Sunday, 22 April 2018

Major road closures in place for annual Vancouver Sun Run

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The sun is out as tens of thousands of runners and walkers lace up their sneakers and hit the streets of Downtown Vancouver today. It’s all for Canada’s largest running event.

You don’t have to be the fastest to take part in the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run.

Race Director Tim Hopkins says there will be people of all abilities pounding the pavement and it’s all about having fun. “We have people that just go out and can take up to two hours or more to walk the course, and enjoy the 17 bands along the course.”

Hopkins adds there is some new entertainment this year, and sponsors will be giving out goodies at BC Place after people have completed the race.

The Vancouver Sun Run is the largest running event in the country and the third largest timed 10km in North America.

“Listen to the entertainment, have some fun, and enjoy yourself… just overall, enjoy the experience. It’s an opportunity to get together with people that are likeminded and ready to have some fun and enjoy the run.”

A 2.5 kilometre mini Sun Run is held before the 10km.

It’s a good idea to take transit if you plan on being downtown for much of the day as there are a lot of road closures in place for the race.

Road closures

Downtown Area
Seymour St. to Bute St. (start area) 5 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Bute to the Causeway (including all streets crossing Georgia) 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lions Gate Bridge: access from Pender only 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Howe to Burrard from Dunsmuir to Robson 5 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Denman St. – Georgia to Robson 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Robson St. – west of Denman St. to Stanley Park 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Stanley Park
Beach Avenue, Stanley Park to Hornby St. 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stanley Park Dr. at North Lagoon Dr. 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Ryan Rd. at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr. 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Pacific St.
Burrard St. to Hornby (eastbound lanes) 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Bridges
Burrard Bridge – closed to all traffic 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cambie Bridge – closed to all northbound traffic 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kitsilano Area
West 2nd Avenue – Burrard St. to Fir St. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Fir Street – West 2nd Ave. to West 4th Ave. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue – Pine St. to Cambie St. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Cambie St at W Broadway
Closed to all northbound traffic 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pacific Boulevard
East bound exit ramp from Cambie Bridge 5 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nelson St. to Abbott St. 5 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Abbott St. to Quebec St. 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Note: Pacific Boulevard will be two-way access from Nelson to Smithe from 5 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Quebec, Abbott & Carrall Streets
Closed to all traffic near Expo Boulevard and Pacific Boulevard 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Abbott Street from Expo Boulevard to Pacific Boulevard 7:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Expo Blvd
From Quebec to Terry Fox Way 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nelson Street
From Expo to Pacific 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

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English Bay Safety Seminar-The Evolution of Water Safety

Not long after the invention of the first boat, thought to be about 900,000 years ago, came the first concept of water safety. Experience can be a stern master and as human beings evolved at the helm they learned valuable lessons, often in the hardest of ways. Every capsize and grounding, every ship wreck and sea disaster, brought more knowledge that, when shared, ensured boating could be a safer and more enjoyable experience.

There are many contributing factors which can lead up to incidents and accidents on the water. Through 9000 centuries of experience most of them are known and easily preventable. Every year the Jericho Rescue Team provides assistance to over 200 mariners on the waters in the vicinity of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Often when people are in distress on the water they were simply missing one or two important nuggets of water safety information that could have helped prevent their predicament.

The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play while on the waters of English Bay. The seminar covers basic water safety fundamentals along with user specific information drawn from the logs of the Jericho Rescue Team who have intervened in thousands of “sea disasters” over the past 44 years.

Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from the mistakes of others? Don’t challenge Darwin’s theory, make sure your water safety knowledge is the fittest it can be. Your survival may well depend upon it. Find the missing links and fill in the gaps in your water safety knowledge by attending a FREE English Bay Safety Seminar May 7, June 4 & 18, July 16. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.

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Kitsilano Area West 2nd Avenue - Burrard St. to Fir St. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Fir Street – West 2nd Ave. to West 4th Ave. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue – Pine St. to Cambie St. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Cambie St at W Broadway Closed to all northbound traffic 7:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Read more.. https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-sun-run-2018-1.4630372&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGTFiOTM1NjA0OTU1YmJiOWY6Y2E6ZW46Q0E&usg=AFQjCNGbuVfk-V7cOdhs-heWMLeG1gDMiA

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Record wildfire season could help shape restaurant menus

KELOWNA (NEWS 1130) – Last year’s record wildfire season in BC could end up shaping the menu of your favourite restaurant this spring and summer.

The upside of all the damage sustained is the scorched earth left behind is prime habitat for a culinary delicacy and that combination is fantastic for Morel mushrooms, which are already sprouting.

“It’s the burned areas that produce enormous amounts of Morels the first spring following the [wildfires],” explains Paul Kroeger with the Vancouver Mycological Society.

When that happens, restaurants serving local food are only too happy to scoop them up, points out Jeremy Kershe, the chef at Fable Kitchen in Kitsilano.

“It means we just go crazy with them, they’d be on everything. We’d definitely try and use them in as many different ways as we could. We’d be running a few different pastas with them I’d say. They go really nicely with beef. You can stuff them with other proteins or vegetables.”

He adds it can help them plan certain aspects of the menu. “I’m just looking forward to getting some fresh ones in from some of our foragers and seeing where it takes us.”

This year’s harvest could end up being a record crop and he says restaurants will continue to use them as long as they’re available.

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Join a Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Club

One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join one of the community based clubs based out of the Jericho Sailing Centre. These low cost, not for profit, volunteer driven organizations provide a wide variety of boat access and training programs for dinghy sailing, paddling, windsurfing, SUP and rowing programs as well as social opportunities. Clubs looking for new crew include:

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ClubLocarno
UBC Sailing Club
Viking Sailing Club
Jericho Paddling Club
Discovery Sailing Club
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club
Companionway Sailing Club

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to https://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/

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“It's weird to think it actually happened right here,” said the Grade 12 Kitsilano Secondary student. “In this school, on these grounds, in this neighbourhood.” “It's history you can really connect to,” said her friend Sam Kerr. For a century now, the school has been the heart of a neighbourhood constantly ... Read more.. https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/kits-at-100-the-school-at-the-heart-of-a-vancouver-neighbourhood-in-constant-change&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGTFiOTM1NjA0OTU1YmJiOWY6Y2E6ZW46Q0E&usg=AFQjCNHd8yicKACr2xaNR9kWJHFiYa0Qjg

Friday, 20 April 2018