A walk in the Park, Volume 31
HOT WEATHER CONTINUES!
HEAT WAVE KEEPS COOKING … The temperature is supposed to hit 31 today, and the 30 degree heat is supposed to go ‘til next Friday. Temperatures will be around or above 30 all week, and could get as hot as 33 tomorrow. We might even break some record highs over the next couple of days! Stay cool, drink hundreds of water, and check your thermometer here: www.WeatherOffice.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-50_metric_e.html
EDMONTON ESKIMOS FOOTBALL … Last Saturday the Eskies won the season opener against Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts and this evening the Green & Gold are back at it. The Eskimos are in Regina to punish the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and maybe kill a few gophers too; game time is 5pm. GO ESKS, Riders Suck: www.Esks.com
CASTROL RACEWAY FUN … TODAY’s the final day of the Mopar Nitro Jam ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS, featuring 300 m-p-h Top Fuel Dragsters, Prostalgia Hot Rods, Funny Cars, and the legendary GRAVE DIGGER! NEXT WEEKEND it’s the SUPERSTARS OF MONSTER JAM, with World Class Monster Truck jumps, stunts, thrills and spills. Listen to The Bear to win tickets and spin your tires here for more: www.CastrolRaceway.com
STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL … Festival season is on, and one of the best for family fun is the annual Edmonton International Street Performers Festival. It runs through July 15th at Sir Winston Churchill Square downtown. It’s not necessarily my thing because, personally, I think Street Performers are nothing more than Carnies … With a little talent and a few more teeth! Check the festival schedule here: http://EdmontonStreetFest.com
UFC 148 … It was SILVA vs. SONNEN II from Las Vegas last night, and it didn’t last long. Silva scored a second round knockout over Sonnen and the UFC “Fight Of The Night” went to Ortiz & Griffin, with Griffin winning a unanimous decision. For all the fight details, round-house your mouse here: www.UFC.ca
WORLD TOBACCO SNIFFING CHAMPIONSHIPS … It’s Summertime, the days of sun & fun, endless festivals, New York’s “World Hot Dog Eating Championships,” and in Germany there’s the “World Tobacco Sniffing Championships.” It’s true, and it’s also crazy; contestants have one minute to stuff five grams of tobacco up their nostrils. For dessert they have to eat a cigar … Just kidding. Wanna good laugh? Then check this link for some hilarious pictures from Peutenhausen, Germany: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/08/12626148-sniff-sniff-world-snuff-championship-competitors-inhale-tobacco-in-germany
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK … In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday: The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – “Live At Berkeley,” SERJ TANKIAN – “Harakiri,” P.O.D. – “Murdered Love,” JACK WHITE – “The Lowdown,” STAIND – “Live From Mohegan Sun,” OVER KILL – “Relix IV,” THICK AS BLOOD – “Living Proof,” VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Take Your Whiskey Home: A Millennium Tribute To Van Halen ’78-’84,” and VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Two Minutes To Midnight: A Millennium Tribute To Iron Maiden.”
TENNIS ANYONE? … I know tennis isn’t a big deal around here so I’ll keep this short. Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship for the seventh time, tying the record set by Pete Sampras. I guess in the tennis world this is kind of a big deal; serve up the info here: www.TSN.ca/tennis/story/?id=400184
FC Edmonton … Professional soccer yesterday in Puerto Rico against the Islanders and FC Edmonton drew a 1-1 tie. Next game is a week from today – July 15th – at Clarke Stadium with the Tampa Bay Rowdies (nice name, ha ha) in town; start time is 2pm. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … Host the Swift Current Indians tonight and tomorrow night at Telus Field, both games at 7, then they’re on the road Tuesday and Wednesday for a couple games against the Moose Jaw Miller Express. Swing here for more: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
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