A walk in the Park, Volume 38
Final day of the Olympics!
CANADA’S MEDAL COUNT: 18 … 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 12 Bronze. Not bad, considering there are only 35 million people in our fine nation, compared to 330 million in the U-S, and a billion in China!
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
NFL PLAYER HEAD-BUTTS WIFE … The National Football League pre-season is underway, and there’s already some controversy. Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) of the Miami Dolphins was arrested yesterday after a domestic dispute. His wife says he head-butted her when they were arguing, after she found a receipt for a box of condoms! I have absolutely no respect for people who think they can do anything without consequence. And she’s a hottie, so … Why?! All the “ifs,” “ands,” or “butts” are here: www.CTVnews.ca/world/bond-set-at-2-500-for-dolphins-receiver-accused-of-head-butting-wife-1.911235
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK … In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday: YELLOWCARD – “Southern Air,” SLIGHTLY STOOPID – “Top Of The World,” STEVE VAI – “Story Of Light,” FOZZY – “Sin And Bones,” LOVERBOY – “Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival,” ANVIL – “Anthology Of Anvil,” INSANE CLOWN POSSE – “Mighty Death Pop,” KOTTONMOUTH KINGS – “Mile High,” LOUDNESS – “Eve To Dawn,” MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND – “Politico,” The FORSAKEN – “Beyond Redemption,” and JESUS JONES – “The Collection.”
CAMPING THIS WEEKEND … Check this before you go, or anytime: www.AlbertaFireBans.ca
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … The Eskimos play the Montreal Alouettes this Friday, August 17th, at Commonwealth Stadium. Game time is 7:00pm, MT. Go Esks, Alouettes suck (but poutine is still cool): www.Esks.com
FC Edmonton … FC Edmonton is hosting the Puerto Rico Islanders this afternoon at Clarke Stadium. Game time is 2:00pm, MT. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
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