Run Fast, Eat Donuts at the Inaugural Donut Dash at the PNE!

Vancouver Donut Run 2015

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We’ve had runs themed around dirt, mud, neon, colour bombs, music, and moustaches. It seems only natural that one would be coming up that is themed around donuts. Yes, donuts.

The inaugural PNE Donut Dash 5KM fun run will be taking place at the PNE fair grounds from 9am – 11am on August 23, 2015. Seemingly going against all the principles of running (eating healthy, etc…) this 5K run will have snack booths along the course that will include mini donuts, cotton candy and more. Awesome!

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Run Fast, Eat Donuts at the Inaugural Donut Dash at the PNE!

A simply beautiful FIFA fan video

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Follow two American soccer fans as they live their dream of cheering for their National Team at the Women’s World Cup. Little did they know, they would discover a place where ancient rainforests meet a modern city… a land where soaring mountains meet endless skies…

Vancouver’s New and Improved Nat Bailey Stadium Set for June 26 Home Opener

Artist rendering on stadium renovations, sourced from milb.com

Artist rendering on stadium renovations, sourced from milb.com

A “night at the Nat” just got a little more exciting.

Vancouver’s historic Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians minor league baseball team, is in the last stages of a major expansion, leading up to opening night on June 26.

An additional 750 seats have been added to the 1951 ballpark, bringing capacity up to an estimated 5,907 seats. New bleachers extend down the left-field line, and there’s now bleacher seating just beyond the left-field fence. A new entrance on the third-base side of the stadium should help ease foot traffic during sold-out games.

In addition, the outfield fences have been moved in – making the Nat a more “hitter-friendly” park. (Translation: Expect more home runs in 2015.) The field now measures 320 feet, rather than 335 feet, down both foul lines, and the soaring 20-foot-high outfield fence has been replaced with a 4-foot-high fence. (Expect some exciting home-run stealing grabs by outfielders this season, as well.) Continue reading:
Vancouver’s New and Improved Nat Bailey Stadium Set for June 26 Home Opener

Velopalooza Offers Up Two Weeks of Community Organized Bike Rides

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If you haven’t already noticed, Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city. So much so that in June, a huge bike festival is organized with 80+ events to promote cycling and bring like-minded people together. Velopalooza, the Vancouver Festival of Bikes, starts today and runs until June 28th, bringing you two weeks of fun, friendly bike rides.

Velopalooza was first started in 2010 based on the much-loved Pedalpalooza in Portland. Organizers were inspired by the community-driven bike fun of the Portland festival, and decided to bring it over the border to Vancouver.

The Velopalooza biking festival has grown since its early roots in 2010 and now features tons of rides and tons of participants! The list of 85 events is a bit overwhelming, so we’ve listed 5 of the most interesting events of the festival below:

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Velopalooza Offers Up Two Weeks of Community Organized Bike Rides

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Set to Kick Off June 8 in Vancouver (Ticket starting at $20)

Photo credit: YVRPhoto | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: YVRPhoto | Wikimedia Commons

Vancouver is about to become the centre of the soccer universe. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 6, with a total of nine matches played in Vancouver, including the all important final on July 5.

The largest women’s sporting event in the world, the competition sees 24 international teams vying for the coveted cup, including the Canadian squad that brought home bronze at the London 2012 Olympics. During the month-long event, teams face off in Vancouver and five other Canadian cities (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton), making the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup the country’s first coast-to-coast sporting event.

The centre of all the action in Vancouver is B.C. Place Stadium, home of the Vancouver Whitecaps football club, where tickets to early-stage matches start as low as $20.15 (before taxes and service fees).  Continue reading:
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Set to Kick Off June 8 in Vancouver (Ticket starting at $20)