A walk in the Park, Volume 37
Day 15 of the Olympics!
CANADA’S MEDAL COUNT: 18 … 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze
FESTIVALS & FUN … Folk Music Festival, August 9-12, Gallagher Park: www.EdmontonFolkFest.org. CariWest Festival, August 10-12, Churchill Square: www.CariWestFestival.com. International Fringe Festival, August 16-26, Old Strathcona: www.FringeTheatre.ca. Rock Music Fest, August 17-18, Hawrelak Park: www.EdRocks.ca. Blues Fest, August 24-26, Hawrelak Park: www.BluesInternationalLtd.com. Movies On The Square, August 31-September 2, Churchill Square: www.Edmonton.ca
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SKY … The biggest, brightest meteor shower of the year is taking place this weekend. Every year in August, stargazers and sky-geeks get excited about the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, and it really is spectacular if the skies are clear: www.CBC.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/08/11/edmonton-meteor-shower-.html
BEASTIE BOYS SUING MONSTER … It’s been a few months since the sad passing of Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch, but the band is back in the news this week. They’re suing the makers of Monster energy drink for copyright infringement: www.MTV.ca/news/article.jhtml?id=45048
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST … Here’s another reason you should be ultra-aware of what you post on the internet. A mom is suing a company after her breastfeeding video was edited to include some porn, then posted on the web for the world to see. Nasty? Yes. But uncommon? No. Be careful: www.TorontoSun.com/2012/08/10/mom-sues-after-breastfeeding-video-turned-into-porn
CAMPING THIS WEEKEND … Check this before you go, or anytime: www.AlbertaFireBans.ca
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … The Eskimos beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-20 last night at Commonwealth Stadium. Next home game is Friday, August 17th, against the Montreal Alouettes. Game time is 7:00pm MT, go Esks, Alouettes suck: www.Esks.com
FC Edmonton … FC Edmonton hosts the Puerto Rico Islanders tomorrow afternoon at Clarke Stadium. Game time is 2:00pm MT. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … Unfortunately their season is over; they didn’t get into the WMBL playoffs :( See you for more action next Summer at Telus Field: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
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