Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Follow the action all over the city this weekend; we’ve got sports in Kitsilano, arts all over Mt. Pleasant and The Drive, music downtown, festivals in Chinatown and the West End, and a giant water fight in Stanley Park!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

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On a uniquely Vancouver stage nestled between the forests, the ocean, and with the city twinkling nearby, the upcoming Urban Forest Concert is going to be an experience to remember. For the first time ever, Jon Bon Jovi will be bringing his band, The Kings of Suburbia, to Vancouver with him. Add the big sound of this 14-piece band to the enigmatic performance of a global star and set it against the backdrop of ancient Stanley Park cedars, and it’s no wonder people are travelling from across the globe to be a part of the occasion.

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Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

Downhill Cheddar Chasing: Cheese Rolling Festival Returns, Aug 15

Photo sourced from Canadiancheeserolling.ca

Photo sourced from Canadiancheeserolling.ca

Ready for something extremely cheesy?

The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival returns to Whistler, this Saturday, Aug. 15. The premise is pretty straightforward. An 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese is rolled down a hill on Blackcomb Mountain. Fearless competitors – in protective helmets and sometimes ridiculous costumes – chase after it, slipping, tripping and flipping their way down the slope in an effort to cross the finish line first.

And the prize for all this cheesy mayhem: A giant wheel of of cheese, of course, not to mention a pair of season ski passes to Whistler Blackcomb.  Continue reading:
Downhill Cheddar Chasing: Cheese Rolling Festival Returns, Aug 15

Huge Water Slide Still Coming to North Vancouver (for Now)

Image sourced from slidethecity.com

Image sourced from slidethecity.com

Slip ‘n’ slide fanatics have reason to be hopeful.

The city of North Vancouver has confirmed that a giant, 1,000-foot-long waterslide is still slated to be set up on Lonsdale Avenue this Aug. 22.  Though plans for the slide were announced in the spring, and tickets have already sold out, it had been looking like water restrictions would spell an end to all the slipping and sliding.

But this week planners were able to hammer out a compromise. The water needed to run the massive slide is now going to be trucked in from either Harrison Lake or Pitt Lake in the Fraser Valley, areas outside Metro Vancouver, which is currently facing Stage 3 water restrictions. An estimated two tankers worth of water will be used, and a water recirculation system will be employed to minimize water waste.

There is one big caveat, however. If the local drought worsens, and the city enters Stage 4 water restrictions, the event will be cancelled, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading:
Huge Water Slide Still Coming to North Vancouver (for Now)

Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22

Green-breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Green-Breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Who hasn’t looked up at the sky and dreamed of soaring with birds? Liron Gertsman, a 14 year old Vancouver photographer, is making that dream come true in his own way while giving back to the birds that inspire him.

An avid bird watcher and photographer, this remarkable teenager has amassed a life list of 694 bird species. In the past four years, his photographs of these birds have attracted attention from local and national media including a feature on CBC’s daily news show, The National. Continue reading:
Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22