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Old 09-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #226
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That place was damn popular. People always lined up for hours to get in. Damn fine looking ladies.......... and I'm not talking about the hookers in that area.
Damn, my dad worked bar in RoR when he was in his 20s.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:01 PM   #227
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So, if you know that much about him, you must be a former band student of his?
Yes, from 97 to 2002. We still talk from time to time.
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Off on a tangent here, but I recall watching television on a small black and white TV with rabbit ears when I was a wee little lad. One of my favourite shows was the Bugs Bunny Show - Merrie Melodies. It came on during the hockey games and I remember having to argue with my dad to let me watch cartoons. I hated hockey when I was six years old, because of that. I later started to watch hockey more and more because, well, my dad usually won the arguments. I'm not sure if it was called HNIC back then, but the theme song was still the traditional one. We cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs, because Montreal was the evil team. Dave Keon was my favourite player. My sister cheered for the Boston Bruins. She had some thing for Phil Esposito (ewww......). Anyway, we watched a lot of local tv shows. One I remember well was a show that starred Peter Rolston - Pete's Place. He became quite popular with the kids and adults. I never knew why, because as a ventriloquist, he sucked. I mean his lips moved so much it didn't make sense to do that act. His puppet was named George, IIRC. George was better than his master, LOL. Aside from his not that great, ventriloquist act, the rest of his act was very entertaining and I looked forward to seeing him on TV and in live appearances at places like Woodwards downtown. Then there was wrestling. It was local and hosted by an old dude named Ron Morrier <sp?>. I still hear that opening tune in my head. More catchy than the HNIC theme song. The wrestlers at that time were, Hawaiian Dean Higuchi (my favourite), Gene Kiniski, Eric Frolic, Bulldog Brown, Dutch Savage, and Kenji Shibuya....... oh and The Iron Shiek, LOL. Those were the good old days. All the good American tv shows were on KVOS channel 12. We got that station when the weather conditions were right. I also remember the French channel. I would sneak out and watch it late at night to try and see some nudie flicks that my friends told me about. The first nude woman I ever saw on the tube was Bridgette Bardot. The movie was in French, but it didn't matter. I totally blame my horn dog ways on TV. It corrupted me. LOL.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:50 AM   #229
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Yes, from 97 to 2002. We still talk from time to time.
Was the Brit community band still around when you were in band? If so, was Chuck Currie still playing in it?

I knew Victor since he first moved here from HK. I remember his first wife. They lived in Richmond at the time. Actually, everybody knew/knows Victor Guy. He's so out there. He connects with everybody he meets. He became the band teacher at Brit at the tail end of my stay at Brit.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #230
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Someone told me Mark Donnelly was a former student from Brit.

Does anyone know if there is any truth to that?
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:06 PM   #231
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another one for richmond residents... before aberdeen became the monster it is now, it used to be a little mini-mall that had a bowling alley in it... i used to go with classmates every friday after school to bowl there.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #232
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The Pacific Coliseum was where the Canucks use to play before GM place. Before and after the game, the restaurant across the street was very busy. The building is still there, but is no longer a restaurant. I believe it is some sort of school or something for the challenged people.

If my memory serves me, that restaurant which is now a Christian school was called Uptown Charlies.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #233
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You can get Avalon milk in stores still... but not 100% sure which ones. Maybe Buy Low Foods?
ahahaha.. everywhere: Safeway, IGA, BUYLOW, SAVEON, small grocery shops. its the best milk.
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^after reading what you posted I went to IGA immediatly.

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yah bro, but u gotta get organic with cherry strudels
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OH SNAP!!! I REMEMBER THOSE!!! I think they are still available....
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if anyone knows where to find that beef jerkey, please share.. tasted so good and been looking for those
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if anyone knows where to find that beef jerkey, please share.. been looking for those
Chinatown. Try San Lee.
last store on Pender on the North side, just before Gore st.
Just east of Maxim restaurant.
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if anyone knows where to find that beef jerkey, please share.. tasted so good and been looking for those
Why don't you try "Bee Kim heng" on Fraser and 26th. Awesome Jerky.
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i'm saving this spot for my memories from the past
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Out of the blue, the wife wanted Pizza King tonight so I did a google search for the phone number and found out that they have been around at that location on Broadway since 1984. Wow. And the army/navy surplus store next door with the Gorilla in the rain gear has been there for a while too.

Interesting....
Friend's family owns Pizza King and yeah they've been around for awhile.
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Only decent shot of the Fraser Street Bridge I was able to find...

what area was this bridge going from/to?
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1936, Lions Gate Bridge, $ 1.25 to cross:


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Granville @ Robson 1980's:
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No way that was in the 80's. The cars are too old, and the buses were the BC Hydro green, white and blue colour scheme in the 80's, I'm sure. That is a picture by Fred Herzog taken in the 50's or 60's.
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I remember that White Lunch sign. The people on the outside spun around the cup. Those one way signs are classic.
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No way that was in the 80's. The cars are too old, and the buses were the BC Hydro green, white and blue colour scheme in the 80's, I'm sure. That is a picture by Fred Herzog taken in the 50's or 60's.
In the picture, that bug is either a late 50's or early 60's model. Earlier bugs had the "dual" oval windows and the later ones had a different rear bumper.

The olive coloured busses were the BC Electric company buses that ran from August 16 1948 to January 14 1984.
http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Tra...-purchase.aspx

It was on these buses that had the swing door at the top of the rear stairs to keep people out of the stairway while the bus was moving.
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I remember going to Ming's for chinese food.

And the pic of Pender street has the cars going one way in the opposite direction than today (westbound rather then eastbound).
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what area was this bridge going from/to?
I posted this on page 3.

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The [Knight Street] bridge was built to replace an obsolete span linking the south end of Fraser Street with No. 5 Road in Richmond via Mitchell Island. The Fraser Street Bridge was a through truss built in 1905 with a swing span on the northern side of Mitchell Island. The channel was difficult to navigate, making collisions with ships and barges routine. The height of the Knight Street bridge alleviated this problem and the Fraser Street Bridge was dismantled.
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