May 5

Playland Opens This Weekend!

The time has come for Playland to OPEN for the 2017 season! In case you missed it we have 3 NEW Family RIDES that adults and children can ride together! Take a spin through a magical land on the new spinning coaster ride, Bug Whirled; peddle your way to the clouds, flapping your wings on The Flutterbye, then take the plunge on the towering Dizzy Drop!

Bug Whirled

FlutterBye

Dizzy Drop

Looking for something a bit more extreme!? Look no further than Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride: The Beast!

The Beast

If you haven’t seen this yet, check out the awesome behind the scenes video by Michael Downie (DownieLive) as he takes a peak at what Playland looks like getting ready for the 2017 season!

Playland is OPEN WEEKENDS from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm starting May 6th!

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Apr 21

Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series at the Pacific Coliseum!

This past weekend at the Pacific Coliseum we had the pleasure of hosting the Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series! We had 8 Monster Truck drivers competing in 3 different events for the Triple Threat title. The Monster Trucks that tore up the Pacific Coliseum were: Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Grave Digger, N.E.A, Mohawk Warrior, Scooby-Doo, Max-D, El Toro Loco and Zombie!

In preparation for Monster Jam we had over 100 dump truck loads of soil loaded into the Pacific Coliseum. A total of 1200 cubic meters of soil, weighing a massive 1800 tons was needed to cover and protect the Coliseum floor. 1 Excavator, 1 Bull-dozer, 1 Front end loader and 2 bobcats were used to move the soil and build the jumps for this amazing event! Check out the time-lapse video below of the soil being loaded into the Coliseum!

 

Prior to the 1:00pm show on Saturday, guests were invited to come see the trucks and meet the drivers during the Pit Pass Party! We had over 2500 people attend the Pit Pass Party which made it one of the largest arena Pit Pass Party events! Take a look at the Pit Pass Party time-lapse video below!

 

 

Mar 9

Hastings Park Farmers Market

 

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Looking for plans this Sunday? You’ve come to the right place! The Hastings Park Farmers Market gets underway this Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Hastings Park! Come check out Fruit Guy Farms for some great local produce, Old Country Frozen Pierogi for some delicious Pierogis or Six Legs Good Apiaries for East Vancouver produced honey and beeswax!

Bees from Six Legs Good Apiaries

NEW this week at the Farmers Market:  Freshly picked Daffodils from Warmerdam Specialty Daffodils and Tulips from The Promise Land Farm! If you’re looking to put a smile on someone’s face, these are the flowers for you!

Tulips

For more information on the Hastings Park Farmers Market or to find a Farmers Market near you check out: www.eatlocal.org

For a map of the Hastings Park Farmers Market and a list of all the vendors coming this weekend, please visit: http://maps.managemymarket.com/2256

Hastings Park Farmers Market Map

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