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Topic 48 of 63: Canada

Tue, Jul 10, 2001 (01:20) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
Oh Canada. Oh Canada...
15 responses total.

 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 1 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jul 10, 2001 (01:22) * 33 lines 
 
Vancouver.

I went to Spanish Banks today and Jericho Beach, walked around the Naval
Museum. And the Granville Island Market was fun. We went to Mary Anne's
and saw her wonderful garden with roses, rhododendruns out of bloom,
hyacinths. But mainly the raspenberries and boysenberries. I am really
struck at how well things grow in Vancouver and how the vines crawl all
the way to the top of some of the biggest buildings. Peas. Lavender. Rosemary. Mint. Big leaf hostas (sp?). It's
the growingest place!

Now I'm hanging around Maple Ridge at a guys place who has a very
successful wireless industrial control company.

I'm just starting to get over currency exchange shock. I paid $40 today
for three rolls of 60 minute Fuji DV tape. I'm paying with a credit card
and trusting the banks will get it right.

I saw some big silver building with a big Sony sign on it at Burnet and
Grandview? What's this? May have been off United Way. I was lost at the
time (I see a GPS in my future). Is this Vancouver's answer to the
Metreon?

Tomorrow on to Kamloops and other places, then back to Vancouver for more
adventures. All the folks I'm visiting have "at home" so it's easy to
plug this little Viao in to their networks. I'm taking lot's of DV video
and stills with my little Sony PC-100.

Everywhere we go folks are watching tapes of Rick Mercer. I made my own
spoof tape with some Canadian folks.

Tonight I also watched a documentary on the Mennonites and their trials
in Russia and how they migrated to Canada and the US. It was a great
documentary and gives me much more appreciation for the Mennonites.


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 2 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Aug 13, 2001 (09:47) * 16 lines 
 



I don't remember the name of the place where we ate in Steveston BC, it was right by the fishing boat
docks and we ate on the second level. There was a great view from there.

That's me holding open the front door in the picture as we enter
the Steveston BC seafood restaurant.

Some pictures of our BC trip:

www.wholetech.com/apixbc/Page.html

and on

WholeTech


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 3 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (08:51) * 100 lines 
 
The Government of Canada
http://canada.gc.ca/


http://www.canada.com/

Operated by CanWest, includes thirty Sotham newspapers, The CanWest global
TV stations, and other online newspapers, carclick.com and careerclick.com
travel, autos, careers, finance, free e-mail, news, shopping, sports, a
business and people directory

http://canada411.sympatico.ca/
Find a Person
Trouver une personne
Find a Business
Trouver une entreprise


http://www.newswire.ca/
Canada NewsWire
Canada's clearing house of press releases.


http://ca.yahoo.com/
http://ca-en.altavista.com/


http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/index-e.html
The National Library of Canada


http://www.canadacouncil.ca/
The Canada Council (for the arts)


http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/
Parks Canada


http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.html
Citizenship and Immigration

http://www.archives.ca/08/08_e.html
National Archives of Canada


http://www.canadapost.ca/segment-e.asp
Canada Post


http://www.cbc.ca/
the CBC - radio and TV including streaming content

http://www.viarail.ca/
Via Rail


http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ca.html
World Factbook - What the CIA knows about Canada

http://national.gallery.ca/
National Gallery of Canada

http://www.tse.com/
The TSE - Toronto Stock Exchange

http://www.cdnx.com/home.htm
The Canadian Venture Exchange, the junior stock exchange, a merger of the
VSE and the Alberta Stock Exchange and now owned by the TSE

http://www.osm.ca/en/acceuil.asp
Montreal Symphony Orchestra

http://www.vanopera.bc.ca/
Vancouver Opera

http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/2002/index.cfm
The Stratford (ontario) Festival of plays

http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/
The Vancouver Public Library

http://www.umista.org/
The U'mista Cultural Society
In earlier days, people were sometimes taken by raiding parties.J When they
returned to their homes, either through payment of ransom or by retaliatory
raid, they were said to have "u'mista".J The return of our treasures from
distant museums is a form of u'mista.

The U'mista Cultural Society was incorporated under the British Columbia
Societies Act on March 22, 1974.J Since that time, it has worked towards
fulfilling the mandate to ensure the survival of all aspects of cultural
heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw.

http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/
Royal BC Museum

http://www.eciad.bc.ca/eciadMain/
Emily Carr Institute of Art+Design



 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 4 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (09:03) * 5 lines 
 
A very cool, Canadian badminton site. Francois really does his homework
when it comes to links to other sites. They all work!

http://www.southsidebadminton.com/



 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 5 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (09:10) * 6 lines 
 
http://www.laughlab.co.uk/home.html

This study shows that Canadians are least likely to think jokes funny
of
all nationalities. Germans are easiest to tickle, America isn't far
behind Germany.


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 6 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 18, 2002 (08:34) * 18 lines 
 
We're bombing the Canadians!

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=578&e=1&cid=578&u=/nm/20020418/ts_nm/afghan_canada_bombing_dc_7


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan (news -
web sites) Thursday when a U.S. jet mistakenly fired on themduring a
training exercise, and Ottawa said it was looking foranswers on how the
accident took place.

Defense Minister Art Eggleton told Reuters he was shocked by the incident
in which a U.S. F-16 warplane dropped a500-pound laser-guided bomb on the
soldiers, inflicting Canada's first casualties in a major combat operation
since the 1950-53 Korean War.

To make amends the president should crawl on his hands and knees to
Ottawa, beg forgiveness and offer to drop the tax on Canadian lumber.



 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 7 of 15: S B Robinson  (SBRobinson) * Thu, Apr 18, 2002 (10:04) * 1 lines 
 
Yikes! :-(


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 8 of 15: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 10, 2002 (23:44) * 1 lines 
 
*sigh* war is Hell and friendly fire happens. As long as we have to wage war this will happen. Randomly.


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 9 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 29, 2003 (15:20) * 7 lines 
 
http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/hockey.jpg

The world's largest hockey stick.






 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 10 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 29, 2003 (15:36) * 5 lines 
 
Also, largest cross country skis.



Makes you want to get up to Canada.


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 11 of 15: Autumn   (autumn) * Thu, Oct 30, 2003 (20:55) * 1 lines 
 
It does?


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 12 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Oct 31, 2003 (07:56) * 7 lines 
 
Well maybe not just those alone.

But this might.



(world's largest bathtub in Nanaimo, BC)


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 13 of 15: Autumn   (autumn) * Sat, Nov  1, 2003 (11:45) * 1 lines 
 
You really go for all that kitsch, don't you Terry?!


 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 14 of 15: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Nov  1, 2003 (12:04) * 5 lines 
 
Ha!

Yep.




 Topic 48 of 63 [travel]: Canada
 Response 15 of 15: Sandy  (sandyw) * Sat, Nov  1, 2003 (12:29) * 3 lines 
 
The bathtub is in reference to the world famous bathtub race from Nanaimo to Vancouver BC. It is held every July and brings racers from all around the world. The race is 30 miles across the Strait of Georgia and depending on the weather, can be quite dangerous. There is always a flotilla of boats to rescue those in need.

On arrival in Vancouver, the racer must run about 20 yards up the beach and ring a ships bell. It's ususally quite funny because after being cramped up in their bathtub are very unsteady on their feet.

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