Weekend Events

Summer Live in Stanley Park

Friday July 8 - Sunday July 10, 2011
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Brockton Point in Stanley Park

A free three day festival to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary starts today. There will be over 180 performances featuring Mother Mother, Daniel Wesley, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, Dan Mangan, Dr. L. Subramaniam, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey and Spirit of the Wes. All sorts of activities including Kite-making, boat-building, and juggling workshops, canoe races, giant board games and family sports. For those taking the transit, a free shuttle bus from Waterfront Station runs from 11am to 11pm each day, and a free, secure bicycle compound will be available for cyclists.
I might go check it out on Saturday. It sounds like quite a fun summer event!
Fish for the Future
Saturday July 9th, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
No. 2 Road Pier, London's Landing, Steveston

Fish for Future promotes sportfishing and other outdoor activities to youth and families in BC. Participants will get to learn tasks such as fishing for local fish species, flycasting, fly tying, fish identification and much more. If you are under 16, then all the fishing activities are free. There will also be prize giveaways for kids. Free juvenile saltwater fishing licences will be available for participants under the age of 16. If you are older you will need to purchase a Tidal license which can be obtained at Nikka Fishing & Marine, 3551 Moncton Street Richmond or online: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/index-eng.htm
You can RVSP on Facebook but it is not necessary to participate in the event.

Mascot Racing

Sunday July 10th, 2011
12:30pm - ???
Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver

The 3rd annual Mascot Race is being held again at Hastings Racecourse. It is a fundraising event benefiting the Variety the Children's Charity and family friendly. Company mascots gather to race including including BeBop from the Vancouver Aquarium and Philbert from Purdy's Chocolate. Cobs Bread’s mascot, Breadhead is the defending champion who won two years in a row! Will he be able to win it three years straight?

Here was video of last year's race. Poor Philbert tripped and fell when he mistimed a jump. I'll be rooting for him on Sunday! See you there!

There are always movies to watch. Out today is Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper. Both are comedies. And while I haven't seen Zookeeper but I'm pretty sure Horrible Bosses > Zookeeper. You can read my review of Horrible Bosses here.

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