Beatles Return To Vancouver!

The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be making its world premiere at this year’s PNE, taking over the entire Garden Auditorium. This touring show out of the U.K. has many one-of-a-kind items from their extensive Beatles collection on display. The PNE asked me to be the spokesperson for the exhibit and I…

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Happy Birthday, Rocket Norton!

Carole and I were invited to Rocket Norton’s 65th birthday party.  As the drummer for PRISM for those many years it was great to see support for his birthday from so many musical friends. The band played with Rocket drumming as only he can. Entertainment included members of Theatre Sports doing a satire on Rocket’s…

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Thanks, Courtenay!

The warmth and the hospitality shown Carole and me in Courtenay lingers on as a sweet memory. I wish to thank Deb Rez, the manager of the Sid Williams Theatre, for her hospitality and the plaque on the back on a chair in the auditorium and a lifetime pass. I look forward to seeing Deb…

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Another Baby Bublé On The Way!

Michael Bublé is going to be singing some lullabies yet again! Yes, you guessed correctly! The Haven’t Met You Yet singer and wife Luisana Lopilato are expecting their second child together. More from eonline.com here…

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Bye Bye, Kits High!

Kitsilano High School here in Vancouver will be no more when it’s demolished on July 2. The Vancouver School Board is keeping the 10th Avenue facade, but the rest is going for a seismic upgrade. At least it isn’t being replaced by a tall tower! Some great memories for the thousands of students who attended…

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Remembering Rick Honey

Hard to believe it’s been over 14 years that Rick Honey left us — far too young — at 53. Thanks to Glen Livingstone for reminding us, and thanks to Rick’s many friends who remembered him on my Facebook page after I shared Glen’s photo and his memories of Rick yesterday. As a tribute to…

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Canada Day In The Comox Valley

In December 2006 the people of Courtenay honoured me with an induction into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. They placed my name on the sidewalk on the town’s main street. A few months ago they asked me if I would be the Grand Marshal in the annual July 1 Canada Day parade. I am…

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Blast From The Past

Back in 1982 when this photo was taken, the iPhone was still 25 years in the future! In those days, we used something called a “telephone” and that round black thing I’m holding was called a “record”… remember kids, iTunes was still almost 30 years away! It all seems so dated now. I notice in…

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Catching Up With John Saboe

I had the pleasure of having lunch with John Saboe today at the new downtown White Spot on Dunsmuir at Homer. John began his radio career as an all night radio announcer on CKNW and decided that was not his calling. Years later he became Sales Manager at the station. That’s where we met. He…

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