I've been hearing rumours of this for a while, but today, Premier Christy Clark is expected to confirm that the Burrard Bridge will be shut down for a massive yoga celebration.
It will take place on June 21, which happens to be International Day of Yoga. The summer solstice occurs that day at 9:38 a.m., more than an hour after the event is scheduled to begin.
All five vehicle lanes will be shut down from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. On the south end of the Burrard Bridge sits the head office of lululemon athletica, which happens to be one of the world's largest retailers of yogawear.
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is no longer on the company's board of directors and he sold half his shares last year to Advent International for $845 million.
But it's hard to believe that he hasn't played a role in arranging for this event to be held, given his friendship with the premier and his rapport with the ruling Vision Vancouver over the years.
Wilson was full of praise for the premier when she showed up at the 2012 announcement of the new $36-million Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
"In this day and age when everyone is working on a political agenda six months out, it's very hard to look that far in the future," he said. "I applaud Christy Clark and her government for being bold."
Clark returned the compliments when it came her time to speak.
The Wilsons and lululemon contributed $12 million to the school with the remainder coming from the B.C. government and KPU.
Before the 2014 civic election, he donated $75,000 to Vision Vancouver individually and through one of his companies. Wilson, one of his companies, and lululemon also contributed $60,000 to the B.C. Liberals' successful reelection campaign in 2013.
Meanwhile, Wilson's son JJ and wife Shannon have launched a technical-wear company called Kit & Ace with a growing number of stores across North America.