Lululemon athletica has managed to piss off the entire city of Buffalo, New York.
The Vancouver-based yoga apparel company placed the words “wide right” and “no goal” on the floor of its Walden Galleria retail store, offending sports fans after the tile mosaic received widespread attention on social media.
In Buffalo, “wide right” references a missed field-goal attempt that caused the Buffalo Bills to lose Super Bowl XXV to the New York Giants in 1991. “No goal” refers to an equally devastating loss that the Buffalo Sabres suffered to the Dallas Stars in triple-overtime of game six in the 1999 Stanley Cup finals.
The fall 2014 edition of the Gastown Shop Hop takes place this Thursday (October 16) from 5 to 9 p.m. During the event, some of Vancouver’s most stylish clothing, shoes, accessories, and home furnishing shops will offer discounts, in-store specials, and more.
LaSalle College opened the doors to its new Yaletown campus for a media tour today (September 4).
With the move from LaSalle's original West Pender location to a heritage building at 101 Smithe Street, the fashion and design school increases its student capacity from 100 to 400.
"The government of British Columbia has taken a really strong exmphasis on job training and this fits very well into what we're doing," said Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan, who was on hand for the event. "I'm so proud to see our city on the map with this very prestigious school."
The school's five-story building, originally constructed in 1911, has been restored and retrofitted with an emphasis on creativity and environment.
Although Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have come under fire for breaking their pledge that they wouldn't get married until all same-sex couples could marry in the U.S., one of Jolie's former lovers is hearing same-sex wedding bells.
Japanese American model and actor Jenny Shimizu, who once had a relationship with Jolie (who costarred with her in the 1996 film Foxfire), is engaged to her partner Michelle Harper.
Jolie is quoted as saying of Shimizu: "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her. I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my [first] husband."
Shimizu also lists Madonna as one of her former lovers.
The Vancouver International Airport was recently named the most efficient airport in Canada. But does it have the best washrooms in the nation?
It's in the running for that honour, as it's been named one of the five finalist nominees in the fifth annual Canada's Best Restroom Contest.
It'll be competing against washrooms at the Calgary Zoo, Niagara Falls' Planet Hollywood, Niagara on the Lake's Shaw Club Hotel and Spa, and Toronto's Patria restaurant.
The contest describes the YVR washroom thusly:
Dîner en Blanc literally sparkled in Yaletown last night.
As the sun set on David Lam Park, some 3,200 lucky ticketholders made the north shore of False Creek glow.
Here’s a selection of attendees' photographs.
Vancouver's third annual exclusive, all-white picnic spectacular has come and gone.
Intrepid photographer Andrew Chin was there to capture these stunning shots of the extravaganza, which temporarily closed part of the seawall.
Vancouver’s best-looking summer picnic is officially underway in Yaletown.
For its third year on the West Coast, Dîner en Blanc is happening in David Lam Park at the east end of Davie Street.
Organizers had a tough time keeping the popular event’s location a secret up to the 6 p.m. embargo this year.
The 2014 waitlist for Dîner en Blanc invitations is more than 30,000 names long. That means there’s a whole lot of people in Vancouver who are more than a little disappointed they’re missing out on Thursday night’s picnic at a still super-secret location.
And if your Facebook news feed looks anything like mine, you are hearing about it. Loudly.
Since arriving in Vancouver three years ago and exploding in popularity faster than craft beer, Dîner has become the must-hate event of the summer.