First Weekend Of Summer!
Yuk-A-Flux Party … Have you ever had the pleasure of attending and participating in a “Yuk-A-Flux” party? If you answered “no,” then you better change that. Here’s the deal ... You and a bunch of friends get together one night and chop up a bunch of fruit – strawberries, oranges, melons, grapes, pineapple, cherries, etc. Prepare LOTS of it! Then you put a bunch of the fruit in a clean, large capacity cooler or plastic bin (at least 50 litres). Then pour in a variety of clear liquor (vodka, rum, gin, tequila), and a bottle or two of wine. Let the mixture sit over night, then have your friends over, add a bag or two of ice, and enjoy the healthy buzz! Make sure some of your guests bring their booze the night before, and make sure you have lots of fruit to keep adding to the mix. As other guests arrive, they just add their liquor to the bin. It’s a great Summer party idea; but beware of the pain of the special "Juice" and the spiked "Fruit" the next day!
Euro 2012 Soccer Championship … TODAY is day 17 of the EURO 2012 Soccer Championship; one of the most watched sporting events in the world. This afternoon’s game had ITALY crushing ENGLAND 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout. The semi-finals start Wednesday with SPAIN vs. PORTUGAL, and Thursday it's GERMANY vs. ITALY. All the tournament details, hype, etc., can be found here: www.UEFA.com
BOONSTOCK … NEXT WEEKEND! June 29th through July 1st in Gibbons, just 20 minutes out of Edmonton. The city’s biggest annual Rock & Electro Music & Fun festival, featuring: VOLBEAT, BUCKCHERRY, GOB, PUDDLE OF MUDD, The DIRTY HEADS, KoRn, iLL SCARLETT and BC/DC! 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, and win FULL WEEKEND PASSES with LOCHLIN CROSS from 10am to 3pm, right up until Boonstock begins.
CANADA DAY at HUDSONS … Join me on location at Hudsons Canadian Taphouse downtown on Canada Day; next Sunday, July 1st from 10am ‘til 4pm. They’ll be taking Canadian Tire money at par until 7:00, there’ll be red beer, and maple bacon mini donuts too! Fulfill your patriotic duties here: www.HudsonsTapHouse.com
MAN vs. FOOD … Wrapped up Friday night at the southside location of the Canadian Brewhouse with YUKON JACK. The Grande Finale Challenge was “Montreal Smoked Meat,” and the winner scored a trip-for-two to Montreal for a “Poutine & Smoked Meat” tour with $500 spending cash, courtesy of www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com, and The BEAR!
New Music This Week … In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday: LINKIN PARK – “Living Things,” The OFFSPRING – “Days Go By,” EVERCLEAR – “Invisible Stars,” BLUES TRAVELER – “Suzie Cracks The Whip,” MINISTRY – “With Sympathy,” The FLAMING LIPS – “Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends,” VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Ted, Soundtrack,” and VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Magic Mike, Soundtrack.”
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … Last Thursday was their final pre-season game, and they lost to the Grey Cup champ B-C Lions at Commonwealth. The Eskies first regular season game is next Saturday, June 30th – at Commonwealth Stadium, with the Toronto Argonauts in town. Game time is 5pm, and FINGER ELEVEN will be playing a post-game concert that night too! Go Esks, and rock on F11: www.Esks.com
FC Edmonton … Lost 2-1 to the Carolina Railhawks yesterday, next game is next Sunday, July 1st at Clarke Stadium with the Puerto Rico Islanders in town at 2pm. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … Hosting Moose Jaw tonight and tomorrow night; both games kick off at 7:05 at Telus Field. Swing here for more: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
Alberta’s DUI Law Changing … How many times can this be pounded into our skulls?! If you don’t get it by now, you probably never will. Beginning July 1st, our province will make DUI even more regrettable than it already is: www.CalgaryHerald.com/news/Accused+drunk+drivers+face+indefinite+licence+suspension+under+effect+July/6803047/story.html
Canada’s POT Laws Changing Too ... Regardless of what you think, this is always a “hot-button” topic. Canada’s Medical Marijuana laws could be changing in 2014, set the details ablaze here: http://Blogs.Canada.com/2012/06/22/medicinal-pot-users-protest-proposed-changes-to-marijuana-access-program
Feel free to contact me anytime, from anywhere, on Twitter @ParkWarden1003, email email@example.com, or visit my FB page, www.facebook.com/ParkWarden. I’m back on the air next Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Mountain time; have an incredible first week of Summer!