Friday, May 22, 2009
I Visit again yesterday the largest collection of privately owned story (totem) poles in the world at the Story Pole Park, at the Capilano bridge park. Numerous poles were commissioned in the early 1930s and carved by the First Nations of the South West Coast.The most recent poles have been carved on-site by Pacific North West carvers. The newest addition to the collection is the Salmon Pole, carved by Master Carver Wayne Carlick during Capilano's 2005 Year of the Salmon celebrations.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Crazy kids doing those amazing dirt jump...and right next to him a couple of paramedics assisting a jumper who feltt few minutes before....a long week end with everything...I fall down the mountain too, just got few bruces here and there but had so much fun mountain biking....Vancouver have great trails to discover!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
I used to think that Volleyball was such a boring game...I must say I had the chance to watch this week end the 2009 13 & 14U Canadian West Open,104 teams, so many matches of volleyball that my opinion has change..this is such a fun sport...I dont think will play it more than at the beach...but it is a fun game to play... Volleyball teams from across the country were competing in one venue for the Canadian West Open this past week end...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The Vancouver International Marathon is an annual race held on the first Sunday of May each year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada .
The race started in 1972 when a small group of 72 runners ran five loops of Stanley Park to complete the first Vancouver International Marathon (known as Lions Gate Road Runners International Marathon). The marathon grew over the next few years to 300 participants in 1977. However the event suffered a major setback in 1976 when a participant, Dr. Leslie Truelove, collapsed mid-race and died due to aneurysm. In Truelove's memory, the Dr. Leslie Truelove Memorial Trophy has been awarded ever since to the first male finisher in the 50+ age category.
The 1983 race became known as the "Long Marathon" after runners were misdirected during its running — adding an extra 561 yards to the race.
Currently, several different options are available for participants:
Full Marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifying event) - 42K
Marathon walkers - 42K
Wheelchair full marathon - 42K
Nordic Pole Walkers - 42K
Half Marathon - 21K
Kids Marafun - 1K
This past week end, everyone who runned the Vancouver Marathon couldn't have been more thrilled with a picture perfect day last week end. Probably skepticism was running through their veins as the crew was setting up the night before in the heavy downpour but the sky broke in the morning, and the sun came shining through.
Almost 13,000 participants took part in the 2009 BMO Vancouver Marathon in the 42.2 km Marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, 8 km, and McDonald's Kids MaraFun. Benard Onsare took the men's title in the 42.2 km Marathon and Mary Akor defended hers for the 2nd year in a row with a time of 2:46:24, only 2 weeks after she completed the Boston Marathon. In the 21.1 km Half Marathon, the men's title was taken by Willy Kimosop in a time of 1:05:03 and the women's title by Lioudmila Kortchaguina in a time of 1:17:11. In the 8 km, Delta's Marc-Jason Locquiao took the crown in a time of 28:50 and Richmond's Amanda Stone took the women's title in 31:37.
Congratulations to everyone.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Capilano Suspension Bridge, open every day except Christmas, is Vancouver's oldest and most famous attraction, drawing over 800,000 visitors and 450 tour operators annually. The bridge is 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River and is, without a doubt, the world's greatest suspension footbridge! It is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver, through Stanley Park, and over the Lions Gate Bridge. Take a stroll in this amazing Park... voices from the past mingle with the sounds of nature, award winning gardens skirt colourful totem poles, First Nations Carvers tell their story and the world's greatest suspension bridge takes you to the serenity of a West Coast rainforest ... it's all in a day's fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge .
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tonight we play against Chicago for the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup's playoff...and the city as turn blue.
Will the home-ice magic continue tonight for the Vancouver Canucks?
Go Canucks GO!!!....We hope it never ends, of course, especially not tonight in Game 2 of their Western Conference second-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Vancouver leadsthe best-of-seven 1-0 after taking Thursday’s opener 5-3