With John Mackie of the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver-born Sarah Reeder, an editor of FASHION Magazine and FASHION 18, and formerly an associate editor of Vancouver magazine, co-wrote a pastiche of odd and relatively little-known facts and trivia pertaining to Vancouver such as:

• Fidel Castro's stopover nap
• the limo at the Backpackers' Hostel
• how Lost Lagoon was once regularly "lost"; at low tide
• Vancouver's original elite neighbourhood, Blueblood Alley
• the woman, named Sylvia, behind the Sylvia Hotel
• the Wall Centre's dark glass controversies
• the restaurant that got gambled away
• the smuggling of the Gastown statue of Gassy Jack


Vancouver: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004).

[BCBW 2005]