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guest character

of the IOA (IOA (Stargate)), the Woolsey character made more regular appearances to "annoy people". Eventually, humor was added to the role, and the character was spun over to ''Atlantis'' as a recurring guest character. Two CBC Radio One


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times, winning six of those games, with their most recent championship occurring in 2011 (99th Grey Cup). Cheer Team The BC Lions cheer team is known as the Felions and they are led by choreographer Aura Benwick and coordinator Alexandra Janicek, the Felions Dance Team consists of 35 dancers who play a valuable role on the sidelines during Lions home games.The Felions rehearse in downtown Vancouver every week from April through November. The cheer team dons their team colors at every Lions home game, to perform at the Street Party and hit the field to entertain thousands of Lions fans and cheer on the BC Lions football club. Throughout the calendar year they make appearances in the community and raise funds to join the other CFL dance and cheer teams during Grey Cup week, they also participate in the exciting CFL Dance Showcase during the week-long Grey Cup Festival. The Felions are the ambassadors of the BC Lions Football Club and are available for appearances at charitable, non-profit, community, educational and corporate events throughout the province of British Columbia throughout the year. During the rest of 1953, a fan contest was held by all of the local media to pick the new nickname of the football franchise. In this contest, a new nickname was chosen because it represented a local landmark and legend of the area. The nickname of the team was based on The Lions (The Lions (peaks)), a twin mountain peak that can be seen toward the north of Vancouver, British Columbia. The twin mountain peaks name was based on legend that the mountains looked like two lions guarding the city. Through this landmark and legend, the "Lions" nickname became the winner in the fan contest to become the new name of the franchise. After the fan contest, it was revealed that the Vancouver label would not be part of the team name. Even though the franchise is based in Vancouver and the "Lions" name was based on a local landmark and legend, Annis Stukus decided to reject the idea of naming the team as the Vancouver Lions. Instead, Stukus decided that the team name should represent and embrace the entire Province of British Columbia. In the end, Stukus introduced the team to the entire Canadian football world as the BC Lions. After the fan contest, it was revealed that the Vancouver label would not be part of the team name. Even though the franchise is based in Vancouver and the "Lions" name was based on a local landmark and legend, Annis Stukus decided to reject the idea of naming the team as the Vancouver Lions. Instead, Stukus decided that the team name should represent and embrace the entire Province of British Columbia. In the end, Stukus introduced the team to the entire Canadian football world as the BC Lions. The Lions' 1985 season (1985 CFL season) began with much promise. Mervyn Fernandez shattered several team receiving records and second year receiver Jim Sandusky broke the 1,000 yard mark. Rookie defensive tackle Mike Gray was the most visible of several rookies. With depth and few injuries, the final season record of 13–3 was the best in team history, bringing the Lions their third consecutive first place divisional finish. The Lions avenged their prior year's playoff defeat by handling Winnipeg (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) 42–22, despite the fact that the Blue Bombers (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) had won both regular season meetings and wide receiver Fernandez was out with a leg injury. One week later, the same Lions line-up met Hamilton (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) at the Olympic Stadium (Olympic Stadium (Montreal)) in Montreal. 21 years of waiting ended with a 37–24 Grey Cup championship victory over the Tiger-Cats (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) in the 73rd Grey Cup. Quarterback Roy Dewalt won the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player award (Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player) on offence, while defensive end James "Quick" Parker took home the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player award (Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player) on defence. Kicker Lui Passaglia was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian. Don Matthews won his first CFL Coach of the Year award (Annis Stukus Trophy). Mervyn Fernandez became the first Lion to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award (CFL's Outstanding Player Award) and defensive tackle Mike Gray (Mike Gray (Canadian football)) won both the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award and the Jackie Parker Trophy. Linebacker Tyrone Crews won the first of two consecutive CFL Players Association Outstanding Community Service Awards (Tom Pate Memorial Award). The CFL champions returned to Vancouver for a victory celebration that swept across the entire province (British Columbia). 1996 (1996 CFL season) was a season of turmoil for the Lions, both on and off the field. Former Lions' quarterback and fan favourite Joe Paopao returned to the team from the Edmonton Eskimos as the new Head Coach, replacing Dave Ritchie. On March 11, 1996 (1996 CFL season), Lions' owner Bill Comrie announced that the club had been sold to a group of 10 local businessmen headed by Nelson Skalbania and Michael Jensen. The Lions held training camp at UBC (University of British Columbia) with over a hundred players invited. Mike McCarthy (Michael P. McCarthy) arrived in Vancouver to become the Lions new VP of Football Operations. On the field, the Lions started the season with 18 new faces in the line-up, including heralded Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware at quarterback. The Lions started the season at 0–4, and quarterback Damon Allen was signed to replace Ware (Andre Ware). As the team stumbled on the field, attendance plummeted. Stability in the front office proved short lived, as Skalbania (Nelson Skalbania) and his ownership group lost control of the team, and the Lions (again) went into receivership. The bright spot of the season was an exciting and improbable, 35–11 victory over Doug Flutie and the Toronto Argonauts, in September, 1996 (1996 CFL season). On October 31, 1996 (1996 CFL season), Hamilton (Hamilton, Ontario) businessman David Braley announced his intention to buy the team. November 2, 1996 (1996 CFL season) marked the end of the season as the Lions defeated Ottawa (Ottawa Rough Riders) 35–24 in what was the Rough Riders' (Ottawa Rough Riders) final game in club history. Expectations for the Lions were high as the 1999 season (1999 CFL season) began, following the team's promising finish a year earlier, and with the announcement that the Grey Cup game would be played in Vancouver. Quality free agents such as slotback Don Blair and cornerback Eric Carter were brought in to add depth to an already impressive lineup, and with the likes of Robert Drummond and Jimmy “The Jet” Cunningham back in form following injury-plagued 1998 seasons (1998 CFL season), the Lions were primed for a successful season. The Lions started fast out of the gate, winning their first three games to set a new club record with nine straight regular season wins. The Lions either held sole possession of first place or were tied with Calgary (Calgary Stampeders) throughout the season. The Lions ended the regular season with two straight wins, finishing first in the division with a 13–5 record, the Lions' best record since 1985 (1985 CFL season), and the first divisional championship since 1987 (1987 CFL season). the Lions' dream season came to a premature and heartbreaking end, as the Stamps (Calgary Stampeders) beat the Lions 26–24 in the Lions' first home playoff game in 12 years. The Lions appeared to be driving toward a chance to kick a game-winning field goal in the last minute before Damon Allen fumbled the ball at mid-field, allowing the Stamps to kill off the remaining time. The Lions fielded three CFL All-Stars in 1999 (1999 CFL season): slotback Jimmy Cunningham, centre Jamie Taras, and defensive tackle Johnny Scott. Linebacker Paul Lacoste (Paul Lacoste (football player)) was voted the CFL's top rookie, and was also awarded the Jackie Parker Trophy. Defensive end Daved Benefield was named the Western Division's top defensive player (Norm Fieldgate Trophy), while Jamie Taras won the DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy as the West's most outstanding offensive lineman, as well as the CFL Player's Association Outstanding Community Service Award (Tom Pate Memorial Award). The Lions on offense at the 99th Grey Cup (File:Grey Cup 2011.jpg) against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. thumb left Despite a questionable lineup, the Lions, as well as many fans and critics alike, believed that the team was good enough to win the Grey Cup, especially since the game was scheduled to be played in Vancouver at the newly renovated BC Place Stadium. However, the season started out with five straight losses which forced changes to be made. The Lions signed two notable CFL players; defensive back Tad Kornegay, who had just been released by Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Roughriders), and wide receiver Arland Bruce (Arland Bruce III), who was acquired in a trade with Hamilton (Hamilton Tiger-Cats). The Lions got their first win of the season when they beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–11 in week 6, but the following week, the Lions were swept by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the first time in ten years. Now sitting at 1–6, many fans and critics started to doubt the Lions playoff hopes, but after a convincing 36–1 win over the Edmonton Eskimos, the Lions went on a remarkable 8-game winning streak, skyrocketing the Leos all the way to the top of a very competitive West Division (Canadian Football League West Division). The Lions winning streak ended after a 42–10 loss to Hamilton in week 17, but after that, the Lions won their last two games of the season, which included a 43–1 clobbering of the two-time defending Grey Cup champions Montreal Alouettes in the regular season finale. After starting the season 0–5, the Lions rebounded to win 11 of their last 13 games to clinch 1st place in the West Division with a 11–7 record, as well as a bye in the first round of the playoffs and a home playoff game. The Yippie movement The Youth International Party quickly spread beyond Rubin, Hoffman and the other founders. YIP had chapters all over the US and in other countries, with particularly active groups in New York, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Columbus (Columbus, Ohio), Chicago and Madison (Madison, Wisconsin). Ken Wachsberger, The Ballad of Ken and Emily, or, Tales from the Counterculture, Page 54, Azenphony Press, 1997 There were YIP conferences through the 1970s, beginning with a "New Nation Conference" in Madison, Wisconsin in 1971. The New Yippie Book Collective, Blacklisted News: Secret Histories from Chicago to 1984, Page 16. Bleecker Publishing, 1983. '''''ReBoot''''' is a Canadian (Canada) CGI (Computer-generated imagery)-animated (animated series) action-adventure cartoon series that originally aired from 1994 to 2001. It was produced by Vancouver-based production company Mainframe Entertainment, Alliance Communications, BLT Productions and created by Gavin Blair, Ian Pearson, Phil Mitchell and John Grace, with the visuals designed by Brendan McCarthy after an initial attempt by Ian Gibson (Ian Gibson (artist)). WikiPedia:Vancouver dmoz:Regional North America Canada British Columbia Localities V Vancouver Commons:Category:Vancouver

influential independent

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special voice

Rovers Show from Vancouver and in Calgary, Alberta. He had a hit with "The Dutchman" and presented his own television show in Calgary, also appearing on the CBC concert series ''Summer Evening'' in 1976. WikiPedia:Vancouver dmoz:Regional North America Canada British Columbia Localities V Vancouver Commons:Category:Vancouver

education career

hub into the leading gateway between North America and Asia. It leveraged its codesharing agreement with American Airlines in order to help capture a greater share of U.S.-Asia traffic flows. Shortly after he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he began his education career. Kilian taught in two British Columbia community colleges between 1967 and 2008, of which five months were spent in China (People's Republic of China) from 1983 - 1984. Kilian's first teaching position

wrestling history

promoted by U.S. promoter Sam Menacker. He also wrestled for NWA All Star Wrestling in Vancouver, where he twice won the NWA Canadian Tag Team title with Don Leo Jonathan. He formed a tag team with the over , they are the second heaviest tag team in professional wrestling history. (The heaviest being the McGuire twins.) After engaging in a memorable feud

selling record

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culture songs

worldwide. Since 2010, Brightman is Panasonic's global brand ambassador. Together they launched the song "Shall Be Done" at the 2010 Winter Games held in Vancouver, Canada. ref name "

online collaboration

or C$19 million. Open Text was developing a suite of online collaboration products through a series of mergers, and FirstClass's educational background seemed to fit particularly well with some of their other offerings. At the time Open Text stated their intention to integrate FirstClass into the "LiveLink" internet information collection engine


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'''Vancouver''' ( ; Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish language): ''K'emk'emelay''), title Knowing Coves accessdate December 26, 2014 url http: post 68067156016 officially the '''City of Vancouver,''' is a coastal seaport city on the mainland (Lower Mainland) of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census (Canada 2011 Census) recorded 603,502 people in the city, making it the eighth largest (List of the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population) Canadian municipality. The Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area (List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada) in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically (Ethnic groups in Canada) and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city (global city). The City of Vancouver encompasses a land area of about 114 square kilometres, giving it a population density of about 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City.

The original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill's property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on July 1, 1867. From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels quickly appeared along the waterfront to the west. Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville, B.I. (Granville, British Columbia) ("B.I" standing for "Burrard Inlet"). As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the CPR, it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway (Canadian Pacific Railway) was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and Europe. As of 2009, Port Metro Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism (Tourism in Canada) its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and Burnaby have turned Metro Vancouver into one of the largest film production (principal photography) centres in North America, earning it the film industry nickname, Hollywood North.

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world's most liveable cities for five consecutive years. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, and the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. In 2014, following thirty years in California, Vancouver became the indefinite home of the annual TED (TED (conference)) conference. Canada will host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and several matches will be played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place Stadium. The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics were held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia), a resort community north of the city.

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