FINAL WEEKEND OF JANUARY...
...JASPER'S MARMOT BASIN AWAITS! I can't believe it's already the end of the month, the days just seem to fly by quicker all the time. Anyway, with this being the last weekend of January, it's also the final weekend to take advantage of the incredible discounts at hotels & restaurants in Jasper, and lift tickets at Marmot Basin, during the JASPER IN JANUARY Winter Festival; visit www.JinJ.ca for all the activities & deals.
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY ... While we're embedded in the fourth full month of Winter here in Alberta, it's the middle of Summer in Earth's southern hemisphere and in Australia, it's another full-on, beautiful-weather, blazing-wildfire kinda Summer. Today is that country's birthday too, so Happy Australia Day, to everyone listening to The Bear "Down Under," and to all of the Aussies who live here in Edmonton, or away from home. Hope you have (had) a wicked-awesome, Fosters-drinking, "That's not a knife," kangaroo-hopping, beach volleyball-playing, shrimp-barbecueing, outback-taming, Kiwi-bashing, crocodile-wrestling, "G'Day Mate," kinda day! Oh, and that thing about Fosters - just kidding - any Australian will tell you that beer's sh*t, VB is where it's at!
BIG DOCS AT SUNDANCE FILM FEST ... The Sundance Film Festival wraps up tomorrow, and a couple Rock Documentaries are getting most of the buzz this year: David Grohl's "Sound City," and "A Punk Prayer," which details the Russian band Pussy Riot, who were thrown in jail last year for protesting Vladimir Putin's return to office. Follow these links for more on the film: www.TheDailyBeast.com/articles/2013/01/26/sundance-s-best-documentary-pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer.html and the festival itself: www.Sundance.org/festival. What's your favourite Rock Documentary or "Mockumentary" of all time?
"WET-T" TUESDAYS AT EDEN ... If you like women - naked women - join me each week for the world-famous "Wet-T Tuesdays" at Eden Exotic Entertainment. Every Tuesday night, we get a bunch of local girls on stage to compete in the "I'm an Eden Rockstar" Wet T-Shirt contest for $600 in cash prizes! Join me every Tuesday night, I'll buy you a drink and we'll cheer for some boobies. For all the adult fun at Eden, check out www.EdenEdmonton.com
NFL PLAYOFFS "WEEK OFF" ... This weekend is a rest & prep weekend in the National Football League, with the Super Bowl coming up next Sunday, February 3rd from New Orleans, Louisiana. The game should be super-entertaining with the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens battling for NFL supremacy. Kickoff is around 4:20pm Mountain time. Get all your NFL updates here: www.NFL.com and hit up your local www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com for great specials, the best pub grub in town and a wicked Super Bowl party, where you could go home with a brand new LCD TV!
SUPER BOWL FUN FACTS ... 1) This year's game happens to take place during Mardi Gras, so with two of America's biggest parties taking place at the same time, in the same place, it should be a little crazy; over one million people are expected in the streets of New Orleans next Sunday. 2) This will be the 10th Super Bowl held in New Orleans, tied with Miami for the most times. 3) The big game is expected to bring over 400 million dollars to the economy of the "Big Easy." 4) There will be over 6000 volunteers and 5000 media people, coincidentally there will be over 5000 pounds of hot dogs sold during the event! 5) Peopel driving to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will pay around $200 US for parking on game day. 6) Over 100 million Americans are expected to watch the game, and over one billion will watch around the world. 7) Americans will eat over 1.2 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday! For more Super Bowl facts, toss your pigskin here: www.NewOrleansSuperBowl.com and you can browse some slick cheerleader pics here: http://aol.SportingNews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-18/football-cheerleaders-best-of-the-nfl-and-ncaa
Edmonton OILERS Hockey ... The Edmonton OILERS are playing the Calgary Flames tonight at the Saddledome in Calgary. It's the second half of CBC's weekly "Hockey Night In Canada" double header. Faceoff is 8pm Mountain time; make sure you join The Bear at The Pint Off Whyte for our weekly "Game of the Week," with kick-ass prize giveaways and great food & drink specials too! Get all your Oilers updates here: http://Oilers.nhl.com, and dish up The Pint's fun here: www.ThePint.ca/index-edmpow.htm
Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey ... The 2012 WHL Champions beat the Saskatoon Blades 4-2 last Wednesday night, and the Oil Kings play again tonight with the Brandon Wheat Kings visiting Rexall Place. The puck drops at 7pm Mountain time; listen to all the games live on our brother station - TEAM 1260 - and get all the latest on the Oil Kings here: www.OilKings.ca
Edmonton RUSH Lacrosse … The 2012 NLL Western Champs are now 1-2 in the new season after a close 12-10 loss to the Washington Stealth last night at Rexall Place. Their next action is a week from tonight with the Calgary Roughnecks in town. Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 7pm Mountain time, listen to The Bear to win tickets, watch the game at: www.youtube.com/TheLacrosseNetwork and you can get cRUSHed here: www.EdmontonRush.com
HEAD TO THE HILLS ... Conditions are spectacular both locally and in our beautiful Rocky Mountains! For the latest conditions & mountain cams at MARMOT BASIN & SUNSHINE VILLAGE, ride over to www.SkiMarmot.com or www.SkiBanff.com. Locally, zip over to: www.EdmontonSkiClub.com or www.RabbitHill.com or www.SnowValley.ca or www.SunridgeSkiArea.com. The annual "JASPER IN JANUARY" Winter Festival wraps up- at closing time tomorrow, with incredible discounts!
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