, and Un amour de sorcière, a French film, as Michael Firth (1997). He has more recently
William Glenn McDonald (August 29, 1939–December 16, 1998) was a Canadian jazz saxophonist.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, McDonald became rebellious as a teen and ended up in a reform school run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland. At the age of fourteen, he discovered the saxophone and Charlie Parker. He eventually moved to Toronto, and became a regular on Canada’s jazz scene from the 1960s through the 1980s.
McDonald migrated to Toronto and joined the Soul Searchers – a well-known R&B band in Canada - in 1969. It was fronted by Dianne Brooks and Eric Mercury, with Terry Logan on guitar, William "Smitty" Smith on organ, and Eric “Mouse” Johnson on drums. Glenn replaced Steve Kennedy on saxophone. Later, Glenn teamed up with arranger Ray Sicora and Jim Heineman to form a film soundtrack production company. The company recorded four compositions by Smitty Smith. Engineered by Phil Sheridan, these sessions included several horn players that would eventually become the Boss Brass, as well as string players from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The plan was for the label to become Canada’s answer to Motown, and the recordings from these sessions are classics, with Glenn the
Kaj-Erik Eriksen (born 15 February 1979) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles as Danny Farrell in the television series The 4400, Jeremy Peters in the television series Boston Public, and as the son of the main character in the 1990s show The Commish.
Eriksen began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of six. After only a few jobs as an extra and a couple of small speaking roles, he got his first big break when he landed a part in the independent film Quarantine. The shoot was very low budget and the cast and crew had to climb through broken windows to get to the set that was inside an abandoned, rat-infested warehouse. Kaj loved it and was hooked on acting right away.
Shortly after Quarantine, Kaj did his first of two guest stars on the TV show MacGyver, which was his favorite show as a child.
In 1991, after working on a number of movies, and guest starring on various television series, Kaj booked the role of David Scali, the son of Michael Chiklis' character on the long-running ABC drama The Commish. The well-respected show catapulted Eriksen into the mainstream American TV world, earning him nominations for a Hollywood Reporter Youth Star
Kate Ground is an adult model and porn star.
Kate Ground was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. While it has been of some debate, the model has confirmed that her ethnicity is "mostly Caucasian, with a bit of Native Indian".
Kate's Playground was opened in August 2003. The website has been a major success for the model, and boasts over 55,500 images in 427+ picture sets, with over 247 videos. Kate Ground is very active in this website with journal entries and a large following of members chatting with her on her "members only" forum. With the exception of Playboy, Kate Ground has never shot for any other photographers or websites. All of her content can be found exclusively at KatesPlayground.com.
Kate Ground has worked with many popular models including, Raven Riley, Misty Anderson, Karen Dreams, Sweet Krissy, Natalie Sparks, and several others. Kate recently jumped behind the scenes to start a solo model website with model Natalie Sparks. At NatalieSparks.com Kate is the main photographer and webmaster.
Ground appeared in the January 2006 issue of Playboy's Natural Beauties and also in the June/July 2006 and August/September 2006 issues of Playboy's Lingerie.
Ground runs multiple
Kristin Laura Kreuk ( /ˈkruːk/; born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and executive producer, best known for her roles as Lana Lang in the American television series Smallville and as Laurel Yeung in the Canadian teen drama Edgemont. She has also starred in movies such as Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy.
Kreuk's latest role is as Catharine Chandler in The CW's series Beauty and the Beast, which airs every Thursday at 9:00 pm ET.
Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father, Peter Kreuk, is of Dutch descent; her mother, Deanna Che, is of Chinese descent, but was born in Indonesia; her maternal grandmother was born in Jamaica of Chinese descent. Both parents are landscape architects. She has a sister named Justine, who is about five years younger. Kreuk trained in karate and gymnastics at the national level until high school but quit in grade 11 due to scoliosis.
After shooting the first season of Edgemont (a teenage soap opera set at a Vancouver-area high school) and getting herself an agent, Kreuk landed the lead role of Snow White in a TV movie titled Snow White: The Fairest of Them All. The film, shot in Vancouver, also
Charles Stansfeld Jones (1886–1950), aka Frater Achad, was an occultist and ceremonial magician. An early aspirant to A∴A∴ (the 20th to be admitted as a Probationer, in December 1909) who "claimed" the grade of Magister Templi as a Neophyte. He also became an O.T.O. initiate, serving as the principal organizer for that order in British Columbia, Canada. He worked under a variety of mottos and titles, including V.I.O. (Unus in Omnibus, "One in All," as an A∴A∴ Probationer), O.I.V.V.I.O., V.I.O.O.I.V., Parzival (as an Adeptus Minor and O.T.O. Ninth Degree), and Tantalus Leucocephalus (as Tenth Degree O.T.O.), but he is best known under his Neophyte motto Achad (Hebrew "unity", אחד), which he used as a byline in his various published writings.
Having been recruited through The Equinox in 1909, Jones was the twentieth person to join Aleister Crowley's A∴A∴ order. Jones' motto as a Probationer was Vnvs in Omnibvs (V.I.O.), and his supervising Neophyte was J. F. C. Fuller (Per Ardua). When Fuller later withdrew from the A∴A∴, Aleister Crowley took over as Jones' superior. Jones advanced to Neophyte, taking the motto Achad, which he was subsequently to use for most of his published
Aaron Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.
He headlined on the CTV drama The Bridge, which was also picked up by CBS for broadcast in the United States. Douglas played Frank Leo, a charismatic police union leader who is simultaneously battling criminals on the street while facing down corruption within the ranks of his own department. CBS ordered thirteen episodes, which began production in May 2009 but was dropped after showing just three episodes. Aaron starred along side fellow Battlestar Galactica actor Paul Campbell in a Syfy original movie, Killer Mountain, which premiered August 27, 2011.
Aaron Douglas was born in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Michael Douglas, is a professor and his mother, Arlene Elliot, is a psychologist. He has a brother Chris, who is four years his junior. The family lived in Vancouver until Aaron was 10, at which time they moved to a town in the interior of the province of British Columbia, Creston, where he attended Prince Charles Secondary School as a teenager and acted in school
Adriane Carr (born 1952) is a Canadian academic, activist and politician with the Green Party in British Columbia and Canada. She is also a Councillor on Vancouver City Council. She was a founding member and the Green Party of British Columbia's first spokesperson (leader) from 1983 to 1985. In 1993 the Party formally established the position of "Leader". In 2000, she became the party's leader again. In the 2005 provincial election, she received in excess of 25% of the vote in her home riding of Powell River-Sunshine Coast. She resigned her position in September 2006 when she was appointed by Federal Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, to be one of her two Deputy Leaders of the Green Party of Canada. Earlier in 2006, Carr had co-chaired the successful campaign to get her political ally and long-time friend Elizabeth May elected as Leader. After two losses as a federal candidate in Vancouver Centre (2008 and 2011), Carr was elected to Vancouver City Council in November 2011. She was the sole candidate of the Green Party of Vancouver for one of 10 seats in the at large election held in November 2001 municipal election. This was her first electoral success in eight attempts, and she is
Jade Kwan is a Hong Kong-born Canadian Cantopop singer currently active in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.
Kwan attended Burnaby North Secondary. After graduating, she entered the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 1999 (新秀歌唱大賽溫哥華選拔賽) with the song "Face" (臉, originally sung by Chinese diva Faye Wong) and was awarded first runner-up. As such, she represented Vancouver in the New Talent Singing Awards Canada Finals 1999 (新秀歌唱大賽加拿大總決賽) and won. She then competed in the New Talent Singing Awards International Finals 1999 (1999 年全球華人新秀歌唱大賽, also representing Vancouver) and won the "Best Potential Newcomer Award" (最具潛質獎) at the International Finals held in Shanghai, China.
She was first known to the public as "Kwan Sum-yin" in 2002. Her singing was greatly admired as were her albums. Her first two albums, "Jade-1" and "Jade-2", won her gold records. Over the years, she has won many music industry awards in Hong Kong and China.
She also plays a few musical instruments including piano, guitar and saxophone. Jade received a minor degree in Music Composition while attending University of British Columbia in Canada.
Jade Kwan is a practising Christian, and has been active
Kash P. Heed (Kashmir Singh Heer) is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview.
He formerly served as the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. He was formerly chief constable of the West Vancouver Police Department and a former superintendent with the Vancouver Police Department and was the first Indo-Canadian police chief in Canada.
Heed graduated from the B.C. Police Academy in 1979 and began his career as an officer with the VPD. In June 2007 he lost out to Deputy Chief Jim Chu for the position of Chief Constable of the VPD, but days later was appointed to that title in West Vancouver. He led the West Vancouver Police Department for 19 months and resigned on February 23, 2009.
He was the superintendent in charge of the south part of Vancouver, and as an Inspector was commander of District 3, which corresponds to the southeast quadrant of Vancouver.
Other roles in his career with the VPD have included heading the drug squad and Indo-Canadian gang task force, as well as implementing the department's COMPSTAT information
Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series and as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V.
Singer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia into a family of performers. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor, his mother, Leslie, a concert pianist, and his sister, Lori, is also an actress. His cousin, Bryan, is a noted film producer/director. Marc was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married to actress Haunani Minn.
Singer has appeared in several fantasy adventure films and series, such as The Beastmaster and its sequels, in which he played the title role, and as Mike Donovan in the 1983 mini-series V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and the TV series V: The Series.
Other roles include the 1982 film If You Could See What I Hear (where he portrayed blind musician Tom Sullivan), Body Chemistry, Something for Joey (as football star John Cappelletti), Watchers II, High Desert Kill, The Fighter, Go Tell the Spartans and Dead Space, as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in A Man Called Sarge.
Singer voiced the character of Man-Bat on Batman: The Animated Series. He has
Suzie Ungerleider, who writes and performs under the name Oh Susanna, is an American-Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts but raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, she is currently based in Toronto.
Ungerleider chose to perform under the name Oh Susanna rather than her given name as a means of keeping her private and professional lives separate. She initially wanted to be a somewhat theatrical performer. "I had this notion, okay I'm going to try and wear these vintage clothes and I play this old Stella guitar, which is like this mail order guitar that blues guys used to play," said Ungerleider. She released her first independent recording, a seven-song EP, in 1997. At approximately this time, she was inspired to relocate to Toronto after attending Blue Rodeo's Stardust Picnic festival. In 1999, she released her full-length debut, Johnstown, and toured Canada and the United States with fellow musicians Veda Hille and Kinnie Starr, in what they dubbed the "Scrappy Bitches Tour".
She has since released four more albums, Sleepy Little Sailor (2001), Oh Susanna (2003), Short Stories (2007), and Soon the Birds (2011). Her recordings have
Jenny Pat is an international art dealer, a visual artist, and a Canadian TV personality. She is a television presenter affiliated with Fairchild TV. Studied in Maryknoll Convent School (Hong Kong), and Prince of Wales Secondary School (Vancouver), she graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in Asian Art History. Her first television appearance was at the age of 4, on a Hong Kong local kids program with TVB. While in Vancouver, Jenny Pat starred in numerous television and stage productions. She auditioned to become a television presenter for Fairchild TV in 1998 and became an on-air weather reporter shortly after. Two years later, Fairchild Television producers invited her to host their longest running program, "What's On (熒幕八爪娛)". In 2012, Jenny was invited by Discovery Channel to partake in their new television series titled Dealers as one of the five top dealers that assess and bid for art works and collectables brought in by the public.
Jenny Pat was born in Hong Kong on 8 August 1981, and moved to Vancouver in 1995. She is the daughter of William Pat, and Fu Yixuan, second daughter of the renowned modern Chinese painter Fu Baoshi. Like her grandfather and
Blake Comeau (born February 18, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a second round selection, 47th overall, of the New York Islanders at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played five seasons in the Islanders organization before joining the Flames in the 2011–12 NHL season. Comeau had a successful junior career, winning two Western Hockey League (WHL) championships and a Memorial Cup title as a member of the Kelowna Rockets and was a member of Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship.
Comeau played four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Kelowna Rockets. He was a second round selection of the team in the 2001 WHL Bantam Draft. After appearing in three games as a 15-year-old, Comeau joined the Rockets full time in 2002–03 where he scored 23 points in 56 games. He appeared in 19 playoff games as the Rockets won the President's Cup. Comeau improved to 33 points in 2003–04, and while the Rockets failed to repeat as league champions, they qualified for the 2004 Memorial Cup as tournament hosts. Comeau and the Rockets won the national
Bradley "Brad" Swaile (born December 26, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian voice actor. He has acted in several animated series, known mostly for his anime roles; particularly that of Amuro Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, Mousse in Ranma 1/2, and Quatre Raberba Winner in Gundam Wing. Swaile is also known for his roles in Dragonball Z (The Ocean Group Dub), as Adult Gohan, and X-Men: Evolution, as Nightcrawler. He can be currently heard as the lead males Rock in Black Lagoon and Light Yagami in the hit anime Death Note. He has reprised his role for the dubbed Death Note live action film.
Brad is known for many roles in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. These roles include Amuro Ray of Mobile Suit Gundam, Quatre Raberba Winner of Gundam Wing, Dearka Elsman of Gundam Seed, Auel Neider of Gundam Seed Destiny and Setsuna F. Seiei of Gundam 00.
Swaile attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School and graduated from Kwantlen University with a degree in Graphic and Visual Design.
Lead/Important roles in bold
Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill, OC (27 March 1905 – 4 November 1980), known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes", was the world's first female aircraft designer. She worked as an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War and did much to make Canada a powerhouse of aircraft construction during her years at Canadian Car and Foundry (CC&F) in Fort William, Ontario. After her work at CC&F she ran a successful consulting business. Between 1967–1970 she was a commissioner on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, published in 1970.
MacGill was born in Vancouver on 27 March 1905, daughter of James Henry MacGill, a prominent Vancouver lawyer, and Helen Gregory MacGill, British Columbia's first woman judge. Her mother was an advocate of women's suffrage and influenced her decision to study engineering. MacGill graduated from the University of Toronto in 1927, was the first Canadian woman to earn a degree in aeronautical engineering.
Following graduation, she took a junior job with a firm in Pontiac, Michigan. While there, she began part-time graduate studies in aeronautical engineering at the University of Michigan, enrolling in the fall of 1927 in the
Sophia Santi is a Canadian pornographic actress.
Santi was born in Winnipeg, Canada but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. At age 18, she moved to her mother's home state of Arizona, and at age 20, she moved to Los Angeles, California. She has said her father is Romanian, with his ancestors being Gypsies, and that her mother is of Irish, German, and Cherokee descent. She was very much a tomboy when she was young, saying "I have sprained each of my ankles eight to twelve times each and have torn five ligaments", resulting her having difficulty in wearing heels. During high school, she worked as a gourmet pizza chef and afterwards, she attended a trade school to be an esthetician.
Santi began modeling at the age of 14. She started working as an adult model under the name Natalia Cruze, becoming the Penthouse Pet of the month for November 2002 and Penthouse Pet of the Year runner-up for 2005.
Later in 2005, she signed an exclusive contract with the porn studio Digital Playground. At that time, she also changed her stage name to Sophia Santi and trademarked it, stating that she did not own the website NataliaCruz.com and she didn't want the person that owned that site to
Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (/kəˈriːə/; (Japanese: 狩谷 哲彦 Kariya Tetsuhiko; born October 16, 1974) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Known as a skilled and fast-skating offensive player, he played in the NHL for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.
After a two-year career with the Penticton Panthers, in which he was named Canadian Junior A Player of the Year in 1992, Kariya joined the college ranks with the Maine Black Bears. In his freshman year, he received the Hobey Baker Award while leading his team to the 1993 NCAA title. Selected fourth overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks, he joined the team in 1994–95 and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. During his nine-year tenure with Anaheim, Kariya formed an effective duo with fellow winger Teemu Selänne that helped him to three NHL First All-Star Team distinctions, while also finishing as the first runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1997. Not an aggressive player, he won back-to-back Lady Byng Trophies in 1996 and 1997 as the league's most gentlemanly player. Serving as a captain for
Vancouver (/væŋˈkuːvər/) is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded more than 603,000 people in the city, making it the eighth largest among Canadian cities. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. With 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile), the City of Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality among those with 5,000 residents or more. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, with 52% for whom English is not their first language.
The original settlement, named Gastown, grew around the Hastings Mill logging sawmill and a nearby tavern, both established in 1867. Enlarging to become the townsite of Granville, with the announcement that the railhead would reach the site it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated as a city in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and
Robert Jens Rock, (born 19 April 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands such as Simple Plan, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, The Offspring and most recently Bush.
Rock began his music career in Langford, British Columbia (a suburb of Victoria) as a guitarist playing with friends William Alexander and Paul Hyde in the former's household basement. After high school graduation, Rock left Victoria and became the co-founder of the Payola$, who became well known with the success of their 1980s hit, "Eyes of a Stranger", which was used as part of the soundtrack of the movie Valley Girl starring Nicolas Cage. In 1983, the Payola$ won the Juno Award for Single of the Year. Rock also worked as an assistant engineer at Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver. In 1987, the Payola$ (who had by then changed their name to Paul Hyde and the Payolas) again changed their name to Rock and Hyde and had a hit single in Canada with the song "Dirty Water". The song also charted on Billboard's Hot 100. In 2007, the Payola$ reclaimed their irreverent band name and once again became active
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (abbreviated as BLG) is the largest full-service Canadian law firm. The Firm has over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in offices in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region. BLG does not designate one of its offices as its headquarters, but instead is governed by a national council composed of partners from across Canada. Sean Weir has been National Managing Partner of the Firm since 2000.
In 2011 – for the fifth consecutive year – BLG was recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” for Fortune 500 companies. The Firm was also ranked number one in Canada for the number of lawyers (190) it had recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and had the most number of lawyers in Canada with a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
The Firm also supports a variety of activities by providing pro bono legal services, fundraising and volunteer programs. In 2010, BLG was recognized by the 2010 Canadian Pro Bono Awards with the Canadian National Law Firm Award for contribution to the delivery of pro bono legal services across the country.
On March 1, 2000, the law firms of Howard, Mackie of Calgary,
David Suzuki, CC OBC (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment.
A long time activist to reverse global climate change, Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work "to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us." The Foundation's priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and Suzuki's Nature Challenge. He also served as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association from 1982-1987.
Suzuki was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2009.
Suzuki has a twin sister named
El-Farouk Khaki (born October 26, 1963) is a Canadian refugee and immigration lawyer, and human rights activist on issues including gender equality, sexual orientation, and progressive Islam. He was the New Democratic Party's candidate for the House of Commons in the riding of Toronto Centre in a March 17, 2008 by-election. Khaki came in second with 13.8% of the vote.
He was born in Tanzania, which his family fled in 1971 escaping political persecution. His parents arrived in Canada in 1974 and settled in Vancouver where Khaki grew up. He earned a law degree from the University of British Columbia before moving to Ottawa in 1988 and has lived and worked in Toronto since 1989. He worked as a political staffer at Queen's Park until 1993 when he left to establish his legal practice. Khaki is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been in private practice since 1993.
Khaki founded Salaam in 1991, a support group for gay Muslims.
In 2003, he helped organized the first female-led, mixed-gender Muslim congregational prayers in Canada for the Salaam/Al-Fateha International Conference, and in 2005, organized the first such prayers anywhere to be held in a mosque. He has served
Manuel "Manny" Sobral (born September 12, 1968 in Galicia, Spain) is a former boxer, competing in the welterweight (– 69 kg) division. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, he represented Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he was eliminated in the first round by Finland's Joni Nyman on points (1:4). He goes to Burnaby North Secondary School.
Queen Elizabeth Park is a municipal park located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Little Mountain (elevation approximately 168 metres or 550 feet above sea level). Its surface was scarred at the turn of the twentieth century when it was quarried for its rock, which served to build Vancouver's first roadways.
In 1930, the park's floral future was somewhat revealed when the BC Tulip Association suggested the notion of transforming the quarries into sunken gardens. By the end of that decade, the site had been turned over to the Vancouver Park Board for park and recreation purposes, and was dedicated as such by King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth (the present Queen's late mother) on their much lauded visit to Vancouver in 1939, as King and Queen of Canada. From that time, Park staff incrementally transformed the overgrown hillsides into Canada's first civic arboretum, with a generous donation from the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. The popular quarry gardens were designed by Park Board Deputy Superintendent Bill Livingstone and were unveiled in the early 1960s.
Prentice Bloedel's gift of $1.25 million funded the open reservoirs and built the country's first geodesic
Sébastien Bordeleau (born February 15, 1975) is a Canadian-born French professional ice hockey forward, who plays for EHC Biel. His father is retired NHL player Paulin Bordeleau.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, while his father Paulin played for the Canucks, he spent several years growing up in France while his father played pro hockey there. After returning to Canada he spent four years with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL. After being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round, 73rd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, the young forward was returned to his junior club to further develop his skills. His most productive year came in 1994–95 when he notched 52 goals.
During his first three pro seasons he played intermittently with Montreal, splitting his time with the AHL's Fredericton Canadiens. In the summer of 1998, Bordeleau was traded to the expansion Nashville Predators. He scored 16 goals and 40 points for the competitive first year club and was one of its top penalty killers. Bordeleau continued in the same role the next season, but saw less playing time in 2000–01. In the latter stages of the 2000–01 season, Bordeleau was claimed on waivers by the St. Louis
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Alen Marcina (born July 30, 1979 in Surrey, British Columbia) was a Canadian soccer player who currently is the assistant coach of the San Antonio Scorpions in the NASL.
Marcina played college soccer with Barry University, and with New Westminster Khalsa in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, before joining the Ottawa Wizards for the 2002-03 CPSL season, where he scored 9 goals in just 10 matches. When the Wizards had their license revoked by the CPSL, Marcina tried his luck in Europe and managed to land a contract with Greek giants and UEFA Cup Participants PAOK Thessaloniki in January, 2004. The next couple of years saw him play with ÍA Akranes of Iceland, Schweinfurt of Germany and Herfølge Boldklub of Denmark.
Marcina signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders for the 2006 season of the second tier league of American soccer, the USL First Division, which is a level below Major League Soccer. He scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for the Islanders earning All-League selection before moving to the New Zealand Knights in November, 2006. He netted his first goal for the Knights against the Newcastle Jets and also scored in the 3-1 win over the Queensland Roar.
Marcina returned to the USL
Major General Bertram Meryl (Bert) Hoffmeister, OC, CB, CBE, DSO and Bar, ED (15 May 1907 – 4 December 1999) was a Canadian Army officer, businessman, and conservationist.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was a sales manager with the Canadian White Pine Co. Ltd. in Vancouver. He enlisted with the Non-Permanent Active Militia (NPAM, the Canadian Army Reserve Force) in 1927. He was promoted Captain in 1934. After he was promoted to Major, in 1939, he was made officer commanding a company of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada who went to England in 1939.
He attended the Canadian Junior War Staff courses at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
In 1942, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel. In 1943, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order while fighting in Sicily. He received a bar to the DSO the following year
In October 1943, promoted to Brigadier General, he was named commanding officer of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, who fought in the Italian Campaign. In March 1944, he was promoted to Major General and made General Officer Commanding the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. After VE-Day, he was made General Officer Commanding the 6th Canadian
Carl Howard Valentine (born July 4, 1958 in Manchester, England) is a former professional soccer player and coach who has had a long association with soccer in the Vancouver area (British Columbia, Canada).
He was the head coach of Ottawa Fury in the USL Premier Development League until taking the position as Vancouver Whitecaps FC club ambassador and staff coach in 2010, in the lead-up to the Whitecaps inaugural season in Major League Soccer.
Valentine had a long, successful playing career from the late 1970s to the late 1990s with several clubs, notably the Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League, Oldham Athletic, West Bromwich Albion of the Football League, and the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League and later American Professional Soccer League.
A striker, Valentine began his pro career in 1976 as a 17 year-old with Football League Second Division side Oldham Athletic. Valentine signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps and as a rookie helped them win their only North American Soccer League championship in 1979. Liking life in Vancouver, Valentine became a Canadian citizen in 1983. The lure of top division English football saw Valentine sign with West
Fiona Bowie is a Vancouver-based Canadian installation artist. She uses film, video, photography and sculpture, and makes "immersive environments".
Fiona Bowie graduated from UBC (BFA) in 1990 and from the School of Contemporary Art SFU (MFA) in 1998.
1998 - 2000, Bowie was Co-curator, Western Front Exhibitions Program, and was the editor of ~scope, exhibition catalogue Western Front Exhibitions Program, 2001.
In 2010, Bowie created Surface, an ongoing live documentary of the underwater life of False Creek. False Creek is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver. Once teeming with marine life, it was heavily industrialized in the early 20th century. Now starting to rebound, the inlet supports seabirds such as cormorants, ducks, herons, kingfishers. Herring and other sealife are now populating the inlet, though in comparatively small numbers.
The live documentary is transmitted from a camera mounted underneath an Aquabus (a commuter ferry servicing Science World, Yaletown and Granville Island ) via a Wireless mesh network to an LED screen mounted on the water side of Ocean Concrete, one of the last industrial businesses still operating on False Creek. The live video stream of surface
Greg Mueller is a professional poker player from Vancouver, British Columbia
Mueller, a former professional hockey player, was drawn to poker after one of many long road trips during his hockey career. After retiring in 1999 from hockey he has cashed in many poker tournaments throughout his poker career.
Mueller won his first World Series of Poker title in 2009 in the $10,000 limit Texas hold'em championship. His previous best finish came in 2007 where he finished runner-up to Steve Billirakis in the $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) earning $328,554. When heads up in the latter tournament, Mueller had made top pair against Billirakis's trips. When Billirakis raised on the river, Mueller made a feint of putting chips into the pot to attempt to get a read on whether Billirakis wanted him to call. While not a formal breach of the rules, ESPN commentator Norman Chad opined that such plays "ain't kosher" according to poker etiquette. Mueller ended up calling and losing the hand to Billirakis. Mueller was then short-stacked and called the big blind with 5♦ 4♦. Billirakis raised Mueller all-in with K♠ 2♦. The board came down J♦ Q♥ 2♠ 8♥ Q♠, giving Billirakis the
John Napier Wyndham Turner, PC, CC, QC (born June 7, 1929) is an English Canadian lawyer and retired politician, who served as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada from June 30 to September 17, 1984.
In his political career, Turner held several prominent Cabinet posts, including minister of justice and minister of finance, under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau from 1968 to 1975. Amid a world recession and the prospect of having to implement the unpopular wage and price controls, Turner surprisingly resigned his position in 1975. After a hiatus from politics from 1975 to 1984, Turner returned and successfully contested the Liberal leadership. Turner held the office of Prime Minister for 79 days (the second shortest tenure in Canadian history after Charles Tupper), as he dissolved Parliament immediately after being sworn in as Prime Minister, and went on to lose the 1984 election in a landslide. Turner stayed on as Liberal leader and headed the Official Opposition for the next six years, leading his party to a modest recovery in the 1988 campaign, resigning from politics in 1990.
He was born in Richmond, Surrey, England to Leonard Turner and Phyllis Gregory, in 1929. When Turner's father
Nicki Clyne (born February 11, 1983) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Cally Henderson Tyrol on the Sci-Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica.
Clyne was born in Vancouver. She graduated in June 2000 from Hugh Boyd Secondary School in Richmond, British Columbia. She has also attended courses at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, both in the Vancouver area. She has a younger brother named Adam.
She has been featured in two episodes of the popular podcast Tiki Bar TV, and presented an episode of HypaSpace. She stars alongside Lance Henriksen, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, and AFI's Davey Havok in the "illustrated film" series Godkiller.
In 2003, a three-hour Battlestar Galactica miniseries was created based on the original 1978 series. Clyne played the role of Specialist Cally, a flight deck crewman in the Colonial Fleet, though this initial role was little more than an extra part with a few speaking lines. Soon thereafter, a weekly television series was commissioned in a collaborative effort between the American Sci Fi Channel and the British Sky TV, and Clyne continued her role. Even though she became a regular
Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. A lifelong student of languages, Bringhurst has translated substantial works from Haida and Navajo, as well as classical Greek and Arabic. He is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style – a reference book of typefaces, glyphs and the visual and geometric arrangement of type.
He lives on Quadra Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia (approximately 170 km northwest of Vancouver) with his wife Jan Zwicky, a poet and philosopher.
Born in Los Angeles, California, he was raised in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bringhurst studied architecture, linguistics, and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Utah. He holds a BA from Indiana University, and a MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. In 2006, he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley.
Bringhurst has taught literature, art history and history of typography at several universities and held fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
Robert Elsie (Born 1950) is a scholar who specializes in Albanian literature and folklore.
Born on June 29, 1950 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Elsie studied at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1972 with a diploma in Classical Studies and Linguistics. In the following years, he continued his post-graduate studies at the Free University of Berlin, at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and at the University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne, at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland, and at the University of Bonn, where he finished his doctorate on Linguistics and Celtic Studies in 1978 at the Linguistics Institute.
From 1978 on, Elsie received permission to visit Albania several times with a group of students and professors from the University of Bonn. For several years, he also attended the International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture, held in Pristina, Kosovo. From 1982 to 1987, he worked for the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bonn. He thereafter worked as a freelance conference interpreter, primarily for Albanian and German, and now works for the United Nations. Since 2002 he has been working for the International
Shaughnessy is an almost entirely residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, spanning about 447 hectares in a relatively central locale. It is bordered by 16th Avenue to the north, 41st Avenue to the south, Oak Street to the east, and Arbutus Street/West Boulevard to the west. Recent census estimates place its population at 9020, hailing from 2970 households. It was named after Thomas Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy, former president of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The neighbourhood's residents have an average annual household income of $136,252 and family income of $153,895 it is a neighbourhood in Vancouver. It is also the site of many historical homes, especially in First Shaughnessy. 51.5% of the neighbourhood's homes were built before or during World War II, compared with 20.8% for the city at large. This is largely due to the 1981 First Shaughnessy Official Development Plan by-law, which promotes private property ownership and single-family dwelling, while limiting property subdivision and population density.
The neighbourhood was created in 1907 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, then the largest real estate developer in Canada. It was meant as an
Veda Hille (born August 11, 1968) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
Veda Hille was born in 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She started playing piano when she was 6 at her own insistence. Her family moved around a lot, from the city to the country and back again. Veda ran around in the woods and the streets, practiced piano, read books and used her Junior Scientist Microscope.
First she played classical music. Then came pop music, and a few years of jazz. There was the ill-fated year as an inept lounge musician. She attended art school studying sculpture, film, and performance art. Veda began writing music in 1990.
She put out an indie cassette, 'Songs About People and Buildings', in 1992. People liked it and she started playing around town. She slowly started the business of touring Canada, and also began a long relationship with the Canadian modern dance scene. In 1994 she released her first CD, 'Path of a Body', and has released an album roughly every 18 months since then. By the time she started working with her current band (assembled in 1997) she was regularly touring Canada, the US, and Germany.
Veda plays piano and tenor guitar, dabbles in banjo, accordion, and
The West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is on the downtown peninsula neighbouring Stanley Park and the areas of Yaletown, Coal Harbour and the downtown financial and central business districts.
The definition of the "official neighbourhood" of the West End, according to the city, is the area west of Burrard Street, east of Denman Street, and south of West Georgia Street. Historically the term originated and remains used by Vancouverites to refer to everything from Burrard Street to Stanley Park, including the Stanley Park Neighbourhood west of Denman Street and the Coal Harbour Neighbourhood. Coal Harbour Neighbourhood is officially designated as west of Burrard and to the north of West Georgia, although the newly built areas between West Pender Street and the waterfront are expressly "Coal Harbour" and not considered part of the West End.
Like all of Vancouver, the West End was originally a forested wilderness. The area was purchased in 1862 by John Morton, Samuel Brighouse, and William Hailstone, three men known as the "Three Greenhorn Englishmen," or just the "Three Greenhorns," owing to the belief that the naive men paid too much for the remote land. The men had
Robert "Bob" McKenzie (born August 16, 1956) is a Canadian hockey commentator who has covered ice hockey since joining TSN in the late 1980s.
McKenzie provides analysis for NHL on TSN telecasts, as well as for international hockey events, notably the annual IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship. He also covered the NHL Entry Draft. Previous to joining TSN, McKenzie was editor-in-chief of The Hockey News for nine years and a hockey columnist for The Toronto Star for six years.
McKenzie is heard weekly on the TEAM 1040 in Vancouver on the "Canucks Lunch with Rick Ball" , as well on TSN Radio 990 (CKGM) in Montreal, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Morning Show at 8:05 a.m. He is also a frequent contributor to the Ottawa Senators pre-game show on Team 1200 radio in Ottawa.
McKenzie has appeared in a video supporting You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. In the video, various TSN broadcasters promised to cover LGBT athletes fairly and honestly without sensationalizing their sexual orientations.
He currently resides in Whitby, Ontario.
Giancarlo Michele "Carlo" Corazzin (born December 25, 1971) is a retired professional Canadian soccer player who represented Winnipeg Fury, Vancouver 86ers, Cambridge United, Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic and Vancouver Whitecaps. He was capped 59 times for the Canadian national team, scoring 11 goals. He is of Italian descent.
Corazzin began his career with Winnipeg Fury of the Canadian Soccer League in 1992, scoring 10 goals in 24 games and helping the team win the CSL Championship. In 1993, Corazzin signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the A-League (now known as the USL First Division, where he finished second in the team's scoring charts with 7 goals in 24 games.
Corazzin signed with Cambridge United of the English Second Division (now known as League 1) on December 10, 1993, scoring 43 goals in 117 games over two-and-a-half seasons. In his final year with Cambridge, the team was relegated, and on March 28, 1996, Corazzin signed with Plymouth Argyle for a transfer fee of £150 000. In two-and-a-half seasons at Argyle, Corazzin scored 24 goals in 86 games.
Corazzin joined Northampton Town of the third division on June 26, 1998, netting 32 goals in 89 games
Helijet International is a helicopter airline and charter service based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It operates scheduled services and has a charter division (Helijet Charters) servicing the film, television, aerial tour and general charter markets, as well as air ambulance services. Its main base is Vancouver International Airport.
Sightseeing tours are operated from the Vancouver Harbour Heliport located on the shores of Burrard Inlet, adjacent to Waterfront Station. In addition, Helijet Charters and partner Grouse Mountain operate spectacular scenic tours and packages from the helipad on the peak of the mountain. Helijet is also British Columbia's largest air medical service provider, operating both rotary and fixed wing medevac equipment.
The airline was established in 1986 and started operations between Vancouver and Victoria in November 1986 with one aircraft and 14 staff members. It was formerly known as Helijet Airways. During the past 25 years of operation Helijet has grown from one scheduled aircraft with 14 staff carrying just 22,000 passengers into a diversified company with 15 aircraft, 150+ employees and carrying over 100,000 passengers per year. With US
Jessica Lowndes (born November 8, 1988) is a Canadian actress, pop singer and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on TV series 90210.
Jessica Lowndes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She studied at Pacific Academy in Surrey and was included on People magazine's list of World's Most Beautiful People of 2009, along with co-stars from the series 90210.
Jessica Lowndes is of English, Ukrainian and German descent. in 2005, Lowndes moved to California and moved back to Canada in 2010.
Lowndes got her acting debut in the 2005 TV movie, Saving Milly as Andrea Kondracke. This was followed by a guest role in an episode of Masters of Horror, she was later cast in a recurring role on the sitcom Alice, I Think. She has since made guest appearances on Kyle XY. Her next film role was a supporting role in the Lifetime movie To Have and to Hold released in 2006, this was followed in 2007 by a pilot called Pretty/Handsome which did not get picked up.
In 2008, Lowndes appeared in Autopsy and The Haunting of Molly Hartley along with a recurring role in the drama series Greek as Mandi. Lowndes also landed a recurring role in the series 90210 a spin-off of
John Howe (born August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian book illustrator, living in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. One year after graduating from high school, he studied in a college in Strasbourg, France, then at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs.
He is best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. Howe and noted Tolkien artist Alan Lee served as chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and Howe also did the illustration for the "Lord of the Rings" board game created by Reiner Knizia. Howe also re-illustrated the maps of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion in 1996–2003. His work is however not limited to this, and includes images of myths such as the Anglo Saxon legend of Beowulf (he also illustrated Knizia's board game Beowulf: The Legend). Howe illustrated many other books, amongst which many belong to the fantasy genre (Robin Hobb's books for instance.) He also contributed to the film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. In 2005 a limited edition of George R. R. Martin's novel A Clash of Kings was released by Meisha Merlin, complete with numerous
Luciana Carro (born March 23, 1981) is a Canadian actress best known for her appearances on the television series Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and Falling Skies and in movies such as Two for the Money and Dr. Dolittle 3.
Carro was encouraged to act by her parents as a way of overcoming her shyness. With the encouragement of her high school drama teacher Gerry Campbell (father of Neve Campbell), she attended theater school.
Carro began her career in TV series such as The Chris Isaak Show, Smallville and The L Word. These led to her getting a part in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series as Louanne "Kat" Katraine, a trainee Viper pilot that quickly grew to become an ace pilot and a regular part on the series.
Her performance in the Re-imagined series was quickly noted by film producers and she starred in Two for the Money (alongside Al Pacino) and Dr. Dolittle 3. She was also cast for the recurring role of Stephanie Meyer on the critically acclaimed Everwood. She had a recurring role as Pryah on the now cancelled TV series Caprica and is currently appearing as Crazy Lee in the TV series Falling Skies.
Brittany Timko (born 5 September 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian female soccer player.
She played for the Vancouver Whitecaps Women. She also played on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln soccer team from 2003 to 2007, and graduated in May 2007. She then played and Timko signed in October 2008 in the newly formed Westfield W-League, for Melbourne Victory in Australia, linking up with her former coach Matt Shepherd. In the first half of the 2009/2010 season played in Sweden's Damallsvenskan league for Piteå IF and in the second will play for SG Essen-Schönebeck. In summer 2010 left SG Essen-Schönebeck.
Timko has played a total of 100 times for Canada and scored 4 goals. However, at the U-19 level, where she played forward more, she was capped 32 times and scored 16 goals. She earned the adidas Golden Shoe as top scorer at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with seven goals in a mere 4 games.
Timko won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan Am Games tournament when Canada defeated Brazil 4-3 in penalty kicks. Timko was also a member of the Canada women's national football team that competed in the 2012 Olympics. She won a bronze medal when Canada defeated
Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980) is a Canadian-born actress perhaps best known for playing Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel. She is also well known for her role as Misty in the horror films Hatchet and Hatchet 2.
An only child, McNab was born in Vancouver, British Columbia; her father is former English football player Bob McNab.
McNab received her first notable acting role in 1991 when she appeared as a girl scout selling cookies in Addams Family, TheThe Addams Family. She then received a more prominent role in the 1993 sequel Addams Family Values in which she portrayed a snobby camper named Amanda Buckman.
McNabs next breakthrough came in 1997, when she was cast in a recurring role on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show aired on The WB and also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan. McNab played Harmony Kendall a dimwitted, yet popular high school student who eventually becomes a vampire. She appeared in 16 episodes over 4 years. McNab reprised this role when she was cast in the spin-off Angel, which starred David Boreanaz. She became a series regular during the shows final season, airing from 2003-2004.
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, commonly referred to as Vancity, is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its 479,500 member-owners and their communities through 58 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish. As Canada's largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $16.1 billion in assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy, sustainable communities.
Vancity's values-based banking model is grounded in the local economy, and uses member’s deposits to lend and invest in local businesses and organizations that create a positive economic, social and environmental impact in the community. In addition, since 1994, Vancity has distributed $221 million to members through dividends and to communities through grants and community investment initiatives.
The credit union’s primary lines of business include retail and business banking (deposit-taking and lending) and commercial mortgage lending. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Vancity’s lines of business also include foreign exchange services, life insurance services, Visa credit card services, real estate
Alexander Duncan McRae, C.B., (November 17, 1874, in Glencoe, Ontario – June 26, 1946, Ottawa, Ontario) was a successful businessman, a Major General in the Canadian Army in First World War, a Member of Parliament, a Canadian Senator and a farmer.
Alexander Duncan McRae was born and raised on a farm in Ekfrid Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. His father was Duncan Alexander McRae and his mother was Mary (Mahwhinney) McRae. His cousin and longtime business partner, Andrew Davidson (b. May 18, 1853) came from the same area. The two of them each went on to study at a Business school in Chatham, Ontario.
In search of opportunities, at age 18 he went to work for his cousins, the brothers Alexander and Andrew Davidson of Duluth, Minnesota. The Davidsons had started in Little Falls, Minnesota, working for a railway company and moved into banking. Andrew had become mayor and they were involved in the business of buying, marketing and financing railway land to homesteaders. Minnesota made Andrew an Honorary Colonel. Their banking business spread through the region. In 1892, at 18 Alexander McRae joined them in Duluth and learned under Andrew.
McRae's first business venture on his own
Aritzia is a Canadian clothing retailer for women that started in Vancouver, British Columbia in the Hill's department store in Kerrisdale in 1984 and has 12 of its stores in Vancouver. Aritzia operates a total of 50 stores, with locations in Toronto (14), Vancouver (8), Victoria (1), Calgary (4), Edmonton (3), Ottawa (2), Kitchener (1), London (1), Winnipeg (1), Seattle (1), San Jose (1) San Francisco (1), Portland (1), Short Hills, NJ (1), Dallas (1), Chicago, IL (2), New York City (1). Of the 50 Aritzia locations, 6 of them are TNA boutiques located in Toronto (1), Calgary (1), Vancouver (3) Whistler (2), and 1 of them is a Wilfred boutique located in Toronto. At the start of February 2011, a showroom called Shop Before the Shop was opened in the upper floor of their new flagship location on Broadway, until its doors officially opened on June 15, 2011, in SoHo, New York City. It is expected that online shopping will be offered on aritzia.com within the year.
Aritzia has eight exclusive house brands. They are: A Moveable Feast (a minimalistic line that could easily be classified as the darkest, edgiest, and newest of their lines), Community (the ethical line featuring organic and
Daniel Taylor (born February 12, 1955 in Vancouver) is a Canadian Hyperrealist painter, internationally renowned for his high realism portraits and wildlife art. For the greater part of his life he lived with his family in the interior of British Columbia. This wilderness setting with its abundant wildlife has been a source of great inspiration.
Today, Taylor’s art can be found in both private and public collections internationally and his work has been prominently displayed in countries such as Canada, Japan, United States, England and Australia. A permanent exhibition of his art is on display in the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC.
Originally, Taylor sketched and painted portraits and landscapes in oil but later turned to acrylic and wildlife. He eventually succeeded in accomplishing the fusing of all themes together and finding his true creative passion in life.
Daniel Taylor is an artist with a mission as he spent most of his professional life using art to promote a cause. He was granted the Federal and Provincial Ambassadorship of the VSA Arts for assisting in the creation of art workshops for both children and adults with disabilities. He has also
Denis Kang (born September 17, 1977) is a French-Canadian mixed martial artist of Korean and French descent. He was the PRIDE FC welterweight grand prix finalist in which he lost to Kazuo Misaki. Kang is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, originally trained and mentored by Marcus Soares.
Denis Kang was born in the French overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre & Miquelon to a Korean father and French mother. He and his family relocated to the Canary Islands and finally North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1988. Kang speaks fluent French and English, and is also said to be fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, which he learned via constant relocation.. He has two younger brothers, the youngest of which, Julien Kang, is an actor in South Korea.
On September 23, 2006, Kang's fiancée, Shelby Walker, who was also a professional fighter, was found dead after an apparent overdose of pain medication. Kang had racked up a 23 fight unbeaten streak prior to his fiancée's death, but has since won only 7 of 16 bouts.
Denis Kang's MMA career began in 1998 at the Ultimate Warrior Challenge in Vancouver, Canada. Kang was successful in his debut fight, winning by submission (rear naked
Glenn Chris Anderson (born October 2, 1960) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger in the National Hockey League (NHL) who played for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 10, 2008. He is married to model and luxury real estate broker Susan Daniels-Anderson. They have a daughter Autumn Kristy Anderson and reside in Manhattan, New York.
Anderson played for the Burnaby Winter Club, then University of Denver in the NCAA for a year, before joining the Canadian National Team in 1979–80, with whom he represented Canada at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also played with the Seattle Breakers in the WHL that season. The Oilers drafted him in the fourth round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, 69th overall. He joined the Oilers' roster in the 1980–81 season.
Anderson played 11 full seasons with the Oilers, from the 1980–81 to 1990–91. He won five Stanley Cups with Edmonton in the years 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990.
During the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals, Anderson had several noted run-ins with New York Islanders goaltender Billy Smith. During Game One, a slash on Anderson's
Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian actor and director. He is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and for his current role starring as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz.
Jason Bradford Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His mother is actress Sharon Kirk. He is a graduate of Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver. He has a twin sister, Justine Priestley, and two step siblings, Karin and Kristi.
He became a naturalized American citizen in 2007.
Priestley first started his television career guest-starring as Bobby Conrad a.k.a. Roberto Coronado Jr., a mobster's grandson, in the early 1987 episode "A Piece of Cake" from the final 4th season of the television series Airwolf, and then moved onto the 1989 short-lived sitcom Sister Kate which starred Stephanie Beacham. He played Todd, one of the fosterchildren under the care of Sister Kate, an English nun. In 1990, Priestley was chosen as Brandon Walsh on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. He also directed nineteen of the show's episodes. He remained on the show until 1998, when Brandon moved to
Patrick Stewart "Pat" Onstad (born January 13, 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian former soccer goalkeeper, who is currently an assistant coach for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.
Onstad began his soccer career with the West Point Grey, Marpole United, and Coquitlam Metro-Ford youth soccer clubs. He then went on to tend goal at the University of British Columbia, who he led to three CIAU National Championships. He was also a two-time Academic All-Canadian, and holds degrees in Human Kinetics and Education.
After graduating, Onstad joined the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League in 1987. From 1988-89, he played for the Winnipeg Fury, also of the CSL. He moved to a third CSL team, the Toronto Blizzard, for 1990 and 1991. Onstad returned to the Fury in 1992, winning both the CSL Championship and the CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
Onstad moved to the APSL in 1994, playing for the Toronto Rockets. After a season with the Rockets, he moved to the Montreal Impact for 1995. In 1996, he played indoor soccer for the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL. He returned to outdoor soccer in 1997, playing for the Toronto Lynx, again of the A-League. In 1998, Onstad moved
Stephen Fearing (born 1963) is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter.
Fearing was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He returned to Canada in 1981 and began pursuing a career in music. In addition to his solo career, Fearing was one of the founding members of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in 1996.
The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS) is a Canadian non-profit organization that tracks hate groups and extremism, provides direct support to victims of racism and discrimination, and lobbies government and governmental agencies for the development of effective policy and legislation to stop racism. The social justice law firm, Rush, Crane, Guenther, provides legal counsel. CAERS has been criticized for its tactics and financial practices. CAERS maintains a website at Stopracism.ca .
In 1998, CAERS received the BC Eliminates Racism Together Award from the Ministry of Multiculturalism for research that led to exposing the head of the Ku Klux Klan in British Columbia and organizing against hate.
In 2001, CAERS received an award from the Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration for organizing provincial consultations for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism. According to the Minister:
The Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration greatly acknowledges the important contribution to the United to Combat Racism: Equality-Dignity-Justice by the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society. Your input, collaboration and leadership made
Rachel Marsden (born December 2, 1974) is a Canadian conservative political columnist, geopolitical strategist, author and television commentator based in Paris. She writes an internationally syndicated weekly column for Tribune Media Services. She also teaches at Sciences Po University in Paris. She also currently serves as an Expert at Wikistrat.
In the 2000s, she was a columnist for publications such as The Washington Times, National Post, Toronto Sun and the New York Post. She has appeared as a co-host and contributor on Fox News and also on CNN, and currently runs the website Grand Central Political, which syndicates and distributes commentary by figures such as Bernard Kerik and Mark Cuban. Her weekly political commentary appears in the online edition of Daily Telegraph, Human Events magazine, Spectator Magazine, and Townhall.com. She has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and Spectator Magazine. She is currently a regular panelist on LCP Politique Matin carried on the state-owned parliamentary television channel La Chaîne parlementaire in France, and writes regular analysis pieces for Hudson Institute publications. In November 2011, she
Sook-Yin Lee is a Canadian broadcaster, musician, filmmaker, and actress. She is a former MuchMusic VJ, and, since 2002, has been the host of CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO).
Lee grew up in a Vancouver suburb, the second-oldest daughter of Chinese immigrants. She was raised as a devout Roman Catholic. Her father was a post-World War II orphan from Hong Kong, her mother an escapee from Communist China who was in and out of psychiatric institutions when Lee was young. Lee's upbringing was within a strict, secretive and unstable family. When Lee was 15, her parents split up and Lee ran away from home, for a time living on the street before eventually living with a "community of lesbians and artists".
In the late 1980s, she became the lead singer for Bob's Your Uncle, a Vancouver alternative rock band. Lee often incorporated performance art techniques into the band's melodic rock. When that band broke up, Lee pursued a solo music career, releasing several solo albums and performing as an actor in theatre, film and television projects. She was the lead singer for the band Slan. Neko Case covered Lee's song "Knock Loud" on her 2001 EP Canadian Amp.
In 1995, Lee became a VJ
Tim Hecker is an electronic musician and sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. Hecker previously recorded under the moniker Jetone, but has become better known internationally for his ambient recordings released through Kranky, Mille Plateaux, Alien8, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat under his own name.
Hecker was a producer of electronica, touring and producing under the name Jetone. He has performed extensively including festivals such as Sónar (Barcelona), MUTEK (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and club transmediale (Berlin).
In addition to touring with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and recording with the likes of Fly Pan Am, Hecker has also collaborated with Christof Migone, Martin Tétreault, and Aidan Baker. He has also contributed remixes to other artists, including Isis.
Hecker occasionally makes sound installations and has collaborated with visual artists such as Stan Douglas and Charles Stankievech.
The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. It is located at 750 Hornby Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its permanent collection of about 10,000 artworks includes more than 200 major works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, Jeff Wall and Marc Chagall.
The VAG was founded in 1931 and had its first home at 1145 West Georgia Street. In 1983 it moved to the Hornby Street location, the former provincial courthouse. It was renovated at a cost of $20 million by architect Arthur Erickson, which completed his modern three city-block Robson Square complex. The Gallery connects to the rest of the complex via an underground passage below Robson Street to an outdoor plaza, restaurants, the University of British Columbia's downtown satellite campus, government offices, and the new Law Courts at the southern end.
The VAG has 41,400 square feet (3,850 m) of exhibition space and about 10,000 works in its collection, most notably its Emily Carr collection. It has also amassed a significant collection of photographs. In addition to exhibitions of its own collection, the VAG regularly hosts touring exhibitions. The VAG regularly
Vancouver Kingsway is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1953 to 1988 and since 1997. It is located in Vancouver.
This riding's population is over 54% immigrants. The two largest ethnic groups in this riding are the Chinese-Canadians at 43% and the Filipino-Canadians at 11%. The service sector, retail trade and manufacturing are the major sources of employment in Vancouver Kingsway. The average family income is over $72,000. Unemployment is around 6.5%. 9.9% of the population is Buddhist, the highest in Canada.
The name "Vancouver Kingsway" has been used twice to describe federal ridings. It was first created in 1952, carved out of Vancouver South riding. In 1987, the riding was divided between Burnaby—Kingsway, Vancouver East, Vancouver Quadra and Vancouver South ridings. In 1996, a new Vancouver Kingsway was created out of these same four ridings.
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
David Emerson was first elected in 2004, for the Liberal Party of Canada, and served in the Cabinet as the Minister of Industry.
Emerson was re-elected as a Liberal in the 2006 election,
Aaron Voros (born July 2, 1981) is a professional ice hockey winger. He is currently an unrestricted free agent. He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 229th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He then went on to play for the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, and finally traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs but never played a game for Toronto. He played his NCAA hockey for three years at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and spent his Junior hockey time playing from 1999-2001 for the now re-named Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL formerly Victoria Salsa.
Voros played his amateur hockey in his home city of Surrey, British Columbia with the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, also playing Nor-Wes Caps-Junior B of the PIJHL and Junior A with the Victoria Salsa of the BCHL. He was an 8th round draft pick by the New Jersey Devils in the 2001 NHL draft while playing for the Victoria Salsa. That summer he also received a full athletic hockey scholarship to University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team in his freshman year.
After the second game of his sophomore season at Alaska Fairbanks, doctors discovered a
Joey Cramer (born August 23, 1973) is a former child actor who was active in the United States and Canada during the mid 1980s, most notable for his role in Flight of the Navigator. He also appeared in the television movie Stone Fox with Buddy Ebsen and Gordon Tootoosis in 1987.
William A. "Bill" Henderson (born November 6, 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He first appeared on the Canadian music scene as a member of the group The Collectors. While the Collectors were forming, he was guitarist in the Panorama Trio at he Vancouver Hilton Hotel's Panorama Roof restaurant. He is best known for his work with the group Chilliwack in the 1970s and 1980s, who produced such hits as "Lonesome Mary", "California Girl", and "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)". He has produced numerous recordings, and won the 1983 Juno Award for "Producer of the Year", with Brian MacLeod.
He is part of the folk music supergroup UHF. He has put his talents to work in several media endeavors, winning a Genie Award for best original song in a movie ("When I Sing", from Bye Bye Blues), and musical director for the Canadian edition of Sesame Street from 1989 to 1995.
Most recently, Henderson has acted as director of the Canadian Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and as president of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SOCAN).
His daughter Camille Henderson is a singer, who gained fame in the early 90s as a member of the pop trio West End
Bjarni V. Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Tryggvason was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, but considers Vancouver, British Columbia, to be his hometown. He has two children. Bjarni Tryggvason has about 4,000 hours of flight experience, holds an Airline Transport Rating and has been a flight instructor. He's currently active in aerobatic flight and once qualified as captain in the Tutor jet trainer with the Canadian Air Force. After completing high school in Richmond, BC, he received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia in 1972 and did postgraduate work in engineering with specialization in applied mathematics and fluid dynamics at the University of Western Ontario.
He is a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 1998, and one from the University of Iceland in 2000.
He worked as a meteorologist with the cloud physics group at the
Robert Italo ("Bob") Lenarduzzi, OBC (born 1 May 1955 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former North American Soccer League star, Canadian international, and coach of the Canadian national and olympic soccer teams. He is currently President of Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
A midfielder/defender, Lenarduzzi began his professional playing career at age 15 as a youth with Reading in the English Football League and went on to play 67 first-team games with the club, and scored two goals. Lenarduzzi then joined the NASL Vancouver Whitecaps in 1974 in the team's first season. He played 11 seasons until the Whitecaps last season in 1984, when the league folded. Lenarduzzi holds the record for most games played in the league, with 312. Lenarduzzi played all eleven positions during his tenure with the team. He was also voted NASL North American player of the year in 1978. The Whitecaps won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship in 1979. In 1984, Lenarduzzi joined the Tacoma Stars of Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). He spent two seasons with them before moving to the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League in 1986 to become the team's
Brian Brett (born in Vancouver, British Columbia on 28 April 1950) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
He studied literature at Simon Fraser University from 1969 to 1974. Writing and publishing since the late 1960s, he has also been involved in an editorial capacity with several publishing firms such as the Governor-General's Award winning Blackfish Press.
In the early seventies, he began working as a freelance journalist and critic for various publications and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, The New Reader, Books in Canada, the Victoria Times-Colonist and Vancouver's The Province—where he was the poetry critic for two years, and had his own column. His journalism has appeared in almost every major newspaper in Canada, and his essays in most of the major magazines. He is currently writing a monthly newspaper column called CultureWatch for the Yukon News.
Brett inaugurated the B.C. Poetry-in-the-Schools program, introducing children in schools to world poetry for a period of several years, and has taught or given workshops on writing across Canada. He has been a member of organizations ranging from P.E.N. International, the League of
Catherine Evelyn Smith (born on 25 Apr 1947 in Hamilton, Ontario) is an occasional backup singer, rock star girlfriend, "groupie" and drug dealer, who served 15 months in the California state prison system for injecting John Belushi with a fatal dose of heroin and cocaine in 1982.
Smith had been paid for a front page headline story in the Hollywood tabloid the National Enquirer, where she stated she was the person who injected the actor with a fatal drug overdose. In 1984, Smith co-wrote a book entitled Chasing the Dragon which told her life story. The title is an allusion to Smith's heroin addiction. Smith appeared prominently in the Bob Woodward book Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, and was played by Patti D'Arbanville in the film version. She has been called a backup singer but has also been described as merely a groupie.
Smith became notorious in the Belushi case, but her association with well-known performers goes back at least 20 years prior to her confession in the National Enquirer. Her earliest association was with Levon Helm, later a member of The Band in 1963. In Helm's autobiography, he recalls that Smith first met him in Hamilton, Ontario. Helm,
Peter Stefan Dyakowski (born April 19, 1984, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Dyakowski did not start playing football until he entered Grade 10 at Vancouver College. After high school he signed a national letter of intent to play for Louisiana State Tigers and signed a football scholarship for the Louisiana State University.
In his early years at LSU he was nicknamed "The Mullet" because of his hair style, and captured a national title in 2004. In 2003 and 2004 he was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Then, as a senior at LSU he received the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team Player of the Week Award and was LSU's nominee for the 2006 Southeastern Conference Football Good Works Team.
He was named to ESPN.com's All Bowl Team and played in the Inta Juice North-South All Star Game following his senior season at LSU.
Dyakowski was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the second round of the 2006 CFL Draft. He was not picked by any team in the 2007 NFL draft, but signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints shortly thereafter. Eventually released, he subsequently signed with the Tiger-Cats and has
Katherine Isobel Murray (born November 2, 1981), better known by her screen name Katharine Isabelle, is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger in the Ginger Snaps trilogy and as Gibb in Freddy vs. Jason.
Isabelle is the daughter of Graeme and Gail Murray, Graeme created special effects for the TV series The X Files. Isabelle's brother is actor, writer and director Joshua Murray. Isabelle broke into acting at an early age with parts in the films Cousins and Cold Front and an episode of MacGyver. Isabelle later had the lead role in Ginger Snaps. She won Best Supporting Actress in a mini-series for The Englishman's Boy in the 2008 Gemini Awards.
Devin Garret Townsend (born May 5, 1972) is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has had an extensive career as a solo artist.
After performing in a number of metal bands in high school, Townsend was discovered by a record label in 1993 and was asked to perform lead vocals on Steve Vai's album Sex & Religion. After recording and touring with Vai, Townsend was discouraged by what he found in the music industry, and vented his anger on a solo album released under the pseudonym Strapping Young Lad. He soon assembled a band under the name, and released the critically acclaimed City in 1997. Since then, he has released three more studio albums with Strapping Young Lad, along with solo material released under his own independent record label, HevyDevy Records. Townsend's solo albums, a diverse mix of hard rock and progressive metal, have featured a varying lineup of supporting musicians. In 2002 he formed The Devin Townsend Band, a dedicated lineup which recorded and toured for two of his solo releases.
In 2007, Townsend disbanded both Strapping Young
The Downtown Eastside (DTES) is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and was known as "Canada's poorest postal code". According to the city of Vancouver, the Downtown Eastside contains the following neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Gastown, Oppenheimer Park (formerly Japantown), Thornton Park and Victory Square, as well as the light industrial area to the North. There are many conflicting definitions of its perimeter but it can generally be viewed as being bordered by Cambie Street to the west, Clark Drive to the east, the waterfront to the north and Venables Street/Prior Avenue to the south, with Hastings Street running down the middle of the neighbourhood.
The area is noted for a high incidence of poverty, drug use, sex trade, crime, violence, as well as a history of community activism. Hastings and Cordova Streets were once the core shopping district in the city, many of the retail shops that flourished until the early 1980s are now gone. The area was the victim of significant urban decay but presently buildings are being renewed and many new businesses are operating in the community. In recent years there have been tensions between developers and
Gerald Grattan McGeer (6 January 1888 – 11 August 1947) was a lawyer, populist politician, and monetary reform advocate in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He served as the 22nd Mayor of Vancouver, a Member of the Legislative Assembly in BC, Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party of Canada, and in the Canadian Senate.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, McGeer moved with his family as a young child to Vancouver. He grew up in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. As a young adult, he worked in an iron foundry and was an active member in his union. Eventually he went to Dalhousie University to study law. Back in Vancouver, he married Charlotte Spencer, of the department store family.
McGeer first attained renown in the 1920s as a lawyer representing the British Columbia government in its case to reduce freight rate differentials on goods shipped through the Rocky Mountains by rail. He worked for years on this case and achieved considerable success. The outcome proved a windfall for the BC economy, earning McGeer a reputation as "the man who flattened the Rockies." Reductions in discriminatory freight rates made it economically feasible for prairie grain to come west and be
Gordon Stanfield Animation (GSA) is an animation service company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with over 20 years of development, pre-production and production experience. GSA was the first sub-contract animation studio in North America to provide major services on USA Network television shows.
GSA began in 1984 in Toronto as a service company for animation production on US network TV shows. In 1984 the company (then Gordon Stanfield and his wife Janice) were hired by Gaumont, the film company based in Paris. Their task was to provide animation services on Asterix vs Caesar. While in Paris, Gordon worked as an animator and designer. In 1985 (after the film's success in Europe), Stanfield was hired to direct animation for the LucasFilm series Droids (already in production in Korea by Nelvana/LucasFilm). With the Droids series completed, Stanfield relocated to Vancouver and at the end of 1985 began work on a sub-contract from Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., producer of the Alvin and the Chimpmunks series.
Later in 1985, Stanfield began unit production on the Care Bears series for Nelvana/ABC. The Vancouver unit (formed by Stanfield) performed storyboarding and layout for the first
Shaone Morrisonn (born December 23, 1982) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL.
Shaone started his hockey career with the Vancouver Thunderbird Minor Hockey Association (VTMHA). After proving himself at the community level, he was drafted by the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL and subsequently drafted in the 1st round, 19th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was later dealt to the Capitals on March 3, 2004 in the trade that sent Sergei Gonchar to the Bruins.
Morrisonn was often paired with 2007–08 NHL lead goal-scoring defenceman Mike Green.
Morrisonn has begun to prove himself as a tough, stay-at-home defenceman. During the 2008 NHL playoffs, Morrisonn played every game with a broken jaw and a separated shoulder.
In 2008, after a long negotiation with the Capitals, Morrisonn filed for arbitration as he wanted to stay with the team but could not come to an agreement on financial terms. On July 26, 2008, an arbitrator awarded a one-year contract worth $1.975 million.
On August 2, 2010 Morrisonn came to terms with the Buffalo Sabres on a two-year contract. Prior to his second season with the Sabres, on
Vancouver Centre is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1917.
The district includes the neighbourhoods of Fairview, False Creek, Yaletown, Coal Harbour, Downtown Vancouver, the West End, Davie Village, the western extreme part of Strathcona, the easternmost part of Kitsilano, and Stanley Park in the City of Vancouver. The riding is quite young, affluent and diverse, with a large LGBT population, which has made Vancouver Centre one of the safest seats in Western Canada for the Liberals.
The electoral district was created in 1914 from parts of Vancouver City riding.
Its most high-profile Member of Parliament has been Kim Campbell, who was Prime Minister in 1993.
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Its Member of Parliament is Hedy Fry, a former physician. She was first elected in 1993. She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Vancouver Film School (VFS) is a private entertainment arts school located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1987, it has achieved international recognition. The Vancouver Film School has campus locations around Downtown Vancouver and comprises six buildings. As part of the school's 20th anniversary in 2007, in August 2006 one million dollars was set aside in scholarships for new students. In March, 2008, Vancouver Film School and YouTube launched a competition for three full-tuition scholarships for the creators of the three videos submitted and voted as favorites by the YouTube community.
VFS opened in January 1987 with a single class of six film students and has steadily expanded since. Recent milestones in the school's history include hosting the annual Game Design Expo in Vancouver, which began in January 2007, and partnering with YouTube to launch a 2008 scholarship competition for the creators of three videos submitted and voted upon by the YouTube community.
VFS offers one-year, hands-on production programs, including Film Production, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Acting for Film & Television, Digital Design, Entertainment Business
Shay Sights (born March 27, 1973 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a pornographic actress.
She entered the adult film industry in 1999 and was married to Miles Long® . They have since divorced.
In 2003, Sights and Renee LaRue created the adult film company, Dragonfly Productions. She had gained previous production experience while working with Wildlife Productions and Nick Manning Productions.
Kirsten Prout (born September 28, 1990) is a Canadian actress born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She starred in ABC Family's drama Kyle XY as Amanda Bloom. She is also known for playing Charlotte "Char" Chamberlin on ABC Family's teen drama The Lying Game.
After completing high school, Prout attended McGill University for one year, where she majored in English literature. The following summer she booked two new acting projects, and so decided to drop out of the university. Prout has a younger sister named Jennifer.
Prout started acting at the age of 10. She has said that the decision to go into acting was in response to a "horrible teacher in grade 2" who stifled her and made her withdraw; in response Prout's mother asked 'what can I do to make you happy again?'. The answer was acting and starting Tae Kwon Do lessons.
Prout made her feature film debut as Abby Miller in the 2005 movie Elektra, which was a commercial as well as critical failure. She has also had guest appearances on television shows such as Stargate SG-1, Cold Squad, The Dead Zone. In 2010, Prout portrayed the vampire Lucy in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
In 2010, Prout starred as Miranda in Seven Deadly Sins, a
Douglas Coupland (pronounced COPE-lund) (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian novelist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X. He has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland has been described as "...possibly the most gifted exegete of North American mass culture writing today." and "one of the great satirists of consumerism". A specific feature of Coupland's novels is their synthesis of postmodern religion, Web 2.0 technology, human sexuality, and pop culture.
Coupland lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia with his partner David Weir. He published his twelfth novel Generation A in 2009. He also released an updated version of City of Glass and a biography on Marshall McLuhan for Penguin Canada in their Extraordinary Canadians series, called Extraordinary Canadians: Marshall McLuhan. He is the presenter of the 2010 Massey Lectures,
Michael Burak (born October 9, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian rugby union footballer. He played for Canada at the 2007 Rugby World Cup and professionally for the Cornish Pirates in England and Section Paloise in France. Burak also spent time with Australian club Northern Suburbs RFC.
Norman Alexander Robertson, CC (March 4, 1904 – July 16, 1968) was a Canadian diplomat and was one of Prime Minister Mackenzie King's advisers.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and was a Rhodes Scholar attending Balliol College, Oxford. In 1929 he started with the Department of External Affairs. In 1941, he became Under Secretary of State for External Affairs.
From 1946-1949 and 1952–1957, he was Canadian High Commissioner in London and from 1957-1958 he was Canadian Ambassador in Washington, D.C..
In 1967, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Robertson is buried at Maclaren Cemetery in Wakefield, Quebec. Robertson is buried at the same cemetery as fellow diplomats and friends Hume Wrong and Lester B. Pearson.
Ronnie Singh Jagday (born March 21, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an international Canadian field hockey player, who played his first international match for the Canadian Men's National team in 1998, in Barcelona against Spain. He was a member of Canada's gold-medal winning Pan American Games team in 1999 and went on to represent Canada in the Summer Olympics in 2000
The midfielder is the son of former Canadian coach and later USA National Men's team Coach Shiv Jagday and credits his father for introducing and teaching him the finer points of the game. He currently works as a Business Administrator, with Cisco systems in, San Jose, California.
CHC Helicopter is one of the world’s largest helicopter services companies, specializing in the following services:
CHC Helicopter is headquartered in Richmond, BC and operates more than 250 aircraft in 30 countries around the world. CHC's major international operating units are based in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia.
CHC Helicopter is one of several global providers of helicopter transportation services to the offshore oil and gas industry (the others including Bristow Helicopters) and claims to be the most experienced helicopter operator in the world. CHC has capabilities in precision flying techniques and technical support.
CHC has long-term working relationships with most of the major oil and gas companies. CHC operates the marine search and rescue service for the Irish Coast Guard at Shannon, Waterford, Sligo and Dublin airports and provides commercial Search and Rescue helicopter services for the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency. CHC provides helicopter services in Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, the Victoria Police Force and Ambulance Service of New South Wales.
Gordon Muir Campbell, (born January 12, 1948) is a Canadian diplomat and politician who was the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A former real estate developer and teacher, Campbell's political career began as executive assistant to Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips until 1976. He worked as a development manager and developer until 1986, when he became the 35th Mayor of Vancouver. He was the leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party, which was re-elected for a third term on May 12, 2009 and which holds a majority in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
Campbell was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Charles Gordon (Chargo) Campbell, was a doctor and an assistant dean of medicine at the University of British Columbia, until his suicide in 1961 when Gordon was 13. His mother Peg was a kindergarten assistant at University Hill Elementary School. Charles and his wife, Peg, had four children. Gordon grew up in West Point Grey and went to Stride Elementary, and University Hill Secondary School where he was student council president.
Milan Lučić (born 7 June 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played major junior with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for three seasons and captured a Memorial Cup, while being named tournament MVP in 2007. He was selected 50th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and made the Bruins' roster as a nineteen-year-old in 2007–08. Three years later, he won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins. Internationally, he captained the Canadian national junior team at the 2007 Super Series. Lucic plays physically in the style of a power forward.
Lucic was born in East Vancouver to parents Dobrivoje Lučić and Snežana Kesa. His father, a longshoreman, immigrated from Serbia when he was 27, while his mother arrived from Serbia with her family at the age of two. He has a younger brother named Nikola and an older brother named Jovan. His maternal uncle, Dan Kesa, is a retired NHL right winger who played for the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Dallas Stars.
Growing up, Lucic attended Killarney Secondary in Vancouver. He was a fan of the hometown Vancouver
Cheech & Chong are a Grammy Award-winning comedy duo consisting of Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong, who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their films and stand-up routines, which were based on the hippie and free love era, and especially drug culture movements, most notably their love for cannabis.
The duo released many successful comedy record albums, and starred in a series of low-budget films, becoming a successful comedy team. Some of their best-known comedy routines and songs include "Earache My Eye", "Basketball Jones", "Santa Claus and His Old Lady", and "Sister Mary Elephant". Perhaps their all-time most famous line is "Dave's not here", from their self-titled debut album.
Their early success culminated with the release of their first feature-length movie, Up in Smoke, in 1978. Relatively successful, it became something of a cult classic and was successful enough to warrant a sequel, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, in 1980, and Nice Dreams in 1981. These were followed by Things Are Tough All Over (1982) and Still Smokin' (1983). The pair attempted to shy away from stoner comedy with 1984's Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers but the film was
Japantown, Little Yokohama, or Little Tokyo is an old neighbourhood in Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia, north of Chinatown, that once had a concentration of Japanese immigrants. It was attacked on 7 September 1907 by the Asiatic Exclusion League, which smashed many windows in parts of Chinatown, and then moved on to Japantown. Japantown received warning of the attacks, and though residents resisted the Asiatic Exclusion League members, considerable damage was done.
The centenary of these attacks was marked by a Riot Walk through Chinatown and Japantown on 7 September 2007.
During World War II when Japanese Canadians had their property confiscated and were interned (see Japanese Canadian internment), Japantown ceased to be a distinct Japanese ethnic area. Although some Japanese returned after the war, the community never revived. The area is now part of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Along Powell Street, a few remnants of the former Japanese neighbourhood still exist. The Vancouver Buddhist Church, formerly the Japanese Methodist Church, still exists at 220 Jackson Street (at Powell), as does the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall at 475 and 487 Alexander
Carly Pope (born August 28, 1980) is a Canadian actress.
Pope was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an older brother, Kris, also an actor, and a younger brother, Alexander. She began acting during her high school years in Vancouver where she appeared in stage classics such as The Odd Couple, playing Mickey, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Titania. She attended high school at Lord Byng Secondary School near the University of British Columbia campus, along with classmate Cobie Smulders.
Pope started her career with several small roles, such as Disturbing Behavior, Snow Day, and Night Man, before being cast as Sam McPherson on the WB's high-school drama Popular. After the show ended, Pope had several roles in film and television, including The Glass House, Jeff Probst's Finder's Fee, and Orange County. In 2004 she had starred as Maya Kandinski in The Collector. In 2005 she was a guest-star in an episode of FOX's Tru Calling and played an aspiring social worker in the film Eighteen.
In 2007, Pope starred in the Power Up project Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and in Martin Gero's intelligent sex comedy and Toronto International Film Festival hit, Young People
Michael Garrett Shanks (born December 15, 1970) is a Canadian actor who achieved international fame for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1.
Shanks grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 1994, he appeared in several stage productions, serving a two-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario. He made guest appearances on TV series like Highlander, University Hospital, and The Outer Limits, appeared in the TV movie A Family Divided and had a small role in The Call of the Wild, before winning the role of Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1.
Shanks played archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole. He made several guest appearances throughout the sixth season playing his own character, as well as voicing the Asgard character Thor. Shanks returned for the seventh and subsequent seasons, winning the Leo
Michelle Currie (b. February 9, 1980, in Vancouver, BC) is a Canadian figure skater.
Currie is a Canadian silver medalist and international competitor. After retiring in 2004, she began coaching in Alberta.
Alfredo Valente (born November 6, 1980 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a former Canadian soccer midfielder who formerly played for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division (USL-1). Valente played 11 seasons with the 86ers/Whitecaps organization, winning USL championships with the club in 2006 and 2008. He has also played indoor soccer with the Edmonton Drillers of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) early in his professional career. Internationally, Valente has represented Canada with the under-18, under-20 and under-23 national teams.
Growing up in Burnaby, British Columbia, a neighbouring city east of Vancouver, Valente began playing soccer at four years old. He joined the local youth and amateur Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club (CMFSC) program at 12 and debuted with the men's team in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League's Premier division three years later.
Valente attended and graduated from Alpha Secondary School in Burnaby, where he also played for the high school's soccer club, the Aztecs leading them to a provincial championship.
Valente was drafted by the Vancouver 86ers (renamed to the Whitecaps in 2001) as the club's top pick in the 1998 A-League Player
Barbara Parkins (born May 22, 1942) is a Canadian-American television and film actress.
Parkins was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the age of sixteen, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, where she enrolled at Hollywood High School and began to study acting, tap, ballet, and fencing at the Falcon School, where her mother played the piano. Her earliest employment was as a backup singer and dancer in the nightclub acts of major stars, including comedian George Burns. She made her film debut in a low-budget crime caper, 20,000 Eyes, in 1961, and also guested in a number of television series, including Leave It to Beaver, The Untouchables, Perry Mason, and The Wide Country.
Shortly before gaining nationwide fame, Parkins worked as an usher in a cinema to pay for drama lessons.
Parkins was involved in two of the most highly publicized projects of the 1960s — the ABC primetime serial, Peyton Place, and the film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel, Valley of the Dolls.
In Peyton Place Parkins received lead billing for her role as small town bad girl Betty Anderson. As initially conceived, the character was scheduled to die in a car crash six weeks into the
Joel Conrad Bakan (born 1959) is a Canadian writer, jazz musician, filmmaker, and professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.
Born in Lansing, Michigan and raised for most of his childhood in East Lansing, Michigan where his parents, Paul and Rita Bakan, were both long-time professors in psychology at Michigan State University. In 1971, he moved with his parents to Vancouver, British Columbia. He was educated at Simon Fraser University (BA, 1981), University of Oxford (BA in law, 1983) and Dalhousie University (LLB, 1984).
He served as a law clerk to Brian Dickson in 1985. During his tenure as clerk, Chief Justice Dickson authored the judgment R. v. Oakes, among others. Bakan then pursued a Masters degree at Harvard Law School. After graduation, he returned to Canada, where he has taught law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. He joined the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 1990 as an Associate Professor. Professor Bakan teaches Constitutional Law, Contracts, socio-legal courses and the graduate seminar. He has won the Faculty of Law's Teaching Excellence Award twice and a UBC Killam
The Orpheum is a theatre and music venue in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along with the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse, it is part of the Vancouver Civic Theatres group of live performance venues. The Orpheum is located on Granville Street near Smithe Street in Vancouver's downtown core.
Designed by Scottish architect Marcus Priteca, the theatre officially opened on November 7, 1927 as a vaudeville house, but it hosted its first shows the previous day. The old Orpheum, at 761 Granville Street, was renamed the Vancouver Theatre (later the Lyric, then the International Cinema, then the Lyric once more before it closed for demolition in 1969 to make way for the first phase of the Pacific Centre project). The New Orpheum, which was the biggest theatre in Canada when it opened in 1927, with three thousand seats, cost $1.25 million to construct. The first manager of the theatre was William A. Barnes.
Following the end of vaudeville's heyday in the early 1930s, the Orpheum became primarily a movie house under Famous Players ownership, although it would continue to host live events on occasion. Ivan Ackery managed the Orpheum during most of this period, from 1935 up
Timothy William Bray (born June 21, 1955) is a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur. He co-founded Open Text Corporation and Antarctica Systems. Bray was also one of the main authors of the original XML specification . Bray was Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems from early 2004 to early 2010. Since then he has served as a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android and then on Identity.
Bray was born on June 21, 1955 in Alberta, Canada. He grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science (double major in Mathematics and Computer Science) from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Tim described his switch of focus from Math to Computer Science this way: "In math I’d worked like a dog for my Cs, but in CS I worked much less for As—and learned that you got paid well for doing it."
In June 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.
Fresh out of university, Bray joined Digital Equipment Corporation in Toronto as a software specialist. In 1983, Bray left DEC for Microtel Pacific Research. He joined the New Oxford English Dictionary project at the University of Waterloo in 1987 as its
Wendy Lill (born November 2, 1950) is an award-winning Canadian playwright, screenwriter and radio dramatist who served as an NDP Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2004. Her stage plays have been performed extensively in theatres across Canada as well as internationally in such countries as Scotland, Denmark and Germany. Many of the plays explore the divide between the powerful and the oppressed, exploring, for example, the racism and abuse suffered by Canada's indigenous peoples, the plight of the handicapped, child sexual abuse and the struggle for women's rights. Four of her plays were nominated for Governor General's Awards. Sisters, which dramatizes the human devastation caused by a convent-run, native residential school, received the Labatt's Canadian Play Award at the Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival. Lill's adaptation of Sisters for television earned her a Gemini Award in 1992.
Before writing her first produced play, On the Line, based on a strike by female garment workers in Manitoba, Lill worked as a journalist, documentary-maker and dramatist for CBC Radio in Winnipeg. Among other things, she covered a paper mill strike in Kenora, Ontario and produced
Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC OOnt (December 30, 1918 – April 21, 2000) was one of the most popular and important Canadian poets of the 20th century. Purdy's writing career spanned more than fifty years. His works include over thirty books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate" and "a national poet in a way that you only find occasionally in the life of a culture."
Born in Wooler, Ontario Purdy went to Albert College in Belleville, Ontario, and Trenton Collegiate Institute in Trenton, Ontario. He dropped out of school at 17 and rode the rails west to Vancouver. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Following the war, he worked in various jobs until the 1960s, when he was finally able to support himself as a writer, editor and poet.
In 1957, Purdy and his wife Eurithe moved to Roblin Lake in Ameliasburgh, Ontario (south of Trenton in Prince Edward County), where they built an A-frame cottage, and this became his preferred location for writing. In his later years, he divided his time between North Saanich, British Columbia, and his cottage at Roblin Lake.
BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium located at the north side of False Creek, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a crown corporation of the province. When originally opened on June 19, 1983, it was the world's largest air-supported stadium. In 2010 the stadium closed for a major renovation and reconfiguration. It reopened on September 30, 2011 as the world's largest cable supported retractable roof stadium. It is the home field for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). It was the Olympic Stadium during the 2010 Winter Olympic and 2010 Paralympics and has hosted the CFL Grey Cup eight times. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located within the stadium.
Construction of the stadium started in 1981 and was completed in 1983. BC Place was built as part of the preparations for the 1986 World's Fair, Expo 86. The stadium was the world's largest air-supported domed stadium until May 4, 2010 when it was deflated for the last time in preparation for the erection of its new retractable roof. Its original air-supported design was similar to the Hubert H.
Brent Charleton (born April 11, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian-New Zealand professional basketball player. He played for the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League.
Charleton attended Carson Graham Secondary and then Simon Fraser University where he passed the school's all time scoring record set by Jay Triano. (Triano set the record over four seasons while Charleton's mark was set over five.) He qualifies to play for New Zealand, because his father is a New Zealander. In 2005 he made his New Zealand national team debut for the Tall Blacks. Charleton has played for the North Harbour Heat in the New Zealand National Basketball League in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Chelah Horsdal (born June 19, 1973) is a Canadian actress and model.
She grew up in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver with her mother, Lindsay. Her father is the folk singer Valdy. Horsdal first appeared as a model in local television commercials.
She moved to the Caribbean and returned to Canada in 2002 where she then began her acting career. Horsdal has since appeared in over 75 commercials, multiple films and TV series. She recently wrapped lead & supporting roles on "Three Weeks, Three Kids" "On Strike For Christmas," "Marley & Me; The Puppy Years." & Lifetime's The Client List, co-starring Jennifer Love Hewitt & Cybil Sheppard, Plus back-to-back lead roles in Lying To Be Perfect and Mrs. Miracle. Additional credits include leads on the feature Burning Mussolini, Nickelodeon's Gym Teacher: The Movie, co-starring Christopher Meloni & Amy Sedaris, Flirting With Forty with Heather Locklear and the FOX TV pilot The Virgin of Akron, Ohio. Supporting leads include AVP2: Requiem for 20th Century Fox and Possession alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, as well as Elegy with Ben Kingsley & Penélope Cruz and Rise of the Planet of the Apes with John Lithgow & James Franco. Her
Colin Hansen was Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier for the Canadian province of British Columbia from June 10, 2009 to March 13, 2011. He had also served as Minister Responsible for Small Business since October 25, 2010. On November 30, 2010, he was additionally appointed as the Minister of Health Services.
Hansen's previous portfolios include Minister of Finance (December 2004 – June 2005); Minister of Health Services (June 2001 – December 2004); and Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative and the Olympics (June 2005 – June 2008). He served as health critic, as well as the critic for employment and investment, and labour for the Official Opposition between 1996 and 2001.
He currently serves on Treasury Board and the Select Standing Committee on Health.
Hansen was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1996 to serve in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena. Before being elected to the legislature, he and wife, Laura, ran a small business in Vancouver. He has also served as vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. His volunteer work involves a number of
Conchita Elizabeth Campbell (born October 25, 1995) is a Canadian actress.
Campbell was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is known for her role as Maia Skouris on the hit USA channel miniseries and show The 4400, on which she portrays a child who's been missing for decades and returns unaged and with psychic ability to foretell the future.
Campbell has also made two guest appearances on CTV's hit show Cold Squad. She starred on Wilder Days with Peter Falk and Tim Daly in 2003. She starred in the 2004 film Pursued opposite Gil Bellows, Michael Clarke Duncan and Christian Slater. Though she completed a small role in Bob the Butler, her scenes were deleted. Her feature film debut ultimately came with Scary Movie 4, which set the box office record for Easter weekend 2006. Campbell is fluent in both Polish and English as her mother is Polish and her father is American. She is also trained in both Ballet and Jazz.
Dale William Mitchell (born April 21, 1958 in Vancouver) is a former top-level professional association football striker who played for several North American teams in the 1980s and 1990s.
He made 55 appearances for the Canadian national team and scored a national record 19 goals. He is also former head coach of the Canadian national team, having held the post from May 2007 until March 27, 2009.
Mitchell played in the former North American Soccer League, beginning his pro career with the Vancouver Whitecaps (1977, 1978), playing with Portland Timbers (1979 to 1982), and for the Montreal Manic (1983). He was then an inaugural signee with the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League and American Professional Soccer League for whom he scored 37 goals during seasons from 1988 to 1990 and 1992 to 1994. He was with the Toronto Blizzard for the 1991 season.
Mitchell also played nine indoor soccer seasons in the old Major Indoor Soccer League with the Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Comets, and the Baltimore Blast. Mitchell finished as the league's third all-time goal scorer and fourth all-time points getting with 406 goals and 280 assists for 686 points.
Mitchell played every minute of
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first full-size Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at 578 Carrall Street and consists of a freely accessible public park and a garden with an admission fee. The mandate of the garden is to “maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally and be an integral part of the local community.”
The garden was built in 1985-1986. The outer park was designed by architects Joe Wai and Donald Vaughan, while the inner garden was conceived by Wang Zu-Xin as the chief architect, with the help of experts from the Landscape Architecture Company of Suzhou, China. Funding for the project came from the Chinese and Canadian governments, the local Chinese community, and other public and private sector sources, and it opened on April 24, 1986, in time for Expo 86.
Because the climate in Vancouver is similar to that of Suzhou, many of the same plant varieties are found in the garden as in its Suzhou counterparts. The plants were chosen according to their blossom schedules in order to
Emmanuelle Vaugier is a Canadian film actress, singer, songwriter and television actress who has had recurring roles as Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, Mia on Two and a Half Men, Dr. Helen Bryce on Smallville, FBI Special Agent Emma Barnes on Human Target, and as The Morrigan on Lost Girl. In feature films, Vaugier has appeared alongside Michael Caine and Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions. She appeared as Addison Corday in Saw II and Saw IV, and had a supporting role in the Josh Hartnett film 40 Days and 40 Nights.
Vaugier was born on June 23rd, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in a French-speaking French Roman Catholic household. She is fluent in French. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver. She attended Crofton House School, an all-girls private school, for 10 years until she transferred to Magee Secondary School, which offers a flexible academic program for professional and pre-professional student athletes, artists and musicians (SPARTS), for the last two years of high school.
In 2004, Vaugier played Lindsey Kellogg on the short-lived Fox Television series North Shore. She has also had guest-star spots on Veronica Mars, Supernatural, The
Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located in False Creek directly across from Downtown Vancouver's peninsula, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.
The peninsula was once an industrial manufacturing area, but today it is now a major tourist destination and working neighbourhood. In 2004, Project for Public Spaces named Granville Island "One of the World's Great Places".
The city of Vancouver was once called Granville until it was renamed in 1886, but the former name was kept and given to Granville Street, which spanned the small inlet known as False Creek. False Creek in the late 19th century was more than twice the size it is today, and its tidal flats included a large permanent sandbar over which spanned the original, rickety, wooden Granville Street bridge. This sandbar, which would eventually become Granville Island, was first mapped by Captain George Henry Richards in the British Boundary Commission's naval expedition in 1858-59, and the island today conforms roughly to the size and shape documented at that time. A British Admiralty Chart of 1893 shows the island in greater detail and conforming
Harmony Airways was an airline headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, a suburb of Vancouver. It operated holiday flights from Canada to Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada and Manchester. Its main base was Vancouver International Airport.
The airline started operations in 2002 as HMY Airways before being renamed Harmony Airways in May 2004. It was wholly owned by David Ting Kwok Ho. Starting with flights within North America, it later expanded to the overseas market with flights to Manchester and had a long-term plan to expand into the Asian market with flights to China.
On March 27, 2007, Harmony Airways announced that it had issued layoff notices to all staff, and that it was ending scheduled flight service on April 9, 2007.
Harmony Airways had services to the following destinations:
The Harmony Airways fleet included the following aircraft:
As of March 2007 the Harmony Airways fleet included 4 Boeing 757-200 On March 22, 2007 the National Post reported that Harmony Airways would reduce its fleet to 3 Boeing 757-200. In the summer of 2007, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce purchased two of Harmony's 757-200s in order to harvest the plane's RB211-535 engines to support
Jodi Proznick is a Canadian jazz bassist born in Vancouver.
In 1993, Proznick won the General Motors Award of Excellence as one of the top young musicians in Canada. McGill University awarded Proznick a performance scholarship in 1997 as a member of the prestigious McGill Big Band I. In 1998, she won the IAJE "Sisters in Jazz" competition which brought her to New York to perform with Ingrid Jensen and to Detroit to open for Geri Allen. In 2004, The Jodi Proznick Quartet was awarded the Galaxie Rising Star of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Jodi was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Specialized Music Sound Recording Grant for her debut release "Foundations." In 2007, the Jodi Proznick Quartet was awarded a Canada Council Festival Travel Grant to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival as part of the GM Prix De Jazz competition.
In 1998, Jodi obtained her B.Mus. from McGill University and in 2006, her M.Ed. from Simon Fraser University.
Since moving back to Vancouver in 2000, Proznick has become a top call bassist. She has played and/or recorded with international stars such as David "Fathead" Newman, Ed Thigpen, Jeff Hamilton, Charles McPherson, Seamus
Jonathan Sigalet (born February 12, 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played college hockey for the Falcons of Bowling Green State University. He was drafted by the NHL's Boston Bruins in 2005 and was also a part of the Columbus Blue Jackets system, playing for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Currently he is playing for HC Slovan Bratislava, a team playing in the KHL and based in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Sigalet's career began with the BCHL's Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2002. During his season with the team, he received numerous awards, including being named to the BCHL First-Team All-Star and All-Rookie teams, as well as being named "Top Defenceman" by the team.
Following his season in the BCHL, Sigalet joined the Bowling Green Falcons for the 2003-2004 season, joining his brother, goaltender Jordan Sigalet. Following a three-point night against Findlay on December 12, Sigalet was named CCHA Rookie of the Week on December 14, 2003. He concluded his freshman season with 3 goals, 12 assists and 26 penalty minutes, earning him an Honorable Mention for the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
During his sophomore
Margaret Joan Sinclair Trudeau Kemper (born September 10, 1948) is the former wife of Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. She is an author, actress, photographer and former television talk show hostess. She is the mother of Justin, Alexandre and Michel Trudeau.
Trudeau was born Margaret Joan Sinclair in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Doris Kathleen (née Bernard) and James Sinclair, a former Liberal member of the Parliament of Canada and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. One of her maternal ancestors was East India Company figure William Farquhar. Her father was Scottish and her mother's ancestry included English, Scottish, Dutch, French, and a Malaysian 5 times great-grandparent. Trudeau attended Simon Fraser University where she studied English literature.
As an 18-year-old vacationing in Tahiti, she met Pierre Trudeau, who was then Minister of Justice. Ms. Sinclair did not recognize him, and she in fact thought little of their encounter, but Trudeau was captivated by the carefree "flower child," thirty years younger than himself, and began to pursue her. As Pierre Trudeau was a Catholic, she converted to Roman Catholicism for their
Megan Wing (born November 1, 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian ice dancer.
Wing began skating at the age of five and took up ice dancing at 14. She joined forces with Aaron Lowe in 1986. The duo captured six bronze medals and four silver medals at the Canadian National Championships and competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they finished 11th overall. Wing's father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish and Irish.
On April 25, 2006, Wing and Lowe announced officially their retirement from competitive skating. Their twins, a daughter and son named Keauna Auburn Wing Lowe and Tayson Pierce Wing Lowe, were born on October 6, 2011.
Milena Leticia Roucka (born October 25, 1979) is a Canadian professional wrestler, valet, and former model currently signed with WWE and working as Rosa Mendes.
Roucka studied business at the University of British Columbia, but left to pursue a modeling career. She won several competitions, including the 2004 Piel Dorada, and also acted in commercials.
In mid-2006, Roucka participated in the 2006 edition WWE Diva Search. Despite finishing fourth, she was hired by WWE, and assigned to train in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) using the ring name 'Roucka'. On September 19, 2007, Roucka won the OVW Women's Championship, which she held for five months until February 20, 2008. The following month, Roucka transferred to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's new developmental territory.
In November 2008, Roucka began appearing on Raw, where she became associated with Beth Phoenix and Santino Marella. The following October, she was moved to the ECW brand and started an on-screen relationship with Zack Ryder, who she began to manage. The pair returned to the Raw brand in February 2010, and Mendes was drafted to SmackDown in April. In November, Mendes won the Queen of FCW title in FCW, and
Sidney Harvey Craig (March 22, 1932 – July 21, 2008) was the business partner and husband of Jenny Craig, the fitness expert. Together, they founded the weight management company Jenny Craig, Inc. and expanded the company throughout the United States, Australia, and Canada.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was raised in Los Angeles, California. Sidney Craig was a one-time child tap dancer who graduated from California State University, Fresno with a major in business and psychology. Later, he would commit $10 million to California State University, Fresno for its School of Business and Administrative Services. Fresno State renamed their School of Business to the Sid Craig School of Business.
While still a senior in college, he taught dancing at night for an Arthur Murray Dance studio. After graduation, he joined the company, finally ending up owning several franchises and serving on its board of directors.
Craig then went onto work for a chain of women's fitness salons called Body Contour Inc.
After Body Contour grew into 200 centers nationwide, it was sold in 1982 to NutriSystem. Because the buyout carried with it a non-compete clause in the United States, the Craigs moved
Established in 1907, South Granville or Uptown is an upscale Business Improvement Area (BIA) south of Vancouver's downtown core and bordered by the neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Fairview and Shaughnessy.
Separated from downtown by False Creek, the area runs along Granville Street from the south side of the Granville Street Bridge up to 16th Ave, where the shops are replaced by the residences of Shaughnessy. "South Granville" celebrated its Centennial in 2007 with a celebration of the community and merchants. The South Granville BIA commemorated the 100 years by encasing a state-of-the-art, stainless steel Time Capsule in concrete and stone under the entrance of the historic Stanley Theatre.
As well as being a fast-growing neighbourhood of residences, shops and restaurants, South Granville also contains a strip, between Broadway and the foot of the Granville Bridge, known as "Gallery Row" which is home to a number of art galleries.
South Granville is home to the historic Stanley Theatre, built in 1931. The Stanley Theatre is now the stage of the Arts Club Theatre Company.
Telus (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a national telecommunications company in Canada that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services including internet access, voice, entertainment, video, and satellite television. The company is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, part of Greater Vancouver. Telus' wireless division, Telus Mobility, offers CDMA 2000, IDEN, and HSPA+-based mobile phone networks.
Telus is a member of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association.
Telus Communications (Alberta) was created in 1990 by the government of Alberta as a holding company in order to facilitate the privatization of a crown corporation, the Alberta Government Telephones Commission (AGT). In 1995, it acquired Edmonton Telephones Corporation (Ed Tel) from the City of Edmonton making Telus the owner of all telephone service in the province. In 1996, Telus was introduced to the public as the consumer brand, replacing AGT and EdTel. In 1998, Telus (Alberta) and BCTel announced a proposed merger. In 1999, Telus Corporation was created by the merger of Telus (Alberta) and BCTel. While Telus was the surviving company, it moved its headquarters to Vancouver. As a result of the
Thea Louise Gill (/ˈteɪ.ə/; born April 5, 1970) is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role as Lindsay Peterson in the Showtime television series Queer as Folk.
As a child, Gill lived in Vancouver and attended a private girls' school there for twelve years. After graduating from the private school, Gill attended university at York University in Toronto. Gill graduated from York University in 1992 with a BFA Honors in Theatre Performance.
After graduating from York, Gill lived in Toronto and spent the next several years working in theatre, guest roles in television series, commercials, and some film roles.
Gill's big break came in 2000 when she auditioned for and received the role of Lindsay Peterson in Queer as Folk. Gill held this role for the five season run of Queer as Folk. In 2001 Gill moved from Toronto to Victoria, British Columbia. Gill divided her time between Toronto (shooting Queer as Folk) and Victoria up to 2005 when Queer as Folk concluded.
With the conclusion of Queer as Folk, Gill has had a number of theatre, television, and film roles. In 2006 she joined the cast of the here! network original series Dante's Cove, billed as a "special guest star" in the
West Point Grey is a neighbourhood on the western side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is bordered by 16th Avenue to the south, Alma Street to the east, English Bay to the north, and Blanca Street to the west. West Point Grey is regarded as one of Canada's most exclusive neighbourhoods and ranked the most expensive real estate market in North America; average housing prices start at well over $2 million upwards of $25 million. Due to the proximity to the water, downtown and the University, West Point Grey is the most expensive and desirable area in Vancouver in terms of price for square foot. Area residents include faculty members of the University of British Columbia, working professionals, young wealthy families, entertainment professionals and established leaders and patrons of the city.
The main commercial strip with shops and restaurants is along West 10th Avenue between Tolmie Street and Discovery Street. Fiesta Day, a family carnival day, is held along 10th Avenue and Trimble Park every year. There are rides, games, performances and a parade.
North of West 4th Avenue, the area slopes steeply downhill where it meets English Bay at Locarno Beach and the
Yaletown is an area of Downtown Vancouver approximately bordered by False Creek, Robson, and Homer Streets. Formerly a heavy industrial area dominated by warehouses and rail yards, since the Expo 86, it has been transformed into one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the city. The marinas, parks, high rise apartment blocks, and converted heritage buildings constitute one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in North America.
As with much of Vancouver, the Canadian Pacific Railway had a huge influence on the shaping of Yaletown. By the 1880s, the line had reached Yale, a then-large town and the former centre of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush 150 or so miles (240 km) to the east which served as the location of the company repair shops, and housed a sizeable rail worker population. As the line was extended to Vancouver, these Yale residents followed it to the city, and settled in modest housing close to the yards which was soon dubbed Yaletown.
As the years progressed, the proximity of False Creek and the railway meant that Yaletown became heavily industrial. Many factories, rail buildings and warehouses were built, many of which survive to this day.