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…

Can’t-Miss Free Acts at David Lam Park Jazz Weekend, June 27-28

jazz-five-alarm-david-lamIt just might be the best free concert of the summer.

A full weekend of free music returns to waterfront David Lam Park in Yaletown this Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28.  More than two dozen bands – from indie pop groups to blues and Mexican hip hop – will take the stage from noon-10 p.m. both days as part of the 2015 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The main setting for all the action is the big outdoor stage in the park, backed by the seawall and False Creek. Thousands of music lovers fill the grassy oasis in the heart of Yaletown, as the park is transformed into a two-day party zone. Dozens of food trucks serve everything from poutine to dim sum and jerk chicken, while artisans offer up handmade crafts. Meanwhile, more intimate indoor performances (some of which are not free) take place inside the nearby Roundhouse Community Centre.

So who’s taking the stage this weekend? The full lineup is available on the Coastal Jazz website. Here are a few can’t-miss free acts at the 2015 David Lam Park Jazz Weekend:

Dawn Pemberton, Saturday at 1:45 p.m.: Local vocal powerhouse Pemberton weaves together gospel, funk, R&B and more with her smoking band featuring keyboards, horns and guitar. Continue reading:
Can’t-Miss Free Acts at David Lam Park Jazz Weekend, June 27-28

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

titleJune25Can you believe it’s already the last weekend of June? If you aren’t already making the most of the summer, it’s time to begin! Whirl to one of the many outdoor festivals full of food carts, buskers, music, variety shows, pride events, or bicycling in wigs and costumes. Then, use the balmy evenings as an excuse to hop from location to location, from storytelling to comedy to theatre, and all the way to a Sunday evening film festival dedicated to internet cat videos.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Session Cask Festival showcases low-alcohol beer

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With Vancouver gone craft beer crazy, we keep seeing “session” beers available at various tasting rooms and brewpubs around town. With the Session Cask Festival on Saturday, July 4, these brews get a showcase of their own.

A session beer is one that is brewed to be 5 per cent alcohol or less. In addition, flavour isn’t sacrificed in the malt to hop balance, which results in extremely drinkable beer that won’t put you under the table. In other words, you can drink plenty without overwhelming the palate in the same way, say, an afternoon of India Pale Ale would, or knocking out the senses of the imbiber, the way stronger beers might. These ales allow for repeated consumption over a long “session.”

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Session Cask Festival showcases low-alcohol beer

5 Impressive Displays of the Seasons in Vancouver

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For some time it seemed that Vancouver only had one season: rain. However, in recent years we’ve experienced high tides, low temperatures, downpours and heat waves. Mother Nature serves up a smorgasbord of natural phenomena that dazzle the senses.

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5 Impressive Displays of the Seasons in Vancouver