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World Cup

2011 Rugby World Cup: how will Canada do?

Canada kicks off its 2011 Rugby World Cup match tonight against Tonga and if you haven’t been watching the tournament thus far, there’s nothing like a little bit of national pride to increase...

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.

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)

Canada's Homeless World Cup team wings its way to Rio

Canada's representatives at the Homeless World Cup left on a 12 hour flight to Rio on Wednesday at 3PM. A sendoff breakfast included presentation of bags, track suits and a blessing.

Canada's Homeless World Cup Team: Countdown to Rio

The homeless world cup team is preparing hard for their departure for Rio on Sept. 15th. A sendoff is being planned. The team also recently attended the Vancouver Whitecaps game on September 5th at th

Canada's Homeless World Cup team

Canada’s players in the annual Homeless World Cup take off for Rio de Janeiro in less than a month. The team, made up of 5 players from Portland FC (named after the Portland Hotel) and 3 players...

Diego Forlan wins golden ball

Diego Forlan is the winner of the World Cup MVP. If it were not for Forlan Uruguay, he may have not even made the second round. I thought that someone from Spain or Holland would win. But Forlan was...

Where in our world are you for the World Cup Final?

The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa between Netherlands and Spain is capturing the world today. Vancouver fans, some here, some there, watch the big game---all over town.

Stick it to the Streets, Critical Mass, Jazz Festival, South Asian Films, and Board Games are Sooo Gay!

Summer is here and there is so much to do, here's my TOP THREE Masala Mix picks of events not to miss this weekend: 1. Stick it to the Streets SAT June 26 1pm Meet Granville @ Smithe...

FIFA World Cup: day 12 preview

France's view: France is coming into their decisive game against South Africa in meltdown mode. The French team is a mess. The French President is forced to play peacekeeper between Coach...