‘Caps Chat: An Interview with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Goalkeeper, David Ousted

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Photo: Tom Ewasiuk

By Michael McColl

Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club are steeped in tradition dating back to 1974. The team currently play in Major League Soccer, the highest level of the professional club game in North America.

While maintaining their Canadian feel, the ‘Caps squad is also packed with a number of players from across the world, including South America, Europe and Asia. In the first of a series of articles, Inside Vancouver, sits down with some of the Whitecaps’ top international players to discover their love for their city and their top tips and recommendations for visitors and locals alike.

We kick the series off chatting with the Whitecaps’ 31-year-old Danish goalkeeper, David Ousted, who has called Vancouver home for almost three years now, and who credited his, and his family’s love of the city as a key a factor in signing his recent contract extension with the club.

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‘Caps Chat: An Interview with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Goalkeeper, David Ousted

A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

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Photo: Tom Ewasiuk

By Michael McColl

Opened in 1983, and completely renovated between 2009 and 2011, Vancouver’s BC Place is the jewel in the crown of Canada’s sports stadiums and a must visit on any trip to the city.

With a total capacity of 54,500 in upper and lower bowl seating, BC Place has played host to some of the top sporting events in the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Most recently, the stadium became a venue for the World Rugby Sevens Series and has hosted the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship, the Grey Cup.

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A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

Watch out for the Splash Zone at the Canadian Debut of Red Bull Slopesoakers

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End this epic snowboard and ski season with a splash! This April 2, Red Bull Slopesoakers will be making its Canadian Debut at Grouse Mountain Resort. The event is a hybrid of slopestyle and pondskim, which is sort of like waterskiing but without the boat… or rope…

It’s a very unique contest and fun for spectators and competitors alike, and just like Sea World – there will probably be a splash zone.

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Watch out for the Splash Zone at the Canadian Debut of Red Bull Slopesoakers

5 Best Places to Run while Training for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

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Photo credit: Holdfast4 | Wikipedia

The 2016 Vancouver Sun Run, one of Canada’s biggest organized 10km runs, is coming quicker than a sprinter out of the start gate! On Sunday, April 17, 2016 the streets of Downtown Vancouver will be taken over by a sea of blue t-shirts as the whole city seems to come together to run.

If you’ve already started your training for the run, or if you haven’t even moved from the couch, we’ve got a few ideas on where to enjoy a nice run outside now that the weather is starting to cooperate. Kick the treadmill habit this month and check out one (or all) of these awesome places to run!

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5 Best Places to Run while Training for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

HSBC Canada Sevens | The World Hits Town March 12-13

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The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series hits town March 12-13, 2016 at BC Place Stadium for the annual HSBC Canada Sevens Tournament.

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HSBC Canada Sevens | The World Hits Town March 12-13

Outdoorsman Night with the Vancouver Giants, March 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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On Friday, March 4th, the Vancouver Giants will be hosting Outdoorsman Night. The G-Men will be playing the Victoria Royals at 7:30pm at the Pacific Coliseum.

The Giants held the first official Outdoorsman Night last year, receiving rave reviews. It’s an event for which the Giants bring together distinctly British Columbian partners to celebrate all things BC: hockey, fishing, logging, exploring, working hard and playing harder.

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Outdoorsman Night with the Vancouver Giants, March 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Tackle the Urban Grind this March in Vancouver

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Want to get really, really strong leg muscles? Looking for an excuse to exercise in the city with a unique activity that ends with an excellent view of Downtown? You’re in luck!

This March, the Harbour Centre is inviting everyone to get their heart rates up and their calf muscles burning by climbing the Urban Grind – the stairs to the top of the iconic Vancouver lookout. With the Grouse Grind closed for winter, this is the perfect opportunity to get a similar workout without the hassle of walking through nature.

On March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th, the 553-foot-tall Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver will open up its 40 flights of stairs to fitness buffs to get some amazing exercise with an added reward…

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Tackle the Urban Grind this March in Vancouver