May 4 | Strathcona Community Garden - Strathcona Park, Corner of Prior and Hawks, Vancouver | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Free
Learn how to turn your condo balcony into a source for fresh vegetables. Expert gardeners will work with you to understand your outside space (North/South facing sun/shade) and provide key steps and recommended gardening essentials to get started growing successfully just in time for delicious and local summer vegetables.
Presented by Vancouver Community Agriculture and featuring David Tracey, journalist and environmental designer based in Vancouver, Canada. David’s articles and photos appear in the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the South China Morning Post, CBC-Radio, ABC-TV and others. As well, he owns and operates EcoUrbanist (http://www.ecourbanist.com), is the Executive Director of Tree City (http://treecitycanada.ca), is coordinating the Vancouver Community Agriculture Network (http://vcan.ca), is a tree care expert certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (http://www.treesaregood.com) and is a consultant on organic tree care and edible landscaping projects. For a full listing of over 20 events and inspiring actions under the 30 day long, 30 Days “umbrella”, from April 22 to May 21, visit www.30days.ca.
30 Days' Sustainability and Kids: Growing Up Green for Kids and Parents
May 3 | 1:00 – 4:00PM | Free | Britannia Community Centre & Grandview Park, Vancouver
Bring the kids for a family oriented green afternoon. Kids will enjoy 30 Days' recycled craft creation, face painting, bubbles and Bonkers! A musical duo that performs interactive songs about sustainability like “Go Talk to a Tree”, “Energy Hog”, “Planting a Garden” and more. Yoga for the both the kids and parents! Kids 8 to 88 also invited to operate mininature wind turbines, which provide power to model electric cars, for mini-races. This Saturday, May 3rd at Britannia Community Centre and Grandview Park, Vancouver, the Solar Powered Road Show will be giving away over $500 in free, revived alkaline batteries. Presented by BC Hydro. For a full listing of over 20 events and inspiring actions under the 30 day long, 30 Days “umbrella” from April 22 to May 21, visit www.30days.ca.
Do you want to get in shape and meet new singles at the same time? At Singles Bootcamp you get a chance to do that and a whole lot more. You will have the opportunity to take part in a one month Bootcamp that includes fitness and health assessments, interactive exercises, daily health tips, and one hell of a butt kicking!
Over a one month period you will participate in two sessions a week. The Bootcamp begins with a fitness assessment so that everyone has a starting point and is able to measure their improvement at the end.
The pre and post assessment consist of:
• A weigh-in and body fat assessment
• A cardiovascular endurance test
• A muscular endurance test
• A core stability test
Throughout the sessions your group will participate in interactive exercises. The exercises will range in difficulty to accommodate all participants at any fitness level. Every session will start with a warm up, then a cardio portion, followed by strength and core exercises. All flexibility segments will then follow in which you will be given stretching exercises to complete as your body cools down. Each class will finish with a post-workout snack and socializing.
Vancouver has transformed itself dramatically ever since the 1991 Central Area Plan that aimed at revitalizing Vancouver’s downtown core. During the unexpected 80s recession, Vancouver planners decided that it was going to be people that reinvigorated Vancouver streets to revive business. In 2008 it is obvious the “Living First” strategy has worked. Starting with Concord Pacific development, luxury condominiums now spread like wildfire along Vancouver’s downtown streets. The sounds of construction are unavoidable as you walk down newly landscaped streets that are waiting for the designer billboards into reality.
But just because you build it does it mean they will come? In short, yes. Vancouver is too spectacularly beautiful to not have people vying for her land. The single most obvious indicator that these luxurious shells of condomoniums are also luxurious on the inside is the sudden proliferation of furniture stores like Yaletown Sofa. I’ve been seeing these types of stores spring up everywhere downtown. Half a dozen of these luxury furnishing stores sit in or surround the downtown.
Returning from an ill-fated Mexican vacation in time to see the Canucks' meaningless season finale versus playoff bound Calgary Flames, Dave rambles on about a horrential bout of gut sickness and hanging at a beach bar in Bucerias while the Canucks imploded.
Wheelchaired and sedated, he arrived home to find the Nucks missing the playoffs, sending off Trevor Linden without a final win and shifting the team in
unknown directions with impending free agents, unclear strategy, and unproven prospects. Finally, Dave (comfy back in North Van) considers how the now-officially-official ownership might move forward before summoning Canucks heores of the future to step forth.
WOMEN'S CARDIO KICKBOXING BOOTCAMP - May 2008 Registration Now Open
Presented by Raz Chan Fitness and Mobile Personal Training
Want a swimsuit-ready body by summer vacation? Experience our Women's Cardio Kickboxing Bootcamp and get a toned body in time for beach weather!
Join us three times a week for 4 weeks for our total body workout with boxing drills, core ab exercises, interval training, and more! Never the same workout twice with our programming and lots of variety to keep all fitness levels challenged.
LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE
All Bootcamps are 3x/week (12 sessions). Due to the format of our Bootcamp, we do not offer drop-in rates or switching of class sessions - please review our registration policy under our FAQs section online. Participants are required to come to class with handwraps and cardio boxing gloves.
*Note: All Saturday classes take place at 2875 St. Georges St. (near Fraser & Kingsway).
VANCOUVER-WEST SIDE – select from three time slots
4588 Clancy Loranger Way
Mon/Wed/Fri - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Class runs from Apr 30 - May 28/08
Mon/Wed/Fri - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Class runs from Apr 30 - May 28/08
Mon/Wed – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm + Saturday – 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Class runs from Apr 28 - May 21/08
Frederic says, "For your information, your ISP does not own the Internet. No one owns the Internet, and no single person or organization controls it. There are, however, organizations that oversee and standardize what’s going on the Internet and assign Internet Protocol addresses and domain names. The Internet Engineering Task Force, ICANN, InterNIC and the Internet Architecture Board are among these organizations.[...]ISP companies like Bell and Rogers charge a fee for the use of their servers that have access to the Internet, that’s all. They do not own the Internet. It’s certainly not Rogers Communication or Bell that have a right to charge fees to download content on the Internet."[ezvancouver - Vancouver Blog]
The front page of The Vancouver Sun posted a story entitled, “The cost of homelessness”. (Note that the online equivalent reads, “The high cost of homelessness”- which was published earlier on Friday, March 21, 2008- the word "high" a bit much for the front page?).
The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, March 22, 2008. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=11fdf74c-9130-41b3...
"Every homeless person costs system $55,000, an amount that could buy supported
housing for each of them…annual total of $644.3 million in health,
corrections and social services spending for all the homeless in B.C."