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A rocker for street soccer

A Rocker For Street Soccer is a fundraising event held Thursday, April 15th for Portland FC, a team of players recruited from Downtown Eastside shelters. The team started with a core group from the...

Vancouver Park Board Celebrates the Coming of the Paralympic Games

I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 community happenings event yesterday at Kitsilano Community Centre. It was a fun, free, family event held to celebrate the recent Winter Olympics and the...

Allen Garr, Heather Tremain and Virginia Weiler Run for Vancity Board of Directors

It's not often that a politician writes about a reporter. Usually it’s the other way around. But when a reporter starts getting political, my journalistic tendencies tend to flare up. Not...

Mayor Robertson declares Canada Snowboard Day and honours Olympic medalists Maëlle Ricker and Mike Robertson

Mayor Gregor Robertson declared February 24th, 2010 Canada Snowboard Team Day to honour women's snowboard cross gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and congratulate all of Canada’s snowboard competitors at...

Stephen Colbert Offers to Re-Seed the "Canadian Swamp"

Vancouver Park Board Chair Aaron Jasper had the opportunity to meet Stephen Colbert after he finished taping his TV show on Thursday. He told Comimissioner Jasper that he is...

Grand Opening of Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Mount Pleasant Community Centre had their Grand Opening this past weekend and the facility was jam packed. Park Board staff commented that since they opened up to the public, the centre has...

North Shore Street Soccer Tournament a Big Success

Four teams participated in a heated series of round-robin games to decide who would be crowned the top team of the city’s street soccer league this past weekend. The tournament took place on Saturday...

Vancouver Street Soccer Teams to Square Off this Weekend

This Saturday, several dozen soccer players from the New Fountain Shelter will pile into their bus and head over to the North Shore to take on three other teams in the first Vancouver Street Soccer...

90th Annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay

Kick start 2010 and wash the 2009 cobwebs off by taking a dip in English Bay on New Year’s Day. The 90th annual Polar Bear Swim takes place at 2:30pm on January 1. Registration begins at 12:30, swim...

The Olympic Torch Comes to the New Fountain Shelter Soccer Team

This past Sunday at the weekly practice of the Portland FC, coach Dr. Alan Bates, brought the Olympic Torch he ran with last week in Cornwall Ontario. Alan was chosen by the Canadian Medical...
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