Day Three Of EURO 2012!
Euro 2012 Soccer Championship … TODAY is day three of the EURO 2012 Soccer Championship; one of the most watched sporting events in the world. In game one, SPAIN (2010 World Cup Champs) & ITALY played to a 1-1 draw, and game two had CROATIA beating IRELAND 3-1. TOMORROW’s games: UKRAINE & SWEDEN from Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, then FRANCE & ENGLAND in Donbass Stadium, Donetsk. Run here for the event buzz: www.uefa.com
Stanley Cup Final ... Game five last night from Jersey was a thriller, with the Devils winning 2-1, and sending the series back to Los Angeles for game six, tomorrow night at 6pm on CBC. It was the Kings’ first road loss of the playoffs. The Devils are definitely turning this into a series! Skate over here for all the highlights, stats, etc.: www.nhl.com
MAN vs. FOOD … Join YUKON JACK every Friday at a CANADIAN BREWHOUSE location for “MAN vs. FOOD!” It’s ridiculous & delicious, and this Friday, June 15th, YUKON will be at the DOWNTOWN BREW; sign up here: www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com
BOONSTOCK … June 28th through July 1st in Gibbons, AB, just 20 minutes out of Edmonton. The city’s biggest annual Music & Fun festival, featuring: VOLBEAT, BUCKCHERRY, GOB, PUDDLE OF MUDD, The DIRTY HEADS, KoRn, iLL SCARLETT and KILLINGER! There’ll be hundreds of late night action too, with some huge names from the world of electro music: AVICII, KASKADE, The CRYSTAL METHOD, AFROJACK, and local DJ, DAVID STONE! Rock your cursor here for all you need to know: www.BoonStock.ca
FC Edmonton … Professional soccer at Clarke Stadium this afternoon as FC Edmonton hosts the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Game time is 2pm, kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp … Fan Appreciation Day was yesterday at Clarke Park. Training camp continues, and the first game of the season is THIS Friday with the Eskimos in Calgary for an exhibition game against the Stampeders, game time is 7pm. Everything Eskimos here: www.Esks.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … In Swift Current on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Indians. Swing here for more: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
New Alcohol Law This Fall … Our city’s new “.05” impaired driving law will being going into effect just in time for the unofficial “final week of Summer,” the Labour Day weekend. If you blow between .05 and .08, you’ll automatically get a license suspension and your vehicle will be seized for three days; each recurring infraction has nastier penalties. Don’t be a fool, steer here for more: www.Transportation.Alberta.ca/impaireddriving.htm
Edmonton River Valley Trail Closures … Some of the trails in the North Saskatchewan river valley are closed this weekend and possibly for a little while longer due to high water levels. Watch for the signs, and with rain expected all weekend, don’t tempt fate! High, fast running water can be dangerous, so if the signs say “Closed” or “Keep Out,” then stay away, idiot. Hike over here for the list: www.Edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/trailpark-cautions-closures.aspx
Dead Body Found In Edmonton … Police are treating a dead body found on the north side as a “suspicious” death. Ha ha, I love how they categorize it … Here’s a body lying between the O’leary Fitness Centre and O’leary High School, and it’s “suspicious”?! Thanks for stating the obvious. Anyway, it’s only the city’s 10th homicide of 2012, and last year by this time we had about 500; maybe Edmonton is getting safer. Read more here: http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120609/EDM_olearysuspiciousdeath_120609/20120609/?hub=EdmontonHome
New Music This Tuesday … RUSH – “Clockwork Angels,” JUDAS PRIEST – “Box Set: The Complete Albums Collection,” MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK – “Go,” KAISER CHIEFS – “Souvenir: Singles 2004 – 2012,” and METRIC – “Synthetica.”
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