Perhaps to take some heat off the embarrassing handling of Roberto Luongo, the endless losses in 2014, and the fact that the team couldn’t score if Sasha Grey was in net, the Vancouver Canucks have officially announced the release of a new alternate jersey.
This photo we found in our desk dates back to 2003… and reminds us of a certain photo of the day!
We’re sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.
Somewhat appropriately, given the wandering spirits of those who play in Elephant Revival, Dango Rose isn’t hunkered down in an apartment or crammed into a tour van when the Georgia Straight reaches him on his cellphone. Instead, the bassist for the Nederland, Colorado–based quintet is enjoying a walk in God’s great outdoors, undaunted by the fact the wind around him is at gale-force levels.
“I’m walking my dog,” Rose reports, his voice cutting in and out. “It’s blowing pretty hard, so please let me know if it gets to be a bit much.”
Read the full interview: Natural wanderlust fuels Elephant Revival’s soul
Elephant Revival plays CBC’s Studio 700 on Sunday (March 2) as part of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s winter-spring concert series.
Timed for anti-bullying week, Vancouver Opera has just received $500,000 from the province of B.C. for the creation of its new production Stickboy.
The opera by spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan and composer Neil Weisensel is set to debut in October at the Vancouver Playhouse. Based on Koyczan’s own experiences, it’s about an overweight boy whose treated cruelly at school and elsewhere, finding release only through his imagination.
According to the Web, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, only gets 13 more days of sun a year than Vancouver. We average 1,938 annual hours a year. Rio De Janeiro averages 2,250 hours. And yes, I was looking up Vancouver, British Columbia, not Vancouver, Chile.
Vancouver has a well-earned reputation for being rain-soaked and cloud-covered. And it’s true, we get a lot of wet, overcast days, but we also now get a lot more sunny days than I remember experiencing in the 1980s. By the early in the 21st century, Vancouver started to getting used to weeks of consecutive sunshine in the summer.