Weekend Link Fest: The Big Leagues

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John was off work on Friday since he’ll be working the Canucks game tomorrow (while I’ll also be there liveblogging and promoting the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon). As such, we’ve enjoyed some much-needed couch time along with movie watching, but there’s so much happening right now that I thought it best to crank out a quick link fest.

Photo credit: Vancouver Sports on Flickr
  • Come 2011 we may just have our very our Major League Soccer expansion team and the Vancouver Whitecaps look ahead to the even bigger leagues and potentially a fancy new stadium. [Team1040]
  • Concession stand and restaurant workers at GM Place are on strike so fans are being asked not to cross the picket lines [CBC]. From the reports on Twitter last night by those who attended the game, kiosks are still being manned although the line ups for $6 cans of Canadian were atrocious. Workers ask they fans do not eat or drink at GM Place should they still attend events. [CKNW]
  • The Vancouver Giants wrap up their regular season tonight versus the Cougars. If you’re heading to the game be sure to show up early as the team will be doing their annual awards presentations by 6:45pm and it’s also fan appreciation night.
  • Rosemary shares some insights about becoming a Vancouver 2010 volunteer. [Creampuff Revolution]
  • With the 2010 transportation plans announced for the region many fear there simply won’t be enough buses or reliable service (in other words, if you think it’s bad now)… [Surrey Leader]
  • Cinematic Titanic is from the creators of Mystery Science Theatre 300 and contains the original cast. They are appearing in Seattle tonight to do the MST3K thing at the King Cat Theatre during a screening of Dynamite Brothers.
  • The meat counter at the Downtown Eastside landmark deli/eatery known for its neon flying pig sign, Save On Meats, will be closing for good this weekend [Ghetto Breakfast Club]. Contrary to popular belief (and according to Raul) it is only the meat counter that is closing, not the cafe portion.

  • Photo credit: Squeaky Marmot on Flickr – View more images in this photo set
  • Vancouverites who are currently in Austin for SXSW: @jameschutter, @johnbiehler, @peteroa, @scales, @apblog, @nickb, @kk, @uncleweed. You can also catch Dave’s famous [email protected] Stats Make Art talk on Slideshare.
  • You can read more of my writing on E!Online including information about the Cultural Olympiad, and a Vancouver artist who is currently at Canada Music Week in Toronto.

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    1. DaveoSunday, March 15th, 2009 — 2:13pm PDT

      Wish you and john were here in Austin – insane conversations, personalities and funtimes tip wee hours over and over – rock the live blog tonight eh

      Ps posted the fsma slides at slideshare if interested

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