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11th Avenue Holiday Lights-med Happy Holidays! (with some ideas for wintertime public space fun)

With the solstice now behind us, we’ve crossed into winter. The changing of the seasons means longer, more light-filled days. But of course, there’s some frosty months to contend with first! A good time to get cozy, but also a... Continue reading »

December 22, 2021   |   0 comments
200102 - CVA 99-2100 - New Year's Day swim - 1930 TBTPS: Polar Bear Swim in 1930 & 1968

In honour of yesterday’s 100th annual Polar Bear Swim, today’s #TBTPS shows the scene on New Year’s Day in 1930 (lead image) and again in 1968. Check out the English Bay Pier – not to mention the fantastic swim trunks –... Continue reading »

January 2, 2020   |   0 comments
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
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
MRs Macquarie's Point Happy New Year – 2010 in review…

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world… a crowd gathers for New Year’s celebrations at Mrs Macquerie’s Point in Sydney Australia. Submitted by VPSN member Lisa M. A late year greeting to all of you from the gang at... Continue reading »

December 31, 2010   |   0 comments