Posts Categorized: Vancouver

Catherine Dyke Marches

Posted by & filed under Catherine, Events, LGBT, Privacy, Vancouver.

Yesterday, I kicked off my Pride weekend1 here in Vancouver by heading to Commercial Drive for the 6th Annual Vancouver Dyke March.2 Sweet. I’ve written recently about why I like the Dyke March: its inclusiveness, the sense of community, the cute girls… but mostly, it’s an opportunity to feel normal without being normalized. Despite popular… Read more »

Pride by any other name

Posted by & filed under Complaint Department, Events, LGBT, Vancouver.

As a quick aside, one argument I’ve heard about the Gay Pride Parade recently is that if its purpose as an activism tool has ended in North America, maybe it shouldn’t be called “Pride” anymore. Honestly though, we have virtually no holidays or traditions that make any sense when viewed from their original contexts. Seriously,… Read more »

Critical Pride Part 2: Midnight Mass & the Dyke March

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Cycling, LGBT, Politics, Vancouver.

As a followup to some of the discussion resulting from yesterday’s post comparing Pride and Critical Mass, I thought I’d extend the metaphor to my preferred alternative events: Midnight Mass and the Dyke March. Speaking personally, Pride is generally not generally my thing: it’s loud, it’s hot, and the parade, at least, is not really participatory.… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: In which The Weather stymies Catherine’s plans

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Catherine, Cycling, Exercise, Vancouver.

So I deliberately brought my bike to Workspace this morning, knowing that if I was lagging this evening, I could go for a nice endorphin-boosting ride up and down Waterfront Road, across the tracks from Gastown. I really can’t say that I was expecting a massive thunderstorm instead. In retrospect, I wish I’d taken the… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: “Legally, we have to refer to you as Catherine December.”

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Canada, Law, Media, News, Politics, Privacy, Vancouver, Web 2.0.

After hearing Dave Olsen talk a bit about the restrictions being applied — in particular, to the “pedestrian corridors” being established here in Vancouver during the Olympics, I’m concerned about the implications for free speech, as well as the potential for these laws to endure after the Olympics have ended. I’ve been convinced for a long… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Dave Olsen & the True North Media House

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Dave Olsen stopped by Workspace this evening to cheer some of us on and tell us a bit about the social/indie/citizen media project he’s working on for the 2010 Olympics this year, the True North Media House. From the TNMH website: We intend to create a space in downtown Vancouver to serve as a media… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: A Confession

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Last year, I was working as a web developer for the Masters of Digital Media program at the Great Northern Way Campus here in Vancouver. Having left, I want to apologize for something I did while I was there. MDM students, remember how I told a bunch of you that I had a key that led… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: In which Catherine is now a cyclist for some reason

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Catherine, Cycling, Events, Exercise, Vancouver.

So I’ve mentioned this here a few times, but haven’t gone into huge amounts of detail: I have a bicycle again! It’s a Kuwahara-built Apollo road bike, with a 62cm frame with double-butted Tange 900 chromoly steel tubes. From 1984, if the serial number is accurate at all. I bought the frame separately, though it… Read more »