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Rihanna: Loud Tour, with B.O.B. June 24-25. Born in Barbados, over 30 million albums sold. $32+. rogersarena.ca RUSH Time Machine Tour 2011. June 30. Sales stats place RUSH third to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. $82+. rogersarena.ca New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. July 9-10. American boy band formed in ’84 (NKOTB) joins American vocal group assembled in ’93 (BSB). $40.25+. rogersarena.ca OWL City, with Mat Kearney and Unwed Sailor. July 16. An electronic-synthpop band that formed in ‘07. $41+. centreinvancouver.com Katy Perry. July 19. First artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100. $39.50+. rogersarena.ca Kenny Chesney. July 20. Contemporary country singer with 15 albums and 30+ top ten hits. $37.25+. rogersarena.ca Power of Women. Aug 12. Ellen DeGeneres, Suzanne Somers and more chat about life experiences. $229+. rogersarena.ca Sade, with John Legend. Aug 13. Born in Nigeria, Sade’s name means honour confers your crown. $49.50+. rogersarena.ca Josh Groban. Aug 30. Over 24 million albums sold. $64.75+. rogersarena.ca Ke$ha. Sept 9. Singer-songwriterrapper. $32.75+. rogersarena.ca Taylor Swift. Sept 10-11. Born the year altisHR was founded (’89). $47.75+. rogersarena.ca
The summer of 2011 begins now! On this first week of summer, let’s put our planning into high gear. Take on the heat, have fun in the great outdoors, celebrate Canada and experience something new. Our 2011 summer guide offers 11 lists of 11 things to make your summer happen.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival. June 24-July 3. Over 60 performances at various locations. Free music programs at David Lam Park. Shows tickets $15+. coastaljazz.ca Carnaval Del Sol 2011. June 26. Vancouver’s Latin American summer festival celebrates 125 years. 10am to 10pm. Granville Street. latincouver.ca/carnavaldelsol Indian Summer Festival. July 7-17. Celebrating Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the official ‘Year of India in Canada’. SFU Woodward’s. $8. indiansummerfestival.ca Vancouver Folk Music Festival. July 15-17. International and local folk talent. Jericho Beach Park. $40+. thefestival.bc.ca Neanderthal Arts Festival. July 20-31. New and innovative theatrical works. Vancouver East Cultural Centre. thal.ca Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival. July 31. Parade begins at Robson and Thurlow downtown at noon. 150 floats. vancouverpride.ca MusicFest Vancouver. Aug 5-14. More than 45 classical, world and jazz concerts. $22+. musicfestvancouver.ca Vancouver Chinatown Festival. Aug 6-7. Join over 50,000 festival goers to watch multicultural stage performers, Youth Talent Show and more. vancouver-chinatown.com Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Aug 11-21. The city’s second largest film festival. queerfilmfestival.ca Whistler Children’s Art Festival. Aug 13-14. A weekend of workshops, music, dance and theatre. artswhistler.com Vancouver International Film Festival. Sept 29-Oct 14. The city’s largest film festival with 373 films screened in 2010. Vancity Theatre. $12. viff.org There’s a technical term for a sunny, warm day which follows two rainy days. A: It’s called Monday.
Gastown) Best Sushi Toshi Sushi (East 16th Ave) Kingyo Soshi (Denman St) Best Bread Baguette & Co (West Broadway Ave) Terra Bread (3 locations) suggested by our staff Best Bellini or Beer World Famous Cactus Club (5 locations) Brown’s Socialhouse (West 4th Ave) Nando’s Canada Cup of Beer Festival (July 8-9 UBC Thunderbird Stadium) Best Dessert Qoola Frozen Yogurt (Denman St) Cheesecake. langleycanadaday. $14 per plate. entertainment. What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer's day? A: I'm bacon! . canadadayfireworks.ca Granville Island celebrates with free jazz performances courtesy of Coastal Jazz. Stanley Park. performances and activities for kids on the opening day of Summerfest.ca Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Tour hits Rogers Arena. Join more than 70. northvancanadaday.org Burnaby Village Museum celebrates with a 1920’s themed Canada Day event with musicians.ca Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver is celebrating with face painting. West and North Vancouver. fireworks and more.ca Waterfront Park hosts a FREE event with live entertainment. Trees Organic Café (Granville St) Which letter is the coolest? A: Iced T Why did the kids cross the park? A: To get to the other slide.com Steveston Salmon Festival coins its celebrations Canada’s biggest little birthday party. Kits Beach) Chill Winston (Alexander St. Elise Estrada and more.bc. food and fireworks over the Bay. rogersarena. Best views from Coal Harbour.ca Surrey Canada Day features two main festival stages with freestyle motocross shows and performances by Trooper. With special guest Nicki Minaj.com Langley Canada Day festivities span two days with performances. carousel rides and a parade. surrey.canadaplace. northshoreparade.ca Whiterock visitors enjoy kite flying. A pancake breakfast is served at the Mount Seymour Lions Club from 8am to 9:30am. lonsdalequay. stevestonsalmonfest. rock climbing and more at Burrard Inlet.altisHR Summer—Page 2 Celebrate Canada Canada Place hosts Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebration with 30 live performances on 5 stages including the Irish Descendants. Parade starts at 7pm at the corner of Georgia Street. city.000 participants for a parade at 10am and the famous Salmon BBQ. Cake is being served at 2:30pm. burnaby. face painting.25. canadaday. Tickets on sale for $40. The parade starts at Ocean Construction at 1:30pm.ca Fireworks starting at 10:30pm. Fireworks start at 10:15pm.whiterock. a children’s pavilion and more. Chic Gamine and more.com summer eats & treats Best Poutine Fritz European Fry House (Davie & Granville) La Belle Patate (Davie St) Best Milkshake Flashback Diner (Davie St) Best Seafood Go Fish (West 1st Ave) Best South East Asian Food The Noodle Box (West 4th Ave) Best Burger Romer’s Burger (West 4th Ave) Best Patio Breakfast Dockside Restaurant (Granville Island) Sophies Cosmic Café (West 4th Ave) Abigails Party (Yew St) Best Patio Local (Cornwall St. mini-golf.ca/canadaday North Shore Parade starts at 10am at 13th Street and Grand Boulevard. granvilleisland.
canadarunningseries. Swim 700m (pool).520.6442 Fish Learn to Fish programs until July 16 at Rice Lake (North Van).bc. Nicholas D'Agosto .com.com Mac Sailing..com Stretch Yoga by the Beach. $72.com Sail Learn to Sail.ubc. Day pass $15. Spectacular views from the top. gofishbc. Abraham Verghese The Book of Awesome. 604.ca/vancouver. Stupid.ca/parks Try a Tri Subaru International Half Iron Triathlon (July 3). among meadows and small lakes.504. Neil Pasricha Crazy. Ryan Gosling.ca Try indoor yoga. Two full days. $5 per person.9 km trail up the face of Grouse Mountain. Sprint and Relay (team) course options available.com Splash Splashdown Park. Certification for ASA 101 Basic Keelboat and ASA 103 Basic Coastal. 2. try Yew Lake Trail in Cypress Provincial Park. Lafarge Lake (Coquitlam). Reservation 604. Neil Patrick Harris Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Aug 3): James Franco Final Destination 5 (Aug 12): Emma Bell.org Tynehead East Perimeter Trail Opening. Margaret Trudeau Cutting for Stone. Tina Fey Room.4716. Emma Watson Winnie the Pooh (July 15) Friends with Benefits (July 22): Justin Timberlake. triseries. vancouver. July 1-9. covewatersports.altisHR Summer—Page 3 11 Ways to Get Active Cycle BC Bike Race. White Sail I/II weekend long courses.95. Tyrese Gibson Larry Crowne (July 1): Julia Roberts. env. Tom Hanks Horrible Bosses (July 8): Jason Bateman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15): Daniel Radcliffe.ca 11 Top Reads The Help. This short 2 km trail is wheelchair accessible. Lisa Genova Paris Wife.00.ca/bcparks Volley Outdoor courts at Jericho Beach (6 courts). 22km trail along the Vancouver waterfront.. Kim Edwards Secret Daughter. grousemountain. Love (July 29): Steve Carell. splashdownpark. Half. June 23. Registration ranges from $99-235. Mila Kunis Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22): Chris Evans Walk Powell Street walking tours.7000. Paula Mclain Lake of Dreams. Kathryn Stockett Bossypants. Perfect for cycling. Green Timbers (Surrey). bcbikerace. Point Grey Triathlon (July 17). Picnic area.777. macsailing. volleyball courts and basketball courts also available.ca Run Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon (June 26). vancouvervolleyball.com Hike The Grouse Grind. 604.com 11 Hollywood Blockbusters Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (July 1): Shia LaBeouf.com When you’re not being active. NEW 5km pedestrian trail in rolling hills (good for bikes too). Unlimited drop in classes for one month. For an easier loop. John Lawson Park. Ribbon cutting ceremony. nikkeiplace. Walking tour fee $10. pilates or dance lessons at Exhale. Gowda A Fine Balance. Vancouver's only waterslide park. Rohinton Mistry Changing My Mind.gov. Schedule available at: bodyharmony. from $495. Indoor courts by drop-in. cycle 20km.com Stanley Park Seawall. Aug 27 and Sept 16. Wakeboarding lessons available at BC’s largest wakeboarding school. rec. outdoor mixed yoga classes. exhalestudio. Emma Donoghue Still Alice. Bike 30km/day for 7-days through BC’s trials and towns. Drop in classes $10. Public registration fee is $68. Starts 7am at UBC Thunderbird Arena. inline skating. Shilpi S. Julianne Moore The Smurfs (July 29): Hank Azaria. July 16. run 5km. vancouversailingclub. Kitsilano Beach (4 courts). $55 for one 30mins lesson or $250 for five. $265.
ca Celebration of Lights. Kerrisdale Arena. kayaking and more. July 6-Aug 31.org Jazz on the Mountain. July 30-Aug 6. Over 60 specialty vendors.com Fort Farm Fair. bowen-island-bc. cafes and fantastic fish and chips. fvwa. $7. Take a walk to Bridal Veil Falls and visit Artisan Square for arts and crafts. Spain and Canada. sea lions. June 2-Sept 24.com Kerrisdale Antiques Fair. 2011wpfg. Rambo. eatlocal. The second largest multi-sport event in the world next to the Summer Olympics.000 cups each year). take a kayak lesson or simply shop and cool down with an ice cream cone. this nature preserve has a sandy swimming beach and is known for underwater diving. recipes and tips.99+. fresh seafood. Celebrate berries with bake-offs. Aug 20-Sept 5. newwestpcr. July 20. Day passes $29. River’s Bend and St. Aug 26Sept 5. and land lovers can horseback ride or hike the trails. The drive to is picturesque with old homes overlooking the water.com Victoria Bridal Expo. bald eagles and seals. deepcovebc.com/empress Steveston (20 min south) In this active fishing community. porpoises. Sept 18. Fairs & Finer Things Bard on the Beach. the Island boasts a relaxed country living lifestyle.bc. Stop in the village of Gibsons and eat at ‘Molly’s Reach’ – once home to the TV show ‘The Beachcombers’. New ride this year: the AtmosFEAR.com Bowen Island (20 min by ferry from Horseshoe Bay) A trendy home to writers and artists. env. $29. $40 per show or $140 for a 3-day pass. Featuring Rob Schneider. July 22-23. it was used as a backdrop for the movie. Crystal Garden. bridalevents.com Whale Watching (out of Richmond) Cruise through the Gulf and San Juan Islands to see killer whales. Sept 3-4.ca Berry Fest. pne. Urban wineries.com . bardonthebeach. 21cpromotions. Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.altisHR Summer—Page 4 Road Trips Experience something new within 90 minutes of home. vancouverwhalewatch.95+.org Poetry in Queen’s Park. stop for a pint at a local pub.ca Why was Cinderella thrown off the basketball team? A: She ran away from the ball.ca Sunshine Coast (40 min by ferry from Horseshoe Bay) Explore quiet beaches. Sept 3-5.50. Historic Victoria (1. This park is so scenic. and take home fresh prawns.5 hour ferry ride) Step Wander the 55-acre grounds of Butchart Gardens before traditional High Tea at the Empress Hotel (they pour 500.ca PNE Fair. cooking classes and farm programs.com Fraser Valley Wine Tasting (45 min south east) Take a tour and sip your way through the farmland and wineries of the Fraser Valley. Pony rides. Main Street Summer Market. crab or salmon. Meet with over 60 local wedding professionals. Sept 2-4. Who won when two waves raced? A: They tide. bigpacfic.com Horseshoe Bay (20 min north) A charming seaside village with shops. Bental Centre Two. Outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s finest plays.com Squamish (1 hour north) Mountain climbers can take on the ‘Stawamus Chief. hellobc. funnyfarmcomedy.org Funny Farm Comedy Show. fortlangley. take a stroll through Steveston’s museums.ca Whytecliff Park (20 min north) Along a rugged coastline overlooking Howe Sound.gov. horseshoebaybc. vancouverfireworks.com Deep Cove (North Vancouver) Hike Baden Powell Trail to the look-out for a view of Indian Arm. whistlerjazzfest.ca Golden Ears Provincial Park (90 min east) Pack a picnic and enjoy a day swimming or boating at Alouette Lake. $24. Canada’s newest Jazz Festival. tourismsquamish. fairmont.’ water enthusiasts can wind and kite surf in Howe Sound. greatervancouverparks. $35+. Check out Lulu Island. Firework displays from China.ca/thefair World Police and Fire Games.
604.408. poppy. premiere July 24 at 10:30 pm Bachelor Pad 2. avocado oil Simple syrup sweeteners replaced with honey and maple syrup Continued demand for artisanal local cheeses • Women: Short hair inspired by the 1960’s (pixie crop cut). Lady Gaga Good Life. We’re methodical.) That gives us the experience and the confidence to make the right staff selection. sailor shoes and loafers Hospitality Trends • • Chic hotels going casual—comfort with elegance Doggie in-room amenities for “guests with pets” (pets replacing kids) Summer Tech Trends • • • Nov 2011: “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” Pre-order now to avoid stock shortages and long lines iPhone 5 (rumoured to be the name) Samsung Galaxie S II Summer Entertaining • Fruit on a stick. 8th season. aqua and black Colours that sound like flowers: iris. medium length inspired by the 1970’s (bob with bangs) Men: Messy haircuts with a semi-Mohawk Summer Drink • • • Summer Shoes • Cherry flavour to replace pomegranate (eg: Bacardi Torched Cherry) More women drinking whiskey and rye Jell-O shots and liquor lollies • Women: Clogs (clunky wooden shoes with a heel). (We just want to be “in” on our own eleven theme. BBQ shrimp and scallops on a stick. honeysuckle pink Sheer clothing in pearl. hazelnut. kitten-heal sandals. that’s 2 times 11. LMFAO Rolling in the Deep. season premiere Aug 9 at 8 pm • Women: Jumpsuits are making a comeback.8862 | altisHR. daffodil. platforms and ‘flatforms’ Men: Skater shoes replaced with more tight fitting shoes like Keds. t-shirts with unique writing Summer Food • • Summer Hair • • Olive oil substituted with walnut. finale June 29 at 8 pm Big Brother 13. Adele The Edge of Glory. every time. blue curacao. We make your hiring our focus.com . “country girl” and the “little white dress” Men: Skinny jeans have reached their peak—flared jeans are back. cheese on a stick (different cheeses with artisanal bread pieces). geranium—both floral and print patterns Summer TV Shows • • • Summer Fashion • • The Voice. We’re passionate. season premiere July 7 at 9 pm Entourage. chewy candy on a stick 11 Dress Blunders for Summer • • • • • • • • • • • White sports socks with sandals Crop tops that are too cropped Short shorts that are too short Spray-on tans that rub off Shirts worn as dresses Extreme tan or sunburn lines Not wearing red on Canada Day Non-waterproof mascara around water UGG boots in summer Shirtless men in restaurants and grocery stores Wearing a Boston Bruins shirt (any time of the year) Our company is 22 years old.altisHR Summer—Page 5 Summer Trends Summer Colours • • • Summer Songs • • • • Party Rock Anthem. OneRepublic Neon is back. mix and match eclectic prints.
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