May 2016

All articles posted in May 2016.

Rio Theatre to show The Boy and the Beast

Vancouver’s Rio Theatre has lined up three showings of Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated film: The Boy and the Beast.

Abandoned and left wandering the streets of Shibuya, Kyuta happens upon another world filled with creatures and encounters the fearsome Kumatetsu. As a warrior, Kumatetsu is searching for a worthy apprentice to partner with him and Kyuta appears to fit the description. Their bonds grow, undeterred by the differences Kyuta and Kumatetsu share, evolve into a relationship neither of them thought would happen. Though a force far stronger than anything ever seen before threatens to destroy both worlds, man and beast must unite together to save everything they’ve built.

There are three dates so far, with a potential for more based on demand. Advance tickets are available for $10 online or for $12 at the door. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

  • Saturday, May 28th at 4:45 pm PDT
  • Monday, May 30th at 9:15 pm PDT
  • Saturday, June 4th at 3:00 pm PDT

The Boy and the Beast was originally released in Japan on July 11th, 2015.

Pokémon Sun and Moon starters revealed

Unveiled today, the trio starting Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. Selected at the beginning of the in-game journey, they become the core part of the player’s team and evolve into more than fighting creature.

RowletFirst up is Rowlet, a grass quill Pokémon, weighing in at 3.3 lbs and a height of one foot. Rowlet is a combination grass and flying type with the overgrow ability.

LittenNext is Litten, a fire cat Pokémon. At 9.5 lbs, Litten is heavier than Rowlet, but only four inches taller. As a fire type, Litten’s fur is saturated in flammable oil which it can lick and spit fireballs with.

PopplioFinally there’s the sea lion Pokémon, Popplio. While Popplio is the same height as Litten, it is the heaviest of the three at 16.5 lbs. Despite that, the water type is very flexible and acrobatic creating water balloons for both battle and fun.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon hits store shelves November 18th, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.

Source: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Helping those affected by the Alberta wildfires

Our friends and family in Alberta need our help to overcome the devastation caused by the wildfires that have displaced whole communities.

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations which both the Alberta and the Canadian government will match. To make a $5 donation, text “REDCROSS” to 30333 from your mobile phone.

WHL team makes Giant move to Langley

In what seems like downsizing, the Vancouver Giants confirmed Tuesday that the team is leaving the Pacific Coliseum for the Langley Events Centre. The WHL team will play the 2016-17 season at the new facility.

The 5,276 seat Langley Events Centre, situated at 7888 200 Street, Langley, is a considerably smaller venue than the aging Pacific Coliseum. The 15,713 seat Coliseum was home to the Giants since their inception to the league in 2001.

Giants owner Ron Toigo stated that “This is a decision that allows us to relocate to an area where a very high percentage of our core demographic live.” and “…allows us to have a home venue whose size will enable us to sell out games, create a fun game night atmosphere and give the team some real home ice advantage.”

A name change is not in the plans of the team’s transition from Vancouver into Langley; they will still be called the Vancouver Giants.

Source: Vancouver Giants

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