Canada Day Events

Canadian Flag at Canada Place

Canadian Flag at Canada Place

There are numerous ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday this July 1st. The Vancouver area always have some good parties, but if you’re unsure of what to attend, check out some of the selection below. All events are family friendly.

This list is only a small selection of what’s happening on Canada Day. Check out your local newspaper for additional events in your area.

Haruhi Suzumiya on YouTube

Haruhi SuzumiyaKadokawa Shoten has posted full length English subtitled episodes of the popular The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series on YouTube. There are eight episodes online so far, but will only be available until July 5th (July 6th if you’re in Japan). Kadokawa Shoten usually streams each episode a week after its been on air. Go check it out.

Source: Anime News Network

Naruto: Shippuden DVDs

The first Naruto: Shippuden DVD is set to be released on September 29th, 2009. The disc will have the first four episodes, similar to how previous DVDs were setup. There’s no word on any box sets yet, but those will probably appear in time for Christmas, if not soon after.

The Stars have fallen

Two icons in the entertainment industry have passed away today. Actress Farrah Fawcett succumbed to anal cancer after fighting it since 2006 and pop music idol Michael Jackson passed on due to a suspected cardiac arrest while in hospital.

Farrah is best remembered for her work on Charlie’s Angels where she worked alongside two other women as a private investigator. Michael wowed audiences around the world with his music, including hits like “Thriller,” “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” along with his stage performances. Farrah was 62 and Michael was 50.

A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past

It is quite literally a link to the past. Kotaku came across an auction for six, unopened, PAL copies of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super NES.

Of course, a treasure like this isn’t exactly going to be cheap, but I believe that the buyer does not take rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past first came out in 1991, but has since been reincarnated on the Game Boy Advance back in 2002 and then on the Virtual Console in 2007.

Source: Kotaku

Hell’s Kitchen in Whistler

With the latest installment of Hell’s Kitchen is starting soon, and it’s been discovered that the winner of this series will be rewarded with a position at a restaurant here in British Columbia. There will be 16 chefs competing against each other for a spot at the renowned establishment, Araxi, up in Whistler.

Chef Gordon Ramsay was the resort back in January of this year for some filming on site, making this the first time Hell’s Kitchen has ever been recorded outside of the United States. The new season starts at 8:00 PM PT/7:00 PM CT on Tuesday, July 21st.

Source: News1130

Montreal Canadiens sold

The largest sale of a hockey team saw the Montreal Canadiens ready to change hands from the Gillett family and into Molson family. Although the NHL hasn’t approved the half billion dollar sale yet, the team is expected to make a statement over this weekend. The Canadiens are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year since their inception in December of 1909.

Anime Footwear

Most anime series have loads of merchandise featuring images of the main characters or logos and replicas of items used in those series. There’s a lot of apparel from some of the more popular series; Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach, to name a few. Among the t-shirts, hats and hoodies are the elusive pairs of shoes. While Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! have sneakers tailored towards younger kids, UK based T.U.K. made skate shoes for Fullmetal Alchemist and Bleach along with Fullmetal Alchemist slip-ons. Nike and Bandai teamed up as well to create a limited edition pair of runners based on Naruto for the Japanese youth market.

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Got a question? 3-1-1!

The City of Vancouver has a new number you can call if you have a question about city services or for non-emergencies. You can now dial 3-1-1 to get in touch with a city representative who can help you out on most topics and handle instances that do not require immediate police or fire intervention.

3-1-1 is already in use in other cities, like Chicago, where citizens can call about residential services, municipal policies and even report less than pleasant cab drivers. This new number should make it easier for residents in Vancouver to get their questions answered.

Get the pan on the stove!

Gordon Ramsay and his vulgar culinary style are back for another season of Hell’s Kitchen on FOX (or Global if you’re in Canada).¬† The hit reality TV series features a group of chefs, under the watchful eye of the foul-mouthed Ramsay, vying for a top kitchen position in an upscale restaurant is now in its sixth season. The new season starts on Tuesday, July 21st and has been moved to a new time slot of 8:00 PM PT/7:00 PM CT on Tuesday instead of Thursday.

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