Frisbee Through The Universe

February 12, 2020

Some of the good guys die old.  Ten years ago this week we lost Fred Morrison, the man who gave us the Frisbee, at age 90.

His original was called the Pluto Platter and had the names of the planets embossed around the edge;  which goes some way to explaining his odd outfit in this 1957 publicity shot.

May his soul sail softly through eternity.

Night Music: Ain’t Misbehavin’

February 12, 2020


If anyone should ever doubt the seminal role that Louis Armstrong played in the development of jazz, they just need to listen to this 1929 track to restore their faith. The Hot Five “with vocal refrain”.

Grandview 12th February 1920

February 12, 2020


“Province”, 19200212, p.3

Heritage Dates For The Calendar

February 12, 2020

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation celebrates Heritage Week. The following details are from the VHF website:

Heritage Week 2020


Celebrating our cultural heritage and historic places

February 17 – 23, 2020

Heritage Week offers a chance to explore heritage across BC and Canada. In 2020 the theme is “2020 Vision: Bringing the Past into the Future”. The restoration and adaptation of heritage buildings is key to a sustainable future, preserving community and cultural spaces, retaining affordable retail and residential spaces and keeping usable building materials from landfills, all while enriching our streetscapes and neighbourhoods. The future also includes reconciliation with Indigenous communities and a more inclusive telling of the stories of the past for all communities. Join us as we explore the role of heritage in our future throughout Heritage Week, February 17th – 23rd.

Places That Matter Community Celebration
Wednesday, February 19th
6pm – 8:30pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Free, and open to the public

Join us for a free evening of storytelling and community history along with community organization displays and refreshments.