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CVA 371-836 - The Polar Bear Club about to go for a swim on New Years Day - 1939 The Polar Bear Swim: New Year’s Day at English Bay

The Polar Bear Club about to go for a swim on New Years Day, 1939. (CoV Archives)  Curglaff: the shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into cold water. (This public space ‘word of the day’ comes courtesy of... Continue reading »

January 1, 2016   |   0 comments
City Hall image by Vancouver Public Space Network Coming up at Council and Park Board: community gardens, Biennale, Fair Elections, Engaged City and Marpole…

There’s lots of public space action taking place at Council and Park Board next week (March 31 and April 2). Here’s a quick run-down of the stories to watch. On Monday, March 31, the Park Board meeting will be looking... Continue reading »

March 28, 2014   |   0 comments
Polar Bear Swim, 2011 (by Michael Kalus) The 2014 Polar Bear Swim – New Year’s Day at English Bay

Polar Bear Swim, 2011. Photo by Michael Kalus Curglaff. The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into cold water. (This public space ‘word of the day’ comes courtesy of John Jamiesons’s Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808. As reported in... Continue reading »

January 1, 2014   |   0 comments