Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dinghy Races at Hollyburn Sailing Club

Mirror Sailing Dinghy

The next 2010 events dinghy race at Hollyburn Sailing Club is the Summer Series #1 and the Mirror Series #2 on Sunday 25-Jul-10.

The Summer Series is open to boats of any class whereas the Mirror Series is for the Mirror class, 10’ 10” (3.3m) prams that are popular with many Hollyburn Club members. The Jack Holt designed Mirror, carries a crew of two and is one of the smallest boats to use a spinnaker. The blunt pram bow and distinctive red sails are the easy marks to spot a Mirror.

The races start at 1:00PM with a skippers meeting at the head of the ramp around 12:30PM. The day winds up with socializing and banter over the days events in the club house around 5:00PM.


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Sea Drift washes up on West Bay Beach

High winds around West Vancouver on the morning of Monday 12-Jul downed trees, knocked out power to thousands of residents and blew a yacht onto the beach at West Bay.

Just after 10 a.m., West Vancouver police and firefighters were called to a stretch of West Bay beach, where an apparently 42-foot ketch rigged Sea Drift had slipped from its moorings in the rough weather and washed up on the rocky shore. We do not know the fate of the private yacht but hope the owner was able, on the next high tide, to refloat her with minimal damage.

If you are the owner of the Sea Drift or have additional details please post a comment below.


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Photo - thanks to the NS News

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stanley Cup Visits GVRD

The Holy Grail of Hockey starts a tour today of GVRD with a Saturday side trip to Pentiction. The giant silver mug freshly inscribed with the names of the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks is in BC from 14-Jul to 18-Jul. Each ‘Hawk gets to spend a day with the trophy in his hometown.

The Stanley Cup will make the first of five BC appearances with a stop in Surrey, along with former Blackhawk Colin Fraser. Today's festivities include a community event at Central City Plaza from 12:00 to 15:00.

The tour continues Thursday, with Troy Brouwer riding a zamboni in a North Delta parade, taking Lord Stanley's mug to Sun God Arena.

It's Brent Seabrook's turn on Friday, taking the Cup to Delta Secondary School and to the Delta Hospital starting at noon.

On Saturday, Norris trophy winner Duncan Keith will bring the hardware to his hometown of Penticton, showing it off between 12:00 and 13:00 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

And finally, on Sunday it's Maple Ridge's turn with Andrew Ladd holding a community event, starting at noon, at Cam Neely Arena.

If you are in any of these areas get your camera and get out to snap some pixels of Lord Stanley’s mug.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Conservation of Water in West Vancouver

From June 21 to Sep 21 West Vancouver receives the least amount of rainfall which means there is less water in the Eagle Lake and Capilano reservoirs. West Van residents are required to conserve water by keeping outdoor sprinkling to a defined schedule.

The District has lawn sprinkling regulations that are in effect from June 1 to September 30.

Sprinkling is permitted between:
4 am – 9 am & 7 pm – 10 pm

Even-numbered addresses: Wednesday & Saturday
Odd-numbered addresses: Thursday & Sunday

Remember to update the timer on your sprinkler system to keep your lawn green but remain within the mandatory sprinkling hours.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Facts about Park Royal Mall

Did you know Park Royal was Canada’s first covered shopping mall? Park Royal, the part we now call the North Mall, opened in 1950. The original anchor store was Woodwards.

Being located near the British Properties, developed by the Guinness family, Park Royal was named after a London, England suburb where a Guinness’ brewery was located.

Park Royal’s South Mall opened in 1978. The Village opened in 2004. All three elements of Park Royal provide 1,000,000 square feet of retail space and is home to 280 stores.

Check out Park Royal online - Click here