COPA-ing with the summer sports season

The doldrums of the summer sports season are upon us. No more NBA, NHL or NFL and the boys of summer need no heed until autumn. The summer of 2011 holds no World Cup, no European Cup and no Olympics...

Vancouverites are bad sports, but who pays?

On Wednesday night when the Canucks lost in game seven of the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins it was reminiscent of their 1994 defeat in game seven to the New York Rangers. The disappointing game...

Soccer: what's sex got to do with it?

Even a Vancouverite like me who isn’t into sports couldn't totally miss the recent viral advertising campaign started to publicize the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada's newest Major...

Canada to host FIFA Women's World Cup

Vancouver may get another shot at hosting a big sporting event with the Women's World Cup.

Sarah Blyth's North Vancouver street soccer tournament portfolio

Fresh from the beach, where they were searching for potential logs to carve, and before getting warm with coffee, Sarah Blyth and the Portland FC, a soccer team made up of men and women who are...

True Grit with Jeff Bridges, Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and some old and new treats for the holidays

Jeff Bridges takes on a role that once belonged to John Wayne. How is the new True Grit by the Coen Brothers? (read more)

Vancouver Street Soccer League holds its first tournament

The Vancouver Street Soccer league held its first tournament last Saturday. It was a perfect day to christen the  new turf field at Memorial South Field (at Fraser & 41st). Six teams...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for the last two days: Thursday & Friday

My picks for the last two days include Incendies, the VIFF film that shook me the most. Also a ghost story, thoughts on marriage and one very speedy bank robber. (read more)

Recycling is winning strategy for Whitecaps

Let’s face it, we’ve all become inured to the ephemera of packaging – the coffee cups, take out containers, food wrappers, store receipts – that we grasp for a few moments before committing them to...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)