Unbuckled: Vancouver’s Ultimate Backyard BBQ = a hell raising good time!

  Vancouver’s biggest end of summer country hoe-down backyard BBQ was back again this year for another Stanley Park take over. From brassieres and bloomers to daisy dukes, short ribs and briskets…Unbuckled has become Vancouver’s number one excuse to let loose and let er’ rip, Stampede style and then some. This full day event invites ya’ll to bust out your loudest Western wear and let loose for one last late summer hoorah. Let’s just say that anything goes fashion wise at Unbuckled and it’s more like a dare to wear in the name of hillbilly, wild west attire than anything traditional or mainstream. The $29 ticket gets you in for a nice long eight hour day and includes a full line up of adult games, activities and entertainment geared toward pleasing the herds of hedonists’ arriving by the busload.  From tug o’ war, mechanical bull riding, line dancing lessons to foot stompin’ fun live music, this event was deemed the unofficial Keith Urban pre-party. That it was and for those... ...

read more

May 28 is Community Day at Playland!

On Saturday, May 28th, $10 from every ticket sold for Playland at the PNE will be donated to the Hastings Community Little League on the fifth annual Community Day at Playland. Since 2010, the PNE has raised over $85,000 for the sports organization, which has helped the Little League upgrade their facilities. This year all proceeds will support the Hastings Little League in hosting the 2016 Little League Canadian National Tournament, taking place from August 4-13, 2016. “The PNE believes in getting youth outdoors and active. We are proud to continue our support of the Hastings Community Little League,” said PNE President and CEO Mike McDaniel. “We are thrilled to have Hastings Little League bring the National Tournament to Vancouver this summer and can’t wait to see the kids out on the field!” The past four Community Days were extremely successful, and this year, Playland is looking to hit over $100,000 raised for this worthy non-profit sports organization. Proceeds from the 2010 100th Anniversary Golf Tournament were also donated to the Little League.... ...

read more

Looking for some adventure in your life?

On May 14th, the crew from Chasing Sunrise – who you might have heard of from their Canada Day sunrise up Mount Seymour with 400 people – is now taking 50 of you and sending you into the unknown for an all expenses paid weekend of adventure, outdoors, and all things Chasing Sunrise. The plan? They are not saying. They’ll be giving you nothing more than a small packing list and a time and place to show up. The rest, you’re just going to have to trust them. But hey, they have a pretty good track record and we all know the best things in life go to those willing to step out of their comfort zones. Want in? Applications are open until May 4th and they will be announcing the winners on May 7th. Chasing Sunrise – Into The Unknown http://chasingsunri.se/the-unknown-is-calling ...

read more

Van Doren Invitational results are in!

  Vancouver’s Adam Hopkins made it to the finals, placing 5th overall in the contest out of 21 skateboarders. To cap off the action packed event, 22 year old Dalton Dern from Orlando, Florida made his mark when he conquered the infamous Hastings transfer, a trick that has never been landed before at the Hastings Skatepark, earning him a quick $1500 cash prize. You can watch the trick HERE. Finals Results:http://theboardr.com/results/2222/Van-Doren-Invitational-at-Vancouver-Finals Semi Finals Results: http://theboardr.com/results/2221/Van-Doren-Invitational-at-Vancouver-Semi-Finals Alex Sorgente, Lake Worth FL (Age 17) –  $15,000 prize Cory Juneau, San Diego CA (Age 16) – $12,500 prize Brad McClain, Livermore (Age 24) – $10,000 prize Nolan Munroe, Rindge USA (Age 22) – $7500 prize Adam Hopkins, Vancouver, BC (Age 25) – $5000 prize Tristan Rennie, Rialto, CA (Age 17) – $4000 prize Watch clips from the Finals HERE For more information visit http://www.vans.com/vdicanada ...

read more