Archive for June, 2011
New street furniture has arrived in Yaletown today!
The 5 new Chapel benches were similarly commissioned to the 4 benches that arrived last week. These new benches were designed by Nathan Wiens and manufactured by his company, Chapel Arts.
The Chapel Benches were created in celebration of Vancouver’s (and Yaletown’s) 125th birthday. The new furniture is a gift to the citizens of Vancouver and our neighbourhood, from the businesses of Yaletown (through the Yaletown BIA).
The benches have all been placed throughout the heritage district along the “Steam Line” walking route.
Celebrating Vancouver’s 125th birthday, the Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) has commissioned new benches for Yaletown.
Come take a look! The “Rail Benches” are installed along Mainland Street, between Helmcken and Nelson.
The benches are created from reclaimed warehouse beams from Yaletown. To tie in Yaletown’s history, the benches were designed to be reminiscent of past Yaletown industries, as a warehouse district and rail yard.
Update – Yaletown Grand Prix Cancelled
Excerpt from YaletownGrandPrix.com:
Canada Day Weekend
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
Union Securities Yaletown Grand Prix unfortunately announces the cancellation of festivities on July 3rd due to poor rider pre-registration numbers. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the race director.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and the community for all their support over the years and we look forward to assessing the event for 2012.
The Vancity Co-Ed Basketball Classic is Vancouver’s ONLY adult-aged, male and female friendly 5-on-5 basketball tournament located at the basketball courts at David Lam Park in Yaletown. We are proud to announce that this year’s beneficiary is the BC Cancer Foundation.
and a family-friendly environment!!
If you think you got game, we want you to play!
To register a team or as an individual, or for more information, please visit http://vcbclassic.com
Show your community support and pride and come out to a fun “Community Appreciation Night”
Yaletown Night is coming Wednesday, July 13th 2011
If your organization or group falls within Yaletown, the Vancouver Canadians are pleased to offer you
- 30 reserved Grandstand tickets for you and your guests to enjoy the game on Yaletown night
- A company mention on the C’s Diamond Vision
- Game Day inclusion on the community night insert within each 2011 Vancouver Canadians program book
The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver voting has begun! You may, once again, tell us what you love most about our West Coast metropolis. The best part? For voting, one lucky winner will receive a $2,500 gift certificate from Flight Centre for their dream vacation!
Categories are varied, including Best Neighbourhood (Yaletown?), Favourite Canucks player, Best Tattoo Studio, and many many more
Follow this link to share your Vancouver (& Yaletown) favorites and be entered to win the $2500 gift certificate: http://www.straight.com/bov/2011
Yaletown hosts the Jazz Festival’s David Lam Park Stage. This mainstage offers Jazz at the Yaletown Roundhouse & David Lam Park. David Lam Park is the festival’s major free event on the closing weekend.
Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music showcase will animate the city for ten days June 24 – July 3. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city.
Come out to the Dragonboat Festival and have dinner in Yaletown afterwards!
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the 23rd annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver will be a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.
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